Organic foods, whether it is for humans or pets, is talked about everywhere. Organic gardening, organic ingredients, organically grown – why such the hype these days and is the higher price of organic foods really justified? Should I consider organic pet food for my dog? Is store-bought, commercial dog food really that bad? This article starts to shed some light on these questions and shares information that is very important to your dog’s health.What is Organic? The government defines organic as all organic food production and processing is monitored by a strict set of rules and adheres to a minimum set of guidelines. This applies to both human and pet food. To be sure the pet food you choose is really organic check the label. Look for some of these of symbols – Organic Food Federation, Certified Organic Ingredients, and in the UK, The Soil Association. If you see these symbols you can be assured the processing and manufacturing of the dog food is tightly controlled and is held to a higher standard than commercially processed dog food.Unfortunately, standard (non-organic) commercially manufactured pet food is not held to these higher standards. Ever wonder what goes into a “by-product” which can be seen on many ingredient lists of commercially processed dog foods. Typically by-products are made up of animal parts that are not fit for human consumption, such as bones, organs, blood, fatty tissues and intestines. It’s all the leftover parts processed into what is called dog food – meaning the commercially processed dog food you may be buying at the grocery store. Do you really want to be feeding these leftover parts to your dog?Regulatory Requirements Pet food is not regulated under the same restrictions as people food. Commercial brand dog foods have much more relaxed regulations in order to be considered “legal”. Looking for the Organic symbols mentioned above is one great way to feel confident that the food is regulated and safe. These Organic regulatory bodies are an external layer of protection that ensures the dog food is safe and is being processed to a higher set of standards. Seeing these symbols on the organic dog food packaging tells you someone is holding this dog food to a higher standard than our government.Understanding the dog food label ingredients can be tricky at best. Did you know that “Lamb & Rice Dog Food” and “Lamb & Rice Dinner for Dogs” are two completely different ingredient lists and very distinctive applicable regulations pertaining to their ingredients and processing standards? You may have already considered going to the “Premium or Ultra or Gourmet” offerings of your favorite commercially purchased dog food. Well these can be misleading as well since the legal requirements for manufacturing these offerings are no different than what is governed by the lower pet food offerings. Mostly you are being tricked by clever marketing and packaging.In Conclusion Do not be fooled by marketing or packaging or clever catch-phrases on the commercially branded dog foods. Be sure to look for the Organic Food symbols mentioned above, these are your only insurance that a higher level of standards has been imposed on the manufacturing and processing of the dog food. If you are wondering why the price of the organic dog food is higher than store bought dog food, besides a higher level quality of ingredients, there is also a governing body watching over the processing of the food. They are your seal of approval that the food your dog is eating is safe and nutritious. Isn’t your dog worth it?
Food combining is an easy way to help your digestive system so that it can absorb all the food minerals and vitamins to maximum capacity. Food combining offers the opportunity to rid us of cell deterioration by keeping it rejuvenated with the energy and minerals from well-digested foods. Combining certain foods during the same meal can cause the body to be unable to do justice to the food eaten.It is a common belief that there is one digestive juice in the stomach, which will work on all kinds of foods at the same time. This is far from the truth. Food combining deals with exactly this issue. Digestion is a physiological procedure requiring certain rules. Just like a bulimia patient eats everything but throws it all up thus gaining no benefit of the food eaten, similarly a healthy person may eat very nutritious food but might eat it in the wrong combination thus getting no benefit from it due to lack of digestion. The basis of the food combining theory is that digestive juices are secreted at specific times in specific volumes. One must eat the right food at the right time so as to get maximum benefit from it. A protein-digesting enzyme will not digest carbohydrates and the carbohydrate-digesting enzyme will do nothing for the protein. What is more is that certain foods may actually render the digestive enzyme for another food invalid. So it is clear that combining foods that are not similar in their digestive ways will be useless eating.If certain food combining rules are followed one is able to optimize the accumulation of energy and convert it for use by the body thus keeping illnesses at bay. These rules are simple enough. Carbohydrates should not be combined with acidic foods. So a tomato based pasta is not a good idea at all. Pasta’s are carbohydrates while tomatoes are acidic in nature. All sour foods should not be combined with carbohydrates. In fact acidic fruits don’t go well with proteins either. Combining proteins with carbohydrates is not a good idea too. So a beef burger should go straight into the bin instead of your mouth. Even having two high-density proteins as a combination would lead to indigestion. So that ham omelet is not very clever thinking. Fats and proteins are not good food combinations either. A deep fried mutton steak would send very wrong signals to your digestive juices.Starches and sugars should not be on the same plate at the same time. Combining them leads to digestive problems. In fact no more that one starchy food should be eaten at one meal. Melons and milk are two foods that should be consumed separately from all other foods. Melons decompose very rapidly while milk was meant for the young mammalians so does not do too well to be mixed with other foods. Milk is digested in the duodenum so the stomach stops all digestion when milk is consumed. Milk can be combined with acidic foods though. These are the few basics of food combining.Food combining allows us to mix and match our foods so as to gain optimum benefit as well as satiate our taste buds. Food is no longer consumed by man merely for survival but is also eaten for the taste. If the basic food combing rules are kept in mind one would be able to eat foods they desire yet keep a healthy body. The acid alkaline diet plan encourages one to consume a lot of vegetable and fruits, which are good combination foods. Vegetables and fruits can be eaten as a combination and yet the body absorbs the two well. The acidic foods are eaten in very small quantities so they do not interfere with the digestive juices absorbing the qualities of other foods. This is one of the main reasons why people on the alkaline diet feel energetic and charged as opposed to those on high protein high fat diets. Since the body is able to make full use of the food eaten it stays high on energy.
The Gracious Angeli Travel and Tours Hotel in Baguio is meant for those who want to experience comfort and leisure minus the exorbitant expenses. It does this very nicely and in more than an adequate manner.Rooms and RatesThere are 35 rooms available for guests at this beautiful two star hotel, with the rates beginning at Php 1,200 and not higher than Php 4,500 for the higher end types. Regardless of which you choose though, every single one of them comes with the necessities that you will need. These include tables, chairs, cozy beds, TV with cable, and showers equipped with hot and cold water.Amenities and AccommodationsThe Gracious Angeli Travel and Tours Hotel in Baguio has several amenities that visitors and guests can partake of, not the least of which is the KTV bar. This is the ideal place to hang out with your friends if you enjoy listening to music while having a few drinks. The wide selection of beverages available is another plus for this service.Another one of the facilities on tap is the function hall or multipurpose room, which is aimed for groups that need to hold conventions, seminars or conferences of some sort. Of course, given its name, one of its specialties is providing its guests with trips around the most interesting parts of the city. If you would like to go out on your own, you will see that it is also near banks, grocery stores and diners.Location and Contact InformationThe Gracious Angeli Travel and Tours Hotel is accessible from the 25 Abanao St. in Baguio City. If you are traveling in your own car, just look for the Maharlika Livelihood Complex or the Abanao Square.The hotel will be right there. If you are coming from Quirino Street, it is a stone’s throw from the police station, and about three blocks from the bus terminals and other public utility vehicles. Thus, if you ever feel the need to go around, you need not go far to get a ride. The fact that it is located very near to these places is an added attraction not to mention convenience.For more information interested parties may call telephone number 4425078 or 4422746. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.Given its fine service and proximity to restaurants and malls, the Gracious Angeli Travel and Tours Hotel in Baguio can be a gracious place to stay indeed.
The concept of Dynamic Packaging is to bundle all the components chosen by the aspiring traveler and create one reservation. Regardless of where the inventory originates, the package that is created is handled seamlessly as one transaction, and requires only one payment from the consumer.To a traveler, there is nothing better than a one stop shop for his traveling needs. The Dynamic Packaging Engine uses a travel component inventory and prices. Regardless of where the inventory originates, the package that is created is handled seamlessly as one transaction, and requires only one payment from the consumer. It automatically applies rules defined by the suppliers and the travel marketer to build and price travel packages. This package configuration process determines which components are used, what combinations of components are allowed or required, and handles inclusions such as taxes, fees or additional package features. Rules also determine how the final retail price is computed.CAPABILITIES A typical dynamic packaging application will need the following capabilities:1. Search and Availability2. Memberships3. Shopping Cart4. Booking and Reservations5. Payments6. CancellationsSEARCH AND AVAILABILITY A traveler always seeks a destination. Even though he may well be aware of where he needs to go to, he will search for the most appropriate place to stay and enjoy his visit. The search starts with a Transportation and Travel components, Hotel Property, Leisure Components. The search therefore has to be divided geographically to include destinations and neighboring destinations that meet the search criteria. An example search could be travel to New York City, stay at Stamford, Connecticut, Golf at upstate New York. Clearly the Dynamic Packaging engine needs to know the dates of travel, from and to destinations, closest airport to hotel, rental car or other desired ground transportation from selected airport to hotel and access to tee times at the neighboring golf courses. Like the traveler, businesses also seek travel related information.Travel Agents, Call Centers, and Meeting Planners need packaged information on behalf of their clients. Such a search is riddled with rules and complexity. Besides, the customer needs to have choices that can vary from comfort to price and everything else in between.1. Proximity: The search uses parameters that can narrow down possibilities yet offer extended possibilities. In our search example, Westchester Airport would have been the best choice. La Guardia airport would be an ideal choice. JFK and Newark and Teterboro are the next choices from a distance to Hotel point of view.2. Fare and Rates: The traveler will look for the best fare. In our example though Westchester is close to the hotel, offers limited Airlines and perhaps not the best fares. Some fares maybe very attractive, however when it comes to flexibility and cancellation they are not the best. Flexibility of change, penalties associated with change and cancellation are important factors to include in the search results.3. Travel Times: That’s another important factor for the business traveler. How many flights are there to the airport and at what intervals. Check in times and total time to travel also helps in determining his choice. Therefore non-connecting and connecting flights with layover times need to figure in the search.4. Accessibility: Another key factor often not paid attention to is accessibility. Physically impaired travelers, people who need meals on a flight, wheelchair access, and quick access to rental cars or trains or ground transportation play a very important role in travel. Do the hotel(s) have wheelchair access? Is it possible to get ground transportation to destined hotel that has wheelchair access?5. Amenities: Does the hotel offer standard amenities like restaurants, swimming pool, health parlors, spa, fax and printing, broadband Internet access etc? Similarly does the rental car come with GPS, insurance, inter state travel? Does the Golf Course allow only cart access? Are ski rentals available near the resort? The inclusion of amenities in a search result ensures the traveler is not in for surprises at the first lap of travel.6. Prepackaged: You want to travel, stay in a semi luxury hotel, play golf, why search for each individually. A prepackaged deal would also be more attractive than customizing the travel. Perhaps cheaper.Travel should be far from being hostile. It is after all a home away from home. A home is a pivotal source for living and entertainment. One uses the home and its peripheral surroundings to make the best of living. The travel destinations and the mode of travel should be as non hostile and as hospitable as is possible. A dynamic packaging should offer a wealth of choices to the traveler yet not inundate the traveler with so much information that he/she is nervous wreck at the end of an itinerary creation.ACTORS From the above description one can determine who the obvious actors are in this case.1. The Traveler2. GDS (Airlines and Hotels Rate Distribution)3. Airlines4. Car Rental Companies5. Hotel Central Reservation6. Tour Operators (Buses, Ground Transportation)7. Proprietary Aggregators (like Golf, Ski etc.)MORE ACTORSThe Dynamic Packaging should be capable of extending the services for business-to business operations. Which would imply that our actors now are?8. Travel Agents and Meeting Planners9. Call Center Agents.SHOPPING CART The key item in dynamic packaging is the Shopping Cart. The results of search can be selected and added as line items in the shopping cart. It bundles all the components chosen by the traveler to create one reservation. This shopping cart based vacation builder allows comparison shopping of packages that can include plane tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, insurance, attraction tickets and other features. Regardless of where the inventory originates, the package that is created is handled seamlessly as one transaction, and requires only one payment from the consumer. It automatically applies rules defined by the suppliers and the travel marketer to build and price travel packages. This package configuration process determines which components are used, what combinations of components are allowed or required, and handles inclusions such as taxes, fees or additional package features.
1. Lightweight planesEarlier this month, Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner stopped down in Toronto, the first of eight cities on its North American itinerary. Because the plane is made with lightweight materials, it consumes a fifth less fuel than a conventional plan of the same size.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: Lightweight composite materials improve fuel efficiency.2. Retro uniforms on airline staff at media eventsWhen the 787 Dreamliner stopped in Toronto, Air Canada staff donned vintage period uniforms, reminiscent of those worn by Christina Ricci on the historical TV show, Pan Am.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: Reminding passengers of the romance of air travel.3. The return of the old-fashioned travel agentAs doubts arise about the trustworthiness of customer reviews on travel sites, customers are returning to that old standard, the travel agent.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: Too much technology makes the human touch suddenly that more desirable.4. Airport security express line for low-risk travelersSome US airports are introducing streamlined security for low-risk frequent flyers.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: After more than a decade of increased airport security, the industry is ready to explore solutions that incorporate convenience.5. Travel to Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS)These emerging economies are attracting more tourists than ever. To prepare for it, China is expected to build more than a thousand new hotels in the next couple of years, according to travel commentator Travel+Leisure.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: International touristic destinations are changing.6. Greater use of travel insuranceAccording to a recent study of the British tourism industry, the use of travel insurance for international trips increased significantly last year.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: Insurance products are increasing their market share of the industry.7. Search for authenticityAccording to the same British study, today’s tourists want to eat the “real” food, meet the “real” people, get the “real” feel of the places that they visit.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: No more soaking in the sun on resort-guest-only beaches.8. Hotel renosThe Beverly Hills Hotel is just one of the many iconic hotels slated for major renovations in 2012.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: The old configurations no longer meet the needs of today’s travellers.9. Concern for value over priceThis according to the aforementioned tourism British study, which finds that 71% of travellers think that value is more important than simply getting the lowest price for a holiday.This travel & tourism trend in a nutshell: In today’s fragile economy, tourism management teams will have to work harder to establish that they are providing consumers with good value.
Do you want to go to Disney World? What about Universal Studios? These are both located in Orlando, Florida and there are ways to get discount airline travel Orlando hotel packages for a great price. Here are a few options you can use to save money on your trip.First, you can book your trip online with Expedia, Priceline, or Hotwire and create a package deal. You can save hundreds by packaging your Orlando hotel with your flight and your car rental. When I did this I was able to save about $150 per person.Your second option is to use the timeshare vacation package. You can search the internet and find a resort that will give you a free 4 night stay in Orlando. Then, all you have to worry about is your airfare and getting from the resort to Disney World or Universal Studios. You will have to sit through a presentation, but that is a small price to pay for a free stay at a resort.Another option is to travel in the off season. This is June, July, and August for Orlando. It is going to be quite warm, but not unbearable. The prices to travel in the off season are about half of what it costs during peak season. Plus there will be less tourists so you will not have to wait in line as long either.Book your trip and save money by using discount airline travel Orlando hotel packages online. You can also use the timeshare scheme or travel in the off season. You can even combine a few of these options for more savings and a longer stay.
Toddlers & Preschoolers love spending time outdoors. What can you provide to keep them busy? You don’t have to have a large garden to entertain your small children.Some resources for your outdoor area can include, balls, bubble mix & bubble pipes, sturdy cars and trucks to push around, small ride on toys, block trolley or dolls buggy, this keeps them moving and active. Stepping stones made from cardboard shapes. Pavement chalk, good for drawing roads to ride that bike along.Sand box – how many of you remember the fun of digging and building with sand. A sand box doesn’t have to be a large architect designed structure. Most toy stores/chain stores sell lidded sand boxes.If your area is a small patio or balcony, or even if your want to keep the sand clean and confined. consider using a lidded plastic tub on wheels that can be found in chain stores and homeware stores. Provide utensils for digging, sifting, pouring and building. Buckets and spades, or raid the kitchen for plastic or wooden spoon, bowls, sifters, funnels, yoghurt cups, or whatever captures your imagination.Water play – for those warm spring and summer days; A plastic paddling pool, A plastic tub, or that outgrown baby bath ( always supervise water play) Use your sandpit utensils and add some plastic bottles for pouring. a drop or two of blue or green food coloring gives the water some interest especially when they lift their hands in and out. Drop some ice cubes in or hot days and let them watch them melt. Of course nothing can beat running in and out of a hose/sprinkler (water restrictions permitting)Discover your neighbourhood – Go for a walk along your street, look at the houses, trees, plants and talk about them. Collect leaves & twigs for collage. Visit the park, use the equipment in the play area. Take a picnic snack or lunch. Visit your local shops, look in the windows at what is happening, buy some fruit , cheese and bread for a picnic. Go to your local library and choose some books. If the weather is cold, rug up warmly and go for a run around your yard, Go for a walk around the neighbourhood & collect some leaves for a craft activity on your return. If you live in a very cold climate build a snowman, throw snowballs. Living in the southern hemisphere it’s hard for me to imagine those very cold days when you cant’ get out. Our children don’t have many days where they have to be inside.Take the indoors out – Bring some of those indoor activities outdoors, A rug, some cushions and a basket of books under a shady tree or on a porch or balcony can be very relaxing for mum and toddler (if he falls asleep you might get to read your book/magazine) Set up a pretend tea party with the doll’s tea set and some water in the teapot and jug and maybe some tiny cookies. Take a snack outside and join your toddler in a real tea party.Craft Activities – The outdoors is the best place for messy crafts as it is easy to clean up. Put some large sheets of paper up on the wall or fence and let them paint with non toxic paints & sturdy paintbrushes. Collect some large boxes and let them paint them. If you or a friend has had a large appliance delivered keep the box. Let your children paint it when it’s dry cut out a door and windows and you have an instant cubby house, alternatively put a large blanket or sheet over your outdoor table, an instant playhouse. Make up some playdough and use cookie cutters, small rolling pins, Plastic cooking utensils and they will be busy for ages. Provide buckets of water and paint brushes and let them paint the house or fence. This is particularly effective when it is hot as the water dries very quickly.Music and Movement – take a portable CD player outside and play some children’s songs or your favorite rock or rap tunes. Provide scarves to wave as you dance to the music. If you have two or three children try a conga line around the yard. Pretend to be ballerina’s dancing to the music (swan lake or the nutcracker is good for this) Children love all types of music when I was involved in a regular playgroup a few years ago we declared a no kids music day and played show tunes, 60′s 70′s rock, and many other styles, the old rock tunes were a big favorite.
The kids are home… it’s a beautiful day outside… it’s time to get crafting! Let’s start the craft ideas countdown!
It’s Time to Rake Leaves!
Just joking, but you do need to find a few really cool ones! This craft project is all about print making using leaves in all sizes and shapes as stamps. From the house you will need: paper towels, Styrofoam plates, colored construction paper, and various colors of craft paint.First fold a paper towel in fourths then place it on a Styrofoam plate. Pour enough paint into the center of the towel to make it into a stamp pad. Repeat this step with additional paint colors to add to your stamping color palette.Dip the back side of a leaf into the paint to lightly cover it. Press the leaf onto a piece of paper gently pulling it off when done. Add more leaves to your picture until you are satisfied with your design. Once dried you can frame it, make it into a card, use it for wrapping a present, or cut it up for use in a collage.Another idea: use fabric paint for imprinting your leaves on t-shirts, ball caps, kitchen towels and more!
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
This is a fun and very easy family craft. What you need are pine cones, peanut butter, wild bird seed, twine, a shallow plate, newspaper and a wood craft stick for each family member.First cut a piece of twine 3 to 4 feet in length. Tie it to the top of a pine cone to make a hangar. Smear peanut butter over and into the pine cone. Pour birdseed into the shallow plate and roll the pine cone over the seeds until covered. Set the seeded cones aside on a piece of newspaper until ready to hang in a tree.Note: Some crafters like to place the finished pine cones into the freezer for an hour before hanging them in a tree. This helps bind the seeds and the peanut butter together (optional).
This is a great family craft that will encourage not only creativity but a lot of laughs! First go on a backyard hunt for a bunch of various sized rocks (golf ball sized work well). I like to use smoothed faced rocks that can easily be painted.Gather up some crafting supplies including paint and/or paint pens, yarn, chenille stems, ribbon, feathers, buttons, beads, pom-poms, wiggle eyes, felt, glitter, and craft foam (basically anything that you and the kids would like to use to create your pets). You will also need the basic tools like glue, scissors, paint brushes, and paper towels.First scrub your rocks of all dirt and grime. Once dry choose and organize the rocks you will want to use for your pets head, body, feet, and so forth.Starting with your pets’ head make its’ little face. Wiggly eyes, a fuzzy pom-pom nose, a painted or yarn mouth are all great ideas. Add some chenille stems or feathers for hair, a few painted freckles, and maybe even ears. Once finished glue the head to its body and let dry until completely adhered.Now decorate the body, add the feet and hands if desired and decorate those too. Have fun creating your pets and have fun being together crafting.
Make a Toad Village
Giving toads and frogs a hiding place in your garden is not only fun but it also is a great way to help control flies and mosquitoes. Gather up a few flower pots and/or empty coffee cans, paint primer (for metal coffee cans), outdoor paint, clear acrylic paint for sealing, and any small decorative items you might want to add to your houses like marbles, broken ceramic or stained glass pieces, any items that can be used outside that are interesting or fun.Start by making sure your pots and cans are thoroughly cleaned and dry. If using coffee cans paint them with primer and let dry. Use outdoor paint in your choice of colors to create your toads abode. Paint on little windows and doors, a tiled roof, and flower boxes are a few ideas for you to use. Another idea for your village is to mosaic the flower pots using ceramic and glass pieces. Once finished give your house a couple of coats of the clear acrylic paint and let dry.Bury your coffee cans on their sides half way down into the dirt to keep them from rolling away while giving your toads the dirt floors they love. Set the flower pots upside down on the ground then raise up one side using a rock to hold it in place. This gives the toads an entryway into their new home. To add more fun, detail your toad village to include little roads between the houses, make little entry way signs, pebble walkways, add a few small plants, and even a few little toy cars and people would be cute. Make it a place for toads and children to play.
Hand-print Stepping Stones
This is my favorite family craft. Creating personalized stepping stones embedded with hand-prints or footprints are so fun to make and can last a lifetime. There are several methods of making your own stepping stones but the easiest by far is using the stone topper method. You use a pre-made garden stone and top it with cement mortar using duct tape to hold it in place. Since there are no kits to buy you can decorate the stones anyway you would like allowing your children to use their wonderful imaginations to come up with unique designs. This is a great project for even parents to imprint their own hand and/or foot prints. Kids have a blast measuring their growth every year to their parents’ prints.It’s also fun to include the pet’s prints into stepping stones. You just might just want to create a whole pathway of personalized stones.I hope this has given you some great ideas and projects for your family crafting activities. There is nothing more memorable than the times we spend sharing our days with our children. Crafting projects that can be kept for years to come add to the enjoyment of reunions where their memories can be relived once again.
So you are planning to make a business trip or vacation? You are also trying to determine what type of accommodation to choose when you travel? You have put in a lot of time and did your research to find the names of many motels and hotels, but you really aren’t sure of the difference between a hotel and motel, so you can’t decide where you should make your reservations, correct?What Is The Difference Between A Motel And A Hotel? The Hotel The hotel is a business, that provides lodging for a short period of time. In the past people were supplied with a bed, cabinet, a small desk or table and a wash basin in the room, but with time they soon came with modern amenities like bathrooms, heating, air conditioning, refrigerators, and more. Today they provide telephone, tv, and internet or wi-fi access to the guests. In the larger hotel chains the guests will usually have a gym facility, swimming pools, restaurants, and conference rooms. By checking hotel reviews before booking reservations, one can find which of these features and services are provided there.The amenities, services, features, and the facilities offered in each hotel, though, can be different in one country to another. In England, for example, the law states that food can only be served within predetermined hours to guests, but there are many private hotels to be found, where these rules simply don’t apply. In other countries like Canada, Australia, Ireland, and some areas of the United States, a hotel can mean a bar or a pub and may not even provide sleeping accommodations. The word hotel in Bangladesh, India and certain parts of Asia, is referred to as a restaurant.The Motel After World War II the word motel started to appear in the dictionaries. It really was originally a hotel, that was designed for travelers in vehicles to stop at night and to also provide for plenty of parking space for their vehicles. The word motel is literally a combination of the term motorist and hotel. A motel initially consisted of one facility which had connecting rooms, where all doors faced the parking lot. When the national highways started to develop and a need for less expensive hotels was sought, the idea of motels began to grow. These were very accessible nightly accommodations located close to all the main roads.The Hotel Versus The Motel One One difference between most motels and hotels is in their architecture. They will differ in both the construction as well as layout. Most hotels will normally have many rooms on separate floors of the establishment having stairwells, elevators and internal hallways, which lead directly to the rooms. On the other hand, motels normally only have one or two floors, and the guests can access their individual rooms directly from the parking area without traveling through any lobbies or corridors.Hotels will usually offer more services than a motel. These services could include things like a restaurant, gym, swimming pools, room service, and others. While motels are generally known to offer less services, you may find a few, which also have swimming facilities, a complimentary continental breakfast, and a few other things.Probably the main and many times the most important difference between a motel and a hotel is in the price. In most instances, the hotels will charge more than the motels for a night’s stay, but if you travel to less populated areas, then the rate of a discount hotel, and motel in a city, may be close to the same. Another difference is that guests can book more nights in a hotel, as they traditionally cater to a longer stay. There is also a difference found in the location of most motels and hotels. Motels are usually found in out of the way areas, while hotels will usually be found in cities and urban areas.Basically a motel is a hotel found near a highway, where guests can spend a night, while traveling long distances. But in the case of a hotel, they are more often used for an extended stay.
If you are planning an outdoor sports activity then it is important to keep in mind that each sports activity requires different set of apparels. There are many factors that have to be kept in mind like the outdoor weather conditions, the intensity of activity involved in a certain sport, etc. It is advisable to create a checklist of different clothes to be worn for different outdoor activities.Hiking
Never choose your hiking apparel based on appearance only. It more important to keep yourself protected. The usability of the clothes matters more. If you go for appropriate hiking apparels, it will enrich your hiking experience. Always go for hiking apparel that is made of synthetic material. Synthetic material is lighter and has the ability to soak and absorb sweat and water easily. It is very important to choose layered clothing as the warm weather can take a sudden swing and become cold or vice versa and you do not want to be stranded with inadequate or too much clothing. Also carry lightweight jackets and coats which are rain and water proof. It is also important to wear waterproof and sturdy hiking boots.Fishing
Mainly people wear clothes to protect themselves from the sun, rain and other climatic vagaries. You are extremely prone to the harsh weather conditions especially when you go on some outdoor activity like fishing. You should choose fishing attire according to the weather on that particular day. If it is hot and sunny, then be sure to wear your shades, a hat and light clothes which are also water proof. But be sure to keep in mind that the weather does not stay constant throughout the day. A warm and sunny day can suddenly become chilly in the evening. So be sure to keep appropriate warm clothes handy. Also it is important to cover your hands with proper water proof gloves. In case you are going ice fishing, then be sure to wear heavy clothes in layers so that the upper layers can be taken off in case you feel too warm later on in the day. Suitable waterproof fishing boots are also recommended.Mountain Climbing and Skiing
Activities like Mountain climbing and Skiing involves low temperatures and snow which requires mountain climbers and skiers to wear heavy, warm and water proof clothing. Proper eyes and head gear is also recommended. There are special mountain climbing and skiing boots which should be worn while undertaking these activities.Apart from having particular clothes for specific outdoor activities, it is also wise to go in for customized and specially designed clothes wear which are multipurpose and can be used for all activities. Many outdoor sports stores offer specially designed clothes which are tailor made to suit your requirements and which can be worn for all different outdoor activities. It is hence essential to wear proper clothing for outdoor activities if you fully want to enjoy your sporting adventure.