Your Guide to Barging on the Canal de Bourgogne

Your Guide to Barging on the Canal de Bourgogne

The Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy is often revered as one of the nicest canals to navigate in France, with beautiful scenery that features charming French houses and colourful greenery. There are lots of historical sites to visit along the way too, including cathedrals, abbeys and markets. Length and Route
This 242-kilometre-long waterway connects Burgundy to Paris. If you want to expore the canal on a barge holiday in France, I would recommend travelling on the Saône Tiver from Saint Jean de Losne to Dijon, before winding down towards Monereau, passing through Yvonne, to finally reach the Seine. History and Feats of Engineering

 

Conceptualised in the seventeenth century, this canal is an incredibly well thought-out chef d’oeuvre of engineering, perfect for your barge holiday in France. The waterway opened in 1832 and took over 50 years to build. It features 127 locks, the most impressive of which is at Pouilly-en-Auxois. This lock is continuously filled by an underground reservoir via a tunnel system; it serves as a watershed from which the water flows both towards Dijon in the south and towards Migennes in the north.

The canal boasts many ingenious features. Its best one, though, is the tunnel which links the Pouilly-en-Auxois lock with the small port of Escommes. It is a very narrow two-and-a-half-mile-long underground passageway that was dug out from the rock in the early nineteenth century. Even today, it remains an essential connection between the north and south of France. Attractions en Route

The great thing about a barge holiday in France is that the canal wends its way through a number of beautiful French cities, giving you time to explore their history and soak in a little local culture. Cruising along the Canal de Bourgogne allows you to explore the Northern and Southern areas of the region.

In the north, be sure to visit the Abbaye de Fontenay. Though founded in the early 1100s, its structure has been incredible well-maintained with its cloisters, scriptorium and dormitories still intact. It’s a breathtaking piece of architecture, and now that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, even its gardens and ponds retain their original glory.

As you travel further down south, you’ll want to visit the monumental Notre-Dame de Dijon. It’s a Gothic-style church with an ornamented façade that boasts gorgeous columns and archways, as well as the typical gargoyles. Inside, you’ll find lovely colourful stain-glass paintings. Both edifices are an unmissable time capsule, the first providing unrivalled insight into Cistercian life and industry, while the second lets you revisit French Catholic practices.

If you have time, you should also stroll through Dijon’s market. It wouldn’t be a barge holiday in France without sampling French wines, local cheeses and artisanal breads. There are also pâté and terrine stalls that are worth a visit, as well as local delicacies like snails on offer. Make sure to try Dijon’s famous mustard and take some back with you as a souvenir. It’s a real treat for the tastebuds!

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury itineraries for a barge holiday in France and other great destinations. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

Live in the Dry Season in the Galapagos

Live in the Dry Season in the Galapagos

Usually, the word “dry season” conjures up arid vision, inadequate. But for the outlying islands of the Galapagos Islands, the dry season is nothing boring.
Unlike some other destinations around the world, the dry moon is actually an ideal time for nature lovers to start a wildlife voyage in the Galapagos. It does not experience a typical tropical climate, and between July and December is actually a time of great activity, migration and breeding. Live in the Dry Season in the Galapagos

What Happens During The Dry Moon?

The archipelago has two distinct seasons: dry and wet. The season here is directly influenced by the cold Humboldt Current, which mixes with warm water from the equatorial currents and causes the rich nutrients (from Humboldt) to rise to the surface. During the dry period of six months, currents are driven toward the island by prevailing trade winds, which have a profound effect on local ecology.

Animal Sea Abundance

With an abundant supply of food, marine life is growing rapidly at this time. Along with the number of fish that can be seen in shallow waters, the population of sharks, octopi, rays and crustaceans swells to a greater proportion. For sea turtles, this is the time of breeding in the prime and December marking the start of their nesting season. Live in the Dry Season in the Galapagos

High Height

The height of various volcanic islands means, even in the dry months, there is significant rainfall in some areas. On the plateau, the drizzle and mist of moist known as Garúa is a constant presence and, while under the conditions at the bottom is quite arid, fertile and tropical highlands. Therefore, large numbers of animals – like the Giant Turtles – migrate to higher ground for food. While this seasonal movement occurs on a smaller scale than Africa’s “big migration”, it is the same principle. To find very active wildlife, most trips to wildlife voyages in the Galapagos at this time of the year will include trips to several island plateaues.

Breeding time

Surprisingly, temperatures are lower during the dry months, and during this cold weather many species choose to breed. It is very common among bird species and, when their young are hatched, large numbers of small fish in the surrounding waters serve as a reliable source of food. Boobies, Frigate and Flightless Cormorants begin their marriage early in the dry season, and their numbers increase as the gliders begin to appear in the following months.

Other species that have a higher profile during this breeding period are the unique Lava lizards, migrant sharks, flamingoes, sea lions, penguins, whales and dolphins.

Dry Moon End

At the end of December, as the Humboldt Current slows and rises in temperature, there is a shift in wildlife activity that is clear as the second season of the archipelago – a wet approach. For those planning a wildlife voyage in the Galapagos, no time in a year is a bad time, but the dry season can be a fun and enjoyable time to visit.

Live in the Dry Season in the Galapagos

 

How To Have Fun With Your Home Business


Every routine may become a habit after a while. The routine is usually somewhat if not completely necessary to accomplish the tasks that run your business. These tasks may include marketing and sales as well as assignment and technical duties. So direct your boss has a lot of things that need to be done. While some people in their workforce may have enjoyed multi-tasking and have different things to do in their work, most of the jobs have a limited job scope. If we were not really excited by our work on anything because, all such activities may increase dramatically. This is especially true if we do not make enough money or work in unfamiliar or distressed neighborhoods.

One of the wonderful things about having a business from home can be to make things happen whenever they fit your life, as long as they are still regarded as a virtue. If you look at the 24 hours instead of the traditional 8 hour clock – you may see you have more time (3x more time) to get a possible 8 hours of work. So there is no difference if you do a, b, and c at 8:00 am or 12:00 pm or 8:00 pm. If you feel like doing the task, e and f first – no problem – you are the boss.

Another thing that might actually help prevent boredom working from home is if you can keep up with some additional projects now and then – say with a little extra money. Or ideally, if you have any other ‘ghairah’ that will provide opportunities for seasoned or occasional occasions – “just for fun” (and some additional benefits!), It can also help prevent you from turning to bored and complacent habits making it hard for you to be eternally excited and passionate about what we do.

For example if you have artistic curves and want to make some gift items for leave. It may include ceramics, bread, candy, soap or candle making for some examples. Or something easier to make it easier like selling seasonal sports memorabilia. There are many ideas you can think of when looking at the trade from hobbies and interest perspectives.

It may work very well to keep up with your business as well, for example when the concept of ‘multiple streams of income’ is considered in this scenario, you have your daily “bread and butter” daily and that may be slowing in the seasons which is especially if the reward-related business gets very busy. So you see one thing that counterbalance the other. Who knows – you can also have a ‘banner year’ when you make money in ALL seasons!

What to Expect When Cruising the River Moselle

What to Expect When Cruising the River Moselle

Renowned as one of the most picturesque rivers the world, the Moselle stretches for a languid 340 miles from the Vosges Mountains of France to flow into the Rhine in Germany. Various sections have become extremely popular with barge holiday operators, not just for the magnificent scenery encountered along the way, but also for the many historical attractions and, of course, the wine.
The Route of the Moselle

 

From its elevated source at Ballon d’Alsace, the river passes through the spectacularly beautiful and historically significant French landscape of Lorraine, before forming part of the border of Luxembourg and Germany. On its path it takes in countless small towns, Alpine villages and wine-growing regions. Some of the more industrialised sections of the Moselle Valley are also used for transporting goods on large cargo ships. The river joins the Rhine at Koblenz, as its longest tributary. Since it was made entirely navigable in 1964, the river has become a very busy waterway, encompassing 14 locks and a dedicated shipping channel. As well as barge holiday operators, the traffic comprises large numbers of private vessels and commercial and cargo ships.

Attractions en Route

For those on a barge holiday, whatever section of the Moselle makes up the itinerary there are countless attractions to see from the water and on shore excursions. One of the most enchanting is Burg Eltz, a real-life fairytale castle set in its own lush forest. The medieval castle is immaculately preserved, having been in one family for more than 850 years. The interiors are bedecked with original tapestries, furnishings and artworks that have been curated with such attention and care they look like the centuries have simply passed them by. Set upon the peak of a huge craggy rock, Burg Eltz epitomises the concept of a fairytale castle.

For those passing through Trier (close to Luxembourg), exploring the Roman ruins of the oldest city in Germany is a must. Founded in 16 BC by the infamous Augustus, Trier was a vital trade and financial hub for the Roman Empire for more than four centuries. Today one can walk around its many archaeological attractions and take in sites like the Porta Nigra, the Hauptmarkt and the city’s most iconic landmark, the magnificent UNESCO-listed Trierer Dom – the oldest cathedral in Germany. The city is also famous for a very different reason as the birthplace of philosopher Karl Marx.

Fine Wine

It’s not for nothing that wine is one of the most popular themes for barge holiday itineraries in this region of Germany and Luxembourg. The Moselle Valley is renowned for some of the world’s finest Rieslings, which make up around 60% of its total production. The region provides the perfect conditions for this famous grape, with records indicating that it has been grown there since 1435. The Riesling has a distinct colour and flavour that aficionados attribute to its high acidity, and it has the ability to age well up to 40 years.

For history, scenery and the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most acclaimed wine regions in the world, cruising along the beautiful River Moselle is invariably a most memorable and enjoyable experience for travellers of any age.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury barge holiday itineraries. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

Former Clinton campaign aide says rigged election claim is “overstating” things

Former Clinton campaign aide says rigged election claim is “overstating” things
Zerlina Maxwell, formerly the director of progressive media for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, said on Friday the claim in former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile’s new book that the election was rigged for Clinton is “overstating” how joint fundraising committees work.

In excerpts from her upcoming book featured in Politico Thursday, Brazile claimed the DNC and Clinton came to an unethical agreement to stabilize the party’s finances. In “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile claims the election was unfair because Clinton’s campaign was financing the party from the beginning days of the election, giving it a preferred status with the DNC.

Donna Brazile bashes Clinton campaign in new book
But calling the election rigged against Sen. Bernie Sanders is “overstating” the more “nuanced” way of how the joint fundraising situation worked, Maxwell said in an interview with CBSN. Maxwell said the agreements in 2015 and 2016 are “not new information,” as Politico had already reported on them. She also said “re-litigating” a primary is not helpful to the democratic party as it looks to the future.

“I do not think that re-litigating a primary, which is so contentious but not ultimately close in terms of the vote count, that’s just looking backwards when we need to be looking forward,” Maxwell told CBSN.

But Maxwell agreed with Brazile that the DNC’s finances were heading into the 2016 election cycle.

“They’re Democratic Party was broke,” Maxwell said. “They do not have the capacity to rig 50 elections against Bernie Sanders.”

During Obama’s former tenure in the White House, financial resources were “siphoned away” toward Organizing for America, Brazile said, and the DNC “languished” under Obama.

“Yes, they were broke, when Hillary showed up in 2015 to start her campaign for presidency, so yes, she paid off their debt,” Maxwell said, which through the joint fundraising agreement, more Democrats to raise more than $ 500 million.

The joint fundraising agreements allow Democrats to raise more than $ 500 million, Maxwell said. But, Maxwell said, more transparency is needed around joint fundraising agreements. Maxwell called the joint fundraising agreements “somewhat of a loophole,” because people can donate a much greater amount of the maximum contribution to the DNC, versus a candidate directly.

“I think there should be transparency in how these things are done,” she said.

The DNC did not directly refute many of Brazil’s CBS News received Friday morning claims in a statement.

“DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement.” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. “Joint fundraising committees were created between DNC and both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in attempt to raise the general election funds needed to win in 2016. Clinton was the only candidate who raised money for the party through her joint fundraising committee with the DNC, which would benefit any candidate coming out of the presidential primary process. ”

“Under the new leadership, the DNC has signed a joint fundraising agreement with all 50 states and DCs ahead of its presidential prime in order to support our state parties and win at the state, local and national level in 2017, 2018 and beyond , “the statement continued. “This is unprecedented We are a party that elects Democrats every year and in every single zip code.”

Jeff Weaver, former Sanders campaign manager, said it was clear on the campaign there was a pattern of Clinton’s favor, in everything from the debate schedule to the lack of voter data access. Weaver complimented Brazile for her “courage” in writing the book.

“It was not surprising that the DNC was acting in favor of Clinton’s Secretary,” Weaver told CBSN. “I mean, what is surprising, obviously, is that there is a signed document detailing that the Clinton campaign would have control over the DNC, certainly.”

How To Start A Successful Online Business

How To Start A Successful Online Business

So you’re interested in starting an online business, but you’re not sure where to start.

In many ways, starting an online business is the same as opening a brick and mortar store. You will make plans, manage your funds, produce products, then start work.

However, there are some unique aspects to running an online business that you need to consider in order to be successful.

Here are the steps you should follow to improve your chances of success:

Find the First Market
When starting an online business, many people choose the product first and then search the market.

However, it’s best to do this the opposite: find a group of people with a particular problem, then create a product that offers a solution to this problem.

Finding your market can be easy with some internet research. Here are some suggestions:

Check out the online forums to see what problems people are trying to solve
Do keyword research and create a list of keywords that people search for
Check out the potential competitors in the field and see what they do to meet demand
Writing Copy Killer
Once you find a product that can offer a solution for your audience, it’s time to write multiple copies to sell the product.

There are thousands of books that explain how to write the best sales copy. But, the main thing you should focus on is to write a copy that addresses the issue of habit.

This should answer the question, “What’s in it for me?”

Create a Website
You know your market, you know your product, and you are ready to tell why your product is awesome. Now, you are ready to create your website.

When someone enters your site, you just need a few seconds to get their attention. To attract their attention, you must:

Keep the navigation easy and simple on every page
Use videos, graphics, and other visuals to attract attention
Include opt-in offers so you can get an email address
Make it super easy to buy-no more than 2 clicks to get to the cashier
Make sure your content is high quality
Offering multiple payment options – many Paypal bingo sites succeed because they do this.
Use Search Engines to Drive Customers to Your Site
Using PPC advertising (Pay-Per-Click) can be one of the best ways to drive direct traffic to your site.

Unlike organic search, PPC ads appear at the top of the search results immediately. Plus, with PPC advertising you can test different keywords, headlines, and sales approaches to find out which one works best.

Set Yourself as an Expert
People are more likely to believe what you have to say and buy your product if they believe you are an industry expert.

You can build your expert reputation by:

Provides free expert content, such as articles, guides, e-books, and videos.
Share content through an online directory or by including a “send to a friend” link with each content.
Engage in industry forums or specific social networking sites
Use the Power of Email Marketing
Whenever someone chooses to opt in with their email, you have the opportunity to turn visitors into subscribers.

For some serious lead-time conversions, make sure you’re constantly launching emails that offer exclusive incentives.

Room Decoration For Pregnant Woman

Room Decoration For Pregnant Woman

It turns out the bedroom for pregnant women need in interior decoration. The benefits to ensure the safety of mothers and prospective children. Then how to apply interior decoration for the bedroom for the right pregnant women?

Pregnant women sometimes like to experience morning sickness. Well to overcome the morning sickness is to keep the bedroom has a good enough air circulation for air in the room to stay fresh. For use of air conditioning do not be too long. Preferably the air conditioner is turned off in the morning after that open the window width for air exchange. Then remove the items that are not used to reduce the buildup of dust and the room becomes more spacious of course.
Room Decoration For Pregnant Woman

Secondly, pregnancy sometimes makes the mother’s smell more sensitive than usual. The way to get rid of items that have the potential menimbulka unpleasant smell, for example carpets and rugs. Do not forget to change the sheets once a week. If pregnant women want to be more relaxed, can use a natural aromatherapy and certainly not too stinging.

Room Decoration For Pregnant Woman
The third is usually with increasing gestational age, pregnant women will like to remain silent in her room. For that try to create a hommy atmosphere in the room by installing the decor and also provide adequate lighting.

Then get rid of things that block the way because of the many things that prevent it can make pregnant women fall and or difficulty when walking. The height of the bed is very important to make it easier for pregnant women when up and down the bed. Now for a while you can emngganjalnya by using a long framework layered foam that the height can be set. And do not also put the mattress too high or too low.

The fifth is to overcome the mood that often changes. The way to create space and privacy is large enough for pregnant women to calm the mood. Then provide a place to put MP3s, handicraft equipments, and also open. Do not forget to use wall color or wall decoration nuanced natural or can also pastel.

The last is to deal with back pain. The greater the stomach of pregnant women to eat your back will feel pain sick because of holding the burden. The trick is to provide a sofa with a foot cradle so that pregnant women can comfortably stretch their legs. This sofa will also be useful when the mother is breastfeeding. Do not forget to choose a sofa that is not easily immersed so that pregnant women do not have trouble when they want to stand without the help of others.

Understanding Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

Understanding Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

The aviation industry is growing at a substantial rate, which certainly is good news for stakeholders, from passengers and airport sponsors to institutional investors and aviation service providers. Of course, the industry runs on services in many different segments, and one of the major services provided is MRO, or Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul. In this post, we will describe the kind of work that these service providers offer with regards to aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul management, and why this sector matters for operational success. The need for MRO services Regardless of the location, facilities and other services offered at an airport, the aviation industry depends on one major aspect – operational aircraft. Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul management is all about aircraft servicing and management. Commercial airlines and private operators prefer to delegate maintenance tasks to specialized companies offering aviation maintenance. These companies have the necessary operational expertise and experience and also have a great depth of capabilities through their training, tooling and authorizations. These services are critical as projecting and managing maintenance schedules will determine whether aircraft will be operational and available to meet their mission requirements. With today’s increasing demand, MRO service providers are pertinent, necessary, and extremely relevant to keep aircraft and their passengers moving on schedule. What do MRO management services offer? As MRO service providers grow, the need for professional management increases as well. In most cases, maintenance and repair work is dependent upon a number of different requirements and regulations, and the nature of contracts with end users varies considerably. Owners and operators are focused on cost control, quality, and minimizing the downtime of their assets. They also seek to source more services from single source providers, e.g. MOR companies with a breadth of capabilities and authorizations which allows for more services to be provided during a single maintenance event. Demand for aviation MRO services is driven by mandatory maintenance, which occur on fixed flight hour, time-based or activity based intervals. The combination of an aging fleet coupled with increasing utilization underpins the increasing demand forecast for the next 5-10 years. The need for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul management will continue to increase, and as aircraft utilization continues to grow the need for such services will become more prominent in years to come. Consequently, it is important to choose a company that has the necessary experience and expertise for your particular maintenance requirements to meet your mission profile and keep your aircraft and passengers moving.

4 Online Promotion Tips for Las Vegas Wedding Venues

4 Online Promotion Tips for Las Vegas Wedding Venues

Nothing is more frustrating than working hard to create great content just so that it disappears into a vast Internet expanse. Your hard work should be seen by an audience that is ready to engage with their clients and brands.

Las Vegas wedding venues have the opportunity to reach targeted customer bases that actively want to use their services. To do so, they must successfully promote themselves.

Marketing your online business does not have to be complicated. Below, we review four online promotional tips so Las Vegas wedding venues can be reached to reach more people.

1. Evaluate Your Logo
Your logo is one of the first things audiences will associate with your brand, and it can make them want to learn more or cause them to write it down. If you feel your business is not getting the attention you want online, your logo can be blamed.

Because of the nature of what they do, Las Vegas wedding venues have a chance to be creative with their logos. The logo should be a brand representation, so for a wedding venue should be fun and lively and create a feeling of joy.

2. Las Vegas Wedding Should Have Value for Her Audience
If you want people to engage with your content, you should start with high quality content. What you write should answer questions for your audience, or give them information that will make their lives easier.

Las Vegas where Little Church of the West does this well. Click here to see how their blog focuses on solutions that involve spouses, wedding planners or others looking into the venue will be helpful.

3. Apply a Strong SEO Strategy
Like any business with a web presence, Las Vegas wedding venues rely on search engines for much of their online traffic. A higher typical SEO ranking translates to more people engaging with the site and reading its contents.

Make sure you always follow SEO trends and best practices so you can stay competitive and get the content that the right audience sees.

4. Be Consistent in Social Media
Almost all consumers today have at least one social media profile, so if you do not promote yourself on the channel, you can miss out on a huge opportunity.

Do some research to find out which social media sites are most used by your target demographics, and start posting there consistently. This is a great place to promote upcoming blog and promotional content, or even just to share photos. The more your audience sees you, the more they will engage with what you publish.

Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

For children of all ages, the opportunity to enter the fantasy world filled with the fun of the “happiest places on earth” is fascinating. The Disneyland® Paris school trip offers a hard-to-match experience of fun, but for teachers charged with the organization, it can be influenced by the logistical challenges of a passionate 30 youngsters at one of the busiest amusement parks in the world. Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth
Make Most of the magic moments

As one of the most visited tourist parks on the planet, this is not just a matter of counting the heads of students, transporting them across the Straits and directing them toward attractions. Disneyland® Paris school trips require planning and thought when things go well and every member of the group has time in their lives.

Understand the Group as Individual

Along with the standard information collected on the consent form, understanding the child as an individual is very important. This includes not only medical data on epilepsy, asthma or motion sickness, but also causes problems such as fear of darkness or altitude, and vertigo. With this knowledge, it is easier to identify rides or attractions that do not fit. Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

Planning is Paramount

One of the most valuable tools for those responsible for planning schedules is the interactive map, which can be downloaded from Park’s website. Its functionality allows the bird’s eye view from the layout to determine the location of the facility, and filters to narrow the attractions of age and interests accordingly to save time.

Know the layout

Understanding the basic thematic layout of the Park is very important. Each of the five areas has unique nuances, and how long is allocated to each will depend entirely on the needs and desires of the group.

• Main Street: The first meeting through a revolving door takes visitors and drops them straight to the United States of the nineteenth century. This is where the Disney Magic parade takes place and that is also the point of departure of the steam train.

• Frontierland: Wild West lives in Frontierland; from a trip of Thunder Mountain that stops by heart, to the gentle sensation of paddling around a large man-made lake.

• Adventureland: Is there a living child who is not fascinated by stories of pirates and adventurers in and off the high shore? Adventureland wait!

• Fantasyland: For the younger group, the miracle of the Princess Bedroom is the beginning of all these fantasy fantasies.

• Discoveryland: As for older pupils, discovering the world of lasers and futuristic space travels is exciting and even thrilling!

Visiting Walt Disney Studios® Park is another highlight for the group. It houses not only for the many cinematographic and animation technologies that are fascinating, but also for the fastest and most thrilling ride in the National Park: Rock-n-Roller Coaster.

The perfect accommodation is Vital

When children are involved, choosing the right accommodation is essential. Important points to look for are accessibility to this site (with a free shuttle bus to take the kids to and from the Park), and interesting themes to ensure the magic survives even after the end of the day.

There are several more popular visits than the Disneyland® Paris school trip. Committing to an early-focused action plan within the organization will ensure that the experience is the same as teacher fulfillment as well. Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

John Gardiner is Managing Director of The School Travel Company, a tour operator specializing in Disneyland Paris school trips and educational tours for school and youth groups to England, Europe and beyond. As a father and avid traveler, John is keen to provide students with a valuable and exciting learning experience outside the classroom. By sharing expert advice with teachers, he allows them to inspire their students and continue their studies into life. Introduce Students to the Most Beautiful Places on Earth