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Greece – Ionian Island hopping guide

Greece – Ionian Island hopping guide

Travel
Searching for a taste of unspoiled Greece? Or maybe a busy established resort would fit the bill more closely. Whatever travellers to this cluster of the Greek Ionian islands are looking for, this classy quartet has something to float everyone's boat. All four are well linked by short ferry crossings so don't wait, get hopping! Kefalonia, Ithaka, Lefkas and Zakynthos, the islands that dangle at the southern tail of the Ionian chain, were all blessed by the Greek gods with more than their fair share of wild beauty, beaches to die for and buzzing towns to hang out in. All four hit the spot for lazy beach holidays, but each has its own distinctly different character. After all, spread around these heavenly isles are rugged mountain landscapes carpeted with pine and cypress perfect f...
Unusual things to do in New York Uptown

Unusual things to do in New York Uptown

Travel
Going to the top of the Empire State Building, horse drawn carriages through Central Park, seeing a musical on Broadway; these are all examples of the typical and stereotypical New York vacation. While these are nice, fun and some would say necessary if one is to visit New York, there are many other activities which are slightly off the beaten trail. For the traveler who likes to feel like a local, or for a second or third time visitor, the following activities are truly New Yorker in character but are not strictly for tourists. Central Park This famous New York park is a setting for many a film scene. The park changes dramatically throughout the year, but from the bare snow covered winter to the magnolia filled spring it is always beautiful. On nice days it can get very crowded, esp...
Best and proven guide to automotive service

Best and proven guide to automotive service

Automobiles
Many folks are mystified by the process of taking their car in for service. There are so many questions: Should the car be taken to a dealership or an independent? Should owners pay for "preventative maintenance" services? Is the estimate accurate or is the owner getting ripped off? Is this repair covered by a warranty? The next few articles will try to answer these questions, as well as dispel some myths and misconceptions. Where to Go One of the first questions most people ask is: Where should vehicles be taken for service and repair? If a new car is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty, then going to the dealership for warranty work makes sense. But what about routine maintenance? Or cars that are no longer covered by warranties? What makes the best sense in those case...
Scribblenauts guide action solutions 1-7 – 1-11

Scribblenauts guide action solutions 1-7 – 1-11

Gaming
Scribblenauts offers truly unique, open-ended, "emergent gameplay" for the Nintendo DS Lite / DSi handheld gaming systems by developer 5th Cell. The main character Maxwell must solve puzzles by summoning objects, creatures, and people using the DS Stylus and writing the objects to make them spring to life. Write "Vampire" and a Vampire appears, write "Holy Water" and Maxwell can throw Holy Water at the Vampire to kill him. Read this Scribblenauts Walktrhough for solutions lists, hints, tips, and strategies for the first half of the action levels in World 1, The Gardens, for Scribblenauts on Nintendo DS / DSi. World 1 The Gardens Action Level 1-7 Solutions Difficulty: 2 Star, Par: 4 Hint - Definitely not in Kansas... oh wait! Easy Solutions: A Tornado blocks Maxwell's straig...
Rideau Skating Day Trip

Rideau Skating Day Trip

Travel
Everyone will have fun skating on the iced-over Rideau Canal in view of the Parliament buildings and downtown Ottawa. Each winter a cleared 7.8 km (4.8 mile) section of the Rideau Canal becomes the Rideau Skateway—officially the largest skating rink in the world. History of the Rideau Canal Since the 1800s, a series of waterways, rivers, and lakes have been known as the Rideau Canal. Parks Canada retells that Upper Canada first built the canal as a defense system against the United States. The 200 km (124 mile) canal stretches from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario. Now, only pleasure boats use the canal with its many locks and, in 2007, UNESCO designated the Rideau Canal as a World Heritage Site. Rideau Skating: Where to Access the Canal and Where to Rent Skates Those embarki...

Brief Bolivia Travel Guide

Travel
Location: Bolivia is landlocked right in the middle of South America, high up in the Andes. It is bordered by Brazil in the north and west, Peru in the north and east, Chile in the south-west, Argentina in the south and Paraguay in the south-east. Capital city: The capital of Bolivia is La Paz, which is famous for being the highest capital city in the world. Over 3,500m above sea level, the 1.5 million inhabitants have clearly had time to adjust to the altitude, but many visitors struggle. The battle is worth it though, as the setting of La Paz is unforgettable. It is stretched across a big canyon, and when you see it from the top, it is magical. It is close to the world’s highest ski slopes at Chacatalya, and some serious fast downhill mountain biking. Other major cities: Bolivia’s ...