The oddest trips in the world

The oddest trips in the world

It’s extraordinary that with just a jeep or stilts, travelers can take their trips thousands of miles, or even around the world. Have you ever taken such challenging trips? It’s impossible because those trips became the world’s records with a view to highly appreciate human force. Let’s look through the oddest trips in the world.

 

Walk 2928km on stilts

In 1891, Sylvain Dornon- an athlete walked on stilts made a 2928-km journey from Paris to Moscow via Vilno 2928km length. Each day he walked about 60km.

 

13,000km trip on foot from California, US to Turkey

Plennie L. Wingo (24/1/1895- 2/10/1993) recorded his trip in a book. 13,000km was the most magic length of a trip on foot. 32km. for each day. 

 

Push wheelbarrow 4,115km

David Baird finished his 112-day journey named Herculean. He pushed a wheelbarrow around US with the road length of 4,115km

 

Take a trip around the world by jeep.

Ben Carlin went around the world by a jeep. It took 8 years to finish the trip of 62,000km.

 

Baptist minister crept 2,560km to White House

In 1978, Baptist 39 year-old minister Hans Mullikin crept to White House from Marshall, Texas. The trip was 2.560km length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Road Trips With Friends

Road Trips With Friends

Unfortunately, we live in a world today where it doesn’t necessarily make sense to just ‘jump in the car and go’. There are things to consider such as knowing where it is you are going, the condition of the roads that will transport you there as well as how much money you have in your budget for things such as food, gasoline and shelter. You would be amazed at how many people forget or neglect things as basic as these!
When planning a road trip, the very first thing that you will want to make sure of is the condition of the vehicle that you will be taking on the trip. If you are taking your car, make sure that you have all of the pertinent information that goes along with the car such as the driver’s instructional manual for how the car operates. You will also want to make sure that you keep the vehicle registration and proof of insurance somewhere inside of your vehicle, and make sure that your registration card is signed (police officer will ticket you if it’s not!). Other things to make sure that you keep within the vehicle include an emergency kit. An emergency car kit should include some or all of the following items: a first aid kit, a flashlight, a set of jumper cables, flares, batteries, Swiss army knife, non perishable food, an extra set of clothes and a blanket.
While technology has come a long way, it is far from perfect which is why  you should always make sure that your cell phone is charged up and ready to go. Bring along both your car charger as well as a wall mounted charger for the ride in case you get stuck somewhere. It is also a good idea to have a couple of emergency contact phone numbers written down and labeled as such in the event that something happens to you and emergency technicians or others need to reach someone in your family. Regarding more of the fun stuff, I like to always make sure that my iPod is charged and ready to go with hours of my favorite music. Take some time out to rearrange or arrange play lists so that you have something to keep you energized for the long ride.
While some don’t really care, it is a smart idea to bring along a paper version of map versus solely relying on a GPS device. Again, you don’t ever want to trust in technology too completely because it has been known to fail. Before you get in your car, check the tire pressure and know what your personal settings should be for each of your tires. The worst thing that you could do is drive around on tires that are either under-inflated or over inflated. Just making a few changes to your lifestyle can wind up saving you a ton of money in the long run.

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Last Minute Camping Trips

Last Minute Camping Trips

Many people love to prepare their holidays many months in advance. Some of us, on the other hand, like making last-minute arrangements. We know that these can be fun and can often lead us into the unknown, adding a sense of adventure as a result.

If your idea of the perfect holiday is to spend a week in the sunshine, being pampered in an expensive hotel, then such last-minute decisions are not always possible. That’s simply because you may need to book many months in advance in order to find the accommodation that you desire.

But camping trips to allow for this added sense of flexibility. Many campsites are not booked up in advance. They will often have available space in which you can pitch your tent, without having to phone ahead. This is wonderful news for those of us who like to jump in the car and get out into the countryside.

We can make our way to an area that we are keen to explore and then find a local campsite. Acting on the spur of the moment can certainly be a lot more exciting and leads to some brilliant discoveries. Maybe you’ll find a campsite that you didn’t even know existed previously. There is also a good chance that you’ll get to explore new parts of the country or region.

Of course, things aren’t always as simple as they seem. You need to be prepared for any camping trip. This means making sure that you have all of the necessary camping accessories and equipment. You need to make sure that you’re not about to be caught out by the weather, or by a lack of facilities.

Fortunately, this does not preclude you from making last-minute arrangements. On the contrary, it simply means that you need to be organised if you wish to take advantage of such opportunities. Always make sure that you know where your vital pieces of camping equipment are stored and can be found.

Everyone should be able to enjoy the freedom associated with camping trips that are arranged at short notice.

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The Joy Of Hiking Trips

The Joy Of Hiking Trips
Hiking trips are an adventurous way to take a vacation or a little bit of time out to enjoy nature at its finest, up close. By taking a hiking trip you are also able to go to destinations that are remote or hard to get to, making your hiking trip an adventure that won’t easily be forgotten. Research the place that you are planning to visit on your hiking trip. Find out the best time of the year is to visit, as sometimes the weather conditions can be quite extreme at certain times of the year.


Although hiking on your own can seem like an exiting adventure, it is a lot safer to go hiking in a group. The more people who are along for the hike, the more likely it is you will all return home safely. If there is an accident or mishap along the way, there will be more people to assist. Before going on a hike, it is also a good idea to take part in a basic first aid course.


Since you are hiking, it will be necessary to carry everything needed for your adventure on your back. This will mean that the things that you take will be limited. Some of the things that you can’t do without are good quality hiking gear such as boots and waterproof, lightweight clothing to provide warmth and protection from the elements. Rope, tarp and sleeping bags will be necessary especially if you are camping out. These things will provide you with some of the necessities while hiking.


Make sure to bring along a first aid kit complete with sterile bandages, gauze and disinfectant. Other necessities such as water and food for the trip are essential. Matches will be needed to light a fire if you are planning on camping out on your hiking trip or if you get lost. Dehydrated food can be an ideal way to carry a fair amount of food without it taking up a lot of space or being too heavy to carry.


Hiking trips are not only a lot of fun they are also very beneficial to your health. Hiking will not only make you more fit, it will also help reduce stress and allow you plenty of thinking time. The feeling of challenging yourself will also be great for your mental health.


It is important to remember that, when hiking, you should bring all the necessary things needed. Think over what you need very carefully before taking your hiking trip. Notify family, neighbors or people of importance that you are going and when you are expected back from your hiking trip. If you are new to hiking, it may be a good idea to take some hiking safety classes before going out alone.


Don’t forget to take a camera so that, once you return home, you can share your adventures with friends and family. You will also have a long-term memento of how beautiful the countryside was on your hiking trip.

John Furnem specializes in work psychology, stress relief and time management, John uses many innovative techniques to help individuals and families to perform better, John publishes Hiking Trips advice on the travelzupa.com pages

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Winter towing trips

Winter towing trips

Subaru is very proud of its permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel drive system that directs power to all four wheels. In addition to four wheel drive many Subaru’s now have Vehicle Dynamic Control, which manages torque distribution along with engine output and brakes to each individually wheel, this enables it to make immediate adjustments when grip is reduced.

Subaru is so confident that its drivers will not get stuck in the predicted snow that it has produced a set of guidelines on how to tow others out of sticky or slippery conditions. Subaru says Subaru owners are certain to be called upon to rescue friends, neighbours and other stranded motorists stuck in the ice and snow.
Here are Subura’s winter towing tips:

•Know the limits of the equipment – Only use a rope specifically designed for towing road cars, and only tether it to the towing eyelets specified by the manufacturer.

•Take the strain – The tow rope’s tension should be built up slowly to avoid vehicle damage. When towing, pulling away in second gear in your Subaru can often help minimise any loss of grip.

•Keep it straight – The towed vehicle should ideally be towed to a safe position in a straight line, reducing unnecessary strain on the towing eyelets and making it easier to avoid the towed vehicle taking an unwanted change in trajectory.

•Stay loose – Ensure that the steering in the towed vehicle is not locked, and that the wheels are pointing in the right direction before towing begins.
•Take a neutral stance – The transmission of the vehicle to be towed should always be in neutral. Keep the ignition of the towed vehicle on and the engine ticking over so that the brakes can continue to function.

•Keep it short – A towed vehicle can be hard to control on icy roads, so only cover the distance necessary to get the towed vehicle out of trouble. Once the vehicle has been towed onto an area of level ground affording adequate traction, both vehicles should quickly but progressively come to a halt. Then check if the towed vehicle is able to move off safely under its own power.

•Alert other road users – Use warning triangles to mark out the section of road onto which your Subaru and the towed vehicle are about to move. Anyone placing warning triangles in the road should wear a reflective safety vest.

Kenyon Neads – Subaru UK Marketing Director, said at a car dealer in Kent : “Our customers have less to fear than most from the snow and ice that winter brings, thanks to the capabilities of Subaru’s permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system. I helped rescue a neighbour in a German rear-wheel-drive vehicle from his own driveway last year, and we know many of our customers will find themselves in similar situations as soon as the snow falls. We want to help our customers respond to appeals for rescue in the safest way possible.”

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Cheap Trips to Barcelona

Cheap Trips to Barcelona

Lynbrook, NY (October 13, 2010) – Sceptre Tours has brought its tour packaging magic to Barcelona, offering an exclusive five-star Barcelona getaway with air for just $ 699 per person. This package represents a savings of up to $ 1,000 per couple if travelers were to book each individual component on their own.

Travelers can experience Europe’s most popular short break destination with 6 nights at the elegant 5-star Gran Hotel La Florida in Barcelona. Ideally situated atop the city, this exceptional resort offers commanding views of the Catalonian capital and sparkling Mediterranean Sea. With easy access to Barcelona’s main sights and attractions including the Park Guell by Antoni Guadi (as pictured above), F.C Barcelona Stadium, Sagrada Familia, and the Picasso Museum, the Gran Hotel La Florida is the perfect home base for an unforgettable Barcelona holiday.

The 5-Star Barcelona With Air package includes the following:

* 6 nights in a deluxe mountain view room at the Gran Hotel La Florida;
* Round-trip economy class airfare on Air Europa to Barcelona;

This package is priced from $ 699 from New York, $ 769 from Boston, $ 829 from Chicago, and $ 869 from Miami, for travel November 1, 2010 to February 28, 2010 (excluding holiday periods of November 22 to 27, December 15 to January 10, and February 21 to 28). Rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (the package can be adjusted for 1 to 3 travelers). The package is available through May 31, 2011 at slightly higher rates. Rates quoted are exclusive of taxes and fees of up to $ 136 per person and the September 11th Security Fee of $ 2.50 for U.S. enplanements.

Sceptre Tours is also offering a variety of optional upgrades for travelers as follows:

Car Rental – $ 99 – explore the city of Barcelona and the surrounding area at your own pace with a standard economy car with unlimited mileage for a week.

Car Rental with Sea View Room – $ 149 – enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona City and the Mediterranean Sea with an automatic car rental for the week.

Mediterranean Lunch – $ 39 per person – enjoy a Mediterranean style 3-course lunch at Gran Hotel Florida. As an added bonus you will receive a complimentary glass of wine with your traditional Spanish meal! (Discounted at over 40%.)

Additional night – from $ 99: Spend a 7th night at 5-star Gran Hotel La Florida.

“Sparience” Session – $ 20 – Relax one afternoon and enjoy a innovative wellness experience inside of an oxygen bubble which provides deep mental and physical relaxation while breathing pure air at a special rate.

All optional upgrade rates quoted above are per person.

Day trips from Sydney

Day trips from Sydney

If you’re looking to get as much out of your Sydney experience as possible, why not get out of the city for a day and explore some nearby areas? Although Sydney is a big city with more than enough activities and attractions to keep any visitor or resident occupied, just a few short hours away you can find yourself in new Australian environments and enjoying new sites and experiences.

Here are some nearby attractions.

The Hunter Valley. Less than two hours from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and most well-known wine region. With over 120 wineries scattering the valley’s rolling hills, it is a picturesque area that is the perfect day trip destination. There are many tour companies that offer day trips to the Hunter Valley from Sydney that include winery and wine tasting tours. Transport is included, so you can enjoy as many of the Hunter Valley’s award winning Semillons as you like!

Central Coast. NSW’s Central Coast offers plenty of destinations for a day trip from Sydney. The length of coastline that stretches north from Sydney is home to stunning beaches with towns and communities that fringe these beautiful seaside spots. Popular Central Coast destinations include Killcare and Avoca Beaches and The Entrance. The scenic drive between Killcare and The Entrance offers spectacular views of this coastal region.

The Blue Mountains. Only 90 minutes from Sydney, the Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most accessible World Heritage listed wilderness areas. The Blue Mountains offer a diverse mix of rainforests, valleys, sandstone escarpments, canyons and lush bush land. With famous sites such as the Three Sisters and the Jenolan Caves, the area is also dotted with quaint towns, boutique shopping and cosy bed and breakfasts. It’s the perfect destination to get out of Sydney and into the fresh mountain air! If you don’t have your own transport, the Blue Mountains can be accessed via train from Sydney, and there are a number of tour operators who offer day trips to the area.

If you’re booking a trip to Australia and are planning on staying in Sydney accommodation, there is no need to restrict your itinerary to the city limits. Less than two hours away there are a number of attractions, sights and breathtaking wildernesses just waiting to be discovered. Whether you visit the Hunter Valley, Central Coast or the Blue Mountains, expanding your Sydney experience is a good way to see more of the beautiful land Down Under. If you’re looking for more information on these day trips, most accommodation in Sydney will be able to provide you with more details.

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Antarctic Trips 101

Antarctic Trips 101
After working for the topmost area of the Trans Alaska Pipeline know as Atigun Pass, this man has developed love for cold climates. Shivering with delight, this retired engineer wanted to hear more about the plans of the local university’s alumni group who wanted to get into a cool Antarctica adventure! I thought, that sounds like a great idea. Known as the coldest and least hospitable place on earth, Antarctica has long captured the imagination of explorers, both real and the armchair variety.

But as more travelers see so much hassle and financial constraints before getting to this white continent, we see less travelers actually getting here annually. Most trips to the Antarctic Peninsula originate in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in Argentina, and involve a two day, 1,000 kilometres voyage through the Drake Passage, known for some of the roughest sea weather in the world.

Your life can be changed by profound experiences like this one. As early as the late 1800s, voyagers have been attracted to this land first sighted in the year 1820. But the first commercial voyages to the region didn’t begin until a few years after the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959, establishing the continent as a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science.

Even with the gradual growth of tourism and travel, it did not soar until the Iron Curtain collapsed in the 1990s. But as scientific programs found no financial assistance, Russian ice rated expedition ships grew suddenly available while tour operators, speedily renovated them for commercial travel as this was a golden opportunity. Something breathtaking and new must be seen by visitors who are mostly seasoned travelers of the world. On the other hand, some are adventurers wanting to be like Sir Ernest Shackleton who boasts of having the greatest survival tales in expedition history, specifically his 1914 endurance expedition.

Antarctica’s enthralling existence enables one to kayak around icebergs, and giant glaciers, fill the breathtaking landscape which certainly appeals to people especially to nature enthusiasts, photographers and artists. Get set to be thrilled once you see penguins, seals and different kinds of whales like minke, killer and humpback. You will have to venture into the circumpolar north to see any signs of polar bears.

The nonexistence of ports and docks led to people relying on zodiac boats which are rubberized and inflatable. Having reached the area, activities like iceberg kayaking, hiking, or simply standing among the penguins await you along with taking loads of photos. Throughout the entire experience, naturalists from the expedition team are there to answer any wildlife, marine mammal, glaciology and historical queries.

His trip, which included eight days aboard a 5 star cruise ship and three days in Buenos Aires, was typical in that it featured several on board lectures on local wildlife and landscapes. He was so thrilled with the unforgettable penguin rookery trips he took along with naturalist tour guides. It was unforgettable how the cuddly short legged birds walked to him and put on a show, curious but never afraid.

But then White Continent exploration is not as exciting for everyone. Tourism, for many conservation experts is a big problems as with the growing number of tourists threatening the continent’s delicate ecosystem, population is reduced after the disruption of the wildlife breeding processes. The international association of Antarctic tour operators has adopted voluntary standards to minimize the environmental impacts of tourism. With strict adherence of excellent environmental and operational laws by tourists, companies and natural programs, the White Continent will be kept pristine.

Television shows only compound the problem, he adds, because they condition us to view animals including the thousands of penguins that call Antarctica home as entertainment. If animals are used to people, they won’t be aggravated. A long term disassociation from nature can be very damaging. But some conservationists are reluctant. However, he argues that by allowing more people to come to this continent, they will develop sensitivity for it on their own.

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4 Great Train Trips

4 Great Train Trips
Befriend some other travellers and look after each other, and each other’s gear, on these great train adventures. At least travel insurance will give you peace of mind if something does happen to go missing.

Trans-Siberian Railway
At over 9000 kilometres in length, and taking a full week non-stop by train, the journey from Moscow to Vladivostok would have to be close to the biggest train adventure available. Or do the several other Trans-Siberian routes surpass it? Moscow to Beijing is another option, as is Moscow-Ulan Bator (Mongolia)-Beijing with the latter shaving 1500 kilometres and a day’s travel off the comparable trip to Vladivostok. From Vladivostok there is a weekly ferry to continue one’s journey to Japan or South Korea. With around seven days worth of travel, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know the Russians, Chinese or other Western travellers on board!

New York to Los Angeles
The USA also has several different routes at one’s disposal, to get you from coast to coast. One trip gives the option of travelling past the Grand Canyon. Another makes its way through the Rockies. A more southern route takes in New Orleans. The options available makes one want to do a return leg, and see what one missed on the way over! The quickest journey takes three nights, but then again, if you were in a hurry, you would take a plane! The major cities and natural attractions (such as the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges on one route) mean that there are plenty of tourist options to extend the scheduled journey.

India
Like in several former colonies, the British left a great train network in India. Getting around is cheap, and an allocation of sleeper beds is usually reserved for international travellers. Book a day or two ahead to ensure you get your spot. While there are many possible itineraries, Calcutta to Mumbai takes in many interesting cities along the way. One would naturally do this over several days. Heading west from Calcutta, one comes across the holy city of Varanasi, which sits on the Ganges River. Everyday cleaning, bathing and even funeral rites can be observed here. Much further west is Agra, home to the amazing, and much photographed Taj Mahal.

Singapore to Bangkok
This lovely trip on comfortable trains gives the traveller a taste of three South-East Asian nations. Apart from Singapore and Bangkok at either end, those deciding to break up the journey can enjoy several interesting stop overs and side trips. Soak up the delightful mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese culture in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Butterworth is the stop to link into a ferry to Penang island, while disembarking at Alor Setar or Arau gives one the option of linking with transport to beautiful Langkawi Island. All this before one even reaches stops in Southern Thailand within striking distance of that country’s beautiful islands and beaches.

Cheap Travel Insurance in hand, you will be excited in hopping on one of these train journeys. One can even get from Western Europe, all the way to East Asia by train.

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Surf Trips Tips

Surf Trips Tips

Little Timmy loves to surf. He’s desperate to go on a surf trip. I spoke to him about his plans, and tried to point the little fella in the right direction.

‘Hmmm, magicseaweed.com is predicting a 10ft swell, at 25 second intervals, in ten days time. I’m there.’

No, Timmy, that’s what we call a schoolboy error. Everyone knows that long range forecasts predict good stuff, only for it to magically become one foot onshore junk in time for the more reliable three day prediction.

‘I love Kelly and Taj and Parko. I’m going to go on a trip to Huntingdon at the same time as the WCT so I can surf with my hero’s’.

Sorry Timmy, but Kelly, Taj and Parko don’t want to surf with you. What’s more, 42 of their fellow bro’s, each with 3 of their own bros, a load of industry bros and some of their bros will be there, and they don’t want to play either. Yes the sea is big. But at contest time, it’s not that big, and you’re not going to get a single wave.

‘I saw a pretty picture of a wave called Pipeline. It looks fun, fun, fun.’

Timmy, remember how I told you the pros were mean? Well Hawaiians are a cut above. If you go there, you won’t get a wave. Even if you do, Pipe isn’t a fluffy bunny. When you get licked at third reef, you’ll probably wish the Hawaiians got to you first. Remember, poster waves attract the crowds to match.

‘One break is all I need.’

Variety is king, Timothy. Traveling to a place with only one break means that you’ve drastically reduced your chances of glory. You’re on a surf trip right? Well then, head somewhere with a pile of breaks that work in different conditions. Your time in the water will increase, as will the amount of fun you have.

‘Research is something you do at school.’

Listen up, Kid. We just established that time in the water is the name of the game here. By turning up somewhere and having to work everything out from scratch you’re minimizing this. Work out which breaks work on which swells. Find some possible places to stay. Know how to get to them from the airport. Time spent planning is time saved when it really counts.

‘The people at the leading airlines are wonderful. They won’t mind if I turn up with a board or two will they?’

Timmy, most airlines hate surfboards. They’d prefer it if you rocked up with Osama Bin Laden in tow than with a bag full of sticks. Call them before you book to make sure they’ll accept your precious cargo. And place a cheeky foot under the end of your board bag when it’s getting weighed to save yourself $ $ $ ‘s in excess baggage.

‘I’m American. When I go abroad those foreign types will speak my language right?’

Travel is all about learning. Be open minded Timmo. Learn a few words. Take on board the different ways in which people live and you’ll get respect back, both in the lineup and from the people you meet day to day. Observe local customs and traditions, and don’t be afraid to give things a go.

‘I love my 6’6 soooo much. It’s all I’m ever going to need’

Timmy, boards are made from nothing stronger than some foam and a few layers of fiberglass. If you so much as look at a board the wrong way you might just snap it. Invest in a quiver. Sitting out good waves because you bust your only board is quite possibly the definition of grief

‘I’m the strongest little boy I know. I’ll never get hurt.’

I’m stoked for you bud. But here’s the kicker- landing head first on coral in Indo might change this. The USA has a pretty solid health set up, but different countries have different standards. Health insurance will really help you out if you get cleaned up. It happens to the best of us, Timmy, so there’s every chance it’ll happen to you too. A basic first aid kit is also a must. Clean those reef cuts when you get them; it’ll save you from grief in the long run.

‘My pop told me that a trip isn’t a trip unless you get on a plane’

Wrong again. Piling into a car with your mates, a few tents and a load of boards can be just as rewarding as any trip abroad. It’s the spirit of adventure that counts bud. That and scoring some pumping surf.

You may have realized that Little Timmy isn’t real by now. I mean, honestly, whose first name is Little? But there are plenty of Little Timmy’s out there folks. Don’t be one yourself. Follow these words of wisdom and get more from your time in the water and your experiences on the shore.

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