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How To Take a Road trip with your Pet [Checklist]

Sometimes when we want to take a  road trip, we want to include everybody in our family. But it’s not easy when comes to our pets. 

It has been difficult to travel with pets whether it flying, riding on a bus/train, or even a road trip.  This is due to several restrictions such as accommodation restrictions or transportation restrictions etc.

But there are some tips that can help you plan your road trip when you want to take your pet with you.

1. Checklist

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When you are planning your trip, make sure you are creating a checklist. List all the things you need to do before, and during your trip.

You can also list things you need to carry with you on your trip etc. This will help you not to forget important things and make you well organized.

2. Packing

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Well, you are planning to take a trip with your pet so your packing will be a little different as you used to.

You will need to carry your pet’s necessities such as pet food, water, treats, medicine, toys, portable feeding bowls, and other things that you know your pet will need them.

You don’t want to run out of food, water,  or any supplies in the middle of nowhere that can be stressful. Don’t forget to pack equipment or a bag that you will use to pick up your pet’s waste on the road.

Another thing you need to take with you is a car trashcan this is a must on any road trip.

3. Accommodation

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If you are one of those people who always do last minute reservation or book as you go, doing that will not be a good idea when traveling with pets.

Making a reservation ahead of time will be beneficial because you will need to look for those places that can accommodate pets or are allowing pets.

There are many places that have restrictions when comes to pets, so you want to make sure you settle everything before you start your trip.

The good thing there are different types of accommodation to choose from, like hotels, motels, Airbnb, etc.

4. Safety

adult brown and white long-coated dog sitting on vehicles back

You want to make sure your pet is comfortable during the trip and also safe.  You can put something like a hammock in the back seat to create a safe and comfortable space.

The hammock will not only keep your pet safe and comfortable in the car it also save your car’s seats from dirt, pet fur, and claw marks. Make sure you get the waterproof hammock

Another thing you need to consider during the trip for safety is, never drive with your pet in the front seat. It very dangerous to do so for several reasons, first a distraction of a pet in the front seat can cause an accident.

Second, its airbags, yes airbags can be dangerous even though they were created for safety. Airbags can kill a pet when they deploy, and in some vehicles, even a little fender bender can deploy an airbag with a lot of force that can result in serious injury to your pet.

 

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11 Best Yoga Retreats Around the World [Updated for 2021]

The year 2020 has been a very very long year full of events from pandemic to elections somehow we feel like we need a break from all of these events. The best way to do that is by taking care of yourself, relaxing, recharging, and get ready for new beginnings whatever that maybe.  

The best way to stop for a moment and get away from everyday life stresses and get some peace is through yoga retreats.  Yoga retreats are worth it especially when they are well organized.

Yoga retreats can provide a memorable vacation experience, an opportunity to meet new people and learn different things and gain new perspectives in life. There are yoga retreats all over the world but today I want to show you some of the best yoga retreats around the world. Here  we go;

 

1. Kamalaya Koh Samui , Thailand

photo of brown bench near swimming pool

Kamalaya is the perfect island retreat located in Thailand.   A tropical island vibe with deep blue water, long palm trees are some of the things that will surround you on this yoga retreat in the beautiful  Kamalaya resort on Koh Samui. 

The Kamalaya resort is well known as a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary.   They have a  personalized Yoga Synergy Programme, you can choose 3, 5, or 7 days classes and Ayurveda therapy.

In between sessions you can unwind in the lovely spa on top of a hill and sample delicious Thai cuisine and enjoy all that Kamalaya has to offer.

 

2. Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center,  Costa Rica

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The Anamaya resort in  Costa Rica gives you a life-changing experience yoga retreat.  The incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush green jungle of Costa Rica are enough to make anyone want to stay because it gives you a Zen with a touch of adventure.

There is more to do in this yoga retreat like relaxing in a hammock or soak in the magnificent infinity pool. You have an option to take a daily yoga lesson or combine yoga with adventures such as learning how to surf.

If you are into more than yoga, The  Anayama offers permaculture, retreat. A permaculture retreat is a special retreat that focuses on a sustainable lifestyle where you will stay at the Rancho Delicioso eco-village in the middle of the rainforest.

 

3. Nøsen Yoga Mountain Hotel, Norway

woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

If you enjoy being somewhere remote and quiet, the Nøsen Yoga Mountain Hotel, in Norway will be the spot for you.  This wintery Norwegian landscape is one of the best yoga retreats in Europe.

Located 906 meters above sea level at the beautiful Panoramavegen was built-in 1888 so it’s very different from the resort you used to.

The yoga retreats at  Nøsen Yoga Mountain Hotel come in a comprehensive package of yoga and meditation classes,  which are both indoors and outdoors.

In addition to your daily classes, there are different activities you can do like cross-country skiing, dog sledding. The retreat is available during both the winter and summer seasons.

 4. Vana Wellness Retreat,  India

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Vana wellness retreat is one of the most famous retreat spots in the world. Located in India, the resort is set among mango and lychee plantations, north of New Delhi.

The  Vana Yoga retreat has a large selection of yoga classes,  not only that you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ayurveda,  experience Tibetan healing, and also Chinese herbal therapy. 

5. EcoYoga, Scotland

Time-Lapse Photography of Waterfalls

Eco Yoga is a retreat center located in Scotland. Situated on a hilltop, surrounded by dense forests, and a sweeping view of Loch Awe.

Eco yoga run courses and retreats throughout the year, it’s the best place to enjoy  Scottish nature.  Also in the resort, you will find a plunge pool filled with spring water, a solar-heated hot tub, and two incredible pools right next to a roaring waterfall.

Have you taken a bath by the waterfall? Oh well, add that to your list because there are different bathing options and one I think is the best is  Lower Gorge Bath.   

Lower Gorge Bath is where the river plunges into a natural gorge and joins the mighty Liever River, and that’s how  Lower Gorge Bath was created, it is a deep bathtub.

The Eco Yoga offers lectures, two classes a day, and delicious vegetarian dishes. If you want to recharge, relax, and have some peace and enjoy nature, this is a place to be.

6. Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

A Cozy Cabana Close To A Swimming Pool

Como Shambhala Estate is located in the rainforest valley near Ubud, Bali. It’s a  definition of a true Retreat for Change. It has a team of experts such as yoga teachers, an Ayurvedic doctor, and a resident dietician.

While there, you will get a chance to enjoy nature, outdoors, and rise to the sound of birds singing outside your room and spend days exploring the thick jungles and stone temples of this magnificent place and joining Ayurvedic yoga classes next to the babbling river.

7. Fusion  Maia Da Nang, Vietnam

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Fusion Maia Da Nang located in  Vietnam has a perfect yoga retreat with an all-spa inclusive package.  The Fusion Maia offers a refreshingly modern take on wellness like an introduction to a vegan diet and other modern wellness programs.

You can take part in daily schedules of beachfront yoga and meditation, or simply allow yourself to kick back and let your twice-daily complimentary spa treatments soothe stress and reduce anxiety.

This place is truly a gateway for those who are looking for a wellness retreat, unforgettable cultural encounters. It blends healthy living with understated luxury. 

Fusion Maia will give you breathtaking beachfront views, a range of elegant pool villas, and its special Breakfast Anywhere Anytime. This is a place where you can relax and enhance your overall well being. 

8. Yogarosa Ibiza, Spain

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Yogarosa has a beautiful yoga retreat in the heart of Ibiza.YogaRosa Retreats offers relief from everyday stress.   The Yogarosa’s yoga retreat has shady pines, a cooling pool,  and aromatic lavender.

While you are here, you can generate healing energy, explore meditation, and deepen your yoga practice regardless of your current level. 

Enjoy authentic practices, held in a Bedouin tent with fluttering prayer flags, followed by meditation accompanied by a singing bowl.

9. Villa Lena, Italy

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Located on the sweeping olive groves and rolling hills of  Tuscany, The Villa Lena is a perfect place for a yoga retreat.  It’s a beautiful place to recharge and find new inspiration.

There a variety of yoga classes and activities from sunrise yoga sessions on the poolside deck, to go for long walks through neighboring vineyards and dine on food sourced from local farms.

On this yoga retreat, you will be able to enjoy fresh and delicious menus to supplement a healthy lifestyle. There is also a bar where you can enjoy fresh juices and cocktails only made by request since they are freshly made.

Not only that there are organized tours that get you to discover the hidden charms of the property. If you happen to go there during the fall season,  you will have an opportunity to participate in grape picking and truffle hunting led by one of the agricultural experts. 

10. Trilanka Resort,  Sri Lanka

Silhouette of Man at Daytime

Located in an old cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka, it is an ultra-sustainable yoga retreat near  Lake Koggala, providing the perfect Zen backdrop to practice.  

Tri Lanka resort is an elegant, elevated retreat space for physical and spiritual practices.  This amazing resort offers individualized and dynamic self-healing through yoga, breath, and meditation.

Sessions are held in a treetop sala above the bamboo grove, and you can spend your free time kayaking, salt fishing, or tucked away in the library.

Tri Lanka resort is well known for its Quantum Yoga which has more to offer when it comes to yoga.

Quantum yoga it’s a yoga path that resonates with your personal requirements at all times and balances your inner nature, with the aim of bringing you into a state of greater harmony with the environment. 

 

11. Hotel Sanara Tulum, Mexico

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Hotel Sanara Tulum is a barefoot luxury hotel on Tulum Beach in Mexico, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. 

The place you can feel the warmth of the pristine white sand between your toes as you weave between our beach garden sanctuaries,  enjoying the world-class Wellness Center, ocean-front Yoga studio, and highly acclaimed conscious kitchen.

There are three yoga sessions a day, and a good spa if you want to book in for treatments. Between or after the session you can choose to spend your day on the beach, and eat. 

The retreat provides meals such as grain, dairy, and refined sugar-free to improve digestive health.

 

 

 

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Qatar vs Etihad vs Turkish Airlines

Traveling is not everyone’s cup of tea. But sometimes one does not have a choice. When it comes to long routes and long flights, traveling with an airline that provides comfort and safety is a must.

Especially when we talk about the business class of different airlines.

In this article, we will have a comparison amongst Etihad vs Qatar vs Turkish airlines. And we will discuss which one has the best business class.

 

GOING BUSINESS CLASS; THINGS TO CONSIDER

A ticket for the business class can get a lot of perks and benefits. From entering the airport to leaving it, the whole procedure of traveling becomes very smooth and easy.

But, not every airline offers the same comfort nor the same benefits as others.

So, if you are traveling from a different airline for the first time, you must do your complete homework.

And know how the business class is of that particular airline.

 When choosing a business class, here are a few things that you should consider before buying the ticket:

 

THE SEATS

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Having a long flight is torture itself, and not having proper and comfortable seating will only make the route longer and more torturous.

Especially when you paid a hefty amount for it. Different airlines have different seating for their business class.

Some have seats that can be in a lie-down position while others have seats like the economy class but with much more leg space. You should choose the airline that provides the first one, lie down seats.

If we compare all three airlines, Qatar, Turkish, and Etihad. Qatar Airways checks this point as it provides lie down seats to its travelers in the business class.

 

THE ONBOARDING SERVICE

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While this point is not a complete deal-breaker, when you are paying twice the economic price, you should enjoy all the perks too.

When it comes to the onboarding service, customer service, food, the entertainment, it covers everything. When choosing an airline, make sure you research well on their onboarding service.

CONVENIENCE

This completely depends on you and what you want. Do you want a connecting flight or do you want a direct flight?

What matters here is no matter which option you go for; you want a hustle free flight. So, go for the one which does not have a complicated route.

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF traveling IN QATAR, ETIHAD OR TURKISH AIRLINES?

 Now, let us discuss some advantages of traveling with these airlines:

QATAR AIRWAY

White and Red Air Plane in Mid Air

Comfort and luxury! If these are the two things you are looking for when it comes to traveling in business class, then Qatar Airways is your airline to go with.

Unlike other airlines, the perks of traveling in Qatar Airways start way before entering the plane. The airport experience is a lot better and the hospitality is something to always remember.

From check-ins to stepping on the plane, the whole process before the flight is hassle-free and very smooth. The food and drinks offered during this time are complimentary too.

 

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ONBOARDING

 Those who hold a business class ticket have priority, hence they are the first ones to settle into the plane too. In Qatar Airways, a business class traveler gets a steward/stewardess designated only for him or her alone for the entire flight.

 CABIN SPACE

The business class cabin provided by Qatar Airways is very spacious. The ceilings are high, and the cabins have a design that gives them direct access to the aisle. This makes it very convenient for passengers.

ETIHAD AIRWAYS

The business class of Etihad, or should we say the business studio, is an artistic experience of its own. A blend of simplicity and art is the core part of its design.

It looks gorgeous and it works fine for all. Etihad Airways, like all other airlines, also had business class, but very recently they have changed it to the business studio.

Which is much more stylish and offers more privacy than the previous design.

 THE SEATING

The seats present in the business studio of Etihad airlines have leather seats, which are Italian designed. These seats come with a massage option, warm and cozy blankets along soft pillows.

Each studio has direct access to the aisle. Moreover, the seats can be in a lie-down position as well to provide comfort and good rest for the passengers.

ENTERTAINMENT

Each cabin has a screen of its own where passengers can enjoy unlimited entertainment. Along with that, this airline also provides Wi-Fi but for selected flights only. Other than that, newspapers and magazines and headphones are also present in each cabin.

TURKISH AIRLINES

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When it comes to long flights, you need an airline that makes the route less torturous. This is what Turkish airline is all about and their business class is commendable.

From onboarding to food, and even the seats, everything makes the entire traveling experience a whole lot better.

ENTERTAINMENT

Turkish Airways also offers passengers an amenity kit. Basic things like a cream, toothbrush, and toothpaste are what you get with this kit. Other than that, Turkish Airways provides free Wi-Fi, which might work slow at times. Each cabin has a screen in front of the seat.

UNPRECEDENTED MEAL SERVICE

Meal service is a very important part of a flight, especially when you are traveling in a business class. The meal service provided by the Turkish airlines for the business class passengers is amazing. The chefs put a lot of time and effort into preparing the meals, and it shows.

EMIRATE AIRLINES

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When it comes to Emirates, the whole traveling experience while it is good, s not world-class. Here is a list of the pros and cons of traveling with Emirates:

PROS:

  • The seating provided by Emirates to its business class passengers is very comfortable.

  • Customer service, as well as the service provided on the flight, is incredible.

CONS:

  • The boarding process of Emirate airlines is very complicated.

  • The food offered during the flight is not good.

TURKISH AIRLINES

Turkish airline also provides an experience worth remembering. Let us discuss some pros as well as some cons when it comes to traveling in business class with Turkish airlines:

PROS:

  • The seating and cabin provided to the business class owners are very comfortable and also keeps the privacy intact.

  • The crew is very kind and courteous on every flight.

CONS:

  • Wi-fi connection is free but very slow.

  • The entertainment options are very limited.

KLM AIRLINES

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KLM airlines have a smooth plane, and their operations are running pretty too. But the business class experience of traveling in this airline is not up to the mark. Here are a few cons and pros:

PROS:

  • Very friendly staff, and very attentive to passenger needs.

 CONS:

  • The food served is very disappointing.
  • The business class seats are very old.

SWISS AIRLINES

white and red Swiss airplane during daytime

 

A pleasant experience makes customers really happy when they aboard Swiss Airlines. This is because the whole process of traveling, which includes everything and anything, is very smoothly done.

Let us now see some cons and pros of Swiss Airlines: 

PROS:

  • The food served on the flight is very tasty. Not only tasty, but it is also in a lot of quantity.

  • The sky crew is very friendly. 

CONS:

  • The plane does not have enough leg space for the passengers to relax and rest. 

LUFTHANSA AIRLINE

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Lufthansa airline is a German airline and is one of the largest airlines in Europe. It is immensely popular with a high customer satisfaction rate. Let us now discuss some pros as well as some cons of the airline to get a clearer picture of how the airline is:

PROS

  • Excellent customer services. From onboarding till the end, the whole experience is very amazing.

  • The staff especially is very sweet. They go the extra mile to make their customers happy. 

CONS:

  • The prices are very costly for this airline. It is not convenient for everyone to travel on this flight. 

BRITISH AIRWAYS

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British Airways are one of the largest airlines in the United Kingdom. This is true when it comes to the size of the fleet, and the number of passengers it carries every day.

All in all, the flight experience of traveling with this airline is pretty average. Let us discuss the cons and pros of the airlines so we can get a better idea of the airline and its function:

 PROS: 

  • The routes of this airline are very good.

  • The customer service is also remarkable.

CONS:

  • There have been many cases of lost luggage when it comes to British Airways.

  • Their mileage program is torture in itself. It is very complicated.

ETIHAD AIRWAYS

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Etihad Airways is one of the best airlines and one of the biggest too after emirates. After emirates, it is a UAE flag carrier airline.

It is in Abu Dhabi and offers business, economy as well as first-class options to its passengers. Let us discuss some pros and cons of traveling with Etihad Airlines:

PROS:

  • They offer a lot of entertainment options, and the extra WI-FI is a cherry on the top.

  • They offer a variety of food items on the flight.

CONS:

  • Their loyalty programs offer little to no perks or benefits. 

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

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Cathay Airways is more also known as Cathay pacific; it is a flag carrier of Hong Kong and one of the most popular flights of Hong Kong.

Let us now discuss some pros and cons to get a better look at what to expect when traveling in Cathay Pacific Airways:

PROS:

  • Very suitable when traveling with children as the staff takes extra care of the children.

 CONS:

  • Slow service, and not too attentive with the elderly.

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

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Singapore airlines, as the name suggests is the flag carrier airline of Singapore. The traveling experience of many has been very great with this airline, let us see some cons and pros to know how the airline actually is:

PROS:

  • The flight attendants are very sweet and very attentive.

  • The customer service is very amazing.

CONS:

  • The food served on the flight is very average.

  • The bag of amenities is very boring too.

 QANTAS AIRWAYS

White and Red Qantas Airplane Fly High Under Blue and White Clouds

 

Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and is one of the oldest airlines in the world. Let us now discuss the pros and cons of Qantas airways:

PROS:

  • The food was excellent and the serving was hot and fresh.

  • The crew was very attentive as well as helping to passenger needs.

 CONS:

  • The business class of the airline has very little privacy.

  • There is not enough leg space between the seats, which makes long flights very hectic and restless.

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS

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All Nippon Airways is also known as Zenniku. Few airlines have a 5-star rating but this airline is one of them. It has a five-star rating and as well as a five-star level of services.

Let us now discuss the cons and pros of All Nippon Airways so that we can get a clearer picture of the airline and the experience it provides:

 PROS:

  • It has many destinations as it flies to many places.

  • The food and the customer service of this airline is excellent.

 CONS:

  • The economy class of the airline is very average.

JAPAN AIRLINES

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Japan airline is an international airline and the flag carrier of Japan.

It gives you the option of choosing from four classes, economy class, business class, premium economy class, and last but not the least, first class.

Let us now discuss some pros and cons of Japan airlines:

PROS:

  • The crew and the services provided by them are excellent.

  • The food served is also up to the mark.

 CONS:

  • The entertainment provided on the flight is boring.

EVA AIRLINE

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The EVA from the EVA airline stands from evergreen airlines, and it is a Taiwanese international airline.

Let us now discuss the pros and cons of traveling in EVA airlines and shed some light on how the traveling experience is with this airline:

PROS:

  • The food served in this airline is very amazing.

  • The crew does a great job of making everyone feel safe as well as comfortable.

CONS:

  • They keep on increasing prices, which has now made it very costly.

AIR FRANCE

white Airfrance airplane

 Having a hub in Paris, this airline is the flag carrier of France. It flies to more than 65 countries across the world. This airline offers its passengers to choose from two options.

First is flying in economy class and the second is business class. Let’s discuss some pros and cons of the airline to get a clearer picture of the traveling experience it offers:

PROS:

  • Very friendly crew and friendly service as well.

  • The food offered is amazing on the flight.

CONS:

  • The seats of the business class are not that comfortable.

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Ethiopian-Airlines best Airline in Africa

Credit: Ethiopian Airlines

 

As the name suggests, this airline is in Ethiopia. It has flights that go to more than a hundred destinations. It travels to Europe and Asia. It allows its passengers to choose from the two options.

To either travel in economy or CloudNine. CloudNine is their version of a business class. Let us now discuss some pros and cons of the airline:

PROS:

  • The business class seats are very relaxing.

  • A lot of privacy is offered to passengers traveling in business class.

CONS: 

  • The food is not up to the mark.

All in all, Qatar Airlines is one of the best airlines and has one of the business class to travel in.

Here are a few reasons why Qatar Airlines is one of the best airlines:

IT OFFERS COMPLETE PRIVACY

One of the greatest advantages of traveling in this airline’s business class is that it offers you complete and total privacy.

COMFORTABLE SEATS

 The business class seats are very comfortable and allow us to lie down. The mattress and the pillows provided are also very comfortable and cozy.

ONBOARDING

The entire onboarding experience of traveling with Qatar airlines is amazing. From the point we enter the airport to the time we leave, their services for the business class passengers are up to mark.

The customer service and the comfort provided to the passengers enhances the experience of the travel.

 EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

The entertainment options provided by Qatar Airlines to its passengers are a lot. From screens to many movie options, to magazines, everything adds value to the traveling experience.

In short, Qatar airlines provides a complete package to its passengers. From customer service to food to comfort, everything is well taken care of. The passengers traveling feel prioritized by the crew members. 

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As their comfort and safety are taken well care of. The crew is not only friendly but also very attentive to the passenger’s needs.

From small to big, everything is well taken care of when traveling from Qatar Airways especially in the business class.

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10 Must Have Travel Cameras For Content Creators and Vlogging 2020

When you are traveling you want to keep those memories of places you visited, things you did. Taking pictures to preserve your memories, the memories that will never fade.

For some people, they just want to share with their social media followers such as Facebook, Instagram, etc, and the best way to do that is through photos.

As a traveler who enjoys taking photos, a cell phone camera is not enough, you will need a camera where you can take as many photos as you can, have a lot of storage, and might as well keep it professional.

There are a lot of cameras out there with different functions, sizes, and prices. But you want to choose the camera that will be convenient when you are traveling.

After searching for a while we found some cameras which we think are the best for travel according to different sources.

1. Canon G5X Mark II Camera For Content Creators

Do you want to get DSLR-level results but don’t want to carry the camera and various lenses around?

The Canon G5X Mark II  is there for you, it will give you stunning image quality while conveniently letting you carry it on any adventure.

It comes with  20. 1-Megapixel 1. 0-inch Stacked CMOS sensor and a very powerful DIGIC 8 processor for fast and gratifying results. 

The  G5X comes with many features, it has  5x Optical Zoom with image stabilization provides range and clear, steady images and video.

Built-in pop-up EVF that you can frame your subjects. It also has options to shoot with  4K 30p or Full HD 120p video. Check it out G5X Mark II at Amazon

2. Fujifilm X-T30 Camera

The Fujifilm X-T30  has a sleek mirrorless camera with next-generation image-making technology to meet the ever-increasing needs of content creators and vloggers, no matter your level.

Comes with a new 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core CPU, the X-T30 provides beginners, advanced amateurs, and professionals with fast auto-focus, strong face detection, and power to create high-resolution stills with notable sharpness and clarity.

It has the ability to record 10-bit, 4:2:2 DCI 4K video through the camera’s HDMI port. Check out Fujifilm X-T30 at Amazon

3. Fujifilm X100V Camera

The Fujifilm X100V gives you the quality and control of a professional camera with the size and simplicity of a compact one, for outstanding photography every day.

Some other features are; it has a 23mmF2  fixed lens that perfectly complements the cutting-edge 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 back-side illuminated sensor.

Also, the powerful X-Processor 4 quad-core imaging engine, which drives superfast, precision autofocus right down to -5EV, while an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder ensures that you are always ready for the perfect moment.

In addition, it comes with a tilting  LCD touchscreen, optional weather sealing (with a separately purchased lens).  With this camera, you will have beautiful still images and spectacular 4K video. Check out Fujifilm X100V at Amazon

4. Nikon Z50 Camera

Nikon Z50 is a unique mirrorless camera that can make your vision connect more powerfully. The  Z50 is small in size but has big image quality, it unleashes your unique creativity from day one.

Combining the unrivaled potential of the Z mount system with simple, well-thought-out camera operation, it lets you find new joy in making stunning images just as you envision them day or night.

Some other features; it lets you transfer your photos and videos immediately to your smart devices via the SnapBridge application, for easy sharing online.

Get ready to capture the world in a way that only you can express with the Z 50. Why settle for capturing images, when you can capture your inspirations? Check out Nikon Z50 at Amazon

5. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is compact, lightweight, and comfortable and is designed for roaming the biggest cities to the smallest villages and even the most remote destinations on earth.

In short, wherever you go this must go a camera.  It has numbers of pro technologies like 30Fps sequential shooting, 121-point all cross-type phase & contrast-detection AF, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and 50MP high res shot mode this camera is able to capture stunning images on-the-go making it the perfect travel companion.

Enjoy versatile shooting Pro capture, live composite, focus stacking, and anti-flicker shooting. It also has an expansive system of lenses and accessories making it seamless to build the ultimate system for you.

You definitely need the E-M5 Mark III to break free from heavy gear and see the world. Check out Olympus OM-DE-M5 Mark III at Amazon

6. Panasonic LUMIX G100 Vlogging Camera

The Lumix G100 brings you everything you need to create a high-quality vlog, and picture with the superior performance and portability you have come to expect from LUMIX.

Advanced image stabilization, designed especially for content creators. Easy to shoot, transfer, edit, and upload in sparkling video and audio. It has  OZO audio tracking and tons of features designed especially for bloggers.

G100 is lightweight that makes it perfect for travelers. Check out Panasonic Lumix G100

7. Sony A6100 Camera

The Sony A6100 has stunning image quality and speed based on technology developed that makes you leave the hard work to the camera.

It has fast hybrid AF that brings high speed, accuracy, and tracking performance to meet the stringent autofocus demands of 4K movies. The A6100 helps you to capture special moments and portraits to remember and share.

The Alpha 6100 features include a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS image sensor, the latest bionz x image processor, and a front-end LSI as implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras, which combine to deliver all-round enhancements in image quality and performance across all areas of photo and video capture. Checkout Sony A6100 ar Amazon

8. Sony Cybershot RX10IV Camera

Featuring the world’s fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, a 315 point phase-detection AF system as well as an exceptionally versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 ZEISS Vario Sonnar T lens, the new RX10 IV delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate ‘all-in-one’ solution. Check out Sony Cybershot RX10 IV at Amazon

9. Sony Cybershot RX100 VII Camera

The RX100VII has A high-magnification 24–200 mm2 zoom lens that delivers super amazing image quality.

Engineered to achieve maximum resolution and clarity across the entire zoom range, it brings a remarkable telephoto capability to a pocket-size package, vastly expanding your options for creative expression.

Sony RX100 VII features 20. 1MP 1. 0-type stacked CMOS sensor, 24-200mm zoom lens 0. 02-Sec. It has fast AF, real-time tracking, and real-time eye AF for human and animal, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20Fps, single burst shooting at 90Fps, 4K HDR (HLG) video recording, active mode Steady Shot for 4K movie, microphone jack. Check out Sony Cybershot RX100 VII at Amazon

10. Sony ZV-1 Camera

Sony ZV-1 is one of the cameras for Content Creators and Vloggers, packed with advanced imaging technology and easy-to-use functionality.

It comes with several features; it has Fast Hybrid AF, Real-Time Eye-AF3, and Real-time AF tracking.  You can quickly switch between two modes of defocused background bokeh.

Setting transitions focus from face to object, the face priority AE keeps faces bright in backlit or dim condition. Check out Sony ZV-1 at Amazon

 

 

 

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Essential Bikepacking List and Setup For 2020

During the pandemic, people have been creative on what to do outdoors since they can’t travel or take their overseas vacations due to some restrictions. One of the things people have been doing to enjoy the outdoors is bikepacking

Bikepacking is a combination of mountain biking and minimalist camping, and yes it’s kind of different from regular camping. 

So you made a decision that you want to take this adventure and first thing first you want to know what will be essential for this trip?  In other words, what will be on your packing list to make this bikepacking trip go smoothly?

You can group the essential packing, list in some categories such as bike gear, shelter, sleep gear, cooking, water, navigation, bike repair tools, first aid kit, clothing, and toiletries.

Here are some essential backpacking gear and setup we think are the must on your bikepacking trip

1. Bikepacking Bike

Bikepacking Bike

First, you will need a bike, this is obvious that’s why its called a Bikepacking Trip.  Keep in mind you don’t just need any bike. You need a bike that works on a trail, a mountain bike will be a good idea. Find a bike that is comfortable and can handle any terrain that you want to explore.

There are different types of bikes that are good such as  Fat Bikes, Plus Tire Bikes, Gravel & All-road, Hardtail and Rigid, Plus Tire bikes. Check out some bikes on Amazon

2. Bikepacking Bike Helmet

Bikepacking Helmet

For safety reasons, you will need a bike helmet. This is must have a piece of safety equipment designed to protect your head in the event of a fall or crash. You never know when or what might happen while you biking, keep yourself safe should always be a priority. Make sure a durable helmet, not just any helmet. Check out some bike helmet at Amazon

3. Bikepacking Bike Lights/Flashlights

Bikepacking flashlight

You will need lights or flashlights everywhere you go, sometimes your bike lights won’t be enough and you don’t want to stack somewhere in the dark. Try to find the brightest LED bike light sets that can light up your entire road or path ahead, beam up an extensive range of your surroundings, and focus on an object over 500 feet away. Check out some bike lights/flashlights at Amazon

4. Camping Tent For Bikepacking

Camping Tent For Bikepacking

While on a bike packing trip, somehow you will need to rest,  packing a tent will be a good idea on your trip. You want to pack a durable, waterproof, and wind-resistant. If you can try to find an Ultra-lightweight tent that is effortless to carry around during biking. Check out Bikepacking Tents on Amazon

5. Sleeping Bag For Camping

Sleeping Bag For Camping and bikepacking

When you are in that tent you will definitely need a sleeping bag to get comfortable while resting on your tent. Make sure the sleeping bag durable and can handle any environment. Check Out Bikepacking Sleeping Bags On Amazon

6. Reusable Water Bottle with Filtration For Bikepacking

Bikepacking water bottle

A reusable water bottle is a must-have while biking you will need water and you cant bike with a carton or gallon of water, but with a water bottle, you can refill water when you run out of it. Try to find a water bottle that has filters that can filter bacteria etc, this will be easier and safe to refill water anywhere. Check Out Some Reusable Water Bottle with Filtration on Amazon

7. Bikepacking Navigation/GPS System

Bikepacking gps for routes

Although many people are using GPS from their phone, having another navigation/GPS  gadget for back up can be useful for bikepacking routes. Most of the time cellphone work where they can get cellular service or wi-fi and sometimes you can be in an area where there are no cellular services. Check Out Some Navigations On Amazon

8. Bike Repair Tools For Bikepacking

Bikepacking Bike Tool set

Just like a  car, a bike can also have some problems which need to be fixed. Don’t forget to pack a bike repair tools kit.  Packing a bike repair tool kit should be a priority so in case your bike encounter any problem you will know where t start. Check Out Some Bike Repair Tool Kit on Amazon

9. First Aid Kit For Bikepacking, Camping, and Hiking

First aid kit for bikepacking

There are tons of first aid kits out there, but since you will be outdoors most of the time you need pack the first aid kit that is specific cater to outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Check Out Some First Aid Kits for Bikepacking Hiking & Camping on Amazon

10.  Bikepacking Clothing

What you are going to wear depends on the weather or what time you are going. For instance, if you are going during winter or rainy days make sure you carry clothes that will accommodate that, if you are going during summer, sunny days make sure you do the same. Check Out Bikepacking Clothes On Amazon

 

 

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13 Essential Road Trip Packing List Items For Solo and Families [2020]

Road tripping has become a thing due to pandemic many people do not want to fly, ride a bus because they want to maintain social distancing.  It’s kind of safe because you don’t interact with many people, you can take a road trip with the family, close friends, etc.

Taking a road trip is a fun and adventurous way of traveling and seeing places you haven’t seen before or known they exist, places you’ll never get to see if you fly or take a bus since the bus goes on schedule and sometimes has specific routes.

Packing for a road trip can be a little bit challenging because you have to consider car space, you don’t want to carry a lot of things that you can not sit comfortably or stretch your legs.  First thing first, you should consider packing essential things, things that are must-have and you will need during the trip.

Here are some road trip packing list for families and individuals we think you should include on your road trip packing list;

 

Roadside /Car Emergency Kit

Everybody wants to have a smooth ride, but sometimes some emergency happens and we want to be ready when it does. The Roadside/ Car emergency kit must be on your roadside packing list. This will help a lot when you experience some kind of emergency such as flat tire, jumpstarting, overheating, and many more. You can choose the one that has everything that you need for any car emergency.

For a roadside emergency kit view on Amazon

First Aid Kit

Make sure you bring first aid kit supply items that you might need while on the road. This will be a perfect idea if you experience any kind of aches and pains such as headaches, stomachache, etc. The first aid kit should have all the necessary supplies needed.

 View  First Aid Kit on Amazon

 

FlashLight

It’s a great idea to have a flashlight on your road trip, you can be stranded in the dark with no lights. Having a flashlight, in general, is a lifesaver. Choose a flashlight that you will always keep in your car not only for road trips.

Checkout some flashlights on Amazon

Reusable Water bottle

Make sure to keep yourself hydrated all the time because it is very important. Packing a reusable water bottle can be very beneficial because you will be able to get refills at rest areas, restaurants, and gas stations, for free and save some money.  On top of that, you will not have to pack cartons of water that will limit space in your car. Try to find a bottle that is easy to clean, easy to fill, and easy to drink without spilling. 

Checkout reusable water bottle on  Amazon

Travel cooler

While on road trips sometimes food options can be limited, depending on where you are going. Packing a travel cooler on your road trip will be a great idea to keep your food fresh, drinks cold, and also some snacks can go into the cooler. You want to take the cooler that is perfect for keeping your food fresh and drinks cool all the time not only for just a few hours.

Checkout travel cooler on amazon

Portable Phone Charger

This is very important, you don’t want your phone to run out of charge in the middle of nowhere. Portable phone chargers are very helpful everywhere whether you’re on the road or somewhere you don’t have access to electricity. There are several portable phone chargers but you want to pick one that is small and convenient.

Checkout Portable Phone Charger on Amazon

Car Phone Charger

This can be a backup for a portable charger, you can use it while you are in the car and save the portable charger for when you are not in the car. Make sure you choose the best car charger that can let you charge more than just your phone but also other electronic gadgets like tablets, iPad, cameras, etc.

Checkout Car Phone Charger

Car Phone Mount

The car phone mount is very useful for those cars that don’t have GPS systems and you will rely on your phone for directions. Also for cars that don’t have  Bluetooth systems will help you when you really need to use your phone while driving. Make sure you choose the one that is durable and functional.

Checkout Car Mount

Small Car Bluetooth Speaker

Small car Bluetooth is a very helpful item for your road trip packing list for distraction-free driving because it helps with receive and sends a text message, makes and receives calls or driving directions, chooses those you can connect with Google Assistant or Siri.

Checkout Small Car Bluetooth Speaker

 

Trunk Organizer

Many people like to be organized whether it’s at home or in their car. The trunk organizer will help you stay organized on your road trip. The Trunk organizer will help you save space in your trunk and be able to carry all the things that are important for your trip and more. Choose the trunk organizer that has heavy-duty compartments.

Checkout  Trunk Organizer on Amazon

Travel Neck Pillow

You’ll be glad you packed a travel neck pillow especially when you are taking turns to drive,  and when it is your turn not to be behind the wheel you can relax with your neck pillow. As we know spending many hours in the car can be uncomfortable and a neck pillow can be something you need to help you relax and give you good neck support when you’re napping and enjoy the ride.

Checkout Travel Neck Pillow

Fanny Pack Must Be In Your Road Trip Packing List

When you travel anywhere, not only on a road trip, you’ll want to keep things like cash, ID, and other essentials on you all the time. You never know when you’re going to run into an emergency where you need to use cash,  pay for street parking, or tolls. Sometimes you are in situations where you require your ID. It’s a good idea to keep your cash and other valuables, like credit cards, passport, and ID in a fanny pack. Fanny packs are easy to carry everywhere, you can’t leave them anywhere because they’re always on your waist. Fanny packs are well organized and secure.

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GPS/Maps for Directions

Make sure to take the GPS as a backup in case your phone is having some network issues.  Make sure it is reliable, well advanced, and can function anywhere.

Checkout GPS on Amazon

Bonus:

Travel Blender

For those who like to eat healthily and still want to keep doing that on the road, they can pack portable blenders that are rechargeable. You don’t need an electrical outlet, you can charge it in your car, or with your portable charger.

Checkout Portable Blender on Amazon

 

 

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The 7 Most Scenic National Parks To Go Camping in the U.S

It has been a rough time for travel lovers due to COVID-19. Most places have been closed, a lot of travel restrictions which make traveling a little bit complicated. 

Yes, travel might be complicated, but you know what? You can still find a way to move around and create different experiences like taking coast to coast road trip exploring beautiful sights in the U.S and camping in some amazing National Parks in the country.

Even though you have been the U.S, or live in the U.S  there is a big chance you have not been in every place. You will be amazed by how many places you didn’t know they exist, so this will be a good time to buckle up and grab your camping gear and explore some of the beautiful places that we think are must-see and camping in the U.S, keep in mind some of this places might be closed or have restrictions due to COVID-19.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

green and brown mountains under white clouds during daytime

Big Bend  National Park has four camping grounds that provide drinking water access, restroom facilities, and full RV hookup.

In addition to that, there are a lot of activities you can do in the park such as canoeing, kayaking, and rafting.  If you are a nature lover this is the place for you there are trails, mountains, and river landscapes. 

Acadia National Park, Maine

green trees near body of water during daytime

The Acadia Park has three campgrounds, two are located on Mount Desert Island, and another one is located on the Schoodic Peninsula.

The campgrounds are very busy, so the reservations are highly recommended. The park has 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 6,000 lakes and ponds, and 17 million acres of forest.

While you are there you can enjoy a beautiful view of natural beauty.

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

forest with tall and green trees during daytime

Ozark National Forest has many campgrounds choices, you can choose to camp along the lake or river or even on the mountain.

Some of the campgrounds provide hot shower and there are tons of developed campgrounds. At Ozark National, Forests you will find beaches, acres of lakes, streams, and hiking trails. 

There is also a fee for camping, the fees vary from $4- $10 per night. But if you are camping at the developed campground there is no fee for day use.

 

Glacier National Park, Montana

white and blue boat on water near green trees and mountain during daytime

 

There are 13 campgrounds in this beautiful park, but there is the only one called Fish Creek is open due to  COVID-19. There are camping fees that vary between $10-$23 dollars per night during the summer season.

Camping is not the only thing you can do at Glacier National Park, there is a lot to experience such as alpine meadows, spectacular lakes, Glacier’s pristine forests, and rugged mountains.

Don’t forget the amazing scenic mountain road  Going to the sun road in the Rocky Mountains. This park is hiker’s paradise with over 700 miles of trails for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Carlsbad Caverns  National Park,  New Mexico

green grass on brown stone formation

Carlsbad Cavern National Park is one of the kind, there are a lot of things to do, such as guided and unguided cave tours where you can have different experiences like bat flight viewing. Also, there are some surface ranger programs, wildlife observations, and Educational Seminars.

Camping is allowed but there are more restrictions compare to other parks. First is permitted only in some parts of the backcountry area. All backcountry users are required to obtain a free backcountry use permit at the Visitor Center. Vehicle or RV camping is prohibited and no open fire is allowed 

 

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

green pine trees near snow covered mountain during daytime

A hike and camping at Crater Lake National Park will be an experience of a lifetime. You’ll see the water so blue that reveals new wonders of the deepest lake in America. 

The park is surrounded by cliffs that are almost 2,000 feet high and boasting a picturesque island a violent volcanic past.

Crater lake National Park has two developed campgrounds, Mazama Campground, which has 214 sites for tents and RVs. The second one is  Lost Creek Campground which has  16 sites for tents no RVs. Both are open only in the summer.

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

waterfalls surrounded with tall and green trees during daytime

At the  Haleakala National Park, there are a lot of experiences to explore. You can choose to see a glimpse of a rare native bird, enjoy breezes through the bamboo forest, hiking on a volcanic landscape, or have a hands-on experience with Hawaiian culture.

Haleakala National Park offers two car-accessible campgrounds  Kīpahulu and Hosmer Grove and no permits or reservations are required. The park is home to a large Wilderness Area with a variety of backpacking experiences available.

 

 

 

 

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Best Places for Nature Lovers

According to research, it reveals that environments can play a huge role in increasing or reducing our stress. What we are seeing, hearing, experiencing at any moment it impacts our moods.

That’s why being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and keep us calm. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing.  All in all, nature heals,   restores, and soothes.

If you are ready to experience the beauty of nature or to relieve some stress especially during this time, we found some of the best places for the nature lover you might want to visit sometime. 

1. Vatnajökull, Iceland

waterfalls surrounded with rocky mountains

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland and it’s also the largest glacier mass in Europe. It covers an area of roughly 3127 sq. miles and 32014.7 sq. miles.

Vatnajökull is home to the largest national park in Europe which covers 13% of Iceland.  It has magnificent surroundings with a stunning variety of landscape features, shaped by nature’s mightiest forces.

2. Kenai Fjords, Alaska

snow covered mountain under white clouds

The best place to enjoy nature in Alaska is  Kenai Fjords, National Park. This is a national park located in the state of  Alaska in the United States.

The park covers an area of 1,046.9 sq miles on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, near the town of Seward. This glacial wonderland features stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and aquatic adventures.

3. Serengeti, Tanzania

brown and black giraffe standing on brown sand during daytime

The Serengeti National Park is located in the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania.  The park is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is one of those rare destinations that allow you to enter and enjoy truly wild landscapes. 

4. Iguazú, Brazil/Argentina

waterfalls under blue sky during daytime

Located on the border of  Argentina and Brazil, Iguazú falls is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in the world. The falls are also shared by the Iguazú National Park on Argentina side and Iguaçu National Park in Brazil side.

These two parks were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the 1980s. The Iguazu National Park is also the home to many species of animals and flora that create an important natural ecosystem in Latin America.

5.  Fuji Hakone Izu, Japan

orange and gray pagoda

The home to the iconic Mount Fuji,  Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is an isolated and majestic volcanic peak. While visiting here you can explore timeless forests,  lava caves, and bathe in hot springs.

Another amazing thing you can do is swimming with dolphins. Fuji-Hakone -Izu is a nature lovers paradise that has a lot to offer such as a stunning view of Mount Fuji,   Owakudani, also known as the great boiling valley of sulfurous vents.

The rugged cliffs of the Jogasaki Coast, the striking waters of Shiraito Falls, and numerous natural charms of the Izu Islands.

6. Triglav, Slovenia

woman in red shirt walking in forest

Triglav  National Park is the best place to explore unspoiled nature in Slovenia, this place is well known for its natural attractions.

The park is named after   Slovenia’s tallest mountain. Triglav National Park has magnificent views from green Alpine valleys, babbling brooks, the tall peaks and lakes that reflect the blue sky, don’t forget a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

This is Slovenia’s largest protected area and only national park.  

7. Sarek, Sweden

scenry of mountain

The best place to enjoy the beauty of nature in this part of Sweden is Sarek National Park. Home of the six of Sweden’s thirteen highest mountains and also has 100 glaciers.

Here you can enjoy the views of torturous delta landscape, and high alpine area while walking in deep, long narrow valleys passing wild turbulent waters. 

8. Khao Sok, Thailand

green trees near brown huts

When you are in South Thailand the best place to experience the beauty of nature is Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok, it’s well known for its rainforest with a great diversity of plants and wildlife.

It is one of the few national parks in  Thailand that be easily accessible by public transportation. You can see the amazing  Cheow Lan Lake and beautiful raft houses spread over it. Also, don’t forget the iconic limestone hills, waterfalls, trails, caves, and rivers.

9. Gran Paradiso, Italy

green trees near river under blue sky during daytime

Do you want to see the beauty of nature in Italy? the Gran Paradiso National Park is the place to be. Located in the south-west of the Valle d’Aosta region of north-west Italy.

The Gran Paradiso National Park has magnificent landscapes and woodlands, stunning mountain, valley scenery that are interrupted by glaciers.

10. Oulanka, Finland

 

The best place to experience nature in Finland is Oulanka National Park. The Oulanka National Park is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland regions of Finland, It borders the Paanajärvi National Park in Russia.

Oualnka is known for its rich natural diversity and high cliffs that give way to mires and soft sandy beaches to lush forests.

 

 

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Packing Tips For Overseas Hiking Trip

So you’ve arranged your overseas hiking trip, you got your itinerary, booked your accommodation you are excited and ready to go right?

Well, before you leave, there are still a lot of things to check, and one of those is the valuables you packed. Most professional adventure hikers often pay great attention to the things they brought on the trip.

This consideration perhaps stems from the fact that the things you have in hand can affect the outcome of your adventure trip.

For instance, the absence of a very important document will determine not only the degree of your excitement but more on the way you prepare.

It will even determine how ready you are for the trip and in turn, will show how successful your trip is. Since you are considering the overseas adventure the more that you need to pay attention to your personal possessions.

So what’s the solution for this? Simple! Learn how to pack your things properly  and  here are some packing tips:

 

Limit Your Luggage

gray and black backpack on top of cliff

It’s very necessary to limit your luggage as much as possible. Note that you will be traveling overseas and attending to your valuables all the time will not be an easy task.

So before you leave from home for your overseas adventure, try to limit your luggage to one-two medium-sized pieces. Use a medium-sized suitcase or a backpack for convenience.

Also, combine containers if possible, but make sure that things you packed will be useful for your overseas adventure trip.

Finally, make sure that you pack light. It is important to keep in mind that on your trip, you will need to keep an eye and carry your luggage at different times.

So to make everything easy for you, make sure that you can carry your valuables if certain situations call for it.

 

What to Bring

flat lay photography of person holding pen in front of world map

One very important thing that every overseas adventure traveler should not miss is the passport. Passport is required, so check it and make sure that you have it.

Also, bring shoes that are sturdy enough to carry possible foot challenges you might encounter. Experts often suggest heavy-duty walking shoes or light-weight hiking shoes for walkers.

For those who love to cycle, you should bring good trail running shoes and cycling shoes, but make sure that you are comfortable with it.

Pack the clothes you need. Note that you will be spending days and nights on your overseas trip so don’t forget to bring a wind jacket, sweatshirt, or a cotton sweater as you might be spending nights outdoors.

Also bring lightweight and fast-drying clothes as although you hope you for great weather, certain periods of the month don’t always cooperate.

There are some places out there that run the chance of cooler weather and even occasional shower, so be ready for that.

You can also pack other miscellaneous items such as safety gear, like helmets for cyclists, first aid kit, a camera, a small pocket knife, flashlight, sunglasses, reading, and writing materials, portable chargers for your electronic gadgets and other valuable items. 

Don’t forget, one more important thing to fully enjoy your overseas adventure trip is to leave your worries at home.

 

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The 12 Best Hiking Places Around the World

Where are the best hiking places around the world?

That’s the question and this article has the answers you have been waiting for. If you prefer adventurous long walks or being on the mountain’s edge buckle and get your walking gear ready because we are giving you the list of the best hiking places around the world from the Americas to Australia its a guarantee one of these places will be on your bucket list if not all of them.

1. Hiking Tour du Mont Blanc in Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Cable Lines On The Mountain

 

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular hiking places, long-distance walks in Europe. It goes around  Mont Blanc massif, covering   110 miles and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy, and France.

The  TMB route goes the counter-clockwise direction that means it is a circular route and it normally walks in 11 days. TMB is one of the best hiking experiences one can get because there’s a lot to enjoy when you are hiking here.

You will travel through three different countries, pass through several mountains, and enjoy the most dramatic views of nature and glaciers of these three countries of Switzerland, Italy, and France.

It is also the route of an annual mountain marathon, which is something else you can enjoy.

2. Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

group of people walking on street

Located in  Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

There are 10 different routes in the Mt Kilimanjaro trail. Those routes are Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Marangu, Shira, Umbwe, Northern Circuit, Crater camp, Western breach, and  Mount Meru. 

The distance on hiking depends on which route you take and usually takes 5-9 days to complete the trail. For instance, if you take the Lemosho route the minimum days to finish are 6 days.

The good thing about this route is it is considered to be the most beautiful route due to its amazing scenery on various sides of the mountain.

Lemosho route has been many people’s favorite routes because of its low traffic, and scenic views.  If you take the classic oldest Marang route it will take you a minimum of 5 days.

Most people like this route because it is considered to be the easiest,  because of its gradual slope. It is also the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations, compared to other routes you have to make tents or camping.

3. Hiking Trolltunga in Norway

aerial photography of river under white sky

Trolltunga hike located in Norway is one of the best hikes in the world and one of the most magnificent cliffs in Norway, situated about 1,100 meters above sea level.

The hike in  Trolltunga can take  8-12 hours return trip with a total distance of  17.40 miles. While there you need to take safety precautions because Trolltunga is surrounded by steep cliffs and there are no fences.

Trolltunga has hiking season which is June 1st to  September 30th starting before 8 A.M and guided hiking is recommended. The next season is October 1st to May 30th  this is for guided hiking only.

4. Hiking Preikestolen in Norway

group of people on mountain cliff

If you did watch Mission Impossible -Fall out, you will have a little bit of an idea on how this place looks like, most of the scenes of this movie was shot in this area.

Preikestolen is a steep cliff tourist attraction located in Norway.  The 3.7 miles hike starts at the mountain lodge Preikestolen Fjellstue and takes 4 hours. Hiking in Preikelston is an experience of a lifetime.

There is an option to combine the hike with a fjord cruise or join a guided tour at night or off the beaten track.

5. Hiking The Appalachian Trail in U.S.A

green and brown trees

The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,190 miles in length. The Trail travels through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian Mountain Range.

The trail starts from  Springer Mountain, Georgia, to  Katahdin, Maine.  This long journey will pass through these states  Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Completing the entire trail needs time and commitment because it can take 5-7 months. You can choose where to start, from Georgia(Northbound) which is very popular and crowded or you can start from Maine(southbound) which is known to be most challenging. Another option you can start from somewhere in the middle is known as flip flops.

6. Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossings in New Zealand

two man climbing mountain

Tongariro  Alpine  Crossing is located in New Zealand’s oldest national park called The Tongariro National Park. Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered to be a world-renowned trek.

The trail is  12 miles long and it takes 6 to 8 hours to complete.  Tongariro  Alpine Crossing has dramatic awe-inspiring natural scenery,  unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro, and Ruapehu.

The best time to complete the trail will be summertime in   New Zealand which is  December to March. If you want to go during winter around  June to October you will need special skills and a lot of preparation to complete the trail.

This is due to increased risks from snow, ice, avalanche terrain, and sub-zero temperatures.

7. Hiking Indus Valley Trek in India

tents near mountain under white sky

Located in the Himalaya Ladakh region, close to the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China, the Indus Valley trek is one of the most popular hiking routes in India.

This place incorporates the regions of Skardu, Leh,  and vast glacial icefields that reach into China. The length of this trek depends on the route you take, but on average, you can expect to hike around 42 miles and can take around 10-11 days to complete.

You will be able to enjoy the existence of the spectacular natural vista and steep valleys. The best time to go hike in the Indus Valley is between June to mid-October.

This is when the region has a stable temperature of 68-86°F during the daytime. If you go after October you will experience cold winds and snow that may block some of the higher routes and during that time most tour operators do not offer guided hikes.

8. Hiking Lares Trek in Peru

brown horse on brown field during daytime

The Lares Trek is a 2-3  high-altitude hike in Cusco, Peru, the trek starts near the village Lares, approximately 40 miles north of Cusco and 35 miles east of Machu Picchu.

The trail can be completed as a standalone or be incorporated with a visit to Machu Picchu. This trail is considered to be an alternative to the classic Inca Trail because it is a lot quieter than Inca Trail. 

The route is also known for being easier than the Inca Trail in that one doesn’t need to deal with as many steps.

9. Hiking Inca Trail in Peru

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Hiking in the Inca trail is one of the most popular things to do in South America. It’s also one of the world’s most famous hikes.

The hike itself is one of the life experiences that allows you to see ancient narrow paths,  explore the Peruvian countryside, and reach the top of the Andean mountains. 

You will also see perfect Incan ruins, cloud forest, and majestic valley views, and don’t forget in the end you will get to the iconic Machu Picchu. The Inca trail is  26 miles and it takes 3-4 days to complete.

10. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Hiking Trails in Uganda

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Hiking Trails is a totally different hiking experience. Located in Uganda, Bwindi  Impenetrable Forest it’s known for its mountain gorillas.

There are five different day-trails that take  5 to 8 hours to complete. This means the  Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can take one day or can stay overnight and continue the next day down to scenic Lake Mutanda. There is a lot to see while in these trails such as gorillas, different birds, and animal species.  

11. Hiking Schynige Platte Panorama in Switzerland

green mountain at daytime

Schynige Platte Panorama Trail is a 4 miles heavily trafficked loop trail located near Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. 

When hiking at Schynige Platte you get a chance to enjoy the amazing scenery, diverse landscape that offers stunning panoramic views of the Bernese Alps.

12. Hiking Lake Sorapis(Lago di Sorapis) in Italy

pine trees beside calm body of water

Lake Sorapis is one of the most beautiful excursions in the Dolomites Italy.   The lake is famous for its intense color, in hues ranging from light blue to turquoise. 

Lake Sorapis trail is 8.7 miles long and takes 4 hours to complete.  You will enjoy the beautiful Dolomite’s views while walking in the amazing forest path and a few narrow ledges.