Portugal's answer to Spain's Canary Islands, the Azores are a nine-island grouping 1,529 kilometres (950 miles) out in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Iberian Peninsula. The largest (759km²/293 square mi.) and most populous of the archipelago, São Miguel, is home to capital Ponta Delgada, but also a spectacular volcanic but verdant landscape including towering cliffs and ancient laurisilva forests that make a truly splendid playground for nature and adventure lovers.
This week's highlight was an exhilarating hike to Mount Longonot, an iconic crater mountain nestled in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Our adventure commenced from Nairobi on a chilly Tuesday morning. As we drove past the picturesque Rift Valley Escarpment, excitement filled the air. By 8:00 AM, we reached the foot of Mt. Longonot, ready to conquer its magnificent heights.
Mt Longonot Basics
Total Distance: 6.2km up and back, 13.5km including rim hike ( My App recorded 15 Kms)
Australia has a wealth of chances for water sports enthusiasts looking for exhilarating adventures because of its amazing natural beauty and gorgeous beaches. Everyone may find something to enjoy in this unique nation, whether you prefer surfing, diving, snorkelling, or simply relaxing in the peace and quiet of crystal-clear seas. In this post, we highlight six Australian locations that any traveller who likes the sea should consider visiting.
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Great Barrier
Beginning in the 1990s, this small Central American country essentially pioneered the ecotourism boom that has spread across the globe. Besides its vaunted Pacific and Caribbean beaches, packed into just 19,730 square miles - a good bit smaller than West Virginia and a bit over twice the size of Wales - Costa Rica boasts 29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges, eight biological reserves, and an additional slew of protected areas. And here are a dozen of its most prized eco oppo
If your famiy is a bit adventurous, Africa is a trove of travel gold, from history and culture to sensational safaris and other forms of ecotourism. It's a way to have the time of your lives while creating memories and educating your kids in a vivid way that will stay with them for the rest of their own lives. And here's a quick look at seven of the top places that should be on your family-travel radar:
This safari superstar is one of Africa
The Golden State is a bonanza for lovers of nature and the great outdoors, and in addition to natural beauty, its most stunning freshwater reservoir lakes usually offer a plethora of activities and amenities - swimming, boating, fishing, and various other pursuits on the lands surrounding them. And here's a round-up of some of the state's most popular with visitors from near and far:
Located at an altitude of more than 6,700 feet In the 824,000-acre San Bernardi
Our planet's vast, remote, southernmost continent - larger than Europe - is a much-coveted "final frontier" for many travelers. And booking Antarctica vacation packages via cruise ship offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see frozen landscapes that can't be seen anywhere else along with a plethora of polar wildlife. With vacation packages typically ranging from one to three weeks, cruise ships departing from Argentina's Tierra del Fuego make the two-day crossing through the pow
If you like some action on your vacations, there's no doubt our planet is packed with all sorts of active, adventurous, and sometimes downright adrenaline-pumping options. Some are "soft," requiring no great skill or physical fitness, while others will delightfully challenge you. How to narrow it down to just seven? Well, let me give it a try!
Snorkeling in Belize
The 700-mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the world's second largest, and the 190-mile long Belize Barrie
Whether you want to catch the glimpse of awe-inspiring sunrise at Haleakala National Park; take to the water on a whale-watching adventure; snorkel around Molokini; or taste some of the Hawaiian Islands' best pineapples, there's is a tour in this list that fits well with your interests. Analyzing both expert opinion and traveller sentiment, we've determined more than a dozen of the best, which all feature trained veteran guides keen to share their insights about the Valley Isle’s astonishing
There are hundreds if not thousands of prime destinations across the world to put a stand up paddleboard (SUP) into the water, but here are five of my favorites (along with my reasons why), including several in places you may not have thought of - or even heard of! All all of course have local outfitters who can rent you equipment and also provide excursions.
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
Part of the world's largest coastal rainforest region, home to towering evergreens such a
In travel terms, Afghanistan is still mostly a destination for adventurous and experienced backpackers, unshaped by mass tourism, and those interested in visiting should carefully monitor all current travel advisories and message boards as to safety/security concerns, especially as international forces leave the country by early September 2021. But if you are interested in visiting, the main thing is to avoid Taliban-controlled areas, and many key parts of the country are relatively safe t
Ever since the first commercial canopy zip line tour came into being in Costa Rica in 1999, the zip line industry has soared quickly into big business with dozens of zip lines all over the country and across the world. Zip lines are probably the all-time favorite adventure tour in Costa Rica for visiting tourists. There are dozens of zip line tours – more often called “canopy zip line tours” or simply “canopy tours” – all over the country.
I recently took a friend, who is a bit of an anomaly, on
Central America’s largest country was, not so many years ago, a staple of world headlines pretty much weekly for war and geopolitical intrigue. Yet despite its very flawed ruling régime Nicaragua today is peaceful, stable, and welcomes tourists of all stripes from around the world, with a growing tourism industry and infrastructure – reminiscent of, say, Costa Rica a generation ago, yet already offering a wide range of options from basic backpacker level to five-star luxury.
Capital Managua u
Arizona is home to desert valleys which makes it ideal for bicycling; however, it’s mountain range is also the perfect place to go mountain biking. Below you can find the best places to go mountain biking and bicycling in Arizona. Be sure to bike safely, always wear a helmet.
This trail is one of the most beloved in Arizona. It begins at the Coronado National Memorial, which is around the Mexican border, and expands up until the Rincon Mountain further north. The region contains s
The laid-back pace of Chincoteague Island, Virginia is perfect for visitors who want to turn off their engines, hang loose, and soak up the stunning beauty of the surroundings. But for vacationers who, after they’ve appropriately chilled out, begin itching for stuff to do, there’s plenty of memorable action to choose from.
Based on tips from the good folks at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Chincoteague Island, here’s a trio of excellent activities that I checked out and experienced with
Iguazú Falls are located in Iguazú National Park, in the extreme north east of Argentina and bordering Brazil. Surrounding the beautiful waterfalls at Iguazú are tales of ambition and power, fruits of the imaginations of travelers who have ventured within them. Before the falls can be seen, their murmur can already be heard, with the violent battering of the waters growing louder and louder as you approach.
The falls lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil, just a few miles from the Triple Fron
Looking for an exciting mountain biking vacation? One of the spots on the planet you cannot afford to miss on your mountain bike is Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. Far from cities, traffic and asphalt, how cool is it to ride around a live volcano?
Over the years, Costa Rica has become one of the top places to go mountain biking, attracting mountain bikers from around the world to ride the Central American country’s roads, tracks and trails, and to compete in annual races.
The amazing m
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