Things to do in China

The China is a country of contrasts, China offers you a one of the most famous destination in the in the world like “Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, etc.” but also gives extremely underdeveloped areas in the western part of the country. Especially, Hong Kong and Beijing are shown you a stylishness and thrills city culture.

Things to do in China

Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall views are spectacular and when you are travel to China surely you will enjoy the place also you can listen to the history of the Mutianyu great wall. It is difficult for an aged person to climb up to the hill as some of the stairs are very high and slippery. You need some physical strength to climb and the steps can be a little challenging so they need to be very careful. If you are a photography lover then this great place is for you with wonderful light. This Great Wall is definitely worth a travel to China. It takes about 90 minutes to get here from central Beijing.  The views from both sides of the wall are incredible from the top of the steeper sections; you get a sense of how the wall climbs and drops with the land.

Mutianyu Great Wall

The House of Dancing Water

The House of Dancing Water is one of the most amazing dancing shows in China. It has to be seen and you cannot miss it if you are in Macau. They have a lot of water is taunts that they perform and the artist and the imagery are just out of the world. They started out a large pool of water than as the show went on it changed to solid ground and back to a pool throughout the show. There’s also a segment of the guys with a daring motorcycle stunts display that has the whole theatre holding their breath.  They watched the entire show without making any complaints. If you are travel to China this is must see the show.

Chimelong Safari Park

Chimelong Safari Park is a must visit during the summertime, so that you can see the clear skies and sunshine all around the vast amount of Animals are amazing.  The cages are made of glass partitions and that makes you very scary. Grab the map at the entrance or you will find difficulty navigating around. Tickets can be bought on online or simply go there and grab your ticket in counter. Simply, you can get your own car or a taxi to drive around the safari area (or simply take the tram).  There are many fun activities are here to do like plenty of 4D shows and other attractions too. Lots of things are there to do, so plan your visit to do all the activities when you are travel to China.

Chimelong Safari Park

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is very entertaining and full of fun for everyone. Take the cable car for breathtaking views, See the pandas, and dolphins show and you can hug a penguin; Get something to eat the food carts, they will distribute foods within the park. This is one of the most wonderful theme parks in Hong Kong; it is able to satisfy with adults and kids. The view from up there is magical and make sure to bring your camera with and take loads of photos. They allow each family their own cable car so you don’t have to share with strangers. It’s about a 15-minute journey traveling from the one side of the park to the other, the views are truly breathtaking.

Ocean Park

Olympic Park

Olympic Park is very convenient to visit this park as you can reach by train. It is located in the center of the city near all transportations. This is very nice place to go if you are travel to China. Olympic Park is highly recommended to visit during in evening time, so you can see the awesome stadium with all the lights on. There is even an underground shopping area connected by the subway. It is beautiful at night with the buildings illuminated. Olympic Park is a great for roller skaters and skateboarders.  The bird’s nest is one of the most unique and cools buildings.

Olympic Park

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Things to do in Mexico

 

  1. National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

The National Museum of Anthropology is very large you could spend a whole day here. There are incredible objects from these sights that bring the history to life. There are also artifacts related to the gruesome human sacrifice practice on display. It is an extensive collection of artifacts from a wide range of ancient Mexican cultures. Travel to Mexico is an interesting thing known about the ancient world; this will find a museum attractive and informative. If you are planning on visiting archeological sites, don´t miss the chance of getting the best geographical and historical orientation in the museum.

  1. Xplor Park

Xplor Park

Xplor Park is a Mexico attraction with several of activities built around the existing jungle, caves and underground rivers.  Xplor Park has a lot of activities like zip lines, jeep driving, rafting and swimming in the underground rivers to mention a few. You can choose either to do the activities during the day or in the evening; the evening is the better experience. There is a buffet restaurant on site which is very good. Lockers are also available and recommended. Water shoes are a must due to the natural pathways and the amount of water that you are exposed to. It’s a very good attraction and would highly recommend to all who like the activities.

  1. Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palacio de Belles Artes is home to the finest examples of Mexican murals by Rivera, Siqueiros, Montenegro, Orozco and Kiki Camarena. It’s the gorgeous Art Deco interior of the building that makes this place become Mexico attraction. The permanent exhibition is over two floors and it doesn’t take long to take it. There are also occasional temporary exhibitions. Palacio de Bellas Artes is a very beautiful building with gorgeous art deco detail. This is a great evening activity is there. They only performed on Wednesdays and Sundays so plan your trip accordingly. On the top level, there is even a miniature model of the building which allows you to see the layout in detail and well worth the visit.

  1. Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

If you travel to Mexico City you really must make sure you see the Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. It’s an extraordinary location; there is nothing else like it. You need to be there to really get a sense of its scale. The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon may still be climbed but are likely to be permanently closed to climbing from 2018. There is a steel chain attached to the stairs to assist going up and even more important going down. Do not miss this Mexico attraction the residential area excavated in the 1960s which includes some original frescos. Combined with the 75 Mexican pesos entrance fee, totally reasonable outing to see one of the greatest ancient cities in the world.

  1. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands’ End)

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands’ End)

This place is special. It’s where the Pacific Ocean meets the sea of Cortez.” Lands’ end” great place for sunset pictures and lovers beach.  It is a must do, especially if you want to experience a romantic sundown on the water. You can take a glass bottom boat tour out to the arches well worth the visit so much to see and to marvel at. Natural rock formations are just fantastic scenery for travelers.  If you have a party of 8-10 people you can do yourself a favor and rent a boat and it’s totally worth it. Don’t do for those blue glass bottom boats for the cluster of people. There is a lot of Mexico attractions is there for taking a picture and enjoy this location with your friends and families.

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A Must See Destination: Ruins of Chan Chan, Peru

You already know about the Incas and their impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, but have you heard about the ancient remains made of beautiful clay?

Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas, and the biggest major adobe city in the world. Although the devastating El Niño floods and heavy rainfall have eroded most of the outer portions of the city, you can still visit the impressive restored Tschudi complex. Take in the broad plazas, royal burial chamber and intricate designs that are inside.

Where are the ruins of Chan Chan?

This historical site is found in Northern Peru near to the town of Trujillo. This is about an hour’s flight from Lima or an eight-hour drive along the coast. Of course, flying is the easiest way to get there from Lima if you are planning to go direct, and there are around six flights per day.

What are the options to visit Chan Chan?

There are different ways to get to Chan Chan depending on your budget and how you like to travel. Here are a few ways to visit and to get here:

By local bus

You can take the orange and yellow bus from Trujillo which drops you outside the complex. From the bus stop it will take you about 15 minutes to walk to the entrance. The bus journey will only cost about 1 Sole and you get to see the surrounding area and mingle with the locals too.

By local taxi

A taxi ride is an easy but more expensive way of travelling and you must be sure to get into a legitimate taxi. The cost from Trujillo should be about 10 Sole. This option is good if you want to explore on your own but would prefer a direct route rather than the bus.

By tour company

If you want to see more archaeological sites in the area then you can by booking with a tour agency. Although this is a much more expensive option you have the peace of mind everything is taken care of and you get to see other sites such as Huanchaco, the Sun and Moon Temples, and the Dragon Temple.

By cruise

Taking a Galapagos cruise holiday means you can take in spectacular sights such as Chan Chan as well as many other destinations during the same holiday break. Visit the Galapagos islands in Ecuador, and choose an itinerary that suits you in the vast continent of South America.

Exploring the site

The Tschudi Complex is the only section of Chan Chan that has been partly restored and the only safe part of Chan Chan to visit. At the entrance you’ll find the small museum and you can buy tickets and souvenirs and find the rest rooms here too.

The site is well marked in both English and Spanish but you can also take a guided tour if you wish.

Ceremonial Courtyard

First you will come to the 4m-thick interior where the designs have been recreated with geometric shapes. The designs closest to the door of sea otters are examples of well-preserved designs that you can see in Chan Chan today.

The most decorated walls

As you come out of the courtyard you will walk along the best restored sections on the wall. The designs show waves of fish rippling along the whole of the wall above a line of seabirds. As you look closer you will be able to make out the difference between the worn originals and the reproductions.

Audience Rooms

At the end of the wall the path brings you to the audience rooms. Although the importance of the rooms is unclear, the designs and carvings are some of the best in the whole complex. The walls show the importance of the sea to the people of the time with carvings of fish, waves, seabirds and sea creatures featured on all of the walls in these rooms.

Second Ceremonial Courtyard

As you continue up the ramp, you each the Gran Hachaque Ceremonial, a freshwater pool surrounded by reeds and grasses. You can see how it was an important life in the age of the Chimú.

Almacenes

Next is an area of small cells of which the use is unknown. However, it is thought they may have been soldier’s accommodation or used for storage.

The Mausoleum

This is where the king was buried along with many human sacrifices and ceremonial objects. Near to the mausoleum a pyramid was found containing the bodies of many of young women, probably human sacrifices or servants of the king.

Assembly Room

The large room has 24 seats set into small niches in the walls and the acoustics are just so that speakers sitting in any one of the niches can be clearly heard all over the room.

The Museum

In the museum you can see the whole of the site in the aerial maps shown as exhibits. There’s a sound-and-light show plays in Spanish every 30 minutes too which will help you learn a bit more about the history here.
End your tour of this fabulous site at the museum and make your way back to your base in Trujillo.

Trujillo and the surrounding area

Your visit to Chan Chan alone will set you back about half a day which will give you some time to explore the rest of the area. In Trujillo you can visit Plaza des Armas which is a great square to wander around admire the architecture and visit the beautiful Cathedral of Trujillo. Another religious building which is a great example of colonial architecture, but also a working church is Iglesia de La Merced. There are also museums to enjoy in the town both art and history whichever you are interested in.

Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon

These pyramid structures are part of an ancient Moche site and sits about 5 miles away from Trujillo. Here at the moon temple, you can see preserved artefacts and murals of ancient myths, gods of the mountains and animal sacrifices. A real insight into the life lived in the area at the time.

Dragon temple

Also called the rainbow temple, only 3 miles from Trujillo, the walls are highly decorated and one of the reliefs is a two-headed beast which is thought to be a dragon. After research it is believed that the purpose of the temple was to conduct ceremonies in honour of the rainbow and other natural phenomena.

Huanchaco

From Trujillo you can easily reach the coastal town of Huanchaco. Due to its proximity to the historic sites it is a popular place for visitors in Northern Peru. It’s also a destination to kick back and relax after some time exploring all the amazing historical temples this part of Peru has to offer.

So, when visiting South America, Chan Chan in Peru should definitely be on your lidt as well as other amazing destinations including Argentina and Brazil. What would your ideal itinerary be when exploring South America? If you have any tips for exploring Trujillo or the surrounding area then leave a comment below to help fellow travellers on their journey.

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Comfort and Clarity: What a Trip to Africa Can Offer You

Africa is one of the most beautiful of our planet’s continents, with a rich diversity of landscape, people and culture where you can see sights you can’t anywhere else in the world. From the Eastern region, where you can enjoy a safari in Masai Mara or trek to the south and into Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro to West Africa and the breathtaking coastline of Senegal – there’s something for everyone in Africa.

There’s plenty to See and Do in Africa

Here we take a closer look at the kind of activities and attractions you can expect to see if you’re ever lucky enough to travel to the magical continent of Africa.

Safaris: This is probably the most synonymous activity with Africa for many of us. Imagine seeing wildlife such as elephants, lions and tigers in their own habitat! The Serengeti is where the action is although there are also some fantastic protected open spaces like the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Of course, the whole continent is the natural terrain for a wide variety of wild animals and there are other smaller African countries where you can enjoy a good safari accompanied by knowledgeable guides.

Tribal Experiences: One of the most magnetic attractions of Africa is its culture, which is known around the world to be rich in tribal history and its ceremonies and traditions. Traveling across the continent you can see the array of ancient crafts and skills that have been incorporated into a modern lifestyle, making for a fascinating trip wherever you visit in Africa.

Beaches: If you’re looking to slow down the pace of your action-packed African adventure, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to take in. Aside from Senegal’s world-renown coastline there are also some fantastic beach resorts in Egypt where you can dive deep into the Red Sea which is rich in tropical marine life. White sand, crystal clear blue water and glorious sunshine is a combination you’ll find in many places in Africa, where there’s a hammock with your name on waiting for you!

Mountain Climbing: If you’re the adventurous type and fancy a challenge when in Africa, how about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? This is something of a bucket list achievement for many people although it is an activity that requires a certain degree of skill and preparation. If you want to tone down the adventure level but still get the thrill of a breathtaking view, you can climb to the summit of Mount Kenya, which is somewhat less challenging than the highest peak in Africa!

Camel Treks: Aside from safaris, many of us associate Africa with the fascinating Bedouin culture of Morocco and Egypt and their camels. When you’re in either country you can choose to go on a camel trek that will usually give you the chance to sleep overnight under a canopy of stars. Camel trekking is an experience that’s unique to Africa and an opportunity not to be missed for those fortunate enough to visit.

Food for Thought

There are a host of reasons why Africa is such a great destination, no matter what your age or circumstances. From the diversity of its wildlife and culture to the generosity and warmth of its people, Africa is every bit the stuff of dreams as a tourist destination. Finding the right hotel for your African adventure is an important part of making your travels a success and so it’s definitely worth checking out the Marriott Protea Stellenbosch, which offers the perfect combination of luxury and location. With so much to offer, you’ll want to ensure your schedule is packed with highlights, to create memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime.

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Take An Amazing Family Holiday In China

China is a vast country that is packed full of natural beauty as well as magnificent sites, and according to the UNESCO website, there are 52 protected sites in China that are either cultural or natural or a mixture of the both. There is so much to see and do in China that you will be able to find something for everyone in the family and had a fun-filled holiday that just may keep you coming back to China. So here is some inspiration for a family holiday that will have lots of fun for everyone and create some long-lasting memories.

There Are Many Different Tour Providers

When it comes to organising a family trip to China, there are a lot of tour companies that can take care of all of the details for you and help you to plan an awesome family trip. You can often tailor your trip to take in what you want to see and do as with the China holiday packages offered by The China Travel Company. Find yourself a reputable tour agency and then starting planning your holiday to the Far East.

The Land Of Theme Parks

Just about all families love theme parks, and they are usually good for a variety of different ages. China has an extensive assortment of theme parks that you can visit with some world famous brands as well as some lesser-known ones.

  • Ocean Park – Hong Kong
  • Disney Land – Hong Kong
  • Changzhou Dinosaur Park – Changzhou
  • Chimelong Safari Park – Guangzhou
  • Shenzhen Happy Valley – Shenzhen
  • The Chimelong Circus – Guangzhou

Above is only a small selection of the various theme parks and attractions that are available for families, and you can get some more top ideas of parks to visit on the Trip Advisor website or ask your chosen tour agency about it.

Spectacular Nature

If you are looking for some awe-inspiring scenery on your visit to China, then you will not be disappointed with what is on offer. From impressive natural vistas to centuries of history, China has some excellent places to visit that you must make sure that you take your camera.

  • The Yellow Mountains – Majestic mountain views
  • Zhangjiajie – Towering rock pillars which were the inspiration for the Hallelujah Mountains in the Hollywood film Avatar
  • Yuanyang – See the towering stepped rice fields along the sides of mountains
  • Jiuzhaigou – Stunning lakes and mountains very similar to the Alpine region of Europe
  • Tibet – Locked in the Himalayas Tibet is shrouded in mysticism as well as natural beauty

Do Not Forget The Must-See Attractions

There are also plenty of other attractions that you should make sure that you get to see when visiting China such as The Great Wall, Forbidden City, as well as the wonderfully cute pandas. It is nice to see these popular tourist destinations, but there is also so much more to do and see that you may need to keep coming back to see everything that peaks your interest and that of your family’s. So for a fabulous family holiday that you will all enjoy and remember, look at a tour of China for you and your family and go somewhere new and exciting on vacation this year.

Get the Inside Scoop on Teaching Abroad

AbroadBelieve it or not,in the past, many educators from the US living abroad weren’t actually certified teachers. Most of these foreign ‘teachers’ did, in fact, help children and adults learn to master the English language. Teaching certifications were offered to US language instructors, who were then responsible for following and creating class syllabuses, homework assignments, and testing procedures.

Today, a master of education in learning from Rutgers Online may open the door to your teaching career abroad, where you can help students learn English, as well as other subjects.

Beyond Teaching English As a Second Language

You can work within a classroom with your own desk and get access to the teacher’s lounge, just like educators who work at primary school. Many foreign countries take learning English very seriously, as they want children to grow up and become competitive in the global market. This is why adults take TEFL courses to help perfect their pronunciation and diction. Use your cognition and development degree to become a foreign-based teacher of more advanced topics, work as a tutor, or even get into a continuing education program for adults.

How Credentials Earned in the US are Measured Abroad

US based teachers can work in various parts of the world with the college degrees and teaching certificates they have obtained at home. Yes, there will be some differences in the way that children are taught sciences in Turkey, for instance, as compared to the curriculum that may appear in a Kentucky-based public school. If you have a teaching certificate and you have a resume that shows your focus in education then there are many companies that will place you in the best settings. Think about whether you’d like to teach in Italy or even become a teacher in Sierra Leone, where most of the locals learn English in primary school.

Can You Turn Teaching Overseas into a Real Career?

Teachers who live abroad regularly find that getting pay raises and progressing in their careers is just as feasible as staying local. So really, once you’ve got a bachelor’s degree in education, you can go off and teach in nearly any country in the world. You don’t have to work as a teacher’s aide for years and your foreign-based teaching experiment can be included on your resume anytime you decide to re-enter the job market in the US. Teaching overseas will help you to learn a foreign language if you choose to and you’ll also have a lot of working knowledge of a different cultural background.

Your classroom will be filled with well-behaved children who want to get the best education possible and their parents will respond to your feedback quickly. Being overseas as a teacher has only a few differences from teaching at home. This type of career will let you choose the type of subjects you want to instruct,as well as the preferred age of children you enjoy instructing, which is much easier than working as a public school teacher in the US.

Getting Extra Cash So You Can Take A Trip Across Europe

TravelingYou might recall if you’ve ever seen the movie “Eurotrip” how a young teenager and his friends traveled across Europe in their quest to find true love and along the way saw most of its major attractions. When they desperately needed to find cash to cover their trip expenses, one of them sold his very expensive digital camera to help everyone out. Maybe you too have plans to travel Europe either as part of a study abroad endeavor or for personal enjoyment, but you may not have an expensive digital camera to sell. Nonetheless there are still tips you can follow on how to get extra cash for your Euro trip.

Doing Extra Jobs For Cash

There generally are ways you can round up a little extra cash for European trips by doing extra services around your neighborhood. You might offer to do babysitting or pet sitting for people you know, and usually they’ll offer pretty good pay even if it’s only half a day. But if you’re not comfortable doing this, there are many other ways you can earn cash such as offering to cut somebody’s grass, hosting a car wash that you charge for or even through a bake sale if it’s allowed in your neighborhood. Even selling inexpensive items on eBay could get you an extra $100 that could come in quite handy in your travels.

Preparing For And Avoiding Fees While Traveling

You can sometimes get extra cash for your Euro trip by avoiding expenses that are just simply extra fees you incur on your trip. Bankrate lists several fees on their travel fee list and explains how they can be easily avoided through careful planning. Those fees could be something as major as renting a car for travel from an airport-based rental, to something as small as asking for a pillow while in flight. It’s a good idea to carefully research all the costs that are going to add up, and then possibly consult with an experienced traveler on how they have saved money and how you could follow a similar plan.

Taking Out A Loan For Traveling

If you do find yourself in a situation where you feel you still need a few hundred dollars extra to cover any known or unseen travel costs, you might want to consider taking out a loan for travel. Many travel loans come either as secured or unsecured loans, and you can usually be eligible for one if you have good income or good credit. If you don’t have a real steady income or have a credit score you suspect won’t allow you to get a good loan, there are still other options.

Title Loans For Traveling

Another resource on how to get extra cash for your Euro trip through title loans. Title loans are secured loans that uses your vehicle’s title to obtain a cash amount that usually ranges from a couple hundred dollars even up to a couple thousand. As this Infographic states, a few reasons why car title loans are helpful is that you can keep driving your car, and you don’t have to have good credit or even any credit to to qualify for one. With title loans San Antonio, you can use the money for your Euro trip.

HOW BLACKLANE SAVED MY DAY IN MARSEILLE

Through my travels to different part of the world and innumerable cities, I have come to learn one simple fact about each and every city. Trying to catch a cab just after landing in a new city is never a good idea. There’s always long queues in front of the taxi stands, and the not so pleasing experience of bargaining with the cabbies. That is why I always book my rides with Blacklane from the airport to my hotels while I travel. And I feel thankful that I booked Marseille airport transfer services from them during my last trip to Marseille. Blacklane really saved my day during that trip, and here’s how they did it.

Blacklane and Their Service:

Blacklane is a six years old German startup, which provides app based car rental services in over 250 cities all over the world. However, they specialise in airport transfer services, offering rides to and from 400+ airports all over the world. You can book a trip to and from any of these airports through their app or website, at any time, from anywhere. You can schedule your ride to your hotel weeks before you even take off. And that, is the beauty of Blacklane.

Along with the ease of booking a ride, the experience of the ride is top class too. All of their cars are great looking and comfortable, and their drivers are friendly yet professional. Blacklane only hired professionally vetted drivers, so you can be sure to have a great ride with them. Their airport transfer bookings also include an hour of free waiting time, which means there’s no need to hurry after landing.

With all these awesome features, Blacklane has become a must during all my travel days. However, during my last trip to Marseille, none of these features mattered. In fact, a complete different feature of Blacklane’s airport transfers came into play this time. You won’t utilise this feature of their ride all the time. But the times you do, you’ll surely be glad to have this feature, just like I was.

How Blacklane Saved My Day:

The feature I’m talking about is the inbuilt flight tracking system Blacklane has. You see, Blacklane uses your flight number to track your flight in real time. This feature allows Blacklane to use the flight numbers to track all the flights of their customers in real time, and automatically adjust the pickup times according to the flights’ current schedule.
So I was flying in from Paris to Marseille. My plan was to roam around Paris the whole day, and then catch a flight to Marseille in the evening. So I bought a ticket for a 5:15 p.m. flight, which was supposed to reach Marseille at around 6:30 p.m. However, after reaching the airport, I found out that my flight was delayed by seven hours. Now it will leave at 12:40 a.m. and reach Marseille at around 2’o clock in the morning!

The whole airport was crowded with people, and it was just disgusting. I was tired from roaming around the whole day. Even the idea of having to cancel my ride and then try to book another ride was tiring enough. Plus if I couldn’t book a ride in that short notice, I had to go through the trouble of catching a cab from the airport itself. At that obnoxious hour, getting a cab can be tricky.

However, as soon I fired up the app on my phone, I saw my pickup time was automatically adjusted according to the updated schedule of my flight. The inbuilt flight tracking system did the trick and updated my pickup time automatically. That just saved my whole day!

A delayed flight is enough problem in one’s life. The fact that I didn’t had to go through the pain of cancelling and booking another ride after such a hectic day was really a blessing. This single feature reaffirmed my belief in Blacklane’s service. So the next time you’re visiting a new city, do give Blacklane a try. I can assure you that your life will become much easier.

A Brief Guide for Identifying Whitewater River Features

ActivityWhitewater paddling can be an exciting and memorable experience, but it can quickly turn into a dangerous activity if you don’t know how to scout. The UK has some great destinations for white water adventures. Here are a few tips on how to read the river and what dangers to avoid.

Whitewater River Classifications

The system is separated into classes from Class I which is graded as easy to Class VI which is graded as un-runnable. Some rivers have certain parts which are more difficult than others even if they are classed as a lower grade. Confused yet? Well another spanner in the works is the classes are sometimes dependant on the water levels. At high levels, the river classification can increase making it dangerous for those who are unexperienced.

If you are unsure you should always consult an expert guide before going out on the water. Check out the TOAD activity directory for organised white-water adventures in the UK.

Common river features

Here are some words you’ll hear when talking about rivers and what they mean in real terms:

Formed by water rushing over the top of a boulder or ledge underwater. When the wave breaks it causes the white froth that gives white water rafting its name.

Multiple waves in quick succession, the roller coaster of the white-water river.

A large area of water that is without rapids but can be moving both quickly or slowly.

A slow-moving small part of the water with no rapids. A pool is a much smaller area than flatwater but is always slow moving.

This is a part of the river where rafts can get stuck as the water pools over an obstruction such as a boulder and causes recirculation. Rafters can be held by the water flowing both upstream and downstream in a loop.

A calm spot in the river behind boulders or at the bend of a river, where the water flows upstream as the rest of the river flows downstream.

A shelf leading from one part of the river to another, of only a few feet allowing the raft to drop down to the next level.

Usually a drop in the water of more than 10 feet.

The path you want to take through the water through any of the river features mentioned above.

Danger signs to look out for

Water that is too strong or there are too many waves can pose a danger for rafters. Fallen trees will make a difference to the river features and may make it more difficult to navigate for beginners or even experts.

How to keep yourself safe whilst rafting

1. Only ever paddle a river graded for your ability.

2. Always wear your helmets and life jackets and keep them tightly fastened.

3. Follow your guides instructions carefully.

4. Know your limitations – never do anything you are not physically comfortable with.

Hopefully after reading this you are more knowledgeable about paddling on white water and understand some of the dangers it can pose. If you acknowledge the dangers and listen to your guides, white water rafting can be a fun filled activity to enjoy and an adrenalin pumping adventure on the water. Do you have any tips for those considering White water rafting?

Tips to Clear Out your Debt and Make Your Travel Dream Take Shape

When you’re under debt for a long period of time, you tend to do things accordingly. You learn to live your life keeping the debt hurdle in your mind. You learn how to budget, limit your spending, shop with rebates and coupons and save money. Similar ways, it gives you the mindset to travel around the world with the limited money you have. So, yes you can definitely travel to anywhere you want with the burden of debt on your head. But, you should know how to manage it well.

Clearing out debt is possible, but what most of the people under debt do not realize is that paying out debt and travelling at the same time is also realistic and possible. You do not need to sacrifice your passion for travelling if you aren’t financially quite well off. Here are some tips to clear your debt and give your tour ideas a shape:

While clearing out their loans, people refused to take up travel opportunities. People prioritize to get debt free first and then travel abroad. Remember having two costly priorities mean you cannot do other things. So, first of all, you have to give up eating outside, spending lavishly on DVDs and other luxuries. If you want to go for something hard, you need to ignore a lot of things. So, giving up these petty things could help you balance your debt and travel expense.

Another remarkable way to finance your vacations is by signing up for travel credit reward cards. These cards render amazing bonuses. The points could help you pay for flights, accommodation and car rentals. When you sign up for credit card, you also enhance your credit score.Travel

  • Look out for cost effective places to visit

When you plan to travel abroad, you think of going Eiffel Tower in Paris or Big Ben in London. But remember these places are renowned landmarks and require hefty money- something which you cannot afford to do while clearing out your debt.

However, thankfully, not all destinations are costly. You have a lot of places which are much affordable and luxurious at the same time. You can see some amazing places of attraction without burning a hole in your pocket. So, till the time you are under debt, look out for destinations which are pocket friendly.

  • Devote all the extra money towards your aims

If travelling is your objective, then you need to devote every single penny and save it. Whether you receive any monetary gift or freelance assignment, put the money either towards debt or travel. It is simple to spend $1000 when do expect it the least, thus you need to plan from before about what will you do with the money when you’ll actually receive it. You’ll feel a lot better if you spend it towards your aims.

Credit consolidation loans can also be a smart move in order to manage your debts smartly and make your travelling dream come true at the same time. Learn about it and go for it as others are doing the same and getting benefitted. Do not sacrifice you’re travelling dreams as you can surely manage it along with debt if you plan wisely. So, research well and make a wise decision.