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About Alaska Salmon Fishing Charters

Alaska is home to thousands of salmon-fishing charter services, which you can find in most cities that are near rivers or the coast. These companies range from single-man operations to large commercial businesses. Salmon fishing season is mainly from May until September, but the best charters will book up sometimes years in advance, so attend to reservations accordingly.

Alaska Trophy Salmon Fishing Guide


Charter-boat services are split into offshore and river categories. Offshore charters navigate the North Pacific Ocean or the Bering Sea, while river charters travel some of the many great fishery tributaries in Alaska. The most popular of these is the Kenai RIver, which holds some of the largest salmon in the world.

Time Frame

Fishing charters offer two types of charters: half-day and whole-day, which run 4 and 8 hours of fishing time, respectively. Charter boats will leave the dock usually around 6 a.m.; afternoon charters leave around noon unless you book sunset fishing, which commences at around 6 p.m.

Alaska Trophy Salmon Fishing Guide


Cost depends on several variables, including the number of people, the length of travel and the length of time. Some charters require the boat to be reserved and will allow only a limited number of people for one price. Other charters will charge per person. Packages, in which a single rate covers accommodations, food and fishing, usually offer the best value; most Alaskan lodges will have several package options available.


Charters may include amenities, including fish cleaning, wrapping and packaging for shipping back to the “Lower 48.” Many charters provide lunch and snacks for their guests as well as beverages. Fishing gear is also provided, as the equipment is tailored to Alaskan conditions. Many charter boats have cabins that include full restroom and living space, allowing guests a chance to get out of the cold and rain, if necessary.



Research the charter boat before paying for it. Make sure the captain and boat have proper licensing, which ensures that the boat and captain are safety approved. The extreme weather and conditions make this a concern in Alaska, especially for offshore journeys.

LIverpool Wasps Nest Control

Liver-pool Wasps’ Nest Control are the premier firm specialising in eradicating Wasps’ Nests in the Liver-pool area and are generally in a position to offer you a same day service. It is usually simpler to telephone us, but we can easily always be emailed at nevertheless for a much more prompt service please cell us. When it’s a really pressing job we always do our very best to help you.

wasps` We take great pride in having the ability to offer you a preset tariff of only £35 for the whole of the area.

We aren’t 9 – 5 persons, we are able to attend in order to suit you, after work or at week end and there will not be any added cost.

Liver-pool Wasps Nest Destroyers will furnish a totally trained and insured specialist technician to take care of your wasps nest or another pest elimination difficulties and to give you advice on on aftercare.

We are proud of our workmanship which is totally guaranteed and on the very unusual times we do not get it done properly first time we make a return call every bit as rapidly and cost-free.

Despite the fact that some every day pest infestations can be eradicated with Do it yourself merchandise, don’t attempt to remove a wasp nest by yourself, it is rather unsafe and you could probably experience several stings as wasps are really protective within their nests.

As soon as the nest has been eliminated, the nest offers no risk and ought to continue in place.

People frequently use the phrase “remove a wasps nest” but in practise this is simply not what we undertake. Literally removing a wasps nest, is in practice neither needed nor advisable. Our professional will inject a tiny amount of wasp powder into the opening of the nest, then the returning workers will tranport it within the nest with them and the complete nest will die inside a short time.

wasps` Pest Controllers will not remove a wasp nest, even on the rare occasions it could be achievable, because it is important to let it remain in its place for the arriving workers to penetrate.

The wasps nest is merely manufactured from paper which will crumble away. A wasps nest is used for a single summer only and is not used again.

There are some issues when coping with nests later in the summer which could require a different technique. We’ve written a web page which details the problems and difficulty in managing these late season nests, please read it at Dealing With Late Season Wasps Nests.

If you think that there is a wasp nest on your property, visit our Wasps or Bees? page to make sure and to avoid a callout fee, then call today.

If you do not fancy wasting time waiting in to get the nest eliminated, then assuming we can get to the nest without going through the property we can destroy it when you’re out if you pay online.. You’ll be able to pay beforehand with the buttons on the right from any page, let us know the spot where you have noticed the wasps flying and arrange for us to access the outside of your home.

While you anticipate our technician’s visit, check out our Wasps Nest Dos and Don’ts page and learn the way to help us assist you.

The awful summer of 2012 was not beneficial to wasps, in Britain we saw many wasps’ nests die from malnourishment for the reason that the wasps was not able to get out to feed as a result of rain.

The nests which in turn did make it through were very delayed in generating queens and we were still discovering live nests well into November.

With the football, and then Wimbledon, The Olympics and Paralympics along with wet weather a lot of people simply didn’t spot the fact that they had a wasp’s nest, naturally it wasn’t a very good summer for out-of-doors events.

LIverpool Wasps Nest ControlThis meant that many nests that would typically have been eradicated were able to go full term and generate their queens, about 2000 per nest normally.

If we have a warm spring and a reasonable start to the summertime this could indicate that there’ll be even more wasps’ nests during the summer time of 2013.

Another strange element of the summer of 2012 was that for the 1st time ever in the North West we were called out over a hornets’ nest. Received understanding has always declared hornets are restricted to the southern area. Hornets (Vespa crabro) usually are only seen in southern Britain and about as far north as the southern midlands so it was a weird call-out indeed.

In the north west an urban fable has evolved that hornets are much smaller than wasps, this just simply is not correct, Regardless of northern urban misconception hornets are a lot bigger than wasps, hornet queens might be around two inches long. It’s common for clients to mix up wasp queens for hornets later in the summer, but hornets are considerably larger even than wasp queens.

LIverpool Wasps Nest ControlAs opposed to all of our indigenous wasp species hornets fly through the night and might give you a scary surprise to anyone on a comfy summer’s evening time when you’ve got the windows ajar and the lights switched on, specially for more northern individuals who aren’t familiar with encountering them.

If you think that you have a wasps nest there’s an easy check that you can carry out in summer is to wait for a warm, sunny day in mid-July and walk all-around your property looking up and down, in air-bricks and chimneys etc and if there’s a wasp’s nest you will evidently see wasps coming and going at an disconcerting rate. Phone us then before the queens appear in mid-September and you should break the breeding cycle.

Just one word of warning, ‘wasps’ in chimney stacks often end up being honeybees. If you find comings and goings inside the chimney Don’t light the fire, contact us.

If you happen to be finding a great deal of wasps getting into your home on a day to day basis it often signifies that the nest is on a nearby building, amazing but real!

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Seven Marketing Lessons From 007 Villains

Much has been written about the simple mistakes that Bond villains make in allowing the nominal spy to escape and foil their evil plans. But along with recommendations to overcome previous superspy-killing bungles, there are marketing lessons to be learned.


With the film franchise’s 50th anniversary and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, out this week, there’s a lot of excitement around the legacy of everything Bond. Beyond the drinking, fighting, intrigue, women, gadgets, fast cars, and espionage, there are the villains. What purpose would Bond and MI6 have if it weren’t for the deviant masterminds of nuclear, drug-related and generally destructive plots?


Aside from their schemes, these criminals are often successful entrepreneurs or high profile public figures who are bona fide geniuses. Much has been written about the simple mistakes that Bond villains make in allowing the nominal spy to escape and foil their evil plans. But along with recommendations to overcome previous superspy-killing bungles, there are marketing lessons to be learned.


In that spirit, here are seven marketing tips from 007 bad guys that can apply to your brand.

  1. Don’t give away your secrets to the competition: The classic Bond villain mistake. Things seem like they’re going in your favor, so why not have a little loose talk including your plans, tactics and weaknesses? These days especially, “transparency” is a virtuous attribute for companies to have, but there is still a line between being transparent in your actions and engagements, and keeping certain things proprietary. Don’t be like Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun; keep information about your “secret weapon” to yourself. A sense of mystery can positively provoke curiosity in your audience while guarding against being scooped by the competition.
  2. Stick to your core competencies: Too many Bond baddies stray from or manipulate the businesses that gave them their wealth. Had Elliot Carver stuck with his core competencies, he wouldn’t have incurred the wrath of 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies. It’s wise to stick with what you know – both on and off the screen.
  3. Never assume that everything will go according to plan…prepare for failures and setbacks: The hubris of Bond villains is often their greatest weakness. As detailed and focused as they are, it’s surprising that there are hardly ever any fallback plans. Gustav Graves didn’t plan on James Bond secretly boarding his cargo plan in Die Another Day, but perhaps he should have. If my colleagues in the public relations group always banked on getting a client in The New York Times without paying attention to hundreds of other worthy media outlets, their myopic approach wouldn’t benefit anyone.
  4. Keep up with trends and technology: Don’t get outsmarted by a competitor using tools that are ahead of the curve. Villains may have had billions for infrastructure, rockets, submarines and henchmen…but Bond had Q and the latest forward-thinking nimble gadgetry. He outwitted enemies because he took advantage of items that were essentially in “beta” testing. As Q states in the new film Skyfall, “Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.” That new monitoring service, influencer algorithm-based database, or sweepstakes app could be the difference between drawing attention to your brand or being ignored.
  5. Go for strategies that are proven, rather than elaborate tactics: New, untested tools may be one thing, but there’s no substitute for sound strategy. There’s no need for something as convoluted as Goldfinger’s “Operation Grand Slam,” which involved killing members of the mafia, breaking into Fort Knox, nerve gas and a nuclear bomb. If your brand needs to engage with your audience, don’t create obstacles that they must “like” and “share” in order just to participate with you…act like a human and just have a conversation.
  6. Let situations play out/stay calm: The prime juxtaposition to any Bond villain’s tediousness in attempting to kill a superspy is their overzealousness in giving away their secret hideouts. Had Bond not been attacked by helicopters when near SPECTRE’s base in You Only Live Twice, perhaps it would not have been discovered. Not jumping the gun on social media has its benefits many times as well. Reputation management is crucial, but if someone posts a negative comment or opinion about your brand on your Facebook page, give your advocates a chance to respond on your behalf before getting defensive. What you may find is that your supporters will come to your aid before you even need to stick up for yourself.
  7. Make quality hiring/staffing decisions: You’re only as good as your team members, and if they are inept or can’t be trusted, like Kamal Khan in Octopussy, find a good headhunter ASAP.


If you can learn from the mistakes of others, you won’t be crying bloody tears like Le Chiffre. The Bond franchise can teach us a lot about business and marketing, especially when you look at the characters’ failures along with the successes.

PlayStation Goes Social – Video Game Engagement Trends

With the announcement of PlayStation 4’s social elements, companies, game developers and gamers are coming together in a more integrated social ecosystem.

After watching last night’s PlayStation 4 LiveStream I learned some interesting things about Sony’s next iteration of their upcoming system the “PS4”. I learned that Sony has been watching and listening by integrating social networks, integrating 4th screen technology and cloud technology.

PlayStation Goes Social - Video Game Engagement Trends

I assume Sony is planning on hitting these mediums as follows:

Social Networks:

Sony has partnered with Facebook and UStream to help gamers collect and share content instantly with a dedicated “Share” button on the back of the controller. This is HUGE news to any gamer who’s ever wasted their time saving, editing and uploading their pwnage (pure ownage) to YouTube. Now gamers will be able to share their pwnage instantly in game as well as to the world. Seems like a gaming marketer’s dream.

If you don’t believe that people are actively doing this as we speak, here’s a clip from my COD:MW3 (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3) clan member Dan.


PlayStation Goes Social - Video Game Engagement Trends

4th Screen:

Sony is leveraging what it calls “Remote Play” so users can experience their game on multiple screens and keep users engaged in their game for longer periods of time while helping to boost their PS Vita handheld sales.

Game developers and Sony will also be working on separate apps to leverage smartphones and tablets to help bring gamers together and incorporate updates, news and invites to gamers on the go. Do you see the “social” theme coming through here?

PlayStation Goes Social - Video Game Engagement Trends

Cloud Technology:

To the Cloud! Everything has to be on the cloud these days, even our games! Sony seems to have the right idea of leveraging cloud services to give users instant gratification by allowing them to buy a game and play it instantly while the rest of the game downloads. On top of that, Sony will or should be leveraging some of the PS4’s new social technology to help target market specific games to users on their networks based on their “likes”.

Only time will tell how successful the PlayStation 4 will be when it’s finally released, but it’s a great idea to socialize their technology on a medium that’s already its own social channel.

How To Safely Travel With Diabetic Child

How To Safely Travel With Diabetic ChildSpring break is coming and many families will be leaving for a vacation.

Traveling with children is stressful enough never mind if you have children with special needs.

My teenager (14) is type 1 diabetic for almost 6 years now. I remember how stressed I was planning our first longer trip.

I know many people who stopped traveling for many years after their children were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was not planning to be one of those people.

I love my child and his safety is very important to me, but I also wanted our life to remain as normal as possible for him.

To those people who’s children has been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes……you can travel and still keep your diabetic child safe.All you need is a plan.

Travel With Diabetic Child

Diabetes shouldn’t stop you or your child from doing the things you want and love to do. If you want to travel, and you have a child with type 1 diabetes, you must plan ahead carefully.

I want to share with you few tips we follow before and during traveling with our diabetic son:

#1 Visit pediatrician for a complete check-up several weeks before leaving for a vacation. Discuss the travel itinerary with diabetes team (nurse and dietitian) and work out plan and emergency situations.

#2 Ask doctor for up to date Travel Letter – written document stating that child is type 1 diabetic and is allowed to carry medicine and supplies. The Travel Letter lists all the medications and supplies diabetic child our will be traveling with.

#3 Pack double of all the medication and diabetic supplies needed during the trip.

#4 Purchase special insulating travel case for diabetic supplies and keep 2 day supply (and all insulin) in it and handy. Store the rest of the medication and diabetic supplies in a container (Rubbermaid…)

#5 Make sure all medications and diabetic supplies are in original packaging with name of diabetic child.

#6 In a separate container pack quick snacks like granola bars, crackers, water and juice boxes to prevent and treat hypoglycemia.

#7 Keep all medication, diabetic supplies and snacks in a carry-on luggage (for air travel). Let the security personnel know which carry-on contains child diabetic supplies. It usually helps speed things up as there is not need to question everything inside.

#8 If you are traveling by air and going through security check notify the screening officer in advance if your child uses an insulin pump. The walk-through metal detector and the hand-held metal detector may affect the functioning of an insulin pump, so you can ask the screening officer to perform a physical search in a private location if necessary.

#9 If your child wear an insulin pump don’t forget to pack syringes as they can be used in an emergency to withdraw insulin from an insulin cartridge.

#10 If your child uses insulin pen don’t forget to pack an extra pen

Safely Travel With Diabetic Child

How To Safely Travel With Diabetic Child

#11 Also make sure you pack:
extra batteries
extra glucose meter (we always bring 3)
Glucagon kit
travel sharps container
basic first aid kit

#12 Make sure your diabetic child wears a proper medical ID bracelet or necklace.

#13 Testing glucose is very important while traveling. My son checks his glucose every 2 hours to keep safe especially while flying.

Travel With Diabetic Child

More things to remember when traveling with diabetic child:

Insulin storage is very important . Insulin must be stored properly, as it will spoil if left in temperatures that are too hot or too cold. Insulin retains its potency at room temperature for thirty days.

Wearing proper and supportive shoes is another very important detail when traveling and exploring with diabetic child. It’s a good idea to keep pair of slip-on shoes in carry-on bag.

Many diabetics including diabetic children suffer from skin conditions like dry skin, cracked heels, slow healing of bruises and scrapes. It is always good idea to carry a special skin lotion when traveling. Special skin lotions for diabetics are not readily available in many places.

One of the top diabetic healing skin creams is Neoteric Diabetic Oxygenated Advanced Healing Cream and you can read it’s great review @ Confessions Of An Overworked Mom

Great Cheap Honeymoon Ideas

Great Cheap Honeymoon Ideas

Planning a honeymoon on a budget is sometimes a necessity, especially for many young couples. They keys to a great, inexpensive honeymoon are creativity and flexibility. Below are three ideas for making your honeymoon more wallet-friendly.

Great Cheap Honeymoon IdeasBed and Breakfast
With a bed and breakfast, not only can you find a nice little romantic hideaway, you also can save a little money–and breakfast is included. There are many high-end bed and breakfasts across the United States, but for a honeymoon you want a quaint place that suites your tastes. Customers of the historic Waverley Inn in Nova Scotia, have included Oscar Wilde and George Vanderbilt. The inn features antique furnishings, original oil paintings and Victorian four-poster beds. Rooms, including breakfast, were a mere $124 a night in 2009.

If glitz is a little more your thing, stay on the outskirts of Las Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada, where glitz, glamor, peace and quiet are all part of the experience. The Boulder Dam Hotel has 20 quaint guest rooms in the heart of the city. Rooms charges started at $69 in 2009.

All-Inclusive Honeymoons
One reason honeymoon expenses are so high is the extra cost of food, drinks and activities. An all-inclusive honeymoon includes your hotel room, food, drinks, non-motorized sports and sometimes excursions. To save more, travel in the off-season and look for deals. Great deals can be found online at An all-inclusive rate in a junior suite at the Pueblo Bonito Rose All Suites resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas was only $379.99 in 2009, including airfare from Los Angeles.Great Cheap Honeymoon Ideas

Family Timeshare
If you have family members who own a timeshare, let them know you are having a hard time finding an inexpensive resort and maybe they will offer their place as a wedding gift. Or check out After clicking on “timeshare rentals,” scroll the list of cities to find one that works for you. A weekly rental in Palm Springs at the Plaza Resort and Spa was $700 in 2009; the Wyndham San Diego was $500.