Archive for Outdoor activities

Choose Ecotourism

I’ve chosen ecotourism. What does it mean? The definition of ecotourism is: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990) I’m sure that this is an ideal way of travel and there are various sourses, communities and societies joining all those people who try to keep main principles of ecotourism, such as
– Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
– Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.
– Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
– Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.

Using electric transport for minimize impact. Electric cars and bicycles can be used to explore the protected landscapes.
Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climate.

Camping in the Summer

Everyone needs a break every once in a while, and is there a better time for it than the summer?
The perfect weather, the amazing atmosphere and most important – the ability to do it as a family. The kids have some time off school at this time of year, so why not take an advantage of it and have some great quality time?
Camping is a great way to bond and have fun, and there are many places you can go to and enjoy new experiences.┬áSo don’t let the summer pass by without going out on a camping trip at least once – or else you’ll regret it!

Selecting Tents for a Trip

If backpacking or camping is in your vacation plans this year, you will need a tent to protect you from the elements. There are many styles of tents available. Here are a few worthy of consideration.

Pyramid Tents

Pyramid tents are conical in shape. Many people call these tents a teepee. They offer a very basic design with easy setup. They are constructed of a single layer of waterproof fabric and have a single support pole located at the centre. The sides are staked out to hold the tent in place. These simple tents are popular with ultra-light backpackers.

A-Frame Tents

These tents, also called wedge tents or pup tents are the classic design of tents from the 60s. The end frames are each in the shape of an A and connected with a single ridgepole. Due to the sloping sides, interior headroom is restricted. Sides tend to sag when wet or in the wind so the A-frame tents have lost popularity. The modified A-frame provides a curved centre pole along the ridge, giving extra stability and more headroom.

Dome Tents

Dome tents are some of the most popular of all for many kinds of camping. They are moderate in price and generally well built. They are easily set up and taken down. Dome tents are excellent at keeping occupants dry in rain. The rain fly allows for excellent ventilation. The modified dome tent has a square floor and additional cross poles for support. The modified-dome design is popular for four-season tents. Dome tents are often heavier than other styles.

Hoop Tents

Hoop tents form a tunnel using side-to-side arched poles. They usually use two to three sets of hoops. A centre pole is sometimes used to prevent walls from sagging. These tents are lightweight and easy to pitch. Hoop tents are popular with bike campers, hikers and backpackers as they are compact and easy to set up. They are not good in high winds. Hoop tents will collapse with the weight of snow, unless equipped for such harsh condition with extra supports.

Cabin Tents

Cabin tents are an excellent choice for family camping. While these tents fell out of favour with the introduction of the dome tent, new materials and attached poles make them easier to set up and lighter in weight than the older canvas versions. They offer excellent headroom with straight sides. Windows and awnings are common in these tents. Having read this article, you will now have a better understanding of what tents are on the market.

When a camping or backpacking trip is in your future, tents can help to protect you from the elements. Your method of arriving at a campsite may have a lot to do with the tent you select. Backpackers often want ultra-lightweight tents for ease of transportation. Car campers often prefer something that will provide space for the family.

Winter Holidays

The snow has finally started falling this week. Get your winter holidays in a place you’ve dreamt. Have you ever thought about the way to become a really good snowboarder? All what you need is to book a snowboarder course and start to.

Have you ever imagine that you can race around frozen lakes on kicksleds, now it can be turned into reality because anyone who wish can enter the world finals of a Norwegian race.

Every time when I begin to plan a winter adventure holiday the first thing to come to my mind is a skiing holiday of course.

It’s a great time to find a pretty good ski if you haven’t bought it yet and there is a wide oportunity to choose a travel destination to get perfect skiing there.

If you want to spend amazing Christmas in France the best skiing is in Les Arcs, Megeve, Courchevel, La Plagne, Val d’Isere, Meribel, Chamonix, Les Deux Alpes, or Val Thorens. Just book the right ski apartment, catered chalet, or hotel, for the perfect skiing holiday to you and your family.

Christmas and 2011 New Year vacations

The fact is winter Holidays are the most loved by both kids and their parents. There is certain charm in winter when you celebtrate Christmas at your home in warm and cozyness and sparkling lights of Christmas Tree surounded your loved people. This is an amazing time to bond and have fun together.

But if you love to travel winter is also perfect time for that. Winter is a wonderful time for a family vacation, whether you’re seeking snow or sun. You can choose and book your holiday now will ensure that you get the date, destination and resort that you want!

Fun rafting at Bled Lake in Slovenia

There are many offers at Bled lake for rafting. We choosed service offering by funrafting.com that placed exactly near our appartments at Bled lake and we got very good service from this company.
By the way, it’s not too expansive there – the price is only 28 Euro for a person .

We were picked up by comfortable cart with air conditioner right next to the office of Fun Rafting (it’s at central bus station in Bled), which took us to the start point of our route. All instructors know English. We got saving vests and started our trip of 9.5 km on Dolinka river. It was unforgettable and real fun for all of us.

Travel with your bike

During my summer vacation in Austria I could see as family all together travel using bikes. As to me, I’m a big lover of bike riding but haven’t been far than my city streets. Bike travel is great idea especially as it has a lot of benefits including its much less expensive and much more mobile then you don’t depend on traffic jams and parking places at all.

This is special baby carriages attached to the parents bicycle looks safely and comfortable for the kids sitting in and allow them to see all interested thing on the way.

Do you know that there are travel around the world by bicycle? You can join them.