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Experience the freeing impression of parasailing as you float over the islands, taking in the magnificence of the Maldives, or get your adrenaline siphoning with wind surfing.
Scuba plunging can be one of the most agreeable recreational games you will ever make. In any case, before you begin getting all amped up for scuba, you must be very much aware that scuba jumping carries its own dangers.
Picture this! A sun-soaked sparkling ocean of green dispersed generously with fascinating islands dotted with powder-white sandy sea shores and harboring disguised tidal ponds and mystery inlets.
On any climb, weight is the adversary. Keeping things light helps continue climbing sheltered and progressively agreeable. Be that as it may, we need great, nutritious food to take care of the expanded vitality needs from climbing.
Everyone loves traveling with their friends, planning a trip together, booking flights, finding stunning accommodation with an amazing pool to relax by. It gets even more exciting when you’re at the airport with the girls or there with your lads and you’re all checked in just waiting to board the flight you’ve been waiting so long to get on.
Everyone’s in a good mood and excited and the atmosphere is just great. This can be difficult to plan though, trying to find dates you and all your friends are available at the same time, sometimes it’s not even possible but if you want to travel regardless then a solo vacation would be perfect for you. Traveling solo is a completely different experience from traveling with your friends, but it is something that everyone should experience at least once. It is a liberating experience and a really exciting one too.
Whilst traveling alone you’re able to do whatever it is you feel like doing every day so you have much more freedom than when you travel with friends, it gives you lots of time for self-reflection while you explore and it’s bound to help you grow as a person. We’ve compiled some of the best tips and advice on how to make the most of a solo vacation.
Preparing Before You Leave
There is lots of stuff to do to make sure you’re prepared for your solo vacation, as you’re going along it’s best to make a list of all the things you might possibly need while you’re away to make sure you pack them as you can’t depend on other people having the things you’ve forgotten. It’s important you do lots of research into finding a good destination for your first solo vacation as safety is the most important thing, you should always have travel insurance in case something happens, and apps like finding my friend is great to download for additional security.
Different destinations massively vary in cost so you should do some research into the costs of accommodation and the cost of living at your destination to ensure that you can afford it, you don’t want to be caught short of cash whilst you’re away. You also don’t want to come home from a great trip and regret getting into your overdraft for it so make sure you know you can save up enough when you book your vacation. Whilst you’re away on your solo vacation you’ll have to be your own photographer so it’s a good idea to make sure you have some good equipment for top quality photos, I replaced my old quadcopter motor before my first solo vacation and I was so glad I did as I took so many great photos with my drone.
Whilst You’re Away
Whilst you’re away again safety is the most important thing when you’re traveling alone, make sure you keep all of your important documents either in a safe in your accommodation or keep them close to you in a small bag that you’ll have on you at all times. It’s a good idea to try and adapt and learn some basic words and phrases in the local language so that even though you’re traveling alone you’re not lonely and you’ll be able to ask people for directions, order food and buy train tickets, etc. without struggling with a language barrier. Many people who go on solo vacations don’t spend the whole trip alone, if you’re staying in solo-friendly accommodation or a hostel then it’s likely you’ll meet other solo travelers.
Most other solo travelers will be feeling how you are and would probably love the company for a meal out or drinks, but as you’ve just met you don’t have to commit to spending the whole trip with them. If you’re not staying in an accommodation where you can meet other guests then you can join group tours instead if you want to find people to hang out with. Joining a tour will also allow you to learn much more about your destination, the highlights, the culture, and the history so we can’t recommend doing this enough.
Scrabble is a popular board game that dates back to 1933 where it was created in New York City, the game consists of players making words that can be placed onto the board using their given letter tiles. Each tile is worth a number of points depending on how hard it is to fit it in a word and the player who has the most points when all the tiles have been used are the winner. This game has developed over the years to become the classic game that we all know and love but the concept remains the same as it was originally.
One of the main developments to happen with Scrabble would have to be the inclusion of power squares on the board, these spaces give the player the power to double or triple the point value of a single letter tile or even the whole word, however, the way in which the game is played has also changed with many players choosing to use a game walkthrough to generate words electronically which in my opinion takes the fun out of the game.
Marbles is another very traditional game that has a rather unique origin story, in the mid-1800s mass amounts of marbles were produced in Germany due to the popularity of the game in the local area. Marbles are very simple in concept but the fact that it has stood the test of time as a childhood activity shows how influential it was during the time period. You also have to consider that in the 1800s there wasn’t an abundance of things to do for fun and children often had to resort to making their own fun by coming up with new games they could play with their friends.
Much like how marbles were created, dominoes is a very old game that is still enjoyed by many to this day, it is another game that is quite simple and it would be expected that the game was created as a means of passing the time. Dominoes was created in China a very long time ago and uses small toes with a certain number of dots on either side, due to the game’s simplicity when it was first created it is likely that it was played by people who maybe couldn’t afford expensive toys.
To play you will need a set of dominoes, the first player is selected by having each player draw a tile and the one with the highest value double starts by putting the first tile down. Players must then build from the first tile by matching the exposed ends with the same value, if the new exposed tiles add up to a multiple of five then the player is awarded that amount of points. The player with the most points when all the tiles have been used is the winner.
Snakes and Ladders
The final traditional board game on this list would have to be snakes and ladders, this is definitely a game that you have heard of and you will have probably played it at least once in your life but you may be surprised to know that the game originated in ancient India supposedly as far back as the early second century. Like many on this list the game is very simple having players race across the board to the finish line, with ladders helping players to get further and snakes pushing players back, this game can be very competitive especially after you get forced back by those pesky snakes a couple of times.
Based near central London, Camden market is known as a food hotspot and a must-visit for tourists around the world, the great thing about Camden Market is that there is something there for everyone, the street food stalls offer a huge range of foods and different cuisines from all over the globe. The street food really is sensational, cooked fresh in front of you there is a lot of different food to be tried, from freshly cooked kebabs to vegan street food there is no other place like Camden in the world. Situated close to Camden lock, this market area of London really is one of the best places to pick up some delicious street food and settle down for a picnic.
Farmers’ markets have seen a real growth in popularity recently, with more and more people choosing to opt for locally sourced fresh ingredients to make their meals. Dizon Farms is a great location for any budding foody, offering locally produced meats, vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, and many more. The freshness of the produce is a real selling point of visiting a farmers market and although it may cost more than your standard supermarket food, the taste, and overall quality cannot be beaten. Dizon farms are known for their high-quality products and have been in high demand for many months, as a result of their popularity they are now offering their fresh produce by Dizon farms delivery, meaning you can now source your own fresh produce without having to leave the house, Dizon will deliver everything you need straight to your door so you can cook up a storm in the kitchen at your own convenience.
Union Square, Greenmarket
A classic American market, Greenmarket Union Square has a high reputation as one of the best food markets in the world, hosting a range of different cuisines and street food retailers, this market is the place to go if you are looking for a tasty meal, or if you need ingredients to cook your own dish with high quality locally sourced produce. From butcher’s counters to fresh greengrocers you can find anything food related here at a reasonable price whilst you support small retailers that are offered a pitch on the market. This market is considered by the locals to be more than just a shopping trip, with miles of stalls you really could spend the day here, for a foody greenmarket would be a paradise and if you get the chance to visit I would definitely recommend that you take it, as the food that is on offer at this location is some of the best American produce out there.
The final market on this list would have to be Mercato Coperto, based in Italy, I’m sure you can imagine how good the classic Italian produce that is sold here is. If you are looking for traditional fresh mozzarella, handmade pasta, or homemade Italian dishes then this is the place for you. Suitable for any foody, Mercato Coperto offers an insight into what really goes into traditional Italian cooking, set in the picturesque location of Trieste this market is also home to its famed olive gardens where residents are free to go olive picking for a reasonable fee. Italy is known for its food, and this market is no exception to that attitude, everywhere you look the city is lined with market stalls offering delicious meals, and fresh produce that can be used to replicate your favorite Italian dishes.
As a crew who will be sailing the boat offshore, you need to be well prepared with all the gears. For convenient survival onboard, you need to have the food and beverage sorted well in advance. If not it can lead to a disastrous trip.
When it comes to food, all the provisioning needs to be done in advance. Last-minute settlements can become very hectic. Load enough raw material, spices, herbs and condiments for your trip. Make a list of the groceries needed beforehand so that you can purchase all of it.
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Apart from the basics make sure you have the following gears onboard:
- Ice cubes and blocks
- Drain plugs for coolers
- Matchbox for stove
- Bottle opener
- Can opener
- Disposable dishes
- Plastic glasses
- Cooking utensils
- Wooden spoons
- Teflon-safe utensils
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Utensils for eating
- Chopping board
- Small knife
- Large kitchen knife
- Extra containers and bags
- Aluminum foil
- Dish towels
- Trash bags
- Mittens for pots
- Pot holders
- Paper napkins
- Paper towels
- Soap sponge for dishes
- Hot cups
- Cold cups
- insulated container for beverages
- Camp cookware
- Frying Pan
- Large cooking pot
- Sink drain plug
- Extra cookpot
Supplies for Cooking:
- Cooking oil
- Biodegradable soap
- Lighter fluid
Food and Beverage:
- A detailed menu plan for each meal so that you can plan the essentials
- Vitamins and supplements for a long journey
- Staple foods
- Canned milk
- Peanut butter
- Hot Chocolate
- Diet Coke
- Hot Cider
- Red Wine
- White Wine
These are the basic essentials you must have on board when traveling. Any other essential depending on the needs and preferences of your passengers should also be taken care of. All of this must be in sufficient quantity to meet the requirements of each person on board.
Apart from the food and beverage gear you also need to pack these things properly:
- Clothes: Depending on the weather along the route, keep enough clothing to be safe from extreme heat and cold. A bathing suit and casual clothing are also needed. Since you might not be able to come back to the shore for sometime pack wisely. Any other water gear that you find necessary also needs to be packed.
- Passports: If you are sailing across a country then the passport is a must-have.
- Entertainment options: Keep music systems, board games, and anything that your team finds entertaining onboard.