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By Andrew Johnston

An excellent feature to own on your motorhome is awnings. A number of different kinds of RV awnings are available and they all serve diverse purposes. Door and window awnings offer shade and keep away the rain from your entry door or RV windows. Awnings that slide out help in protecting the slideout top from water and debris. Patio awnings could enlarge living area. However, in Australia it is advisable to find out if you require getting approval for your motorhome awning. For example, the Brisbane City Council has compiled together all the information you would need to know if you desire to put up a shed, garage, carport or any other such extensions. All this information is available on their website

Your motorhome awnings will offer you years of reliable and free operation if you spare some time to undertake a little cleaning and maintenance.

Understand The Fabrics

Fabrics that are used on RV awnings are either vinyl or acrylic. Vinyl fabrics are water resistant but retain a lot of heat. Acrylic fabrics are woven cloths which allow the circulation of air through the fabric. When it becomes wet, this air circulation permits the fabric to get dry speedily. The Acrylic fabrics are only water repellent, although not actually waterproof. A recent energy study supported by The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has shown that exterior shades or fabric awnings could save some good money for homeowners through the reduction of the air conditioners’ load by as much as $200. The study found out that the sum total of cooling energy which gets saved will vary based on window orientation, type of glass used in the awnings windows, quantity of windows, and the local climate.

Check For Stains And Mildew

Whenever you open your awnings for the very first time every year, or in case it had been stored for some time, it will be necessary to check the fabric for any indications of stains or mildew. If any are found, avoid any scrubbing of the acrylic awning fabric because this could get rid of the retardant finish which repels off water. Hosing will be sufficient.

For the more difficult mildew or stains on an awning fabric, utilize a commercial cleaner produced only for awning fabrics. It might become essential to scrub some stains which are stubborn with a brush before you rinse. Never utilize abrasive cleaners or oil-based on awning fabrics.

Take Care Of Water Runoff And Strong Winds

The weight accumulated from water that pools on your awning fabric could cause far-reaching and expensive damage. It is always recommended that you lower one awning end to let the water runoff. Any gust of air in excess of over 20 miles per hour also could cause some extensive damage to your awning and even to your motorhome. Always ensure the fastenings and screws are tightly in place. It is also not good to ever leave your awning outside unattended for any extended period. Remember that it is far much undemanding to avoid damage to the awning than it would be to have it repaired after damage.

Andrew has been the technical director at EHI Australian year after year. Over time, he has come to know all there is to know about awnings. The advice you are likely to receive from him and colleagues at EHI Australian is totally dependable. Visit us for more information and ideas.


By Jeremy Foxe

According to Realestate, your renovations costs shouldn’t exceed 5% of the purchase price of your house. This means that a typical renovation budget in Australian homes shouldn’t be more than $25,000 (based on a mean price of $544,800 for residential houses in the June quarter, 2014, according to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)). In order to avoid overspending, you should first have a pretty good reason why you actually want to remodel your house and more specifically your kitchen.

Here is a sample of sound reasons for remodeling your kitchen:

1. Improving Functionality

It really doesn’t make any sense at all to have a kitchen that is of limited use or no use at all. You would rather even go without having any kitchen. Functionality is a key aspect in any room, particularly the kitchen.

Answering these questions will help you identify issues of limited functionality:

- Is there enough space for everyone involved in food preparation?

- Are there enough storage units for all items?

- Is it easy or difficult to move around?

- How easy or difficult is it to prepare food?

2. Enhance Safety

Safety is a crucial consideration for any design feature. You must ensure that the risk of accidents is eliminated or at least reduced to a minimum.

When evaluating the level of safety in your cooking area, various aspects must be considered, including:

- Air quality: the room should be well-ventilated.

- Temperature: excess heat can affect performance, as well as health of anyone present.

- Humidity: Damp conditions would also affect people’s health.

- Physical structures: proper placement of fixtures and appliances is necessary to avoid accidentally bumping into them and hurting yourself.

3. Improve The House Value

Cooking areas play a crucial role in influencing the decisions of house buyers. If you’re planning on selling off your house, a good kitchen remodel is sure to enhance its value.

According to Realestate, well-planned and properly executed renovations have the potential of adding as much as 10% to the house value. This means that a $20,000 renovation on a $437,500 home can add as much as $40,000 on the value of such a property. This is especially so if it has been under your ownership for a period of 5 years or more.

4. Proper Storage And Organization

Although the aspect of storage falls under functionality, it deserves further in-depth analysis. New advances in storage facilities means that you can benefit from more user-friendly features that allow better utility and productivity.

Storage facilities are no longer just limited to food items and utensils. You can also conceal appliances within special units. Such appliances as dishwashers, microwaves and fridges can also have particular storage units to accommodate them within a seamless layout.

5. Energy Efficiency

The aspect of energy efficiency can never be overemphasized. In fact, you should be constantly assessing the energy use within your cooking area, to identify areas of improvement. Moreover, any investment you put into energy efficient appliances is sure to save you a lot more expenses that you might have with less efficient appliances.

Jeremy enjoys renovating and installing new kitchens. He offers the best insights for effective renovation projects. You can engage the service of a professional team of renovators at Apollo Kitchens website.


By Paul A Philips

Given a megaphone with a platform to stand on and an engaging audience there are 3 words I would love to holler: “Consciousness is everything..!” in a talk to inspire possibility…

It has been said in so many words that ‘universal consciousness underpins every aspect of reality.’ Let me explain what this implies and then go on with how universal consciousness can be used to create world peace like we’ve never known before.

Ask yourself “What is life?” -Allow me to answer for you by saying life is biology. Seems a reasonable answer to me… Okay, you might respond by asking “…but what is biology?” Biology is biochemistry that which props up, underpins biology, indeed allowing all of life to exist.

However, we could further hone in on how life exists by asking “…but what underpins biochemistry?” The answer is chemistry. Is chemistry everything? No! We dig down deeper again by asking “… but what underpins chemistry?” Physics underpins chemistry. Stay with me this is going somewhere…Carrying on in the questioning, we could then say that which underpins physics is energy.

-All things are energy.

However, we haven’t quite hit the bottom. Yes, you may well have already got what I’m getting at: I’ll return to my statement at the beginning. “Conscious is everything.” -That which underpins all of life and existence is consciousness.

Consciousness is dynamic and forever changing. That’s why nothing ever stays the same. Whether we go through dire straits as individuals due to our own personal circumstances in life or if the ruling elite achieve the intended new world order global fascist dictatorship, ALL will pass.

These circumstances only reflect where we’re consciously at: Dire straits (or the threat of) may serve as catalysts for our awakening changing consciousness, which in turn can manifest different circumstances that will take us well away from the doom and gloom.

For a significant contribution to our advancement as a race and world peace science needs to overcome its greatest stumbling block by accepting that universal undivided consciousness does exist. It is not something that can be dismissed by saying it’s only an illusion caused merely by activity in our brains.

When science embraces consciousness and spirituality, which are one of the same, we’ll have an unprecedented revolution in science and technology… Just you wait; we’ll then have this planet licked!

-As conscious co-creators, this is the opportunity we have for creating the pathway to world peace. The choice ours by dint of that shift in consciousness: Yes, as spoken by Jimi Hendrix, in so many words, the power of love can overcome the love of power…

I’m counting on it.

If you liked reading this article then go to www.NewParadigm.ws for more related articles including a free download PDF. NewParadigm is a portal to transformation, consciousness, spirituality, mind, body, health, alternative media and much more… Hosted by Paul A Philips. Once again the link is: http://www.newparadigm.ws/


By Wendy Miller

If you require a lawyer for your injury, you have come to the right place. It is not easy to figure out what to do when you are injured. A great lawyer will help you figure things out. You should go over this article to find out more about personal injury cases.

If you believe you may have grounds for a personal injury case, see a physician immediately. It’s important that your information be documented as soon as possible. It will be used as valuable evidence later, but by the time you have your day in court, the injuries may have healed and you will have no proof of them.

File a report with the police. Filing a police report will give you an official way to document names, date, and time of the incident, as well as the contact information of other involved parties. In many cases, this will be your official record of what occurred. This police report will also be valuable evidence should your case go to trial.

Take a second to ask your friends and family about any recommendations that they might have. Personal injury lawyers come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties: you might need a trusted friend’s opinion to find the right one for you. Make sure it’s someone you know is trustworthy and has no financial motivations.

If you are looking for a reputable personal injury lawyer, investigate what professional groups and organizations are located close to you. A lot of lawyers are dedicated to giving back to the community and thus get involved with organizations in their area. These lawyers are worth hiring and normally come highly recommended.

Watch what you say. This is especially true at the site of the injury. You have no obligation to tell people who you think is at fault. You also do not need to provide more information than legally required. Making any statements on the scene of the injury may lead to more complications as your case progresses.

Never commit to a personal injury lawyer until you have the breakdown of your fees in place. If you are short on money at the time, speak with your lawyer to determine if a payment plan can be set up so that you do not face additional stress after your case.

If you have to travel to meet your lawyer, you’ll be paying a ton in gas bills and taking too much time out of your day. Choosing someone local is a solution to these problems, plus you’ll know for sure they understand local laws and will be able to attend your court dates.

Do a quick background check to determine whether or not your personal injury lawyer is qualified. The last thing that you need is for your lawyer to deceive you, which could have catastrophic results financially and personally if your case is important. Hire a lawyer who has a good history and currently has all of the prerequisites to practice.

Choose a lawyer who talks less and listens more. You’ll find that a lawyer who talks your ear off is one who also talks too much at trial, which can be to the detriment of your case. A lawyer who listens to what you have to say will be able to use your evidence better at trial.

It can be hard to determine just when you need to get a personal injury attorney on your team. Seek one out if your injuries could impact you for many years to come. In addition, it is a good idea to hire someone if the other party involved does not have insurance or if the two of you do not agree on what happened or who should be held responsible.

Look for a personal injury lawyer that you can like. You may be thinking business is business and why should liking someone be a part of it. But remember: you’ll be spending a lot of time and energy together and the entire process can be stressful. It’ll be much easier to deal with if you like your lawyer.

When meeting with a lawyer for the first time, ask about their experience with similar cases. This is the best way to determine if they are likely to prevail for you. If you discover that this attorney handles your types of cases often, then this person will likely be an excellent pick for you.

Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of everyone who was present at the time the injury took place. If you do need to go to court it will be helpful to be able to call these people to testify as to what they saw. Having eye witnesses can do a lot to win a case.

You should hire a personal injury lawyer if you have a personal injury case. Many times, people overestimate their knowledge of personal injury law, which allows insurance companies to take advantage of them. Personal injury lawyers have in-depth knowledge of personal injury law that pertains to your case, they are able to compensate fair compensation, and they provide fair representation in court.

While you must take them with a grain of salt, check out online reviews about lawyers you are considering. This is a great way to find out if any lawyers are really messing up with clients. That said, few people bother leaving positive reviews, so keep that in mind as you read.

Keep the tips and advice you’ve read in mind as you start working toward finding the right lawyer to meet your needs. Being thoroughly prepared means that you should have the best legal team. Get out there and start working on your case.

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By Wade Rogers

Safe Work Australia lists several methods of removing asbestos and asbestos containing material from a demolition site, roofs, claddings, warehouses and other places.

The Wet Method

It is the most preferred method. Asbestos fibers are suppressed by having water under low pressure poured over them, so they do not become airborne. The low pressure is so that no dust is generated. A detergent (surfactant) may be added to water to increase the rate at which the asbestos gets wet. The surface must stay wet throughout. If the area is cut into sections for removal, the cut area should be vacuumed first before water is sprayed.

The Dry Method

This method is used where water could be a safety hazard, like when working around live wires and electric conductors, partially or fully enclose the area depending on the type of asbestos being used. Where negative air pressure units are used, the workers must use air lined respirators with positive pressure. Vacuum the sections after cutting, spray with water and dispose of the waste in labeled bags.

Saturation And Water Injection

The asbestos is totally soaked in water if it is very thick. Water is injected directly onto the friable material using an injecting head with outlets and inlets of water. The injectors must be disposed of afterwards.

Safety Steps

Large scale work is described by Safe Work Australia as being that which occurs frequently, over a long period and produces a sizeable amount of asbestos particles which are released into the air, and may be seen as a grave health risk to workers and other people.

1. The remover must be a class A License Holder

Only class A license holders are permitted to remove large scale friable and non-friable asbestos

2. Enclosures/bubbles

Such a structure contains the airborne particles, minimizing the chances of them spreading to surrounding areas. It should be inspected before the work begins.

Negative air pressure units are used to allow air to flow into the enclosure, but none can escape.

The enclosure should be made out of heavy duty plastic and enclose all air outlets/inlets in the home like doors, windows and air vents. Fastenings made out of wood are to be used to anchor the fresh plastic sheeting. The enclosure should also have viewing areas so the work going on inside can be monitored as required from the outside.

The enclosure must have excellent lighting, either from the sun, by using clear material like plastic or Perspex. Otherwise, artificially, the light should illuminate from the outside from a plastic panel

While removing the sheers, the workers must wear protective overalls and respirators so they do not inhale asbestos particles. The seal should remain intact and airtight as long as the removal work is in progress.

For small scale work, use a mini enclosure. The enclosure has the same specifications as of the large enclosure, only smaller and easier to pull down.

3. Performing the operation when residents are away for a considerable amount of time

Even after the work is done, sometime should pass before residents/workers settle back in and the place inspected.

4. The workers should wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like respirators, gloves and overalls. These should be inspected before and after work and disposed of when the removal work is over.

5. Label the waste containers. the waste should be disposed of in designated decontamination areas

6. Conduct air monitoring before, during and after removal to determine leakages and apply appropriate control measures

7. De-energize electrical equipment-only reactivate them after the work is complete

8. Indicate the hazardous nature of the ongoing work using notices around the area. Barricade the area where possible to control human and vehicle traffic in and around the area for the other people’s own safety.

Labelled Tape can be used as a barrier according to the Code of Practice for the safe removal of Asbestos (2002). The writing on it should be ‘asbestos hazard’

With all the measures above in place, it is best to have an emergency plan and rescue point or center nearby just in case an accident occurs.

Wade as site manager at the Asbestos Removal Company. He is a licensed, thorough and diligent site overseer who always makes sure the work in progress adheres to legally set standards. In doing so, he manages to keep not only his workmates safe, but also the people coming afterwards. You can contact Asbestos Removal Sydney for professional services at www.asbestosremovalsydneywide.com.au/.


By Chris Ford

What is a fully automated online business? In my opinion, its a marketing system that will not only sell your products, but also advertise, promote, appoint your downlines, train your downlines, and motivate them all at once. Does your online business do that? If not, take a closer look at all the wonderful technology available today.

Here are 8 must have ingredients of a fully automated online business:

1 – Collect your opt-in lists. Most sites I have studied do this fairly well. With FREE giveaways such as training courses, pdf’s, free marketing tips & tricks, etc., obtaining the initial opt-in is the first step in fully automating your online business.

2 – Promote your offer by giving your opt-ins a well-guided tour. Making your potential customers feel welcomed is vital. Its the same as if you visited a traditional brick and mortar business. In the virtual world, this concept is the same. Make your customer feel welcome, give valuable information and facts, show how your product will benefit them, all in a well developed tour. Some marketers use video tour to fully explain your offer and others use sales copy. Most highly functioning sites use both video and sales copy.

3 – Give your opt-ins an opportunity to buy. This concept once again rings true in the offline world as well as online. You want to provide an ultimate buying opportunity for your customers as opposed to stuffing a selling proposition down their throat. If your customer sees a benefit from a great product that is fairly priced, they will buy. Let them buy. Don’t try to sell.

4 – Have your autoresponder setup to follow up if they don’t buy initially. Have you ever been shopping, saw something that was really interesting, didn’t buy it initially, and returned later for your purchase? We all have, right? Same philosophy holds true online. Follow-up with your interested opt-ins regularly and your sales will increase 20-30%.

5 – Have your autoresponder setup to train your customers when they buy. Constant, consistent training for your customers is vital. After all, if you offer a product they aren’t trained to use will cause chargebacks. Your autoresponder should be setup will complete virtual, video training.

6 – Use conference software for group discussions. A complete autoresponder should offer conferencing software in order to hold webinars or group discussions. Regular webinars to answer questions and concerns and to educate your customer will keep them coming back.

7 – Have a well developed duplication system. The goal here is to help your customers grow their business. If your site promotes your customer duplicating and growing their business, while educating and training them, you will have a customer for life.

8 – Set up an automated traffic generating system. If you have an automated traffic delivery system, then you will cycle back to step 1 above of creating an opt-in. It all starts at step 1 obtaining the opt-in. Step 8 keeps the cycle intact.

One of the most fullfilling aspects of an online business is you can adapt, tweak and make necessary changes in order to most effective. For most marketers, fully automating your online business is a journey. Enjoy the ride.

Chris Doe Ford – for more information on fully automating your online business and other related topics please visit my homepage at http://rchrisford.com


By Wendy Miller

The pain of acid reflux can be quite severe. Sometimes it can interfere with your day-to-day life. Luckily, many remedies exist that can reduce suffering. Take some time and read the advise in this article.

Fatty foods no more! Fried chicken, pizza, chicken wings and potato chips are the enemy of the GERD sufferer. These foods cause your sphincter to relax, allowing the contents of your stomach, acid and all, to rise back up into your esophagus. Go for meals full of vegetables and lean protein instead.

Use a wedge to help relieve night time acid reflux. Wood, books, and other items can be used to increase the elevation of your mattress. Some electronic beds will allow you to incline them easily.

Want some quick lifestyle tricks which are sure to help ease the symptoms of acid reflux? Get exercise every day, quit smoking, wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing, avoid belts, and avoid high fat and high acid foods. If you dedicate yourself to doing these things starting today, you’ll be able to tackle your condition.

It is not only the types of food you eat, but how much you eat that can cause acid reflux. It takes a longer time to digest larger meals, which can place added pressure on your stomach. This can be avoided by eating smaller meals, which are spread throughout the day.

There is a drug called phenylalanine and it is found inside of most over-the-counter antacids. If you have acid reflux and you also have mental retardation and/or seizures, you should not take them. This is because the phenylalanine will make you more prone to having seizures. Talk to your doctor about other options.

Try to eat smaller meals if you suffer from acid reflux. Sitting and eating large meals can contribute to the pain associated with acid reflux. Eating smaller meals will reduce the amount of acid your stomach has to produce to digest your food. This means that your stomach will work less and you will not have as much pain.

Lose weight by going to the gym and performing cardiovascular exercises if you want to limit your acid reflux symptoms. If you are overweight, you will have a better chance of acid reflux building in your stomach and causing heartburn. Exercising can help with your heartburn and improve your health at the same time.

Enjoy your drinks between meals instead of when you are eating. When food and liquids fill your stomach, the sphincter that keeps acids inside the stomach comes under constant pressure. This can cause it to allow the food and acid in your stomach to come back up into your esophagus and destroy the lining within.

It is known that smoking is bad for your health, but did you also know that smoking can have an affect on acid reflux? When you smoke, more stomach acid is produced, digestion is slowed down, and less saliva is produced. Smoking also causes the sphincter of the esophagus to weaken, making acid reflux occur.

Believe it or not, one of the big causes of acid reflux has nothing to do with what is inside your body. The clothes that you wear can contribute to your acid reflux symptoms. Tight clothing that puts pressure on your midsection can worsen the pain and discomfort. Wear loose or stretchy clothing and you will be much more comfortable.

The foods you eat play a big role in acid reflux. Discover which foods trigger your symptoms and do your best to avoid these foods. There are main culprits, but what bothers one person will not always bother another. Write down the foods you eat and your body’s response to help you figure out what your trigger foods are.

One of the most important ways to help reduce acid reflux is to make sure that you are not overweight. Excess pounds can increase pressure on the stomach, causing the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) muscle to relax and allow reflux into the esophagus. You can control the risk of heartburn just by losing some weight.

Are you overweight? Being too heavy could cause your stomach acid to go back up into your esophagus. Therefore, making an effort to eat right and exercise daily will help you with your symptoms. If necessary, speak with your doctor to see if they have any advice or suggestions for you.

If you suspect that you are suffering from acid reflux disease, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible. There are medications they can prescribe to help ease the symptoms. Acid reflux, if left untreated can lead to more severe diseases such as Barrett’s which can develop in to cancer.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you reduce or alleviate the issues caused by acid reflux. First of all, consume smaller meals and avoid spicy foods or foods that trigger your heartburn. The next step is to eliminate, or at least reduce, the number of sodas that you drink each day. Reducing alcohol consumption is another lifestyle change which will aid in relieving this painful condition.

Get control of your stress levels to reduce acid reflux. While stress itself does not cause acid reflux, it can increase the likelihood that you will engage in activities that do, such as overeating, smoking, and drinking. By lowering your stress levels, you can improve your acid reflux.

Don’t let acid reflux ruin over your life. The simple tips from this article will help you on your journey to finding relief for your acid reflux. Now, get on with your life.

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Planning a vacation in sunny Key West, Florida is definitely one of the best ideas you have had in your entire life! Not only will you get to enjoy the sun and sand, you will also get to see just how islanders live their lives on a daily basis. This island has perfect weather all year round, but you can certainly better enjoy the place when it is the “off season.” There will be less people and you will still have great weather. Additionally, hurricane season is during the summer and no one wants to mess with all of that!

When planning your vacation, think about what time of year it will be. The summertime consistently boasts lots of tourists because that is their busiest time of year. People rarely think of vacationing on an island during the winter, but this could be the perfect opportunity for you to have a tropical island experience. The beaches will be less crowded, which means you will get extra special attention for everyone working on the island. Since they will be slower than usual, you will be able to enjoy every activity with zero wait! From snorkeling to off shore fishing, you will certainly have a blast this Christmas in sunny Key West, Florida. It will also be pretty cool seeing Santa on a surfboard in a wet suit!

When it comes to packing for your holiday island vacation, make sure you still remember the sunscreen. Just because it is not blistering hot outside does not mean you will not get a huge dose of the sun’s rays. You must protect your skin every second you are exposed to the sun or you will certainly regret it when you are older. Trust me, because I speak from experience! You will also want to pack some warmer clothes (maybe a light jacket) for your night outings. When the sun goes down, the temperature can drop a little and you definitely want to be prepared. Checking the weather almanac online is also a great idea. This will give you exact water temperatures for Key West, Florida, precipitation patterns in prior years and humidity. If you are from up north, you may not be prepared for what humidity can do to your hair! If you are a lady, make sure you bring hair ties to keep the frizzing at bay!

Your holiday island vacation to Key West, Florida will certainly be a fun time you will never forget. There is something about being on a tropical island that is decked out with Christmas decorations that puts a smile on everyone’s face. This will be a happy time for you too because you will not have to cook a huge dinner for your family!


By Lea Fallon

A Christmas holiday getaway spent at the Grand Canyon is an adventure you will never forget. Particularly if you do it by chopper. Learn why. Peruse this article.

The Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

The helicopters tours out of Las Vegas come in two types: those that land at the canyon and those that are air-only. The National Park is absolutely gorgeous from above and this is further enhanced by the fact that you’ll be flying over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, too.

You’ll save money if you book an air-only tour, but if you take a landing tour, you’ll have many more exciting options. One of the fun landing tours is one that sets down on the canyon floor and comes with a champagne picnic. There’s even the option to take a boat tour along the Colorado River.

Other landing tours set down on top of the West Rim. It’s here that you can take in the canyon’s incredible scenery from the internationally famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. This glass bridge extends 70 feet over the canyon, allowing for unique views from 4000ft above the bottom.

You have the option of picking between standard and deluxe tour packages. The basic tour packages cost less than the deluxe trips and all of them come with free hotel pick up ad drop off by van. They lift off from the Vegas suburbs from an airfield in Boulder City. If you want to spend more, you can opt for the deluxe tour instead. The deluxe tours depart from the Vegas Strip, which is more convenient, and they provide upgraded shuttle service by the way of a limousine. The deluxe tours also use the EcoStar 130 choppers. Viewing is better from the 180degree windows, and no matter where you’re seated you’ll have unrestricted views.

South Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

South Rim tours depart from Tusayan, Arizona, just outside of the National Park gates. It takes over five hours to drive to Tusayan from Vegas, but if you’ll be in Arizona, Tusayan will be fairly close to you.

You can choose from flights that give you 30 or 50 minutes of air time. You’ll have to pay more for the longer flight, but you’ll see more, so the cost is worth it. You’ll get to see the region between the North and South Rim on either tour, but you’ll need to take the longer tour if you want to fly all the way to the eastern border and back.

Winter Is Beautiful In The Canyon

The air is crisp and clear during the winter, so it is the perfect time to take an air tour. In the canyon itself, the temperature varies along with the elevation, since the South Rim sits higher, it is colder there, but the West Rim has about the same temperatures as Las Vegas. You’ll want to dress for the weather and don’t forget to wear hiking boots. It’s best to wear a lightweight jacket and hat and to pack a pair of gloves.

Summing Up

Christmas is fast becoming a popular time to see the Grand Canyon, so it pays to get in early and book in advance. Two weeks before your intended helicopter tour is advisable, and this will help you to avoid any delays or disappointment. Booking online is the fast and easy way to get your seats, and doing so can even save you some money because you cut out the travel agent’s commission and you get to use the low Internet rate.

Don’t hesitate when it comes to visiting the National Park because now is one of the best times of the year to do it. Be sure to book a helicopter tour since it is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty and size of this amazing natural wonder.

Grand Canyon travel authority Lea Fallon recommends getting a copy of this free Canyon discount guide because it will let you get more affordable prices on these terrific helicopter excursions: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/helicopters/


After the initial ‘wow factor’ has worn off from receiving your engagement ring and being officially engaged, it will eventually set in that you will need to plan a wedding. This can be a rather difficult time in your life for many reasons. Of course you want to appease your friends and family members by throwing a huge party for them to attend, but you also want to keep costs low. No couple wants to begin their marriage in a world of debt! From cozy island weddings away from it all to lavish ceremonies in big cities, you will have many decisions to make long before this big day arrives. If you are anything like your average person, you will probably change your mind about a few things in the year leading up to your big day. Worry not! The trick is to do a lot of thinking before you dive head first into the exciting world of wedding planning.

Sometimes couples start researching the cost of a wedding in their hometown and immediately become overwhelmed with everything that simply must be done. This is when they start looking into a destination wedding, far away from their friends and family. It is not like you do not want to invite your friends and family members, but this day is all about you! Not them! If you are seriously considering an island wedding for your big day, there are many things you should be aware of when it comes to coordinating with a venue that is likely pretty far away from your home town.

You will still have some planning to do yourself if you are eloping, but the good thing is the resort where you will be staying will take care of a lot of this for you. You pretty much get there a few days before your wedding to have a face to face sit down with the resort’s coordinator. Voice your opinion and concerns, then leave the rest up to them! You are left to enjoy your time together at the spa, beach or snorkeling in the days leading up to your island wedding.

You may be wondering about your friends. Well, they can come too! Anyone who wants to share this special day with you can certainly book their travel plans well in advance to join in on the fun. This is a great way for your friends to be able to join you, but not break your budget because they will be paying their own way! Your island wedding will be amazing and intimate and you will certainly not break the bank when planning it! The most important part is making sure you have a great time.