An Overview of Japan for Travelers

Word Count: 541 Summary: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. Keywords: japan, asia, japanese, emperor, world war I, world war II, allies, toyko, Article Body: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. An Overview of Japan for Travelers Extending along the eastern coast of Asia, Japan is a country consisting of a collection of islands. The mainland, as we think of it, is the island of Honshu. There are three other large islands, …

How To Be Safe While Traveling Single

Word Count: 522 Summary: If you want to meet new people, find a mate, increase your awareness, experience personal growth, lower your blood pressure or just relax. TRAVEL! You can try an all-inclusive resort that will give you the safety of communal living, yet flexible enough to provide you with a detail experience of your chosen destination. You can increase your experience encounters by signing up for tours offered by your resort. These mega resorts offer tours for shopping, sightseeing, night … Keywords: travel, article, safety, single, traveling alone, women, Article Body: If you want to meet new people, find a mate, increase your awareness, experience personal growth, lower your blood pressure or just relax. TRAVEL! You can try an …

How Has Eminem Risen to the Top?

How is it that a little white boy from Kansas City has become the most well known rapper in the world? Starting from nothing and eventually moving up to a multi-millionaire, Eminem over the past seven years has been in the eye of the public everywhere you look. He has essentially entered a black man’s business and gone to the top over the course of a few years, but how? On October 17, 1972 Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, MO by his 15 year old mother Debbie. Six months later his father was gone and this began the struggle for Marshall and his mother; one that was just the beginning. Throughout the course of his childhood …

How Fencers Qualify For The Beijing Olympic Games

Word Count: 602 Summary: The Olympics are in Beijing in 2008, how are the teams chosen for the fencing competition? The mandated levels of athlete participation has led to changes in the selection process for the Games. Each nation is no longer guaranteed an athlete in each sport – now nations and athletes have to compete against not only their countrymen, but against others in their region or continent for an Olympic slot. In the 2004 Olympic Games all of the men’s events (epee, foil, and sabe… Keywords: olympics, sports, fencing, martial arts Article Body: The Olympics are in Beijing in 2008, how are the teams chosen for the fencing competition? The mandated levels of athlete participation has led to …

Let’s Travel Back to Mississippi

Word Count: 321 Summary: It’s time to travel back to Mississippi Keywords: Article Body: It’s time to ad Mississippi back to our travel destination, for both business and pleasure. Katrina really put a wallop in the Mississippi economy so it’s time now to support the rebuilding effort along with the local economy. If you are like me, you may find it hard to determine just where to go in Mississippi. Unlike New Orleans in Louisiana, or Orlando in Florida, Mississippi doesn’t have a marquis destination. But, this is the good news!! It will be good for a change to travel to somewhere that is not mobbed with tourists our mouse ears. Here are a few ideas: Ocean Springs Elks Mardi …

It would take a lifetime to experience everything Alaska has to offer

Word Count: 482 Summary: Alaska is a striking showpiece of nature at its finest: stunning forests, picturesque mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. Keywords: Alaska, cruises, holiday Article Body: Alaska is a striking showpiece of nature at its finest: stunning forests, picturesque mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. The season to visit is from May through September. The peak of the season, when weather is considered best (and prices slightly higher), is from late-June thru August. May and September can be cooler and wetter, but that’s not necessarily the case. Hiking The beauty of Alaska cannot be put into words. It is full of outdoor adventures. With over 1400 miles from north to south …

Log Cabin Vacationing In Blue Ridge Georgia

Word Count: 502 Summary: One of the lesser know but most relaxing vacation destinations in the southeastern United States is Blue Ridge, Georgia. Keywords: blue ridge georgia, blue ridge, vacation, travel, log cabins Article Body: One of the lesser know but most relaxing vacation destinations in the southeastern United States is Blue Ridge, Georgia. Blue Ridge is located in the most northern part of Georgia nestled in amongst some of the most scenic mountain areas in the southeastern United States. Blue Ridge is a really small town with a picturesque little downtown area and some of the nicest antique shops in all of Georgia. Blue Ridge is referred to by some as the antique capital of Georgia. It is located …

Honolulu: Fit For A King

Word Count: 537 Summary: Honolulu, the metropolitan and commercial heart of Hawaii, also encompasses the awe-inspiring natural beauty famous of the majestic island-chain. Keywords: Honolulu, travel to Honolulu, airfare to Honolulu, travel to Hawaii, Article Body: Honolulu, the metropolitan and commercial heart of Hawaii, also encompasses the awe-inspiring natural beauty famous of the majestic island-chain. It is no wonder why, then, in 1809 King Kamehameha I moved his royal seat from the island of Hawaii to Oahu’s Honolulu, making the seaside port today’s state capital and a world class city in the middle of the Pacific to boot. Temples, Tides, and Tankers: Travel to Honolulu Honolulu is laden with layers of conflicting histories. Palaces and temples of a traditional Hawaiian …

How About Doing Some Walleye Fishing

Word Count: 590 Summary: The Walleye is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. The walleye is sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the blue walleye. In some parts of its range, the fish is known as the yellow pike or pickerel, although the use of these names should be discouraged since the fish is related neither to the pikes nor to the pickerels, both of which are members of the family Esocidae. Genetically, walleyes s… Keywords: walleye fishing,yellow walleye,commercial fisheries Article Body: The Walleye is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. The walleye is sometimes also called the …

How A Web Site Became A Ticket To The 2008 Beijing Olympics

Word Count: 397 Summary: Who knew that building a web site and active online community would be the path to qualifying for the Beijing Olympic Games? Craig Harkins, the owner and operator of Fencing.Net, recently learned that he had become one of only 5,600 members of media worldwide to earn a spot in Beijing covering the Olympic Games. The Atlantan will be going to Beijing in 2008 to report on the progress of the US Olympic Fencing Team as their members attempt to improve on the Gold and Bronze m… Keywords: 2008 Olympics, olympic fencing, fencing gear, sports equipment Article Body: Who knew that building a web site and active online community would be the path to qualifying for the …

How Basketball Came To Be…

Word Count: 503 Summary: In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a minister on the faculty of a college for YMCA professionals (today, Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied and at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters. After rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto an 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track… Keywords: basketball, nba Article Body: In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a minister on the faculty of a college for YMCA professionals (today, Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his …

Lake Tahoe

The discovery of Lake Tahoe in 1844 was an accidental one. John C. Fremont was searching for the Buenaventura River. From what was probably Red Lake Peak, Fremont moved his eyes towards the west, and noticed a singled-out pass. In the excitement of finding a way through the threatening heights, Fremont forgot to name the gorgeous lake he had just discovered. After achieving his goal, he did rectify his error and called the lake ‘Lake Bonpland’ after a French explorer. The lake, however, was never referred to by this name; indeed, for some reason it was called ‘Lake Bigler’. This continued until 1862 when an admirer of the basin, William Henry Knight, decided to call it ‘Lake Tahoe’. Development of …

Lake Champlain – 5 Ways To Enjoy This Great Lake

Lake Champlain is the largest body of fresh water in the U.S. after the Great Lakes, and at 120 miles in length and an average depth of 400’ and 12 miles across, everything about it is impressive. But more impressive than its size is its unspoiled beauty. In a state already known for conservation and back-to-nature vacations, Lake Champlain is the secret destination for a growing number of New England vacationers. Here’s my pick of five destinations and attractions in the Lake Champlain region when you visit… ISLAND HOPING VERMONT STYLE: The northern half of Lake Champlain contains a wonderful patchwork of Islands. The largest of the Islands are interconnected with each other and the Vermont mainland by Route 2 …

Jeans and Sneakers: Fashion Don’ts in Paris?

Are sneakers a barely acceptable ‘dress-down’ accessory in Paris, or a fashion statement which US tourists can use to their advantage? The Senior Editor of web magazine Paris Eiffel Tower News, Phil Chavanne, discusses the topic from all angles. Being the Senior Editor of Paris-Eiffel-Tower-News.com, visitors’ e-mails have a magical tendency to find their way to my desk. The good side of it is I am allowed to pause vainly as an expert on all that is Paris, and impart my thin knowledge of the French capital to studious travelers. Amongst the many questions offered, one keeps coming back: “Is it considered bad taste to wear sneakers in Paris?” Ah-ha! That’s an issue P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster would have been …

Italy Vacation

Italy Vacation – A Walk with Michelangelo – Travel Tips For great vacation ideas, I highly recommend Italy! Here are a few things that you should ‘know before you go’ because Italy is very different from many of the places that you may have traveled to before. In the US, anything goes but this is not so in Italy. Knowing these things before hand will help you have a more successful trip. Traveling to Italy When you are getting ready for your trip, think about what medications you need to pack and how much of each medication you need. You can’t always find your medicines in Italy. Drugs that are common and easy-to-find here, may not be available in Italy. …

Laying Rubber on the Georgia Asphalt, by Kelley Thompson

The state of Georgia cannot be defined by one of its cities or by a unifying history or even by a globalized present. Its regions are uniquely particular, separated by more than just miles. Atlanta Metro and North Atlanta is Georgia hub, and one of the few capitals which can boast that distinction. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a beautiful educational facility dedicated to educating the youth of today about the reality of MLKs time as a civil rights activist. With movies, exhibits and Kings Nobel Peace Prize on display, the center is more a sanctuary dedicated to the energy and friction of the time than merely the resting site of a great man. Next door …