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12/11/2017

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Aerial Adventure Course Zip Line Cancellations and Refunds

  • Please call to cancel a reservation
  • If no warning is given of a cancellation, no refund will be given.
  • Aerial Adventure Course cancellations that are made 24 hours or more before the reservation will be given a full refund.
  • Aerial Adventure Course cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation will be given a 50% refund.
  • Zip Line cancellations must be made at least 72 hours (3 days) before the reservation to receive a full refund less a $5 per person processing fee.
  • If you cancel your Zip Line tour within 72 hours (3 days) of your tour you will receive a 50% refund.

Rescheduling a Reservation

  • You may reschedule your reservation 24 hours or more prior to the reservation date with no penalty. If within 24 hours (or on the same day as the reservation) there will be a $10 processing fee.
  • The rescheduled reservation date must be within 1 year of the original reservation date and is dependent on availability.
  • Guests who are late for an Adventure Zip Tour will not be allowed to meet up with the group. If space is available they can join the next tour or reschedule for another day. Unless rescheduling, no refund will be given.
  • Take Flight operates rain or shine. The course will close in severe circumstances- electrical storms, high winds, etc. A little rain does not mean a ruined experience!
  • If you have a question about operations due to weather please call and ask.

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Take Flight operates rain or shine. The course will close in sever circumstances- electrical storms, high winds, extreme cold, etc. A little rain does not mean a ruined experience!

If Adventure Zip Tours and the Aerial Adventure Course are required to close due to weather, guests who have been on the course or zip tour:

  • Less than 1 hour: Partial refund or reschedule to another day
  • More than 1 hour: No action is taken (Course and Zip Tour)

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09/11/2017

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Should Your Kid Take a Gap Year Before Going to College?

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The growing trend of taking a year off between high school and college can be a benefit if done right

Earlier this month, more than a million high school seniors across the country committed to attend college. But a growing number of them aren t going to set foot on campus in the fall, electing instead for a gap year a trend that is leaving some parents feeling anxious and uncertain.

Many educators tout taking a gap year, saying that kids who step off the academic treadmill after high school to work, travel, volunteer or explore other interests are more mature when they arrive at college and more engaged in their education going forward.

With this in mind, a handful of colleges Princeton and the University of North Carolina. among them offer scholarships and fellowships to incoming freshmen who take a gap year. Harvard has long encouraged the practice. And in February, Tufts University launched its 1+4 bridge program, which, starting in fall 2015, will offer gap-year opportunities for national and international service regardless of a student s ability to pay. Meanwhile, organizations that promote a gap year, including the American Gap Association and USA Gap Fairs. are expanding rapidly.

Still, the idea of a gap year can be frightening for parents especially for those who have carefully cultivated a cradle-to-college track for their children. Many fear that once their son or daughter veers away from a formal education, they won t go back.

As parents this is not what you expect, says Abbe Levin, whose 18-year-old son, Jules Arsenault, attends a small college-preparatory school in Bethel, Maine. When you have a kid who is not showing interest, or even curiosity about college, that is a tough place to be.

In the end, though, Levin and her husband came around to accept Jules s decision to take a gap year and, in so doing, they wound up following three guidelines that experts say are crucial to ensuring a successful experience.

First, they had Jules apply to college and then defer enrollment so that he knows he has something solid waiting for him at the end of his hiatus. For him, that s a spot at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Second, they ve made sure that Jules has a structured plan and isn t just sitting on the couch, playing video games and thinking about what he ll do next. And third, they ve made sure that he has skin in the game, helping to fund his own gap-year plans.

Formal gap year programs can cost as much as $30,000. But there are many low-cost options, including volunteering for a program such as AmeriCorps. City Year or WWOOF-USA. all of which pay for room and board. Other kids work for a while in order to fund a six-month gap-year program or travel abroad.

This is exactly what Jules is doing. Starting next month, he ll be washing dishes on Monhegan Island in Maine, a tourist destination a boat ride away from his hometown of Boothbay. He ll work through early October before traveling to Southeast Asia.

At first I wanted a year off because I thought it was going to fun, Jules says. But now I realize that it will give me time to figure out what I want to do. I didn t want to go to college and not know what I want to study, or get a degree just to have one. With what college costs these days, I wanted to get a degree in something that would be useful to me.

Levin credits Jules s high school college counselor for reminding her that every kid has their own timeline, and for encouraging her to let Jules take the lead. She also bluntly told Levin that if she pushed her son to head straight to college, it could backfire.

As parents we raise our kids to think for themselves, to be creative, to follow their own path, Levin says. But then suddenly, starting in their junior year, we are asking them to go along this very prescribed path that might not be right for them. Now I feel like when he does go to college, he ll really be ready.

Studies suggest that Levin is right. Robert Clagett, who served as a senior admissions officer at Harvard and is also the former dean of admissions at Middlebury College, has found that those who delay a year before starting college have GPAs that, on a 4.0 scale, are 0.15 to 0.2 higher than otherwise would be expected.

What we saw was startling, says Clagett, now the director of college counseling at St. Stephens Episcopal, a college preparatory school in Austin, Texas. The prevailing wisdom is that kids are going to lose their hard-earned study skills if they take a gap year. The opposite is true.

While taking a gap year is not right for everyone, Clagett believes that many college-bound kids could benefit from taking time off particularly those who are burnt out from years of piling on honors and AP classes, tutors, test prep, community-service projects, varsity sports, piano lessons and other extracurricular activities.

A gap year is a chance for kids to take a breath and do something that doesn t require them to ask, How will this look on my college application? he says. To just do something for the pure love of doing it.

Corinne Monaco, 23, was certainly ready to take a breath after she graduated in 2009 from ICE Institute for Collaborative Education, an academically rigorous public school in New York.

I was always one of those kids who liked school and was looking forward to going to college, Monaco says. But by the end of second semester senior year it became clear that I needed a break. I was exhausted. I didn t have the energy to dive right back into school.

Monaco worked part-time for the better part of a year for an environmental education, arts and advocacy organization. She then spent a few months traveling across the country.

When she finally got to college, she was genuinely excited to be back in the classroom again. Says Monaco, who will graduate on Saturday from Pitzer College with a dual degree in art and environmental analysis: Taking a gap year was the best decision I ever made.





08/11/2017

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Travel Agent? #travel

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Travel Agent?

Overview

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As the industry continues to consolidate and more people turn to the Internet to make their own travel arrangements, the need for education for travel agents becomes more urgent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most travel agent jobs do not require more than a high school education, but travel agencies are increasingly seeking a college degree in addition to business and travel experience.

Trade Schools

A certificate from a travel trade school such as the Travel Academy can be earned in about eight to 16 weeks, depending on the number of hours a student devotes to classes. Intense training through trade schools focuses on the hands-on skills needed to work in the field. A curriculum that prepares a travel agent to work in an agency includes instruction on airport codes and airport gate procedures, cruise line operations, geography, tour companies, and how to use various computer reservations systems.

College

While a degree from a trade school can help a travel agent land an entry-level position, a college degree can provide travel agents with a leg up on the competition for the more favorable jobs. Bachelor’s degrees that travel agencies consider appropriate include business, marketing, communications or hospitality. Other degrees that could open the door to travel industry options include business administration, accounting, human resources and management.

Additional Skills

Many travel agencies place importance on the ability to speak several languages. Travel agents who learn French or Spanish can find additional opportunities. Travel agents, both new and experienced, can start their own business by simply paying a fee to a number of large travel agencies that use independent agents. Contract agents can start immediately by using the large reservation capabilities of these companies.

Experience

Experience counts in the travel industry. Most established travel agencies require new agents to have two to five years experience. This experience can be gained from working directly for a travel provider such as a cruise line or airline, in support positions at large travel companies, and in hotels and car rental companies.

Certificates

Time spent in professional development courses and training can add further credentials to help agents land a position. The National Business Travel Association offers a program for agents to earn a Certified Corporate Travel Executive designation in fewer than 30 days of classes. A two-day workshop is required to receive the Corporate Travel Expert certification,and a Global Leadership Professional designation can be earned in two years, ideal for working professionals looking for management opportunities.

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10/09/2017

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Why You Should Take a Guided Tour in Spain #las #vegas

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Why Take a Guided Tour?

By Damian Corrigan. Spain Travel Expert

Damian is a travel writer and consultant. Damian started visiting Spain in 1989, to visit his grandparents, who lived in Javea. He moved to Spain in 2003 and has lived here most of the time since. Apart from writing about Spain full time since 2006, he also works with tour groups, bars and hotels, helping them with their itineraries, food and drinks menus and promotion. Whether you need to know where to learn Spanish in Spain or how to serve the perfect gin and tonic . Damian can help you.

As soon as Damian arrived in Spain he found that his love of music, food, history and art would be satisfied by this great country. As a keen guitar player, he found flamenco to be one of the most exciting forms of music, and the wonders of paella, gazpacho, tortilla and Iberian ham satisfied his love of food. He has traveled extensively around Spain.

Damian was working in Madrid during the terrorist attacks of March 11 and Prince Felipe’s marriage to Letizia Ortiz, two of the most monumental moments in recent Spanish history. He has also wrestled with the bureaucracy of opening bank accounts, getting registered as a Spanish resident and filing a police report and he knows the Spanish health care system well after spending a month in a Marbella hospital with a burst appendix!

Damian currently divides his time between exploring and writing about Spain and setting up a gourmet drinks tour company.

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You can also read Damian’s curated collection of Spain Travel articles from around the web on the Flipboard service for iPad, iPhone and Android devices: Spain Travel Magazine on Flipboard

Guided tours are not for everyone – but they are for most people, especially if you take one of the tours I recommend in this article. Read on for my take on why a guided tour is a good idea or just straight to the section that most appeals to you.

  • Essential Tours of Spain I d recommend these tours to everyone  who visits Spain.
  • Tours from Madrid The Spanish capital has the most guided tours in the country.




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Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Schools Admission

Be prepared to meet the degree and school requirements and you have a better chance of your nursing school application process running smoothly—no hitches. Find out what entrance exams are necessary, required components for an application, and tips for ensuring success.

What You Need to Get Into Undergraduate Nursing School

Undergraduate nursing school requirements are quite similar to any other college requirements:

  • Complete your application and have it submitted by the deadline.
  • Complete your application for federal student aid (FAFSA) by the deadline.
  • If you have an option to visit the campus and participate in an admissions interview, do so. Some nursing schools don’t have the resources to interview every student so when you have the chance you should take it.
  • Any applicable transcripts must be included.
  • Know what exams you must have taken, ie. SAT, Nursing School Entrance Exam, and any others.
  • Apply for any applicable scholarships or grants through the school or other sources
  • You must have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Meet any GPA requirements.

Nursing School Applications

Applications for nursing school or any type of college degree for that matter demand the utmost attention. Incomplete applications are often not considered, especially for competitive nursing programs.

Tips when completing your application process for nursing school:

  • Attend any nursing workshops, informational sessions, open houses and admissions seminars that become available at the schools in which you’re interested. Besides access to some insider tips and information on the program you might be able to meet admissions officers face-to-face.
  • Write the application deadline on a calendar or date book and don’t miss it! Nursing schools take this date very seriously AND it’s an indication of your motivation and commitment to a degree in the first place. Miss it and you’re done before you even hit the pavement.
  • Some nursing schools only accept students on the basis of their application and academics; which means you don’t have the opportunity to “wow” them in a face-to-face interview. Leave nothing blank on an application, get your head screwed on straight for all essay questions and get it postmarked on time.
  • Most nursing schools prefer students with above average scores in the sciences and math.

Nursing School Entrance Exams

All nursing schools do not require you take a nursing school entrance exam. But should you be required you’ll find an assortment of potentially required tests:

  • PAX-RN, or the Pre-Admission Exam for RN students, developed and delivered through the National League for Nursing (NLN). The exam is broken down into 3 major parts: verbal, science, and math skills.
  • TEAS, Test of Essential Academic Skills, includes 4 major parts: reading, math, English, science.
  • NET, Nurse Entrance Test, tests candidates in 6 areas: reading, math, stress, social interaction, testing abilities, learning skills.
  • Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) exam

Requirements for Applying to Graduate Nursing School

Graduate level nursing has become more popular especially given the rise in distance education. More and more Masters nursing programs are available as online degree programs for working RNs and students located in areas not local to a nursing school.

  • BSN degree from an accredited nursing school, or Bachelors degree in a non-related field
  • RN license
  • Complete application submitted by the deadline
  • Attached transcripts
  • Any required letters of recommendation included
  • Any required exams completed, i.e. GRE
  • Any required application fees included
  • Statement of career goals and/or specialization

Nursing schools don’t really cut you breaks with the application process. The best advice is to read all the requirements of all the schools to which you’re applying and follow them to the letter. Combine a solid application with a good academic record and you have a fighting chance at breaking into a respectable nursing school program.

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13/08/2017

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Paralegal Certificate, Certification and Certified: What – s the Difference? #how


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Paralegal Certificate, Certification and Certified: What s the difference?

This blog is going to cover paralegal certificates, but first I want to make sure that you understand the distinction between a certificate and being certified or having certification. The easy way to remember it is that schools do not offer certification they offer certificates; having a certificate or degree can lead to being certified or attaining certification. In other words, the certificate or degree comes first. Certification requires taking qualification exams through state agencies or paralegal associations, along with meeting any other educational or professional guidelines mandated by the certificate-granting association, state or agency. For example, two national professional associations that offer a paralegal (or legal assistant) certification credential are the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

*Whether you’re looking to earn an undergraduate degree in preparation for the Certified Paralegal Exam, or ready to advance your career with a master’s degree in legal studies, accredited online programs make it easier than ever to get the education you need:

What is a paralegal certificate and how does it compare with a degree?

Types of Paralegal Certificate Programs

Most paralegal certificates are post-baccalaureate programs. In other words, they re for students who already have a bachelor s degree or, at the very least, an associate degree. This degree doesn t necessarily have to be in paralegal studies: you can have a bachelor s degree in business, fine arts, political science or pretty much anything. The main thing is that you have a higher education foundation that includes humanities, math, English and social sciences, and have developed reading, writing and communication skills that you can draw upon in your professional life. A post-baccalaureate certificate program can help you reach the next level of professionalism as it often lends itself to specialization in a specific area in this case paralegal studies.

A few paralegal certificate programs can be completed right after high school. It is very important to distinguish between the two types of programs: post-baccalaureate programs are more like graduate programs, whereas programs that can be completed right after high school provide more of a technical continuing education with little or no general education to round out the course of study.

There is a definite advantage to entering the workplace with a general education under your belt in addition to legal classes, and many employers specifically require an associate or bachelor s degree as a prerequisite for employment. However, if you need to enter the workforce right away, are already working straight out of high school and want to add paralegal skills to your resume for potential advancement or simply do not have the funds for a degree, then a certificate program that does not require a bachelor s or associate degree as a prerequisite may be for you.

What s Required

Certificate programs generally require anywhere from 18 to 45 credit hours. Since many, or even most students are already working, these programs are frequently set up so that they can be completed through night or weekend classes and/or on a part-time basis. Many certificate program can be completed within a year, even on a part-time basis, although most schools accommodate students by allowing them to take longer to complete a program.

Post-baccalaureate programs vary in what areas of the law they cover, but most include legal research, legal writing, an introductory course in paralegalism, substantive law and a choice of courses in specialty areas of the law. Some schools offer multiple paralegal certificate options. For instance, some post-baccalaureate certificate programs offer emphases in areas like nursing paralegal, criminal law paralegal, business paralegal or educational paralegal. Within each of these programs are a few courses that focus on the law as it applies to that specialty.

One great thing about these post-baccalaureate programs is that the students who apply to and complete these programs are generally older, more mature, have some work experience and are extremely motivated to excel in their chosen profession. These programs are definitely on a higher rung on the educational ladder than technical certificate programs, and as such are seen by potential employers as recognizable and valued achievements.

The Role of a Certificate in Certification

The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), one of the two main nationwide paralegal associations, requires that those who take the Certified Paralegal examination to become a Certified Paralegal have a paralegal education. Specifically, they require:

  • Graduation from a paralegal program that is:
  • (a) Approved by the American Bar Association; or
  • (b) An associate degree program; or
  • (c) A post-baccalaureate certificate program in paralegal studies;
  • (d) A bachelor s degree program in paralegal studies; or
  • (e) A paralegal program which consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours (900 clock hours or 90 quarter hours) of which at least 15 semester hours (225 hours or 22.5 quarter hours) are substantive legal courses
  • Alternative qualifications call for a bachelor s degree in any field, plus a year of paralegal working experience or seven years of working experience as a paralegal.

Thus, if you already have an associate or bachelor s degree and complete a post-baccalaureate certificate program you meet the educational requirements for taking the Certified Paralegal examination, and with a qualified score on that exam you gain the designation of Certified Paralegal or Certified Legal Assistant. Law Offices, corporations and other employers recognize this as a milestone of professional excellence and certification is frequently a preferred prerequisite for many paralegal positions. (NALA also offers an Advanced Paralegal Certification for those who already Certified Paralegals.)

Choosing a Paralegal Certificate Program

Certificate programs that offer specialized tracks can be excellent options for those who are seeking job fulfillment through specific areas of the law. For example, you may wish to become involved in ecology, and with a certificate track in environmental paralegal studies you will most likely find that the doors of NGOs with environmental missions will open wider for you. And, because the law impacts insurance, medical facilities and other areas of medicine, including drug companies, individuals who already have nursing degrees can graduate from nursing paralegal certificate programs and find paralegal positions in those fields because of their specialized knowledge.

A certificate program is an excellent choice for working individuals who are looking to make a career change, whether within their field or in uncharted territory. It can also serve as an good opportunity for those considering law school as it enables students to get their feet wet in the legal field.

Paralegal certificate programs can even benefit those who don t aspire to be working paralegals. Because the law impacts every aspect of our society, anyone who adds legal knowledge to their portfolio is also creating potential for advancement in their current job.

Things to consider when looking for a certification program that fits your needs and goals include:

  • Are you looking for a simple technical certificate or a post-baccalaureate program?
  • Are you looking for a program with specialized tracks?
  • Is your undergraduate degree already in legal or paralegal studies? If so, does the certificate program cover new ground that will allow you to expand you knowledge or will it simply rehash what you have already learned?
  • If you didn t cover legal studies in your undergraduate degree, does the certificate program offer the basics of legal research, analysis, writing, substantive law, technology and management?
  • What other obligations do you have, whether work or family, that will affect the demands on your life and what accommodations does the school have that will fit with your schedule? How long do you want to take to earn your certificate?
  • What are the professional credentials and experience of the faculty?
  • What resources does the school have in terms of research tools, classrooms, online accessibility and job placement programs?
  • How much do you want to spend?

With answers to these basic questions you are sure to find a school that can provide you with a quality education that meets your needs and helps you achieve your specific career goals.


11/08/2017

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How Long Do Doctoral Programs Take to Complete?

The amount of time it takes to finish a doctoral degree program varies depending on a number of factors, such as the amount of credits you need or whether you attend part-time or full-time. A doctorate is often required for research, higher education teaching and advanced medical fields; however, this degree may also be required in other fields or be beneficial in advancing in your career.

Doctoral Program Lengths

Most doctoral programs take between four and seven years to complete, although schools may allow students up to 10 years to earn a doctorate degree, depending upon the program. If you find that you need more time, some schools will grant extensions for extenuating circumstances. To be granted this time, you’ll need to show intention to finish, planning and proper documentation.

Important Facts About Doctoral Degree Programs

Anthropology, comparative literature, biology, mathematics, history, sociology, psychology, linguistics, computer science

Fully available for select programs

Lawyer, psychologist, physician, surgeon

May be mandatory, depending vocation; some occupations require certification or licensing

Factors Affecting Completion Time

Your time as a doctoral student may be shorter or longer than the average, depending on a number of factors. Some doctoral degree programs have requirements that take longer to complete because of their nature; for example, a research project might lengthen your time because you’d need to design a study, find participants, run the study and finalize your findings. Financial aid is another factor that can affect the amount of time you need; some schools cut off financial aid for students who take longer than the set amount of time to complete their degree. Without financial aid, you may need to work, which can leave less time for your studies.

Enrollment Status

If you decide to enroll only part-time in your doctoral program, you will most likely take longer in earning your degree than students who enroll full-time. Many schools will allow you to switch between part-time and full-time enrollment from semester to semester, so you may slow down or accelerate your degree program as needed.

Previous Education

You may enter a doctoral degree program immediately after earning an undergraduate degree, or you may earn a master’s degree first. Some programs prefer you to have graduate school experience before entering a program, but others don’t. If you earn a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program, you may be able to apply some credits towards your doctoral degree, which could reduce the amount of time spent in the program.

Completion of Dissertation

Before you can be granted a doctoral degree, you must successfully complete the required number of credit hours, pass any required written and oral exams, and write and defend your dissertation. A dissertation is a book-length work demonstrating a student’s knowledge in his or her chosen field. It can often take two years or more to complete a dissertation. You can cut down on the amount of time you’ll take in completing a dissertation by choosing a school with an adequate support system for doctoral students, and by asking for help when you need it.


02/08/2017

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How Long Does It Take To Get A PhD In Nursing?


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How Long Does IT Take To Get A PhD IN Nursing?

Nursing Ph.D. Program Length Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing programs require that students prepare a dissertation consisting of original research that will advance healthcare delivery systems and nursing practice. They generally take three years or longer to complete. Some schools offer online nursing Ph.D. programs, which take about the same amount of time to finish as those on campus.

These research-based programs require a significant amount of time commitment on the part of the student. Students can expect to engage in full-time study, including classes in the summer. Nurses in a doctorate program select a specific area of research to focus on along with the required coursework. Graduates are prepared to function as nurse administrators, researchers and scholars.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Direct-Entry Midwifery – LM, CPM
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Training
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Assistant or Patient Care Assistant
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing for Adults and Seniors
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Public Health Nurse or Community Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Other Nursing Doctoral Programs

Nurses have several programs from which to choose. Programs are offered for nurses wishing to research and teach, while other doctorate programs are designed for nurses who wish to practice in a clinical setting. The time required to complete the degree varies by type of program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) builds on traditional master’s degree programs to prepare nurses in leadership, quality control and evidence-based practice. The DNP program is designed to be a terminal degree and focuses on clinical practice rather than research. It usually takes about two years of full-time study to complete the program.

Doctor of Nursing Science

It takes approximately five years to complete a Doctor of Nursing Science program. This program is designed to teach nurses the skills needed to conduct investigative research. Nurses also develop leadership and clinical skills. Many programs focus on healthcare policy, data analysis, ethics and health outcome measurements.

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01/08/2017

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights #travel

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights

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Remember the days when you had to call a travel agent or dial a host of toll free numbers on your own to comparison shop for flights and hotels? Those days are long gone. Personal online travel planning is now the second largest e-commerce moneymaker, trailing only the adult entertainment industry.

Last year Americans spent some $103 billion online on leisure and small business travel, and, according to Hudson Crossing, a travel consulting company, that figure is set to rise to over $110 billion next year as the economy continues to recover.

Most of us are now our own travel agents, and there are scores of websites out there to help us do the job that professionals once dominated. We took five travel websites that are creating a buzz in the travel industry and put them to the test. All of them can help you make more informed airline ticket purchases on the Internet, but each have unique ways to book a flight that go beyond simply entering in your destination and dates.

1. sun, history culture, or New York Times Top Places 2013.

The site’s standard flight search tool offers a host of unusual ways to search that will appeal to travelers looking for ideas or just a great deal. Travelers can search for flights into a country or region, rather than a specific city, or they can search by the type of activity or holiday they are looking for, such as scuba diving, family friendly destinations, beer or wine tasting and so on.

The obvious cons with the Pick 2, Get 1 deal is that you’re letting the site make the final call on where you wind up and you can’t select your preferred carrier. “If you’re a control freak, Get Going is not for you,” says Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at Hudson Crossing.

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31/07/2017

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How To Take Better Travel Portraits – Travelstart Blog #travelling #australia

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How To Take Better Travel Portraits

Travel is all about the people you meet along the way. I spoke to South-Korea-based photographer, blogger, teacher and entrepreneur Roxy Hutton about how to capture the best portrait photos when travelling. Follow along on her travel adventures with her husband and their rescue dog, Shadow the Jindo, at CityGirlSearching .

What advice would you give to someone hoping to improve their portrait shots?

invest in a prime lens [it] brings to an image so much life and character.

Although not a necessity, a good place to start improving your portrait shots would be to invest in a prime lens. Prime lenses are lenses that have a fixed focal lengths as opposed to zoom lenses which you can zoom in and zoom out with. Prime lenses, like for example my favourite lens, the 50mm 1.4, brings to an image so much life and character.

These lenses also create those dreamy blurred backgrounds (known as Bokeh) that give an air of mystery to a portrait. Prime lenses are not always practical for traveling, because you probably won’t have much space to carry more than one or two lenses, and you then you need to have a lens that offers you a range of options when it comes to your photos. Nothing quite beats the ‘nifty fifty’ when it comes to portraits (as well as street photography) and I’d say that would be a very good place to start if you are wanting to improve.

reach out to photographers you admire

The second bit of advice I can give to anyone hoping to improve their portraits is to reach out to other photographers. We have all been where you are now, and most of us feel we are still there. I have learned the most when I have put insecurities aside and messaged photographers I admire.

Photography is a passion, and not everyone is born with the natural ability to create the perfect photograph. The perfect photograph is also a very subjective thing and will differ from person to person. Reach out to photographers you admire in your city/town, you’ll be surprised just how much people want to share their passion, especially if you are respectful and aren’t out to just steal their secrets techniques.

What do you like most about travel and photography?

Travelling is a way to broaden your mind

For me, traveling to a new country means experiencing new ways of seeing the world and being a part of another place even just for a short time. Travelling is a way to broaden your mind, while having your eyes opened (sometimes forcibly) to new smells, sights and sounds. Travel photography is an attempt to capture those memories and keep them forever.

For some travel photographers, it is about capturing the unusual, the strange. For me, I aim to capture the memories made on my holiday, as well as the experiences and people that made up those memories.

What is the best equipment to use when taking portrait shots?

If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

I love my 50mm prime lens for portraits. It’s small and light, and very easy to carry around. It’s not very practical if you also want to focus on landscape shots while traveling and so you need to do some thinking before you travel.

When I travel I carry my camera body (Nikon D700) and two lenses; 50mm 1.4 24-70mm 2.8. The latter is a very heavy lens, and coupled with my camera body weighs about 5kg’s! Even though it is heavy, it is wonderful for both landscape and portraits. If I had to just pick one lens to travel with, this would be it. If I knew that I would be shooting a wide range of subjects (people, temples, mountains, animals) then this is the lens I take with me. If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

How do you compose your shots?

I began by looking at photographs online that I liked

I didn’t ever study photography, having been shown the basics of the camera by my husband, and the rest I learned from practicing and playing around with my camera. I am not what you would call a technical photographer, and I know that a lot of the time the settings I use to create images would horrify a lot of photographers.

When I first I started taking photographs 5 years ago, I began by looking at photographs online that I liked. These were usually still life shots of makeup and stationery. I would look at them and try to understand what it was I liked about them and then I set out to re-create them. Once I was able to re-create photographs, I started playing around with different objects and subjects to create my own style of photography.

I hope my travel photographs convey a sense of who I am as a photographer, as well as showcasing who or what I am photographing.

When is the best time to shoot?

make the light work for you

Late afternoon is always a wonderful time of the day to shoot just about anything. But unless you are traveling purely as a photographer and not for the enjoyment of travel, you probably will be under a lot of time constraints and just have to make do with clouds/bright sunlight/rain and just make the light work for you.

Is it important to be aware of cultural sensitivities?

A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile

Absolutely. I am always terribly shy when it comes to asking people if I can take their portraits especially if there is a language barrier involved. But, put yourself in their shoes before you snap away. A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile. If you can’t speak the local language, simply pointing to your camera and giving a questioning look by pointing from them to your camera (always followed by a big smile) will 9 times out of 10 guarantee you a photograph. Try not to be too offended if someone denies you a photograph. Offer one last smile (as hard as it may be) take a deep breath, and move on.

You have photographs on Shutterstock and also do personalised shoots, have you always been interested in photography?

I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up

I only became interested in photography when I started my first blog (FarmboyAndCityGirlHitAsia) back in 2010. Photography was a way for me to add interest to blog posts, and I soon found it to be a wonderfully creative outlet. My first photographs were awful, as was my editing style (lots of high contrast and vignetting) as seems to be the go-to style for new photographers, and so it took me a while to find my own personal style. I am still refining that style and I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up.

Do you have safety concerns for your equipment when you travel?

If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities.

I do have a lot of safety concerns, but I try to be as alert as possible when traveling. My camera is too big to ever look unobtrusive (especially when I’m using the 24-70mm lens) but this doesn’t mean you can’t be subtle with it. When not in use, I usually carry my camera either around my neck or the strap wound around my wrist and the camera in my hand. When I am not shooting I try to always have the lens cap on if possible, to protect the lens. As my husband and I currently live in Korea, it has been really hard to obtain insurance for any of our things. As soon as we get back to South Africa, insurance for my camera will be one of the first things we sort out.

I don’t generally worry too much about my equipment as there’s only so much you can do to keep it safe. If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities. My advice is just to be careful and aware of your equipment when you travel, use a good camera bag to protect your equipment and keep your camera on you at all times unless you are able to lock it away somewhere safely.

All photographs courtesy of Roxy Hutton





14/06/2017

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Best Socks For Travel – What To Take Backpacking #military #travel

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Best Socks For Travel How Many Socks Do You Need?

“How could you possibly fit a year of clothes into a 32 liter bag?”

“I could never have only a few changes of clothes in my bag. Didn’t that get gross? At the very least it got boring, right?

I hear you. I really do. I didn’t think it would be possible either.

But after 2 months of intense research before our trip, I had found perfect brands for each item of clothing I was packing. Instead of going through the laundry list of items (see what I did there?), let’s save that for later and just focus on one item so you can really see how to breakdown all of your clothing into as few pieces as possible. Starting with the best socks you could ever have for travel…

Best Socks For Travel

Quick: If you were going to travel on a week-long vacation, how many socks would you pack? What about for 2 weeks? Now what about for a whole year?

Before my year of travel, I would have said 5 pairs of socks for one week, 8 for 2 weeks, and maybe 10-12 for a year.

Is that about what you said?

But after way too much research on footwear in November of 2011, I realized that if I spent more money than normal on an actually nice pair of socks, I could make do with less pairs A LOT less.

So what is the best brand of socks for travel and how many did I buy?

For comfort, variety, breathability, and the ever important “stink repellent” factor (you realize how truly important this one is when the guy in front of you on your 20 hour bus trip decides to take HIS shoes off for the trip), the best socks for travel that I can recommend are SmartWool.

I bought 3 types of SmartWool socks for a total of 4 pairs.

What I packed and what I recommend are the PHD Ultra Light Micro’s for running when on the road. They also are great when walking around cities and keeping your feet nice and cool.

I also had 2 pairs of PHD Outdoor Light Micro’s. which were the perfect socks for almost anything Thick enough when hiking in the cold, kept my feet toasty indoors, but also not too heavy when running around outside.

I also packed one pair of SmartWool’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew socks which were awesome. Super thick with lots of cushion, these socks were great on cold hikes.

The best part about these socks?

You really had to work to make them smell. I’m talking multiple days in a row of dirty hikes before they really needed to be changed. Plus, they dry quickly so it was no problem to wash them in the sink at night and have them ready to wear the next day… a huge win when on the road.

My Ultra Light’s were for running and really hot days. The Outdoor Light’s were for everyday use which is why I had two. Then the Extra Heavy’s were for the long hikes and cold days when the extra cushion and warmth were a huge help. I had every situation covered.

But that was it. 4 pairs of socks for 365 days of travel and there was never a day where I wish I had packed more. Now the cost of these 4 socks, approximately $60 total, is probably more than you’re used to spending… but they last much longer than cheap cotton socks, are much more comfortable, and save a ton of room in your bag.

Your Tur n: If you have yet to travel, how many socks do you think you would pack? If you already have done a long-term trip, how many socks did you end up bringing? Does anybody think they have a brand better than my SmartWool’s (I seriously doubt it)?

About Tony

Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once. and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.





31/05/2017

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights #travel #prices

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights

Amritsar- The holiest Sikh city

Amritsar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations located in the northwestern state of India – Punjab. This city welcomes a large hordes of visitors every year from all over the world to spend an amazing holiday in this holy city. Founded by the fourth Guru of the Sikhs – Guru Ramdas Sahib, this city is a popular pilgrimage site in Punjab. The name of Amritsar means the “holy pool of nectar”. The weather remains here perfect to explore the amazing sites of this wonderful city throughout the year. Amritsar has a lot to offer everyone like lip smacking tasty cuisines, bustling markets, amazing sites, and more.

History of Amritsar

During British rule, this city went under several modernization plans in the educational and infrastructural sector. The famous Jalliawala Bagh massacre also took place in Amritsar. The painful massacre which is still alive in the heart of Indians as General Dyer ordered his men to open fire and killed many innocent people.

At the time of partition in 1947, Amritsar became the battle ground to resolve the political difference between the National Congress and Muslim League. During this period, Amritsar witness the worst communal violence between the Hindus and Muslims.

Tourist Attractions

This beautiful city owns many significant landmarks to win the heart of its visitors. These are – the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, and more. Several major airlines operate daily flights from Vancouver to Amritsar as this city offers amazing opportunities to know about the great history and culture of India. Some of the famous attractions of this religious city are:

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Ram Tirth
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Central Sikh Museum

Travelers can search cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar, India and get ready to spend a great time with their loved ones. Getting around in this wonderful city is easy via rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, etc.

Foodie s Paradise

The food junkies find this place a paradise to taste the mouthwatering Indian dishes. The best thing about Amritsar is that here you can refuel yourself with the numerous special cuisines of this city even at the road-side food joints. Some visitors especially book cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar to have dishes like Amritsari Fish, lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, etc. Some of the famous food joints of this city are:

  • Charming Chicken
  • Cafe Chokolade
  • Bella Italian Trattoria
  • kobe sizzlers

Lydia Martin, an experienced travel blogger is describing here about the holy city – Amritsar, India. This wonderful city is packed with several amazing sites, markets, religious places, etc. Book Vancouver to Amritsar flights and get ready to spend a great time with your family or friends.





27/05/2017

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Travel in Europe – Why take the train? #magellan #travel

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TRAVEL EUROPE BY TRAIN

Are you travelling Europe by train? Take advantage of our cheap train tickets to Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland or the Netherlands. You can also pick up a special train pass to travel to multiple destinations in Europe. Sit back in our comfortable carriages and travel with 320 km/h to new lands!

ADVANTAGES OF VOYAGES-SNCF.COM

Looking for the best way to travel in Europe? Start by booking via voyages-sncf.com and enjoy all the benefits!

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(1) Prices from, per person, in Standard class and for a single ticket between Paris, Brussels, Calais or Lille and London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet. Offer subject to availability. Ticket exchangeable subject to a fee before departure. Ticket non-exchangeable after departure. Ticket non-refundable. Online payment is required and multiple ticket withdrawal options are available, depending on the journey and the number of days between the date of booking and that of departure (e-ticket, free shipping, withdrawal from French railway stations or Rail Europe store (( additional charges of €10 /CHF 12.-for each booking)). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or SNCF reductions.

(2) Starting from, per person, one way tickets in Comfort 2 (2nd class) Thalys, to a selection of destinations and subject to availability at these rates. Tickets are bookable until 30 days before departure of the train, and are non-exchangeable and non refundable. Online payment is required for e-tickets, free shipping of tickets, withdrawal at a French railway station or withdrawal at a Rail Europe store in Milan, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne (Supplement 10 € per dossier). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or SNCF discount rate.

(3) Prem’s fare, from, per person, for a 2nd class single with TGV, from selected cities and to a range of destinations. Offer subject to availability. Tickets are on sale between 3 months and 14 days before the date of departure. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. On-line payment is required. Tickets can be sent to your home address free of charge or collected at a French station or a Rail Europe shop in Milan, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne (€10 supplement payable). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or SNCF reduction.

(4) Fare NON-FLEX, from, valid for a single outbound journey in TGV Lyria 2nd class. On sale 3 months before the date of travel. Tariff valid subject to available seats, non-exchangeable and non-refundable tickets. Online payment is required and multiple ticket withdrawal options are available, depending on the journey and the number of days between the date of booking and that of departure (e-ticket, free shipping, withdrawal from French railway stations or Rail Europe store (( additional charges of €8 /CHF 12.-for each booking)). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or SNCF reductions.





16/05/2017

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How To Take Better Travel Portraits – Travelstart Blog #travel #agent

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How To Take Better Travel Portraits

Travel is all about the people you meet along the way. I spoke to South-Korea-based photographer, blogger, teacher and entrepreneur Roxy Hutton about how to capture the best portrait photos when travelling. Follow along on her travel adventures with her husband and their rescue dog, Shadow the Jindo, at CityGirlSearching .

What advice would you give to someone hoping to improve their portrait shots?

invest in a prime lens [it] brings to an image so much life and character.

Although not a necessity, a good place to start improving your portrait shots would be to invest in a prime lens. Prime lenses are lenses that have a fixed focal lengths as opposed to zoom lenses which you can zoom in and zoom out with. Prime lenses, like for example my favourite lens, the 50mm 1.4, brings to an image so much life and character.

These lenses also create those dreamy blurred backgrounds (known as Bokeh) that give an air of mystery to a portrait. Prime lenses are not always practical for traveling, because you probably won’t have much space to carry more than one or two lenses, and you then you need to have a lens that offers you a range of options when it comes to your photos. Nothing quite beats the ‘nifty fifty’ when it comes to portraits (as well as street photography) and I’d say that would be a very good place to start if you are wanting to improve.

reach out to photographers you admire

The second bit of advice I can give to anyone hoping to improve their portraits is to reach out to other photographers. We have all been where you are now, and most of us feel we are still there. I have learned the most when I have put insecurities aside and messaged photographers I admire.

Photography is a passion, and not everyone is born with the natural ability to create the perfect photograph. The perfect photograph is also a very subjective thing and will differ from person to person. Reach out to photographers you admire in your city/town, you’ll be surprised just how much people want to share their passion, especially if you are respectful and aren’t out to just steal their secrets techniques.

What do you like most about travel and photography?

Travelling is a way to broaden your mind

For me, traveling to a new country means experiencing new ways of seeing the world and being a part of another place even just for a short time. Travelling is a way to broaden your mind, while having your eyes opened (sometimes forcibly) to new smells, sights and sounds. Travel photography is an attempt to capture those memories and keep them forever.

For some travel photographers, it is about capturing the unusual, the strange. For me, I aim to capture the memories made on my holiday, as well as the experiences and people that made up those memories.

What is the best equipment to use when taking portrait shots?

If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

I love my 50mm prime lens for portraits. It’s small and light, and very easy to carry around. It’s not very practical if you also want to focus on landscape shots while traveling and so you need to do some thinking before you travel.

When I travel I carry my camera body (Nikon D700) and two lenses; 50mm 1.4 24-70mm 2.8. The latter is a very heavy lens, and coupled with my camera body weighs about 5kg’s! Even though it is heavy, it is wonderful for both landscape and portraits. If I had to just pick one lens to travel with, this would be it. If I knew that I would be shooting a wide range of subjects (people, temples, mountains, animals) then this is the lens I take with me. If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

How do you compose your shots?

I began by looking at photographs online that I liked

I didn’t ever study photography, having been shown the basics of the camera by my husband, and the rest I learned from practicing and playing around with my camera. I am not what you would call a technical photographer, and I know that a lot of the time the settings I use to create images would horrify a lot of photographers.

When I first I started taking photographs 5 years ago, I began by looking at photographs online that I liked. These were usually still life shots of makeup and stationery. I would look at them and try to understand what it was I liked about them and then I set out to re-create them. Once I was able to re-create photographs, I started playing around with different objects and subjects to create my own style of photography.

I hope my travel photographs convey a sense of who I am as a photographer, as well as showcasing who or what I am photographing.

When is the best time to shoot?

make the light work for you

Late afternoon is always a wonderful time of the day to shoot just about anything. But unless you are traveling purely as a photographer and not for the enjoyment of travel, you probably will be under a lot of time constraints and just have to make do with clouds/bright sunlight/rain and just make the light work for you.

Is it important to be aware of cultural sensitivities?

A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile

Absolutely. I am always terribly shy when it comes to asking people if I can take their portraits especially if there is a language barrier involved. But, put yourself in their shoes before you snap away. A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile. If you can’t speak the local language, simply pointing to your camera and giving a questioning look by pointing from them to your camera (always followed by a big smile) will 9 times out of 10 guarantee you a photograph. Try not to be too offended if someone denies you a photograph. Offer one last smile (as hard as it may be) take a deep breath, and move on.

You have photographs on Shutterstock and also do personalised shoots, have you always been interested in photography?

I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up

I only became interested in photography when I started my first blog (FarmboyAndCityGirlHitAsia) back in 2010. Photography was a way for me to add interest to blog posts, and I soon found it to be a wonderfully creative outlet. My first photographs were awful, as was my editing style (lots of high contrast and vignetting) as seems to be the go-to style for new photographers, and so it took me a while to find my own personal style. I am still refining that style and I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up.

Do you have safety concerns for your equipment when you travel?

If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities.

I do have a lot of safety concerns, but I try to be as alert as possible when traveling. My camera is too big to ever look unobtrusive (especially when I’m using the 24-70mm lens) but this doesn’t mean you can’t be subtle with it. When not in use, I usually carry my camera either around my neck or the strap wound around my wrist and the camera in my hand. When I am not shooting I try to always have the lens cap on if possible, to protect the lens. As my husband and I currently live in Korea, it has been really hard to obtain insurance for any of our things. As soon as we get back to South Africa, insurance for my camera will be one of the first things we sort out.

I don’t generally worry too much about my equipment as there’s only so much you can do to keep it safe. If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities. My advice is just to be careful and aware of your equipment when you travel, use a good camera bag to protect your equipment and keep your camera on you at all times unless you are able to lock it away somewhere safely.

All photographs courtesy of Roxy Hutton





11/05/2017

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights #tucan

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights

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Remember the days when you had to call a travel agent or dial a host of toll free numbers on your own to comparison shop for flights and hotels? Those days are long gone. Personal online travel planning is now the second largest e-commerce moneymaker, trailing only the adult entertainment industry.

Last year Americans spent some $103 billion online on leisure and small business travel, and, according to Hudson Crossing, a travel consulting company, that figure is set to rise to over $110 billion next year as the economy continues to recover.

Most of us are now our own travel agents, and there are scores of websites out there to help us do the job that professionals once dominated. We took five travel websites that are creating a buzz in the travel industry and put them to the test. All of them can help you make more informed airline ticket purchases on the Internet, but each have unique ways to book a flight that go beyond simply entering in your destination and dates.

1. sun, history culture, or New York Times Top Places 2013.

The site’s standard flight search tool offers a host of unusual ways to search that will appeal to travelers looking for ideas or just a great deal. Travelers can search for flights into a country or region, rather than a specific city, or they can search by the type of activity or holiday they are looking for, such as scuba diving, family friendly destinations, beer or wine tasting and so on.

The obvious cons with the Pick 2, Get 1 deal is that you’re letting the site make the final call on where you wind up and you can’t select your preferred carrier. “If you’re a control freak, Get Going is not for you,” says Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at Hudson Crossing.

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29/04/2017

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Best Socks For Travel – What To Take Backpacking #travel #to

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Best Socks For Travel How Many Socks Do You Need?

“How could you possibly fit a year of clothes into a 32 liter bag?”

“I could never have only a few changes of clothes in my bag. Didn’t that get gross? At the very least it got boring, right?

I hear you. I really do. I didn’t think it would be possible either.

But after 2 months of intense research before our trip, I had found perfect brands for each item of clothing I was packing. Instead of going through the laundry list of items (see what I did there?), let’s save that for later and just focus on one item so you can really see how to breakdown all of your clothing into as few pieces as possible. Starting with the best socks you could ever have for travel…

Best Socks For Travel

Quick: If you were going to travel on a week-long vacation, how many socks would you pack? What about for 2 weeks? Now what about for a whole year?

Before my year of travel, I would have said 5 pairs of socks for one week, 8 for 2 weeks, and maybe 10-12 for a year.

Is that about what you said?

But after way too much research on footwear in November of 2011, I realized that if I spent more money than normal on an actually nice pair of socks, I could make do with less pairs A LOT less.

So what is the best brand of socks for travel and how many did I buy?

For comfort, variety, breathability, and the ever important “stink repellent” factor (you realize how truly important this one is when the guy in front of you on your 20 hour bus trip decides to take HIS shoes off for the trip), the best socks for travel that I can recommend are SmartWool.

I bought 3 types of SmartWool socks for a total of 4 pairs.

What I packed and what I recommend are the PHD Ultra Light Micro’s for running when on the road. They also are great when walking around cities and keeping your feet nice and cool.

I also had 2 pairs of PHD Outdoor Light Micro’s. which were the perfect socks for almost anything Thick enough when hiking in the cold, kept my feet toasty indoors, but also not too heavy when running around outside.

I also packed one pair of SmartWool’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew socks which were awesome. Super thick with lots of cushion, these socks were great on cold hikes.

The best part about these socks?

You really had to work to make them smell. I’m talking multiple days in a row of dirty hikes before they really needed to be changed. Plus, they dry quickly so it was no problem to wash them in the sink at night and have them ready to wear the next day… a huge win when on the road.

My Ultra Light’s were for running and really hot days. The Outdoor Light’s were for everyday use which is why I had two. Then the Extra Heavy’s were for the long hikes and cold days when the extra cushion and warmth were a huge help. I had every situation covered.

But that was it. 4 pairs of socks for 365 days of travel and there was never a day where I wish I had packed more. Now the cost of these 4 socks, approximately $60 total, is probably more than you’re used to spending… but they last much longer than cheap cotton socks, are much more comfortable, and save a ton of room in your bag.

Your Tur n: If you have yet to travel, how many socks do you think you would pack? If you already have done a long-term trip, how many socks did you end up bringing? Does anybody think they have a brand better than my SmartWool’s (I seriously doubt it)?

About Tony

Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once. and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.





23/04/2017

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GetGoing: Cheap Flights for People Who are Willing to Take a

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GetGoing: Cheap Flights for People Who are Willing to Take a Gamble

Every time an airplane takes off with even one unfilled seat, an airline is making less money than it could. Selling that seat to someone at some price even not very much would be better than leaving it empty. But an airline can t just start slashing fares willy-nilly; it doesn t want to give everyone  an aggressively good deal.

A new travel site called GetGoing thinks it s found a way to make both airlines and cheapskate consumers happy. The startup competes against well-established companies such as Priceline and Hotwire, which offer deep discounts to travelers who are willing to commit to paying for a flight or a room before they know which airline or hotel they re buying from.

But GetGoing doesn t just mask the airline; it also requires that you choose two different destinations, and commit to buying tickets before you know which one you ll get. (You can choose any two you like as long as they re at least fifty miles apart.) The company then selects one destination and sells you your tickets which it says are marked down by up to 40 percent, beating even other sources of cut-rate fares.

Why the forced choice? Air carriers are willing to give deep discounts to vacationers, who might not fly at all if the price isn t right. But they d rather not offer the same deals to business travelers, who are usually spending their companies money and are therefore less price-sensitive. By requiring customers to be willing to choose two potential destinations, GetGoing weeds out the corporate crowd.

Of course, it also weeds out plenty of vacationers, including anyone who s unwilling to commit to pay for a trip without knowing the destination. But GetGoing CEO Alek Vernitsky told me that there s a class of cost-conscious consumer who will find the proposition appealing, especially when multiple people are traveling at once. And for some of them, the surprise factor is fun or even helpful, such as when a couple can t agree on where to go.

I wondered if GetGoing uses some fancy algorithm to match up travelers and seats in the most efficient way possible. Turns out that it s basically flipping a coin: after you ve picked two destinations and proceeded with the transaction, it chooses one at random. I was also curious if the company s business model only worked for last-minute flights, when airlines are desperate to fill seats. But Vernitsky told me that the airlines pretty much know how full flights will be, and are therefore happy to offer discounts even months in advance.

GetGoing s site is slick and engaging, but I m not part of its super-price-sensitive target audience; I don t even like the idea of not knowing which airline I m going to be flying, let alone where I ll be heading. Then again, my wife and I have been debating destinations for our long-planned, much-delayed honeymoon for more than two years now, and haven t managed to settle on one so you never know.





22/04/2017

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights #vietnam #travel

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights

Amritsar- The holiest Sikh city

Amritsar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations located in the northwestern state of India – Punjab. This city welcomes a large hordes of visitors every year from all over the world to spend an amazing holiday in this holy city. Founded by the fourth Guru of the Sikhs – Guru Ramdas Sahib, this city is a popular pilgrimage site in Punjab. The name of Amritsar means the “holy pool of nectar”. The weather remains here perfect to explore the amazing sites of this wonderful city throughout the year. Amritsar has a lot to offer everyone like lip smacking tasty cuisines, bustling markets, amazing sites, and more.

History of Amritsar

During British rule, this city went under several modernization plans in the educational and infrastructural sector. The famous Jalliawala Bagh massacre also took place in Amritsar. The painful massacre which is still alive in the heart of Indians as General Dyer ordered his men to open fire and killed many innocent people.

At the time of partition in 1947, Amritsar became the battle ground to resolve the political difference between the National Congress and Muslim League. During this period, Amritsar witness the worst communal violence between the Hindus and Muslims.

Tourist Attractions

This beautiful city owns many significant landmarks to win the heart of its visitors. These are – the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, and more. Several major airlines operate daily flights from Vancouver to Amritsar as this city offers amazing opportunities to know about the great history and culture of India. Some of the famous attractions of this religious city are:

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Ram Tirth
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Central Sikh Museum

Travelers can search cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar, India and get ready to spend a great time with their loved ones. Getting around in this wonderful city is easy via rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, etc.

Foodie s Paradise

The food junkies find this place a paradise to taste the mouthwatering Indian dishes. The best thing about Amritsar is that here you can refuel yourself with the numerous special cuisines of this city even at the road-side food joints. Some visitors especially book cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar to have dishes like Amritsari Fish, lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, etc. Some of the famous food joints of this city are:

  • Charming Chicken
  • Cafe Chokolade
  • Bella Italian Trattoria
  • kobe sizzlers

Lydia Martin, an experienced travel blogger is describing here about the holy city – Amritsar, India. This wonderful city is packed with several amazing sites, markets, religious places, etc. Book Vancouver to Amritsar flights and get ready to spend a great time with your family or friends.





14/04/2017

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Travel in Europe – Why take the train? #space #travel

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TRAVEL EUROPE BY TRAIN

Are you travelling Europe by train? Take advantage of our cheap train tickets to Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland or the Netherlands. You can also pick up a special train pass to travel to multiple destinations in Europe. Sit back in our comfortable carriages and travel with 320 km/h to new lands!

ADVANTAGES OF VOYAGES-SNCF.COM

Looking for the best way to travel in Europe? Start by booking via voyages-sncf.com and enjoy all the benefits!

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(1) Prices from, per person, in Standard class and for a single ticket between Paris, Brussels, Calais or Lille and London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet. Offer subject to availability. Ticket exchangeable subject to a fee before departure. Ticket non-exchangeable after departure. Ticket non-refundable. Online payment is required and multiple ticket withdrawal options are available, depending on the journey and the number of days between the date of booking and that of departure (e-ticket, free shipping, withdrawal from French railway stations or Rail Europe store (( additional charges of €10 /CHF 12.-for each booking)). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or SNCF reductions.

(2) Starting from, per person, one way tickets in Comfort 2 (2nd class) Thalys, to a selection of destinations and subject to availability at these rates. Tickets are bookable until 30 days before departure of the train, and are non-exchangeable and non refundable. Online payment is required for e-tickets, free shipping of tickets, withdrawal at a French railway station or withdrawal at a Rail Europe store in Milan, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne (Supplement 10 € per dossier). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or SNCF discount rate.

(3) Prem’s fare, from, per person, for a 2nd class single with TGV, from selected cities and to a range of destinations. Offer subject to availability. Tickets are on sale between 3 months and 14 days before the date of departure. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. On-line payment is required. Tickets can be sent to your home address free of charge or collected at a French station or a Rail Europe shop in Milan, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne (€10 supplement payable). Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or SNCF reduction.

(4) Fare NON-FLEX, from, valid for a single outbound journey in TGV Lyria 2nd class. On sale 3 months before the date of travel. Tariff valid subject to available seats, non-exchangeable and non-refundable tickets. Online payment is required and multiple ticket withdrawal options are available, depending on the journey and the number of days between the date of booking and that of departure (e-ticket, free shipping, withdrawal from French railway stations or Rail Europe store (( additional charges of €8 /CHF 12.-for each booking)). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or SNCF reductions.





03/04/2017

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Take Flight #deals #on #hotels

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Reservations

Aerial Adventure Course Zip Line Cancellations and Refunds

  • Please call to cancel a reservation
  • If no warning is given of a cancellation, no refund will be given.
  • Aerial Adventure Course cancellations that are made 24 hours or more before the reservation will be given a full refund.
  • Aerial Adventure Course cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation will be given a 50% refund.
  • Zip Line cancellations must be made at least 72 hours (3 days) before the reservation to receive a full refund less a $5 per person processing fee.
  • If you cancel your Zip Line tour within 72 hours (3 days) of your tour you will receive a 50% refund.

Rescheduling a Reservation

  • You may reschedule your reservation 24 hours or more prior to the reservation date with no penalty. If within 24 hours (or on the same day as the reservation) there will be a $10 processing fee.
  • The rescheduled reservation date must be within 1 year of the original reservation date and is dependent on availability.
  • Guests who are late for an Adventure Zip Tour will not be allowed to meet up with the group. If space is available they can join the next tour or reschedule for another day. Unless rescheduling, no refund will be given.
  • Take Flight operates rain or shine. The course will close in severe circumstances- electrical storms, high winds, etc. A little rain does not mean a ruined experience!
  • If you have a question about operations due to weather please call and ask.

Weather Related Cancellations

Take Flight operates rain or shine. The course will close in sever circumstances- electrical storms, high winds, extreme cold, etc. A little rain does not mean a ruined experience!

If Adventure Zip Tours and the Aerial Adventure Course are required to close due to weather, guests who have been on the course or zip tour:

  • Less than 1 hour: Partial refund or reschedule to another day
  • More than 1 hour: No action is taken (Course and Zip Tour)

All guests must present a signed waiver or sign a waiver during registration before participating in Take Flight Activities.





31/03/2017

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights #travel

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5 websites that take booking air travel to new heights

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Remember the days when you had to call a travel agent or dial a host of toll free numbers on your own to comparison shop for flights and hotels? Those days are long gone. Personal online travel planning is now the second largest e-commerce moneymaker, trailing only the adult entertainment industry.

Last year Americans spent some $103 billion online on leisure and small business travel, and, according to Hudson Crossing, a travel consulting company, that figure is set to rise to over $110 billion next year as the economy continues to recover.

Most of us are now our own travel agents, and there are scores of websites out there to help us do the job that professionals once dominated. We took five travel websites that are creating a buzz in the travel industry and put them to the test. All of them can help you make more informed airline ticket purchases on the Internet, but each have unique ways to book a flight that go beyond simply entering in your destination and dates.

1. sun, history culture, or New York Times Top Places 2013.

The site’s standard flight search tool offers a host of unusual ways to search that will appeal to travelers looking for ideas or just a great deal. Travelers can search for flights into a country or region, rather than a specific city, or they can search by the type of activity or holiday they are looking for, such as scuba diving, family friendly destinations, beer or wine tasting and so on.

The obvious cons with the Pick 2, Get 1 deal is that you’re letting the site make the final call on where you wind up and you can’t select your preferred carrier. “If you’re a control freak, Get Going is not for you,” says Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at Hudson Crossing.

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12/02/2017

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