• August 31, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Many people who are serious about losing weight are finding success with the very popular South Beach Diet. This diet was created by a cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston, who wanted his heart patients to be able to lose weight safely.

    The South Beach diet is not about no carbs or no fats – it’s about eating the right carbs and the right fats. Dieters are educated to eat the right kinds of carbs, which have a low GI (glycemic index) and therefore digest easier and don’t allow the insulin level to spike – causing cravings for more carbs. The right fats are emphasised, such as olive oil, and omega 3 oils from fish.

    The South Beach diet has 3 “phases” – Phase 1 is the beginning phase in which carbohydrates are restricted for the first 2 weeks, but are added slowly back into the diet after that. Among Phase 1 foods are lean meats, low fat cheeses, nuts, low GI vegetables, lite tofu, and sugarless candy.

    In Phase 2, fruits, starches, dairy, vegetables not allowed in Phase 1, some chocolate, ice cream and even red wine are added to the list of acceptable foods.

    Phase 3 is meant to maintain your desired weight for life – continuing to eat low glycemic index foods, the right kinds of fats, carbs, and food portions.

    South Beach dieters say that there is no hunger on this diet – they eat three meals a day, two snacks, and dessert after dinner, if preferred – in fact, they say that if you’re not snacking on this diet, you’re not doing it correctly.

    Basically the South Beach diet is a lifestyle change, and a healthy one at that. While you lose weight on the South Beach diet, you are also reducing your risk of future heart problems, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis and diabetes.

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  • August 31, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    There are numerous choices in lodging when you go for your Disney vacation. If you choose to stay in a Disney World resort hotel, you have a number of choices in Disney vacation packages to decide from in order to find out which is the best option for you.

    Here are five types of Disney vacation packages for you to evaluate:

    – You may choose to plan your own Disney vacation. You book a Disney hotel. You arrange and pay for your Disney World tickets, meals and recreation separately. You need to plan your budget and know the most that you can spend for the vacation. This is the option that needs a lot of work but it may be the least expensive if you carefully research and compare with other Disney vacation packages.

    – ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way’ is the least expensive Disney vacation package available. It includes the costs of your accommodation and a Disney World Base ticket for each member of your party. You can choose the number of days for the tickets or even add on the Disney Park Hopper and Non Expiration option.

    – The ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining’ vacation package includes all the above-mentioned in the basic package, plus the Disney dining option. Many people think this option is a good value. It allows you and everyone in your party to have one table service dining, one quick service dining, and one snack for each night of the package.

    – The ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Premium Package’ is a very convenient Disney vacation package. It has almost everything that you need. The Premium Package includes Magic Your Way Water Park and More Park Hopper with Non Expiration for the number of days you choose. The dining option includes breakfast, lunch and dinner per person per night with a wide choice of Disney dining locations serving a wide variety of food. More benefits include theme park tours and recreation options. This Disney premium package allows you to budget.

    – ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Platinum Package’ is truly the finest most comprehensive package for those looking for the ultimate in luxury. The Platinum package includes all the elements in the Premium package with additional services in your personal Disney vacation planner which will help to make your stay a truly magical experience. If money is no object and you wish to have an incredible magical experience, then Disney’s Magic Your Way Platinum Package is for you.

    Whichever one of the Disney vacation packages that you choose even if it is to go with the a-la carte way, make sure is in your budget and you can make the most out of your investment.

  • August 30, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    While everyone knows that there’s no such thing as a “free lunch,” travelers do like to look for a free breakfast and will often select a hotel that offers one.

    That’s just one finding from a recent survey-conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Best Western International. The survey findings offer some insight into what travelers of all ages look for when booking a hotel and what customer service means to them.

    Here are some key highlights:

    The top three considerations travelers indicated when choosing a hotel were price (78 percent), convenient location (64 percent) and free breakfast (49 percent).

    Interestingly, travelers 55+ are more likely to choose a hotel based on convenience of location (70 percent) than younger travelers between the ages of 18 and 34 (56 percent), who don’t feel location is as important when booking a hotel.

    On the other hand, younger travelers between the ages of 18 and 44 tend to book hotels that offer fitness centers and pools (45 percent).

    Travelers of all ages agree that room service or a restaurant on-site is important when choosing a hotel (18-34: 31 percent and 55+: 31 percent).

    Regarding customer service provided by hotels, U.S. adults who stay in hotels say that free parking (75 percent), the concept of feeling “at home” when they’re a guest (67 percent) and having a strong knowledge about the local area-and thus being able to share valuable tips and highlights (63 percent)-score highest when it comes to excelling at “customer care.”

    Other top responses include offering free essential toiletries (beyond shampoo and soap) when they’re forgotten (63 percent), providing a free airport shuttle (54 percent), providing a free local newspaper or USA Today (51 percent), offering free products in the room (such as coffee, mouthwash or lotion) (35 percent) and providing a free bottle of water in the room at check-in (35 percent).

    “For more than 60 years, Best Western has provided travelers with convenient locations and a range of amenities including breakfast and free high-speed Internet,” said Best Western’s Ric Leutwyler. “Guests who see the Best Western sign know that they can expect the same high level of customer care, comfort, service and value anywhere they go around the world.”

  • August 30, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    TripAdvisor has named the beaches of Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba amongst the Top 25 beaches in the world. The tourist resort of Cayo Santa Maria is located in the northeast of the central Cuban province Villa Clara and the main stretch of Cayo Santa Maria beach was ranked number 21 on the list of Top 25 beaches in the World.

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, has recently announced the winners of the 2011 “Traveller’s Choice Awards” using information from over 20 million reviewers to select the awards within the Top 10 or Top 25 categories.

    The best features of the Cuban beach were highlighted by reviewers and include the beautiful landscapes, pristine and warm waters, and the quality of services, guest rooms and cuisine within its five beachfront Cayo Santa Maria hotels: Melia Buenavista, Melia Las Dunas, Melia Cayo Santamaria, Sol Cayo Santa Maria and Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria.

    With an overall capacity of nearly 3,000 rooms available from all inclusive Cuba hotels in Cayo Santa Maria, travellers can relax within the beachfront surroundings where they can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling activities from any of the area’s 24 snorkelling and diving points along the stretch of coast.

    Cayo Santa Maria boasts 11 kilometres of pristine beaches and is accessible via the 48 km causeway which connects it to the area of Caibarien, in Villa Clara in Central Cuba.

    The Top 25 beach spots were awarded to beaches in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.

    The white sand beaches of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos won the top spot on the world’s Top 25 beaches and other beaches around the world that ranked in the list included Boracay in the Philippines, Eagle Beach in Aruba, Negril beaches in Jamaica, Tulum beaches in Mexico, and Punta Cana’s beaches in the Dominican Republic.

  • August 29, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Seeking scenic beauty, calmness and serenity? Picturesque Dharamshala in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is the right place to be. Dharamshala tour offers stunning views of high pine trees, tea gardens, wooded hills, sparkling streams and Dhauladhar Himalayan ranges. Travel to Dharamshala and you will come across cool healthy atmosphere, pristine beauty, colourful markets and a perfect blend of Tibetan culture & tradition with colonial lifestyle & British fervor.

    Prominent Attractions
    Despite of being a Buddhist centre, Dharamshala has it all when it comes to relaxing vacations.

    McLeodganj
    This picturesque Tibetan settlement, located at a distance of 9 km, is popular for its colourful and lively market areas. The shops can be seen loaded with carpets, handicrafts and delicious Tibetan food.

    Norbulinka Institute
    Located at a distance of 4 km from the city centre, this institute was set up to preserve ancient Tibetan arts that mainly include wooden carvings and tangka paintings.

    War Memorial
    Built in the memory of the brave India soldiers who gave there lives to protect our country in various post-independence wars, this memorial is located at the very entrance of the town. Guests can spend some quality time at the cafes near War memorial, and relish authentic Tibetan and Indian fast foods.

    Bhagsunath
    Located at a distance of about 11 km from the town, Bhagsunath is frequented for its highly revered temple and picturesque waterfall.

    Dharamkot
    This renowned view point is located at 11 km from Dharamshala and offers panoramic views of the entire Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar peaks.

    Dal Lake
    This serene and enchanting lake is also located at 11 km from the town and is favourite among all the nature lovers and adventure freaks. Surrounded by deodar trees, it serves as a wonderful family picnic destination. Moreover, it offers a base for the trekkers.

    St. John’s Church
    Located in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, at a distance of 8 km from Dharamshala, the church is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India.

    Adventure Activities
    Being a wonderful hill station, Dharamshala is a heaven for adventure enthusiasts. One can indulge in activities like trekking, rock climbing, angling and fishing.

    Shopping
    Colourful markets can be seen loaded with Tibetan rugs and handicraft products including wood and metal crafts.

    North India tourism offers a wide range of theme based tours to its guests. Dharamshala tour guide is full of such attractions that you will rarely find anywhere in the world. It occupies a prized place in incredible north India.

  • August 27, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    While most people prefer to go on holidays with their friends and family members, there are many who love to go on holidays alone. Different people have different reasons for travelling alone. Some people consider solo vacation as the ideal time to rediscover their true self. They wish to spend time just with themselves. Then there are people who think that holidaying alone allows them a temporary recluse from the trials and tribulations of daily life. Solo vacation helps them relax and unwind themselves thoroughly. There is yet another great reason for going on solo holidays. Poets, artists and other creative people can benefit a lot from solo singles holidays. They get a perfect environment to nurture and groom their creative talents.

    Thus, whatever be your reason for going on Holiday Alone, you must keep certain important things in mind. First and foremost, you need to zero in on a destination for your Solo Vacation or solo holiday. This would depend on your individual taste and preference. If you are fond of calm and serene places, you must plan you solo singles holidays to tropical islands or beaches. But, if you cant do without your daily dose of city life then you can consider UK solo holidays. It offers some of the best tourist attractions and fast city life to single travellers. Similarly, for art lovers, Egypt and Athens can be good options for Solo Singles Holidays. The choice is endless. The world is full of beautiful destinations for solo single holidays.

    Next is the security issue. The person going on holiday alone should be extra cautious regarding his/her safety. To ensure a safe and sound solo vacation, you must first find out about the law and order of the place that you are planning to visit. This is important to know, as it can help you in case of any trouble or loss of any important document like your passport or other belongings.

    Other than these, when on a holiday alone, you must not visit lonely places. Also, you must be careful of what you are eating. These little details can help you have a smooth and trouble free solo singles holiday experience.

    For the best solo vacation experience, you must avail the services of travel agencies that offer singles holiday packages. These travel companies cater to the specific needs of single travellers. Right from offering the best singles holiday destinations, to making travel arrangements and hotel bookings, they can make holidays for singles a memorable experience.

    To know more about holiday alone, you can log on to the site. It is a renowned online solo holidays provider that leaves no stone unturned to make your solo holidays a lifelong experience.

  • August 25, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Many beautiful homes in the Atlanta area are decked out for the holidays and featured on candlelight tours. Many tours have become favorite holiday traditions and are fundraisers for local charities. Here are the highlights of candlelight tours scheduled in historic Grant Park and in the cities of Marietta, Roswell, and Decatur.

    The 30th Annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes is scheduled for November 30 and December 1, from 5:30-9:30pm each evening. The 2012 tour features seven homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Some homes have been carefully renovated and others are newer builds. Rosehill estate and its lovely gardens are included on this years tour. Tickets are $20 in advance when purchased online or in several locations around Decatur. Tickets are $25 the weekend of the tour. Proceeds benefit four youth and educational organizations. Parking at tour sites is limited. It is recommended that visitors use the free shuttle that can be boarded at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Decatur. The shuttle stops at all tour sites.

    The Marietta Pilgrimage holiday tour is scheduled for December 1-2. Six private homes in the Church-Cherokee Street Historic District will be featured, as well as several churches and other historic buildings. Day Tour tickets are $20. The $15 Candlelight Tour includes admission to three of the homes. There is also a $25 combination ticket. Tickets may be purchased at tour homes and at the Marietta Visitors Bureau. Shuttle service is available during the day.

    Roswell, Georgias Southern Trilogy Candlelight Tour will be held on December 8 from 5-9pm. Visitors will be greeted by costumed docents at the citys three historic home museums. The Greek Revival style Barrington Hall was built in 1830 by a Rowell founder. The 1839 Bulloch Hall was the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelts mother, Mittie Bulloch. The Archibald Smith Plantation was built in the 1830s by a well-to-do cotton farmer. Candlelight Tour tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. All three historic homes have a variety of other activities scheduled throughout the holiday season.

    The Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes will take place December 8-9 from 6-10pm. The tour benefits three local non-profits in this historic neighborhood east of downtown Atlanta. Eight homes are included on the tour including the historic 1868 Burns Mansion and the 1856 L.P. Grant Mansion, now the headquarters of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the weekend of the tour. The tour begins at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where visitors will find childrens activities and an artist market.

  • August 25, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Nagaon Beach, situated 7 km from Alibaug, is a unique beach. It is a serene beach with calm water. The beach is covered with betel nut, coconut and suru trees and cypress groves. The beach, situated in Raigarh district of Maharashtra, is a central place for the other surrounding beaches like Murud, Kashid, Akshi, Thal, Alibaug, Kihim and Mandva. The famous song Sagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare from the film Sagar was shot on this beach.

    It is predominantly a sandy beach unlike most other beaches in the Alibaug area. It is a vast expanse of flat beach with a soft and fine mixture of white and black sand. One can walk a long distance into the sea. The beach is safe for a dip in the water.

    Water sports are additional entertainment in the Nagaon beach. The visitors can enjoy a wide range of water sports including parasailing, Jet-Ski rides, boating and swimming due to flat surface. Eight types of boats are available to meet the needs of the travellers. While Akshi beach is suitable for bird watching, Thal Beach is one of the largest fishing centres in India.

    Besides the beaches, forts and temples also attract tourists to the destination and its surrounding areas. Sagargad, associated with the Maratha ruler Shivaji, is a deserted fort. Situated some distance away from the destination, the fort is located at an altitude of 1357 ft. Kolaba Fort, built by Shivaji in 1680, is situated near Alibaug Beach. The Khanderi Fort, another 17th century fort, is situated near Thai Beach.

    The ruins of the Revdanda Fort are a reminder of the Portuguese rule in India. A seven-storey tower and the fortification walls are what remain of the original fort. Lovely views of the sea can be had from this fort. Korlai Fort is situated at a distance.

    Jai Bhavani Temple is an old temple that dates back to the 12th century. The main deity in the temple is Goddess Bhavani with eight arms and weapons. Someshwar Temple is about 3 km from Alibaug and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Brahma Kund is a big rectangular tank. There is an old temple dedicated to Lord Maruthi near the tank.

    Birla Temple is situated 9 km from Nagaon Beach. The temple is situated within the Vikram Ispat premises. The temple has idols of Shree Radhakrishna, Shree Shiv-Parvati, Goddess Durga and Lord Surya.

    Nagaon Beach has become a hot weekend destinations for the people of Mumbai and Pune. The tourists from Mumbai and Pune visit the beach due to clean water, best cottages, water sports and tasty sea foods, which are available at a reasonable price. The distance from Mumbai and Pune to the beach is about 100 km.

    Most of the Nagaon Beach hotels also offers facilities for sightseeing expedition and jungle safaris, apart from pick-up and drop facilities from the various transit points.

  • August 25, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    The first inhabitants of Galapagos Islands, were between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital. The settlement is placed about four and a half miles inland, and at a height probably of a thousand feet. In the first part of the road we passed through leafless thickets, as in Chatham Islands at Galapagos Islands.
    Higher up, the woods gradually became greener; and as soon as we crossed the ridge of the Galapagos islands, we were cooled by a fine southerly breeze, and our sight refreshed by a green and thriving vegetation. In this upper region coarse grasses and ferns abound; but there are no tree-ferns: I saw nowhere any member of the palm family, which is the more singular, as 360 miles northward, Cocos Island takes its name from the number of cocoa-nuts. The houses are irregularly scattered over a flat space of ground, which is cultivated with sweet potatoes and bananas. It will not easily be imagined how pleasant the sight of black mud was to us, after having been so long, accustomed to the parched soil of Peru and northern Chile.

    The inhabitants, although complaining of poverty, obtained, without much trouble, the means of subsistence. In the woods there are many wild pigs and goats; but the staple article of animal food is supplied by the tortoises. Their numbers have of course been greatly reduced in this Galapagos islands, but the people yet count on two days’ hunting giving them food for the rest of the week. It is said that formerly single vessels have taken away as many as seven hundred, and that the ship’s company of a frigate some years since brought down in one day two hundred tortoises to the beach.

  • August 24, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Counselling services gives solutions for people who are depressed, anxious, suffering from trauma, or require assistance with relationships. Occasionally people are unwilling to attempt counselling, as they are afraid that this makes them weak, but as a matter of fact so many Northern Beaches Counselling services concentrate upon providing assistance which could make a person more powerful or more resilient to distress. People who need counselling Manly services to help them through tragedy, depression, or feelings of fear should always consider making use of psychological sessions as a positive step towards getting back their healthiness.

    One among the most severe circumstances that Northern beaches counselling services treat is that of depressive disorders and anxiety. These usually merge to make the depressed individual concerned in relation to issues which they would ordinarily be in a position to deal with. Troubles such as financial worries, relationship issues or health difficulties that could be easily resolved can prey upon the depressed individual’s mind.

    Depression tends to slow down your activity levels, leaving you feeling paralysed with worries and sadness, so that even strolling across the room seem virtually like a journey into outer space, or a marathon run. Counselling Manly centres could help you to give voice to your concerns, assisting to cast light upon them and making them appear much less of a problem.

    By discussing about your anxieties to a Northern Beaches counselling psychologist, you will be able to take some of the burden away from yourself. The psychologist can assist you to work through the issues by providing you step-by-step solutions to the trouble and probing why you have found it so difficult to come to a rational answer on your own. By working through the troubles such as this, the counselling Manly advisor can provide you the chance to take these steps in solving similar troubles in the future, providing you more control over your life and helping to ease anxiety.

    Depression is not solved in a day, of course, and that’s the reason it is significant to take several sessions of counselling. Depression can be a long-term trouble that has deep roots in the chemistry of the brain and devoid of constant counselling the person can really struggle to overcome the depression that is preventing them from living their life to the fullest. Because depression could usually be hidden for years under an outward cover of happiness, it could take several sessions to figure out the true root of the problem, but by working hard to find a solution, counsellors along the Northern Beaches could make a real difference to your psychological wellbeing.