The Military Might of Burgundy: Château de Bazoches

The Military Might of Burgundy: Château de Bazoches

One of the best but frequently overlooked ways to see Europe’s sights is by water. There’s nothing like cruising in a hotel barge and immersing yourself in the local scenery and culture, especially when there’s so much to see all around you. Join us aboard L’Art de Vivre on a journey through Burgundy, and soak up some of the finest attractions that France has to offer.
For lovers of France and military history alike, L’Art de Vivre will take you exactly where you’d like to go. The Château de Bazoches is a treasure trove of historical interest, military prowess and elegant architecture.

 

Back in Time

Dating back to the twelfth century, the grand château was originally built on a Roman site, overlooking the Morvan landscape. The estate itself originates from the fashionable antiquity of the seventeenth century, as evidenced by its magnificent architecture. Walking through its halls, you can easily imagine the courtiers of King Louis XIV strolling past you.

A True Genius

The most famous owner of the château is Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, widely renowned for his military genius. He purchased the estate following his enormous success in the siege of Maastricht, for which Louis XIV rewarded him with a large sum of money. His home became the headquarters for his strategic and fortification designs, which were widely respected and used by many French cities for over a century.

Ahead of his time, Vauban understood modern advances in technology and weaponry, making him a master of military planning. He would use intricate miniature ravelins, bastions and moats to further his ideas, and became a pioneer of the bayonet rifle, the iron-barrelled cannon and the mortar. His prowess in military engineering and strategy was unparalleled, so it’s no surprise that over 300 cities in France feature his designs, including Lille, Dunkirk and Bayonne.

Luxury Libraries

Château de Bazoches is also home to an extensive library, which contains over 5,000 books and is a must-see for literature enthusiasts. Vauban himself had a passion for literature, and penned his famous Royal Tithe during his time there. Unfortunately, his written criticism of the upper classes and the inequalities of the taxation system cost him his royal favour, causing him to fall from grace for the rest of his life.

Further Information

If the rich and varied history of this grand Burgundian house sounds too good to be true, what are you waiting for? European Waterways will take you on a luxury hotel barge cruise and ensure that you take in all of France’s best sights. For more information, don’t hesitate to explore our website or get in touch with our friendly team of experts.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury hotel barge holidays in France. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

Problems for FAA Registering Drones

Problems for FAA Registering Drones

The hot topic today with users of drone and non-drone users is the registration of drones by the FAA. How likely is the FAA to be able to bring all the listed drones? Does it need to register all unmanned aircraft?
Everyone in the world is buzzing, and some who are not in the buzzing world, talking about government drone enrollment. The government wants all the drones listed whether they are basically just toys or used for packet delivery or used for aerial photography. But, the question has been asked, how the government can find all the unmanned aircraft. Some drones are created by bringing together separate individual parts. Will the government require all the parts that are used to create a registered drone. This can be very complicated because some of the parts used to create drones are also used for other technologies.

 

Is it against what this country wants to require a list of all unmanned aircraft? I know there are very small drones and have very limited flying time. This is basically a toy that kids will use. It would make more sense if the government made the necessary enrollment for the type or size of a particular drone rather than just entering all unmanned aircraft. There is a big difference in the unmanned aircraft that will fly for 7 minutes and unmanned aircraft that can fly all the way all over the country and back. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

Let’s talk about home made drones. There are thousands of people all over the country who only order parts and put their own drones together. “Do it yourself” is always acceptable in the United States. That is part of what makes this country the best country in the world! Do your own gardening, construction, remodeling, horse training, mechanics, photography … the list is endless. Why should you do it yourself so as not to be different? If the rule is made for a certain size then the drone needs to be registered, all right. When purchasing a specific size or battery controller, it may need to be registered. I do not see the government having the ability to even trace home-made drones. There are too many scenarios for it to be worth doing.

On the other hand, a very wise suggestion is to designate airspace only for unmanned aircraft. Is there anyone breaking the rules? Yes. As long as there are people in this world, there will be imperfect people in this world because we are all imperfect and there are always some who have to push envelopes and others who do not take the time to check the rules to start from. With this in mind, we must remember that bad people will do bad things that are against the law whether there is a law that applies to the bad or not. In other words, if someone wants to hurt people or other places, they will do so without getting permission. If one’s goal is to fly an unmanned drone on the spot or how to hurt someone or something else, they will do it. It is wise of the government to invest in some precautions such as weapons that will control and land unmanned aerial plane that is in the wrong place or believed to be intent to harm. Similarly businesses that feel threatened by unmanned aircraft can do the same. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

In short, no, I do not believe the FAA can register all unmanned aircraft and I do not believe it is necessary to register all unmanned aircraft, only aircraft that could pose a threat to the manned aircraft. In the meantime, we want to enjoy our unmanned aircraft in a safe and lawful way. We will stay 5 miles away from the airport while flying and not flying over 400 feet. Visit us at www.RCDronesPro.com and make drone choices from our various items. Problems for FAA Registering Drones

8 Places You Can not Miss on Your Next Trip to Italy

8 Places You Can not Miss on Your Next Trip to Italy

Along with England, Italy is one of the hottest tourist spots in Europe.

This country has something for everyone: history, rich culture, famous art, stunning scenery, and amazing cuisine. From Florence and Tuscany to Milan and Venice, the holiday destinations are endless – which can be quite amazing!

Eager for your next trip to Italy but not sure where to start with planning?

We’ve compiled a list of eight places you should not miss on your next trip to Italy, so you can get the most out of your great Italian adventure!

Where To Go For Your Journey To Italy
1. Milan
Milan is one of the world’s fashion capitals, known for its unrivaled designer and stylish shops. If you’re someone who loves to shop, Milan is the place for you.

It is also a great city for art and music lovers, as it is home to the famous Da Vinci painting, The Last Supper, as well as the iconic La Scala Opera House.

2. Amalfi Coast 8 Places You Can not Miss on Your Next Trip to Italy
The stunning beauty of the Amalfi Coast makes it a non-negotiable stop for any tourist. The 30-mile coastline features stunning cliffs, beautiful bays, lemon tree gardens and multi-colored villas.

Tip: If you are looking for a romantic getaway, stop by to the town of Positano. The coastal town has beautiful pebbly beaches and incredible mountain views.

3. Venice
Known as the “City of Romance”, Venice is one of Italy’s most beautiful and romantic cities. The city has a very unique architecture with hundreds of bridges and ship canals connecting the floating city.

Tip: If you choose to visit Venice on your way to Italy, make sure you ride the Gondola!

Florence
Florence is the ultimate destination for any art lover. The city that has more than half a dozen art museums, was an influential place during the Italian Renaissance.

It is also home to the Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, known for its dome that defied gravity.

5. Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is an isolated chain of five fishing villages located on the Italian Riviera. With stunning harbor views and scenic cliffs, Cinque Terre is a great place to relax, recharge and sightsee.

6. Vatican City 8 Places You Can not Miss on Your Next Trip to Italy
Covering over 100 hectares, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world governed by the pope. From the Vatican Museum to St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City is a place unlike any other place.

If you visit Vatican City on your way to Italy, you need to visit the Sistine Chapel. This is famous for Renaissance art, especially for “The Creation of Adam”, painted by Michelangelo.

7. Pompeii
At 7.9 A.D., the lively city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Today, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

Pompeii is rich in history and has a great archaeological museum for travelers who discover its enchanting tragic backdrop.

Tip: Before leaving, be sure to check Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Although it can destroy the city, the city also preserve it.

8. Rome
If you are not sure where to visit, Rome is a great place to start. From the Colosseum, where the gladiator fought to death, to the Pantheon, where the kings of Rome are buried, the city is full of amazing places.

Make your trip awesome with Spirit airlines free baggage policy

Make your trip awesome with Spirit airlines free baggage policy

Spirit airlines is one of the largest airlines of United States which proffer luxurious. Spirit airlines is mostly known for its best in class traveling features. Spirit airlines cover domestic and international destinations to the various countries. All three kinds of cabin classes are provided by the Spirit airlines such as First class, Business class and Economy class. Passengers can dial Spirit airlines phone number to get more information on Spirit airlines.
What size bag can you carry on Spirit airlines for free?

 

Are you traveling in Spirit airlines first time? But don’t have any knowledge about its baggage policy? Then don’t be tensed. Spirit airlines proffer cost effective baggage policy to the passengers. But there are some restrictions behind the free baggage policy of Spirit airlines. You contact Spirit airlines customer service to know more about on baggage restrictions. You can also read the below information regarding Spirit airlines baggage allowance which is given below:

· Spirit airlines permits 1 personal item such as purse, laptop bag and briefcase. · Each item should not exceed the size 56x46x25 cm including handles and wheels. · Every bag fit in the overhead bin. · For personal item should not exceed the limit 102 cm. · An umbrella, jacket, diaper bag, child food do not count in carry on allowance.

If you are not capable to understand the above baggage policy of Spirit airlines, then contact Spirit airlines booking number to avail relevant information from the certified service representatives. They will provide better information on Spirit airlines baggage policy within simple manner. You can also book your flight ticket with the help of these representatives. There is no time to contact on this number, you can dial this number at 24/7 hours across the globe.

This restaurant invites you in by displaying its kitchen!

This restaurant invites you in by displaying its kitchen!

Concrete brings us a brand new Japanese watering hole and dining experience at Izakaya in Hotel Roomers, Munich.
Hotel Roomers in Munich stands out for its Japanese restaurant, Izakaya in an incredibly unique way. The restaurant announces its presence via its show kitchen visible through the glass facade of the porte-cochere. This kitchen block continues inside the lobby as a jewellery case covered in gold mirror – also the restaurant’s main entrance!

 

Black and gold dominate the colour palette here with a contrasting feature of light wooden lamellas along the ceiling and wall. Gold cladding uplifts the space especially through the backlit bar top, with a warm yellow marble finish that makes every drink sparkle. While the bar is a highlight element, one cannot miss the show-stopper i.e. the oversized wooden Koi-carp lamp. Typically Japanese, this lamp would’ve probably overpowered the design had it not been so dynamic!

Seating zones are created by introducing silk-printed rotating panels that are also black mirrors and level changers. The rotating panels serve many purposes: they can either connect or separate the space depending on the angle of rotation. While on one side, a Japanese-inspired artwork on silkscreen by artist Gijs Scholten anoints it; the other side is clad with a black mirror with different settings. In the early evening, the whole space can appear as one; while during the after-hours, the bar can be cordoned off to establish a darker and cosy mood that lasts deep into the night. This element helps the space adapt to its clients allowing for a truly transformable experience.

North V. South: The Battle of the Poles

North V. South: The Battle of the Poles

Your breath feels like it freezes as soon as it leaves your lungs, your back and shoulders ache from carrying equipment for days and your legs are shaking – yet, somehow, you’ve never been happier.
Traveling to the Poles is the dream of many an adventure lover. These remote, inhospitable locations offer unique sights and experiences to those brave enough to venture towards their icy hearts.

 

Practicalities

For a first-timer, the safest and most practical way of embarking on a polar expedition is by joining an organised group. This way you can make the most of professional trekkers’ experience and truly enjoy the trip knowing you are in good hands. There are several good companies which specialise in polar expeditions so do your research to find one that suits your needs.

Which Pole if For You?

Teamwork and discipline are key during these trips and you’ll make lifelong friendships with those you cross the ice with. But which Pole is for you? North or South?

North V. South

A trip to the North Pole takes around three weeks and covers around 200km. To reach it, you must head out over the frozen depths of the Arctic Ocean. Underneath metres of ice is the freezing sea, so this ice moves! The drift of ice may work against you and the air is frustratingly humid so you must constantly work to keep your tent dry. Cold management is also a constant battle – keeping warm is key to survival.

Sound like fun? Other challenges include skiing against the drift of the ice and pulling your equipment hundreds of kilometres by sled…

Though these trips are hard work, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the stunning scenery as you’re not trying to win any awards. This trip is for you to gain a better knowledge of both yourself and the strange land surrounding you. A good polar expedition company will take their team at a steady pace, allowing you to absorb the misty mountains of ice and the overwhelming sense of isolation.

A trip to the South Pole is usually shorter, coming in at about a week and a half. Unlike the Arctic, the Antarctic is a continent. Underneath the ice there is firm ground so you won’t be battling ice drift here. The air is also extremely dry – the driest on earth in fact. These factors mean that habitation is possible at the South Pole. However, the Antarctic comes with its own challenges. The driving wind works with the immobile ice to create harsh ‘sastrugi’. These irregular ridges are difficult to walk on and navigate through – especially in the high altitude which can leave you breathless or dizzy. Of course, just like in the Arctic, keeping warm is difficult but essential.

Visitors to this remote region are left speechless by the icy wilderness stretching out endlessly before them, lit by the eerie 24-hour sun that never sets.

Though the Arctic and Antarctic offer very different experiences, the feeling of euphoria when you reach your goal is the same and unparalleled. How does it sound? Terrifying? Or thrilling? If the latter, a polar expedition might just be the perfect trip for you. Good luck!

The Best Era for Beginning Piano Lesson

The Best Era for Beginning Piano Lesson

 

The piano lesson by a Brooklyn instructor proves to enrich some things. Learning piano teaches patience and discipline while improving concentration and coordination. How do you know when your child is ready to learn piano? Here are some indicators.

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You may like music and piano, but if your child does not show interest in him, the lesson will soon become boring. However, all is not lost. Develop love of music in your child. Expose your child to all types of music, from classical to jazz to rock, as one genre can spark an interest in learning to play. Also invest in piano. Let your child play with him. If your child learns that experimenting with sounds is fun, he will be more likely to want to start a lesson.

Hand size The Best Era for Beginning Piano Lesson

If your child’s hand is big enough to touch 5 keys adjacent to all 5 fingers, then he / she deserves to start the lesson. This can happen at age 5, but may be a few years older. Before that, let your child play on the keyboard. Again, cultivate that pleasure in the button will make your child motivated to learn to play.

Reading Music

If your child is learning to play with sheet music, then the proper age to start the lesson is about 7 or 8 when the child can read fluently. However, there is an ear-based learning method, called the Suzuki Method, which is suitable for children as young as 5 or 6.

When Too Late Start? The Best Era for Beginning Piano Lesson

Never! Learning music is like learning a foreign language. While younger students are able to absorb new information such as sponges and learn complex skills easily, older children and even adults have the advantage of being more patient, disciplined, and often more motivated.

Although there are some requirements to start piano lessons, such as hand size and reading ability fluently when learning by book method, the single greatest factor in determining the best age for piano lessons is interest in learning to play. If that desire exists, then almost all age is suitable for piano lessons in Brooklyn.

Comprehensive Travel Insurance and Fraudulent Claims

Comprehensive Travel Insurance and Fraudulent Claims

The world and its people keep moving. Greater access to transportation options has opened up the idea and reality of travel for many people. As our travel habits grow and flourish, be an element of good and bad experience.
After quite rarely bother issuing comprehensive travel insurance for your trip, nowadays it is a standard part of booking practice. Since this has become a more general cost for travelers, the industry must become more vigilant against false claims that, in the end, raise interest rates for all of us. Some fraudsters are pretty clever with their false claims – some are not.

 

Growing Industry

Since comprehensive travel insurance has become a necessity more than luxury for travelers, the industry must respond with greater coverage in anticipation of incidents. So much can be wrong when people leave the comfort of their own home and try to find out something unusual. The purpose of travel insurance is to eliminate these fears and not let ‘what if’ stop people from exploring the world. However, overseas environments can increase the likelihood of occurrences of strange events, and some people choose to capitalize on this possibility. Comprehensive Travel Insurance and Fraudulent Claims

The strange and beautiful

Even some legitimate claims made against traveler’s comprehensive travel insurance can sound really made! One claim, recently filed, is for medical expenses incurred after a head injury caused by a coconut. Another claim came from an unsatisfied skier whose holiday was devastated by the snow at the destination – amazingly, the insurance was paid!

Other claims come from unfavorable encounters with wild animals, miscalculation of fitness levels, or impulsive decisions that lead to poor old judgment. The travel insurance industry must stay afloat as claims become increasingly unreasonable and also keep an open mind, since very few are actually beyond the realm of possibility.

With rising claims (both original and fraudulent), travel insurance companies must be literal investigators, sometimes traveling to the home country of the claim, and / or having to collect witness statements to support the claim. Comprehensive travel insurance strives very hard to honor the ‘comprehensive’ element of the services they offer.

Not so smart Comprehensive Travel Insurance and Fraudulent Claims

People who make fake travel insurance claims seem to underestimate the amount of evidence needed to support their claims. Previous travel insurance claims can only be made, filed and believed through a conversation or written statement to your insurance agent.

The common claims are for coverage of lost or stolen items. Travelers these days are bringing more expensive electronic equipment, such as digital cameras, phones or laptops while on vacation with them, as well as other valuables, such as jewelry. Fortunately, our digital age is on the side of an insurance investigator who will ask for proof or purchase, proof of ownership of the photo, and perhaps even witness the event where the item is missing.

For example, after claiming that a very expensive ring was lost while on vacation, a plaintiff was asked to make photographic evidence of the ownership of this ring. Once the photo is submitted, it does not take much investigation talent to see the time / date stamp on the photo, which only proves that the plaintiff still has the ring he has after filing his suit. Try good

Internet is secure

It is understandable that travelers may not want to spend extra money on insurance that they may never use. However, the peace of mind that comprehensive travel insurance pays is just priceless. Those who try to ‘work the system’ rarely achieve their goals and will only raise interest rates for all of us. Fake insurance claims are still a crime, and crimes never pay (literally).

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Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning specialist team in annual, family, single travel and all other types of comprehensive travel insurance. In addition to offering attractive offers for travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holiday.

Shopping in Georgetown What is Clustered Affair

Shopping in Georgetown What is Clustered Affair

As in many downtowns like the capital of our country, shopping usually means an environment rather than a store. If Georgetown happens to be that neighborhood, there are several choices in the neighborhood to find the best shopping in Georgetown. Explore some of these possibilities and you certainly will not be disappointed. Three areas, in particular, come to mind clustered near major commercial and retail areas at the intersections of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street: Wisconsin Avenue to the north of M Street, The Shops in Georgetown Park, and M Street east of Wisconsin Avenue.

Wisconsin Avenue

Shopping in Georgetown What is Clustered Affair

One of the major commercial corridors in Georgetown is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, where visitors will find many upscale shops, bars and restaurants on Wisconsin Avenue just north of M Street. Following Wisconsin Avenue north more than half a mile to Book Hill Park on Reservoir Road, many high-end brand retailers, as well as local merchant associations, can be found along the way. Major retailers such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Apple Store are close to M Street while many local retailers and restaurants reach block by block down to Waduk Road.

Shops at Georgetown Park

Part of the present structure of this shopping center has a long and interesting history, beginning in 1838 when used as a tobacco warehouse, following the 1850s when it was converted into a horse cage for the first horsecar line, Washington and Georgetown Railway, then converted into machine shop for tram. In 1975, the historic site was acquired to be developed into a shopping and residential complex, which now exists. The Canal House opened in 1980 as the first phase of the project; However, in subsequent years, the site became the subject of numerous lawsuits and the eventual seizure. It was purchased from foreclosures in 2010 and a major renovation took place, which gave the mall a classic and top-class appearance. Leading high-end retailers, such as Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Dean & DeLuca, H & M, HomeGoods, and J. Crew along with discount retailers like T.J. Maxx, and DSW are located at The Shops in Georgetown Park. Then, after a day of shopping, one can relax in the real Georgetown Waterfront Park, just a block away along the beautiful Potomac River.

M Street Shopping in Georgetown What is Clustered Affair

There are also some great local shops that walk a few blocks off the trail, so to speak, along M Street, east of Wisconsin Avenue, where one can find Barneys New York, Nike Georgetown, and Kate Spade New York as well as a wonderful collection of local retailers and restaurants. From there one can wander just a few meters south of M Street along Wisconsin Avenue to the Spice and Tea Exchange, where people can certainly raise their appetite. After that, one’s hunger can be satisfied by heading to Blues Alley, which stretches parallel to and just south of M Street, and where one can end the day at the famous Blues Alley Jazz and Supper Club. The Georgetown Institution features music and delicious food. The club is open every night and offers the best in music including jazz as well as Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, and Wynton Marsalis.

Although not mentioned here, people will be neglected not to stop by Washington Harbor and the wonderful restaurants that lie above this beautiful seaside complex that runs along Potomac just south of the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. After a day of shopping, this should be on anyone’s list, but especially if it’s already in the neighborhood. As you can see, some of the best shopping spots in Georgetown are found in groups.

Meet Weedtubers Who Paid to Toke Up

Meet Weedtubers Who Paid to Toke Up

This attracts a lot of people making money by posting videos on YouTube.

Tutorials, family vacations, product reviews and other silly antics make the rich overnight.

But have you ever heard of weedtubers?

These are the people who get paid to smoke marijuana and put it up on the internet.

That’s right – get paid for baking.

Read on to find out some of the most famous weedtubers around.

Joel Hradecky: King Weedtubers
Considered the king of the weedtubers, Joel Hradecky has over 1.2 million followers, whom he found only in a short time.

His CustomGrow420 YouTube channel featured videos including him who tried to suck THC oil grams. This video garnered over 1.3 million views.

That number is almost the same as 1.5 million who saw Hradecky cough for seven minutes after his effort. It seems that Hradecky’s success thrives, in part, on the psychological notion that humans enjoy watching other humans suffer. Meet Weedtubers Who Paid to Toke Up

But this marijuana king not only toke up and make the audience laugh (or mock) over the love of entertainment. Thousands of fans actually turned to Hradecky for recommendations about bongs, strands of marijuana and other accessories.

Josh Young
If you are primarily looking for advice and information about smoking weeds, different ways can be smoked, or weed prices, Young is your man.

On her YouTube channel StrainCentral, smoking young marijuana from 3-10 times a day, right next to the viewers.

Young thinks that sometimes his fans are just, “looking for friends smoking.”

In the same way as other weedtubers like Hradecky, Young also posted a video showing the effort to smoke a large quantity of THC in a short time and its horrible effects.

With over 373,000 subscribers, Young obviously makes a really good smoking buddy!

Reef Reef Meet Weedtubers Who Paid to Toke Up
Being a harvester is not just for boys. Do not worry women, you can also be famous for smoking on YouTube too!

Just look at Coral Reefer. If you are looking for an interactive weedtube experience, Coral Reefer is your girl.

Coral Reefer hosts a live show every Sunday called “Stoney Sunday Live” where she answers pitch-related questions from viewers and fans. Coral is very passionate about marijuana and its many benefits.

Visit her channel and you’ll see her attend the cannabis show and share info about what’s going on in marijuana news.

Jane Dro
Another grass enthusiast who represents female cannabis lovers out there is Jane Dro. Meet Weedtubers Who Paid to Toke Up

If you want a more educational experience when it comes to marijuana, Dro is a great information center. Dro tells viewers about the growing ins and outs of marijuana and offers tips, as well as the look inside his own farming chamber.

Check out Dro channels for video and in-depth product reviews for serious and serious cannabis users. You might even see the following marijuana smoking star on our list while watching the Dro channel – both of which often appear in their respective videos.

Soundrone
You can not have a good smoking session without some nice snacks. Soundrone is about unboxing and reviewing products – and not just marijuana related items.

Visiting this unique channel channel will allow you to see candy, drink and snack reviews. A perfect compliment to your height.

His studies are often distracted by him who gets beaten from a bong or dull. Soundrone must have done something right because not only was he a successful successor, he was also a businessman.

Soundrone has its own hex axis line known as Bee Lasso.

Are you Next Next Big YouTube?
It’s hard not to be motivated by these itedtuber stars. They get paid to do what they love – that’s a great American dream, is not it?