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Simple Ways To Increase Your Fishing Success

Jun-27-2014 By administrator

Simple Ways To Increase Your Fishing Success

Do you sometimes get tired of all the frozen meat and food you’re getting at the grocery store? Do you think you want to catch yourself some fresh food sometimes? Well if that’s the case then fishing might be for you, with this article you can learn the basics of fishing and how to catch fish for yourself.

Since having just the right bait is crucial to catching more fish, here is an easy way to tell if you are seeing black or white crappie. White crappie have six spines in their dorsal fin while black crappie have seven or eight. White crappie also tend to have bands across their body while black crappie have a more speckled pattern.

A novice fisherman should take the time to learn all he can prior to going fishing. A little bit of prior knowledge can go a long way toward ensuring you have a great first experience. There are various books on the subject that can help you become more knowledgeable about fishing prior to going out. With this information at your fingertips, you will be sure to get the catch of the day.

Be aware of weather conditions for while you’re fishing and the rest of your day. For example, a violent thunderstorm with lightning could easily put a stop to your dream fishing trip. Know what the weather is going to be before going on your fishing venture.

A great tip for all fisherman is to stay relatively quite while you are on the water. Everyone has heard that loud voices can scare away fish, and while this is slightly exaggerated, making a lot of noise on the surface, particularly disturbing the surface, can indeed spook fish. Read the rest of this entry »

Camping Advice That Really Helps You Enjoy The Trip

If camping is something that you have never done, you have no idea what you are missing out on. Falling asleep under the stars and waking up to the sounds of nature is incredible. If you have never been camping, but assume it’s hard or you won’t like it, continue reading to learn more about it.

A good multi-purpose tool needs to be part of your camping gear. There are two kinds to bring. First is the saw/hammer/axe 3-in-1 tool to use for firewood and other chores. The other is the standard multi-purpose tool with a variety of tools on it like a can opener, tweezers, scissors, and a knife.

Pack a few shovels if there are children with you on your trip. Kids love nothing better than digging in the dirt, and having the right accessories is crucial. If you have room, bring a bucket too. The children will happily entertain themselves in the dirt while you unpack, set up camp and do everything that you need to do.

When you decide to go camping you want to make sure that you bring a flashlight with some batteries. You want to be able to see in the middle of the night just in case you have to get up and go to the bathroom, or just to move around.

Use separate coolers for perishables, ice and drinks. While it does not matter if the perishables and drinks go into the same one, make sure to pack your ice separately. This will keep the temperature down so that you will have ice for much longer than you would have otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn The Advice The Experts Know About Hotels

Jun-20-2014 By administrator

Learn The Advice The Experts Know About Hotels

If you were to rate your last hotel stay, what rating would you give? Overall, do you think you’re pretty good at picking the right hotels on your budget? The following information is going to help you when you find yourself deciding the next hotel for you and your family to lay down your heads.

When you are staying at a hotel, it is a good idea to leave a small tip for the housekeeping staff. It is best to tip daily instead of waiting until the entire trip has come to an end since there is a chance that the same person will not be assisting you every day.

When planning a vacation, be sure to make all of your hotel reservations well in advance. In this way, you can lock in lower rates. If you have some flexibility regarding when you take your vacation, be sure to find out about off season rates. Very often, the rate you pay in non-peak times of year is significantly lower.

Use sensible safety and security precautions when you stay at a hotel. Find out where all the fire exits are in case of an emergency. Also, note where the nearby fire extinguishers are located. If you have any valuables, keep them in the safe at the desk or in the room.

To avoid having to iron your shirts when you unpack everything in your hotel room, pack your polo and dress shirts more carefully. Use a hanging bag, and stack your dress shirts together. Then, starting with the shirt in back, bring the arms around, stacking the arms and wrapping them around keeps your shirts in place. Read the rest of this entry »

Memphis: A Southern City With Soul

Jun-18-2014 By admin

Memphis is nearly as well known for the Blues as Nashville is for country music, and is hailed as the birthplace of rock and roll. The city is a mecca for music lovers and Elvis fans, and is well known for giving music legends like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis their start.

This is a historic city, steeped in Southern tradition. Memphis played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement, and was the place where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. It features a wealth of museums of all kinds, as well as an Indian village and a number of historic cemeteries.

Memphis is well known for its festivals, and for its iconic Beale Street, which comes alive at night with music, food and street performers. It’s also famous for its distinctive style of barbecue: Thousands of people from all over come to its World Champion Barbecue Competition each year.

Memphis isn’t just about Graceland. The city has a rich and complex soul that can really only be experienced by learning its history and exploring its nightlife, restaurants and music scene.

What to Do

Graceland: The home of Elvis Presley, and the place of both his untimely death and his burial, the Graceland Mansion is one of the country’s most visited private residences, surpassed only by the White House and the Biltmore Estate. The estate features 23 rooms, and reflects Elvis’s eclectic and extravagant personal style. It has been converted to a museum, which is open to the public.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: A must-see for music lovers and those interested in rock and roll history, this museum promises to tell “the complete Memphis story.” It spans the whole history of soul and rock in Memphis, from the porch music and field hollers of the 1930s to today’s music. It also features an MP3 audio guide with information and music samples.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music: One of the only museums in the world dedicated entirely to soul music, the Stax Museum honors the legacy of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, the Jackson Five and Marvin Gaye. For lovers of soul music, the Soul Train dance floor and a peacock-blue Cadillac owned by Isaac Hayes are a must-see.

National Civil Rights Museum: Located in the Lorraine Hotel, in which Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, this museum offers a somber and pensive look through the history of the Civil Rights movement, from the advent of slavery in America, to the sit-ins of the 1960s, to a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s last hours.

Memphis Zoo: Voted TripAdvisor.com’s top zoo in 2008, the Memphis Zoo houses more than 3500 animals, and features an aquarium, a herpetarium, a penguin exhibit with over 30 penguins, and a panda exhibit, as well as a giraffe feeding station and camel rides.

Pink Palace Museum: Once the home of Clarence Saunders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain, the Pink Palace Museum is a historical and science museum with a wide range of exhibits, including a planetarium. And yes, the museum is pink.