Golf Cart Accessories with Aaron Gouldie

It’s always fun to learn about new and unusual companies and products, and the Golf Cart King with CEO and founder Aaron Gouldie definitely falls under this category. This company was launched for golf-cart owners as a location where they can get their golf carts accessorized and where they can get the golf-cart parts that they need. Their website carries all sorts of brand-specific parts from the major golf cart manufacturers including Yamaha Parts, EZGO Parts and Club Car Parts, to name a few.

Founder Aaron Gouldie is from Austin, Texas and is clearly entrenched in the golf cart world. He has worked for his family’s golf cart business for years, gaining the knowledge and experience to branch out on his own. Now, he is offering a similar idea, but with a twist and he’s trying to branch out beyond Austin with his website. As he says, “After decades in the golf cart industry, I’ve been able to talk to customers and understand what they want and need. I’ve used every one of those interactions to help me create a web site and a business that caters to exactly what my clients have said they need – a fast, friendly and affordable one-stop shop for golf cart accessories and parts.”

Golf cart enthusiasts are quite serious about the golf clubs they use and also the accessories that go with the activity they love. This site from Aaron Gouldie allows them to find all sorts of extras to give them that extra edge on the course and to enjoy adding some pizzazz to their golfing day.

Own Your Own Island in Panama

Have you always dreamed about owning a Caribbean resort and getting away from it all? Now you just might be able to. American couple Dave and Suzanne Smith are selling their business in Central America through a lottery. That’s right. They have spent five years building up Casa Cayuco Eco Adventure Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama and now they plan to move on.

But instead of listing their retreat they have decided to have a raffle drawing with each ticket costing $10. Their 24 bed resort started in 2013 when Dave and Suzanne arrived with seven suitcases and a desire to get away from corporate American.

As Dave explained, “We started looking all over for something else and eventually we started looking at Panama, which we found has really friendly foreign investment laws and immigration laws. We came across Bocas del Toro, which is this chain of islands in the Caribbean, which we weren’t really aware of at the time. We loved the idea of island life, and after some research, we found Casa Cayuco for sale and I contacted the owner, who lived remotely. We hit it off and I bought it. I guess it was an impulse buy, but it’s turned out to be amazing. We sold everything you would have for a life, house, cars and everything and we ended up moving down here with seven suitcases and just enough to be able to buy this place.”

The competition is being done through WinThis.Life and Art Jenkins said that the new owners won’t be left to sink or swim on their own. As he said, “It’s very important to Dave and Suzanne that the local community are still involved in the resort and they have plenty of advice and tips to give any potential winner. As organisers, we have made sure all the proper contingencies are in place, and there are a wealth of resort managers in the area who can help run things should they be needed. It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone to win this amazing lifestyle and resort, just like Dave and Suzanne did you could leave the rat race behind and be living in your own slice of paradise before you know it, you only live once.’

China’s Toilet Revolution

If you were in charge of the tourism industry in your country, promoting the bathrooms probably wouldn’t be your top priority. But for China, this is actually the angle they are taking. President Xi Jinping actually makes it his business to inspect toilet facilities in rural homes and areas, and he has now announced that he is increasing the campaign for a Chinese “toilet revolution” that he first launched in 2015. A toilet revolution – that’s right.
He wants clean toilets to help to boost travel to China and to improve the hygiene of the people. China has apparently opened about 68,000 new and improved toilets in tourist areas around the country since the campaign started in 2015. The Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve has recently welcomed a series of new eco-toilets. In Yunnan province they held a competition to select the best toilets to attract tourists.

This Town Will Pay You To Relocate

Here is one way to encourage people to come to your town – pay them to move there. The mayor of Candela, Nicola Gatta, is paying people who are willing to resettle. This little medieval town used to have more than 8000 people living in it. Today there are only 2700 residents.

As an incentive, Mayor Gatta is offering up to 200 euros to encourage people to come.

Stefano Bascianelli, the mayor’s right-hand man said,

“This is how it works: 800 euros for singles, 1,200 euros for couples, 1,500 to 1,800 euros for three-member families, and over 2,000 euros for families of four to five people.”

What do you have to do to get the money? You’ll need to become a resident of Candela, rent a house and have a job with a salary of at least 7500 euros a year.

As Bascianelli said, “We don’t want people flocking here thinking they get to live off the town hall’s revenues, all new residents must work and have an income.”

A Glorious Design for our Futures

The Jikka is worth knowing about as a beautiful way to appreciate our population as it ages. These five hilltop teepees in Japan’s eastern Shizuoka prefecture is a private retirement home. The parents’ home belongs to Nobuko Suma and Sachiko Fujioka who were worried about how their futures would look.

They had one of their sons who is an architect build the home which started in 2014. There are no stairs and the spiral-shaped bath has a ramp for wheelchair access. There is a central dining room and they hope, in the future, to open the facility to others.

Take a look. Maybe this is what we should all be doing?

 

Banish the Blues by Eating Right

Depression is much more prevalent than some people might think. While professional help is certainly important in many situations, diet can also be a factor in creating feelings of sluggishness and lack of interest.

What are some of the foods that can boost your mood? These suggestions come from Christine Bailey’ s new book The Brain Boost Diet.

  1. Processed foods and sugar are always the first thing to get rid of when you want to be more health conscious and adjust your mood. Get rid of white starch, fruit juices and sugars.
  2. Don’t shy away from fats found in oil. Essential omega-3 fats, for instance, that you’ll find in oily fish, walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds can boost mood and help with depression.
  3. Green tea is an easy way to boost your mood. Green tea has L theanine in it which can help you to focus and lower your stress levels.

Learn more from Bailey’s book and from the summary provided at the Daily Mail.