Luxury French Riviera Property

This is like a dream when the sun on your face - shades of deep blue meeting between the sea and sky. Flowers splashing color onto every corner, the smell of freshly baked bread and the view of medieval villages perched above the coastline. Make this this dream come true. You can get those not only in tropical country, this is the South of France you’ve been dreaming of! And you need to book a room, there is a luxury villa south of France rent.
Carlton International offers a wonderful range of luxurious Côte d'Azur holiday rentals. If you looking a luxury property in the South of France then I think Carlton International is a good choice because every one of their villas has a pool, parking and are fully-furnished with modern comforts. Carlton International offer a range of exclusive French Riviera properties. French Riviera rentals properties includes luxurious villas, prestigious properties, town houses and apartments in Antibes, Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, Saint Tropez, Saint Paul, Cap Ferrat, Valbonne, Nice and Mougins.

The French Riviera plays host to scores of international events, including the world famous Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, as well as numerous congress events. Carlton International offers a range of rental accommodation that is particularly suited to business travelers and those attending the region's major events. Their rental department will be able to recommend a villa or apartment that will perfectly suit your needs and will provide all of the services that you would expect from a luxury hotel.
Surely I'm so interest with their facilities, when I was checking their website I tried to find more pictures that make me more drooling. Yes... That beautiful slide is not enough for me, I want more pictures like menu galleries. Ok for movie lover and F1 lover, don't be miss to see the famous Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A few days ago, I got news about Walgreens contract with Express Scripts' pharmacy was expired on December 31, 2011.  These news said that for the past year, Walgreens has negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract to continue as part of its pharmacy provider network, but those negotiations were unsuccessful. As a result, Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of Jan. 1, 2012. This includes all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York City area.
The unsuccessful contract having an affect on the users of the Express Scripts program, such as  a member of the military and use the U.S. military Tricare plan, they are no longer be able to use it at Walgreens.  Attempting to lessen the burden and keep their customers, Walgreens providing a special discount on the annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. A family can join the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens for only $10 per year which covers everyone in the immediate family. This includes your spouse, dependents 22 years of age and under and your pets. Individuals can join for only $5. By joining the club you will receive discounted prices and other perks.
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The worst cubicle is the winner in Pimp My Cube Contest

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

Good news for those who feel their office cubicle like an disaster place. I do not like a place that very messy, I used to call a very messy place as a place that had just hit by disaster. Maybe like the picture beside. Well .. a very messy and worst, especially cubicle  or office could be a blessing winner place now. How? Pimp My Cube is searching for the worst, most pathetic and messy cubicle or office that may have bad furniture, old technology, messy, unorganized, noisy, dirty, dark and/or any other attributes that make it a bad space to work in.
In this contest, they want people to upload a video showing their cube/office/workspace while they explain the details about why it is horrible and why it is so important that Contest Factory come in and ‘Pimp’ their cube.
Once the video is entered, you invite your friends, family and coworkers to vote for your video.
You will get sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest.
The grand prize of your cube being ‘pimped’ will be selected by CF judges based on various criteria including for the most votes, best (really worst) video and most compelling story.
The Pimp My Cube Contest has a total grand prize value of approximately $1200.
Prize is to update your office/workspace/cube with one of three prize packages namely: new high end computer system; new desk, chair and decorations; and new Entertainment package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc.
Hurry up!
The contest period is from 12/5/11 at 12:00PM to 1/31/12 at 12:00PM.
You still have many days of chance to upload your video, right now no one has uploaded a video so the chances of winning are very good! 
It is so easy to upload video to the site to enter from your phone or webcam.
Video should be fun and witty – anything goes!! The better the story, the funnier the video therefore better chances of winning.
A second sweepstakes prize of a $200 gift card will be awarded to the registered user chosen by random drawing at the end of the contest period.
Here is for the example of Contest Video, let's all watch this:
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Tips on Choosing Equipment : For backpackers beginners

Interested to have vacation trip with backpackers style? Backpacking is an economical vacation alternative and promising an exciting of adventure.

To have success backpackers vacation are always supported by adequate equipment and supplies. Backpackers who already experience certainly know how to choose the equipment and what is important to carry on. But who don't have any experience may be confused, mostly who are not have any experience bring the useless equipment. What must be remembered, chose equipment must be careful because that's what determines comfort or even safety of a backpacker.

Well here are some tips specifically for backpackers who want to try or a beginner, we will give some tips to make you do not wrong to buy the right backpacking gears.

Tip # 1
Prioritizing the essentials first. If you want to buy equipment, buy the first primary needs such as backpacks (no bacpack no  successful trip), sleeping bag, appropriate clothing with the destination conditions, emergency tents, hiking boots, stove and bb, matches, compass or GPS, and first aid kit.

Other items such as portable radios and camping chairs, truly make the trip more cool but it's not the major needed. Without those things we still survive right?. So, first thing first. You can choose others complete primary needs by yourself. Create a checklist so there is no good that maybe forgetfulness.

Tip # 2
Always high priority. Do not buy just because it is cheap. The true backpackers know exactly if the equipment must be brought really able to function optimally. A good quality equipment usually more expensive, but if buying a cheap equipment it may be broken too fast so it is just the same, perhaps even more wasteful because it must be replaced. Sometime buy a cheap equipment can make sense of annoyance or panic because the goods are suddenly not functioning when needed.

Tip # 3
Try to brought simple and not too heavy. For backpackers, three things are important for items that are brought; performance, durability, and weight. Expenses that are not too heavy enable us to walk further and faster. It indeed takes foresight and experience. The more often we are backpacking, the better our ability.

Tip # 4
Adjust to the conditions with what we will do it later. For example if just going hiking during the day alone, do not need to bring too much food and tents. But if you want to go in the forest or the edge of the mountain until a few days will definitely need to bring full equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and clothing to withstand cold weather.

**More tips
because we will have trip use bakpack so as much as possible we have to bring enough stuff but so essenstial need and also specialy created for traveling indeed.

goods that really important to bring:
1) backpack + the raincover (if rain sudenly then the goods inside the bag will stay safety)
2) travel towel (it is travel towel which made with microfiber material, it is so thin, compact and easy to bring for everywhere because it is not weight and no need wide space, plus easy to dry but also have power to easily absorbed water)
3) pans specially for travelers which made from material that is easily washed and dried quickly (a lot in store of traveling gear, there are some short-long reply)
4. if want to go for long travelling, don't bring too much clothes, avoid to bring jeans
5. bring sling bags to carry small essential goods that often be needed ie: passport, wallet, camera, hp, etc. So yo don't need to be mess when need them.

When the design and the results do not correspond

My sister will be married on February 12, 2012, my father went to order the wedding invitation card but from of all the examples given by the office printing, none of us liked it. Then I tried to design the wedding invitation card by myself. After I finished designing, I point out to all of my family member if they like my designs? And guess, they all loved it. After that we bring the soft copy design of the wedding invitation card to office printing. They said the pixel of my wedding invitation card design are broken, and change my wedding invitation card design. They said the results of their design and mine are exactly the same. They do not show the results of their design after the first printing, but they immediately send the entire copy of which amounted to 1500 pieces. Actually I was disappointed with the results of their wedding invitation card design, but since 1500 pieces have been printed, it feels too cruel if I refused and asked them to replace exactly as same as my design. Finally, like or not, we  try to accepted invitations printout.
Perhaps you ask how and why the design and the result can be not the same, the answer may be on his printing machine which is still manual and archaic that is not yet using digital printing. It is disappointing when the design and the results are not in accordance with the request that we want. But because it was printed as many as 1500 pieces, whether we will reject it? Actually for me to print a little expensive but the quality is better than  the resent printout, it doesn't matter. But see, the mold is really bad quality, both paper and coloring. I was disappointed but had to accept and I promise not want to use these printing services again. And don't want to recommended him to anyone. Yeah... we can order other printing service but how about the 1500 pieces of mold? Not only the mold that useless but also we will lose more money.
Here are the pictures between design and results.

not maroon but red bright

not maroon but brown

Maybe his design better than mine but I like my design more.

Mingle with local residents during the vacation

While on vacation in somewhere place, having acquaintances to local residents is giving many advantages, ie: we can find places which untouched by tourists, can get cheaper prices when shopping, or can be dive and browse  more into the local culture.
Well, how to meet and mingle with the locals when we were on vacation? Please try the following tips:

1. Break the uncomfortable situation 
A smile is a universal language to break the uncomfortable situation. Bring the friendly and well-intention is the beginning of mandatory. After that, Introduce yourself. Try to remember and mention names properly of people who is in conversation with you.
When the name is too hard to remember, use the common word such as Mr., Mrs., miss, sister, brother or other. Begin a conversation with general questions about the local attractions. For example, what the local specialties, where the interesting tourist attractions around the area, how to achieve it and so on.
Bring your attitude as if the information provided is very important and new to you even though you already know.

2. Be polite
When interacting with anyone, keep your manners. Moreover, when we are a stranger who was visiting in an area. Do not do something odd or say something that not deserve. In general, the standard of decency in everywhere are same - especially with regard to the attitude or body language.

3. Topics for discussion
Sometimes it's hard to talk to strangers (in a strange place anyway). Could be you're afraid of talking and offensive. To avoid things like that, choose a common  and light topic of conversation. Avoid sensitive topics such as religion, politics, and ethnicity or race.

If the other person initiate such topics, respond with a polite but not enthusiastic. Even if you agree with the thought of the speaker, the topic is sensitive enough to listen only, does not need to be overlaid and extended, much less debated. Besides being easily provoked emotion, such talk will only make the complicated and hot atmosphere. Rather than to be friends, but you even get in trouble.

4. Humor 
To make the atmosphere warm and not stiff, slip humor into the conversation is the solution. However, you must be very clever to choose the type of humor that suitable with the situation and condition.
Of course humor is sensitive about racial and physical denounced should be avoided. Also do not use local humor that is only understood by people from your area. As a result your humor can not be understand and atmosphere become so crisp. You can take a humorous topics that are popular in the media or light guessing. 

5. Listen 
In a conversation and you are alone as a guest in a strange place, never dominate. Be a good listener even if the conversation does not make you interest. Remember your goal is always involved in the talks is to be a bridge in order to mingle with local people. 
If you are "stuck" in a long and tedious conversation, get out of the situation slowly. Hear them for a while, then give a plausible reason that you should leave immediately. 

6. Treat 
If you've found one or a group of local people who want to make friends for hanging out there,  occasionally you can treat them for drink or eat. No need of expensive, but enough to show that you want to be friends with them. Also do not overdo because it seem you are not sincere like want to buy friendship. 

Ten islands with the best beach in Asia

To find a tropical beach with sand would be an option. Moreover, if the beach is located on the island are also quiet. Several beautiful beaches are located remote and undeveloped, while others are used to pamper guests with luxurious accommodation. But all offer quality of paradise sought. Asia has many exotic islands, an archipelago and legendary beaches. Many of these islands that also offers attractions besides the beach and luxury inn. Let's take a walk to the 10 countries to seek coveted islands with sand bordering the rainforests and coral reefs. Instructions when the right time to visit is in addition to a very necessary article. Besides other important things like what can you do, a place to enjoy a holiday, good food and the best places to stay will add charm exoticism destinations such holiday. Let's go traveling...

About 400 kilometers east of Bali, in the southwestern island of Sumba, deserted beaches is becoming a popular destination of surfers who come here to ride the waves, known as God's Left. But when they finished surfing in the afternoon, the beach along the 2.5 miles it will be yours.

Places to stay Resort Nihiwatu consists of villas overlooking the sea, as well as bungalows with three large bedrooms on the hill, complete with private pools overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooms are equipped with a palm roof Sumba textiles and a variety of modern equipment.

What can be done to maintain the safety of the surfers, applicable safety policies that limit may only have nine surfers in the sea. While waiting their turn, there are many things that can entertain you, such as fishing activities (fish are most abundant here are Spanish mackerel, Wahoo, and Trevally), snorkeling, scuba diving and boating tours to the bay-bay Maloba Konda Beach, about an hour to the south. When the waves are receding, the resort staff will escort you to the villages around, so you can chat with people around and buy beautiful souvenirs.

When to go The best time is during April to December, after which the monsoon blows. Nihiwatu Resort is closed from January 10 until February 28.

It takes patience to arrive at Bai Sao, or commonly known as Star Beach. But the trouble you will be paid. This beach is located in the southeastern Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island. About 50 miles from the main island, at the Cape of Thailand-Bai Sao, soft sands to be indented into the shallow waters and green-blue and warm throughout the year.

Places to stay Apart from a few huts beach, Bai Sao undeveloped. Even so there are several comfortable lodging nearby. On the west coast of Phu Quoc, Duong Dong ie, there is La Veranda. The distance of this place is only four kilometers from Bai Sao, so easily reached by bicycle or taxi. In the rooms have private balconies, ceiling fan, floor tiles and decorated. In the main wing of the resort there is a breezy restaurant with views to the sea.

Which can be grilled seafood feast in the small restaurants along the Bai Sao after swimming in warm ocean water. For something more active, rent a bike and go to the village of Ham Ninh, shopping pearl and fish sauce that made this village famous. Diving in the shallow reefs here do not have air tank, but there are several places to hire clothes diving on the island. Bamboo sharks are also frequently seen on the beach.

When to go Monsoons are therefore come to the island between June and November. Avoid the rainy season and came during the dry season, when temperatures range between 30 ° C.

Sri Lanka
Located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, by local people, called the Beach Dreams Beach Godellawela. On this beach, there is an elongated white sand, low waves, and water sejenih crystal along the eye could see. On the beach, there are palm trees and rocky cliffs, making this region one of the most closed bay on the island.

Places to stay beautiful scenery available through one of the 30 rooms at Amanwella. Stay in bed in a private terrace before going to a suite - imagine the elegance typical of Safe complete with large windows from floor to roof and coconut-wood furniture and ceiling fan. This resort restaurant offers fresh fish daily catch them on the pond along the 47 meters.

What can be done like Time meant nothing in Amanwella, beds and swing beds are seen along the way to the beach. But the scene on the beach no less beautiful, there are turtles that hatch their eggs here every spring. Furthermore, there are elephants, exotic birds and tigers that roam freely in Uda Walawe National Park.

When to go The sun shines most brightly Sri Lanka from November to April.


This beach is located at the southern tip of Taiwan and is surrounded by sugar cane plantations, banana and coconut trees, and rain forests. Coast of Kenting is a popular holiday location. But if you come at the right time, this beach can be yours alone.

Places to stay Kenting Chateau Beach Resort has three wings with their respective themes; rooms in Marbella Hall and Hall-style Italian Positano has views to the sea and a private balcony. Seafood is a major star in four restaurants in the resort, while the Barbados Beach Bar just a few meters from the beach and the perfect place to watch the sunset.

What can be done from bird watching to banana boat rides, beach time in Kenting to be fully charged. The bird enthusiasts will enjoy the Kenting National Park at the edge of Lake Lungruan. Throughout October, thousands of face-gray hawk and kestrel China through this region. If you're itching exciting move, try paragliding, mountain bike or diving.

When to go The surfer would not want to miss the wave that occurred between November and March. With the passage of the monsoon, the months are suitable for diving and snorkeling. The water is crystal clear and the crowd of tourists has been reduced. Avoid the summer, when air temperature rises and the beach is too crowded with people on vacation from Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Atoll Baa, Maldives
Mengelililingi azur sea of ​​color that the island of 18 hectares in Baa Atoll became colorful because clownfish and oriental Sweetlips. This place can be reached by small plane flight for 45 minutes from the international airport. From about 1190 islands coral reefs of the Maldives, Landa Giraavaru is the most romantic because of the color of sand and its shape has changed from sunrise to sunset.

Places to stay Guests can stay at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives Landaa Giraavaru, this is the only accommodation on the island. Here, they could see the fish milling about behind the glass while a massage in the spa-spa located under the sea. Waves will break in the villas architect Murad Ismail Sri Lanka, while in open-air restaurant Al Barakat, underground lights will entertain the guests who enjoyed the chicken and cinnamon couscous, chickpeas, and raisins and various Middle Eastern dishes (mezzes)

Following the tour can be done offshore with one of six biological living in the resort, they were tasked to observe the development of more than 200 projects that will expand the coral reef lagoon on the island. Those who like to snorkel in the Indian Ocean could see butterfly fish and unicorn fish and white tail, or wear air tanks and dive with mantas and sharks.

When to go The best time to see the underwater life is between December to April, when most lucid and calm seas. Mantas and whale sharks can be seen in the largest number from July to November.

Hainan Island, China
Hainan Island is located in the southernmost province of China, commonly known as Yalong beach resort. But there is a beach nearby Luhuitou won our hearts because of its white sand that is not visited by people. The beach at the foot of this hill offers a calm and clear waters, as well as some of the best dive sites on this island.

Places to stay open in 2008, Banyan Tree Sanya Resort & Spa offers 49 villas, each with private pool, garden landscaping, and outdoor bathtub. The decor was minimal and sophisticated with a neutral color palette that is appropriate for the tropics in the vicinity. Four restaurants and bars open facing directly into the South China Sea, where fishing boats roam to look for your next meal.

What can be done This place does not have its own penyelamannya center, but Banyan Tree can arrange scuba expedition quickly. In addition, maximize tours resort to various villages, or playing golf in Sanya Luhuitou Golf Course nearby. Restore the body at large Banyan Tree spa, traditional Chinese medicine is paired with the latest hydrothermal facilities.

When to go The rainy season is coming on the island between May and October and changed the sand so the mud. The best time to visit between November and March, when temperatures are in the range of 20 degrees.

Havelock Islands, India
One of the few tourist destinations in the Andaman Islands at the tip of India, Havelock offers white beaches are visited by dreams of 10 thousand tourists per year. The visitors will get a two-kilometer beach with no footprints along the west coast of Havelock. Radhanagar, unofficially known as the Beach No. 7, hidden behind the dense rain forests, palm trees emerge from the shadow of green leaves and clear bays with sandy bottom.

Places to stay Places to stay in the island's best, Barefoot at Havelock, is a traditional resort that minimizes the impact on the surrounding environment. There are 18 huts built of bamboo and palm trees. Some are equipped with air conditioning, but the best way to cool the body is by taking Iyengar yoga classes in the water. Even the most seasoned travelers even willing to pay a sizable fee to be able to take pictures underwater with Rajan, domesticated elephants 58-year-old resort that uses the trunk as snorkelnya.

What can be done lepu and Napoleon fish are found in 15 point dive off of Radhanagar. The divers will be stunned by the colors of the garden of coral reefs in this lagoon, just a few meters from the beach. Visitors can also kayak paddling through the mangrove forest to look for lizards and crocodiles, trekking into the forest canopy (habitat for 150 animal and plant species that exist only on this island), or go see the deer in speanjang beach at sunrise.

When to go Throughout the coming monsoon, between May and October, Rajan will not dive. To avoid the rain and see the turtles hatch, come between December and March.

Siargao, Philippines
Siargao Island, a small island about 800 miles southeast of Manila, is another regular destination of surfers. Waves in Cloud 9, a point which offers a ferocious waves offshore, is the best in the Philippines, and very fine white sand like powder.

Places to stay The Kalinaw Resort is the only luxury accommodations on this island. Kalinaw (which means 'Peace' in the Visayan dialect) displays a series of huts that are designed with wooden floors, complete with wi-fi access and views of the beach.

What can be done if you're not busy playing with the waves of Cloud 9, go to the Cave Sohoton, on the beach bordering the wild forests and caves which are half submerged in water. In addition, ask the resort to pack a picnic meal and spend the day paddling among the coral-reef shallows.

When to go The best waves are between July and November, although in these months coincide with the monsoon season. To avoid the rain, came between November to May.

Koh Lipe, Thailand
Koh Lipe is one of 51 islands in the Tarutao National Marine Park in the Andaman Sea, off the southwest coast of Thailand. The island is famous for its sand and sea. One of the four main beaches on the island, Sunrise, got the beauty of the morning sunrise. The silhouette was shaded coconut trees along the soft sand.

Places to stay One of the newest hotels on the island, Idyllic Concept Resort is located in the middle of tropical gardens, consisting of bungalows overlooking the beach Sunrise. About 16 villas that are here have a minimal design, but has modern fittings such as flat-screen TVs and broadband internet access.

What can be done a tiny island is easily explored on foot, but can also organize tours Idyllic bicycles and motorcycles. The coral reefs here are full of marine life (the 2004 tsunami had no effect here), but the divers do not miss the opportunity to explore Tarutao, Thailand's first marine park, with an area of ​​1490 square km. These waters are the habitat of dolphins, whales, and skeitar 25 percent of the world's tropical fish species.

When to go The best time, and busiest, to visit Koh Lipe is in December when the temperature is relatively cool and rainy season has passed. Dives will be optimally performed in March and April, when the water is calm and clear and the number of tourists has decreased. Every day is available ferry that connects Koh Lipe with the surrounding islands from November to May, while in May and November ferry available once a week.

Redang Island, Malaysia
Soft sandy beach surrounded by tropical forest is located on the northern tip of Pulau Redang, off the east coast of the Cape Malay. Soak in water crystals in this protected lagoon or swim to Aziz's Reef, about 100 yards offshore, and you can find a colorful underwater life.

The best places to stay lodging on the island is a new villas on the hill at Berjaya Redang Beach Resort, complete with private patio and views of the lagoon is perfect.

Which can be very hard to not lazing on the beach, then pull one of the easy chair, and take shelter under the wide umbrella. There is always a game of volleyball and Berjaya always able to help divers of various levels of experience with diving equipment. You can also walk into the rain forest in the Great Gulf Coast, are equally beautiful and more often left behind.

When to go except between November and January, when the monsoon strikes, Redang is usually always of Blue Skies.

*** I don't know who wrote this first but I re-blog it from yahoo travel absolutely I edited some word.

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