H20 + Wine + Adrenaline = Futa Spine Tingler

Written by Robert LaGrone

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Trying to surface, I found myself underneath a large object inrepparttar water. I tried to get clear, but it seemed to move with me. The large object had a life jacket strapped to it, and I was finally able to grab it and push off. I reachedrepparttar 140526 surface and began laughing. The paddlers hurriedly climbed back intorepparttar 140527 boat. Seated beside me inrepparttar 140528 bow,repparttar 140529 large object explained that he was reaching down to keep me from falling out whenrepparttar 140530 increasing incline toppled him out, too. Good ol’ Bob — he was going to make a great paddling partner. That night we laughed again atrepparttar 140531 video shot by kayak guide Josh. Stan had remained inrepparttar 140532 raft, butrepparttar 140533 four paddlers looked like leftover food scraped hastily off of a dinner plate.

Perhaps a quick primer onrepparttar 140534 rating of whitewater is in order:

Class I: Gently rippling water; you crack open a cold beer. Class II: Beer occasionally sloshes out of its can. Class III: Can is unceremoniously dropped into raft as you grab your paddle. Class IV: Beer can flies out of raft as you hang on for dear life. Class V: You instantly forswear alcohol with newfound religious fervor. Class VI: Considered un-runnable; you hope there’s beer in heaven.

Of course, we weren’t drinking duringrepparttar 140535 day. This river is challenging enough already. Byrepparttar 140536 way, if you ever run a rapid with a name like “Care Bears,” take it seriously.

The setting sun glinted off my glass of fruity Chilean Carmenere as we lounged onrepparttar 140537 patio. Inside, chef Rocio and her crew were preparing a delicious meal featuring organic produce fromrepparttar 140538 garden and seafood fromrepparttar 140539 nearby Pacific. H2O Patagonia offers custom trips for families, women, and even gay couples. This expedition, “Adventures in Wine", featured tastings conducted by Alex, a highly trained sommelier from Santiago. It seems some ofrepparttar 140540 best Chilean wines are not exported, and many contained some delightful surprises. Alex poured us a sauvignon blanc withrepparttar 140541 spice of a Gewürztraminer, and a Gewürztraminer withrepparttar 140542 crisp freshness of sauvignon blanc. Did I mention things can seem turned upside-down here?

Last Resort

The Mapuche were feisty natives who survived repeated attempts at subjugation by Spaniards and Incas. We too were thinking of survival as we put our rafts inrepparttar 140543 water half a mile above Inferno Canyon. A thin but ominous overcast dimmedrepparttar 140544 sky. We would run an easier rapid en-route as a warm-up: “Class IV for breakfast,” Harvey chirped. Pillow Rock had been Class IV, and it had eaten us for breakfast.

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Martial Arts Webmasters: Time to Optimize your site!

Written by Eric Gehler

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Oncerepparttar Meta tags are optimized it time to reviewrepparttar 140476 content of your page. Website with tons of picture and graphics and smaller amounts of text content, may look nice, but are not search engine friendly. If you have java scripts, tons of graphics, and few words then you need to re-design your page. The more wordsrepparttar 140477 better,repparttar 140478 more KEYWORDS that you can naturally included in your content even better. Spreadrepparttar 140479 graphics to other pages. Your homepage should be content rich, graphic light, and summarize your “product”.

Once you have a well written, keyword friendly content on your site, must make surerepparttar 140480 internal linking and navigation is optimized. The entire website should have a site map, that is linkable from each page. Additional WebPages should have natural linking between topics and links back torepparttar 140481 homepage. These Internal Links should be descriptive. Instead of classes, it should be “self defense classes” etc. Links andrepparttar 140482 wording ofrepparttar 140483 links arerepparttar 140484 most important aspect in order to achieve your goals.

Finally after your web page is internally optimized, your focus must shift to external sources to improve your results via search engines. Here are several Key steps

1)Submit to DMOZ (Open Directory Project). Submit only once. It may take 6-9 months before you get listed, but wait 6 months before submitting again. 2)Submit to “free search engines”, do this manually rather thanrepparttar 140485 “submit to 10K for X $” 3)Look for link exchange partners to do reciprocal links. 4)Write and submit articles. 5)Use signature tags in all emails, Forum post etc that include your URL. 6)Keep updating content, adding new pages, and getting links.

If you follow these basics, do additional research onrepparttar 140486 term SEO, then your Martial Arts website will be seen inrepparttar 140487 search engines, increase your web traffic and your website could bring you customers to your Martial Arts Location.

Eric Gehler

Eric has been in the Martial Arts business for over 15 years.

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