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My Slowing Metabolism

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The previous post about growing old gracefully has reminded me I wanted to talk a moment about another of the joys if getting just a bit older. I don’t say getting old because really I am still quite young, but getting past the 30 mark several years back has brought about some of the expected yet despised changes. Translation: ever since turning 30 my body metabolism has not been helping me in my efforts to maintain a reasonable weight.

I’m not a big guy, yet not small. Slightly above average in height (at least I like to think), but I have always been heavier even when in the best of shape. In fact, I don’t float in the pool which has always been frustrating. Treading water is a particularly strenuous workout for me because of this. It was a bit of trauma when taking swimming lessons as a kid. One of the early requirements to pass off is the “dead man’s float” which if you don’t remember is where you simply float on your stomach with arms and legs outstretched to conserve energy. I would get into the right position and my float would quickly turn into me straight up and down a foot under water.

“You’re doing it wrong” my instructor would say.

“How do you screw up the dead man’s float?” I would ask.

My mother simplified it for me. “Your just dense son.” Gee, thanks, mom.

Looking back, it was a good thing overall. My muscle density was high as compared to my body fat, which was always in the 7-10% range. Pretty good. The problem was that I didn’t have to do anything special to be at that level; my lifestyle was very active and my metabolism was through the roof. I could eat anything I wanted and it didn’t make a bit of difference.

Fast forward to today. I work on a computer all day and the most vigorous activity of the day is the rousing mid-afternoon foosball tournament with co-workers. Though I may work up a sweat with the fun-filled intensity, my heart rate isn’t reaching and sustaining any kind of fat-burning cardio level. Fact is nothing in my daily events does much if anything for my health. Weekends in the warmer months I get my hands dirty in the yard work and outdoor chores, but not enough on a daily basis. I’m sure my wife would welcome a little more manual labor mid-week as the honey-do continues to grow.

This is why I have to hit the gym, which I do fairly well in spurts. My consistency leaves something to be desired, but I keep working on that. Sleep is just a precious commodity that when that alarm sounds early in the morning, my body sometimes takes over and hits that off switch without my conscious side of the brain ever realizing it. At times I have to resort to the put-the-alarm-across-the-room tactic to make sure I am realizing that beeping sound isn’t just a part of my dream world.

After 30 muscle mass drops around 1.5 lbs per year unless you actively lift weights to counter this process. Cardio exercise is a must to keep the metabolism up as well. Sad fact of life. At least I can take some comfort in knowing I am not alone in this situation. It happens to practically all of us. There are a few exceptions where people stay wiry and thin all their lives with no effort, but the bulk (pun intended) of us have to realize that controlling food consumption and a concerted effort has to rise post 30.

I am not complaining too much, my weight isn’t completely out of control, but I am the heaviest I have been in my life. The love handles are requiring a bit extra stretch in the hand size if you get my drift. Pants that were purchased for some extra size in the past are hitting that tight point again – not a good thing. I think what keyed me into this more recently was seeing that I had unconsciously moved up another notch in the belt. I could tell because the previous notch showed the signs of having been stretched to its limit before I made the change. Isn’t that a terrible thing to notice?

So, today I remind myself of my non-New Year’s Resolution to fight this growing trend. It just gotta to be kept in check.

Mobile Marketing

Coupons – The Latest Addition To The Mobile Marketing Arsenal

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The new feature or mobile app, called circular is a new service developed by The Associated Press and is intended to be the digital equivalent of coupons and other promotions that are inserted into the print editions of weekend newspapers. Hopefully, this new feature will help ease the amount of Sunday newspapers being stolen as a direct result of “extreme couponing.” A headline in a recent USA Today article Discount-seeking consumers swipes newspapers to pad savings.

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Apparently there are some major players, both in the newspaper and retail world all interested enough to at least take circular for a test drive as to date the following newspapers have added the circular app to their existing phone apps: the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, and San Francisco Chronicle. And as for retailers Target Corp., Macy’s Inc., Kmart, Toys R Us and J.C. `Penney Co. are among the 20 retailers committed to running ads in iCircular.

Mobile MarketingCurrently, neither newspapers nor retailers are paying to use circular through the rest of the year but if iCircular pays off for newspapers and retailers during its trial period, the AP plans to negotiate the fees it will collect for future use of the service. Of course how one determines if it “pays off” may be the subject of debate but let’s not split hairs, at least not right now.

This should really come as no surprise to anyone, what with the declining newspaper (printed) circulation numbers combined with the aforementioned exploding mobile marketing and advertising space. So far, newspapers’ digital advertising growth hasn’t been nearly enough to compensate for the downturn in print advertising. Last year, for Mobile Marketinginstance, print advertising at U.S. newspapers totaled $22.8 billion and digital advertising was $3 billion.

So giddy up advertisers, marketers, B2B Marketers, B2C Marketers and so on… you know the mobile revolution is here, you know of The Rapid Rise Of Mobile Advertising And mCommerce. You know more and more people are using and buying smartphones and the numbers are only going to go up.

So what are you waiting for?

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“We’ll Be Seein’ ya” and other commonly used phrases

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I heard this phrase for the first time in a while, and it made me laugh. We all have little phrases like this we commonly say. This isn’t one of mine, though likely I have plenty I don’t even realize I am over and misusing.

How many times do we use phrases like that out of habit when they don’t really apply. The most common I hear is “How you doing?” when you first start talking with someone. Bank tellers, cashiers and other people you really don’t know really don’t care how you are doing, but this is the first thing that gets said. Usually, the response is “fine” or “great” and then you ask them back how they are. Pleasantries aside you get down to the intended conversation. Do we say these things really to be pleasant, or simply out of sheer habit? I have a friend who’s dad has made it his personal joke to respond to this common question with “terrible,” “just awful” or something similar to catch people off guard.

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I don’t watch a lot of TV these days, at least not general TV for the sake of just watching. When I do, I like to catch a few particular shows if they happen to be on. I hate reality shows in general, I find no desire to watch people argue about things that really don’t matter and basically put on a strange act to try and garner the most camera time in their 15 minutes of fame. There are a few that I enjoy though that I don’t know if they really fall under “reality shows” but the generally get typed like that. They are the shows that actually do something good with their funding, like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the car shows like Overhaulin’ and Trick My Truck.

It is on the last show mentioned, Trick My Truck, that the shop owner gives a corny little speech at the end about how they are happy to have helped the trucker by making his truck something special. At the end of his speech, he always uses his signature sign off, “We’ll be seein’ ya.” Some writer obviously decided the show needed that endearing little phrase at the end to tie them all together. I prefer to use the opportunity to jump ahead 30 seconds on my DVR if I happen to have some show time in memory from pausing earlier, which I usually end up doing because of the common kid-based interruptions.

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To give him credit, in this case, he is actually referring to him and his “crew” when he says “we’ll” so the phrase actually works. What made me laugh this morning is when an individual uses the phrase. It was just two guys chatting outside the convenience store that had obviously bumped into each other when filling up or grabbing a fountain drink. I happened to be walking buy when the “We’ll be seein’ ya” popped out and they parted ways. I laughed inside and actually thought about looking around and behind him and asking, “where are the other people?” I know, petty and not all that funny, which is why I actually didn’t do it.

Brian Regan, the comedian I have mentioned several times on this site has a great bit about the “you too” misuse. In his joke, he talks about a taxi driver wishing him a nice flight and a waiter wishing him a nice meal, and how his habitual response of “you too” just not fitting those kinds of situations. I crack myself up when I incorrectly say something completely of habit because I think back to this joke. Isn’t it a lot like when young kids make that oh so embarrassing
a mistake of calling their teacher “mom” for the first time?

We are creatures of habit, and our speech is laden with little idiosyncrasies like this. What are your some of your favorites?

Enjoy Sleeping In A Portable Hammock

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With a hammock you will sleep out in the open with fresh soothing breeze. Not needing additional appliances to keep cool through the night saves a lot of money as well. With a hammock there is no danger of any bed bugs or termites irritating your skin through the night as well. The last thing you want is to wake up with red rashes all over your body due to bugs on the bed. With two person hammock this problem is taken care of. Since the hammock is off the ground there is no need to worry about any bugs or insects worrying you.

Hammocks have a number of benefits and if you don’t have a hammock it is a good idea to go ahead and invest in one. While there are various kinds of hammocks available in the market, it’s always best to pick a portable hammock that comes with hammock stands that you can set up wherever you want. These hammocks can be used in your home, garden, when you go camping or trekking or even on picnics. Hammocks are relaxing and comfortable and if you hate sleeping close to the ground, investing in a hammock will help you a great deal.

While people love camping, they hate having to sleep close to the ground or on it. While sleeping bags are popular, they have to be put on the floor. Hammocks on the other hand are suspended in the air and this means you are above the ground. They are very comfortable and are known to help you go to sleep in no time. Portable hammocks are very easy to travel with and also very light weight. These hammocks are durable, easy to set up and convenient to use. Apart from using them as a bed, you can also use them as a chair during the day.

Hammocks are the best options when it comes to sleeping in comfort and sleeping well. If you are constantly under medication for solving your problem of insomnia a hammock can solve that problem in one night. The slow swaying motion of a hammock makes you feel like a small baby. This swaying motion gives good and deep sleep taking away any stress of your work or personal life. When you are swaying on a hammock nothing else plays in your head. With a hammock there is no chance of insomnia coming back to haunt your peaceful night’s sleep.

Another major advantage of hammocks is the way it helps cure all back and neck pain problems. With a regular mattress there is always a part of the back or the neck that is constantly paining. Hammocks stretch all parts of the body and take away any pain caused while sleeping. With hammocks you do not have to worry about bugs or termites annoying you at night as well. Sleeping in a hammock is a peaceful experience and there are people that do it on a daily basis. Rather than sleeping in hammocks only on your vacations make it a daily habit.

IF you’ve already spent time in a hammock you know how comfortable they are. Sleeping in a hammock is never a problem since they usually have a slight swinging motion which is known to put you to sleep no matter where you are. Hammocks are a lot more comfortable in comparison to sleeping bags. Using a hammock to rest is always better since you also have a place to relax during the day when you just want to lay down under the sun.

Hammocks are known to be extremely hygienic and have no possibility of any bug infestation like a mattress.

Amara’s Yaoure drilling fills in the gold gaps

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“The drilling results from Yaoure increase our conviction in the accuracy of the resource model and the results from the first boreholes drilled into the ‘information gaps’ highlight the potential to expand Yaoure’s 6.3 million ounce resource base further. I am confident that a significant proportion of waste will be converted to mineralised material, reducing the strip ratio (currently 5.2:1 in the 8Mtpa scenario) and further increasing Yaoure’s strong economics. With five DD [Diamond Drill] rigs and one RC [Reverse Circulation] rig on site, and ramping up to eight DD rigs in the near term, I believe Amara is undertaking the largest drilling campaign in Africa. I look forward to maintaining regular news flow from Yaoure over the coming months, culminating in two Mineral Resource updates in H2 2014.”

So says John McGloin, Amara Mining’s Executive Chairman on the latest drilling results on the junior gold miner’s very prospective Yaoure gold project in Cote d’Ivoire.

As McGloin points out in the statement, drilling into the ‘information gaps’ – i.e. areas where lack of previous drilling information meant they had had to have been been classified as waste – confirms deposit continuity and should lead to a further increase in what is already one of the best recent gold resource finds in West Africa. Indeed, as we have pointed out before on Mineweb, the success in proving up scale of resource definition at Yaoure has relegated the company’s previous flagship gold deposit at Baomahun in Sierra Leone to the back burner. Amara doesn’t have the resources or current financial strength to concentrate on both projects simultaneously – even though Baomahun remains a significant deposit in its own right – and is rightly concentrating its efforts where it sees the greater potential. And it should not be forgotten too that with its new mining code, Cote d’Ivoire is nowadays perhaps the most mining supportive nation in the whole of West Africa.

Amara reports that the first 26 DD results have served to confirm the continuity of the deposit and the moderate grade nature of the Yaoure Central zone along strike and at depth, with localised high grade zones, while results from the remaining seven RC holes in the first phase of the in-fill drilling programme continue to confirm the high grade nature and continuity of the CMA zone. More details of the latest drilling are available on the company’s website – www.amaramining.com Much of the recent drilling has been concentrated on the ground beneath the old Yaoure open pit which had not been able to be drilled until this area had been dewatered, thus allowing access for the drill rigs – hence the aforementioned ‘information gaps’.

Amara has already delivered a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for Yaoure earlier this year and is working towards delivering a full Pre-feasibility study (PFS) in Q1 2015. It already reckons that the project has the potential to be one of the top 10 gold mines in Africa by production and top 50 in the world and a likely further resource increase should enhance this position.

The PEA looked to average gold production of 325,000 oz/year over a 12 year mine life and all-in sustaining costs as low as US$691 per ounce. On this assumption, the headline 8 million tonne/year ore scenario delivers an IRR of 32% at a gold price of US$1,250 per ounce and an NPV of US$688 million.

The company thus reckons that Yaoure is one of the few development projects in West Africa that remains resilient at low gold prices, with an IRR of 23% at US$1,100 per ounce. The project is flexible and Amara says it delivers similarly strong returns over a range of alternative throughput scenarios. The compelling economics are driven by the excellent existing infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire, with low cost hydro-electric power from the Kossou dam (5km from site) and a dual carriageway highway to within 40km of site. With 80,000 metres of drilling planned in 2014, there is expected to be strong exploration upside potential on the current NI 43-101 compliant 6.3 million ounce resource base.

Amara’s producing Kalsaka/Sega gold mining operations in Burkina Faso will be completed this year, but there now seems to be an air of optimism overhanging the company which perhaps was not present as recently as a year ago – and that is virtually all down to the positive drilling results and economic scenarios coming out of Yaoure.

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Why An Integrated Marketing Strategy Is Vital To Success

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While the number of internet users is increasing by the day, marketers would be wise to not forget those who don’t use the internet either at not as often as others, and create integrated campaigns featuring offline and online marketing collateral to reach their target audience.

A recent report from The Pew Research Center shows the latest Demographics of internet users (chart below) and as I am apt to do, I am going “behind the numbers” to illustrate the fact that marketers and advertisers alike need to always integrate their messages across offline and online channels.

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Ok, let’s start with the younger crowd, those ages 18 to 29. Not surprisingly they’re leading the way when it comes to internet usage (95%). So naturally the conclusion a marketer and advertiser could make from this data is their campaigns need to be focused on online, right? I mean, the numbers don’t lie. 95% of people 18 to 29 use the internet and if I’m a marketer or advertiser and this is my target demographic, I am going to focus most, if not all of my attention and more importantly, budgets on online and in the digital space.

Well before you go put all your marketing budgetary eggs in the digital and online basket, you may want to consider this little nugget: A study conducted in 2010 by Experian found that the second most like audience to engage and be responsive to direct mail are those in 15 to 24 age bracket. (Yes I know it’s not the same age demo but it’s close enough and you know it, so spare me the “But Steve…” comments.) The audience most likely to engage via direct marketing is the 65+ demo, which stands to reason.

But the fact that such a young demo is so attentive to direct mail kind of adds fuel to my “integration is key” fire, doesn’t it?

Now conversely, let’s look at the 50+ demo… As you can see from the chart the 50 to 64 group “holds the line” so to speak in terms of internet usage compared to their younger brethren. But the number is lower and since people do get older (I know, breaking news right?) that number will naturally go down, yes? And in the 65+ group there is a marked decline, all the way down to 42% stating they use the internet. So naturally the conclusion a marketer and advertiser could make from this data PLUS the aforementioned affinity for direct mail, is their campaigns need to be focused on offline, right?

Two words: Baby Boomers

market inter 3You know these folks, they’re the ones born between 1946 and 1964 which means the first of he Boomers turned 65 this year (better get them a direct mail piece right away). Seriously, look at this then tell me if you ONLY want to focus on offline strategies to this demographic:

16.5 million baby boomers use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
The fastest growing demographic of Facebook users is the boomer generation.
Facebook usage for boomers doubled in one year from 2009 to 2010.
Of course you can’t mention Baby Boomers without mentioning the fact that they spend… a lot. And they’re going to continue to spend.

From an online article 2011: The Year of the Baby Boomer on Aol.com:

“…spending by the 116 million U.S. consumers age 50 and older was $2.9 trillion last year — up a whopping 45 percent in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, the 182 million people market inter 3younger than age 50 spent $3.3 trillion last year — up just six percent in the same decade,” according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data conducted by The Boomer Project for USA Today.

The key or bottom line or however you want to sum all this up is there will always… ALWAYS be a need for integration. A need, hell it should be a mandate in my oh-so-humble opinion, for marketers and advertisers to integrate offline and online strategies, to have them work in perfect harmony, each supporting the other.

Ok, what do you think about all this?
What are your thoughts on integration?
Have you created integrated campaigns and if so, how did they turn out?

Las Vegas Vacation Ideas

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You want to take a trip to the desert, and Las Vegas awaits your arrival fully equipped with food, fun and splendor. But, if you don’t want to find yourself dawdling around the casinos for hours on end wondering what to do with your weekend, take a quick minute during check-in to ask the concierge about fabulous shows, such as Cirque du Soleil, and classy restaurants, such as Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris hotel and casino.


Cirque Du Soleil Performances

Always check ahead for any Cirque du Soleil shows that pique your interest. Visit cirquedusoleil.com to see previews for all running shows. Also check for online discounts that are applicable with codes and/or online booking. If you’d like to see the Beatle’s Love performance at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, visit the hotel’s website and search for coupons; you could save a bundle on great seats if you take a few minutes to browse.

Top Dining Locations

Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris hotel and casino is probably the most affordable, luxurious eatery you will come across. If you love big portions and decent prices, head over to the two-story Cheesecake Factory inside Caesar’s Palace. For succulent American cuisine and a 9,000 bottle wine tower, head over to Aureole at Mandalay Bay.

Las Vegas Shopping

The magnanimity of the malls in Las Vegas hotels still manage to astound visitors even visiting the city several years in a row. Planet Hollywood, Ceasar’s Palace and the Bellagio feature a few of the most grand malls in the entire city so reserve at least one afternoon for a walk-through, even if you’re not a shopaholic. If you want to be more adventurous, take a helicopter ride above Las Vegas to see Hoover Dam, ride the roller coasters at New York New York and Stratosphere or take a tour of the noted Little White Wedding Chapel. Remember that visiting Las Vegas during the week can save you a lot of money on hotels. Try booking through sites such as tripreservations.com Monday through Thursday and you may come across deals as inexpensive as $50 per night.

Spread The Word About World Diabetes Day

Spread The Word About World Diabetes Day

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Yes…..the World Diabetes Day is almost here again…..90 years ago INSULIN was discovered….

Insulin…..the life line that keeps my child and all the other children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes ALIVE.

November 14 – World Diabetes Day marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who along with Dr. Charles Best, Dr. John Macleod and Dr.James Bertram Collip co-discovered insulin.

Thanks to them TODAY people with Type 1 diabetes like my son have a chance to live long and healthy lives….it does require lots of sacrifice and many obstacles, but …..they have a HOPE…..CHANCE….REASON not to give up.

As a mom of a child with Type 1 diabetes it is important to me to spread awareness about this awful disease that is part of daily lives for so many children and adults.

Spread The Word About World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14…World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.

World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.

This year is the second year of a five-year campaign that will address the growing need for diabetes education and prevention programs.

World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide by the 212 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories…..all Member States of the United Nations…..as well as by other associations and organizations….companies…..health care professionals and most of all…..people living with diabetes and their families.

World Diabetes Day symbol is BLUE CIRCLE – the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution.

The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

Spread The Word About World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a terrible disease….disease that many people whose lives haven’t been touched or affected by diabetes especially Type 1 diabetes…..don’t understand.

It is important to educated people about diabetes…..it is important to share the awareness.

There is NO WAY to prevent your child from Type 1 diabetes….it comes as a thief in the middle of the night and robs your sweet child of it’s carefree childhood….affects your entire family….turns your life upside down….

…..Type 1 diabetes education and awareness helps families and children to get the WINNING hand….to get a piece of mind…

If you are a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes you know that the fear and worry always stays with you no matter how old your children are, but we have a hope….that one day….

…there will be a CURE….

….so lets get together and celebrate WORLD DIABETES DAY….together as one….and Imagine world without diabetes.

As a part of World Diabetes Day I nominated my son Trevor to be Diabetes Champion…..because he’s mine….

Universal City Walk Information

Universal City Walk Information

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Universal Studios City-walks in Hollywood, California, and Orlando, Florida, are free access areas of shopping, dining and entertainment, based around the attractions of Universal Studios theme parks.

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Dining

From the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to the Hard Rock Cafe, City-walk has a place for everyone. Orlando’s NASCAR Sports Grille and Pat O’Brien’s NBA City satisfy the sports fans, while Hollywood has Bucca di Beppo and Wolfgang Puck. Both also have quick dining areas for families running between events and movies.

Shopping

Along with the Universal Studios Store, try the dozens of other eclectic shops and outlets such as the Endangered Species Store, Fossil or Things From Another World.

Movies

Both City-walks have cinemas with more than 18 theaters, all with stadium seating. Check out the IMAX at Hollywood, and look for special dinner and a movie deals at both parks.

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Must See Entertainment

In Florida, the must-see show is the Blue Man Group at its theater near the Hard Rock Cafe. California’s iFly Hollywood offers indoor skydiving. Both parks have live concerts and fireworks.

Tips for Travelers

While vacationing in California or Florida, try to hit the City-walk several nights for dinner and shows. Because it isn’t a theme park with high admission prices, it’s always better to fit in events into the schedule and come back other nights.

Estancia La Paloma Camping in Puerto San Julian

Estancia La Paloma Camping in Puerto San Julian

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The Puerto San Julian area of Argentina is popular with campers, particularly Estancia La Paloma. Not only does the area offer camping atmosphere at the lodge, but it also offers more basic camping through the Municipal Campground. Travelers to this area can try their hand at the local hunting, or simply enjoy the sites and sounds of the city. Estancia La Paloma is near Puerto San Julian, which has restaurants and shops.

La Paloma Riverside

Estancia La Paloma Camping in Puerto San JulianLa Paloma Riverside was built in 2004 as a place for guests traveling to the area specifically for hunting. The lodge was rated five stars by leading industry magazines and experts. It covers more than 7,800 square feet of space, including a 1,100 square foot living room. The lodge is open during the winter and summer months, and in the winter it schedules events in the living room near the fireplace. All of the rooms in the lodge have hunting themes, such as stuffed and mounted animals on the walls. The lodge itself has 10 separate guestrooms: six on the first floor and four on the second floor. The rooms on the second floor have balconies that overlook the water. The top floor contains its own bar with alcoholic drinks and a viewing area. All rooms have a private bathroom and two beds.

Camping Municipal

Estancia La Paloma Camping in Puerto San JulianCamping Municipal is the campground at Estancia La Paloma. The campground offers laundry facilities and hot showers, though guests must pay an additional fee to use those services. Each of the campsites comes with its own cooking area or fire pit. These fire areas are placed on top of metal pieces and raised off the ground to keep the food safe during cooking. Guests can contact the campground at 011 +001 02962 452806. It’s the only campground located in the area and it is separate from the lodge, meaning campground guests can access the lodge.

Activities

Estancia La Paloma Camping in Puerto San JulianTravelers camping at Estancia La Paloma have access to different activities. Guests of the lodge have the option of swimming in the outdoor swimming pool, or resting on the attached deck. The lodge also offers tours of the nearby woods and hunting trips. Guests of the campground can enjoy more than 1,000 yards of shoreline and watch the doves that gather in the area for food. These activities are open to all guests, including those staying at the lodge and those at the campground.

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