USA best beach: Great overnight stopover.
Dr Beach has voted Florida’s Siesta Beach as the top beach in the USA. It has the best beach safety, environmental protection and has adopted non-smoking policies.
It also has find white sand and is environmentally healthy. If you want to visit in your rv then we would suggest checking out:
which has links to sites. I haven’t yet been to visit these, so check out independent reviews to help you make your choices.
I also received a link to this exciting option to do on a road trip when you need a few days adrenalin rush.
not for the feint hearted!
Maybe on my next trip!
Of course, there is always a tamer option of the Calgary Stampede:
If you want to park up your rv while visiting the Stampede the check out http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/alberta/calgary
Know Before You Go:
This is a free service provided by the UK Government that highlights the political situation in countries around the world and assesses the risks for travellers. Today I checked out the fire risk in Portugal.
“A forest fire has claimed the lives of a large number of people in the Pedrogão Grande area of central Portugal. Other smaller fires have also been reported elsewhere in the country due to high temperatures. Avoid travelling to the affected areas until the authorities confirm that it’s safe to do so. Take care when visiting or driving through woodland areas and report fires to the emergency services on 112. See Natural disasters
New Zealand Short Day Walks
The Department of Conservation and Tourism New Zealand have combined to promote short day walks to best meet the needs of New Zealanders and visiting tourists.
One of the beauties of touring New Zealand in a campervan is being able to park up, have breakfast, pack a lunch and head off on a hike knowing that on your return you can sleep or cook up a fantastic meal as you have definitely earned it.
Many of the walks into the bush are well catered for but it would be just a great idea to have a guide to the short walks all in one place.
Watch this space for the announcement of the guide.
This site NewZealand.com
is packed with information to help you plan your road-trip around New Zealand. We rent out campervans http://campervans.motorhomerepublic.com/new-zealand-special-offers.html
and cars: http://carhirez.com
Lonely Planet provided this information on how to put together a more sophisticated camera kit other than just a mobile phone:
Camera kit bodies such as Fujifilm’s X series and Sony’s Alpha are smaller bodies with interchangable lenses.
They suggest taking a wide-angle, telephoto and zoom lenses. But you may be able to capture most scenes with a fixed focal length lens (Prime) . They suggest a 50mm lens for general use and a 35 mm for landscapes, street scenes and architecture and a 85 mm for portaits.
Wildlife photography needs a 300mm or 600mm.
Keep a uv filter on your lens to protect it.
Take The Iceland Pledge…
Iceland is promoting responsible tourism. Iceland has seen visitor numbers rise and promoting responsible tourism helps preserve the natural habitat that visitors go to Iceland to see.
We promote Iceland campervan and motorhome rental so are pleased to promote this too. @campervans.com
WE have taken the Iceland Pledge