What to Do in Bangkok? - City Getaways

What to Do in Bangkok?

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Bangkok is the Capital of Thailand and one of the true shining stars of the orient. Known for its vibrant nightlife, ornate shrines, outstanding luxury restaurants and beautiful Royal Grand Palace, the city will astound and impress you in more…

The Best Backpacks of 2016

If you have already started planning your trips and adventures for 2016, your plans certainly include acquiring one of the best backpacks out there. Of course, choosing the best is no easy task, as the choice should depend both on what you need…
Regulator, Octopus & SPG

Tips on investing in your first SCUBA diving gear

One of the reasons why people are reluctant to get into SCUBA diving is the cost of the equipment. This was one of my fears and it kept me at bay from even doing an intro dive for more than 10 years, knowing that I am a gadget freak and get…
Carry on bag

Down to a Daypack: Tips for Packing Light

“Wow, that’s impressive,” the other traveler said, admiring my daypack as I boarded the bus to Orange Walk.  “Of course, a lot of my stuff is diving gear.” “I’ve got a mask and snorkel in there,” I replied.  Admittedly, I…

Failing their Feet - The Traveler's Big Mistake

I’ve seen so many travelers like her she’s almost an archetype.  She is youth in all its glory, long blonde hair, radiant tan. Her face beams with life, excitement, curiosity. Looking at her I feel a mix of emotions:  happiness to see…

Contests and giveaways – Win Free Sunglasses

Win Free Native Eyewear Sunglasses - Get Polarized The Prize:  One Free Pair of Native Eyewear Sahara Snow Polarized Brown / Sportflex Sunglasses.  Native Sunglasses are some of the best sunglasses I've ever wore in terms of everything. …
©-MichaelFalkPhotography-1-3

Kayak vs Canoe - Which ones for me?

A few years ago I had received a bonus at work and, since our family enjoys camping in the wilderness, I decided that it would be a nice idea to purchase something to make our camping experiences more pleasurable.  My initial thought was to…

Eco Clothes - Sustainable Fashion or a High Priced Hoax

Is it fashion or is it high priced luxury goods with a stamp of liberal social affirmation?  Whatever you want to call it its gaining some momentum among fashion designers and consumers so what do you call it?  Is the consumer making a statement…
Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico

Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico

The night may or may not be holy, depending on your belief system, but it will definitely not be silent. I’ve learned from my time in Mexico to expect Christmas Eve, Noche Buena, to be the noisiest night of the year. In that peculiarly Latino…
hotel room

Traveling Roots

According to Hodding Carder, “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Is it a Really a Bequest? One of the more intelligent assessments I’ve heard about parenting, but it gave me pause.…
What to Do in Bangkok? - City Getaways

What to Do in Bangkok?

,
Bangkok is the Capital of Thailand and one of the true shining stars of the orient. Known for its vibrant nightlife, ornate shrines, outstanding luxury restaurants and beautiful Royal Grand Palace, the city will astound and impress you in more…

The Best Backpacks of 2016

If you have already started planning your trips and adventures for 2016, your plans certainly include acquiring one of the best backpacks out there. Of course, choosing the best is no easy task, as the choice should depend both on what you need…
Regulator, Octopus & SPG

Tips on investing in your first SCUBA diving gear

One of the reasons why people are reluctant to get into SCUBA diving is the cost of the equipment. This was one of my fears and it kept me at bay from even doing an intro dive for more than 10 years, knowing that I am a gadget freak and get…
Carry on bag

Down to a Daypack: Tips for Packing Light

“Wow, that’s impressive,” the other traveler said, admiring my daypack as I boarded the bus to Orange Walk.  “Of course, a lot of my stuff is diving gear.” “I’ve got a mask and snorkel in there,” I replied.  Admittedly, I…

Failing their Feet - The Traveler's Big Mistake

I’ve seen so many travelers like her she’s almost an archetype.  She is youth in all its glory, long blonde hair, radiant tan. Her face beams with life, excitement, curiosity. Looking at her I feel a mix of emotions:  happiness to see…

Contests and giveaways – Win Free Sunglasses

Win Free Native Eyewear Sunglasses - Get Polarized The Prize:  One Free Pair of Native Eyewear Sahara Snow Polarized Brown / Sportflex Sunglasses.  Native Sunglasses are some of the best sunglasses I've ever wore in terms of everything. …
©-MichaelFalkPhotography-1-3

Kayak vs Canoe - Which ones for me?

A few years ago I had received a bonus at work and, since our family enjoys camping in the wilderness, I decided that it would be a nice idea to purchase something to make our camping experiences more pleasurable.  My initial thought was to…

Eco Clothes - Sustainable Fashion or a High Priced Hoax

Is it fashion or is it high priced luxury goods with a stamp of liberal social affirmation?  Whatever you want to call it its gaining some momentum among fashion designers and consumers so what do you call it?  Is the consumer making a statement…
Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico

Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico

The night may or may not be holy, depending on your belief system, but it will definitely not be silent. I’ve learned from my time in Mexico to expect Christmas Eve, Noche Buena, to be the noisiest night of the year. In that peculiarly Latino…
hotel room

Traveling Roots

According to Hodding Carder, “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Is it a Really a Bequest? One of the more intelligent assessments I’ve heard about parenting, but it gave me pause.…