If you've never been fishing in Canada, then you don't know what you're missing, nor have you experienced the ultimate in fishing adventures. Canada, with hundreds of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams, offers a wealth of fishing possibilities that you wouldn't believe.Whether you're fishing for salmon, trout, pike, halibut or dozens of other freshwater varieties, Canada has a variety of fishing opportunities waiting for you. Weather's no detriment either, for in Canada you can fly fish, reel fish, and ice fish to your heart's content. Salmon is the fish catch for Alaskan and Canadian waters in the fall, and spawning season produces millions of varieties of salmon ranging in size from 18-24 inches and 8-12 pounds. King salmon range between 30-80 pounds, so make sure you're fit before attempting to fish Canadian waters!Canada fishing trips offer anglers from around the world rustic or luxurious accommodations, and the great thing is, there are so many choices that you may opt to try several different locations for your fishing trip. Rustic cabins or even tent camping is available for those who wish to head into the interior, and if you want a plane to drop you off and then pick you up at a later time, booking with a variety of tourist and fishing businesses anywhere in Canada is no trouble. If you're looking for a little more pampering than that, try any number of fishing or hunting lodges and resorts that offer everything from fine dining to spa treatments and massages.Weather in Canada is typically mild, expect for the winter months, and that also will depend on where you're staying. For the most part, Canada in summertime offers a very pleasant 50-80 degrees depending, again, on location. Coastal areas maintain temperatures that are usually below 75 degrees, while the interior may reach into the 80s.Canadian fishing lodges offer a perfect wilderness setting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the peace and quiet, accompanied by spectacular scenery and wildlife often makes visitors feel as if they've stepped into another world. Whether you come alone, with buddies, or with your family, there are options for entertainment, lodging and dining that will suit just about any need or desire. Many resorts offer day or weekend fishing trips, or rentals for visitors, at very reasonable prices.When planning a Canada fishing trip, make a list of priorities and then search for lodging or fishing packages that will cater to your desires. Check several options within each category for your vacation plans, such as what kinds of fish you're wanting to catch, or what types of lodging you're looking for, down to what you want to eat.Most travel agencies or online fishing adventure websites will offer to send printed information to you free of charge, so gather adequate resource material before sitting down to plan your trip. Leave your options open, if possible, and prepare to be surprised, delighted and excited about fishing in Canada.
Are you about to be married within the next year or two? If so, have you started planning your honeymoon yet? As important as honeymoons are, there are many couples who tend to place the most focus on their actual wedding. The good news is that you can easily do both. You can do this with the purchase of a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package. Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages are ideal for soon to be newlyweds. In fact, there are an unlimited number of benefits to paying for your Hawaiian honeymoon in the form of a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package.Perhaps, before examining the benefits of purchasing a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package, you may want to know a little bit more about these packages. Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages are like most traditional vacation packages. Many times, the only difference is that the included accommodations have a focus on honeymoons or at least romantic getaways. For instance, it is not uncommon to find Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages that include oceanfront rentals or vacation home rentals. If honeymoon vacation packages include hotel or resort accommodations, there is a good chance that those accommodations will likely be luxury in nature.As with traditional vacation packages, Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages tend to include a number of different accommodations and travel arrangements. These accommodations and arrangements may include, but should be limited to, overnight accommodations, car rentals, and airline reservations. With Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages it is also common to find special honeymoon activities included. For instance, a large number of Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages include romantic guided boat tours, scuba diving lessons, or theater plays. What is nice about all of these accommodations is that they are accommodations that you will likely need or want to use; therefore, you are, almost always, spending your money wisely when purchasing a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package.Speaking of saving money, you will find that Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages are reasonably priced. As with most traditional vacation packages, Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages are offered at a discounted price. The amount of money that you can save on your Hawaii honeymoon will all depend on the type of honeymoon vacation package you choose to purchase and where you purchase it from. Regardless of where you choose to purchase your Hawaii honeymoon vacation package from, there is a good chance that you will save some money. Whether you end up saving fifty dollars or two hundred dollars, there is a good chance that you will enjoy the money saved. After all, everyone wants to have the honeymoon of their dreams, but that honeymoon shouldnt have to break the bank.In addition to saving money, you can also save yourself a fairly large amount of time by making your honeymoon reservations through the purchase of a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package. That is because, as previously mentioned, Hawaii honeymoon vacation packages tend to include a number of accommodations. With a vacation package, even a honeymoon one, you only need to pay one large sum for most of your honeymoon arrangements, such as your overnight accommodations and your airfare. If you do not purchase a honeymoon vacation package, there is a good chance that you would have to make all of your honeymoon reservations separately. While it is always possible to do so, you may find it quite time consuming.If you are looking to save time and money, there is a good chance that you may be interested in purchasing a Hawaii honeymoon vacation package. If so, you are advised to start examining the packages that are available online. These packages are most commonly sold through online travel websites, including Hawaiian travel websites.
Have you recently decided that an Oahu vacation is in your future? If you just recently made that decision, there is a good chance that you have yet to start planning your vacation, such making reservations. Perhaps, the first step in planning your Oahu vacation is deciding where you would like to stay, in the form of overnight accommodations. If you are like many other Oahu tourists, you may be looking to rent an Oahu vacation home, which is also commonly referred to as an Oahu vacation rental. Once you have decided where you would like to stay, such as at an Oahu vacation rental, you will need to think about booking your reservations. Do you know how you can go about doing so?When it comes to making Oahu vacation rental reservations, you will find that you have a number of different options. One of the most popular options is through a travel agent. A fairly large number of individuals rely on travel agents to plan and book their vacation reservations, including their Oahu vacation reservations. If you are interested in using the assistance of a travel agent, you will first need to find one. Online, you will find a number of travel agents who are often referred to as online travel agents. Online travel agents often communicate with their clients over the phone or by email. If you were looking for a more personal relationship, you may want to consider using the services of a local travel agent.When using the services of a travel agent, you will need to tell them exactly where you would like to vacation. For instance, if you are planning on vacationing in Oahu, you need to let your travel agent know. In fact, if you know which particular area of Oahu you would like to visit, you will also want to let your travel agent know. This information will come in handy when they are searching for possible Oahu vacation rentals. As nice as travel agents are, they are not mind readers; therefore, you also need to let your travel agent know of any wants or needs that you may have. For instance, if you were looking for a beachside vacation rental or a vacation rental that came equipped with a swimming pool, your travel agent will need to know this vital information.Although it is nice to let someone else, especially a professional travel agent, plan your Oahu vacation for you, you may not feel comfortable doing so. If this is the case, you may want to book your own Oahu vacation reservations. In addition to making your own airline reservations, you will also need to make your Oahu vacation rental reservations. Perhaps, the best way to do this is by using the internet. Online, often with a standard internet search, you can easily find a number of online travel websites. In fact, it is also possible to find online travel websites that deal specifically with Oahu vacations and Oahu vacation rentals.What is nice about using an online travel website, to book your next Oahu vacation or Oahu vacation rental, is that they are not only safe, but they are also convenient. In Oahu, there are hundreds of vacation rentals that are available to tourists. This means that if you are looking to rent an Oahu vacation home, you may have a lot of work ahead of you. It can be quite time consuming to examine all of the Oahu vacation rentals that are available; however, the internet makes it easy to do. With the click of a mouse, you could easily browse through hundreds of Oahu vacation rental listings, all in as little as an hour. In addition to browsing through available Oahu vacation rental listings, you can also book your reservations right online, instantly.Regardless of whether you choose to book your Oahu vacation rental reservations through a travel agent or book them yourself, a little bit of research is involved. Although that research may be the last thing that you want to do, it is vital to the success of your next Oahu vacation.
If you are looking for an exclusive resort in the Indian Ocean with a stunning 18 hole championship golf course, flanked by Le Morne Mountain one side and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean on the other, then a stay at the Paradis Hotel and Golf Resort will be the perfect golf holiday for you.Part of the Beachcomber Hotel Group, the Paradis was one of the first hotels on the island of Mauritius and therefore had one of the best locations bagged before many others were even considered. The recently refurbished resort offers a chic sporting atmosphere with exquisite restaurants and superb accommodation.The first tee at Paradis Golf Club is just 20 meters from the hotel reception. The course itself was designed by David Dutton, and is 5899m par 72. It runs along the coast below the base of the stunning Le Morne Mountain, with 5 holes diving over the Indian Ocean! They offer twice weekly group lessons, with a weekly competition which is a perfect chance to meet fellow golfers!For guests at the Paradis the hotel is able to offer a number of excellent 5 day golf packages, with all the golf at the hotel. If you are a keen golfer they are great value. For just over 200 you will get unlimited green tees for 5 days, 2 complimentary golf clinics by the club pro, one golf massage, a golf buggy and club hire for 5 days if required. There is also a couples golf package if required. If you are looking to improve your game, the academy includes excellent facilities including video swing analysis.While staying at Paradis it would be a shame not to experience other courses on the island. A Peter Matkovitch designed 6498m par 72 course is available at the Golf Du Chateau. The resort is located on the south coast of Mauritius, just around the corner from Paradis. The 18 hole course has 5 different tee options on each of the holes, as well as a double sided driving range which is open from 07h00 to 17h00 daily. The usual putting green, chipping facilities, pro shop, locker rooms and caddies are all available. The caddies are worth pre booking though! The beautiful bar and restaurant is also open between 07h00 and 19h00.The other course which is close by is the Tamarina Golf Estate, also a par 72 course designed by Rodney Wright at 6780m. Carved into the rugged south-west savannah land coast of Mauritius, between mountain and sea, Tamarina Golf Estate and Beach Club is the first residential golf estate on the island. Overlooking the crisp blue waters of Tamarin Bay, crossed by the beautiful Black River gorges and Rempart River, the Estate stretches over 250 hectares of what was once a deer hunting chass, at the foot of towering Rempart Mountain. The course undulates over 43 hectares of rugged savannah framed with mature trees and the Rempart River. Golfers will love the contrast between the rough surroundings and the smoothness of the rolling greens, and wide fairways which all add to the experience of the Tamarina Golf Course. The course is laid out with standard four par 3s, and four par 5s with remaining holes as par 4s. Each hole again offers 5 teeing options, catering for all levels of golfers.Beachcomber Tours are able to book your stay at the Paradis Hotel and Golf Resort in Mauritius and organize flights and transfers, and even some tee times if required.
Gringolandians, those living in Gringo enclaves, live such isolated and bizarrely separate lives from the Mexicans in the same town that they have on more than one occasion called me an absolute liar for the things I've reported happening in the Mexican city where I live.One thing with which they take particular exception is what I've written about buses. I've reported the incidents in which I've been hit by buses as the result of being shoved off the dangerously narrow sidewalks in the city of Guanajuato. I also reported that two Mexican women from Puerto Vallarta, visiting Guanajuato for the first time, wrote to tell me they, too, were shoved off the sidewalk and narrowly avoided injury. I have reported numerous other cases in which gringos have been shoved off the crowded sidewalks by uncaring, fast walking youth who shove you to get around you and end up getting you hurt sometimes.We learned of a lady, reportedly a Gringa, who was hit by a car while on the sidewalk here in Guanajuato. She was so severely injured she required emergency surgery to repair her crushed leg.We learned just yesterday of a six-year-old girl who was run over and killed by a bus driver who was driving way too fast and wasn't able to stop in time to avoid her. The tragedy resulted in some extensive placements of what we in America would call "speed bumps" (in Spanish, topes) on this road to slow down all the recklessly fast traffic.However, these Gringolandias living in Guanajuato's Gringolandia claim I am lying through my teeth when I report this information.The fact is that the Mexicans driving these buses and, in some cases the cabs, are way too careless. Now, here is some good fodder for the Gringolandians to have a meeting and discuss (they've actually had meetings about the articles I writetheir lives must be so empty they need to have a meeting to discuss me!!).My wife and were heading out to El Campo (the country) by bus to have dinner with some Expat friends. They are true expats. They are always so encouraging. Some of the stories they've told us about Mexican life in El Campo have also been labeled by Guanajuato's Gringolandians as yet more lies from my keyboard.My wife and I were sitting directly in back of the bus driver. When he got to the halfway point between Guanajuato and where our friends live, he slowed the bus down. I cannot even guess what the speed was because I couldn't see. I thought he was going to pull off the road and onto the shoulder to let someone out. This happens all the time. Someone wants off just anywhere, so he or she tells the driver or his assistant where to stop.Anyway, the bus driver suddenly leapt up from the seat, leaving the bus unmanned. He shouted something at his relief guy who, by the way, looked every bit of ten years old. Then, the bus driver jumped off the still-moving bus. The relief kid casually walked toward the front of the bus, but first stopped and asked this older woman where she wanted to depart the bus. He then crawled behind the steering wheel and sped up to finish the run. The bus was driverless for about thirty seconds (according to my wifeI was too stunned to count seconds) just moving along driverless.The kid took over the bus, deposited us at our stop in the boondocks, and we stumbled down the lane to our friends' house.They told us, when we related the story, they've seen this happen more than once.Our friend usually begins screaming in her fluent Spanish at the drivers when they pull this stunt. Her husband doesn't scream but thanks the driver for not killing him today.The point?This stuff happens. How many must get hurt before the Gringolandians admit that living their make-believe existences, with their SUV's, shopping at the superstores, does not permit them to see this stuff. They rarely, if ever, ride the buses or walk the streets in the barrios.Their logic: You've got to be lying, Bower. Since we've not seen or experienced it, it cannot have happened.Just brilliant!