What to Expect When Cruising the River Moselle

What to Expect When Cruising the River Moselle

Renowned as one of the most picturesque rivers the world, the Moselle stretches for a languid 340 miles from the Vosges Mountains of France to flow into the Rhine in Germany. Various sections have become extremely popular with barge holiday operators, not just for the magnificent scenery encountered along the way, but also for the many historical attractions and, of course, the wine.
The Route of the Moselle

 

From its elevated source at Ballon d’Alsace, the river passes through the spectacularly beautiful and historically significant French landscape of Lorraine, before forming part of the border of Luxembourg and Germany. On its path it takes in countless small towns, Alpine villages and wine-growing regions. Some of the more industrialised sections of the Moselle Valley are also used for transporting goods on large cargo ships. The river joins the Rhine at Koblenz, as its longest tributary. Since it was made entirely navigable in 1964, the river has become a very busy waterway, encompassing 14 locks and a dedicated shipping channel. As well as barge holiday operators, the traffic comprises large numbers of private vessels and commercial and cargo ships.

Attractions en Route

For those on a barge holiday, whatever section of the Moselle makes up the itinerary there are countless attractions to see from the water and on shore excursions. One of the most enchanting is Burg Eltz, a real-life fairytale castle set in its own lush forest. The medieval castle is immaculately preserved, having been in one family for more than 850 years. The interiors are bedecked with original tapestries, furnishings and artworks that have been curated with such attention and care they look like the centuries have simply passed them by. Set upon the peak of a huge craggy rock, Burg Eltz epitomises the concept of a fairytale castle.

For those passing through Trier (close to Luxembourg), exploring the Roman ruins of the oldest city in Germany is a must. Founded in 16 BC by the infamous Augustus, Trier was a vital trade and financial hub for the Roman Empire for more than four centuries. Today one can walk around its many archaeological attractions and take in sites like the Porta Nigra, the Hauptmarkt and the city’s most iconic landmark, the magnificent UNESCO-listed Trierer Dom – the oldest cathedral in Germany. The city is also famous for a very different reason as the birthplace of philosopher Karl Marx.

Fine Wine

It’s not for nothing that wine is one of the most popular themes for barge holiday itineraries in this region of Germany and Luxembourg. The Moselle Valley is renowned for some of the world’s finest Rieslings, which make up around 60% of its total production. The region provides the perfect conditions for this famous grape, with records indicating that it has been grown there since 1435. The Riesling has a distinct colour and flavour that aficionados attribute to its high acidity, and it has the ability to age well up to 40 years.

For history, scenery and the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most acclaimed wine regions in the world, cruising along the beautiful River Moselle is invariably a most memorable and enjoyable experience for travellers of any age.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury barge holiday itineraries. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

For the Fearless: Via Ferrata in the Daring Dolomites

For the Fearless: Via Ferrata in the Daring Dolomites

Safety harnesses, a network of steel cables, security ladders and climbing insurance are all necessary for you to be able to reach the summit. Even seasoned mountain climbers find these peaks challenging – and you’re going further yet! You’d better believe the panoramic, jaw-dropping views from the top will be worth all the sweating (from both exertion and adrenaline…).
Trekking through the Dolomites is anything but a walk in the park. Renowned for its towering peaks, north-eastern Italy’s mountain range crests at over 3000m regularly. Easily recognisable thanks to its limestone spires which grace the pages of any adventure mag worth its salt, it doesn’t take an expert eye to realise this mountain range is for serious thrill-seekers.

 

Via Ferrata is The Answer

Via Ferrata offers the chance to access some of the world’s most imposing summits. Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies created these trails during WWI for the purpose of transporting supplies and soldiers through previously inaccessible regions. And now you can mirror their movements!

Nowadays the routes are in peak condition thanks to the efforts of the Club Alpino Italiano (CAI), who maintain and equip the via ferrata paths.

For a mountain climbing experience with the ultimate edge, try one of the following routes.

5 Day Flying Visit

If time isn’t on your side, don’t worry. Make a round-trip from Cortina d’Ampezzo for a 5-day adrenaline-fuelled getaway. You’ll get a flavour of different via ferrata every day, and in the evenings you can sample the flavours of the local Cortinian cuisine. The culture here is great fun too, and you’ll have the added bonus of enjoying the mountain rifugio vibes.

Sella Massif: Hiking and the Via Ferrata

Does the epic metal trail tempt you, but you’re also an avid hiker? Not a problem! The Sella Massif offers the best of both worlds. 5-day excursions from the Alta Badia are organised regularly, combining hiking with via ferrata for the ultimate dare-devil trip to the Dolomites!

Val di Fassa Region

Do you have more time to play with? Then let the Val di Fassa be your playground! An 8-day itinerary will let you really get to grips with this region’s mountains and trails. The greener stages of the route can be traversed on foot while the steep rocks littering the mountain are to be tackled by ladders and iron steps.

At the end of your trek you’ll have some envy-provoking Instagrams, rock-hard calves and a wealth of epic anecdotes to share.

Don’t Forget!

Make sure you have the necessary climbing insurance before you set out on this path. Get a quick quote that covers you for all of your adventures this year with great annual climbing insurance, or opt for a single cover if this foray through the Via Feratta is enough adrenaline-fuelled fun for now!

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Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let’s Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you’re looking for the best climbing insurance Let’s Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.

French Cruise Secrets: Marne River

French Cruise Secrets: Marne River

River Marne has inspired artists, such as Cézanne and Pissarro, for many years, and continues to inspire everyone who meets today. Barging vacations in France are an ideal way to experience the rich history of Marne, as well as learn more about technical accomplishments that help make it an important trade route across the country. French Cruise Secrets: Marne River
To the Seine: The River Marne Basics

The French waterway is 514 kilometers long and starts in the Langres highlands. The river headed west, joining the famous Seine Seine in the upper reaches of Paris. On its way through the French countryside, Marne passes through a captivating location like Meaux – famous for its ‘Prince of Cheese’ brie – and Jouarre village, home to a stunning 12th century Benedictine monastery. Along with its centuries-old heritage, this French region has an impressive wine-growing tradition. French Cruise Secrets: Marne River

The oldest lotus in France?

The Canal de Cornillon at Meaux was built about 800 years ago at the beginning of the 13th century. This canal is the oldest in France and built as a 500m short cut, bypassing a very generous watering river. In the nineteenth century, Marne became an important trade route, connecting Paris with the eastern rivers, therefore many lateral canals were built to aid its navigation. The most impressive canal is the 64-kilometer Canal latéal à la Marne, which handles a height difference of over 30 meters with 15 keys.

What to Look For in Barge Vacations in France

If you are lucky enough to sail along Marne during your barge vacation in France, there are some sites you should not miss. The countryside around the river was very important in the second world war. In fact, Château-Thierry – best known for its multiple war graves and warnings – is at the center of the last German attack on WW1. Visit the funeral that runs in Belleau Wood, which was established in honor of the 4th Marine Brigade of the 2nd Army Division of the U.S. The remains of the nearby trenches and shell holes serve as a visual reminder of the battles that occurred in this area.

With a lighter note, you should visit the delightful city of Epernay – the Champagne capital (the drink!). The famous Avenue de Champagne is lined with impressive mansions and is home to the region’s most prestigious wine producers, if not the world. You’ll find people like Moët et Chandon, Mercier, Veuve Clicquot, Pol Roger and de Castellane. As you roam around town remember that over 200 underground cave miles are under your feet. Sprinkled with some of the world’s most whiny bubbly, some of these cellars are open for tours, a wonderful introduction to the Champagne magic world.

Perhaps this glimpse of Marne River culture and history has encouraged you to venture into its waters for the next barge vacation in France. French Cruise Secrets: Marne River

Paul Newman is a Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider if you are looking for a complete luxury barge vacation in France or other great destinations. Part of an experienced barge team, Paul first queued to support a slow-paced barging cruise facility for anyone looking for a unique holiday experience. French Cruise Secrets: Marne River

Steps to Starting the First Vape Shop in Your City

Steps to Starting the First Vape Shop in Your City

Opening a new store is a long process. It is important to make a thorough plan and do all the research necessary to maximize your chances of success
Analysis of local markets.

The first step to start a new business is to analyze the local market. Is there a large enough population to support this niche business? A city of 500 people, for example, may be big enough for its own gas station, but there can not be many specialty stores like vape shops or lingerie boutiques. There is no specific cutoff for minimum population size because there may be other factors that compensate for small population sizes. How many people are smokers interested in trying something like vaping? Is there another local store that has shaded the type of product you want to sell? Steps to Starting the First Vape Shop in Your City

Examining local regulations and zoning restrictions.

Vape shops can be a unique challenge when compared to more conventional business categories. Vices like liquor and tobacco are subject to typical taxes and regulations, but nebulizers and other electronic smoking devices can fall into gray areas with few regulations in most states. Cities also have zoning laws that govern whether certain properties can be used as a business or residence. Such urban planning ensures that businesses are accessible through major roadways, and they help limit traffic through residential environments. Before buying a property, especially if it is vacant land, it is necessary to see the applicable zoning regulations.

Assess the amount of start-up capital available.

After buying the property and changing space to meet new business needs, there are still many more costs to be covered. Financial capital is a key ingredient for new companies, and a lack of funds can have a negative impact on future business success. Investors are one of the most popular means of funding, but they tend to expect parts of the company. Bank loans are another avenue, and tend to provide the best interest rates. The borrower without adequate credit sometimes makes the necessary purchase with a credit card, but high interest rates make this a last resort for an entrepreneur. Loans from family members are another popular option. Some owners borrow to their homes, but this can endanger their personal and family life. The safest measure is to wait until there is enough capital and lower the launch to fit a more limited budget.

Plan to stock inventory of diverse products.

If there is no other vape shop in this area, it is important for stock products for new and experienced users. Not everyone will be interested in building a custom nebulizer, so it’s important to have a simple choice. A wide selection of e-liquids will satisfy the broadest possible audience. Clothes and accessories can also give visitors a reason to spend time browsing through the vape shop selection.

With proper planning, a new company can be a source of personal satisfaction as well as income. Opening a store can be a great way to share your enthusiasm for popping up with the rest of the community. Steps to Starting the First Vape Shop in Your City

Why Setup Freezone Companies in UAE

Why Setup Freezone Companies in UAE

Dubai is a highly respected path in the East, and as it becomes a financial center, companies involved in all types of business activities now want to establish a presence here. Dubai has more than ten freezones, which gives international investors an opportunity to expand into the Middle East and beyond. Why Setup Freezone Companies in UAE
With the various options available for freezone company incorporation, you can choose the one that reflects the nature of your business. Whether it’s the location, brand or facility of a free zone that interests you, you can find the best solution based on your legal and business preferences. As each free zone is set up to facilitate certain types of business activities or transactions, it is important to receive legal advice appropriate to your business needs.

With 100% foreign ownership of a company in the UAE and the ability to trade or operate within a free zone, freezone entities can provide great benefits to those wishing to expand their operations to the Middle East and beyond. In addition, with available visa facilities, you may even choose to move to UAE with your business. While expanding your operations and developing a respected international presence, why not do this in the most economical way as well? With 0% import and export tax, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no corporate tax for 15 years (renewable for additional 15 years) and no personal income tax, you are set to have greater success and profit.

Freezones themselves are also very helpful in terms of setting up in the UAE as they provide excellent assistance for recruitment of workers, sponsors, and housing. Furthermore, the freezone area itself is equipped with facilities, facilities and communication infrastructure needed to establish a business. The increasing number of free zones operating in the country serves to offer a wider choice to potential investors, and allows for real existence in the UAE through offices or warehouses.

Why Setup Freezone Companies in UAE

The bread is moldy and the list is lackadaisical

The bread is moldy and the list is lackadaisical

Have you noticed during the summer your bread becomes moldy a little faster? You go to make a nice and fresh sandwich. You get into a plastic bag for a few pieces and you find it – the beginning of a blurry and blurry green print. Yuck!
As great as summer is for various reasons – especially for real estate sales – sometimes summer can be very disappointing. And yes, even in fast-market sellers, you might get some non-moving lists as you’d expect. The bread is moldy and the list is lackadaisical

Plus, as we all know in real estate, what goes up should go down. Many analysts and insiders predict we may see this seller market a bit cold in the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

So what can you do to tap the prints and keep your list hissing? Fortunately, there are several ways to refresh the list of listless. Here are five things to “revisit”:

Re-visit your price. No big surprises here When the incoming list, the price is the first thing to remember. And for a good reason – this is very important. When the price is right, everything can be in a hurry. To get your unrealistic sellers on board, take the time to show the difference between their list and other products that are marketed at a higher price. This can bring them back to reality.

Revisit your visuals. Let’s face it, human beings are visual. After all, we are the people who make the phrase, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ Today you can replace the image with video and you’ll likely generate a bigger splash among potential buyers. But both your image and your list video are very important. That’s always true and today is even more important. In fact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that nearly 90 percent of current buyers think viewing property online is the easiest part of home search.

Re-visit your staging. Of course the other visual is the property itself – curb appeal and all other staging elements. Remind your clients that selling a house is a daily job when it comes to making it interesting. If anyone needs attention, we recommend fixing it immediately so that shoppers can appear at any time!

Review your marketing. Are you using the right marketing and channel tools to get the maximum amount of traffic? I can not over emphasize the importance of multi-channel marketing – make sure you take advantage of traditional and digital options and you follow up on all prospects quickly. Also, multiply your social media marketing – this becomes a much more common marketing tool, not just in real estate, but in many industries as well.

Revisit your approach. Pause for a moment and ask yourself some key questions: Who is the specific type of buyer you want to attract for this listing? What key message do you need to share about this custom list? How well can I get that message to the right buyer for that property?

Let me hear from you What’s your question about keeping a list fresh and interesting? Do you do everything you can with your list to make them interesting? Are you paying attention to trends between lists that you can not sell? The bread is moldy and the list is lackadaisical

Custom Las Vegas Wedding Ranks High Arranging Picture

Custom Las Vegas Wedding Ranks High Arranging Picture

Las Vegas (June 06, 2017) – Wedding is very special for couples and professional events and wedding planning companies can add the right touch to any wedding. Those who dream of getting married in Vegas in a perfect way with all the settings just adding to the celebration atmosphere can give the bank the Custom Las Vegas Weddings service. From arranging the various wedding ceremonies in ways tailored to transportation planning, flowers, every customized wedding is planned and executed perfectly by this ace in the field of event planning. Since 1996, Custom Las Vegas Weddings has helped clients to meet their wedding destinations and Red Rock Canyon wedding in Las Vegas scales the popularity chart. Custom Las Vegas Wedding Ranks High Arranging Picture

Those who are willing to marry in Las Vegas can take advantage of mobile ministry services, wedding planning assistance in conjunction with the traditional ceremony being conducted. This is the most hot Las Vegas wedding package that has become the USP of Custom Las Vegas Weddings. People can choose from a package of simplicity, simplicity plus photos, beautiful wedding tours, luxury packages, elegance packages and more! Customizations and add-ons as per partner’s request are available after a person chooses a package because each marriage must have a distinctive label from the couple walking down the aisle on that very special day.

Based on the couple’s needs, they can contact the Custom Las Vegas Weddings help desk, ask questions, get their queries clarified and ask for a quote in tune with their preferences and budgets. With over 20 years experience in their kitty, Custom Las Vegas Weddings with personal care has satisfied clients by acting as the best wedding planner, executing every wedding perfectly. Couples to take advantage of the services of these agents for weddings in Las Vegas need to check the availability of their needs, backup services, deposit amounts to book services, need to fill pre-licensed marriage applications and choose the ceremony that they want to be part of the wedding.

About Custom Las Vegas Weddings:
Custom Las Vegas Weddings is one of the hugely popular events and wedding planning agencies helping couples to have wedding options as per their choice according to their budget and needs. This two decade agency has been serving clients since 1996 and has received many awards and recognition. Custom Las Vegas Wedding Ranks High Arranging Picture

What is Entrepreneurship like in 2016

What is Entrepreneurship like in 2016

In discussing entrepreneurship and writing articles on this issue, I have found that this helps understanding as we begin by agreeing on what that word means to us.
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Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or exploiting opportunities, and pursuing them regardless of the resources currently controlled. The American Heritage Dictionary defines an entrepreneur to be the person who organizes, operates, and assumes business risks. ” What is Entrepreneurship like in 2016

These concepts are somewhat abstract for someone who is just beginning to consider whether they should start a business rather than take a job, or leave a safe job to get a chance to meet greater fulfillment. Let’s try to improve our understanding of entrepreneurship by asking more specific questions.

Is it anyone who runs an entrepreneur business? Many do not consider newspaper carriers, cobblers, and lawn mowers, although this is often a young undertaking for those with a propensity for entrepreneurship.

Does it matter whether the business is only part-time? While some part-time activities are basically hobbies, or are done to supplement income, some entrepreneurial ventures can be tested on the market on a part-time basis.

The road to entrepreneurial endeavor may begin by earning a salary in a business that is expected to enter, while learning more about it, and waiting for the right moment to go alone. This time can be used to develop support, professional and personal networks, and generate ideas to solidify people whose opinions are respected.

In what scope is entrepreneurial effort? The main purpose of many entrepreneurs is to hire themselves (and others if necessary) on a low to good salary; Some even willingly make a living to do what they enjoy. This approach is often referred to as a lifestyle business, and is generally accompanied by few, if any, growth plans.

These questions are intended, not to develop the proper definition of entrepreneurship, but to help us understand our attitudes toward various forms of expression. Each of us can answer this question differently, but it all fits into our own frame of reference.

Entrepreneurship is more an attitude than a skill or a profession. Some of us may prefer a company career path or public service, but many choose entrepreneurial opportunities that feel right.

Would you consider someone who inherited an entrepreneur’s business? In terms of inheritance, it is their own money and financial security at risk. They may be able to sell their business, invest their money in blue-chip stocks, and lower dividends. Some may consider managing a private stock portfolio to earn a living as an entrepreneurial venture.

Will someone who inherits a small or marginal business, then take it to a new dimension is considered an entrepreneur? Its influence may be trying to defend it, or even accelerate business decline so that it only takes them into retirement. In a family-run business, long-term success is often a major goal.

What is an entrepreneur franchise owner? Many feel that, for those who have access to large up-front investments, franchising is a sure thing. For many people, operating a franchise is similar to blue chips investment, a relatively certain thing with unusual yields. What is Entrepreneurship like in 2016

What Type of Personal Event Can We Hold Here At The Manor Of Groves

What Type of Personal Event Can We Hold Here At The Manor Of Groves

 

The short answer to that question is: everything! A slightly longer answer is: like interesting events that may also be everything.

Take a look at our Special Events section on the Manor of Groves website, and you’ll begin to experience our vast expertise when discussing a wide variety of special events for all kinds of people.

From Baby Showers To The Celebration Of Life, What We Can Do (Almost) Everything What Type of Personal Event Can We Hold Here At The Manor Of Groves

If you’re looking for a special event venue you can trust – that really manages and organizes events for every part of the community, with its broad requirements – you just have to make Manor of Groves your choice of Private Event Places In Uk

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Besides, we hold a baby shower, for example, involving the mother-in-law to be baked with a glass of champagne, in front of an elegant traditional afternoon tea. But at the other end of the ‘cradle to gravour’ equation, we also host unique life festivals as special people remember.

Among them, we have enough experience in organizing graduation ceremonies and prom celebrations, which can be our own pride in one of us

suites are luxurious and well equipped. Indeed, if you want to hold such an event with us, we can offer you a range of packages to suit your budget and practical needs, from delicious finger buffet to dinner and elegant two-level disco.

Allow Us to Take Responsibility for Your Great Event

We can go on and on our long list of events, from third party parties to Christmas Eve parties – but it’s not just our past experience that determines whether you choose us as your private venue in the UK.

That’s because you also want all the practical requirements to be well noticed, such as ensuring that your preferred place is within easy reach (such as by road and train), and also competent in handling the most unexpected hiccups on the day itself.

These are all the boxes we are sure to mark at the Manor of Groves, so why should you put your confidence elsewhere when you want everything to go perfectly and the most beautiful memories to make? Just contact us now for more information about our famous, customized and affordable pricing packages. What Type of Personal Event Can We Hold Here At The Manor Of Groves

Unique Facts About the Wildlife of Galapagos

Unique Facts About the Wildlife of Galapagos

Most nature lovers who embark on wildlife holidays in Galapagos are familiar with the archipelago’s most iconic wildlife species, which include the Giant Tortoise, the Lava Lizard, the Marine Iguana, the Galapagos Sea Lion and the Blue-Footed Booby.
But while the wildlife has been studied and documented extensively, from Darwin’s first forays to the scientists who actively work to ensure its conservation into modern times, there are also some lesser-known facts about these wonderfully unique species. For anyone planning wildlife holidays in Galapagos, knowing a few of these before the trip may add another dimension to an already fascinating encounter.

 

Did You Know?

• The Marine Iguanas found in abundance throughout the archipelago are the world’s only species of marine lizard. The white appearance often seen around their faces is caused by the expulsion of salt from specially adapted glands in their nostrils, which dries and creates a “wig” effect.

• The Galapagos Penguin is the smallest in the world and the only one found north of the Equator. The combination of the cold waters of the Humboldt and Cromwell ocean currents mean it is able to survive in the warmer climate.

• With an average life span of well over a century, the Giant Tortoise lives longer than almost any other vertebrate on the planet. They continue to grow for up to 40 years and can reach a length of over 1.5m and a weight of up to 250kg.

• The most common of all the mammals throughout the islands is the sea lion. The chance to swim and snorkel amongst the curious sea lions is also one of the most sought-after encounters on wildlife holidays in Galapagos. Particularly large colonies are found on Santa Cruz, Isabela and Espanola.

• The Green Sea Turtle found in the waters around the archipelago is a species so old it has been around since before the time of the dinosaurs.

• There are five species of snakes and all of them are endemic to the dry zones of certain islands – although some islands have none. All the species are relatively small (under a metre) and are known as “racers”, due to their ability to move extremely fast. Their only natural predator is the Galapagos Hawk.

• There are four species of boobies that make the islands home. The Blue-footed Booby is renowned for its unique mating dance, where it lifts its feet and wave them in the air, appearing to “dance”, and the Red-footed Booby is the only one to make its nest in the trees and not the ground. The Nazcar Booby is the largest species, while the Masked Booby lives mainly out in the open ocean, returning to land only to breed.

• The Waved Albatross mates for life. There are over 12,000 breeding pairs on the archipelago, which represents the majority of its global population. While the birds depart the islands from December to April, they return to the same place and the same partner every year to breed.

• The term “Darwin’s Finches” actually refers to 15 different species of finches. While their bodies and colouring make them similar in appearance, each has a distinctly different, specially adapted beak.

Wildlife holidays in Galapagos offer a privileged opportunity for nature lovers to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most incredible and unique animals on Earth. And, in this remote and beautiful part of the planet, researchers and naturalists are still learning just how astounding many of them really are. Author Plate