Next time you are asked to name the highest mountain in the world at a pub quiz will you challenge the standard answer of ‘Everest’ and instead insist your team go with Mount Chimborazo? By rights if you did then you should win the point, but it would probably involve a lengthy explanation and a whole lot of arguing for justice to be done.


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Is It True?

The problem is that for all these years Mount Everest has held pole position, securing its place in geography books and encyclopedias while its poor cousin in Ecuador is overlooked. Why is this?

How Do You Measure a Mountain?

The problem seems to be the starting point for measurements, traditionally based on how far something is above sea level. So while Everest manages 29,028 feet, Chimborazo stands at nearly 9,000 feet less. However, when measurements are taken from the centre of the earth Chimborazo beats Everest hands down.

The Earth Is Fat?

Indeed it is, kind of. It’s more like the rotund planet we live on has a hernia protrusion adding a few inches to the waistline. Consequently the Earth’s radius at the equator is 13 miles bigger, which explain the change in ranking when measurements start at that point.

Why Does This Myth Keep on Going?

Everest is sought after, seen as a challenge and never short of admirers. Many dream of beating the odds and climbing to its summit; driven by a primeval desire to conquer nature. While few ordinary folk seem to have even heard of Mount Chimborazo, so climbing that would be akin to showing off a designer bag by an unknown name – no kudos.

In his account of climbing Chimborazo Kevin Rushby mentions that it is just about doable, whereas Everest isn’t, for the average person at least.

For many people planning on travelling to Ecuador to take up this kind of challenge it may be worth making a real holiday out of it. There’s an established tourist infrastructure that offers people the chance to supplement their climbing with attractions like Galapagos cruises and other avenues for exploration. Most specialist agencies such as should be able to provide current prices for services in the area.

It’s unlikely this debate will ever be resolved, unless another way to measure mountains is found?

As a history buff, I really like to take roads that are not traveled all that much to learn about our country. I grew up going to all the major tourist spots in the country with my parents. But now that I am an adult and in charge of my own vacation time, I’ve learned some of the best vacations around come about with going to the quieter towns where the best food and history is. Saying at hotels in Cullman Alabama area is one of my favorite things to do. I look forward to going back there again.

All I knew about the state was that many of the people there are big into football. Not really being a football fanatic, I just never heard much about the area beyond that. But the area has a lot of historical value. And being someone who grew up in California where so many things have been torn down to make way for newer buildings, I really respect the history that is still standing in the south. Continue reading

As a regular air traveller, I find myself acutely conscious of baggage limitations as I hate to hand over money on excess baggage charges.

This has the benefit of traveling lightly. Lighter traveling goes much easier on the body, forces me to plan outfits prior to leaving home and do some laundry during my trip.

Till recently my system half-worked.

In days gone by I would utilize my washroom weighing scales to weigh my suitcase. If it was over my baggage allowance, I would move some heavier items into my backpack.

Where I encountered trouble was on my return journey when trying to bear in mind how I had distributed my belongings between my cabin bag and suitcase on my outward journey. This, I hardly ever, if ever, solved.

The washroom scales was all well and good for my outward journey, however it had not been particularly attractive to pack and take with me for obvious reasons. I was, after all, trying to minimize my baggage weight, not add to it.

Therefore, the washroom scales I had left in the house was of no use to me when I was in another country, and locating one in a hotel was never possible.

It had not been until I suffered the embarrassment and time-wasting of redistributing my items in an airport, and returned home to inform a close friend of my experience that I discovered a cool little device to save me the headache in future.

Speaking of my experience with a close friend, she informed me I had to get a travel scale. Frankly, I had not been aware such a thing existed. She advocated hers and spoke so passionately of its benefits that I was immediately sold on the concept.

I wondered why airlines don’t sell them on aircrafts. The gigantic provider in Europe, Ryanair, sell you everything from car hire, to hotels, transfers, and actual luggage when you book on their website, yet they don’t sell a luggage scale. Then the penny dropped.

Why would they sell something which would prevent them the opportunity to overcharge their clients for a kilo or two of excess baggage? This would defeat their function of profit maximisation.

I immediately purchased my travel scale from a company called Swiftons, who trade on Amazon. My solution to conserving time, money, and humiliation, was discovered!

Within a few days I received my product and was prepared for my very first trip with my new device.

At around $20 it was less than what I would pay for just a few pounds of excess baggage on one flight and the product included a life time guarantee! It was a no-brainer. A lifetime of savings for simply $20. Who can argue with that!

My reason for writing this post is that I think more people need to know these items exist, and more people need to utilize them. Airlines exist to take us from Location A to Location B, whilst making the maximum amount of money possible in the process. It is not in their self-interest to save our money, and a product such as a luggage scale does just that. Hence, they will never inform us about them, promote them, or sell them to us, since travel scales are in direct opposition to their goal of maximising revenue.

As discussed above I purchased my travel luggage scale from Amazon since their delivery service I have consistently found to be exceptional.

The service I received from Swiftons has been fantastic. They have sent me a complimentary eBook to help me pack and travel more effectively, and their travel scale is a dream to use – easy and uncomplicated, yet with more features than others on the market.

To get yours, go to Amazon today and search for Swiftons Luggage Scale. You won’t regret it!

If you have planned and booked a holiday in Dubai you are no doubt aware of the unique culture and diversity you can expect to find there. In fact, those are the two biggest reasons Dubai is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is a truly unique place that offers unique opportunities for everyone who chooses to visit.

Planning your holiday in Dubai doesnt have to be hard work. There are a wealth of travel packages that can help you take care of all the details you need from booking hotel rooms to flights. Of course, when youre choosing to book your package be sure to choose a travel agency that is reputable and will truly look after your needs. A little bit of research is the best way to be sure.

When you have narrowed your search down to a few agencies, search that agency online and see what other people who have used that service have to say, especially in relation to Dubai holidays. If there is a particular issue that people who have used that agency are reporting, you may want to consider whether you are willing to entrust your holiday to that travel agent. If price is your only factor then of course you need to weigh up the chances of the travel agency destroying your holiday and the cost.

When traveling to a foreign country it is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the local customs and culture. You dont want to inadvertently offend someone by wearing something or doing something that is considered inappropriate. Dubai is no different. While you are looking into the cultures and customs, take time to explore the options Dubai holidays present and plan a list of things you want to do and see. This allows you to plan what you need to take and to work out your budget.

Having a travel luggage scale is becoming essential. Airlines are getting more strict about the carry on requirements and you don’t want to be left paying more when you should have packed less. One of the problems that many travelers encounter is that the handheld luggage scale most companies sell are too bulky and heavy for actual travel. That is why the Dunheger travel luggage scale bears a closer look. This is a handheld luggage scale that has been designed to travel with you.

Why are the other ones so large? Many manufacturers assume that you will want to weigh your luggage in your home, and then never again. Anytime you travel you accumulate things, even the weight of soiled laundry can change the nature of a carry-on. Having a travel luggage scale you can pack along without giving up vital space or weight is essential.

The features you should have in your scale Don’t assume that all handheld luggage scales are the same. The Dunheger travel luggage scale stands out because it sets the bar for the features your scale should have. The features you should expect include: * One button operation * Dual units of measure * 110lb / 50kg capacity * Graduated scale rate to 0.1lb / 50gr * Automatic lock for weight result * Sound indicator after weighing result is taken * Complete tare * Automatic shut off * Renewable battery source

The two you need to look closely at are the tare function and the renewable battery source.

Why is tare so important? The tare allows you to weight the holder and then weight the holder and contents while the handheld luggage scale automatically deducts the holder weight from the contents. This gives you a much more accurate reading on the weight of the contents. This is essential if you are going to use a suspension hook to weigh a bag. Weigh the hook to set the tare, then attach the hook to the bag and weight the whole thing.

Are batteries really better than rechargeable sources? Yes. The reason for this is based in practicality. Think about the last time you traveled and your cell phone or tablet ran out of charge and there was no handy plug. Now, think about the last country you were in where you didn’t see AAA batteries for sale. Even if you choose to use rechargeable AAA batteries in your Dunheger travel luggage scale you have little chance of being without power for your scale.

Why Dunheger keeps being mentioned Dunheger keeps being held up as the standard for a travel luggage scale for a reason. The company has set the bar for handheld luggage scale development and make what is one of the highest rated portable scales. When you are looking for a handheld luggage scale that has everything you need, there is no need to look any further than Dunheger. The company is also worth investigating as travel is their focus. They have special traveler programs and helpful tip books that can make your adventures that much more exciting and affordable too.

For gathering more info about our Dunheger’s stylish handheld luggage scale and also see the Amazon page for their travel luggage scale, please check out these links.

The satellite navigators are the best pal of the traveller that can display the maps of the region through which you are moving. In this congested traffic arena, you cannot travel fearlessly in a strange place without any help. The GPS is not just limited to mapping service you can find diverse cutting edge features that allow you to keep on going without much interruption on the way.

The GPS is now an another name for safe and secure travel. There are some brilliant features included in the gadget that enable you to decide the most cost efficient as well as time efficient route. The online traffic information and Point Of Interest settings are the other excellent features loaded in it.

From the name satellite navigator you will get to know that the backbone of the GPS technology is the signals from the satellite itself. The integrated receiver in the device is responsible for accepting the signals from the satellite and the accuracy of the delivered information extensively depends on the receiver.

The stand alone GPS can be either portable or fixed. The portable GPS can be the best travel aid that will help you even to track a particular location even if you go for a morning walk. The fixed GPS usually come along with the latest automobiles. Most of the automobile GPS devices is associated with voice navigation facility which is very useful for the one who sitting on the drivers seat.

Realising the ever increasing popularity of the GPS now most of the mobile phones are associated with GPS facilities. Now it is time to enjoy the best of the two worlds. Now it is rare to find a person without possessing mobile phones. Thus, the emergence of the mobile phones with GPS facility has further increased the popularity of the GPS.

The Google handsets such as the android handsets offer more and more up to date features. Google frequently provide the updated mapping services especially for the android handsets. They are providing free of cost updating offers for the Android operating system compatible mobile handsets.

This web based service can be updated whenever necessary. The Google is in the on going process of manufacturing the car based Android mobile phone and is a highly anticipated stuff. We can expect more and more user friendly features in this gadget.

One of the noteworthy factor is that the mobile phone GPS couple is pretty reasonable when compared to the stand alone GPS device.

One of the major drawbacks pointed out by the critics is that it is pretty impossible to use the mobile phone for call making purposes while it is using for navigation purposes. The dedicated GPS devices are more powerful and can be effectively used in dense forests.

The device has got the calibre to face any weather changes and is regarded as the most robust and reliable satellite navigation system. It is said that the stand alone satellite navigator Tom Tom is the best companion for a travel enthusiast.

Anyway the users experience shows that there do exist limitations for the satellite navigation facility of the mobile phones.

As per (W.H.O.) 17 million people die of Cardio Vascular Diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes, every year. 29.34 % deaths are due to CVDs from total Percentage of natural death.

There was a say in past time, That heart problem may occur to only rich people, because they are not involve in physical labor. But now days that say become false.

Today every person depends upon allopathic treatment for these diseases. As you know these medicines have many side effects.

So what we can do? If we adopt any other alternative medicine or therapy, will it be prominent or not. Also we have no time for Yoga and other exercises.

Now a days we all are in rat race. We have no time. We want to become richer. But, why, we still don’t know. We never think if we loose our health, then money is for what purpose. Think about it-

There is a solution which I have. That is infallible to cure heart problems and high blood pressure as well as low blood pressure. And in this remedy there is no need to spent money and time. Also that remedy is fully reliable.

In ancient books of India, there are descriptions of MUDRAS (posture of palm). These Mudras are so much beneficial. Some of the benefits are-


Many devotees from Chennai make once a year or even bi yearly pilgrimage journeys to the holy town of Tirupati. This pilgrimage from Chennai to Tirupati is followed religiously by way of such a lot Hindu households within the city.


Tirupati is so much famous for the temple of Venkateswara Swamy, which is visited by way of hordes of pilgrims each single day. The temple is very crowded on a traditional day, however on special events, the temple is literally thronged by devotees from all corners of the country who come right here to obtain the advantages of Lord Venkateswara.

This well-known temple of Tirupati can be the richest temples in the country and is located on the foothills of the Jap Ghats within the state of Andhra Pradesh. This historic temple which is assumed to were in lifestyles before the occasions of the Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagar dynasties was once constructed in the 4th century. The temple used to be very fashionable even back then and used to obtain big quantities of money and gold as donations from the kings and males of riches.


The Tirumala Hill, atop which the temple is situated additionally happens to be the second oldest rock formation on the planet and so the area is an archaeologically relevant web site as well.

Devotees before continuing to pay their respects on the Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, first provide their prayers at the Varahaswami Temple. Although the origins of this tradition is simply not known to many, it is a religiously followed practice here. Aside from these temples, Tirupati can additionally be well-known for the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Padmavati temple, Govindaraja temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram and Silathoranam rock garden.


The adventure from Chennai to Tirupati will be covered under 3 hours and the distance among the 2 cities is one hundred 40 five km. Tirupati has a small home airport which is served by a few airways daily. Few domestic flights from Chennai have a stop over at Tirupati. So for the devotees who’re a hard pressed for time can decide to pay their respects at the Tirupati temple by flying there. One other wonderful mode of transport is the train. One of the in style ways to achieve from Chennai to Tirupati is by means of train, which is a wonderful possibility by manner of both consolation and availability. The prepare journey takes approximately three hours and when you alight at Tirupati Railway Station, cabs and vehicles can be found to take you to your place of accommodation or even on to the temple. Many devotees also decide to hire cabs from Chennai to Tirupati, which isn’t a really in your price range option but is most popular for its comfort. State-run buses and even non-public buses function each day at common periods on this path, the journey taking approximately 5 hours in all.


Most of the times that you go to the airport, you don’t need any kind of special transportation. You can usually take your car to pick up your friends or family. If you’re the one doing the traveling, you can have someone drop you off or pick you up in their own vehicle. If you don’t have anyone who can do this for you, there are always taxis, shuttles, and commuter trains you can use.

However, there are certain situations where personal vehicles and public transportation just won’t cut it. These are special circumstances that require special transportation. Here are 4 situations where you might want to take a limo to the JFK airport.

Leaving Your Wedding
Your wedding is arguably the most important day of your life. Every aspect of that day should be special. As the day comes to a close, do you really want to get into your ordinary sedan? Or would you rather have you and your new spouse climb into a beautiful limo together and drive off into the sunset? Remember, you’re probably heading to the airport to go on your honeymoon, so taking a limo can add an extra-special touch to the end of your special day.

Additionally, taking a limo together allows you to enjoy your first few hours as husband and wife. You don’t need to have one of you behind the wheel, divided from each other by the center console. You can cuddle up together in the backseat of the limo while you drink champagne and just enjoy each other’s company.

Leaving a Party
Whether it’s a bachelor, bachelorette, or birthday party, it’s an event that you should celebrate in style. As the evening comes to a close and you and your friends are ready to head back to the airport, you may be a little reluctant to let the fun end. Taking a limo together can extend the party just a little longer.

Rather than everyone having to get in separate cars to drive to the airport, you can all get in a limo together and continue to talk and laugh right up until it’s time to get on the plane. Plus, there’s always the chance that alcohol will be involved in your celebrations, and taking a limo eliminates the possibility of drunk driving.

Corporate Retreat
Sending your employees on a retreat is a great way to show that you appreciate them. Adding an airport limo ride to that trip can make it even better. Your employees will be wowed by this added touch, and it gives them a chance to travel to and from the airport together, letting them bond with their coworkers. It’s a small investment that can make a big difference.

Business Partner
If you run a business, you know the importance of making a great first impression. That first handshake at the beginning of that first meeting can set the tone for the entire business relationship. If you have an important business partner or potential investor coming into town, you should definitely send a limo to pick them up from the airport.

This shows that you appreciate their partnership and that your business is thriving and growing, and that is exactly the kind of first impression you want to make. From the moment they step out of the airport, they will be impressed by your gesture of goodwill, and the partnership will be off to a great start.

Of course, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to take a limo to the JFK airport. Any time you travel can be a special occasion, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to this type of luxury transportation every now and then.

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