Traveling to Asia

Traveling to Asia is unlike anywhere else in the world. There are a few reasons for things and I can give a firsthand account of why that it. This is because I’ve been to Asia!

I spent some time in South Korea and China. To compare this, I also spent time in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Asia was the only place that did not cater specifically to Westerners. And I loved it. This is because I wanted an authentic feel of a land of far away.

Now, when I say they didn’t cater specifically to Westerners I mean that they do not put English translations on all of their signs. This gives Asian an authentic feel. Now, I understand that they probably do that in major cities such as Beijing and Seoul. I visited both of those cities and still didn’t see too many signs in English. I was a huge fan of that. Because English is such a spoken language in the world I was still able to get around by talking with people. However, even if people didn’t speak English that would be alright as well. This is because I was a travel guide.

In China, I walked the Great Wall. I also visited a jade museum and the Forbidden City. In South Korea, I visited a major university and trained martial arts with them. It was a fantastic experience! The Koreans are also fun to spar with because they start learning martial arts at a very early age. And by that, I mean like 3 or 4 years old. No wonder they are so good at martial arts!

The food was another reason I enjoyed my time in Asia. Here again, they did not cater to Westerners. I didn’t find any Western restaurants, except for the fast food ones like McDonald’s. Travel to Asia to a great experience!

My Time in Kenya

Most people know that Kenya is in Africa. Well, maybe I’m being generous when I say most people. Geography isn’t necessarily part of many Americans’ strength when it comes to knowledge. Maybe it’s because we are generally “secluded” on a world scale. After all, we are surrounded on both sides by oceans. To the north, there is Canada. To the south, there is Mexico. That’s it! Even if someone knows that Kenya is in Africa, many don’t know exactly where. They may not know that it borders Somalia and the Indian Ocean. I know this well because I traveled to Kenya by sea.

The day I pulled into the seaport was a hot one. Africa, after all, has deserts. Much of its landscape is arid. But there was plenty of vegetation where I was. I first landed in Mombasa, Kenya. There, on the pier, there were locals who were essentially merchants. They were selling all types of handmade objects. There were statues of people and animals. They had an affinity for elephants. I purchased some items as souvenirs for my family. My friends and other people purchased items as well. This was good business for the local population!

There were many highlights of my trip. One of them, however, stands out among the rest. I went on an African safari! It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I had to take it. As we arrived at the entry point, we were prepared to enter a white vehicle that was about twice the size of a golf cart. There were lions in the safari. What would happen if they attacked us? Well, the driver of our vehicle was prepared. The driver had a long gun which may have been an AK-47. Surely, we would have no issues. Unless, of course, we were attacked by a larger animal. Bullets wouldn’t do well on an elephant. Come back next week for part 2!

Snowboarding in Colorado

I have always enjoyed snowboarding. Perhaps it comes with the territory for me. I grew up in the upper Midwest. Now that I am no longer there, I often hear people complain about winter and the snow that comes with the season. Sometimes I feel as if I’m the only one who looks forward to snow.

I don’t care much for shoveling snow. I also don’t care much for scraping my windshield when there is a layer of ice on it. I also have grown unaccustomed to the cold even though for most of my life it did not affect me much. Seeing snow everywhere isn’t what is important to me. Snow to me means snowboarding.

As I write this, I recall my favorite snowboarding trip. Before I go into that, I should say that, for the traveler, there are plenty of snowboarding opportunities in many countries around the world. Sure, Canada has amazing mountains for this winter sport. But most people don’t realize that countries such as Japan or Argentina have incredible snowboarding ranges. The good thing about Argentina, in particular, is that when it is summer in the United States, it is winter in Argentina.

My favorite snowboarding trip was when I traveled to Colorado. Aspen, Vail, Winter Park, and Keystone are some of the big names when it comes to snowboarding in Colorado. As my plane landed in Denver, one cold December, I remember seeing the size of a massive mountain range. I was excited to get to my hotel and begin shredding the mountainside.

Even though I arrived just as the sun was rising, I was snowboarding only a few hours later. It was a time in my life that I cherish to this day. I hope to revisit Colorado at some point in the future. Until then, I’ll be happy with practicing on some smaller mountains on the east coast.

Tourism in Anguilla

When people think “vacation” there’s a reason they think beaches. And that reason is Anguilla.

Visiting Anguilla, part of the British West Indies, is a pure pleasure experience. From its sandy beaches to its welcoming citizens, vacationers will never want to leave. As a matter of fact, there are a number of expats who decided to stay there permanently!

Anguilla is home to roughly 13,000 people who primarily speak English. Because English is the main-spoken language, Anguilla is easily accessible to much of the world. The multiple resorts are beautiful, and are kept well-maintained. This has been a key factor in making the island country maintain its charm.

Most of Anguilla’s shopping caters to tourists. That being said, you will not find many large department stores on the island. Perhaps that is what helps Anguilla attain it’s “vacation feel”. If one were to see a Macy’s or Target in every town, would visiting Anguilla feel like a vacation? Most people would probably say no!

Anguilla is a small island, measuring about 10 miles long and 5 miles wide. Therefore, a great part of the island is nothing but beaches. Anguilla is also surrounded by a number of smaller islands, making it additional fun for vacationers if they rent small boats. Scrub Island is only a few miles away from Anguilla, and is a luxury resort island. To many people, however, just the sand beaches of Anguilla is luxury enough!

When people think “vacation”, there are many choices and landscapes available. There are different cities, sights, and wonders. Anguilla fully fulfills what is thought to be the standard notion of a vacation. This is warm, beautiful weather coupled with beaches! When deciding which place to visit, consider a Caribbean paradise. Consider one that is not commercialized like so many places. Consider Anguilla. You can find some more information here. http://www.bvitourism.com/

Welcome to the British West Indies Premier Resort Travel and Information guide!

The British West Indies is a diverse group of Carribean Islands. It includes Richards Branson’s Resort Island home of Necker, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Monserrat, and Turks and Caicos along with the Virgin Islands. All of the islands are dependent areas of the United Kingdom.

The Islands are home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Known for its white sand beaches, accommodations, relaxation, and amenities, you can’t go wrong with a trip to any of these islands.

The resorts in the area feature amazing Barbeque, family fun, babysitting, Island Tours, Car rentals, Massage, Jetski tours, Large pools and beautiful sprawling promenade areas. Shoal Bay Beach Resort Groups recently did massive overhauls now featuring beautiful polished concrete and marble so you really feel like you are staying in a palace. (Thanks to handyman boca raton  who flew out to do project management)

Shoal Bay isn’t the only beautiful beach in the area. It seems like everywhere you turn you can discover a new White-Sand Beach with a deep green mountain in the background. The Largest Island, Tortola is characterized by these beautiful backdrops with large Yachts sitting underneath the shelter of the beautiful harbors. Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled

The beauty attracts wealth which leaves a need for luxury resorts. Resorts are nestled in the secluded Palm trees and shaded beaches of Apple Bay, Smugglers Cover, Elizabeth Beach and much more.

One thing is for sure, if you come to any of the British West Indies, you will discover what seems like the last untouched treasures of the world. The beaches are not crowded or spoiled. Paradise at its finest. The best part is the people are so friendly and willing to help.