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Safety First Timer Advice When Traveling

As opposed to traveling outdoors wherein you’ll have to go through lots of twists and turns which is pretty exhausting, traveling indoors by using your Internet network can be quite a breeze. Probably this is the very first time you would come across this type of experience or if not, probably your children or younger brothers and sisters, whomever it is, there are certain safety measures as well as safety tips especially for first timers traveling through the Internet.

Interacting with people by using the Internet can be risky and unsafe. Without a doubt, a lot of Internet visitors, even experienced ones, get molested, abused or fooled just by hanging out for around 15 minutes, conversing with a stranger. Some people can even get swindled because they were too honest and trustful of their personal information that they’re giving it all out. If you’re just new, you can pick up ideas on how to prevent this type of predicament.

The secret when dealing with unknown people through the Internet and ensuring that you’re protected every step of the way is through right communication and keen observation. How? Pay attention:

When someone questions you things that are very private, like information regarding your real name or home address, always be cautious. Never ever provide something as important as your home contact number, age, name of friends, and most particularly, your family salary. Not unless you are familiar with this person by heart, never spill out anything this important. You might put the lives of your family, friends as well as yourself at risk.

If a certain business or a representative from a firm or agency tells you wonderful things on how to earn big, big money in just a couple of minutes or tells you that you could cultivate massive income in not less than seven days, such an exaggeration can put you at risk. It could spell out catastrophe. Never give into their pleasant words, which ultimately, is going to lure you to give out something as important as your credit card number. This could turn out to be a scam and wipe out everything in your account. Before trusting everything, ask. Ask for the individual’s or the firm’s credibility, reputation and standing in the business that’s being related.

Passwords are keys to another world and opens something personal or top secret. Never ever give this out nor share it even with your best friends.

In case you have became acquainted with someone through online discussion, you have to be sure of the person’s identity and how far can he or she be trusted before meeting face-to-face. Hope this does not burst your bubble but there are actually syndicates roaming around the Internet waiting for their next prey so be extremely careful. If in doubt, you can ask someone to accompany you or meet somewhere public.

Deal with the person whom you’re speaking to with respect even if the individual is not giving it back. Never make an effort to send negative messages or use explicit or vulgar languages.

You must be wary of strangers simply because not all have bad motives. Others can be decent and are properly behaved. Just to be sure, always apply safety first when traveling through the Internet.

Healthy and Hydrated While Traveling

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – Samuel Johnson

Everyone will surely agree with what Samuel Johnson got to say. Yes, traveling has its advantages. But there is one thing that you dread to meet halfway of your destination and that is heat stroke and dehydration. Keeping yourself hydrated while you are traveling is very important. Traveling in a humid environment can predispose someone to dehydration.

Whatever the reasons for your traveling whether you are on family vacation, business trip or an annual homecoming it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Enjoy the moment of your travel and consider these following tips.

Drink Water as Frequent as Possible
Whether you are traveling on the air, water or road always drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Sodas are very satisfying but be careful not to drink too much. Sodas are full of sugar. It will only make you feel thirstier. Avoid also drinking too much coffee because it makes the dehydration worse.

Moreover, bottled waters are too expensive in some tourist spots. To save yourself from too much spending and the stress of walking, it is advisable to pack a couple of bottled water with you. Never ever drink water that is not bottled or sterilized to avoid being infected with bacteria and viruses in the water that can cause diarrhea or typhoid fever.

Travel with Aqua bag
As mentioned earlier, bringing extra bottled water is very beneficial. On the other hand, there are times when carrying bottled water can become inconvenient. Nowadays, people put their water in an aqua bag. The good thing about aqua bag is it has an insulated pouch which keeps the water cold. The insulated pad is stored inside a backpack. Your back pack can be useful with so many things. You can keep other things like your pair of sun glasses or shades, money and keys. It is like carrying your backpack with an insulated water pouch. The aqua bag is perfect when you are traveling outdoors such as when you are biking or exploring new places, walking in a park or in a scenic land mark.

Bring fresh juices
Drinking water while traveling is a good way to keep your body hydrated but taking juices once in a while can give your body enough energy while traveling. Juices contain calories that will keep you energized. Moreover, juices such as orange, mango, lemon and wheatgrass naturally boost your body’s immune system. These juices will keep you away from possible infections, illnesses and diseases while traveling.

Most people would bring along canned or packed juices with them while traveling. Little did they know that it is much better if they will bring homemade fruit juices. It is healthier and contains more vitamins C. Furthermore, they contain pulp and fiber that will keep the tummy full for longer period of time.

It is better to prepare your juice the night before you leave. Place it in a container especially designed for traveling to keep your juice tightly sealed even in a pressured cabin or plane. Let it freeze overnight to preserve its freshness.

Without doubt traveling is fun. On the other hand, be wary as dehydration is possible especially for long distance traveling. Avoid dehydration by following these simple tips mentioned above. Be a clever traveler. Do not be caught dead in a deserted island with no water to satisfy your thirst. Have fun traveling!

Adventure Travel With Dogs

Have you ever taken your dog on a camping trip? Have you ever spent a lazy afternoon floating down the river with Fido by your side? How about an overnight hiking and camping trip? I have three dogs that seem to know long before we even start bringing the camping bags out that we are going somewhere. They pace and follow us from room to room as we begin our packing adventure; it definitely is not a quiet moment. I would never think of leaving them behind. Our dogs absolutely love the outdoors!

If you are planning to take your dog on any outdoor adventure, prior planning is essential! Taking your pooch with you is much like taking children, you must prepare for them to insure their safety as well as yours and others.

Here are a few tips:

1. Keep your dog leashed, or if allowed; under voice control at all times! Dogs are asked to be leashed for their own safety as much as for the wildlife and other humans. He should have his id tag on his collar at all times. Be familiar with basic animal first-aid for ticks, scrapes or poison ivy and any other emergencies that may come up.

2. Bring some essentials from home, the unfamiliar scents, people, objects and spaces can make the best of dogs nervous. Comfort him by packing a bag with his favorite things from home: blanket/bed, snacks and toys. Anything that makes him comfortable works well. I have one dog that wants to hold on to his stuffed toy the whole time while traveling in the car, and another one that does much better away from home if he has his tennis ball with him.

3. Pick up after your dog – bring lots of plastic bags and scoop it up just as you would at home. Some campgrounds have banned dogs because of the negligence of a few dog owners.

4. Dog manners – your dog should at least have acquired basic training – such as not jumping on people, coming when called and not barking at strangers – even weird strangers, which you are bound to encounter at some time.

5. Plan ahead for everything. Even though no one ever wants to think about having an accident on the road, it does happen. Have a plan (for your dogs) in case of a flat tire, a serious accident, or any other emergency that could happen while you are out. I suggest that you use a dog seat belt; or better yet, have them travel in a carrier. Your dog(s) are depending on you to help them if you can.

6.Keep him hydrated. Dogs and heat do not go well together. Be sure to carry plenty of water, and water him often. We have found out that the backpacks that carry water (sold at bicycle shops) work very well for us. You will have to train your dog to drink from the reservoir, which does not take much if they are thirsty!

7. Learn about your surroundings and prepare for it. Make sure you are aware of the dangerous wildlife, treacherous plants, weather conditions, and any other challenges that you may encounter. If you do not know what you are doing, you might inadvertently be putting yourself and your dog in danger. Use common sense, if your dog is long haired and gets hot easily; do not take him to the desert. He would be much happier going somewhere cooler.

8. If you are renting a canoe, or using an outdoor guide, please abide by all of the rules and take responsibility for your pets. Most businesses expect you to be a responsible dog owner, and they are giving you the privilege to use their services. If your dog is trying an adventure for the first time, please let the owner of the company know, they may be able to help you and your dog feel more comfortable.

9. Camping? Find a dog-friendly campground – do lots of research. Make sure that if pets are allowed, what are the size limits. Are there any restrictions? Do they have a dog run? Are you required to bring and show your dog’s rabies certification? Once there; do not leave her alone in the tent, keep her in sight at all times, and refer to section 4-dog manners. Nothing is more annoying to campers than a dog left barking all day and night.

10. Note that some businesses will ask that you show proof of vaccinations, it is always a good idea to carry a copy of them with you at all times. This is also a good idea in case you have an emergency and you have to take your dog to the local veterinarian. If your dog has special medications, always bring them with you.

11. Last, but not least…if your dog is especially excited, our suggestion is to take them somewhere to let them get some excessive energy released before reaching your final destination. Even a nice stroll in a park will do them good, (and you too!) Your dog will be much more welcomed if he or she is in a calm state of mind.

And most of all….have a great time! Dogs love the outdoors, love exercise and love being with you. Take some lessons from them and enjoy every minute you have with them.

The authors of Campingpet Adventure Club are avid pet lovers and adventure travelers. The Price’s travel often in their pop-up trailer and tent with 3 large dogs (Buddy, Rusty and Fred) and take them hiking, camping and any outdoor adventure that will accept their dogs! They have stayed in campgrounds, public lands, state, Federal Parks, and cabins.

Outdoor Adventures With Nature

Already a very popular destination with European and South American LGBT tourists, with each new season San Carlos De Bariloche is gaining in global popularity and recognition for being gay-friendly. Almost 3000 feet above sea level in Argentina’s snow-capped Andes Mountains with pristine blue-water lakes this region is remarkably eco-friendly and unscathed by man’s obsessive interference with the environment. Known as the Argentine Lake District and the Gateway to Patagonia this year-round outdoor adventure haven is the latest addition to the list of new, favorite gay travel destinations in South America. One visit to this spectacular region and the reasons for this acclamation are easily understandable.

Bearing in mind the southern hemisphere’s reversal of seasons, skiing and winter sports are available in July, August, and September. Some would say that this is the busiest tourist season in Bariloche. But the region’s year-round mild climate offers on-going activities including, hiking mountain trails, sailing, boat tours, kayaking, bird-watching, canopy tours, fly-fishing, river rafting, horseback rides, star-gazing, camping, and much more. Its nightlife includes renowned discos and raucous pubs which have led many visitors to wake up on a lakeside beach observing the sun as it ascends the mountain peaks casting its rays upon this quaint Andean city. Bariloche’s alluring mystique has resulted in many repeat visits.

Perhaps the hidden treasure of this region is its affordable pricing during the travel budget constraints of recent times. Many smart gay travelers have already discovered the great South American holiday bargains currently available and Argentina is top of the list for lower-cost vacations. Bariloche offers a skiing experience equal to North America’s Rocky Mountain slopes and the Austrian or Swiss Alps for scenery and downhill challenges, but at a considerably more reasonable price. The journey may be slightly longer but the ultimate rewards are immeasurable whether in costs or memories.

When it comes to LGBT travel to this region Bariloche Gay Travel is the first and only gay-owned and operated travel company located in the region. Specializing in working with gay visitors they ensure a positive, gay-friendly experience during any stay in this mountain paradise. Owner Christian Signorelli has lived most of his life in Bariloche and is dedicated to welcoming LGBT tourists to the region and ensuring that their visit is memorable and hassle-free. He has developed a list of gay-friendly accommodations—from hostels to luxury boutique hotels— restaurants, bars, and attractions to ensure that all gay travelers can enjoy a wide range of year-round choices during their visit.

The town site of Bariloche is situated on the banks of the expansive Lake Nahuel Huapi with beautiful clear, blue water and numerous beaches. Unique to Argentina the local architecture of half-rounded logs and field-stone is reminiscent of European Alpine villages and has earned the town the nickname of “Little Switzerland”. The entire region is nestled in majestic mountains with large and small lakes of pristine waters ranging from royal blue to emerald green and every shade of color in between. Climbing any mountain or riding one of the several chair lifts is rewarded with spectacular vistas and around every turn in the road is a new, breathtaking view.

Just a short 18 kilometer drive from the heart of Bariloche is Cathedral Mountain ski resort and apres-ski village. It is the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere offering a wide variety of slopes for winter downhill skiing and hiking trails for the warmer months. The restaurants, hotels, and boutiques create the perfect village for those who prefer to stay at the base of the mountain. This is also the location of the Bariloche Gay Ski week held each year in September.

Numerous scenic tours are available and Bariloche Gay Travel can help organize any itinerary or plan customized personal tours. The Cau Cau Catamaran tour with Espacio S.A. to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Woods is a must and can be either a half or full day adventure into nature. In the heart of the Arrayanes trees is the Walt Disney Cabin where rumor has it Disney was inspired to create the setting and scenery for his Bambi screen classic. The Seven Lakes tour is a day trip through magnificent forests, large valleys, and includes waterfront vistas of the Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, and Machonico Lakes, plus stops in the quaint towns of Villa La Angostura and San Martin De Los Andes. A short two-hour journey heading south to El Bolson is rewarded with the small historic town markets and boutiques plus more unforgettable lakes and views along the route. Tours range from just a few hours to full day events ensuring that every day in the Lake District can offer new adventures with nature. The local experts at Bariloche Gay Travel are extremely knowledgeable of this entire region and will ensure that a gay-friendly welcome awaits every LGBT tourist.

Almost every new day is greeted with a dynamic sunrise over the mountain peaks and most evenings begin with a perfectly romantic sunset. Both are quite often reflected upon the mirror-like waters of the numerous lakes for double the magic.

Travel Tips For Adventure Travel

You’re not ready for adventure travel tours of any kind until you’ve read these five tips.

Pack fewer clothes and more money than you think you need. There are two things you don’t want to happen during your overseas trip. First, you don’t want too much stuff to lug around the world. Travel light, but smart. Second, you don’t want to run out of money. Your money will flee fast as you purchase beverages, distribute tips, and take taxis during your adventure tour. Make sure you have plenty of cash on hand. Remote Himalayan base camps don’t have ATMs. Before departing, be sure you know your credit card company’s policy on overseas travel and cash withdrawal ability.

Read about and research your destination maniacally. You are about to become the guest of another country and culture. Try to understand all you can about your destination. Purchase a Lonely Planet guidebook, explore photos online, and imbibe the experience of the country before you even get on the plane.

Make sure you’re secure. Overseas safety should be on your mind. To ensure the security of your belongings, make sure you have a sturdy and reliable suitcase or backpack. Bring along a padlock for in-country travel. Remember not to lock the suitcase before checking your baggage on your overseas flight. If you do, you may end up with a broken suitcase or a smashed lock. Keeping tabs on your money, passport, and other documents once you’re in your destination is another concern. Some travelers prefer a neck lanyard or close-fitting shoulder bag. Wearing a fanny pack in the front or a travel waist wallet are other good options.

Have a thorough plan, but be flexible. “Schedule” means something entirely different in other cultures and countries. Your well-planned itinerary may disintegrate into insignificance once you’re on foreign soil. Yes, you should plan well in advance, but put some flexibility into your planning. You’ll never know if a train ride will be cancelled, a mudslide will wipe out a road, or traveler’s diarrhea will strike.

Do some language prep. Along with knowing your destination, understanding the geography, being aware of the culture, and knowing a few facts, you’ll need to know some language. Memorize a few key phrases, and become familiar with local language greetings. You probably won’t become fluent in Dzongkha during a ten-day adventure tour to Bhutan, but you should be able to at least understand a word or two.

You’re about to face the unexpected, brave the unknown, and conquer the world like never before. It’s worth your while to have these few tips in mind. Now, you’re finally ready for adventure travel tours.

Adventure Travel In Australia

Adventure travel developed as a segment of the tourism market during the latter half of the 20th century out of the more general traditional notion of outdoor recreation. Adventure travel differs from from earlier forms of outdoor recreation, however, in that it offers travelers greater opportunities to experience specific physical activities (eg. rock climbing, diving, snow-boarding, kayaking, abseiling) that involve greater levels of skill and, within acceptable limits, risk. With traditional outdoor recreation, the primary attraction is the specific setting: with adventure travel, however, travelers are attracted primarily by the activities offered. Adventure travel is therefore primarily associated with travel products where the primary purpose is to engage in activity and participatory experience rather than the more passive sightseeing associated with traditional outdoor tourism.

“Tips for adventure travel”

The travel industry has evolved considerably since the 1970s. Changes include sociodemographic shifts which have seen a growth both the disposable income and available leisure time of many travelers. Travelers generally have become more discerning, have more travel experience, and have come to enjoy the benefits of cheaper, more convenient transport and other technological advances. As a result, substantial changes occurred in the demand for international travel products. The 1990s saw rapid growth in the evolution of specific segments of the tourism market including ecotourism, nature tourism and other special interest tourism which catered for the new breed of sophisticated traveler with both the means and the will to travel.

While travel costs will always remain a significant factor in decision-making for most travelers, the notion of tourist satisfaction is today of increasing importance. Increasingly, travel products must provide something other than simple value for money to attract tourists pursuing deeper, more satisfying purposes. In short, new patterns in travel choices have emerged to accommodate a much greater spectrum of travel interests, activities and experiences. Adventure travel today is increasingly the travel mode of choice for sophisticated travellers seeking to experience a holiday rather than simply sit in a tour bus passively sightseeing.

The increasing interest of many travellers in actively experiencing their holiday has also been matched with a rapid expansion in the range and quality of travel-related equipment available, extending the capability of tour operators to deliver more diversified adventure travel products. Australia has been at the forefront of these developments, and adventure travel is now one of the fastest-growing travel market segments in that country. Continuing to grow in their scope and appeal, it appears today that the variety and availability of adventure travel products for a broad spectrum of abilities and interests and abilities is almost limitless.

In Australia, the notion of adventure in travel is inextricably linked to that of the Outback. This means that true adventure travel is more likely to be found away from the comfortable, urban east coast, and in particular away from the area located south of the Brisbane-Adelaide line where over 80{fd11b22b0f35091eca17fd46ace4cf22b2e2e9c2048a560d1c5902fbf063d19f} of Australians live in urban and suburban settings oblivious to the geographic, climatic and cultural realities of the majority of the Australian continent. High on the list of authentic Australian outback adventure travel destinations therefore are Central Australia and the Northern Territory, far north and western Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia. The island of Tasmania also provides many exciting opportunities for adventure travel in unique wilderness areas.

Quality outback adventure tours in Australia are characterized by many factors, including the use of four-wheel-drive vehicles rather than buses, access to spectacular remote sites, provision of challenging adventure activities, and active hands-on participation in daily routines. The use of 4×4 vehicles typically allows tour operators to access more remote, difficult and spectacular country. By encouraging active participation in daily routines such as cooking, cleaning, setting camp and packing up, adventure tours engage travelers in the complete outdoor adventure experience rather than simply waiting on passive participants hand and foot.

But the real adventure element provided by the best quality tours takes the form of specific adventure activities ranging from bushwalking, rock climbing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, through to more extreme activities such as diving, canoing, abseiling, jet-skiing, quad riding, white water rafting and hot air ballooning.

Perfect For Travel and Vacation Tours

Most camera gadgets these days are designed to perfectly fit our busy lifestyles. Compared to old model cameras, an ultra compact camera is quite very light and handy. It only weighs at less than 5 and half ounces but cannot be discounted in its quality and its high resolution picture output. It is perfect for leisure travel, outdoor picnics, and vacation tours. It is very thin that you would not mind carrying it around to capture that precious moments wherever you are.

“Smart Travel”

Here are some selections of ultra compact digital camera from different brands that has an amazing wide angled view for landscape pictures and architectural shots. First on the top of the line is the Canon Powershot SD980 IS digital camera. What sets this gadget apart from others is its 24-120mm equivalent lens and its IS – Canon’s anti-shake feature that will allow low shutter speeds, Outdoors adventure travel.

If you are looking for a very handy ultra compact camera units that gets good marks for focus tracking of moving object, the Nikon Coolpix S640 digital camera is the one for you. Olympus FE-5020 digital camera is the most inexpensive compact travel camera that has the same lens range and the anti-shake technology as the Cannon Powershot. This camera would be the best buy for budget-tight travelers who want to make the most out of their vacation and outdoor experience by keeping memories by owning an ultra small camera with quality resolutions.

If you are looking for a classy ultra compact digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 digital compact camera is the one for you. With its stylish touch-screen features, it is lightweight and very tiny that can surely satisfy your sophisticated taste. It has 10.2 mega pixels that are perfectly adequate for outdoor photo shoots. Although the range of its lens falls a little short compare to its other competitors.

These are just among the wide array of handy digital camcorders and cameras that are manufactured by well-known and highly trusted brands. There are still cheaper choices and different digital devices that come with different and unique features.

Top Outdoor Adventures In Alabama

Alabama is a state full of all types of adventures for outdoor lovers – from fishing to hiking, camping and biking.

Among the activities are: rock climbing, water sports,ballooning, caving, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, golf, hiking, birding, hunting, camping, fishing and enjoying the varied scenery the state has to offer.

(1) Perhaps the number one outdoor adventure in the state is hiking/backpacking/walking. There are many areas across the state, including rough outdoor trails to paved walking tracks that enable most everyone to get outdoors and get some exercise.

Some of the key areas that make this activity tops is hikes into Little River Canyon along the Eberhart Trail in northeast Alabama where this canyon is actually the deepest east of the Mississippi. Hikers can also check out the nearby Lost Falls Trail in DeSoto State Park. For beginners there is a “starter” 20- mile long Conecuh Trail in the Conecuh National Forest near Andalusia and visitors to Historic Blakely State Park will enjoy the leisure paths there.

The most famous of the trails in Alabama is the 100 miles long Pinhoti Trail that runs from the southern end of the Talladega National Forest northward to Georgia. In highly populated areas there are scenic trails on Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham, 20 miles of trails near Huntsville in Monte Sano State Park and scenic trails in the Wade Mountain Preserve near Huntsville.

Packpackers will enjoy the 14- miles long Sipsey Fork Loop in the Sipsey Wilderness which is part of the Bankhead National Forest and there are spectacular views in the Walls of Jericho area near Hytop.

Just plain ole walkers will find hundreds of places around the state including tracks in their own towns or cities. Other areas include Moundville Archeological Park south of Tuscaloosa, Vulcan Park in Birmingham, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Dadeville, Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Natural Bridge of Alabama at Natural Bridge, Shark Tooth Creek near Aliceville, Dismals Canyon at Phil Campbell, Old Cahawba Archeological Park near Selma, the beautiful beaches at Gulf Shores and the 2.5 mile hiking trail at the University of Alabama Arboretum.

(2) Birding has quickly become the number two outdoor activity as more and more birding trails open up around the state. Locations offering birding include the Mobile Bay where there are 50 sites and southward on Dauphin Island are several sites including the 164 – acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary. A variety of migratory birds can also be viewed at Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay. The Upper Cahaba River Birding Trail is located in the Hoover area. The North Alabama Birding Trail extends along the Tennessee River.

On the eastern side of the state birdwatchers will find the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge which is home to the American Bald Eagle. The Bon Secour National Wildlilfe Refuge in Gulf Shores offers a variety of migratory birds. In the upper part of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta are many locations to observe over 250 species of birds. Tour operators use pontoon boats, air boats and pirogue canoes.

West of Gulf Shores on the shores of Mobile Bay is the town of Fairhope which offers birders elevated boardwalks to view hummingbirds at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve.

Other sites include the Perry Lakes Park in Marion County which provides birders the nation’s first birding tower rising above the canopy of trees along the Cahaba River. During the peak summer viewing season, some 200,000 grey bats can be watched as they emerge from Sauta Cave in north Alabama near Scottsboro at the Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge.

Outside Birmingham, in central Alabama, is Oak Mountain State Park which offers an elevated Treetop Nature Trail providing views of barred owls, black vultures, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and rare white turkey vultures.

(3) Skydiving, air rides and ballooning are also among the top adventures with top sites including Cullman at the airport, Elberta at the Horak Airport, Pell City at the Pell City Airport, Tuskegee at Moton Field and hot air balloon rides in Birmingham, Decatur, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Huntsville, Montgomery and historic plane rides in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.

(4) With thousands of lakes, rivers, creeks and Gulf beaches, the sports ofcanoeing, kayaking and sailing are enjoyed year around across the state.

River cruises are offered on the Alabama River in Montgomery, Black Warrior in Tuscaloosa, Tennessee River at Joe Wheeler State Park and around Mobile Bay.

Canoeists will enjoy the trip up Bottle Creek to Mound Island in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta which is the nation’s largest delta. Whitewater paddlers can experience Class II and Class III novice – intermediate water on the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River near Blountsville.

Kayakers find the trip down the Cahaba River near Birmingham to be an exciting journey. The Cahaba is considered to be the longest free-flowing river in the state and is home to rare two-foot-tall Cahaba Lilies. Sea kayaking is a popular sport around Dauphin Island and nearby Barrier Islands south of Mobile. The best kayak training river in the Southeast is the Coosa River near Wetumpka with Class II rapids and the challenging Moccasin Gap.

At the bottom of the largest canyon east of the Mississippi flows Little River Canyon which offers advanced – to expert whitewater Class IV and Class V rapids along Johnnies Creek and you will also find Class II rapids on the East Fork of the Little River. Other whitewater adventures can be found near Section on South Sauty Creek that offers Class III and IV rapids.

For a more leisurely paddle, you can take the 44-mile long Loyd Owens Canoe Trail near Heflin on a section of one of the cleanest rivers in the eastern USA – the Tallapoosa River. A second route is along the beautiful Escatawpa River near Wilmer.

The less adventurous may rather take a boat ride on Mobile Bay to see the 1885 Middle Bay Lighthouse, take a sailing adventure in the Bay or have fun making the Bay crossing on the Mobile Bay Ferry that moves vehicles between the Civil War fortifications of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines.

(5) With a variety of terrain the state offers many places for cycling and mountain biking. Oak Mountain State Park has a three-hour long, 17 mile mountain bike loop. A 12 miles of routes can be found on the Swayback Bridge Trail near Wetumpka and for those wishing to peddle a long trip there is the 56-miles Auburn-Tuskegee-Loachapoka Loop. There is also a 40-mile scenic route between historic Wetumpka and Tallassee.

A tougher route might be the scenic Horseblock/Cheaha Mountain Ride covering 40 miles from Anniston up Cheaha Mountain to the highest point in Alabama. A more leisurely route in the converted rails-to-trails route from Anniston eastward to the Alabama/Georgia line along the Chief Ladia Trail which extends on 27 miles of a paved former rail bed.

Outdoor Adventure Travel For Anyone

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a darn fine reason for it too. There are few trips that can be taken that are better than outdoor adventure travel ones. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one.

Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas. You can probably find plenty of outdoor adventure travel right in your own area or at least near to it. Your budget does not have to put a damper on real good outdoor adventure travel. Just take some time to look around and what surrounds you and you will probably find all kinds of great and exciting things to do.

If you are having trouble finding some good ideas for your outdoor adventure travel consider talking to your local travel bureau. The thing is that we live in our hometowns and cities with no real idea of what is all around us. Since it is home we take it for granted, most of us don’t bother to investigate all that there really s to do. So check it out, chances are that you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the great outdoor adventure travel ideas that are out there available to you right now as you read.

You can also check the internet for all kind of great outdoor adventure travel ideas. You can take trips all over the world for your outdoor adventure travel if you have the money. These days you don’t even have to have a lot of money, there are hundreds of great travel deals on all year round. No matter what season it is there is a great outdoor adventure travel idea that you can take advantage for a great price, all you have to do is find it. Start looking into outdoor adventure travel on the internet today and you will find out all kinds of great tips to help you save money while you are out adventuring.

Your outdoor adventure travel can consist of all kinds of different activities. For many people outdoor adventure travel trips for skiing are a great way to get the adrenaline pumping. Skiing is fun and it is great exercise and it is full of fast paced action once you get off of the bunny hill! If you like to try things a little more daring then you can always go rock climbing or bungee jumping. They too are loads of fun and thrills. Even hiking and camping on some fantastic mountain trails is a great way to experience outdoor adventure travel.

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a darn fine reason for it too. There are few trips that can be taken that are better than outdoor adventure travel ones. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one.

Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas. You can probably find plenty of outdoor adventure travel right in your own area or at least near to it. Your budget does not have to put a damper on real good outdoor adventure travel. Just take some time to look around and what surrounds you and you will probably find all kinds of great and exciting things to do.

If you are having trouble finding some good ideas for your outdoor adventure travel consider talking to your local travel bureau. The thing is that we live in our hometowns and cities with no real idea of what is all around us. Since it is home we take it for granted, most of us don’t bother to investigate all that there really s to do. So check it out, chances are that you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the great outdoor adventure travel ideas that are out there available to you right now as you read.

You can also check the internet for all kind of great outdoor adventure travel ideas. You can take trips all over the world for your outdoor adventure travel if you have the money. These days you don’t even have to have a lot of money, there are hundreds of great travel deals on all year round. No matter what season it is there is a great outdoor adventure travel idea that you can take advantage for a great price, all you have to do is find it. Start looking into outdoor adventure travel on the internet today and you will find out all kinds of great tips to help you save money while you are out adventuring.

Your outdoor adventure travel can consist of all kinds of different activities. For many people outdoor adventure travel trips for skiing are a great way to get the adrenaline pumping. Skiing is fun and it is great exercise and it is full of fast paced action once you get off of the bunny hill! If you like to try things a little more daring then you can always go rock climbing or bungee jumping. They too are loads of fun and thrills. Even hiking and camping on some fantastic mountain trails is a great way to experience outdoor adventure travel.