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Monday, January 24, 2011

Extending Hold on Your Reservations

Normally, most airlines don't want you to hold your flight reservation for longer than 24 hours which is the industry standard, as it ties up valuable tickets.

But there is more flexibility than you might think particularly if you're working with an agent over the phone rather than booking online, buying a ticket in an expensive first class, traveling during off-peak periods, or traveling out of the country.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Control Your Crowd

Crowd control products are the best items to get the crowd in order. They are great help in securing both your space and the crowd as well.

One way of doing it is through the use of stanchions which meet the great demands of the convention industry made of tough quality materials that can withstand tough uses.
Another type of a leader barrier ideal for making lines much more organized is by the use of velvet rope, as well as retractable belts.

For tougher security purposes, the use of barricades is a must, specifically for traffic control, privacy or security purposes. They are in the forms of traffic cones, drape walls, pipe, etc...

Be safe and secure!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Best Seats On The Plane

Generally, the "pitch" which means the distance between rows of seats varies from plane to plane.
The pitch on domestic airlines ranges from 30-38 inches, averaging about 32. For 31 inches, a six feet tall passenger's knees would touch the seat infront of him; with 34 inches, he can put a book in his seat pocket without his knees touching it; with 36 inches, he can get up from a window seat going towards the aisle without disturbing the person next to him.

take note also that not all exit rows are spacious. When they're aligned one right after the other, the front exit-row will not recline.

Check more on seat pitches and exit-row configurations for most carriers by visiting seatguru.com

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Watching What I Want

This guest post from Edgardo Rosa

I live in a house of ten people. Between six kids, two in-laws, and my husband, I used to rarely ever get to watch anything that I wanted to watch. Even with directv in vermont in three rooms of the house, it was sometimes impossible to get one show in. Within five minutes someone would be complaining that they wanted to see this or that. I really got aggravated one night when I had to miss the Miss America pageant. I mean, this show only came on once a year and I could not even watch it. The very next day I went out and bought myself a device I had always wanted. I bought a DVR.

I have to say, for the price that I paid for that thing, it was worth every red cent. I would have paid double. now when everyone goes to sleep at night, I have the TV all to myself. I get to watch everything that I missed throughout the day. I just simply check the guide in the morning and set the thing to record whatever I want. Then the shows are ready when I want to watch them. It is just that simple. I finally have a way to get to watch what I want, whenever i want to watch it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New South Wales' Undiscovered Secrets

Go visit Sydney, and sample the stunning range of local and Asian cuisine like Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Japanese, Korean, and more.
You can shop til you drop at the innovative specialty stores and fashion boutiques in Paddington.
A breathtaking adventure would lie to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or take a surf lesson at renowned Bondi Beach.

If you love scenic drives, you can do it among the dramatic gorges and thundering water falls of Waterfall Way. You can go on a journey and see kangaroos in the wild into the Misty Blue Mountains.
Head to the Yass Valley and follow the poacher's Trail to see the wineries, cafes, galleries and B & B's.

Visit the birthplace of Australian s hiraz, Wyndham Estate. You can also sail above the vineyards in a hot air balloon, or hit the link at Cypress Lakes Resort spa and golf sanctuary.

Enjoy the Coast by heading north from Sydney and discover the underwater world at Solitary islands Marine Park and enjoy laid-back luxury at The Byron Resort & Spa.

On the south coast, you can whale or dolphin watch on a cruise at the beautiful Jervis Bay, and if you are an adventure lover, try a beach skydive in Wollongong.

On the outback, marvel at the lunar landscape of Mungo National Park. Embark on a camel ride through the desert from the ghost town of Silverton.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Watching the Christmas Light Display at the University

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

My friends and I always make a big deal out of going to see Christmas lights every year and this year was no exception. We had heard that our university was going to put on a big display that would start on December 1st, so we knew we had to be there for the lighting ceremony. We finished our homework early, ate a quick dinner, and then set our home security alarm from Home security Systems before heading over to campus.

Once we arrived, there were people already crowding around to get the best spot to watch the lights get turned on. We picked a sort of secret little spot near one of the art buildings that we all have classes in and shivered and chatted while we waited. A guy came around with a little cart selling hot chocolate and cookies, which was just about the best thing ever. It was so good to have something warm to sip on while we waited!

Around 6:30, several students and professors got up on the stage to talk and introduce the lights. When they flipped the switch, the entire campus lit up while everyone cheered. There were bright lights all around the buildings and lots of extra decorations around the lightposts and benches. It will be a beautiful setting for the holiday season, even despite having to take finals soon!