A trip to Cuba offeres many opportunities for photographing the sights of Havana. It is a country that is 500 years old this year and has sights at every turn that will tell a story of history and culture that has endured many different influences, but especially that of the Spanish.
Travel to Laguna Beach, CA for excellent vacations filled with festivals, whale watching, wonderful restaurants, surfing, skin diving and sun worshipping. It is also a magical wedding destination.
When it's difficult to leave our small dogs or pets behind, it is possible of them to ride on the plane in carriers under our seat if they meet the airline's guidelines.
The history of the tea ceremony is nearly as ancient and as interesting as the history of tea itself. If we can eat, drink or wear itm man will create a ritual or ceremony around it. The tea ceremony emerged in the early Chinese culture and became an important social activity in the aristocracy.
Use this recipe for the Secret to making great cranberry sauce loaded with vitamin C. If you always reached for the can on the shelf, STOP! This is the cranberry sauce recipe for you.
The Caribbean carries its own tales of ghostly hauntings. It's not just an idlyllic place of fun in the sun. Before your vacation begins in the beautiful Caribbean islands read about duppy and other hauntings that are found in the beautiful Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and more.
Charleston, South Carolina has some of the oldest churches still standing in America. Many still have active and thriving congregations. Touring the churches should be on any visitors list of sites.
Read here for 10 tips to get the most from attending business conferences. Conferences are a time to learn, network, grow your business and career . Take advantage of attending.
Business cards continue to be important to business success. In fact, there is an etiquette to follow as you hand out your business card to a colleague, customer or potential customer. Follow just a few tips to get the most out of exchanging your business card with someone new.
The love of flip flops is timeless and universal, and if America has a national shoe, flip flops are the ones. Flip flops are ubiquitous, fun although sometimes annoying. On the flip side, medical professionals say flip flops are dangerous and warn others against wearing them.
Taking care of your precious pearls can ensure their lasting beauty. Pearls have long been coveted for their beauty and should be given care in order for you to enjoy their beauty. A few tips can make taking care of your pearls easier.
Marketing is communication with the intent to educate an audience about the value of a product or service. Marketing is at the heart of your business. You need a plan to succeed- got marketing?
There are so many kinds of beautiful fragrant flowers that grow in a Southern garden in the spring and summer. The fragrance of those spring and summer flowers are often a part of the most vivid Southerner's memory.
The earth is a violent planet which makes disaster preparedness in case of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and flood a must in every season.
There are valuable business lessons and tips to be learned from TV show Scandal's Olivia Pope. The show's intrigues and scandals aside, watch Scandal to learn useful tips for the entrepreneur.
The mysterious vanishing of the crew and passengers of the sailing ship, the Mary Celeste is still unsolved. Found intact December 4, 1872, cargo untouched. A poem about the mystery that remains.
Writers are all addicted to words. They know that words have the power to transform, whether in poetry or prose, whether for good or for evil..
Unrefined shea butter has been used by the people of Africa for centuries for cosmetics, medicine and even musical instruments. Today it is around the globe especially for cosmetics.
You won't be disappointed when comparing Star Trek Into Darkness to the original. The visual effects, the younger version of characters consistent, with enough action to satisfy the thrill seeker.
If you want to become a successful writer, don't let fear hold you back. This article suggests ways to overcome fear of writing so that you can finally pick up the pen or open the computer and write.
Can we explain breathing life into imagination and creativity? We are all on a solitary journey only connecting brief if at all, seeing the world as we perceive it, as we create tapestry.
Could it be that we live our lives somewhere in the recesses of our mind's eye, holding reality at bay? A poem for you to consider the possible, the impossible and the wonders in the mind's eye.
Love poems take many forms and sometimes depict love as a fickle and elusive emotion. The proliferation of love poems demonstrates that we are forever seekers of the perfect love, our other half.
If you decide to visit to a real haunted house or find yourself in one through no fault of your own one night, survival may depend on this list of Dos and Don'ts. Keep it handy.
Learn about the Chinese Astrological sign for 2013, the Black Snake according to the Lunar New Year and the 2015 Year of the Goat. If you are a Snake, does the description fit your personality?
How cruel to find "the one" and know you can never have the object of your desire.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by billions, mostly Chinese descent. The celebration is 15 days, starting the day of the 2nd new moon after winter solstice. Feb. 19, 2015 begins the Year of the Goat.
This is an example of a love poem because sometimes searching for love leads only to fears and tears. Writing or reading love poems serve as an expression of your emotions.
Snowflakes are beautiful creations of nature. Expressing the beauty of snowflakes in haiku form is an attempt to capture that beauty in only 17 syllables.
In this article read how finding and tapping into your rhythm of life can be an important key to achieving success, no matter what your definition of success may be.
Like it or not, in the United States it is your civic duty and responsibility to respond to your summons to jury duty. A jury of peers is the cornerstone for fairness in the American judicial system.
Practicing yoga can benefit your writing and creativity not to mention the overall health benefits. Here are suggestions or practicing yoga - mindfulness of breath/body link - that could have a positive impact on your writing and your body.
Giving a gift is always a pleasure. It is not hard to find the right tech gift. There are many unique gifts under $100.00. This is a short list of some unique tech gifts available.
Bed bugs, mosquitoes, lice and other real creepy crawler critters cause a stir when they crop up and this article emphasizes that we should learn how to avoid them and prevent them from showing up.
What do writers want? They seem to like to eat, have shelter, enjoy life, sometimes sleep, like everyone else. In truth, they have been given a special gift. What a writer always wants is inspiration.
Having a few tips and guidelines for entering essay contests and other writing contests might help a writer win. Entering contests can be an additional source of income for a writer.
This poem of Love's strength is an attempt to explain what a man might feel when he is finally in love. I am open to correction!
By definition, the elegy is a poem that expresses sorrow and loss. Writers often use the elegy to respond to a loss, turning to pen and paper to capture the hurt and subsequently find release.
This article explains the elements of haiku as an expression of admiration and praise for the Olympic Athlete and the spectator. Read the haiku that will be very appropriate for the Rio Olympic games.
Atlanta Olympics 20th Anniversary and memories of pin trading are revived with each Olympic Game. The next Olympic Games will probably be no different. Pin traders start preparing for pin trading early.
Easy writing prompts are everywhere, even for the struggling writer. They are a part of our everyday lives when you are tuned in to look for them. Struggling writers, relax and rely on your powers of observation to help you overcome writer's block.
Do you want to be successful working from home when you have a home based business, you are a freelance or your job requires that you work from home? Following these 10 easy tips can help you succeed.
Finding happiness is the billion dollar quest that even having a billion dollars may not solve. Happiness is often elusive. It is a rare person who doesn't seek happiness; the quest is in our genes.
A heroine learns it will be a bad day when things start to go awry. What can ruin a perfectly good Saturday morning? Birds! Alfred Hitchcock didn't get it wrong. Let's hope this doesn't happen to you!
The Obesity Epidemic in America is a danger that affects us all with higher insurance and medical costs. Alarmingly, over 40% of Americans will be obese by the year 2030, according to CDC statistics.
Haiku has an appeal to many poets even though you are limited to 17 syllables in 3 verses. It requires that you condense thoughts into the simplest verses. There are poets who are dedicated to haiku.
For and entrepreneur, branding yourself is an important element of your marketing strategy. It applies to anyone who values the type of message you project about your ability to deliver your product.
The way a home smells can be relaxing, warm and inviting with strategically used essential oils. How does your home smell? Do guests immediately know you have a dog or cat or worse? You can fix that with essential oils!
i love Apple and have loved it since I first began to use the computer. While others rushed out to buy a PC, i purchased a Mac. i've never regretted it and i've never looked back.
Fighting acne, commonly called zits, is no easy task. Statistics say 100% of adults will have experienced some form of acne, at some point. Healthy eating habits and other things may help fight acne.
Learn how haiku can express the ebb and flow of a relationship in a few words. Originating in Japan, Haiku are short, 17 syllable poems written in 5-7-5 order as expressions of emotions or nature.
Sharing tips to stop procrastinating and start doing. Procrastination robs you of productivity and holds you captive to incomplete tasks and goals. You regret the wasted time when the day is over.
Life goes on and all are lost in the glow of another sunset. Millions watch as the sun slides slowly below the horizon. Sunset images are everywhere, but none as sharp as the images in our minds.
A fictional story of the final hours of Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. She stole the hearts of powerful rulers of Rome and captured imaginations worldwide for thousands of years.
Haikus are short, 17 syllable expressive poems developed by the Japanese. Here are three examples for you to enjoy enjoy.
Read World War Z for a gripping account of what happens when zombies attack, as survivors around the world tell their harrowing experiences during the zombie virus pandemic to a UN observer/reporter.
Do you want to know how to set a proper table for a holiday dinner? Proper place setting for special occasions (or any occasion) can be easy and fun if you follow these place setting rules, guidelines, and tips.
A short story of the pain of lost love. Can you ever recover by running from it? Sometimes there is no recovery until something shifts and changes. One woman running discovers the answers.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy today are derived from over 400 different species of plants. This article reveals both the practical facts and the long history of using essential oils as a part of aromatherapy and healing.
A tea party can be fun, but at times a tea party is the last thing a little girl of seven wants to attend, even if she can take her best doll with her. Refusing to go has odd consequences.
Irrational fears can prevent you from achieving the success you desire and deserve. Fear is an instinctive, protective reaction, irrational fear often the source of regret; is there a correlation?
You've decided to improve your business, entrepreneurial venture or boost your career, is one-on-one coaching or a coaching service for you? A qualified coach can help lead you to success.
Good wine and good music are a great combination. The East Coast is filled with vineyards and wineries to tour. Music lovers add Levi and the Little Zippers and you have the best wine tour.
A book review of Karen Essex's vampire novel, Dracula in Love is an excellent read for Halloween and long winter nights. Enter Mina's and Dracula's world. For Mina, love awaits, for Dracula - power.
Argan oil has many benefits for hair, skin, nails and health because of vitamin A and fatty essential oils. One of the rarest oils, it has been used in cosmetics and cooking for centuries in Morocco.
When food triggers childhood memories, savory hot pepper sauce is the memory food for one person, fried apple fritters sweet memories for another. Poignant memories can come from the kitchen table.
There are many commercial products you can buy or even make yourself that should produce good hair and great skin, but both mental health and eating good, healthy food give the most lasting results.
This article gives you inexpensive, shoestring budget decorating ideas and tips for changes you can make to any room in the house.
Chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice in many Asian countries including Thailand, but most especially China where the use originated. Originating in Greece, forks are used in Western countries.
Pearls were often the jewelry of choice for a woman's portrait. Whether worn in the 1800s or worn today, a picture of a woman in pearls has a beautiful, ethereal quality making her images timeless.
The local Farmers Market is an excellent source of produce, meat, poultry and other items grown or made by local farmers. Tips for shopping. Prices are competitive, even lower than the supermarket.
Buying refurbished electronics can save money. Often refurbished electronics have never been used, just unwanted. The manufacturer would rather resell at a discount than scrap the item.
With the hectic lives we lead, we don't always eat healthy, supplements add the minerals and vitamins we are sometimes missing. Adding a nutritional drink can help insure we get what we miss.
Planning can save lives and your family mementos during disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods and even fires. Include saving family mementos, pictures, documents and your writings in important in family emergency disaster preparations.
From this article learn to choose the best pearls to suit your style. Learn special care to keep them beautiful. Consider choosing the June birthstone, the pearl, as a gift at any time.
This article explores the facts about pearls. Through history the gems were symbols of wealth and power, innocence and purity, and mystery and sophistication. During early history some cultures considered them a magical talisman closely associated with the moon. The birthstone for June is pearl.
The correct term for the study of coins is numismatic. Collecting coins from the U.S. and foreign countries over a few years can yield a small fortune with returns ranging from 20% to 30%.
Karen Marie Moning's Fever books deliver excitement and sex in a strange Dublin populated by fairies and sidh-seers and centered around a mysterious book and heroines who are not afraid to take them.
The history and origin of the beverage tea reads like a spy novel filled with a global thirst for money and power. Drinking tea is global second only to water, with a past is steeped in espionage.
Writer and public speaker Napoleon Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich in the early 1900s, a book that continues to influence entrepreneurs today with its timeless principles and measures of success.
This is an article to help you improve and protect the health of your brain, often using small changes to your daily routine and emphasizing good social ties.
Learn to create vision boards and use them as tools to help you realize and manifest your dreams. Vision Boards are visual reminders of what you want your future to be.
Choosing the right, healthy foods can be a major factor in beautiful, clear skin. Eating the right foods to contribute to great skin, resistant to aging takes knowledge and mindfulness along with a bit of determination.
Learning to meditate can have a positive and lasting impact on your health, providing a means of coping with the stress of daily life, possibly helping you live longer.