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Tips for Buying a Paddleboard

 

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There are many fun activities that you can try in the summer if you enjoy the water. You might not be athletic enough to try surfing. If this is the case, you have nothing to worry about. Paddleboarding is an activity that will allow you to be on the water in a manner that is much more controlled and safe than surfing. However, you will need to do a little research before you spend a considerable amount of money on a paddleboard. This is a big purchase and you need to be sure that you get it right. Here are some tips that will assist you in this endeavor.

1. What company makes the paddleboard?

You need to pay attention to the paddleboard’s manufacturer. This is a very crucial detail because all boards are not made with the same level of quality. This is why you will find a large price difference between some of the boards that are available. You need to decide if you want to pay a little more money for a paddleboard that is made out of the best materials and will last for a very long time. Buying a paddleboard for a low price will save you some money. However, you will most likely need to buy another board in the near future.

2. How big to you want the board to be?

There is a large selection of paddleboards for you to choose from. You can get one that is very wide and provides you with a greater amount of stability. Alternately, you can select one that is narrow and allows you to travel on the water at a greater amount of speed. The size paddleboard you buy should be related to the amount of experience you have. More experienced riders will be able to keep their balance more easily. Therefore, they will not need a wider board to help them keep their balance.

3. Do you plan on standing or sitting while you are paddleboarding?

This is another consideration that you will need to make. Many people prefer to sit on their paddleboard so they do not have any risk of falling into the water. These people often like to have a wider board because it provides them with more surface area on which to sit. You would be wise to test out several different boards before you make your final decision.

Tinago Falls

 

Here we go again, summertime is always the best time to get away from the hustle bustle of the city life. Beach, swimming pools and resorts will be teeming with tourists from different parts of the country and around the world and vacationists from the metro.

Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8966709

Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8966709

But then it’s not beaches you can visit, there are waterfalls that are more natural and cleaner to swim to. Makes you more close with nature, just take a look at this waterfalls from Iligan city, the Tinago falls..

By GinaD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21701879

By GinaD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21701879

Tinago Falls is a waterfall in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte in the southernPhilippineisland of Mindanao.[1] It is one of the main tourist attractions in Iligan, a city known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls.

Tinago is a Filipino term meaning “hidden”, the falls being hidden in a deep ravine. Trekking to the falls requires approximately 500 descending steps called the winding staircase.

The falls is high, its very cold waters cascading beautifully into a deep and calm basin-like pool which appears like a blue-colored lagoon. Under the falls is a small cave where people can enter and listen to the rumbling waters. – wikipedia

Let the family enjoy this holiday before buying kids guitars at guitarcenter.com it can wait in a little while, for the meantime take the pleasure of the moment frolicking in the cold water of this natural beauty.

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SATISFY YOUR WANDERLUST IN SAPPORO

 

If given a chance to travel anytime soon, Japan will be on my wish list, I have relatives and friends who live or travel there and all I can hear are beautiful things, from its citizens, foods to tourist destinations that make me wanna visit there to experience them personally.

Sapporo city

Japan welcomed 20 million tourists, mostly from China and Taiwan in 2015. Thirteen million of them visited Sapporo City in the north. It may not be as familiar to Filipinos who prefer to travel to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

In no time, however, the adventure-loving among us will add to the number of tourists who will fall in love with the dynamic capital of Hokkaido. Sapporo is ready to satisfy our wanderlust, and it has fantastic offerings that Filipino families and young travellers can’t resist.

Sapporo Snow Festival

A can’t-miss attraction is the Sapporo Snow Festival in February, which is one of Japan’s biggest events with millions of visitors each year. This winter spectacle displays snow structures and ice sculptures from local and international participants. At night, they are colorfully illuminated to the delight of night-time viewers.

Snow Activities

With its reputation as a world-class ski-resort destination, having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972, Sapporo is an ideal place for winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. It also boasts of outdoor hot springs where you can soak your body while surrounded by Sapporo’s awesome snow scenery.

Nature Worship

On warmer months, the city is also postcard-pretty. The cherry blossoms are as stunning as those you can see in the southern parts of Japan. The mountain trails beckon you for a climb. And even if you just walk around, you will surely behold the natural wonders of Sapporo.

Foodie Heaven

Sapporo is famously called the “City of Food,” because it is a paradise of ingredients from its dry field, rice and dairy farming and fishing industries. It is known for its Ramen noodles, Japanese curry, sweets, “Genghis Khan” mutton and seasonal sushi. All these culinary dishes can be paired with sake or fresh flavor of Classic, a variety only found in Hokkaido, or other beers available only at the Sapporo Beer Garden.

Shopping Paradise

Sapporo is in step with whatever trend is sweeping Tokyo’s fashion set and the habitues of Harajuku. The shopaholic will find her retail paradise in Tanukikoji, a shopping arcade that has been in operation since the frontier period. Tanukikoji is an approximately 1km-long arcade with around 200 shops that runs east to west in downtown Sapporo. It’s also a great place to buy Hokkaido souvenirs or check it out!.

Clean City

Just like Kyoto, Sapporo is known for its functional grid of streets and avenues, making it more convenient for visitors, whether families or solo travellers, to move around and explore the city and its environs. The residents are courteous, well-educated and disciplined. Thus, Sapporo prides itself in its clean surroundings and sustainable way of living.

Convenient Stay

Sapporo is as cosmopolitan as any first-class city. Five-star hotels, apartment hotels and affordable inns are all over the city at rates that whole families or solo travellers will enjoy. You can stay at a place that is nearest to the tourist spots you wish to visit. Transportation and traffic is smooth that there won’t be a problem getting to your desired location.

So set your sights on Sapporo – even if you are a frequent traveller or a first-time visitor to this wonderful city.  It will always charm you with its irresistible offerings and countless attractions. For millennials and the hardworking Filipinos, Sapporo City is, definitely, the destination in 2017.

To give you a glimpse of what to expect when visiting Sopporo, here are some photos to inspire you more. 🙂

Play mountain

The 30-meter “Play Mountain” at the Moeremuma Park located at the outskirts of Sapporo is the perfect location for sledding where lots of kids and their parents flock to have fun in the snow.

The first dome in the world equipped with a system for switching between turf for baseball and football - the Sapporo Dome is the northern most all-weather dome in Japan.

The first dome in the world equipped with a system for switching between turf for baseball and football – the Sapporo Dome is the northern most all-weather dome in Japan.

The Historical Village of Hokkaido, or Kaitaku no Mura, is a 54-hectare outdoor museum located at the Nopporo Forest Park in suburban Sapporo. The museum is organized into 4 sections: a town, a fishing village, a farm village, and a mountain village. Each section creates an atmosphere that effectively gives you an idea of what life was like in different parts of Hokkaido during the olden days.

The Historical Village of Hokkaido, or Kaitaku no Mura, is a 54-hectare outdoor museum located at the Nopporo Forest Park in suburban Sapporo. The museum is organized into 4 sections: a town, a fishing village, a farm village, and a mountain village. Each section creates an atmosphere that effectively gives you an idea of what life was like in different parts of Hokkaido during the olden days.

The snow sculpture of the HBC France Square at the Sapporo Snow Festival stands 49.8 meters high and 44.8 meters wide and is lit up every night in the color of France’s flag.

The snow sculpture of the HBC France Square at the Sapporo Snow Festival stands 49.8 meters high and 44.8 meters wide and is lit up every night in the color of France’s flag.

For more details on this Sapporo adventure please visit http://www.welcome.city.sappo ro.jp/?lang=en thank you.

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