Cottage Renting in Ontario For you?

Planning your Vacation

The Type of morning you get after waking up in a cottage is one of kind. There are few calmer places to drink your morning cup of tea, or coffee, than in front of your cottage while the mist still hovers above the ground and the animals are just waking up to start their day. Few people are lucky enough to have this kind of thing at their homes, so for the rest of us, renting a cottage is a good way to get this experience as well.

The province of Ontario is one of the Largest in Canada; it has a wealth of shopping, nature, and learning opportunities. All that is holding you back is properly planning your vacation to this wonderful place full of natural and man-made wonders.

Many of our urban centers are located along the Great Lakes; here you will find tons of shopping and cultural experiences. Spend your day at the mall, or adventure around downtown areas to hear the music of the ever present festivals. Or perhaps you would enjoy going out to eat in one of the many critically acclaimed restaurants. Better yet you could spend your hours in the museum’s, contemplating priceless works of art, or in awe over an ancient man made tool. These places are where the main population of Ontario can be found.

The rest of us live in the country, in small towns and away from the traffic and noise that a city generates.

There is everything from family resorts, to romantic getaways in the Highlands area. It also excellent to visit no matter what season it is. At every single time of the year you can find many activities for you, or for the whole family. So before you rent your Cottage, be sure to have a good idea about what you want to to. It is easy to lose yourself in just one activity the entire stay.

In the summer is the most popular time to visit the Highlands though. During the summer it is prime time for hikers, birdwatchers, water sports, and various summer sports. Hiking is one of the biggest attractions, during the summer you likely to see one of the four-legged creatures that patrol these forests. Such as Moose, deer, foxes, bears, and porcupines! Seeing any of these animals is usually a delight, but remember to be prepared, and if you are scared of encountering any of these animals travel in a pair of two or more. Usually they are much more scared of you than you are of them, so they take off soon after noticing you are there.

deerhurst_aerial_golf_fall_10The Weather

Obviously, the more north you go the colder it gets. In the summer you can expect crisp mornings and warm afternoons, with frequent rain and spring storms. Thanks the good old Lake Effect Weather! It’s the opposite in the winter. Winter is white, that’s the best way to describe it. Everything gets trapped in a beautiful layer of white frozen down. The lakes turn into ice-rinks, the dogsleds come out, and the wood stoves fire up. Be sure to check the weather and be prepared for the worst no matter what it says no matter the time of the year. The resort you choose will have a very good emergency situation plan though.

scottish-highlandsVarious Activities

While here in the Highlands you will find an amazing amount of things to do. There is something for every person, below is list of some of the things you might entertain your days with, when you’re not sitting outside your beautiful cottage sipping tea and soaking up the smells of the forest waking up.

  • Have a picnic at the lovely Hawk Lake Log Chute.
  • Take a tour at The Wolf Centre.
  • Have a lovely picnic or take a hike at the Dorset Lookout Tower.
  • ATV Adventure with Outdoor Tours.
  • Mountaining Biking in the in the beautiful Highlands.
  • Play a game at one of the many golf courses.
  • Winterdance Dogsledding, where you can go on a dogsledding tour.
  • Walk in the Clouds over a two kilometer path in the Haliburton Reserve.
  • Snowmobiling in the winter on one of the many ATV trails.
  • Downhill Skiing at one of the beautiful skiing resorts or trails.
  • Snowshoeing through the forest surrounded by nature.
  • Cross Country Skiing in the winter, over lakes, fields, through tall pine forests.
  • Fishing in both winter and summer.

 Is it for you?

While you might be basking in the glory of the countryside, remember that all the hustle and bustle is just a short while away. You can go and do your shopping, visit museums, or see the ships taking off from harbor. Within the city of Ottawa you will find endless hours of entertainment and world renowned restaurants.

As you can see there are numerous activities you can participate in while you stay in the Highlands. Whether it be winter or summer fun and learning is close at hand. Go see the wolves or take a hike! Go visit a museum or take a few rounds in at a golf course!

Cottage Living may not be for those who are in love with city life, but when a person wants to relax, or have tons of opportunities to create long lasting memories with your family and friends or just for yourself, then it is indeed for you. Take the time to properly plan out your vacation and it will be the trip of a lifetime.

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Air Compressor Help at Your Service

You can divide the most commonly used carpentry tools into two categories. The first category is electric and the second is pneumatic (air). Though large industries use tools and machines that are powered with hydraulic or fuel but the commonly used tools are connected with the best air compressor and are an ideal source of inspiration for person who is into DIY projects. Let us try to discuss more about the normal electric power tools used during DIY projects because most of the DIYers start their work with such tools and consider them as initial wardrobe of power and reliable tools. If you are planning to buy a set of reliable carpentry tools then make sure to equip yourself with complete and detailed knowledge. Anything unknown can lead to wrong purchase and it can produce scary results. This could be another reason we only buy things that we are sure of such as measuring tape and a drill driver. It is quite obvious that it may lead to increase the price and it can further affect the decision as well.

Important information about air compressors

131_0905_50_z+4x4_truck_parts_upgrades+air_compressorThe best thing about air compressors is that they are very simple as well as easy to use. After learning about few excellent and reliable tips, you can easily make best tool purchase. Let us try to find more about the benefits as well as drawbacks of an air compressor :

  • The foremost benefit is that there are fewer moving parts. This makes the air tools as the most durable tools and long lasting as compared to electric tools.
  • Another major benefit of using air tools is that the compressed air can be used until depletion and can also be used during power cut. This is perfect for places which experience frequent power cuts.
  • You can connect a large or auxiliary air tank as per your requirement. If you have some major work to do then large air tanks should be preferred otherwise auxiliary air tanks are sufficient.
  • As compared to electric tools, air tools are lighter. One of the main reasons why these tools are lighter is because the compressor acts as a separate unit. It simply sits on the floor because of higher power-to-weight-ratio. All you need to do is to connect a thin but powerful cord.
  • The only drawback offered by air tools is noise. Although the latest air compressors come with built-in noise reduction features but still they are noisy as compared to other tools. One of the best things that can help you save from hearing loss is to use high quality ear plugs while working.

So, now that you are pretty excited about buying a pneumatic compressor, you should also learn about few more important points such as:

  • One of the most important points to consider is the type of air tool to be used with the compressor. There are certain tools such as grinders and air sanders which require compressed air with sustained output. For getting such controlled output, you need to make sure that compressor comes with cubic-feet-per-minute reading arrangements. Consider this as the most vital thing so that you can use those special air tools with confidence and accuracy.
  • You should also feel concerned about the power consumption. If you are comparing two machines with equal pressure and production rates then always buy the machine which requires less power. You will be able to save considerable amount of money.
  • You must also compare the noise levels which are generally measured in decibels (dB). It is quite obvious that you want your neighbors to be happy and hence always go for machines with less noise. Otherwise, be ready to use air plugs and inform your neighbors in advance.

Finally, you should compare the prices. High price does not means that the compressor is awesome and hence, you should properly consider everything such as reviews, feedback, power of the device, output. You can save a lot buy simply buying a machine which comes within a 100 dollar range.

Some essential maintenance tips

  • The air compressor needs to be maintained pretty well. One of the most important maintenance tips to follow is to maintain adequate pressure inside the tank while using the machine and release that pressure when the work gets finished. Ideal air pressure may cause the moisture to develop inside the tank and may lead to rust and premature failure.
  • The next important maintenance tip to follow is to make sure that the air tools are always kept in a pristine condition. Keep them safe, free of dust and also check if periodic coiling is required. If you have any doubts then you should consult the manual.
  • If you are using a pneumatic compressor which has a smaller tank then avoid frequent on-off positions. If not followed it may lead to overheating of the machine and it can cause sudden failure.
  • The solution to overheating can be achieved by using a smaller tank and keep it ON position most of the time. Otherwise, go for a bigger tank so that the air compression intervals are longer. The best thing is that there are two auxiliary tanks that are connected and works perfectly.

After learning so many good points about the best air compressor, it is now time to buy the perfect machine for your work and use it for a long period of time without any technical difficulties. To learn more, you can find here to get more about how to maintain an air compressor.

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Boating in Canada


There are limitless options for the adventurous boater on Canada’s waterways. First of all though, you must have a “Pleasure Craft Operator Card” You must also be well versed in the rules and regulations regarding the bodies of water that you wish to explore.

In order to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card you must first take, and pass the exam that is handled by a private government organisation. There are a few places out there where you can find help on passing the test before hand, such places offer things like practice tests and guidance. After you have gotten 75% or above on your exam then you will receive your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Once you have this you will be free to explore Canada’s scenic waterways.

 Pleasure Craft Operator Card:

  • Looks much like a Driver’s License
  • Administered by private government organisation
  • Costs about $50.00 to take, plus GST
  • Can be done online
  • Allows you to use watercraft

 Waterways of Canada



index_bar_2  Among boaters this is considered an extremely beloved place with rich cultural history. Here you will experience amazing coastal town that have many amenities and places to pass the time. When boating in Quebec you will most likely be on the St. Lawrence River, This river links the Atlantic and The Great Lakes. On your excursion here you will be able to explore the numerous islands or archipelagos that dot the waterways.

 Why you should visit:

  • For 350 years it has been a popular boating destination
  • The St. Lawrence River offers a beautiful view of historic Quebec village

The Muskokas and The Haliburton Highlands

This is a go-to area for many boaters. The scenery and experiences you might have will be unforgettable. Planning a Trip here means coming away with a one in a lifetime experience. Here people who love the outdoors can do all their favorite activities until their heart’s content. Whether you want to spend your time on or off of the water this area offers you many enjoyable opportunities.

Why you should visit:

  • 2 hours North of Toronto
  • Extremely popular waterway
  • Many towns/communities to dock at and enjoy yourself

Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia you will see an abundance of lighthouses. In addition if you decide to boat near Halifax you may choose to visit the Yacht Club and see all the many different types of private watercraft. This area offers you a delightful chance to cruise up Nova Scotia’s Atlantic shoreline. You may also choose to visit Nova Scotia’s Peggys Cove, where every year photographers and artists come to find inspiration in it’s beauty.

Why you should visit:

  • Good place to see Lighthouses
  • Sandy beaches
  • Charming towns
  • Lots of Cultural heritage
  • Open waters

Howe Sound

Drinnon-Pass-SunriseWhile traveling the Howe Sound in British Columbia you will have a chance to see the coastal mountain range. Many boaters and Outdoorsmen alike consider the Howe Sound to be a natural wonder, containing everything one wants in an outdoors adventure. The nooks and crannys that pocket the shoreline provide many opportunities to set the anchor and rest, all while the majestic mountains loom overhead.

Why you should visit:

  • Close to Vancouver
  • Snow Capped Mountains
  • Shoreline Communities
  • Many trails to stop by and hike on.

Canada’s Waterways and You


Remember while you explore these waterways to be aware of any rules and regulation that the area may have. Also do not forget to leave nothing behind, take care of your garbage and be respectful to the people and places around you. If have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and a sense of adventure than any of these waterways are for you! Go out there and enjoy boating in Canada!









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Cool Places for Winter Fun in Ontario


While winter is a harsh time here in Canada, there are still many fun activities that you can take part in. There are many towns and places that you can either relax, or have an adventure. The ones we will highlight here are Elora, Niagara on The Lake, Collingwood, Port Perry and the Haliburton Highlands. In each of these places you will find endless ways to fill the chilly days of winter with fun. Whether you enjoy winter sports, nature, shopping around in specialty shops, enjoying a nice relaxing day drinking wine or having a manicure, there are plenty of options available to you. Canada has a wealth of entertainment awaiting you and your family during these winter months, just remember to always stay safe and check the weather before you plan your trip. Please take the time to read through and give consideration to the many different activities and destinations we have outlines here for your winter fun. During the holidays often stress gets the better of us, we find ourselves burned out and running on fumes. Sometimes a day to yourself or heck even a week, is just what the doctor ordered. You deserve to treat yourself during these times.


  Elora is a fun town where you can adventure around the shops or catch a flick. You could also check out heritage buildings that are just brimming with history or take a plummet down the gorge.

 Elora Contains such entertainment as:

  • The Tooth of Time Waterfall.
  • The Old Mill.
  • The Elora Gorge.
  • The Gorge Cinema.
  • Wellington County Museum.
  • Grand River Raceway.
  • Specialty gift shops.


Collingwood beautiful area and is also a much sought after destination for winter sports enthusiasts, because of the wondrous Ridge Runner Mountain. There are also places where you can have tons of family fun, or take a personal day off before the holiday stress takes over your mind.

 Collingwood contains such entertainment as:

  • Snowboarding destinations.
  • Ridge runner Mountain.
  • 4 Season water park called “Plunge”.
  • A Scandinavian spa.
  • Visit Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse.
  • Take cooking classes.

 Niagara On The Lake

The area of Niagara On The Lake Is a nice spot to have a relaxing day away from home. There are many places to visit and some activities you might take part in to have loads of winter fun.


 Niagara On The Lake contains such entertainment as:

  • Many shops and small businesses.
  • Horse and carriage rides.
  • Winter Wine Events like “The Stocking Days of Christmas”
  • Catch a show at the Shaw Festival Theatre.
  • Walk the Niagara Parks Garden Trail.
  • See Fort George.
  • Take a Helicopter tour.
  • Take a horseback riding tour.

Port Perry

A lovely town like Port Perry offers a tourist many options for eating out and shopping in nice locally owned shops. It also has some opportunities for winter sports so that you can get out in nature and spend time in the stark beauty of winter.

 Port Perry contains such entertainment as:

  • It has a Victorian era-esq downtown.
  • Many restaurants such as Pubs and cozy Grills.
  • Many amenities for travelers.
  • Fishing opportunities.
  • Snowmobiling opportunities.
  • Visit Old Flame Brewing Company.
  • Scugog Shores Historical Museum.
  • Great Blue Heron Charity Casino.

 Haliburton Highland

The Halihlands are the ultimate place for people who love dog sledding. It also has lots of opportunities to engage in winter sports as well.

 The Haliburton Highlands contains such entertainment as:

  • The Winterdance Dog Sledding Company Tours.
  • Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve.
  • Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
  • Haliburton Rail Trail.
  • The Spa at Pinestone Resort.
  • Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike, which offers snowboarding and snowshoeing.







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Moving around in Rome is easy on an electric scooter

Rome is one of the most amazing tourists locations in the world and travelling here can be a great fun. There are many beautiful museums and iconic spots to enjoy. If you are planning to travel to Rome and wish to move from one city spot to another, then one of the best options is to use the public transport.

This is similar to the famous quote that is “When in Rome do as the Romans do”. But if you like to travel in a public transport system then the most ideal thing to use is the best electric scooter offered by the BillElectricScooter.

Ride Electric Scooter in Rome

The best thing about travelling through public transport is that Rome has over 200 bus lines which are available 24/7. Though there are few trains as well which operate but their number is not huge. The ticket price for different public transport options varies. One of the best options is going for the day-long pass which costs EUR 4 and valid till midnight. The public transport tickets can be bought from the ATAC counters as well as through automatic ticket counters and kiosk machines at bus stations or retail stores.

Alternately you can also hire a taxi or a cab. If you are planning to visit Rome with your family or as a group of friends, then the best choice is to opt for a cab or taxi. Let us try to explore more about the benefit of using electric scooters and why is it good to enjoy every single view in an independent manner.

Why Electric scooters?

  • One of the main reasons why public transport is not liked that much is because of its unpredictability. The best electric scooter can be your preferred choice because it lets you explore the entire city in a new way. You can stop anywhere you want and easily move through the crowded streets.
  • When you know that you have come to a place which is full of amazing tourist spots, then the independent driving experience is the best choice. You can only get such experience through electric scooters or gas scooters.
  • Electric scooters are environment-friendly and offer a very good It takes only 2 hours to charge the battery completely and it can easily run for about 50 to 60 miles in a complete charge.

When you are in a new country, it is not economical for you to buy a new electric scooter. The best option is to rent an electric scooter. There are many local vendors who offer such options and that too at an affordable rate.

There are few rental agencies in Rome such as Scoot-a-long, I bike, happy rent and a few more which offer such facilities to tourists as well as local people. The only thing that you need to take care of is to make sure that valid documents and security amount is submitted with the rental agencies.

Benefits of using electric scooters

  • The foremost benefit of using an electric scooter is enjoyment. You can enjoy your travel and can have a detailed view of every single spot. Simply take your camera with you can click amazing pictures and those perfect moments.
  • It is economical as you don’t have to pay more. Normally when you hire a cab or taxi, the rent is quite high. Hence, it makes perfect sense to rent an electric scooter at a fixed price.
  • You don’t have to take any formal training for driving electric scooters. A little practice on a flat surface can make you expert in driving an electric scooter. It is very easy to control these scooters as there no gears that are involved. Simply, press the ON button and take control of the speed mechanism and you are good to go.

Finally, if you don’t like the points mentioned above, then the most ideal thing to do is to opt for walking. Travelling on foot can be an excellent experience in Rome. You will be able to admire the brilliant architecture. Though it can be tiring but can prove to be a great experience.

Enjoy your holidays!

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Sharing Travel with Your Children.

Children Love travel too

Your perspective

 There are a startlingly low number of people who travel with their children. This may partially be due to the “I can’t travel with my children” mindset, which can be attributed to many things. However the memories that young people acquire during travel can be some of the most vibrant and lasting of their lives. Not only is that but traveling an incredibly humbling experience. Although you may not think that you can travel with children, that they are too young or you won’t have the time, let me explain why they are never too young and why you should make the time.

1319145409707319400Learning who they are

You and your children

There are a multitude of reasons to travel while your children are young. The first of which, is to learn more about you, and your children. To take the time to learn who you are as people. By traveling with your children you will get to see how they react to new and amazing situations. You will also get to see how they react to sad or frustrating situations. While you get to learn more about your children, your children will get to learn more about the world and its separate histories.

 History as a Teacher - Making it come alive

  History is perhaps one of the greatest teachers for a child. What young person would not like to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt up close, and find out how they were made? Or a rushing waterfall at Niagara where someone went over it in a barrel? Or better yet, a battlefield where soldiers fought for independence and glory? Travel is by far an amazing way to make textbook history come to life in the eyes of a young person. Along with teaching history travel can also serve another purpose, which is teaching your children the rewards associated with hard work.

Our Children and Hard Work - Benefits

 With travel we can make our children see firsthand how much hard work, when we put in the time and effort, can rewards us. Firstly we can show our children that the key to having an amazing travel vacation is saving and making money. Give them jobs to do and then pay them for it, when they are saving for a vacation by working and earning money they learn just how rewarding it can be to contribute. In addition to hard work Travel also serves to create lasting memories between your child and you.

Together with your Children - Memories

 When all’s said and done, memories are one of the most valuable things we have on this earth. Memories are what we draw on to make our life choices. It is a powerful thing for a child to remember something like hiking up a mountain side, or perhaps sitting next to a lake at dusk with a fishing pole in their hand while their father or mother tells them about when they were a child. These are powerful and positive memories that a young person will carry with them their entire life. There are things you can do to put a lasting positive image of your relationship into the mind of a child, travel serves this purpose for you too. While travel can create memories that will be with you and your children forever, it can also help your children learn compassion, or humility.

Seeing the World Firsthand-Compassion and Humility

 Travel is a great teacher of both of compassion and humility. Often poverty is a common sight when traveling, and one of the ways you might teach your child compassion is to stop and help those less fortunate than you. Whether it be buying them a meal, or helping them finish building a structure. Seeing you do these things will instill a sense of compassion in a child. Realizing that you have so much that you take for granted is an extremely powerful thing that a child does not soon forget. For you and yourself it can be extremely good to travel the world an experience all the different cultures and peoples of the world. By traveling with your child you are guaranteeing them amazing memories, a chance to learn new things, your time, and a perspective on the world that is not easily achieved.

Quick points about Traveling with Children:

 - Children love travel just as much as adults

- You get to spend time really learning who your children are.

- They will learn lessons that only history can teach

- By saving up for a trip they learn the rewards of hard work.

- You get to make memories with them that will last a lifetime.

- And you will have a chance to teach your children about compassion and humility in the day to day lifes of people from across the world.

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Learn How to Get Bigger Breasts in a Natural Way

If you are one of the numerous women who are looking for ways on how to get bigger breasts, then you might be worried that cosmetic surgery is your only option. You are so lucky because there are lots of strategies which you can utilize so as to naturally increase your breasts depending on your desired size. Through adding additional elements to your exercise, supplement routines and diet; you will be able to witness the actual results quickly.

Exercise – One of the Factors to Increase our Breast Size

 Factors to Increase Breast SizeProbably, you are quite in doubt if some sorts of exercise and daily routines can really help in the development of your breast size.  It is because breast tissues are mainly fatty and it is possible to be the cause of fat loss.  The good thing is there are some workout exercises for breasts that you can perform so as to help your breasts to become firm. One of the proven ways to make your breasts bigger is through building the pectoral muscles. There are several techniques on how you can build these muscles. For your reference, you may try to explore some video guides and be able to watch them while you are having your workout.

You may also opt to visit the gym nearby and do your workouts there. At least, you can make use of the facilities inside the gym for the enhancement of your breasts. As you go along with your daily routines, you may gradually notice that there is really an increase to your breast size. Isn’t it amazing? Well, try to do it by yourself and you will never blame yourself because of the best and effective outcomes.

A Proper Dietary Program – Another Way for Breast Enhancement

Dietary ProgramIt is very essential to maintain a balanced diet for you to increase your breast size. Nowadays, most of the women are very meticulous enough to their dietary program since they know that this is one of the most effective strategies on how to get bigger breasts. In your dietary program, it is always vital to consider some nutritious foods that are rich in vitamins and estrogen. Since estrogen is the primary hormone that is responsible for the growth and development of the women’s breasts; then you have to eat foods that contain this hormone.

For more information about the best foods that you need to eat, you may also visit your doctor and consult about this matter. Don’t just eat foods that are not good for you because there are some foods that may add extra fats to your body. As a result, these foods may only provide extra fatty tissues that may also result to weight gain. As much as possible, you need to select those palatable but healthful foods because you can get more benefits out of them. At some point, you also need to drink plenty of water for you not to be dehydrated.

If you are already working on your DIY ways and strategies towards breast size improvement, then you have to wait for how many days and weeks to see some results. The outcome of these natural ways is unnoticeable during few days since this is not instantly coming. It requires more time for you to satisfy the actual results based on what you have done.

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A Ceiling Fan Technique for Minimizing the Electric Costs

I have actually downloaded hundreds of dollars on electrical energy in the last number of years. Throughout the summertime in L.a, the greatest dollar gobbler on our family electrical expense is a/c. My spouse and I require a cool bed room during the night or we do not sleep well– 75 degrees or lower. I found out a technique with a bed room ceiling fan that truly saves money on electrical power. Check out best ceiling fans reviews at Lightning Ceiling Fans to find ceiling fans that meet your requirement.

Normally, a ceiling fan decreases the temperature level a few degrees. When it’s 82 degrees at going to bed, that assists a little, however we still need to run the AIR CONDITIONING. In earlier summer, we simply switched on the cooling and set the thermostat for 75 degrees. All night long, the compressor on the roofing switched on and off and was on about half the time. It’s a 4-ton a/c unit, so every hour it costs us 50 cents. That’s $2 a night or $60 a month if it’s on for 4 hours. That’s simply for nights, not to mention hot summertime days.

Some houses have even bigger ac system. Depending upon the size of yours, a/c will certainly run you 18-67 cents per hour for electrical energy. That’s $22-$80 a month if it’s on 4 hours a night.

I got smart the last 2 summer times. In L.A., many nights, the temperature level drops below 75 degrees. If we’re not making use of the AIR CONDITIONER upstairs where the bed room is, as quickly as it’s cooler outside than in, I open a couple of windows. I do not run the AIR CONDITIONER at the exact same time that the windows are open for evident factors. I do not wish to make it hard on myself, so I open just 4 upstairs windows that move quickly. One is a small window in the bed room, which assists with air blood circulation through the bed room. I likewise open doors so that air can distribute from the open windows into the bed room. I turn on the ceiling fan in our bed room, simply enough to get the air moving throughout the upstairs. That attracts cooler air through from outdoors. I leave the windows open and the ceiling fan on low the remainder of the night.

I still set the thermostat on the a/c to 75 degrees and occasionally when I initially go to sleep, it begins. Generally just briefly. This guarantees that the bed room is down to 75 degrees or lower all night long.

Other than throughout bad warm front, the temperature level is generally down to about 70 degrees in the upstairs by 7 a.m. Then, very first thing in the morning, I close all the windows and shut off the AIR CONDITIONER. Closing the windows keeps your house cool into late afternoon. We’re in fact downloading on electrical energy throughout the day, too. (It assists a lot that we have a big ash tree shading our roofing.).

You might question just how much running a ceiling fan is going to cost for perhaps 10 hours each night? One thin penny. It’s 1 cent an hour– most likely even less as I run the fan at the most affordable speed. Compare that with 18-67 cents for a/c.

If you live in a part of the nation where it cools down at night throughout the summer season, my technique will certainly work for you. You need to have screens on the windows to stay out mosquitoes and other bugs. You can purchase screens that you can put in location each night in between the window and the sill if even worse comes to even worse. Your hardware establishment need to bring something like that.

Naturally, you’ll require a ceiling fan in your bed room. When ceiling fans were the rage in L.A, we’re fortunate– our home was constructed in the ’70s. They’re not a huge ticket product. You ought to have the ability to discover a high quality ceiling fan at a lighting shop or on the Web for just $35. They run more if you desire one with light bulbs and, obviously, you can invest a couple of hundred for an unique appearance. They are available in all various colors and designs. Hunter and Casablanca are amongst the much better brand names. If your ceiling isn’t really gained to quickly take a fan and a brand-new electrical junction box is required, setup runs about $100 though periodically more.

Offer it a shot and see if you download cash on your electrical expense if you aren’t currently utilizing this ceiling fan technique.

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Travel Extra Haliburton B&Bs cosy-up for winter

Travel Extra HaliburtonMany years ago Great Britain discovered the advantage of a central reservation system for bed and breakfast accommodation. There is now a similar network in Ontario.

Over the past year B&B operators throughout the Kawartha Lakes and the Haliburton Highlands have joined the reservation system called Ontario Town and Country Home Hospitality Ltd. Reservations can be made for accommodation nearHaliburton, Minden, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Apsley, Havelock, Norwood, Bethany, Bridgenorth and Lindsay. Each week new properties apply, are inspected and added to the registry as the idea grows.

Although most of the B&Bs operate year round, winter offers a great getaway, for cross-country skiers in particular. The Haliburton Nordic Trails make up Ontario&#39s biggest system with 200 kilometres of groomed double-track trails. Many of the B&Bs are located on or near this ski system. Parts of the trail are even lit for night skiing.

Between Peterborough and Apsley, the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club has 40 kilometres of wilderness trail through thick woods. Silent Lake Provincial Park near Apsley also offers groomed and marked trails.

Each B&B is different, of course, but a visit to a couple gives an idea of the quality and amenities one can expect from this reservation network.

South of Apsley, a two-storey blue Cape Cod-style house is nestled in the woods. A small creek that runs through the property attracts wildlife. Warm country charm is reflected in every detail of the colonial decor. Guests are accommodated in either an upper level studio with a queen-size bed or a bright and cheery bedroom with a double brass bed full of pillows and quilts. Both have four-piece bathrooms. The extra-large-screen television is a favourite with guests. After a day of cross-country skiing, the glow from the brick fireplace and a mug of hot cider is most welcome.

However, it is the meals that are memorable. The hostess is a chef who used to operate her own restaurant. If you enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread or the taste of homemade soup on a frosty winter day, this is a B&B you are certain to enjoy.

Another property is located a few kilometres north of the town of Cloyne and has easy access to the cross-country skiing in Bon Echo Provincial Park. This five-level house is perched on an escarpment by Lake Skootamatta. The view from five-metre-tall windows in the sitting room and extended dining area is breathtaking. Off the games room is a romantic private suite with its own living room and balcony. The four-piece bathroom extends into a separate room with a gigantic hot tub that feels great after a day in the snow.

Curled up with a good book or a glass of wine in front of one of the two floor-to-ceiling fireplaces is an equally cosy way to end the day.

For more information on Ontario Town and Country Home Hospitality, write to P.O. Box 212, Peterborough, Ont. K9J 6Y8, or telephone and fax (705) 876-8787. B&B prices vary, depending on the amenities and meals. A three-night stay at the Bon Echo house is $324 per couple which includes a hearty breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and a candlelight dinner with wine. Gift certificates are available.

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Seeking for the Best Place to Go During Your Leisure Time

Are you looking for a specific place to go? Well, it is now the time to explore the world of beauty and relaxation. You can even go to the Country Voice, in the Haliburton Highlands. If you are seeking for a nice place where you can relax, then this would be your avenue which you need to choose. You can have an assurance that you will be highly satisfied with its beauty. In fact, there are also some sorts of activities which you can do when you are already in the Haliburton Highlands. You do some activities like having a picnic with your family or friends, playing some outdoor games and many more.

So, the choice is yours if you want to spend your leisure time up to the maximum extent. Most probably, you still want to know more about the best things and some pieces of information regarding the exact place. So, what you need to do is to search online about the place. There are some sites where you can check on the details about the Country Voice and some related events that you can do once you are already there.  Though online searching, you can also have the chance to meet new products which you may use in your DIY projects. One of these things or products is the best portable air compressor that is being offered in the marketplace. While searching for more details about the exact place to go, you can also search for some details about this air compressor.

Things to Bring During Your Vacation

haliburton highlandsBefore going to Haliburton Highlands, it is essential to plan ahead of time. As much as possible, list down all the essential things that you need to bring. Here are the most important ones that you should not forget to bring:

  • Money/cash: This is one of the important factors that you should consider prior to leave your place. Always set an ample amount so as to make sure that your budget will not be limited. Moreover, you really have to determine the number of members who will join in your vacation so that you can also make a good budget.
  • Food: Another thing that you need to bring is some sorts of foods for you. You can bring some snacks while you are in the middle of your trip. At least, you will not feel hungry until you reach your destination.
  • Personal necessities: You should not forget some personal necessities like towels, dress, t-shirts, underwear, lotion, or even cosmetics since you will need these things once you would like to clean your body or add some fragrance on your body.

Always create a list of things to bring so that you will not forget and overlook the important ones.

Things to Do Before Your Departure

Of course, you will book a ticket for the reservation on your trip. So, it is crucial if you will also do the following prior to your vacation day to Haliburton Highlands:

  1. Check your exact destination if it’s safe to go.  Know all the restaurant outlets and tourists spots to visit.
  2. Mark your schedules so as not to skip some activities.
  3. Seek some sorts of details on how you can get there in Voice Country at the most affordable rate.
  4. Gather more details online about the best things to do once you are already in your destination.


You may visit now the Haliburton Highlands and feel the presence of the fresh air. Also, you can purely experience the true aesthetics of scenery as you roam around in that place. So, what are you now waiting for? Come now and explore everything on the place.


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