Shelter is not a luxury; it’s a basic necessity of life.  So it makes no sense to leave for an overnight camping trip without providing yourself with a dependable source of shelter.

Camping in the wilderness requires the use of a good tent.  There is nothing worse than deciding to “rough it”, only to find you are exposed to rain and wind.  Camping tents can be as simple as a two-person pop up model, or an elaborate three-room family affair.  What’s important is having a dependable tent that will save you from undue aggravation or danger. Read more . . .

Billiards tournaments, whether on a neighbourhood club or national championship level, are perfect opportunities to show off your skills and prove yourself to be the best of the best.

Taking part in any kind of tournament requires that you understand every rule of the game, and billiards is no different.  While not a physically taxing game, billiards is mentally challenging, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before signing up. Read more . . .

Hollywood has a funny effect on film stars. Even on those from halfway around the world. Hollywood puts international celebrities on its own big screen, and suddenly they’re bigger than life.

Martial arts films may have originated in the Pacific Rim, but the degree of cult following they attained was pure Hollywood. There, film directors created a new class of movies built on martial arts moves and counter moves, good guys and bad guys, and questionable dubbing. In the process, they also produced a whole new generation of martial arts films, film stars and film fans.
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If you’re looking for the best in coffee, you go to Seattle. For wine, you visit California. When it comes to the best in beer go to Portland Oregon, where a quality brewpub is never more than fifteen minutes away.

Since the days of the pioneers, the Williamette River in western Oregon has been the center of hop growing and beer brewing. The area had a big advantage over other cities when the microbrew, because the history was already there; along with hops, the grain, the spring water and the fruit for summer beers. Regional brewers and microbreweries began to open across the region, and brewpubs soon followed. Read more . . .