December’s dazzle and overall draw means November is often the month to bag better value. Chase the sun to paradise isles or go skiing for less in low season – providing you pick a glacier-fed resort. Wrap up for celebrations of light, be grateful for Thanksgiving and start thinking about Christmas with atmospheric markets in Europe… GO WITH THE FLOWFlorida and Charleston’s unfailingly charming. In California, LA’s still sunbathing and San Francisco is chilled out yet clement, plus Dungeness crabs are back on Napa Valley’s menus – best enjoyed with the latest wines. Always-warm Dubai is at its temperate best: go off-road in the desert, before cooling down by the coast. It’s road-trippin’ season in Australia, too: swap the humid north for vineyard hopping, beaching and city breaks around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. In Thailand, the time’s right for island hopping to Phuket and Koh Samui or getting immersed in … [Read more...] about Travel calendar: where to go in November
03 Oct 8 Things you Should Always do Before Going Abroad Posted at 23:37h in Blog by Victoria When you have been lucky enough to visit more than forty countries across the world, it’s fair to say that you start to automatically pick up the routine of what it takes to make sure that you have the best and most stress-free time possible! With a lot of travel, comes a lot of knowledge about the ins and outs of being a seasoned explorer, and it’s time for you to learn some of the things that I have learned over the years. Here are some of the things that you should always do before going abroad. Documents Make sure to check that all of your relevant and essential documents are in order and in date. How long does your passport have left on it? The last thing you want to do it turn up to the airport only to find out it ran out a few months ago! Visa Requirements Do your research on the specific country you are travelling to; do you need visa permission to be … [Read more...] about 8 Things you Should Always do Before Going Abroad
Animal: Chipara, an 8-year-old, 19-pound, female terrier mix.Where: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St., Encinitas.Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed Tuesdays.Adoption fee: $75, including microchip registration. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter and up-to-date vaccinations. Profile: Chipara loves going for walks. She’s not going to run 5 miles, but she would be ideal for someone who wants a buddy to go for a walk once or twice every day. After her walk, she loves to snuggle.More information: (760) 753-6413 or sdpets.org.Other adoption centers:• Helen Woodward Animal Care Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, (858) 756-4117, option No. 1, or animalcenter.org.• San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, North Campus, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, (619) 299-7012 or sdhumane.org.• San Diego County North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, (760) 438-2312 or sddac.com/north.asp.• San Diego Humane Society, Escondido … [Read more...] about Shelter pup loves going on walks
Heidi Wirtz, pro climber and yogi, shares 5 reasons climbers should take up yoga. Author: Ula Chrobak Publish date: Oct 26, 2017 Heidi Wirtz, an instructor for Climbing’s Yoga for Climbers online course, pushes herself hard on the rock and in the yoga studio. She travels worldwide, scaling technical big walls, like her first free ascent of the South Howser Minaret in the Bugaboos, and leading adventure yoga retreats through her company Earth Play Retreats. Luckily, the two disciplines go well together. Here, she describes a few reasons why. 1. Mindfulness Yoga calms the mind by bringing attention to the breath, says Wirtz. The deliberate breathing taught in yoga can help keep climbers calm on the rock when they’re exerting themselves or in hairy situations. Related: Yoga for Climbers—4 Poses to Improve Balance and Back Flexibility 2. Body awareness “Yoga is all about learning your body, figuring out exactly how your body should be in … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Climbing and Yoga Go Together
If Gordon is out for an extended period of time, the Patriots need to find pass-catcher help. Without Gordon, they were down to Julian Edelman and two undrafted rookies, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski, against the Giants with other pass-catchers like tight end Matt LaCosse also getting hurt. So, who could come to the rescue before the Oct. 29 trade deadline? 1. O.J. Howard Howard is languishing with the Buccaneers where he’s not a featured part of Bruce Arians’s offense and has only 11 catches for 141 yards this season. He’s an obvious fit for the Patriots who love to use tight ends and, well, don’t really have many options there right now. He is a better blocker than Ryan Izzo or LaCosse. He would probably cost a first-round pick, but the Patriots could afford his salary since he’s on a rookie deal. Since Howard was a first-round pick, he could be under team control through 2021, which makes giving up a high pick a bit easier. 2. Emmanuel … [Read more...] about Who’s going to catch passes for the Patriots?