Can Richard Branson Make Space Travel Available to the General Public?

January 24, 2018 3

Many people grow up dreaming of going to space. If you asked a class of kindergarteners what they would like to be when they grow up, I guarantee you that most them would say that they wanted to be an astronaut. As we grow up, reality sets in and our dreams of going up into space begin to dwindle. For the average person, becoming an astronaut is a statistically improbable plight. Each year, NASA
receives around 2,000 submissions of highly qualified applicants who want to become astronauts. Only around 10 percent of them are picked. If you are thinking, “Hey, that’s not so bad!”, keep in mind that you need at least a bachelor’s degree in math, engineering or a hard physical science and
they also require you to have either three years of job experience of 1,000 hours of experience being a pilot-in-command of a jet aircraft.… Read the rest

A Trip to Chicago

February 9, 2011 2

Chicago has something for just about everyone. There are world class baseball, football and basketball teams. Beautiful museums and parks. An iconic skyline with some of the tallest buildings in the world and a history steeped in some of the great names of architecture. These and other attractions draw millions of visitors to the Windy City each year to experience this one of a kind metropolis.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan , Chicago sees its fair share of winter weather, but the spring and summer months are ideal vacation time. Visitors can shop some of the most exclusive retailers in the country or sample cuisine from world class chefs who have made Chicago their home.… Read the rest

Family Vacation Hazards

January 21, 2011 1

Moms have been preparing for the worst as long as they have been giving birth. Protecting their children from potential harm is a natural instinct with newborns that follows some kids well into adulthood. When it comes to planning a family vacation, moms see not only the fun to be had, but also the hazards to be avoided.

Most of the disaster preparation that mothers do before a vacation has to do with first aid. They make sure they have prescriptions, bandages, sunblock and insect repellent. They may also have antibiotic ointment, pain killers, and tweezers for removing splinters. This way they are prepared for minor accidents and illnesses.… Read the rest

The Grand Canyon’s Lost Cities

October 6, 2010 1

The date March 12, 1909 is an important one in the history of the folklore about the Grand Canyon. This was the date that an article came out in the Arizona Republic about a very interesting discovery by an explorer named G.E. Kinkaid . This man was born in Idaho, and came to Arizona to explore, like so many have since his time.

At the turn of the century, there were no Grand Canyon tours that made some of the journeys here more accessible, and those who came were on a more stolid mission. There was the lure of the unknown, of adventure, and a little danger.… Read the rest

Sky Dive Simulation in Orlando

September 28, 2010 0

The next time you visit Orland, Florida you might want to check out some of the top entertainment and cultural attractions. That seems like an obvious suggestion, however the amazing theme parks, such s Disney Word and Universal, can account for all of your vacation time. And while there is nothing wrong with this and of course these parks are the main reason families visit, it is fun to know there is a lot more to do while you’re there. Of course, a large number of the attractions in this city are built toward excitement and fun, so no matter what you do and see you are guaranteed to have a great time.… Read the rest

Shows, Weddings and Buffets in Vegas

September 15, 2010 0

If you had to choose the top reasons that most people visit Las Vegas, you are more than likely going to list the casinos are your number one answer. And while you are not off the mark in your choice, the question actually goes a bit dipper when you consider all of the things there are to do in the casinos in the hotels in Vegas. And then you will have to adjust your decision. For instance, a large number of people go along with their friends on a trip to Vegas just to enjoy some of the great buffets the city is so well known for.… Read the rest

The Last Supper in Jerusalem

August 23, 2010 0

Christians come from all over the world to visit the many sites were they believe Jesus either visited or spent time. They want to walk the areas the he walked and they want to learn where he learned. They want to see and feel the places that he walked in hopes of a stronger connection to him and his message.

One of the many stops along the way is the room of the last supper which is were he was said to have had his last supper with his disciples before he was crucified. Visitors find it on Mount Zion out side the Dormition Abbey.… Read the rest

Summer in Hawaii Includes Swimming With Dolphin

August 20, 2010 1

My nephew went on a trip with is grandparents and cousins on his father’s side of the family last summer. The reason I bring it up is because he claims to have had one of the greatest vacations of his life while he was there. I’ve never been to Hawaii, and while I knew there were fabulous beaches and great views and all that, some of the experiences he described were surprising and really attractive sounding. Not that beautiful beaches is unattractive.

One of his favorite activities on his trip was when he got the chance to swim with dolphins and other marine life.… Read the rest