Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks - Lake Crackenback Resort Experience the beauty and solitude of the Kosciuszko National Park with our 'Best of Both Worlds' guided trek featuring a night in-between your two day walks staying at the luxurious Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. Walkers are able to experience the beauty and wilds of the Kosciuszko National Park in comfort, with the luxury of local guides sharing intimate knowledge and without the hassle and hardship of carrying equipment being tended to by the Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks staff. Best of Both Worlds Trek
Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution - Politics Vikings. They're the vanguard of 21st-century democracy. In the wake of the devastating collapse of Iceland's commercial banks, the country is drawing up a new constitution, and it's doing things a little differently: It's crowdsourcing the process. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Retreats and Workshops « No Yoga, No Peace flickr (creative commons)- Ted Wittman and tarotastic Click on the drop down menu above to see the full list of amazing retreats available:. Yoga in Bali ~ Feb 28-Mar 6, 2014 on Square Market Like this:
Iceland Most Peaceful Country In The World The Global Peace Index (GPI) has put Iceland at the top of the list of the world's most peaceful countries. According to a press release from Institute for Economics and Peace, they explain that "two key factors in Iceland's increasing peacefulness were a decrease in the likelihood of violent demonstrations and a reduction in military capability/sophistication. Iceland ranks 1st out of 18 in the region." Just behind Iceland were Denmark, Austria and Finland. Overall, the world is not getting more peaceful, though. "Levels of world peace dropped for the third consecutive year according to the Index," the organisers say. Menla Mountain Retreat Menla, Center for Health & Happiness is owned and operated by Tibet House US, as a developing center for the dissemination of Tibetan healing arts and sciences. Menla features a variety of events year round. Learn about our upcoming programs at Menla. For more on Menla, visit the Menla website at: www.menla.org
The Williamsville Inn: West Stockbridge, MA: Welcome Room Descriptions and Rates || Directions Room Information Award-winning Inn & Fine Dining The perfect retreat for your Berkshire visit Boston Magazine "Best of Boston 2005" award winner "Best Inn in the Berkshire" When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks? When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them all up on a calendar, the answer came as something of a surprise: October. (September, which we recently argued was the best month to travel anywhere, came in second with 17 picks to October's 21.) When to visit North America's top National Parks, including author picks from Lonely Planet's National Parks guides Why October?
Top 10 US National Parks travel experiences by Danny Palmerlee· The moment you roll up to a national park kiosk you feel it. You're entering someplace special. Maybe it's the mountain air or the smell of trees. Most likely it's because you're about to see something big. Something indescribable. Casa Mariposa - Finca Bellavista Casa Mariposa is a spacious treetop re'tree'at that is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family/group of friends. Bright skylights bring the outdoors inside to the entire house, and occupants enjoy a birds-eye view of the surrounding rainforest from every room in the house. The enormous kitchen is an epic spot for a special dinner for two, or is roomy enough for groups of friends. The indoor lounge area has plenty of room for all your gear and belongings.
Calendar Yoga & HikingFriday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6 Swami Ambikananda, Mahadev ChaitanyaThe spring forest offers inspiring, beautiful hiking in our nearly 80 acres of wooded trails that surround the stunning Catskill Mountains. The Joy of Healthy CookingFriday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13 ChandanaCome and learn the joys of cooking simple, healthy meals for busy people. We will discuss the yogic principles of diet which will lead you to a life of health, vibrancy and inspiration. Easter & Passover Weekend with Rabbi Zoe ZakFriday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20 Rabbi Zoe Zak, Cantor Judith SteelRabbi Zoe Zak & Cantor Judith Steele will lead an Easter Passover Seder & Satang that begin at 6pm on Saturday as we celebrate this most sacred holiday period as a time of deep faith and rejoicing and a commitment to "Love Thy neighbor as Thy Self."
Transportation Codes » NY-NoJ Meeting time/place is indicated by a transportation code within each hike/excursion write-up (e.g., Trans. 1A, Trans. 1B, etc.). The codes are explained below and apply only to AMC New York-North Jersey Chapter scheduled activities. Events meeting at public transportation places should not begin before arrival of bus or train. A leader should wait at least ½ hour for scheduled arrival, not necessarily for delayed private cars.
This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on time parameters, personal preference, and frankly, how long you want to spend behind the wheel. Tracy Staedter at Discovery News decided to take on that challenge, enlisting Randy Olson—Michigan State University doctoral student and the man behind the famed (and super helpful) Where’s Waldo algorithm—to devise what you might call the platonic ideal of the United States road trip. The parameters were: It had to hit all of the 48 continental states, every stop had to be a National Natural Landmark, a National Historic Site, a National Park, or a National Monument, and of course, had to be confined to car travel and within U.S. borders. With a stop in Washington D.C. and two in California, the result is 50 points of all American awesomenesss. Here are the destinations: