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Tips for Planning Your First Hunting Trip

Posted in lifetstyle, outdoor activities
on October 13, 2017

Have you booked your first hunting trip to an exciting location but have no idea how to start planning for it? If so, then you have come to the right place. Today, we are going to learn some helpful tips that will get you started in the right direction. A hunting trip can be an enjoyable experience, but only if you make the proper preparations first.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Before you set off on your hunting trip, you will need to practice not only your shooting skills but also your hunting technics. To do this, you should set up some targets shaped like the game you are going to be hunting. You can buy these targets at most outfitter stores or shooting ranges. Practice your shooting skills daily for at least a few weeks before the big hunt. This will allow you to be accurate and make a clean kill.   Additionally, you will need to practice your stalking kills which will come in useful while out in the field or in the bush.

Get in a Work Out

Once you have practiced your shooting and hunting skills, you will need to get in shape for the big trip. Make sure that you hit the gym for at least a month before heading out. This will get you in shape and ready for the strenuous conditions that often come with big game hunting. The terrain you will face might be demanding and you will need to be able to keep up with your guide. You wouldn’t want to hold up the hunting party because you’ve been sitting on the sofa for the last month. Also, you may need to see your doctor and get a physical before you go. Remember to get enough medications to last you for your entire trip and tell your doctor what type of physical activity you are planning on doing.

Secure Travelers Insurance

If you are going abroad for your hunt, you will need to get some travel insurance to protect you. For instance, you may have to cancel your trip due to a family emergency. Having traveler’s insurance will mean that you will be reimbursed for the cost of your trip. Not having it may mean that you will lose not only the trip but the money you paid for your airline tickets and your guide fee. Traveler’s insurance will also cover things like lost or stolen items as well as some medical bills that might occur doing your time away from home. This will all depend on the policy you sign up for.

As you can see, getting prepared for a major hunt is a big deal. But if you are prepared for your trip things, will go much smoother. Remember that you will need to practice a lot before you get on the plane and you will also need to work out so that you are in perfect shape. Make sure that you get some travelers insurance so that your investment will be protected and you will get your money back if something does go wrong.

 

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Traveling: A Journey Of The Self

For a lot of people, traveling is about discovering something new about the planet they live on, coming across a new town, a new culture, a new language. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that traveling is also a journey of self-discovery. Not only does it give you the best opportunity to leave your worries and fast-paced life behind for the duration of a holiday break, but it also takes you through a journey where you can find your true self and learn more about who you really are or want to be.

Know yourself, Lao Tzu

 

You come back richer from your travels

Traveling gives you a change of scenery and lifestyle. But what you don’t realize is that the transformation is much deeper than that. When you travel you make new experiences that stay with you forever. Whether it’s discovering the wonders of a new place, or learning new skills on the road — you’ll be amazed to know how many people have developed life-changing skills such as a sense of orientation, budgeting, or self-confidence during their travel adventures —, you always bring back more with you than you put in your bag when you left.

 

Pack new experiences in your bag

 

You can recenter yourself

Traveling also gives you more time to think about your life and to relax away from the everyday stress. As a result, it’s not uncommon to use your travel experience as a way to recenter yourself around your primary life element. For those who enjoy the peacefulness of the water element, they know that they can find here a new approach to release their tensions. If you’re an air type, you’ll naturally choose holidays in mountainous regions where you can enjoy fresh air and breath-taking sceneries. Whatever your type, travel helps you to find your balance.

 

You may find your soulmate

As surprising as it might sound, you can find the love of your life during your next trip. Some travelers even report that they’ve been struck by a love at first sight moment when they least expected it, while they were visiting a foreign country. Needless to say that it’s changed their life. What if you don’t find your future love? Valerie Lewis reckons that traveling gives you the opportunity to meet several soulmates. She says that even though there can’t be a powerful love story due to the distance and the back to reality moment at the end of your holiday, the sweet taste of happiness you get is worth the journey. And who knows? You may get luckier next time!

 

Find love away

 

You find inspiration

For Ernest Hemingway, his inspiration came from the time he spent in France and Spain. Mark Twain echoed the thought by considering that travel enhances the mind and destroys narrow-mindedness and prejudice. In a word, traveling inspire you to find new and better ideas and also to become a better person. The discovery of new experiences — sounds, tastes; sights — creates new connections in your brain and sparkles new ways of thinking. The more you travel, the more creative your brain becomes.

 

If you feel lost and don’t know the way, all you need is to book a trip to anywhere to embark on a journey to self-discovery and self-growth. Become a traveler, make yourself a better person.

 

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Tips On Customizing Your Cornhole Board

Posted in fun activities, fun things to do, lifestyle
on October 7, 2017

Cornhole is an “All-American” game that is loved by many. Although funnily enough, its origins remain unclear. While most people truly think that the game of cornhole originated in America by a farmer in Kentucky back in the early 1900s, others insist that it dates all the way back to 14th century Gemany. Either way, the game remains stunningly popular throughout America. This is why lovers of the game are always looking to customize their personal cornhole board. Luckily, this is very easy to do. In fact, there are even many ways to do this.

If the board is widely used by children, it may be fun to allow them to paint it. Not only does this make a great art project for the young ones to engage in, but it also brings the family closer together. Practically any design may be painted on the board, and for those with true artistic skill, cartoon characters or other such “fun” things may be painted on the cornhole board as well.

If a nice but plainer look is desired, the board can simply be lacquered. This still gives the cornhole board a sophisticated “smooth and shiny” look but also helps to protect the wood from the elements. Remember, always apply the lacquer either outside or at the very least, in a well-ventilated area. This is because breathing in fumes from the lacquer can be very dangerous, up to and including death. They can also be explosive in a poorly ventilated area.

 

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Another very easy way to instantly transform the cornhole board into any football lover’s dream is to adorn it with nfl cornhole decals. Decals of all variety are very easy to apply and incur no mess to deal with afterwards. Only the backing paper must thrown away in a responsible fashion.

No matter how you design it, have fun personalizing the cornhole board of your choice. Not only will it show off your personality, but it will bring all sorts of amusement when friends and family gather to play the great American game of cornhole.

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The 2nd Edition of Baku Shopping Festival: A Bargain Hunters’ dream come true!

** This is a press release of the OurAzerbaijan.com**

 

The month long affair will have awesome activities great deals, discounts, offers, and prizes throughout many of the city’s shopping spots.

It’s all delight, joy and smiles as Azerbaijan gets ready to welcome a splendid festival full of fireworks, plethora of deals to purchase and discounts to bag!

 

If you have been to Baku, you acknowledge that it’s a city with a thrill. Apart from the stunning nature, and the mind-boggling mixture of modernity and old age beauty, the discounts, the bargains and the offers just heightens the charm of Baku to a whole new level.

This is Baku’s second first shopping Festival. Shoppers and families will enjoy a jam-packed set of events, at this Edition that’s set to kick off on October 15th. The month long affair will have awesome activities great deals, discounts, offers, and prizes throughout many of the city’s shopping spots.

 

 

The Azerbaijan Convention Bureau under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the promoters of the Baku shopping Festival 2017 revealed their plans to make the world take notice by including fashion shows, unique product launches, live entertainment, street parties, concerts, and ruffle draws.

Rashid AL Noori, the Chairman of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in GCC, said “The 2nd edition of the Baku Shopping Festival is one of the most important on Azerbaijan’s annual events calendar that will significantly enhance Azerbaijan’s stand as a favorite year-round tourism destination offering unique shopping experiences. Baku Shopping Festival is part of our endeavors to leverage large-scale events to reach a bigger goal – that of making Azerbaijan a regional leader in the tourism industry. Baku Shopping Festival 2017 will be strong, in terms of interesting offers for shopping, chances of securing major prizes, and sensational entertainment experiences.  We are expecting lots of shoppers and families to visit Azerbaijan for the Baku Shopping Festival, a festival set to exceed expectations. Working with our partners and collaborators, the Representative Office team has brought in place discounted offers to facilitate whole families and individuals travel to Azerbaijan for this extravaganza, with regular favorites and plenty of new events for everyone to enjoy.”

 

 

It is worth to point out, the Festival includes a VAT refund program for foreigners and local citizens, for purchases at the official Festival merchant stores. Major hypermarkets and shopping plazas and malls, including premium outlets, traditional gift stores, leading hotels and restaurants will take part in the festival, providing exceptional value offers and discounts.

“The Baku Shopping Festival is already an international brand and will shortly shift into a household affair. We welcome all those who want enjoy an excellent autumn holiday while taking advantage of great value in Baku to visit Azerbaijan.” Concluded AL Noori

 

About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful countries located at the joint of Europe and Asia. The country sometimes referred to as the land of magic colors has proven to be a successful host of many international and regional events and competitions, including 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2015, Chess World Cup 2015 and Inaugural European Games in Baku. In 2016, this beautiful country hosted F1 European Grand Prix, World Chess Olympiad, UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals and UEFA European Football Championship. With the  4th Islamic Solidarity Games, Baku Grand Prix and the 2nd Baku Shopping Festival coming up; Azerbaijan is coming up first as the hottest destination to visit. A truly a unique country that welcomes all.

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Proper Bike Gear For Safe Riding

Posted in lifestyle, outdoors
on September 15, 2017

Most people use a motorcycle as a mode of transportation which is convenient and economic. Convenient because it can weave in and out of vehicles and need not get stuck in a traffic jam. It is also convenient when it comes to finding parking space in public areas and it takes up very little space on the driveway of your home. And if ever your bike’s engine refuses to start, you can easily push it by yourself. It is economical because it consumes less petrol and that helps to save cost on petrol. Not only that, it also saves on parking fees and in most countries, motorcycles are exempted from paying tolls.

Besides using a motorcycle as a mode of transportation, some people ride motorcycle as a form of recreational sport. These motorcycles are called dirt bikes. Dirt bike is usually a lightweight motorcycle designed for use on rough terrain, such as unsurfaced roads or tracks, and used especially in scrambling. We used to call these bikes scramblers.

The dirt bike is also a two-wheeled vehicle just like the street motorcycle. Both are differently designed and both are designed for different functions. The street motorcycle is designed for distinct street use and the dirt bike is designed for off-road riding. There are obvious differences between the motorcycle and the dirt bike in overall designs, the construction and materials used.

The dirt bike is built for easy mobility, jumping and climbing functions. The body of the dirt bike is small and light for easy control and for absorbing shock on jumps while on the rough roads or uneven tracks. The normal motorcycle is heavier and is built for style and stability.

 

 

 

Every dirt bike rider needs to put on proper safety gear which could help save life or from serious injuries. Below are some important dirt bike gear a dirt bike rider should have:

  1. A good quality helmet for head protection.
  2. A pair of good quality goggles to protect eyes from dirt and dust.
  3. A neck brace to protect from serious neck injuries.
  4. A chest protector to protect body parts and internal organ from crash impact.
  5. A pair of under gear shorts to help prevent chaffing and irritation when riding.
  6. Knee braces for knee protection and moto socks for extra padding for knee braces.

A pair of good quality boots for protection of lower leg, ankle and foot.

 

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What To Expect With Finance/Accounting Temporary Positions

Posted in lifestyle
on September 13, 2017

The financial industry is competitive, which means that it’s tough to find full-time employment with an accounting or finance firm. As such, it’s sometimes necessary to utilize the services of a recruiter to locate the best finance job opportunities, even if they are temporary. If the idea of working as a temp is new to you, then here are some things that you can expect in the world of part-time employment:

 

Jobs are Usually Longer Than Regular Temp Staffing

 

When you collaborate with a generic temp agency, jobs can last as little as a day or as long as a couple of months. Typically speaking though, those in the financial industry will be a bit longer on average because of the nature of the business. Also, the work can be more spread out so instead of working 8 hours for a week, it could be four hours for two weeks. This obviously changes with each company, but it’s less common to just get hired for a single day’s worth of work.

 

It’s an Opportunity to Build Your Skills

 

As a rule, temp jobs are there to fill in the gaps at a company which means that you will likely be doing a wide variety of tasks, even if you’re not that experienced in doing them. However, you should take advantage of this because it helps you improve your skills and enables you to enhance your resume for when you find a full-time position.

 

It Can be Feast or Famine

 

Usually, there are busy and slow periods for most accounting and finance firms, so the amount of work can depend on the time of year. While having part-time employment can be great as far as flexibility, it also means that you may be struggling to get enough money at times. Therefore, you should always be as prepared as possible for things to slow down work and money wise until you get a more permanent position.

 

According to finance recruitment in Orange County, the best way to ensure that you get the most out of temp work is to find a high-quality recruiter that specializes in your field. This will give you peace of mind and help ensure that you get employed much faster.

 

 

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Five Ways To Splash Out On Luxury Travel This Summer

Posted in summer, summer trip, travel, travel ideas, travel tips
on June 21, 2017

There’s no better time to treat yourself than when you’re on vacation – let’s face it, when we’re travelling, most of us have the ‘Go big or go home’ philosophy. Of course, everyone’s definition of a ‘big’ trip is different – maybe you want to travel through India for two months, or perhaps you want to do the Inca Trail in Peru… or maybe you want to have the vacation of a lifetime by really spoiling yourself. If that last one sounds like you, read on for some vacation ideas.

 

Visit A Foodie’s Paradise

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One way to really treat yourself when you’re on vacation is with food. In our everyday lives, we often don’t have much time to cook in the evenings, and we definitely don’t have the time or available money to go to restaurants as much as we’d like. Whether you want to go to Michelin starred restaurants in Paris or try out curried goat and plantain in Jamaica or jambalaya in New Orleans, make incredible food a focus of your trip and you can’t go wrong.

 

Go For A Cruise

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Is there anything more luxurious than going on a cruise? If you really want to relax when you’re on vacation, a cruise is probably what you should go for. With everything provided for you, all you have to do is go where you’re pointed and decide which luxury restaurant you should have dinner at that evening. You can experience a lot of different cities with your daily excursions, and be able to make friends with a lot of different people from all over the world among your fellow cruisers.

 

Try Out Island Hopping

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One of the best ways to explore the world over the summer is to go island hopping. Whether you want to go between the Greek islands or islands like Koh Samui off the coast of Thailand, one thing’s a dead cert: you’ll be able to experience a multitude of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, a range of amazing sea food dinners, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

 

Travel In Real Style

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If you really want to treat yourself, it could be time to trade in those air miles for a first class trip. If you’re flying to Australia, it can get cramped and unpleasant, and first class seats are best for people with long legs in particular. If you really want to make your trip special, you could consider hiring a private plane via Jettly – not only will you get incredible service, but it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity

 

Go For Somewhere A Little Different

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One of the best ways you can treat yourself is by going somewhere that isn’t already irretrievably marred by the footprints of millions of holidaymakers who have already been there – so why not go for something a little different? Try out the glorious natural sights of the Galapagos islands or Dominica, or the beach paradise of Kiribati – it takes a long time to get to, but it’ll be worth it in the end for a vacation that’s truly different from anything you’ve experienced before.

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