Why being a Professional Gambler is perfect for traveling

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Being a professional gambler has many perks. Imagine traveling and not paying for any of your expenses. Professional gamblers are often paid to stay and play at casinos. People have misconceptions of professional gamblers, and it is to be expected. Getting paid to gamble is not exactly portrayed as professional. Outsiders may think a professional gambler does not work at all, this is not true. Professional gamblers work hard to prove they can win almost every game they play. When these players reach a certain point in their career they receive invitations to Élite and High Roller Clubs. Having a high status in the gambling world is hard to reach and even harder to keep.

Being a professional gambler is perfect for traveling as they are able to see the world while doing what they love. Professional gamblers are not limited to Las Vegas, there are casinos all over the world. With the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, and European Poker Tour, we see the different places players are able to travel to. From Aruba to Monaco, players are paid to travel the world to participate in the most exclusive tournaments. An added bonus is any money they do spend on their travels is tax deductible. Just as a business man can deduct his expensive steak dinner, a poker player can deduct his tips to the dealer.
As a professional gambler, you are invited into some of the most exclusive and private sections of casinos around the world. The everyday gambler can only dream of entering these areas, and they are not passing around free soda. These private high-stake clubs for the most elite players offer the most luxurious experiences when it comes to gambling. If you become a top pro player casinos know you by name and your favorite drink to sip on. Just as a big spender in Neiman Marcus is greeted with their favorite glass of champagne and a private dressing room; a professional gambler is greeted with secret entrances to the top gambling rooms around the world.
Professional gambling is not an optimal career choice; many times it is discovered. Professional gamblers begin by playing just as any other Joe Schmoe in the casino, only to find out they are very good. Online gambling allows players to gamble from anywhere in the world, and many professional gamers are discovered through online casinos. Once these top players become discovered by gambling gurus, they enter one of the most exclusive worlds known to gamblers. A world most can only dream of, filled with luxurious travel and gaming, players are never treated less than VIP. Being a professional gambler is perfect for travel because they are able to visit desirable destinations while doing what they love most.

Adventure Travel Advice – What you need to know

For some people, the idea of the perfect vacation is sunning themselves at a resort, and doing nothing but relaxing. Other people find that type of vacation a bit on the boring side, and need an adrenaline rush. If you are planning an adventure vacation, there are a few tips that you should know. Taking an adventure vacation is different than a relaxing vacation, and certain precautions need to be taken.


Before you leave for your adventure vacation, you should make copies of important documents, such as your license, passport, and vehicle documents. If these things are lost, stolen, or damaged during your trips, the copies will make replacing these documents much easier. If you are heading to a very hot climate, you should keep the copies in plastic bag to keep the perspiration from ruining the ink on the documents.

Telephone Numbers

Most people keep all of their friends and family’s phone numbers in their phone. Many people do not even know these numbers by heart, since they are stored in their phone. Before you leave for your adventure vacation, it is a good idea to write down important phone numbers. If you lose your phone, or it is stolen, you will still be able to keep in contact with your loved ones. You should also write down the number to call if your credit cards are stolen, and a number for the police and ambulance.


It is a good idea to label all of your belongings. Everything from your suitcases, to your carry on bags need to have your name securely attached. It is a good idea, however, not to have your name in open view, for anyone to see. This can be dangerous, especially if you are traveling alone.

Protecting Your Valuables

When you are traveling, it is very important to keep your cash, checks, credit cards, passport, and driver’s license safe. You should avoid keeping your things in a purse or bag which hangs on your shoulder. This type of bag can be stolen very easily in a crowd. Your valuables will be much safer in a money belt, chest pouch, fanny pack, or on the inside pocket of your jacket or shirt.

When you stop to take a break, it is important not to leave your bag on the floor, on a chair, or unattended. This makes it very easy for someone to steal it. The best place for your bag is on the floor, with the strap wrapped around your foot.


It is important to keep your money safe while on your adventure trip. Placing money in various different places, such as your bag, your coat pocket, and in the hotel safe is a good idea. If someone were to steal your money from one place, you will have more stashed in other places.

It is a good idea to keep your credit card with you, or use traveler’s checks just in case there is an emergency.

Adventure Travel Insurance

It is important when taking an adventure trip to have travel insurance. This insurance will cover any medical expenses incurred during your trip. Adventure vacations can be dangerous, and many insurance plans do not cover you if you are out of the country. This insurance will also cover for emergency travel services, and trip interruption. You likely paid a great deal for your vacation, and you would be reimbursed should you need to cut the trip short. The best part about adventure travel insurance is that gives you peace of mind during your trip.

Adventure vacations can be extremely fun and exciting. It is important to follow the above tips, in order to make sure that your trip is not spoiled.

Northern Thailand’s National Parks and Places of Beauty

Thailand has always been a place of natural beauty. It has been something the Thai people have kept a hold of over the years. Although in the south many high demand lands in the tourist areas have been over run by new builds for 5 star hotels and resorts the north has sustained far less cultural damage.

Some of the top national parks include:


Doi Inthanon National Park

The park covers almost 482 squared KM of land and is also Thailand’s tallest point. There are over 300 different types of birds living in and around the land. Though out Doi Inithanon there are many species of animals sill present that are much rarer to see else where.

Do Suthep

Is the iconic location for chiang mai. It is located on the peak of the mountain doi suthep. At the peak you will find the temple but only before you scale the massive amount of stairs leading up to it.

Sri Lanna National Park


The park is located at the beginnings of the mea ping river, on the boarder of mea ngud, chiang Dao and Mea Taeng forests. This is the perfect location to relax and explore the country away from the busy city. There are large lakes around that host floating houses where you can stay the night. During the day you are able to go canoeing, swimming or fishing.

Ob Luang National Park

This park is located around 100 kilometers outside of the city. There are pleanty of tour operators and car hire services that can arrange for you to travel there. Personally I prefer the car rental option as it allows me to stay or go when I please. Generally you can pick up a car for the day for around 1200-1500 THB.  You can also carry alot more of your things with you.

Though out Ob Luang Park is a vast veriety of wildlife including 100s of different types of birds and animals. These include, snakes, wild boar, bats and butterflys. Be sure to pack your camera as you will want to stay and capture as many pretty pictures as possible to take home with you.

Best UK Destinations for Horse Riding

England is a country of dreams, from the city of London lights to the old fashioned country side rural areas. Many people in UK spend their holidays in horse riding. The UK has some extraordinary, miscellaneous terrain for horse riding. Hills, mountains, woods, beaches, parks and of course the fields and sand schools of the local riding schools and livery yards.

But what are the best places for horse riding in UK so that you can get the best out of your holidays.

Here are the top 5 places to go for horse riding.

1: Wimbledon Village Stables:

Wimbledon village is one of the most beautiful attractions in London. It’s a 15 min drive from the major city. Nothing could make the village more special than dozens of horses trotting through the streets. It is one the best horse riding place in London. It’s a school for horse riding where riders from novice to expert enjoy the riding. This is a tidy and impeccably run facility with friendly and knowledgeable staff where everyone receives individual attention. The horses are all stunning and you can immediately see that they are loved and well cared for.

2: Ross Nye Stables

Ross Nye Stable is an ideally situated place for riding in London, along the famous ‘Rotten Row’ in Hyde Park. It is set in historic Bathurst Mews in London. It’s a beautiful ride in the Hyde Park where you can see many beautiful serpentines and many other features of the park. The horses are immaculately kept and nicely presented. The staff is well trained; the guides are informative and helpful. All people are welcomed whether adults or children, beginners or experienced, for a gentle hack in the Park or for a course of lessons.

3: Horse Riding Surrey:

It is Located in the beautiful country side of England. It has a very relaxing atmosphere having beautiful scenery. It’s an amazing way to explore the surrey hills. The staff is well trained and the instructors are very helpful during horse riding lessons. The horses are all fabulous, well trained and responsive. Most of the riding is done on tracks through fields and forests and on quiet country lanes with few roads. There are plenty of opportunities for trotting and cantering, but also ample time to admire the beautiful countryside that you’re riding through. All people are welcomed whether beginner or experienced, children or adult for riding lessons or for a gentle hack in the fields.

4: Riding in Brecon Beacons:

It is located in the National Park of Wales. It is the birthplace of pony trekking. It offers sensational trail riding along the ridges of the black mountains into the beautiful valleys. It’s the best place for the beginners as there are a lot of trekking centers in the area. Brecon Beacon has a wide range of trained horses for beginners to experienced. It is one of the best places which have beautiful scenery and the facilities.

5: Wellington Riding:

Wellington riding is located in the beautiful estate of Hampshire. It is one of the UK’s biggest and best-known equestrian centers. Wellington offers a variety of holidays, families can stay in nearby hotels, variety of holidays are offered from beginner to advance. Children can join during the school holidays.

Fantastic range of facilities is provided. The horses are well trained and are well cared; the staff is highly trained and is very helpful.

Short Stay away in London

As you may or may not know I have been living in the usa for most of my adult life. I love to travel around and America is a large and very diverse place so you can get to see diverse cultures, wildlife and animals. However I’ve always wanted to see Europe. I have a few friends of the family staying in London and it seemed like a great place to start.

After landing in Heathrow airport I got a taxi into the city.  For a relatively small area London is extremely populated. There are so many people and the traffic is awful. After the long car ride I arrived at my friend’s house and go settled. Catherine has lived in London since she left university and was keen to show me the popular tourist destinations.

Some of the place I have on my to see list included: Trafalgar square, Westminster abbey, the London eye and of course big ben. Catherine pointed out a few other great places to visit including: leister square, Camden docks and Soho.

Camden hosts a large street market that sells all sorts of clothes and shoes. There is a Dock at the end of the road with smaller market stalls and some cafes. We shopped around for some time and went into many trendy little stores.

After running around the city all day and taking a ridiculous amount of pictures we decided to get some drinks at the local pub. Catharine thought it would be a good idea to go play bingo at a bingo hall nearby. I’ve never been before but apparently it is a typical English ladies night out. Having never been I did a bit of research online I realised bingo is very popular in the uk. In fact in the uk it is all over the ads on TV and quite popular. It has been played for many years and one that is renowned in the uk, you can see some other popular games here. All in all it was a great night out and I managed to win a couple of rounds. It was hard to understand all of the bingo calls made as they have some funny names. After some time you get used to it though.

I had an awesome time in London and it was a good break from the norm. I am not a city girl but it’s good to change things up a bit every now and then.

From Forklift Operator to Colorado Explorer

Depending on where you are in the world you may need to spend a few bucks to get to Colorado. Ideally you should also have a few hundred for spending money. It is well worth the trip if you are into hiking, huge 14000 ft peaks and exploring the many trails available.

I live across the pond so I am forced to save up for a while and get some time off. I will usually go for 1-2 weeks of the year. I actually have had to get a 2nd job to afford to go. My day job is actually as a Crain operator however I have a trained and gotten my forklift drivers licence ( http://www.skillssprout.com/forklift-training/)
. The job pays pretty well and there is always a demand for forklift drivers, so finding the job was relatively easy. I do shifts from 6-10 in a large Waitrose warehouse down the road.

Back to Colorado….

Some of the more famous trails include boulder creek greenway, devils thumb pass, beaver creek loop and sentinel point. There are several tour centres around where you can either hike with a guide or go via horseback. I would obviously recommend exploring on horseback.

During my time I went to Mineral Belt loop Trail which was a total of 12 miles and took about an hour to complete. There is a 10K ft elevation so it is not for the faint of heart. It is worth plucking up your courage though, as the views are breath-taking.

A few things to remember when you are on your travels:

A) always pack plenty of water but be aware that water is heavy! so just enough and always make room for it by removing things you probably won’t need.

B) Make sure you tell people where you are going and when you will be back. This way if the worst happens someone will know something is not right and go after you.

C) Bring firestarters, matches and a lighter.

British horse riding laws and best practices

The UK has a lot to offer in terms of different areas to ride and sheer beauty. There are many set trails across the county.

Some of the top areas include Berkshire, Hampshire and the west country however it is best to be aware of riding laws and guidelines before you set off.

In law often references to the term road also include pathways and footpaths as well.

It is important that all equipment including horse draw carriages are properly maintained and up to standard.

General horse riders must always wear a helmet.  Light coloured clothing must be warn during the day as well as light reflective clothing at night.

More info and rules / laws about riding horses in the UK can be found here. Also if you need any unbiased advice you could track down a local firm to confirm or deny any questions you have.