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Travel to Popular National Parks of India to Spot Flurry of Flora and Fauna

Travel to Popular National Parks of India to Spot Flurry of Flora and Fauna

The diverse topography and varied climate of India make it home of abundance of flora and fauna. The presence of mountain, desert, wet land, coastal plain, hill stations and other topographic form make India very rich in wildlife. All types of species can be found in India. Wildlife lovers and nature lovers visit India from different parts of world. To tenderly nourish exotic wildlife species India is provided with many national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, bird sanctuaries, biosphere and other protected areas. Tourists visit these wildlife rich places to observe bouncy species.

If you want to observe flurry of flora and fauna in their natural setting then visit popular wilderness of the country. Tourists generally visit popular national parks of the country during India wildlife tours. Jim Corbett Park is very wildlife destination in the country. It is positioned in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is very large in term of area and hold high density of tiger population. It is one of the much visited wildlife destination being the oldest national park of India. Tiger is the essence of India jungles. Popular parks where you can easily spot tigers are Ranthambhore, Kaziranga, Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks. According latest survey Kaziranga Park is known to possess highest density of tiger population in the country. This park is also famous for one-horned rhinoceros, elephant and wild buffalo. The park has verdant vegetation and is natural habitat of many wildlife species.

Kanha Park is noted to be most beautiful national park of India. The verdant forest, bubbly fauna and chirping birds of the park inspired Rudyard Kipling to produce masterpiece novel “Jungle Book”. Therefore, it is worth visiting game park in India. Wildlife lovers can also enjoy the fun of safari tour in the jungles. Elephant safari, jeep safari and tiger safari are very popular among wildlife enthusiasts. Ranthambhore and Jim Corbett are ideal destinations for tiger safari. Kaziranga and Periyar Parks are ideal for elephant safari. Periyar Park is one of the famous coastal India national park. People can also enjoy birding and boating experiences in this park. Manas Park is a famous national park of eastern India and is frequently visited by the wildlife tourists. If you really want to spot and observe the exotic flora and fauna then visit all these destinations during wildlife tour India. You can also select tour package to wander in the wilderness of India.…

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Historic Living

Historic Living

About a year ago I was lucky enough to land a job in the Marketing Department of one of Williamsburg’s major amusement parks. Though I was ecstatic, I was also a little bummed about leaving the beach. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. Though Williamsburg, VA. is also a vacation spot, it’s not known for it’s fast paced night life or beautiful beaches. I’ve always thought of Williamsburg as the place our public schools took us to for boring field trips. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

My first priority was to find a way to get myself excited about making the move, something more than a paycheck, that is. I found a ton of things online. A common theme I saw was that I could do the same types of things I did at the beach but on a more intimate scale. The added bonus was that I would also have so much more at my fingertips. In Virginia Beach, you either sit on the beach or hit the clubs and restaurants. Not the case in Williamsburg. There’s a ferry, there is the Jamestown settlement, there is the William and Mary campus and all the unique little shops that surround it, college campus means college students, where there are college students there is a decent night life. There’s Busch Gardens Europe, Water Country USA, and all kinds of historic plantations. Getting psyched about the move…check!

My second priority was to find a place to live. I’d lived in a house for the past four years and knew it would take some time to find a suitable home to purchase in Williamsburg. Time was not on my side so I made the decision to start out in an apartment and then start looking for a house, within the year. At the time I worked for a company that participated in a program called “Best Of”. Basically, the community submits votes for the “Best Of” everything, best of ice cream shop, best of dry cleaners, best of grocery store and so on. I found a “Best Of” apartment in Williamsburg. Bingo!

Moving day came and I moved into my two story, 3 bedroom, apartment. It is absolutely beautiful and the rich historic living I have come to know, suits me in a way that beach living never could. It’s definitely taught me to enjoy the finer things that life has to offer. Now my lease is about to end and I haven’t moved any further on purchasing a home and you know what? I almost don’t want to leave my apartment. It’s perfect! I have all the luxuries of a house and no yard work! Either way, one thing is for beach girl now has a historic side!…

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Worlds Voted Best Theme Park

Worlds Voted Best Theme Park

If you ask an average European, ‘What do you think is the best theme park in the world?’ you may get many answers claiming Disney maintains the top spot. However if you ask an average American you may get a different, surprising answer.

Universal Island of Adventure in Orlando and Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens have both secured the top spot according to recent polls this year, knocking of the reigning champion, Disney California Adventure. What’s the reason for this park’s sudden rise to claim the top spot?

Universal’s new attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to be a roaring success, especially with the American audiences, who can’t get enough of the franchise, seeking their own experience of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. Guests can see the Hogwart’s Express pulling into the station at Hogsmead or take the Dragon Challenge aboard a thrilling rollercoaster.

Busch Gardens, also located in Florida, have had a very timely arrival to the top spot as the world’s best theme park. Their latest rollercoaster, Cheetah Hunt, opened earlier in 2011 and has been received well by ride enthusiasts. This new ride boasts a 4,429 foot long track reaching speeds of 45mph, weaving through tunnels and valleys. Not only will this satisfy the adrenaline junkies, but you can also come face to face with wild animals such as lions, rhinos and giraffes.

The polls also revealed the best theme park attraction this year and again, the result may surprise people as it’s not a rollercoaster. Disneyland opened Star Tours: The Adventure Continues at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer. This new ride is a revamp on the old Star Tours, which took guests through the universal of Star Wars, experiencing well known space battles from the movies. The new version of the ride has been converted to 3D and takes to various locations each time you ride, meaning the last experience won’t be the same as the last.

This year has shown a good round up of the best theme parks and attractions and once again Florida is the epicentre of this, encouraging more people to get their Orlando tickets for this summer and 2012.

However, this isn’t the first time Universal Island of Adventure has been nominated as the best theme park in the world. The park also won this achievement in 2002, 2003 and 2004 consecutively with the best voted attraction ‘The amazing Adventures of Spider-Man’ for the same years.…

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Wholesale Pandemonium, In A Good Way, In Wisconsin Dells With 2012 New Attractions Unveiled

Wholesale Pandemonium, In A Good Way, In Wisconsin Dells With 2012 New Attractions Unveiled

Every January in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., the resort community better known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!A�”, there is a little tradition the local visitor bureau likes to call the official release of what’s new for the coming year. Given everything that’s debuting in the Dells for 2012, frankly it might have been easier to chronicle what’s not new. But, in the spirit of keeping the tradition alive, here is a rundown of new Wisconsin Dells waterpark rides and new Wisconsin Dells attractions for the new year.

Big Waterpark News

Starting outdoors, Noah’s Ark Waterpark, America’s Largest Waterpark, is debuting Quadzilla, a $1 million family mat racer slide that stands 47 feet tall, with lanes that run 323 feet long. How can that be, you ask? Because the four slides making up this ride are literally braided and twisted together, a first-of-its-kind for this community. Riders will plunge head first on Quadzilla, reaching top speeds of just over 20 mph. If you do the math, that’s 24 seconds from top to bottom. The lanes start out enclosed, but as you race to the bottom, they become open lanes so you can see who’s winning in the side-by-side competition. As you crest over vertical curves and gain even more speed toward the bottom, be prepared to experience a feeling of weightlessness.

At Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, they’ve literally raised the roof to install two indoor Super Loop waterslides, the first of their kind in the world, the Sahara Sidewinders. These slides stand 65 feet tall, which meant extending a section of the roof to accommodate the added height. You’ll even be able to see the top of these slides from the interstate. Riders will step into the slide and brace themselves as a trapdoor opens below their feet, sending them rocketing at speeds up to 25 mph. Kalahari also installed an additional free fall slide for the really adventurous called the Screaming Hyena. While the new slides will be a hit with tweens and teens, the toddlers have not been left out, as the resort has opened a new kid’s play zone called Tiko’s Watering Hole, with more than a dozen kiddie slides and interactive African animal figures – think grey-crowned cranes doubling as squirt guns. A rain tree gushes water as if it’s raining for added squeals.

Heading back outside, the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort is adding two new water tube-style slides, one that loops and one that jettisons riders straight down, both with trap doors to get the free fall started. Riders can reach speeds up to 40 mph thanks to maximum G force. Both of these behemoths will be in the Glacier Canyon Lodge section of the sprawling resort, the country’s largest combo indoor/outdoor waterpark property.

Over at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks, their archeological crew has “excavated” the $3 million Lost City of Atlantis, a gigantic outdoor water fortress that covers over three acres. This new archeological find will be easy to spot at a whopping six stories tall. Tailored for all age groups, the Lost City of Atlantis will feature a monster dump bucket and seven water slides including a bowl ride, boomerang slide, family tube slide, kids’ water slides and a geyser blasting water over 160 feet.

The new splash pad at Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park proves waterpark fun doesn’t have to be limited to just waterpark resorts. This zero-depth attraction is festooned with rainbow water arches, squirt cannons and geysers.

New Ways to Be Entertained

There is a really nice variety of new indoor attractions this year starting with Wild Fun Zone, located downtown Dells and offering indoor bumper cars with spinning action, 3-D black light mini golf, a laser tag arena that takes the shape of a space cave, virtual roller coaster ride and mega arcade. Look for the huge gorilla on the top of the building to find this place.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum has added a “shrunken head alley” featuring a half-dozen actual shrunken heads. Next door at Wizard Quest, a new character by the name of Professor Oodlesmack has been added to the quest displays. His eccentric hobby is creating new flavors of popcorn, so naturally there is an Oodlesmack Popcorn counter attached to Wizard Quest, with more than 40 different gourmet flavors. Plus, the Dells 4D Special FX Theater, on the same block, has two new films this year that will make you feel like you’re in the movie.

There’s just something about oversized gadgets that gets kids, and adults, engaged. At the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory – Interactive Science Center, you can lift a 3,000 pound car off the ground using an oversized lever. This new hands-on …

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How to Pack for Living Abroad

How to Pack for Living Abroad

Sometimes in our lives we have the opportunity to travel and live abroad for an extended period of time. If you are brave enough to grab life by the horns and embrace the experience, you are probably panicking about how your entire life is going to fit into a couple small suitcases. Years of traveling has taught me less is more and I would like to show you now how I have managed to lighten my own pack to the point of carrying less, so I can do more. So here are 7 tips on fitting your life in a suitcase without breaking your back when you lift it.

1.) Don’t bring what you can borrow.

When I am packing there are a lot of things that I think I will need, come to find out I could have easily used or borrowed the same item. Things laundry soap, dish soap, insect repellant, etc. are always in abundance amongst travelers and people you will meet along the way. Get use to asking to borrow things while you are traveling there is no way around it, and it makes for wonderful conversation starters.

2.) Don’t bring things you are not sure you will need.

I like to say, when in doubt, leave it. In fact, I would really only bring something that has multiple uses that I know will get used on a daily basis. If you are unsure about anything you are bringing, then leave it. Traveling is about breaking out of old habits and patterns to experience new things, not to bring your old habits with you.

3.) Do learn the difference between NEED and afraid to be without.

People have lived where you are going a lot longer than you have lived where you are coming from, so chances are if you need something when you arrive, you can buy, borrow or have it shipped to you. So pack what you need, This mean the bare essentials. Clothes, shoes, wallet, Id. Basically, when you get dressed and leave in the morning, you have everything you need for the day. If you have everything you need for one day than you have enough for the week as each day is cyclical

4.) Packing light is important, but make sure to bring something small to remind you of home.

This could be a favorite recipe from your mom, your boyfriend’s cologne, or trinket your wife gave you. Either way, some days you’ll get homes sick, it is nice to have a small comfort item to take with you.

5.) Don’t bring more than one washing load of clothes.

Many people have a problem with this one. If you are traveling for a short time, you don’t need a lot of clothes. If you are traveling for a long time, you are going to want to adopt the fashion of where you are traveling to anyways. It maybe awful to wear a shirt a couple days in a row, but you usually won’t be away from a washer more than a week traveling. Instead of bringing a lot of clothes, see tip number four and bring high quality clothes you can use in several different social situations.

6.) Quality over quantity.

Because space is an issue quality counts for a lot in traveling. Many times, the few extra dollars will count for a lot in dependable gear. Dependability could mean the world when you don’t know where to find replacement for something you need on a daily basis. I gladly pay a few extra dollars for something comfortable, reliable, or irreplaceable.

7) Pack weeks before you leave.

Now that you have follows tips 1-6 in getting your pack ready, the final tip is to pack a long time before you actually leave. Use the above tips to pack your bags at least three or four weeks before you leave. Once packed only use the things in your suitcase. As you use each item in your suitcase put it in a “to take” pile. After the first week of living out of your suitcase, start thinking about anything that you haven’t used that week. Over the next two weeks before you depart see if you can’t find anything else in your suit case you haven’t used often.

So there you have it. If you follow these simple tips you should be on your way to less back ache, more adventure, a world of new possibilities. Always remember to pack light and enjoy the trip.…

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Looking For Fun? Popular Amusement Parks In New Jersey, California And Texas

Looking For Fun? Popular Amusement Parks In New Jersey, California And Texas

Finding fun things to do in NJ, CA, TX or elsewhere across the country can be easy to do, if you know where to look. Whether you’re looking for California, Texas or New Jersey attractions, consider an amusement park. Here are three different amusement parks in New Jersey, California and Texas.

Amusement Parks In Texas Include Joyland

Joyland is located in Lubbock, Texas. Rides include traditional family friendly rides such as a carousel and sky ride which takes visitors above both Joyland and the nearby Mackenzie Park. Thrill seekers can enjoy the Galaxi Coaster, which was built in Italy and the Dare Devil Drop, which brings riders up 140 feet before plummeting them down at almost 50 miles per hour. Tickets to Joyland start around $18 for adults and $15 for children. Adults who wish to visit, but do not want an unlimited ride pass can purchase an entry-only pass for $5. Guests can use Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.

Amusement Parks In New Jersey Include Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers is located in Wildwood, New Jersey and is one of the many fun things to do in NJ. Morey’s Piers actually combines a number of New Jersey attractions in one area and includes two waterparks and three amusement parks in New Jersey. Attractions include the Ocean Oasis waterpark, the Raging Waters waterpark, the Mariner’s Landing pier, the Surfside pier and the Adventure pier. Rides include Kiddie Swings, the Balloon Race and Pirates of the Wildwoods and water rides include an 1100 foot endless river, the Rocket Raft water slide, the Serpentine body slides and numerous children’s play areas.

Families can choose to purchase tickets as a group or individually and the best deal can be found for a family of four. Families can choose a group pass that gives them access to both waterparks and all the rides for $215. Season passes are also available so families or individuals who live nearby can enjoy the park anytime. Morey’s Piers accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express credit cards.

Amusement Parks In California Include Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is located in Buena Park, CA. It is known for its Camp Snoopy attraction and has themed rides such as Lucy’s Tugboat, Red Baron, the Charlie Brown Speedway and the Snoopy Bounce. Knott’s Berry Farm also has a marketplace with themed dining, shopping and more. Admission is around $60 for adults and $25 for children and seniors. Southern California residents receive a discount, as will anyone who purchases and prints tickets at home. Knott’s Berry Farm accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club & JCB and PayPal for tickets purchased ahead of time.

Fun things to do in these states include thrill rides and waterparks, but t aren’t the only places fun can be found. Whether you’re looking for a place to vacation, or are lucky enough to live near one of these attractions, you’re sure to find fun for the whole family.…

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Mt Olympus Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Mt Olympus Resort in Wisconsin Dells

The Mt Olympus Resort attempts to combine your entire vacation experience into one location. There’s both an indoor and outdoor water park, as well as an indoor and outdoor theme park. Not everyone is comfortable with the cost of these attractions, but the free admission that comes with the accommodations can make it more affordable.

While not the biggest water park in the Dells, Mt Olympus does offer a good time for your dollar. There are a number of water slides both inside and out, two large wave pools, a number of lazy rivers, two large whirlpools, and several interactive kids areas. The indoor water park is connected directly to the hotel, so it is great both for kids who want a trip down the water slides and parents who want to relax in the over-sized hot tubs at the end of the day.

The theme park section of the park has a predominantly carnival feel to it, although the four large wooden roller coasters make it worth the visit. The five extensive go-kart tracks, however, are what most guests come for. The karts vary in length and speed and go through a fairly rich landscape. The Poseidon track actually goes under the water through a series of tunnels, an experience seldom seen in go-kart tracks. The indoor attractions include a small coaster, bumper cars, spinning tea cups.

Mt Olympus is a fun, all-in-one vacation stop for your family. There is plenty to do on the grounds, but if you want to explore the greater Dells area, the Dells’ many attractions are just a short walk away.…