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The One Year Anniversary of an Internet Adventure

This is the story of an individual’s struggle in life during a poor economy. While RJ is in the midst of a new career the world changes and leaves RJ with no job, no prospects, and a sense of being lost. As a person who always looks at all things positively, RJ searches for a direction. Having zero knowledge, less money, but filled with a positive attitude, RJ begins a quest for knowledge during the construction of his new Website and business.

RJ is sitting one day in front of his computer; the wife suggests that He find a way to generate an income “from that computer.” From this request, RJ learns, for the first time, of the Internet “success guru” and ultimately affiliate marketing. Having just spent a couple of years devoted to a sales environment that was initially distasteful, this new possibility gives him the same feeling of the “hip, slick, cool” salesmen attitude he dislikes. However, realizing that every product on Earth is sold or there is no income for anyone, RJ found a way to be honest, give great deals to customers, and satisfy the management. So, rather than adopting the brutal marketing methods of the “guru” mentality, RJ set out to create a shopping venue for the traveler.

The Website finally at a point that he could feel proud of his work, RJ seeks customers after 11 months of painstaking effort. The problem of finance remains an impediment of growth, now translating to a lack of visitors. Once again having to get creative, RJ set forth to the social networks. During this new thirst of knowledge, Blog posting and article writing reveal themselves useful. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are but a small number of the large volume of previously unknown social networks. A presence is beginning, but at the same time, something is happening of which RJ is not aware.

Two weeks before the one-year anniversary of the venture, RJ discovers long awaited news. The efforts and applications of the building of a well-structured site have found reward. RJ finds that the site is indexed by Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Not only is it in the index, it is in large numbers and has respected page positions for the target keywords. With 83 of 105 published pages on Google.com, 56 on Bing.com, and 13 on Yahoo.com (?) traffic begins to flow and RJ is not paying for it! Broke, disgusted, and a helpless feeling a year earlier a new hope has arisen. Small financial rewards, sure… Nevertheless, the over all effort was not futile.

The site is still growing. Still, much work needs to be done. But the thing is it can and will be a success. RJ has had to go the extra mile time after time. Throw his hands up in frustration, walk away to gather himself, and force himself to sit back down and continue… repeatedly. It is what it takes to grow. Tenacity, perseverance, and optimism are the ultimate keys.

While still in formative stages the site is functional. RJ thanks you for the moment of your time as you have read this. It has been a year of growth and extensive learning for RJ and I leave you with his motto, “Make an informed decision and travel wise.”

7 Adventure Travel Ideas For The New Year

If adventure travel is part of your New Year’s Resolution then here are just some ideas that would really make your next year one to remember for years to come.

Travel is one of those things that many us want to do but instead of just your usual beach going holidays where you lay down and relax for 2 weeks straight why not take an active and more exciting approach with adventure travel?

1. Trek the Inca Trail

The ancient lands of Peru is a place of magic and wonder, where you could follow the footsteps of one of the world’s most complex empire; the Incans.

2. Visit the Galapagos Islands

This is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful places with unique wildlife that is not found anywhere else. It is also the location where Charles Darwin introduced the theory of ‘survival of the fittest’. Cruising, scuba diving and visiting the giant tortoises is just part of the fun that could be had here.

3. Wreck Dive the SS President Coolidge

This wreck dive is found in Santos Espiritu which is one of Vanuatu’s most popular islands. The ship itself was a luxury liner that was taken over by the U.S military before sinking to a friendly mine. It is considered to be one of the most accessible shipwrecks to scuba dive.

4. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

What better way to experience the vast African wilderness than from the peaks of Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro. Fittest and altitude do come in to play here as the peak reaches over 19,000 feet.

5. Visit Yellowstone National Park

This National Park was the first in the world and is one of America’s most visited too. It is well known for its geyser field hosting up to 500 geysers within the park. Plus the wildlife spotting is yet another reason to visit including over 60 mammals.

6. Ice Caving

A famous cave found in Austria is the Eisriesenwelt Caves which are limestone caves that have formed icicles throughout the entrance of the cave within the Alps. It is the largest ice cave in the world and is open between April and October each year.

7. Visit the Sundarban Rainforest

Visit the swamp and mangrove forest which found on the border of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India and is home to the endangered Bengal tigers. It is also great for wildlife spotting for many other species as well which includes the abundant birdlife, jungle cats, mongoose and the unusual looking crocodile known as the Gharial.

There are many more adventures out there in the world but this list to give you some ideas and will hopefully kick off your thought process of what adventure travel you wish to take up.