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Fun things to do in Dillon Beach, a beautiful, family-friendly California beach resort town

There are so many fun and interesting things to do in this beautiful little town of Dillon Beach, located in beautiful Marin County on the California coast. Plan a wonderful visit for a family reunion, girls weekend, or corporate retreat. Vacation rental homes abound here, from a small beach cottage to large, beautiful homes that comfortably sleep up to 12 people for weekend or weekly rentals. There are so many fun activities that you will want to come back again and again, year after year. Here are a few things to delight you with your Dillon Beach vacation:


At the top of the Oceana Drive cliff at the end of the street, go through a cattle gate. To the left is a beautiful view from Eagle Rock, overlooking Bodega Head and beautiful Tomales Bay. You’d think you’re in Scotland, but it’s just over an hour’s drive from San Francisco! You will see some deer trails, follow the ones to the right and you will come to a fire road. Go left and you will reach the Estero in about a mile. Lots of good sticks and rocks along the way! Fun for kids of all ages. Dogs love this hike!

Another excellent area for hiking is the National Visitors Center of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. It’s a beautiful 45 minute drive from Dillon Beach. There are fun trails – make sure you go for the Earthquake and then go see the Miwok village too. You can drive along Tomales Bay on an adventure to climb the 300 steps to the lighthouse. Look along the trail to see Tule elk running free and listen for the barking of sea lions along the shore.


If you’re heading to the National Coastal Center, plan to spend some time in Pt. Reyes, it’s a cute little town with some fun shops. Be sure to visit Toby’s grocery store. There is a park behind Toby’s for children. Bovine Bakery is well known, and a good one! The locals have their own coffee cups on the shelves, so bring your own to feel a part of things. Next door is a great bookstore to explore.

However, Tomales has the best bakery in the world. Open only Thursday through Sunday, you have to get there early, before they sell out! The William Tell has just been renovated and is quite good. now you can sit outside for a BBQ oyster delight. The deli is great for sandwiches, which you can take across the street to the park and let the kids play. Don’t miss the hot lamb sandwich! In the opposite direction is the Native Plant Nursery, which is fun to explore.

Petaluma has a great old downtown area. cute shops, antiques and great restaurants. It wasn’t damaged much by the 1906 earthquake, as many areas of the North Bay and San Francisco were, so the buildings are among some of the oldest in our area. Known for its bygone poultry industry, it still hosts “Chicken and Egg Days,” with a fun parade and family activities honoring the popular poultry of yesteryear.

Other Fun Towns to Explore: The small town of Bodega (not Bodega Bay) is where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds.” Sebastopol has a great downtown area, plus plenty of antique shops along the Gravenstein highway. Healdsburg is a great place to visit, the town square is lovely with shops and restaurants to explore.

San Francisco is a fun day trip away. You can explore Golden Gate Park, with the museums or the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts. Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square are fun to explore.

Wine tasting

So many to choose from! While Napa is the most famous, and only about 45 minutes away, the locals really prefer the area closer to Dillon Beach. Sonoma County rivals Napa for world-class wines. Go to the Alexander Valley, Russian River Wine Road, or try some of the smaller boutique wineries in Sebastopol.

Dillon Beach

If you want to be close to home, try our beach! You can make a fire in a bonfire and your dog can also enjoy the beach. The north end of the beach often has great pools to explore. The dunes are great fun to run and climb but make sure you don’t let the kids dig too deep, the sand moves and can easily collapse a hole.

You can walk south on the beach to Lawson’s Landing, the campground. There is a dock where you can fish or crab. The clam is also popular here. There is a fee to drive to the landing.

The old Five Points Brewery in Lower Manhattan

It was called the “most decadent building ever built,” and there is no doubt that the Old Brewery, located in the Five Points area of ​​Lower Manhattan, was the quintessential den of iniquity.

The Old Brewery was originally what its name suggests: a brewery, built by Isaac Coulthard, just to the southeast of a body of fresh water called Collect Pond. After over a hundred years of being polluted by various industrial undertakings, including the Coulthard Brewery, Collect Pond was filled in during the period of 1811-1812. New streets arose on the old body of water and other existing ones were widened.

In 1812 Cross Street (then Park Street, now Mosco Street) ran past Coulthard’s Brewery, and Orange Street (now Baxter Street) crossed Cross just north of the brewery. At the intersection of Cross and Orange, Anthony Street originated, and soon two more streets intersected at this very point: Mulberry Street and Little Water Street (which no longer exists). This became the notorious area known as the Five Points, and Coulthard’s Brewery was the center.

After the financial panic of 1837, during which 363 American banks went out of business and thousands of businesses fell into financial ruin, Coulthard’s Brewery went bankrupt. It was converted into a residential building and renamed the Old Brewery.

The Old Brewery, which was divided into more than 100 small rooms that housed more than 1,000 people, was five stories high, but only the top three stories had windows. Most of the rooms had no sunlight or fresh air, and some of the babies born there did not see daylight until their teens. The exterior of the building was originally painted a bright yellow, but when it was converted into a dwelling, the outer walls were flaking and were now a sickly greenish color, resembling an old dragon about to die.

There was a narrow three-foot-wide alley on the south side of the building, which narrowed further, until it ended in a large room on the first floor called the “Den of Thieves.” More than seventy-five men, women, and children lived in the Den of Thieves without furniture or amenities of any kind. The women were mostly prostitutes, and they entertained their clients in this large room in full view of all who occupied the room with them.

The basement, which previously stored brewery machinery, was converted into twenty small rooms, occupied only by black men with their wives, who were mostly white. In a basement room of about fifteen square feet, twenty-six people lived in conditions that can best be described as squalor and misery. One day, a little girl was stabbed to death there, when it was discovered that she was in possession of a shiny new penny. The girl’s corpse lay in a corner for five days before her mother buried her in a shallow grave in the ground.

On the top three floors, which were occupied by Irish Catholics, ran a long corridor aptly named “Murderer’s Alley.” Along Murderer’s Alley were seventy-five rooms, occupied by murderers, thieves, pickpockets, prostitutes, and degenerates of every stripe known to man. Incest was common and fighting was a constant. During every hour of the day there was some kind of disturbance in Murderer’s Alley. The victims, who had been lured into the brewery with the promise of alcohol, sex, or both, were murdered and stuffed into the walls and under the floorboards. It was estimated that for the last fifteen years of its existence, at least one murder was committed per night at the Old Brewery.

Things were so dangerous that if just a handful of policemen entered the brewery to quell a riot, they were instantly attacked and killed, with their clothes stolen, before their bodies were buried in a small crevice in Murderer’s Alley. As a result, when the police stormed the building, they arrived in a full force of 50 to 75 men, armed with clubs, bats, guns, and knives.

Just as it was dangerous for people to enter the building, it was equally dangerous for the building’s inhabitants to venture outside into the open air. The Old Brewery’s inhabitants were so hated and feared by the general public that any human walking out of the brewery’s front door was immediately stoned and beaten with bats. This caused people who wanted to leave the brewery to do so through a maze of tunnels that meandered throughout the Five Points area.

Oddly enough, some of the Old Brewery’s inhabitants were once prosperous people of some importance. The Panic of 1837 had something to do with it, but most people who knew better sank to the level of the slimeballs around them. The last of the Blennerhassetts, the second son of Harman Blennerhassett, who conspired with Aaron Burr to form a Western dictatorship, was rumored to have died at the Old Brewery, along with other higher-minded families. They decided of their own free will that they would spend their last days entrenched in the violence, madness, drunkenness and promiscuity that was the daily way of life at the brewery.

The churches of that time expressed great anguish over what was happening at the brewery. However, they couldn’t make a dent in the myriad of brewery problems because those churches were mostly Presbyterian, while the brewery’s inhabitants were mostly Irish Catholics, who loathed Protestants because of the prosecution of Catholics in Ireland, where most of these wretched people were born.

In 1840, a Congregational church called the Broadway Tabernacle was built on Broadway near Anthony Street, just a short walk from the brewery. But although many attempts were made to do humanitarian social work at the brewery, nothing of significance was ever achieved.

In 1850, the Ladies’ Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church sent Rev. Lewis Morris Pease to Five Points, along with his wife, to open a mission on Cross Street, near the brewery. Pease was considered one of the great humanitarians of his time. But he soon realized that the brewery’s ills could not be combated unless the conditions that caused crime, vice, and poverty were removed. Pease opened schools for both adults and children, and also established workrooms in the brewery where clothing manufacturers sent clothing materials, so that Pease and his wife could make decent clothing for the brewery’s inhabitants. This did not please the Ladies Home Missionary Society, who insisted that it was Pease’s job to preach the word to God, not to engage in worldly pursuits.

Within a year of his work at the Old Brewery, Pease was succeeded by the Rev. J. Luckey, a noted evangelist. The reason Pease was fired was because a group of ladies from the Ladies Home Missionary Society visited Pease’s mission and discovered that since Pease and his wife were so busy making clothes for the poor, Pease had not given a religious sermon in more than two days. However, Luckey fared no better than Pease, and it was decided that for the misery and decay to end, the brewery had to be razed to the ground and replaced with a church.

In 1852 the Ladies Home Missionary Society, with money raised from a group of philanthropists headed by Daniel Drew, purchased the Old Brewery. The purchase price was $16,000 and the City of New York contributed $1,000 toward the purchase. On December 1, 1852, the Ladies Home Missionary Society asked the police to raid the brewery and evict the wretched people still living there. Dozens of armed policemen stormed inside and numerous fierce battles ensued at close range.

By the end of the day, the police had arrested twenty known murders, and the children, who had never seen sunlight, blinked in terror as the police led them out of the building.

The next day, the demolition of the Old Brewery began. As the building was being demolished, workers were seen carrying numerous sacks of human bones that had been found inside the walls, under the floorboards, and in the basement. In the days that followed, dozens of gang members raided the facility looking for buried treasure they heard was hidden there. However, nothing of value was ever found.

It cost $36,000 to build and on January 27, 1853, Bishop Jones laid the cornerstone for the Methodist Episcopal Church, which now stood on the site of the Old Brewery.

New York City rejoiced at the demolition of the Old Brewery and the creation of the church. The Reverend Thomas Fitz Mercein was so moved that he wrote a poem to celebrate the occasion. He said:

God knows it’s time for your walls to go!

through every stone

The blood of life, as through a heart, is flowing:

He mutters a strangled groan

Long years filling the cup with poison

Of gall leaves;

Long years a darker cup brewing

Of the withered hearts that fall!

Oh! This world is harsh and sad

Everywhere they wander;

God! Have you never called the weary

Don’t they have a home in you?

Disgusting shelter! A glorious resurrection,

springs from your grave!

Faith, hope and purified affection,

Praising the “Strong to save!”

God bless the love that, like an angel,

fly to every call,

until every lip has this gospel,

“Christ interceded for all of us!”

Oh! This world is severe and sad,

Everywhere they wander;

Praise the Lord! A voice has called to the weary,

In you it has found a home!

How to start your travel journal

Writing a travel journal can be a fun experience. It will write down everything from your travels around the world and create a memento of sorts. After a few years, the journal will be like a source of nostalgia for you. So if you’ve been planning to start a travel journal for quite some time, here are some tips to help you get started.

Choose a medium for your journal entries

Most people love the idea of ​​writing their travel stories in a leather-bound notebook. However, if you want the world to read about your adventures, you can even start a blog and start posting your entries. It can be anything from a short paragraph about the places you visit or your experiences. And if you have the time, you can even write full how-to blogs to help other people plan their trips.

Start traveling as soon as possible

In order to keep a travel journal, you will first need to start traveling. Pick a destination and go there. If you have a busy life, dedicate a certain period of the year to your travels. If you don’t have money, you can save and plan a trip on a tight budget. For example, you can easily book cheap flights well in advance to save money and time.

Win Experiences

There’s a reason most people these days want to be travelers and not tourists. It is because tourists go around a place, visiting the important monuments or historical places. On the other hand, travelers explore the local culture and lifestyle of the people who live there. So while traveling, remember not only to see the important places, but also to get a glimpse of the life and culture of the local people. This will instantly add a lot of value to your travel journal.

Eat a variety of delicious dishes

One of the best things about traveling is that you get to try a variety of local dishes that might not be available in your hometown. Try the local restaurants and small places that prepare and sell authentic dishes. Before you start your trip, you can even do some research on your destination to find out the best restaurants there.

Keeping a travel journal is one of the most beautiful ways to document your life. Years later, when you look back at your journal or blog, you’ll be hit with an instant burst of nostalgia. And then, you will be thankful for starting your travel expeditions. Have a good trip!

National Parks of New Zealand

Without a doubt, among the things you should come to New Zealand for are its national parks, which occupy a third of the country. New Zealand’s stunning mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls are something you are not used to seeing while traveling across Europe and Asia. It is not surprising why the director of the world famous “Lord of the Rings” chose this country to shoot his film here: his islands really look like a wonderful land, inhabited by fabulous creatures. There are 14 national parks in New Zealand, but I will list only the ones that I find most interesting.

Let’s start in the south. The most interesting park in New Zealand, compared to no other, is undoubtedly the Fiordland National Park. Its boundless and truly wild territory is full of wonderful gorges and rocks, unusual animals and birds, beautiful and amazing plants. You can reach the Fiordland via its Milford Road which runs from Te Anau. The only park that could compete with Fiordland is Kahurangi National Park in the north of the island. The park is an excellent place to get acquainted with wildlife: here you will see rushing rivers, huge plateaus, mountain flowers and coastal forests. But don’t be afraid of getting lost, since the park is endowed with numerous trails and paths that will make your walks safe. Another park in the north of the island is the Abel Tasman National Park, with a temperate climate throughout the year. The park attracts spa lovers as it is famous for its sandy beaches and intricate granite rocks. A travel trail along the park’s shoreline will make your walks easy and enjoyable.

If you prefer active rest in the mountains, go to the Southern Alps and walk through the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, located in the center of the island. Another spectacular place here is Arthur’s Pass National Park, located north of Mount Cook and located on a historic road, connecting Canterbury (in the east) and the wild west coast. Magnificent mountains with steep rocky slopes will not leave you untouched. Westland/Tai Poutini National Park stretches from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to the remote beaches of the west. In the south of the Southern Alps, not far from the coast on the border with Fiordland, is the Mount Aspiring National Park. If you want to see the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand, the Nelson Lakes National Park, which stretches over a territory of 102 thousand hectares, is waiting for you. In addition to various large and small lakes, the park will meet you with its beech forests, rocky mountains and mountain streams. If you’re paying a visit to Greumouth or Westport, don’t forget the Paparoa National Park that lies between them. The park features almost all of New Zealand’s ecosystems, from the mountain peaks to the coastline.

North Island. Egmont National Park is easily accessible, making it one of the most visited parks in New Zealand. It is located on the west coast, not far from New Plymouth, Inglewood and Opunake. The largest park on the North Island is Te Urewera National Park, located away from built-up areas. It is huge and difficult to traverse, but it still attracts the most active tourists. Wonderful forests and lakes are full of ancient history. The Tongariro National Park offers the most interesting places: active volcanoes, deserted mountain plateaus and calm lakes. To the south of the mainland is a small Stewart Island, 85% of which is occupied by the Rakiura National Park.

Kerala Tour – Thrilling Attractions

Curving along the blue Arabian Sea, Kerala is a beautiful state in southern India. It has become a popular destination for tourism, travel, vacation, and honeymoon. In fact, they are synonymous with holidays in India. Travelers and vacationers from all over the world visit this beautiful state of India. They celebrate their holidays in a truly peaceful and romantic environment with great tourist opportunity and excellent accommodation facilities offered by various hotels, houseboats and beach resorts.

Stunning Beaches: Kerala, often described as God’s country, is best known for its beautiful golden sand beaches fringed with palm and coconut trees. A picturesque environment, a unique serenity, a calm environment, the white waves of the sea, etc. create an aura for an idyllic holiday. There are many beaches and beach towns in the state that can be visited, explored and enjoyed on Kerala tours and trips. Some famous beach destinations are Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Kappad, Beypore, Fort Bekal, Mararikulam, Cherai, Alappuzha etc. These beach towns deserve the attention of thousands of travelers and vacationers from all over the world.

Beautiful backwaters: In addition to beach tourism, backwater tourism is also popular in God’s country. The backwaters in Kerala are a vast network of rivers, lagoons, lakes, inlets, sea, etc. The vast expanse of placid and picturesque backwaters mesmerizes the world with its uniqueness, its extraordinary natural beauty and the opportunity to enjoy luxury houseboats. Some famous backward cities are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, Kuttanad, Kollam, Kozhikode etc. The beaches and backwater towns of this beautiful state are dotted with many Ayurvedic resorts and body massage centers where vacationers seek their delights. Alleppey is very famous for houseboat cruises.

Luxury Houseboats: Houseboats are among the top attractions in Kerala travel, tours and tourism. The full charm of tourism in God’s Own Country is incomplete without spending a few days on luxury houseboats floating on serene and picturesque backwaters. Alleppey, Kollam, Fort Kochi and Kumarakom are ideal destinations for starting backwater cruises. The houseboats here provide excellent accommodation facilities like luxury hotels and resorts. Newly married couples coming to Kerala for their honeymoon must have a houseboat in their itinerary for excursions and trips in God’s own country.

Lush Jade Hill Stations: The hill stations here are also very popular among tourists and vacationers. Endowed with fantastic natural beauty, the hill stations of Kerala are a combination of relaxation, friendly aura, rich flora and fauna, actions and activities. Lush tea plantations, spice plantations and availability of sports and adventure activities make the hill stations of God’s own country among the top attractions of many Kerala tour packages. Munnar, Ponmudi, Devikulam, Rajamalai, Echo Point, Idduki, Wayanad, Vagamon, Peermede etc. they are popular hill stations in the state. These quaint hill towns have a great place in a well-designed Kerala honeymoon package.

Ayurveda, fairs and festivals, traditional villages, historical and religious sites, modern cities, etc. are other attractions in Kerala that you will love to explore and enjoy.

Sports in Belize – A Nation of Sports Lovers!

On the way to London 2012!


did you know- After its independence, on September 21, 1981, British Honduras became Belize and has competed in international events -for example, Olympic Games, World Championships, World University Games, Pan American Games and Central American and Caribbean Games- under that name. Like many countries and dependencies in the world, this English-speaking nation, located in Central America, has not won an Olympic medal.


did you know- In 1983, the Belize Olympic Committee sent three boxers to the Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. These athletes were Norman Gabourel, Ashley Rivers, and Clarence Slusher. However, none of them won Pan American medals.

munich 1972

did you know- In the early 1970s, British Honduras, now Belize, sent a team of two athletes to Munich, West Germany, to compete in the Summer Olympics. The Olympic delegation competes in athletics and shooting.

Olympic Games

did you know- Between July 28 and August 12, 1984, Belize, the last British colony in Latin America, sent a team of 11 athletes, none of them women, to the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (California, USA). Athletes competed in boxing (1), cycling (6), and tack and field (4). Like many Latin American nations, Belize did not win medals in Los Angeles.

Panama 1970

did you know- For the first time, British Honduras, together with Dutch Guiana (now Suriname), sent athletes to the Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama City in 1970.


did you know- As in the United States of America and Canada, softball is one of the most popular sports in Belize, a democratic society since 1981. The national team won the gold medal in women’s softball at the 1974 Central American and Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This English-speaking nation won the gold medal at the expense of Puerto Rico and the Netherlands Antilles. Subsequently, the nation won the bronze medal at the VIII Pan American Games in San Juan de Puerto Rico -the first medal in the history of Belizean sports- and the silver medal at the 1982 Central American and Caribbean Games in Havana (Cuba). In Puerto Rico, Belize defeated the United States, one of the most respected teams in the world. The following year, in 1983, in Caracas (Venezuela), Belize also won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. However, the national team did not qualify for the Summer Olympics.

winnipeg 1967

did you know- Between July 24 and August 6, 1967, British Honduras made its continental debut at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Maldives – Heaven on earth

I highly recommend to all the wanderers, a trip to the Maldives. My recent experience with Maldives tourism was one of the most memorable and exciting. Maldives tourism offers you some of the best moments that you can never forget in your whole life. Maldives tourism is full of rare and unique experiences. With sun, sand, sea, exotic beaches, water spas, world-class spa treatment and delicious food, Maldives stands as a favorite place for all tourists. With Maldives tourism, explore your sunny side of life.

Maldives Tourism: At a Glance

Maldives tourism has been experiencing rapid growth with a lot of attention both internationally and domestically.

exotic water resorts

One of the most attractive components of Maldives tourism is the exotic water resort that offers a range of luxury and comfort. With all the comforts and facilities in the world, these water resorts offer the best view of the sea, sun and sand at all times. The service and hospitality you enjoy here is second to none. Maldives tourism is a way to witness life in comfort and care at these water and beach resorts.

things to do

Some of the most famous attractions that fascinated me during my Maldives tourism are its unique and rare underwater beauty, underwater restaurants, vast natural coral reefs and wonderful climate. I really enjoyed diving here. Witnessing the life of the water so close and so personal is something very sensitizing for the nerves and the senses. Maldives tourism also allows you to meet a lot of people who come from different parts of the world. This is a good place to make lots of friends.

Where to eat

The Maldives has many restaurants and eating out centers offering authentic continental food and delicious seafood. Sea products make up the maximum part of the meal. There are specific places to eat located in different parts of the country. You can enjoy your meal in an underwater restaurant. This was a completely new experience for me. Cooked in the best possible way, traditional Maldivian dishes are a new dining experience.

Places to visit

Although small in size, the length of my Maldives sightseeing was one of the most remarkable. Spending time with family in the Maldives was like a dream come true. There are few good places to visit in Maldives. Huskuru Miskiiy Mosque, Male Fish Market, Mulee-aage, Islamic Center, Local Market and National Museum are some of the places to visit while you are in the Maldives.

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Is it a coincidence or a sign from the universe?

This article helps you recognize if something is a coincidence or a sign from the universe. The following is my story.

As I began my process of developing my connection to my higher self (my intuition) so that I could discover my higher purpose in life, amazing things began to happen to me with increasing frequency. Sometimes when I had a specific question that I wanted a “higher power” to answer, it would answer me when I woke up at night, just “knowing” the answer. Other times, the answer would come through other people, on the radio or, for example, by picking up a “random” book in a library. By using my intuition (the voice of my higher self) and building trust in it, I realized that I was increasing my connection to interconnectedness. (Some call this “the void,” “All That Is,” or “Source.” Others use fancy names like “Zero Point Field.”)

In addition to the types of intuitive events mentioned above, I also experienced another type of guidance from the universe. This was when something “different” or unusual happened more than once in a short period of time. When something unusual happened two or three times in a row in a 24-hour period, I learned that this was a sign from the universe and I needed to pay attention. Sometimes I just needed to notice it without doing anything (the connection would become clear later), but sometimes it motivated me to take inspired action. In fact, one such example occurred recently.

The night Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly by 0.01 second at the 2008 Olympics, I was struck by something one of the sportscasters said about Phelps. The next day I took a look at the olympics while he was doing chores and heard the exact same comment again. Then two nights later, I woke up in the night thinking about that sportscaster’s comment. I turned on the lights and jotted down a few notes, including the title of the new article I wrote later that day: “Destiny, the Law of Attraction, and Michael Phelps.”

Here is another example. About two years ago, I heard from a college friend who lived in New York City. She emailed me one morning to let me know that she and her husband had just bought a house on the “Big Island of Hawaii, the Island of Volcanoes.” She seemed like she was emphasizing the word “volcano”. After reading her email, I dropped my kids off at school and started my morning walk. Then I stopped at Trader Joe’s to do some shopping, have a cup of coffee, and chat with the woman who tried Trader Joe’s products. As she poured my coffee, she said, “That’s our new coffee you’re trying. It’s Volcano coffee.” She offered something to another customer, then she turned to me and said, “You’re trying our new Volcano coffee. How about it?”

A light bulb went on in my head. Two different people referred to the “volcano” a total of three times in about two hours. I mean, nobody talks about volcanoes, normally. She knew it was a signal to pay attention, but she had no idea why. I mean I couldn’t do anything about a volcano! I lived in California and the nearest volcano was about 250 miles away. In such cases, I simply made a note: eg “something about a volcano”, and went about my day.

Two days later I was driving to the post office. I scanned the radio stations, looking for a song I liked when a newscaster reported that earlier that day, a volcano had erupted on a small island in the Pacific.

Of course, he wasn’t supposed to do anything about the volcano, but it validated the idea that every time something unusual happened two or three times in a row, the universe might be trying to get his attention.

Arguing if it was a coincidence or a sign is silly, but who knows, maybe one day you will receive a sign from the universe and know exactly what to do.

I feel like there is an order in the universe and if you pay attention you will find that there might be something for you to do or something for you to learn. In any case, life is certainly more interesting and more fulfilling when you increase your connection to your higher self, your bridge to interconnectedness.

Key features of the best business hotels

For business travelers like you, staying comfortably in a hotel and having access to in-room amenities while you wait to fulfill your business deals is a great thing to look forward to. During your stay at the hotel, it is common that you need to be in contact with outside businesses, so it is not surprising that you take advantage of the facilities or the amenities and services of the hotel. It’s not just relaxing, spacious, well-appointed rooms you’re looking for, but things like computers, in-room high-speed internet (we know you love it!), cell phone, cell phone charger, laptop batteries, batteries for laptops, cable TV, good lighting to get work done, and various other available business services that can support and care for your business work, until the business trip is complete.

In addition, your free time from business should also be considered. In the late afternoon, early evening, or overnight (if you prefer to stay at your hotel), you’ll definitely want to relax in the hotel’s 24-hour restaurant or enjoy a beer or cocktail in the cafe or bar (or lounge). coffee). The hotel restaurant could be the favorite dining option. Also, for business travelers, the shuttle service to and from the airport is supposed to be the most important service, followed by childcare facilities, swimming pool and gym.

Well, all of the above seems not to be enough! Why don’t we go together and see more about what to consider when choosing the best hotels for business trips?
Key features of the best business hotels and business travel
First of all, it is about which hotel you are looking for for your business trip.
Hotel Features: The question is whether the hotel has the kind of features you need. What type of hotel are you looking for: the hotel that best suits your needs for a quick overnight stay or the hotel for a week-long business trip? Check if the hotel has business suites or meeting rooms available if you need them.

Location: Hotels that are located near an airport or located in the business district of a city generally cater to business travelers because they can perfectly respond to the travel style of business travelers. Airport hotels rarely offer much scenery, but they make up for it with a convenient location. This feature of airport hotels makes it easy to travel to the central district to meet business contacts or catch up on business work, or to fly for a short break and fly back. But you need to check if the airport hotel is really close to the airport.

Also, check if the particular hotel you want to stay at is in a safe area of ​​the city. Also, it would not be a good thing if, after arriving at the hotel, you discover that there is a major construction going on in the area around your hotel location.

Also, it’s good if your selected hotel is located in the city center, where you can expect to explore much more of the city outside of your business time (such as overnight). However, be sure to check that the location of the hotel is not too close to the club and bar areas where the music can be too loud. Even if you want to try the city’s nightlife, we hope you won’t spend the whole night listening to the music from the club downstairs and being woken up every 20 minutes by the group of partygoers making a lot of noise. Your business trip the next day could be a difficult day.

Internet Access: Most hotels offer Internet access. This could be the business center computer, in-room high-speed access, or wireless hotspots. International 5-star hotels for business travelers prefer to focus much more on this feature. Hotels will provide business travelers with up to five or six high-speed Internet terminals with easy access and quick response. Imagine how perfect a hotel is to have Internet access available everywhere for you, to ensure that business travelers like you are never lost in business and communication with the outside world. It’s the business travel lifestyle!

Prompt Customer Service – Professional hoteliers are in the business of providing good customer service or hospitality. Business hotels make the important distinction of offering good customer service quickly and efficiently, just to their needs. Your needs must be met quickly so that you can conduct business even faster and more efficiently.

Concierge service: Not all hotels have a concierge, but if they do, a good concierge can be very helpful. They are there to make your hotel stay extra special, especially if you are here on business. They can respond to your special request. So, check to see if the concierge offers the kinds of extra services you need.

But you should keep in mind that the concierge works for tips and since they can provide such a wide variety of services, there aren’t really any standard guidelines for tipping. Simple requests can be rewarded with small tips, but more complex and difficult requests should be rewarded accordingly.

Easy Transportation: Business travelers need to arrive on time with minimal hassle. The best business hotels often offer shuttle services to major business areas, or help travelers book taxis or private cars.

All the effort for guest service: The perfect business hotels must allow business travelers like you to focus on their jobs, so that they can be the most successful. If a guest has a problem, no matter how bad it may hurt their business plan, professional hoteliers will put their best effort and an extra level of service to help their guests solve the problem efficiently. This service marks an excellent business hotel.

Brief look at the features of the business hotel

o Internet access, preferably free wireless broadband access

o Table and chairs for office work

o Bright, full-spectrum lighting, especially near tables, chairs, and beds.

o Free local calls

o Internal notary services

o Free long distance calls over the Internet

o Room service that can provide hot food or coffee at specific times

o Nice cafeteria in the lobby.

o Rapid response dry cleaning, ironing and shoe shine

o Beauty salon with the ability to provide last-minute services for business travelers

o Hairdresser with the ability to provide last-minute services for business travelers

or massage services

o Fitness facilities that have accessible treadmills, weights, and aerobics classes

or Stillness. Isolated sounding rooms.

o Concierge desk staffed who know how to get things done and make credible recommendations

o Restaurants that have business tables where business travelers can gather when dining alone.

African travel tips when visiting Mauritius

Mauritius is a typical tropical paradise, Mauritius’s reputation for beach bliss is indisputable. Sun worshipers and water sports enthusiasts can make the most of the golden palm-fringed beaches, turquoise sea, and coral reef that surrounds almost the entire island through a myriad of activities. These include catamaran cruises, windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, deep sea fishing, golf, and adventure sports. Far from the beach, mountains; with unique forests, flora and birds, as well as cultural, historical and natural sights such as craters and giant lilies, they captivate visitors. With all this to do, Mauricio will allow you to discover a different rhythm of life, the rhythm of Sega…


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Tropical. Every month is rainy, but December to May are the rainiest months. Cyclones occur from November to May. There is a well-structured system of phased warnings. During the cyclone, visitors are not allowed to leave their accommodation and car insurance policies often become invalid.


1 Mauritian rupee = 100 cents. Travel with rupees or EURO traveler’s checks. There is no restriction on the entry of local or foreign currency into the country. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared on arrival. The airport bank will exchange rupees for foreign currency upon departure. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Mastercard. Major hotels will cash traveler’s checks and banknotes.


230 volts, 50 Hz. Continental 2-pin plugs are most common, but round and flat 3-pin plugs have been noted. Take a travel plug.


A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas. Visitors are advised to take pre-arrival precautions against malaria (exists in certain rural areas, no risk on Rodrigues Island), hepatitis A, polio and typhoid. Other health problems include constant high humidity (can affect people with arthritic conditions); sinusitis and hay fever (July-August); influenza (risk throughout the year); and diarrhea.


English is the official language and is understood throughout the island. French is also a main language and all the locals speak Creole. Oriental and Indian languages ​​are also spoken.


New Year’s Day (January 1); Day after New Year’s Day (January 2); Chinese New Year (January 22); Abolition of Slavery / Thaipoosam Cavadee (February 1); Maha Srivatri (February 18); Good Friday (April 9); Labor Day (May 1); Asunción (August 15); Ganesh Chaturthi (September 18); All Saints’ Day (November 1); Arrival of contract workers (November 2); Deepavali (November 12); End of Ramadan (November 14); Christmas Day (December 25)


sarees; silk shirts; Indian fabrics; basketball; knitwear; hand-embroidered tablecloths; macrame work; wood carvings; ceramics; ship models, diamonds, jewels; casual clothes. Low price limit negotiation.


More than half of the population is Hindu, so please respect their traditions and religion. Please dress appropriately when visiting religious shrines (no shorts, miniskirts, etc.) and remove shoes when entering mosques and temples. The clothes are beach clothes for the day and casual clothes for the night.




A 10 percent government tax is added to all hotel and restaurant bills. Tipping is not mandatory and remains a gesture of appreciation that is left to the discretion of the guest. It is not customary to tip taxi drivers.


Port Louis:

Capital and main port of Mauritius; French colonial buildings, for example, the Government House and the Municipal Theater from the 18th century; Museum of Natural History; market; Edward VII Avenue; Fort Adelaide; The World Museum of Masks; the seafronts of Caudan and Port-Louis.


The gardens are known to naturalists around the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, incl. the giant water lilies Victoria Amazonica and many species of palm trees; Of particular interest is the Talipot palm, which is said to bloom once every sixty years and then die.

Big pool:

One of the two natural lakes on the island, which rests in the crater of an extinct volcano and is the place of pilgrimage for Hindus, especially on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree.


A mound of undulating earth that spreads out in contrasting layers of color; Blue, green, red, and yellow patches of land are believed to be the result of weathering; the nearby waterfall emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is breathtakingly beautiful.

deer hole:

An extinct crater 85 m deep and more than 200 m wide; enjoy a wide view of the island from the edge.

Souillac and Gris-Gris:

Small spa with beautiful scenery of cliffs and no bath; in the south is the popular viewpoint of Gris-Gris, from where you can see the waves crashing on the dark, carved rocks.

Hunter’s Mastery:

Close to Mahebourg, a forest park with lush vegetation including wild orchids and animals such as deer, deer, wild boar and monkeys, covering 2000 acres.

Río Negro Gorges National Park:

It protects much of the remaining native forest and provides spectacular natural scenery and some of the unique endemic plants and birds; number of trails and viewpoints.

Big beaches:

Baie has many beaches and places to safely swim, sail, windsurf and ski; Blue Bay is one of the best bathing spots on the islands, it is close to Mahebourg and has a natural swimming pool; Le Morne & Tamarin are known for their surf breaks; Iles aux Cerfs is an island resort with 2 restaurants, a boathouse and beautiful beaches.

Rodrigues Island:

About 560 km east of Mauritius, where you can be seduced by the simple lifestyle of the locals; the nature lover will find several species of endemic tropical fauna and flora and will be able to enjoy hiking, bird watching, angling and mountain biking; Visits to Caverne Patate and the surrounding islets can be arranged, for example Ile aux Cocos (a refuge for some rare species of seabirds).