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Costa Rica is known for their Canopy Tours where a vacationer can zip through the rainforest. The zip-lines are scattered among several platforms, some as high as 130 feet.

The users are physically attached to the cable by wearing a harness which attaches to a removable trolley. A helmet is required on almost all courses of any size.

Cables can be very high, starting at a height of over 30 feet (9 m), and traveling well over 1500 feet (457 m).

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Budva  is one of the  safest cities in Montenegro to go out and enjoy the night. Not only is it incredibly safe, but it also features some fun locales where visitors can experience going out, European-style. Whether you are looking for a night making new friends or you are planning on relaxing with a glass of wine, Budva has the spots for you.

You’ll want to visit the Top Hill for a combination of relaxation and partying. This spot is popular for those who want to enjoy scintillating music with their friends or those who would like to hit the dance floor. Grab a cocktail from the bar and alternate hitting the dance floor and watching the spectacular effects from the tiered club floor. Entrance is 5 euros, drinks are not expensive - 3 to 5 euros each; if you wish to reserve a table be sure to contact Zen Recreations’ tour director to secure your place in advance.

 

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For family-friendly things to do, the water park isn’t far away, beaches beckon, and worthwhile day treks abound. Hiking, sightseeing, and places to play are everywhere like eye candy, ready to make an heirloom photo album to be remembered. The aquapark  contributes to its magic, providing guests with a unique opportunity as the number one family vacation destination in the Adriatic. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the hill Topliš with a superb panoramic view, Budva Waterpark is a kingdom for kids and family water fun on the sunny coast of the southern Adriatic.

Claimed to be one of the largest on the Adriatic coast, this long awaited aqua park since it’s opening in Budva on June 15, 2016, at a whopping 13 million euros, aqua park covers more than 40,000 square meters, offers amusement for up to 6,000 people. It features water slides, swimming pools and more than 50 children’s attractions, great restaurants, 3 bars, a children’s cafe, shop, photo booth and other attractive amenities.

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Fun facts About Ziplining and some less known

While you may not have tried zip lining yourself, we thought it would be fun to share a few facts about this fun adventure sport you may one day wish to try.Our expertise and resources give you an insider’s view on your Costa Rica vacation with exclusive benefits you cannot obtain on your own.

Ziplines are now common for many different occasions including family backyard get-togethers to entertain the little ones, as fundraisers, and even large birthday celebrations. In fact, some people have built mini ziplines in their back yards!

So, how long have ziplines actually been around? While there’s not much historical record of when the first zip line came along, there is ample evidence that people living in mountainous regions — particularly the Himalayas and the Alps strung up zip lines quite early in their culture to both traverse dangerous country and to receive and carry supplies more efficiently.

 

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Nestled in a valley and encircled by impressive mountains, Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city that is as charming as it is culturally fascinating.

 

Cobblestone streets combine with brightly colored buildings that are lit by bright sunshine and blue skies over 300 days of the year, making this city a popular destination for photographers, writers, and artists, who get lost in its allure.

Let it be known, however, that Oaxaca is not merely a pretty face, it is also a culturally rich city, bursting with things to tickle the cultural senses. Sixteen different indigenous languages are spoken in the state and this cultural diversity is also reflected in the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts on offer in Oaxaca.  A plethora of villages dot the roads out of the city, each producing different handicrafts from pottery and weaving to carving and metal work. There is something for every taste and the artisans are proud to show visitors how they make their crafts; their incredible talent making their work seem effortless.

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Escape the boring wine list and jump in line fast for a chance to preview the year’s First Sip from Plantaže! This Euro trip will be at the top of your wine touring list for years to come, as this large, award-winning vintner produces exceptional wines (both red and white) and has a few very special preview tastes available nowhere else on Earth.

(The fact that the beaches are amazing is, of course, secondary.)

The Plantaže vineyards are extensive – amongst the largest in Europe – and extremely productive, yielding some of the largest exports in the region. Perched at almost the same latitude as Rome, Plantaže is in the heart of Montenegro, a short hop east of Italy and a stone’s throw (a few miles) from the sea. Some top destination beaches (well-reviewed and tourist-friendly) abound at nearby destinations like Herceg Novi and several beachy sweet-spots in and around Budva.

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Autumn in the Czech Republic - Mushrooms, young wine and hog’s ass soup

The Czech word for autumn is podzim, literally “under winter” as in before it. Like most places, it’s a time of colorful outbursts as the leaves begin to change and children despair of going back to school. There is no Labor Day in this country to mark the beginning of it. That falls on May 1st, the day generally recognized around the world for the celebration of Work. Here around the start of autumn, you will find dožínky, a celebration of the harvest. People gather to drink, listen to music, see and be seen, do pretty much everything except hauling in the hay.

A really nice place to go when autumn is upon you is South Moravia. That’s the winegrowing region of the country and September is the time to try what is called burčák. It’s the young wine, that initial stage of fermentation that gives it a nice, fruity flavor but looks a hell of a lot like dishwater. You can drink it in the cellars or outdoors, usually in groups with a guitar and several dodgy voices, people smoking and chattering away if they don’t know the words, then nodding off to sleep wherever they happen to be. If it’s a Friday, they get up for a walk among the castle ruins that dot the landscape before repeating the previous night all over again.

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