Descent into Dark Canyon: Kid’s Wild Fishing in Colorado’s Raggeds Wilderness

The trout literally leaped to snag our hooks as we cast them again and again into the small pools of Trout Creek as it cascaded down through the brush, waterfalling from rock to rock. No, really, that is one of those rare memories from childhood that stands out as a boggling phenomena, one of few that I clearly recall. Beyond that I don’t bank a lot on my abilities to recall a lot from years past, and this trek into the Colorado backcountry almost seems like a journey to OZ. Trout Creek was a small side creek to the Anthracite in western Colorado between Paonia and Crested Butte up on Kebler Pass. I was 13 years old, and trekking into …

Some Spectacular Senior Golf Courses In Alabama

Senior golf can be played anywhere but some of the golf courses in Alabama have their fair share of visitors. If you want a great golfing experience and you happen to be a senior golfer, some these golf courses will intrigue you. The Appalachian Mountains are beautiful anytime of year. When you play a round of golf and look off to the distance, you will know you have experienced a great golfing experience. The Senior PGA Tour was played in Birmingham was just one of the major golf tournaments played in Alabama. Many golf courses attract the senior golfer. Some are the Cotton Creek, which Arnold Palmer designed, The Kiva Dunes, which was designed by Jerry Pate. Both of these …

Best Tips for Enjoying the BackCountry in the Rain

If you spend any amount of time in the backcountry at all, it will rain on you. Remember this – rain is a good thing; without it there wouldn’t be much backcountry to enjoy. How you prepare for rain and how you handle yourself and gear in the rain, makes the difference between a great experience and a horrible one. Here are some great ideas for ensuring your backcountry enjoyment when mother nature rains down on you. Our best tips for enjoying the backcountry in the rain can be separated into two categories. The first pertains to getting ready to hike, camp or whatever else you love to do outdoors. Here are the Best Outdoor Preparation Tips:  Always check …

10 Free Things To Do At Disney World

1. Visit Downtown Disney. It cost nothing to visit Downtown Disney. There are lots of fun shops to stroll through and plenty of people watching oportunities. (If you visit during the day PLEASE take a hat. I think Downtown Disney has it’s own micro climate – it often seems degrees hotter than the rest of Orlando.) Don’t miss the snoozing man made from lego or the fabtastc magnets at Magnetron Magnetz. Stop in the Art of Disney store – They run a trivia quiz every day and give out prizes if you get them all right! 2. Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. You can park at the resorts for a short …

The Ultimate Adventure Vacation in France

Many people who go on a vacation in France go straight to Paris without realizing that there equally interesting places in the country. One of which is called ‘Rodez’ a perfect adventure vacation destination. The place is a charming, medieval town that can be found in the Midi-Pyrénées’ Aveyron region, southwestern of France. Rodez is considered as a regional capital but not attracting so many tourists because there is fewer boosts in commercialization. However, for those who are into adventure and exploration a place that is rich in culture and history, Rodez is an ideal place because it will satisfy the need for a venue that is quite but relaxing. One of the things that are unique to Rodez is …

Dartmoor National Park Guided Walks a Huge Success

The walks have been a great success with both tourists and local people due to the careful planning of the walks. The start times and locations are set to make the walks as accessible as possible for all concerned but still manage to take in some of the must see sights on the moors. If you’ve’ ever wondered what creatures are out and about on Dartmoor at night, why not go along for a two hour stroll at Newbridge on Monday 14 August at 8 pm. Situated in the beautiful Dart valley, the Newbridge area is a haven for a great many species. Younger wildlife enthusiasts can join a Wet and Wild stream dipping activity, or a Dartmoor Family Play …

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall stands on a bluff overlooking the River Wye, two miles southeast of Bakewell. The situation and the embattled outline give an impression of strength from a distance, but as a castle Haddon is something of a mystery. Its complex building history suggests a manor house, which developed defenses but has been effectively de-fortified since. The story goes back to Richard de Vernon, who obtained a peculiar license in 1195. It allowed him to enclose his house within a wall, but the wall was not to exceed twelve feet in height and was not to be crenellated. Some of the wall and part of the chapel survive from that time. What stands today is a rectangular enclosure of the …

Combine Your Next Vacation With The Great Sport Of Kayaking

A vacation is a great time to learn a new activity. You can quickly learn to kayak on one of the many kayak tours available in both tropical and non-tropical locations. Kayaking is an activity that you can do almost anywhere you go, especially on tropical vacations. Sometimes you will find the best kayaking tours in the tropics or the ocean. These tours teach you how to kayak in great weather, take you on a thrilling adventure and much more! In tourist locations such as Costa Rica, Belize, Florida and other tropical islands, you will find many kayaking tours. On these tours, you are accompanied by a professional guide who will assist you in case you have any problems. Of …

Best international beaches guide

Vacationing at beach is like heaven or earth for all the aqua lovers and fans. The beach vacation is different from the rest where you the pleasure to get soaked in the sun and sand, experience the ups and downs with the tides and get carried away with the huge waves. To enjoy the water and water activities there are several beach destinations around the world. • The Capri Islands is an amazingly beautiful coastline. It has no beach yet it is deemed to be one of the best amongst the international beaches. The island has “bathing establishments” in place of beaches. It has a treasure of beach towels, beach balls and beach bunnies. The island is famous to host …

Some Interesting PGA Senior Golf Knowledge

The 28th annual Senior Open for senior golf pros was held at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. The course opened in 1998 and was designed by Pete Dye for Herbert Kohler of the Kohler Company. Before the Senior Open, the 2004 PGA Championship was held at Whistling Straits. The golf course proved to be the second longest course for senior golf pros with seven thousand and sixty-eight yards. The leader is Bellerive Country Club. The U.S. Women’s Open was held at Blackriver Run, which has two courses, which are also owned by Herb Kohler. These two golf courses are located in Kohler, Wisconsin. Miller Barber won two Senior Opens in a row during the years 1984 and 1985. Jack Nicklaus …

8-Tips for Packing and Traveling Lite

In this day & age of travelling cephalalgia, there’s a few packing tactics to employ. To cut out an extra thirty to forty minutes at the arriving airport, start with packing small luggage. Since carry-ons can not exceed a linear dimension of 45 inches, you can escape the fiasco of the baggage terminal by basically packing & travelling light. To learn how to pack all your needs into two suitcase, read more. How-to Pack & Travel Lite Make a list. Compose a pack list. Be sure to coordinate shirts & blouses with bottoms. To maximize your travelling wardrobe fashion savoir faire, stick with solids & versatile basics. Rule-out any clothes that do not match other items. Use the following pithy …

Preparing for an Adventure Vacation in Slovenia

If you are up to an adventure vacation that is truly memorable, try going to Piran in Slovenia. The charming town can be reached for only two hours if you are coming from Venice. Compared to other places nearby, Piran is considered as one of the most interesting because it hasn’t been changed by modernization a lot. Although there are existent commercial establishments, the beauty of the town has more or less remained the same since medieval times. Before finalizing your adventure vacation in Piran in Slovenia, there are so many things that you need to prepare. Getting to Piran is one of the major considerations for your trip. In order to be prepared in going there, you must know …

Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

The usual summertime activities can be enjoyed at many Colorado dude ranches, including swimming, hiking, and fishing. During the winter months, guests may find that sledding, sleigh rides, ice-skating, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing are available. The season shouldn’t be a deterrent in choosing to vacation at a Colorado dude ranch, because there’s always something to do. Dude ranches in Colorado offer numerous trails for riding or hiking. You can ride your horse over mountain trails, alongside rivers, or through open meadows. Your level of experience and comfort will determine your rides, and friendly staff are there to assist you at every turn. There are also a number of adventures to be found off of the horse. River-rafting, mountain biking, and …

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle is the most splendid in the county of Herefordshire and one of the best examples of English military architecture. It is still impressive despite its ruinous state. The castle is perched on a rocky spur above the River Wye, four miles southwest of Ross-on-Wye. Godric’s Castle – no doubt named after Godric Mappestone, who held the land nearby – is first recorded in 1101. Nothing is left of Godric’s stronghold but within the bailey, very close to the later curtain, rises a well-preserved though relatively small Norman keep. Henry II took over the castle and the keep is generally attributed to him, but the royal accounts record very little expenditure here. The keep is a tall, square tower …

Cold Weather Survival

Six hours from the trailhead, 2 hours past his turn-around time and with storms filling in from the valley, Alex Theissen was at the edge of panic. What had started as a unremarkable spring outing in the White Mountains was going south quickly and the prospect of spending the night exposed at the timberline, with plummeting temperatures and not much more than some hard cheese and a foil survival blanket was becoming a distinct reality. The impending sense of panic is familiar to any individual stranded on a windward shore with a gale coming on, disoriented in a maze of bike trails or caught, like Theissen on an exposed ridge with foul weather on the horizon. In many cases, what …

8 Tips That Will Make Your Journey Safe And Trouble Free

Traveling by plane requires great planning. One can minimize problems by planning well in advance and taking a few precautions before embarking on the journey. This will alleviate problems and ensure that you have a safe and hassle free trip. 1. Always book tickets on a reliable airline. Check if they are offering any special fares or discounts. Check the tickets to ensure that what you have is a confirmed booking. 2. Find out details regarding size of baggage and weight allowed. Tag all bags with your name, address, phone number, date of travel, and flight number. Pack the bags yourself and ensure that they are all locked safely. Make two sets of keys. 3. As a precaution pack documents, …