8 Ways to Get Your Blog Ready for the Big Time
At the beginning of 2010, my blog was recognized as one of the top 10 social media blogs by Social Media Examiner. While that was a huge, huge honor, it was also unexpected and my site was unprepared for the instant swarm of traffic that followed. And I don’t mean just on the server side. No matter how big or small you blog is, you should always have it ready for major exposure at any moment, because you never know when the big day will come when your blog is mentioned by a much larger site or you get to the front page of Digg. Whatever the source, you will want to be prepared for that big surge of incoming traffic!
TESOL/TESL Certification Courses all Across Canada
Our TESOL/TESL certification courses are held in over 30 cities all across Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, and many others. Our certification program is priced affordably at $995 with discounts for early registration, paying with a friend, or registering at an Information Session. Keep informed about upcoming TESOL/TESL certificate courses by subscribing to our course alert email or RSS feed. To find upcoming courses, select a location below: Notify me of additional upcoming courses
11 Essentials to Pack for a Smarter Road Trip
If you’re hitting the road for summer vacation, make sure you’re toting the right gear for a smooth, smart journey. 1. GPS Device Having a portable one of these helps for adventures taken outside your car, too.
Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter
Sooner or later, your career may turn on a single piece of paper: the infamous cover letter. How can yours avoid being filed under Recycling without a second glance? Approached purely as a piece of persuasive writing, drafting the perfect cover letter can drive good people mad with stress and self-doubt. We prefer to treat the cover letter as an engineering problem, with three functional goals and two design constraints.
Work Abroad Holidays, International Work Experience and International Co-op Term Abroad for Canadians
Do you have an adventurous spirit? A willingness to challenge the unknown and identify your own opportunities? Through International Experience Canada (IEC), you can customize your own year-long work holiday abroad by: Deciding what country you want to visitObtaining the appropriate application for that destinationDetermining if you need help with travel arrangements for your work holiday, including job search
How Do I Become a Volunteer?
The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime. Deciding to apply to the Peace Corps takes research and deliberation.
“Werewolf is a simple game for a large group of people (seven or more.) It requires no equipment besides some bits of paper; you can play it just sitting in a circle. I’d call it a party game, except that it’s a game of accusations, lying, bluffing, second-guessing, assassination, and mob hysteria.” – Andrew Plotkin, creator of Werewolf
Sunken formations Yonaguni formation Location of Yonaguni formation The Yonaguni Monument (与那国島海底地形, Yonaguni-jima Kaitei Chikei?, lit.
How I Flew Around the World for Less than $220
8.7.13 Update: Don’t have time to read this whole post? Here are my top picks for credit cards that give you huge bonuses for signing up: Citi AAdvantage Platinum Visa and the Barclay Arrival MasterCard. Happy travels! This year I flew around the world and visited 11 countries over a period of 6 months. The cost of my ’round-the-world’ ticket?
The Beauty Of Cinemagraph GIFs
Developed in 2011 by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, cinemagraphs are GIF images that combine still photography and video to produce a stunning effect. Typically, the entire GIF is motionless except for one or two elements, providing a brilliant juxtaposition between the motion and the motionless. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve collected 43 beautiful cinemagraph GIFs:
15 Rules of International Travel
As many of you know, I live a mobile lifestyle and spend most of my time living all over the world. I’ve been on the road more or less for two and a half years straight now, spending 9-10 months outside of my native US each year. On Sunday, Peru will be the 40th country I will have visited.
EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance
Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Cheap Ways to Travel Across Europe
Even with the falling Euro, traveling around Europe can still be fairly expensive, especially if you are traveling long distances or miss out on that killer fare from Ryanair. I sometimes get sick to my stomach at how much transportation can cost even for the shortest distances. But, despite the high valued Euro, high transportation costs, and general expensiveness of Europe, there are still many ways to travel around Europe affordably: Megabus Megabus is a cheap way to get around the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), as tickets can cost as little as 1.50 USD.