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When you first start out sailing there’s a steep learning curve. It’s a good idea to take classes, but often sailing know-how is best absorbed with a combination of learning and hands-on experience. There’s nothing quite like getting your feet wet and gaining some first-hand knowledge of how to safely move around on deck and be a capable crew member. If you plan to buy your own boat you’ll need to not only choose from the different styles of boats available but you’ll need to buy insurance, find a mooring for rent, and learn some basic boat maintenance. With so…

If the vacation you seek is a luxury trip to the Ecuadorian Rainforest, the Napo Wild Life Center may be exactly what you are looking for. Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders recommended this trip to us, explaining that Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park would offer a wide variety of jungle wildlife to enjoy, while not having to rough it, at all. We felt doubtful – I mean, not at all? It seemed like an unlikely proposition, but we decided to give it a shot. They were right. It was luxurious in every aspect, down to the finest detail. If jungle luxury is…

nutrition

Nutrition is the bedrock upon which good health is built, yet doctors learn little about nutrition in med school. When patients come into the office struggling with healthy eating, keeping a healthy weight, or other common concerns, then, most doctors quickly shuffle them over to nutritionists and dietitians. Doctors live by simple mantras about calories in and calories out, eating less and exercising more, and leave the rest to patients. Unfortunately, when facing a national obesity crisis, food deserts, and minimal individual knowledge about food and nutrition, recommending that a patient see a nutritionist isn’t a real solution. All this does is…

survive winter

If you’ve spent your entire life in a warm weather region, your definition of a cold winter might be 40-degree temperatures with the occasional dusting of snow. Therefore, moving to a cold weather region, where snow and freezing temperatures are the norm, can be a bit of a shock. So lets look at how to survive winter. 6 Tips for a Safe and Bearable Winter Your first winter can be rough if you don’t have a plan. Assuming your experience will be the same as it’s been in the past is foolish at best and dangerous at worst. Here are…

When you are abroad whether it being on a holiday or a short business trip away, it is important to be able to commute to where you need to be.  If you are anything like me and don’t particularly like hiring a car and driving around a place that you aren’t used to, you will have to look at the other options that are available to you.  Below I have included some key tips and some of the ways that you can travel around an area that is foreign and unknown to you. Weighing your Options The first thing you…

When the time comes to choose a college for your kids, it is important that you get the decision just right as this is going to have a huge impact on your child’s future. Last year this was the process which I went through with my eldest son and I will have to do in twice more in the future! Thankfully, our family friend Kevin Rolle Alabama A&M University Vice President was on hand to give us some helpful tips and advice about how to reach this decision. If you are going through this right now, here are the  considerations…

No matter what your personal financial situation, it’s a good idea to visit with a team of advisors when it’s tax time. They can ensure you’re getting every tax deduction that’s possible for your particular situation. Especially since one area of tax law can be kind of tricky—travel. Especially if you travel for business. Here are a few things you need to know about what you can deduct from your taxes, and what you can’t, before you book your next flight. Air Travel Can Be Deducted in Many Cases Next to the hotel, the cost of your plane tickets is…

One of the most fundamental things we all share in traveling is the need to take valuables along. Whether it’s an expensive camera or just jewelry for a dinner on the town, we all pack up some things that would cost a lot of money to replace–or can’t be replaced at all. In the process of choosing hotels, modes of travel, and destinations, it is important to make plans for protecting all the valuables you’ll be taking along as well. Designing things to keep your possessions safe will keep your trip from being ruined by an accident or theft. While…