Combining ATVs and TourismWritten by Mitch Johnson
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rush for a few hours is how many people define their vacations. Sky diving, bungee jumping and parasailing are all sports that have become major tourist attractions, and ATVing has joined bunch. An ATV ride for a thrill is a great day adventure for a tourist, but just as with other thriller sports, ATVing can be very dangerous and tourist are often newcomers to sport as well, which could cause a more dangerous scenario. This is why you and any tourist trying ATVing out for first time on vacation should strictly follow rules and regulations established by rental shop taking you riding. Protective equipment is necessary. Ask for a helmet and safety goggles if they are not offered to you on your guided tour. Any time you are riding ATVs, no matter how much a beginner you are, expect to get dirty. You will be riding over rough trails that may not be much of a trail at all, which means branches, leaves, sticks and other objects will be kicked up as you ride over them. For this reason, wear full coverage clothing. Long pants and a long sleeve shirt should be satisfactory. ATV riding and tourism are a great combination as long as proper safety measures are taken. Newcomers should go through a short lesson before straddling seat and taking an ATV for a ride. For tourists in any area where trails are set up, riding ATVs are a great way to get a rush and experience environment at same time.
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for http://www.atv-parts-n-accessories.com/, a site that focuses exclusively on atv reviews, as well as tips on choosing parts and accessories. His articles have also been featured on recreational automotive sites such as:
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Collectibles: Searching for those Hard-to-Find Diecast ModelsWritten by Dale Stewart
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Maritime enthusiasts who are looking for a diecast model of RMS Carmania – a very rare Tri-ang ship in 1/1200 scale – would find what they’re looking for at www.rubylane.com. With a wide variety of models available, you just may find something else that’s on your “love to have” list. Based in UK, it may require you to pay extra in shipping, and shipping time may be longer, but will be well worth your while if you can’t find diecast model that you’ve been looking for anywhere else.
Regardless of what type of model you’re trying to find, there’s always a way to find it through an internet search. While auctions, flea markets and other avenues are still used by some, locating those hard-to-find models online is faster and easier – and you may just get a great deal that you wouldn’t have found in a brick and mortar environment.
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Dale Stewart is a freelance author and diecast enthusiast.