Let’s get OFFTRAIL!! try backpacking


When people think about their holidays, they generally tend to foresee endless spans of white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoon and all the comfort of a high class hotel. At times, some may opt for less luxury and go for mid class accommodation that will answer their will to discover new lifestyles, traditions and cultures. Fewer people however choose to leave the so said comfort to live a real adventure. These people are more into what we so call backpack!

One of the most simple, fun and low cost way of travelling around the world is backpacking! Forget the extra luggage, le cabin luggage, the trolleys and long minutes of wait at the belts in airports. Travelling light with a minimum luggage is essential! Backpacking was often considered as a type of travel that corresponded to students or un-wealthy class but at some point, travellers want to have new experience and if you can have fun, save money and the opportunity to live a one-in-a-lifetime adventure for two weeks, you’ll never regret turning your back at a sea view room for 5 days!

If you’re looking for places where you can easily backpack, here are some good tips:

Thailand: Top place for. Life there is very affordable. The country is a synonym of uniqueness for its culture and its people. There you’ll get a taste if the real Thai food! How much? Simply budget $20 a day for food and accommodation in a comfy place. Yet there can be cheaper places! In addition to the food, beaches and nightlife will be waiting for you.

Peru: Just grab a map, a good pair of hiking shoes, learn a bit of Spanish and fly to Peru and start to wander form Lima, the capital. You can go there at any time of the year since there’s always something to do there! You’ll also find incredible rainforests, fantastic ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and wonderful beaches. Machu Picchu is definitely a must-see.

Albania: Ever heard of this gorgeous country? Well, if neither Greece nor Italy is an option, Albania might be a good deal. Sometimes referred to as one of Europe’s poorest countries, this country has rich cultural heritage and is very cheap! Tirana, the capital has some stunning museums and breath-taking historical sites. Consider hiking to enjoy spectacular views, or simply have a dip in the blue at Jala or Dhermi beach.

India is the ultimate destination, mind-blowing, inexpensive backpacking destination. Traveling to India is a life experience you will never regret. Then the more of it you can see, the best it is! Travel, accommodations, and food are cheap there. You can even find backpacking hostels in most major cities and this is a perfect way to make new friends from all over the world.

Want some more? Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Nepal, Myanmar… !

As you can see, discovery is not only a matter of comfort you’ll have or how many stars are involved. It’s not about reviews that one can find on travel websites. It’s not about how much you will spend for or how far will you go from home. Real trips start whenever you get personally involved, making you feel a little bit different from what you were before heading out for adventure. With these destinations in mind, you’ll have some milestones for you bucket list! First of all, just look out for WHERE, start planning and then just JUMP!

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All Natural Beauty Tips


It is hard to believe that the most effective ways of keeping your beauty are inexpensive and simple to use. The beauty industry invest billions of dollars to produce new and more effective beauty products to keep your face beautiful. But the ingredients you can find from nature to keep your natural beauty is almost hard to believe. An average women spends thousands of dollars each year and buy beauty products. But you can use natural ingredients and use those to keep your natural beauty. So here are simple and inexpensive tips for you to keep your natural beauty.

The Banana Egg Hair Treatment

It is the most common hair treatment which has been used for many years by women. This hair treatment is very effective to keep your hair healthy and shiny. If you are looking for more shine in your hair, just mix one egg with a mashed banana. Then you can apply the mix on your hair and leave it like this for 30 minutes. You can wash that later on and you will see result almost instantly. For a better result you can also use conditioner while washing the hair.

Nail Moisturizing

This is another natural beauty tips which is simple and easy to use. You just have to soak your nails in the olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash your hand afterwards and enjoy the view of pretty hands. This method is very effective to keep your nail healthy and beautiful. This method is also very effective if you have rough and hard nails.


Honey Face Mask

Hollywood uses this technique all the time. Honey is very effective too keep your natural beauty intact. Women are using honey as beauty products for many years. The anti-bacterial ingredients of raw honey is very effective to give you a soft and shiny skin. The honey mask is a quick and inexpensive way of getting a shiny skin. You can use this method once in a week. Just use one tablespoon of honey and rub it on your face, leave it like that for couple of minutes and wash later on. You face skin will be softer and shiner after a honey face mask treatment.

Apple Cider Shampoo

Another natural beauty item you can use to keep your hair shiny and beautiful. If you are using commercial shampoo, you can mix some vinegar in it and use the mix. The apple cider shampoo mix is very effective for your hair treatment. A rather inexpensive and effective hair treatment which you can apply once a week.

Black Head Removal

Mix few drops of honey to lemon extracts, then rub the mix on your face and keep it that way for couple of minutes. Rub the places of the face which has more black heads. Wash the face afterwards and you will get rid of the annoying black heads of your face. This method is very effective to remove black heads from your face.

So these are some simple tips for you to keep your natural beauty in a natural way.

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Health Benefits of Nature

Female Jogger on Coleman Avunue in Morro Bay, CA 5-2-07 - Photo by Mike Baird http://bairdphotos.com Canon 20D 100-400mm IS lens handheld from an outrigger canoe.

Recent studies have shown that working out early in the morning can help us to burn a calories faster than any other exercise. In fact our bodies can burn up to 20 percent calories with a short early morning cardio routine. So you can understand why it is better to walking on the green grass rather than running on the treadmill. Your exercise instrument will surely help you to maintain a good and fit body, but nature is so many other things to offer. Exercising in the nature can help you to unlock a better mood, stronger memory and a better metabolism. Here are some other benefits nature can offer

Get Rid of Fat

Recent research has shown that people living near nature have low level of stress hormone than people living in concrete building. A simple walk in the forest routine can lower your cholesterol level to a surprising level of 12 percent. It will reduce your blood pressure and stress level, therefore will maintain your health. Cholesterol is the primary cause of fat in our blood vessel. Walking in the nature can reduce cholesterol level and keep your body fit, healthy and feeling joyful.

Reduce Stress

Many now days are suffering from stress and anxiety problems. They often seek therapies for this kind of problems. Nature can be a great cure for stress related problems. Forget your therapist and take cure from the nature. Walking in the daylight will increase the flow of good hormones in our body. There is no internet connectivity in the forest, but you sure will find a better connectivity of your mind there. Whenever you are having a stressful day, try spending some time in nature. Your mode will surely swing to a better condition.

Better Mental Condition

The stress in our brain now a days are too much to bear. The pressure of studies, projects, assignments create a brain fog. Studies suggest that we should spend few hours in the park every day to release those stress. It is also proven that, people who stay close to nature are often more productive in their work. So find out time out of your busy schedule to spend some in the nature. It will help you combat your brain fog condition, and will reduce stress level.


Sound Sleep

You can do better all day and still can pass a sleepless night. This is a problem reported by many middle aged man and women. Try spending some in the nature to get rid of those sleepless night. Walking in the nature will improve your sleep time and ensure a sound sleep. There are different qualities of sleeping, and you need a sound sleep to keep your body and mind fresh. Nature ensures that quality of sleeping. An after dinner walk is very effective for a sound sleep at night.

So these are some benefits of nature on our body. Staying close to nature can help us in many ways. If you can’t find time to stay close to nature, try weekend at least.

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Party Buses.. Is it the new trend for Hollywood?


Hosting party in a party bus is one of the best way to add extra excitement and life to any party. Party bus rentals have recently become popular venue for hosting parties. A party in a bus is always super fun and it will give you some sweet memories. You will get everything you want for a party like dance floor, flat screen TV, wet bars and many other entertainment accessories in this kind bus. A party bus will definitely keep you entertained throughout party time. So if you are planning an evening party and you want to host it in a bus then here are some benefits you will get. They have been used recently in many movies and have become the item of choice for a party. Check our sponsor Montreal Limos VIP and my blog for recent movie reviews.

Sight Seeing

What can be more exciting if you can arrange sightseeing of the whole town alongside with the party event. In a party bus you will get this advantage as they allow to travel in a group and see all the sights in your town. You can visit all the bars of the town with your friends and keep the party going all night. Party bus will give you an opportunity to see the beauty of lit-up city’s downtown area. Make sure there is a licensed and experienced driver behind the steering.

On board Amenities

This is another benefit of party bus rentals as they offer a wide range of on board amenities. These amenities include high quality audio system, strobe lights, wide screen flat TV and some portable disk players. You can carry your own beverage as some buses includes wet bars. These amenities are sure to keep everyone happy throughout the night.

Get all the front action

With a vehicle it can always be a problem to find a suitable space for parking. You can easily avoid the hassle of searching for parking spot at each place you visit with party bus. The bus will always drop you at the front door of your destination and keep you up exactly from there. Some party bus also provide VIP access to several clubs. The line of people trying to get into the club in the evening is always long. With a party bus you don’t have to wait anymore. You can enjoy all the action from the front line.


Party bus rentals are an exciting way to party throughout night with all your friends without the troubles of taking different vehicles and waiting for everyone to arrive at the desired locations on time. Along with it, you can enjoy a fun night with all the amenities you could imagine and get at the front of the line at all exclusive clubs.

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The Movie of the year: Birdman


As a viewer the first thing we notice about Birdman that it is a new film from acclaimed director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and a forgotten film star Michael Keaton. The trailer was different as well as it shows an elevated meditating position by the Michael. Most of us got the idea that there will be something interesting about this movie.

If you have seen some innarritu films than you probably know by now that most of those films use long cut free sequences. His films are different, hilarious and beautiful with his trademark long sequence shots. This long shots method was also used successfully by Hitchcock’s in late 40s. But long shots are not the only interesting thing about this movie. It is a movie of showmanship, a movie about the ups and downs of an actor and the director showed it in a brilliant way.

Let’s talk about the plot of the movie, Riggan is a former smashed hit actor of the birdman franchise. But his franchise decided to discontinue the third and fourth installment. Now Riggan wanted to prove something and he decided to work in Broadway. A play adapted from a Raymond Carver short story. But the show wasn’t successful in the opening night and the disastrous journey of the show continued. But eventually the play got the touch of magic of birdman.

The movie is full of dark comedies with some magical realisms and you will definitely feel a vibe of the formerly Oscar winning Black Swan. The style of the film is very appealing for the audience. The filmmaking is outstanding to say the least and Michael Keaton gave a bold performance.

A film in which nothing and no character stays still and not a moment of boredom. The acting is brilliant from all cast members and Michael Keaton is really striving to the best he can. Each and every character here registers strongly throughout the movie. Edward Norton’s Mike is sleazy in the extreme but he had a Method-style integrity about him.

My Observations:

Inarritu tried a change of direction with this film and he did it brilliantly. The complexity of his characters was pictured effectively. The balance between despair and humor in this movie was also brilliant. It is hard to explain why someone will instantly love this movie. But once you see, it will be easier for you to describe the heart touching aspects of this film.

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