The Outdoors Blog

Use of foam in camping/ boats – outdoor cushions

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Canada Foam By Mail

One of the most underappreciated products that we have developed over the past few years is something that we interact daily with but never really seem to notice. It gives you rest and relaxation, insulation, and even silence depending on where you put it, it’s literally everywhere and you won’t notice it until it’s gone. That product is foam canada, and it has progressed as a consumer product since the day it was introduced to the market. One application for these foam products is one for nautical purposes. Boats can be a very uncomfortable means of transportation especially in deep seas where the winds and the waves can rock the boat and cause turbulence on the surface.

Each wave it comes into contact to can become uncomfortable bumps to the one steering or the one riding the boat. This is why boat cushion is now made to adapt to these high sea troubles, making sea travel more luxurious and less stressful than what it once was. Of course, not all foams are made equal, and choosing the right kind to fill your boat seats can be tricky. There are generally two kinds, open cell and closed cell foams, the main difference is the amount of absorption and hardness of the foam. Some would use layers of each foam to fine tune the amount of softness and durability for their own requirement. Then there’s the issue of price, closed cell foam, being much denser than its counterpart, is more expensive, so be careful on what you order.

Canada Foam by Mail is an online retailer for various kinds of flexible polyurethane foam for all applications.

Housing is a Business

February 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Plan B International

                For  a lot of people, property, land, and real estate is really only owned one at a time. You have once house at a time so there really is no need to own multiple properties. For those who have a bit more disposable income, they choose to buy a summer home or a rest house somewhere in a nice vacation spot. Others consider buying lake houses or log cabins for seasonal visits to the area. But have you ever thought of the other uses of property?

Property as a business

                Property isn’t always just for living in and occupancy by you and your family or loved ones. Property and housing can become a great source of income for you. You can bolster your annual income by so much with just one property. Who know’s what you can achieve when you own multiple properties? These properties can always be fixed up and furnished for resale at a higher value, or can be constantly rented out as a stream of steady alternative income.

Where to buy

                A great place for investment in real estate is Florida. It’s a popular vacation spot and even retirement area. There are tons of houses in Florida that would make for great business opportunities. These houses can always be fixed up and rented out to visiting tourists or maybe even vacationers who are on spring break or just want a large place for their stay. Turn any normal house for sale into money by investing Florida real estate!

Plan B International offers quality real estate in the Florida area at great prices. Find a quality Miami condo with great service and ease with Plan B International.

The Perfect Honeymoon for Nature Lovers

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Crystal Seas

When you get married, the tradition is typically that you’ll take a honeymoon somewhere you’ll both enjoy for some romantic relaxation away from your everyday lives. As such, many people head to Hawaii. Sometimes couples will go on a cruise. Others may even head overseas. But if you and your special someone are a nature lover, you shouldn’t feel the need to follow these paths. Consider, instead, taking a trip with your kayak. San Juan Island is a great place to go to if this sounds like a plan.

If you head to San Juan Island, you’ll have a number of great benefits. One, you can save money. Compared to typical honeymoons, an outdoor adventure is a great way to save money while still enjoying one on one time with your new husband or wife.

But that doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out on any fun. Every year, hundreds or even thousands of people travel to San Juan so they can go kayaking with killer whales. You read that right. Imagine coming home with honeymoon photos involving killer whales—some of the most majestic creatures in the entire world—in the background while you’re kayaking close by.

Don’t follow the pack when it comes to planning your honeymoon, especially when you have so many great options available to you. Take a trip to San Juan and you won’t regret it.

Crystal Seas offers Washington kayak adventures that take you out into the wilderness and get you right up close and personal with killer whales, amongst other things.

Hong Kong’s Dragon Boat Festival

February 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phineas Upham.

The Dragon Boat Festival originated as a celebration of a respected poet in medieval China. Qu Yuan, a famous minister and poet, was banished when his king allied with an opposing faction. The poet was banished, and committed suicide in the river Miluo out of grief for his state. It is said that those who loved him attempted to race out into the lake to save him, or to at least retrieve his body. Such is the origin of a festival that continues in Hong Kong today.

Each year, boats come to Victoria Harbor for a race that is viewed by thousands of spectators lining the coast line. This year’s festival will be held in June of 2014. Dancers, entertainers and master brewers all keep the crowd excited. Intense racing action on the waters is complimented by drummers beating a melody as racers jock for position. The three components to the festival are all geared toward enjoying the spectacle. Prior to the event, much preparation time is spent making zongzi rice dumplings.

Though its origins as a public holiday can be traced back to 2005, dragon boat races are held all over the world in places like San Francisco. Today’s version is far removed from its origins, but the Dragon Boat Carnival is one of Hong Kong’s most exciting events to witness.

About the Author: Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phineas Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phineas on his Twitter page.

Scuba Diving in Bora Bora

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phineas Upham

Bora Bora is famous for its crystal clear waters and prime snorkeling. Anyone with a drive to learn more about sea life will find plenty to frolic with while staying on the islands of Bora Bora. The region has several snorkeling spots that are recommended, beginning with these fairly famous sites.


Aito is a dive of about 60 feet at its deepest. Visitors have the chance to swim with turtles, sharks and barracuda.


Swimmers in the Anau lagoon can dive as low as 100 feet below the water’s level. The site is a “swarm site” for manta ray, so be careful swimming amongst the gentle giants and try to admire the beauty of the place.


The Tapu dive goes from about 30–120 feet. It’s a classic shark hangout, where visitors will see the black tip reef-shark and lemon shark. You might also spot some rainbow fish, or the giant wrasse.


The dive for Toopua can go as deep as 100 feet. Divers will maneuver through coral walls and spot giant clams. Swim in and out of the small caves that pepper the landscape, and keep an out for the eagle rays that gather there.

Muri Muri

The Muri Muri dive, also known as the “White Valley,” is about 60-120 feet below the water. It’s a bit deeper than most of the other swims, but it also features some of the most diverse life underwater. Black-tip reef-sharks can be found here too, alongside dolphins.

Also see some pics from Bora Bora by Phin Upham on Daily Motion:

Phin Upham Presents Bora Bora by dm_52022698b459b

About the Author: Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phineas Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phineas on his LinedIn page.