Summertime Skiing

by JuJuB

How does summertime skiing sound? If you’re someone who enjoys the cooler months more than the warmer months, then taking a ski trip during the summertime is definitely worth your time looking further into. There are quite a few summer skiing destinations for you to choose from, which means you’re sure to find a destination that is just right for you.

Summertime Skiing Destinations

The following is a list of some of the best summertime skiing destinations, which are becoming more popular nowadays as more and more people are looking for cooler vacation options to take during the summertime.


  • Treble Cone in Wanaka, New Zealand – This summertime ski area is a great choice for intermediate skiers and expert skiers. It opens the end of June and allows skiers some of the best skiing slopes as well as access to some of the most gorgeous wintertime scenery.
  • New South Wales, Australia – This Australian ski resort is located in the Kosciuszko National Park and includes four different areas for skiing, making it one of the biggest ski resorts located in the southern hemisphere. Other options besides skiing include snowboarding, snow tubing, and tobogganing.
  • The Chilean Andes, South America – Ski Portillo offers over 1000 acres of skiing trails in a very remote location, and is a great choice for families or newbie skiers. While the skiing trails are indeed the main reason while people choose this summertime ski resort, a close second is to enjoy the absolutely spectacular scenery.
  • Kaprun, Austria – This year round ski resort is a great choice for intermediate and expert skiers. Lots of run choices and a total of eight jumps easily allure summertime skiers, making this a skiing resort that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
  • Zermatt in Switzerland – The Matterhorn is one of the most well-known peaks and is located very near Zermatt. This is not only the largest summer ski area in Europe, it accommodates all types of skiers, from beginners to experts.
  • Blackcomb Mountain, British Columbia, Canada – Even though this popular ski resort is only open from mid-June to mid-July, millions of people choose this summertime skiing destination due to the fantastic snow runs and excellent temperatures.
  • The Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon – This United States based summertime skiing option is popular as it’s the only ski resort in the United States that offers year round skiing. Both intermediate skiers and expert skiers will enjoy skiing down Mount Hood, which is a volcano located within the Cascade Range.

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Sheldon Chalet

by Tammy


The Sheldon Chalet is everything luxurious comfort is all about. The more than a mile high elevation allows for the most spectacular breathtaking views, making this a truly unique environment that any luxury traveler will enjoy and appreciate. Whether you’re someone who is looking to take your next luxury vacation for leisure reasons or for adventure reasons, the Sheldon Chalet can easily accommodate you and your particular wants and needs.

Ready to find out more about the Sheldon Chalet that’s located in the middle of Denali National Park in Alaska?

North America’s Highest Mountain

At an elevation of 6000 feet, the Sheldon Chalet sits perfectly in the Sheldon Nunatak. The Chalet itself is a fascinating structure and includes 5 bedrooms that are able to accommodate up to 10 guests at one time. This makes for a very private luxury vacation, which is something that many luxury travelers are looking for nowadays.

The inside of the Chalet includes a full kitchen, a wet bar that is fully stocked, a sauna for relaxing, and a large fireplace that quickly warms when coming in from the cold outdoors. The surrounding deck allows for relaxing outdoor views, including views of the Aurora Borealis when available. Each extremely spacious bedroom includes lavish beds for extreme comfort, as well as a sitting area to enjoy the panoramic views of Alaska mountains.

Experienced Staff & Personal Guides

Experienced staff is available for every guest and can provide them their requests. Personal guides are available for guests who are looking to seek adventure and can guide them through all of the beauty that can be found in the Alaska mountainside. Options guests can choose to participate in include skiing, sledding, building igloos, digging snow caves, fancy picnics and going for long luxurious walks to observe and enjoy the absolutely stunning scenery.

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis can be seen during the winter months, which are best seen when the sky is clear as well as dark enough to provide the proper background.

Fine Dining

Fine dining is available and all meals will be created by a private chef in the onsite restaurant. This means all guests will get to enjoy the most exquisite cuisine, all paired with the perfect fine wines. Wine tasting events are also available.

The Sheldon Family

The Sheldon Chalet is privately owned by the Sheldon family and is the only holder of private land in the park.

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Discover Ireland adventure

by JuJuB

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You’re sure to have a ‘whale of a time’ when you book your ultimate vacation to the beautiful country of Ireland. Known for its music, lush landscapes, majestic castles and craft beer, there’s so much to see and do.

Craft beer: The Irish love their ale, so, while you are there, try a pint of Gat at the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Other breweries, including Metalman Brewing, and Blacks of Kinsale, offer tours of their facilities and taste tests.

Whiskey tours: If you prefer a little Irish whiskey instead, make sure to visit the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you can learn all about one of this country’s favorite drinks. This whiskey museum tour is an interactive, modern experience that has Irish whiskey memorabilia dating back to the 1800s. Sample Irish whiskey, Irish Coffee or whiskey cocktails. Sign up for a guided tour and tastings.

Castles: Castles aren’t just for princes and princesses. There are more than 30,000 castles and castle ruins of all shapes and sizes throughout Ireland to see, so make to check out a few of these fascinating structures. Top of the list should be Bunratty Castle, a former Viking trading camp, or the Ross Castle, which was built somewhere around the 15th century. Don’t miss Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim, a restored medieval castle. If you loved the television show The Tudors, then check out The Irish Castle at Cahir in County Tipperary where some of the show was filmed. Of course, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the famous Blarney Castle and a upside down kiss on the Blarney Stone.

Mountain-biking: Get out and explore the plush Ireland countryside, but do it on a mountain bike at Ballyhoura, the largest trail network in Ireland. Some spots of the trail are easy, while some are extremely challenging, so be ready. Adventure seekers can also go cycling or kayaking in Kilkenny, take a cliff walk at the Greystones, hike at Wicklow Mountains or hike Ireland’s remote and rugged Cliffs of Moher.

Spelunking: Cave lovers will want to explore Ireland’s many hollows, such as Aillwee Caves where you can tour chasms and see unique formations and frozen waterfalls.

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If you’re a roller coaster junkie and you have a need for speed, then taking a tour of the top rollercoasters around the country is a great way to feed your coaster cravings.

Head West Young Man: Here you will find the scariest 116-degree drop and 70mph ride on Cannibal at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah. A one-day visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, gets the coaster lover 18 rides to try, including the Green Lantern, which comes with a 144-foot drop, followed immediately by a 121-foot loop. And of course, you have to ride Superman: Escape from Krypton, where you’ll launch right out of the gate at 100mph … backwards.

Or go East: Your northeast rollercoaster tour should include stops at Jackson, New Jersey, where the wooden coaster, the El Toro, which has a maximum velocity of 70mph, is one of the most popular rides at Six Flags Great Adventure. If you’re spending the day at Six Flags, then spend some time on line at Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world, where you shoot out at 128mph and head down a staggering 418ft drop! A short drive into Pennsylvania and you’ll be on Skyrush at

Hersheypark in Hershey, where you will reach five Gs on the first drop alone. Then head over to The GateKeeper at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, the tallest and fastest wing coaster that inverts a harrowing six times at 67mph.

Going South: If you’re heading down south to try the coasters, then Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina must be on your list. It is home to the Fury 325, the tallest chain-lift roller coaster in the world at 325ft and a whopping 95 mph. Walt Disney World has must-rides in the dark Space Mountain, even though it’s only 27 mph, and Mission: SPACE, a realistic simulated liftoff and flight. In Doswell, Virginia, the Intimidator 305 is at the Kings Dominion and, hang on, it has multiple low-to-the-ground hairpin turns and is a 90mph challenge for the best of the best rollercoaster lovers.

Midwest: Finally, are you the Davy to Six Flags’ Goliath? In Gurnee, Illinois, you can give it a shot on the Goliath, which has the longest (180ft) and steepest (85 degrees) drop of any wooden roller coaster in the country.

There are almost 500 rollercoasters of varying shapes, sizes and speeds, so plan your US tour for this upcoming summer season.

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Adventure in Jamaica

by JuJuB

Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Whether you just love to put your toes in the sand and soak up some sun or you are more of an adventurist, there is always something to do.

Beaches: Take your pick. There’s Treasure Beach, a six-mile stretch of coral-colored and black sands, private coves and rocky shores. Montego Bay, a major cruise ship port has Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. Founded in 1906, Doctor’s Cave Beach Club is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. Explore Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica’s hot spot for sunbathers, including a few nudies in designated areas. You can also go horseback riding to see Jamaica’s trails and then take the horses right into the Caribbean.

Water fun: The green and blue ocean water shouldn’t just be watched from the shoreline, it should be explored. Located in Ocho Rios, the Rio Nuevo Wall is a diver’s paradise, with a 25-foot dive. Dunn’s River Falls is also a must-see for visitors where you can climb 600-foot cascades and snorkel below. Surfers can’t go to Jamaica without hanging 10 on Boston Bay Beach, one of the bluest, most beautiful beaches on the island.

Safari: Take a trip in a safari jeep up to the highest viewpoint of Ocho Rios, “Murphy Hill” (2000 feet above sea level) to really see what this beautiful country is all about. Ziplining is across the island is another way to see the stunning sights.

Hiking: The Blue Mountain Peak Trail takes approximately several hours to hike, ending at Blue Mountain Peak. Known for its Blue Mountain coffee, the Peak is the highest mountain in Jamaica at 7,402 ft., making it a prime location for trekkers. If you want to maximize trail time, Portland Gap is a convenient overnight stay on the trail.

Music: Get your groove on, because July 1 is International Reggae Day. Jamaica reveres this day with a 24-hour celebration of its reggae culture and influence. If that’s not long enough of a celebration, the Jamaica Festival is a one-week celebration honoring Jamaica’s independence.

Eat: Tasting the Jamaican delicacies is always an adventure in itself. Be sure to try their famous Jerk chicken, curry goat, fried dumplings, fried plantain, and steamed cabbage. Of course, a little Jamaican rum is a great way to top off a wonderful vacation.

So much to do, so little time!


Cycling Across Country

by JuJuB

Many people have dreams of touring across the country on a bike, but aren’t sure where or how to start. Maybe they don’t know what kind of bike to get, or what kind of route they should plan. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started on your cycling tour across the country.

Consider buying a touring bike. While they can be pricier than standard bikes, there are benefits to buying a bicycle specifically geared towards touring, especially if you think you might do more than one tour in your life. They’re generally more durable, can handle tougher terrain, and can support more loadings than most other bikes. You don’t necessarily need a top-of-the-line touring bike for your trip, and there are some pretty inexpensive ones out there if you look for deals. If you don’t want to buy an entirely new bike, you can still upgrade your current bike to have the tools you’ll need, such as methods of carrying your luggage or better tires.

Start exercising. You might cycle a lot, but it’s likely that your body isn’t used to taking 6- to 8-hour bike rides every day, so it’s important to start exercising and conditioning your body. Depending on the type of tour you’re choosing, your workout routine could change. For more casual tours, you can probably get away with easier workouts, while tougher workouts could require more rigorous training. If you’re unsure what type of workout to do, ask an expert at your local gym.

In a tour or by yourself? A big part of prepping for your cross country journey is deciding if you want to go in an organized tour or make your own route by yourself. There are certain benefits to both, but it depends on your personal preference. If you’re not confident enough to go solo, a group is a good starting option. For example, America by Bicycle is one tour company with different routes for all skill levels. Trek Travel is another organization that offers individual, family tours and pro cycling tours.

Planning your route. If you choose to go by yourself instead of in a group, planning out your route will be the most important part of your trip. If you’re not sure where to start, considering choosing some tourist attractions or other such places that you’ve always wanted to see and mark them on a map. From there, you can start to connect the roads between them and plan your stops along the way, whether they be at hotels or camp grounds. It’s important to have a detailed plan before you leave, a map in case you get lost (and you’re not in a Wi-Fi area) and adequate supplies.

Don’t overpack. Like most other vacations, packing can be quite the hassle when it comes to biking across country. Taking a minimalistic view on packing can help lessen your load and make traveling easier. Two things you can easily pack less of is food and clothes. Pack outfits that can be used in multiple ways and also help to save space. .


Beginners Hunting

Beginners Hunting

by JuJuB

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If you’re a novice to hunting, it might be in your best interest in embark on a guided hunting trip that helps you to definitely bag some game. By participating on a trip with other hunters, you learn and improve on the skills you need in order to become a better hunter.

These hunting trips are held in various places throughout the United States, such as Texas, Montana and even upstate New York. In Texas, Casa Monte Ranch is a must visit for hunters. Located in the heart of the famed Brush Country of South Texas, Casa Monte Lodge offers the sportsman a wide variety of Exciting Adventures.

Tour operators offer a combination hunting and fishing trip where Black Bear can be found on a hunting trip to British Columbia, a destination that produces some of the largest Black Bears in North America, primarily due to the abundance of rivers and streams loaded with protein rich fish.

In New York’s Adirondack Mountains, there are services, such as C.P.’s Guide Service, that provide guided turkey, bear, deer and coyote hunts on privately owned farm land. They also provide guided turkey hunts, deer hunts (bow hunting trips also available), wild whitetail deer, and even coyote hunts in Otsego and Herkimer Counties in New York.

According to the National Shooting Sports Association, many ranges across the country offer free introductory classes to firearm safety. The National Rifle Association offer firearm training courses in every state. These lessons would be a great opportunity to improve schools, especially before embarking on a hunting tour. Family Stream says that if you’re interested in beginning to hunt deer, start with an introduction to the basics, from tips on choosing a place to hunt to illustrated steps for dressing your kill.

Before you sign up for a tour, find out more information about the sport of hunting in the state or country that you are visiting. Every country has hunting and firearm laws that are specific to them, so make sure you know what you’re getting into. If you are found guilty of hunting protected or endangered animals during a trip, you may face jail time in addition to losing your license.


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Skiing in Colorado is a lot of fun and a great vacation for getting kids and adults alike to exercise while basking in the sunshine and fresh air! However, it’s no secret that skiing can take out a huge chunk from anyone’s budget if it is done too often. Still, there are myriads of ways to help you lift the load and we have listed three of them below for you.

Tip #1: Catch the Early and Late Skiing Season Tickets!

One way for your family to save and still be able to enjoy skiing in Colorado is by going in the early and/or late skiing season. Being early isn’t entirely a bad thing if you and your kids have never tried skiing before because you will be just spending your first days in the lower slopes to get the feel of things anyway. Yes, the snow cover might be minimal over most of the mountain, but beginners don’t usually ski on most of the runs so you’ll get to enjoy the experience and save.

However, during springtime it is actually the other way around as the snow has been piled up during the winter. The snow may feel like old and mushy mashed potatoes, but it would still be an incredible experience as you half-ski, half-surf down a gorgeous mountain. Hey, at least there won’t be lines at the lifts! You will be among the few enjoying minimal crowds and the lowest prices of the season.

Tip #2: Always Avoid the Glitz and the Glam of the “Ritzy” Resorts

Just like with everything else, you are also paying for the brand as you ski. If you deem that it is important that you only take your family to a famous and posh ski resort this winter then this article is not for you. There are several gems offering just as much fun as the resorts with large advertising budgets, but at a fraction of the cost. You’ll still bare witness to breathtaking views, fabulous atmosphere, friendly people, world class ski instructors and more.

Tip #3: Buy Tickets for Multiple Days Access.

If you plan on skiing multiple days it’s best to buy in bulk. Think Multi-day ski lift passes and equipment rentals. It also sometimes helps to go to the website of the place you will be skiing with to inquire about deals and coupons. Some places offer advance purchase discounts too. The best part if these are often completely transferable without having additional fees!

There you have it, three ways to save and still have a skiing adventure in Colorado. Now, we want to hear from you! Have you ever been skiing? If so, where did you go and what was your favorite thing about the trip?

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