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Monday, April 15, 2013

The state we once called home.

We moved three times for the last 5 years, but our recent cross country move from Arkansas to Montana was what I considered the big one. Arkansas had been my second home when I migrated to the U.S. My early memory of U.S. comprises most of Arkansas. And I would say we did quite a lot of traveling all over the state while we still live there. Most of them are memorable but I am going to highlight in this post the beautiful places that we have been to while we were there. Before we had Caleb, we pretty much take short trips almost every holidays, especially Valentine's Day. We did visit other states as well but I'm going to focus on Arkansas places in this post though.

I miss Arkansas at times. My old friends were there, Jeff's family were there, my first job was there. You know, too many great memories to leave behind.  I am glad though that whenever I feel reminiscent of the good ol' days like tonight, I can always go through my albums and walk down the memory lane by blogging about it. Anyway, so let me share to you photos of some of the scenic and picturesque places of Arkansas.

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Pinnacle Mountain

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Powerhouse (Dam) in Bull Shoals, Arkansas

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Never too late for self-improvement.

If you are thinking to pursue a career but undecided yet as to what field to focus on, I’d say getting a tourism and hospitality degree is your best bet. Being that it’s the fastest growing industry in the world, it would be a wise decision to equip yourself with skills relating to this field so you have a better chance to become a vital part of this fast-paced and growing industry. While the traditional classroom learning has been favored throughout the years, you have to realize that it is not the only way to acquire good quality education.

Online learning is becoming increasingly popular and has actually many advantages than you can imagine. This may not work for everyone but for people that want flexibility with their time and schedules, lower education costs, try to balance between a job, family responsibilities and class, get advantage of various specialized degree programs and of course try to earn a degree at their own pace, then taking classes online would be perfect for you. Since there are so many accredited online schools sprouting in the market these days, choosing the right one can seem to be a very daunting task. However, if you know this type of learning works best for you and you have decided which career advancement program you would like to get into, then I’m sure it will be pretty easy to pick the right online school that fits all of your criteria. The possibilities are limitless as long as you’re determined.