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Top 10 Family Camping Spots in Summer Vacation

vFamily camping and nature go together like the perverbial horse and carriage. Having one without the other leaves the experience somewhat incomplete.

Families that flock to campgrounds nearly always choose this adventure holidays as a means to get closer to nature. The National Wildlife Federation released (in unnumbered order) its Top Ten Great Places to see America’s Wildlife. Family campers in Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Montana can view wildlife up close at the NWF’s top ten locations.

American Bison-southwestern Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The bison, or buffalo, which once roamed the wild west in the millions, numbers 650 in this refuge. Nearby campers may drive the roads available throughout the refuge to view this sturdy breed. Texas longhorn cattle and wild elk are also present.

Bald Eagle-Acadia National Park in Maine. The bald eagle, our nation’s symbol, has replenished itself through national recovery programs. Acadia is a family camping birdwatchers haven. A national park record 300 bird species may be scene at Park Loop Road and the outer islands.

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Five places to see in your lifetime

If you actually stop and think about how many holidays you can fit in during a lifetime you should actually be quite picky about where you go each year. The world is a big place and there’s a lot to see and do, but where are the must-visit locations you really need to experience before you can holiday no more?

The last standing structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a must see for anyone interested in world history and one of the most fascinating ancient cultures to have graced our world. Situated on the west bank of the River Nile and a short trip from Cairo, Giza holds some of the world’s most impressive monuments, including the Great Sphinx. Why not tie in your trip to the pyramids with a luxury cruise down the Nile or a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience in the Red Sea? As well as its glorious beaches, the Red Sea has some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Great Pyramid Of Giza,Egypt

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All Inclusive Vacations – The Pros And Cons

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There are many advantages of an all-inclusive vacation package. The buffet-style food gives you a huge choice in what you want to eat, is easily available and will allow you to sample different varieties of food you normally wouldn’t try. The service is always helpful and you will find many activities included in the package. The all-inclusive trip that we took included two tours of our choice as well as snorkeling and other water activities. Many sights have pools, tennis courts, or golf courses. These activities are free and part of the package.

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Arizona: $89 rooms at Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

Arizona: $89 rooms at Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

Travel bargains in the desert are common in summer, when temperatures soar into triple digits.  But you can start taking advantage of this deal at a well-regarded resort near Phoenix as early as May.

Deal: The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz., has a Travel-Ticker deal that offers “adobe traditional” rooms through May 31 for rates that range from $99 per night, pretax, midweek (Sunday through Thursday) to $109 on weekends. In June, the rates drop to $89 midweek and $99 on weekends.

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Top 8 Strangest Places in the World

Cities above the sea and floating mountains-can places get any stranger than these? All over the world, we are treated to several places which no one, in spite of hundreds of years worth of research, can ever explain. For the tourist that enjoys something different, these places are worthy of their time. From time to time, it is nice to have our reasons challenged, and just stare in wonder.

Sure, travel guidebooks abound, and every corner of the earth has been scoured, but these places somehow remain untouched because of their ability to defy reason. Furthermore, these places will challenge your perspectives, and change them. In a world thats becoming familiar too fast, a trip to these natural wonders-or enigmas-will prove that some things are just beyond our grasp, and will prove to be refreshing. So if youre a seasoned traveler who thinks youve seen them all, think again as you look at this list of the strangest places in the world.

Blood Falls in Antartica

Top 8 Strangest Places in the World

South of New Zealand is Victoria Land, where the 35-mile long Taylor Glaciers white face is marred with what looks like blood stains. Rest assured, however, that this is not actual blood but a result of a community of sulfur-eating bacteria, which stays underneath the glacier in underground lakes. Their iron-oxide excretions are the color of red, and these dye the ice, creating an illusion of a waterfall of blood. What seem to complete the sordid picture are the corpses of lost penguins and seals scattered in the area, which never decompose. To see this, get a cabin in the final voyage of Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian icebreaker which will spend ten days in that region, during October of next year.

Las Pozas in Mexico

Top 8 Strangest Places in the World

This surreal sculpture gardens was created by Edward James, a Scottish poet, trust-funder, and a great fan of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali. It is located in the rainforests of Xilitla-north of Mexico City. Building it in 1949, he kept adding to this wondrous architecture with staircases that lead nowhere, turrets that are off-kilter, and atriums with open sides, until he died in 1984. His own home was a mock Gothic castle that he shared with hundreds of birds, forty dogs, and a boa constrictor. You can visit Xilitla between April and July, for perfect warm weather. His home has also been turned into a budget hotel called La Posada el Castillo.

Eye of the Sahara in Mauritania

Top 8 Strangest Places in the World

In the town of Ouadane is a thirty-mile-wide series of concentric rings, which remind you of crop circles. Unlike their famous counterparts though, we know how these circles came about-the natural erosion of the upwelling of the sedimentary rock has created a rippled pond. Its not quite easy to travel to Mauritania, as the roads are bad and banditry abound. It is also not easy to see the shape at ground level, so in order to have a great view of the place, hop inside a charter flight from Morocco. The Eye of the
Sahara can be seen from space.

The Boneyard in Arizona

Top 8 Strangest Places in the World

When fighter jets die, where do they go? Where else but Boneyard, Arizona. Its a dirt lot near Tucson, around three thousand retired military aircrafts final resting place. These aircrafts range from really old (harvested for parts) to still working (a little polishing will make them fly again).

Aficionados will enjoy the one hour tour organized by Pima Air and Space Museum. Where else can you find B-52 bombers? Make sure to reserve weeks ahead, as plenty of people visit.

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7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

Many of us get tired of seeing things eye-level. Few of us, however, realize that there is an amazing view that awaits us: from on high. Just the feeling of going up makes you feel giddy already; upon seeing the view, you feel as if you are in a different plane altogether.

Things indeed look different seen from the top. For many, one of the best ways of seeing things is through an aerial tour. Best of all, there are no crowds in this kind of tour. Whether you are a fan of Mother Nature or you prefer a citys nightlights, joining an aerial tour can turn out be a rewarding experience.

Just make sure that you prepare beforehand, as there are certain things worth considering when joining this kind of tour. Aside from choosing which kind of view youd prefer, things like weather and seasons also come to the fore. Thankfully, many groups now offer this, as it has become more and more popular among tourists.

The Nazca Lines in Peru

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

Over two-thousand years old, these carvings which are shaped like humans, animals and trapezoidal lines are amazing, seen from above. People have long theorized about what these mysterious lines mean and who made them, which makes it even more fascinating. The tour is a thirty-five minute flight where you can clearly see the distinct shapes. Since the Nazca Desert has a dry climate, you can plan your trip at any day of the year. However, make sure you fly in the morning or late in the afternoon, so that the sight isnt marred by the dusty haze during the midday heat.

The Iditarod Flight in Alaska

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

Its a 1, 161-mile sled dog race; a contest that tries the strength of dogsledding teams by pitting them against extreme weather and rough terrain. The tour itself is a long, twelve-day trip where you will track the teams, and look at other landmarks around Alaska. The tour is interesting as you will play an active role in it, instead of just being a sightseer. You will drop in at checkpoints so you can see the teams up close, and become a handler at the races starting chute. If you are a fan of the dogs themselves, you will be able to visit the kennels of some of the champion sled dogs. The trip is scheduled on the first Saturday of March.

The Zeppelin Ride over Tokyo

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

Are you more of an urban person, finding neon lights and skyscrapers beautiful? Then Tokyo is the place to go-and see overhead. Experiencing Tokyo from above is a far more beautiful-and less tiring-experience than touring it on foot. Floating gently away, a zeppelin ride will give you a smooth travel similar to a hot-air balloon ride. Unlike the latter however, one can maneuver the zeppelin, making it go at 45 miles per hour; a slow movement that will give you a floating sensation which will be matched perfectly by the magical view of Tokyo. Though you can take this tour at any time of the year, it is best to catch the view while the sun is setting, and to see the neon lights come to life as the city descends into darkness.

The Serengeti Balloon Safari in Africa

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

You may have heard of people taking a tour in South Africa to see the wildlife. In East Africa, particularly in Serengeti, a new tour is being offered: a hot-air balloon tour that will give you a vast view of the plains, and the numerous animals that make it their home. From zebras to lions, jackals to hippos, you will be amazed at the tranquil life of these animals. To end your one hour tour, there will be a champagne toast, and you will have an English breakfast under a shade tree. Tours are available all throughout the year, but booking a tour during the wildebeest migration from May to June and November to December is best.

Kaikoura Whale Watch Flight in New Zealand

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

At the northeastern coast of New Zealands South Island is kaikoura, a place to go whale watching. If you are not one to brave the waters for this magnificent sight, an overhead tour is the best alternative (in fact, the waters are said to be too rough for this particular activity). Below Kaikoura is a three to six thousand-foot-deep canyon attracting squid and fish, which then attract sperm whales. Over five hundred feet above the whales and half an hours flight will enable you to see the whole whales, instead of just a portion. A trip sometime in May and June would yield the best whale sights, as this is the period when they come to breed.

The Himalayas by Balloon in Nepal

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

If you like an Asian trip, the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal will show you a splendid view of the snow-covered mountains, rice paddies, and monasteries. It is a perfect tranquil trip to take, if you just want to relax and enjoy a stunning view of nature. For an hour or two, you will be transported to a different world. Be prepared for the thin oxygen, and altitude sickness might beset you as you will reach almost ten thousand feet above. Still, the view over Nepal more than makes up for this. Many choose to fly from March to April and October to November, and during sunrise, to see the mountains light up.

Grand Canyon Heli-Flight in Arizona

7 of the Most Amazing Aerial Tours in the World

Two hundred seventy-seven miles long, the stunning, mile-deep chasm is a sight to behold. It took the Colorado River just six million years carving this, and according to the first man who traveled across the canyon in the nineteenth century, its beauty is beyond words. The takeoff is in Las Vegas, and you will first head to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, before reaching Grand Canyon West, where helicopters are allowed. You will then transfer to another craft and go four thousand feet down to the floor of the canyon. One of the tours highlights is that after landing, you can explore the area on your own-seeing the Hualapai Indians stomping grounds. Traveling can be done at anytime of the year, but be forewarned that it can really be hot during summer.

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Fun Options And Excursion Guidelines For Traveling To Phoenix

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There is an ample amount of adventures when visiting Phoenix, Arizona. What your own personal preferences happen to be and also who you may be visiting together with will be a couple of items you have to take into account while searching for a little fun and adventure. Below are a few details I suggest for when you will be in Phoenix.

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Should you have kids, or if you don’t, the Phoenix Zoo is sure to gratify everybody who moves through the Zoo’s doors. With one hundred twenty five acres to wander through as well as 1,200 creatures to look it, the Phoenix Zoo is one of the youngest yet most well-liked zoos in the world. Plan in advance to dedicate a full day here should your schedule allow for. It is open up every single day including holidays.

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Apache Trail (www.flickr.com)

One more thing that you simply positively should do when you might be within or around Phoenix could be to travel down the Apache Trail. This is quite simply the most eye-catching stretches of road around the whole globe! It’s actually a 40 mile twirl over the Superstition Mountains inside the vast Tonto National Forest. This for the most part unpaved road, far better often called Apache Junction, winds through timber and mountains and moves by several lakes and wetlands like Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Take the household with you but commute slow and commute using intense caution.

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