Monday, June 29, 2015

Psyched Up for a Bike Tour

Going for a journey by bike is one of the best ways to explore the world. If you’ve signed up for a bicycle tour, you’re in for an adventure of a lifetime. Before you embark on your travel experience, you’ll need to train and prepare so you will be ready to get the most out of your trip. This is true whether you’re a novice cyclist or have logged many miles on previous excursions.

To prepare for your bike tour, you should start a workout routine three months before you leave. You’ll need to commit to riding multiple days per week, and mixing it up with cross training. Your trip’s level of intensity will dictate how hard you should train ahead of time. If you’re planning to ride 30-40 daily miles on your tour, you can follow a more moderate training schedule, than if your tour’s daily goals are 60-80 miles/day.

In addition to choosing your route and adhering to a training schedule, you’ll need to get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods to fuel your energy requirements, drink adequate amounts of water, and pack the right gear. It seems like a lot of preparation, but it will be well worth it when you’re out on the trail. If you want to learn more about getting ready for your upcoming biking tour, take a look at this infographic.

 Psyched for Cycling: Preparing for a Bike Tour | Bicycle Adventures Infographic
Presented By Bicycle Adventures Bike Tours & Vacations

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Staycation

It's been a week since 2014-2015 school year ended and I've been enjoying my time off so far exploring and enjoying San Diego. 

Staycation means more hiking and the ocean.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Finding Nature

Finding nature doesn't always mean to travel far, for nature is everywhere we open our heart, eyes, and mind to. Nature is home.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waterfront Living: Where to Dock Your Boat

Waterfront living presents an idyllic lifestyle, and shoreline property is in high demand. However, the choice to live near a body of water adds responsibilities and choices that are not necessary on land. Docks are more than just somewhere to leave your boat. A dock can be a gathering place, a place of recreation, or a quiet place to meditate. One of the biggest choices today is whether to choose a floating dock over a traditional stationary dock. The price can average out to be around the same depending on your location, but you will also have to consider your needs. Here are two things to know about floating and stationary docks.


It seems like a case of semantics, but it is important to point out that stationary docks are just that - stationary. They are very sturdy and are great places to gather friends and family. They maintain their level and stability even when tides change, and this brings many positive benefits. However, if you are considering docking a vessel, the stationary dock can become a problem. If you live on a body of water that sees lots of tide changes, you would want to consider a floating dock. A floating dock adjusts itself with the tide so that the distance between the dock and the boat or other vessel that is attached stays the same. This can prevent damage to both the vessel and the dock.


If you are looking for a place to dock a boat or maybe even a jet ski, a floating dock will serve that purpose perfectly. You can attach a jet ski dock to a floating dock just as you would a stationary dock. Floating docks are very strong, and there is a lot of functionality preserved in the docks buoyancy, and it is not problem to dock boats and other vessels there. However, if you are seeking large area to dock several boats, a stationary dock may also be an option.

Considering whether to build a floating dock or stationary dock will depend not only on your recreational needs but also on the water level as well as the rules and regulations in place in your area. Before you begin building your Jet Ski Dock, you need to check with your homeowner's association to see what rules are in place for dock building. Floating docks have many advantages and perform most of the functions of traditional docks however they must suit your needs, the body of water and area regulations.