Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best Fall Trips

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Switzerland

Emerald Coast, Florida

Zanzibar, Tanzania

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Shoreline Highway, Marin County, California

Bandarban, Bangladesh

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dive With Hammerheads (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador)

If it weren’t for Darwin, the Galápagos Islands might have remained in obscurity with their wealth of odd, indigenous, and fearless wildlife. His evolutionary theories helped land the archipelago on the tourist map, but the great scientist missed out on one of the most stunning landscapes of the Galápagos: its underwater realms. The islands, 600 miles (966 kilometers) from the coast of Ecuador, receive both warm and cold currents, with the Antarctic upswelling, sending a smorgasbord of marine nutrients, attracting a gold mine of marine life.

Here divers see penguins next to tropical reef fish, families of sea lions, and the rare red-lipped batfish in the hundreds. Most divers come, however, to see the preponderance of megafauna. During prime viewing season (July to October), divers swim with hundreds of scalloped hammerhead sharks and spot dozens of bus-size whale sharks. (And yes, they're both harmless.) Live-aboard boats are the best mode of transportation, and the Galápagos Aggressor is one of the few that offers both dives and land-based stops. In the morning, passengers spot blue-footed boobies and prehistoric-looking tortoises on these remote islands; by afternoon, they Zen out amid a panoply of sharks, their jagged bodies silhouetted against the glowing blue of the sea beyond.

The Galápagos Aggressor offers seven-night live-aboard boat trips that stop for land visits on three islands and dives off five islands (from $4,495 per person;

Surf the North Shore (Hawaii, United States)

Hawaiians know that riding the ocean requires the rare combination of calm, confidence, and utter respect for the power of the sea. That's how the best surfers in the world ride down the face of waves that, every now and then, reach 40 feet (12 meters) at the mother of big-wave breaks: Waimea Bay (pictured) on the North Shore of Oahu. It's warmer and more predictable than other breaks of its size, which makes it a favorite among pro surfers. But it also forms a perfect stadium for aspirants looking for a glimpse of some of the world's biggest rides.

Surfing was born on these shores, and many of its biggest competitions, like the Triple Crown, still feature here, which is why Oahu is perhaps the one place where surfers of all levels pilgrimage. It has breaks of every shape and size and offshore winds that create perfectly shaped and unusually long rides. Local surfer Bryan Suratt, whose family has ridden these swells for four generations, coaches such greats as Andy Irons but also offers lessons for all levels. Suratt's laid-back aloha vibe helps even first timers feel the high that every surfer, at one point, feels: a humble gratitude for the timeless power of the ocean.

Sunset Suratt Surf School offers surf lessons on many of Oahu's North Shore breaks ($100 for two hours, including equipment;

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Complete the Explore Sweden Adventure Race (Sweden)

Sweden makes an ideal adventure-racing venue for many reasons, chief of which is its preponderance of summer daylight. For racers tackling Explore Sweden in July, that translates to nearly 24 hours of nonstop action that can stretch as long as 670 miles (1,078 kilometers) and take between four and seven days. Though Sweden's terrain is mellower than that of other locales, the race attracts a flock of strong international teams, who, in the last six years, have transformed it into something rare: a world-class competition open to anyone.
What levels the playing field is that racers never know what to expect. Each year, the race organizers get creative, coming up with a new route and a new set of activities. In 2010, racers traveled 520 miles (837 kilometers) from Norway's high peaks, down through Sweden's river valleys, and to the Baltic coast, trekking,mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, and rappelling along the way. Past races have taken participants canoeing, sailing, and what the Swedes call "coasteering," or traveling sections of dramatic coastline by any human-powered means, such as swimming, paddling, and climbing. The diversity ensures that those who complete all disciplines and limp across the finish line after days of nonstop movement will have some serious bragging rights.
Explore Sweden is open to any four-person team willing to pony up the $3,500 entry fee (

Inspiring Adventure

Adventure travel encourages you to stretch your mind or your body--and often both--while having a wonderful time. It doesn't matter whether you are hiking up a 14,000-foot-high mountain in Colorado, swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean or floating over an African veld in a hot air balloon. What counts is the new ways you are seeing the world, making friends in foreign places and how you are pursuing your own definition of adventure travel.

Adventure Photos:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Developing a Strategic Vision for Your Career Plan

Start by thinking about all the career-related decisions you’ve made till now.Most applicants lack clarity abouttheir career goals.Career goals cannot be learned from books.Your need to dream up goals that capture your  imagination and burn in your heart.

How many times will you change careers in your lifetime? If you’re like most people, you’ll change careers at least several times over the course of your life. How successful you’ll be in making transitions among careers can at least be partially attributed to the amount of career planning and preparation you’ve done.

Career Planning Steps:
  1. Identify your next career move. If you have been examining multiple career paths, now is the time to narrow down the choices and focus on one or two careers. 
  2. Conduct detailed career research and gather information on the careers that most interest you.
  3. Pinpoint the qualifications you need to move to the next step in your career or to make the move to a new career path. If you’re not sure, search job postings and job ads, conduct informational interviews, research job descriptions.
  4. Compare your current profile with the qualifications developed in step 3. How far apart are the two profiles? If fairly well-matched, it may be time to switch to a job-search. If fairly far apart, can you realistically achieve the qualifications in the short-term? If yes, move to the next step; if no, consider returning to the first step.
  5. Develop a plan to get qualified. Make a list of the types of qualifications you need to enhance your standing for your next career move, such as receiving additional training, certification, or experience. Develop a timeline and action plans for achieving each type, being sure to set specific goals and priorities.

Career Planning Tips and Techniques:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

About Success In Our Life

Success in Our Life

Success in Our Life is regardless of age, the place we are from or what we achieve as an occupation. We all present something in like manner- a longing to be successful. Every individual's meaning of success is diverse; notwithstanding, as some may characterize success just like a cherishing and devoted mate or a minding and capable guardian, while a great person would compare success with riches, distinction, and influence.

Success In Our Life
Success In Our Life
An entire stream of occasions issue from the choice, rising to support one all way of occurrences and gatherings and material help which nobody could have imagined would come his or her way. Whatever you can do or dream, you can start it. Intensity has virtuoso, force and enchantment in it. Start it now.

What is Success in Our Life?

Success in Our Life is that what we want and its achievement as well. In the other hand, fulfill of our aim in life without having a defeat. Success makes a man proud to walk in the roads with happiness and satisfaction.

How can you be Successful in Your Life?
In spite of some general faiths, there are no people is successful or not without realizing of their potentiality and many of the people who do not know their potentiality for success in life. The most important thing to do for us to be successful in life is to follow the men who are successful in their life. After reading the following information you will get a mentality of the successful peoples which will help you to achieve your success.

The Reasons of Unsuccessful

When you want to be truly successful, you must realize and point out the matters which are responsible to cross your potential and become the cause of unsuccessful.You should avoid these harmful ideas as the successful people did. 

False Beliefs: It is false beliefs that are incorrect ideas for you and for your deeds. For an example, “you can believe that you will never get a job in your poor country”. False beliefs work as an eliminator of your true potentiality, that cause you unsuccessful. The way to become free of false beliefs is you must be serious about your success and try hard for your goals. False beliefs demolish your success along with your life. Some people remain broken for many years for false beliefs of love which is learning from the media; films, drama, series, etc. The reason of this, mind sets the false belief that you will never find the person who you loved and who cause the breakup of your life. These kinds of false beliefs must be erased from mind and must work firmly to get success of your aim in life. 

 External Facts of Control: This is the result of the thinking of the assumption of ‘everything happen for some external factors where we have nothing to do at all. For example, it is sometimes said that, the exam was very hard to answer all the questions that cause your failure, or, for the high unemployment rate you can not find the job, which you thinks the external factors of control that you can't do anything. If you spin the thoughts and believe that there is nothing as external factors of control. You are in charge of everything that happens to you that means, it is your internal factors of control which can make your success, or, failure. Successful people never believed in any external factors or locus of control, they always follow their own schedule and were serious about their jobs which make them immortal in the world. 

Lack of Persistence: If you become unsuccessful in spite of having the skills and qualities one or second time then most of the people break down for the failure, but the people with firmly persistence and strong mental power can survive from this kind of situation. And these people get success in their life and become famous in the world as well.

  Lack of Flexibility: Flexibility is a way to accept the external conditions and changes. If you fail in your present plan of action, you must be flexible and accept the changes that require to your method that you are following. The more you can be flexible, the mote you have a chance to be successful in your aim. So, we can say that flexibility is one of the losing and winning factor of your life, the choice is yours. The way you utilize it, you will get that result. 

Lack of Self-confidence: When you have lack of self-confidence highly to present your ideas to people for shyness and you can leave your target if someone says that it is not a good idea or, it will not work for you. If you do it, you will be afraid of taking a risk and will lose many chances of success in your life as well. To become a successful person there is no alternative of build your strong self-confidence.
 Moreover, Lack of planning, thinking about a lack of resources, success related fears, etc. are the most common reasons of being unsuccessful.

The Way of Success
Success In Our Life
Success In Our Life
Probably, the way of success would be filled with pain, rejection, disappointment and hard working. There are so many things to discourage you, but when you will be successful, then you will be happy, victorious and people will greet on your success.
When you will be able to overcome all of the obstacles on the way of your success then you will be proud of yourself. With your success, you will feel extremely happy and contented. You will gather a great experience from your success as a reward to become successful.
 Four Keys to being Successful
Here are four more ways to being successful in life:
1.   You must decide accurately what you want and where are you going to.
2.   You must set a time limit and a well planned for where you want to go (don’t forget that a goal is nothing but a deadline of time.)
3.   You should do according to your plan and it must be ongoing process everyday toward your target.
4.   You must have the confidence in mind from the beginning of the goal that you will never give up the job in any situation.
These formulas of Success in Our Life are saying in the article must give you a good result for you as many people have tried and won in their lives. By following these ways and keys to your personal life you can be an extraordinary human being.

18 Ways to Live a Successful Life

Here are 18 components of living a successful life.
1) Know who you are, what your values are, and what you stand for.
2) Have a small group of people -- or even just one -- around whom you can be 100-percent yourself. These are the people who know the most genuine of your smiles and your long list of dreams, but have also seen you eat an entire sleeve of Oreos (in one sitting) and wipe your snot on the sleeve of your sweatshirt as you cry. (They may or may not have also seen your interpretive dance to "The Thong Song," but no one would ever know because they've sworn to take it to their graves.) If you have even one of these people in your life, you are fortunate.
3) Have a circle of people who, though you don't see them as often as you'd like, are still the first ones celebrating your victories and listening on the other end of the phone line when your world is crashing down. These are the kind of friendships that time and distance and different life paths don't change -- and they require nourishing.
4) Understand that life is precious and tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Continuously remind yourself who and what you're grateful for, and show them your appreciation often.
5) Recognize that there is pain and suffering in this world beyond your comprehension. Still choose to see the good in life.
6) Be generous with your soul. Be compassionate and empathetic towards your fellow human beings. Give. Don't expect anything in return for your generosity -- the camaraderie you will feel for a fellow human being is reward enough.
7) Always strive for personal growth, but accept your smaller imperfections and love yourself regardless. If you demand perfection, you will only be exhausted.
8) Love. Love deeply. Love fully. Don't ever let fear prevent you from experiencing the greatest feeling in this life. Love your family, love your friends, love your partners, love children, love strangers, love yourself. Immerse yourself in love -- it's worth it.
9) Find something you are passionate about and something that always brings peace to your soul. These two things might be the same thing. Do them often.
10) Have a collection of memories. Some that make you laugh, some that make you smirk, some that make you cringe, and some that make you cry.
11) Have the courage to draw your own road map for life. Live only according to your own expectations, and nobody else's.
12) Know when to close your mouth and listen. Everybody has something to share.
13) Overcome toxic habits and say goodbye to toxic people. You only get one shot at this life -- so why let anything hold you back?
14) Learn from every single experience you have. Allow these lessons to guide you in the future. Share your wisdom with friends, peers, strangers and younger generations. (And don't ever think you're too old to learn something new!)
15) Constantly seek out new experiences with no fear.
16) Regard every one of your fellow human beings as equals, regardless of race, culture, socioeconomic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
17) Remember that if you have health, shelter, clean water and food you are luckier than most. Keep your perspective.
18) Never take yourself so seriously that you've forgotten how to laugh or be silly. Never get too old to see the world through the eyes of a child -- with wonder and awe. Maturity and playfulness can coexist. from www.

Make Aim In Life Most Importent In Our Life

“The aim of life is self-development.
      To realize one’s nature perfectly-
      that is wht each of us is here for.”
      - Oscar Wilde  

  Aim or setting goal is important for every person because without aim man is directionless. Aim in life gives meaning to life.Person is incomplete without a aim in life. It is very important that a aim is formulated and efforts are put in to achieve that aim. The following question should stimulate your thinking: Where will you be and what will you be doing ten years from today if you keep doing what you are doing now? You have to be bold enough to ask of life more than you may, right now, feel you are worth because it is an observable fact that people tend to rise to meet demands that are put upon them.  

1. Set your goals short term and long term and then time required for its achievement.

2. Determine how you spend your time for this you have to follow schedule. The schedule can be weekly, forthnightly, monthly or yearly.

For Setting your Goals

There are four important things to keep in mind.

(a) Write down your goal. You will then begin to crystallize your thinking. The very act of thinking as you write will have a tendency to create an indelible impression in your memory.

(b) Give yourself a deadline. Specify a time for achieving your objective. This is important in motivating you: set out in the direction of your goal and keep moving towards it.

(c) Set your standards high. Now there seems to be a direct relationship between ease in achieving a goal and the strength of your motives. And the higher you set your major goal, generally speaking, the more concentrated will be the effort you make to achieve it. The reason: logic will make it mandatory that you at least aim at an intermediate objective as well as an immediate one. So aim higher. And then have immediate and intermediate steps leading towards its achievement. The following question should stimulate your thinking: where will you be and what will you be doing ten years from today if you keep doing what you are doing now?

(d) Aim high. It is a peculiar thing that no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand prosperity and abundance, than is required to accept misery and poverty.

Evaluate Your Time Management:

  • How much time have you set aside to meet your goals (above)?
  • Does your time allocation reflect the priority of your goals?
  • Can your uncommitted hours be reallocated to meet your priorities
  • List four activities that you will like to do in your uncommitted time
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