Mar 15 2019
For those who are looking forward to spring break, it’s a time to be free from the confines of the classroom and the face of the computer. Weather your Skiing in the Alps or exploring the beaches, it is always wise to assess the situation before making decisions. Before you adventure away though, it’s always important to keep safety in mind. Spring Break safety is important when setting off on your adventure… get wild, but be smart. Time for an exciting week ahead.
We ourselves like to be spontaneous with our adventures, but while adventure does often involve risk, make sure your choices are well-planned. Jumping from balcony to balcony on spring break often makes the news. Unfortunately though, this is usually to note a fatality, and we don’t want that to be you! Even the best of adventurers use safety equipment. Ropes and harnesses are purposeful–to keep you safe and alive. Use them on the slabs, but hold off from those balcony jumps.
Looking to dive into unknown waters? That sure will be fun, and what a photo opp! Please first consider though the underwater dangers that can bite you. Are there rocks or even crocs? Read signs and pay attention.
Speaking of taking pictures…beware of selfie dangers. Don’t get too close to the edge of that cliff or the mouth of that snake. Be aware of what’s around. No selfie is worth your life.
Many sites offer safety information while traveling, but perhaps one of the most important is to maintain the buddy system wherever you go. Stay accounted for and travel with a buddy. From hotel reservations to outdoor locations, always let a friend or family member know where you are going. Save social media updates for once you’re home…(You’re there to enjoy the moment after all). Keep your cell phones charged and carry a portable charger.
In terms of hotels, ask for a business card with the hotel address and number. When traveling abroad where language may be a barrier, you can hand the taxi driver the card with the address.
Emergency services such as 911 are not available in all countries. Plan ahead. Before you travel, research your destination for similar services and store them in your phone.
With Spring Break around the corner and fun-filled adventures planned, keep safety a priority, so that you can live to tell the crazy adventure experiences you had. We advise all of our adventure clients to purchase travel insurance. You never think it will happen until it happens. Be prepared.
Be smart. Be aware. Be safe. And most importantly, be adventurous! Enjoy Spring Break.
May 17 2018
Lake George has been a hot spot for summer vacation for generations, and for good reason! If you have been to the area previously in the summer, then I bet you are already planning on coming back. If you have never traveled here in the summer, then here’s your opportunity. Although, this area is an amazing vacation spot all year round, Lake George really heats up in the summer.
Stay in a cabin………….. or camp out in tents with your friends and have the time of your life. With crystal clear water, scenic mountains, and a ton of nightlife what more could you ask for! The options are endless. For the laid back traveler, you can fish, lay on the beach, take a ride on the ferry, boat, or lounge by the bonfire. Later on at night go out to King Neptune’s or Christie’s for some upbeat live music, dancing, and cold beer.
Then there’s tubing, hiking, mountain biking, and cliff jumping for the more adventurous types. The hiking here is some of the best in the North East and there is a trail for everyone. The difficult trek up to Prospect Mountain allows you too see for nearly 100 miles or you can walk along the Lakeshore trail to see waterfalls and overlook the lake. To get your adrenaline pumping make a trip to Calves Pen. It is a popular spot to cliff jump with its three levels to jump off.
This trip has a number of options in order to customize it to your liking. Get a group of your friends together and Inclusive Excursions will take care of the rest. You don’t want to miss out on this jam packed long weekend away from home, lakeside with all your best friends.