Caribbean Vacations

If you ever wanted to have a really cool trip through the Caribbean, I highly recommend that you consider one of the greatest ways to travel through that particular area.

….And you probably have never heard about it!

Did you know that there is a way that you can take a cruise for literally pennies on the dollar compared to what you would spend if you charted your own boat and captain?

Have you ever heard of kite boarding?

If you haven’t it’s a sport that is driven by the wind. It entails a large kite the size of an RV and a small board. The writer basically steers the kite into the wind and allows the force the wind to pull him along behind it on something the equivalent of a wake-board.

There are charters that go out in the Caribbean all the time for these individuals who are simply chasing the wind.

The nice part about it is that most kite boarders aren’t really known for having tons of money so the Charters are not that expensive.

You can tag along as a “beginner.”

However, if you suddenly decide to check it out from trying to learn how to do it it’s okay. You can still have the vacation of a lifetime because they will take it to different locations seeking out the lagoons with the smoothest water to be able to kiteboard.

You can find some links below to locate a company that provides this kind of kite boarding travel.

You’ll have the same view as people that spend $250,000 a week for a fraction of the price.

Check it out here: http://caribbeankitecruise.com/caribbean-kitesurf-trips.html

And I found it is one of the best ways to see the Caribbean and enjoy it.

Just as a side note if you are prone to seasickness I would highly recommend that you try scopolamine patches.

This was one of the biggest deterrent for me originally when I thought about giving it a try. I was worried that on a catamaran I would be to motion sick to enjoy the trip. A friend of mine mentioned these patches and so I thought I would give it a try. They’re a little pricey but they do last for three days of peace. You simply peel and stick them behind your ear.

It worked marvelously for me.

As a matter of fact while everyone else on board was getting sick for the first day of travel, I felt great. I actually slept like a baby.

Shoestring Travel

 

How to travel on a super thin shoestring budget.

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A few years back I was hurting for money, so I was looking around and wait to take a road trip without staying in hotels.

Granted I’m a male so it really doesn’t matter as much as a female for reasons that I’ll explain in a minute.

So I ended up telling a friend of mine that I wanted to do this, and he says oh I have a friend that does that all the time. You should talk to him.

His name is Andy. I called Andy and asked him how do you travel without staying in hotels?

He said I call it stealth camping. I said stealth what?

Yeah you got it stealth camping.  He explained that he had a pretty sophisticated hammock system. It was quite expensive, but it worked really well.(he ended up letting me borrow his).

The idea is that you simply find a spot almost in plain sight LOL and you hang your hammock there and you sleep there for a few hours and then keep moving on.
We talked for a long time about the best places to do this. The next thing I did was I googled stealth camping and I found that there’s a whole genre of the people that do this.

I asked him what his best tips were regarding the subject. He told me that often times if you have dinner in a restaurant where you talk to the manager….and….if you order a big meal and eat well, then asked the manager if it’s all right if you take a nap and your hammock behind the restaurant, often they will comply.

He did say that he had a rule that if anyone ever asked him to leave he would simply comply without complaint. I asked him about rest areas and he told me that they are not always the best because their monitored. But, sometimes if it’s a small rest area you can simply walk into the woods a little ways and hang your Hammock.

 

However, one of the best places to do it is actually at a boat ramp. He said if you can find one on the map drive to it, and look for around for a place to hang your Hammock.

The reason this works so well is simply because if police come by there they are used to seeing cars parked there overnight because people are out fishing on the lake. It doesn’t really raise an alarm, if you park your car there. They will just assume that your a friend going out on someone’s boat.

If there are absolutely no other cars there then maybe it’s not a good idea that particular boat ramp.

I asked him if he had ever had anything crazy happen to them while doing this. He said no, couple of times he was asked to leave. He did so. One time however, a couple decided to get a little frisky close to his hammock  not realizing that he was laying there.

Kind of funny ha ha. Well that’s all for now. Happy stealth camping!