The gravel snapped and popped under the Jeep’s tires as we turned onto the lane that would take us to the lake. I knew that I had come here to photograph a well known waterfall but did not even know where to begin looking. The wind was getting stronger as it was funneled through the hills that bordered the lake. The gray stones lay like debris throughout the hillsides with the larger stone around the crest, like a crown on an ancient king’s brow.
There were several jetties protruding…Continue
Added by Nathan Hershley on April 30, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Having your wedding abroad is a trend that is becoming more popular by the day, most people see this as away to fulfill their fantasy wedding, not just as a customization of what they want their wedding to be like but in complete realization of what they hold in mind as their own actual fantasy come reality. However, for some it is just more convenient than having your wedding in your home country, for instance in some countries weddings are only restricted to indoors, by…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on April 30, 2011 at 2:10am — No Comments
"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” ~William Shakespeare. When you are volunteering abroad, you do so for several reasons, some may be personal, while some may be career oriented. However a volunteer usually has an immense impact on the local community you are working in. The impact may vary in different places, depending on the local’s attitude towards what you are doing for the community, in most cases it is a positive impact, but in some rare cases it can be negative.…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on April 28, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments
Saving money sucks. But there is a way to sock away some cash without selling your kidneys. Before you have a therapy inducing flash back of your parents trying to instill archaic financial management into you at age 12 (ok, maybe that was just my family) stop for a moment and figure out what you are saving for. Saving for savings sake doesn’t work.
Make it good. Really good. Half-ass goals result in half-ass saving. Write it down. Dates,…Continue
Added by kobus mans on April 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
When I think of Arapahoe Basin I think of the East Wall, Palli Chair, Zuma, the Beach, and the Race to be the first resort to open in Colorado. I don’t think of lift lines, paying for parking or gourmet dining - until now. A-Basin’s Chef Rybak has done for the menu what snow making crews do for opening day.…
Added by Jennifer Rudolph on April 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Finally a day that was not raining and although cool, the weather was nice enough to be outside. None of us felt like a simple hike at the state park that we always go to so we decided to go to the Kansas City Zoo instead. The kids had wanted to see the polar bear exhibit anyway so we packed some sandwiches and began the hour drive to the zoo.…Continue
Added by Nathan Hershley on April 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Alix Cheal on April 27, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
Being a victim of a robbery can be very traumatising to anyone, the situation can be made worse if you are in a foreign country. Many people get caught off guard in such a situation, and in most cases you don’t know what to do first. If you are in shock, you may find yourself not knowing who to turn to or where to go, so the first thing you should try to remember is to take some deep breaths and try to get a good bearing of where you are, this may be use full to you, later on when dealing…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on April 26, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
Added by Kevin Kato on April 25, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments
The Mysterious Moai Statues of Easter Island
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua, is one of those far away places that we had heard about but never thought we would ever have the opportunity to experience firsthand.
The remote island seems almost fictional, like something out of a childhood bedtime story. At times, it feels as if the island was never meant to be re-discovered by modern man, as if it has a dark…Continue
Added by No Vacation Required on April 25, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments
Long distance international road travel requires a lot more from of your vehicle than normal driving. Some vehicle modifications are necessary to make your life on the road safe, convenient and more comfortable.
As much as we’d like to believe in the goodness of people, it just isn’t always so. Spend the time and the money to ensure your vehicle and its contents stay secure. At minimum install a kill switch. When activated a kill switch shuts off the…Continue
Added by kobus mans on April 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Alix Cheal on April 24, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Decide whether to camp based on where you’re going and how you’ll get there. If you’re planning a trip to out of the way places, camping may be the best (or only) way to spend the night. On the other hand, if you’re staying close to civilization, odds are you won’t need to camp and may have trouble finding camping facilities.
Camping gear is the biggest problem. It’s…
Added by kobus mans on April 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Joe Schwimmer on April 22, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Ok, so this one is a bit of an "in joke" for us. The world is now interconnected in ways that defy the imagination, and pop music is no exception. For some reason when you are travelling you might assume that crossing a border from one country to another, especially if the language, race and religion of the people there change too, would have some serious effect on the music you overhear on the road.
Not always true! It doesn't matter whether you're in a nightclub in Lima, in the…
Added by Alix Cheal on April 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The ski industry is often under the environmental microscope, for obvious reasons. People hear about trees being cleared and they cringe. What people don't know is that ski resorts are doing more than just mitigating dead forests and recycling - they are invested in sustaining the environment in which we ski on so many levels, it's hard to comprehend it all. In recognition of Earth Day, I've done my best to round up all the green initiatives our resorts are doing. It's a great…Continue
Added by Jennifer Rudolph on April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
1 Off-The-Hook Fireworks Show
3 Amazing repeat guests – We can’t wait to have them back again…and again
Added by Jenni Haines on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Apart from our unfortunate run-in at the youth hostel in Ljubljana, Slovenia turned out to be a very cool place.
Slovenes pride themselves on being right in the middle of Europe, part of the EU, very cosmopolitan, and multilingual - many speak Slovene, Italian, German and English as a minimum. They have a long history - early human settlement dates back over 250,000 years - although…Continue
Added by Alix Cheal on April 22, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments