Monthly Archives: April 2015

An Antarctica cruise is a great way to explore the southern part of the globe. It is also a new adventure, as only a few have been able to visit the continent as tourists. Isn’t enchanting to explore this icy end of the earth?

People who visit Antarctica usually go a cruise as there are limited places in which they can stay in land, compared to that in other countries. A cruise is also more convenient as it offers all the amenities for you to stay comfortable during your travel.

But how do you prepare for an Antarctica cruise? Below are a few things to pack when going on this kind of adventure:

  • Thermal wear
    Jackets, sweaters, and heavy duty thermal outfits are a must when going on an Antarctica adventure. This is mainly because it is super cold in the continent and it takes time for any human being to adjust to its extremely low temperatures.
    You may want to stay all geared up when going outdoors, as there are times when the ship docks and you can explore Antarctica’s icy shores. However, inside the cruise ship, you can dress up with any outfit you wish.
  • A camera
    A camera is always important in any kind of travel, and it is an ultimate must have when you’re going to Antarctica. This is because while there is not much to see in the country in terms of landmarks, there are a lot of instances when you can watch birds, penguins, seals, and even whales. These are extraordinary sights and you’d be very lucky to be able to take pictures of them.
  • Medication
    If you have the tendency to feel sick when traveling, then you should definitely bring along your medication. Meds are not always available on a cruise ship, and supplies are way harder to find when in Antarctica.

 

Argentina can be a beautiful, diverse and awe inspiring travel destination. Here are just a few highlights to enjoy on your travels:

  • Mar del Plata
    Buenos Aires is a city of jaw-dropping beauty. In lots of ways, you will feel as though you have magically been transported to Vienna. The European impression is overwhelming. The city is elegance itself. If you are a meat eater, make sure you experience four of the steak houses. You won’t be disappointed.

    The Mar de Plata is a must-see beach area. You can also hit the Mar de Plata Aquarium, play golf on five different courses. The area is also rife with discos. Try the ones on the “Noisy Avenue”, but don’t mention my name. There were.problems last time I was there.

  • Tierra del Fuego
    If you like waterfalls, this is the place for you. The Iquazu Falls are seven times as wide and taller than Niagara Falls. The Falls actually consist of over 250 cascades that came into existence due to a volcanic eruption. If you can, try to visit the falls in the spring or fall as it’s ungodly hot and humid in the summer.
  • Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, is the southernmost city in the world. From the city, you can take the “end of the world” train to see incredible snow covered mountain ranges in the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

 

Your Belize trip will be full of wonder and excitement!  Whether you are a land lover or crave to be on the water, Belize has something for everyone.  Although Spanish is widely spoken in Belize, it is the only country in Latin America where the official language is actually English, so you won’t have to worry about how to overcome language barriers if you can’t speak Spanish.

If the ocean is calling to you, and seeing sharks up close is something you would like to cross off your bucket list, Belize is the perfect place for you to visit.  Several species of sharks cruise the waters of the coral reef.  Hammerheads, Lemon, reef, whale and bull sharks are some of the types of sharks you are likely to meet while scuba diving or enjoying a boat ride along the reef. Spending time on the reef will introduce you to a mysterious and beautiful place that literally feels like another world.  Observe as barracuda, parrot fish, angelfish, and the very recognizable clownfish meander around dozens of species of coral, spending time exploring the longest coral reef in the western hemisphere and its residents will be breathtaking time well spent during your Belize trip.

If you would prefer to stay on land and history fascinates you, then you will definitely want to spend several days exploring the ancient Mayan Ruins that are found in Belize.  There are several ruins throughout the country thatcan be visited by tourists, some are more accessible and better excavated and maintained than others.  Cerrosin northern Belize is one of the oldest remaining sites and Caracol in western Belize is often regarded as the most historically significant site since it was part of one of the largest Mayan kingdoms and for the role it played during political struggles before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century.

While you are making your way to and from these ancient marvels you are likely to encounter some wildlife on land just as you would by the reef.  Belize is well-known for being home to Howler Monkeys, who just happen to be considered one of the loudest of all primates.  You won’t just find Howler Monkeys though, Belize is also home to several species of big cats, including the most commonly seen Ocelot, the extremely dangerous Puma, and the big cat that the ancient Mayans referred to simply as “king” the Jaguar.  In fact, Jaguars are so revered by the people of Belize, that the only Jaguar preserve in the world, called the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, is housed there.  The sanctuary is open to the public and features more than Jaguars, the sanctuary boasts hiking trails, waterfalls, and incredible opportunities for bird watching which includes native species as well as annual migrations that make stops in Belize.

With exotic beaches, picturesque mountains, historical ruins, and an abundance of spectacular wildlife, a Belize trip is a perfect destination for anyone looking for somewhere to vacation.