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Zero Waste Road Trip

Road trips can happen hourly or several days depending on the level of satisfaction an individual or family or friends want to experience. Trips that involve family or friends are more fun and enjoyable.

For a perfect experience, planning is not an exception. Planning is an important part to consider for anyone expecting to have some good time. It facilitates a smooth transition of events and helps minimize time and money wastage.

Tips to Minimizing Waste on a Road Trip:
1. Set your priorities right. Expectations about time and expenses to be incurred on food and hotels should be put into considerations and seen that the right measures have been taken to avoid inconveniences during the trip.

2. Compost management. Do not forget to put into consideration on the means of food scraps and waste handling during the travel. Improvise a large sealable container to facilitate food remains disposal. Make sure the container is properly sealed with a towel cloth to avoid stench filling up your car and end up ruining your road

Family Vacation Resorts Guide

Resorts that offer free, fun activities for the entire family will help you save money since you won’t have to go out as much. Don’t forget about your own enjoyment. The best all-inclusive family vacation resorts have programs that will give the adults a bit of space as well. They offer more than just standard daycare, but fun camps tailored to kids in various age groups, each with its very own facility.

Don’t forget about airfare when looking for family vacation deals. While airlines usually let kids fly for free or at a discount rate, you don’t want to spend a fortune on your own airfare. Check and see if there are any airfare + hotel combo discounts available. Also, if you need to rent a van or SUV, look for vacation packages that include a discount on car rentals.

Want to stay in warm weather near an exotic beach? Or visit snow capped mountains at a ski lodge? There are some really fun ranches that offer horseback riding and hiking activities. A lot of cruise lines

Skiing Trip of a Lifetime

Supposing you don’t have a rich, philanthropist friend who will buy you first class tickets, you will have to start saving up well ahead of your intended departure date. Trail the internet for the best flight deals and try to be flexible with your dates, as off-season periods as well as mid-week flights are usually more affordable. Remember that everyone else will take their holidays in the week between Christmas and New Year, so be prepared for high prices, full flights, expensive accommodation, long lines at the ski lifts and roaming the mountains with all of mankind. Take the accessibility from the airport to your destination into account as well because even though you may have scored a cheap ticket; if your destination is far from the airport you may just be in for an expensive surprise.

For finding accommodation, you’ll have to shop around online as well. Try to focus on finding a discounted ski-and-stay deal. This should not be difficult to find as ski resorts often offer packages like these to boost their occupancy rate during

Plan the Perfect Family Ski Holiday

Decide on a destination

Once you’ve decided on the dates, how many people you’ll be travelling with and what their individual levels of experience are, start browsing online for the best ski resorts. If you and your family will be skiing for the first time or if you have young children, make sure you choose a resort which has ski areas for beginners with wide open terrain that is not too crowded. Enquire whether they have their own, dedicated ski lifts that are easily accessible and safe for children. Many ski resorts offer discounted package deals during off-season periods which typically include accommodation, tickets for the ski lifts, lessons and equipment rental.

Put together an itinerary for the family

Planning and scheduling activities ahead will be very useful. Evening activities as well as where you will be having your meals are good things to plan in advance. Especially the more popular ski resorts will be quite booked up so making reservations before your arrival will be a good idea. Keep in mind that most young children tire easily after only a few hours on the slopes while teenagers will probably be on the mountain first

Discount Travel Deals

A lot of hotel deals are limited and only apply if you meet certain criteria, such as booking for a specific number of days. It’s a good idea to sign up for travel discount emails and newsletters so that you will receive details about the latest offers. Some smartphone apps even alert you the second a good deal pops up.

Another way to save money is to travel off-season. This, of course, varies depending on the location since the weather plays an important role in tourism. During major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s, the costs associated with travel will always be higher no matter what.

Don’t forget about ground transportation when looking for discount travel deals. If you plan on staying at your destination for several days, consider renting a car at a location away from the airport, as car rental offices at airports tend to charge higher rates. In some instances, you would pay two or even three times as much for the same car at the airport.

The number of deals offered by budget airline companies is increasing all the time. If US travelers want to fly internationally, Norwegian and WOW Airlines

Ski Vacation Destination

Take time to review various ski destinations. Whether you are a beginner or a pro in the sport, make it a point to check statistics of ski resorts you are interested to visit. Your targeted ski vacation destination should be able to give accurate and reliable information on the current situation of the resort and its surrounding area, the base snow, as well as percentage trails for different levels of skiers. A good ski resort should also offer ski programs and must also guarantee full support and assistance.

Once you have chosen your destination, secure a lift ticket in advance. These tickets are usually available and purchased online at a much lower price compared to onsite buying.

Next, carefully pick a ski area. Bear in mind that ski vacations are never the same. If you are still a newbie in the sport, see to it that you pick a ski resort that provides and coordinates all the logistics required. Ideally, beginners should deal with resorts that offer expert instructions on getting your lift tickets and whatever rental equipment needed.

Start small and work your way up. For beginners, be honest and humble enough to acknowledge

Biggest Ski Resort in the USA

Ski resort operating giant Vail resorts took over Park City, after it was already running next door Canyons ski resort. These 2 fantastic ski resorts are being combined to make one giant ski resort called Park City Mountain Resort. Major investment is adding a new “interconnect” gondola to connect the 2 resorts between the Silverlodge lift in Park City & the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. In addition to this new lift there will be major upgrades to Kingcon chairlift changing it to a 6 person high-speed detachable chair & increasing capacity. The Motherlode lift is being upgraded to a 4 person high-speed detachable lift from the old fixed grip chairlift, making it much easier to access the slopes.

From the new interconnect gondola it will be possible for skiers & riders to unload at the top of Pine Cone Ridge (snow conditions permitting) & ski or board down to Thaynes Canyon. There are also going to be new runs from Pine Cone Ridge down to the Canyons Iron mountain area.

So if you love skiing there will be so much to ski at this one mountain. The new ski resort will have 7300 acres of terrain,

Visiting Vancouver in the Winter

When snow does fall in Vancouver it is unusual for it to remain around on the ground for more than a day. Usually the city can expect just a hand full of days in the entire year where there will be snow on the ground. Again, this is not like other Canadian cities where you can get knee deep in snow after a storm, we’re talking more like a centimeter or two. If you do find yourself in Vancouver in a snow day on your visit consider yourself lucky and enjoy the added beauty to this already spectacular city.

The best part of winter in Vancouver is not that it stays above freezing for the most part, but rather that you can drive up into the surrounding mountains from the city be in a winter wonderland within minutes. The neighboring Coastal Mountains on the North Shore will get their share of snow over the winter season and provide a picturesque backdrop to the cityscape especially after a fresh snowfall. The local mountains, as they are called by Vancouverites, have many resorts to ski, snowshoe, ice skate or just enjoy a fireside view looking back on the city.

Cheap Getaways Info Guide

• Want to go out of the country for a few days? Consider flying with budget carriers like WOW Air and Norwegian Air. Even though the latter is based in Europe, it’s now offering low-cost rates from US airports to other places in the world – including the Caribbean. Its rates are so cheap that it’s forcing some top US airlines to drop their international fares in order to compete.

• Plan your meals ahead of time. Look for a hotel that offers free breakfast. Do research on the cheapest restaurants nearest to the hotel you plan to stay at, and what kinds of meals they offer. Doing this will help you plan your budget before you even leave. Another option is to simply head to the nearest affordable grocery store on your first day at the hotel or inn and buy your own food. Most hotel rooms have a microwave and small fridge at the very least. If you cook your own meals, you won’t have to worry about tips.

• Make a list of the top places you want to go and sign up to receive alerts whenever there are cheap getaways to any

Get a Russian Tourist Visa

Russian Website St. Petersburg Guide

I used St. Petersburg Guide for $19.99 USD per person with fast turnaround service in a couple of days. I then went to the Russian Consulate website for my area in the USA and filled out the Russian visa application form. After following all the instructions and filling out the forms, I sent my application off along with the $193 fee in a cashiers check. Seven days later I picked up my passport in person with the visa page inserted and was ready to go to Russia!

Allow Enough Time

I did this about 2 months in advance of my travel.

I got a tourist visa which is valid for only up to 30 days. The dates you state on your visa application must be within that time frame. For example, I picked July 15 to August 15 as my dates of travel but actually arrived on July 18th and left on August 3rd. They are strict about not wanting the traveler to enter BEFORE the initial date stated, nor can you leave AFTER the date stated.

Get Your Migration Card Upon Arrival in Russia

Once you

White Christmas in La Tania

To really get into the spirit of things, why not book a dogsledding excursion? There are few things that make you feel more alive (not to mention festive) than speeding through a picturesque Alpine forest, pulled by a team of excited dogs. It’s a delightful opportunity to combine a traditional Christmas aesthetic with a very exhilarating sport, and is especially recommended for dog lovers.

On Christmas Eve, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity for a torchlight ski descent. The younger children will be able to descend by lantern-light, while adults will light their way by flaming torches. A torchlight descent is an amazing experience at any time of year, but with the spirit of Christmas in the air, it’s absolutely magical. Follow it up with an evening tucked up in your cosy ski holiday accommodation with a few friends and you’ll be in for a Christmas Eve to remember.

Around this time of year, La Tania and its surrounding areas frequently play host to a range of Christmas markets. These can offer a chance to do a bit of Christmas shopping, or even to grab a few decorations as mementos so this magical experience will be echoed

Headed to a Ski Lodge

1. Waterproof clothing. First things first, you’re headed to a ski lodge and temperatures are likely colder than you expect. In addition to the typical items you might think of, such as heavy sweaters, hats and gloves, you’ll need to purchase items like wool-blend waterproof socks, waterproof ski jackets, gloves and pants to stay comfortable during long periods of activity on the slopes.

2. Ski socks. Ski socks are waterproof and will help keep your feet warm and dry. They also provide extra padding that you will be thankful for once you begin tackling the bumps and curves of the ski slope.

3. Neck gaiter. A neck gaiter is a tube worn around your neck that can also be pulled up over your mouth to protect you from the wind and cold while skiing or snowboarding. It may not be as fashionable as a scarf, but once you’re exposed to the cold temperatures, you’ll be glad you have it.

4. Long underwear. To stay warm, you’ll want to dress in layers, including long johns, or long underwear.

5. Ski equipment. You’ll need poles, boots and skis, but you can rent those items at your

Winter Day Trips in Iceland

• Geological wonders
You can opt for Grand Golden Circle day trip which is accessible even during winter. This compact tour will cover Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area where the hot spring Strokkur erupts after eight minutes.

• Natural ice caves
Among the unique wonders of this beautiful nation, one of the natural attractions that are really stunning is the natural ice caves which form in Vatnajokull glacier. They start to melt in the summer season. The blue ice caves create an impressive sight, and they differ in size and shape. Sometimes you may come across quite a few of these temporary ice caves while at other times you may see many of them. You can go on a day tour to these caves by flight from Reykjavik.

• Northern Lights
You need the ideal weather conditions along with appropriate solar activity and a bit of luck to view the Northern Lights. Of course, you will require a clear sky to see the spectacular aurora activity. You have to avoid full moon nights. You should run a check on the websites which provides aurora forecasts. If you can travel all the

Fulfill Your Dreams To Travel

Some people knew what their dream was from the time they were very young. But you may not even realize what your dream is. That’s okay. Some dreams take longer to make themselves known.

For example, if your dream is to become a lawyer and other people in your family are lawyers, then your dream probably made itself known to you early in your life.

But if you come from a family of lawyers and your dream is to be a modern nomad, then your dream may have trouble coming forth because it’s so far from what you already know.

You might have believed that family members would make fun of that desire. So you might not have given it your full attention.Open your mind to all possibilities and listen to your heart. It may take time for your dream to make itself known, but it will be worth the wait.

Whatever your dream is, embrace it. Don’t judge that it’s too impractical or flighty. Yes, there are times to be practical, but your dream may not be as impractical as you think at first.

So, when it tries to come out of

Baltic Gem

Explore Estonia on a shoestring budget is more than possible
Estonia has numerous islands, eye-catching architecture, craft beer and delicious black bread, imposing towers, formidable walls and traditional buildings. It might sound surprising, but if you plan a trip for the weekend, you might not have enough time to cover all the wonderful places of this country so we suggest you to spend at least five days. This means that you will have to pack and carry big-sized luggage during your travel. If this situation is not to your liking, you also have the possibility to choose parcel to Estonia by contacting a reliable international shipping company.

If you benefit from a limited budget, you should rejoice because you can engage in exciting activities and get around without spending more money than initially allocated. Even more, you will see that Estonia provides low-cost eats and affordable accommodation. The main idea is that you can spend a memorable week in Estonia to explore all the hidden gems, take photos and have fun without breaking the bank. Can you ask for more? If you worry about the country not having enough attractions for a thirsty or curious tourist like

Plan the Ultimate Ski Trip in Colorado

Decide your companions on the trip and its length

For making any trip pleasurable, you’d require the company of great comrades and/or family members. Afterward, you’d require setting up the length of the trip too; a trip’s duration will get directly influenced by your travel budget. So if you’ve chalked out your travel budget, you’ll get a handle on the number of days and nights that you’re willing to spend in the mountains.

Save the dates of yours and of all those who’re accompanying you

As an ideal itinerary planner, you shouldn’t be lackadaisical in deciding which days (and dates) of the ski season will suit you and everyone. The best months to ski in Colorado start from mid-October to the first week of July, so ask everyone the month and the dates that suit them the most.

Decide the ski resort where you and all the fellow traversers would like to ski and revel

First things first, choose the size of the ski resort that you wish to go to; whether it’d be a huge one or a smaller one. (Actually, that, too, would depend on your budget.) If you’re having a

Ski Lodge During Late Spring and Summer

1. Hiking – This is an unsung activity that often gets touted as a “must do” in just about any environment. Keep in mind, though, that you’re in the mountains, and as such, the terrain is actually the birthplace of the hike. You’re also being greeted by an environment that has cool, temperate weather, elevations that test your physical fitness, and you can finally eat trail mix on a trail where you’re using a lot of energy!

2. Camping – Ski lodges have the fortunate nature of being in and around national forests. Not only are you greeted with pristine, unspoiled nature, you’re also given the chance to really enjoy the wild. Take advantage by taking a walk along a riverbank or just look up in the sky & see all of the stars that you aren’t afforded by living in the big city.

3. Fishing – It might be a hard sell to call fishing a ‘cool’ activity, but the fact remains that anglers and outdoorsman are part of the original “mountain folk” in this country, so in some respects, by casting a line into a mountain stream, you are connecting with a long line

Booking A Ski Lodge

Set Dates & Schedule – Before you book any trip, you definitely want to know when you’ll be taking the trip and what type of schedule you’ll maintain during your trip. While this is important for all trips, ski getaways are massively popular, which means if you’re not really on the ball, you may not have a booking available.

Get Input from Your Family – Being able to form a trip schedule means knowing what activities you want to be a part of while your away. Get your family together and see what types of things everyone wants to do. You may find that you’re on the same page. Even better, ski lodges have great websites showing their amenities, a tour of their facilities, and a breakdown of things to do during your stay.

Plan Your Packing – This is mostly a note for parents who want to make sure their kids are packing what’s needed. However, if you’re a person that tends to be bad at packing, you might get some practice in, especially if you’re packing a little differently for your lodge.

Rent or Buy Gear? – If you’ll be doing skiing or

Types of a Passport Holder

Jacket cover

The jacket cover is the next option. This type looks much-like a book sleeve to give proper protection to the outer surfaces of the passport. The jackets come in a variety of materials, such as plastic, vinyl and leather. The jacket cover in leather can look very stylish and is certain to give a decent amount of protection from everyday wear and tear.

Portfolio holder

The portfolio holder is a great choice to ensure the cover and inside pages are fully protected. They are available in plenty of hard-wearing materials including leather, nylon and vinyl. The larger holders can even include space for holding other travel documents like tickets and boarding cards. However, this type of holder is quite large and best kept in carry-on luggage like a bag or briefcase.

Passport wallets

The passport wallets are a bigger option with the ability to hold many different travel documents in a single holder. They are likely to appeal to the frequent travelers that regularly carry their passport. In fact, it can even replace a standard wallet and accept the essentials like bank cards, cash, ID and the passport. Even thought they

Traveling to Sagada

On our way home, we also took Coda Bus Line for P700 one way. I suggest to buy a roundtrip bus tickets beforehand. From Sagada Town Proper, look for the jeepney going to Bontoc provided by Coda Bus Line because the bus terminal going back to Manila is in Bontoc. No additional payment needed in the jeepney as this is included in the bus payment. Riding their jeepneys is one of the fun parts in Sagada. If you’re one of the adventurous people, challenge yourself to seat on top of the jeepney. Yes, you read that right! Seat on top of the jeepney besides the bags of the passengers. Most of the people who did it was men but some ladies are brave enough to try. I always thought of it as a scary thing since you’ll be seeing the cliff from above. But if you focus on the scenery, you’ll be thanking God for the amazing view. It’s like a postcard brought to life. Another good thing about this bus is, you have a stopover somewhere with zero visibility to buy veggies and other delicacies and another stopover in Banawe Rice Terraces for picture taking.