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Exciting Gulet Cruises For Vacationers

Exciting Gulet Cruises For Vacationers

May 14, 2015

Gulets were originally used in the Southwestern coast of turkey. Gulets are traditional sailing vessels that were made from wood. The vessels are small in size and have today become popular with tourists who love cruising to their various destinations and attractions. . Currently, there are many places around the globe where you can enjoy Gulet cruise holidays as you visit your favorite places. These vessels have been modernized to include amenities and facilities that are essential for the perfect cruise. They have also been modernized to include essential navigational tools and engines to provide power and speed conveniently, just as the bigger cruise ships. Compared to cruise ships, the gullets are smaller and come with several other benefits. Most Gulet charters around the world have introduced experienced sailors in addition to the highly qualified crew aboard the Gulets. The boats are checked thoroughly to ensure that they are safe for cruises. They undergo regular maintenance check up. These Gulets vessels are available in different sizes so as to suit the different numbers of holidaying groups. You will find the right size of Gulet suitable for family cruise or even honeymoon cruises.(Image by pbrenko) Benefits of Gulets One of the main advantages of taking Gulet tours instead of cruise liners is that they offer exceptional privacy. The vessels are small hence when on your Gulets holiday; expect to find few people on board. Cruise ships can take thousands of holidaymakers and privacy will not be to its best on them. You will enjoy your privacy when there are less people on board these small vessels which can only take a few people. There are some Gulets which you can take all by yourself or with your friends or family. The Gulet cruises also have a complete crew that includes captains and cooks as well as other members who assist you in various areas as you cruise, such as cleaners. The accommodation in most Gulets is en-suite and many also features open seating dining areas besides other facilities such as cuisines, restaurants and bars. There are also a number of onboard activities that you can never afford to miss while you are on board these...

Ontario Parks: Smart Safety Strategies for Campers

Ontario Parks: Smart Safety Strategies for Campers

Feb 28, 2015

Ontario’s extraordinary parks are home to majestic wilderness terrain and pristine lakes and rivers. It’s only natural that you’d want to check out RamTruckOffers.ca and then head out in your new truck to explore Ontario’s most extraordinary outdoor spaces. Before you head out on a hike, however, be sure to consider the following safety tips that will make your camping experience a safe rather than harrowing adventure. Know the Weather When preparing for your camping trip, be sure to check the weather reports for the region you are heading. You’ll definitely want to pack accordingly. Even if there’s only a slight chance for rain, make sure you pack a rain poncho and a tarp to throw over your campsite in case a storm blows in to catch you off guard. Naturally, you’ll need to pack plenty of warm clothes if you are camping in fall or spring, but even summer evenings can get cool. Bring a Map A map and a compass are essential when camping anywhere in Ontario’s wilderness lands. An expert camper isn’t likely to get lost in Ontario’s big sky country, because an expert camper would never forget to bring a compass and map along. The more detailed the map, the better off you will be in case you find yourself lost on a hike. Don’t Attract Bears When camping in Ontario, be advised that the province is home to a thriving population of black bears. These predators have been responsible for fatal attacks. You can reduce the likelihood of a bear attack on your camp by eliminating any food scraps from your camp site and keeping all food out of sight–and preferably locked in airtight containers that will prevent its scent from attracting bears. It’s a good idea to have Ontario-approved pepper spray on you in case you come across a bear during your hike. Know Where to Find Emergency Services From slips and falls to encounters with wildlife, any number of unexpected events can occur when you’re camping in Ontario’s parks. Be sure you know where to find emergency services in case someone in your party needs medical assistance. Bring your cell phone to the parks as coverage is...

Diamond in the Rough: Polishing Your Ski Technique

Diamond in the Rough: Polishing Your Ski Technique

Oct 24, 2014

Want to be a better skier? You need to practice. Of course, hitting the slopes isn’t the only thing that will turn you into the next Lindsey Vonn or Alberto Tomba. You need good instruction, and following these tips wouldn’t hurt either. Take Up Strength Training Before you head off to book Park City long term rentals for the ski season, step into a gym with free weights. Why free weights? It takes an impressive amount of strength to shift and pivot out there on the slopes. While not every skier trains with weights, some do, and they benefit from the added strength.   Strong people are generally more capable at everything they do, so this is a general recommendation for just about any activity you plan on engaging in. But, it’s especially useful for demanding sports and hobbies, like skiing. The program of choice? Keep it simple. Start with Starting Strength. Take On An Athletic Stance When you ski, you have to maintain a “hunkered down” stance to stay stable. Good skiers retract their legs under them. This keeps the body and skis connected. If you extend your legs too early as the ground gives way, you may lose your balance and fall. Keeping your knees partially bent, and your quads tight, will help with balance. Keeping your glutes tight will also help give you power through the hips – useful for turning, stopping, and all that good stuff. Be Forward Looking You have to be willing, and able, to look down the hill at what’s coming. A second is a long time in downhill skiing. You must gather information about snow texture, depth, route options, exposure, and obstacles at lightning speed. This is where experience helps the most, and getting out on the slopes is invaluable. But, it’s also where good instruction makes a difference. Partner with an experienced skier who knows how to develop this heightened sense. It’s a skill, but it’s something you have to learn conceptually as well as existentially. Live In The Moment Always focus your attention on what’s happening. You should always be looking downhill, but you have to be able to balance forward vision with living...

Mountain Skiing: There’s an App for That

Mountain Skiing: There’s an App for That

Oct 18, 2014

When you head out to the slopes this year, bring your skis and your tablet (or at least your smartphone). When you’re not racing down the hills, you can use the free apps many resorts are now offering as a way to help you make the most of your stay. You can also pick some “off-label” apps that can help you get more out of any vacation. OffGrid   Offgrid disconnects you from the world. Many people these days are looking for more interaction, more connection. Offgrid offers you less. But, when you’re on vacation, less is more. By pressing a single button, you can block all incoming messages to your smartphone and get back to nature. You get a detailed report of what you missed while you were away, and an automatic message is sent to would-be time thieves. When you’re ready to enter civilization again, you just shut the app off. Ski Tracks Ski tracks is a mobile app that uses GPS to track your routes, hiking, runs, and elevation. You can fill the app with 14 hours of activity and, when you get home, load up your day and see it displayed in portrait format. ( Image by Helena Normark ) Liftopia Liftopia’s strength is in its lift ticket discount finder. Browse all of the deals from local or national resorts. You can also get updates about local weather conditions to see if your favorite ski resort is primed for a run. ( Image by reeceevan ) Whistler Blackcomb Mobile App The Whistler Blackcomb mobile application is offered by Whistler Blackcomb. It features information about hiking trails, summer lift status, bike park trails, and even Whistler Blackcomb lodging – just in case you want to plan a weekend getaway. The app is free, and focuses primarily on the Alpine and valley, but also gives you insights as to what’s happening there, as there’s access to the webcams right in the app. Ski and Snow Report Ski and Snow Report is for powder lovers. This app analyzes the snowfall data of major resorts, not by computer or by aggregating data from resorts, but by hand-fed analytics. That’s right, app staffers post information about snow and weather...

Advantages of Small Boat Cruises for your Family Holiday

Advantages of Small Boat Cruises for your Family Holiday

Jan 12, 2014

Are you looking for fun, adventure and just some wonderful time with your family, try out family cruises? Cruses guarantee you world class excitement both ashore and onboard for you and your family. Every cruise ship has its own unique family friendly facilities ranging from entertainment rooms, dining rooms, game rooms and well furbished rooms that will make you feel the comfort of being out of your home. Children are not left out either, there is a dinner set with unique children dinner menu, evening babysitting activities, designated kids clubs and playing fields. Your children will be treated to loads of fun and will live to tell of the sweet memories. There are a lot of other added child activities in very ship that you can choose from before booking. Cruising is becoming more popular with most people who are accepting it as the best family vacation. The process is becoming more affordable owing to the increasing competition among cruise line companies. Cruising prices are inclusive of meals and snacks, transportation, a cabin, onboard activities and other children programs. Cruise ship visits numerous new ports where you can take part in shore excursions thus giving you the opportunity to experience life in other places. When choosing the best family cruise I would recommend one to go for the small cruise ship because: Smaller budget The smaller your cruise ship the lesser the budget and vice versa. This is because you will be able to get to any destination without necessarily spending big bucks. Your family will also enjoy personal space as the lesser the crowd the lesser the madness. This means that you will spend quality time with your family unlike in any ordinary cruise where there are higher chances that you will be separated as a family with the wife at the spa, the husband at the pool and kids on to the gaming zones. This is not what you expect in family cruises. Most inaccessible places Many family cruises are small and this gives an upper hand compared to the larger ordinary cruise ships. Since they can fit to any dock, you expect a maximized visit as you will be able to...

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

Jan 21, 2013

Europe is a fantastic destination for your cruise vacation. Whether you are drawn to idyllic Mediterranean and Greek isles, the widely told holy land, Russia, sparkling Scandinavia or the grandeur of the British Isles, you will enjoy to the fullest. Action parked European cruises are a great way to explore this stunning part of the earth. Below are 7 best cruise destinations in Europe. 1. Barcelona   This is the largest city in Spain and capital of Catalonia. Being located on the Spanish mainland the weather is slightly warmer than the islands in Spain. It is a busy city with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all. Small bars, coffee shops, busy town centers and awesome shopping are the order of the day; accompanied by glorious palm lined beaches. The city is clean with friendly locals who make you feel at home. One of the major attractions is the cities football stadium that is well known throughout the world.(image by Herman Chondro). 2. Palma This is a port of the most popular Spanish island of Majorca. The island is a popular destination for European cruisers. The port itself is located on the south west of this island and you will enjoy the vacation. Almost half of the total population of Majorca lives in Palma and so it is worthy traveling to the other side of the island to experience the quietness. 3. Rome Rome is a great place for European cruise and you have to experience it to believe. It is loaded with some of the world’s known architecture and monuments. The Colosseum is just but one of Rome’s best landmarks that you cannot afford to miss. Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city. Its unbelievably gorgeous architecture is everywhere. Explore as much as you can as soon as the ship hits the port. 4. Naples Being far south than Rome, the weather is slightly warmer and as winter approaches you can note the difference. Naples is well known for its awesome history, culture and arts. The area is steeped in old but lovely architecture and historic landmarks. Eating here is an experience like no other. You can have freshly made sea...