While the United States might have some fairly epic outdoor destinations, some of the best camping can actually be found overseas. Whether you’re dreaming of spending the night in the French Alps or alongside Tianman Mountain in China you’ll need to keep some things in mind before heading out.
What are the local laws pertaining to camping in the country you’re traveling in? Some places might strictly forbid it while others, like the United States, can require permits depending on where you want to pitch your tent.
No matter where you go you should always take the weather into account before going on a camping trip. Is the region prone to violent thunderstorms? Is it the middle of winter there while summer over here? It’s essential to plan ahead.
Is the country you’d like to travel in safe? Are there local gangs, mafias or just locals who don’t want you camping on their land? Always check ahead with local authorities to make sure going off into the woods is safe before camping on foreign land.
Flora and Fauna
What wild animals are in the area? Are you likely to get mauled by a tiger? You’ll also want to research which plants and berries are edible, if any, or the likelihood of the wildlife catching on fire.
During the spooky season, fans of haunts and scares should visit Laredo, Texas, to discover the haunted heritage of the 266-year-old city. Visitors are able to embrace the story of La Llorona, witness apparitions of spirits walking through Laredo and the movement of objects in homes and buildings in the historic district. All these phenomena make for an uneasy stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Roller coaster enthusiasts already know America offers a number of exciting thrill rides, and the car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com created a map of the roller coasters with the biggest drops across the country to make it even easier to map out a journey of adrenaline.
Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1, to honor and celebrate remembered friends and family who have passed. Observers of this holiday create ofrendas, or altars, containing beverages, food, photos and memorabilia of the departed. For adults, offerings of tequila are placed upon graves as a salute to their time on earth. Give a toast to the continuation of life with these tequila offerings.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.