Electric Fireplace – Thinking of Having Modern Flames?

Posted on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

A fireplace needs no introduction to people who have experienced cold weather. However, not everyone manages to go beyond the traditional, smoky wood burning fireplace. It would be a great contribution towards the worlds’ biggest problem of global warming to seek other options for a fireplace. Luckily, the electric fireplace was born eliminating all environmental hazards and providing the service of a traditional fireplace.

In order to spread warmth throughout a room, these electric fireplaces use a “fan forced heater”. Large metal coils are heated within the fireplace, using electricity. A fan is then used to direct heat from the coils outwards, thereby heating the room. These fan forced heaters are silent and very energetic and efficient, allowing the heat to spread over a large area. As soon as an electric fireplace is turned on, the heat is provided instantly with no delay for heating elements to warm up.

An electric fireplace is a great addition to the household. They come with different adjustable modes that can be used with a single click and can change a dreamy calm glow to a roaring flame for cold nights. They have a realistic sound that gives a feel of traditional fireplaces eliminating the risks associated with it and are much safer.

To assess practicality of the fireplace, we can judge it through its function. Its purpose is same as the classic wood fireplace and so is its function. It produces the same amount of heat as wood powered fire, eliminating the risk of flying sparks, smoke and other risks. These electric units generate no smoke and therefore don’t require ventilation. There is no need of getting a chimney built or a duct system.

Electric fireplaces offer several significant advantages over the other types:

*-These electric units are easy to install. They do not require a chimney and therefore can be installed in various rooms even if they don’t support wood-burning ventilation. They are light weight and easy to move and so can be used in different rooms as required.

*-An electric fireplace runs on electricity, which is less expensive as compared to fuel and gas both.

*-The heat is adjustable and can be set accordingly. This benefit was never available in traditional style as there was little control over how the fire looks. The fireplace is not heated up after usage, which reduces the chances of getting burnt accidentally. Especially with small children and pets, this is a significant advantage.

*-Electric fireplaces are easy to maintain and do not require lots of cleaning. They don’t produce ash and waste and are relatively maintenance free. Smoke and ash can also be hazardous to the health therefore these electric units are very favorable in houses with old people and small children.

Fireplace screens can add beauty to your fireplace as well as to your home. Electric fireplaces come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, so you will be able to use them in any situation and home. Dimplex Electric Fireplace Company offers a large range of these products that are suitable for everyone in every aspect.

*- Dimplex EMP Dante Antique Walnut Finish Electric Fireplace – Electra flame electric fireplaces add a warm, relaxing feel to your home at a push of a button. Now you can enjoy the ambiance and romance of a fireplace instantly. It immediately turns the occupancy sensors on the fireplace as soon as a person enters the room. All Electra flame models feature the most realistic flame technology in the market today and are available with a wide range of options to suit your individual needs.

*- Dimplex Chelsea White Electric Fireplace an elegant fireplace brings romance and relaxation into the spirit of any home. Benefit from the warmth of the flames or just sit back and enjoy the luminescence of earth’s greatest treasure. Each firebox includes an on-off remote control that gives you easy access. It is designed as a free standing corner fireplace.

*- Dimplex Encore Classic French Oak Electric Fireplace this exquisite, hand-rubbed fireplace features a burled oak finish that adds an element of sophistication to this classic French design. Occupancy sensors are activated when a person enters the room. It can operate both with and without heat.

A Place in Florida – The Airport That Lives With History – Part 2

Posted on July 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

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The Best of Athens, Greece: A Guide for Tourists

Posted on July 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Before you get too excited, read below to find some great tips about travelling to Athens. If you plan ahead, you’ll ensure that your Athens vacation is the best it can be!

Getting to Athens: Using a Greek Travel Agent

You might be frightened about using a travel agent you’re not familiar with – especially from a foreign country. Have no fear, using a reputable Greek travel agent is probably the safest and most affordable way to schedule your visit to Athens.

There are several reasons why using a Greek travel agent can help your travels go more smoothly. One, they are very familiar with the Athens area and can direct you to the right hotel, activities and travel methods during your stay. A travel agent who is not located in Greece will not always be able to provide the best possible options. Second, a Greek travel agent often has access to more discounted packages for hotels, rental cars, cruises, resort packages, tours, airline tickets, etc. So, you will probably save money on your overall travel expenses by using a Greek travel agent. Third, if you run into problems during your stay, get lost or lose something, a travel agent who’s actually located in Athens will be able to assist you directly. If your travel agent is located thousands of miles away, you’re pretty much on your own!

Ferry Schedules and Travel Agents

Ferry schedules are a whole other ball park when it comes to planning your trip. By using a Greek travel agent, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date ferry boat schedules. Ferry boats are used to travel to and from the Greek islands, so you must be able to schedule your ride at the right times if you plan to visit any islands while in Athens. The problem with ferry schedules is that they’re are usually released and changed at the last minute. So, even using the Internet to research your own schedules will not always be accurate. The last thing you need is to be stranded on some island!

Recommended Hotels in Athens

When planning your trip to Athens, be sure you understand where your hotel is located, what rating it has and the expense of staying there. Many hotels and resorts are available in Athens, but you want to be sure it will meet your needs. The best way to know for sure is to talk with a travel agent and explain the type of room and price you desire.

Great areas to stay in Athens include Makrianni, Plaka, Thission, Syntagma, Koukaki and Monastiraki. These are within walking distance of many of the major attractions and sights in Athens, so you can avoid driving downtown as much as possible. Also these areas all border the Acropolis and its surrounding archaeological park. Shops, restaurants, taxis, ferry ports, buses, etc. are all nearby these areas as well.

Below is a list of some great hotels in Athens, some being upscale and others being family-oriented or inexpensive.

Avra Rafina

The Avra Rafina is a great three-star hotel that’s located near the ferries. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be away from the city life of Athens and take a visit to the islands.

Hotel Athens Plaza

This is a fine hotel that has a building on Syntagma Square as well as one building that sits away from the Grande Bretagne. It’s elegant and the price shows it!

Armonia Hotel The Armonia Hotel is located out of the center of Athens at a quiet beach location. It’s close to the airport with easy access to cruise ships and ferries. The rooms are of high quality, and it offers a swimming pool.

Electra Palace Hotel

The Electra Palace Hotel is an A-category hotel that has been renovated recently. It has an indoor pool, comfortable rooms and great views of the Acropolis. The location is in the Plaka and only two blocks from Syntagma Square.

Astor Hotel

The Astor Hotel is an A-category hotel that is located only a half a block from Syntagma Square. It offers a delicious breakfast at the restaurant, a roof garden, gift shop and more! A conference room is also available for meetings. The rooms are well-furnished and have central heating, air conditioning, color television and radio. Upper-level rooms have balconies.

Athens Cypria Hotel

This hotel is located on a small street just a couple of blocks from Syntagma Square, and near the shopping street that welcomes pedestrians – Ermou. It’s also close to the Plaka and the archaeological sites.

The Adams Hotel

The Adams Hotel is family-owned and operated. It has been completely renovated and all rooms now have television, bathrooms, air conditioning and some have balconies with a terrace. It’s located on a quiet street in the Plaka, and is only a block from Kydatheneon Street. Although not fancy, the renovation helped this hotel tremendously with comfort and appearance!

Cecil Hotel

This hotel is in a neo-classical building located in old Athens. It’s near the Ancient Market and the New City Market. The central pedestrian street is also nearby. The Lycabettus Hill, the Syntagma, the Acropolis and the Philopappus are all near as well.

Hotel Attalos

The Hotel Attalos is located near the Monastiraki Flea Market and Metro Station, and only a five-minute walk to the Acropolis and Plaka. It offers air conditioning for the rooms, breakfast and a rooftop cafe where you can view the Parthenon.

St. George Lycabettus

This is a deluxe hotel that has its own restaurant, bar, swimming pool and more. It’s located in Kolonaki and is only a 15-minute walk to Plaka. Rates are really good if you travel in August.

The Hotel Hilton

The Hotel Hilton is a deluxe hotel with four restaurants, a health club, shops, in-house movies and more! There are many great features about this hotel, but if you stay here, you’ll have a long walk to the Plaka.

Hotel Divani Acropolis

Another hotel in the deluxe category, the Hotel Divani Acropolis offers a restaurant, great rooms, a roof garden, a pool, air conditioning and heat and conference facilities. It is only a five-minute walk to the Acropolis and the Plaka.

The Athens Central

This is a lovely hotel located in the Plaka that has been renovated to a more modern style. It offers a great view of the Acropolis and city from the roof garden and many of the rooms. The rooms have air conditioning and television. The hotel has low rates also.

Hotel Royal Olympic

The Hotel Royal Olympic is located only ten minutes from the Syntagma and the Plaka. It offers air conditioned rooms with satellite television, a restaurant and bar, a garden pool and more!

Athens Intercontinental

This is another deluxe hotel with in-house movies, a health study, shops, a bank, four restaurants, etc. It is located 20 minutes from the Plaka if you go on foot.

Museums in Athens

While in Athens, don’t forget to tour some of the city’s unique museums. Athens has museums to suit all tastes. Whether you enjoy art, culture or a modern theme, a museum awaits. Below is a list of the most popular museums in Athens.

National Archaeological Museum

The Benaki Museum

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art

Kerameikos Museum

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Jewish Museum

National Gallery

National Historical Museum

Museum of Popular Musical Instruments

Byzantine Museum

War Museum

Greek Historical Costume Museum

Theatrical Museum

Frissiras Museum of Contemporary Greek and European Painting

Acropolis Museum

Athens Nightlife

Athens has a nightlife that’s constantly on the move. You’ll never grow bored during your trip. In the evenings, you can dine at fine Greek restaurants, enjoy live music, go dancing or whatever suits your fancy. There are theatrical shows and dinner theaters where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment. Much of the activity at night can be found in the Plaka, Psiri or Thission areas.

Use the information above to make the most of your visit to Athens. You can enjoy a great getaway if you plan ahead!

Touring the Museums of Greece

Greece offers hundreds of museums, whether in the main cities, on the islands or in remote villages. There are museums everywhere in Greece, and they each focus on different aspects of Greek culture and history. Below is a list of museums with a brief description of each. Be sure to visit a museum in the area of Greece you visit.

Museums in Athens, Greece

National Archaeological Museum

This museum ranks in the top ten museums in the world and offers its collection display in a lovely building near Alexandras Avenue. The museum has a cafe, gift shop and sculpture garden.

The Benaki Museum

This is a multi-floored museum with every level moving up in history. The bottom floor displays the most ancient items.

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art

This Athens museum offers a great collection of old Cycladic art. It opens daily except Sundays and Tuesdays.

Kerameikos Museum

This museum is located at the ancient Athens cemetery at the bottom of Ermou. It’s just past the Monastiraki Flea Market. The museum has tombstones and pottery.

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Here you’ll find wood carvings, embroideries, jewelry and traditional folk art. There are also fabulous ceramic collections.

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in Athens offers a display of artifacts and art from Jewish communities. You can also learn about the Holocaust here, which makes the visit worthwhile.

National Gallery

At the National Gallery you’ll find a terrific collection from Greek painters and also international artists, which includes some impressive sculptures.

National Historical Museum

If you love learning about the history of war, you should definitely visit the National Historical Museum. Here you’ll get to learn about the Greek War of Independence and see some fabulous artifacts from the war.

Museums on the Greek Islands

There are also some great museums on the Greek islands. Every island has its own history and culture. The museums display these differences. Here are some popular island museums along with a brief description of each.

Archaeological Museum of Chania

This museum is located in the Venetian monastery of St. Francis and offers many treasures such as prehistoric artifacts from caves, finds from the city of Chania, Minoan finds from Chania and coins and jewelry from historic times.

Archaeological Museum of Corfu

Here you’ll find interesting exhibits from the excavations of the ancient town of Corfu, Cassiopi and Thesprotia.

Archaeological Museum of Paros

This museum was founded in 1960 and offers visitors a chance to see archaic and classical sculptures as well as pottery and sculptures from the Neolithic up to the Roman period. Also, there’s a Mosaic floor that dates back to Roman days.

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

This Rhodes museum is located in the Medieval building of the Hospital of the Knights and contains collections of classical and Roman sculptures, Mosaic floors from the Hellenistic period and more.

While in Athens, Greece you will want a cell phone for use and with the local GSM service you’ll be amazed at how much better the service is in Athens than back home. Virtually everywhere in Athens and Greece, yes even islands and mountains, is covered by superb GSM cell phone service. With a local service provider all your incoming calls are 100% free and calling the states is just $.84 / minute. Or, to be 100% sure, you can rent a satellite phone and as long as you can point it to the southern hemisphere you’ll get service across Europe. Free incoming calls day and night from every country on earth and only $1.99 to call any country, always.

For more information on renting/buying these type of phones and getting this type of super low cost service take a look at http://www.planetomni.com or call 800-514-2984 inside the States or 925-686-9945 from outside. They ship worldwide and are based in California.

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Aerobic Videos

Posted on July 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

Aerobic videos are a popular way for you to stay
in shape and are very effective health tools. The other
thing is they can be fun. There are many forms of
aerobics, you see people doing them all the time. You
see them walking or running in your neighborhood. Some
people swim for exercise. A real fun aerobic is
dancing. People that work in tall buildings often do
stair climbing. Aerobics is basically a form of
activity that gets you pumping oxygen and your heart
racing..

Many people get this oxygen going with Aerobic Videos
either at a Gym or in the privacy of their own home.
The great thing about using Aerobic Videos is that you
get a workout in all parts of your body. One of the
great benefits is to get your heart rate in the target
zone and maintain it for a specified period of time.
Normally 30 minutes or more.

Aerobic Videos are everywhere. You can find them in
grocery stores, pharmacies, on television. In fact many
people do Aerobics along with television programs that
have become very popular. But if you really want to
have choices the best place to find an Aerobic Video
that appeals to you is on the internet. Here you can
choose from a hugh variety. There are aerobic videos
that emphasize different parts of the body, your spine,
neck, shoulders, arms, legs etc. So if you really want
choice you find it on the internet. Maybe you are a
beginner and want to get started with low impact
aerobics, or maybe you are in great shape and want high
impact aerobics. You can make your Aerobic Video choice
on the internet.

Exercise With The Stars

Aerobic Videos have become popular because many of them
are made by celebrities. Jane Fonda is credited with
being one of the pioneers. We have all seen Tony Little
with his infomercials. And how about Gilad with that
inviting Hawaii atmosphere. Then there is one of the
most Popular, Denise Austin. Now we see some even more
aggressive promotion types such as Carmen Electras
Stripper Video. Yes, you can even find nude aerobic
videos. But you can get Aerobic Videos that meet your
personal needs. Go ahead chose your celebrity and
workout with them.

So Aerobic Videos with the diverse selection may be
just the thing for you. We need to keep the main result
in mind which is good health through work outs that
benefit your cardiovascular system. Along with this
come the benefits of weight loss and a trimmer
better looking, better feeling you. This will give you
confidence and all the benefits of a positive attitude.

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