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Little Passport Great Black Friday Deals For The Future Explorers and Travelers!

28 November 2014





Oh, you're going to love these amazing deals waiting for you and your little one who will be future explorers and travelers someday! These promotions are valid on the dates mentioned and don't miss out on the huge savings you'll get. They'll be wonderful gifts for the little ones too!

Start them early in knowing the great big world by introducing them to this educational travel info kit for kids. Get huge savings!

Black Friday, 11/28 - 11/30
Offer: 50% off New Monthly Plan Subscriptions at Little Passports
Code: BLACK50
Link: Get 50% off New Monthly Plan Subscriptions at Little Passports with Code BLACK50
Valid: 11/28, 8:00am EST - 11/30, 11:59pm EST
This promotion is valid online only at www.littlepassports.com. Offer valid on new subscriptions only and cannot be combined with any other offers and/or applied retroactively to previously placed orders. Offer valid only on Monthly Plans and applies only to the first month on a Monthly Plan. Offer not valid on 3-Month, 6-Month, and 12-Month Plan. Offer excludes shipping and taxes. 

Act now! Don't miss out on this fabulous offer!

Ski Essentials - Must Have Gear and Accessories For Ski Activities

20 November 2014

Winter time is the best time for ski lovers out there.  The weather poses a great opportunity to engage in ski sports and other snow-related adventures. And of course, when you are out and about in the snowy ski resort of your choice, you have to be prepared and ensure you have all the essential must-haves for a ski fun.
Check out this list for your quick guide on what you must have when engaging in ski activities.

Ski outerwear

First of all, you have to be fully dressed to the occasion. Remember, you are in a very cold place where there are lots of snow and the chances of you getting warm is only when you go inside the lodge, hotel, cafe, bars and any public places during a rest or a break. But if you're skiing down snowy slopes, expect to get cold and chilly.
Be prepared and check your ski outfit!


Kjus - Formula Insulated Ski Jacket Men

Kjus - Formula Insulated Ski Jacket Men's P84314
Buy a ski jacket that is well insulated like this Kjus Insulated Ski Jacket to keep you warm and dry.
Kjus - Formula Insulated Ski Jacket Men's P84314 - $598.90, Free shipping - Available at St. Bernard Sports

The North Face - Men's Seymore Ski Pants

The North Face - Men's Seymore Ski Pants
Pair your ski jacket with a ski pants too that can keep you warm and dry.
The North Face - Men's Seymore Ski Pants : Asphalt Grey : Medium Small0.5T - $99.00, Free shipping - Available at The North Face

Skea - Effie Down Ski Jacket Women

Skea - Effie Down Ski Jacket Women's P88446
Skea - Effie Down Ski Jacket Women's P88446 - $359.99, Free shipping - Available at PeterGlenn.com

The North Face - Women's Freedom Lrbc Insulated Ski Pants

The North Face - Women's Freedom Lrbc Insulated Ski Pants


The North Face - Women's Freedom Lrbc Insulated Ski Pants - $104.99, Free shipping - Available at 6pm.com

Ski Accessories

Now that you have your ski outerwear ready,  it's time to check the other essentials such as your ski accessories.

K2 - Phase Ski Helmet White

K2 - Phase Ski Helmet White
This is an essential to skiing no matter how professional you are. Some prefer not to wear ski helmets for some reasons, but for your safety and if you're not competing anyway, wear a ski helmet to keep your head warm and well protected for any bumps.

K2 - Phase Ski Helmet White - $51.95, Free shipping - Available at The-House.com

Smith - Smith I/O Ski Goggle

Smith - Smith I/O Ski Goggle - Men's - Black Sabotage/Blackout / Red Sensor
After protecting your head, protect your eyes too! Those endless pearly whites of snow scenery can cause glare and the air can dry up your eyes.

Smith - Smith I/O Ski Goggle - Men's - Black Sabotage/Blackout / Red Sensor - $175.00, Free shipping - Available at campmor

KingMas - Fleece Winter Neck Warmer Balaclava Ski Motorcycle Cycling Face Mask Hat Hood CS

KingMas - Fleece Winter Neck Warmer Balaclava Ski Motorcycle Cycling Face Mask Hat Hood CS
You can include this in your ski must-haves - neck/face ski mask.
This will keep your face and neck area warm and covered from the elements.

KingMas - Fleece Winter Neck Warmer Balaclava Ski Motorcycle Cycling Face Mask Hat Hood CS - $3.84, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Full Tilt Boots - Drop Kick Ski Boots 2014 - 27

Full Tilt Boots - Drop Kick Ski Boots 2014 - 27
Skiing won't be complete without your ski boots. Choose ski boots that can be tilted.

Full Tilt Boots - Drop Kick Ski Boots 2014 - 27 - $305.90, Free shipping - Available at evo.com

Salomon - Salomon L10 Ski Bindings

Salomon - Salomon L10 Ski Bindings
This is used to attach your ski boots to the skis.

Salomon - Salomon L10 Ski Bindings - $87.90, Free shipping - Available at evo.com

Salomon - Salomon Shogun Skis Green/Brown/White

Salomon - Salomon Shogun Skis Green/Brown/White
Don't forget your skis! And poles!

Salomon - Salomon Shogun Skis Green/Brown/White - $470.95, Free shipping - Available at The-House.com

DIAMOND - Black Diamond - Alpine Carbon Cork Poles

DIAMOND - Black Diamond - Alpine Carbon Cork Poles
Ski poles!

DIAMOND - Black Diamond - Alpine Carbon Cork Poles - $114.95, 6.95 shipping - Available at Sunny Sports

Now that you are fully geared to go out on the snow for a great ski adventure, don't forget to practice common sense and caution. Don't go skiing alone. Ski with a buddy or in a group. Don't ski at night time and try to stay on course.



Beautiful Ski Resorts in Northern Italy

10 November 2014

Italy is a beautiful country with great alps and Dolomites along the northern area. It is also famous for its rich art, culture and historic architectural sites. Aside from that, Italy is also home to many beautiful ski resorts.

Below are few of the beautiful ski resorts you will find in northern Italy according to region. Marvel on their beauty and check out the many activities you can do there for yourself, with your family and friends too and make the best of your winter getaway!


Aosta Valley region

Aosta Valley in the northwestern part of Italy is the only region in Italy without any provinces. However it is also a very mountainous area that is why it is popular skiing destination in Italy come winter time.

Champoluc, Monte Rosa



Gran Paradiso




Piedmont region

The Piemonte (or Piedmont) region boasts plenty of northern Italy's famous ski resorts. It was home to the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.


Via  Lattea




Ski Cervinia




Trentino region

Trentino is famous for its mountain ranges, Dolomites and the alps.


Folgaria-Fiorentini




Cavalese




Lombardy region

Lombardy is one of the northern regions of Italy and the capital is Milan, famous for a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its border is the Swiss alps. 


Livigno 




Veneto region

It is the 8th largest region in Italy and is located in the northeastern part of the country and it's northernmost part also borders Austria.

Cortina d'Ampezzo





South Tyrol region

This region is located in the northernmost part of Italy.  It has a very snowy winter that can come as early as October until late of April. So, people who loves to ski or do winter activities can enjoy it longer than the rest of Italy.


Merano



Pusteria




(Photos not mine.)

Repairing Your Own Boat In Your Spare Time

06 November 2014

When people want to repair their own boats, they need to get replacement parts for Taiwan boats that will help them to make repairs easily. If these repairs are done at home, the boat owner will save a great deal of money.

The parts for the boats need to be purchased to match the boat. The boat itself has its own replacement parts, and the owner must search carefully to make sure they are using the right parts. Using the wrong parts could compromise the boat when it is on the water.

Also, these repairs can be done with tools that are purchased to match the parts. These tools can be collected by the owner, and they will be able to use these tools for every new repair. The boat needs to be kept up regularly, and the boat owner will be able to do their own upkeep if they are collecting these parts and tools. 

Every boat owner will have a chance to make their boat a wonderful place to be, and they will not have to worry for a moment about what will happen if they boat is damaged in an accident.


Dreaming of a Euro Trip For My Birthday

03 November 2014

It's not everyday that I get to give myself something I really, really, really love. More often than not, I always end up sacrificing what could make me happy for the benefit of those I love. I have just been pondering lately why I cannot, even just once, give in to my simple pleasure which is to travel, travel and travel some more. And so, after much consternation and an approval from hubby (There, I did it again. I just can't find myself deciding what I think I will be happy about without feeling guilty and asking permission from my boss - my hubby. I just always have to put my hubby and daughter in the equation when decision making rolls in... even in travels), I am, together with my close pal of 15 years who is likewise, celebrating the same birth month as I am, will embark on our Euro Trip for 2015!

I hope this one is just not a plan. I have already made hotel bookings as early as now because April is a high season due to spring time.  We have not finalized the itinerary yet but we already made our budgets and we are both sticklers for following budgets. We're talking about not-so-fancy hotels but it should be in the city centre, inclusion of tours, Eurorail ride (oh, this one is something I haven't tried while visiting other countries in Europe few years ago and I really want to sit in even the cheapest coach available just to get a good view of the splendor of Europe), daily expenses like food and local transportation fares and flights.

We're both thinking of maximizing the week-long leave we have already blocked for 2015 so we can enjoy 3 countries within that time frame. Which countries? One is definitely Netherlands. I have been going on and off with the plans to travel to Netherlands since 2 years ago. It was supposed to be a birthday gift last year and the year before that but I always find myself traveling somewhere else the last minute. This time, I have already laid the plans, plotted the dates on my calendar on when to do this and that and there are plenty of other logistics to note of, like my expiring residence visa here in the UAE which I have to renew first before I can apply for a Schengen visa. The other 2 countries might be Belgium and France again since they are the closest, or Denmark and Germany on the east. I have to consider the strict budget again when I choose which destinations. I have been to both France and Germany but my friend hasn't. So, we'll come to know around January. However, the hotels in Eastern Europe is a lot cheaper than the ones in the west and northern part so we are considering a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to either Prague, Warsaw and Budapest rather than via rail to save time.

I'll finalize the itinerary around January to see if there are changes in the rates of hotels in all those countries. My friend doesn't mind if I take the rein on the planning thing since this was supposed to be a trip by myself. Knowing myself, I don't think I'll jump on the opportunity to travel alone because even if there are monopods available so I can take a snapshot of myself, I don't think it's fun to be alone in Europe or anywhere else for that matter. Nope, I'm not a lone traveler and I prefer to enjoy the experience with my family or friends.

So, I hope this dream of a Euro Trip this spring in 2015 will materialize. I'm 90% ready! I'm just waiting for the appropriate time to actually go and apply for a Schengen. I'm excited!!!

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