Monday, December 16, 2013

At the Back Porch and Using the BHTV App

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The ease of watching my favorite TV channels through my iPad is just awesome! Make Any Room a TV Room! That's one of the great services of Bright House Network's. On a cool weather, I love to stay outdoor and read my book or enjoying a cup of coffee. I want my eyes or ears busy listening to local and national news as well so; I download the app of BHTV.

Bright House Networks TV or simply called BHTV is both a free app and a website. A Bright House Network subscriber has this service for free where viewing live HD programming anywhere in the house is a possibility. BHTV only works  with in the range of the home's wireless network, It is easy to download and if you are a subscriber and wanted to use this awesome service, just read the information in BHTV’s FAQ.

You will be guided accordingly. You can use the BHTV with your iPad, iPhone, and most Android devices as well as in your computer. Look at me! I watch it by the back porch and enjoying my TV watching every minute of it. I am not confine in the family room. I can watch it anywhere in the house. If you like this app and you are a subscriber of Bright House, download the BHTV app now.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Atlantis in Paradise Island Bahamas

The Atlantis in Paradise Island Bahamas
One of the beautiful places that I have been is the Paradise Island in Bahamas. This place is also known as the Hog Island. From Nassau Harbor, it's about $5 for a van ride and about $3 for a boat ride. I prefer the latter because it is exciting to see the beautiful view and it is a pretty safe ride. The Atlantis which is located in Paradise island is truly a grandeur of beauty!

We were inside the Atlantis and it was truly wonderful! There were areas exclusive for Resort Guests and all their amenities are beyond beautiful. Atlantis has extensive water park rides, pools, beach, walk-in-aquarium and more amazing amenities.
The cheapest rates for winter is $244 / night with 2 person occupancy. Expensive huh? Well, their summer special is $226 / night with 2 person occupancy too. Prices vary in which accommodation you booked: Royal Towers, Coral Towers, Beach Tower, The Cove Atlantis, The Reef Atlantis, Harborside Resort, and Suites. The latter is truly a luxurious accommodation. Unbelievable price which fits for a king! Not in my lifetime will I ever can afford!

Try to check out the prices at and though to stay in one of the rooms in Atlantis is in my bucket list, I wouldn't count on that unless I win a billion in Lotto.  
If you want to visit the Bahamas and in no way can't afford to stay in Atlantis, don't worry. There are hotels, bed and breakfast, condos as well as apartments which you can rent for a short or longer accommodation. But, if you want to access all the amenities of Atlantis, better book your stay in this resort.

I took this photo on the bridge while I rode the van going to Paradise island. I was so excited that finally, I will be able to roam inside the Atlantis.

Monday, December 9, 2013

World Class Attractions in Puerto Rico

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It has been told that there is no greater journey than the one that leads us all to paradise and enchantment. With that being said, Puerto Rico fits in that category. One of the places that I heard often is Puerto Rico not only because of its breathtaking beaches but, most of all I have quiet a few amazing Puero Rican friends who vouched that Puero Rico is "The Island of Enchantment" afterall; the island is known at that phrase, "La Isla del Encanto."

Here's my list of itenary to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico:

1. Bioluminescent bays which really on top of the list because it is quiet amazing! Thanks to the dinoflagellates which are able to display an awesome emerald green and ultramarine illumination when the water is disturbed. Glowing as you swim is an spectacular sight for sure.

2. El Yunque National Forest is a great place to explore the beauty of nature with lush vegetation and unspoiled tropical attraction.

3. Flamenco Beach in Culebra offers pristine waters and powdery-white beaches which truly is a great place for swimming, scuba diving, and exploring for rare flora and fauna.

4. Camuy Caverns, a natural attraction in Puerto Rico which has a breathtaking view via walking trail or trolley tour. Either way, this place is full of wonderful views to see.

Puerto Rico has 270 miles of coastline and featured in the Top 10 beaches from Travel Channel and that includes Flamenco Beach in Culebra which often cited as one of the best beaches in the world. Are you thinking about crystal blue water and white-sand beaches to enjoy while vacationing? Well, Puerto Rico has that to offer and if you are a History Buffs, you can enjoy old world charm of San Juan as well.

Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico. The most amazing experience that you will enjoy is when you visit the Bioluminescent bays where you can glow like an angel. How exciting that can be? This place is one of Puerto Rico's key tourist destinations. Not only that, you can also visit the only rainforest under US National Park Service, the "El Yunque" and experience climbing to the clouds.

If you are an adventurer, horse back riding is an awesome activity to explore a scenic area in Puerto Rico. You have to include in your travel list, the Camuy River Cave Park as well. Camuy Caverns runs through the 3rd largest subterranean river in the world so; while in Puerto Rico, this place shouldn't be missed. Aside from that, if you are a foodie, you can also experience the delicacies of Puerto Rican gastronomy and it's famous Rums.

Puerto Rico is filled with world-class attractions that will turn any trip into a 5-star vacation story. Like on Facebook for more details and  you may Follow @PRTourismCo on Twitter as well.

You may want to visit and tell me, what places in Puerto Rico that you would like to check out? What do you think about the video above?

The ease of traveling to Puerto Rico is no hassle at all. There is no need for Passport or foreign money so basically, just book your flight to Puerto Rico and have a great time in this glorious island. Click Here

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico

Have you ever watch that movie Life of Pi? Do you remember this scene? How amazing isn't it? The ghostly image down below the water is just incredible! Do you think this is real? If it is real, what makes it glow? Is there a place to visit just to experience this amazing wonder? As a matter of fact, there is and the most famous place is found in Puerto Rico.

Bioluminescent Bay is located in the island of Puerto Rico and there are 3 places that have these awesome display of emerald green beauty: in Fajardo, in Vieques and in Lajas. Recently, it was reported though that Bioluminescent Bay or Bio Bay has gone nearly dark. But why?

Bio Bay is being considered as the best example of a Bioluminescent Bay and is also known as one of the National Landmark in Puerto Rico. When the water is disturb, the water glows. This is because of the microorganism called Dinoflagellates. It will generate an emerald green once the water is disturb.

The emerald green light is actually the chemical response of flagellates. When there is less light from the surrounding area, the more glowing the microorganism is.

Check out this lucky lady. who created an angel out of herself. Flagellates are harmless so; if you travel from far away just to visit Puerto Rico, you should not dare miss this place.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Free Wi-Fi Access for 30 Days from Bright House Networks

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Enjoy 30 Days of Free Wi-Fi access! You read it right! Free log in for ALL! If you are not a customer, this is good news for you really. Bright House Networks is giving everyone 30 days free access to their 150,000 cable Wi-Fi Hotspots nationwide and it is free of charge. Awesome right? This is an early thanksgiving gift for everyone especially when you are traveling.

My wife and I loves to travel from Pensacola down to Miami and it is always a relief whenever Wi-Fi is accessible. We can check our e-mails, do online banking, check statuses in Facebook and sending out tweets to our friends in Twitter. This is possible because Bright House Networks has over 20,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Orlando alone so; when we are out from our Wi-Fi connection at home, we can always rely with Bright House Wi-Fi Hotspots in the mall or public places.


To get the Free Wi-Fi access for 30 Days from Bright House Networks, you need to sign up at This offer is open until October 31st so; hurry! The steps to sign up is simple. Just enter your name, e-mail address and zip code. After you submit, check your e-mail from Bright House which contain a voucher, PIN and complete instructions on how to log on. When you redeem the voucher, you can start using the Bright House Network Wi-Fi Hotspots for free of charge. If you are having problems and need assistance, you can contact customer support or follow Bright House support on Twitter. Try it! Enjoy 30 Days of Free Wi-Fi access!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Bay Bridge on Highway 90

The bridge that spans the Biloxi Bay between Biloxi and Ocean Springs on Highway 90 is really a great improvement from the old bridge that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. The bridge is very impressive when you approach it from either side. The middle span of the bridge rises to over 90 feet high allowing large boats or barges to pass underneath with no problem. The old bridge that was destroyed was a drawbridge that would have to be open for large tugboats or shrimp boats.

I was also impressed with the walkway that was built on the bridge allowing pedestrians to walk or jog across. I have traveled on this bridge at many different times of the day from early morning to late at night and have always seen people walking across in all kinds of weather. Many charitable organizations also use the bridge for jogging events. The bridge can be seen from the hotels of many of the casinos and is quite an impressive sight at night with all the lights they have on it. So if you're in the area of Biloxi or Ocean Springs, MS and want to have an enjoyable walk or jog, check out the Bay Bridge I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Home Loans in New Zealand

When you own a home, you want to make it a sanctuary where you can enjoy with your family. Home is a place that you want your children to grow up with and the place where you can build memories together. Sometimes, you will make decisions such as splurging certain parts of the house. Making a beautiful kitchen perhaps or, giving in to the request of your children of having swimming pool. That is but, normal and here comes the financing option play its part. You might consider of the available Home Loans and as long as you can afford the premiums, you might want to try it. As long as you can afford it and your family will be happy about it.
Check out the photo above, if given the opportunity to travel and migrate to another country, would you try New Zealand? You can find Temp Jobs in New Zealand for a start. This is a beautiful country and if you love the outdoors, you will definitely adore this country for sure. Look at that greenery, the beautiful mountain and the clear blue water, gorgeous right? You should buy a property there.
Create a lasting memory with your family by taking videos on your trip to New Zealand or check out the services of Auckland Video Production and you might hire them as well. That way, you can create a video in all your travels in that country, view it and maybe, you can have your decision.  

I know a family who did just that. They feel in-love with the country so; they sold their house and move to New Zealand. It started when they travel there every summer and after three trips, they made a decision to migrate. They bought a house there and live there for good. 

If you are a risk taker, I bet you and your family will love the idea of living away from the comfort zone. New Zealand is a beautiful country to live and their culture is fascinating so; it is easy to adjust. Do you have such a plan? Start looking for home loans in New Zealand and check out how to avail them.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Panama Beach Florida

If you are looking for a beach in Florida to spend a relaxing vacation, there are hundreds of them. If you want a beach with a sunset view by the gulf where you can enjoy shopping as well, check out Panama Beach. It is gorgeous here and you don't need to book a hotel if it is off season. Hotels are too many to mention and varies in prices. What I have in here has a beach view with WiFi access for only $89. Great deal right?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Translator

All my life, I have been traveling. I guess I was destined to explore the world. I lived in Germany, Spain and was stationed in Vietnam too while I was working in the army. How I managed to understand and learn foreign language that I don't know. Maybe I was too eager to learn new things and that includes the language. Up to the present, I can communicate in German. In my time, I don't need a translator because I sort of adapt their language. I tell you, I learned fast. Language was never a barrier. 
In today's generation, language courses are being taught in school. That's an advantage. With the help of technology and using the latest innovation in technology and communication, learning to talk in different languages is easy. A person must possess discipline, eagerness and great interest to learn the new language. I knew of someone who can speak multiple languages. In fact, she became an interpreter one time when tourists came by the town.

Later, she became a translator in a school. Learning the translation of a language is pretty interesting. She enjoyed her job of course and she vividly remembers the interpretation of the story they have a long time ago. Anyway, if you are looking for someone reputable who can do the translation, you better check out the links provided here. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cat Island Mississippi

Cat Island is a barrier island off the Gulf Coast of the United States. The island came by its name. When the Spanish Explorers thought the raccoons on the island were cats.

The island is located off the coast of Long Beach, Mississippi about seven miles. It has some great fishing during the month of  January there is an abundance of redfish and speckled trout.  The waters around the island are clear , even though the Gulf of Mexico  is muddy.  Part of Cat Island belongs to the federal government the rest is privately owned.. The bayous and marshes on the island are  inhabited by alligators and is also a refuge to migratory birds. The sand beaches on the island are very nice for relaxing in the sun. There are also  dense forest  on the island  and some live oaks. You can get to the island by private boat as it is only 7 miles offshore for a relaxing getaway visit  the island.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Watch TV Anywhere with DISH Hopper

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DISH. All opinions are 100% mine.

The convenience of watching TV anywhere around the house is one of the best innovations we have in this generation but, only the Hopper lets us watch both live and recorded TV shows anywhere.

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The DISH Network is the leader in Satellite TV and because of their amazing Hopper feature, each member in the household can now instantly skip commercials in recorded primetime TV. Missing a TV program is now a thing in the past if you have DISH Hopper. It has the ability to record 6 different TV shows at the same time during primetime. Aside from that great feature, Hopper lets you store up to 2,000 hours of your favorite TV shows as well and it is all free.

Dish Network delivers satellite TV to 14 million subscribers and offers the best programming at the best value. Their state of the art equipment proves that they have the cutting edge technology that responds the demand of the consumers.

Learn more about the Hopper if you LIKE DISH on Facebook as well as Follow DISH on Twitter. Life is better if we can watch live and recorded TV anywhere especially when we are traveling right? That is a good benefit with DISH Hopper. You will get the Hopper for free when you sign up for a DISH package starting at $24.99 for 12 months with 24 months commitment and please take note, restrictions apply.

DISH Hopper is different and here's the reasons why:

With Hopper's New DISH Anywhere, an app using Apple and Android devices, it has the capability to transform your computer, smartphone and tablet into your TV. You can enjoy the comfort of watching TV from home to anywhere anytime! Each members of your family can watch the live channels including thousands of On Demand titles and everything on your DVR. Plus, you can remotely control your DVR to manage and schedule a recording anytime. New DISH Anywhere is included in the DISH subscription with no additional charge at all.

With Hopper Transfers free app, watching your DVR recordings anywhere you want is not a problem even when you have no Internet connection. Before you hit the road, you can use the Hopper Transfer to move your recorded TV programs to your iPad. You and your family will enjoy watching your shows anywhere and anytime even when you are offline.

Another feature of DISH Hopper which you will surely love is the AutoHop. Would you like to see your recorded TV show minus the advertisements? Hopper's AutoHop will do that for you so; you can enjoy watching a commercial-free TV.

PrimeTime Anytime is an amazing feature of DISH Hopper because it gives you the ability to record six TV shows simultaneously during primetime and this feature is available to you within eight days from initial air date.

Hopper’s Whole-Home HD DVR Functionality lets you take control of every TV so; you can pause, rewind and record live TV in any room. With this feature, you can access your DVR library on all TV’s and you can record a movie in the living room, watch it in the bedroom and then finish in the kitchen.

All you have to do now is sign up, relax and enjoy your TV shows. Life is really good with DISH Hopper!

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Mississippi Mardi Gras

When you think of Mardi Gras the first place that comes to your mind is New Orleans, the home of Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras is celebrated along the entire Gulf Coast from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi , to Pensacola, Florida many people are not aware of this.  All the small towns along the coast have their own Mardi Gras parades and you can really get in the spirit of the celebration.

I normally try to be on the Mississippi coast during the Mardi Gras celebration as I enjoy the parades in Biloxi and Ocean Springs there is also a great parade  in the small town of St. Martin on the Back Bay of Biloxi.
 The town of Ocean Springs has a day parade and also a night one both are quite good.
The people have put a lot of work into the parade floats they also throw some fantastic beads  and candy.

 The Biloxi parade is also a lot of fun to go to as they also have unique floats , and throw many different types of goodies as the parade rolls  along the beach.  The St. Martin parade is the largest one I believe and and is also great fun you  can always hear the people yelling throw me something, Mr.  So for a good time during the Mardi Gras season check out the Mississippi Gulf Coast you won't regret it.

Monday, January 21, 2013

She Got an Eye for Fashion Using No nonsense

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I guess most women have tights and leggings in their closet and according to my wife, both are must-haves. She got more than a dozen of them in different colors and since she is always on the go, incorporating No nonsense tights and leggings into her wardrobe is creative and sassy. She got her own fashion style that sometimes surprises me. I am used to seeing her in jeans and shorts or sneakers and flip-flops but, when we go out for a formal gathering or going to church, her fashion ensemble looks amazing. Below is a fashion collage that she created yesterday and she dresses like that:

Finding the appropriate tops and accessories to harmonize a perfect outfit is a no brainer for her. It is very easy for her to find the right ensemble to wear for party gatherings, a church look and casual get up. What really matters for her is wearing a comfortable outfit and looking great for the day. It is not so much to please me but, that which pleases her as well. She loves wearing No nonsense tights/leggings because of the comfort she gets. No nonsense products are very affordable and can be easily found at food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores. You should check these products in your area.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Fun with Hpnotiq

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hpnotiq. All opinions are 100% mine.

My wife and her friends went out for a girl's night last Friday. I allow her to go out so; she can have a good time with her selected girlfriends. One friend flies from New York to see her.  My wife and her close buddies were excited as they plan for a party get-together. Their party lasted until dawn so; hair down music up!


They all meet up in the house and the friend from New York brought Hpnotiq. Before they went to the party venue, they were checking on Primp & Prep site to see the latest fashion style. Two of the girls are into fashion, and they really follow the latest in the fashion world. All of them are fascinated with celebs so; they were talking about the trends in the entertainment world.

When they all went out, I was checking on Primp & Prep site as well. I found the recipe page and I was surprise to see it. It is very useful for me. You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, please remember to drink responsibly.

They were having a good time that night especially my wife. After their exclusive party night, they were planning to do it again sometime. They asked me if my wife could come and of course, I said yes.

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