Camping chairs – Easy way to relax

September 7, 2010 · Posted in Camping Holidays · Comment 

When the hustle and bustle of city life smothers your soul, the very thought of getting away from it all, is like a safety valve. Family holidays away from the bright lights might be just the ticket for your next holiday.  It’s best to start thinking ahead for the camping equipment and gear you’ll need for your short break.  You are probably well equipped for a traditional holiday, do you have the necessary items for a camping holiday?  Here’s an important item to pick up, and it also makes a lovely holiday gift!  Camping chairs becomes very handy in situations like this, it forms an important accessory for an avid camper.

These chairs are durable, cheap and portable. This product is available in different shape, style, design, material, color and price range. Camping chairs are light because they are made of plastic or light metal like aluminum along with some durable fabric for the back and the seat. They are collapsible and so are easy to carry. The varieties range from the simple ones to the kinds with extendable footrests and cup holders, padded detachable seat cushions, overhead shades, small detachable tables or with the provision of a cooler at the side. Double camping chair is also available this one can seat two people at a time and is like two chairs made into one. Even comfort against the inclement weather has been structured into some of the camping chairs, with the provision of a collapsible heating element for keeping the seat and the back of the chair warm. There are chairs which when folded turns into a backpack, making it easy for the user to carry it.

Camping chairs would cost you anything from 15 to 70 depending on which type you decide to buy. With the right choice of an appropriate camping chair you could have the comfort of a warm room and the indulgence of all your senses in the lap of nature, at the same time.

Before buying this chair, one should check on the durability factor as this product is supposed to stand lot of wear and tear. Camping chair should be the one equipment you should not miss out on, while going around places. A tryst with nature need not just be about trekking or adventure sports.

Conversion Vans: Preparing for a Trip to National Parks

August 17, 2010 · Posted in Camping U.S.A., Family Reunion Ideas, Family Travel · Comment 
Rafting Merced Yosemite

Rafting the Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Are you looking for family reunion or family travel ideas?  Why not organize a camping trip to the national parks in a new or used conversion van?  The best way to provide your family with the most memorable vacation in your conversion van is to do the proper planning and travel preparation way ahead of time. Especially when you have little children to take with you, you have to make sure that they will have fun and not get tired or bored or rushing to go back home because of a simple misfortune that occurred along the trip as a result of poor planning. If you have plenty of time to prepare for that trip, take these steps guide you from start to finish.

1.    Customize your van or buy a new one according to your specifications with consideration only to what’s needed in the trip. Extra equipment will only mean lesser space to freely move around the van. Settle with the basics: beds that can be transformed to sofa, a stove, fridge, dinette, and microwave.

2.    Take a list of campground directories found on the internet or through you local phone directory. Find the one that meets your expectations. Choose between a private park and a public campground. If you’re going out of town make sure you have a map with you, or you may go on a guided tour with other tourists in their respective recreational vehicles.

3.    You may want to be a member of camping associations to save on expenses. Recreational vehicle clubs have affiliated campgrounds and parks and you will enjoy discounts by becoming a member.

4.    Take note of tours, schedules, and other activities your family can enjoy when you have decided on which national park or camping site you are going.

5.    Assign tasks for every member of the family. This will make camping trip more organized and cooperative.  Kids learn to love camping at an early age.  By taking care of chores they learn responsibility and develop good self esteem, and a love of the outdoors.

6.    Enjoy every moment. Explore during the day as a family. Also, take the time to talk, create games, or gaze upon the stars especially on those very quiet evenings.  Enjoy your conversion van, your new holiday home!

Places to Visit When Backpacking across France

August 5, 2010 · Posted in Europe, Paris France, Travel, Visit France · Comment 

When backpacking across Europe, going to France should definitely be on your list of countries to visit. It’s one of the main attractions in Europe, due to its glamour, excitement and culture and so should not be missed. Although it has a reputation of being a more expensive country to visit, if you do your homework, it’s possible to backpack it fairly cheaply.

Buy a Rail Pass for Europe

One very easy way to get around, while backpacking France, is to purchase a rail pass. You can purchase passes for unlimited travel between certain days, or for various amounts of time which can make your travel stress free and incredibly convenient. Check out the “Anywhere Anytime” train pass for a hassle free vacation in Europe!

If you’re thinking about the best time to go to Europe, consider the activities you want to enjoy. If it’s skiing or snowboarding, you’ll be planning a winter trip. If you’re looking for pleasant weather and the least congestion, then it’s a good idea to travel throughout France in the springtime. This time of year is still warm but not too hot and the throngs of tourists will not have yet completely arrived. If you wait until August, a lot of locals will be on vacation themselves, and the ones left behind will wish they were on vacation.

Like most people, you are probably much more aware of the variety of sights to see within Paris than in the rest of France. Some of Paris’ must see sights include the Eiffel Tour, the Louvre museum, the Seine, and impressionist museums. Other important stops on your France tour should include Normandy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Nice, Marseilles, and Lyon. The Loire Valley is just two hours outside of Paris and is home to medieval chateaus and has some of the region’s greatest wines. Bordeaux is another famous wine spot. The Cote d’Azur includes cities like Cannes and Marseilles which will provide you with time to relax on the beach and also has plenty of things to see and do that won’t break your budget.

In order to see it all, you will need to plan out your trip ahead of time. France is fairly large and so depending on how much time you have, you will need to make sure you will have enough time to see it all. It’s also a good idea to do your research ahead of time so you will be able to prioritize where you want to spend most of your time and what you don’t want to miss out on.

What’s your favorite travel tip for France? Dit moi!

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