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How to Keep Occupied and Happy While in Quarantine at Home

Families everywhere are putting structure into place for the youngest members of society while schools are closed. Home school, activities, and learning household chores are a perfect way to entertain the young ones and give them a sense of security during home isolation. But did you know structure to the day is just as important for you? To keep a happy and healthy mindset during these times, we also need to follow our normal daily routines. We have put together a list of 10 things you can d ... read more

How to Combat Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can strike anytime you move to a higher elevation too quickly.  The number one way to combat altitude sickness is to allow your body to adjust gradually to higher elevations. If you don't, you risk suffering from one of the three types of altitude sickness listed below. Acute Mountain Sickness is common and feels like a mild hangover.   High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs.   High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is als ... read more

Vitosha Mountain: Sofia

Other than the European cliché of historic monuments, classic old towns combined with modern architecture, lively night life and traditional cuisines, what Sofia offers which many of them don’t, are the untouched Natural wonders encircling this city.  Magnificent peaks, thick forests, alpine sites, fresh air, huge mountain tracks, of Vitosha National Park so close to the city has made hiking hobby of the people of Sofia. According to some researches, hiking is considered to be a healthy a ... read more

Plitvice National Park: Grasping Beauty of Zagreb

The Major reason why natural parks are preferred over city gardens, museums or crowded beaches, is that they let us link with nature in its purest arrangement and let us take in the beauty of the unique flora and fauna in its natural habitat. Plitvice national park is one of those places. It is Croatia’s first national park opened in 1948 and became UNESCO’s World Heritage site in 1979. Now it is Croatia’s biggest and one of the most beautiful natural parks of the world which attracts ... read more

The Northern Lights of Iceland

The Northern Lights are one of the most magnificent sites to be seen in Iceland. Every year during the winter months the sky is filled with a green and red glow that transforms the horizon. This phenomenon happens in both the northern and southern polar areas, but because the northern pole is more inhabitable you have a better chance of seeing the lights here. In the north the technical name is aurora borealis, which is named for the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek word for north ... read more