What you need to know about – Bahamas vacations

Written by Mansi gupta

Bahamas is one ofrepparttar favorite, hot and evergreen tourist spot. The charisma andrepparttar 146004 aura ofrepparttar 146005 place are spell- binding. It seems that nature has given it all to this place with its 15 superb and exclusive islands, beaches, andrepparttar 146006 lovely Bahamians. The location ofrepparttar 146007 place is such that it brings it nearest of alrepparttar 146008 Caribbean islands. Situated a few miles away fromrepparttar 146009 tip of Florida, Bahamas has everything to mesmerize its visitors. The two well known islands of this place are–The Out Island andrepparttar 146010 Nassau or Paradise Island. The Nassau is alsorepparttar 146011 capital of Bahamas. The Out islands are a bunch of several islands like-repparttar 146012 Abacos,repparttar 146013 Acklins also known asrepparttar 146014 Crooked Island,repparttar 146015 Andros, etc. then there are also breathtaking Brry islands, Bimni, Cat Island withrepparttar 146016 amazing landscapes,repparttar 146017 Exumas famous for scuba dive, fish andrepparttar 146018 like. The rare West Indian Flamingos can be a treat torepparttar 146019 eyes atrepparttar 146020 Inagua islands;repparttar 146021 pulse of romance can be aggravated atrepparttar 146022 calm, quiet yet beautiful Mayaguana islands. Last but notrepparttar 146023 leastrepparttar 146024 San Salvador Island that take to a journey intorepparttar 146025 past when Christopher Columbus first stepped there.

Besidesrepparttar 146026 islands there are horde of soft and sandy beaches with turquoise blue water that make you experience paradise on earth. The most vibrant, active and lively beach isrepparttar 146027 Cable beach Nassau where you and your kids can take up any activity from snorkeling, scuba diving to bouncing banana boats. The Guana Beach atrepparttar 146028 Abaco islands has eye catching corals in waters whilerepparttar 146029 Pink Sands beach of Harbour islands are endowed with mystifying pink sand. Along with these there are fine Beach atrepparttar 146030 Cat Islands, Taino Beach with outstanding oceans, water slides, restaurants atrepparttar 146031 Freeport. The Stocking Island Beach facilitates you with a rented scooter or bike to explorerepparttar 146032 beach differently.

Apart fromrepparttar 146033 scenic splendor, Bahamas is also admired for its ecstatic nightlife. The casinos, discos, bars, restaurants all are meant to keep up your spirits even at night. The casinos onrepparttar 146034 islands of Nassau and Freeport like Atlantis Resort, Marriott Crystal Palace Resort orrepparttar 146035 Bahamas Princess casino offer you all types of gambling games. Be it slots, Caribbean stud poker, slot machines, roulette etc.repparttar 146036 casinos have them all. There are games for kids too atrepparttar 146037 Atlantis casino situated atrepparttar 146038 Paradise Island. The means to Reach Bahamas,repparttar 146039 people,repparttar 146040 culture and some do’s and don’s- There are two ways to reach this land of water. You can take either take a plane orrepparttar 146041 sea route. You can choose amongst a private jet or a relaxing Mailboat, which takes just $35 a trip. Cruise liners are also a pleasant idea to reach Bahamas.

Jasper – Travel to Canada’s Rocky Mountain Paradise

Written by Felicity Walker

Mentionrepparttar Canadian Rockies, and most people instantly think of Banff. Asrepparttar 145965 main tourist destination inrepparttar 145966 Rockies, Banff is very much a commercial town geared to tourism. But for those who like their Rockies a little quieter, 250 kilometres north is paradise -repparttar 145967 town of Jasper.

July and August arerepparttar 145968 peak times to visit Jasper, but if you don't mind colder weather and like your lakes frozen, you can avoid some ofrepparttar 145969 tourists by visiting inrepparttar 145970 few months either side. The weather can be haphazard, so allow a little flexibility in your plans.

Six kilometres south of Jasper is Whistler Mountain. If you visit early or late inrepparttar 145971 day, you will most likely hearrepparttar 145972 melodic sounds made byrepparttar 145973 whistling marmots living onrepparttar 145974 lower slopes ofrepparttar 145975 mountain. Early birds can also get cheaper tickets onrepparttar 145976 Whistler Mountain gondola. The terminus is at 2,500m, with spectacular views south torepparttar 145977 Columbia Icefields, and west to Mount Robson.

For those who prefer to look up at mountains, there are plenty of beautiful lakes close to town, all surrounded by snow topped peaks. Patricia and Pyramid Lakes, 8km north-west of town, are small and quiet. They have beaches just begging for picnickers to sit on them and admirerepparttar 145978 view after a tranquil lunch. Herds of elk and deer roamrepparttar 145979 area, and if you're very lucky, you may spot a coyote or a black bear.

Maligne Lake is south of Jasper, and isrepparttar 145980 largest ofrepparttar 145981 glacier fed lakes. A boathouse fromrepparttar 145982 1920s completesrepparttar 145983 storybook setting. There are a couple of excellent hikes inrepparttar 145984 area, taking full advantage ofrepparttar 145985 beautiful scenery.

Nearby is Maligne Canyon, a narrow cleft throughrepparttar 145986 rocks filled with roaring water duringrepparttar 145987 spring thaw. It's also home to a very active herd of big horn sheep, who can jump out of nowhere to startle tourists.

For those visitors who like more leisurely pursuits, it is possible to swim in Lakes Annette and Edith near town. Situated at around 1000m, they are popular duringrepparttar 145988 summer months, although it's still not advisable to take a lengthy swim inrepparttar 145989 icy waters.

After a few hard days of sightseeing, go for a leisurely drive about 40km towards Edmonton. Atrepparttar 145990 sleepy little town of Pocahontas (she certainly got around!) takerepparttar 145991 turnoff to Miette Hot Springs. The renovated spas contain two pools, and are a welcome respite for tired bodies. Onrepparttar 145992 way there you may be lucky enough to see mountain goats besiderepparttar 145993 road, although they're more likely to be perched on a cliff high above you.

Another excellent drive is route 93A, which wasrepparttar 145994 original road heading out of Jasper towards Banff. Now preserved as a scenic route,repparttar 145995 road offers a number of interesting stops. Keep your eyes open, particularly duringrepparttar 145996 quieter times early and late inrepparttar 145997 day, because wild life abounds here. Mother bears with their cubs have been seen chomping on berries right besiderepparttar 145998 road!

The aptly named "Meeting ofrepparttar 145999 Waters" marksrepparttar 146000 place where two rivers join together. Duringrepparttar 146001 spring thaw this meeting can make for spectacular waterworks. Further along, it is worth takingrepparttar 146002 time to visit Moab Lake. A pleasant walk ends withrepparttar 146003 magnificently sited lake, mountains hovering inrepparttar 146004 background.

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