9 Of The Largest And Most Stunning Fountains In The World

Fountains, both the new and historical, are fascinating monuments. They connected to sources of water and are purely functional architectures. The earlier fountains relied on gravity to work and water from a source that was higher than the fountain. Today’s fountains are an amazing architecture that marvels many with their beauty, power, and other elements. Below are the top nine of the largest and most marvelous fountains in the world.

 

1. Bellagio Fountain In  Las Vegas

(Height: 45.2ft, Water Shoot Up Level: 1000ft)

 

The massive Bellagio Fountains are located on the Bellagio Hotel’s artificial lake. The structure was constructed at the cost of around $40 million. The fountains put on a water show with a spectacular lighting choreographed to various music pieces with a 30-minute break in between each show. At the break, the water surface changes its color and so does the face of the Bellagio Hotel.

 

2. King Fahd’s Fountain In Jeddah

(Speed: 233 mph, Water shoots up Level: 1023ft)

 

King Fahd’s Fountain is the highest in the world throwing its water to a height of 1023ft, which is higher than the Eiffel tower without the antenna. It runs on three big pumps that pump water at speeds of 233mph per second delivering 652 liters of water. The King Fahd’s Fountain is one of the top attractions for tourists traveling to Jeddah.

 

3. The Archibald Fountain In Sydney

(Construction: Granite and Bronze, Type: Monument)

 

Archibald Fountain is widely considered as Australia’s finest public fountain. It was unveiled during World War I in commemoration of the Association of Australia and France. The architectural design of the fountain is inspired by classical Roman and Greek Art and literature. The Archibald Fountain by a bronze statue of Apollo and other mythical creatures.

 

4. The Buckingham Fountain In Chicago
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How to achieve bickering-free and safe travel with your kids

Traveling with kids is seldom easy. Whether you’re going to a family-friendly destination or a far-flung holiday spree, you need to plan in advance how you’re going to keep the kids entertained and safe while traveling.

From quick fun-inducing tips to the crucial cheap travel insurance has to offer, this article has you covered.

First aid supplies. Nothing can spoil a family travel faster than someone getting hurt or sick. Therefore, before leaving home, ensure that you are up-to-date with your first aid kit in your travel pack. This should include pain reliever, band-aids, an assortment of bandages, first aid cream, an instant cold compress, and bring sunscreen and insect repellent as well.

Prepare them for the different climate. Whether you are going somewhere hot and sunny, or cold and snowy, you need to make sure they keep their sunscreen on or their cold climate gear clad. Instruct them the basics, such as drinking adequate water in hot countries and applying their sunscreen to avoid any sunburn.

Get a travel insurance ahead of time. If you’re looking for cover appropriate for children under 16, you have plenty of options available online for quotation. Travel insurance Singapore for instance, will give you choices depending on how your child or children will be traveling.

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5 Tips to getting the best hearing aid in 2017

Millions all over the world are affected by some type of hearing loss in their lifetime. Most of them are adults who are growing older. Because of several factors, such as aging and being exposed to loud noise causes damage to the ears. But sadly, there are reports indicating that people tend to delay buying by several years because of the cost. There are many factors to consider before buying you or your loved one a hearing aid.

 

  1. Consult friends and family – before you buy a hearing aid, it would be helpful if you get the opinion of someone who has had the experience of buying it. Don’t just ask about what hearing aid to buy but even the process that it takes to buy one. But remember that there are several types of hearing loss and your need may be different from theirs. While you may get recommendations from friends and family about what brand to buy, it is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional regarding your condition first.

 

  1. Book your appointment with a reputable HHP – While consulting your friends and family about hearing aids, you can also ask them for suggestions on the hearing healthcare professional (HHP) that they can recommend. Call the office first and ask relevant questions, and the office should be able to supply you with important information about hearing loss and the treatments available for it.
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The Multi-Functional Carry-On Backpack: Perfect for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids can be difficult to say the least, especially when you’re flying. Not only do you have to negotiate your surroundings, but you’ve got to make sure that you’ve got everything your little ones need at close hand. That’s why I was pleased to find a Carry on Backpack that’s been designed to cope with everything that traveling with kids can throw at you. So, let’s have a look at how a travel backpack could help you have a stress-free journey or day-out.

  1. It’s Big Enough to Carry Pretty Much Everything

With a massive 35 liters of space divided up into compartments, you’ll be able to fit everything you need for a flight or day trip inside. However, if you do need some extra room, or you can’t resist buying souvenirs, an expandable zip gives you another 10 liters of space. You’ll also find a removable sleeve for electronics, together with a handy set of front pockets, so it’s easy to slip out the kids tablets on the move or when passing through security, and keep all your travel documents in one place.

  1. A Backpack That’s Versatile

Unlike traditional backpacks, this travel backpack is versatile. You can use the top and side handles to carry it as you would a normal suitcase, add a shoulder strap, or release the hidden straps to convert it into a backpack.
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3 DJ headphone features that are worth the money

It is no secret that a good DJ needs a lot of equipment to perform to the best of their ability. One of the most coveted items that a DJ must have is a good set of headphones. Believe it or not, there is a lot that goes in to purchasing a great set of headphones with the right amount of features. This article will serve as a way to decipher which features are worth the extra money.

If you want to learn more about specific DJ headphones and their features, check out this list which is reviewing the 15 best dj headphones of 2017.

  1. Coiled cable. If you are going to use your headphones for running, listening to music on your phone or tablet, or watching netflix, you will most likely want a wireless model or one with a cord that is not noticeable. If you are a DJ however, you will likely want to purchase a set of headphones that come with a coiled cable. The coiled cable is important because you will most likely want to spend a great deal of time playing music and therefore you will want to have a cord that can stay coiled after a long period of time. If it does not coil, it could get stuck under your feet or get caught up in your hands as you are playing. In addition, the length that the coil can provide will help you a great deal. Just imagine that you are DJing a wedding and need to lean over to take a request or take a drink of water. If you do not have a cord that is long enough, this could serve as a problem.
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Valley of the Dolls

From the soft and cuddly, to things a little more exotic, there are dolls for everyone to love this summer. Check out what’s new and exciting in all things doll related.

bath toys

For a doll that does double duty (you can snuggle it as well as take it into the bathtub or pool) you can check out Mon Premier Bébé Bath(or Bath Baby) from Corolle.  These dolls are specially designed for playing in the tub, and are so light they float. They are filled with polystyrene beads that dry quickly, just hang to air dry or lay on a towel. These soft, posable 12 inch baby dolls have adorable faces, vanilla scented skin (Corolle’s signature), and eyes that open and close. Every doll comes with an outfit and bath toy of it’s own.  Both boy and girl dolls available, as well as several skin tone options, for about $28 each. Get yours at http://us.corolle.com

barbie RC car

Maybe your dolls love it when you’re cruisin’ together. If you do as well, the Barbie Crusin Convertible Corvette Radio Control is right up your alley.Long name, fun toy. This is a fully functioning radio control car- and it’s aimed at the girls for once. Not that you shouldn’t give your brother a turn, hey now, but it’s nice to see the ladies get a radio control vehicle now and then. Huzzah. This Barbie Hot Pink car holds any Barbie doll- or any doll around the same size. The car requires quite a few batteries- two AAA for the remote and five AA for the car itself, so make sure you have some on hand. Prices vary, but most seem to be listing for about $50.  Check around before you buy.
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How to choose the best Orthopedic Shoe

If your day ends when you are tired, and your feet are aching, there are chances all these problems are coming from your shoes. When you have shoes that are not fitting well on your feet, you will end up with heel pain, hammertoes, bunions, back problems, and calluses. You will prevent foot pain if you use the right shoes. It is only a reputable dealer that understands the constituents of a good shoe that will possess it in the store. It is vital for both feet to have the right measurements from the toes, ball of the foot, and the shape of the foot.

As you continue aging, you need better heel fit and more toe room to ensure comfort and stability. A shoe is not supposed to hurt you, if it does, then it is not the right one for you. The fact remains that feet change with time. Arches continue to get weak, causing the toes to elongate. The room in the shoe needs to be evenly distributed to avoid stress. You can get brands that fit in many sizes and widths per style. However, you will find stores many having selected sizes and styles they can sell most.

Genuine orthotic shoes come with a firmness design in the arch, cushion and heel support to contour the feet, and promote comfort and proper balance. Authentic shoes will give you more stability and a more sure foot. Putting on the right pair of shoes will help the whole of your body, and not just the feet. The hips, knees, ankles, and back depends on the proper foundation that comes from stable shoes.

As a matter of fact, people will benefit from the additional stability that comes from their shoes regardless of whether they are pre-molded or custom orthotics. They also provide excellent support by adding orthotics that may or may not be of use. Each foot can be unique from the other. Many individuals who have comfort, stability and flat fee issues will benefit from orthotics as they offer a better-contoured footbed. An orthotic shop serves well it customers by having different proper fitting shoes.

What do you look for in the shoe while buying?

The recurring theme in the field of orthopedic shoes is purchasing the right shoe as it is a sound investment. The search needs to start with your own feet and what is in your closet. You need to stand barefoot on cardboard or paper to ascertain the actual shape of the foot. You can take all the shoes from your closet one by one and fit them on the drawing. It is most probable that the shoe will comfortably fit on the drawing. Shoes that cause pain are most likely heels for women and narrow and short for men.
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Romantic South India

South India offers many romantic destinations for travelers. Although traveling to Agra in the north of India is a must for those who want to see the Taj Mahal, many lovers prefer the delightful southern vistas of Kerala, Goa, Lakshadweep Islands, Kodagu, and Ooty.

Planning a first trip to South India can be overwhelming because there’s so much to see and do. India tours can help you explore South India on a schedule without sacrificing access to must-see destinations.

India’s Spice Coast

Kerala is known for its leisurely vibe. There are miles of dramatic cliffs and beaches traversing the Arabian Sea coast. Explore the island network by boat, hire an elephant to trek by day, or watch theyyam processions that take place here.

The history of Kerala is entwined with its commercial past in the spice trade. Known as India’s “Spice Coast,” travelers and traders from Greece, Rome, China, and Europe came to Kerala to buy precious spices. Cinnamon, turmeric (the gold spice), cassia, peppers, cardamom, ginger, and other spices prized by cooks everywhere were introduced to the world in Kerala.

Today, the crossroads of culture from centuries past are observed in Kerala’s literature, architecture, and cuisine.

Tropical Paradise

Goa is one of South India’s most popular destinations. It’s called India’s “Tropical Paradise” because white sands, palm trees, and clear blue waters are the ideal backdrop for romance. Goa’s atmosphere is relaxed. Delicious floral scents infuse the air.

Some of the most popular sites include Corjeum Fort, a small inland fort surrounded by Goan greenery. Cabo da Rama, derived from the “Ramayana” of Hindu, predates Portuguese rule in the area. It’s one of the oldest structures in Goa. Don’t forget to visit the Usgalimal rock carvings. A team of archaeologists believes the carvings date to the Mesolithic Period—they’re older than Egypt’s pyramids. Since the carvings are submerged in monsoon season, casts are preserved in Goa’s museum.
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