Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

For newcomers to barge holidays, all barges may look the same. However, there are many types of ships with striking differences in history and design. This model evolved over 200 years, adapting to changing conditions and technology. In Europe, the barge – ships barges – connecting the English Channel, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Here is a brief overview of the most common vessels you might encounter on your barge vacation.
Tjalks and Klippers Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

This barging tradition can be traced back to the seventeenth century. Originally wind-powered Tjalks were built of wood; In the nineteenth century, ship builders began to consider the possibility of iron and on twentieth century steel properties exploited by this industry. Therefore, the modern version of Tjalk is constructed of iron or steel, yet retains the stern arch of indigenous wood.

Designed for fast-flowing estuaries and rivers in the Netherlands, the tough Klipper is always built of iron or steel. The use of steel leads to a stronger vessel, although this introduces the danger of corrosion. Klipper’s steering sat under a stern round and ridden with wheels. Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

Beurtmotor and Luxemotor

Beurtmotor is used for passengers and cargo and often travels to a reliable schedule, replacing steam-powered steamers. It became even more popular with the introduction of diesel engines because their scheduling was more consistent than ever before. Like other barges, Beurtmotor was built to navigate the shallow waters – anywhere between 3 and about 10 feet of water. However this is not a limitation, as most inland waters in western Europe conform to this requirement.

Luxemotor trailblazing was built in the early 20th century and was the first barge to have its own machine. Driving on Beurtmotor’s success, they are quite luxurious with plenty of space – including kitchens and toilets – as well as a pointy bow that is ideal for more open waters.

Spitz

Spitz has a long and varied history. They were built to the standard of Freycinet imposed by Napoleon during the standardization period, and the ship was first withdrawn by hand (or horse). However, after the Second World War many Belgian Spitz ships were kitted out with tank machines that were often disabled. With some adjustments at the stern to fix the wheel, the Spitz Motor version is designed for canals in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

European Air Line: Our Fleet

The European Airway fleet includes a barge with lots of history behind them. Vacation barges match the history lover and cruise ship enthusiasts. For example, L’Art de Vivre – the oldest fleet – is an English model and built in the First World War to supply allied forces in the Somme. The beautiful Rosa is the Dutch Clipper carrying a variety of cargo in the early 20th century Dutch. Both now enjoy retirement by walking the beautiful streets of France, lovingly recovering in a way that celebrates their stunning legacy. Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

Paul Newman is a Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the most respected all-inclusive luxury barge provider in France and other major destinations. Part of an experienced barge team, Paul first queued to support a slow-paced barging cruise facility for anyone looking for a unique holiday experience. Barge Type: Know Your Spitzen From Your Clip

How To Cover Health Care During Vacation in Finland

How To Cover Health Care During Vacation in Finland

A beautiful destination for summer and winter holidays, Finland has so much to offer to discerning travelers. But before you go, it is advisable to invest in a comprehensive travel insurance. Although Finland is in the EU and honors reciprocal health agreements with the UK, there are limits to what is covered. Here we outline what is provided by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and why comprehensive travel insurance should be reserved.
Accessing Health Care in Finland

How To Cover Health Care During Vacation in Finland

If you require non-emergency treatment while on vacation in Finland, you should go to a local city health center, where you can see a doctor, dentist or even a radiographer. Once you find the city health center, you have to make an appointment, which you need to get to or face a 39.60 no-show fee. Your EHIC card entitles you to free health care, but small donations may be required depending on the municipality that is your health center. Visits to a doctor, for example, can cost between € 16.10 and € 22.10, depending on whether the visit is a regular or out-of-hours one. This includes laboratory services and x-rays as well.

Under the age of 18 is treated free of charge, unless it is treated personally. In this case payment is required up front and only comprehensive travel insurance that allows you to refund the money paid.

Hospitals in Finland are almost all owned in the city, but if you prefer to receive personal care, there are several private hospitals as well. Of course, your EHIC does not cover personal care in Finland unless the care provided is clinically necessary, and you can even claim back 20-30% of the cost. If you find yourself in this position, you must file a replacement claim within six months and the claim must be submitted to the Finnish government’s social insurance authority, known as Kela. How To Cover Health Care During Vacation in Finland

The recipe is paid when you receive it at the pharmacy but you can claim the fee again as long as you keep the receipt for presentation at your local Kela office.

Accessing Dental Care in Finland

If you need dental treatment while in Finland, as long as you have a valid EHIC, you will pay the same fee as a resident. Initial visits usually cost around € 10, and then extra care is charged depending on what is needed. A comprehensive travel insurance policy will tend to cover all your dental care, but check the policy before you travel.

And visit the hospital?

Unsolicited hospital visits in Finland require physician referrals. The word for hospitals in Finland is sairaala. As long as your EHIC enters and hospitals are not private homes you will be able to benefit from minimal maintenance costs, as did the Finns. Comprehensive travel insurance, on the other hand, may cover the entire cost of any treatment, whether you are in a private hospital or a public hospital.

When in Finland, an EHIC is very valuable. But if you want to make sure that you’re completely covered for all the possibilities, adequate travel insurance is a wise investment.

Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning specialist team in a global travel and comprehensive travel insurance policy. In addition to offering attractive offers for travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holiday. How To Cover Health Care During Vacation in Finland

Restoring the Past in the Galapagos

Restoring the Past in the Galapagos

Giant tortoises are one of the best known animals in the Galapagos Islands. And, for nature lovers who choose wildlife holidays in the Galapagos, this is one of the most sought-after encounters. Like many other animals, however, despite its iconic status as the world’s largest tortoise, it faces the challenge of survival, and is now extinct or nearly extinct on several islands in the archipelago.
Of the 14 native populations, only eleven are left – with many of them considered to be highly threatened. The GTRI (The Giant Tortoise Recovery Initiative) is a conservation project  aimed at changing the flow and restoring its population across the island. Restoring the Past in the Galapagos

GTRI work

Established in 2014, GTRI has worked closely with the Directorate of National Parks to achieve a number of objectives. The long-term goals of the initiative include:

• Restoring population to historical summits throughout the archipelago. This includes breeding programs to recover the islands where endemic subspecies have become extinct. Restoring the Past in the Galapagos

• Rejuvenate and restore the required habitat.

• Survey of current population to inform future conservation research and efforts.

• Use genetic advances to improve future conservation programs.

Why Do They Need Help?

In an environment where it has no natural predators for millions of years, the Giant Turtles become the animals most affected by human arrivals on the islands. For years, they were used as a food source by settlers and maritime tourists, who managed to find out that they were able to survive for long at sea. They transport them aboard in holding the ship, and then kill them as needed.

In addition to being a source of food, the population is devastated by the introduction of animals such as dogs, goats, cows and pigs. Dogs and pigs loot eggs and hatchlings, while cattle and goats compete with the turtle’s own food source.

Although it is illegal to catch them today, and introduce animals gradually controlled or removed, in some cases too late. But generating an extinct subspecies, such as endemic disease on the island of Floreana, becomes a reality in itself by GTRI’s deductive work.

Progress Created

Species from Floreana Island have been deemed extinct since 1850. But thanks to advances in DNA testing, scientists were able to determine their genetic traces in 2008. They then tested the hybrid population on Wolf Isabela volcano island that has different DNA, and found that it fits well the extinct Floreana species. How this cross-crossing takes place is a mystery, although the most likely explanation is through human intervention, perhaps by dismantling them among the different islands.

A group of 30 have been transferred to a research center in Santa Cruz, where scientists can analyze their DNA even further. It was found that two were classified F1, meaning that they were descended from two elderly races. Through a breeding program, GTRI now intends to refill Floreana Island with the offspring of these animals – effectively bringing the species back from the dead.

Visit the Past and Future on Holidays in the Galapagos

Thanks to GTRI, past species are now closely related to their future, and it is highly likely that populations can be restored to their natural habitat. Visitors to wildlife vacations in the Galapagos can visit the Tortoise Center in Santa Cruz to see the resurrection of Tortoise Giant Floreana in (albeit very slowly). Restoring the Past in the Galapagos

One of the Best Ways to Create an Exceptional Cash Infusion for Your Business

One of the Best Ways to Create an Exceptional Cash Infusion for Your Business

“Business is slow!”

“The economy is horrible.”

“The political structure creates fear of spending.”

Which of the “stories” you say to yourself?

Have you noticed that some people do their best while others keep telling themselves how bad the business is? It’s based on story. Stories make us go forward or stop us in our path.

For those who convince themselves that their business is sluggish, they probably will not do anything to generate income. Those who find opportunities, regardless of outward appearances, under any circumstances, are likely to take massive action to generate cash.

Fastest Track to Cash

One of the fastest ways to earn money is to pick up the phone as part of your follow-up strategy.

Follow-up by phone seems to be a very lost art. Recently, I passed a shelf in my office that is a “collector” shelf. You know that. You get something by mail and plan to get there … someday. One of the Best Ways to Create an Exceptional Cash Infusion for Your Business

Recently, I found a package that someone sent some time ago. When I receive it, I experience many things and never feel the urgency to open it.

The package contains examples of oils, creams, and other items that may cost enough to be sent to me.

The woman who sent her was never followed up. Not once.

Well, maybe he followed up with an email, but if he did, I never saw him.

Waste of money. In his mind, he might have thought he was being productive by sending me his package. He would have been much more productive if he followed up with picking up the phone to make sure I got their package. Chances are, I will try to sample some time ago. Who knows, I might have turned into a customer.

Email is not the best choice

Yesterday, I got an email from someone who asked me what to do if someone has not responded to his email for more than two months.

I asked, “Did you pick up the phone and call them? You never know … they might not get your email.”

He did not think to pick up the phone. He guessed the man was blowing him.

You can not just rely on email as a communication tool. There are too many things that can happen as your email is flagged as spam.

There is no magic bullet

Why are people so hesitant to pick up the phone? It’s like a ton of phones and they’ll hurt themselves.

The phone is your friend The phone is making money. Mobile phones are a great tool to use in your daily business practices.

You may be surprised at how many businesses are lost because you rely on a very unreliable source of communication.

Recently, I hosted an event in Portland, Oregon. 40 businessmen attended Passion for Thriving.

I took one day after the re-assembly, arranged my call list and started calling. Over the next few days, I contacted at least 90% of those present.

Not just registering private clients as a result, I sell information products to some participants and show, for example, that picking up the phone is a very good thing.

If you feel the business is slow, get out of your own way and pick up the phone.

Set the destination minimum number of calls you will make each day. The point is this; Your business success is not based on some secret or magical formula. It’s based on consistently doing what works.

Phone calls work Simple like that.

Bio Author: Kathleen Gage, known for her “unreasonable, common sense” marketing and promotion strategy, has owned and operated her business for 25 years. He has spoken throughout the world for various size groups, written several books and information products, has been interviewed hundreds of times and worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and companies.

Outside of business, Kathleen can be found training for marathons, saving animals, walking with her dogs, working in many flower gardens, feeding her horses or playing a ferocious card game. One of the Best Ways to Create an Exceptional Cash Infusion for Your Business

Problems for FAA Registering Drones

Problems for FAA Registering Drones

The hot topic today with users of drone and non-drone users is the registration of drones by the FAA. How likely is the FAA to be able to bring all the listed drones? Does it need to register all unmanned aircraft?
Everyone in the world is buzzing, and some who are not in the buzzing world, talking about government drone enrollment. The government wants all the drones listed whether they are basically just toys or used for packet delivery or used for aerial photography. But, the question has been asked, how the government can find all the unmanned aircraft. Some drones are created by bringing together separate individual parts. Will the government require all the parts that are used to create a registered drone. This can be very complicated because some of the parts used to create drones are also used for other technologies.

 

Is it against what this country wants to require a list of all unmanned aircraft? I know there are very small drones and have very limited flying time. This is basically a toy that kids will use. It would make more sense if the government made the necessary enrollment for the type or size of a particular drone rather than just entering all unmanned aircraft. There is a big difference in the unmanned aircraft that will fly for 7 minutes and unmanned aircraft that can fly all the way all over the country and back. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

Let’s talk about home made drones. There are thousands of people all over the country who only order parts and put their own drones together. “Do it yourself” is always acceptable in the United States. That is part of what makes this country the best country in the world! Do your own gardening, construction, remodeling, horse training, mechanics, photography … the list is endless. Why should you do it yourself so as not to be different? If the rule is made for a certain size then the drone needs to be registered, all right. When purchasing a specific size or battery controller, it may need to be registered. I do not see the government having the ability to even trace home-made drones. There are too many scenarios for it to be worth doing.

On the other hand, a very wise suggestion is to designate airspace only for unmanned aircraft. Is there anyone breaking the rules? Yes. As long as there are people in this world, there will be imperfect people in this world because we are all imperfect and there are always some who have to push envelopes and others who do not take the time to check the rules to start from. With this in mind, we must remember that bad people will do bad things that are against the law whether there is a law that applies to the bad or not. In other words, if someone wants to hurt people or other places, they will do so without getting permission. If one’s goal is to fly an unmanned drone on the spot or how to hurt someone or something else, they will do it. It is wise of the government to invest in some precautions such as weapons that will control and land unmanned aerial plane that is in the wrong place or believed to be intent to harm. Similarly businesses that feel threatened by unmanned aircraft can do the same. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

In short, no, I do not believe the FAA can register all unmanned aircraft and I do not believe it is necessary to register all unmanned aircraft, only aircraft that could pose a threat to the manned aircraft. In the meantime, we want to enjoy our unmanned aircraft in a safe and lawful way. We will stay 5 miles away from the airport while flying and not flying over 400 feet. Visit us at www.RCDronesPro.com and make drone choices from our various items. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

Favorite Objectives for Gap Class Students

Favorite Objectives for Gap Class Students

comprehensive travel insurance In addition to offering attractive offers for travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holiday.
“Taking time off before going to university or starting a career can be a great learning experience.Many young people save and go to the wider world to see and do as much as possible before they have to settle into real life, which can often mean limited time for travel and more daily responsibilities.

Favorite Objectives for Gap Class Students

If you plan to spend time and join thousands of like-minded people, you may be interested in knowing which destinations are most on the list to spend years, as well as different choices for how to spend it. year gap Of course, wherever you decide to go and whatever you decide to do, make sure you get comprehensive travel insurance so you can be sure that whatever happens, you will be protected.

Top Gap Year Destinations Revealed by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents)

The increase in the number of travelers gap year by 10% over the last twelve months is quite significant. Most people this year choose to travel to Australasia, Southeast Asia, South America and the United States. Australia has always been a firm favorite and claimed the number one spot in the most popular year-break destination, and New Zealand has just taken over from Thailand and is now second. Vietnam has jumped from eighth to fifth, and places like India, Brazil and Peru are also on the list. Favorite Objectives for Gap Class Students

How Do People Choose to Spend Their Gap Year?

There are several types of travel gaps that can be arranged. Many young people sign up for overseas work placements, while others are involved in voluntary programs. It is advisable to book through a recommended and reputable company when volunteering, and be sure to do your research regarding the benefits of the project and what you will need. Always invest in comprehensive travel insurance as well. Favorite Objectives for Gap Class Students

Another popular way to spend years gap is to start an adventure journey. Trekking, mountain biking, land tours and other adventures are still a great way to see the world from a different perspective, but all may require a top-up clause in a comprehensive travel insurance policy, so check before you leave.

Of course, the traditional tickets around the world ticket are still booked by more independent travelers, who may want to enjoy a little of everything on their way.

Listening

While the gap year trip is a great way for young people to grow in confidence, get freedom, make good memories and see the world, this can be a challenging moment. Good preparation is key if the experience will be safe and positive, and a comprehensive travel insurance policy is a must!

Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning specialist team in single travel and annual comprehensive travel insurance. In addition to offering attractive offers for travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holiday.

Count the Michelin Stars in Courchevel

Count the Michelin Stars in Courchevel

As all experienced skiers will know, an essential component of the après ski experience lies in the dining. In Courchevel, one of the most highly-sought after ski resorts in the Alps, the quality of the food and wine is of a higher altitude than the surrounding mountains. Many of the resort’s establishments have been awarded Michelin stars and offer a luxurious experience to perfectly complement a day of gliding down the pistes.
Here’s my choice of the very best restaurants for a luxurious ambience, exquisite wines and sumptuous menus during your skiing break in Courchevel.

 

Chabichou

Dining at Chabichou is an experience with the stars, in more than one way. This restaurant not only boasts two Michelin stars, but is also the first choice for celebrity star-power. Although it may push the upper reaches of your price range, it certainly rewards its diners with sensational gourmet cuisine, prepared by chefs Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron.

Les Airelles

Les Airelles, which is proud of its two Michelin stars, is led by famous chef Pierre Gagnaire. It’s not just about the food here, but also about the opulent décor – be sure to gaze up at this venue’s astonishing hand-painted ceiling. An evening meal guarantees a wonderful glow of romance, but you should also book a table at lunch and indulge in the fine buffet on offer – you will feel suitably refreshed and ready for an afternoon of skiing.

Le Kintessence

This restaurant is the best place in Courchevel for savouring vintage wines, as it boasts an exceptional cellar that you can only dream of owning. Its outstanding collection of wines matches the wonderful taste concoctions served up by chef Nicolas Sale.You can also combine your visit here with a stay, as the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel –it’s the perfect way to relax after a vigorous day on the slopes.

Azimut

The modest appearance of this restaurant belies a gastronomic extravaganza for those who venture inside. Azimut offers incredible, traditional Savoie dishes, which are presented without pretension or fussiness. Dining here is a reinvigorating experience after working up an appetite on the mountain. Be sure to try the sumptuous tartiflette and spicy sensations that chef Francois Moureaux ingeniously creates.

Le 1947

Le 1947 is a place where you can feast on more than just the food. Its amazing décor and displays of culinary magic are truly special sights to behold – and the restaurant even opens the kitchen to diners, showing them what’s going on behind the scenes. With fur throws draped across the chairs and dishes served on porcelain dinnerware, you will be suitably spoilt after your skiing efforts.

Before You Go

While you’re busy dreaming of the glamorous prospect of snow, ski and fine dining, remember to invest in skiing travel insurance before you set off. Nothing kills an appetite like an unexpected eventuality you’re not covered for, so finding a good skiing travel insurance will give you peace of mind when you’re out on the slopes, and will allow you to savour your gastronomic experiences all the more.

An alternative way to find bird watching tours

An alternative way to find bird watching tours

Blue Sky Wildlife is a unique ecotourism site that offers birders and wildlife enthusiasts as an alternative to finding wildlife and ecotourism tourism, from birds to butterflies and mammals to wildflowers.
65 award-winning and award winning wildlife tour operators and the company is listed on a site spanning 36 countries and offering over 225 unique birds and wildlife tours. The number of registered tour operators is expected to increase to over 100 in the next 6 months.

 

This unique site offers the flexibility to search for all types of wildlife holiday experiences and bird watching by considering conservation, eco cottage, family, photography and trekking. An alternative way to find bird watching tours

Independent birds who prefer to work through their own “bucket list” can now search for the right tour operator by bird species name, right from the keyword search area at the top right of the website, before contacting the right tour operator directly to their next vacation message

A collection of birdwatching tours or experiences ranging from photography workshops, a half-day boat trip off the coast of Kaikoura admire the incredible Wandering Albatross in New Zealand, a selection of adventurous 5-day rainforest adventures in Peru, Colombia or Jamaica to a 30-day bird watching tour in Uganda.

“We are inspired to launch this site because we feel nothing like this for the Birding community while trying to improve conservation as a selection criteria for birders without sacrificing the overall bird watching experience,” commented Chris Larsen, Blue Sky Wildlife. An alternative way to find bird watching tours

Blue Sky Wildlife, in collaboration with MBE Appleton Team who co-founded the British Birdwatching Fair (or Birdfair) 27 years ago, has been very conscious of the right ecotourism balance. Blue Sky Wildlife is committed to sustainable eco-tourism and conservation. Blue Sky Wildlife is recognized as a Birdlife Champion Species that supports the Birdlife International Prevaining Extinctions program.

VALENTINE DAY 2018

VALENTINE DAY 2018

VALENTINE DAYS FOR THEM She deserves the best, and that’s why you’re here. Our collection of Valentine’s Day gifts for her has all her favorite of chocolate gourmet strawberries, up to the incredible fruit bouquets you can give directly to her office! What better way to show off and be a boyfriend (or husband) this year
MENS VALENTINES GIFTS Finding the perfect gift for your man or a perfect valentine day gift for your girlfriend can be a real problem. This year, why not go with something that both of you will enjoy and enjoy in a box of delicious chocolate strawberries us, or a very nice fruit basket, delivered to your home for a date night! LAST DAY MINUTE VALENTINE’S Last day and same day gift of valentine’s day? We have you (chocolate) covered! All our arrangements are made by hand and dipped into real chocolate just hours before shipping, making sure everything is fresh and delicious. Leave the rush cost to someone else – our shipping is exactly as advertised.

 

VALENTINES DAY DOG GIFTS Hairy friends also love our setting! Share the best deals in fresh fruit and gift baskets for Valentine’s day with your dog or cat. Even if your pet can not eat our chocolate strawberries, you can still … and they know it is an important thought! If you are looking for a tasty fresh fruit setting without chocolate (perfect for Pet lovers and those who can not eat chocolate) check out our fresh fruit bouquet collection!

Jasper Arkansas- A Prime Location For Vacationers

Jasper Arkansas- A Prime Location For Vacationers
An escape from daily hassle life for a weekend vacation will fill you with energy, positivity and freshness. If you are nature lover, come to Jasper AR, this is famous for some of the unique natural scenes that can’t be found at any other places. Such locations are prime point of attract that millions of tourists flock around the globe to get relaxation. Jasper caters extremely pleasant spots those attracts significant number of people. Jasper National Park is one of them that earned prestigious popular tourist destination tag and people those come Jasper, hardly drop any plan not visit this national park. It is full with various rare animal, plants those are hard to find outside world.

This is known as the largest park of Canadian Rockies and provides shelter to wide range of wild animals and even some rarest of them. This park is not only famous for its wild animals but also there are hot springs, waterfalls, lakes and mountains those are collectively able to mesmerize a visitor that memory last for years. This park is established over a century years back and declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 due its charismatic scenic, splendid places. Apart from them, rugged mountain peaks, alpine meadows, various ice fields and glaciers are just of the few reasons for which people never drop chance to visit Jasper Arkansas.

People those don’t want to limit themselves with only watching natural scenes; they have plenty of options to enjoy their time. Various activities like camping, fishing kayaking, boating, hiking, safaris are just few from a wide number of recreation activities. No matter whether you are nature lover or adventurous, all your wishes will come true when you’ll land at Jasper Arkansas and it this land will become your dream land within some time that makes the trip precious.

People those love to spend time privately, they have plenty of options to spend their time at cabins those are designed to host couples or family members. Including massive scenic view at the bank of Buffalo River, spending some quality time at these cabins will surely rejuvenate your mind and soul than no one can deny. No matter whether you are newly married and looking for a perfect destination for honeymoon or want to excite your life partner with old memories, choosing such cabins will surely make you overwhelmed while fulfilling your wishes. Come Jasper Arkansas!