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Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Oct 30, 2015

National parks are protected areas of stunning countryside that house a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Canada currently has 37 national parks spread out over its 13 provinces with plans to add many more over the coming years. National parks are ideal places to take children whether for camping holidays or a short visit, and many parks offer games and activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Parks Canada has introduced a number of programs designed to get children interested in nature and encourage them to spend time in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places the world has to offer. Learn to Camp Camping vacations are ideal ways to experience the great outdoors and teach children valuable skills that will last a lifetime. For families that have yet to experience the fun of a camping trip, Parks Canada offers camping lessons to help prepare children for their first outdoor adventures. Experienced guides are on hand to teach children how to put up a tent, how to cook outdoors and what equipment is necessary for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Camping is only allowed in designated areas of national parks, and it is advisable to check with Parks Canada to see which parks offer camping amenities. My Parks Pass The My Parks Pass is a fantastic scheme that gives children currently in Grade 8 free entry to all national parks for a year whether they visit with their family or as part of a school trip. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area for their entire class. Parents of grade 8 pupils can order a My Parks Pass online from the main website. Off-roading is one of the best ways to explore everything that Canada’s national parks have to offer, and a Atlantic Dodge dealer can offer some excellent deals on four-wheel drive vehicles. Heritage Chocolate What better way to get kids interested in the outdoors than by offering them chocolate? Heritage chocolate events are held at various historic sites and are designed to teach children about the role chocolate production has played in Canada’s...

Traveling Around London with a Young Family

Traveling Around London with a Young Family

May 12, 2015

We all know how difficult it can be traveling around a major city with a young family especially if you’ve never been to that city before. And there aren’t many cities in the world that are as daunting as London. During the summer months of July-September, the city welcomed a record breaking 4.9 million visitors to the city in 2014 according to the Standard. So, it’s imperative that you research thoroughly all the different transport options that are available to navigate the city efficiently. With that in mind, here is some vital information for newbie travelers of the city. London buses For the experience factor alone, the iconic London buses are an experience that you cannot miss out on. They are also relatively cheap and will afford you the option of seeing major landmarks en route to your destination. Day tickets can be purchased which you will also be able to use on the underground. For the more adventurous there is a myriad of different London bus tours available to people visiting the city as well, that are ideal for families. The London Underground Probably the easiest way to navigate London, the underground is extremely efficient when you are traveling during off-peak hours. However, this transport option should be avoided when traveling with a young family during rush hour purely due to sheer number of people trying to get to and from work during this period. To avoid rush hour or any other issues when using the underground, London Pass made this interesting list of things to consider. Hire Cars You can pick up hire cars up from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. And it has proven to be a popular form of transportation for many new families visiting London and other parts of England. The best thing about this form of travel is that you can then return the vehicle back to the airport before your departing flight. Parking4less states that when you return your hire car at the end of your trip, “you simply park at the reception check-in and hop on a shuttle bus which will take you to your respective terminal.” This is an extremely efficient service that means you...

Top 7 Beaches in Florida For Family Vacation

Top 7 Beaches in Florida For Family Vacation

May 11, 2015

Florida is known to have some of the most fascinating beaches in the United States of America. The beaches feature beautiful white sands as well as unmatched clear waters that are most popular with family vacations. The beaches in Florida offer great opportunities not only for recreation but also for relaxation as well as learning. These beaches have various fun activities that are favorable for people of all ages. The top most amazing beaches in Florida include: Clearwater beach It has a reputation as one of the finest American beaches. The beaches broad and sandy shores attract many families from all over the world. The beach is also lined with numerous beach front hotels. Some of the most common activities offered by the beach include sunbathing, renting fishing boats, beach games such as volleyball, dolphin watching cruises or even visiting the mainland’s aquariums and museums.(Image by Oscar) Delray beach This is a 2 mile beach that attracts over 1 million visitors each year. It is known to be family friendly and popular with sunbathing, sandcastle building as well as swimming. During the nights, visitors get to enjoy the seafood restaurants, boutiques and even the cool architecture along the festive Atlantic Avenue. Some of the popular hotel along the beach includes the Seagate hotel. Sanibel beach Sanibel is an island that has earned a reputation of being one of the best shell islands. This is a great spot along Florida’s coastline where people go to gather perfectly intact shells of all sizes and shapes. The most remote stretch of sand as well as the quietest place on the island is the Bowman’s beach. Visitors also walk on the rustic boardwalk as they are attracted by the historic lighthouse at Lighthouse beach. Naples While at Naples, visitors enjoy the rolling waves on one side and the gleaming mansions on the other side. Some of the popular beaches in Naples include one on the 12th Avenue South and another at the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State park. The beaches are popular with family camps with several food stands on-site. South beach This is an international playground that offers non-stop nightlife, unique architecture and amazing sandy shores. Art deco masterpieces...

Top 7 Things To Do in Maui for your Family

Top 7 Things To Do in Maui for your Family

Apr 10, 2015

It is an open secret that holidays are really thrilling. One way of enjoying them in Hawaii is visiting Maui. You can be far from home but vacation rentals are available for you like unreal private Maui vacation rentals right on the beach. Private vacation rentals are great for your family holiday and they will make your wonderful holiday memorable. It is from here that you can get access to the following for your kids: 1- Driving the Hana Highway The windiest road probably in the entire Hawaii and America is the 68-miles stretch from Kalahui to Hana. It is not only the winding that is wonderful; see several deserted beaches on your way and the jungle and a few villages for the reception of entirety of fun for you and your kids. 2- Photo sessions and art galleries visit Family members and kids particularly like taking photos. It is one way of making such holiday experiences like the Maui tours memorable. Taking sunset photos with the people you love is worth your dime. There are several art galleries in Maui-talk of the Lahaina, Makawao and Hana. You shall get both local and international artists conveniently and whatever you find good for your kids can be shipped home by the artists. 3- Visiting the Maui Ocean Center  Everyone loves aquarium and you kids probably do. Watching 300 species of marine life is all possible in the Ocean Center. Get the kids to see touch tanks and your family holiday will be memorable. 4- Exploring by helicopter Some of the areas in Maui are inaccessible in other ways except by helicopter. It is through this that he kids can see the Haleakala Crater and the towering waterfalls like the Molokai that are hidden. The flights will enable the kids see the beautiful spots from the clouds. 5- Learning how to surf If you never tried to surf then watching someone do it in Maui will serve a great supplement to your lessons. It is a place of warm baby sized waves that ease your learning. You can also try it yourself and you can teach the kids too. It will be a lot of fun. 6-...

Top 10 Must See Caribbean Beaches

Top 10 Must See Caribbean Beaches

Mar 2, 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you had seen one stunning Caribbean beach, you had seen them all. However, this isn’t actually the case. From white sands that stretch for miles to tiny sheltered coves and dramatic rocky inlets; here is our pick of the top 10 Caribbean beaches you simply must see. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Sitting within Princess Alexandra National Park in Providenciales is Grace Bay; one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Pristine white sands are edged by sparkling turquoise waters, stretching over three miles along the coastline. Providenciales best restaurants and most exclusive resorts are but a sun-dazed stumble away, though we doubt you will want to leave the beach anyway. Trunk Bay – St John Trunk Bay was donated to the US National Park Service by Lawrence S. Rockefeller 50 years ago and has since become known as the best beach in St John. The National Park provides a stunning backdrop for the beach and hiking the historic sugar plantations and surrounding greenery is a great way of killing time between topping-up your tan on the immaculate sands. Trunk Bay’s underwater snorkelling trail attracts enthusiasts from across the world, all of them lured by the promise of seeing at least 30 species of fish and countless underwater monuments in a single 30 minute snorkel session. With waters this clear, we don’t doubt this promise for a second. Love Beach – New Providence Island, Nassau This secluded spot is perfect for those who want to leave the world behind and relax undisturbed. The shallow waters of Love Beach stretch out almost half a mile into the sea, making it prime for snorkelling. Unspoilt reefs sit a mile from the coast but you needn’t venture even that far before you see your first fish; slip on your snorkelling gear and step just a few feet into the water and you’ll soon see them swimming around you. Those seeking hidden treasures deeper down can dive a seemingly endless amount of shipwrecks and caves. Nassau offers some of the best diving in the world and divers flock to experience the area’s blue holes....

Most Popular Festivals in India

Most Popular Festivals in India

Jan 15, 2015

India is known for its colorful and even vibrant festivals. These festivals are mainly used for the purpose of bringing together communities. While traveling to India, it is most likely that you will come across these festivals that vary from region to region due to cultural diversity. Some of the most popular festival that you can schedule your trip to India so as to attend includes: Diwali This is one of the most visually stunning of all Indian celebrations. It is referred to as the festival of lights due to the brilliant lamps as well as bulb lightings that are visible around the cities and even in the villages. The festival is used to signify the triumph of the good over the evil. These celebrations fall between the mid of the month of October and mid November. Holi This festival is celebrated in February or sometimes in March. It is known as the festival of colors. The celebrations are done in good fun where people literally throw colored water and powder to both their friends as well as strangers. The myth that Lord Krishna Applied color to the Radha’s cheek since she was fair skinned is the root of these celebrations.(Image by Jitendra Singh) Sankrath This festival is usually celebrated in January. However, celebrations are usually done differently around the country. Some of the common features of the festival are chalk drawings that homes are marked with at the door steps. The family members may also exchange gifts with their neighbors and friends. Towns and villages are found swollen with pilgrims as well as street dancers to entertain the people. Kumbh Mela This is a Hindu pilgrimage that happens after every four years. The festival is usually held at the various religious sites found all over the country. A maha Kumbh Mela occurs after every 12 years and is usually attended by millions of people making the celebrations the greatest gathering of people anywhere. The last event was held in Allahabad in 2007 and reported over 70 million people in attendance. Pushkar Camel Fair This festival is held in Rajasthan in every November. This occasion is usually visited by millions of foreign tourists and...