A Sweet Ride After the Vows

I was so happy when my daughter told me that she had finally been asked by her boyfriend to become his wife. I knew he was going to ask her, but it took him a few years before he did. He wanted to finish college and get established before proposing, which is one of the reasons why they decided to pay for their own wedding. My husband and I still wanted to do something special for them, so I decided to look into the cost of a Toronto party bus.

I knew that they were going to have a huge wedding party, and I thought it would be a fun way to provide transportation for all of them. Continue reading →

Party Bus Used As Photo Shoot Platform and Hair and Makeup Studio

Wow! Hot summer for us in Canada. I had a hard time keeping the grass watered well enough to keep it from turning brown. We were planning a wedding that was coming about during the hottest week of the year so far. We were worried about hair and makeup for the wedding pictures with all the humidity and heat. We decided to upgrade from the stretch limo to the big 50 passenger Platinum party bus in Toronto that a limo rental company offers. It had plenty of room to bring along a stylist with gear and the whole wedding entourage.

The big bus was fully air conditioned. We had the driver run the AC at full blast to make it really cool inside. Continue reading →

The Golden Isle Of The Mediterranean

A house on the sea shore must be a wonderful thing to own. You can laze around on the beach. You can dive into the clear sea waters. If you are the adventurous type, you can try scuba diving, wind surfing or water skiing. If you are more of a poet, then you can simply sit and contemplate on life as a glorious sunset. If you have children, or are hoping to relive your best childhood memories, you can try collecting the shells brought in by a gentle tide. Beach getaways are therefore well-loved by individuals of all kinds.

The island of Krk off the coast of Croatia is one such place. Located in the Kvarner Gulf, the island of Krk has also come to be known as the “Golden Island”. One look at the place will definitely answer why. If you are looking for sun, sea, and superb hospitality, this island is a terrific spot for holiday-goers everywhere. It has beautiful natural landscapes that could win you photography contests. The waters of the Mediterranean lap beautifully at its shores. Lush greenery and gentle bays greet anyone who is privileged enough to pay a visit here.

Of course, the stunning scenery is just one of the main attractions. The island of Krk also has a number of towns that date back to the Roman empire, such as the town of Omislaj in the north of the island. Punat, towards the south, is well known for its sophisticated marinas and the major regattas it hosts each year, while Baska, in the east of the island, is very popular because of its world-class beaches. For those more interested in nightlife and food, the popular tourist resort of Malinska offers a plethora of lively nightclubs and restaurants.

If you like to fish, or are open to the idea of trying out different types of seafood, this is a great place to be in. The Kvarner Gulf is the abode of a multiplicity of fish. In and around the island you can find sea bass, bream and sardines through to squid and octopus, based on your state of mind on that day. The people in general are very friendly and hospitable, and will advise you on the dishes that you should not miss out on, or indeed, where the best fishing is to be found.

The island of Krk is frequented by people scouting out for unspoilt islands and secluded beaches. However, the great thing about this Central European Island is that it is a convenient place to reach from other parts of Europe. The international airport of Rijeka is actually located on the northern part of the island, and services mainland Croatia via a spectacular bridge, as well as by ferry. Moreover, it is not at all far from the other nations around the Mediterranean. If you like, you could visit nearby Venice in Italy, or alternatively simply drive over to Vienna.

I know that I would love to buy some property in a place like this. Moreover, the island of Krk is growing in importance as a good place to invest in. Krk has already become a tourists’ paradise. Now, it is aspiring to convince real estate buyers to invest in homes on the island. Maybe it is time to invest in that dream home on the beach.

Spend The Holidays Cruising The Mediterranean

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the popularity of Mediterranean cruises is on the increase. Cruising on the Mediterranean allows holidaymakers to visit a vast number of cultures and countries in a short amount of time. Cruises offer a convenient way to get from point A to point B, C and D without having to pack and unpack repeatedly or drive to each separate location. Just sit back, relax and let the crew pamper you as you make your way across the Mediterranean Sea.

Holidays in the Mediterranean

You can expect a wide variety of culture, history, people and languages on the tour throughout the Mediterranean. Visitors can explore islands, visit various seaports, see beautiful cathedrals, walk through historic museums and visit family vacation spots.

The main season for cruises is May through October. The weather throughout the Mediterranean, however, makes it possible for cruises to come through all year long. The best vacations often take place in the off-season because everything is less crowded.

Holidaymakers can get a better feel for the culture and a closer look at attractions when they aren’t fighting heavy crowds.

Vacation in the Balearic Islands

The east coast of Spain is home to the Balearic Islands; including Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Cruises that stop in the Balearic Islands allow guests on holiday to explore caves, beaches and peaks that stand over bays of clear water.

The Port of Mahon, a stopping point for many Mediterranean cruises, is the capital and seaport of Minorca. It is a natural harbor that features miles of beautiful beaches. It is the home of enormous yachts, stone monuments, caves, peaceful resorts and charming towns. The area is embellished with English heritage that represents the strong British history in Minorca.

Popularity of Mediterranean Cruises

Does the idea of traveling through Barcelona, Cairo, Paris, Rome, Athens and Venice appeal to you? Most likely, it does. Who wouldn’t like to travel to all of those places on one holiday? A cruise that spans so many different exotic places and cultures in such a short period of time is appealing for families, couples with different interests and people with limited amounts of time to spend traveling.

Each port the cruise ship stops at will introduce you to an entirely new culture with a unique historical background. Stops made along the Balearic Islands are particularly nice because these are spots that have not been affected by the modernization that has spread across the rest of the world. Majorca and Minorca, in particular, are peaceful and relaxing islands to visit. The natives are laid back and you’ll feel like you are in paradise.

The British Travel the Mediterranean

Mediterranean cruises are the new travel of choice for British holidaymakers. They are choosing to travel these countries in 7-14 day cruises more than any other holiday destination. The British have strong roots in the Balearic Islands and have heavily influenced their current culture.

The British have always been fond of the Mediterranean islands and because they are in close proximity, it is a common place for them to spend their holidays. The British aren’t the only ones traveling through the Mediterranean, however. All-inclusive cruises that travel to France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and the Mediterranean islands are gaining popularity among travelers in general.

Menorca And Mediterranean Cruises

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the popularity of Mediterranean cruises is on the increase. Cruising on the Mediterranean allows holidaymakers to visit a vast number of cultures and countries in a short amount of time. Cruises offer a convenient way to get from point A to point B, C and D without having to pack and unpack repeatedly or drive to each separate location. Just sit back, relax and let the crew pamper you as you make your way across the Mediterranean Sea.
Holidays in the Mediterranean
You can expect a wide variety of culture, history, people and languages on the tour throughout the Mediterranean. Visitors can explore islands, visit various seaports, see beautiful cathedrals, walk through historic museums and visit family vacation spots.

The main season for cruises is May through October. The weather throughout the Mediterranean, however, makes it possible for cruises to come through all year long. The best vacations often take place in the off-season because everything is less crowded. Holidaymakers can get a better feel for the culture and a closer look at attractions when they aren’t fighting heavy crowds.
Vacation in the Balearic Islands
The east coast of Spain is home to the Balearic Islands; including Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Cruises that stop in the Balearic Islands allow guests on holiday to explore caves, beaches and peaks that stand over bays of clear water.

The Port of Mahon, a stopping point for many Mediterranean cruises, is the capital and seaport of Minorca. It is a natural harbor that features miles of beautiful beaches. It is the home of enormous yachts, stone monuments, caves, peaceful resorts and charming towns. The area is embellished with English heritage that represents the strong British history in Minorca.
Popularity of Mediterranean Cruises
Does the idea of traveling through Barcelona, Cairo, Paris, Rome, Athens and Venice appeal to you? Most likely, it does. Who wouldn’t like to travel to all of those places on one holiday? A cruise that spans so many different exotic places and cultures in such a short period of time is appealing for families, couples with different interests and people with limited amounts of time to spend traveling.

Each port the cruise ship stops at will introduce you to an entirely new culture with a unique historical background. Stops made along the Balearic Islands are particularly nice because these are spots that have not been affected by the modernization that has spread across the rest of the world. Majorca and Minorca, in particular, are peaceful and relaxing islands to visit. The natives are laid back and you’ll feel like you are in paradise.
The British Travel the Mediterranean
Mediterranean cruises are the new travel of choice for British holidaymakers. They are choosing to travel these countries in 7-14 day cruises more than any other holiday destination. The British have strong roots in the Balearic Islands and have heavily influenced their current culture.

The British have always been fond of the Mediterranean islands and because they are in close proximity, it is a common place for them to spend their holidays. The British aren’t the only ones traveling through the Mediterranean, however. All-inclusive cruises that travel to France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and the Mediterranean islands are gaining popularity among travelers in general.

Mediterranean Yacht Charters

The Mediterranean offers a great range of yacht charter and this includes; bareboat yacht charter, luxury crewed yacht charter, skippered yacht charter, monohull and catamaran charter and both sail and motor yacht charter. Both Croatia and Turkey offer crewed Gulet charters

The Balearic Islands or Islas Baleares are to be found western Mediterranean several hundred kilometres of the eastern coast of Spain. This island group comprises Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Cabrera and Formentera. There are three airports in the islands making access extremely easy. At Palma de Mallorca on Mallorca, Ibiza on Ibiza and Mahon on Minorca. Access is also possible from the Spanish mainland via ferry from Barcelona, Denia and Valencia.

The Balearic Islands yacht charter season generally runs from April to the end of October. July and August are the hottest and tends to have lighter winds; it is also the most expensive time to charter a yacht. April-May and September-October have a lot of plus points, the temperatures are more comfortable, those sailing are likely to getter better winds, it is not as expensive and while ashore you will avoid crowds of July and August.

Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. After Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus, Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean It is located southwest of Italy, southeast of France and to north of the island of Sardinia. Corsica is an exceptional place for a yacht charter holiday. Known for its rugged mountains and towering cliffs, Corsica contains many fishing villages and unspoiled places that make for ideal yacht anchorages.

With six hundred miles of coastline to discover, there is a lot to explore on Corsica. A two week charter is necessary if you aim to completely sail around Corsica, a trip of 330 NM. A popular alternative is to combine Corsica and Sardinia in their charter. The southern part of Corsica is separated form Sardinia by a short strait, only few miles long.

The climate of Corsica is typically Mediterranean and provides sunny warm and dry summers. In the height of summer, the coast of Corsica sees average temperature of 25C but it can rise to 35. As a general rule the north is hotter than the south. The sun shines for an average of 280 days per year, concentrated from April to October, making the Mediterranean summer, the perfect time for a yacht charter in Corsica.

Crete is the largest island in the Aegean Sea and marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. It is 140 miles long (E – W) and around 20 miles wide (N – S). The centre of the island is mountainous and it is rocky and barren in the main. The exceptions being the plains on the north coast and Lasithi Plateau in the mountains.

In the summer the prevailing wind is the infamous Meltemi from the NW – WNW. July and August sees the winds at their strongest, force 5 – 6 on the northern coast but more often a more gentle force 3 to 4. The spring and autumn sees winds form the south, force 2 – 4. The southern coast is notorious for strong squalls the blow down from the mountains. There is little in the way of warning and they can be violent close inshore. It gets very hot on the island during the summer months with the average daily temperature reaching 35 deg C in July and August and temperatures as high as 40 deg C are not uncommon.

Croatia’s beautiful coastline with more than one thousand stunning islands only a short distance from the mainland offers safe easy navigation in clear blue waters. The mainland coast consists of Istria, the Croatian Riviera and Dalmatia and in addition there are an incredible 1,187 islands of which only 67 are inhabited.

Croatia is situated on the Adriatic Sea, opposite Italy, in the Northern Mediterranean Sea. With a history going back over a thousand years, it first appeared on the political map of Europe in 1992, following the break up of Yugoslavia after a bloody civil war.

The climate is typical of the Mediterranean and provides for pleasant holidays throughout the year. The best season for sailing in Croatia is early summer with good winds in May and June mainly from the S/SE. Mornings tend to be calm with the wind increasing later in the afternoon to around 15 – 20 knots. The months of July and August see calmer conditions which is OK for those who don’t mind motoring. Summer temperatures average between 26 to 30C and the sea temperature in summer is about 25C.

The Cyclades is the central group of islands in the Aegean Sea but is still considerd part of the Mediterranean Sea. They can be split into three groups, Northern Cyclades, Central Cyclades and Southern Cyclades. The areas prevailing wind during the summer months is the infamous Meltemi blowing from the N-NW. It is first felt in June and becomes stronger through July, August and September when it can reach force 8. It dies down in October. In the spring and autumn gales are common from the N and the SE. The summer months are hot, average temperatures are 25 deg C and temperatures often reach 35 deg C.

The Dodecanese is a complex of over 163 islands and islets of which only 26 are inhabited. The islands form part of Greece’s eastern border with Turkey. In the summer the prevailing wind is the Meltemi that blows from the N and NW. It blows from June through to October and at its peak may reach a force 7. The spring and autumn sees winds from the SE, usually with strengths between 2 and 4. Summer temperatures can rise to 35 deg C. The winters are mild.

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean being only slightly smaller the Sicily, the largest. It lies in the western Mediterranean off the western coast of the Italian peninsula and just to the south of the French island of Corsica, separated by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio. Mountains dominate much Sardinia’s interior; the highest point is Monti del Gennargentu at 1,834 metres. The coast boasts some of the most wonderful beaches in the Mediterranean.

The yacht charter season in Sardinia generally runs from April to the end of October. High season is July and August, when the temperatures (around 35C) and prices are at their highest. May and June, September and October are well worth considering. Prices are lower, the temperature more comfortable and for those wanting to sail rather than motor round Sardinia the winds are likely to be more suitable.Turkey is well known for its Gulets. Traditional motor sailors that carry holiday makers around the Turkish coast. The boats are wide beamed and roomy compared with the conventional charter yacht. The Gulets are crewed and hands on sailing will be limited. For those wanting a little more independence there plenty of yacht charter companies in the area offering the more normal bareboat deals.

Turkey is well known for its Gulets. Traditional motor sailors that carry holiday makers around the Turkish coast. The boats are wide beamed and roomy compared with the conventional charter yacht. The Gulets are crewed and hands on sailing will be limited. For those wanting a little more independence there plenty of yacht charter companies in the area offering the more normal bareboat deals.

Mid July through to mid September are the busiest and most expensive months to cruise the Turkish coast. Temperature can exceed 40 deg C. May and late September are a little cooler and cheaper. April and October see some rain but it is still pleasantly warm. From May to October this area experiences the Meltemi wind. It blows from the N and NW and can make sailing in that direction hard work. There is more detailed information on weather for the Aegean Coast of Turkey yacht and gulet charter area.

Mediterranean Countries World’s Dream Land

Mediterranean region contains a number of countries where people who want to spend their holidays can be able to find distinct attraction with grand facility. There are many holiday options in the Mediterranean countries for your entertainment. The Mediterranean region is the locomotive of sea, sand and the sun tourism. Increased number of tourists in these countries has become a vibrate sector in terms of economic growth. The most attractive and fascinating Mediterranean countries are Italy, Israel, Greece, Croatia and many others. Let us have a look on some of the attractive destinations in these following countries.

Antalya
The city of Antalya falls under the region of Turkey which is reported to host approximately 15 million local and foreign tourists. The city is known for its archeology and natural beauty. Survey done in 2011 has reported that this specific city is world’s third most visited city by number of international visitors. If you visit this specific city, you will happen to explore what you have ever dreamt of. It is the Turkey’s biggest international sea resort.

Patara Beach
Turkey offers a many tourist attractions and Patara is one of them. It lies among the longest sandy beach. There is hardly any building worth seeing besides small caf. However, it has also strong association with the historical facts. The nearby village has been the birthplace of ST.Nicholas, the 4th century Byzanitine bishop who later passed into legend as Santa Claus.

Rome
Rome, the capital of modern Italy, is the center of historical facts. The city is packed with many legend stories. Having many ancient monuments, devotional medieval churches, charming fountains, heart-touching museum, it invites a large number of people from all over the world. The city widely briefs the foundation of Italian culture. It is such an interesting destination on the Mediterranean ground that no visitors shrink from paying their visit to it.

Venice
It is the exceptional city among the Mediterranean countries. It is the unique destination of Italy which has been built on water in the middle of lagoon. It is, of course, one of the most beautiful and romantic places of Italy. It, in terms of welcoming tourists, has maintained its rank on the top of all cities. While visiting this city, don’t fail to go to Piazza San Marco with its magnificent church. It is the heart of Venice.

Santorini
Santorini, one of the parts of Greek cities, is the most popular tourist destination in the world. It is a volcanic Island in the Cyclades group. It has several dramatic and magnetic views such as stunning sunsets, the white-washed houses etc. There are excellent resources to seek pleasure from, lots of activities to be performed and fascinating scenery to view. You should once in a year visit this Greek city.

Mykonos
Mykonos is one on of the best preferred Greek cities of visitors. The town is strikingly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and white-washed step lanes. So, visiting Mediterranean countries means visiting almost all the most dramatic cities of the world.

VedaFoods Announces Limited-Time Free Shipping Offer on Popular Diabetic Meals

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — VedaFoods announced a limited-time free shipping offer, good on the company’s full range of meal plans. Leveraging insights from both Ayurveda and conventional Western medicine, VedaFoods barley-based pilaf meals come in five delicious flavors and help diabetics and others keep blood sugar levels under control. The new free shipping offer makes these popular packaged meals even more affordable than before, with customers being able to choose anything from a five-meal trial pack to packages sized for a month or more of average dietary requirements. In addition to free shipping, 30- and 60-meal plans include one or two bottles of an Ayurveda-informed herb formulation, respectively, that can provide additional help with blood-sugar control. The free shipping offer is available for a limited time to visitors to

“We created VedaFoods with the mission of making life easier and healthier for people who need to control their blood sugar levels,” said company founder Dr. Jay Apte, “We’re proud of the value and convenience that our pilafs deliver, and we are always looking for ways to make VedaFoods even more accessible and helpful. Our new, limited-time free shipping offer is our latest effort of this kind, and we’re happy to say that many customers are already making use of it. We invite anyone with questions to submit them at

Tracing back to oral traditions active on the India subcontinent at least as early as 5,000 B.C., Ayurveda is a body of knowledge that has since become influential all over the world. As an Ayurveda and holistic practitioner of more than 35 years, VedaFoods founder Dr. Jay Apte in a single day met with three separate diabetic patients who detailed their troubles with procuring ready-made food that would contribute to their blood-sugar control goals.

The VedaFoods line of barley-based pilafs was born as a result, making use of principles derived from both the ancient Ayurveda tradition and modern, Western medicine. With a low glycemic index and plenty of appetite-satisfying dietary fiber, the pilafs make it easy for diabetics and others to control blood sugar while enjoying convenient, economical prepared foods, as is detailed at

Suitable for both lunch and dinner, the VedaFoods prepared pilafs are available in five different, delicious flavors, allowing for plenty of variety, as well. With a special, limited-time free shipping offer now in place, VedaFoods prepared meals for diabetics, pre-diabetics, and other sugar-conscious people have never been more affordable.

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Founded to help diabetics, pre-diabetics, and other sugar-conscious people overcome an increasingly common problem, VedaFoods produces delicious, convenient prepared meals that contribute to improved blood-sugar control.

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Learning The “Secrets” of Fruits

Good Reasons Why You Need to Replace Soda With Fruit Infused Water

Maybe this is the first you hear about fruit infused water. But I am telling you that this is one is really worth your attention. The basic reason is because it will give you tons of benefits. Well, if you want to know more, then do not stop reading.

Good Reasons Why You Need to Replace Soda With Fruit Infused Water

1. GREAT TASTE

If you like manufactured juices and sodas because of their taste, then you are likely to love what taste fruit infused water can give. It has an awesome taste you will surely love. But then again, you have to try it in order to know for yourself.

2. ZERO CALORIES

Nowadays, zero calories sodas are being heavily advertised everywhere. But with a fruit infused water, you can be sure that it is really from calories. Hence, you can drink as many times you desire and as frequently as you feel athirst. It will not make you any fatter because it has no calories. Isn’t it magnificent?

3. IMPROVES YOUR MOOD

Another wonderful benefit that you can get out of drinking a fruit infused water is a boost of your energy. And since it has the vitamins, nutrients and minerals from fruits, it has the best ability to make you energized and feel awesome every time. It can even give you a better attitude for the day and improve your mood.

4. GETS RID OF THE TOXINS IN YOUR SYSTEM

When you are taking tablets and pills that promise to detoxify your system, this drink can do the same thing. It works by cleansing your system from its present toxins. That means to say that it can make you feel good.

5. FILLS YOU UP

Your addiction to junk foods make you go for them time and time again. But if you practice the habit of drinking a fruit infused drink, you will feel full, so you won’t crave for junk foods. That means you are able to save yourself from more calories and unhealthy elements.

6. NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS TOOL

Natural weight loss is best possible weight loss you would want to happen in you and drinking fruit infused water can give you that one. In a natural way, it will aid your body in releasing fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, you will not have the unnecessary weight in you and you will become slim and fit just like what you have always wanted.

Perhaps, you have not yet tried fruit infused water. Well, it is really good for you, so you must not fail to try it.

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Finding Similarities Between Businesses and Life

What are the Basics of Chinese Cuisine?

Lovers of Chinese food presumably should know the tastes of real Chinese dishes. An authentic Chinese dish would have plenty of vegetables as you would know. A real Chinese dish is cooked with little or without oil. This is why this dish is recommended if you are trying to lose those extra pounds. You can go all the way for Chinese diet given you will get the real cuisine. However, this is not the case in the common restaurants. But, most of the time, you would end up having those greasy and fatty food.

You have options to be able to eat the real Chinese food and lose weight. May sound ridiculous, but one option is to fly to China and stay there until you lose those unwanted weights. Or you can look for a Chinese family, make friends with them, and arrange so you can eat with them often. Or it is good for you to learn how to cook real Chinese recipes, or just go to a Chinese restaurant and order the real food. Going to a Chinese restaurant is the most practical move for you.

So there some advises on how or what to order the best low-calorie food in a Chinese restaurant.

Egg rolls and spare ribs are the most popular Chinese food ordered first. However, if you are concern about your weight and health, these two are not good choices. You should avoid these two and get a wanton soup instead to suit your low-calorie diet.

Choose dishes for your main course those food that have been steamed. You can start by choosing a good restaurant if you are in the mood to eat Chinese food. Eating in an eat all you can restaurant where the price is fixed is not an advisable action. Because, it is understandable that to get your money’s worth, you will east as much as you can in this type of restaurant. Not a wise decision, and so it is better to go to a restaurant where the waiter takes your choice.

It is a smart move to order a soup first since this will fill you up and thus would inhibit your eating more in the course of the meal. Refrain from eating high carbohydrates food as your appetizer like the pork ribs, fried wanton, or egg rolls. The best way is to ask for warm tea instead while waiting for your food, and do not add sugar in it.

Your sugar level is sure to go up if you take sweet and sour sauces of typical Chinese sauces. Be conscious of the rice that you will take especially with lots of soy sauce.

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