Sailing the Greek Islands: A One of a Kind of Experience

We all owe the Greeks a debt of gratitude for architecture, mathematics, fine art, philosophy; their contributions to civilisation are almost endless. When it comes to holidays Greece has a certain peculiarity that makes it a special place to visit: it’s an archipelago, which makes it ideal for sailing. What does Poseidon’s domain have in store for you? For starters, it has the sailing trip of a lifetime.

Greece is composed of more than 1400 islands, and only 227 of them are inhabited. Greece’s position puts it between three different continents, a fact that has created one of the richest cultural legacies in the entire world.

Where to start? A good place would be Athens. As the capital of the nation it offers plenty of cultural sights as well as an undeniable natural splendour. The Temple of Hephaestus (Greek God of metallurgy, fire and volcanos) is the best preserved ancient Greek structure and truly a sight to behold, as well as the Parthenon, Temple of Athena and many more relics of one of the greatest civilisations in the history of the world. If history is not your thing, maybe cuisine is. While you’re in Athens don’t miss the chance to enjoy the local flavours like Baklava, Patitsio or Fassolatha. After the sun sets you can enjoy the abundant nightlife on the isle. From dance clubs by the beach to jazz venues there is plenty of fun to be had in Athens after hours.

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10 Benefits of Drinking Water

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It’s not uncommon these days to be flicking through the health sections of magazines and suddenly stumble upon an article urging you to drink more water. But why is it so important, and why should you strive to get your 8 glasses a day? Here are 10 answers to that question!

  1. Hydration

If your body is hydrated, it means that you have sufficient levels of water in your body. Without good hydration the body isn’t able to function as efficiently as it should. Ever wondered why you feel a bit sluggish at the end of a long day at work? It could be that you’ve not been drinking enough water throughout the day.

2. Body temperature

Water helps to regulate temperature within your body, enabling you to react to different environments and maintain a stable body temperature. If your body isn’t hydrated enough, your body temperature may be irregular and you’ll more easily be able to feel the effects of being too cold or too hot. Read the rest of this entry

The Evolution of Headphones (infographic)

In a pre-broadcast age music was only experienced live. Opera houses, music halls and cinemas provided all the possible musical entertainment you could desire. This was until the introduction of the electrophone. Now (for the first time ever) you could enjoy music in the comfort of your own home.

However it wasn’t until 1910 that Nathaniel Baldwin created the earliest predecessor to modern headphones, by himself in his kitchen. Admittedly there is little in terms of similarities between the two but the premise remains unchanged – Two ear pieces connected to a headband.

Despite the fact that headphones have arguably been around since the 1890’s, and there has undoubtedly been significant technological changes since then, in comparison to the sets we see today there are some striking similarities. Read the rest of this entry

7 Hassle-Free Travel Packing Tips

Hey people, if you are traveling, make it comfortable for you to enjoy the trip. Of course you don’t want your travel to be a hilarious disaster and the value for money won’t be achieved. So if I were you, I’ll be more practical and creative to enjoy the traveling period on your chosen destination.

As a budget traveler like myself, here are some tips (7 tips to be exact) when packing things for your trip. This is based from a personal escapades and of course, tips from the experts’ advice and online articles all over the internet and from travel magazines as well.

So, they are as follows:

1. Practicality is the thing. People, get the things you ONLY NEED and NOT THE THINGS YOU WANT. Don’t bring any of your favorite magazines. I’m sure you won’t be needing them when you started the trip. Don’t bring your favorite photo album because you will be back soon and see the comfort of your home. Thing is, NEED IS IMPORTANT.

2. Clothes. Well, you must know what is the weather condition of the place you’ll visit. If it is summer, wear summer clothes like shorts, sunny dresses or simple shirt. And if is cold weather, bring the thickest jacket you got in the closet. You don’t want to be chilling while wearing your sunny dress in the middle of the trip, right?

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Choosing The Best Lighting For Your Art Pieces

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Different types of artwork, given their own respective properties, require different types of lighting. Oil paintings may be difficult to light due to the spectral highlights that are formed when intense lighting is directed at the artwork. It is ideal to use a broad-based light source for this type of painting. Acrylic paintings, because they are not glossy, do not have any glare problems compared to oils or glass-framed artwork and so any type of lighting can be used. The use of non-reflective glass and the proper placement of lighting can address the glare and reflection issues that come with glass-framed artworks. The approach for sculptures can be slightly different, highlighting all dimensions by lighting from three different angles. However, a single recessed light positioned directly above a sculpture is sufficient to beautifully accentuate this artwork. Read the rest of this entry

Juneau: A Must See Vacation Destination in Alaska

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Juneau is a marvellous place in Alaska. It offers abundant wildlife, ocean scenery and amazing mountains. Endless experiences and discoveries are in Juneau, there is never shortage of things to do or see. If you are searching for must-visits in Juneau, here are some:

Tracy Arm Fjord

It is located nearly 45 miles southeast of the state capital of Juneau. Tracy Arm Fjord is one of the most popular stops along the Alaskan sail route.” Fjord” a Nordic term, stands for sharp cliffs surrounding a narrow waterway. About a quarter of its area is covered in ice with outstanding steep cliffs running along its length, normally covered with lush shrubs and trees.
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