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January 09 , 2009

Jamaica - Naturally

A Guide for Today's Active Travelers


Jamaica – Naturally, A Guide for Today’s Active Travelers, richly illustrated with over 50 color photographs, is the first e-book of a series, entitled The Caribbean – Naturally: Island Guides for Active Travelers. Over the last decade and even the last few years demand from active travelers and nature lovers for more outdoor activities has led to the development of new attractions and facilities. Meanwhile, the islands of the Caribbean have opened up more areas for recreation to help visitors discover their interior as well as their beaches and to preserve their natural assets by creating national parks, marine sanctuaries, and protected areas. Jamaica – Naturally, A Guide for Today’s Active Travelers is divided into two parts to make it easy for readers to use. Part One describes more than fifty of Jamaica’s Natural Attractions, starting with Kingston, the capital and gateway to the Blue Mountains, the crown jewel of natural Jamaica. The coverage continues around the island, highlighting the not-to-miss attractions from the mountains to the sea along with relevant resources and web sites for additional information. A map of Jamaica with the main cities, towns, roads and parishes is included to help enthusiasts locate their prospective destinations. Throughout the descriptions of the natural attractions, links are provided to enable users to refer directly to the sport or activity for which the location is particularly known. For example, the description of the Blue Mountains has a link to Hiking where they will find more details about trails, resources and tour companies that specialize; Morant Point, a popular surfing location at the southeastern most tip of Jamaica, has a link to Surfing; White River Valley, east of Ocho Rios, where river tubing originated, has a link to River Tubing and so on. Part Two, Outdoor Activities, covers 24 different sports and other outdoor pursuits that Jamaica offers These include Biking, Birding, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Caving, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Kiteboarding, River Rafting, Riverboarding, River Tubing, Rock Climbing, Scuba, Snorkeling, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, White water Rafting, Ziplining and more. Each entry is accompanied by information on the companies, organizations, associations, tour operators and other entities that specialize and provide services. At the end of the book are three lists: Useful Resources, the Endemic and Sub-endemic Birds of Jamaica, and some Web Site on Jamaica, as well as a bio of the author, Kay Showker. For those who may have visited the island in the past, Jamaica – Naturally, A Guide for Today’s Active Travelers provides a new and different look at the island and uncovers many of the country’s greatest assets. For those who are not already fans of Jamaica or have never visited the island, this book will introduce the many wonderful attractions awaiting every sports and outdoor enthusiasts and nature lover, launching them on an exciting vacation of discovery, pleasure and fun.
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