Billed as a "low/no budget guide to visiting and living in Portland, Oregon, the Zinester's Guide to Portland breaks down the PDX grid by neighborhood with descriptions of good restaurants, thrift stores, bars, bridges, places to loiter, etc. (lots of etc.). The newly overhauled and illustrated sixth edition gets shoulder-deep into the history and local lore, providing a well-rounded argument as to why (fill in the blank) deserves your time. It also demystifies the TriMet public transportation system, bike events and culture, outdoorsy stuff, the public librariesbasically anything you need to know as the new kid in town. To the wrong eyes the book's title might imply a guide to Portland zine culture, and indeed it originated in 2001 as a hand-stapled zine. But now, as editor Shawn Granton says in the introduction, the Zinester's Guide is not just for zinesters, that "It's always been about sharing the interesting and unique things that make Stumptown great, and also helping people get by that aren't swimming in scads of money." For those of us that can't so much as dogpaddle most days, this is community at its mightiest.
Since the 1930's, Las Vegas has been a popular wedding destination for people from all over the world. In fact, approximately one in twenty weddings that take place in the United States occur in Las Vegas. It attracts everyone from famous movie stars to ordinary citizens. This is your guidebook to everything you need to know including where to get your license, choosing a chapel, finding a dress and tuxedo, selecting a restaurant, requesting a limo, getting discount show tickets, and more. Avoid confusion and find out how easy it can be for you to get married in Las Vegas, too!
Any business can take steps to be friendlier to the environment, but how do you do it while maintaining and actually boosting profits? Find out how moving from a light green to a dark green approach pays off for hospitality, retail, and home-based businesses. Your business can conserve energy and natural resources, boost goodwill, and actually take steps to restore the environment. Bruno G. Krioussis shares tested strategies from his twenty-nine years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality fields so you can maximize profit through environmental activism. Along with many strategies for success in green business, he explores methods for developing a green action plan; ways to harness alternate forms of energy; strategies for keeping track of all the money you will save; the long-term benefits of sustainability; the importance of finding a mentor. Make a decision to overcome the challenges that are preventing you from being truly green. It's time to embark on a mission to help the environment and your business with "The Green Guide.""
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
Learning to live with and look after your newborn baby is hard enough on its own, but when you combine it with the needs of an energetic, attention-loving toddler, the day-to-day challenge can seem immense. In this fascinating book from Central YMCA, one of the UK's leading health and wellbeing charities, Nicola Cooper-Abbs, herself a mum of two, gives a brilliant insight into these often unforeseen challenges. Using her own experiences and those of other mums from across the UK, Nicola provides a wealth of insightful tips and advice on everything from explaining to your toddler that your new arrival is on its way, to techniques for getting out and about with your growing family. Designed as a guide for parents from pregnancy, through the early days following the birth of your second child and on through the first few months, this essential guide will prepare you for the adventures that lie ahead, with tips on buying the right double buggy, utilising community support services, establishing routines, keeping your toddler amused, finding time for yourself and a whole lot more. As Nicola herself says; "At the time I would have welcomed an easy-to-digest book with some top hints and tips on the areas I really struggled with - things I often felt too embarrassed to ask friends or the health visitor about. And this is how this book was born." Central YMCA Guides: Trustworthy advice from those in the know.
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