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Sep
22

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Symptoms of Altitude Sickness Part of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is training your mind to be prepared for any possibility. That means knowing that the success rate at Kilimanjaro is 60 percent. Fitness isn’t the issue for many people, though. Altitude sickness is. From the National Health Service, here are some of the symptoms of altitude sickness you need to watch out for so that when you or someone in your group start to show the signs, you won’t have to panic: you’ll know what to do. Mild Signs   Altitude sickness often happens within 6 to 24 hours after reaching a high altitude. Mild symptoms include: headache, tiredness, nausea and vomiting. You can also expect signs of dizziness, increased heart rate, upset stomach and unsteadiness. Someone with Altitude sickness will have a tough time sleeping and they’ll look the worse for wear—and feel like it too. Symptoms will generally worsen at night so if you were hoping that it’s just a bad case of hangover, if you see the signs, you might have to rethink that theory and seek proper medical help. Severe Signs This will include the following: the person will have a cough, one that’s persistent and irritable as well as show signs of breathlessness even when the group is at rest. There’s also a bubbling sound in the chest. When you or someone in the group starts coughing up, check for a build-up of liquid. If it’s pink or white and frothy, that’s a definite sign you’re dealing with severe altitude sickness. Expect that the person will also exhibit clumsiness and will probably have a hard time walking so assistance must be provided. Things could go worse from there, as the person suffers from double vision, convulsions, drowsiness and confusion. These symptoms mean that the person is already developing cerebral oedema or pulmonary oedema. Both are life-threatening complications of the disease and must be treated as a medical emergency. Treatment At the first sign of altitude sickness, immediately get yourself to the lower ground. Give your body 24-48 hours to adjust. Be warned that some take as many as several days to acclimatize. If the symptoms don’t abate, turn back and go for medical help. Don’t force yourself to finish the climb. Get proper treatment and plenty of rest. Get fit and when you’re ready, give it another go. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro the second time around could work for you better than the first one. Resource Box Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...
Jun
30

Winston-Salem’s Neighbor City- Top Three Places to Stay in Raleigh

Winston-Salem’s Neighbor City- Top Three Places to Stay in Raleigh Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. Known affectionately as the ‘City of Oaks’, Raleigh is a gorgeous, naturally beautiful city. Traveling from Winston-Salem to Raleigh takes just over an hour. Since Winston-Salem is located close to all of the best places, we believe it is best that visitors stay in Winston-Salem and then travel to nearby cities like Raleigh! Raleigh is regarded as the fastest growing cities in the United States. However, finding the best places to stay in Raleigh will be difficult if you are visiting the city for the first time. At Visit Winston-Salem, we will make this easy for you. Here are the top three places to stay in Raleigh: 1. Hyatt House, North Hills With 137 fully equipped guestrooms, each guest at the Hyatt House is treated as a resident of the city. Each room is spacious and well designed, and patrons get access to a wide range of amenities. The Hyatt House Hotels are well known throughout the United States for their hospitality and luxury, and the Hyatt House in Raleigh does not disappoint. You can use any of the amenities that the hotel offers, including a fully equipped fitness center, a spa, the H bar and an outdoor pool. The hotel also offers an excellent traveling facility for its patrons in Raleigh, so take the chauffeur and the guide along with you and visit some of the best restaurants and shopping centers in the city. 2. Embassy Suites, Brier Creek If you want the authentic Raleigh experience, the Embassy Suites is one of the finest places to stay in Raleigh. Located on a hill surrounded by oak trees, the hotel is a mere ten miles from the Raleigh- Durham Airport. The hotel offers one or two bedroom options, each featuring a separate living room and a sofa bed. The suites include inbuilt Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and dedicated refrigerators. While the list of amenities offered at the hotel is nothing extraordinary, we believe it is the location that sets it apart. We at Visit Winston-Salem believe that each room at the Embassy Suites offers a stunning view of the beauty of Raleigh, and would recommend it to anyone. 3. Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel You will feel the difference as soon as you enter the lobby of the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. The attention to detail is second to none. There’s a concierge desk, on-site laundry, buffet breakfast, a coffee room,...
Jun
23

Discover Amazing Las Vegas Vacations Packages

Discover Amazing Las Vegas Vacations Packages Las Vegas is a remarkable destination for tourists from all over the world. The city is famous for gambling, huge casinos and resorts, amazing shows, all-you-can-eat buffets, and shopping! There’s something for everyone in this place. Many people get married there at one of the drive-through chapels. Vacations packages combine rooms, entertainment, and travel into a cohesive unit that saves you money. The tourism business in Las Vegas is hyper-competitive. For that reason, you can expect a deal. There are tens of thousands of rooms that need visitors. You can get a great price on one. Enjoy Your Time in Las Vegas Once you’ve selected your Las Vegas vacations packages, you are on your way to an amazing city. Blow off steam and take in the sights. Get away from your regular life and let your hair down. Vegas is all about partying with a chance to win big money. It’s true that most gamblers will lose money during their trip, but there are plenty of examples of people who actually hit big jackpots. It’s worth trying your hand at a few games of chance, before heading out for a show. You have a range of entertainment options in Las Vegas, including seeing world-famous headliners. Make the most of your visit by taking in several live shows. Save Money When You Visit You can always save money with a vacations packages deal. It’s up to you to pick the dates and options you want. Then your friendly vendor will offer you a package that just can’t be beaten. There’s no end to the exciting things to do and see on the amazing Strip. The world’s largest hotels, most high-end shopping centers, and famous entertainers are all right here. Bring your money because you’re going to want to experience it all. There’s nowhere else like Las Vegas on earth. You will not be disappointed, even if you’ve been there before. The town is always growing and adding new attractions. There is a wide variance of room options. You can choose the budget one all the way up to a suite. In Vegas it’s common to get a free room upgrade if you happen to visit during a weekday. You can also save money on buffets if you show up between shift changes. Those who pay attention to the rules of the city do quite well on saving. Check with your vendor for any extras you need. Your vacations package will...
May
13

How to Find the Best Place to Stay in Nairobi

How to Find the Best Place to Stay in Nairobi Whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday or heading to Kenya for business purposes, figuring out where to stay doesn’t have to be hard. With vacation rentals growing in popularity all over the globe, knowing hotels aren’t always the best option is the first step to organizing an enjoyable, extended trip. Consider booking your vacation in one of many holiday apartments in Nairobi. Home Away From Home Whenever you’re traveling away from home, especially for a long period of time, it’s important to feel comfortable, safe and secure. Vacation rentals are a good choice while in Kenya because many offer amenities that you wouldn’t be able to get while staying at a hotel, such as full kitchens, spacious living areas and large dining tables. Be in good hands and feel safe and protected with excellent security measures, like those found at the Pearl Apartments in Nairobi. Luxury for Less Just because you’re not at a hotel doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a lavish stay. Many holiday apartments in Nairobi offer beautiful pools, fully equipped gyms, laundry services and wireless Internet. You don’t have to worry about lifting a finger to clean your generously sized bedrooms as housekeeping services and linens are often included. You say you don’t want to have to cook for yourself every night? Not to worry. Some vacation rentals, such as the lovely Pearl Apartments in Nairobi, even offer a full-service restaurant and wine bar. The best part about booking your extended stay in a holiday rental is that they are often much more reasonably priced than most chain hotels. This means that you can get all the quality and facilities of a hotel, plus the extra space and conveniences of an apartment, for a fraction of the price. Extend Your Stay, No Problem! Has your trip, either business or pleasure, ever had to be extended but your hotel was less than accommodating? Take the guesswork out of trip planning and have peace of mind by booking at one of the several holiday apartments in Nairobi. Vacation rentals are treated more like a short-term apartment stay, so take the hassle of moving rooms out of the equation, leave the “find a different hotel for the night” behind, and say hello to easy vacation organization with holiday apartments. Heading to Kenya for a safari vacation or on a long business trip? Holiday apartments in Nairobi are the perfect solution for your long-term stay with their many...
Apr
30

Vacationing On Lake Cumberland: Houseboats, And So Much More

Vacationing On Lake Cumberland: Houseboats, And So Much More There is no doubt about it. Lake Cumberland is Houseboat Heaven. In fact, Lake Cumberland, houseboats and all that go together with this life style are a natural mix. It is no wonder at all to the area residents and those who make it their home during the summer months, that Lake Cumberland is the “Houseboat Capital of the World.” It has the highest number of luxury houseboats compared to any other body of water in the United States. Where Is Lake Cumberland? Lake Cumberland covers 63,000 acres in Kentucky encompassing 4 major urban areas: 1. Somerset 2. Jamestown 3. Russell Springs 4. Monticello The lake, which is among the largest man-made lake in the United States, was opended in the 1950s and has turned a number of small rural towns into tourist stops along the way to Lake Cumberland. Houseboats have become one of the major selling points for those who plan a vacation to the lake, although the region does feature several large parks and some notable historical and recreational sites. What Is There to Do on Lake Cumberland Houseboats? Most people arrive at Lake Cumberland with one major item on their agenda. They want to rent a houseboat. These come in many sizes and are amazingly affordable. Marinas around the lake, such as Lee’s Ford Marina, rent them so you, your family and friends can enjoy a holiday cruising the 101 mile long lake. You can tie up at the marinas or scoot into one of the many coves that shoot off in various directions along the lake. From here, those who have rented Lake Cumberland houseboats can find various things to. There are many pastimes you can indulge in while on Lake Cumberland. Houseboats offer a jumping off point – in more ways than one, for a variety of enjoyable past times and activities. Among the most popular ones are: * Rafting – Toss a raft out into the water and float down a nearby river this way. Pull in at a nearby town and go shopping or simple explore * Swimming – Use a raft to dive off into the water then lie on it and soak up the sun * Sliding – Many Lake Cumberland houseboats come with a slide from which you can slide into the water * Fishing – Throw a line over the side of the boat or raft and see what nibbles * Relax – Sail down the lake...

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