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Tips For Planning An Off-Road Adventure

Planning an off-road adventure can be very exciting. It can also be a lot of work to plan if you have never done it before. If you don't like planning trips, you can always retain the services of a company such as www.standingstonesexpeditions.com. They have information about getting your next off-road adventure planned and executed. They can even offer advice about what you should bring, such as the right type of off road vehicle accessories you wouldn't want to leave home without. 

Use Trail Guides 

If you have already planned a specific area to explore on your off-road adventure, you should look up any available trail guides to use. You can visit a local park website to get guides to follow. Don't discount the hiking guides as well. Some of them have great areas that are only reachable with off-road vehicles. You will be surprised at the great areas you will visit on your guided tour using trail guides. 

Google Earth

If you want to plan a truly unique and exciting adventure, you can use Google Earth to plan parts of your trip. The Google Earth satellite images can allow you to see possible trails to plan a route through. You will be able to use the maps to find anything that looks interesting and worth exploring by noting the coordinates from the images. 

Talk To People

Another great way to plan your off-road trip is to talk to people who are familiar with the area. You can find people like this by searching forums online for the areas you are wanting to explore. They may have some tips on finding neat areas to visit on your trip. 

The most important thing to take with you on an off-road trip is your sense of adventure, enthusiasm and willingness to explore new and exciting areas. Some of the best trips are ones where you take chances and just let the trail guide you. The most important thing is to stay safe and just have fun on your trip. Make memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime. 
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Things You Can Do On A Trip - But Just Once In Your Lifetime

Make Your Next Trip Unforgettable



Are you going on an exotic adventure this year? Are you going somewhere that you have never been before, but have always dreamed of?


There is nothing more exciting than to take a trip to a part of the world that you have never experienced. With a little planning, you can make this a trip that is unforgettable.We are going to give you a few tips that will help you reach that goal.

Do some research

Before you go, take the time to learn about the destination. Learn about it’s customs and the people who live there. What do they do for a living? What is the area known for? What kind of food do they eat? What are their religious customs? While you are not expected to follow their customs, having this knowledge will help you show respect in certain situations

Make a social media site

Share your adventures with your friend’s and family. Post pictures. Tell stories about where you are and what you did that day. This is the modern way of sending postcards. Take videos of your experiences. Even something as simple as trying to order a meal when you don’t speak the language can be hilarious.


Do something that is unique to that particular piece of the world
This is your single opportunity to do something you have never done before and may never do again. What unique activity is this area famous for? Here are some suggestions.
  • Hike to the top of a volcano
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go swimming with the sharks
  • Explore caves and caverns
  • Instead of renting a hotel room, book a yacht and sleep on the water
  • Eat foods that are unique to the country (you can also offer foods that are unique to your country)
  • Rent bikes and cycle across the city or country sides




Keep an eye out for future plans
Maybe you have a wedding coming up. Would having a destination wedding in this area be a dream come true? It is easier than you think. Scout out the wedding customs of the area. Be sure that you and your bridal party bring your dresses with you. Everything else can be arranged at the site.

Take something to trade
This sounds a little weird, but it is loads of fun. Bring an inexpensive item from your county. While socializing with the locals, offer to trade them for something from their area. Neither of you will come back with a rare jewel. Your item will be inexpensive, unique, and a keepsake that you will never forget.

Volunteer
There are always humanitarian organizations that need help. Maybe you can help serve dinner for the poor. Maybe you can assist the workers who are drilling for water. There may be a need in schools that are teaching students English. There is no better way to remember your adventure than to leave the area a little better that it was when you arrived.

If you put a little effort into learning what you can before you go, you will be able to get the most of your trip. Download some apps that will help you with the language and maps of the area. The most important thing you can take with you is your spirit of adventure. Be open-minded and (cautiously) willing to try new things. If you follow these tips, you will indeed have an unforgettable trip.

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Thailand To Indonesia And Back With Google Maps

Southeast Asia is on the tourist trail. In fact, it’s fair to say this region is the tourist trail with the number of visitors it gets every year. Only Australia can really challenge it in the pound for pound rankings, especially for us Brits. Oh yes, we loves us some Asian fun in the sun. Although, Costa Rica sounds nice too 

 So, the idea that travellers are unable to plan a trip to the east seems weird. Just follow the circuit and everything will be fine. The thing is that the beaten track is great, but the diamonds in the rough are in the jungle waiting to be found. No one is saying miss out on the most popular spots, yet you may want to mix traditional with unorthodox. Thankfully, Google Maps can help because, well, Google knows all there is to know about travel hotspots. To show you just how supportive it is, take a look at the map(s) below. These are the places which are a must-see.

 

Bangkok To Chiang Mai 

 Bangkok is unavoidable because it’s the beating heart of Southeast Asia. From partying to banking to overall lifestyle, BK is untouchable. From England or anywhere in Britain really, the flight is about 15 hours which is long but worth it in the end. Once in the country, book a couple of nights in areas such as Nana Plaza and Patpong. Both are “red light districts,” yet the latter is family-friendly (believe it or not!) and even has a night market for shopping. Avoid Khao San Road. Culture-wise, Chiang Mai is the king of Thailand, so a short one-hour flight to the north is in order. Once there, don your best elephant pants, braid your dreadlocks and hit as many temples as possible. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is probably the most beautiful, but Wat Phra Singh is a contender too. 

 Chiang Mai To Vang Vieng 

 Considering you’re already north, it makes sense to leave Thailand and head into Laos. Although it’s a touch sleepy, there is plenty to do and the peace and quiet will work wonders for your Zen. Vang Vieng is a *short car/bus journey away from CM. To be honest, there isn’t much to do other than “tubing” and to sit and watch TV and eat. The latter gets boring, but “tubing” is an experience because you get to drift down a river and stop off for drinks along the way. Some of the guides let you jump off rocks into the water, but it isn’t as common to see as the government stopped it. One or two nights in Vang Vieng is all you need, so go to Vientiane afterward. The capital is mainly a stop off point to recharge and go south, which is where you’ll find Si Phan Don. *please read sarcastically: the bus takes over 15 hours but you can’t fly. Sorry!

 Four Thousand Islands To Ho Chi Minh 

Si Phan Don is also known as the 4000 islands for self-explanatory reasons. It truly is a sight to see and well worth staying for a few days to take in the rafting and water-based activities. When the time comes to leave, Cambodia is next and Siem Riep is where you’ll find Angkor Wat. For a beer, head to the perfectly named “Pub Street.” Miss out Phnom Penh because there isn’t much to see unless you fancy the Killing Fields. The best place to go is Kampot, which is a stunning expat village. Once there, rent bikes and ride down to Kep to try the freshly caught seafood. From there, it’s a one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

 Ho Chi Minh To Hanoi (And Ha Long Bay)

 HCM City is a place full of history, so it makes sense to start at the Vietnam History Museum. Watch out for the partisan commentary because the Vietnamese don’t mind telling people they won the war! The Cu Chi tunnels aren’t to be missed either, neither is the chance to wriggle your way through one. There’s so much to see in the south, from Dalat to Nha Trang, yet a one-way ticket to Hanoi is in order to capture another cultural hub. Please try a local soup in what looks like a dive restaurant but what is really a culinary delight. The world-famous Ha Long Bay is available by tour so book it and use Hanoi as a base. When you get back, you’ll need a day to recover. Vietnam’s capital is a transport hub with great links, and it’s here you’ll find a cheap flight  to Malaysia.

 

Penang, Kuala Lumpur, And Malacca 

 To fly straight to Penang is a hassle, which is why a great tip is to go via Bangkok. It shaves two-hours off the journey. Penang is a fantastic place for a lot of things – the street art is superb – but the food will blow your mind. Most nights, there is a street market which serves a host of local and international cuisines for a jaw-dropping price. Don’t miss it because you’ll regret it later down the line. Kuala Lumpur is the next stop, and the Petronas Towers are a good way to start the visit. You will want to do it sooner because a new launch property in Kuala Lumpur may obscure the view in the future. However, you will be able to pick up a cheap property so it’s swings and roundabouts. After a spot of shopping, take a day trip to Malacca, a holiday destination for Malay people. Hit up Jonker Street, particularly at night if you want to see a crowd full of colour and vibrancy.

   

 KL To The Islands

 Here’s where it gets tricky because Indonesia is full of islands. Unless you’re a wildlife buff, miss out Sumatra and go to Java to see Jakarta. From there, head to Yogyakarta in central Java and Kalipuro in the east where there are active volcanoes. Ijen is special because the lava and sulphur mix at night to create a blue flame. Kalipuro is a short boat ride from Bali, where you can spend your days relaxing before flying back to BK.

 So, are you ready to rock and roll?!

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Rural Hunting Trips Prove to be the Perfect Business Development Opportunity

For people in the sorts of business where relationships matter, figuring out the right way to court a client is both difficult and important. Building these relationships is much like high school dating. Business development professionals can't come on too strong with clients or they risk turning them off. They also can't come across as weak, as this will leave an open door for the competition to swoop right in. Finding that middle ground can be the difference between getting a long-term client and coming up short. With this in mind, many companies choose to wine and dine their would-be clients and their most important existing clients. They are finding more and more creative ways to do so. Deer hunting in Alabama has proven to be an effective tool for this purpose. 



When it comes to deer hunting Alabama is one of the best places in the United States. It has everything you would need for a good deer hunting trip. That includes a lot of open land and a copious amount of whitetail deer. Those who own deer hunting property in Alabama work year around to cultivate the deer population. They use corn to attract the deer to certain places. These owners are masters at creating the sort of environment where a hunter is almost certain to see a deer. At the same time, they know how to create an environment that leaves at least some challenge to the hunting. 

These deer hunting ranches are fully equipped with everything that a hunter could want. If hunters don't want to travel with their own shotguns and rifles, they can use the guns at the ranch. They can purchase ammunition on site. The best of these ranches provide food and drink for hunters, even providing the wine or beer to make the trip a little better. Hearing about, one can see how companies would want to use these trips to woo potential clients. 

Hunting trips are unique, offering something a little different compared to the average client dinner or sports game. Most clients have been in a suite for a professional basketball game, but how many have had the chance to drink, eat and shoot in rustic luxury? That's what many companies are thinking today when they book luxurious deer hunting trips to try to close those critical sales. 
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