While a lot of people prefer to go camping to get away from technology and busy lifestyles, others find that technology can enhance the experience. This doesn’t mean that you strap a satellite dish to your camper and install LCD televisions so you can watch the game, but there are many gadgets that can enhance safety and functionality. Planning a camping trip with the right gear may mean the difference between enjoying your stay in the great outdoors and being miserable. Read on for seven gadgets to pack when camping.
Solar Charging Unit
Small solar charging units can keep your smartphones powered during the day. Although you may be trying to avoid civilization, having your phone available can be invaluable should there be an emergency. Most phones are equipped with exceptional cameras that can take amazing pictures while you’re in nature as well. It may also provide GPS location and mapping abilities should you become lost.
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Why is it that you always hear or read about messy or sudden breakups, but you never seem to hear about the one that I now find myself having to go through? The planned separation, the separation that neither of us truly wants to happen but know must?
I have been so fortunate during my time here in Spain to enter into what has so far been the best relationship of my life. I have spent the past one and a half years with a man who has shown me what it means to be respected and loved and accepted unconditionally.
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Bali is one of the most exotic places in the world. A luxurious jungle paradise awaits those who embark on this trip. Bali itself realizes how stunning it is. Its official website states that “bali” means “island of the gods,” and if the gods were ever to go on vacation, this is certainly a place they would enjoy. It has everything you could want, and when it comes to booking your vacation, you can choose from a number of luxurious hotels right in the heart of everything you want to see. Here are some key things to keep in mind when staying in a luxurious hotel in Bali.
Look for Hidden Fees
Not all fees at 5 star hotels will be disclosed or even be ones that you expect, not because the hotel is shady but because certain fees are just expected. Internet, for instance, is a common fee service. While in the United States it is common for hotels to provide free wifi, that is not the case in many foreign countries. But even if you decide to access it on your smart phone, Trip Hacker warns that there may be additional roaming fees entirely separate from the hotel.
Most of the time, you can call up the hotel or speak with the concierge to find out what all will be charged. Locations like the Karma 5 Star Resort Jimbaran may tell you over the phone or send you to their website where you can find a breakdown. If you do find that additional charges have been added to your account that you have not authorized, do not be afraid to discuss it with management. Do remember to be polite though. Do not accuse them of being shysters or hiding the ball. Sometimes it’s just a simple misunderstanding.
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In the heart of the Balearic Islands lies the beautiful isle of Ibiza. The island is famous for many reasons, not least its glittering nightlife scene. So, if you are thinking of heading to Ibiza, the party capital of the world, then be sure to plan ahead and ensure that your party schedule runs smoothly and safely.
The White Island has a relatively low crime rate compared to many European cities and is usually a safe and welcoming place. However, there are steps you can take for safe clubbing in Ibiza.
In Ibiza, as in much of Spain, alcohol measures are very generous, especially when it comes to long drinks! A vodka and coke for example may contain three or four times the amount of vodka you would expect. So always be aware of how much you are consuming to avoid getting too tipsy too quickly. It’s always a good idea to line your stomach before a big night out, and in Ibiza, restaurants stay open late, often until 2am, and locals tend to eat later too, so you can enjoy a late night dinner in one of the many fabulous restaurants before hitting the clubs.
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There are so many fascinating places around the world to visit that it’s difficult to tick off as many spots on the bucket list as you’d like each year. However, sometimes a great way to see another city, even if just for a short time, is to take advantage of an airport layover. Turn a potential negative —multiple hours waiting around at an airport for your next flight — into a benefit instead, by spending that time getting a taste of the nearby sights. Whether you’re going to have some spare time in Asia, the United States, Europe or another spot in the world, you can choose to investigate the city that lies just outside the airport walls. Read on for some of the top places in the world for a fun airport layover.
1. Dubai: The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa
Many tourists end up in Dubai on their way to regions such as Europe, Asia, or Australia. Instead of sitting around in the airport (although admittedly Dubai’s International Airport has plenty of attractions to occupy travelers) get out and explore this fascinating place. You can grab a cab from the airport and be anywhere in Dubai within just 60 minutes.
The Dubai Mall provides plenty of interesting ways to spend your time — it is one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations in the world and is only set to get bigger with the current expansion in the works. At the Mall you’ll find more than 1,000 shops to browse including an aquarium, an ice rink, cinemas, dozens of restaurants, and even the original skeleton of a dinosaur that is over 155 million years old.
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