Reading a map!
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Paulien turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Do drink enough!!!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
- Budget Travel
The most common tick, also known as wood, sheep or dog tick (Ixodes ricinus ) lives in places with a high degree of air humidity, for instance in places with low vegetation, like Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe and the sculpture garden. It is mainly active from early March to late November. During the dry summer months its activity is slightly lower. The chances of getting Lyme-borreliosis after a tick bite are actually slim. In order to further reduce those chances, it is very important to remove the tick in a correct manner.
To prevent Lyme-borreliosis:
- Remove the tick as soon as possible. The chance that a tick will transmit Borrelia burgdorferi correlates with the time that the tick stays attached to the skin.
- Check the body for the presence of ticks after a hike or camping trip.
- Mark the date of the tick bite, and check the skin where it has been bitten during several weeks for the appearance of a red stain. If this stain begins to grow, go and see a doctor.
- There is no reason to take antibiotics after a tick bite in the Netherlands in order to prevent Lyme-borreliosis, for chances to be infected are slim.
- Travel with Pets
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park