The popularity of freediving and scuba diving has increased immensely in the last decade, which is why many people have forgotten that snorkeling can be equally exciting and fun. Snorkeling is an activity that doesn’t require much gear (some call it equipment-light activity), which allows you to bring and use your own gear on trips instead of using rental snorkeling equipment. If you intend to buy your first set of snorkeling gear, you need to know what the three essential items of snorkeling equipment are.
When I see a photographer with his camera in hand and a backpack full of shooting gear, moving smoothly and quietly trying not to disturb the target, I can’t help but think of a hunter. And when you’re out hunting for the next perfect photo, you cannot rely solely on your talent and good instincts; you need to choose the right camera as your weapon and the right lens as ammunition for catching the moment in a striking photo.
And just like a bullet, a lens needs to be sharp, fast and be able to precisely capture the target. Us photography lovers here at Gorge have already talked about what to consider when buying camera lenses. But that’s just one part of the picture. If you truly want to unleash your artistic potential to the fullest, you need to know the difference between the different lens types and when to use them.
With the rapid advancement of LED technology, outdoor lighting has become much more popular in recent years. With wall lights exterior can be brought to a superior level in a stylish way while effectively putting your outdoor space to a better use. The right outdoor lighting can make you want to spend more time in your garden and help you enjoy your time there much more. Furthermore, it will keep you secure and safe.
In times where agnosticism takes over and it makes the world a less magical place, it sure feels nice to re-experience some of the whimsical grace only true faith can bring. I used to dwell in a very bitter place a few years ago and my mindset was essentially focused on all things scientific and tangible. Somehow along the way, I did feel the prevailing notion of emptiness that was beginning to take over and it was even becoming physically visible.
It the modern world of today, more and more people realize that riding the concrete wave is the thrill they’ve been missing. What am I talking about? Longboarding. More than ever before, today you can see people around campus and at city parks cruising, doing tricks, racing and performing stunts. Many say that it’s somewhat addictive and an activity that keeps them motivated to keep themselves in a good shape. Being passionate about and enjoying what you do is the key to continue doing it in the long run, and longboarding is definitely something you should not give up on.
If you step outside your home and take a look at your surroundings, you will see many products of the construction industry. We have construction companies to thank for most of our houses, hospitals, schools, bridges, dams, roads, shopping malls, office buildings, and skyscrapers. Since the world‘s population is constantly growing, governments and people won’t stop using the services of professional construction firms anytime soon. That’s precisely why you should consider the option of entering the construction industry. Continue reading
When one speaks of Aussies, one can’t exclude mentioning camping. Camping is in our genes, as nature takes up a special part of our hearts, and it’s something we’re proud of. To be able to leave everyday life behind and take to the road, returning to the roots, spending time in nature and breathing in fresh air, is more than one can wish for. This is what meditation is like for us Aussies. Ever since I can remember, camping has been part of my family, and it was these trips that we were all looking forward to, not letting anything stand in our way of family fun and bonding, we had a sort of “no excuses” policy.
When buying a new home or renovating their old one, many people don’t know what to do with their windows. There’s always the curtain dilemma, that’s for sure. Curtains are all about bringing some extra warmth and décor in the room, so with the right color, the right material and graphics they will not only bring intimacy into your home, but also enhance the style as well. And windows without curtains look kind of unfinished to me. It’s like every time you look at them, you feel something’s missing. Continue reading
Introduced in the 1980’s, the massage chair was designed to imitate the motions and techniques of a professional masseuse, and was used for relieving stress, tension and to alleviate back pain. However at the beginning, the massage chair failed to deliver the results that were expected. After two decades on the market, with the latest improvements, the manufacturers managed to design and to offer more effective and convenient massage chair models.
Today, the massage chairs vary in size and shape. A Massage chair with large rollers and nodes is deigned to provide a generalized massaging, while a massage chair with smaller nodes and rollers is capable to provide a more detailed massaging. However both massage chairs are capable to move in different ways, and can pre-programmed to satisfy the user needs. Continue reading
Being a parent means feeling a strong desire to protect your little ones and provide them with everything they need to have a carefree and joyful childhood. Since your kid’s bedroom is the place where they’ll spend most of their early childhood days, turning it into a comfy, fun, and practical oasis is extremely important. Continue reading
Do you remember the fatal Gold Coast worksite accident that happened last year? Although it was a very unfortunate event, it should be regarded as a reminder that working while on tremendous heights is no game and it should be done only if you’re equipped with the right fall prevention equipment.
But even despite the fact that there are many injuries and falls from heights occurring on a global level, there are still companies that do not do their best to ensure their workers are safe while on site. That is, they don’t invest in a quality equipment to keep them from harm’s way. According to the latest report of the Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, 25 Australian workers have died in construction-related accidents in 2016. For that reason, entering the work site without the proper gear is a huge NO. Harnesses, shock-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lanyards, anchorage connectors and suspension trauma devices, as well as many other needed equipment pieces are a must. The crucial element among all these pieces? The harness.
The harness is a type of fall prevention equipment that could save your workers’ lives. Although various styles of safety harness are available on the market, all of them are designed with the same purpose in mind – to hold an individual in case of a slip and prevent him from falling down. Continue reading
My daughter has been fighting allergies for quite some time now, and honestly, it’s been hard for her. She’s fragile and very little and likes to play outside, especially in spring and summer when everything outside is blooming. Unfortunately, she can’t do it as freely as other children can because she immediately starts coughing and her nose starts running. I can understand for a child with allergy to be so sensitive to the outer conditions and environment, but when she started experiencing the same effects while at home, I took her to the doctor only to found out that her problem is more severe than we thought. Long story short, home renovation was my next project for the sake of my little girl’s well-being.
Apparently, anything made of timber in the house is a potential allergy trigger. Also, anything that collects dust mites is also an allergy trigger, and for her – a big one. So, my husband and I decided we’re going to change the floors, the blinds, some of the furniture and the rugs in the rooms she frequently stays in, to create an allergy-friendly home. We made a few changes we concluded were essential. Continue reading
One of the strongest arguments why many people turn to Mac computers is that they won’t have to worry about a virus-infected PC. Mac’s software is way more resistant to viruses and all kind of malware and that’s what makes it so special. However, in 2000 the Mac users faced the horror they never thought would experience: their computers got infected! A simple “I love you” titled e-mail turned the whole Macintosh world around. On the 5th of May that year even the Mac computers got tricked and infected by yet another PC-based virus and that was the sign that none computer is completely safe from hackers, be it an Apple or a Microsoft device. Continue reading
What are we without water? Our bodies consist of 75% of it, two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by it and not a single living species can survive without it. When people say “water is life” they really mean it. Think about it: how many days you think you can go without drinking water? It has been scientifically proven that if a person goes three days without water, they will die. Continue reading
For every normal human being, the day does not just end once the sun goes down and darkness takes over. On the contrary, in winter time the night is quite long, which means you should be equipped with your own source of light wherever you decide to go. Be it strolling around the park with your friends at night or walking your dog – your safety has to come first! Therefore, carrying a torch with you is the least you could do to ensure your peace of mind. Let’s get to work and find the most suitable piece for you among the wide variety of types of torches. Continue reading
Isn’t it amazing how little by little people have achieved a lot? Just looking around you you’d see everything created by the minds and hands of people over the centuries. All it takes is having the vision, the idea that would make you interested in bringing it into fruition and complete it to make it useful to others. Such is the case with buildings, houses and constructions of all kind around us. Starting out by living on trees and in caves, people have constantly been improving their living conditions, using up mother nature to build houses of wood, reeds, clay, brick, creating marvellous detailed architecture over the Renaissance and Baroque, changing from opulence to the simplicity of modern day homes. Continue reading
Growing up in a family that always stressed out the importance of spending as much time outdoors as possible, I have learnt how to be nature’s friend. There’s nothing else that can make me feel so rejuvenated and full of energy as the time of the day I spend just breathing in the fresh air outside. Mind you, it’s not that mix of air of vehicles and factories of cities I’m talking about, but the one away from all the hustle and bustle where you can only hear birds chirping and have a starry night show performed just for your own pleasure.
Quick pop quiz – What’s the most iconic piece of furniture seen on TV shows, most commonly used by the cheeky elderly person? You guessed it, it’s the recliner chair. Have you ever wondered why it’s the old guy always sitting in it, dropping cheesy punchlines every time someone else says something? It’s really simple, he’s the authority in the house. Moreover, have you ever wondered why it’s precisely in the recliner he’s sitting on, and not on the sofa? Simply because it’s the most comfortable piece of furniture that exists.
Let’s get some facts straight: eating healthy doesn’t mean you’re some unique freak who wants to show off and talk about the benefits of fruits and veggies. I really can’t understand why people these days are so divided on the topic of organic food: either you like it or you don’t, there’s no need for further philosophies. Everyone can eat whatever they want, at least we’re free to choose our own food. I really believe people should follow the needs and desires of their body, mind and soul and that way choose the best source of energy for themselves. For some it may be whole grains, salads or seeds and for others chocolate, hamburgers or french fries, but whatever you choose, make sure it gives you butterflies in the stomach. Continue reading
The dream of every musician and professional photographer is to share their art globally while also being able to learn new things and embrace the different cultures of the visited places. In other words, traveling while doing what you love, (in this case performing at concerts or having art displays) is a dream come true and a great accomplishment for people working in these industries.
However, as much as traveling can be fun and exciting, having to drag all of your professional equipment such as an expensive camera, lenses, flashes and similar, can be quite the hassle. To keep these problems to a minimum, you should consider investing in a quality air case that meets ATA standards and has all the right features to protect your equipment. Continue reading