Christmas Parties in Brighton

Do you want to enjoy memorable Christmas parties? Well! In that case, you may have to visit Brighton, the city where fun never ends. Brighton is the city that offers unlimited fun, entertainment and pleasure to everyone who comes here seeking a great time. This vibrant city has a great nightlife that encourages everyone to party till they get tired. Dancing on the beats of music sipping favorite drink amuse everyone who come here to enjoy the please of life in the city.The winter ... (c) Trekking & Rafting in Indian Himalayas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ansel Adams Wilderness by NatGeo’s Peter Essick

Image Garnet-Lake-Thunderclouds.jpg

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ansel Adams Wilderness by NatGeo’s Peter Essick originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Ansel Adams WildernessPhotographed by National Geographic’s Peter Essick (The following is a guest post  by National Geographic Photographer Peter Essick, who was recently named named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine.  Essick has traveled extensively over the last two decades, making photographs that move beyond mere documentation to reveal in careful compositions the human impact of development as well as the enduring power of the land. ... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Cube Set

41lQawzHguL

Original Pack-It Eagle Creek Packing Cube Set Use different sizes of packing cubes to compress your different sized clothing - pants, t-shirts, and underclothes. Make the most of all those funky spaces in your travel bag with Eagle Creek packing cubes. And for fun and a quick and easy ID, pack with different color cubes. Take Pack-It OutsideView larger Use Pack-It Cubes for Adventure Travel Packing cubes for absolutely every adventure - whether a trek through Torres del Paine or a fun local hike. Use them to organize your clothes and gear. You'll wonder how you ever traveled without them. Promise! Pack With Pack-ItView larger Fold It. Roll It. Stash It. Easy to use, but hard to quit. Eagle Creek’s Pack-It System lets you maximize your packing space while protecting your clothes and peace of mind. Packing organizers In lightweight fabric, in tons of sizes, get started today. Pack-It for Business TravelView larger Packing Cubes for Organized, Stress-Free Business … [Read more]

Trip Report: weekend warrioring at the needles, CA

Image approach.jpeg

I love cragging in the Socal canyons in the summertime.  Clipping bolts and dripping sweat is great, but sometimes a guy just needs a break.  Thus was the case after weeks spent in Malibu Creek State Park climbing, teaching and battling chronic sunburn and dehydration.  After hearing about a remote outcropping of granite spires covered in yellow lichen tucked away in the southwestern Sierra, I hatched a plan to check it out myself. There is no guidebook available for The Needles.  I assembled a mish-mash of printed topos and directions from all over the web – mostly... (c) Treks and Tracks Expedition Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

51UlnnRrOwL

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, how do I hail a cab? What is a bodega? Which way is Uptown? Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk? How do I walk on an escalator? Do we need be touching right now? Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage? How long should I honk my horn? If New York were a game show, how would I win? What happens when I stand in the bike lane? Who should get the empty subway seats?  How do I stay safe during a trash tornado? Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings. $ 5.00 … [Read more]

The Best Short Breaks In The UK This Spring

Image UK-Tulips.jpg

If you’re in the UK this spring, here is a great guest post with some suggestions of places to go and things to do! Spring is finally here! Time to wriggle off your hibernation clothes and leave the house. But where can you spend a fun getaway with all the family? There are more options in the UK than you might think. You don’t have to go oversees to have a fantastic short break. Here are some of our favourite places to stay: ... (c) Backpack with Brock - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mt. McKinley: Okita & Team Reach 14,200’ Camp

Image Brent_Motorcycle_Lindsay_Mann_1_of_1-223x223.jpg

We eventually made it to camp at 14,200' where the sun was out and it was warm and pleasant. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top 5 Festivals And Fairs To Visit In India

Image Kumbh-Mela-500x315.png

The largest democratic country in terms of population, India has a deep rooted culture which is more than 4500 years old. Hinduism is the primary religion in the country with Islam being the secondary and Buddhism and Christianity being the latter. The Country has been a home to many ancient cultures and civilizations, each of them bringing a unique trait and cultural philosophy to the region. Owning to this, India is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world where you can experience a change in the people’s dialect every few miles you cross. The arts and literature, the performing arts and the festivities are a major part of Indian culture and every region has its distinct take on a particular festival. The Indian calendar is full of such festivals and a visit to these festivals and cultural fairs is a must to extract and experience the real cultural depth of India. Let us discuss about the top festivals and fairs in India which attract a huge number of tourist … [Read more]

Top Five Ways to Land Outdoor Recreation Jobs

Image DSC_0030.jpg

So you decided you want an outdoor job? You have forsaken the cubicle. Good job, that's step one.This guide will help you land any outdoor recreation industry job. These include, but are not limited to, guiding services, outfitters, experiential education, outdoor education, etc. Want to know how to become an outdoor guide?Ready? Okay here's the five most important steps. GO!Experience is the key to... (c) The Adventure Lifestyle Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Favorite Landscapes Around the World

Image photo12-1024x768.jpg

The #FriFotos theme this week feels like a gift; I love taking photos of the amazing landscapes I have the luck to visit in all corners of the world. It was tough though to winnow down the thousands to just a few, but I hope you enjoy these photos of my favorite landscapes around the world.Stellenbosch, South AfricaLake Ballard, Western AustraliaPlitvice Lakes, CtoatiaWadi Rum, JordanHonister Pass, EnglandGarden of the Gods, Lanai, HawaiiCliffs (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

adidas Team Speed Duffel Medium

51kfBJ1Q64L

The Team Speed Duffel Medium is built for superior team functionality. The large main compartment features an interior zippered pocket for your valuables. On one end cap of the duffel is a freshPAK ventilated compartment, great for keeping smelly shoes and gear separate from the rest of your stuff. On the other side of the bag is a zippered end cap pocket for additional storage. The large, easy-access front pocket with key fob is perfect for quickly stowing items. The ClimaProof water resistant bottom of the bag will protect your stuff from a wet field or gym floor. The dual adjustable, removable shoulder strap, padded air mesh shoulder pad, and wrapped haul handles let you carry your gear comfortably. The additional side haul handle allows for storage of the duffel in a locker and quick access to your bag in an overhead compartment. The screen-printed adidas brandmark and fast 3-Stripes complete the team look. The blank space on the opposite side of the bag and on the end caps leave … [Read more]

DeMarini Vexxum Backpack

31q%2BXj2qowL

DeMARINI Vexxum Players Batpack features lots of handy features. Constructed of strong polyester and nylon with a large main compartment that can fit a helmet with mask and much more. A vented shoe pocket separates dirty footwear and an MP3 player pocket with headphone port let's you keep your favorite music device handy. The DeMARINI Vexxum Players Batback also features mesh bat sleeves with security straps that can hold up to two bats. Additional Specs Meets checked luggage size requirements of all major airlines Dimensions: 14"L x 8.5"W x 20"H Convenient Pocket 600D polyester, 420D dobby nylon $ 64.99 Customer Reviews … [Read more]

INTERVIEW: South African Legend Johnny Clegg, “The White Zulu”

Image johnny_clegg_02.jpg

INTERVIEW: South African Legend Johnny Clegg, “The White Zulu” originally appeared on Green Global Travel.South African Music Legend Johnny Clegg On Apartheid, Nelson Mandela & His Nation’s Future Born in England, but raised in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Johnny Clegg emerged as a revolutionary musical force in the ‘70s and ‘80s by combining African and European lyrics and musical influences that spoke out against government oppression at the height of Apartheid. Known as “The White Zulu,” Clegg started his first racially mixed band, Juluka, in 1969 after falling in love with Zulu culture and musical traditions. The mere act of playing with Zulu musicians such as Sipho Mchunu was illegal at the time, and explicitly political songs inspired by South African trade union slogans didn’t earn the band any fans in the Apartheid regime. Clegg and his bandmates were arrested repeatedly. When Mchunu left Juluka in 1986 to tend his family’s cattle, Clegg formed Savuka, … [Read more]

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)

41p1ldx9y-L

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2012: At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the … [Read more]

SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride

Image CERR_EO450x275B.jpg

The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley set for Saturday, July 26, 2014 benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Mountain resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

(M) Onto The Shelf

Image onto-the-shelf-jutkowitz-thumb.jpg

Extremely rare conditions led to a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the stunning ice shelf on Lake Superior. by Ari â??Ikeâ? Jutkowitz | 2014-05-27We began our long walk toward the gas station, pausing occasionally to cock a thumb at the rare passing car. I wasn't too put out by our situation. Doug had been an insightful and humorous listener on the ride up and, as we hadn't planned on hitting the trail till morning, I had nothing more important to be doing at the moment than spending time with him on this little pre-adventure. Besides, with each passing car, I was learning how to string together profanity in ways I had never even considered before. Eventually, the kindness of Michiganders (and one loquacious Canadian on his way home from a hockey tournament) came through, and we were soon back at the car with a very expensive gallon of gas. We spent the night in at a motel not too far from the trailhead, staying up way too late talking as Doug packed and re-packed his … [Read more]

5 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro.

Image copacabana-rio-de-janeiro-brazil.jpg

Brazil has always been one of the most expensive countries on any backpacker’s South American itinerary, and its capital, Rio de Janeiro in particular can be hard on a travellers budget. This is only going to get worse over the next few years as prices are set to skyrocket with the hosting of the 2014 FIFA world cup this summer and the 2016 Olympics, but with a little bit of careful planning and knowledge there are ways to travel through... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Uganda Be Kidding Me

51Q7W-NOB7L

Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea. But whether she's fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she's always game for the next misadventure. The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches. When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse. Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride. Complete with … [Read more]

Is flying with Ryanair worth the savings?

Image Ryanair.b737-800.aftertakeoff.arp_.jpg

1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure If you’ve traveled around Europe, you’ve no doubt heard about Ryanair. Their very low fares are often a great temptation. They made a reputation for themselves for not only offering low fares but for charging fees for practically everything. At one point, I think there was even discussion of charging a fee to use the lavatory. With all of the recent bad press, Ryanair has decided to make some changes to their policies. Rules for things like allowable baggage are now clearly indicated during the reservation process and are easily found... (c) 1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Nomadic News: May 25, 2014

Image p328596165-4.jpg

Greetings from Dili, East Timor. I’ve been travelling through the islands of Flores and Timor, which is a great place to snorkel coral reefs, climb volcanoes, and swim in natural hot springs. It’s not so great for internet and big city comforts. I resigned myself to not getting anything done for 2 weeks, so any good internet day is a bonus. I will be back on the grid this week and ready to get back to work. Here is this weeks Nomadic News! Location Independence Japan for digital nomads and bootstrappers. Corey McMahon shows that it ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

aden + anais 2 Pack Muslin Burpy Bib

31Vg13tnHHL

Two ultra soft and breathable muslin cotton burpy bib. It can be used as burpclothes or an oversize bib. $ 19.95 Customer Reviews 31 of 33 people found the following review helpful Petite Consumer is a Burpy Bib Fan, December 28, 2010 By Me (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews This review is from: aden + anais 2 Pack Muslin Burpy Bib, Jungle Jam (Baby Product) The aden + anais Burpy Bib is an absorbent, kidney-shaped muslin bib/burp cloth.CoosCan be used from infancy unlike other bibs (we love stuff with dual purpose and extended use).Ample … [Read more]

Rick Steves’ Germany 2014

41bFm%2BLjZbL

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany.This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin’s turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche.Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, and car. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket. $ 13.98 … [Read more]

Snapshot: Jumping for Joy in Tunisia

Image Tunisia-Beach-1024x768.jpg

Never before had I spent Christmas away from home. The tradition of each year was to hope for a snow covered scene, spend time with family and open presents of course. This Christmas was a little different however. For the first time, I woke up knowing that there would be no snow. In fact, I was hoping it’d be warm enough to wear shorts. As I was spending the fall and winter in Europe, I had ventured down to the northeast coast of Africa to a country called Tunisia. While the stability of ... (c) Backpack with Brock - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Streetwise Rome Map – Laminated City Center Street Map of Rome, Italy – Folding pocket size travel map with metro map, subway

514iYD90zSL

Streetwise Rome Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Rome, Italy - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map including subway & railway lines, stationsThis map covers the following areas:Main Rome Map 1:17,000Rome Historic District Map 1:8,700Rome Metro MapAs the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took hundreds of years to create the great Roman Empire, but it shouldn’t take as long to find your way around the ancient ruins that remain. With a STREETWISE® Map of Rome Italy, you have the ultimate guide to navigating Italy’s most famous and most historic city.Throughout the city of Rome, past and present are intertwined as modern-day Italians and visiting tourists walk and drive through the remnants of one of history’s greatest civilizations. Whether it’s your first time or another return visit to your favorite destination, there’s always something new to see in Rome. A great map can be the key to discovering all the city has to offer.Our STREETWISE® Rome Map … [Read more]