Most Famous Water Sports & Activities in Pattaya

Pattaya’s location on the Gulf of Thailand, together with its reputation as hardy seaside resort with tropical climate, lends itself ideally to water activities. Here you can find most types of water sports, from jet-skis to snorkelling, parasailing to scuba diving, water-skiing to yacht racing and sailing in a dinghy. Oh, and the swimming is also good.

Pattaya abounds with water sport activities due to its location, weather and facilities. Examples of water sports available in Pattaya are diving, snorkelling, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, banana boating, parasailing and yachting.                                               Water Sports

Flyboarding

Get ready to feel adrenaline rushing through you while you take part in this extreme water sport of Flyboarding. Get picked up from your hotel at around 7:30 AM and head on over to the venue, a beautiful setup on a private beach with tents and a comfortable lounge zone with Wifi.

Scuba Diving

PADI Discover scuba diving is a try dive, it is designed so it’s possible for those who do not have time to take a course or for those who are debating whether or not to get a scuba certification. PADI discover scuba diving course is a great way to experience diving for the first time.

Parasailing

The rider (or riders; 1-3), wearing a life jacket, is safely harnessed to a parachute and towed by a speedboat after a running start. Instructors may accompany riders if requested or if the wind currents are too strong; but if you are feeling adventurous you may also choose to man the sails on your own. when daylight is sufficient but it is also subjected to the prevailing weather.

Kite Surfing

If you can’t spare 3 days, then we offer a 1 day discovery course which will give you a basic skill level and good understanding of kiteboarding and the equipment.. Enjoy the satiating experience of kite surfing course and make unforgettable memories.

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Most Famous Places to go White Water Rafting in USA

The United States has the largest concentration of commercial river runners than any other country in the world. River rafting continues to become a popular adventure among all generations, from Baby Boomers down the generation Y. A majority of the people who are on river rafting trips have rafted before, which means that once experienced, a return to the river is sure to come. With so many places to choose from, which rivers offer the best rafting trips in the country.

Most of these places and rivers offer a wide variety of trip options, ranging from short half-day river trips to longer multi-day excursions. Packages and trips durations vary depending on the location and outfitter of choice.        White Water Rafting Destinations

Tuolumne River, California

The 27 miles (43km) you can raft on the Tuolumne River, which originates in Yosemite National Park, blends a wilderness experience with the excitement of challenging Class IV and V rapids. On one trip, you can start with big jolts, as you go over rapids with names like Nemesis and Rock Garden, then hone your pad-dling skills as you descend over drops, through chutes and maneuver around boulders.

Royal Gorge, Colorado

On this stretch of the Arkansas River, you raft through rapids with names like Sledgehammer and the Narrows, which can reach Class IV and V when the water is high. The river flows through sheer 1,100-foot-high (330m) cliffs during this stretch. If you want to do lots of paddling, ask about the adrenaline rafts that only hold four people.

Salmon River, Idaho

The unique geology of this Class IV river makes it a very interesting place with the pulse of the river changing dramatically even just in the course of a single day. Of course during different parts of the year it changes from a tame and lazy river to a voluptuous, white water spewing rafting destination from June to August and then back again.

Chattooga River

This particular Chattooga River begins in North Carolina, traveling to northeastern’s Georgia’s Lake Tugalo. You will find everything from calm pools to exciting rapids along the way. If you’ve seen the movie “Deliverance”, you will recognize some of the rapids.

The Best Herbs to Improve Your Memory

A good memory is one of the best assets for any person. It helps in improving your learning capacity and ability to retain information that will help you throughout your life. A good memory is a boon for both students and professionals. However, if you have difficulty in recalling information, you can easily improve your memory with the help of certain herbs. Herbs have been used for centuries to boost memory and prevent dementia in older adults.

Brains are capable of creating new brain cells at any given age, and diet plays an essential role in how often, and how effectively, they can do so. Although most natural wholefoods contain properties that can help keep the minds in good shape, studies show that the three herbs listed below are particularly effective  treatment in this regard.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has the ability to lighten the load of your brain, preventing it from succumbing to pressure that could eventually lead to disorders. With less pressure and stress, your brain can function optimally. You can then expect to enjoy mental clarity and increased alertne.

Ginkgo biloba

This has been taken for thousands of years and has been show to aid in the treatment of “cerebral inefficiency”, which is basically a diminished cognitive function, brain fog, feelings of uneasiness, tiredness/fatigue and generally feeling awful.

Sage

Experts believe that sage contains active ingredients that boost the chemicals that trigger transmission of messages within the brain. When scientists from the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria tested 44 people by having them take either sage or a placebo, results showed that those given sage performed better in a word recall test.

Vacha

Vacha which means “speech” is an important herb for the brain. It promotes better concentration, clarity and speech. It has a stimulating effect which means that it treats depression and mental sluggishness.

Green Tea

Green tea is prepared from the leaves of Camellia sinensis after allowing for only a slight oxidation during processing.Green tea is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids as well as carotenoids, tocopherol, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, chromium and manganese.

Most Beautiful Tourist Destination in Thailand

Thailand is Asia’s most popular tourist goal. Its reputation for pleasure-seeking attracts thousands of backpacker’s and its outstanding areas of natural beauty and idyllic beaches attract an increasing amount of holiday-makers. It’s a country rich with culture, history, smiling locals and some interesting quirks. With so many tourist attractions on offer, how does a first timer to this far-flung land know where to start? Here is my personal Top Ten list of Destination in Thailand.

Thailand has much to offer to the visitor, from cosmopolitan cities with great shopping opportunities to jungles, waterfalls and some the best beaches in Southeast Asia. It would take months to truly explore and understand Thailand, but if you don’t have the luxury of so much time, the best-next choice is to visit the top sites in Thailand. According to experts like Lonely Planet, those top spots include everything from sandy beaches to historical sights.         Tourist Destination in Thailand

Phuket

Phuket is also a more touristic island. It is the largest island in Thailand and is called Mallorca of Thailand by some backpackers. But besides all-inclusive tourists, hotel resorts and sunbeds one can also find some more quiet beaches and fascinating countryside.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city and province in the north of Thailand  Vacation. Famous for its jungles and mountains, Chiang Mai is the destination for those who want nature and a relief from the heat of the city. The city is home to many temples, or wats, including the famous Wat Chedi Luang, built in 1402. Jungle treks, which can last from a few hours to several days, also are a big attraction in Chiang Mai.

Railay Beach

Thailand’s most famous beach destinations, and Railay is the cream of the crop. Widely considered one of the best beaches in the country, Railay delivers on promises of white sand beaches, clear blue water, and a feeling that you’ve found a slice of paradise.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park in the south of Thailand is home to the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. Trek by foot or take a jeep safari through the jungle, spotting gibbons, barking deer and wild boar along the way. For bigger thrills, try tubing or canoeing around Cheow Larn Lake, where you can also stay in a private floating bungalow.

Mae Hong Son

Hemmed in by high mountains and bordering Myanmar (Burma), Mae Hong Son in the far north is a good starting point for treks to see colourful hill tribes in the surrounding region.

5 Best Safety Tips For Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is inherently dangerous. Gravity rarely ever forgives mistakes. However, rock climbing is also a beautiful and exhilarating sport. Most rock climbers are physically fit and develop good balance and posture. In order to enjoy the beauty of the sport, it is important that rock climbers, especially beginners, familiarize themselves with the different safety rules associated with the sport. Knowing the correct gear to pack (as well as what to avoid) goes a long way in ensuring safety.

It is imperative to know that the more fit you are, the safer your climb will be. Wrists, hands, shoulders and elbows are the areas that are most vulnerable to injuries due to carelessness and over-exertion of the body. Work on balance and overall strength and not on building large muscle groups. Build your heart rate and work on finger strength.    Rock Climbing Safety Tips

Always Wear a Climbing Helmet

A Rock climbing helmet is essential if you want to live long and prosper. Always wear one when climbing or belaying. Helmets protect your head from falling rocks climbing  and from the impact of falling. Remember that your head is soft and the rock is hard. Head injuries from falls and rockfall are serious life-changing events. A helmet keeps your head safe.

Build Muscle Fitness

Rock climbing is an intense physical sport that requires strong leg, stomach, and arm muscles. Most rock climbers spend a lot of time improving their fitness before attempting challenging climbs.

Breathe

Control your breathing. This is super essential. It will again help to keep you on the wall for longer as well as keep you relaxed and focused on the next move. When working through a tough sequence of moves, take deep breathes and try to stay relaxe

Always Check Knots

Before you start climbing, always double check to make sure that the lead climber’s tie-in knot (usually a Figure-8 Follow-Through) is tied correctly and finished with a backup knot. Also check that the rope is threaded through both the waist loop and the leg loops on the harness.

Crash Pad

The crash pad is a mat which sits below the climbing wall or structure and is designed to brake the climbers fall. When bouldering, a climber is not roped up and thus has to directly consider the direction of the body when falling.

Find The Best Tips For Comfortable Mountain Trips

Driving in the mountains can be a wonderful and exhilarating experience, but it can also be tiring and cause extra wear and tear on your vehicle. Here are ten time-tested tips to make any drive more enjoyable.

Mountain Trips When you decide to have a mountain trip, you should be aware of the risks and therefore should be well prepared for it. It is not like going to the beach or to the museum. There is a huge difference when you try to get into the mountains because it is not just heights that you will be dealing with but also change in altitude, weather, wildlife and others. Here are some Safety Tips for Mountain Trip to help ensure you stay safe on the mountain trails.                               Mountain Trips

Bring safety gear There are a few basic items that every winter hiker should carry in case of emergency. Aside from basic hiking gear, you should always have a trail map, a first aid kit, a compass, a pocket knife or multi-tool, hand warming packets, and a headlamp. For a day hike, it’s a good idea to split up some of the heavier safety items among the members of your group.

It can take weeks to receive all the necessary approvals for a field trip. You need administrative approval and transportation. You need time to collect money and time to submit that money so your school can cut a check. Begin planning your field trip at least six weeks in advance of your departure date. The bigger the trip, the bigger your head start needs to be. Overnight, out-of-state, or overseas trips may need to be planned a whole year in advance.

Most mountain roads are narrower than Interstate highways. Some drivers have a tendency to hug the center line, but this driving technique is both unwise and irritating to other drivers. If you are hugging the center line, and another center-hugging vehicle comes around a curve from the opposite direction, both drivers may overcorrect and create a hazardous situation.

Lastly, be sure to reward yourself for a job well-done. When I come off a mountain, I like to find the nearest source of comfort food. Sometimes it’s a cozy bar with great burgers, sometimes it’s a lively pizza place. No worries about your appearance and aroma; restaurants at the base of any big peak are used to hikers stopping off for a meal.

List of Biggest Mountain Peaks in The World

The world’s tallest mountains are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessed enough to witness in their lifetime. They are all located in Asia and each reach an altitude of over eight thousand meters in height. There are only fourteen mountains in the world that can boast such a height. Below are the ten highest of these fourteen mountains.

There is a very interesting point to be noted that there are approximately 100 mountains in this world over a height of 7,200 metres or 23,622 feet and all of which are situated in central asia and southern asia. Here,In this article,we are giving a list of top Most highest mountain peaks in this world with their respective heights location and other information about them.                                               Mountain Peaks

Mount Everest

Standing at about 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), Everest boasts the top spot for the tallest beautiful mountain in the world. It is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China and is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Although it is the tallest mountain and attracts many climbers of both advanced and limited climbing skill, it is one of the easier mountains to climb.

Manaslu

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain”

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain) is the ninth highest mountain in the world that has been known to be notoriously difficult to climb. It was so named because of some of its extremely steep slopes that are bereft of vegetation and snow. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but 20 kilometers long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an enormous ice crest of 8126 meters. It’s the western anchor of the Himalayas and westernmost of all eight thousanders.

Dhaulagiri I

Its parent mountain being K2, whose parent is Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri 1 with a grand height of 8167m (26,795 ft) is the fifth highest mountain peak in the world. It extends 120 km from the Kaligandaki River west to Bheri. Its name Dhaulagiri is a conjunction of Sanskrit words dhawala, meaning white and beautiful and giri meaning mountain. Annapurna 1 is merely 34 kms east of this mountain range. The first successful expedition to this mountain was made in 1960 by a Swiss Australian Nepali team.

Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Mount Kanchenjunga rises about 20 km (12 mi) south of the general alignment of the Great Himalayan range, and is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India, and also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks.

Hawaii’s Best Outdoor Adventure Activities

You can enjoy even more of paradise by looking at the adventures and activities in Hawaii. Unlike many other regions, these tropical islands are known for the diverse landscape that everyone can enjoy. This invites you into new activities with beauty in the backyard.

Knowing where to go for the adventures that you enjoy the most allows you to dive into the different experiences that the islands have to offers. You will want to map your adventures carefully, finding what fits with your adventure level as well as interest in scenery.

Volcanoes

Each Hawaiian Island has a specific volcano that is at the center of the island. These offer special adventures to those that are interested in seeing a different view of the Hawaiian area. A popular adventure for those that are interested in a different approach is with sunrise hikes to the volcanoes or biking from the volcanoes to the bottom of the island. You can enjoy spacious areas with the different levels of activity from the volcanoes, offering a hiking adventure and educational look at the volcanoes of the region.                                      Outdoor Adventure Activities

Manoa Falls

Travel up into the valley beyond Honolulu to make the Manoa Falls hike. Though only a mile long, this path passes through so many different ecosystems that you feel as if you’re in an arboretum. Walk among the elephant ear ape plants, ruddy fir trees, and a bamboo forest straight out of China. At the top are 150-foot falls with a small pool not quite suited for swimming but good for wading. This hike is more about the journey than the destination.

Ocean Activities

The most popular adventures that you can look at is with the ocean activities. Hawaii is known for their diverse beaches that you can jump into. You will be able to find beaches that are divided by the types of waters you enjoy most. If you are into surfing, then you can go to coastal areas that have stronger, higher waves. If you are interested in swimming, diving or snorkelling while relaxing on a white beach, then other parts of the island can lead to different types of adventures.

ATV WAIPI’O VALLEY

Bounded by 2,000-foot cliffs, the Valley of the Kings was once a favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty. Waterfalls drop 1,200 feet from the Kohala Mountains to the valley floor, and the sheer cliff faces make access difficult which is where your ATV comes in. You’ll see expansive black-sand beaches, the falls, and the lush rain forest surrounding the top edge of the valley.

Hiking

There are rain forests and hill areas that are located throughout all of Hawaii Islands. Many are known for their beauty, rivers and waterfalls that cover the entire area. You can enjoy easy hikes through many of the areas, allowing you to tap into the pristine island scenery with a stroll.

Essential Tips to Improve Your Mountain Biking

The Outside Health and Fitness podcast we’re talking about mountain biking and some techniques that will help you have more fun and get more out of your ride. In the Way Outside segment we’ll look at an annual event for bike enthusiasts unlike anything you’ve ever heard of before where the winner gets a mandatory tattoo! And I’ll wrap up the show with a new fitness challenge to keep you motivated this week.

Traction is the key to successfully climbing hills on a mountain bike, this can be hard to achieve on loose rocks, roots and mud as is common place in most mountain biking areas. The biggest problem to overcome is the rear wheel spinning and slipping as you climb, or the front wheel lifting and you ending up doing an unforced wheelie. To get the right traction, you just need to learn how to distribute your weight evenly across the bike whilst feeding power to the right areas of the bike; oh yeah whilst picking the best line, pedaling at the right time and in the right gear.    Mountain Biking

Learn the Wheelies

The funny tricks with wheelies or nose wheelies [back wheel off the ground] can provide very useful maneuvering while riding through the tracks. For example, you can use little wheelie to get sufficient lift of your front wheel for passing through the obstacles and then use nose wheelie so that the rear wheel also clear the objects. You will get a smoother ride on some sections of the trail simply by taking your weight off even if you haven’t perfected your skills to get the wheels off the ground.

Maintain Your Bike

It is difficult to focus on the trail when you are listening to strange noises coming from your bike. Basic bike maintenance only takes a few minutes and it can save you from a long walk, or worse, a trip to the emergency room. Even if you can’t fix your bike, checking it will give you the chance to take it into the shop before you hit the trail.

Long distance

If you concentrate on things that you need to avoid on the adventure trails, most likely you will be hitting those rocks or trees instead of skipping them, especially on tracks with lots of roots and rocks. There is a scientific explanation to this phenomenon and concentrating on long distance known as target fixing helps you in smoothly avoiding obstacles on the track. Just concentrate on long distances along the track line during your ride for a smoother riding experience.

Relax

Whether you are riding a rigid bike or a full suspension, the best suspension you have is your arms and legs. Stand up, relax and allow them to absorb the bumps and ruts on the trail. Once you learn to let the bike move beneath you, you will be able to float over most obstacles.It also helps to relax your grip a bit on the handlebars. Be sure to hang on firmly but not too tightly. A white-knuckle death grip will cause your forearms and hands to fatigue sooner and then make it tougher to be in control.

5 Great Ways To Improve Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is all about being out there, free to explore the natural terrain but it also requires more technical skill than any other form of riding. Nobody knows that better than Rebecca Rusch, a tough-as-nails pro mountain biking biker who’s garnered seven national mountain biking titles in addition to winning the legendary Leadville 100 four times.

Regardless of your aspirations, you have to learn the basic skills before you can master the ultimate bike-handling skills. Whether you are riding for fitness, outdoor activities or professional training, your knowledge and experience will combine to make you a perfect biker. In this article, we are going to suggest basic tips that can go a long way in improving your riding performance.                                 Mountain Biking Skills

Relax

Whether you are riding a rigid conventional bike or the modern ones equipped with sophisticated suspensions, you must understand that your arms and legs serve as the best suspension during your ride. So, use your arms and legs in relaxed standing posture on the pedals to absorb the potholes or bumps during the ride. Once you master the intricacies of using your arms and hands as suspension, you will successfully glide over all the obstacles on your trail.

Maintain

It is difficult to focus on the trail when you are listening to strange noises coming from your bike. Basic bike maintenance only takes a few minutes and it can save you from a long walk, or worse, a trip to the emergency room. Even if you can’t fix your bike for adventure travel, checking it will give you the chance to take it into the shop before you hit the trail.

Stand Tall

Neutral means stacked means ready to move with somewhere to go when you need to respond to changes in terrain that isn’t OTB (over the bars). Leishman (a pro-elite downhill racer, Norco Factory Team rider) says you’ve got to stand up enough that you have room to move fore-aft, laterally, up and down. Otherwise, there’s only one direction available for you to go.

Experienced Riders

The exposure to good and experienced bikers will allow you to learn Mountain Bike 401 Trail, Crested Butte, CO, USAbetter riding habits, and you have to push extra hard to match up with them. This will create avenues of improvisation in your riding skills. You will learn by observing how they ride through rocky or rough terrains, position their bodies while descending downhill and manage to fix flat tires when they still face long rides to home.

Learn the Wheelies

Wheelies and nose wheelies (having the back wheel off the ground) are fun little tricks, and they are quite useful on the trail.You can pull a little wheelie to get your front wheel up and over an object, and then shift to a nose wheelie so your back wheel doesn’t hit. Even if you can’t get either wheel off of the ground, knowing how to take your weight off them will make some sections of trail smoother. These are easier to do with clipless pedals, but less intimidating to learn with platform pedals.