Category: Hiking

Exploring Hamilton Gardens

This afternoon I spent some time exploring Hamilton Gardens and it turned out to be a very intriguing place! I knew it was a popular visitor destination – the most popular attraction in the region, in fact, with about 600,000 visitors each year – but I’d never actually been there myself. Now I’m recommending it to anyone visiting the Waikato area!

Taking the concept of public gardens a step beyond the ordinary, Hamilton Gardens features five collections of gardens, each designed to explore in some way the history and context of gardens. There’s a Productive Garden Collection, with kitchen and herb gardens, and a Cultivar Garden Collection, where you’ll find a myriad of roses, rhododendrons and camellias, but it was the Paradise Garden Collection that caught my imagination.

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The Benefits of Travel: How Can Traveling Change Your Life?

Almost everyone has traveled at least once in their lives. A huge number of people go camping, travel to different cities or even to other countries for a summer vacation or a business trip. And surely each of us sometimes dreams of going somewhere far away to change the familiar environment, at least for a time to forget about the problems or just relax. So why do we want to leave home? What are we looking for in a faraway land and what do we return with from a trip?

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Pack for Your Trip: What Does Perfect Travel Backpack Include?

There are two types of people: those who count down the days until vacation and pack their bags weeks in advance, and those who do everything at the last minute. No matter how experienced you may be as a traveler, you have to prepare for your trip in advance. If you are planning a trip for more than a week, it is better to pack your bag right in advance.

Make a list of things you need and break it down into categories. For several days write down everything that comes to your mind. That way you won’t forget an important detail. It works! You can also make it the basis for your next trips, changing only the smallest things. Read more

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