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ISECardInternational Student ID Card.

ISE Card is an international ID card company for students of any age and non-students between the age of twelve (12) and twenty-six (26) years old. This is ideal for international exchange students and also educators working abroad.

There are many benefits that go with the membership. Students have access to a legal phone number which can be used from anywhere in the world. There are discounts to hotels, museums, flights restaurants and such.

The ISE Card is not the only one of its kind. There is a company called the Student Advantage Card. The company seems to be geared toward the academic aspect of the exchange student. Some of the benefits are for discounts on books, computers and such. Both cards can be used to shop for academic equipment (books, computers etc.) online at a discount as well as discount flights and such. The ISE Card covers the academic discounts as well as student life (Restaurants, museums, various places of interest and more. However, the card focuses on travel for the most part. I have provided links to both cards so that you can make your own judgment as to which card is best for you.


This company sells international calling cards. These cards can be used from around the world. accepts global orders. This is a plus for expats all over the world. These cards can be used from any normal phone therefore you are not confined to a computer. This is especially good for Philippine expats as the mother company (Universal Calling) operates in the country.



Friendly State Parks, Art trails and more; If you are an outdoors person who is family oriented, you’ve just got to see the State of Maine. The state has 48 family friendly state parks, which offer various activities. During the winter seasons Maine offers Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, and more. There is hiking from the mountains to the sea; many trails with many spectacular views. And then there are my favorites; the fishing, the canoeing, the kayaking, I just can’t wait!!  Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself:

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Maine is A1 for hiking. There are trails to suite almost everyone’s taste. You may be looking for a mountainous island type hike, or a rugged coastal trail.

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There are trails for those who love an afternoon walk, or even an all day walk, Maine is calling!

Hiking isn’t the only way to explore Maine. Some prefer to bike their way along.

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Maine’s bike friendly roads and paths make the state just right for biking. There is a downloadable map for each bike tour.

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Camping in Maine provides for many choices.

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There’s simple tent camping.

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There are full service RV resorts.

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And there are cabin rentals.

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Beach Front Lodging!

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This is amazing. The only thing that I can say is visit

Family Friendly Parks

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As I mentioned, Maine has 48 family friendly parks. The acreage of these beautiful lands range from 1873 to 42818 acres. Remember that many of these lands are closed during the winter seasons.

For more information call (207) 287-3821 or visit

Alpine and Nordic Skiing!

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IN closing I would like to acknowledge that I had no idea as to how much Maine has to offer. Within this post, I was only able to scratch the surface, so do your research. I am positive that you will find something in Maine that will please your appetite.  For more information visit


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The Philippines is one of the best kept secrets, and there are some who wish to keep it that way.  A decent number of Americans retire to the Philippines for various reasons.  The lifestyle can be very cheap depending on what you are looking for. City life can be expensive. Manila is very much like New York, and I have never seen such traffic jams. The crime isn’t as bad as one may think. Things can get rough if you end up in the wrong place, but you don’t hear about very many violent crimes.


Province life in the Philippines is the best as far as I am concerned. There is nothing like waking up to fresh country air. The Filipinos in the province are very hard workers and hospitable as well. They seem to enjoy life as well as they enjoy their food. Eating is a part of the Filipino culture as well as parties and dancing. They take pride in both. You will find some of the best tourist areas in the mountain regions. The climate is just right for those who are not comfortable in tropical heat.


The beauty of the countryside is breath taking, from the beaches up to the mountain regions. The url below will take you to a reasonably priced guide which will explain everything in detail, including the culture and customs which are very important.



Discover How to Spend The Rest Of Your Life Traveling In America on $20 A Day

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What would you do and where you would go, if you knew how to live a complete life with all your needs met for $20 a day? You could head to a national park like Yellowstone, or hike and photograph wildlife? Relax for a month on Florida’s pristine white powder sand beaches sipping cold Mojito’s. You could hit the tables in Vegas one week and attend an outrageous pool party the next week. You could dine out every night for a week on the pier in San Francisco? Or you could go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, surfing, or skiing,



The Author of this book, Jason Odom and his wife has been doing this for years. Now you can get 700,000+ miles of travel experience over the course of 18+ years in his new book entitled Vanabode – how to happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day.

Hard to believe, isn’t it? Click the url, read the introduction and decide for yourself.


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Are you traveling abroad, or scheduling a cruse with family and friends? Are you in need of lodging information or travel insurance? Give YTB Travel a try.

YTB Travel is based in Wood River, Illinois. International subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Canada.

YTB has a strong presence in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Canada where it has been reported that they have sold over $2 billion in travel in the company’s first 10 years. In 2012, YTB was listed as the 52nd largest travel agency in Travel Weekly’s yearly “Power List”.

Click the link below to plan your destiny.

Viking River Cruises

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The Viking Embla Longship is a company that Cruises Europe.  Personally, I have never had big interest in Europe, but the Embla longship has amazing features which arose my curiosity. Staterooms and suites with a view from your bed; and this is the same for every room. The suites have a library, a coffee station and more. The food comes from the herb garden on the deck. Watch the video and enjoy.


The following is the company’s website.



Eastern Mountain Sports

 Eastern Mountain Sports


Eastern Mountain Sports also known as EMS, sells outdoor clothing and equipment in the United States. They sell name brands as well as their own line. EMS provides equipment for most all outdoor sports including climbing, canoeing, camping, kayaking and paddle boarding just to name a few. EMS also holds classes or what they call schools. Some of the classes offered are rock climbing, kayaking paddle boarding and skiing.

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To all of you adventure seekers, all of you weekend outdoors men and women and to all of you who work and thrive outdoors. Eastern Mountain Sports has what you need. I have purchased a white water kayak, and an Old Town canoe from this place. I find the staff very helpful and knowledgeable.


WOW!! Look at that lady and that scenery; just beautiful! I could marry her all over again.

The following is a quote from the company

The adventurer’s heart is a spellbinding mix of passions – a fire that burns to explore the limits of both nature and self. And to push those passions to the max every single time they take it outside, we at Eastern Mountain Sports know that every adventurer needs to believe in every single thing that’s in their pack – starting with the pack itself.

But reliable and functional outerwear and gear is only the beginning. For us, value that’s also valuable begins with great people. From the product design process to expert guidance about its practical application all across the great outdoors, we share your passions – our outdoor heritage isn’t just about what we sell, it’s about who we are.

Authentic adventures. Elevating everything. That’s why we started this whole thing in 1967. It’s why we continue to push ourselves to seek new adventures. And most of all, it’s why we’re proud to be with you in our favorite outdoor playgrounds.


Follow the link to EMS products



River expeditions

There is something new to be explored every day. And with so many unique adventures in the New River Gorge, it isn’t hard to make each day here one to remember. Like you, we work hard and play harder. We understand that vacation time is valuable so choosing the right outfitter isn’t something you should be confused about, it’s something to be confident in. River Expeditions is the only family owned and operated adventure resort in West Virginia; offering a level of personal service and hospitality that only a family brings to their own business.

River expeditions2We’ve been rafting since 1972 and we know that well done is better than well said. We are humbled to live and work in such an amazing place and share our passion for adventure with each of our guests. With over 70 years of combined outfitting experience, we offer a level of personal service and distinction that only comes from a family owned and operated business. So when you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure vacation, make sure you choose the right outfitter.

River Expeditions is the new home of Rivers Resort, Extreme Expeditions, USA Raft and Appalachian Wildwaters. Combining the best elements of each company, you’ll find the atmosphere at River Expeditions relaxed, friendly and casual. It’s the kind of place where you can truly enjoy yourself and your surroundings during your stay. Discover the true spirit of West Virginia through history, nature, culture and scenic beauty with River Expeditions as your host.

River Expeditions lodgingWe offer all-inclusive adventure packages including West Virginia’s newest zipline and, of course, incredible whitewater. Diverse lodging options, including cabins classed from rustic to luxury are available, in addition to dining options such as our restaurant and the new Red Dog River Saloon & Grill. Packages also include great amenities such as our outdoor pool, lodge, meeting space/conference room, and much more. You’ll experience quality adventures, exceptional service, and unequaled value. And while everything is conveniently available on site at River Expeditions, we encourage you to explore the distinctive shops, eateries and attractions in nearby Fayetteville – voted on of “America’s Coolest Small Towns.” After all, the joy is in the journey.


river expeditions 3 PNGExperience nature’s playground in West Virginia’s New River Gorge on our famed rivers, mountains and trails. River Expeditions offers exciting, highly interactive adventures for all ages and skill levels. In addition to whitewater rafting and scenic float trips, we make other unique adventures available like ATV tours, zip lines, rock climbing, paintball, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, catwalk tours, hiking and more.


River Expeditions 4Renew your sense of adventure and zest for life as you get back to nature and explore the outdoors. West Virginia’s beautiful landscape is the perfect background for these great excursions. For your convenience, we have secured the best rates with our adventure partners so you only have to make one call to create an all-inclusive vacation package. Let us know what adventures you want to experience and leave the details to us.


river expeditions 5 cabin PNGEnjoy all the comforts of home in our beautiful five queen bedroom luxury cabins nestled in the woods at River Expeditions Adventure Resort. These cabins offer the perfect West Virginia getaway. Enjoy nearby Wolf Creek and explore our on-site hiking area at your leisure or relax in your own private hot tub on the porch.


Each Luxury Cabin features a full kitchen, two full baths, sofa and love seat, gas fireplace, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, central heat and a/c, linens and towels, private hot tub and gas grill on porch, plus fire ring and picnic table outside. Each cabin sleeps up to 10; 2-night minimum; linen service with 3+ nights.

If you’re feeling more energetic, take advantage of all of the River Expeditions amenities, including paintball, sand volleyball, horseshoes, outdoor pool and hot tub, and evening entertainment at the Fire Creek Lodge and the Red Dog River Saloon ™.

900 Broadway Avenue

Oak Hill, WV 25901


These are wonderful experiences for family and friends. I see the family of today as a unit that has been damaged or weathered from the effect of the changing generations and time. Although these activities may not be a cure-all, they may serve as a mending to allow the injuries to heal.