U.S. News Travel gives readers some great suggestions with their list of 12 places recommended for the Best Winter Vacations. Let’s face it, unless you like freezing, snowy weather and/or skiing, winter in the Northeast is kind of gloomy. It’s dark and cold by the time you get home from work, making it hard to want to do anything in your spare time aside from watching TV in your sweats, which is exactly why you need a winter vacation. Give yourself something to look forward to and a reason to keep trudging to the gym on those frigid nights, as you will need your bathing suit for most of these vacations. However if you enjoy vacationing to wintery destinations, there are some options for you too, (see #’s 9-11 on the list.) As lovers of all places warm and sunny, our pick for your perfect winter vacation is #1, Kauai, Hawaii. If you have yet to visit Hawaii, stop what you are doing immediately and start planning a trip. While we haven’t traveled everywhere just yet, Hawaii is the #1 vacation destination and most beautiful place we’ve been to date. Kauai, known as the Garden Isle, is oldest and most lush of the Hawaiian Islands. With its gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, delicious cuisine, unique wildlife, and laid back Aloha lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Be sure to check out all the vacation hot spots on this list and start planning your winter get-away today!
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Tags: Best Winter Vacations, Hawaii, Kauai, The Garden Isle, Travel, U.S. News
Tags: 10 Best Places to Raise your Kids, Bloomberg Businessweek, MSN Real Estate, Real Estate
MSN Real Estate and Bloomberg Businessweek provide readers with information on the 10 best places to raise your kids. This list is geared toward those considering leaving the big city to move to a more family oriented locale. Bloomberg Businessweek evaluated 3,200 places nationwide with populations from 5,000 to 50,000, looking at metrics including housing cost, commuting time, public school performance, safety, poverty, educational attainment for adults, and households with children and diversity. They also looked at the local job market, median income, and unemployment rate, making this a very studied and thorough assessment. Take a look at these locations and perhaps you will discover the perfect town for your family!
10 best places to raise your kids:
1. Solon, Ohio
2. Helotes, Texas
3. Bella Vista, Ark.
4. Cranberry Township, Pa.
5. Signal Mountain, Tenn.
6. Peachtree City, Ga.
7. Ballwin, Mo.
8. Cedarburg, Wis.
9. Brandon, Miss.
10. Louisville, Colo.
Tags: Chocolate, Cold, Dark Chocolate, MSN, MSN Healthy Living, Superfoods, Winter
If you are one of the 10 people on earth who does not have a cold right now, be thankful and be sure to prevent getting one by educating yourself about Superfoods that fight colds, presented by MSN Healthy Living. This list has some nutritious options that will help you stave off the ever lingering winter cold that all your friends and co-workers have. Personal favorite superfood, dark chocolate, which is considered a cold fighter due high levels of zinc and polyphenols per ounce, which are disease fighting antioxidants.
Tags: Happy New Year, History.com, New Year's Day, New Year's Day 2013, New Year's Eve, New Year's Eve 2013, NYC, Times Square
We at Churchill Corporate Services want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, filled with best wishes for health and happiness in 2013 and always! Perhaps you, liked millions of people throughout the world stayed up late to watch that iconic ball drop in Times Square, and hopefully you will be spending New Year’s Day relaxing with loved ones after an evening of celebration and revelry. As you reflect on the past year and begin new resolutions sure to set yourself up for success in this New Year, take a moment to read this article explaining the early origins and traditions of New Year’s Day throughout the ages, then check out the video below created by history.com.
Tags: Christmas, History of Santa Claus, Merry Christmas, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nicholas
Merry Christmas & Season’s Greeting to all! If you celebrate Christmas you have most likely spent sometime today lingering around checking under the Christmas tree to make sure you opened all your gifts from Santa Claus. With all the celebrating and merriment this beautiful season brings to us, did you ever wonder where the story of Santa Claus and his traditions came from? Wonder no more, history.com has all the information your need to become the Santa Claus historian in the family. Take some time to read this interesting article about everyone’s favorite man in the red suit!
Tags: 10 awe inspiring places around the world, Australia, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Iceland, Japan, Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site, Myanmar, Norway, Trip Advisor, United States
Tripadvisor.com has compiled a visually stunning look at the 10 awe-inspiring places around the world. On a planet as beautiful and diverse as our Earth,there are thousands of amazing places to visit. Each one offering something sure to satisfy your traveler’s curiousity as well provide you with a memorable experience. Why is a list like this so great? The answer is simply it hards you narrow down your options when planning a trip by offering input by those whose who have already been there. As the new years slowly creeps in and you begin to plan your big vacation for 2013, be sure to consider some of the gems in this list. Personally, we recommend visiting #10 on the list, Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site for its breathtaking landscape and wildlife.
Here is the complete list of 10 awe-inspiring places around the world:
1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States
2. The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef, Ambergris Caye, Belize
3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
4. Trolltunga, Odda, Norway
5. Golden Circle Route, Reykjavik, Iceland
6. Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
7. Kyaikto (Golden Rock), Yangon, Myanmar
8. Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
9. Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
10. Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China
Tags: Camera, Camera Phone, Cellphone camera, Digital Camera, DSLR, National Geographic, Photographs, Photos, Pictures
Nationalgeographic.com sheds light on a topic we all need to learn more about in their article, How to Take Camera Phone Pictures. For some reason it seems most of us have a great amount of difficulty taking decent cellphone pictures. Yet you rarely see anyone with a digital camera snapping pictures anymore, just their trusty camera phone. It is true, cellphone cameras now have higher quality lens and megapixels which can allow for nicer photos, but still we suffer from user error. If you were to operate a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera or even a standard digital camera, you would need to learn how to use it. What people don’t realize is the same goes for cellphone cameras and just because you have mastered the art of phone calls and texting, you probably haven’t mastered the camera on your phone, trust us. With these simple tips you will be able to learn have to capture images that of a higher quality that what you’ve been taking. So do the people you are constantly sending blurry, dark photos to a favor and read, memorize and practice these tips and start taking great pictures!
Tags: Bicycles, Broadway Tickets, Cameras, Cars, Cruises, Holiday, Holiday Shopping, Jewelry, Laptop, Linen, Luggage, Purchases, Sales, Save Money, shopping, Skis, Suits, Tools
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine gives holiday shoppers an important list of 12 things not to buy during holidays. Everyone wants to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, but in these tough economic times, your best bet may be to buy these 12 items before or after the holiday season. While it seems every store you can imagine is in the midst of holiday sales and specials, you may save even more money by holding off on purchasing the following items:
12: Broadway Tickets
Tags: 10 Moves to Feel Happier, Feel Happier, Happiness, Health, Healthy Living, MSN, Optimistic, Prevention.com
MSN Healthy Living features Prevention.com’s list of 10 moves to feel happier. The truth is not matter how inherently optimistic you may be, there are sure to be days where you’re just not feeling as happy as you should be. These 10 tips are worth trying out when you are feeling a wee bit glum. Most of these actions you can easily do in your spare time and will cost little if no money. A personal favorite, is #5 on the list, The Deeper Dig, which encourages you to learn something new and will improve your curiousity. Simply take some time to read about and research something that interests you, be it at the local library or on the internet. By educating yourself on a new topic, you will feel accomplished and happy. Expanding your knowledge is a free and easy way to brighten your mood. Take it a step further by enlightening someone else with your newly discovered knowledge!