Here’s a great post on the best places to learn to surf posted on the surftherenow blog which has great info on surf and travel. Picking a good spot to learn can make a huge difference on picking up surfing quickly! There’s tons of different types of waves and size, most are unsuitable for learning. To get started you want a gentle, slow breaking wave and waves smaller than waist high. Of course, warm tropical water helps. The waves at many beach breaks are too fast and break too quickly to be good for learning. Here’s a good article on how to pick a good beach to learn to surf.
- Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz, California
- Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
- Miami Beach, Florida
- Mal Pais, Costa Rica
- Florianopolis, Brazil
I always imagined the happiest country in the world to be Bhutan or some other small Buddhist country in Asia. But according the to first ever published map of world happiness, it’s Denmark. Not hard to believe, as every Dane I’ve met traveling has been easy going and fun. Now there’s at least one more reason to visit Denmark. Tim Ferriss of the 4 Hour Workweek gives us six more reasons to visit Denmark.
If you were wondering, here are the next happiest countries by rank (oh yeah, the U.S. was 23rd, U.K. was 41st) by “Subjective Well Being”:
- Bhutan (I wasn’t too far off)
Check out this slideshow for a more comprehensive list. To do for 2008, try to get to as many on the top 10 list as possible. Here’s an alternative list of the world’s happiest countries by Happy Planet Index.
The joys of flying…
Am I the only one who finds it ironic that airline travel hasn’t really improved in 30 years??!
This video has been out for a while, but it one of my all time favorite videos and captures so well what travel is about. Makes me want to buy a ticket now for anywhere. What are your favorite travel videos?