Glacier National Park Montana, the Crown of the Continent

For people who loves to commune with nature, seeking wilderness and solitude, the Glacier National Park is the best place to go. Being famously referred as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem it boasts of alpine meadows, pristine forests, spectacular lakes and rugged mountains that is definitely a hiker’s paradise. With over 700 miles of trail, it will really offer a great adventure for the adventurous you.

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The Glacier National Park is always open; it never closes, so it would be easier to plan going there anytime as long as the weather is fine and good. It has been the home of the native Americans centuries ago, relive the old days by staying into historic lodges and chalets.  Discover marine life in its spectacular lakes where fishing is allowed. The park is situated in the U.S. state of Montana, nearby the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. According to Wikipedia, its mountains started to form 170 million years ago when ancient rocks were forced eastward up and over much younger rock strata. These sedimentary rocks known as the Lewis Overthrust contains the best fossilized instances of extremely early life found anywhere on Earth. The present shapes of the mountain ranges and lakes are evidences of an enormous glacial action that happened many years ago.  Among the 150 estimated glaciers which existed in the mid-19th century only 25 active glaciers remained by the year 2010.  Scientists said that if the current climate pattern persists, all glaciers may disappear by the year 2020.

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Finding that Ideal Ski Cabin

Of course, when it comes to family ski trips Colorado residents enjoy, it is all about getting out on the slopes and utilizing the snow. Skiing is thrilling and addicting, and it can provide fun for the whole family. However, a ski trip is not complete without the perfect little mountain cabin to stay in while you are there. This is especially true for those who are coming from other states, who may not get to experience the natural beauty that Colorado offers on a regular basis. These people will love staying in a cozy cabin almost as much as they will enjoy tackling the slopes. 

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The first thing that any ideal ski cabin needs is enough space for the family. You do not need too much space – there is something about the close quarters that makes things feel fun and cozy – but you do need enough bedrooms. This is the first thing that you should think about as you begin to plan your trip. The cabin will probably also come with a main room that will serve as a kitchen, living area and eating area, and it may also have a loft that can offer you and your family extra sleeping options. 

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Discover Petra, the city built on rocks

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The Hadrien Gate and the Cardo Maximum in Petra

If you have seen the movies – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Arabian Nights, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Passion in the Desert, then you may already have seen the unbelievable and amazing scenery of Petra as the site itself was featured in these films. Continue reading

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Battery Life and Wakeboard Speakers

When you use the speakers in your car, they do not sap the battery of power because the battery is hooked up to an alternator. This is a device that spins with the engine, using this motion to create power. That power then recharges the battery as you go. That is why you never have to stop and recharge your battery unless you leave the lights on and it drains the power since the engine is not running. 

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If you get wakeboard speakers for your boat, though, it is important to note that this is not how the speakers are going to work with most boats. The batteries and the engines are independent of one another. Even if you are cursing around the lake all day, the battery is going to be drained by the speakers. This does not mean that you should not use them, but you should charge your battery in preparation for a trip to the lake. 

However, it is very important to note that many new, inboard motors – and some modern outboard motors – do come with alternators. They recharge the batteries just like a car. It is mostly older outboard motors that do not utilize this technology. If you are not sure how your boat works, just take a few minutes to glance through the owner’s manual. You may find that an alternator has been installed on your boat, so you have nothing to worry about, no matter how often you use the speakers.

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Calaguas: Paradise Beach Camp South of Manila

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Only six hours away by bus from Manila, you can reach the town of Daet, Camarines Norte’s capital and considered to be the gateway of Bicol region. Just a few years back, Camarines Norte was not very popular, it was even a bit sleepy being away from the well-known tourist track. It was not until more and more backpackers and travelers opted for the off-beaten track that a paradise island off the coast of Camarines Norte was re-discovered.

Calaguas is a small island with creamy white sand that can compete with the more popular Boracay Island. This paradise island charmed many tourist and travels locally and internationally with its super fine white sand and lovely turquoise waters.  Continue reading

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