You might think of hosteling as something that college students do while traveling through Europe for the summer. If you have not had the pleasure of visiting a hometown parade in a smaller community on the 4th of July, it is really a treat. Our small parade has the same feel as the one in Marshfield. It is not hard to find yourself swept up in a moment of pride in our country and the people who have served in our armed forces. On the 4th of July, it doesn’t matter where you are, it is about Americans celebrating our heritage and our history. Mass tourism has played a huge part in damaging some of the most vulnerable and beautiful places on Earth, and adventure travel is fighting back! It is responsible travel, thoughtful travel, it is travel that ensures that we preserve the world for our children to enjoy. Forget the passport! There are plenty of places within the USA to visit as the country has vastly different cultures, geographies and scenery. The south and west are most popular, but a visit to the Northeast can provide beautiful winter vacation spots.

Many online companies operating over the internet provide flexibility to the travelers to choose the destinations themselves and also the hotel accommodation. The traveler can easily make the selection depending upon his budget and preference. There are so many places in India which are worth to be visited. Taj Mahal comes at the top of the list. This beautiful architecture is famous worldwide and this is the sole reason why plenty of tourists visit India. When I packed my suitcases for my trip to Nepal, I included lots of shorts and a couple of pairs of jeans, but I rarely used any of them, instead buying inexpensive and more appropriate clothing during my stay. The shorts I’d packed were too short for what’s considered acceptable, especially for women, in Nepal, and the jeans were often too warm and, again, not the best choice if you want to follow local custom more closely.

On the afternoon of the first day, we had to stop working because it was raining and the ground was too muddy, so we went for a short jungle hike in the rain. I also went for a 2 hour hike late one afternoon which I really enjoyed, so different from the high desert area where I live. On the morning of the last day, we went to see a couple of waterfalls. When we arrived at the parking area it started raining, so we all bought “ponchos” made out of sheets of plastic (for $.50) so we wouldn’t get wet. We hiked up about 10 minutes to the first falls and were enjoying the view when we noticed a sign that said “secret cave”, with an arrow pointing towards the falls. Of course we had to check it out so took off our ponchos and waded out into the pond towards the falls. It turned out that the cave was under the waterfalls, so we dived in and enjoyed going behind the falls and playing in the water. Fortunately the water was fairly warm and in spite of the light rain on and off, it wasn’t too cold, even though we were soaking wet.

There’s so much you can learn while traveling. I love visiting historic sites. Too bad it was so hot but looks like you persevered. One of the things that we do best is travel, seeing as much as the United States as possible. This road trip was to visit family in Missouri but there are many things to see along the way. Since this is a RocketMom challenge as an about me lens, it seemed appropriate to use the latest road trip to share more about me and what was learned on this trip taken from June 30, 2011 to July 21, 2011. Hosteling was once thought of as the exclusive province of college kids traveling through Europe for the first time. However, hosteling has grow to include all ages, and all types of people. When traveling on a budget, staying at a hostel can be a great experience for the traveler with a sense of adventure.

We enjoyed our ride home. The countryside of Venice is fertile farmland, but it looked like perhaps people have been selling their family farms. We saw as many as four or five ancient farm houses sitting in complete disrepair amidst well-tended fields. While relatively new to China, the sport of Kite Boarding has been adopted by the people of Fujian in a big way. If you’re new to the sport instruction is available. Other great adventures in China include mountain trekking in Tibet’s autonomous travel insurance region, although proponents of ethical tourism may wish to consider where they stand on this point. Solitude, silence and the calls of the loons, the howls of wolves, and other abundant wildlife, pristine waters teeming with fish, thick forests in all shades of green, and time to slow down, breathe the fresh air and get in touch with yourself for a while – those are just some of the things I love about the land of 10,000 lakes and why I proposed this trip, my second time to the area.