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Visit A National Park With Your Kids

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By Emese R Fromm   Visiting a National Park is especially beneficial, in addition to being a lot of fun, for children of any age. It gives them an opportunity to learn about nature, or ancient man-made monuments, and it instills in them a love of nature and history. They are going to be the future […]

5 Great Beach Destinations in Latin America

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By Bryan M  |   There are many reasons why it is worth it to go to the Caribbean region. The beaches are not crowded, and opportunities for recreation abound. You can surf, browse archaeological sites and indulge in relaxation. The long coastline covers several countries, which means you have a wide choice of destinations. 1. […]

Kibuka Falls – Adventure Into One of Kenya’s Hidden Allures

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By Franklin K. Oduor    When people hear of Kenya, they think of lions and elephants and the wildebeest migration. Then they think of the Maasai, the sunny beaches and Mt. Kenya. After that they can think of whatever the media has made them believe to be great about Kenya, but few, if any, have […]

Tsavo, a Home For the Fascinating African Animals

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By Dickson A Wambugu   Tsavo Park is the largest park in Kenya and one of the biggest in the world. It is divided into Tsavo East and West. Tsavo river runs across the park but the railway line and the A 109 road divides the park into two. The famous railway line that was constructed […]

Tips For Using Hiking Equipment

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By Barry Elliot

The very human trait of wanting to go up and explore, to push the human limits of endurance has led to some fantastic discoveries in the past.

However hiking can be a dangerous sport, and whether one is a professional mountaineer or just a backpacker, one needs special hiking equipment and gear to be able to indulge in this activity. Hiking Equipment and gear consist of special clothing and boots, accessories including walking sticks or hiking poles, several types of packs, and water bottle, first aid kit, and emergency rations. That apart, one could carry whatever one deems necessary- items like hammocks, note-pads, and perhaps a mobile phone.

Hiking Clothing – The Three Layer System For Cold Weather

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By Jonsky Sicuna

Beginner hikers sometimes overlook two simple facts about hiking clothing for warmth. First is that hiking clothing is not primarily designed to keep the cold out but to keep the heat in from the only source of heat i.e. yourself.

Second is that when you are wearing hiking clothing for warmth, you are not trying to be as warm as possible but to reach a thermal equilibrium i.e. a state in which your heat production roughly balances your heat loss so that you remain within your comfort zone whether you are on the move, on the move and sweating, sitting still and sitting still and sweating.

Your Essential Packing List for an Adventure Trip

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By Paramita Chowdhury

Adventure tours are different from the family trips. Before going for a trip, you need to plan and prepare. You should carry some essential belongings with you for safety. Trekking, mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking and rafting are part of a lifetime memorable trip. If you have to climb the mountains or go for elephant riding and rafting, you need clothes and things. Let us see some of the important items you should take while you are going for a trip.

Alaskan Hiking

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Alaskan hiking companies can be found in Family Adventure Magazine at: HREF=”http://www.famtrav.com/”> http://famtrav.com/data/results-specAct.html?cart=1084792601338740&date=05/17/2004&ipaddress=024.161.098.055&specactivity=hiking&startat=1 Alaskan hiking vacations and all they have to offer can be found at Family Adventure Magazine.Alaska has been called America’s last frontier. Alaska is the United States’ largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south […]

Safe Hiking Practices

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By Michael Russell

Summertime is the time when folks want to take to the wilderness. If you are planning a hiking trip into the mountainous areas there are special considerations. One of these is making sure that you are physically fit enough to undertake this sort of trip.

Occasionally travelers who are not accustomed to higher altitudes can experience Altitude Sickness. Another term for this is Mountain Sickness or hypoxia. When you travel in the mountains, you need to be aware that your body needs to work harder to maintain the normal ratios of oxygen in the bloodstream because the air pressure is 30% lower at the higher altitude due to the fact that the atmosphere is less dense.

American Exceptionalism – The Appalachian Trail

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By Scott Amundson

The Appalachian Trail makes up one third of the Triple Crown of United States long distance hiking and runs about 2,178 miles. Home to over 2,000 rare species of plants and animals, it starts at Springer Mountain in the state of Georgia and runs all the way to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Animals that are commonly seen along the trail include moose, elk, timber rattlesnakes, and copperheads. Although some sections cross through towns and over rivers and roads, the majority of the trail travels through wilderness.