Anouk Govil – The Benefits of Going Kayaking

I met Anouk Govil when I first started university here in New York, he was from Connecticut and I helped him to acclimatize somewhat to this crazy city. Last month he invited me up to his home town to spend the Easter holidays and show off what people do back up in a far quieter part of the country. During our week of activities I fell in love with kayaking and I have since started to go out on a weekend to the Hudson River to get my fix! If you have the opportunity to go kayaking where you live here is why I think that you should.

The Peace

Even in a city as hectic as New York there is great peace to be found out there on the river, especially first thing in the morning. It was far more beautiful back in Connecticut I must admit but the tranquility of floating along the water is exactly the same. If you head out alone then you can enjoy taking some time out, watching the world go by as you gently sail on down the currents of the water. There is a great peace to be found out on the water when you do go kayaking.

Fitness

It is truly blissful when you are floating down stream but when the time comes to go up against the current you really have to put some effort in. This has proven great for me from a health standpoint and after just a few weeks of kayaking I can already feel me abs getting stronger as well as my arms. When you are in the kayak there is only you to power and maneuver it which isn’t always easy, regular trips to the water in your kayak will help your health.

Back to Nature

There is something very cathartic about getting in touch with nature, some do this by hiking through forests and jungles, sleeping wild, and others get it by taking to the water. I really have enjoyed this experience and floating on the water feels like something very human and something which really brings me a great deal of joy.

Buddy Up

When I hit the water with Anouk we had a great time and it is a wonderful way of catching up with someone. Together you can float downstream, slowly chatting about the world and enjoying some very personal time with your friends.

Fun

Beyond all other reasons kayaking is a just a very fun endeavor which will put a smile on your face. I’d recommend doing this first thing in the morning if you can because it will put you in a great mood for the rest of the day. This is a sport which is only as intense as you want it to be and one which will ultimately leave you happy to be alive.

Why not give it a try this week?

What you need for an awesome RV trip

If you have always wanted to visit certain places in your country and for one reason or the next, you never had the opportunity to do it, investing in a recreational vehicle might just be something you ought to consider.

The fact is that RVing has become very popular over the years, and there are thousands of people who decide to retire and live in a motorhome instead of spending their time in the same place.

Even if you have a limited amount of time available for travel, you need to know that driving an RV calls for a set of things and measures you have to know about even before leaving your home. You have to stay safe, choose the right roads, have the perfect supplies, and be ready to face any unexpected events.

Here are a couple of things you might require if you want your RV trip to be comfortable, safe, and great.

Get a GPS

This is one of the first pieces of advice that we can give you, and it is based on the fact that a specialized GPS can tell you just what routes you can choose depending on the size of the vehicle you are driving. As you might know, access to some types of roads can be prohibited for vehicles that were too wide, tall, or too heavy.

If you don’t want to turn around and choose another way to get to your destination, this type of navigational device will make your life easy.

Make a checklist before leaving

From food to an extra blanket or an additional layer of clothes, you have to be prepared to face anything that might come your way. Make a list of things you might need and take them all if you’re a first-time RVer. You will notice which ones you haven’t used following your first trip, and you won’t make the mistake of packing them the next time around.

What about entertainment?

If you don’t want to spend money on entertainment equipment like a TV, for example, you can just get a Netflix subscription and then use the WiFi available at the campsite. Most camping places will allow you to use the Internet for the fee you’ll pay for staying there, anyway.

Be prepared for anything

You have to be equipped with two main things when it comes to RV travel. One of them is an open mindset, because absolutely anything might go wrong at some point, and the other is gear or equipment that can help you prevent various mishaps. One of them is a roof sealant for RVs, for example, as it will allow you to have a restful night sleep even when it’s pouring outside.

And finally, don’t forget to check on the weather before going on the road because that way, you’ll know just what you’re supposed to take with you. Even tire chains might be needed if you want to make sure you’re capable of navigating through muddy fields.

A Climb to be Cherished – Why Many Love Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania’s most sought after landmarks. A marvellous and magnificent mountain that’s surrounded by enchanting rainforest and an array of rock gardens, and topped off with a cap of snow that offers a colourful contrast to its peak. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and one that is held in high esteem for Tanzanians and the rest of the world. There’s no wonder why it is one of the most popular mountains to climb. It offers an exhilarating and exciting adventure to all who embark on the journey of climbing it. So let’s take a look at a few reasons why Kilimanjaro climbing is so loved among many.

So Much To Take In

This mountain also known as the ‘roof of Africa’ will leave you feeling like you’re on cloud nine when you reach its summit. It offers an extensive few of all that surrounds it, as well as being one of the only places a view of the equator is attainable. You don’t have to be short on exceptional imaginary when you’re surrounded by something so glorious. Have a celestial experience while you camp out on the mountain and see an astronomical amount of stars in the sky, fish for the selection of unique fauna and flora; it’s beauty at its best.

Keep Fit While Keeping Fascinated

While your eyes are gazing along the paths of this pleasant mountain and taking in all that there is to behold, you’re also burning a heap of fat. This trek will not only leave you tantalized and maybe a little tired, it will be a tremendous way to keep fit. Climb and cut calories at the same time; this is definitely a factor that drives many to take on the challenge of ascending this mountain.

Attaining an Achievement

Don’t only aim high on these Alps, aim high in your mind. What better way to make yourself feel good than conquering a mountain like this one. It’s no light thing, so once completed it’ll leave you smiling from ear to ear and chuffed about what you’ve accomplished. It takes a significant amount of skill, stamina, and self-motivation, so to overcome the various obstacles and still come out on top is cause for rejoicing. It’s an achievement that doesn’t have to be just be talked about, you’re images captured can boast of it, as well as it being a great accomplishment to jot on your C.V. to impress future employers.

Walk it While it Stands

There’s much controversy over the fact that the glaciers are shrinking from this mountain and that potential by 2030, the glaciers could disappear. It’s a disappointing point, but whether this will be the case or not, the climb is something that you should grab while it lasts. You don’t have to miss out on this marvellous experience, a trip up it can be just around the corner. And even if this mountain stays standing, you want to venture it while you’re still standing and fit a healthy; when ailments and age hinder you it may not be a possibility, so take to it while you can.