Apr 3, 2012 - Hotels    Comments Off

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Looking for a vacation far away from your obligations, willing to give some extra cash and time for relaxing and finding
your soul? Then this hotel will be the jackpot for you.
Located in Germany, Berlin, right next to the Brandenburg Gate, luxurious 5 star Adlon Kempinski
is one of the best hotels this planet can offer you. There is an airport distanced for about a 45 minutes drive. Berlins central train station only a few minutes from the hotel.
Adlon SPA will be happy to make you leave all your problems behind, relaxing your body for a whole day,
making you less stressed, or you may also choose to visit their Mediterranean-influenced gym. On the other hand if you are on a business trip this hotel will be glad to warmly welcome your partners on meetings.
If you are the exploring type than check out what you can see in Berlin that’s only a few minutes away from the hotel
- Brandenburg Gate - 0.1 km
- Tiergarten - 0.1 km
- Pariser Platz - 0.1 km
- Reichstag - 0.5 km
- Friedrichstrasse - 1 km
- Berlin Cathedral - 1.5 km
- Pergamon Museum - 1.6 km
Adlon Kempinski offers 303 top quality rooms and 81 suites. There are three different restaurants within the hotel - Lorenz Adlon,
Restaurant Quarre and the Adlon Stube.
The prices usually go from $386 to 834, depending on the room.
If you are interested in visiting this hotel check out the room availability here
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Apr 3, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Speed Riding

If you love skiing and you are ready to take it to the next level, then speed riding is perfect for you. It may not come off as dangerous as it seems to be if you are riding through the clear area, but if you want to make it more extreme there are paths on steep mountains that make you go crazy. The biggest risk of an injury is hitting a stone or a tree, but what you experience during the ride is worth the danger. Just imagine yourself jumping and gliding from one downhill to another with your ski. Ofcourse there is a special Speed Glider on your back to slow your movement, but it does not make this attraction less extreme. The Speed Glider is similar, but only half the size of a paraglider. So these small wings are designed to make you closer to the ground, at speeds of 20 to 90 miles (30 to 145 kilometres) per hour. The price of the wing ranges from $1500 to $2000 while the weight goes from 2 to 4 kilograms. Proper equipment such as helmets, padded harnesses, and reserve parachutes can help reduce injuries. Advanced wing and ski trainings are an important requirement for this sport. So if you don’t know where to spend your next holiday, try finding some ski resort for obtaining a new experience.
Below you can see some more cool photos displaying the sport along with a video.
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Apr 2, 2012 - Hotels    Comments Off

Four Seasons Hotel in Miami

If you are ever passing by Miami with some extra cash and a wish to rest and ease your mind the Four Seasons Hotel will be waiting for you. It is located in the heart of Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay. The property is conveniently located less than a mile from the Miami Convention Center and is just one mile from Bayfront Park and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. The hotel is made so that you basically never have to leave it, as it features a variety of recreational facilities including three outdoor swimming pools with spa tubs, sun decks, and a 50,000 square foot health club managed by Sports Club/LA. There is a full-service spa on site with 10 treatment rooms, a dry redwood sauna, and a steam room. Massage and beauty treatments are available and the gift shop features spa products. Dining options include casual poolside venues, seafood and international fare, and 24-hour room service. The most notable cons of this hotel is that no rooms have balconies and that they charge the Wi-Fi 14 dollars a day. Offsite recreational facilities include nearby Crandon Park and Doral Golf Courses, both world class with 18-hole championship courses. The Brickwell Tennis Club is also near the hotel and feature seven clay courts. The prices usually go from 429 dollars (320 euros) to 800 dollars (600 euros) depending on the room.

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Apr 2, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Paragliding From the Top of Mont Blanc

Climbing Mont Blanc is a great challenge and definitely a great adventure, but from early spring to November the weather is perfect for something more challenging, climbing the mountain (which reaches the height of 4,810 meters/15,782 ft) with a paraglider and then crossing the terrain and coming down by the flying method. There are numerous ways to climb Mont Blanc. The most common route taken by paragliding pilots is from the Aiguille du Midi. If you are experienced in this sport then you have a choice of landing in Italy, France or Switzerland, because you have enough time to think about landing options, since there is an hour of gliding along the Massif du Mont Blanc. Of course you have to be informed and careful because the weather can change very fast, so always check the forecast(although they can’t always give you correct info about the winds). Also you need to know some basic information like:
- This mountain is heavily crevassed and at high altitude. Crampons, ice axe and rope are essential.
- The temperature can be very cold so take warm clothing.
- Plenty of water should be carried. It is easy to become dehydrated quickly at altitude.
- Go with pilots who have high mountain skills. It is recommended taking a mountain guide.
Below you can see some cool photos and a video regarding this post.

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Apr 2, 2012 - Destinations    Comments Off

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is the perfect place for people that love hiking, because it offers many stunning landscapes, and shows you the beauty of nature, and because of that it is also known as a big inspiration for artists. The Grand Canyon is an enormous national park located in Arizona. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres). There are many hospitable hotels that will gladly welcome you. Although the South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year, there’s a big attraction located at the West Rim, on the Hualapai Nation, called Skywalk, which is a half round bridge made of glass which reaches the height of 4000ft. You can have a great time on the skywalk watching traditional performances by Hualapai tribe members, taking a one-day white water rafting tour, landing in a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon or staying overnight in one of the cabins at the Hualapai Ranch. If you are hiking across the canyon, the South Kaibab Trail crosses the Colorado River on a narrow foot bridge 70 feet (21 meters) above the water. It is a 21 mile (34 km) hike to go from “Rim To Rim,” which is followed by a 1 mile (1.6 km) climb. That makes it an overnight hiking trip for most of the hikers. Colorado River is carved in the Grand Canyon and gives it its characteristic shape. It is believed that Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago and ever Since then, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present day configuration.
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Apr 1, 2012 - Experiences    Comments Off

Wingsuit Base Jumping

Wingsuit jumping is basically a ride through the air with a suit that you can control and which is desined to make you slow down to a speed of 30 meters per second so that you can safely fly above the mountains. Everything in the flight is planned so there is a point where the flier reaches the moment where he has to deploy the parachute and safely land. Experienced fliers make their flight more challenging so they fly close to the ground inceasing the dose of adrenalin. Jumps are mostly done from clifs or airplanes(like a skydiving discipline), but skydivers find base jumps more interesting. More extreme jumpers also sometimes choose to start by skiing and while in the air they throw away the ski. Before getting into wingsuit jumping its highly recommended to have 500 jumps and at least 18 months of skydiving experience. The Best place for buying a wingsuit is phoenix-fly where you can get a very decent suit for around 750 dollars, however if you want more duration in your flight or some other adventeges and you have some money to spare, you can always buy a better but more expensive one. As far as sizes go you don’t have to worry since every suit is tailor made for your fittings. If you are an extreme adventurer and you want to have a mind blowing experience this attraction is exactly for you, but remember not to let the adrenalin take over your mind, play it safe. After the cut you can see some more pictures of this extreme sport along with a video displaying its awesomeness.
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Mar 31, 2012 - Experiences    1 Comment

Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

Why walk or take the bus to Rio’s main attractions when you can see them while flying across the city. Hang gliding is a popular flying sport for people who love the feeling of flying but are not so much fond of extreme things in life. This of course requires a beautiful place where it should be performed. Rio de Janeiro is among the best known places for it, especially for first time gliders, as the weather is perfect for it as is the view of mountains and beaches around you. If you decide to go hang gliding you will be visiting São Conrado which is an amazing place because the nature there is incredible for it is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will also see The Tijuca national park, the largest urban forest in the world, and many more exotic places. Also you may start from Pedra Bonita which is also an amazing starting point. The time of your flight will most likely be from 12 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. There will be a camera attached to the hang glider and the pictures that you take are a perfect souvenir because they will always remind you of the feeling of flying. There are no age restrictions, although children under 18 must be accompanied by adult relatives. For more details be sure you visit the Rio hang gliding web page. Below you can see a few pictures of this experience along with a video.

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Mar 31, 2012 - Destinations    2 Comments

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean known for being exotic, romantic and peaceful. It is one of those islands that many refer to as Paradise on Earth. This is an island where many couples choose to go for their honeymoons because of its above noted qualities. Over the last couple of years several resorts have been built on motu (which are small islands) surrounding the lagoon. Ever since Hotel Bora Bora was built 30 years ago the over-water bungalows became a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive places to stay, although this doesn’t change the fact that your are surely going to enjoy your stay. As far as languages go, you don’t need to worry since most of the people there know how to speak English although French and Tahitian are their main languages. There is no public transport on the island, but rental cars and bicycles are the recommended methods of transport. The popular activities in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are snorkeling and scuba diving. Whether you are planning a romantic trip, a retirement vacation, or simply a fun trip with your friends, you will definitely come home with a smile.

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Mar 31, 2012 - Experiences    3 Comments

Skydiving In Dubai

Everyone is familiar with skydiving and it is almost everyone’s dream or wish to try something like this. Well, when you find yourself in a situation when you decide to go skydiving be sure to go to the best places for that, as that also has an effect in the experience. It is very well known amongst tourists that Dubai is the place to be when it comes to this, so if you have a bucket list where you have written skydiving make sure you write in Dubai along with that as it is one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world. The cost of this experience is 1,750 AED which is 476 U.S. Dollars or 357 Euros but be sure to have the money in their local currency as they do not accept foreign currencies. Also if you are a first time jumper you need to know some basic rules and requirements for skydiving like:
-You must be at least 18 years of age, please come with a valid ID.
- Bring athletic and comfortable clothes. Wear sneakers/sport shoes, no Sandals or Boots, no shoes with heals.
- You must be within these weight limits:
Ladies: Less than 200 lbs (90 kg).
Men: Less than 220 lbs (100 kg).
- Absolutely No alcohol and/or drugs in your system before making a tandem skydive.
If you are interested in more details be sure to check out the official Dubai skydiving site.
Below you can see some great photos of skydiving in Dubai along with a video.

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Mar 31, 2012 - Destinations    Comments Off

Great Blue Hole of Belize

If you love swimming, diving or an adventure and if you ever find yourself visiting the coast of Belize, you definitely have to make it one of your priorities to visit the Great Blue Hole, world’s deepest sea-hole, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It has been created as a cause of sea level increase during several episodes of Quaternary glaciation about 65,000 years ago. It is very popular amongst tourist who often visit the place because of its almost perfect circle shape. This place is most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring the depths of this hole. It is known that there are a plenty of cave networks in this place. Divers also have a chance to see plenty rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place, which presents additional uniqueness to this place. Usually, dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips, which include one dive in the Blue Hole and two further dives in nearby reefs. Recently diving has also been offered from the island Long Caye in the Lighthouse Reef only a couple of miles away from the Great Blue Hole. They offer 2 dives in the Blue Hole: North side and South side.

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