Not Your Parent’s Escorted Tour

Back in 1961 a New Zealander by the name of John Anderson arrived in London with the idea of exploring Europe. Not having a lot of money, he came up with the idea of gathering a group of fellow adventurers to travel with to keep costs down. After putting a deposit down on a minibus, he and his group set off on a 12 week journey around Europe. Unable to sell the minivan after his return he decided to promote his European trip the next spring, this time filling 2 tours to mostly 19-29 year olds eager to discover Europe. The rest as they say is history as Contiki Tours was born and 50 years later, they are still escorting nearly 150000 young adventurers a year to places like Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America.

The concept of Contiki remains true to today, claiming to be the most popular tour company in the world for 18-35 year olds, Contiki Tours are fully escorted bus tours designed to mix sightseeing, optional excursions and free time as to maximize your time while exploring your choice of over 46 countries on over 6 continents in a way it appeals to a younger demographic. Sure museums, churches and art galleries are culturally significant globally, but how many times have you been dragged to a museum by your parents when all you really wanted to do was go White Water Rafting, Ski the Alps, attend a festival like Oktoberfest, or enjoy a few pints in an Irish Pub? Let’s face it, a 22 year old’s Itinerary and “Things to do” list in general will differ greatly from your average senior. Contiki Tours will take you to the top cultural and historical landmarks but also specifically cater to the excitement, needs, and lifestyle of 18-35 year old’s.

With the choices of hotels and upgrades to your itinerary, there is a tour to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Accommodations are carefully selected to ensure that your experience best represents how you prefer to travel ranging anywhere from those who love to camp and rough it to those who prefer more superior hotels. Regardless of the choice of accommodation or added on excursions, many of your meals are also included in the package you choose making it easier to budget for any expenses you may need for extra meals, shopping or attractions you may incur during your ample free time.

Backpacking across Europe has always been a tradition for Canada’s young adults and is a terrific way to discover yourself and other fellow adventurers from around the world. It is a great way to make new friends and see the world but it is not without its own obstacles, dangers, and pitfalls. By traveling with Contiki, it erases the stress of finding accommodation as you go, long lineups to attractions, unexpected costs and other problems that may arise along the way such as cultural or language barriers. By traveling with persons of the same interests, you have the added bonus of starting new friendships and bonds with like-minded travelers.

Adult Resort Reviews – Blackbeards and More

Blackbeards Adult Resort

This time we are reviewing Blackbeards Adult Resort, we haven’t been there in a few years and believe me it is better. I know, we have it real rough here at Resort Holiday Weeks, going around visiting resorts all over the world and having resort owners and staff treat us like royalty so that we give them a good review.

Even though we may not have millions of followers here at Resort Holiday Weeks, resort owners know that if we recommend a resort our followers will go. So they turn up the charm for us, and since I am now working the adult resort beat LIFE IS GOOD!

OK now on to the good stuff. Blackbeards adult escort resort is located in the lovely little town of Costambar on the North Coast of Puerto Plata. The weather was great, the beach is less than 2 minutes away and yes, there are some very sexy ladies working at the resort, taking care of your every want and need.

As my new found resort buddy, Australian Paul says “There is no other resort where you get this much bang for your buck” And let me tell you Australian Paul made sure he got as much bang for his buck as possible.

Anyways what I am trying to say is the girls are very accommodating. So to all of you guys out there that have always dreamt of lying on a beach with a beautiful female companion that will provide you guaranteed adult entertainment, this is the place for you.

And for the couples out there looking for a nice romantic erotic vacation you will have a good time too. All in all, this 17 room resort is great for any kind of adult vacation you are looking for. If you are over the age of 18 and have an open mind, you will be in heaven.

Adventura Spa Palace

If you are looking for a little classier style of adult vacation, you have Adventura Spa Resort. Now this is still an adult only resort but I would not say it is an “escort resort” like Blackbeards. Well at least, they will not openly publicize it, but it still is Mexico right?

But to be serious this is the ultimate romantic vacation or honeymoon vacation. This all inclusive resort and spa has all the amenities and is very reasonably priced if you have our “Timeshare Resort Vacation System”

Below is a description right from there brochure: “This adults only resort (18+) is set within a 85-acres expanse, combining the exuberant virgin jungle, typical of the state of Quintana Roo, with wide and spacious lawns and gardens carefully designed to please the senses. Our botanical garden cares for and multiplies the native trees and flowers to offer you the widest array of brilliant colors. From the central patio with its colonial fountain, through the romantic archways, down to the natural tile floor to the carefully handcrafted furniture, it all combines to create a magical setting.”

I think they write a bit nicer than I do, but I bet you I have more fun! I have been to Adventura Spa Palace one time before, and I had a great time I think ( I had quite a bit to drink) Well fortunately this is my next assignment, and I am looking forward to it. So stay tuned and look out for our next adult vacation article because I know it will be a good one. HELLO MEXICO!

Advantages of Adult Web Hosting

If you’re running a website that contains adult content, or you’re about to, you’ve probably heard about adult hosting. And you’ve probably also heard that you don’t necessarily need to go with an “adult” specific host, but that just about any web host will be able to host your website for you, adult content and all. And while that may be true, as adult websites become more popular, there are still advantages to choosing a web host that’s experienced in adult hosting, and that will be able to help you whenever your website needs it.

That experience alone is one of the biggest advantages you’ll find when you choose to go with an adult host. Hosts that have been dealing with adult content for years know the special needs that adult websites have. Bandwidth and storage space are two of the resources those needs that adult websites will have; and they’ll most likely need a lot of each. Many adult website owners aren’t aware of just how many of these resources they’ll need when they first start their website, and can be caught unprepared without them. This will be able to advise website owners of these things ahead of time, so they can be dealt with and the site can be launched smoothly.

The legalities of running adult websites are something else adult site hosts will be experienced in, and that knowledge is another benefit of working with adult hosts. From gambling sites to erotic sites, there are a lot of legal issues when it comes to running adult websites. An adult site host will be able to tell you about the legal issues involved, saving you the time of researching all the different aspects yourself.

Aside from legal issues and the technical resources that you’ll need, customer service in adult site hosting also cannot be matched by any other type of site hosting. Many customers who own an adult website are hesitant to even call their should something go wrong because they’re worried about having to explain the problem with certain files; or they’re worried about what the customer service rep will think of their website.

This usually isn’t an issue when you’re working with any web host, but especially not when you’re working with an adult site host. After choosing to work with an adult-specific web host, many customers feel much better about speaking to their web host, and don’t wait to ask for help when it’s needed. This may seem like a very small thing; but it’s one of the biggest benefits to those who already have it in place.

Adult ADD & ADHD – Top 10 Myths

Adult ADD/ADHD is gaining recognition amongst professionals and society at large. It is perceived by many to be a new disorder, discovered or made up by psychiatrists in the last decade. Like most things we perceive of as being new, adult ADD and ADHD are subject to skepticism and myths. There is suspicion on many fronts that adult ADD/ADHD and even childhood ADD/ADHD is a made up disorder created by psychiatrists in association with pharmaceutical companies to sell a new type of drug. While skepticism and awareness are healthy ideals, in the case of adult ADD/ADHD this skepticism does not seem warranted. The symptoms are very real and wreak havoc in the lives of those with the disorder.

Adult ADD/ADHD has been present with us for much longer than many people aware. It is not a new disorder, but one that has only recently gained recognition amongst and been labeled by professionals. Most adults who have been diagnosed with the disorder are those who should have been diagnosed in childhood but were not. And while the symptoms and signs of adult ADD/ADHD are real to its sufferers and treatment has been proven to alleviate these symptoms the myths continue. So what are some of the most common myths surrounding the diagnosis do adult ADD and ADHD?

1. ADD/ADHD is a disorder of children. Adults can not have ADD/ADHD.

While it is more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, adults can and do suffer from the symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD. Most people who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as adults already had the disorder as children, but were either not diagnosed or misdiagnosed.

2. Adults with ADD/ADHD simply need to lead more disciplined organized lives.

Adults with ADD/ADHD have tried to lead more disciplined and organized lives, but have failed. The medical disorder makes it difficult to impossible for adult sufferers to maintain the focus required to stay organized and on track.

3. ADHD symptoms can be overcome without intervention.

Some adults with ADD/ADHD find enough self help treatments to live an organized disciplined life. They create to do lists, take advantage of calendars and timers,and find other ways to organize their live. For many adults with ADD/ADHD these methods do not help and they need to seek help from physicians, personal organizers and counsellors.

4. ADHD is a made up disorder.

With the large number of children currently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, parents and others are beginning to question whether ADD is even a real disorder. The symptoms that those diagnosed with the disorder endure and the effect these symptoms have on the lives of those with the disorder are very real.

5. People who seek medication for ADHD are really just drug seekers.

Ritalin has been and continues to be abused by adults who use the drug for a quick high. Some have compared its effect as almost cocaine like in adults who do not need the stimulant medication. Ritalin, though, is not usually prescribed to adults with ADD/ADHD. Longer lasting medications with a slower build up such as Concerta and Adderall are prescribed to adults. The effect of these medications are less intense than those of Ritalin so are not attractive to abusers.

6. Medication can cure ADHD.

Medications can help with the symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD but are not a cure for the disorder.

7. You’re not hyperactive so you don’t have ADD.

Only adults diagnosed with ADHD deal with the hyperactivity component of the disorder. This symptom shows itself in signs such as restlessness and risk taking. Adults without hyperactivity are diagnosed with ADD rather than ADHD. These adults share almost all the same symptoms as those with ADHD, but are not as likely to be hyperactive and restless.

8. Children with ADD/ADHD always outgrow the disorder.

While many children do outgrow their ADD/ADHD symptoms a large number carry the disorder with them into adulthood. SOme who seem to have outgrown the disorder may simply have found useful coping methods that help them live their lives without professional intervention.

9. You can not lead a normal life with ADD

Most adults with ADD/ADHD function very well. Medical and other professional interventions have helped some, while many work with their ADD/ADHD personalities to create lives that are very compatible with the disorder.

10. Medications help all cases of adult ADHD

Medication is helpful in approximately 58% of cases. Some adults find a combination of medication along with ongoing support from a counsellor or other professional to be more helpful. Others find the side effects of medications to be intolerable and function better with the with the help of professional cognitive treatment, or self help methods.

Managing Time As an Adult Learner

Time – do you ever feel you don’t have enough time to fit everything into your day? Do you ever wonder how others manage to fit everything into their day – school, work, family, and friends? Maybe you’re not alone… Life is hard and becomes even harder as people develop into adults. This is why excellent time management skills are a must – especially for the adult learner!

The adult learner has many challenges they face every day from schooling, to work, to making sure they have enough time available in their day for friends and most importantly their family. Often times, the adult learner will give up and drop out of college because they cannot keep up with working long hours as well as the massive amount of school work from day to day – the average worker in America is working more hours than ever before. They often feel in order to support their family they have to let college go. A college degree is extremely important in this day and age; however, while attending college many adults realize that it does not pay the bills. This is unfortunate as many adults will fail to excel in their careers without the degree behind them. Life is hard – especially for the adult learner.

For those that push through and continue to work and attend school, they often find it is a daily struggle to keep their grades up so they can make the required satisfaction of progress. The adult learner in most cases does not have the advantage of staying at home as the younger learner may have so they can focus only on their education. This makes learning even more complicated for the adult learner.

It is especially hard when they have a family to care for and household responsibilities too. Many adult learners will feel they are neglecting their family and other obligations so they may choose to put their education on hold while their children are growing up. Their friends may not understand why they are unable to do the things they did before and their social life may struggle because of their schooling as well. All of these situations make it incredibly difficult for the adult learner. It becomes a balancing act to make sure they do not become overstressed, overworked, or overloaded – so how do they manage it all?

There are many things that contribute to the success of an adult learner. These ideas also help any person currently in any learning environment. Many adults find mastering these skills tremendously improve academic success. If the adult learner feels they have no time available as it is – time management skills are a must. It is critical that adults who are in a learning environment focus on every minute in their day and find ways to improve the free time they have available even if the time is limited.

Most people now would be thinking to themselves, “There is nothing in my life I can cut – I’m maxed out!” How many adults spend hours sitting in front of the television – people are surprised when they truly evaluate the time spent mindlessly watching movies, ESPN, etc. It is important to have time to unwind and relax; but when the adult learner is trying to fit an education in with an already busy lifestyle, they must evaluate which areas they can adjust. If they don’t find a lot of time is wasted watching television, perhaps they spend a lot of time playing video games or doing other activities – if their education is important they may want to cut these things for the time being.

The question is – is the adult learner willing to make these sacrifices? If so, they will need to sit back and decide what is important in their life and which activities they can let go – for now. It helps if they can make a list of how much time they spend doing these different activities and then figure out where they can manage their time more efficiently. No two adult learners are exactly alike. Only they will know the schedule they are currently keeping and which areas they are willing to adjust so they will be able to finish their degree. If an education is truly important to them – the adult learner will find a way.

While getting rid of events in their life that are hoarding precious time, there are other things the adult learner can do in order to get the most out of the time they have available. The adult learner must improve their study skills. By improving study skills they can spend more time with their family and friends. Most would prefer reading a book one time while increasing their comprehension of the content instead of reading it several times because they do not remember what it is they read. Most people would like to read it only once or maybe a few times -in order to do that you have to maximize your study skills. By doing this, they will improve the time they have available to enjoy other things in their lives.

One of the most important ways the adult learner can improve their skills is to make sure they always take exceptional notes of the material studied; it often helps to use different colors while highlighting to separate key points, make index cards with questions on the front and answers placed on the back. This way the adult learner can practice them while on the go. They can then study while at a baseball game, waiting in line to see the doctor, etc. This will take full advantage of the time they have available in a day. It is little things like this that will have a huge impact on time management.

It is also critical the adult learner always engages in their learning environment whether online or not. They may view the discussions pointless or forum posts as only taking away more time from their already busy schedule, but this will increase their comprehension on the topic they are studying. So it is important they take full advantage of them! They are there and available for a reason.

When the adult learner is feeling overloaded, stressed and wanting to just throw in the towel – it is imperative they stop and take a break. It is very important to take time to reenergize your mind and body while seeking an education. When taking a break it often helps to enhance memory because you can concentrate more effectively. This will also allow you to spend less time studying. If people study when they are exhausted their mind will not function appropriately in order to retain the information – having to read it again is not helping the adult learner manage their time more efficiently. So, they must make the most out of every study session scheduled. It is also essential to only study when alert and there are no distractions around so they can fully focus on the information in front of them.

Schooling can be incredibly taxing for the adult learner – but is the end result worth it? The adult learner must always keep their mind set on the goal. They must stay positive and believe that anything is possible if they set their mind to it. Adults graduate all the time – so it is conceivable and if they believe they can finish, they will. Many attending college these days are older adults; it helps to remember that you’re not alone.

A support chain is particularly important. The adult learner should seek the help and support of their husband/wife, family members, and even their employer. They need to ask for help when necessary. Perhaps their husband/wife can help with chores around the house, run errands, or help with the kids so the college student can spend a set amount of time each week studying. Maybe a family member could even pick up their kids from practice/school a few times a week.

The adult learners who are employed while attending school could communicate with their superior the desire to work out a more appealing schedule that works for the business as well as for the student. This way they could focus their schooling more appropriately around the new schedule – this may help them manage their time more efficiently as well. Many employers will even help pay for an employee’s academic studies, so they need to make sure to utilize all the help available. Employers want educated employees and in most cases will work with the student so all involved are happy.

The truth is every day people adjust their time in order to do things they love. When somebody really wants something – they make it work. If they don’t – they will probably give up. When the adult learner wants it bad enough, they will find ways to make the most out of every situation. It is obvious the adult learner struggles to balance everything in their life; this is why time management for the adult learner is a critical skill to have. It is extremely important the adult learner utilizes ways to enhance their learning strategies – so they can maximize the time they spend on their education, and also have a strong support chain that will encourage them continuously. In doing this, they will have more time available for the things they love to do the most and be a lot happier in the process while achieving academic success.

Motivating Adult Students – 3 Theories to Motivate Adult Students

Many theories exist in today’s educational world to help motivate adult students. Adult students cannot be taught, motivated, or assessed in the same ways that traditional students can be taught, motivated, or assessed. Adult learners need different strategies and theories to help motivate them to learn and do well in the classroom. The following is a breakdown of 3 theories to motivate adult students.

Theory Number One

Theory number one is that assignments must be relevant for adult students. Adult students must be able to see the purpose and relevance in an assignment. The purpose of any assignment for an adult learner must be clear to the adult learner, so he sees the importance in completing the assignment. The only way an adult learner will be motivated to complete an assignment is if the end result seems worthwhile to him. The end result of any assignment must be focused on what the learner expects to receive from the assignment. If a teacher of an adult learner understands why the adult learner is continuing his education, the teacher will be able to create relevant assignments to meet the adult student’s personal goals.

Theory Number Two

The second of the 3 theories to motivate adult students is keep class time and assignments short and as simple as possible. Adult students often have families at home to take care of, and often, they are responsible for children at home as well. Adult students are usually trying to hold down full-time jobs to support their families while continuing their educations. This means that school does not rank first in their priority lists. While adult students want to learn and get higher educations, they often have little time to spend in doing so. This means that the teacher of adult students must teach, get his point across, and assign work in a timely manner. Teachers of adult students must keep in mind how much time their adult students will actually have to sit in the classroom, complete their assignments, or study for tests.

Theory Number Three

The third of the 3 theories to motivate adult students is to help adult learners see the big picture. Adult learners have gone back to school for a purpose. In order to be motivated, adult learners must be able to see how the education they are getting is useful to them in the long run. These students can be motivated if the teacher will take the time to show them how more education can help them in the future. Motivating factors for adult learners often include such things as finding better jobs or careers or earning more money down the road.

When put into practice, these three theories can help motivate adult learners. Adult learners need to see the purpose in their assignments. They need shortened assignments catered to their very busy lifestyles. Adult students need to know the end results of their higher education: better jobs and better pay. Motivating adult learners will pay off in the long run as they complete their higher degrees.