Experience The Best Rafting Holidays In The World

by: Chris Pereira (reading – 5.8. - 11.8.)

Planning a white water rafting getaway? We take you on a different type of journey, you won't find any stress, mobile phones or cars, just the rhythm of the river. We'll find you some of the great destinations around the world for water sports holidays!

Our Rafting holidays aren't just about the rush, excitement and the adventure of white water rafting. You'll experience the best white water rivers in the world as well as "5 star" campsites (although when you look up you may see "a hundred thousand stars") delicious food with post rafting drinks and entertaining professional guides. River rafting offers an exhilarating adventure amidst the most challenging forces of nature. Whether you opt for a white water rafting tour on the Grand Canyon Colorado, Tully River or Murray River in Australia, you will love the world class incredible white water surroundings and unique cultures.

Classic River Holidays

Experience the adventure and challenge of rafting through the famous Colorado River and lose yourself in the beauty of the Grand Canyon. You can also explore wildlife and ancient Indian ruins at the canyon hikes. The West Water Canyon incorporates the famous rapids such as Funnel Falls, Sock It To Me and for the brave, the Skull. Franklin River is another great getaway for rafting enthusiasts. It is one of the great wild rivers of the world, forging through quiet pools, deep gorges and amazing rain forests. You can find the water level very low at some places and surging high at other places.

Another great rafting destination is Tatshenshini-Alsek River in Alaska. If you're going, don't miss the spectacular off-river hike. You can go for a more thrilling rafting experience at the Murray River, Australia where you will find various rapid grades for a hair raising adventure. For more water sports, you can go for the fun and exhilaration of kayaking and canoeing. Whether you want to watch dolphins at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary or encounter friendly seals at the Rapid Bay, we can design the perfect adventure for you.

Family Rafting Adventure Holidays

River trips aren't just for big kids. We can also plan the ideal, safe adventure for you and your family. We'll introduce your children to the fun of camping, the joy of the outdoors and they'll learn about foreign cultures at first hand. There are onsite instructors who will teach you everything about paddling, safety and rafting skills and they always accompany you on every trip. The organizers take care of everything, from kids entertainment to cooking to the apres rafting evening events!

When planning a rafting holiday, Trailblazer Travel will find you the best holiday for your destination and we'll make sure that your complete itinerary of flight tickets, hotels, car hire, excursions, destination maps and guides are provided and arranged before you travel.

So when you're planning your perfect rafting holiday, look for the huge choice and late deals package holidays.

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Prosciutto Of Italy

by: Lamberto Fresnillo (reading – 12.8. - 18.8.)

The proper way to call its thinly sliced dry cured ham version in Italian is prosciutto crudo. When it is the cooked version of prosciutto it is termed prosciutto cotto.

The most expensive kinds of prosciutto are from Parma, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and San Daniele which are in the central and northern parts of Italy. Prosciutto came from the Latin word perexucutum and later on became prosciugare, the modern Italian word which is defined as to totally dry.

Prosciutto production is a long process and it can take as much as nine months to two years and this will have to depend on the size of the ham. The first step in making the ham is that it is initially cleaned, salted and then left alone for about two months. Blood left in the meat will be drained and slowly pressed so that there will be no broken bones. The meat is washed many times to remove the salt and then its hung up to dry in a well ventilated and dark room. The climate will affect the resulting ham and the best results are achieved when the weather is cold. Climate and size will tell how long it takes to thoroughly dry the meat. The curing process continues when the ham is completely dry and it is again left to hung in a controlled climate for as much as eighteen months.

The rosy color and unique flavour is characteristic of prosciuttos that have been cured using nitrites such as sodium and potassium which is used for other hams. Sea salt is the only curing agent used for prosciutto but some producers or farmers are allowed to use nitrites. The chemical reaction that happens between nitric oxide and myoglobin will form nitrosomyoglobin to produce the pigmentation that is characteristic of prosciutto. The drying process will cause the concentration of pigments in the meat which makes the prosciutto look darker in color. Nitric oxide undergoes a process of conversion by bacterias from the nitrites and nitrates that have been added to the meat.

Prosciutto is usually served as an antipasto or appetizer in Italian cuisine. Italians love to wrap it around grissini or bread sticks and during summer they wrap it around fruits like melons or honeydews. It tastes great when wrapped around mozzarella because the cheese balances the saltiness of the prosciutto. It is also used in various pasta dishes and is not just limited to the Italian cuisine. It can be used as a wonderful substitute for bacon in other recipes and as a stuffing for other meat that can be filled. If you are in a hurry, it works great as a filling for sandwiches.

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The Food of Spain

by: Lamberto Fresnillo (reading – 19.8. - 25.8.)

Many tourists who go to Spain each year never get to sample real Spanish cuisine because most of the popular tourist destinations are filled with restaurants from other countries and it has been invaded by the fast food culture.

To truly taste the real flavours of Spain, one must not go to the typical tourist traps but follow how the Spaniards go about their meals. Food should not just be something that will give you nourishment but it should be a whole new experience of really going into the Spanish way of living. Spanish food is a reflection of the country's history, from the violent to the glorious moments. It is also a reflection of all its regions, each reflecting their own unique history and also from the Mediterranean way of life.

The Moors who occupied Spain for so many centuries were the first to cultivate olives and oranges. They made a huge impact on Spanish cuisine. There is a Moorish influence on a lot Spanish dishes and the most outstanding flavours are the spices such saffron, cumin and others. The various soups and stews that you can sample all around Spain were the staple dishes of peasants that are surviving on locally grown vegetables and meat bones that have been stewed for hours to get out all the flavours.

Andalucia is famous because of the gazpacho which is chilled tomato soup and the tapas that are served with every drink. The Costa del Sol is a beach that is famous for its grilled sardines. A tapa is traditionally a cover for the sweet sherry which could be a piece of dried ham, tortilla, or manchego cheese. The snack is on a small plate that covers the drink and it usually comes free, nowadays you have to pay for it if you buy from a famous tourist area but in some parts of Andalucia and anywhere else in Spain it is still for free.

Galicia is the best place to visit if you are looking for the freshest and finest fish in the world. It is situated in the northwest corner of Spain. Pork eaters are going to love Spain because it is the most widely consumed food partly as a Christian defiance against the Moors because they due to their religion cannot eat pork. Aside from food, you also have the taste the wine that Spain has to offer, the most famous is the rioja, porto, and sherry. Never leave Spain without tasting their cured hams. The Bellota and Serrano. The beach that is famous for its grilled sardines is the Costa del Sol.

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Positive Thinking And Its Effect On Your Health

by: Greg Riley (reading – 26.8. - 1.9.)

The first situation to consider is the relationship between thoughts and conditions like depression and stress. A crucial question is whether the person's thoughts are creating the physical depression or the physical depression is creating the negative thinking. When it comes to how you can use your mind to help, this can be accomplished consciously and subconsciously. When someone has a habit of imagining things turning out very badly, rational thinking can show them that they often exaggerate. However, the unconscious mind is much more powerful in shaping our habitual behavior, oftentimes beyond our conscious control. Visualization and hypnosis can be very effective in modifying beliefs and, if you do this, the long-lasting effects can be more powerful than using logic only.

It is likewise true that positive thinking can have an impact on our physical health, and you may be aware of the placebo effect on people who feel ill. This is when individuals are given a pill which in reality does not have any healing value, and yet they claim to notice an improvement in how they feel. This is evidence of the connection between mind and body, and there are many examples of men and women with a positive outlook being able to recover faster from malady and injury. You can also use the power of your mind to help you in achieving your fitness goals. A historic example of this is when the four minute barrier for running the mile was broken, which had been considered as unachievable up to that point. Once the "barrier" had been broken, other runners also began to break through what had really been a barrier of belief.

The effects of aging are likewise influenced by how we think about the process. As you get older, do you talk to your friends about your "aches and pains" and your weakened capabilities? It seems there's a great deal of truth to the saying, "You're only as old as you think you are," and our thoughts can be used to undo a lot of the so-called effects of aging. Unfortunately, numerous individuals will continue to hold on to old beliefs about the unavoidable "decline" of health in old age, and not pay attention to the benefits of a positive outlook.

Now that you are aware that your attitude can bring you a much better state of health, it's up to you to take advantage of this information and set your intention to think positive thoughts whenever you remember.

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