Travel agents are indispensable resources for planning complicated trips, finding out the ins and outs of a destination, saving time, preventing travel headaches and getting the best value. But it was time to hit the road again. Because of the large engine in our little truck, we were much faster than the locally made cars, and most trucks on the road. So we made the most of it going up hills and overtaking everything in front of us. Even a couple of motor bikes tried to keep up with us. No hope. When we got to the out skirts of Agra, we pulled up to study the maps and look for the best way to the Famous Taj Mahal. The two bikies we overtook earlier came up to us and asked what sort of we had. They had never seen anything go so fast before. After talking for a while, they said they would be our tour guides for the day. So we followed them into Agra and saw the various touristy things that needed to be seen. The following day we headed to New Delhi and stayed in the posh area of The Golf Links. It is located in Central Delhi, and is close to India Gate, Supreme Court, Racecourse Road, Delhi High Court and other important government offices. Living here, one can easily forget the poverty and slums.

Talk to staff and guests at hotels, hostels and the local B & B’s. They all will have a good deal of data on the tour people and rely on them for their livelihood. Make sure you cross reference such evaluations as the proprietors may be financially linked. There are also Internet message boards that concentrate on travel matters that can be helpful. Don’t be afraid to join in the discussions on forums to find out first hand what to expect. Who knows you may be able to link with other adventure travel aficionados and form a bond for more sharing as your adventure travel experience grows. This small list doesn’t even cover all of the other wonder adventures the area of Banff has to offer. If you are doing this trip in 5 days, be prepared to be exhausted! You will be on the go constantly, but it will be worth it in the end and a trip you will never forget.

It is becoming more common for people to take “working vacations,” in which they split their time between work and play. Unlike a business trip, this sort of travel still incorporates many aspects of leisure travel. A number of tour agencies have begun offering “volunteer vacations,” which combine aspects of the leisure travel lifestyle with volunteering one’s time to an organization in need. This type of traveling allows vacationers to travel insurance enjoy the beauty of a new place while giving something back to it. Research your destination. You should find out what health and safety precautions to take. What is the political climate? Are there environmental dangers? What is the best season for your adventure vacation? Off seasons are great for pricing deals but may not be the best time for an adventure trip. For example planning a rafting trip when the waters are dangerously high.

Africa was well represented this year. No. 9 Singita Kruger National Park, which consists of two contemporary retreats, Sweni Lodge and Lebombo Lodge, is set amid 33,000 acres of South African wilderness. On the other end of the spectrum, No. 57 the Silo, in Cape Town, represents a sophisticated sense of city life, and is directly adjacent to Zeitz MOCAA — the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Our daughter adjusted immediately to our holiday life-style and seemed to enjoy all of the new surroundings, but the problem we found travelling in Vietnam with our baby was quite unexpected. Everyone tried to touch our baby. Smack, pinch, grab or rub – even when I had her pram covered with a fitted mosquito net to try to avoid this from happening, they would reach under it, or at least try to (Usually after we had walked past, so that we wouldn’t notice). I sometimes pushed peoples arms away from her.

How did it work out to be a success? Mind you this was not our first time “traveling” with our malamutes because we take them everywhere for day trips. But we had never taken them overnight except to family homes-certainly never to a very nice hotel. What we didn’t realize is how very social and astute our malamutes are and how easily they assimilate their natures into coexisting in a public environment if you but give them the opportunity to prove themselves. We deposited our belongings in a charming and rustic condo. It had views of the mountains, water, spectacular sunsets, fireplace, swimming pool and jacuzzi near our unit, excellent food service, and a beautifully tranquil and peaceful place to relax. Spring Creek Ranch is also a wildlife sanctuary. It sits at the north end of the town of Jackson Hole.