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Situated in south-eastern Florida and surrounded by a landscape of world-heritage swamps, marshlands and miles of luxury beaches is the cosmopolitan city of Miami. As the seventh most populated region in the United States, the metropolitan area of Miami sprawls for miles, offering a landscape like no other part of America.

The first settlers landed just a few miles from the city of Miami, bringing with them a wealth of Spanish and European traditions that have rooted themselves in the Miami way of life; today the city is alive with a vibrant Latin American culture. In fact, Latin Americans now make up 65% of Miami’s population, the greatest Latin American population outside of Latin America itself. So strong is this influence that in some parts of Miami, such as ‘Little Havana’, greetings are first in Spanish and then in English.

Miami’s strong Hispanic history means there are a lot of historical sites throughout the city. Take the opportunity to visit the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere at The Ancient Spanish Monastery. Originally built in Spain in 1411, this property was initially designed to be a part of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s property in California. Unfortunately Hearst ran out of money and the property remained in New York Harbour until 1954, before two businessmen bought the property and assembled it in Miami.

Of course, no trip to Miami is complete without enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches around the city. One of the most popular beaches is South Beach, which is located within the district of Miami Beach. Although technically another city due to its size, Miami Beach is easily accessible from Miami centre. With temperatures sometimes going above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Miami Beach is the perfect place to relax and take in the ‘Sunshine State’.

With such a diverse landscape surrounding Miami, visitors are always recommended to take a day away from the beach and explore some of the scenery that makes Florida so unique. UNESCO World Heritage Park, The Everglades, is one of the most popular trips on a visit to Miami. And with over 1.5 million acres of swampland, it is one of the largest national parks in America.

The Everglades swamps are home to thousands of alligators and tourist-friendly alligator farms. In fact, during the 1960s, federal officials began to worry that the alligators were facing extinction and offered businessmen the opportunity to set up their own commercial farm in order to combat the problem. Today alligator farms are extremely popular in Miami, with many tourists snapping up the opportunity to have their photo taken with a baby alligator.

While baby alligator photos may not be for everyone, the city’s unique list of attractions and growing number of flights to Miami means the subtropical city has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Variety. I guess I would say that is the main reason that so many people come to live in California from all over the United States in the world. Since the gold rush back in the 1800’s, people from all over have flocked here for a variety of reasons and movies out of Hollywood always seem to have a young girl or boy or a couple dreaming of moving to California. Why do people seem to be drawn to this place? Variety, my friend.

California has high, snowy mountain tops and low, scorching deserts. Don’t like either one of those? Then, try the beach. Still not doing it for you? Try giant redwood trees hundreds of years old, big enough to drive a car through.

Not into nature? Some of the biggest cities in the country are here. Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, huge centers of entertainment and commerce are in California.

Did I say entertainment? Don’t forget about Hollywood! Everyone should see the Walk of Fame at least once. The big stars are all here, so if you want to walk among them, Hollywood and Los Angeles are the places you want to be. As long as there is television, Los Angeles and Hollywood shall remain the home of most American entertainment superstars.

Not too interested in big stars and flashing lights? Try the San Francisco Bay area instead. Since they have become one of the greenest cities in the country, you’ll probably appreciate their attitude toward the environment.

California is also hugely cultural, with a high concentration of immigrants from other countries. In certain areas of some cities, you could walk a mile without having to hear a word of English. If you enjoy encountering other cultures without having to leave the United States, the city is the place for you to visit.

Let’s also not forget the wonderful weather. Not too hot or too cold in many places, you should be able to find a climate that is perfect for you. People worry about the earthquakes, but you really have to wonder if you would be any safer in any other part of the country, since others are subject to hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards on a regular basis. In the United States, not many people are killed by earthquakes every year in comparison with other natural disasters.

There are so many faces to California, you won’t be able to see them all in one day. Probably not even in one week. But, I can almost guarantee that you’ll find a place to call home within its sunny borders.

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This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni’s The Healthiest Year of Your Life Program which can be found at http://www.thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com. In this excerpt, Mike Adams shares his personal health transformation and an important look at shopping for foods.

The Healthiest Year of Your Life Excerpt with Mike Adams, founder of the Consumer Wellness Center and on-line retailer, Better Life Goods. An author and speaker, Mike’s mission is to spread the message of natural nutrition and healing.

Kevin: Why don’t you just tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got to where you are now.

Mike: Well, like a lot of people, Kevin, I used to be in a really unhealthy place. I grew up on the standard American diet, ate processed foods and by the age of 30 I was borderline obese, diabetic, depressed, suffering from chronic pain. I was messed up and I got there by following the advice of my doctors and my peers. I was doing what mainstream America is being told to do and I was getting the results that came from that.

So at one point, I finally decided to do something to turn that health around and I started educating myself and reading and listening to programs like this one and applying that information, because remember, it’s not about what you know in your head. It’s about what you can translate into action and then that starts to have a really healing effect on your body and I lost 50 pounds of body fat over about six months. I started training. I started eating well. I started taking in super foods and everything turned around. The chronic pain went away. The depression went away. I started to get strong and my brain started working better.

I’ve read of her 600 books on nutrition, now and I apply that information in my work. So now, I’ve just become an educator and an example of how you can turn your life around from being unhealthy, obese, nearly diabetic to very healthy, high performance and also having a positive outlook on life. That’s the short history, Kevin.

Kevin: I’ve met you in person and it’s hard for me to believe that at one point you were unhealthy.

Mike: Yeah. I get that a lot from people, because they look at me now and say, “Oh. You must have been this way your whole life.” And sometimes people get discouraged, too. But I’m here to tell you that no matter where you are with your health, you can do it, too.

I’ve met people who have overcome diabetes, people who have beat cancer, people who have reversed dementia and the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease, people who have rebuilt bone mineral density, people will become athletes who weren’t even athletic in their younger years. You would call them miraculous, except it really is not a miracle. It’s what your body wants to do. Every person has the ability to heal themselves. It’s built into your body. All you have to do is nourish it correctly, give it the resources that it needs and then it will start to heal itself automatically.

Kevin: Absolutely. I think one of the biggest challenges is that people like us see this all the time, but when scientific studies come out they may counterbalance what we’re seeing as truth. How can somebody navigate through that and decide what’s going to work for them best?

Mike: It’s true. They’re stuck in the Western medical mindset and they believe in Western science, which is a very limited viewpoint. For example, a plant may have 500 different phytochemicals or phytonutrients. That just means plant-based nutrients. Each one of those 500 can have a medicinal effect on the body by itself. In combination, these 500 can have huge numbers of beneficial effects on the body that are not all understood by Western scientists. Now, in Western science, what they do is they take one chemical out of that 500 and they test that and they try to see if they can understand it or synthesize it and patent it and turn it into a drug. They never look at the other 499 and they never look at the combination of effects. So you can see there’s a huge lack of understanding in the way nature really works.

For example, with tomatoes there’s a lot of focus on lycopene. That’s the thing that prevents prostate cancer, but there are many other phytonutrients nutrients in tomatoes. When you eat a tomato you’re consuming all of those phytonutrients together. Your body has the wisdom to know how to use those nutrients all by itself.

Kevin: Yeah. I want to get real basic here, but it’s something that I encounter, even from holistic practitioners from time to time, is the question of organics. Let’s start with just why organics are best and then let’s talk a little bit about industrial organic and local organic.

Mike: Okay, sure. The number one reason it’s interesting to most consumers is that organic produce contains more vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients than conventionally raised produce. So if you take an organic tomato, side-by-side with a conventional tomato, that organic tomato has more nutrition. There have now been, I think, three significant studies that talked about that. That’s just one reason.

I think there’s another reason it’s very important to those people whose consciousness involves what’s happening on this planet and what’s happening downstream. In other words, you have a farm and if it’s a conventional farm, they’re spraying chemicals and pesticides on that farm. So when you choose organics, you are preventing that and what you choose determines what happens downstream.

Kevin: What are some of the things that when you go into the grocery store that you think of as “code red” that you really have to watch out for these things that are going on?

Mike: Let’s answer that question by giving you a little bit of a different structure on that if that’s okay, Kevin. There are basically three types of shoppers who go to the grocery store and it is characteristic of how they shop. One type are the people who buy anything without reading the label. So they’re just buying they think is going to taste good and usually whenever’s been advertised and marketed to them or their children.

The second type is someone who reads the front of the boxes. So they’re looking at the health claims that have been made by the manufacturers of those food products, or that have been approved by the FDA. The type of people who read the back of the boxes, they read the ingredients. They are actually looking at what’s in the food and not what claims are being made on the front.

Then there’s one additional type that’s outside of this whole system and that’s the type that doesn’t buy anything in a box. It’s all fresh produce. So here’s the deal. If you’re a type one person, I guarantee you that you’re going to be diagnosed with cancer someday. You’re going to have diabetes. You’re going to have heart disease. You’re going to have depression and mood disorders. Marriage problems probably will result from that. Life is not going to be very good if you’re a type one shopper. Even if you’re a type two shopper it’s not going to be very good either, but you’re going to be confused. You’re going to think, “Oh. I’m buying healthy foods. Look, this says made with whole grains.” But you didn’t read the back. You didn’t realize it was also with high fructose corn syrup and refined white flour and it’s only 5% whole grains. Do you see what I mean?

So that’s going to produce some really negative health effects. If you’re a type 3 shopper, then you’re starting to get into health. You’re reading the ingredients. So that’s my number one tip is to start reading the ingredients of products before you buy them and then finally, some day you can get into being a type four shopper, where you’re just buying non-processed foods, fresh produce and by the way.

Kevin: Yeah. What are some of the things that even a savvy type three shopper needs to be aware of when they’re looking at the ingredient list?

Mike: Well, they need to be aware of the tricks that some companies play to hide these undesirable ingredients on these food labels. These companies go to great lengths to hide the ingredients. For example, they know that consumers are watching out for MSG. So they don’t put the name MSG on the label anymore. Instead, they use another ingredient that contains about 14% MSG, so it’s not called MSG. It’s called the yeast extract. So if you go around the store and and you read the ingredients you’re going to find yeast extract on about 20% of everything and the grocery store.

Kevin: Wow. That’s pretty awful. One of the things I’ve seen recently and I’ve written fairly extensively about is how some labels, even margarine, can say fat-free on them.

Mike: Yeah. Well, my favorite is when they can say trans fat-free, even though it’s loaded with trans fatty acids. Let me explain how they do that. This is the .5 g rule. The FDA says if you have .5 g of trans fatty acid per surveying or less then you can claim zero. This is some really fuzzy math and only at the FDA does.5 round down to zero. Everywhere else in the world it would be one, but no, at the FDA it rounds down to zero. So let’s say they have a bag of cookies and it’s made with partially hydrogenated soybean oil and it’s loaded with trans fatty acids, all they have to do is change the serving size. They can say one serving is one cookie and then the bag has 32 servings, but if you eat the whole bag you might be getting 16 g of partially hydrogenated oil or trans fatty acids.

Kevin: It’s insane.

Mike: That is a lot. That’s like a heart attack, but according to the FDA they can claim zero. So you’ve got to watch out for the little tricks that the companies play. It’s easier and cheaper for them to just change the label, just redefine the serving size, or make new claims on the front, rather than actually using helpful ingredients, because healthful ingredients cost money, but changing your label cost nothing.

Kevin: What do you think it’s going to take to bring more awareness to the companies that actually create change with this sort of system as it is?

Mike: Well, two things. The more education we get out there the more consumers are going to search out healthier products. Then that’s going to change the way food companies make their lineup.

This second thing is that we have a health crisis in this country now that no one can ignore. We have a real health problem and it’s become so obvious now that even legislators are starting to wake up and propose things like banning all high fructose corn syrup from foods sold in public schools. This is being debated right now in the U.S. Senate. So something’s got to change, because if it doesn’t it country is headed towards a health system collapse, where it becomes so expensive to treat our diseases that the country goes bankrupt.

You can change your future right now. You can make empowering decisions and change the future of your own health and the health of your entire household.

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Miami has always been a hot spot for spring breaks and summer vacations for various reasons, one them being the beaches of the place can be a real paradise. Every year we see a lot of tourists strolling on the Miami Beach strip, having fun in the sun, in their beachfront condos with thoughts of making Miami their permanent vacation spot. Miami real estate has really got big attention with this factor.

Stretching seven and a half miles in length, the city of Miami Beach is separated from the Miami mainland by three and a half miles of water. This area was formerly lined with natural sand beaches on the ocean side, and a tangled of palmetto jungles and mangrove swamps in its interior. Now, Miami Beach is a bustling and thriving upscale district, famous for its white-sand beaches, upscale resorts, hotel and housing market, as well as for its colorful nightlife, entertainment and culinary scene.

Condominiums are in a great good trend and nowadays people prefer to live in style and with condos, you know you’ll get the modern look and the great style while living your life to the fullest. They say that living your life on the edge is always fun and we all know that there are a lot of celebrities and known-figures that prefer to have condo homes than having a big residential home. It is like living in a compact setting that still have everything in look and style.

Miami condos real estate has been on the scene ever since the condo booms have hit the American soil. Miami boasts a lot of potential to be a great condo hot spot. Hence Miami Real Estate agents deem all types of Miami commercial properties as the best for real estate.

There are a lot of things that we look at when considering a home, Miami condos are a perfect example of living in paradise and in this case, living in condo paradise. There are a lot of choices in and around Miami that people can look at and choose from. People look at Miami in a relatively different way but the real deal is; Miami is a great place for our home to have that great sense of style and we can all enjoy what that city has to offer.

If not Miami or Miami Beach City there are several other brilliant places to live in Florida such as Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Beach etc. Aventura Real Estate, Key Biscayne luxury real estate and South Beach Real Estate are good places to be looking when considering a property investment in Florida.

A variety of Miami Real Estate and Miami Commercial Properties are available at great prices at ConstecRealty.com. Miami Condos and real estate in other Florida areas such as South Beach, Aventura and Key Biscayne are also available for the taking.

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While many of the gambling facts you may have picked up in Las Vegas can be useful in online gambling it’s important that you realize there are some critical differences. But with a knowledge of the facts surrounding your chosen game, and armed with some gambling tips from experienced online players, you will find online gambling not only a fascinating and exciting adventure bit also an opportunity to turn your gambling hobby into a profitable venture.
Critical Rules for Every Game

1. Never chase after your losses. Don’t increase your bets because you’re losing and want to get even; only increase your bets as part of a pre-determined strategy.

2. Don’t gamble at any game that you don’t understand. Learn it first.

3. Don’t gamble and drink at the same. It’s hard enough to win at gambling even without dulled senses.

Money Management – General Guidelines

4. You will lose more often than you win and the longer you play the more likely that fact is. And it’s true whether you’re talking about hands of blackjack, rolls of the roulette wheel or throws of the dice

5. The key to winning is to maximize your wins and to minimize you losses.

6. Learn and memorize the odds at the particular game you have chosen to play as well as the best strategies to use in an effort to maximize your winnings at that particular game.

7. Never gamble with “dear” money; only gamble with “excess” money. In other words, never gamble with money that you will need, or may need, to pay your everyday living expenses.

8. If you’re playing against other players online this is doubly important. The minute you start gambling with “dear” money the other player will sense your heightened stress and play accordingly – often bullying you out of a bet because they know you are more tentative with your “dear” money.

9. Set a stop loss amount and stick to it. Divide your total gambling bankroll into four separate amounts. Divide each of those amounts into four smaller amounts. If you lose one of the smaller amounts, change tables or games or just take a break. If you lose your entire first allotment, stop gambling for the day.

10. Be disciplined and avoid the gambler’s demise of going into your next allotment because you feel like your luck “just has to turn around.”

11. Plan ahead. When you start a gambling session determine the amount that you want to win (be realistic) and when you reach that point put the money away and walk.

12. When you are winning, draw some money occasionally from your gambling bankroll and put it into a “do not touch” bankroll to protect that portion from further risk.

13. No money management system will ever overcome the house advantage over the long term. You will always lose more often than you win. The key is that you must win more big bets and lose more small bets.

Money Management – Positive Progression Systems

14. A Positive Progression System is one in which you increase the amount of your bets when you win and decrease the amounts of your bets when you lose. To use this system properly you must establish a “standard” betting unit.

15. Your “standard” betting unit should be a comfortable percentage of the gambling bankroll that you will be working with for a particular gambling session. For example, if your session’s bankroll is $ 100, you might make your “standard” betting unit $ 10.00. This way you would be able to play at least 10 betting events before running out of funds even if you lost all 10 events in a row.

16. These systems allow you to win relatively large amounts during a hot streak while helping to minimize your losses during cold streaks.

17. A common example of this strategy is to add one-half of the amounts you win to your next bet. For example, at blackjack if you win a hand with your “standard” betting unit of $ 10.00 you would add $ 5.00 to the bet on the next hand for a total bet of $ 15.00. If you win that hand you would add $ 7.50 to the $ 15.00 for a bet of $ 22.50 on the next hand. When you eventually lose a hand, return to your “standard” betting unit of $ 10.00 on the next hand and start the system all over. Of course in practice these increases of 50% will be approximate.

18. Another more complicated system is to always keep your bankroll divided into a certain number of units and then bet one unit on each event. As you win, your total bankroll becomes bigger so each unit will grow and you’ll be betting larger amounts. As you lose, your units, and bets, become smaller.

19. Establish a system for drawing some of the winnings from your gambling bankroll occasionally to put it into your “do not touch” bankroll. For example, when you double your bankroll you might take one-half of the winnings to put into the “do not touch” bankroll. If you experience a long winning streak using a Positive Progression System the winnings can grow dramatically.

Money Management – Negative Progression Systems

20. A Negative Progression System is one in which you increase the amount of your bets when you lose and decrease the amounts of your bets when you win. Again, to use this system properly you must establish your “standard” betting unit.

21. The most common negative progression system is the Martingale System. Here you double the amount of your bet if you lose and return to your “standard” betting unit when you win. For example, at blackjack if you bet $ 10.00 and lose you would bet $ 20.00 on the next hand. If you win that hand you would then reduce your bet to the “standard” $ 10.00 bet for the following hand. In all gambling, the Martingale system will always fail in the long run.

22. This system can be very frustrating because during a hot streak you are winning only your “standard” betting unit. And during cold streaks you are continually losing bigger and bigger amounts.

23. Remember, draw some money occasionally from your gambling bankroll winnings and put it into a “do not touch” bankroll.

Playing Roulette

24. American roulette is one of the worst casino games that you can play because the house advantage under standard rules is 5.26% or higher.

25. European roulette offers a lower house advantage under standard rules of 2.7% because there are fewer slots with only one “0” as opposed to the “0” and “00” in American roulette.

26. All bets on in American roulette give the house an advantage of 5.26% with one exception: the “0”, “00”, 1, 2, 3 combination bet gives the house a much larger 7.89% advantage.

27. All roulette betting systems rely on the inaccurate assumption that the result of previous spins can predict future results. Unless the system is defective or fixed, each spin carries the same odds as every other spin.

28. The most popular betting system at roulette is the negative progression system known as Martingale (see #17). As in all other games, the Martingale used in roulette will always fail in the long run.

29. Because of the heavy house advantage if you are playing not just for amusement but to win money you might as well take a shot at the higher payoff bets and hope that you get lucky.

30. Try a modified positive progression system at roulette. Divide the amount you are willing to lose at one roulette session into 35 “standard” betting units. Pick one number and bet one unit on that number (must be at least equal to the table minimum bet). Continue playing one unit on that same number until you either win or run out of your 35 unit bankroll. If you win, bet two units on the same number and continue betting two units on that number until you either win or lose your bankroll. If you win again, walk away!

31. Roulette is a relatively slow moving game compared to other online games, so it should take you a longer time to lose your bankroll.

32. Do not play roulette as a way to win money; the odds are too heavy in favor of the house. Play roulette only as a way to have fun and pass the time without losing a lot of money quickly.

Playing Baccarat

33. Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to play and offers a relatively low advantage to the house of just 1.06%.

34. There may be as many as 12 to 14 players at a table, with the role as dealer passed around the table much as the dice are passed around a craps table.

35. All players may bet on each hand and the bets are either on the “player”, on the “dealer” or on a tie. With the exception of the tie bet, baccarat is much like betting heads or tails on the flip of a coin.

36. Neither banker nor player can make any decisions regarding play; the rules of the game stipulate what must be done with every hand and a house “dealer” supervising the game will direct the play accordingly.

37. Winning bets on the player or the dealer both pay even money, minus a 5% commission paid either at the time of the bet or when the player leaves the table.

38. Winning bets on a tie usually pay 8 to 1, again minus a 5% commission.

39. In an 8-deck game, the house advantage is slightly less for a “banker bet” and dramatically higher for a “tie bet”, so it seems most logical to bet only on the banker.

40. As in all online gambling, card counting is meaningless because the deck(s) is usually shuffled after each hand in baccarat.

Playing Blackjack

41. Blackjack offers one of the lowest house advantages at around .60%, but expert players can actually create situations where the player has an advantage.

42. For the serious player there are many complex strategies that require time and dedication to master.

43. Never just sit down cold at a table. Blackjack tends to be a game of streaks, so watch a table for a few hands to determine if it is a hot or cold table for the players.

44. A “soft” hand is a hand with an Ace that can be counted as either a 1 or an 11 in value and still keep the hand’s total at 21 or less.

45. A “hard” hand is a hand with an Ace that must be counted as 1 in value in order to keep the hand’s total at 21 or less.

46. A beginning or social player should stick to the generally accepted rules of the basic blackjack strategy.

47. Never be afraid to take a card that might bust you. Always play the odds; don’t let the fear of a bust stop you from taking a card when you know it’s the option with the highest probability of success no matter how small that probability may be.

48. Read one of the many excellent books on counting cards if you are serious about blackjack and willing to spend a lot of time practicing and perfecting your play. As in all online gambling, card counting is of little value because the deck(s) is usually shuffled after each hand. In blackjack, however, with many players at a table it may be beneficial for that one hand.

Playing Blackjack to Win – The Best Moves

49. Always split Aces and 8s as the odds are good that the two new hands will be dramatically better than either the soft 12 or hard 16.

50. Stand with a hard 12 or higher when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6. The odds are good that the dealer may bust on the next card or that you will bust if you take another card.

51. Take a hit on anything below a hard 17 when the dealer is showing a 7 thru an Ace. Don’t be afraid to bust!

52. Always double your bet when you’re dealt an 11.

Cary Clark is an avid traveler and prolific writer who has written extensively for newspapers, travel magazines and city walking guides. Over a 30 year period of frequent trips to Las Vegas he has also developed a love for, and a detailed understanding of, casino games. Cary now uses that experience and knowledge to write on all facets of the Internet gambling craze Now a regular contributor for http://www.casino-affairs.com

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While a recession takes hold worldwide, it seems people are not holed up inside their homes. In fact, despite the recession in Europe and elsewhere, people are spending money on foreign holidays. People may be forgoing other luxuries, but vacations are not one of them for the most part.

Travelers from Britain, Germany and Scandinavia are indulging in their desires to get away from grey, mood-sapping, dreary winters. Increasingly they are heading for Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and has the biggest population of this island group. Tenerife has an area of 2.057 square kilometers. It sits 200 miles off the west coast of Northwest Africa.

A Spanish archipelago, the Canary Islands is a popular family winter destination. Tenerife offers a relaxing beach getaway, the perfect remedy to the winter doldrums of central and northern Europe.

Tenerife has lush forests, beautiful and exotic flora and fauna as well as mountains. The island also has deserts, volcanoes and gorgeous coastlines.

Tenerife is a year-round destination. The high season for the island is December to February. Airfares are attractive in November through the first half of December.

During high season, you can find travel deals to the island, but you have to shop around. You can try the last-minute option if you have the freedom to just pick up and go. With the exception of Easter time, travelers traditionally find lower airfares from March to May as well.

With the current economic situation travel agencies, resorts, hotels and airlines will be jostling for every tourist dollar available. These enterprises will be looking to hold onto their market shares. There are deals to be had if you’re patient and comparison-shop.

While northern Europeans look for warm destinations, their American and Canadian counterparts are doing the same. A popular winter destination for travelers from both countries is Florida. This state offers their fellow Americans and visiting Canadians beautiful coastlines and beaches. They also offer them familiar North American food and accommodations.

With resorts, hotels and airlines trying to make their way through the recession in North America, price-cutting is occurring. Travelers who are budget conscious will find attractive packages here too, if they shop around.

Along with Florida, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica traditionally have good pricing for travelers. For Canadians, Cuba promises an inexpensive tropical respite during the winter months.

Why are Europeans and North Americans not foregoing fun in the sun during these recessionary times? The reason may be the emotional, mental and physical boost that the sun and warm climates give us. They soothe us, invigorate us and put those at ease smiles on our faces.

It’s a fact that there are benefits to getting the proper amount of sunshine. Combine that with fresh ocean breezes and warm waters and you have a recipe for restoration of the body, mind and spirit. That’s why warm weather vacations are so popular. That’s also why it takes more than tough economic times to stop people from traveling.

Research shows that getting a daily dose of sunshine may lessen cancer risks. Sunshine in the appropriate doses may also help the immune system fight infections. Some researchers believe that daily does of sunshine and a vitamin D supplement are beneficial.

Mentally and emotionally, feeling better in the sun contributes to feeling better physically. Some of those aches and pains just seem to go away.

The skin produces vitamin D when we spend time outside in the sun. However, it’s estimated a billion people worldwide are deficient in the vitamin. The sun and supplements can help but the key is not overdoing sun exposure. Small daily does are sufficient.

Travelers from northern climates worldwide will continue to take those foreign holidays. Many will not let a recession put a crimp in their vacation plans.

For many, a holiday is essential; many other things are not. During these recessionary times, they’ll cut a host of other things, except holidays in warm sunny places.

Holiday information for the island of Tenerife is available with online Tenerife travel guide yourtenerife.net and accommodation details includes hotels in Tenerife

The holidays guide also has a climate chart, map, Tenerife weather forecast and the Tenerife weather