It’s hard to imagine what airlines decide to fly cargo, especially when you only pack some clothes, toys and other common-sense items you cannot stuff in the small compartment above your head in a plane. But just under your feet, a whole new world opens, with potentially mind-blowing passengers.
Imagine live manatees waiting patiently to be delivered to their new homes, or a shocking 17,000 live Christmas trees in their way to American troops stationed overseas. If these are not enough to blow your mind, what about 2,750 bottles of donor breast milk? And sure, human and animal sperm tops the list too. Read more…
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the mesothelium, the tissue that covers most of your internal organs. A rare and aggressive form of cancer, it most often affects the lungs. Symptoms include painful coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss and unusual lumps of tissue. Because the disease takes a long time to form, by the time it is diagnosed it is usually incurable, and treatment primarily involves relieving symptoms and maintaining quality of life.
Causes of Mesothelioma
The primary risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. This can occur at or near asbestos mines or asbestos processing plants, factories that make certain types of automotive or construction materials, construction sites, military installations or ships in which asbestos was used in construction, and older buildings with asbestos materials. Asbestos exposure occurs when asbestos material is disturbed during mining, construction, building renovation, deterioration or demolition, and fibers are released into the air. When you breath in these fibers, they lodge in your lungs, damage your cells, and could become cancerous. A mesothelioma diagnosis may be possible only decades later. Read more…
Travel is always and adventure, an opportunity do discover new places, meet new people, learn, and have fun. Mixing that with the world of fairy tales, stories, and fantasy, Expedia and VisitBritain have come up with a new TV campaign to boost tourism to the UK. “Find Your Storybook” features a mother reading a story to her son, which actually features the many unique attractions of Britain, from castles turned into hotels to the Loch Ness monster.
VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, and Expedia.com launched this new campaign on February 9. The campaign’s TV add will be supported by digital brand and tactical advertising tied to social media, the total investment surpassing $4.5 million.
The ad was filmed in Scotland, Wales and London and was inspired by the parallel between reality and the fairytales of castles, knights and queens.
“Britain’s historic venues have been the setting for a wealth of captivating stories, from Harry Potter to Downton Abbey, so, when looking for locations that would move others to start their own storybook, Britain was a natural choice,” commented Noah Tratt, Vice President, Expedia Media Solutions.
The last thing you want is for your vacation to be disturbed by increased back pain. Whether you are traveling by car, train, or plane, sitting for long periods of time can create stiffness, soreness, and pressure points that lead to increased pain. The tips below will help you to take a proactive approach to you back’s health while traveling.
Whether sitting at your desk at work, or staying seated while traveling, it is important to get up at least every 2 hours to reduce stiffness in your muscles and joints. Even if you just walk to and from the restroom, up and down the aisle, or stop at a rest stop and walk for a few minutes, it can make a world of difference. If there is a place on the train or plane you are traveling in that you can stand for a few minutes, it can further help your body to recover from the pressure points created when sitting. Read more…
Though there is much else to see and do, most people go to Miami because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you want to relax and catch a tan, swim in the clear clean water or thrill to the excitement of water sports, the way to make the most of your time is to stay as close to the beach as possible. Here are some of the top beach hotels in Miami.
DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort and Spa
The DoubleTree Ocean Point is located right at the edge of North Miami Beach. Its commodious guest suites all include full kitchens, washers, dryers and balconies overlooking the ocean. There is a private beach, a beachside pool, a state-of-the art fitness center and a European-style spa. Only 25 minutes from major airports, the hotel is convenient to many nearby attractions such as the Everglades. The sandy beach is clean and spacious and the view is brilliant. Read more…
Mexico remains a favorite location for vacationing Americans, and it is easy to find reasons why. With the splendid beaches, vibrant nightlife, cultural depth, architectural marvels, bustling markets, mouthwatering food and awesome scenery, what’s not to like? Here are some of the best cities in Mexico to visit.
One of the most popular beach resorts in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place to relax all day on the sandy beach and do nothing. However, if you are feeling more energetic, there is plenty to see and do. Take a boat tour to spot humpback whales and dolphins. Go sport fishing for marlin, sailfish and tuna. Paddle a kayak along Bandaras Bay. Enjoy water sports, scuba diving or snorkeling. In the evenings, go out on the town and enjoy the non-stop live music at the bars and nightclubs. Read more…
The beautiful island of Grenada was created by volcanic activity, and the result is an amazing geographic diversity, including both black sand and white sand beaches, cliffs, a giant crater lake, rain forests and hot springs. The island is lush and appeals to every sense, and you will be captivated by your surroundings during your stay here.
The Sandals LaSource Resort in Grenada, according to the Travel Guide, is located in St. George along a stunning and pristine stretch of Caribbean coastline. This luxurious and innovative resort is private and includes virtually every amenity to ensure a stress-free, relaxing or active vacation. Read more…