Travelling Alone

Often people are shocked when they hear that I love to travel alone. Some state that they would be afraid to do this while others imply that they just don't think they would enjoy the trip without having people accompany them.

Well, there are several advantages to going solo:

1. Planning is much easier. You just think about where you would like to visit and start researching your options. You can open an email with flight offers and book whatever grabs your attention at the time without having to consult or compromise.
2. Traveling is more flexible. If you miss a plane or decide to get sidetracked you can coordinate things based on one schedule only - your own. You don't have to worry about anxiety or commitments of others in your party. In fact, you could even choose to give up your seat on an overbooked flight and receive hundreds of dollars from the airline for doing so.
3. Opportunities abound. It is a lot easier to purchase one ticket to a popular event that two. Several times I have impulsively arrived at a box office and found that the concert was sold out - except for one great ticket - MINE! Would you believe twenty-third row center for Natalie Cole in Seattle?
4. Relationships develop. Frequently I am invited to join interesting people at their table for a meal when they realize that I am on my own. I have made amazing friendships and enjoyed great conversations on trips that wouldn't have occurred if I had been with other people.
5. Culture can be experienced first-hand. There is always time to visit with hotel or restaurant staff, discover local adventures or learn about the language and customs from a shop keeper because no one is waiting for you or wanting to do something else.
6. Plans can be altered. You can sleep in, order lunch in mid-afternoon or take an impulsive detour without upsetting anyone else's itinerary.
7. You set the pace. I have learned to walk slowly and rest often - a situation that does not match that of many other people. Last month, in Ronks, Pennsylvania, for example, I chose to take advantage of an outdoor Amish-made rocking chair so I could just rock and people-watch for two hours. I loved it but know that not everyone would have felt the same way!
8. You spend less money. At least I do because I know that I am the one who will have to haul my luggage around from place to place. And I don't want to pay an extra transportation fee if it weighs in att over fifty pounds.
9. I also eat better when I am alone because I am not in restaurants three times a day trying to finish everything on the plate. In fact, I eat only one restaurant meal a day, ask for a take-out container and then supplement my left-overs with fruit, vegetables or snacks that I have purchased throughout the day.
10. Finally, and with tongue in cheek I enjoy the fact that there isn't anyone to correct my stories!

You don't have to be afraid to travel on your own if you are wise. Just use your common sense, ask hotel personnel for advice about safe areas and keep your eyes open. With just a little practice, you will find that traveling on your own can be a wonderful experience!

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From Dr. Linda Hancock, Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker

The Guide to Pinot Noir Wine

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape that originated in Burgundy and it is one of the oldest wine spices planted in France. The name is derived from the French words pine and black, pine to describe tightly clustered grapes. Today, Pinot Noir grapes are all around the world. The first historic evidence is associated 2,000 years ago in the French region known as Pasco Robels - this was an ideal soil to produce tightly packed clusters. Some wine experts call it "heartbreak grape" because of the thin skinned grapes capable for early ripening with overwhelming flavour.

The thin skin of these delicate grapes requires diligent management as the balance of the wine can be easily destroyed by intervention. As one of the fines wines in the world, it is recognizable by cherry aroma mixed with strawberries. Soon after the wine ages it can bring the potential to develop "barnyard" aroma and savoury fleshiness with more fruit prominent and cleaner appearance.

The international success of the Pinot Noir as the most highly prized wine is typically evident during the late 1980`s and through the next couple of decades. The 1990`s showed an increase in the world production and sale in several wine growing regions of Australia, Austria, Canada and France. This wine is very fickle and can have quite a range of aromas, depending on the vintage and the earth where it`s grown. The major Pinot Noir produced in Burgundy is usually herbaceous with earthy aromas close to wet leaves. The wine in Germany tends to offer more sweet and fruit aromas which are quite different from Italian Pinot Noir where the climate is much cooler. Pinot Nero, as the Italians call it, tends to have more colour extraction and higher alcohol content.

Australians have identified Victoria and Tasmania as being cool enough for this wine. New Zealand is capable to produce the best Pinot outside Burgundy and certainly there are many fine examples of cooler regions in which the grape can develop interesting flavours. Often described as a difficult grape to deal with, wineries around the world are really passionate about its sensuality for the purpose of making wine. The popular image persist that this type od wine creates a long lasting impression in every person`s memory. The aroma is widely accepted as one of the most complex of all varieties starting with fruits enhanced with cinnamon and mushroom as common spiciness for identifying Pinot Noir. Most of the best Pinot Noirs are bottled under screw caps, which further highlights the fresh, clean fruit of these wines.

There is one component in which Pinot Noir seems naturally quite rich, 3-4 times higher compared to other varieties, especially when it is grown in chiller and more humid environments: resveratrol. While this may not affect the aspects of sensory enjoyment, it may draw the attention of health-conscious consumers.

Pinot Noir is not a simple wine. It is likely that it fascinates everyone by its greater complexity rich with dark fruit aromas and flavours.

If you are curious about how it tastes why don`t you take advantage and order a bottle of Pinot Noir wine from an online liquor store at extremely reasonable prices.

Canada: The Trouble With a Northern Escape Plan

When I lived abroad, some of the fellow global wanderers I got to know were Canadians. One sure way to get on their wrong side was to ask what part of the States they were from... which could easily happen if they hadn't yet said "about."

It wasn't that they disliked the U.S. - although there was some of that, especially circa 2003 to 2004 - they were just frustrated that if you speak as we do, you must be American by default. In other words, they disliked being seen as appendages of the mighty republic to their south.

Canada has always attracted some Americans. Thousands of us served in their military from 1939 to 1942. During the Vietnam War, absconding to Canada was quite popular, as I recall. But all in all, amongst Americans, Canada is more popular as a butt of silly and inaccurate jokes and stereotypes than as a place to live.

Recently, however, Internet searches for "moving to Canada" have suddenly spiked to all-time highs in the U.S. (and the U.K.). I'm sure you can guess the push factors.

The question is: Can Americans actually get in? I set out to answer that question, and what I found wasn't encouraging...

Oh, Canada. Land of ice hockey, geese, "eh," plaid shirts and Bob and Doug McKenzie. What's not to like, right?

There are plenty of Americans who spend a lot of time in Canada. U.S. citizens are allowed to stay in the country for less than six months within a one-year period without a visa or other special paperwork. Many Americans summer there and winter in the U.S. But six months each year is the maximum.

Some Americans can even work temporarily in Canada without a visa. For example, I have a friend who is a hunting guide who often takes goose-hunting parties out in Manitoba during the U.S. summer.

When it comes to permanent residence and citizenship, however, Canada isn't so welcoming. Like Australia and New Zealand, it sets a high bar for foreigners wanting to live there permanently.

Retirement Visas

Canada has no formal retirement visa program. Your only option is to apply for an investment visa as a retired person. In this respect, the Canadian government considers your ability to work and support yourself, just like any other immigrant. If you're well-educated and speak fluent English (even better, French), you're more likely to qualify. Similarly, even though you're retired, it helps if you can demonstrate that you have financial resources to take care of yourself and your family. If you have funds to invest in Canada, that's another plus.

If you have a child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, however, you may be eligible for the parent and grandparent super visa, which allows you to remain in Canada for up to two years.

Work Options

Countries like Panama or Costa Rica have visa programs that allow you to live there on the proceeds of work that you perform abroad, like an Internet-based consultancy, since it doesn't involve competing with locals for work. Canada doesn't have anything like this. The only way you can obtain residence as a self-employed person is to be a "cultural worker" (e.g., artist) or farmer.

Applications for Canadian employment permits are managed though the Express Entry Immigration Program (EEIP). It's a points-based system based on age, marital status, adaptability, language proficiency, education and work experience. There are a possible 1,200 points, and you need a score of roughly 500 points to qualify. Going this route requires a confirmed job offer from a Canadian employer in a job category that has been identified as subject to skill shortages.

At the moment, some of the key categories for immigration under the EEIP are not accepting any new applications.

Investment Options

For new investors, there is the Start-up Visa. It requires written investment support for a qualifying business from a government-approved angel investor group, venture capital fund or business incubator. It also requires passing the Canadian Language Benchmarks test for either English or French, and an adequate amount of money to settle and pay your expenses before your business starts providing an income.

For Americans with an existing business looking to invest in Canada, or for skilled workers, most provinces have their own Provincial Nominee Program with different criteria. Most seek investors or workers with skills in short supply in those parts of the country. Francophone Quebec is a little different - its Immigrant Investor Program requires a minimum net worth of CA$1.6 million and an investment of CA$800,000.

Once you're a permanent resident, if you've lived physically in Canada for four out of six years (183 days out of each of those four years), you may apply for citizenship.

The Verdict

I have bad news for those fearful folks who think they're just going to pack up the minivan and the kids and head across the border if the election result in November doesn't go their way. It ain't gonna happen. Canada, in fact, is more restrictive than the U.S. when it comes to immigration.

In part, that's because the country is far less populous, and has a much smaller pool of immigrants to start with. That means there are fewer potential immigrants trying to get in on the basis of family relationships with someone already there.

Of course, Canada has a strong history of welcoming refugees from situations of war, oppression and civil strife. Who knows? Perhaps Americans will qualify soon enough.

Now wouldn't that be ironic...

Ted joined The Sovereign Investor Daily in 2013. As an expat who lived in South Africa for 25 years, Ted specializes in asset protection and international migration. Read more of what he has to say about offshore living here.

Labour Day - Yesterday and Today

Each year we celebrate Labour Day in a number of countries. For most of us, it is merely a long weekend that signals the end of the summer season. Its roots, however, were ones that involved struggle.

In Toronto in the mid eighteen hundreds there was a new industrialized economy where machines began to replace employees. Workers lost their power and therefore faced long working hours, poor benefits and deplorable working conditions. This situation led to a need for solidarity by the workers. They began staging protests and parades that were attended by crowds of up to 10,000 supporters.
Over time, they gained the attention of society and the government.

It was the workers who actually set up an annual celebration for workers' rights. The first Labour Day that was recognized by government as a national holiday was declared by Prime Minister Sir John Thompson in 1894.

According to Statistics Canada, the employment rate in Canada in May 2011 was only 60.9%. This year there are still many who are not working for a number of reasons:

1. Age - Our laws prevent children from legally being employed until they are fourteen years old. The demographic bubble that resulted from Canada's "baby boom" after World War II has increased the proportion of the population who are now receiving pensions or have accumulated financial means to retire early.

2. Injury or illness - Many are not physically or mentally able to work. Onsite or personal accidents, disease or mental conditions might have put them in a situation where their health does not allow them to hold a job.

3. Economy - Over the past couple of years, the oil and gas industry has declined to the point that thousands of workers from that field are now unemployed. This situation has had a trickle-down effect on the rest of society. Some businesses have failed and others are struggling to the point that lays offs and hiring freezes have been put in place. There are therefore not as many available job openings.

4. Lack of skills - Not having English, computer or other marketable skills can prevent individuals from starting or changing careers.

5. Education - Many employers have minimum standards that prospective employees are missing.

6. Resources - Some people do not have the information or supports to help them learn about or secure employment.

7. Apathy - As much as we might not like to admit it, there is a small percentage of the population that do not want to work.

Labour Day is not just an extra holiday to end the summer season. It is a time to reflect on those individuals who were determined to fight for change that affects employment conditions across Canada to this day!

We do not have to be employed in order to respect and enjoy Labour Day. In fact, just knowing how it originated should give each of us a feeling of gratitude.

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From Dr. Linda Hancock, Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker

The World's Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Biking is no doubt is a great way to stay active, many research shows the economic, social, environmental and health benefits of cycling. According to a study the society enjoys a net profit of 23 cents for every kilometer cycled and the society suffers a net loss of 16 cents for every kilometer driven by car.

Copenhagen, Denmark:

The beautiful city of Denmark is often considered the most bike friendly city in the world. Children are taught to ride bicycle before they are old enough to go to school almost half of all Copenhageners commute to work by bike and the city now has a Cycle Super Highway which connects the city to the town of Albertslund with plenty of facilities along the way, like safer intersection, air pumps and traffic lights timed to average cycling speed to minimize stopping.

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

You can't explore Amsterdam without taking a spin on bicycle. The flat streets of Amsterdam are often filled with bicycle; locals use them to go to work, drop children at school and cart around groceries. There are over 800,000 bicycles in the city and there are plenty of places where tourist can rent it.

Portland, Oregon:

To help citizens safely get around on two wheels, the Portland Bureau of transportation is making improvements. The public bike rental system of Portland is one of the greenest in the world. It offers other facilities too, including bike riding classes, bike lockers and etiquette guides.

Montreal, Canada:

The beautiful city of Canada has an impressive 600 kilometres of bike paths. Each year Montreal hosts a bike festival, welcoming bikers of all ages to take a tour around the town.

Boulder, Colorado:

Cycling is a popular way to get around in Boulder, its 300 miles of bikeways include on street bike lanes, designated bike routes, contra-flow bike lanes, multi-use paths and soft surface paths. The city also has a bike registration program to help protect bicycles from theft.

Tokyo, Japan:

About 14% of all commuters in the city are bicycle riders; it's impressive considering how large and dense the city is. Bike riders can enjoy lots of bike paths and cycling tours. Japan is well-known for making wonderfully constructed bicycles.

Strasbourg, France:

The city of France, Strasbourg is a great place to bike, almost 8% of Strasbourg population rides a bicycle, but the city is working hard to get the number up.

Paris, France:

Since the introduction of the bike sharing program in 2007, bikeways have begun to pop up all over the Paris. The flat roads, slow traffic and conscientious drivers, Paris is a great place to ride a bike.

Berlin, Germany:

The 900 kilometres of cycling paths make it easy to get around without worrying about the traffic.

These beautiful bike-friendly cities definitely deserves a visit.

Tips to Get Your G Road Test Driving License

As we have said in our previous article, to drive a motor vehicle on Canadian highways, you need a valid driver's license, a vehicle that can be bought, rented, imported, etc. Canada has a large highway system that connects to the vast majority of the population.

If you have a driver's license in the United States, you have a great potential exchanged for the G road test booking Ontario without taking any examination, depending on the state you got the license.

Although the international license is valid for one year, and if you are residing in Canada (with any status other than tourist), you can only drive during the first two months. After this period it is necessary to obtain g road test booking Ontario.

There are three different types of license for driving cars:

G1: Allows driving long as it is accompanied by a driver who has a license of type G for at least four years. You must pass a theoretical exam to obtain this license. The restrictions of this license are:

  • The blood alcohol level must be zero.
  • It does not allow driving between midnight and 5:00 am.
  • It does not allow driving on most highways.

G2: Allows driving without accompanied by another driver. To obtain this license must pass a practical exam and be in possession of a G1 license. The restrictions of this license are:

  • The blood alcohol level must be zero.
  • Limitation on the number of passengers... if the driver is 19 years or less and driving at night.

G: Allows free driving. To obtain this license must pass a practical exam and be in possession of a G2 license.

The steps to follow if you want to get a G license are:

  • Make theoretical examination for the G1.
  • Wait a year.
  • Make practical exam get the G2.
  • Wait another year.
  • Make another practical exam to G.
  • What Waits is a must, i.e. you cannot do so immediately after the exam, so the total time in the best case is two years?

The G1 test consists of 40 questions, 20 related to responsible driving and another 20 with signals. Four faults in total in each of the parts (eight in total) and there is no time limit allowed. Once completed, delivered and we corrected at the time. If we have overcome, give us a green slip of paper that is our temporary G1 license. After a few weeks, we will receive at home the last G1 license.

On test day, you should get something before the scheduled arrange the time at the test center. Driving schools classes take place in the same area where you are going to examine and teach two or three routes that always use the examiners, so basically consist of classes learned these routes. Pay special attention to speed limits, the stops, intersections and some new maneuvers such as three points turn, but all that you explain in class. The difference between the G2 and G consideration is that in the G2 does not take you by highway, also in the G tend to be stricter with the rules. The test lasts about half an hour and when the examiner tells you the mistakes you've had and if you've passed the test. If so gives you a green paper is the G2 / G temporary license. In a few weeks, you will come home the G2 / G final.

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Sophie Lam is a professional writer located in Ontario, Canada and through her writing she tries to help the people who are looking for a driving test and driving information. In her articles, she suggests driving test tips which are very helpful to the beginners.

Mississauga City in Canada

Among fortune 500 companies over 60 of the companies have their Global or Head offices located in Mississauga. Industries includes pharmaceutical, banking and finance, electronics and computers, aerospace, transportation and equipment industries. Few honorable mentions are Citi Bank Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Microsoft Canada, Laura Secord Chocolates, Hewlett Packard, Air Georgian, Air Canada Jazz, Magellan Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace, Wal-Mart Canada and Kellogg's Canada.

Civic square in Mississauga is used for summer festivities. Mississauga organized over 60 free events to attract visitors to city square. Most of these events include Senior's day, Family day, Vintage Car and main events like Canada Day Celebration, Rotary Rib fest, Tree Lighting ceremony and Beach fest. In October 2012, the numbers of visitors attracted were one million.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a public gallery and a not-for-profit art gallery. It offers free entry and is open seven days a week. The Art Gallery is currently working on creating a digital gallery.

Square One Shopping Center, the largest shopping center in Canada is also situated in Mississauga. It has 350 stores and attracts 24 million visitors every year.

Real Estate:
Due to overwhelming tourist attractions and booming economy, city has a huge demand in Real Estate. Mississauga has attracted a lot of foreign interest in its Real Estate market. In Mississauga during 2015 the average sale price for a house of all types was 546,000 Canadian dollar. The average price for a detached home was recorded at 868,000 Canadian dollar where as in Toronto its well over a million.

The difference in pricing between Toronto and Mississauga tends to get buyers from Toronto moving into Mississauga. This reflects the Real Estate potential of Mississauga from the investment point of view as well as for the settlers.

In 2015 prices were increased over 7.9% and average sale volume was up 4% year over year. The average days on market was 22 days and the average list to sell price ratio was 99% averaged over the year. This means if the house is available to be sold in the market it will sell 99% of asking on an average of 22 days.

By looking at above stats it can be pretty much said that it is a seller's market and buyers tend to be in multiple offers in searching for their desired house. It is predicted that in 2016 the prices will see a drop due to higher prices recorded last year and strict lending rules introduced by the Bank of Canada on insured mortgages and decreased down payment for larger mortgages.

In Mississauga higher exports to US and EU have created manufacturing jobs. And due to the increase jobs there will be more demand for the Real Estate in Mississauga.

Mississauga Real Estate sale in June was valued at $864 million. Which is huge rise by 19.9% compare to 2015. This was the highest volume on record.

Real Estate Lawyers in Mississauga:
Transactions in Real Estate are not as simple as they appear. It requires documentation and binding of contracts between two parties. Many people are unaware of the complexity of legal work involve in it. In order to obtain peace of mind and security a Real Estate Lawyer in Mississauga has the potential to deliver to its clients with complete satisfaction.

Real Estate Lawyers in Mississauga have a network of lawyers throughout Greater Toronto Area (GTA) serving clients at various locations. With no hidden charges the lawyer's fee are mentioned on the website which reflects the credibility of Real Estate Lawyers in Mississauga.
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Why Optimize Your Video?

You have a professionally produced video and this has been uploaded to all of the social media platforms, inc YouTube and is displayed on the front page of your website. Job done! Unfortunately not! Search Engines cannot read video, and if not optimized correctly search engines won't know exactly what the video is about and will not give any authority, as time has not been allocated to inform them.

Optimize Your Video

The first thing you need to do is give a title to your video. Unlike SEO the Video Optimization market place is not nearly as competitive. Do some research to find out what search terms people are using on Google to find the products or services you are promoting. Use these terms in the video name, this will give you a good chance chance of being found higher up the rankings in that search. Next you need to let the search engines know what the video is about with a sitemap.

Video Going Viral

Good job so far your video can be found on all the major streaming sites and although Video Optimization tends to be a lot faster and cost effective than SEO it still takes time. So how get it to go viral? Most products become successful not just because of clever advertising but because people talk about them, recommend them and show them to their friends. Spread the word, share tweet and promote your video in every marketing strategy you employ.

Share Your Video

Internet users search and watch videos through different hosting sites; these users also access these sites through various machines, devices and browsers, where compatibility issues may arise. The solution is to distribute your video to all video streaming websites, which is a tedious task, but once completed ensures the end user searching from their preferred channel, browser and device can find and watch your web video without encountering any problems.

Maintain the Motion

Great you have optimized your video and it's ranking well in the search engines. Your Google analytics tell you that you have had a great response and your video on YouTube has received many views and likes, then things slow down. Video Optimization is an on-going process, ensure when you tweet, share, post or send emails a link to the video is embedded. A one stop solution for social media is Ping FM one update will update around 30 different social media sites.

Where To Stay In Niagara Falls

Are you planning a trip to Niagara Falls and wondering where to stay during your visit? As a tourist destination offers countless staying options for you and your family starting from multi-storied luxurious hotels and casino hotels to budget-friendly inns, bed and breakfast, campgrounds and motels.


There are countless hotels including luxurious hotels as well as the affordable ones that offer you all the comforts and convenience based on your requirements and budget. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation or a business trip, you can choose any hotel as per your choice and budget. The luxury hotels are the hub of unlimited fun activities. These high-rise hotels overlooking the amazing waterfall are located in the heart of tourist area known as "Fallsview" and offer the visitors with a unique ambiance combined with high-end facilities and world-class dining options. Examples of some of the luxurious hotels are Sheraton on the Falls, The Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Hotel & Suites, Embassy Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Country Inn and Suites, etc. These hotels provide the guests with world-class hospitality along with outstanding amenities.


If you are planning a short vacation or an overnight or short stay and seeking affordable accommodation with high quality service, then you should choose an Inn. Most of the Inns are closely located to the Falls and other tourist spots. This is the reason they are highly preferred by tourists as a perfect vacation shelter. Thy are economical and have limited rooms managed solely by the owners of the inns. They are popular for their warm hospitality and homely environment.

Bed & Breakfasts (B&B)

Bed & Breakfasts (B&B) are another popular and inexpensive option, highly preferred by tourists. Compared to an inn, B&B has lesser number of guest rooms and they offer only lodging facilities with breakfast. Lunch & dinner is not served to the guests. For those planning a vacation on a limited budget, then Bed and Breakfast serves as another ideal option. Examples of some Bed and Breakfasts are Victorian Charm, Ace of Hearts, Oak haven B&B, Pine Tree House, A Night to Remember, and others.


Motels also serve as an affordable option for a romantic getaway and even a family vacation. The motels in and around Niagara Falls provide various facilities to the guests such as pools, parking facilities, kitchenette and much more. Lundy's Lane is best known for its motels. Examples of motels in Lundy's Lane are A1 Motel, Arkona Motel, Best Value, Blue Moon Motel, and others.


Camping is another affordable option. There are variety of campgrounds available that offer various amenities to the tourists such as tent, trailer, cabin, RV sites along with large pools, laundry facilities, washroom with tubs and showers, grocery items, Wi-Fi internet access, golfing, game room, playground, fishing, boat ramp and much more to suit the requirements and taste of the tourists. Examples of campgrounds near the Falls are KOA, Niagara County Camping Resort, Niagara Campground & Lodging, Niagara Hartland RV Resort & campgrounds, and others.

Niagara Falls is the best tourist destination that offers the best accommodation facilities to suit the budget of one and all.
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A Concise Niagara Falls Travel Guide

If you're planning a trip to see the Falls, this short Niagara Falls travel guide can help you figure out how to arrange your holiday.

How to Get There

The first thing you need to consider is how to get there. There are 4 airports close to Niagara Falls so most people choose to fly as the most convenient method of transportation. Three airports are in Canada and one is in New York state.

The airport nearest Niagara Falls is the American one, in Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo/Niagara International Airport is only 25 miles away from the Rainbow Bridge. The next closest one is 45 minutes from the Rainbow Bridge in the city of Hamilton. This is the John C. Munro International Airport.

After that, is the Pearson International Airport. It's in Toronto, and it will be a 78 mile drive to get to Niagara. This is the largest airport and would likely have the best flight service. The fourth airport is just a small private airport that only handles cargo and private charter flights.

From any airport, you can rent a car or arrange a shuttle bus to the Falls. If you are coming from the Buffalo airport, there is an express bus route via their public transit system. It's handy, and will only cost $3 per person. Once you arrive, have a Niagara Falls travel guide and map on hand, and you're ready to sight-see.

You don't necessarily have to fly though. There is train service to Niagara with Amtrak (when coming from the USA) or GO train and VIA Rail (from within Canada).

Other options for transit to Niagara include a Greyhound bus, or just taking a car. There are several bridges you'll need to cross on the way but they offer some good views. The Rainbow Bridge in particular offers a very good look at the falls because it is the closest one.

Getting Around Niagara

The next important part of a Niagara Falls travel guide is how to get around once you are there. On the US side, you can see the Falls from the Niagara State Park or visit the Canadian half at Queen Victoria Park. There is a transit system in either park that can take you to the major local attractions. In Victoria Park, it's called the "people-mover" and Niagara Park has a "parks trolley system". These buses let visitors travel all day along the 19 mile loop route that visits the main Falls attractions. They run from the middle of May to the middle of October.

There is also public transit for the city, which is Niagara Transit. That is also another way to get around if you are going anywhere outside the attraction areas. The roads are very busy during tourist season so trying to drive on your own can be really difficult. Plan on taking public transportation as much as possible when there.

If you are taking a car, be warned that parking is generally not free and can be very costly during the high tourist season (between May and September). There is more free street parking on the USA side of the falls, and most hotels on either side offer free parking for their guests.

What to See and Do

Aside from the spectacular waterfalls that make this town famous, you can also visit several other attractions:

- Skylon Tower for an amazing view of the Falls
- Clifton Hill, a street filled with funhouses, arcades and the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Maid of the Mist boat tour under the falls
- Two casinos
- Aquarium of Niagara

The Niagara Falls offer days of activities for the whole family.
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Where Is Niagara Falls?

The beautiful Niagara Falls
as seen inside the park in New York
Niagara Falls, one of the world's best tourist destinations is flocked by large number of tourists every year from all over the globe who visit this wonderful destination to behold the splendor of the majestic Falls - one of the wonders of the world.

There are various ways to get to the Falls area.

By Air

The ideal way to reach this wonderful destination is by air. Tourists who prefer to travel by air fly into Hamilton (Ontario), Toronto or Buffalo in New York. The airports of these three cities are closely located to this world famous waterfall. In order to get to it from the airport, tourists can either rent a car or taxi and can even take a shuttle bus.

By Bus

The Falls Shuttle operated by Niagara Falls Transit connects most of the important tourist attractions. All-day passes are also available for the tourists for availing the Falls Shuttle and other Niagara Transit buses.

Besides this, The Niagara Parks Commission runs their private transportation system known as People Mover. These buses are run consistently beside the Niagara River from the Rapids view parking lot and stop at every Niagara Parks attractions.

Moreover Trailways Bus Service is also accessible directly to both cities in New York and Ontario.

The People Mover facility would soon be substituted by a single Visitor Transportation System by the beginning of summer of 2012. This transportation system would cover all the tourist spots as well as the commercial areas of Niagara Falls.

Train Services

The Niagara Falls Amtrak Train Service offers the most convenient train services with frequent trains to Niagara Falls.

The Empire Service offers you with frequent trains that run daily between the Falls, Albany and then to New York City thus making your business as well as leisure travel convenient. Besides this, the Maple Leaf Service too connects New York City with Niagara.

Initiatives are being taken to build up a world-class inter modal train that will be completed by 2013 in downtown. This is a $40 million project which will help in bringing visitors closer to downtown thereby introducing a statewide network of high-speed rail lines.

Car & Cab Facilities

There are private car service as well as cab facilities available for the tourists. The car and cab services operate from Toronto International Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Hamilton International Airport.

A trip by air, bus, train or car is an amusing experience that you will cherish throughout your life. Moreover cheap flight tickets as well as affordable bus and train tickets make your trip more delightful and a lot more satisfying.

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Transportation Options From Downtown Toronto to Airport

Toronto has become a major travel hub, and both residents and visitors routinely find they need to get from the downtown area to the airfield. Whether you're about to head out of town as your vacation winds down, or you're a local about to head out on a business or leisure trip, getting to Pearson International Airport is simpler than you might think. There are several transportation options available.

Public Transportation

The GTA boasts a very well developed public transportation network that can get you, your family and your luggage to Pearson International without too much hassle. GO Transit is perhaps the most widely used system, incorporating both buses and trains. There is also a new express train that connects the heart of Toronto and the airstrip (it runs from Union Station to the airport and back).


If you're not in the mood for public transport, you can make use of the express shuttle. You'll catch the shuttle at the arrivals terminal into town, and the trip takes about 40 minutes or so. It also serves most of the hotels in the GTA. However, the shuttle only runs every 20 minutes during peak travel times, and every 30 minutes during off-peak times.

The problem with both the public transportation system and the shuttle is that your travel will not be private. You'll be required to ride with others, and there's the chance that groups may have to be split between different buses, trains or shuttles. It can also be a challenge to carry your luggage via train, bus and shuttle, as well.

Rent a Car

If you want the ultimate in no-hassle transportation, you can consider renting your own car. That will allow you to get from downtown to the travel hub without too much trouble. However, it will require that you have working knowledge of the GTA, or a means of navigating the city's streets to reach your hotel or other destination.

Cab Service

Perhaps the best option available is to take a Toronto airport taxi from the downtown area to the airfield. Person International lies outside the city proper, and cab drivers from a reputable company can ensure that you reach your destination on time, every time. Hiring a cab offers a number of advantages in comparison to the other methods mentioned, including:

• Private: You won't have to deal with other travelers, their luggage, or their delays.

• On Time: With public transport and shuttle buses, you have to deal with multiple stops, but with a cab, you go from the downtown area directly to the airfield.

• Cost: Renting a car can be extremely costly, but hiring a taxi in Toronto from downtown to the airport is far more affordable, and you don't have to worry about turning in the car before you catch your departing flight.

As you can see, there are multiple transportation options to ensure you're able to get from the center of the GTA to the airfield.

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Why Study In Canada

Have you heard about the colleges in Canada? If no, then this article will let you know about it.

There are many colleges which are quite a top notch. McGill University which is one of the best colleges in North America has the QS position of Twenty-fourth across the world. This university was incepted in the year 1821. It has learners from currently 150 nations learning here. This university is the best location to analyze when it comes to choosing healthcare doctorate research. This university provides research in undergrad applications in topics like Farming Financial aspects, Medical, Structure, Anthropology, Bioresource Technological innovation, Biostatistics etc. An amazing fact is that almost 13 colleges in North America are known among the best 200 colleges in the positions launched by QS. There are top 3 colleges that are in the best 50 college's positions launched by QS.

The University of Greater is one of the best places to analyze IT in North America. It has the course of Computer Technology available at two places in St. Henry and Scarborough.

The university also provides an undergrad put in the two websites of interaction, lifestyle, details and technology and digital business management at its university in Mississauga. The post graduate student applications provided by this university are on different topics like Theology, Social Perform, Information, Law and Work-related Technology and Work-related Therapy etc. There have been a lot of enhancements in research in this university, in the different areas of control cell and blood insulin.
The best aspect about this university is that it has co-op applications available at its Scarborough university. These applications allow the learners at this university to join paid internships in companies like Ernst and Young, Microsoft company, Economical Services Percentage of New york etc.

The next most discussed University in North America is the University of English Mexico. It has a 45th position in the QS world university positions. The Sauder University of the company which is a department of this university is one of the best company academic institutions in the world. The aim of this university is to produce company management who are capable of providing a new sizing to the company business. The positions given to the Sauder University of the company by the Economic Times are continually among the top 25 company academic institutions in the world. The college of this university has also been rated in the 29th spot by the QS for topics like Artistry and Humanities. If you plan to work-study in North America, i.e. work during the length of your course then there are options available such as co-op or internships.

During internships, this kind of career allows learners to engage in it as an aspect of their academic system. However, they require documentation from the Canada academic organization for their internships. To stay and look in North America, it's important that you have the Canada research allow before coming here. This Canada allow can only be released if your entrance has been accepted by a qualified learning organization in this nation. The student who is implementing for research allow staying and look in North America should have obtained a correspondence of approval from the specific academic organization.

Why Does Hollywood Rely on Video Production in Toronto?

Audiovisual media is used for a myriad of purposes today, from TV commercials to online marketing collateral and everything in between. We understand that trying to determine the reason for this can be more than a little confusing, particularly given the number of other marketing methods available. Why do so many companies, including Hollywood itself, rely on video production in Toronto?

The Reasons Video Production in Toronto Matters

The GTA has many names, but one that is becoming more and more common to hear is "Hollywood North". This is a nod to the fact that so many films and television shows are now shot in the area, although supposedly set somewhere in the US. Why is this?

One reason is the lower cost. Video production simply costs less in Canada, and in particular Toronto region. This applies to everything from the talent behind the lens to the talent in front of the lens. In fact, while many shows and movies might feature big-name stars that live in the US, the majority of the cast, including extras, are Canadians.

Another reason (also tied into funding), is the fact that in the US, production can only occur for 14 hours per day, including standard overtime. If the production runs longer than this, double time must be paid. That's not the case in Canada, which allows production firms and other companies creating the videos to afford higher-quality, at a lower overall price. It can also speed up the time to finish, allowing more shooting hours per day, for a shorter overall duration.

Of course, there are tax benefits here as well (which only apply to foreign film producers) that range from offsets from the Canadian federal government to those offered by provincial and territorial governments. For example, British Columbia offers an 18% rebate on labor sourced within the province.

The setting is another reason that many film companies and producers in Hollywood choose to move north. It's a simple matter to use the skyline of one of the cities in the Toronto to stand in for just about any city in the United States, and Canada's mountains, plains, lakes and rivers also mimic those in America very well.

Finally, there is the fact that everything can be done right in the Toronto. Hollywood movie and TV producers do not have to shoot in Canada and then head back to the States for post production. Canada offers the means to shoot, edit, animate and do everything else all in one location.

As early as 2015, there were 30 unique productions occurring in the Toronto area, with the majority of those ultimately destined to be screened in the US. The available talent, the fact that video production companies here offer outstanding expertise combined with affordable rates, and the ability to mimic just about any urban, suburban or rural setting make Canada an ideal solution for everything from television to blockbuster movies to commercials.

VCM Interactive is your one stop solution for commercial, corporate, web, promotional, education video production, animation, motion graphics services in Toronto, Mississauga. If you want quality services on time and in budget, then speak to our experts at 905.361.2977

Canadian Immigration Express Entry

Canadian immigration Express Entry is a system that manages permanent residence applications under the existing immigration programs. It basically selects skilled workers to Canada under the Federal Economic programs. Applications need to submit online profiles to Express Entry Pool so provincial governments and Canadian employers across the country can access best candidates invited by the Federal government to apply for the permanent residence.

Who is eligible?

Express Entry immigration is designed for skilled workers who are currently working in Canada or even in other countries. It is therefore important to check with the National Occupational Classification to find out whether your occupation qualifies or not before applying. For you to qualify for the entry, you must be in one of existing immigration programs which are Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class. The programs come with different requirements too including work experience, education and language skills.

The process

The Express Entry system is not as complicated as it might sound. It is actually a short process involving a couple of steps.

Step 1

The first step in express entry requires the potential candidate to complete relevant profile online. The form is secure and is used to provide the needed information regarding their language ability, work experience, skills, education and other details necessary to assess them. Upon meeting the federal immigration program criteria, the candidates are accepted into the pool of candidates. In case candidates do not have job offers supported by LMIA or nomination from territory, they will be required to register with the ESDC job bank to connect them with eligible Canadian employers.

Candidates can also increase their chances with employers by using recruiter and job boards. LMIA is needed from ESDC for job offers to be valid in the Express Entry and to also get points. Permanent residency applications, however do not attract a fee.

Step 2

After the application and assessment of candidates, the highest ranking candidates will then be invited to apply for the permanent residence. The system ranks the candidates on point basis also known as a comprehensive ranking system. The information provided in the profiles is what is used to award the points and those with highest scores in the pool get an invitation to apply. Points are awarded for the job offer, nomination from territory or province and experience and skill factors. Job offers supported by LMIA and nomination by province attract additional points for the candidates. The higher you are ranked as a candidate the higher your chances of getting invitations.

After receiving an invitation, a 60 day window period is offered for you to submit an application for permanent residence. It takes six months or less for the Citizenship and Immigration Canada to process complete applications and candidates can remain in the pool for up to a year. In case they do not get invited to apply for the permanent residence within this period then they are free to submit new profiles to start the process again.

The Canadian immigration Express Entry makes it easier for interested candidates to get permanent residence in the county. Find out if you qualify and start your journey to Canada.

It's Easy With a YouTube Template!

Social media sites have taken the mainstream media by storm! It's no wonder that more and more users, individuals and businesses are getting in on sites like Twitter and YouTube to help better connect with their fans and customers. If you're one of those people who are looking to cash in on the craze or even if you're just someone looking to personalize yourself and your YouTube channel then you'll want to read on.

YouTube is a massive traffic generator that brings in millions and million of users from all over the world to it's site for one thing, video. Video is very important in today's tech world. It's the easiest and most influential way to get a message across. The average user might come to YouTube to watch music videos, funny videos, parodies, movie trailers, etc. but there are tons that come to learn and soak up knowledge in the form of video. This is where you need to stand out!

There are literally tons of users on YouTube that are producing video everyday. It's up to you to stand out against the rest and really appear at the top of your game, whatever that may be. It's important that your YouTube channel send the right message to your followers. That means you'll need to customize it. The easiest way to do that is by adding a custom YouTube background and changing up those boring default colors that YouTube offers. Using a YouTube template to create your YouTube background can literally cut the time in half!

A YouTube template is basically a cut out of all the "modules" on the channel. These are cut out and placed in one image or project file so that it may be edited in any image editing program. Based on experience, I'll tell you now, you won't want to start from scratch on this one. There are many free YouTube templates available online but the only issue is that you won't know if it is updated. Due to YouTube's constant updates throughout the site, you'll likely stumble upon a template that may have been precisely made and only a month old but no longer fits right because of changes YouTube has made since then.

If your eager to start, but don't have any fancy image editing programs like Photoshop, then try Gimp. Gimp is a free alternative to Photoshop and works very well. If you're not to keen on downloading and installing a full blown image editing program then do a Google search for "Online image editors". There are many very impressive tools that mimic the features of Gimp and Photoshop.

In conclusion, It's necessary to personalize yourself and your brand, not only to send the right message but to stand out! A YouTube background template will greatly speed up the time spent on creating your YouTube background but the end result will be worth the effort.

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Express With Body Jewelry

For quite a long time, body jewelry was considered a taboo and many people looked down upon it as something that's not respectable and generally not approved of. Nowadays it's a completely different story though - piercing one's body has become more or less accepted in most rings of society, both among men and women. Sure, you can't expect to go to some extremities like completely covering your face with rings and get a white-collar job, but you can still do plenty with your body without limiting your potential in any way.

Piercing the lower lip is particularly common today - rings worn there are known as "labret" and come in various shapes and sizes, mostly suitable for any attire and style of clothing. If you're subtle enough with your labret, you should be able to incorporate it into your looks without offending anyone and actually improving people's interest towards you.

Also, you should try doing something with your nose - a small ring on one side of it (such as a sparkly gem to complement the color of your blouse) can be a very stylish addition to your looks and definitely something that will sparkle a conversation on a few occasions.

While we're still at the face, the eyebrows are also a popular spot for modifications for many people, and there's certainly a lot you can do there in terms of piercing - not only can you choose a different location along the line of your eyebrows, but there are also a large number of styles of rings available for you to pick from, making this one of the most convenient accessories for constantly altering your looks.

If you're a girl, you can also use a navel ring. This is a very versatile accessory, as it's the perfect thing to wear to a party and liven up your looks, while also being extremely easy to conceal in an official environment, making it one of the easiest types of body piercing to incorporate into your everyday clothing style.

The nipples have also gained popularity as a choice of piercing in recent times, though statistics show that men are more inclined towards this than women. Still, it's suitable for both genders and depends entirely on one's own preferences. Of course, women should take care to perform it at a professional, in order to prevent harming their ability to feed their baby at a later point.

Last but not least, try to throw in some variety in your looks - sure, having an odd body piercing can sparkle people's interest in you, but if you want to maintain that, you should try out different styles and accessories, and perhaps even different locations - don't limit yourself to the style that worked for you in the beginning, try to constantly alter yourself and get the most out of your body - only this way you can develop your full visual potential and become the truly captivating person you can be!

How To Spice Up Your Boring Life

When you feel that your life is getting boring, you would tend to do all possible things in order to spice it up. For example, you will have to face constant obstacles at your workplace. In addition, you could get bored with your marriage or love routine. Or else, you could also get bored with the atmosphere that you are surrounded with. In all such instances, you will need to find something that you are passionate about in order to spice up the boring life. Here is a list of effective tips that you can keep in mind in order to spice up your boring life.

1. Do Something Extraordinary Every Day

If you do new things, you will get the opportunity to spice up your boring life. In fact, doing different things has the potential to assist you to change your mindset. Unfortunately, most of the people don't tend to do extraordinary things because they are afraid to take risks. If you want to spice up your life, you should get rid of that fear. You don't need to risk your life in order to spice it up. For example, you can go to work by bus instead of taking your car. This new experience would bring new emotions to you. On the other hand, you can think about spending more time with pastime activities and hobbies.

2. Create A Dream Journal

You can think of starting your own dream journal. Then you will be able to write at least one dream per day. While you dream, a mix of emotions and positive feelings would run across your mind. In fact, dreaming is directly associated with your passions and desires. If you have a great amount of dreams in your journal, you would get the opportunity to spice up your boring life without going through any hassle.

3. Make New Friends By Visiting A Nightclub.

Out of the different methods available for you to make new friends, visiting a nightclub can be considered as the best option available to try. You can certainly find a lot of likeminded individuals when you are at a night club. You can simply approach someone you like and then start a casual conversation. It would eventually turn into a friendship.

4. Give Thanks And Complements

You can take a moment to compliment the others around you. You can complement your colleagues, family members, friends or just random people that you meet in your day to day life. Having this habit would definitely payback to you tenfold.

5. Get Physical Exercise

You don't need to obtain the membership of a gym in order to engage in physical exercise. You can simply go for a walk every single morning. It has the potential to change your lifestyle as well as your outlook. On the other hand, this would contribute towards your physical wellbeing in the long run as well.

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How to Get a PR for Ontario

Ontario is a great place for immigration. Under this Canada immigration program, those individuals can apply for migration here who are required as resources (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program). This nomination scheme requires sponsorship by an employer of an employee for a job in this province.

The employers can make recruitments through two schemes, one which is applicable for the general category candidates and the other for those international students who have a job offer in this province. If a candidate has been nominated for permanent residency under OINP, by a province, he then needs to forward his application to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) which makes the final decision to approve such applications. Under the general category, employers can hire employees who are living outside Canada or foreign workers who are living in this country meeting all the legal requirements. They need to submit the nomination forms of employees mentioning their current residence status.

For being eligible for immigration to Canada to this province, the candidate should have a job offer in various categories of National Occupational Classification. These categories are Skill Type 0, A and B. The employer who is nominating the employee should have been authorized by the government of Ontario.

The other category of employees is international students who have received a job offer in this country.

The employers who are interested in nominating employees under the Ontario Immigrant nominee program need to follow these steps:

1) The interested employers should provide a pre-screen application to the Ontario immigrant nominee program asking for positions for which they would like to hire a non-Canadian national. Employers should submit such applications as soon as possible because the processing of such applications is done on a priority basis.

2) The individuals whose recruitment under the OINP has been approved should then provide a nominee application package under this program.

It's important to apply as quickly as possible under these two Canada immigration categories to Ontario because in the year 2016, this province has decided a limit of 5,500 nominees under these two schemes.

The other category of workers who are eligible for nomination under this scheme are those graduates who have pursued a Master's degree or a Phd degree from this province and they don't even require a job offer from any employer. Those international students who don't have such degrees need to have a job offer from a valid employer in Ontario to become eligible for Canada immigration to this province.

Nancy Damon is a freelance author and consultant on issues like Canada immigration.

Internet Marketing With Social Media

Social Media Design

A balance of simplicity, sophistication, brand cohesion and colour scheme across the top three social media platforms, encouraging interaction, likes, fans, followers, subscribers and overall sales volume.

Facebook Business Page

A Facebook Business Page gives you the opportunity to have the same branding on Facebook as you have on your website and all other marketing material. It is designed in a way very much like a landing page with data capture, and the added option of embedded video.

YouTube Branded Channel

A YouTube Branded Channel allows you to stand out from all channels that use the standard YouTube template. Included in the branding will be your corporate colour scheme, logo, strapline key messages and business contact information, this ensures your brand will be immediately recognized.

Twitter Branded Background

Similar to the YouTube Branded Channel, a Twitter Branded Profile Background will keep brand synergy, easily recognizable for potential followers. As with all our designs we keep to technical specifications of the social media platform ensuring viewing ability from all users accessing from various resolution screens.

Internet Marketing Now

Internet marketing has changed dramatically over the last few years and bigger changes are on their way. Five years ago the internet was known as the information super highway, although that hasn't changed people use it as much for social media and expect information to come to them freely. Unlike newspaper advertising where you are stuck with what's on the page with the internet you have a choice; they need to be enticed with a pull style approach.

Give Your Customers a Reason to Stay

Most people on the internet will research a product or service before they decide to buy, to keep them on your website, to make that decision we have to GIVE them the information they need. This information needs to be free and with no strings in order to build a relationship and trust. There is no point in giving special offers, if that decision has not been made. If you give good, reliable information, and the decision is not today they will come back to you as the trust is there.

Internet Marketing With Social Media

On average social media users have 130 friends so if your customer "like's", "Shares" or Tweets" your information, web video production or any other message, that is passed to 130 multiply that by another 130, it's going viral. Make it as easy as possible to share your info with Like, Tweet, share buttons. if they don't buy now they are not a lost customer but an addition to future marketing.

Does Email Marketing Work?

Some people think that email marketing is dead; in truth it's not it has just evolved. There is too much spam out there offering discounts with big push style tactics. If you email a potential customer with informative information that sparks interest, as well as giving them the opportunity to find out more with a link to your website, these customers might not buy now but when the time is right they may just remember you and dig out your email.

Tips For The Growth of Your YouTube Channel

Do you have a YouTube channel that you want to promote and get a lot of traffic for? If so, you can use the tips we have given below. With the tips, you will be in the position to rank your videos better and get a good deal of visitors in a short period of time.

1. Set Your Goals

You need to set your goals first. Suppose you have a channel for your business store. Now, we know it's a lot of work and you need to lay the foundations first. What is your goal? Do you want to develop loyalty with your existing or new customers? Are your customers newbies or experienced? What type of visitors do you want for your channel? You need to answer these questions before creating unique content for your channel. Your content should be unique so that viewers could get attracted to your videos.

2. Come Up With Ideas and Concepts

The one thing that you need to start a channel on YouTube is your smartphone. Now, the next important things are concepts and ideas. The idea generation will take you some time. You can start off by putting a few dozen of ideas on a piece of paper. Now, type the titles you came up with in the YouTube search field to see what shows up. Now, you should find out what the videos lack and then fill the gap by creating new videos.

3. Keep Your Videos Short

Nowadays, viewers want to get what they want from short videos. They don't have time to watch long, boring videos. As a general rule, videos should not be longer than 2 minutes. Keep in mind that you shouldn't make long videos in the start. When you are just starting out, the potential viewers will click on your videos based on the title, thumbnail and the description. So, make sure these things are interesting.

4. Design Appealing Thumbnails

The title and thumbnail of your video will help you get started. We know that YouTube uses the tags and description of your videos to rank them, but you also need to catch the viewers' eyes by making appealing titles and thumbnails.

5. Title And Description

The SEO techniques for a blog or site and a YouTube channel are almost the same. The title and description of your video should make sense to a human being. It shouldn't just consist of loads of keywords that make no sense. Also, the first two lines of the description show up in the search results. So, they are more important.

6. Allow Comments

Allow your viewers to comment on your videos. They may have something to say about your videos. So, if they ask you something in the comments section, you should respond as soon as you can. The comments will also help you get feedback from your viewers so that you can improve your videos.

7. Ask For Subscriptions

At the end of each video, don't forget to ask your viewers to subscribe. You can also use the same end slide with the word Subscribe written on it at the end of your videos. This will remind your viewers to subscribe to you.

Hopefully, you can now grow your channel as fast as possible.

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The Booming Real Estate Market In Abbotsford

The real estate market in Abbotsford can be said to be going through a season of boom at the moment - and rightly so. This is cheering news to both peppery owners looking to sell as well as prospective buyers.

A lot of factors can be credited for this fact, including the general outlook of the real estate market world over (which seems to be on the up).

The most important reason why this season of boom began has to be the housing crunch that beleaguer Vancouver, forcing residents further east, with the ripple effect of increased demands for properties that was followed by more properties getting developed to handle the new found demand.

The number of people (mostly families) moving into Canada in recent times has done a lot to raise property demands, with a high number of them moving to British Columbia - and by extension - Abbotsford have over the last few years created the realities of today's real estate market in Abbotsford, B.C. The development of new homes for sale in Abbotsford was aimed at addressing this singular issue of population increase, and today that has turned the area into a real estate hot spot. Property value has increased too, meaning that sellers can get more for their investments.

Moving forward, Abbotsford realtors have taken advantage of the situation while at the same time making the situation more sane and organized. They have leveraged on the unique position the area happens to present at the moment, and have created a booming market with steadily increasing returns quarter on quarter and year in a year.

Talking statistics, according to the British Columbia council figures, the population of Abbotsford is estimated at around 143,000 persons, and expected to grow to 152,000 by the end of 2021. Furthermore, the 5 - year growth projections are expected to follow the same trend of 10,000 new entrants or more in that period. This can only mean better for the real estate scene in the area.

Abbotsford new homes for sale are attracting attention for more reasons than just the location. Abbotsford realtors provide several incentives to tilt buyers minds their way when it comes down to choosing to purchase a home there or elsewhere. Custom made homes are available for those who like to have their home reflect much more of them than normal, there are also financing schemes available to help pay for the properties to be purchased.

Property sellers and realtors continue to pursue the development of additional properties to cope with present or possible future demands for housing in Abbotsford, this will ensure that the boom in real estate the area enjoys does its part in enabling the development of the area. Abbotsford is also known as City in the Country, Living in Abbotsford gives you the feeling of country style living with the amenities of a big city.

On a final note, buyers and sellers alike can key into the opportunity presented by the real estate boom being enjoyed in Abbotsford, B.C. Sellers, and realtors by ensuring the acquisition of properties by the right buyers, and buyers, getting themselves their property as the values are projected to go through the roof in the near future.

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Video Production - Famous Movies Filmed in Toronto

Los Angeles and the Hollywood hills were for a long time the only Mecca for the North American movie industry. New York has always followed closely. However, throughout the years and mostly due to economic reasons, Ontario's capital has become a privileged place for the film industry.

Many people are surprised when they find out that famous movies, which are thought to be made in the USA, were actually filmed further north. We want to give you a list of some of this productions so that you have an idea of the important role of this city when it comes to movies.

- X-Men (2000): Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto meet in the suitably futuristic surroundings of Roy Thompson Hall to discuss the future of human- and mutant-kind.

- Serendipity (2001): This famous New York film actually uses some streets of Canada's largest city as filming locations.

- Chicago (2002): The movie might be set around the windy city, but several scenes were shot in Ontario's capital: the Elgin Theatre, Union Station, Osgoode Hall, and the Queen's Park legislature building.

- My big fat Greek wedding (2002): The city's Greektown along Danforth Avenue appears prominently throughout the movie, and if you'll also spot downtown's Ryerson University and Jarvis Collegiate Institute.

- How to lose a guy in ten days (2003): Another famous Manhattan film, gets all of the scenic shots there, but much of the movie's inside scenes were done in Canada, like the "Knicks" game at Madison Square Garden and the gala event near the end of the film.

- Resident Evil- Apocalypse (2004): There are key scenes in Nathan Phillips Square and at the Prince Edward Viaduct. The CN Tower even makes a brief appearance.

- Mean Girls (2004): This comedy was filmed in a number of real-life Canadian high schools. Sherway Gardens, UofT's Convocation Hall, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, and Malvern Collegiate Institute are some of the locations used.

-The incredible Hulk (2008): Though it may seem as the film was shot in New York, it was actually shot in the city's downtown core, in areas such as Yonge Street and the Financial District.

- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010): Some recognizable places include the Public Library, Casa Loma as well as popular coffee shops on St. Clair West. While some films prefer to conceal their Canadian affiliations, director proudly infuses local culture into almost every aspect of the movie.

- Cosmopolis (2012): The columns of Union Station provide the location to one of the key scenes of the movie.

These are only some of many movies that have been filmed in the city. TV series are also often produced here. When you look at all that's taking place here you come to understand the growing importance of Canada when it comes to providing locations and most important production services. Many video production companies have opened, making it an attractive destination when it comes to entertainment, information and advertising industries.

Toronto is Hollywood North

Hollywood North is a term used to describe the film industries and film locations north of California, principally in Canada. Ontario's capital ranks as the largest film and television production centre in Canada, and third overall in North America, behind Los Angeles and New York.

Government tax incentives at both the provincial and federal level promote the city as a destination for many US film productions. It costs less to film and produce north of the border, so many Hollywood directors find in this city the perfect place for bringing their projects to life. In addition to the financial benefit, the Province has worked hard to develop a well-trained labour force and supporting infrastructure. Producers can shoot, edit and animate all in one place, rather than heading back to Hollywood.

From Hollywood to your favorite TV serials, everybody is making use of Video Production service in Toronto! If you too want to get started, then don't wait, just give VCM a ring at 905.361.2977 today.

What Is SPP For a Canadian Study Visa?

If you have always wanted to join a Canadian college, then you should be aware of the SPP program. When applying, however, you have the freedom to apply through the program or not, but there are of course advantages of applying under the SPP. The major difference between SPP programs and non-SPP applications is basically the number of documents that will be required for your study visa to be processed.

SPP, Student Partnership Program is arrangement between Canadian High Commissions and Canadian colleges to offer easy and quick study visas for prospective students. The processing of study visas is therefore faster and easier under the program and the documents required are not that many as it would be the case with the non-SSP applications.

Documents required under the SPP

· There are a number of documents you will be required to avail when applying for study visa under the SSP program. These are;

· Letters of Acceptance from the colleges under the program

· IELTS score sheet that test English proficiency. You need an overall band of 6.0 for any undergraduate course and 6.5 for postgraduate programs

· Bachelor's degree or three years Advance Diploma with 50% minimum and above for postgraduate courses

· 12th grade mark sheet with 55% score and above for any undergraduate programs

· Proof of work experience and payment of tuition fee

· Guaranteed investment certificate for living expenses; usually at $10,000

· Visa fee of $150

· Medical results from approved panel doctors

The advantages of applications under the SPP

As a candidate interested in a study visa to Canada, you have the freedom to choose to go the SPP path or not. But the many advantages under the program are what have probably attracted many to apply under it. When you apply under SPP, you will enjoy:

· Less visa documentation requirements

· Streamlined admission for participating institutions and visa guidelines for the same

· Faster visa processing that could take as few as 5 to 10 working days

· Assured quality of the institution you are about to join

· Advance medical reports

· Post study work options

Working after studies under the SPP

As an international student under the SPP program, you enjoy post study work options. This means that you can easily attain a work permit after graduating with a recognized qualification from the SPP accredited institutions in Canada. The work permit scheme comes with defined requirements and you must satisfy them to qualify to work in the country.

In general, students taking up courses lasting for two years and more are eligible for post study work permits that can be as long as three years in Canada. This is according to the prevailing work permit regulations in the country. For course durations that are a year of less, students are eligible for a work permit that equals the study duration.

If you are interested in a study visa to Canada, it is important that you start by weighing your options and choosing a good direction. The SPP is one of the best programs you can use for the process.

Top 10 Places To Visit For A Winter Vacation

Winter vacation comes in many forms in Europe. In the polar north there is serious snow and sunless week while you will find the sun lingering in the mild Mediterranean, and cozy cafe culture and the spirit of Christmas in the middle. It's an inspiring time to visit great metropolis and charming villages: with fewer queues you can fit more into your itinerary, and low-priced off-season accommodations make wallet-friendly travel. Through Europe's rail network, you can explore the countries in your free time, getting to know the locals who deal with their daily business away from the hectic summer tourist season.

1. Rovaniemi, Finland

The handfuls of Christmas clichés characterize Rovaniemi, the "official" residence of Santa Claus. Everyone's favorite bearded man hangs in an atmospheric grotto of the Arctic Circle, and it's free to visit (but the photos are another story). Snow and reindeer provide a festive spirit, while the Arktikum museum gives an idea of life in these latitudes. It is a nice place to be for winter vacation

Tip: Finnish thermometers have more numbers below 0 ° C than above, so wear serious winter clothing.

2. Christmas Markets, Germany And Austria

December sees these romantic historic markets emerging throughout Germany and other nations of Central Europe. Expect cute stalls selling everything from gingerbread to sleigh bells and lots of joy, toasting with a glass of glühwein warming up.

Tip: Famous markets in Cologne, Vienna and Munich attract tourist crowds, but finding smaller cities is rewarding.

3. Abisko, Sweden

Up in Northern Europe on a train, Abisko in Lapland is for winter fans. The sun does not rise for several weeks in December and January, but that darkness makes it one of the best places in the world to see the majestic northern lights. Other attractions include cross-country skiing along the national park trails and husky mushing.

Tip: Stop in Kiruna and see the famous Icehotel.

4. Athens, Greece

It's a real downer trying to Photoshop 500 people out of their Parthenon photo to be awarded, but in winter it's not a problem. All the tensions of summer - crowding, tourist prices, intense heat, queues, air pollution - disappear more or less. It is the best time to explore the ancient heritage of the country and get to experience the local culture.

Tip: By all means do some island hopping, but most accommodations close during winter vacation.

5. Copenhagen, Denmark

For the European fairy tale winter, it is hard to beat the home of Hans Christian Andersen. Forget about the exaggerated little mermaid and head to the cozy bars and cafes of the city to see the snow fluttering outside. In the heart of the city, the Tivoli amusement park of the nineteenth century is a romantic and kitschy delight around Christmas, with touching illuminations and glogging cups that warm the body.

Tip: Go out for a meal in Noma, considered by many to be the best restaurant in the world (reservations can be filled quickly, so try to book several months in advance)

6. Budapest, Hungary

The pair of hand skating, breath-clouded in the frozen air - there is no better place for it than the picturesque central park of the Hungarian capital Varosligeti Mujegpalya, with its huge outdoor track. Do you feel cold afterwards? Budapest is famous for its ornate thermal baths.

Tip: At night look for a 'bar ruin' - an artfully atmospheric beverage place created in a building once abandoned.

7. Jasna, Slovakia

Slovakia offers high quality skiing at affordable prices. The accommodations and food are reasonable, and there is a friendliness that is missing from some of the snootier alpine tracks. Jasna is the best resort in Slovakia, with long descents flanked by snow-covered spruce trees, located in the rugged Tatras mountains.

Tip: Direct flights to Slovakia can be expensive, so do not make this an entry point to Europe.

8. Andalusia, Spain

Parts of Andalusia are further down south than the African coast, so there is a mild temperature in the winter. Accommodation is cheap and crowds are smaller in such prominent places as the Alhambra in Granada or Seville Cathedral. In addition, the tapas and nightlife in the cities are as attractive as ever.

Tip: head to the Sierra Nevada near Granada if you want snow sports action.

9. Transylvania, Romania

You can not visit Dracula's lair on a sunny day with lambs bellowing in the fields, right? Try steel gray sky, bare trees and a handful of snow. Brasov and Sighisoara, two hours away by rail, are magnificent medieval towns with various connections to Vlad Tepes, historical Dracula, although it is doubtful that you have set foot in its so-called castle.

Tip: Bram Stoker never visited Romania, so do not expect many parallels with the book or the movies.

10. Venice, Italy

Hauntingly beautiful and somewhat strange, Carnevale from Venice in February is a European highlight. Elaborate costumes and creepy masks bring the city's colorful history of the canal to life. Disguised dances are expensive things, but you can have a ball enjoying the free events with a mask bought on the street, but be prepared for epic crowding.

Tip: Book accommodation in advance. The day you enter and leave on a train will greatly reduce costs of your winter vacation.

These are the top 10 best places to visit for winter vacation. Try them out.

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The $78 Trillion Problem

$78 trillion is a massive number, & according to Citigroup, that is the amount of unfunded pension liabilities incurred by the richest 20 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD). These countries include the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, & central Europe, among others.

The report also noted that most US & UK corporate pension plans were also severely underfunded.

The problem here is that governments have borrowed more money than can ever be paid back, & they have made promises of entitlements that are hopelessly underfunded. We are already seeing the impact of unfunded pension funds.

Detroit went bankrupt, primarily because it could not afford to pay its pensioners. If the city's pensioners had not agreed to a series of cuts to the pension plan, according to the Kresge Foundation's Rip Rapson, "Detroit could have been in bankruptcy court for maybe a decade".

Now in the US, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has required governments to adopt rigorous accounting methods that are similar to those long used by private-sector accountants, & in many cases, the GASB reforms have required governments to disclose pension obligations formerly not put in all audits.

As a result, when unfunded pension, medical, & other liabilities are formally included on its balance sheet, the Orange County Fire Authority's debts exceeded its assets by $169 million for the fiscal year that ended in June. According to the Register's OC Watchdog "that's a plunge of more than 680% in its 'net position, or more than $420 million, over a single year."

These new accounting rules have also exposed that California's 2014-15 balanced budget was actually $175.1 billion in the red, due to state retirement obligations that had to be included in its balance sheet for the first time.

The latest figures reveal that retirement plans have less than three-quarters of the assets they need to pay current and future retirees. "Before the recession, many of these plans were fully funded or nearly fully funded," said Russ Walker, vice-president of Wilshire Consulting.

In 2007, the state pensions' funding ratio, a measure of assets to liabilities, stood at 95%. An 80% funding level is generally considered the minimum healthy level for public pension plans.

To close these gaps, most funds are now relying on "exceptional asset returns." But in this world of zero, & now even negative interest rates, expecting "exceptional returns" is hardly realistic. Remember, typically funds need annual returns of 7%-8%, which they are not getting in this current financial environment.

In Japan, its public pension reserve fund, the largest of its kind in the world, lost $64.22 billion, its biggest quarterly loss since the financial crisis for the quarter through September, dragged down by a global stock selloff.

The Europe & Central Asia region are no better off. The financial crisis has quickly turned into an economic crisis with major implications for all public programs, including pension systems. Future pension system deficits are expected to be threefold what is currently being experienced in the worst hit countries, & are expected to remain at that level for more than 20 years before slightly improving.

These pension fund problems are already a huge issue, but as usual we will see no politician bring them up. No politician is going to let voters know that there is no money to meet all the promises that have been made, let alone the new promises they will make in the current campaign.

These global debts & deficits are not political topics, but they are financial realities. The clock is ticking, & while the politicians don't want to discuss these issues, the rubber is gong to hit the road soon.

It is simply math. We know how many people are retiring, & we know how much they have been promised, so we know the cost. We also know how much has been budgeted, & what returns these funds are getting in the markets. And now, according to Citigroup, we know that there is a massive shortfall of $78 trillion globally.

There are solutions, but time is running out.

1. You can encourage real economic growth, by encouraging companies to expand & grow. This does not mean raising corporate taxes, it means working with companies, & encouraging company growth. This would create more jobs, & that means more tax revenue.

2. Define government spending priorities & stick to balanced budgets. This means that the politicians would actually have to make hard decisions. They would need to trim or cancel ineffective programs, & focus on the critical ones that are best for the people & the country.

3. Given that we are all living longer, we need to raise the age of eligibility for benefits. Some countries have already begun to implement this policy.

4. Lower the payout to retirees. Again, this is what Detroit worked out with their retirees.

5. You can also raise taxes. This is the favorite option for every politician. The problem is that higher taxes takes money out of the pockets of the people. Remember, most citizens do not have a private or public pension plan, & will need to save for their own retirement. In Chicago they are looking at increasing property taxes by 30% just to meet their pension fund obligations, currently at $20 billion, & growing.

This is just another factor in the rising 'loss of confidence in government" that will bring about a massive trend change. Ultimately, it will result in a global Sovereign Debt Crisis, & massive global flow of capital out of the riskiest areas.

Investors who are in a strong cash position will be able to not just protect their wealth during this coming crisis, but to grow it significantly. We are getting closer & closer to showtime!

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