In planning my RTW adventure, I have been giving considerable thought to the options of backpack solo, or booking into an organised tour. Ok, so we were really hungry after the airplane ride, and I for one couldn’t wait to hit the restaurants and EAT! The food at Meliá Cayo Santa María resort was very good. We found most everything we ate at the buffet restaurant to be tasty, well seasoned, largely healthy, and at times, bordering on delectable. The variety was a little repetitious, but the existent selection was more than sufficient, so as not to have to eat the exact same thing over and over again in a one week period, if one chose not to. My “winter vacation” in the Philippines is almost over. Yet, I wanted to visit one of the exciting and fascinating wonder of nature in my home country. The most talked about waterfalls in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. The Tinuy-an Falls. For those that have seen it during its days before mass tourism. would a agree. One of the most beautiful places on earth. But we had to keep going, and it was always possible to come back sometime in the future.

Upon returning home, I reflected on my recent trip to Phoenix, Arizona. I was having mixed emotions about how I felt it had gone. That’s when I realized that I had actually experienced two trips at the same time. One was very nice, and a positive experience. The other one sucked. Allow me to share my reflections, and you can decide for yourself how my trip went. The reason for my visit was actually a funeral. That part sucked. But being with family was a super positive experience. And I felt blessed that I was able to afford the trip, and take the time to pay my last respects. This aspect of the trip was neither bad nor good. It was just part of the journey of life. Very interesting advice you give an certainly an interesting read. It’s always amazing how much unnecessary baggage people carry along with them when traveling just because they aint sure what there are going to need.

A sample adventure travel trip for instance could offer you a very unique way of seeing an otherwise popular destination. Now, most people you and I know have been on a Caribbean travel trip. They would have visited the same old beaches, stayed in the same old hotels, driven along the same old roads and seen the same old touristy sights. But sample what an adventure travel trip to the Caribbean could offer. You could take an eco-trek through travel insurance the Caribbean rain forests, you could see the birds, the insects and the animals up close, you could camp with the local inhabitants and learn more about them, their costumes, their food and their culture by actually interacting with them and you could discover the joys of virtually deserted, unspoiled beaches. All of this while being relatively close to the popular tourist destinations, yet away from the humdrum and drab experiences.

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.

Chatkath~ So happy to see you today! Thanks for such high praise for this little Jerusalem travel guide; you always make me smile. I will keep you in my thoughts in the hope that you can someday manage that vacation to “The City of Peace.” I am certain you will find it an amazing adventure spiritually, physically, as well as visually. Wellness seekers will appreciate the treatments at the spa at Oberoi Rajvilas, which includes chakra balancing and massages using hot Himalayan stones. There are also yoga, meditation, and singing-bowl sessions at this atmospheric hotel in the equally atmospheric Pink City. Our next day’s visit was very interesting again, we travelled to Gudauri a beautiful snow-capped hill station, where you can witness nature at its very best. Gudauri is located 120km from Tbilisi and it usually takes about 2 hours to reach from the capital. It is a destination spot for skiing, speed riding and paragliding or even if you just need to take pictures and enjoy the scenic beauty! The snow is so bright that we need sunglasses.