Archive for July, 2012

Alaskan Lodges: Truly Experience Alaska

July 17th, 2012

Many people vacation to exotic places to absorb the breathtaking beauty that the land has to offer and take part in the diverse cultural activities only to spend their nights in a run of the mill, standard hotel room. What fun is there in that? Truth be told, one hotel room is identical to another. When these people wake up, do they know where they are? Are they really experiencing the land and culture of their chosen getaway destination?

Take Alaska for instance. By day, this magical land has a lot to offer: scenic glacier cruises, kayaking, fishing, hiking, wildlife, music, fine dining. Who wants that magic to end when you go to your room? Wouldn’t it make much more sense to fill your nights with something that is uniquely Alaska? With Alaskan lodges, you can do exactly that.

Situated in prime locations all throughout the state, rustic, beautiful Alaskan lodges bring the Alaskan experience to a whole new level. The lodges feature lush accommodations nestled in some of the most scenic and beautiful parts of the state. Most Alaskan lodges are stunningly constructed and decorated to reflect the Alaskan heritage and the surrounding countryside. Many are even themed to your favorite activities such as fishing.

Imagine the experience of sleeping in a cozy cabin overlooking the scenic turquoise water of the Kenai River. Every morning you would awake to the sounds of the surrounding wilderness and think about which activity you were going to enjoy that day: hiking, rafting or guided fishing.

Or you could stay at one of the many gorgeous lodges in and around the Denali National Park, home of Mt. McKinley. These lodges feature fine dining, luxurious accommodations and views that are spectacular. Imagine waking up in the morning to a breathtaking view of a grazing moose or Mt. McKinley from the privacy of your own room. » Read more: Alaskan Lodges: Truly Experience Alaska

Tips for Traveling with Children in Your RV

July 17th, 2012

A recreational vehicle can open up an exciting world of traveling possibilities for you and your family. An RV represents an efficient, convenient way to have a roadside adventure. Yet, you might be wondering whether your children will travel well in an RV.

A Chance for Bonding

You should look at your RV as offering a chance for family bonding. For instance, while your husband is driving, you may be able to play games in the back with your children. Alternatively, when you take over the wheel, your husband may want to turn on the DVD player and watch a movie with the crew. Once in your campground, hook up your RV Satellite Internet and stream videos or movies with your kids. You can even take your family pet along to join in the fun.

Special Family Meals

An RV permits you to have special family meals together while you’re on the road. Since you have your own kitchen on board, you should make the most of it. Plan unique lunches and dinners in your RV kitchen. Your children will enjoy the ritual, and it will provide them with memories to last a lifetime.

A Jam-Packed Toy Chest

With the extra room that an RV provides, you can afford to pack along a toy chest filled with your children’s favorite games, dolls, puzzles, and other toys. In fact, you’ll want a full complement of toys for the road. In addition, consider packing along a shelf worth of books–particularly joke books and puzzle books, which can keep your children occupied for extended periods of time.

Plan for Some Outdoor Time

While it might be tempting to spend a great deal of time huddled up in the RV, be sure to schedule some important outdoor time for your children. At a campground, you can find swimming pools, playgrounds, miniature golf, game rooms, » Read more: Tips for Traveling with Children in Your RV