Hike and Stay This Summer At Waterville Valley

Black Bear LodgeLocated in the heart of the White Mountains, in the midst of Waterville Valley Resort, lies The Black Bear Lodge. The Black Bear Lodge is an all-suite hotel with 107 units that comfortably sleep four to eight people.

Waterville Valley, NH., USA , June 9th, 2016 – Set in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Waterville Valley Resort has easy access to dozens of great hiking trails – and the Black Bear Lodge has a deal that families can hike the Whites and save.

Waterville Valley is the perfect jumping off point for family hikes and mountainous adventures.

The Black Bear Lodge hiking package includes:

• Accommodations in a suite with a 2 night minimum

• Professional hiking maps of the surrounding mountains

• $25 Bear Bucks to stock up on supplies

• Freedom Pass for all activities

Package starts at $282 or $70.50 per person, per night for 2 people, with tax & resort fee included.

Valid from April 1 to November 30, 2016. Two night minimum required. Prices based on 2 people for 2 nights

Hikers have been exploring Waterville Valley since the 1800s, when a group of guests at Greeley’s Hotel formed the Waterville Athletic and Improvement Association. The association is still in existence today and continues to oversee the valley’s 100 miles of trails, which range from easy walking paths to heart-thumping ascents. Visitors can stroll around Corcoran Pond in the Town Square, wander the woods and search for wildflowers, or hike up the 4,315-ft. summit of Mount Osceola. No matter the location, there’s always a view.

The Black Bear Lodge is an all-suite hotel with 107 units that comfortably sleep four to eight people.

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston. In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center.

For more information http://www.black-bear-lodge.com/specials.html or 800-349.BEAR (2327).
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Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park Tour

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park TourLas Vegas – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon – Las Vegas

Summary of The Day:
On the way to Zion National Park, we will take you through the amazing Arizona Strip, with the view as impressive as the one from the floor of the Grand Canyon, but without a few thousand feet hike to see it. The Arizona Strip provides an ideal combination of beauty and accessibility. While at Zion you will view the stunning scenery, the spectacular network of colorful canyons, forested mesas, and fascinating deserts, sandstone cliffs that are among the highest in the world, diverse plant and animal communities, and Ancestral Puebloan, Paiute and Mormon pioneer history. This park has a stunning beauty which has often been compared to paradise or Yosemite of Southwest.

Bryce Canyon is a paradise of odd shaped rock towers. Erosion has shaped colorful limestones, sandstones and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles and mazes that collectively are called “Voodoos”. These unique formations are whimsically arranged and tinted with colors that truly emphasize their beauty. At the higher elevations, near the Bryce Canyon visitors center, the forest of ponderosa pines, fir, spruce trees and meadows of wild flowers fill your senses with clean air and clear skies.

This tour offers a nutritional morning snack with juice or water, and a deli lunch with the choice of roast beef, ham, turkey or vegetarian sandwich, and unlimited supply of bottled water.
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Galakiwi Mini-Adventures in Ecuador to Support Earthquake Victims

Galakiwi Mini-Adventures in Ecuador to Support Earthquake VictimsECUADOR, May 10th, 2016 – When Galakiwi began rolling out their new Mini-Adventure tours in Ecuador earlier this year, it was an exciting time allowing them to highlight their favorite overnight trips from Quito.

Historically, a lot of their Galapagos visitors have had a few free days available to explore Quito and the rest of Ecuador before heading to the islands. These short 2-day / 1-night Mini-Adventures were created as a way to allow Galapagos-bound travelers to see more of Ecuador than the classic Quito day tour.

The first two Mini-Adventures on offer are to Otavalo and the Mindo Cloud Forest Preserve. Galakiwi has plans to launch more Mini-Adventures in the future to Cuenca as well as coastal areas affected by the April 2016 earthquake, such as Guayaquil.

As the country of Ecuador continues to come together and support their fellow citizens, friends and neighbors, Galakiwi is supporting Red Cross Ecuador – www.cruzroja.org.ec – by donating 50% of any Mini-Adventure tour bookings (up to a maximum of $5000) from travelers who come and visit Ecuador up until June 30, 2016.

Tim Cooney, founder of Galakiwi said “The best way to support Ecuador is to come and visit. We encourage people to continue to travel to Ecuador during this time of need. Donating 50% of our Ecuador Mini-Adventure revenues is just our small way of lending support.”

For more information on these Mini Adventure tours, check the links below.

Mindo Mini-Adventure Tour:
Starting from $210USD per person + hotel

Otavalo Mini-Adventure Tour:
Starting from $169USD per person + hotel


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Shey Phoksumdo Lake - 3730m
Shey Phoksumdo Lake – 3730m

NEPAL, September 11th, 2015 – Nepal has always been topping the list, when it comes to the best travel destinations in the world. It was only after the great quakes of April 25 and May 12 that the travelers got a bit skeptical regarding the safety issues in Nepal. The news about the devastations of the quake was so rampantly broadcast by the international media that the fact of most of the parts in Nepal being untouched by the menace was seriously overlooked. Everyone was concerned about the magnitude of the destruction and execution of rescue and relief operations. Amidst all these ordeals, Nepal was somehow tagged as an unsafe destination. It is worth mentioning that only some factions of Nepal were affected by the quake while the rest of the parts were completely intact. Thanks to the Lonely Planet, Nepal has been included in the top list of the best travel destination for this October. So the bottom line is that the menace of earthquake is now over and once the monsoon subsides, Nepal is safely ready to welcome the adventurers from around the world. October is once again a peak season for trekking in Nepal and the Annapurna region is a great, nay epic, place to begin with.


Morocco Travel

Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, meaning “The Western Kingdom”) and Al-Maghrib (Arabic: المغرب‎, meaning “The West”) are commonly used as alternate names.

High Atlas in central Morocco 

Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco

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The Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Ireland

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Ireland is an island in the Atlantic off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea and North Channel.

Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remaining area and is located in the north-east of the island. The population of Ireland is about 6.4 million. Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.

Blarney, County Cork

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Blarney is a town and townland in County Cork, Ireland. It lies 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of Cork and is famed as the site of Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone.

Cahersiveen, County Kerry

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Cahersiveen is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located on the River Ferta and is the principal town of the Iveragh Peninsula. Cahersiveen is near Valentia Island and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road. It has a population of 1,294 (CSO 2006).

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O.A.R.S. Embraces Autumn On Western Waterways and National Park Trails With Multi-Day Adventure Vacations

One of the Tuolumne River Canyon's hidden gems--Devil's Gate
One of the Tuolumne River Canyon’s hidden gems–Devil’s Gate

ANGELS CAMP, CA, Aug. 8, 2014 – Veteran river outfitter and nature-based adventure travel company O.A.R.S. (http://www.oars.com/) announces rafting, hiking and multi-sport vacations into October that promise cooler temperatures along with great fishing, uncrowded wilderness and brilliant night skies.

“It’s our favorite season for hiking and exploring in the national parks,” adds Steve Markle, O.A.R.S.’ spokesperson. “And then there’s the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, which not only has spectacular alpine scenery, but also world-class trout fishing – especially in September when high water has receded, the river is crystal clear, and angling conditions are prime.”

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