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Mar 28, 2013 - Experiences    Comments Off

Blending In To Your Host City’s Scene

Have you ever been on vacation and seen someone that you automatically identify as a tourist? Don’t worry — we all know that person of the top of our heads. We can tell that they’re on holiday, and we can tell that they really don’t blend in whatsoever. So what you have to do is make sure that you’re thinking about the type of clothes seen in your host country. You don’t want to go with something too traditional — it looks like you’re mocking them. However, you do want to make sure that you’re abiding by a few things ahead of time:

See if you can get on a real travel board filled with people that have been to the destination that you want to go to. Ask them what they wore. If it doesn’t sound too flashy, you might have an idea. On the other hand, if they seem clueless you might want to skip over that. If you can talk to someone that actually lives and works in the city of your choice, it’s a good idea to ask them as well.

blending as tourist

Even if you can’t get anyone to help you out, you need to use some common sense. Make sure that you aren’t just rushing into a bad situation because you think that you’re going to have the time of your life. Make sure that you aren’t just going to “wing it”. Use a little common sense to realize that you want to make sure that you aren’t too flashy. A simple pair of shorts and a top is a great idea in Caribbean countries. This is also the case in many areas of South America. If you’re going to go a very religious place like Bali, you will want to make sure that you buy something that you can use to cover up in order to show respect.

It’s incredibly important to make sure that you aren’t standing out. You want to still make sure that you’re not going to make yourself stand out and make it much more likely that you’re going to become a target for crime. While this isn’t always likely to happen, the reality is that you still need to keep your wits about you. It’s really the smartest thing that you can honestly do for yourself.

Travel is a fun hobby for many people and we want you to have a good and safe time while you’re out there. You just need to make sure that you’re taking every step you can to really get things done. Why not start today, while you’re really thinking about it? Good luck!

Oct 16, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Hang of Toronto’s CN Tower (Edgewalk)

At 1,814 feet tall, Toronto’s CN Tower held the record of tallest building in the world for more than three decades, until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa a few years ago. It attracts more than 2 million visitors every year, many of whom climb to the observation deck and risk severe vertigo by peering down through a glass floor to the ground. But if you think that takes guts, you’re not ready for the CN Tower’s new challenge: walking on a ledge 1,168 feet above the ground and hanging out into empty space.

This will scare the hell out of you, but it is worth it. EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.
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Sep 30, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Fly a Jet Fighter, MigFlug

MiGFlug is the appointed intermediary between the public and operators of fighter jets such as defence departments, airforces and military or warbird pilots. One-of-a-kind agreements allow MiGFlug to arrange training- and demonstration flights in two-seater fighter jets. One seat will be occupied by the pilot whilst you as MiGFlug client will enjoy the flight from the second cockpit. This is the way we organise legal fighter jet flights, putting you as an acting crew member into a real jet flight. And what’s best: You don’t need any experience as a pilot!

With MiGFlug, you can fly a real fighter jet - even if you have never flown a plane on your own before! One of our experienced flight instructors is carefully preparing you for the flight, explaining the instruments and finally going to take off with you. During the jet flight, you will even get the chance to fly the jet by yourself and perform stunning manoeuvres in the jet fighter aircraft, if you desire to do so. The flight consists of manoeuvres like loops, rolls, immelman turns and, depending on the aircraft and location, spectacular low-passes above the airfield as well as supersonic flights. The pilots will adjust the flight to your wishes whenever possible. Together, you will ensure that your day as a fighter pilot will be the day of your life!

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Sep 19, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Rescue a Hostage, United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to be a hero and rescue hostages? If you are a big fan of crime investigation shows or hostage negotiation movies, this attraction is perfect for you. Your “Special Ops Team” will be trained and given an assigned mission to follow. Your main goal is to save hostages from a terrorist group. You are given realistic weapons that shoot blanks, and the environment is set up to be as realistic as possible.

It does not get more extreme than rescuing hostages held by a terrorist group. This is an adrenaline-fuelled experience which is ideal for an exhilarating corporate event. Your ‘Special Forces’ team will be given extensive training and will be assigned to the mission, which must be planned, practiced and then implemented. Realistic replica weapons and pyrotechnic effects will add to the thrill of the event and your mission is captured on camera so you can keep a thrilling memento of your day. The game culminates with a heart-stopping helicopter insertion to the enemy base, where you and your team must work together to carry out the rescue both efficiently and ruthlessly, releasing the hostages unscathed! This experience is flexible and can be organised around any other activities or time restraints. It can last for either a half day or a full day.

Sep 15, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

The Gorge Swing, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Discover a new adrenaline rush with The Gorge Swing. The gorge swing experience offered by a locally-run company The Zambezi Swing, is similar to bungee jumping. Adventurers are outfitted in gear, secured to a wire and led to a platform. They free-fall 50 meters and finish with a pendulum swing over a dry gorge. Sounds crazy, but, when visiting the quaint town of Livingstone Zambia, adrenaline-soaked activities are a must. Jump on your own or in tandem with a friend, choose if you are going to jump forwards, backwards or do the Death Drop.

An adventure hot spot located in the southern tip of Zambia, Livingstone is the place to be for thrill-seekers. Named after the 19th century colonial explorer famed for ‘discovering’ Victoria Falls, Livingstone is emerging as the Disney World of Africa. It draws young travelers keen on testing their nerves and their bladder control. There are many activities to choose from, including: white water rafting along the Zambezi river ($125 USD for a full day); flying over the Victoria falls in a vintage Tiger Moth plane ($120 USD for 20 minutes); Bungee jumping 111 meters, for an upside down view of the Falls ($90 USD single jump). Activities aren’t cheap but even the stingiest of tourists can rationalize the cost of at least one activity.

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Sep 13, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

The Crocodile Cage of Death, Australia

The attraction at Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of the city of Darwin in the Northern Territory has been given high marks by adrenaline-junkies. Everybody finds it kinda amazing when it comes to a face to face combat between a human and a wild animal. So lose yourself in a cage where you will be able to view an angle of 360 degrees, seeing yourself and the crocs as the on-site photographers captures amazing images both inside and outside of the crocodile enclosures. Just 4cm of acrylic, a pair of goggles and a swimsuit, will separate thrill-seekers from the jaws of Choppa, a saltwater crocodile.

The ultimate face to face encounter commences as you are lowered into one of three crocodile enclosures, gradually becoming submerged in the very same waters as some of Australia’s largest crocodiles. Each cage dive will spend approximately 5 minutes in each of the 3 enclosures. Operated by an over-head monorail and designed for 1 or 2 people per cage, the Cage of Death has you suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the pens to get an up close and personal look at these amazing reptiles. This will give you the perfect adrenaline rush that was missing in your life.

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Sep 7, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Stratosphere Amusement Park Las Vegas

Ready for new experiences? Full of adrenalin, full of entertainment and, these awesome rides in Stratosphere will blow your mind. Stratosphere is a tower, hotel, and casino located on Las Vegas Boulevard. Its tower is also the tallest observation tower, and the 9th-tallest freestanding structure, in the United States. So this is an option where you could stay while facing the experiences. While talking about the rides, there are many of them for you to experience such as:
The Big Shot - feel this ride 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again.
Insanity Ride - 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at a height of over 900 feet, in the open air at speeds of up to three ‘G’s and an angle of 70 degrees, this ride will enthuse you.
X-Scream - Its space age, yet simplistic design resembles a massive teeter-totter or a Vegas rollercoaster unlike any other ever seen. X-Scream propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge and 866 feet above the ground. Scary yet? After being shot over the edge, you’ll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.

Tickets to ride the Big Shot, Insanity and X Scream are $31. Tickets for two rides are $26. An all-day ride pass is also available for $34. All of these packages include admission to the Stratosphere Tower. Front-of-the-line passes are also available for an additional $10. Don’t be a sissy, come and enjoy your life, scream your soul out while having the time of your life. This is a life changing destination for having fun so enjoy the images below along with a video and you will be convinced to come.
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Sep 4, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Parahawking in Nepal

Parahawking is an activity that combines paragliding with falconry. Birds of prey are trained to fly with paragliders, guiding them to thermals for in-flight rewards and performing aerobatic maneuvers. Imagine yourself flying with birds above mountains. Fresh air is carrying you through the nature that surrounds you, and you have the ability to invoke a bird, that is flying with you all the time, on your hand.

The place we are talking about is located in Sarankot, Pokhara in Nepal. The team started by training two black kites, but have since added 2 Egyptian vulture Kevin and Bob, to the team. The birds are not kidnapped or taken from the nature, they were being rescued and well trained so you can enjoy the feeling that is priceless. Parahawking supports vulture conservation, they donate approx $10 from every Parahawking Tandem Adventure Flight to Vulture conservation projects in Nepal. If you are interested you can book your flight, as well as see the prices and time when you can come here. There is no words to describe this adventure, if you have just a bit of the ‘live your life to the fullest’ spirit then this is something purely for your enjoyment.

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Aug 12, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival is a festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan over seven days in February. Currently, Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsudome are the main sites of the festival. The festival is one of Japan’s largest and most distinctive winter events. The subject of the statues varies and often features an event, famous building or person from the previous year. For example, in 2004, there were statues of Hideki Matsui, the famous baseball player who at that time played for the New York Yankees. A number of stages made out of snow are also constructed and some events including musical performances are held. At the Satoland site, visitors can enjoy long snow and ice slides as well as a huge maze made of snow. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of regional foods from all over Hokkaid? at the Odori Park and Satoland sites, such as fresh seafood, potatoes and corn, and fresh dairy products.

Every year the number of statues displayed is around 400 in total. In 2007, there were 307 statues created in the Odori Park site, 32 in the Satoland site and 100 in the Susukino site. The best place to view the creations is from the TV Tower at the Odori Park site. Most of the statues are illuminated in the evening. The Sapporo Snow Festival Museum is located in the Hitsujigaoka observation hill in Toyohira-ku, and displays historical materials and media of the festival.

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Aug 1, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

If you are a party maniac then this will be a perfect opportunity to express yourself through an unforgettable event. Tomorrowland festival is all about having fun listening to the some of the most popular artists in the world and going wild with your friends or partners. Therefore you can find infinity tents before the party begins.

Tomorrowland is one of the world’s biggest festivals and it is organized by ID & T, entertainment and media enterprise. Since 2005 the festival has been organized by the Belgian “ID & T” (Sensation Black / White, Mysteryland, Thunderdome …) It is held in Belgium, and is composed of 10 different stages. Each with a different kind of music, first of all electronic its routes and times, as well as an incredible and magical scenery that takes your breath away.

The latest event was the eighth edition of the festival which was held between July 27nd and 29th, 2012, including Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Basto, Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Laidback Luke, David Guetta and Steve Aoki. Release yourself at this great festival.

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