The History of Kayaks

Canoeing and Kayaking go back to the dawn of human culture. The word “kayak” literally means “hunter’s boat.” The kayak was useful for transport, but it was a miraculous hunting tool, facilitating a quiet approach towards one’s desired prey. The covered deck of the kayak made it more sea-worthy and better able to shed waves than the traditional canoe. Kayaks are mostly used during summer months, primarily for hunting and fishing. Similar to the kayak, the umiak is a larger boat which can carry up to 20 people. The umiak and the kayak existed side by side, both finding useful niches for transporting and hunting throughout history. Kayak design varied according to the specific needs of inhabitants of particular regions. …

The Art Of Tai Chi Sparring

Curious about Tai Chi but running short on time and patience to make an in depth research of your own? Here is a simple but accurate article on the topic of Tai Chi sparring. It’s organized and easy to digest. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan (taijiguan) or Taiji, is commonly translated as Supreme Ultimate Fist and is known throughout the world as a Chinese martial art that combines the principles of self defense with the mental and physical fitness. This art is practiced by millions of people these days for several purposes, including self defense and for its health benefits. Sparring is involved in basic Tai Chi practice. Tai Chi sparring is in fact one of the …

Moments In Moraira

If you are planning a holiday to a luxury villa in Moraira you may want to know more about the resort youll be visiting that you might not otherwise find from a brochure. Here are some interesting facts and helpful points about the resort of Moraira. There are 9500 Inhabitants in Moraira and Teulada combined – Teulada is the municipality and Moraira is the coastal village. Moraira can be accessed by the A7 Motorway: exit 63 Benissa. National N332 Valencia, Calpe, Alicante, Altea – Alicante. Alicante airport “El Altet” 59km. Moraira is situated on the coast with two long sandy beaches (Moraira and Portet) and 8km of rocky bays and cliffs. Moraira is renowned for its terraced vineyards that produce …

A Brief History of the Mattress

Mattresses are a key component of bedding. Because most humans spend over a third of their lives sleeping, finding a quality mattress is important for a high quality of life. Normally comprised of foam and fibers, with metal springs on a wooden frame, mattresses help ensure a restful sleep. Serta, Sealy, and Simmons are the three largest, most popular mattress brands in the USA. Standard USA mattress sizes are Twin/Single (39 X 75), Double/Full (54 X 75), Queen (60 X 80), King (78 X 80). Other USA mattress sizes include Olympic Queen (66 X 80), California Queen (60 X 84), and California King (72 X 80). Mattresses typically require replacement after seven to fifteen years of use, or sooner, if …