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Folding and notfolding bikes

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Supposing you are an addicted biker, and also an addicted traveler, as we all here are. We must find a solution for these two innofensive (even positive ) addictions to match. Let us do together, in this post.

If you travel away, and want to bike there, you can of course hire a bike. Or you can take your bike with you, with these inconvenients: transportation could be too expensive and the bike could be dammaged, stolen, etc.

Some of these inconvenients would dissapear if you have a folding bike! But these bikes are more complex and more expensive. But it is also said, they would be more performant! Folding bikes are popular in Britain, but not very popular in U.S. Well, buyer’s behaviour is not easy to understand sometimes!


Top 10 Fitness Vacations that you can have

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Everyone wants to shed off some pounds but who will want it to work out while having a holiday? Fortunately you can mix your drive to slim down while traveling and having a fitness vacation.

You read it right, you can get those six pack abs, muscle cuts anywhere you want while seeing the nicest place in the world. Check out our list below where you can get a hot, firm body as souvenir:

Alsace, France

If you have a Lance Armstrong in you but you are not really ready to go around France on a bicycle don’t be disheartened. Grab the bike and go the Alsace Region of France just by the German and Swiss borders to have a fitness vacation you will not forget.


Travel Guide: Enjoying the best Vancouver destinations for free

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A recent study named Vancouver among the most expensive cities for residents in North America. If you are planning to have a Vancouver holiday though and have a tight budget, this metro in British Columbia has a lot to offer. You do not have spend a lot if you want to enjoy in the biggest metropolis of Canada.

Nature lovers

There are a lot of places in Vancouver that you can enjoy for free. If you love lush green surroundings and the breeze, walk along the Stanley Park’s seawall trail. Those who want to learn about the plants and wildlife of this region can visit the Lost Lagoon Nature House without buying any ticket to enter. There are also bird watching walks across the park that welcomes any donation to keep them going. Most Vancouver attractions that you can enter for free orthose managed by volunteers will be grateful if you can donate something to help them with their operations.


Budget travel: Affordable Parisian Hotels

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Thinking of traveling to Paris but worried about places to stay, and the high cost of living? Fear not, as there are nice, cozy places where you can stay, which won’t cost you a fortune.

Hotel d’Albion in Eighth Arrondissement


 
Just several blocks away from the President’s official place on the Rue du Faubourg St. Honore and Champs Elysees is the Rue de Penthievre, which is strangely secluded and quiet, despite its famous neighbors. It is but one of the many properties along the street, but this one definitely has the best value: its 26 rooms may be quite small, but they are chic and contemporary with their wall to wall carpeting, and their fifth floor’s exposed beams. Doubles start at 117 euros.

Hotel Jules and Jim in Third Arrondissement


Best View in Maine: Every Hiker’s Dream Trail

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There are a lot of ways for you to explore Maine. It’s the hiking capital of the US, and if you only have a chance to hike there once and you want the best experience you can ever have, then you better follow our trail.

Managing the Appalachian Trail, Northern Maine

You can always explore the Appalachian Trail any other way, but this particular trail is far removed from civilization. It will make you forget that you’re near any city, and isn’t that what hiking’s all about, to be one with nature and to forget the crowds and the concrete buildings? In this trail, you go straight to Maine’s backwoods. There are no honking horns, not signs of city slickers (save for you), and the best part is, you’re still in control.


The bolivian Death Road

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Or, in spanish, el camino de la muerte. Or Yungas Road, which doesn’t mean anything comparing to death road! It is actually a 69 km road, leading from Bolivia capital La Paz to the city of Coroico in the Amazon jungle. This road was built in 1937 by Paraguayan war prisoners, and the government of Bolivia spared a lot by this road. There are no side protection, nevertheless on one side there is a deep canyon. Going out of the road means no escape.

During the years and centuries the road made many victims, and even today it takes its tribute of 200-300 people yearly. In 1974 Bolivia’s worst car accident took place naturally on Camino de la muerte: an overcrowded bus gone in the canyon killing 100 people.

Death road,Bolivia


Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

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Handing out homemade beer at a liquor store, Tom and Athena Seefurth, chefs based in Illinois, surprised several people with the smell of their beers—from garlic to tomatoes. They are also the inventors of “pizza beer.” They thought of creating beer that will match their favorite dishes perfectly, and so came up with pizza beer.

Like these two, people all over the world have created different kinds of liquors, which have become worldwide traditions. Wines have been used during the ancient times as medicine, and though people now no longer use them as such, the recipes have survived, and people continue to enjoy them. When in a foreign country, knocking down that glass of strange liquor is also a great way for you to get to know the culture of the people.


Trump Ocean Club in Panama set to open in Spring of 2011

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Trump has been making some buzz with several hotel openings recently. The company announced that the Trump Ocean Club Hotel and Tower in Panama shall start welcoming guests by Spring next year.

The new hotel is the first venture of Trump in Latin America and is targeted to pamper the rich and elite of the region.

The new 70 storey-high member of the Trump portfolio was designed by Arias Saravia and looks like a majestic sail. Trump of course will not arrive in Latin America quietly and will definitely create some architecture buzz just like that of Trump Soho’s in New York.

The hotel will feature private cabanas, a 10,000 square foot Spa, and designer boutiques on two levels of the hotel. The hotel is sure to attract the business sector with a lot of areas to cater to business meeting, planning, and events with provisions for good presentations and the works.