A Tourist Guide to the Berkshires

1. Introduction: Characterized by rolling hills and peaks, and dissected by river valleys, the Berkshires, considered southern extensions of Vermont's Green Mountains, traverse Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, diminishing in elevation and profile from both north to south and west to east. Named by Sir Francis Bernard to honor his home county in England, they constitute both a highland geologic and cultural region, attracting significant tourism during the summer months. 2. History: Wind, weather, and erosional chiseling of once towering mountains that formed the Housatonic, Green, and Hoosic River valleys after retreat of the last ice age some 25,000 years ago created the current hills and low-elevation peaks. Mohican Indians, who had defected from the Hudson River Iroquois settlements during the …

A Guide to Your Camping First Aid Kit

Things to consider when buying a first aid kit for an outdoor activity such as camping – and there are so many. Our experience tells us the first thing to consider is the activity you intend on doing and the climate you intend on doing it in. For example, a first aid kit consisting of animal plasters and a lollipop for the children for use in your back garden won't cut it on an ice climbing trip to Scandinavia. Another important consideration is your ability – if you were to open your first aid kit, would you know how to use each item contained inside? Is it time to maybe enrol on a basic first aid course? Even the most …

2012 Survival Guide

There are people who believe that the Earth will soon be subject to immense disaster due to the upheavals in the sun’s magnetic fields. These fluctuations in the magnetic fields are suppose to generate enormous solar flares that will affect the polarity of the entire planet Earth. When the polarity of the world changes many natural disasters are believed to arise. These natural disasters include massive earthquakes, colossal tsunamis and intense volcanic activity. Some even believe that the Earth’s crust will shift to such a drastic degree that many continents will be swept thousands of miles away from their present positions. So the question is – how does one survive 2012? Here is a basic 2012 Survival Guide list of …

Outdoor Kitchen Guide Using Granite Countertops

For anyone who’s made the decision to install a kitchen that utilizes outdoor space, there are a number of important considerations to bear in mind during the design process. An outdoor kitchen is a unique home project, because not only is style and functionality important, but the materials selected for use in the space also have to be durable and weather-resistant. An outdoor kitchen can be a space that’s welcoming for family gatherings, or just a place to enjoy nightly family meals. Like an indoor kitchen, it should be equipped with all the necessities, including appliances and an adequate work space. While selecting the perfect grill may be easy for most homeowners, choosing the materials for the countertop can pose …

Outdoor Projector Enclosures Buying Guide

Do you have an outdoor projector? If so, you may want to increase its lifespan with the help of outdoor projector enclosures. It’s fun to enjoy a sports game or movie on your projector outside in the back yard. You may have many questions related to rain, overheating and other things. Let’s know more. The DIY route First of all, it’s not a good idea to put your project in a wooden or steel box. Some design features protect the device from the elements in addition to prevent damage, theft or environmental hazards, so you can view the image clearly. You can choose to fix the device to a temporary base, but you may have the flexibility to remove the …

The Canny Traveler's Guide to Saving Money and Traveling Green

Part of the joy of traveling is being free of our normal routines and habits that we keep at home. But some of those "at home" practices are good for the world and we want to maintain them on the road. This article provides the opportunity to see how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our way around the world, saving money, traveling green, and being a responsible tourist. Water bottles, plastic bags and extra clothes are the biggest culprits in the backpacking world and we are going to tackle these three items here. Reduce Plastic Water Bottle Waste My Nalgene bottle is my best friend both at home and on the road. Coupled with a water purifying "magic wand", …

A Survival Guide For Indian Freelance Writers

Has writing always been your passion? Are you looking for a successful career as a freelance writer in India? Read on…. This article not only provides invaluable tips for budding freelance writers, but also tackles the following issues: · The freelance writing market in India · Branding yourself as a freelance writer online · How to submit articles to various publications · How to handle rejection · How to network with other Indian freelance writers · Top Freelance writing websites in India Do you often receive mails from publications saying ‘While your article is very interesting, we find that it does not fit in with the style and ethos of our magazine…’ or ‘we have just carried articles on topics …

Travelling With An Android – Quick Guide To Some Great Applications for Newbies

I always feared Android phones would be all hype and overrated, mainly because it was said that the Android platform itself was seemingly fragmented as there were several versions of it running on various phones, therefore applications did not always run as well as they should on all phones. Android itself was a tad immature compared to the long proven reliability and standardised interfaces of the Symbian-powered, mostly Nokia phones. But over the years, outdated platforms have disappeared as manufacturers catch up. I’d been a Nokia stalwart all the while but finally relented and migrated to an Android phone about 3 weeks ago, like many of the legions of fast-growing Android fans. Thought I would hang on to my trusty …

Guide to Various Types of Outdoor Business Signs to Market Your Company

Business signs are crucial for any business as a way to increase awareness about its brand, business, and services to its target audience. However, they are available in such huge variety of size, shape, and applications that it gets truly mindboggling for any business house to select the most appropriate signage for themselves. Whether you go for vinyl banners or fabric-faced signs or metal signs, the choices are endless. To help transform your signage dream into reality by making the right choice, we present the pros and cons of popular types of outdoor sign to choose from. A-frame signs A-frames are a versatile portable, inexpensive and classic alternative to effective advertising. Very easily noticeable, they are terrific to place on …