Santa Catalina Island located in the Southern coast of California is a popular family vacation destination in the US. Vacationers can travel to this island by air or by boat. Most people choose the luxury of travelling to Santa. Catalina via a helicopter which only a 15-minute journey. Boat trips usually take an hour from the mainland.
The proximity of this island to the busy Southern California area makes it a favorite destination of families who wish to escape for a while and experience rest and relaxation. The island offers great activities including parasailing, fishing, golf, diving, kayaking and scuba diving. Kids and adults are found frolicking on the beach or taking an enjoyable walking tour on any ordinary day in Sta. Catalina. Continue reading
The occasion was my first marriage anniversary, so it had to be something special, to rekindle the affection and love that we have for each other. My wife is fond of surprises and I manage to leave her awestruck every time I plan something. But this time it had to be different, something which she would cherish telling her grandchildren with that beautiful smile that adorns her face every time I express how much I love her.
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Travelling probably is one of the few things that you can spend on but get more out of it. It gives you a wider perspective, makes you more independent and it gives you a unique sense of accomplishment by allowing you to get a better view of the world we live in. We would love to travel more but of course, there are always budget constraints that make your next exploration a little bit difficult to plan. Don’t let this get in the way of your wanderlust – with proper planning, you can have a budget-savvy travel and explore places as much as you can.
Even with a limited budget, you can scratch that familiar itch by exploring your very own country. Travel locally; it is less expensive than travelling abroad and it also support local economies. You get to learn more about your country and you’re also helping your very own “kababayans” involved in the tourism industry.
When travelling on a tight budget, go for public transportation options such ferries, RORO, buses and jeepneys. “Special trips” can be quite expensive and this will leave you at the mercy of devious drivers so if you need to go out of the regular routes, opt for a motorcycle or rent a bike to drive yourself to your destination.
Family camping is an awe-inspiring experience for the whole family that brings relaxing fun and exciting adventure. If you are planning to camp out and sleep outdoors with your family, here are suggested beautiful campgrounds around the world.
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park, Australia
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The Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is best known as one of the world’s most scenic drives. It is located on the banks of the Curdies River inlet in Great Ocean Road in Peterborough Victoria, Australia.
The sandy river is ideal for kids sand-play, the river is safe for swimming for all ages, sailboarding, boating, fishing and other activities such as bird watching, beach combing, cycling and hiking opportunities. Kids will definitely enjoy their jumping pillow and playground. Continue reading
To de-stress from a week-long work pressure and anxiety, some individuals and families opt for weekend travels to relax and refresh their mind and body. Nowadays, staycation is trending which makes an increasing number of travel-loving individuals, weekend adventurers and city slickers. If you constantly travel, you will realize the joy of having a little piece of weekend travel bag that packs everything you need for a two-day sojourn. Whether it’s a trek up the mountainous area of Batangas or a cultural exploration in Cebu, you will need several pieces of clothing and of course, a trusty toiletry pack that will make life a lot easier wherever you go.
When packing for a weekend trip, consider the destination so that you can pack your stuff properly. Ideally a 26 to 30 liter daypack will accommodate everything that light travelers need. For a hike or an outdoor adventure, bring extra change of dri-fit or lightweight clothing. Don’t forget waterproofing cases for your gadget and skin protection such as sun block, a cap or a baklava too. Exploring the city or spending a quiet weekend at the beach calls of even lighter packing. Sun dresses, swim suits, shorts and tank tops are essential. Continue reading