Camping Tips During A California Trip

California is one of the most populous states in the United States of America. It is also home to many large cities. It is also a state that is close to nature and technological advances. Truly, a tourist will experience a wide variety of activities during a California vacation. Many activities like surfing, hiking, kayaking and bike riding are in store for California tourists. As much as most of the California tourist spots offer camping trips and activities, tourist should be extra careful in their belongings and in following their tour guide. There’s always a probability for tourists to be lost while wandering around. For the benefit of California tourists, here are a few camping tips and the camping gear. Camping in California entails responsibility to both camper and tour guide. When camping in California, there are several things that one must bring. Here is a quick list of camping gears. 1.) Camping tents and spare tents, tent stakes 2.) Hammer, pliers, shovel 3.) Tarpaulins 4.) Sleeping bags, pillows, ground pads 5.) Lantern and fuel 6.) Flashlight, rope, first aid kit 7.) Matches, pocket knife 8.) Water, insect repellant Before going on a camping trip, be sure to have all the necessary equipments to ensure safety and success of the trip. Choose your equipment according to the details of the trip. Be careful in choosing your tents as some brands are more prone to damages. Bring your food if the trek to the camping site is long. Be sure to travel light as travelling with heavy baggage will slow down your trip. Here are a few camping tips if...

How To Plan A Trip To Yosemite

Yosemite is one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in the United States. Covering an area of 761,268 acres, it encompasses several portions of the east Central California, specifically the Tuolumne, Madera and Mariposa counties. Because of its awesome surroundings composed of waterfalls, streams, granite cliffs and Giant Sequoia trees, this park is frequented by more than 3 million tourists each year. It has also been designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984. If you’re planning a trip to this spectacular park, check out websites like Otel and lastminute.com for your booking tips. Moreover, here are some planning tips to keep in mind. Decide When to Go First, you have to know when is the best time for you to go. If you want to see the best of the waterfalls in the area, Spring is the ideal season for you to visit. The weather is nice and clear, but not too hot like summer. Unless you only have summer to go to Yosemite, it’s best to avoid this season not only because of the heat, but also because of the crowds. If you decide to go in the autumn, wonderful warm days will welcome you, but beware of occasional early winter storms. Don’t expect to see fall foliage in the park because most of the trees you’ll find here are evergreen. Winter makes it quite challenging to visit the park because some roads leading to the attraction are closed during this time. Plan How to Go There Plan how you will reach the park. You can have four-hour drive from San Francisco or a longer...

Top 5 Wine Destinations in the United States

The United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific offering Americans and visitors alike a chance to experience a variety of climates, cultures and environments. For anyone with wine on the mind, this really just means there’s a ton of wine to try! We have comprised a list of the top wine destinations in the beautiful US. West to California, east to Virginia, north to Michigan and south to Texas, we will be telling you where to find the tastiest wines, prettiest scenery and cutest towns. Read our blog and then start packing your bag! Napa Valley Perhaps an obvious one, but would you really trust us if we didn’t mention America’s wine capital, Napa Valley? Let’s not forget this region north of the San Francisco Bay Area earned their reputation for good reason. They have produced some of the finest wines in the world, not to mention have breath-taking views and opportunities to pamper yourself at all times; over 400 vineyards, fine restaurants, elegant hotels, delightful spas, golf courses and much more. Napa Valley gets around 5 million visitors every year and is particularly well-regarded for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Zinfandel. The major towns include Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Napa and American Canyon. We would also recommend you checking out Sonoma Valley, about a half hour from Napa, but still offering a unique and lovely experience. Finger Lakes In upstate New York, you will find a completely different landscape and wine varietals. This region about an hour south of Rochester has rolling hills, great lake views and a laid-back, peaceful feel you just...

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