Jul07

Big Bad Boat Bashes

Where can you bounce to the hottest tunes, drink up, and dance the night away while surrounded by nature’s majesty? On a boat!  Boat parties are a summer staple and the most radical shindigs on the planet! There are plenty or oceanic raves to choose from, be we at PAW have done a little research and have come up with Top 5 Boat Parties you don’t want to miss!     1.)  Pukka Up, Ibiza.  It’s been said that every Ibiza vacation should include at least one boat party and no company does it better that Pukka Up!  They consistently bring the best DJ’s, the hottest crowds, and   leave you with lasting memories (most of which you shouldn’t repeat later!)  Check out the Pukka Up 2013 promo video here!     2.) Yacht Week, Hvar, Croatia.  Yacht Week, a sailing event that tours the Mediterranean, ends with a grand finale in Hvar! Hvar is where all the gorgeous Europeans flock for an escape.  It’s a sexy spot to visit at any time of year, but you don’t want to miss Yacht Week!  Gleaming waters, supermodels, and total luxury.  You probably won’t be able to bring your own boat if you’re part of the 99%, but you can rent a boat with a crew while you’re there so you don’t miss out on any of the fun! 3.)  Groove Cruise, L.A. or Miami to Mexico.  Groove Cruise is a put on by Whet Travel – which already sounds sexy!  They run two 4-day cruises: one that leaves from Los Angeles and parties all the way to Ensenada, and another that jams from Miami to Cozumel.  Their whole mission is to make sure you escape normalcy and have the adventure of a lifetime- so get ready to let loose!     4.) Kandy Kruise, L.A. to Mexico. Kandy Kruise fuses the Miami club scene with cruise ship leisure.   Pools, lounges, casinos, etc, you name it, they’ve got it and you have access to it! Party programming on the boat is designed to give you the ultimate fantasy weekend experience.  So needless to say, on a Kandy Kruise, all of your wildest dreams will come true!     5.)  Chicago Scene Boat Party, Chicago.  You wouldn’t expect one of the world’s greatest boat parties to take place in the Mid-West, but Chicago gets down!  The Chicago Scene Boat Party rates as one of the top best boat parties in the country.  It’s a one day event where over 700 boats, yachts, rafts and jet skies gather for an incredible afternoon of bumbin tunes and libations.  The best part is the event is...

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Apr15

Eurail a great way to experience Europe

Europe by Rail Looking for a budget vacation and a few European adventures along the way? What about designing your own route around Europe to see all those dream destinations? You can spend a weekend in romantic Paris and see the Alps before checking out the ancient architecture in Rome. Read on for how to use a Eurail ticket to plan your vacation because Europe is a lot cheaper than you think. Travel by trail is easy and efficient in Europe today and there are hundreds of destinations to choose from all over the continent. Eurail is an excellent way of seeing as much or as little of Europe as you like. The passes are split into a variety of combinations and price brackets so you can plan for a four country visit or a whistle-stop tour of the major European nations. The tickets are designed to either travel on consecutive days or on a set number of days within a given time period. And with a journey planner within the website itself you can start designing your dream journey today as well as set a budget. A Global Pass gives access to 28 countries and starts at 297 Euros whilst a one country pass is priced from 59 Euros. The four day passes start at 114 Euros so there is a lot to choose from when creating that journey. Over 300,000 people take a Eurail journey each year with some on the vacation of a lifetime and others preferring to focus on one or two countries in depth. That means that when you plan your accommodation, chances are that you’ll meet fellow Eurailers along the route as there are many hostels and budget hotels that are on the main Eurail routes. Eurail tickets are ideal for taking in the classic cities of Europe from Budapest to artistic Amsterdam and ancient Athens. Many ferry routes are included too so you could spend time on the Greek Islands or explore Sicily. Another feature of Eurail is that so many classic rail journeys can be completed using these tickets including the famous Bergen to Oslo route in Norway. Or, you can sweep across the Alps on the Bernina Express which winds through Switzerland and Italy. There are high speed trains too like the Altaria which sweeps through Spain from Madrid to Algeciras in just a few hours. Or, you can take it slow and ride one of the Alpine cog wheel railways up Europe’s highest mountains. Why not plan for a special event such as the Oktoberfest in Munich or the Carnival of Venice? Eurorail passes are just the thing to...

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Mar12

Top 5 Surf Spots

In this video by DOSE, Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wikey, Roxy surfer girls, tell us their favorite places to surf.  Kelia and Monyca both started surfing as kids and the time they were 14 they were kicking ass in professional competitions!  Needless to say, they know the water!  So what’s on their list of Top 5 Surf Spots? Let’s take a look.   1.) First up is Waikiki.  Waikiki was Kelia’s first wave.   Beginner surfers can paddle out to a fun, easy break called Canoes.  Intermediate surfers can try Queens.  More experienced wave rides would have the best time at Populars.    2.) Next up is Hamoa Beach on Maui.  Monyca grew up surfing Hamoa’s barrels as a young surfer girl.  While Hamoa is a sick break, it’s also mighty powerful and exposed to rips so it’s best for experienced surfers only!   3.)  Kelia and Monyca both love Cold Springs in the Mentawais Islands of Indonesia.  Cold Springs (also called Roxies) is total warm-water paradise! You have to take a boat to get out there, but it’s worth it!    4.) Lower Trestles, fourth on Kelia and Monyca’s list, is a great spot! You can go there to surf, barbecue, hang, surf again, and leave.  There are always a lot of people in the water at Trestles, but there are also plenty of waves to go around.  So don’t sweat the crowds!   5.) Last on their list is La Bamba, in Salina Cruz, Mexico.  La Bamba is a nice, easy break with rides that seem to last forever.  The beach is surrounded by craggy peaks and green carpeted mountains.  Long rides with epic visuals? Sold!   This globe is littered with tons of incredible surf spots.  But, from the girls who know, these breaks you don’t want to miss!  Want to see more? Here is a great collection of sizzzlin surf action. [Show...

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Oct14

The best 20 bungee jumps in the world

Anyone ever tell you to go jump off a a bridge? Well some of the biggest bungee jumps in the world take that plunge, others take their last step off the edge of a cliff. Either way it’s an exhilarating and often nerve racking experience, that tests your mind and bladder. Complied by session Magazine.  These 20 top Bungee jumps are to die for. Ok, sorry…wrong choice of words.   Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, USA – 1053 ft (321 m)   Official website Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa – 710 ft (216 m)  Official website Verzasca Dam, Val Verzasca, Switzerland – 721 ft (220 m) More info Corinth Canal, Greece – 260 ft (79 m)  Official website Ponte Colossus, Italy – 500 ft (152 m)  Official website The Pipeline Bungy, New Zealand – 335 ft (102 m) Official website Colorado River, Costa Rica – 279 ft (85 m) AltaVila Tower, Brasil/BH – 233 ft (71 m) Navajo Bridges, USA – 467 ft (142 m) Macau Tower, China – 764 ft (233 m) Nevis Highwire Bungy, New Zealand – 440 ft (134 m) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – 120 ft ( 37m ) Graskop Gorge, South Africa – 197 ft/262 ft (60 m/80 m) Pont de Ponsonnas, France – 338 ft (103 m) Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ – 154 ft (47m ) Perrine Bridge, USA – 486 ft (148 m) The Last Resort, Nepal – 525 ft (160 m) Niouc, Switzerland – 623 ft (190 m) Longqing Gorge Bungee, China – 164 ft ( 50m ) Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe/Zambia – 364 ft (111 m)...

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Oct12

White Water Rafting: Top 5 locations in the U.S.A

No beginning courses here. Hold on! This is no Disney ride. If you are looking for a thrill seeking adventure, Whitewater rafting can certainly put you over the top. White Water Rafting: Top 5 U.S. Get the break down of each Location from Discovery News Discovery News presents the top 5 in the USA 1. Deschutes River, Oregon 2. Salmon River’s Middle Fork, Idaho 3. New River, West Virginia 4. Gauley River, West Virginia 5. Colorado River, Colorado, Utah & Arizona...

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Feb15

Running FROM the Bulls, a Survival Kit

Road to Pamplona: How to Survive the Running of the Bulls There are few things we can do that are more foolish than attempting to keep up with a wild animal. Bulls are large, beastly animals that are as notorious for their viciousness as they are for their magnificent beauty. And yet, in spite of the danger, there are also few things as thrilling as the annual Pamplona Bull Run in Spain. Known to the locals as the Fiesta de San Fermin, the running of the bulls is actually a nine-day event, comprised of eight consecutive bovine runs, countless parties, and more celebratory sangria than you could possibly tire of. Each year from the 6th to 14th of July, the tiny cobblestoned streets of Pamplona are blocked off from the corral in Calle Santo Domingo to the bullring at the city center. Starting on the 7th, the 8am dual rockets will be fired, signaling the start of the 825-meter run of your life. The run typically lasts no more than five minutes, but with more than 1,000 pounds of sheer muscle coming at you, it can feel much longer. Of course, the real prize is the celebrations that mark the festival after each run. To be sure you make it that far, we have a few suggestions for how to handle it as safely as possible. 1.) Athleticism – The actual run may be less than 5 minutes, but it’s still something best left to those that at least kind of know what they’re doing. Running on cobblestone streets with hundreds of people and live animals charging behind you is not a joke. It may not be a marathon, but it’s still a run you should probably train at least a little for. If you’re not a professional runner, that’s ok, but it’s important to wear the right shoes, get a good night’s sleep, and make sure you’re not hungover for the big day. Remember, you’re going to have plenty of time to party after you run; there’s no reason to sacrifice your safety.   2) Crowd Control – With all jokes about bulls aside, your real worry should actually be the amount of people that show up for this thing. Keeping this in mind, it’s typically not a good idea to try to run on the first day of the festival. The first day is usually the most popular, meaning you (as a tourist) are more likely to get yanked out by the police and least likely to make it through an entire run without being pushed to the ground by the countless other inexperienced runners. A much better...

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