How to Grab a Bite to Eat and Help the Planet

You CAN grab something to eat, enjoy every bite, AND help the planet... In fact,... Read More

How to Save Money AND help the planet

Don't all of us love to have the money to do the fun things that... Read More

Spanish Courses in Spain

Spain: sun, sea, sand and Spanish... discover us! Spain, a golden country in the heart... Read More

Maples for Autumn Colour

As the weather cools in late summer and the days shorten noticeably so the deciduous... Read More

Too much to do in London!

No one can truly say they know London well. To... Read More

Shark Pictures Not The Real Thing

Pictures of a massive dead Great White shark on the back of a bakkie are... Read More

Japanese Garden of Monaco

Have you ever seen an authentic Japanese garden? Well, I had the chance of seeing... Read More

Greek Food

A meal in Greece is highlighted with a selection of hot and cold plates known... Read More

Ultralight Backpacking Versus Traditional Backpacking

Contrary to what many think, ultralight backpacking is not just about the freedom to hike... Read More

Side-Tripping in Montana

Nightlife in Big Sky, Montana is more exciting than you would think. Especially for a... Read More

Three Places to Interact with Dolphins in Hawaii

Visitors to Hawaii frequently see dolphins from shore or on a whale-watching cruise or fishing... Read More

Where to Find Some of the Best Beaches in the World

We think that Cape Town has some of the best beaches in the world.You can... Read More

Review: Russell Shortos The Island At The Center Of The World

Up to now the preponderant view held by many historians is that Dutch contribution to... Read More

Amazing Trek Across TIbet!

Today Bookpleasures and Sketchandtravel are pleased to have as our guest, Brandon Wilson, author of... Read More

Traveling To and Around Hawaii, A First-Time Visitors Primer

Six different islands in Hawaii are open to tourism. Most first-timers planning a trip to... Read More

A Hiking Guide to Easter Island

Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer... Read More

The Cast of Culture in South Africa

Drive along one of South Africa's scenic strips and you will notice a landscape composed... Read More

Top Five African Safari Destinations

Any vacations in Africa will not be complete without going on a safari to experience... Read More

Ireland Golf Vacations ? Top Tips To Help You Plan an Ireland Golf Vacation

Live your golfing dreams on an Ireland golf vacation.The K Club, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Doonbeg, Druids... Read More

Comal White Water or More Blue Green

White Water on the Comal river in Central Texas is more of of toobers paradise... Read More

Holidays in Goa

Sun, Sand and Surf ? an apt description for Goa? But Goa is much more.... Read More

A Holiday in Rajasthan

Romancing History ? A Holiday in RajasthanRajasthan, the name evokes myriad impressions ? an intricate... Read More

Navigating on the Mountain, in Water, or in Woods there is an eTrex Unit For You

Truly a small wonder, the eTrex takes the best features of a 12 parallel channel... Read More

PaintBall Gun Buying Tips

There are so many selections available when it comes to paintball guns that choosing one... Read More

Improving Your Aim

If your aim is not good, or is not quite what you want it to... Read More

Hawaii Snorkeling - An Underwater Paradise

Hawaii snorkeling is a fun activity available to almost any skill level of swimmer, where... Read More

Hawaii Volcano Tour

A Hawaii volcano tour can be a most memorable experience, and is readily available (short... Read More

Mount Chimborazo: Climbing Glaciers Near The Equator

The climb up the glaciers to the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador isn't considered... Read More

Zambezi Sharks Under Threat at Protea Banks

Sharklife.co.za has been fighting an ongoing for the protection of the Zambezi shark on Protea... Read More

Scuba diving in South Africa

This truly beautiful country at the southern tip of dark and mysterious Africa offers diving... Read More

Finding Adventure In Little Things

We recently planted our saskatoon berry trees. I am sure those of you who live... Read More

Cochin - Cocktails of Cultures

Eulogised as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital is an anachronism.... Read More

A Torrent of Influences ? Tourism in Goa

Sun, Sand and Surf ? an apt description for Goa? But Goa is much more.... Read More

Kerala Backwaters - Gently Down the Stream

The quaint little balcony was large enough to accommodate two cane chairs, a table and... Read More

GOA ? A Carnival of Beaches

The state of Goa on the West coast of India, is located in the coastal... Read More

Tamil Nadu ? A potpourri of culture and festivity

Tamil Nadu is a delightful anachronism. With a rich culture reaching back to the early... Read More

Kerala ? Holiday in Gods Own Country

Touted as one of the world's fifty destinations of a lifetime by the National Geographic,... Read More

Great Indian Holidays

Holidays in India, awesome in her size and diversity. This virtual sub-continent, stretches from the... Read More

Its an Alien World in Every River

When you look at a river, what do you see? A few flies on top?... Read More

Hiking in the Forest Knowing When to Slow Down

One morning in mid summer, I headed out for some time to myself on the... Read More

Unforgettable Cape Cod Vacations: The National Seashore Gift

Take a captivating trip through the Cape Cod National Seashore with miles of white sandy... Read More

Ten African Safari Tips That You Must Know Before You Go

1. Take the early morning drives on safari even though that often means getting up... Read More

Unforgettable White Mountains Vacations ? The Most Scenic 100 Miles in New England

This amazing drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire has a gorgeous vista at... Read More

Samoa, Heart of Polynesia

The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new South Pacific travel destination between... Read More

Bird Watching Tips

Simply sitting and watching birds is a popular hobby around the world. It's fun and... Read More

Stay Out of That Old Mine!

It seems like the most adventurous thing in the world. That dark opening in the... Read More

All the Way to Timbuctu

Yes, it's real. There is a place called Timbuktu and it is not just an... Read More

Visiting Croatia

Croatia has quickly become Europe's hottest destination, and for good reason. The rocky coastline continues... Read More

Journey to Haypress Creek

It was the end of my first year as a graduate student, and my personal... Read More

Visiting the Last Paradise on Earth ? Costa Rica

I've been traveling and writing about places I believe others would love to visit, to... Read More

Beach Vacation Photo Tips ? Make Your Vacation AND Photos Memorable

Most people, who go on a family beach vacation, take plenty of photographs. Once you're... Read More

Disneyland for Hikers: A Walk to Mt. Whitney

Base camp sits at 12,000 feet - stark, windy, unshaded from the blazing August sun,... Read More

Code of Conduct for Outdoor Enthusiasts

My favorite outdoor related quote comes from John Muir, the father of our national park... Read More

Boston Vacations: Four Ways To Experience Beantown

Boston is a great destination city for a vacation. There's plenty on tap to see... Read More

The Pyramids of Giza

The most famous Egyptian pyramids to be built are the Great Pyramids of Giza, located... Read More

Old Barney -- A Visit to Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Barnegat Light, NJ is the home to "Old Barney" a historic lighthouse located at the... Read More

RV Vacations: Ten Tips

Perhaps you have wondered about taking an RV vacation. It seems like fun and you'd... Read More

Bunbury Western Australia

The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of... Read More

Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the... Read More

Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the... Read More

Bicycling Down The River

My river-rafting adventure started on a bicycle. The small daypack I wore carried a hatchet,... Read More

Highpointing: It?s Not Just For Mountaineers

Mount Sunflower, Kansas. Ebright Azimuth, Delaware. Hawkeye Point, Iowa. Hoosier High Point, Indiana.They may not... Read More

Costa Rica White Water Rafting Trip

Costa Rica's mountainous topography and copious rainfall are both responsible for one of the best... Read More

Costa Rica: Land of Natural Wonders

Costa Rica is a small country - just 75 mi/120 km separates the Pacific Ocean... Read More

Penguin Parade

Phillip Island is a small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Australia,... Read More

No Artificial Ingredients Indeed

Back from our family's vacation to Costa Rica, I am left feeling extremely grateful for... Read More

Eight Tips For A Bug-Free Summer

(NC)-With approximately 42,000 mosquitoes for every person in Ontario, most of us spend a great... Read More

Is There Such A Thing As A Romantic Camping Getaway In Minnesota?

Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest,... Read More

Taking an Alaskan Cruise ? What to Pack

Packing in general can be a hassle. But when going on an Alaskan cruise, it... Read More

Spain?s Beaches - You?re Spoilt For Choice

Spain offers the visitor over 4,000 kms of coastline where s/he can enjoy shining sun... Read More

Welcome to Bragg Creek

Welcome to Bragg Creek! Bragg Creek is located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada.... Read More

The Great Outdoors is to be Explored and Loved in all its fullness

The thing with enjoying the great outdoors is seeing aspects of life that you do... Read More

Three Classic Hikes Abroad

Paul Scott Mower once said, "There is nothing like walking to get the feel of... Read More

Your Horses Back May Not Be the Same Next Month

A saddle is a static object, but your horse is a living, dynamic creature. Even... Read More

Shark Attacks! How Common are They? Where do They Occur?

Last week in Australia, one man's day at beach could have turned into a disaster:... Read More

Topographic Maps 101

The intricate details on a topographic map can be befuddling, even frustrating, if you are... Read More

True North & Magnetic Declination - A Trick to Make it Stick

Magnetic declination is an essential principle to understand when navigating your way through the wilds... Read More

On Safari in Northern Tanzania ? Back to The Sixth Day of the Creation

Tanzania's natural endowment as a wildlife safari destination is unrivalled. Wild animals roam in vast... Read More

Things to Make Your Gap Year in Africa Easy!

The kind of things you pack when you go on a trip says a lot... Read More

Catch Another Falling Star

Recently we stayed at a state campground in Michigan near a couple of lakes and... Read More

Edible Wild Plants For Backpackers

Knowing a few edible wild plants can make your next backpacking trip, or any trip... Read More

Alternatives to Pressurized Fuel

Recently I attended a Boy Scout Leader Roundtable meeting where they held a Pressurized Fuel... Read More

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

If anyplace on earth is a natural paradise, Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is... Read More

How To Buy a Used RV - Part 1

If you are on a tight budget and can't afford a new model RV you... Read More

How To Buy a Used RV - Part 2

The key to getting a good bargin, instead of a lemon, when buying your used... Read More

4 Steps to an Enjoyable Hike

Some people have fought many years of their lives to preserve the rich heritage of... Read More

Camping and Outdoor Activities: Get Involved with Nature

Camping mixed with outdoor activity is a great way to get ourselves involved with nature.... Read More

Great Family Camping Trips Make Excellent Traditions

A wonderful way to invest in your families' treasure trove of memories is by spending... Read More

Packing a Backpack - A Guide

With so many different designs, packing a backpack will vary considerably. Generally though, the key... Read More

Student Travel ? Backpacking In Europe

For the fortunate few, life isn't complete without a backpacking trip through Europe. This right... Read More

Bird Safaris: Timbavatis Most Desired Plumage

Normally when you think Safari you think Big 5. The spotlight or limelight is traditionally... Read More

Creative Camp Cooking

For most people, outdoor cooking is synonymous with barbeque, but there are many other ways... Read More

Viewpoints on Whale Watching in Hermanus!

If you're looking to spot a whale, the first few things you'll hear people say... Read More

The Different Styles of Tents Available

The dictionary defines a tent as 'a portable shelter usually of canvas or other cloth... Read More

Driving in Greece - How Bad is it?

Generally speaking, Greek drivers are not the best in Europe, but they are not the... Read More

A Fishy Road Trip in Cairns

The Cairns Fishing Adventure A Great Australia Road TripYou love holidays? You love to fish?... Read More

Creative Camp Cooking - Part 2

In a previous article, I wrote primarily about box ovens. With this article, we will... Read More

Cheap Safari in Africa For $70 a Day - Heres How To Do It

You would think that a cheap safari in Africa for $70 a day would have... Read More

Chimborazo: Learning Spanish At 20,600 Feet

Climbing the glaciers to the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador isn't highly technical. It... Read More

African Safari Gear Packing List - What To Take Along

The last thing you want on an African safari is to realise that you have... Read More

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Hiking in the Forest Knowing When to Slow Down

One morning in mid summer, I headed out for some time to myself on the... Read More

Lake Jipe straddling Tanzania and Kenya

So unknown is this treasure of Lake Jipe not many Tanzanians know of its existence... Read More

Hawaii Snorkeling - An Underwater Paradise

Hawaii snorkeling is a fun activity available to almost any skill level of swimmer, where... Read More

Be Sure to Buy the Best Discount Camping Gear Before Going on that Family Adventure

When you're on the Internet looking for discount camping gear, it's good to read an... Read More

How to Save Money AND help the planet

Don't all of us love to have the money to do the fun things that... Read More

Scotland - The New White Water Rafting Capital of Europe

Scotland has taken its place as the new Mecca for white water rafting and extreme... Read More

Kerala ? Holiday in Gods Own Country

Touted as one of the world's fifty destinations of a lifetime by the National Geographic,... Read More

Costa Rica: Land of Natural Wonders

Costa Rica is a small country - just 75 mi/120 km separates the Pacific Ocean... Read More

No Artificial Ingredients Indeed

Back from our family's vacation to Costa Rica, I am left feeling extremely grateful for... Read More

Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the... Read More

Zambezi Sharks Under Threat at Protea Banks

Sharklife.co.za has been fighting an ongoing for the protection of the Zambezi shark on Protea... Read More

Find a Camping Gear Outlet Near You

When you search online for a camping gear outlet you will find camping gear at... Read More

Two Person Hammocks ? Snuggle With Your Beau in Style

How many of you take the time to just relax in a hammock? When I... Read More

Journey to Haypress Creek

It was the end of my first year as a graduate student, and my personal... Read More

Disneyland for Hikers: A Walk to Mt. Whitney

Base camp sits at 12,000 feet - stark, windy, unshaded from the blazing August sun,... Read More

Alaska - Brief Travel Guide

WHAT TO SEE, TO DO AND WHERE: Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North... Read More

Discover The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden In Arcadia California

In The city of Arcadia California, right next door to Pasadena http://pasadena.usacitydirectories.com you... Read More

Cycling in Europe: There?s More to the Tour de France than Lance

For the 92nd time, the Tour de France has started. This three week cycling race... Read More

Sleeping Pads For Ultralight Backpackers

Ultralight backpackers want to give up weight, not comfort. Sleeping pads are pretty much a... Read More

Book a Golf Package in Myrtle Beach for Golfing Fun and Great Times in the Sun

Thousands of golfers flock to the Carolinas each spring and fall to enjoy some of... Read More

Spain?s Beaches - You?re Spoilt For Choice

Spain offers the visitor over 4,000 kms of coastline where s/he can enjoy shining sun... Read More

Gambling Isnt the Only Thing to do in Las Vegas

Do you think the only thing to do in Las Vegas is gamble? Would you... Read More

Three Places to Interact with Dolphins in Hawaii

Visitors to Hawaii frequently see dolphins from shore or on a whale-watching cruise or fishing... Read More

Bunbury Western Australia

The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of... Read More

Japanese Garden of Monaco

Have you ever seen an authentic Japanese garden? Well, I had the chance of seeing... Read More

Shark Pictures Not The Real Thing

Pictures of a massive dead Great White shark on the back of a bakkie are... Read More

10 Tips to Planning Your Dream Road Trip

Everyone has a travel dream. For many it is hitting the road for a relatively... Read More

River Rafting in Washington State

The great state of Washington offers some of the best white-water rafting in the entire... Read More

Top Five African Safari Destinations

Any vacations in Africa will not be complete without going on a safari to experience... Read More

Protection from Lightning - Smart Strategies for Hikers and All Outdoor Enthusiasts

Prevention is your best protection against lightning. Be sure to check your local weather report... Read More

Mount Chimborazo: Climbing Glaciers Near The Equator

The climb up the glaciers to the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador isn't considered... Read More

Campsite Meal Planning and Recipe

Hello Again,Today we will be talking about meal planning. Meals are one of the most... Read More

Beach Vacation Photo Tips ? Make Your Vacation AND Photos Memorable

Most people, who go on a family beach vacation, take plenty of photographs. Once you're... Read More

Packing a Backpack - A Guide

With so many different designs, packing a backpack will vary considerably. Generally though, the key... Read More

Discover Knotts Berry Farm

Of course you know about Southern California's premier attraction, Disneyland in Anaheim, but did you... Read More

Holidays in Goa

Sun, Sand and Surf ? an apt description for Goa? But Goa is much more.... Read More

Greek Food

A meal in Greece is highlighted with a selection of hot and cold plates known... Read More

Edible Wild Plants For Backpackers

Knowing a few edible wild plants can make your next backpacking trip, or any trip... Read More

Ultralight Backpacks - The Lightest

Why ultralight backpacks? Devotees of ultralight backpacking know you reduce your packweight most by concentrating... Read More

River Cruise in Bangkok ? Sightseeing on the Chao Phraya

A river cruise in Bangkok gives an insight to the community life on the Chao... Read More

How to Repair an Inflatable Boat

The owner can attempt small inflatable boat repair if factory-gluing instructions are followed closely. Rips... Read More

4 Steps to an Enjoyable Hike

Some people have fought many years of their lives to preserve the rich heritage of... Read More

Zambia Safari Top Five National Parks

Zambia is Africa's best kept secret as far as safaris go. The country is a... Read More

Camping Stove Performance: Ease of Use & What to Avoid

Important information about camping stoves...What type of camping, hiking, or backpacking do you do? Do... Read More

A Torrent of Influences ? Tourism in Goa

Sun, Sand and Surf ? an apt description for Goa? But Goa is much more.... Read More

Rafting on the Rogue River in Oregon

Oregon's Rogue River is one of the nation's most beautiful. The Rogue River begins in... Read More

Mount Kenya ? Up High at God?s Mountain

Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest mountain, after Kilimanjaro. It is estimated to be 2.5... Read More

Hiking Shoes Versus Hiking Boots

Hiking shoes versus hiking boots? Hiking shoes win. Okay, next issue? No, really. Hiking or... Read More

Inflatable Boat Trailers

An inflatable boat trailer is needed if the user has a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB),... Read More

Wal-Mart Camping And Other Free Places

"Do you know about Wal-Mart camping?" We didn't know, but the old man at the... Read More