The world is a vast, amazing place filled with different cultures and ethnicity’s. Very useful information. Oh! it must’ve been a tiring 10-day trip, huh? I’d bet you’ve enjoyed it. Numerous pristine alpine lakes and verdant forest trails abound in the beautiful mountains of the Grand Teton National Park, and we spent many of our days exploring those sites outside of town during our two-week vacation. I’ll share those experiences in other posts. Budget travel in Latin America has many advantages far beyond the monetary savings. For instance, some of the most amazing and unforgettable travel insurance sights just happen to be located in some of the world’s least expensive countries. These easy to afford, hard to forget sights include the Incan wonders of Machu Picchu in Peru and the wonderful Mayan ruins scattered throughout some of the least costly parts of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. A budget Latin American vacation can include such exciting adventures as exploring an unspoiled rainforest, white water rafting down some of the world’s most beautiful rivers, climbing active and extinct volcanoes, and diving off some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs.

Babies under two years old cannot have their own seat on a plane unless you bring a baby seat or capsule with you. We decided against this and sat her on our lap during our flights. She had no problems during our flights, she probably enjoyed having more cuddles than usual! We gave her a dummy for the flight as it is meant to help babies when their ears pop during air travel. The baby formula I use can be purchased in small individual packets, so I took empty bottles on the plane along with several packets of formula and disposable spoons for mixing them. On board I used bottled water to fill the bottles, and sat them in a cup of hot obtained on board to warm them. This is where my husband came in very handy as with a baby on your lap there is not enough room to pull down the tray in front of your own seat.

You should rent it for a day, exploring zigzag roads of Anegundi lined with giant boulders, overseeing paddy fields. You should also visit the Sanapoor Lake reservoir where you can do boating in Hampi’s signature Coracles. The evenings can be better spent strolling around the riverbank, indulging in Yoga & bouldering sessions and jewellery shopping in Hampi Bazaar followed by restaurants hopping. Try giving a coastal vacation a new twist by visiting the Great Lakes! With 11,000 miles of shoreline, small cruise ships that make it easy to explore, and lakeside cities and gorgeous islands with plenty of activities available, there’s something for everyone. The following day we headed for Kalgoorlie. At about lunch time we pulled over for some lunch. Just as we were finished and ready a to leave, a International Harvester Semi Trailer sped past. I made mention of the fact that he was going a little fast, but we thought nothing more of it. When we got back on the road, we found the Semi smashed and the trailer tipped over.

On my visit to this place I found that Manali has given birth to a lot of adventure sports like river crossing, valley crossing, bungee jumping, and adventure bridge climb in Club House Manali and Van Vihar Manali and white water rafting in Beas river in Kullu near Manali. Also, zorbing ball, hot air balloon, and mountain biking in SolangValley just 15 km from Mall Road are just like diamonds studded on this Hill of Gold named Manali. That means, we are able to visit the beautiful hillsides, the natural waterfalls, holiday spots surrounded by the Mother Nature, with much ease. I prefer travelling with family the only true people for me, with friends there can be many issues, an interesting thought here. Yes, these days it’s easier to plan travel sitting at home. E-Visa facility has made foreign travel very simple. Best thing now is use of Google maps in planning local day to day travel. Technology helps us plan a tour within your budget.

The Ranger’s were very helpful in sharing information about the battlefield and the people who were caught up in the middle. They also gave us the teacher’s guide and the information for the students as we are now a homeschooling family. This is great information to teach about the Civil War and the reasons behind it. One of the packets is about “No easy choices; Taking sides in Civil War Missouri”. What we learned will help with the Civil War history that we will be working on this year. There are no places in California that have this kind of history and being able to walk on the battlefields and visit one of the original homes makes it real. It’s not just book learning. Having been to several of the other battle fields in Virginia and Pennsylvania, this one strikes me the same way. With such beauty comes such tragedy.