Highest walking trails in the world

Walking trails of China

Hunan, China

Take a look at this craziness. My wife is going to China later this year so she’s researching the place and she has found some incredible things. Take a look at these photos of some of the walking trails she has found. These people are fearless!

Oh, and don’t forget to watch the video at the bottom, it’s nuts. Just click on the photo to see what she’s found.

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Sailing Catalina Island

Boating Santa Catalina Island, California

Sailing Catalina Island

I’m finally planning my trip to Catalina Island! After all of the glowing reports I’ve heard from the people that have been there, I’m raising anchor and setting off to see for myself.

What’s so GREAT about Catalina Island?

Good question! Well, I haven’t been there yet but, according to other visitors, pretty much everything is great about Catalina. There’s an old casino there that was opened in the 1920’s and just looks gorgeous.

Hiking

There’s a bunch of hiking trails all over the island and because nearly the entire place is managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy, it’s completely pristine. There are even herds of buffalo roaming the place that were transported there when some early western movies were shot there.

Diving and Snorkeling

Dozens of amazing dive spots pepper the coast where you can observe a myriad of different marine creatures including spotted harbor seals and the beautifully golden Garibaldi.

Camping

Campers flock to Catalina not just for it’s natural beauty but also because it has some extremely secluded campgrounds that offer extreme privacy. Many of these campsites can only be reached by boat or kayak, now how’s that for secluded!

Kayaking

Kayaking and kayak-camping is an extremely popular activity on Catalina. There are some great sea caves that you can even paddle right into when the conditions are right.

More to come!

Read about me preparations in detail HERE.

Say Gudday Greece

This is Spartaaaa! And Athens and many other wonderfully beautiful places in Greece. Use our online, interactive map to help you plan your trip here. See exactly where the best things to see and do are. CLICK HERE to visit the map in Google maps.

Saint Thomas & Saint Croix tout guide, Jackie Sonia

virgin islands tour guideGudday! I was fortunate enough to grow up in paradise on earth, the U.S. Virgin Islands. Growing up on the island of St. Croix was magical. Since I was born in St. Croix, that is my true hometown. However, I can claim St. Thomas as my hometown, too since my younger years were spent in St. Thomas. Sometime during my middle school years, my family moved to St. Croix where I attended catholic school. However, we would go back and forth from one island to the other as we had families on both islands and my dad worked in St. Thomas. My grandma’s house was a hop, skip and a jump away from a lagoon in St. Croix. many a days we would trek there to catch crabs and swim. One of my fondest memories is of the family picnics we used to have at Cramer’s Park. The whole family would gather together, bring side dishes and my uncles would cook a pig right there on the beach. We [kids] would be in the water just splashing around and having fun. It sounds strange to say, but living on a beautiful island surrounded by all that crystalline blue water, many of us couldn’t swim a stroke.

snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands

I would love to tell you anything you want to know about my beautiful home including how to get here, where to stay, what to eat and what you must do while you are here. I’ll also tell you the cheapest ways to get the most bang for your buck! Just ask me and I’ll tell you anything you want to know!

Read my overview of St. Croix and St. Thomas article HERE. For specific information or more details on any aspect of island life or travel, just ask me, I’ll be glad to tell you. Now get down to the U.S. Virgin Islands and come Say Gudday!

Backpack 101

how to choose the right backpack

Learn how to choose the right backpack for you and your activities from Videkpridek’s informative article on the subject. Good, practical information and tips from an experienced expert. Read it HERE.

Also read MysticTurtle’s article on top selling backpacks for hiking. She has backpacked the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail in 2001 and the 700-mile International Appalachian Trail in 2003 so, if you’re looking for advice on choosing a backpack, she’s the lady to listen to. Read her reviews HERE.

MysticTurtle reviews the military MOLLE backpack HERE.

La Manga Club, Spain

La Manga Club resort, Spain

Local resident, Richard, is so passionate about the La Manga Club in Spain that he has written numerous guides for it and even built a website about it!

Richard brags that La Manga gets a staggering 300 days of sunshine a year and is a “sporting Mecca” including kayaking, swimming, fishing, paintballing, kite surfing, cycling, snorkeling, tennis, golf, horse back riding and much more! Read his local guide HERE.

Moyenne Island, Seychelles

 

Now this man knows how to live! Read it HERE.

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