4 Family Kayaking Trip Planning Essentials

Vacation is supposed to be relaxing but the planning and packing for the whole family can make the time leading up stressful. Outdoor adventures such as a family kayaking trip can be the best way to recharge as long as you’re well-prepared. Here are four tips for planning your trip to make sure you get the most out of your time in nature this summer.

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Packing

Packing can be the most stressful part of any trip. Make a list in advance so that you don’t forget any of the essentials. Ensure that you have a quality dry bag before going on a kayaking trip. This is the only way to fully prevent all of your belongings from getting wet in case of factors such as splashing, boat instability, and precipitation. If anyone is inexperienced or you just want the extra security, there are even dry bags that float in case of the event of a boat flipping. Continue reading “4 Family Kayaking Trip Planning Essentials”

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Next Australian National Park Visit

Visiting a national park is an enthralling experience for many reasons, including the fact that you could make a solo venture or a journey with relatives or friends. If you’ve felt let down by previous visits or simply want to spice up your next trip, consider some useful approaches.

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Check the Weather

A quick glance at your favorite weather app on the morning of your trip isn’t enough to have a hassle-free sojourn in terms of weather. If you’re planning to visit a national park as part of a larger vacation, set aside a couple of days with flexible plans. In other words, you can check the weather before the trip to determine the best day to go to the park. Looking into extended forecasts can also potentially help. Whether you visit Port Campbell National Park or Kakadu National Park you’ll want to bring sunscreen and enough water to drink. Continue reading “5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Next Australian National Park Visit”

Weekend Away: 5 Things You Want for Your Next Holiday

Preparing to go on vacation can be as stressful as it is exciting. When you pack, you might feel the need to cram 90 percent of your closet into your bag “just in case.” Rather than paying more money at the airport and hauling around a ton of stuff you don’t need, here are five things you’ll want to bring with you on your next weekend getaway.

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The Right Luggage

Invest in a nice luggage set that can be mixed and matched depending on your needs. A good set will include at least five pieces including a large, medium and small roll-along suitcases as well as a duffel bag and some type of carry-on. Continue reading “Weekend Away: 5 Things You Want for Your Next Holiday”

How to Enjoy an Island Vacation in Turks and Caicos

A Turks and Caicos island vacation can be the adventure of a lifetime. From the beautiful beaches to the fun recreational activities, this exotic archipelago boasts many wonderful features that continuously attract international travelers each year. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy a Turks and Caicos island vacation.

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Attend the Fish Fry

Every Thursday, Bight Children’s Park in Providenciales hosts a fish fry event that includes savory seafood samplings from some of the top local eateries. Conch shells, coconut shrimp and crab make up just a few of the available food selections. Jerk chicken and other classic local favorites are additionally served to offer more variety. Caribbean-style music and dancing are also featured to provide additional entertainment for attendees. Continue reading “How to Enjoy an Island Vacation in Turks and Caicos”

4 Great Ways to Enjoy National Parks This Summer

There are over 400 National Parks and only so much summer left to enjoy. However, it isn’t too late to find your closest park and take in the beauty of nature on a hike or camping trip with family or friends. Here are just a few ways that you can get that much closer to a park visit before the weather turns too cold to do so.

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Hiking

National parks are full of hiking trails for a variety of ages and levels of experience. If you have certain needs, you can easily research the trails ahead of time to find ones that are suited to your level. If you have children, it’s best to go on the shorter and easier trails. You can also do a drive-through of certain areas to get a view of canyons, forests, and other beautiful landscapes preserved by the National Parks Foundation. Continue reading “4 Great Ways to Enjoy National Parks This Summer”