The Fishing Charter – Finding One For Your Vacation

Not every vacation has to mean relaxing at the beach or finding the best amusement parks. Sometimes it’s nice to get back to nature and a good fishing charter can help you do just that. You’ll find them in every state, everywhere that you can find a good watering hole. Sure, you could take your rod and reel and go fishing by yourself, but where’s the adventure in that? With a good captain, you will be shuttled straight for the fish and taken to those spots only the local sportsmen know about. If you’ve ever thought that a nice string of fish would be the perfect vacation souvenir, then here are some tips on finding a good boat to take you out.

Your first decision will have to be your destination. As stated, you can find a fishing charter in every state in the union. It just depends on what time of year you’re going on vacation and where you want to spend your time. If you’re interested in doing a particular type of fishing or have a particular type of fish you want to catch, you can use that information to narrow your choices. If you know a lot about the sport, check some online forums and see what people recommend. You can do this even if you don’t know much about it.

One of the best ways to save money is to go with a group. Not everyone likes the thought of going on vacation with a group of friends, but if your family or a couple of buddies is interested, you will no doubt find the prices to be a bit more amenable. If you’re going solo, you might wind up on a boat with a bunch of strangers. This can be a lot of fun for some people and a really uncomfortable situation for others. Only you know the degree of social interaction you’re looking for, however.

Make sure you shop around. Any hot spot is going to offer more than one fishing charter boat. Ask around and see who has the best rates and who will take you to the best places. Remember, it doesn’t take much more than a boat to open up a chartering business, so that in and of itself is no proof of quality. Ask others. Look at websites. Just because a certain guy is charging a lot less doesn’t mean you should jump at the chance. They may be cheaper for a reason. The bottom line is you want to have a safe, fun experience, so don’t let price be the end all, be all of your search.

Camping Gas Heaters and Camping Lanterns for the Tent and RV

It’s made me think you know. Over the last two years in particular, the summer weather here in Yorkshire, in the north England, has been very poor indeed. We are however, a hardy breed in our own right, so we will carry on regardless and still go camping. I’m sure it’s true to say that camping gas heaters, and camping lanterns, are even more important than they were before. One thing that has changed is the introduction of the amazingly efficient light emitting diode, or LED. We’re going to cover much of this kit, right now…

In my younger days I used to love ‘roughing it’. You could set off with your backpack and just see where you ended up. Not for me now though, I’m too old. However, for many like me, there is an upside! We can go by car! This means of course that we don’t have to worry about a couple of extra pounds of kit – we’ve got transport! For most families with kids, this is also true. The days of the army surplus five man tent are a distant memory for me and mean nothing at all for my younger readers.

The equipment available today is cheap, and you can buy well and get decent quality too. Lightweight tents of all sizes are very cheap, as are most camping stoves and other equipment.

Back to the weather. As I write this, I am on my boat and about to light the stove. It isn’t particularly cold but it’s raining heavily and the air feels damp. A small stove will drive away the feeling of dampness and make the whole boat more comfortable. Earlier today it was warm and felt uncomfortably humid. It is now evening, the temperature has dropped and that earlier feeling of humidity has turned into a feeling of dampness. Exactly what it can feel like in a tent!

If you arrived at the campsite in a car you have no excuse not to carry a small propane or butane heater, or for that matter, a small gas or electric lamp. I’m sure you’ve got the lamp, but the little heater? I can’t help but think it should be a basic part of your kit.

Please use lots of common sense with this subject – keeping warm is important – but staying alive is much more important! Kids can be very susceptible to the effects of carbon monoxide, and both gas and solid fuels produce carbon monoxide – so, by all means use your heater while you are all awake and sober – but turn it OFF before bed. If things turn cold there is a cheap alternative to risking carbon monoxide poisoning – cuddling! Present day heaters and stoves are excellent, but only when they are fully under your control. PLease be careful..

If you have been camping before I’m sure that you’ve seen what others have, the stove, the heater, the lamps, even down to the waterproof clothing! Thing is though, and it is important, that all this gear is available cheaply and you should be looking at it.

The range of gas heaters and lamps is actually quite amazing, and particularly in the case of gas heaters, it is not necessary to carry a large gas bottle around. Many gas heaters run quite happily on the disposable gas bottles that are available everywhere, just like the gas lights do. On a camping holiday you don’t really want to run a generator, though in some instances you certainly could, so electric heaters are not really an option most of the time. In the case of lighting, electricity certainly is an option by using batteries. It used to be the case, of course, that batteries were a bit of a no-no. Incandescent bulbs eat batteries, but again, technology comes to the rescue in the form of LED lighting. These small bits of magic somehow seem to last for ages and can even be recharged by sunlight!

Best Camping Stoves is a website that has been around a few years now. We used to concentrate purely on the stoves but technology moves on and I’ve been requested to extend our range to cover everything camping. Do you know? I’m looking forward to the challenge. Come and see me. I’ve got some great heaters and lighting and I’ll make you very welcome.

Enjoy the Perfect Family Retreat With Lake District Cottages

When the time to book your annual family holiday comes round again, there are so many different options and choices from theme parks, beach holidays and many more. However, if you fancy holidaying on British soil this summer then the perfect break for you and your family has to be with Lake District Cottages. This area of the country is well known for its stunning beauty and the pace of life and the fresh air will leave you feeling truly refreshed at the end of your break.

However, when visiting Cumbria and the lakes there is a wide choice of accommodation available from campsites to bed and breakfasts and rural cottages. If you plan a stay of more than a few days then a break at a rural cottage on a self catering basis could be your ideal choice. When holidaying away with your family you need a home from home and somewhere that your children can run and play, Lake District Cottages providing you with just that.

To really appreciated the tranquility of life offered in this sometimes forgotten corner of the globe, a period property that you can turn into your home for a week offers you the ideal solution. Whether the purpose of your break is to go cycling, mountaineering or to simple idle your days away by the most beautiful lakes in the country, Lake District cottages provide you with the perfect holiday base.

When choosing from Lake District Cottages for your accommodation, the central and northern lakes are always a firm favorite. Bowness on Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick offer you great central locations for your family holiday with well known walks and attractions to hand. If you prefer somewhere slightly less central and even more secluded, try cottages in Buttermere, Cartmel or Threlkeld.

The Lake District is easily accessible by road, the A66 at Penrith taking you away from the motorway and just a short drive away from some of the most popular cottages. If you choose to travel by train then the stations of Windermere and Oxenholme the Lake district are en route. However, in order to explore the vast area that is covered by the Lake District and Cumbria, a car will be a great advantage.

Cottages in the Lake District will be equipped with everything you need for your holiday and range from small studios to larger cottages perfectly suited to families and groups. Many cottages will also accept pets, allowing you to really bring along the whole family. The cottages are all tastefully decorated with period features yet give you the luxury you seek whilst on holiday.

So whether your dream is to wake up every morning with stunning views of lake Bassenthwaite or the screes of Skiddaw, there are Cumbrian cottages waiting just for you. By booking your cottage accommodation online you will be able to take advantage of some superb discounts as well as read up on just what others are saying about Cumbria, its history and people, and why to visit this most northerly part of Great Britain.

I live in the Beautiful Lake District and would like to share my knowledge and passion of this amazing area. The English Lake District and Cumbria is a great place to live, work and play.