Minggu, 12 Oktober 2014
Sabtu, 04 Oktober 2014
2014 Hot Toy List
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack
Imaginext 2-in-1 Supernova Battle Rover
LEGO Fusion Town Master
LeapFrog LeapTV Active Video Game System
Little Live Pets Bird Cage with 2 Birds
Hot Wheels Street Hawk R/C Flying Car
Onyx Zoomer Dino with Tin Storage Case
Mutant Mania Mutant Masher
Max Tow Truck
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch 'N' Shout Leonardo
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa
Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock
Charmazing Color Me Up! Heart Collection
FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin' Pup
The madness that is Black Friday every year can be totally avoided. Online purchasing is more popular each and every holiday season, and many of the toys you see listed above will be sale priced at online retailers like Amazon.
A great buying tip for busy parents is to check the reviews on Amazon to see what purchasing parents have to say about each of these toys. You can also get a good feel for what age range a particular toy or play set is perfect for.
For instance, the Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll was designed for little girls aged 3 to 6. The Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart is aimed at the same age range, and both of those toys have received excellent reviews on Amazon by the parents who have purchased them.
On the other hand, the detailed 20 inch Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock is probably going to appeal more to boys than girls, and is better suited for children 5 years of age and older. And a gift like the LeapFrog LeapTV Active Video Game System is perfect for girls or boys, providing interactive games for mental and physical conditioning for kids from 3 to 8 years of age.
Toys R Us each year lists just a handful of the most popular and bestselling toys when they compile their holiday season Hot Toy List. The gaming Goliath puts a lot of effort into this important shopping tool which parents can benefit from. And to save you valuable time, all the hard work has been done for you.
All you have to do is decide whether you are looking for a learning game, a plush toy, or a technology tool that teaches important lessons while letting your kids have fun. If you are pressed for time and just do not know what to buy, you can trust the 2014 Toys R Us Hot Toy List to provide suggestions that make for a no-miss toy purchase this holiday season.
Rabu, 27 Agustus 2014
Note to Publisher: Add your favorites and your podcast to this list! :)
1. SoloSmarts - by Kelly McCausey
Listen at: http://www.solosmarts.com/category/podcast/
Why you should listen: Kelly McCausey is the "Podcast Pioneer" having podcasted regularly since 2003. She brings on guests who are solopreneurs and talks about everything from finding a business to selling it when you're ready to walk away and everything in between.
2. Smart Passive Income - by Pat Flynn
Listen at: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/category/podcast/
Why you should listen: Pat Flynn is as smart as they come and he's a really good person, too. He brings on different guests each week to tackle various parts of an online business. One of the best parts is his monthly Income Reports which are hugely popular with his audience.
3. Online Success Cast - by Nicole Dean
Listen at: http://www.nicoleonthenet.com/category/podcast/
Why you should listen: Nicole features real Online Business Success Stories of people making the web and the world a better place - while making a great living doing so. Her podcast is simply a conversation about what it takes to succeed online and the journey each person has taken to get there - along with tips to avoid potholes along the way.
4. Sparkplugging Podcast - with Kelly McCausey
Listen at: http://www.sparkplugging.com/sparkplug-ceo/category/podcast/
Why you should listen: This podcast is unique in that it is a round table format with a panel of between 4-5 guests per "season" of 12 episodes. The guests tackle a single topic and banter back and forth about it - and oftentimes get into deep discussions where more info sneaks out then I think they meant for it to. Fun and educational.
5. Freedom Ocean with James Schramko and Tim Reid
Listen at: http://www.freedomocean.com/category/internet-marketing-podcasts-james-schramko-tim-reid/
Why you should listen: This podcast has a huge variety and is a they podcast from all over the world. Interesting discussions on all types of things related to Internet Marketing.
6. Huge Profits Tiny List with Connie Green
Listen at: http://www.hugeprofitstinylist.com/category/podcasts/
Connie's down to earth style makes listening relaxing and enjoyable. Plus, she has great guests on who are people she typically knows in advance so there is a nice relationship from the beginning of each show.
How can you increase your traffic through holding contests? This is one of the more underutilized strategies to get more customers.
Why do they work?
Just about everyone loves contests, and they are a great way to get your customers to interact. And they make your business stand out.
Remember, the worst thing you can be in business is boring. Therefore, contests will add excitement to your marketing efforts. Since most other businesses have very dull advertising, even being slightly interesting will increase your profits.
However, there are certain things that will make your contest much more effective. Here are two tips to maximize your results:
#1) Get the word out
It does little good to have a contest if you don’t tell anyone. How can you get the most people to find out about it?
Use social media.
If you have a popular blog, post about it there. Also, if you have a lot of followers on Twitter, make sure to mention it there a swell. And consider joining Facebook groups related to your niche.
And you can do videos about the contest and post them on popular video directories like Youtube, Digg, etc. This will get the word out extremely fast. If you have a large email list, let them know as well.
Do a press release.
Editors hate boring “advertisement” press releases. Therefore, don’t talk about your business. Instead, if you can come up with a human interest story, they are very likely to write about your contest. A successful press release will flood your site with visitors.
#2) Offer a good prize
You aren’t going to get many signups if nobody cares about the reward. Make sure it is going to motivate people to participate.
Does it have to be expensive?
No it just needs to be something your target market cares about. Obviously giving away money always works.
However, you might want to try something more unique.
For instance, offer a day with a celebrity in your niche. Another option is free round trip airfare to a seminar you are hosting.
What kind of contest should you have?
There are a number of things you can do. One example is to have people send in a creative video about why they deserve whatever you are giving away.
Just use your imagination. And if your contest is particularly popular, you might even be able to generate sponsors for it.
And don’t forget about other people’s contests.
You can still benefit from them. One way is to donate to them. Being a sponsor will enable you to advertise to their customers.
The bottom line is, holding contests and donating to other business’ contests is a great strategy for boosting your business. Use these two tips, and you will see good results.
Selasa, 26 Agustus 2014
Top 5 Kid Friendly US Destinations
Although there are a multitude of destinations considered kid-friendly, here are the top 5 you may want to consider on your next family vacation.
1.Disney World. This ultimate family vacation has been the source of great joy for adults and kids alike. Whether you stay several miles from the theme park or enjoy the onsite amenities, this vacation affords you an endless array of activities designed for the entire family. From Epcot Center to Sea World; from Disney Village to Universal Studios; Water parks to Wildlife parks; no time is wasted at this world-famous resort.
Moreover, many online travel sites are offering special packages to Disney World as well as Southwest Airlines and others. In addition, you can save quite a bit of money by selecting hotels that offer free stays for children, as well as free meals for the little ones. This is one destination where you can easily book a trip based on your budget and stick to it.
2.Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. From Alaska to Wyoming, there are a multitude of dude ranches perfect for a family vacation. But, one of the most notable is the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado, approximately 20 miles from Rock Mountain National Park. Here, your family can engage in an array of activities including: horseback riding, hayrides, nature walks, and a host of amenities provided by the ranch.
This dude ranch is perfect for families who love the outdoors as well as enjoy visiting such historic sites as Fort Collins, Old West Museums, and Cheyenne (where you can buy tickets to the world’s largest rodeo held from July 17 to the 26th).
3.Hawaii. While Oahu has always been a popular destination, it is Maui that attracts family vacationers more than any of its islands. The reason is that it offers a wide variety of activities such as whale watching (seasonal); Lahaina, a famous whaling village; and Maui Ocean Center, home to the largest aquarium in Hawaii.
Your family can also take a ride on the Sugar Cane Train, circa 1890; visit Oheo Gulch to marvel at the spectacular waterfalls; spend a day at Iao Valley and view the Iao Needle; or visit the black-sand beaches at Waianapanapa in East Maui.
For fabulous weather, magnificent sunsets, and beautiful beaches; Maui is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy spending quality family time.
4.New York. Probably the most exciting vacation spot for families is New York. The “Big Apple” has something for everyone; from Broadway to Rockefeller Center, you will never run out of things to do here. Among the many sites to visit is Radio City Music Hall where you can take in a show; Madison Square Garden; the Empire State Building; the Village; 42nd Street, the Theatre District; museums; shopping, fabulous cuisine; the list is endless.
Spend a day walking along Fifth Avenue and stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; take a tour of NBC Studios; spend an afternoon in Central Park and visit the zoo there; go to the South Street Seaport or take in a matinee performance on a Wednesday afternoon.
Whether you stay uptown or downtown, you will always be in close proximity to the many historic sites and sounds that comprise Manhattan. Moreover, your kids will enjoy all this city has to offer.
5.Las Vegas. The city that never sleeps offers a wide range of attractions for kids. This is why it is among the top family destinations in the US today. Moreover, it is an affordable vacation because the hotel packages and meals will fit any budget.
Among the many attractions offered for families include: M&M's World, the Lion Habitat at MGM, Adventure Canyon, Game Works (a video game-playing wonderland), Sports Park, Circus Circus rides; Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel; Shark Reef; New York, New York’s roller coaster; Madame Tussaud’s; Lake Mead; Children’s Museum (the largest of its kind); and Adventuresdome, the largest theme park in the U.S.
Many of these attractions are free and are well worth visiting. Don’t forget the Flamingo Habitat at the Flamingo hotel or the spectacular water fountain show across the way at Caesars Palace.
For great fun and awesome rides and venues, Las Vegas is a wonderful choice for your next family vacation.
Senin, 25 Agustus 2014
Cara Mendapatkan Pulsa Gratis While getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is one of the reasons families choose to go camping, for kids – it’s the ultimate adventure. If you are planning a family camping trip this summer, here are some tips that will ensure your vacation is both a safe and fun experience.
1. Pre-camping preparation. If you have small children, you may want to select a tent that will accommodate all if you comfortably. On the other hand, if you are camping with older children, it may be a good idea to purchase additional pup tents to give them some sense of independence.
Another great tip is to practice assembling the tents in your backyard so as to avoid wasting time at the camp site.
2. Selecting a campsite. Depending upon whether you decide to “rough it” or choose a campsite that is close to amenities, you can research the many campsites online that offer comprehensive information on the area. This will enable you to decide not only what equipment, clothing, and food you need to take, but the available hiking areas and points of interest as well.
Ensure that the campsite you select is an official campsite area. Moreover, when researching camping sites it’s a good idea to look for those areas that are on the high ground. Thus, if it rains, your tent and equipment will not become water logged.
3. Make a checklist. This is very important to ensure you do not forget anything on your camping trip. Among the items on your checklist, some of the more important items you will need are:
* Cooking gear such as a frying pan, a few pots, a bucket, barbecue grill or stove, bags with a Ziploc, and cooking utensils. In addition, food containers and canned goods are best. It is also recommended that you prepare meals at home and package them in containers for the trip. Also bring water, a can opener, hot water kettle and coffee pot, and a cooler with a block of ice.
* Packing the appropriate clothing is also essential. Depending upon the location, wearing light layers is a good idea as well as packing some sweaters and jackets for the evening hours. Extra socks, hats, and gloves may also be warranted. If you intend to engage in some hiking, proper hiking boots are necessary.
* Sleeping bags, first aid kit, flashlights, cell phone, garbage bags, toiletries, sunscreen, ointments, a map of the area, insect repellent, games for the kids, and rainwear.
For a complete checklist on what to bring on a camping trip, there are many camping websites that offer a myriad of suggestions.
4.When you reach the camp site, choose an area to set up the tents. Ensure there are no rocks or debris where the tent will be set up. Most campgrounds will post warning signs or instructions regarding specific animals and vegetation.
5.When preparing a campfire, if appropriate, ensure that it is set up further away from the tents. After you have roasted the marshmallows, sang songs, and told ghost stories; douse the fire before going to bed.
Finally, enjoy the entire camping experience. Sleeping under the stars, communing with nature, and relishing the time spent with family will not only bring a family closer together, but the memories of this experience will last forever.
Best Family Beach Vacations
The best beaches can be found along the Atlantic and Pacific Coast. Here are a few ideas you may wish to consider for your next family beach vacation.
Florida. From Ft. Lauderdale to Miami Beach, Florida is a prime resort area for family vacations. With perfect weather and miles and miles of beaches, this area is affordable, diverse, and has a wide variety of water-sports, restaurants, and a myriad of activities for children. Cocoa Beach is only an hour away from the Kennedy Space Center and Disney World. In addition, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is considered one of the best in Florida.
Myrtle Beach. Among the many favourite activities for children include: Ripley’s Aquarium, Le Grande Cirque, a show quite famous for its acrobatics and other circus performers; and Myrtle Waves Water Park. For older children, a definite must-see is the NASCAR Speedpark.
With a myriad of dining options, shopping, and other historic sites; Myrtle Beach has been named the number one choice for beach family vacations in the U.S.
Hamptons. One of the most affordable vacations for beach-loving families is East Hampton, New York. The best place to stay is at the East Hampton House. The rooms are available in one and two bedroom units that contain fully-equipped kitchens and/or kitchenettes. Moreover, you have guest privileges at the nearby beach.
Although this vacation spot does not offer food, it does have an indoor gym and offers morning coffee there as well. But, across the street is a deli that has an array of items on their breakfast menu and is very affordable. In addition, there is a Chinese restaurant across the street as well as a take-out barbeque, and deli.
The grounds are impeccable and there is a very large pool (one for the kiddies, too) where you can lounge in the sun. A tennis court is also on the premises. Every room has its own balcony with lounge chairs and a table.
If you live in the New York area, it is a 90-minute trip by car. The East Hampton Inn is centrally located – five minutes from town, restaurants, shopping, and a movie house. You can even take a short trip to Montauk and visit the historic lighthouse or spend time at the beach there.
Hawaii. Of course, nothing can compare to the beaches that are in Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. No matter what island you choose, Hawaii has the most pristine beaches anywhere in the U.S. Moreover, there are black-sand beaches on the island of Maui as well as a myriad of activities for the entire family.
San Diego. Shifting to the west Coast, your family might enjoy a stay at the Beach Cottages. This site offers numerous amenities such as water sports, biking, as well as an amusement park. For the kids, San Diego Zoo and Sea World are not far from the Beach Cottages.
Centrally located to restaurants and shopping, Beach Cottages is an affordable vacation spot where the family can enjoy the sun, the surf, and other amenities available. In fact, you can book a studio that offers a fully equipped kitchen.
Redondo Beach. Located on Santa Monica Bay, this report haven is perfect for family beach vacations. Here you can enjoy water sports, fishing bicycling, kayaking, as well as fine restaurants shops located not far from the Santa Monica Pier. There are many hotels that are situated across the street from the beach or within walking distance. Each has its own set of amenities that are geared towards families.