A good friend of mine likes traveling to places that require or encourage a “sense of adventure.” One recent excursion led her to explore the grounds near a volcano. I’ve never been near a volcano, but like many others, I have watched news reports of volcanic eruptions. Jeff Koyen, of Forbestraveler.com, reminds travelers that there are many dangerous volcanoes throughout the world.
Travelers take heed: they’re all still active
“Volcanoes form mountains; supervolcanoes erase them. Volcanoes kill plants and animals for miles around; supervolcanoes threaten whole species with extinction by changing the climate across the entire planet… Is it going to blow again?”
Recently, I have added a few plugins to my WordPress.org blog. I have some active plugins and the rest are currently deactivated. There is certainly a wide variety of plugins, and I am grateful for all of the choices. I appreciate those who are able to design plugins. When I was first learning about the world of WordPress plugins, I found the following tutorial on WordPress.org to be most helpful:
Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. This article contains a list of plugins by category, and links to other plugin repositories. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.
I have an overwhelming fear of flying in an airplane. I hope to overcome this fear someday, but so far, have not been able to. Instead, one option I use for traveling is to go by train. I have traveled by train to various parts of Canada. There is some truly beautiful scenery in Canada and train travel is an awesome method for experiencing this. According to Cynthia Ross Cravit, of 50plus.com, there are some spectacular worldwide destinations awaiting those who choose railway travel.
One of the most common vacation themes resolves around getting extra rest and relaxation. For many, this involves a getaway dealing with being healthy and holistic. If you’re seeking preventive exercise, workshops, and treatments, holistic holidays will set you on a journey to vibrant well being. This is according to an article by Monique Savin of Trip Atlas.com, who also writes for Fiterati.ca.
No need to have prior Pilates experience, perfect eating habits or to prepare your own meals. Less ashram, more Club Med, here are Fiterati’s 5 picks for outstanding educational, gastronomic, cultural, deluxe and ecological good-for-you getaways in Canada, Italy, Japan, the Caribbean and Mexico.
For as long as I am able to remember, I have been pleased to have visited some of Canada’s national parks. I have primarily visited parks in the Eastern and Central portions of Canada. I am definitely looking forward to visiting more national parks in Western Canada someday. According to an article by John Cotter of the Canadian Press, which was also published on Yahoo! Canada, attendance at Canada’s national parks has declined. Parks Canada has come up with some inventive methods to try to reverse this trend.
Each November, Remembrance Day is celebrated here in Canada, and Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States. These days honour the men and woman who have fought to keep our nations safe. I have had numerous family members serve in the Canadian military ranks over the years. One aspect that I’ve always appreciated are their stories of what happened while they served our country. I came across a Canadian Press article, written by Sunny Freeman, which explained the urgency of getting information from soldiers who served in the Second World War. I fully agree that this task is both urgent and very meaningful to all sides involved.
Some of my friends love to go hiking. Almost each time they go on vacation, they will check out the local hiking trails. My friends have become quite familiar with the hiking trails in Central and Eastern Canada. According to Jennifer Grunden of 50plus.com, there are some truly spectacular hiking trails in Eastern and Central Canada:
Can’t wait to get out of the city and onto the trail? You’re not alone – hiking is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities across North America. Here are five spots to inspire hikers in Central Canada, from the edges of the Niagara escarpment to the diverse shores of Atlantic Canada.
As I work to build my presence in the online business community, I have realize how important it is to have a website that is ranked highly by the various search engines. Among numerous topics, I am have been learning about the world of meta tags. I am sure there are many others who may have questions about meta tags, so I began to research the issue. I came across a helpful website and was granted permission to use the following link in my blog post: How to Use Meta Tags In Search Engine Promotion
There are not too many television shows I watch on a regular basis, but those that feature figure skating or hockey always seem to draw my attention. I do not know who came up with the idea for the show “Battle of the Blades,” which combines figure skaters and former hockey players working on routines together, but I am certainly glad someone did. I enjoyed season one very much.
I realize how much work went into learning these routines, especially considering the change from ice hockey to figure skating. Here is the winning team from season one:
One of my favourite TV shows is Flashpoint, which is shown here in Canada on CTV. It is also shown in the United States on CBS TV. During the recent Gemini Awards, which celebrates the best Canadian television shows, Flashpoint took home top honours. I remember another Canadian television show, “Due South,” which also was shown both on CTV and CBS during the 1990’s. It is nice to have Canadian TV shows gain acceptance across the border. Based on the popularity of the show, more episodes have been ordered and both Canadian and American audiences will be able to continue enjoying the show. I came across the following article which outlines the honours given to Flashpoint, along with other top notch Canadian television shows: