When you hear about travel and leisure vacations what thought or imagination gets into your head? Excellent travel tips. Two tips which I feel are very important are (1) dress to blend in with the local culture and (2) blend in with the crowd. The reason for number 1 is to not advertise you are a tourist and make yourself vulnerable for crime and the reason for number 2 is to enjoy the local people by blending in. Unfortunately, I understand the term “the ugly American”. I have even been embarrassed to be with my friends when they are boisterous and rude. No wonder other peoples have a low opinion of the American traveler. I have traveled with family members and also friends and like both. I have fond memories of those various travels. By the way, you have some repetitious sentences or parts of them in your first section that you may wish to edit out.

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.

With its combination of thrilling descents and exquisite scenery, Whistler offers quite an enjoyable vacation during the cold months. This destination is known for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, amazing spas, dog sledding tours, and snowshoeing, as well as helicopter sightseeing tours. Ø Check on the message boards, both virtual and real. Real message boards are available at hostels and local guest houses, and they can provide excellent information on local tours travel insurance and tour operators. The staff at local hostels can also provide excellent information about adventure travel. And internet message boards devoted to travel can be great sources of information, both before you leave home and after you arrive in your far off location. I think with increased communication, we get familiar with other cultures, but seeing them personally has an altogether different impact. And easy travel makes it an enjoyable and rich experience.