Incredible Travel Adventures

For the travelers who like to bike, hike, and travel to unique places, you will enjoy this list of incredible travel adventures. Below is a list of incredible adventures, places that are out-of-the-box and places that embrace natural beauty and traditional cultures, places unlike anything else you’ve ever seen.

We’ve reached the 100 year anniversary of our first successful expedition to the South Pole and of the discovery of Machu Picchu, so why not take a trip there already? REI Adventures specialize in the voyage and offers an eight-day package filled with rafting, backpacking, and culture experience. Imagine rafting alongside pre-Inca cities on the Urubamba River or preparing local Peruvian cuisine.

Iceland is another adventurous vacation spot – Known for it exquisite beauty. The country is one scenic view after another. Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice, but apparently what it should be called is the land of waterfalls. Imagine hiking next to a series of waterfall. Adventuring across Iceland involves a few climbs, biking across country roads, and enjoying the lightly populated landscape.

Other out-of-the box adventurous vacation spots include: Alaska, Burma (one of Southeast Asia’s hidden gems), Bosnia and Herzegovina, kayaking trip in Mexico and Central America,  the “Venice of Cuba,”  Zambia and Zimbabwe, Egypt, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Source: Smarter Travel

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300 New Jobs Expected – BMW Expanded

BMW announced last month that a $900 million investment is expected to generate 300 new jobs in South Carolina by expanding its X-model family. The production of the new BMWX4 will occur at the Spartanburg, South Caronlia plant.   The production requires, not only a significant investment, but a number a new jobs to help prepare the facility for the new model.

“I am delighted to announce today, over the next three years, we plan to invest nearly $900 million. With this investment, we will be able to produce 350,000 units here in the mid-term,” said Frank Peter Arndt, BMW Group Board Member. “This is one reaction to the rising global demand for our BMW X Models.”

The plant plans to raise production capacities up to 300,000 units, and by the end of the year,  the plant will have nearly 7,500 employees.

BMW is seeing a great economic success despite all economic odds.  The partnership between the company and the state of South Carolina is an example of how the South Carolina plans to retain and grow business and stimulate job creation.

The total investment to the state is nearly $6 billion since 1992 with the development of over 2 million vehicles.

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Old-Fashion Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Nothing is better than a batch of good ol’ fashion cookies – Chocolate chip, double chocolate chuck, and oatmeal raisin – to mention a few.  According to the Huffington Post, sweets are the way to go to let that special someone know that you care.   Homemade candy, brownies, cookies, cake pops, and flavored syrups are this year’s go-to Valentine’s Day treats.  For cookie lovers, Connie’s Bakery is the best place to find all your favorite old-fashion cookies that taste like they are baked right out of your mom’s stove.  The chocolate chip cookie has all the classic ingredients and the classic good-taste that you’re looking for when indulging into a good ol’ fashion cookie. The oatmeal raisin tastes just like a bowl of oatmeal topped with butter and cinnamon.  The double chocolate is to die for and made from fine Belgian chocolates with dash of espresso.

If you really want to impress your loved one, the best way to impress him or her is to bake the goodies yourself.  If you’re baking cookies try baking the cookies with alphabet cook cutters and spell out a message that would be something meaningful. Great examples are, I love you, be my valentine, and my one and only. Now all you need is a day at the farmer’s market and a quick trip to the grocery store to gather all the supplies – Flour, butter, sugar, eggs, +  your own ingredients and bon appetit!

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