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Dear Friends,

Bored of the same hiking spots year after year? Is the choice between cruise lines making you want to pull your hair out? Is the your vacation looking blah, but you just can't figure out how to resurrect it? Take a deep calming breath and get ready for some fresh ideas!! This month in Welcome Home magazine discover the more unusual vacation choices that just might might make this year's vacation your best ever. Read up on the pluses of cruises and learn how to be the perfect cruise guest. Finally figure out how to keep up your workouts while relaxing and discover how to maximize your vacation time for the most fun. Last but not least, demystify Miami night life once and for all! This and much, much more awaits you in our pages, so get to reading and make your vacation month the best ever! Please enjoy this issue of the magazine! Have an adventuresome August, and as always, Welcome Home!

If you have comments or suggestions please email us at welcomehome@activeezine.com , we love to hear from you! Also if there is a subject that you would like to see covered, let us know! We look forward to hearing from you!

Steve Harris www.theonesourceteam.com

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Welcome Home! Table of Contents 4

Recipe And Design A tasty recipe and a stylish home design how to.

5 Get In Shape On Vacation Slim down while you relax.

6-7

8 - 11

12 - 14

Beginners Guide To Cruising Discover the fun available to you on the high seas!

Ten Hiking Destinations For A Holiday

Find the wonders of the world the old fashioned way, on foot!

Maximize Your Vacation! Planning ahead for the most fun.

15 - 17 MIAMI! A look at the beautiful city on the beach where it’s always party time!

18 - 19

Unusual Vacations Explore the path less taken and find your perfect relaxation.

20 - 21 Products To Love! Hot trends, technological wonders of tomorrow and so much more!

22 City Spotlight Anchorage, AK. Wild beauty and adventure galore.

23 Businesses That Make A Difference Hershey, a sweet company with a long history of kindness.

Welcome Home is for entertainment purposes only. This magazine is not intended to solicit other brokersʼ listings. If you are currently working with another broker, please disregard this information. All pictures courtesy of sxc.hu unless otherwise noted. Thanks to Wikipedia for Random Fact information and aid.

Editor in Chief - Phly Jambor The information provided in this publication of Welcome Home or on any website maintained by U.S. Cybertek, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, licensees or employees (collectively Publisher) is intended as a general guide illustrating common methods of common practices, and the publisher makes no warranty or guarantee whatsoever of the safety, effectiveness, or other characteristic of any methods or products described herein. Neither does the Publisher assume any liability for information published in any website or other publication to which reference may be made herein. Readers are cautioned to review and comply with all written instructions, safety bulletins, and other materials provided in connection with any of the products mentioned herein and all products used in connection with any of the methods described. Neither Published nor any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, licensees or employees shall in any case be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special punitive or similar damages arising out of your use of or failure to use any of the methods and/ or products described in this publication or any other publication or websites to which reference may be made herein. Publisher disclaims all warranties, and any warranty or guarantee of safety, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose lies solely with the manufacture(s) of any product described or recommended or used used in connection with any methods described or recommended.


Recipe and Design Striking Silhouette

Instant Watermelon Pops

Start with a prefect summer ripe watermelon and add your own special twist to it.

Ingredients • • • • • • •

Watermelon wedges Flavored salts Freshly ground pepper Local honey Fresh lime juice Ground red pepper Torani Flavored Syrups

Preparation: Cut a 1-inch slit into the rind of a just-cut watermelon wedge, and insert a wooden stick. Serve pops a variety of ways: Sprinkle with flavored salts and freshly ground pepper, drizzle with local honey and fresh lime juice, dust with red pepper, or add a splash of your favorite Torani Syrup. Virginia Willis, Southern Living AUGUST 2012

This quick and easy technique turns everyday items into pop art. Scour your office, workshop, and garage for small but heavy items, such as keys, washers, nuts, and bolts. We used wooden clothespins for the piece pictured here.

What You Need: • • • • • •

Spray Paint (any color that appeals to you) Paperboard Assorted odds and ends (clothes pins, washers, nuts and bolts ,etc) Frames Picture hangers Hammer

Instructions: Step 1: Spray paint comes in tons of colors, textures, and special finishes, so this is your chance to get creative! Set your silhouette item of choice on a sheet of white paperboard, then lightly coat the board with spray paint. Step 2: When the paint is dry, remove the silhouette item from the board. Step 3: Put your new print into your favorite frame, then hang on the wall. Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.com


Get In Shape On Vacation Experts say that jump-starting a new fitness regime is actually easier on vacation because you are not tempted by a full refrigerator or a cookie jar in the kitchen. Trainers believe that a vacation setting can be the deal setting for beginning a new fitness lifestyle as you are not surrounded by your normal dietary pitfalls and bad habits. A professional personal trainer can assist you in making the right food choices - information which will help you take off pounds and keep them off. This is how to have a great fitness vacation: 1. Choose holiday destinations with plenty of physical activities. Instead of going to the usual tourist sight seeing trips abroad, choose holiday activities that require you to burn calories and yet have fun. 2. Prior to starting get a fitness assessment from your trainer. 3. Speak to the trainer before you head out of town and prepare everything you will need for your trip, so you have no excuses once you start a new plan and no distractions. 4. Do something active every day, trying to incorporate different cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength exercises within the time you are away. 5. Always make sure your instructors are certified, licensed professionals. 6. Find out in advance the logistics behind the activities the establishment offers. How long does the activity last? How much training and or skill level is needed? What equipment will be needed? What is the action plan? How safe is it? 7. Consider your individual needs. You want to clear as to why you are taking a fitness vacation. Make sure the trip will allow you to return rested, relaxed, and with enough energy to resume your daily routine. Also, the trip should produce happy memories and peace of mind. Be sure you can afford the trip and that it won't break the bank and that it is the right time in your life to take this kind of vacation. The best thing about your fitness vacation? You can deduct it from taxes! That's right! Some of the money you spend on losing weight and improving your health can be tax deductible! For several years, the IRS has considered certain weight loss fees as tax deductible.rul.Tax deductions may be available for fees associated with weight loss. The only caveat: A doctor's prescription may be required. Happy Travels! Written by Jason Kozma, Courtesy of Articlesbase.com.


Beginners Guide

Cruising is one of the most popular, convenient, and affordable vacation options offered in the travel industry today! With more cruise ships sailing to more incredible cruise destinations all over the world than ever before, there has truly never been a better time to cruise! Cruise Destinations Modern cruise ships today offer more thrilling onboard activities and travel to more breathtaking destinations than ever before. From the rugged natural beauty of Alaska, the charm of New England and Canada, the thundering volcanoes of Hawaii, the rich culture of Mexico and Panama, and the fascinating history and beauty of Europe and the Mediterranean, to the lush tropical vistas and white-sanded beaches of the Caribbean and the Bahamas, no where else than on one of these majestic and luxurious cruise ships do you get the opportunity to see and experience all these exciting and amazing new places like you never have before. And best of all, you only have to unpack once! Cruise Ship Activities There are a myriad of onboard activities and shore excursions that can enhance your cruise vacation experience. Whether you're lounging by the pool, taking your chances at a game of poker in the casino, strolling through the on-board shops, enjoying a Broadway-style show, or just sipping on a drink with a new friend, you will never run out of fun, exciting, and relaxing things to do on your cruise vacation. There are even special programs and activities planned just for the kids!


To Cruising

Most cruise lines also offer shore excursion packages that can be added to your cruise vacation. A shore excursion is an optional, pre-planned adventure that you enjoy on-land in each of your ports of call. From snorkeling among beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean, to whale-watching in Alaska, or exploring the ancient Mayan pyramids in Mexico, your opportunities for fun and adventure are virtually limitless. Shore excursions can be booked both online or after you board your ship at the purser's desk. Book Your Cruise Vacation Today! A cruise vacation is the perfect vacation choice for the entire family! No matter what it is you choose to see or do, a spectacular cruise vacation gives you the opportunity for a vacation experience like no other! The sooner you decide on your cruise package, the better deal you will get. With the increased popularity of cruising, most cruise ships fill to capacity weeks before their sailing date, making last minute cruise deals a thing of the past. Though booking yourself online is a good option for experienced cruisers, if you are new to cruising, working with a cruise agent is highly recommended. Your cruise travel agent will be able to walk you through the entire cruise vacation planning and booking process, explaining the differences between countless cruise lines, cruise ships and cruise destinations there are to choose from, helping you to select the cruise vacation that you and your family will enjoy most! Before you know it, you'll be sipping on your favorite drink and soaking up the sun while cruising the high seas aboard one of the most beautiful cruise ships in the world! This is sure to be one vacation that you and your family will never forget!! Written by Nicole Summerfield Courtesy of Articlesbase.com


Ten Hiking Destinations For A Holiday

The Alps This impressive mountain range is ideal for hikers who wish to revel in the many cultural delights of Europe whilst enjoying some outstanding scenery. The larger peaks such as Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in Western Europe) are particularly popular with experienced hikers but can also be dangerous due to the risk of avalanches and sudden changes in weather conditions. A popular resort is Chamonix (France) which is an ideal base from which to hike across the popular mountains of Aiguille de Bionnassay, Aiguille du Midi and


D么mes de Miage. Yosemite National Park The incredible scenery of Yosemite in California is perfect for all hikers, from beginners upwards. Experienced hikers can take a cable car up Half Dome or head up to the top of Yosemite Falls and enjoy phenomenal panoramic views from there. Iceland Hot springs, dramatic caves and cliffs, impressive waterfalls and the unique, vibrant Nordic culture has given Iceland a reputation as one of the world's premier hiking destinations. During the months of June and July, hikers can enjoy almost constant daylight and witness stunning 驶near' sunsets lasting for hours around the midnight twilight, when the sun stays just above the horizon before rising again. The Rocky Mountains, USA These mountain ranges are a haven for hikers. Camping holidays are hugely popular in this wilderness and there is no shortage of outstanding scenery, with clear blue lakes, snow capped peaks and beautiful forests attracting millions of tourists to the Rocky Mountains every year.

South Africa The view of Table Mountain is one of the finest in Africa and is relatively easy to reach. Deep in the rural wilderness of this country there are many hiking routes and organizations that provide appropriate safety equipment and resources. The scenery here is much greener and more temperate in its appearance than that of the rest of the continent. Norway Dramatic fjords, a rugged coastline and magnificent mountain walks make Norway a premier destination for hikers during the spring and summer in particular. The very long days between May and July allow even more time to enjoy the wonderful scenery here. The Amazon rainforest This is a unique destination for hiking, with its superb range of wildlife and stunning tropical plants. A paradise for nature lovers and also ideal for those who don't mind the high humidity and consistently high temperatures.

Gorges du Verdon, France This is the second largest canyon in the world (after the better known Grand Canyon) and undoubtedly one of the world's great hiking Destinations. Explore this deep gorge with a boat ride along the Verdon River by starting off at the stunning mountain village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie before finishing off in beautiful Castellane several days later. New Zealand The colors and natural light of New Zealand are so distinctive to these islands that New Zealand has sometimes been described as the world's best country for hiking. The dramatic mountains, rivers, lakes, volcanoes and marvelous clean beaches are popular with hikers from around the globe, particularly British tourists. Blue Mountains, Australia Just a short drive from the city of Sydney, the Blue Mountains contain exceptional rock formations and caves, such as the Three Sisters and Jenolan Cave and beautiful waterfalls including the Wentworth Falls and Katoomba Falls. Written by Simply Hike. Courtesy of Articlesbase.com


MAXIMIZE YOUR VACATION! Planning Ahead

I'm one who likes to plan out my vacation days in advance to maximize the stay and have the ultimate vacation experience.  I want time for excursions, souvenir shopping, and have a bite to eat at some great local restaurants.   I want to learn as much as possible about the local culture. An advanced vacation planning schedule is a great way of knowing what you can do when you arrive to your destination so that you don't waste precious time trying to figure everything out when you get there.  A schedule will also give you an idea of how much time you can spend on each activity.  When I'm on vacation, I want to relax and not have to think about arranging tours and what to do next.


One way to plan ahead is to figure the number of days you are staying.  Google your destination on the web, and look for the attractions and types of excursions available for your vacation spot.  For example, if you want to go on a day sailing trip or snorkel adventure, many times you can book these excursions in advance.  I try to make a variety schedule, and include something that's going to make everyone traveling with me happy and that we've agreed upon ahead of time.  I think it's nice to combine a few adventure days such as a beach outing or boat ride, with perhaps a lower key day of city tour and shopping.  Tripwiser.com is a good vacation planning website that can assist you with recommendations from other travelers.  You can borrow another traveler's trip itinerary if you want and build upon it. Here's a basic Trip Planning Checklist: Passports:  Confirm if passports are needed for your destination.  If you don't have a passport, or yours is about to expire, here's the US government passport site. Form of Money:  Plan ahead for the type of currency you will need (particularly if traveling to a foreign country).  Travelex is a company where you can buy foreign currency on the web.  Credit cards for international travel can be useful.  However, if you are traveling to an out-island in the Bahamas, such as Eleuthera, many places there do not accept credit cards--in this case you will need to think about cash and traveler's checks.  American money is interchangeable with Bahamian dollars when making purchases on the island. Maps:  For directions on how to arrive to your location, Mapquest may be helpful, or there may be printable maps elsewhere on the web for the area you are staying in. Transportation:  How are you going to arrive to your destination (Plane, Auto, Boat?)   Upon destination arrival, determine how will you get to your vacation home--will you need transportation during your stay to get around to attractions in the area (taxis, car rentals, golf cart rentals, boat rentals, bike rentals, or just walk?).  If you need transportation arranged, it's a good idea to get an advance reservation if possible. Excursions/Attractions:  Examples are city tours, zoos, museums, beach parks, snorkel, sailing, fishing boat tours, horseback riding, aquariums, rainforest and botanical garden tours, shopping etc.  Local Chambers of Commerce are also excellent sources of information and many have online websites. You may also check into recreational rentals such as


boat rentals, kayak rentals, and jet skis for something to do. Medical/Facilities:  It's a good idea in advance to have an address list and phone contact of a local hospital and/ or medical care center for anything that comes up, and a pharmacy in case you need to get prescriptions.  Don't forget to bring your necessary prescriptions with you for your trip and your medical insurance ID card in the event of an emergency. Clothing:  Most vacations involve casual wear unless you need to pack a dressier outfit or two for something more formal or a special evening out.  If you are going to a beach destination, of course you will want to remember the swimwear.  If you are a sports enthusiast, you will need to pack the appropriate sporting gear.  It's good to know what is appropriate attire for your travel spot. Groceries/Restaurants:  If you plan on eating in at your vacation home, you may want to scope out how far the nearest grocery store is from your rental.  I would also google the restaurants and try to find the names and locations ahead of time of my favorite picks.  I prefer to eat at unique or local authentic restaurants where I cannot get the same type of food back home.  Children:  Bring something entertaining so that your children do not get bored during the traveling process.  Also bring any necessities for infants, such as the diaper bag, bottles and supplies.  Baby rental equipment

vendors are located in many resort communities, and they will often deliver larger equipment such as a baby crib, pack-n-play, and high chair to your vacation home.   With airlines restrictions on weight, baby rental equipment is a real convenience for parents. Pets:  If you have pets, you will need to determine whether to bring them with you, or board them.   There are some vacation rentals that are pet-friendly.  You would also need to check with the airlines if flying for any pet restrictions. Extra Considerations: Umbrella (for rainy days) Cap & Jacket for colder or windier days. Sunglasses, Sunblock, Caps, Water Shoes, Beach Towels for the beach A good book to read First Aid Kit Fishing, Diving or Snorkel Equipment (for those that want to use their own equipment) Watch-so you make it to your excursions on time Digital or Video Cameras to take memorable pictures. Written by Tamara Camden. Courtesy of Articlesbase.com,


MIAMI!

Miami is one of the most sought after real estate in the market, which is why a lot of people consider it as one of the best places to live or vacation in. Miami, which is situated in Florida, is teeming with a lot of different places where people can reside in or go to. It is surrounded with a lot of white sandy beaches due to its location near the Florida keys. Miami's beaches, which is a sandbar lined with hotels, restaurants and shops, are just some of the reason why people are attracted to go there. Aside from its beaches, Miami is also boasts of the largest Latin American population in the U.S., providing a unique cultural mix of different influences. This is also where the region's business center is situated, where most of the regions diverse and popular dining and entertainment scenes can be found. Miami is considered as one of the hottest spot for action and excitement, which means that there are a lot of different events and activities that can be enjoyed by people, everything from festivals to fairs, from showcases to a variety of cultural celebrations. What makes the area so appealing is that you will not need to travel very far to go from one happening event to the next since there are activities that happen all over the city. Miami is teeming with leisure sites, depending on what your preference would be. Miami Beach is one of Miami's top leisure site simply because the place is mainly known for its pristine beaches. Miami Beach offers its visitors a long stretch of white sandy beaches which is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, offering people some other form of activity aside from swimming in the beach. Miami Beach also offers a lot of activities that people can enjoy while in the water. Aside from swimming, it also offers people a chance to go fishing, which is a great activity for people who wish to enjoy the beach in a more relaxing way. The beach also offers people a chance to enjoy some water-based sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and other similar activities. Another top leisure site in Miami would be its different and delectable restaurants. The diversity in cuisine makes Miami such a wonderful place to dine in, giving everyone a chance to find a certain cuisine that will suit their taste, even though Cuban, Caribbean and seafood cuisine is prevalent in the area. Not only that, but most Miami restaurant's kitchens are being handled by world-renown chefs, giving people a taste of their culinary masterpieces. Miracle Mile is one of these Miami restaurants that offer a world class dining experience. Parks, such as the Everglades National Park, offer people a different type of activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and canoeing, making them another recreational site to visit. What's even nice is that Miami's mild climate stays the same the whole year through, which means that you can continue to enjoy these activities anytime.


Although shopping is not entirely on people's minds initially when they are in Miami, once they visit Miami's shopping centers, such as the Bayside Marketplace, Caribbean Marketplace, including Miami's Miracle Mile, they will be thinking of shopping as one of their favorite recreational activity to do. Miami's downtown is also the best recreational site for people who wants to experience a night out in the town, especially since it has a load of bars, nightclubs, dance clubs, lounges and live music venues perfect for your whole nightlife experience. Miami's beaches, which is a sandbar lined with hotels, restaurants and shops, are just some of the reason why people are attracted to go there. Aside from its beaches, Miami is also boasts of the largest Latin American population in the U.S., providing a unique cultural mix of different influences. This is also where the region's business center is situated, where most of the regions diverse and popular dining and entertainment scenes can be found. Miami is considered as one of the hottest spot for action and excitement, which means that there are a lot of different events and activities that can be enjoyed by people, everything from festivals to fairs, from showcases to a variety of cultural celebrations. What makes the area so appealing is that you will not need to travel very far to go from one happening event to the next since there are activities that happen all over the city. Miami is teeming with leisure sites, depending on what your preference would be. Miami Beach is one of Miami's top leisure site simply because the place is mainly known for its pristine beaches. Miami Beach offers its visitors a long stretch of white sandy beaches which is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, offering people some other form of activity aside from swimming in the beach. Miami Beach also offers a lot of activities that people can enjoy while in the water. Aside from swimming, it also offers people a chance to go fishing, which is a great activity for people who wish to enjoy the beach in a more relaxing way. The beach also offers people a chance to enjoy some water-based sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and other similar activities.

Another top leisure site in Miami would be its different and delectable restaurants. The diversity in cuisine makes Miami such a wonderful place to dine in, giving everyone a chance to find a certain cuisine that will suit their taste, even though Cuban, Caribbean and seafood cuisine is prevalent in the area. Not only that, but most Miami restaurant's kitchens are being handled by world-renown chefs, giving people a taste of their culinary masterpieces. Miracle Mile is one of these Miami restaurants that offer a world class dining experience. Parks, such as the Everglades National Park, offer people a different type of activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and canoeing, making them another recreational site to visit. What's even nice is that Miami's mild climate stays the same the whole year through, which means that you can continue to enjoy these activities anytime. Although shopping is not entirely on people's minds initially when they are in Miami, once they visit Miami's shopping centers, such as the Bayside Marketplace, Caribbean Marketplace, including Miami's Miracle Mile, they will be thinking of shopping as one of their favorite recreational activity to do. Miami's downtown is also the best recreational site for people who wants to experience a night out in the town, especially since it has a load of bars, nightclubs, dance clubs, lounges and live music venues perfect for your whole nightlife experience. Miami's beaches, which is a sandbar lined with hotels, restaurants and shops, are just some of the reason why people are attracted to go there. Aside from its beaches, Miami is also boasts of the largest Latin American population in the U.S., providing a unique cultural mix of different influences. This is also where the region's business center is situated, where most of the regions diverse and popular dining and entertainment scenes can be found.


Miami is considered as one of the hottest spot for action and excitement, which means that there are a lot of different events and activities that can be enjoyed by people, everything from festivals to fairs, from showcases to a variety of cultural celebrations. What makes the area so appealing is that you will not need to travel very far to go from one happening event to the next since there are activities that happen all over the city. Miami is teeming with leisure sites, depending on what your preference would be. Miami Beach is one of Miami's top leisure site simply because the place is mainly known for its pristine beaches. Miami Beach offers its visitors a long stretch of white sandy beaches which is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, offering people some other form of activity aside from swimming in the beach. Miami Beach also offers a lot of activities that people can enjoy while in the water. Aside from swimming, it also offers people a chance to go fishing, which is a great activity for people who wish to enjoy the beach in a more relaxing way. The beach also offers people a chance to enjoy some water-based sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and other similar activities. Another top leisure site in Miami would be its different and delectable restaurants. The diversity in cuisine makes Miami such a wonderful place to dine in, giving everyone a chance to find a certain cuisine that will suit their taste, even though Cuban, Caribbean and seafood cuisine is prevalent in the area. Not only that, but most Miami restaurant's kitchens are being handled by world-renown chefs, giving people a taste of their culinary masterpieces. Miracle Mile is one of these Miami restaurants that offer a world class dining experience. Parks, such as the Everglades National Park, offer people a different type of activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and canoeing, making them another recreational site to visit. What's even nice is that Miami's mild climate stays the same the whole year through, which means that you can continue to enjoy these activities anytime. Although shopping is not entirely on people's minds initially when they are in Miami, once they visit Miami's shopping centers, such as the Bayside Marketplace, Caribbean Marketplace, including Miami's Miracle Mile, they will be thinking of shopping as one of their favorite recreational activity to do. Miami's downtown is also the best recreational site for people who wants to experience a night out in the town, especially since it has a load of bars, nightclubs, dance clubs, lounges and live music venues perfect for your whole nightlife experience. Written by Vanessa Arellano

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Unusual Vacations The word ʝVacation' is synonymous to sunbathing on sandy beaches with sparkling blue water, touring dusty yet awe inspiring museums and monuments, easing the stressors of daily routine at spas and finding adventure by taking a safari or going camping. If you are looking for more, for a vacation beyond the norm, here are a few unusual vacation ideas that might catch your fancy: If history or war is your passion, then you can relive the often forgotten past by becoming a part of it. Join a reenactment groups and bring history to life. There are numerous groups, so you can pick your battle – become a fierce Roman warrior or soldier marching of against the south. If Captain Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean is more your scene, you can dive to explore shipwrecks. There are numerous companies that offer shipwreck diving for beginning, intermediate and expert divers. Some shipwrecks sites that you can explore are the RMS Rhone in the British Virgin Islands, the Zenobia in Cyprus


and the many shipwrecks off the Isles of Scilly in England. If you are looking for a rush without any actual danger, consider a cross country or a world tour of the best amusement parks. Take a covered wagon tour of the U.S. and old west. Explore the ghost towns filled with memories of long ago gold rush days and settlers traveling in search of new lands and homes. The gold rush, Gold prospecting vacations in the western U.S. and Alaska are a possibility as well. If you feeling philanthropist, spend your vacation as volunteer, planting trees in the Amazon, building houses for poor or even teaching English or some other subject in a foreign country. Take a guided expedition or exploration outing. There are scientific outings that welcome guest participants, though you will still have to pay your way. But, perhaps you would like to study whales or wolves. Maybe you'd like to sail the oceans and study various ocean life. Explore the ancient ruins of North and South America. There are true treasures in the ancient native ruins to be found in the U.S. Southwest and in South America, in places that once housed the Anasazi, Incas, Mayans and other ancient peoples. See and learn how they lived. Gain a new perspective and respect for these ancient people and for what they contributed even to our present culture. Take a wine-tasting tour. You can do this in the United States, in numerous locations, or you could take an international trip and enjoy the tastes you might not be able to find at home. You might even want to scour the world in search of world "monsters" while you're in the vicinity. What about a search for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, or how about Europe's snowy version of the U.S. Bigfoot? Go to a coast and swim with dolphins, whales or even sharks. Yes, there are even services which specialize in providing customers the opportunity to swim with wild sharks. You might prefer, however, the more docile dolphins as swimming companions, though there are even hazards there. Learn dolphin etiquette and you should do well.

Written by Annu Datt. Courtesy of Articlesbase.com.


Products To Love In August Of all the chocolate in all the world, this is one of my favorites! There is just something about dark chocolate that makes it so much better than the rest. The Hershey Special Dark Chocolate Bar is smoother than many and does not have an unpleasant aftertaste like some that I tried. It始s velvety smooth texture and deliciously rich flavor make this an all around winner. The only question now: How do I get my hands on some more? Please click here for more information.

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So you need that perfect hat for your vacation? Done! The Outback Tea Stained Straw Hat is a must have for adventure! Featuring a 3 1/2 wide shapeable brim with wire lining and a 5 deep crown with inner sweat band, this hat promises to keep you feeling cool and dry regardless of what activity you may be pursuing. Accented with a thick wooden bead hat band, this uber fashionable hat has that exotic and dangerous look of a timeless classic. Made of 100 % Straw. One size fits most with Elastic Sweat Band inside(up to XL). Please click here for more information.

Road Trip. . . with the kids! Uh-oh! Well, we found the perfect antidote to "Are we there yet???" Origami on the Go: 40 Paper-Folding Projects for Kids Who Love to Travel is the ultimate way to keep your kids entertained, with watching Nemo 50 times. Once kids get their hands on the travelinspired projects hours will fly by faster than you could have imagined. Paper for the projects is included in the the book: 100 sheets of colorful, custom-designed origami pages, plus two pages of stickers. Please click here for more information.


Products To Love In August Ladies, banish the fear of losing your luggage on vacation forever! This 3 Piece Zebra Print Suitcase Set Luggage with Hot Pink Trim is super cute and anything but ordinary! With all the boring black bags being used by everyone today luggage mix-ups are common place. So make a statement, and keep your clothes safe from people who don始t check luggage tags! Please click here for more information.

Need a travel kit, but want one that始s good for our planet too? Well look no further! The Ecotools Green, Clean, Go Travel Kit has it all. Made from recycled and sustainable materials Set Contains: Body Wash, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Hand Cream, and Nail Brush, Phthalate Free, 98% from Nature, 1% of Sales donated to environmental organizations. Go Green! Please click here for more information.

One of the most important things on your vacation is safety, but who has the extra space to haul around a huge kit? The Coleman Base Camp First Aid Kit is the perfect fit. It fulfills your needs, without taking up your whole pack. The kit includes: a compact carry case, sterile bandages in various sizes, scissors, tweezers, latex gloves, sponges, applicators, moleskin, tape, and alcohol prep pads and even safety pins! The entire package is 49-pieces and weighs less than a pound. Please click here for more information.


City Spotlight

San Diego, CA Visiting San Diego for the first time can be quite overwhelming, especially when you consider that there are so many things you can do. Deciding where to go and what to do can be quite time consuming, which is where we can help. Below, you'll find the 8 best spots in San Diego - things you simply must experience. 1. Hitting the beach. No matter what season you visit, the beach is one area that personifies the entire San Diego lifestyle. Whether your watching the tide come in or soaking in the sun, the beach is where the action is. From Mission Beach to the Belmont Park roller coaster - make sure you hit the beaches here. 2. Trying a fish taco. Although it may sound a bit weird, the fish taco is one of the best foods in San Diego. Deep fried, battered fish encased in a corn tortilla is one of the foods that once you try it the first time - you'll crave anytime you come back!   3. Going to Mexico. It's no secret that San Diego borders Mexico, with Tijuana being a metropolis in its own right. Visiting Tijuana or Baja Mexico is perfectly safe day or night, no matter what you have heard. Keep in mind that they have their own laws, bring your passport, then enjoy everything that this foreign paradise will provide you with. 4. Take a ride on the trolley. San Diego doesn't have the best public transit system, yet they do have the well known trolley. The highways here can be quite

intimidating, making the trolley the ideal way to travel. If you want to learn more about the city, simply buy an all day trolley pass - you'll see more of San Diego this way than you ever thought possible. 5. Visiting the Pandas. While Sea World and Legoland has their share of animals, the San Diego zoo is no stranger to Pandas. The zoo is a tourist attraction, with the baby Su Lin, which is quite a feast for the eyes. When you visit the San Diego Zoo, visit in the morning - when the pandas are most active. 6. Balboa Park. After you check out the pandas, take a trip to the jewel of the city - Balboa Park. The atmosphere is breathtaking here, no matter when you visit. If you visit on Tuesdays however; you'll find that most museums have free admission. After you visit a while, dine at the Prado Restaurant and experience great food in a great setting. 7. Gaslamp and the nightlife. The Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego is the place to be for dancing, eating, or just people watching. You can experience the best of life in San Diego here, with food to fit every taste. 8. The Old Town. While historical San Diego isn't always apparent, a visit to the Old Town State Historic Park can bring back the past. There are snippets of Old San Diego found everywhere you look here. Although there are many fine restaurants here, make sure you visit the Old Town Mexican Cafe, as it serves the best Mexican food around San Diego. Written by 24hourssupplements, courtesy of Articlesbase.com


Businesses That Make A Difference

At The Hershey Company, they are committed to making a difference in the communities where we live, work and do business. This commitment dates to the

earliest years of the company and is a vital part of both their heritage and of they are today. More than a century ago, our founder, Milton S. Hershey, broke ground for what was to become the world's largest chocolate factory. Mr. Hershey was truly unique. Not only did he transform the business of making chocolate, he established an enduring model of responsible community stewardship. Milton Hershey School, founded by Milton and Catherine Hershey and is administered today by the Hershey Trust, our largest shareholder, remains the

farmers and their families in West Africa, Asia and the Americas. Hershey supports programs that help improve farmer incomes, responsible labor practices,

primary beneficiary of our business. Nearly 2,000 disadvantaged boys and girls who attend Milton Hershey School annually, and more than 8,000 graduates, have benefitted from Mr. Hershey's generosity. Hershey supports hundreds of community agencies that deliver services and support to those most in need. Their philanthropy reaches around the world, including working with the Children's Miracle Network, Family Health International and a children's burn center in Guadalajara, Mexico. They are a leader in working to enhance the lives of cocoa

opportunities for children and youth, and community health. They practice environmental stewardship by supporting environmentally sound cocoa farming, implementing ongoing recycling, clean air and water management programs, improving the environmental sustainability of our packaging and working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and our use of natural resources. Check out www.thehersheyscompany.com to find out more.


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