Where to Vacation

Where to Vacation

Vermont is one of the most unique and interesting states in the Unites States. It has its own way of life and everything. There are a lot of towns that are known for their tourist attractions but are also a great place to live. After all, you cant have a tourist town without locals to tour! There is so much to do, but it is very different than what you think of when you think about tourist attractions. Vermont is mostly mountain terrain, so you get a lot of kayaking and hiking type activities. You can also find some great art. At a local farmers market you are likely to see a commission artist selling homemade giclee prints. Vermont is a great place to vacation no matter who you are.

One area I highly recommend visiting is Stowe, Vermont. It is relatively close to other interesting towns and is one of the most interesting towns in itself. It has tons of local flavors and is very hospitable to tourism. Tourism is what allows it to stay alive and prosper, so by visiting Stowe you would be putting food on someone’s table. There are lots of local inns and lodges that you can pick from. Almost all of them have some kind of pool and outdoor facility. You will be in the mountains, so you have lots of options to hike or go mountain biking.

If you aren’t very experienced with outdoor sports, don’t fret. Lots of first timers embrace the mountain activities while visiting the mountains in Vermont. If you go to a business that runs mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking excursions, they will make sure you are safe. All you need to be good at outdoor sports is the desire to participate in them. Hiking is generally not very hard to do; if you can walk you can hike. A lot of it may be uphill and some may be over rocks, so bad knees may not fare well. Mountain biking and kayaking are a little more unique, but very conquerable! Don’t let fear keep you from having a great time.

Another town that you should defiantly visit is Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is home to the University of Vermont and is one of the most eclectic college towns around. It is located right on the shore of Lake Champlain, so it is exceptionally beautiful. You can take a walk down to the shore or spend the day shopping. The place to shop in Burlington is a street called Church Street. It is blocked off from cars and is lined with awesome and unique shops and restaurants. If you are fun and funky, or just curious, Burlington is defiantly a place to visit.

Overall, You can’t go wrong by taking a vacation to Vermont. You will experience things that you cannot get in your own home town. You may be challenged to step out of your comfort zone while visiting, but it will only benefit you!

Connor R. Sullivan has been searching for giclee prints to decorate his office. He also looked for a commission artist to paint a watercolor to decorate his office.

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Bali Indonesia Vacation

Bali Indonesia Vacation

Indulge in the Balinese locales, culture and lifestyle on a holiday and experience an ideal Bali Indonesia vacation. Being the largest touris destination in Indonesia, Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance , sculpture, painting and music. So, a Bali Indonesian vacation is sure to captivate the creative artist in you.

Bali Indonesia Vacation: Nature and Culture

Enthralling locales are a must see on a Bali Indonesia vacation. You will find coral reefs surrounding the island, white sand beaches in the south and black sand beaches towards the west and north of Bali.

Bali’s wildlife includes several species of barking deer, monkeys and civets. Bali boasts 300 species of birds, including the unique Balinese Starling. Mountain treks are a great way to have a closer look at the active volcanic activity in the region.

The Balinese culture is heavily inspired from both the Indian and Chinese cultures. To experience its real feel, visit various temples, palaces and monuments. The truly rare and recommended ones are:

Puri Agung Karangasem Palace: An old palace where the previous Raja reigned.

Taman Ujung Water Palace: If you thought old ruins are not worth visiting, think again because this one located in Amplapura is worth it.

Goa Gajah cave temple: Exploring this 11th century cave temple will take you back into a mythological mode. It features demon heads that flank the entrance, an elephant headed Hindu god, Ganesha and six enthralling statues of beautiful nymphs who hold water spouts.

Enjoy Ultimate Luxury on a Bali Indonesia Vacation

Head towards the sandy beaches and add adventure to your Bali Indonesian vacation. Enjoy water-related activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and fishing. The spas attached to the resorts offer traditional massages and various other spa treatments, including sauna and steam baths, skin and hair treatments. The traditional Balinese massages use natural local ingredients, which are known to be wonderfully relaxing.

A luxurious villa or a resort in Bali will make your Bali Indonesia vacation truly worthwhile and unforgettable. Bali is renowned for its luxury resorts or villas, set along long beaches and the clear blue seas. Most Bali villas are located in Canggu, Jimbaran, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud area. To enjoy total luxury and deluxe style, spice up your stay by visiting http://www.karmajimbaran.com/

Bali holiday accommodation – With 38 private luxury Bali villas, Karma Jimbaran is the luxury beach resort hotel offering the ultimate in luxury, style and spaciousness. Book your vacation villa today.

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Flip Your Vacation

Flip Your Vacation

Vacation season is here, and the Flip Mino-HD is a great camcorder to take with you:

It’s small enough to fit in your pants or shirt pocket
You can fire it up in just a few seconds, and shoot a moment that might otherwise be lost
You don’t have to mess with settings
It’s unobtrusive enough that you’re more likely to catch priceless candid moments
Going to Disney World or another theme park? Grab the terror in the eyes of your loved ones on those thrill rides.

The list goes on. This is a camcorder you can take with you and use in situations that you otherwise probably couldn’t or wouldn’t.

If you take along a laptop, you can download your clips in the hotel room, and recharge your Flip from the laptop (but see the notes below.)  You can look at the clips of the day, save the good ones on your computer, and toss the rest, clearing out the Flip’s memory for the next day’s adventures.

Here are some tips for making your vacation videos better:

Think about how to steady your shots. Plant your elbows against your chest, or steady the camera against a tree or fence post.
If you’re inclined to shoot video from the car (which is a tricky business, at best), shoot through a clean windshield, and avoid shooting out the side windows, which just gives you a lot of motion blur and very few usable shots.
Keep your imagination engaged with the story you’re telling. The story is about what happens, more than about what is.
On a two-week vacation, there may be only one or two shots that catch the essence of a day. Look for those shots.

There are a couple of accessories to consider taking along with you. To keep your Flip’s battery charged, consider one of these:
Whether you’re on a plane, in a car, or in a foreign country, you should be able to re-charge your Flip. From my own experience, charging from the USB port on a laptop doessn’t always work. There are many kinds of battery chargers available.
Mini-tripods can give you a steady shot from any flat surface — table top or car hood.
Collapsiple monopods are small and in the scale for use with a Flip.

For tips, articles, videos, DVD’s, tutorials, discussion, and resource links about Flip camcorders, accessories, and software, try http://FlipInFocus.com. You won’t find a more comprehensive resource.

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