How big our Earth Is?

Interesting. Now, THIS is really fascinating – it’s rather dazzling to see it presented this way.

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I certainly thought this was enlightening. beyond our sun … It’s a big universe.

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Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away.

Now how big are you? And how big are the things that upset you day to day? Or for that matter, the things that are important? Keep life in prospective..!

LIFE’S BATTLE NEVER GOES TO A STRONGER OR FASTER MAN. BUT SOONER OR LATER, THE MAN WHO WINS IS THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN. SO WIN AND KEEP WINNING!!!

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Top 10 Cities To Visit with your DOG in the United States and Canada

Dog Friendly has recently released its 2007 list of the Top Dog Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

Boston – Take a boat or whale watching cruise. Walk the Freedom Trail, visit Salem and explore history at Minute Man Park. Your leashed dog is also welcome on the subway.

Vancouver – Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge and park. Take a walking tour of Historic Gastown. Take the ferry and visit nearby Victoria and beautiful Butchart Gardens.

New York – Stay in luxury at many fine hotels. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Take a walking tour of lower Manhattan. Ride the carriages. Watch a morning show. Shop in many famous stores.

San Francisco – Luxurious hotels, outdoor dining, the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach and many off-leash areas. Ride the cable car to the Fisherman’s Wharf area and stroll with your dog.

Austin – Visit Zilker Botanical Gardens, catch a horse and carriage ride, dine in outdoor cafes. See the bats leave the Congress St Bridge at dusk. Use the city’s many parks.

Portland – Enjoy over 20 off-leash areas, an amusement park and the famous Rose Gardens. Dine at the Lucky Lab. Visit the Saturday Outdoor Market and hike in the Colombia River Gorge.

Northern Virginia – Dine or enjoy happy hour in dog-friendly Alexandria. Take the Canine Cruise on the Potomac. Visit outdoor monuments in Washington and Virginia.

Orlando – Stay at resorts such as the Portofino Bay and Sheraton World. Take a boat cruise, shop Winter Park, and dine at Sam Snead’s where Jeb Bush signed the doggy dining law.

San Diego – Off-leash dog beaches. Stay at Loews Coronado Resort. Shop at dog-friendly Otay Ranch Shopping Center complete with a dog park. Dine outdoors. Visit nearby Julian.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Ride a carriage, visit Pioneer Plaza, take a walking tour. Visit Fort Woof dog park and the Stockyard in Fort Worth. Dine on Texas BBQ at outdoor restaurants.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BITE YOUR NOSE?

Once when people were asked – IS IT POSSIBLE TO BITE YOUR NOSE?

Every body thought it was impossible.. ……..
Until this guy came along, just watch how he makes the impossible possible…

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10 great places to take the kids on a bike ride

May is National Bike Month, a great time for a family ride. Michael Frank, executive editor of Mountain Bike, shares his recommendations for car-free, scenic and relatively flat trails with Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY

Forest Park -Portland, Ore.

Forest Park is true to its name — and at 5,161 acres, it’s the largest fully forested natural inner city park in the USA. “Enter and you’d swear you’re very far from civilization,” Frank says. “The niftiest way to see the park is via Leif Erikson Drive, an 11.2-mile, relatively flat dirt road that bisects the greenbelt and is shared by joggers, hikers, and cyclists.” 503-823-2223; www.portlandparks.org

Burke-Gilman Trail – Seattle

“The 27-mile Burke-Gilman Trail goes along scenic Lake Washington, and rolls by wineries (Columbia, Chateau Ste. Michelle) and excellent restaurants such as the Herbfarm in Woodinville, ultimately linking up to the East Lake Sammamish River Trail,” Frank says. “The newly opened 11-mile addition offers stunning views of Mount Rainier.” 206-684-4075.

Griffith Park – Los Angeles

This urban park in the heart of the city, home to the L.A. Zoo and the Griffith Observatory, is also rugged enough to harbor wildlife like foxes and deer. “While this isn’t a cyclist’s paradise, it’s a great place for families to ride from attraction to attraction, including several playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and a merry-go-round,” Frank says. “The best loop runs along Crystal Springs Drive and Zoo Drive, then rolls back along the Los Angeles River and ends on Los Feliz Boulevard near the main entrance.” 323-913-4688.

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The Best U.S. Rose Gardens

I just saw a post in TravelPost.com which has the list of best Rose Gardens to visit in United States.

Flowers are something which excites everyone. This is something which I can not afford to miss. I will surely visit all these places mentioned.

Here’s the details.

1. International Rose Test Garden Washington Park – Portland, Oregon
2. Rose Garden in Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Washington
3. Lyndale Park Rose Garden – Minneapolis, Minnesota
4. McKinley Park Rose Garden – Sacramento, California
5. The Centennial Rose Garden, Schmidt Mansion – Tumwater, Washington
6. Elizabeth Park Rose Garden – Hartford, Connecticut
7. Mesa Community College Rose Garden – Mesa, Arizona
8. Chicago Botanic Gardens – Glencoe, Illinios – north of Chicago, Illinois
9. The John E. Voight Trial Garden – Hales Corners, Wisconsin
10. Tyler Rose Garden – Tyler, Texas

Enjoy!

Learn How To Dicker In Foreign Countries

I am a firm believer, that where ever you go the dickering is every where in any market. All we have to do is get smart and get the deal in our favor.

What I have experienced is a good technique is to take a notebook and pen, ask the shop keeper for their “best price” and let them know that you’re shopping around. Write it down along with their name (in case they’re not there when you come back). Normally, you’ll get a VERY good price this way.

We should always try to make them think that:
-You don’t really want it that badly.
-You have seen it everywhere.
-You hardly have any money with you.
-It isn’t as nice as other ones you have seen.

Don’t be afraid to start walking away, either. Chances are, they will follow you and give you a better price or throw something else in.

Please submit your own solution here – as a comment..

Let’s the Music Play – Airlines To Add iPod

Soon, frantic searches for a power outlet to charge an iPod just before boarding will be a thing of the past for travelers. As of mid-2007, Apple—which has sold more than 90 million iPods since they were introduced in 2001—will partner with several airlines to connect passengers’ iPods with in-flight entertainment systems. U.S. carriers Continental, Delta, and United, as well as Emirates, will be the first to introduce the new feature.

Travelers will be able to listen to their iPods and view downloaded TV shows, movies, and podcasts on seat-back screens. Delta plans to supply all its seats on transcontinental flights with the connection; United will offer the service to international first- and business-class passengers only; and Continental will provide it in both coach and premium cabins on selected flights.