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Sleeping Gear for Great Outdoor Living

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Don’t like the idea of sleeping on the hard ground in a sleeping bag? Well, there are other sleeping arrangements that you can make for your camping trip. For starters, you can choose between a variety of sleeping pads and mattresses for great outdoor sleeping. Sleeping pads can be placed between you and the ground, so that you won’t have to lye on a cold, hard surface. Plus, sleeping pads offer more comfort for your great outdoor living experience.

One type of sleeping gear that you can purchase is an air mattress. These used to be very popular for great outdoor living endeavors, until more advanced sleeping gear came about. In most cases, you would have to use a hand or foot pump, or even your mouth to blow up the air mattress. Of course today you can use a battery operated pump. Once blown up, the air mattress offers great comfort for great outdoor sleeping. But be careful because they are very vulnerable. If a twig or something else sharp punctures it, your air mattress will deflate permanently. You can use a patch to cover the hole — most air mattresses come with a couple.

Another type of sleeping gear that you can buy from a great outdoor living store is a foam pad. These have succeeded air mattresses, making them a slightly better option. They are created with smaller cavities of trapped air that offer insulation. But on a comfort level, they don’t compare because they come in a bulkier size. The upside is that during your great outdoor living trip, you won’t have to blow up the pad and it is lightweight.

On the other end of the sleeping spectrum there are self-inflating pads. As you can imagine, this is a combo of foam pads and air mattresses. With these types of beds, you’ll be getting the best of both worlds. Not only will you not have to pump air into the bed, you’ll also be getting great comfort for your outdoor living experience. It comes rolled up and once you open up the valve, it self inflates. If you would like for the mattress to have more support, you can blow more air into the valve before closing it up. If the bed gets a puncture, you can easily fix it with special kits. If the kit isn’t available, you can still use the bed as a pad, like you would a foam pad. With all the great benefits for this outdoor living sleeping mattress, it is recommended highly by great outdoor living stores.

When choosing your sleeping gear, it is important that you keep in mind its weight, size and volume, to ensure that you can carry the bed easily in your backpack. Most sleeping pads can be rolled up and placed outside of the backpack, allowing for easier transport. If you want, you can even use your sleeping pad as a floating device on outdoor streams.

If you need to shop for clothes for your trip, you can find deals from Loft on Groupon.

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Top 5 Experiences All Car Enthusiasts Must Attend In Their Lifetime

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For any car enthusiast, traveling to races, going to museums, driving to meetups, and chatting with other like-minded individuals can be a great way to connect with the cars, learn about modifications, and make new friends. While every hobbyist has their passion, car lovers are unique in that they will go to great lengths to experience once in a lifetime opportunities. Many of which require a great deal of travel depending on where you live in the world. This article will identify 5 experiences that all car enthusiasts should attend in their lifetime. 

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This race is the oldest sports car race that has been held annually since 1923. It takes place near Le Mans, France and it showcases some of the most highly coveted cars. It is important to note that this race is one leg of the Triple Crown of Motorsports with the other two being the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. It is the 24 Hours of Le Mans race that inspired the creation of many other famous races such as the Daytona 500 and the Nurburgring.

Daytona 500

This iconic race has been a favorite among car lovers for decades. The race is 500 miles long and is held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida in February around President’s Day. The race is highly coveted by race car drivers as it is one of four “restrictor plate” races in the NASCAR Cup series. In fact, this race is considered to be the most prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar. If you cannot attend this year as you are still saving your shiny pennies, be sure to check it out on television along with millions of viewers just like you.  Read more »

Asiatravel.com To Hold Its 1st International Travel Expo

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Jut in time for the beginning of summer season in the Philippines, ASIATRAVEL.COM EXPO 2017 is bringing over sale packages for up to 75% off on international and domestic travel bookings.

The 3-day travel expo, which will be held at the Century City Mall, Makati from March 31-April 2, aims to draw almost 10,000 travel buffs from various market profiles to avail the best deals that Asiatravel.com can offer.

With its commitment to continuously boost tourism promotion among key source market in the Philippines, the expo will be participated by Citibank as its official bank partner. Among the top properties who have already pledged their participation in the said event are The Manor, Hennan Boracay, Tugawe Cove Resort, Costa Pacifica, Azalea Group, Siargao Bleu, Bayview Park Hotel, Aziza Paradise Hotel Palawan, Siglo Suites, Island Cove, Thunderbird Resorts, Manila Hotel and Manila Ocean Park.

To showcase destinations both in the Philippines and abroad, guests will also be given the widest choice of over 200,000 hotels, 500 airlines and 8 million travel packages worldwide which they can book and pay instantly during the expo.

Boost Tourism

The National Tourism Development Plan 2011-2016 aims to enhance the competitiveness of the Philippine tourism sector by focusing on the diversity of its target market and improving the quality of Tourism destinations, products, access and connectivity. Read more »

9 Of The Greatest Places In The World To Snorkel

If you love snorkeling and would like to take your snorkeling experience to the next level, then you better prepare your best snorkel gear and head to these great snorkeling destinations that will surely give you the thrill you want.

Check out these 9 great destinations that will definitely give you an exciting and memorable snorkeling experience:

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Palawan Islands, Philippines

Palawan Island located at the western part of the central region is the country’s rising snorkeling spot. The island is filled with many underwater opportunities with its stunning beaches and reefs. Enjoy snorkeling from the Donsol Bay for a chance to swim with the whale sharks or visit the natural coral reefs in the Noa Noa Islands and Tubbataha.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

It is no surprise that the Great Barrier Reef of Australia is included in this list. Being the world’s largest coral reef that stretches over 1,400 miles, it is definitely a great place for snorkeling enthusiasts. Enjoy various kinds of colorful corals swimming with diverse schools of fishes. You can also find the ever famous manta sting rays in the great barrier reef.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi! Welcome The Year Of The Fire Monkey At SkyRanch Tagaytay

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Filipinos are known for being a friendly and supportive community when it comes to commemorating iconic celebrations. Chinese New Year, among many, is one event that everyone warmly looks forward to. Such is the popularity of this annual festivity that Chinese customs and traditions are followed by almost everyone; no matter what heritage they have.

But did you know that there is more to this celebration than just wishing for peace and prosperity for the new lunar year? In China, the changing of the year is actually considered as a festival for the family!

This 2016, say goodbye to the Wood Sheep and welcome the rule of the Fire Monkey with your family at SkyRanch Tagaytay. The much-loved travel destination will hold a series of activities to commemorate the festivity with a bang.

Dragon and lion dancers as well as the Money Tree will also be present on February 6 and 7. Snap a shot with a Chinese Empress and Emperor for extra luck!

Will a Chinese celebration be complete without fireworks? Make sure you scare all the bad luck away by watching Fire in the Sky, a spectacular fireworks display which will be held on February 6 and 7 at 7pm. Feast your eyes at the wonderful lights display with your loved ones and experience SkyRanch’s rides afterwards.

SkyRanch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime under Commercial Properties Group (CPG),the property holding firm of the SM Group of Companies. Apart from the property segment, the latter has also has major business interests in banking and retail sectors. Read more »