Take 4G Wireless Internet on Your Summer Road Trip

Hitting the road this summer? If so, you’re not alone. All the reports are saying the worst thing you could possibly do not only for your wallet but for the environment is take the classic American road trip. The trouble, however, is that it’s just too tempting to not go. With gas prices getting worse every year, most people worry that if they don’t do it now, things will get bad to the point where it will be a journey of the past, no longer possible with new restrictions and inflated prices for gas and oil. If deciding to go against the grain and head out on your road trip anyway, there will be certain things you will need. Try consulting this helpful list before heading out the door.

A tune up. Before even thinking about a road trip, be sure you have a vehicle that can support the drive. It will be a good idea to get regular oil changes and light maintenance while on the road, every 2,000 miles or so. It’s important to check up on the car far more often when driving more than 300 miles per day over an extended period of time, since the wear and tear can be detrimental to your car’s engine very quickly. A good idea might be to try a national chain where they give you a punch card for every time you change the oil. That way, no matter what city you’re in the 5th change is free!

Wireless internet. Taking along a laptop computer might seem unnecessary, but when travelling the power of having wireless internet is invaluable. Many cities across the country like Las Vegas, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Houston and more have 4G wireless internet which is a wireless service that works all around town. If you aren’t familiar with this new kind of wireless broadband, check it out and have an automatic connection to look up local events, directions, attractions, hours and more anytime you like.

A global positioning system (GPS). Even if working with 4G wireless internet, keep in mind it’s not available in every city yet. If you use your mobile broadband connection to look up the direction of a museum, for example, you can easily program that into a GPS and have a technology enhanced navigation system that works entirely to your advantage, saving you time, gas money, and many stressful hours lost in the middle of nowhere.

Cell phone. There’s nothing worse than breaking down, except breaking down in the middle of nowhere and being stranded without a phone. Be sure to have a charged phone with you before taking off on any long stretch of the trip!

Roadside assistance. If you don’t already have an insurance that sends you roadside assistance, sign up for something like triple A before leaving. No matter where you are in the country, assistance will be sent should you run into a problem with your vehicle. If such service is included in your insurance, be sure to check the fine print and be sure that there are no limits or geographical barriers on your policy.

Make Money as Your Own Travel Agent

Become a Travel Agent and live the lifestyle you have always freamed of…travel to far away and exoctic locations, all at agent only prices, while making commissions on every client who books travel through you.

Just imagine soaking the sun rays on St. Thomas and touring some of the ancient ruins. Stand in the footsteps of people who changed the world, like Sir Francis Drake. Recover from the stress and frustration of modern city life, and do so at agent only prices. Following are some of the highlights of a trip to St. Thomas.

Tillett Gardens . Tillett Gardens was once an old Danish farm. While it has been largely changed in order to incorporate present uses; it is one of the few old farm buildings on St. Thomas that is open to the public. It was transformed into a center for local artists and performers by Jim Tillett, an English silkscreen artist, who arrived on St. Thomas in 1959. Tillett described the garden as “a peaceful sanctuary of creativity and wonderment.” In the shops at Tillett Gardens, you will find silkscreen prints, paintings, enamel jewelry, candles and many other locally hand-crafted items. There is a lovely restaurant located in the garden. It is a great spot to enjoy a cool drink or have something to eat while shopping for local art. Arts and crafts shows and classical music concerts are hosted at Tillett Gardens throughout the year.

Frenchtown. Frenchtown is located about a half-mile southwest of Charlotte Amalie. It is popular with tourists and locals for its restaurants and bars. Frenchtown was settled by immigrants from the French Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy in the late 1800’s through mid-1900’s. Many of the men were fishermen and so the area became a fishing village and is still today. In the early morning you can watch fishermen coming in with their small fishing boats, or cleaning and selling their catches from the jetties and from the Quetel Fish Market. Many of the older French people still speak Creole, a French dialect. In the middle of Frenchtown is a hill crowned by St. Ann’s Catholic Church. A small museum contains several hundred artifacts of historical interest related to the area and to the French community including photographs, pottery, tools and furniture. The French Heritage Museum is located next to the Joseph Aubain ballpark.

Red Hook: Originally the Red Hook area was a little town connected to the rest of the island by dirt roads. Today, it has become a busy village. There are various stores located there, many of which cater to the boating community. Ferries to St. John and the British Virgin Islands depart from the Red Hook Ferry Dock. Many charter boat companies are located in the vicinity as there are numerous marinas in the area. Red Hook is home to several good bars and restaurants.

Become a Travel Agent and Live the Lifestyle of Your Dreams. Where in the world would you like to travel? You can transform your vacation dreams into PAY-cations! Capitalize on the tremendous growth of travel spending internationally. Travel is the world’s largest, fastest growing industry. Online travel booking is growing at a fast pace.

There is no single marketing tool to guarantee your success in the travel industry. Travel is not just an industry, it is a lifestyle. And we share your passion for this lifestyle in everything that we do. As a travel agent, you will be able to take advantage of incredible travel deals. Best of all, your clients will receive great travel deals and you can earn big commission!

Copyright (c) 2008 Tom Jackson

3 Tips To Help Anyone Catch More Fish

In this article I’m going to outline 3 tips to help anyone catch more fish. These tips come from more than 50 years of combined fishing experience and can be employed by any angler. No matter what type of fishing you prefer, these tips will help you enjoy more fishing success. None of us should ever forget what Steven Wright said about fishing, “There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.” I’m not sure any truer words have ever been spoken and with any luck this article will help you avoid that latter part of that quote.

If you want to catch more fish there is nothing that helps like practice. There is simply no substitute for spending time on the water practicing your craft. The next closest thing to practice for becoming a better angler is to study your craft (which is what you’re doing by reading this article). The more tips and techniques you can get the better. Some will work for you, some won’t, but the point is that educating yourself is never a bad thing.

So, let’s get down to business, shall we? Here are the 3 tips that will help you become a better angler, and thus catch more fish.

  1. Pay Attention To Your Hands – Your hands are very important to fishing, or more specifically the scents that are on your hands. Any scents that are on your hands will transfer to whatever bait or lure you’re using. If this scent is unnatural to the fish they will tend not to bite. This might not be true for smaller, more inexperienced fish, but for larger experienced fish this rule is most certainly true. We want to make be sure that our hands are free of any unnatural odors. The easiest way to accomplish this is by grabbing a handful of grass of dirt and rubbing it into your hands before handling your bait or lure.
  2. Pay Attention To Mother Nature – Mother Nature has an amazing impact on the feeding behavior of fish. When I use the term ‘Mother Nature’, I’m referring specifically to the weather and moon. By knowing when the weather and moon, or one of the two is in your favor as an angler is of the utmost importance. If you’ve ever had one of those epic days fishing where it seemed like you could do no wrong, it was more than likely due to these two forces of Mother Nature, rather than your prowess as an angler. Learn about the weather & moon and the ways they affect fishing, and you’ll start catching more fish.
  3. Pay Attention To Your Eyes – Having a quality pair of polarized glasses is a tip that can help any angler catch more fish. In the flowing waters of a river or stream polarized glasses are a must, not only for seeing the fish, but also seeing your line. Any bass fisherman who has fished for spawning bass knows exactly what I’m referring to as well. Pay attention to your eyes by getting yourself a pair of quality polarized sun glasses. With polarized glasses, like most things remember: you get what you pay for.

These three simple tips will help anyone catch more fish, no matter what you fish for. How am I so sure of this? Simply because I’ve personally been using every one of these tips for a long time and know how effective they are.

Which Group Are You Part Of? Lessons From a Restaurant

The group may at first be polite to the waiter or waitress. As soon as the wait person leaves the laughter starts. Following the laughter the rude comments and behavior starts. Hopefully the behavior will stay the same, but often it grows.

What do people think?

People in the restaurant notice. It may only be the ones at least by the tables immediately surrounding. Sometimes as the rude behavior grows most if not all of the restaurant notices. They wonder why the group is there. They wonder if the group is drunk. They wonder how people could be so rude.

What is so bad?

This group may make rude remarks about the wait person, about other patrons. The group may just be loud and obnoxious. They may like throwing random insults and comments around “all in the name of fun.” This is their justification if someone questions.

Where are you?

If you are sitting with this group, then you are just as bad as they are. While you may not be throwing the insults around you are not making them stop. You are not telling the others the crude remarks about and to the waitress are not acceptable. Even if you can not stop their behavior, your being with them is acceptance of it.

What if I am not with the group?

Look at the group. Decide what you think they will do. Sometimes if a group many not realize they have gotten too loud and crazy. A quiet mention may make them realize. Other groups are troublemakers. Asking the troublemakers to be quiet will result in the opposite effect. Then you must take your complaint to the management.

Restaurant management may not be able to do much unless people complain. They depend on people coming in, and while that group is noisy, they are paying patrons. At chain restaurants the rules from corporate are to not do anything unless someone complains. You can ask the wait staff if they can talk to management. Often wait staff is told to ignore the rude behavior even if it bothers them, so they may not tell management. Also the management may not notice unless they walk around often.

How can I make things better?

Try to tip the waiter or waitress that took care of them. The group probably did not tip nearly enough to cover their behavior. Tell the management. If you are part of the group, find better friends. These people probably will not change but you may not be the only one to leave if you leave the group at a restaurant and announce why you are leaving. It may only take a minor thing to offset the damage a mean group can do.

Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery. A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause. ~Clarence Darrow, Resist Not Evil