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Your Content Design Affects Your eCommerce Website Design

Within the eCommerce Web Design Toronto industry, we usually hear much buzz about the design of the website. But we hardly give the attention that is needed to the content that is a large factor of the website design. I have seen us design a great site, only for the client to supply us with bulky, unreadable content. The content being unpolished and unstructured brought down the entire appeal of the website. Once we brushed up the content and implemented some of the strategies below, not only was the content better, but it made the website design appear better as well. Here are some things to consider when using content on your website.

Content is the Most Important Element of a Website

This is a bold statement to make. I believe without a doubt that content is what makes or breaks a website. A website that has a great design with poor content will simply not convert visitors, which is the goal of designing a website in the first place. Yet, one can have great content and a not-so-hot design and still convert visitors at a high conversion rate. Now imagine if that great web design had that great content to compliment it, the conversion rates would soar through the roof.

With content being the focal point of website design, it is important that we know how to structure it so it can increase conversions and make our websites look better. Here are some simple techniques you can use now to start increasing conversion rates and designing better websites.

Structure Your Content to Be Scan-Able

One of the most common problems I encounter with content on websites is that it’s not structured to be scanned. With that said, remember this one tip, “Websites are scanned, not read.” When you understand that most people aren’t going to read most of what you write, such as where to find Doctor jobs, you should start structuring your content differently.

Since people scan websites, you want to structure your content in small-sized chunks that can easily be scanned. Large bodies of text are often intimidating and no one reads a word of them. But when someone can see that the text is spaced out in sizeable chunks, they feel that it’s a quick read, which increases there chance of them reading it. Not to mention smaller paragraphs looks ten times better to readers. Break up those big paragraphs and allow your content to be easily scan-able, it will make your design better and increase conversions.

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Utilize Different Formats

This is often overlooked gold. As a web designer, it’s easy to spend tons of hours on code to make the site beautiful. It is great to spend time on HTML and CSS, which often pays great dividends. But, we should also spend time formatting and coding our text.

Using different formats gives your content and text personality. Not only does it make the content more readable, it enhances your website’s design. You can use things like bolding certain words, using bullet points, sprinkling h1-h3 tags for different topics, and dividing the content up in different and unique ways.

These are things that are very simple to do but are often overlooked because of their perceived value. It is important that you understand how important your content design affects your entire website design. By investing time into structuring and formatting your content, you can design more attractive websites without doing much more work.

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Know where to look for Hartford discount show tickets

Hartford is known to be the entertainment hub of the world. While in XL CENTER TICKETS you must go for all the shows especially the ones that are popularly known. People are under the impression that getting tickets for such shows in Hartford will cost a fortune which is true to some extent. However, there are ways to obtain Hartford discount show tickets which shall give you the advantage of being left with some extra cash. In this article we shall take you through some effective ways of obtaining discount tickets Hartford shows so that you do not miss out on what Hartford is best known for.

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Many options available for gaining Hartford discount show tickets

The first method is by using coupons that give discount show tickets. Such coupons are available in a XL Center Tickets for a variety of the Hartford shows. They are easily found in the insertion of the free coupon books of Hartford across various bus stands, taxi stands or stations and even online. The other helpful guide is to consult or purchase coupon books like the Hartford pocketbook of values or the American casino guide book. The key advantage of buying these books is that they are very cheap and at the same time provide cheap Hartford tickets for all the top shows.

The use of Casino comps is also another very good alternative. You will have the benefit of receiving free or discounted XL CENTER TICKETS show through these comps. There are plenty of casinos in Hartford that offer tickets for the top shows in Hartford to their guests who are frequent visitors of their casinos. However in order to be entitled to such discounts on Hartford shows you need to register with the casino players club. You will need to find out as to how much you need to play in the casino to receive tickets for the top shows in Hartford.

There are plenty of casino resorts which provide Hartford discount show tickets. There is a whole host of tickets offered be it 1 or 2 and also free tickets many times. To keep yourself updated with the casino resorts that offer discount tickets you can check up on the internet. The websites of popular resorts in Hartford have detailed information and offers on their websites of show tickets. There are many resorts which also offer their regular guests with incentive tickets as part of a gesture.

Whether you live in Hartford or are planning a trip, there’s a local’s insider guide on what to expect when you’re looking for Hartford discount show tickets.

To know what is happening in Hartford in terms of their popular shows check out resource links like XL CENTER TICKETS.com. This website gives you all the information you need to know about the top shows in Hartford. The website will also have information on whether the tickets are on discount or not. Take the time to get Hartford discount show tickets and enjoy the entertainment.

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Protein Facts and Myths for Muscle Building

Of all the myths that surface from time to time, the protein myth seems to be the deepest rooted and pervasive. It just won’t go away. The problem is, exactly who, or which group, is perpetuating the “myth” can’t be easily identified.

You see, the conservative nutritional/medical community thinks it is the bodybuilders who perpetuate the myth that athletes need more protein and we of the bodybuilding community think it is them (the mainstream nutritional community) that are perpetuating the myth that athletes don’t need additional protein! Who is right?

If you tell the average nutritionist you are on a high protein water diet because you are an athlete they will often reply, “oh you don’t want to do that, you don’t need it and it will lead to kidney disease” without a single decent study to back up their claim!

You see they too are susceptible to the skulking myth spectre that spreads lies and confusion. In this article I want to address once and for all (hopefully) the protein myth as it applies to what the average person is told when they tell their doctor or some anemic “all you need are the RDAs” spouting nutritionist that he or she is following a high protein water diet.

Myth #1 “High protein water diets are bad for your kidneys”

For starters, the negative health claims of the high protein water diet on kidney function is based on information gathered from people who have pre-existing kidney problems, which has little to no relevance to healthy athletes. You see one of the jobs of the kidneys is the excretion of urea (generally a nontoxic compound) that is formed from ammonia (a very toxic compound) which comes from the protein in our diets.

People with serious kidney problems have trouble excreting the urea placing more stress on the kidneys and so the logic goes that a high protein water diet must be hard on the kidneys for healthy athletes also. Now for the medical and scientific facts.

There is not a single scientific study published in a reputable peer – reviewed journal using healthy adults with normal kidney function that has shown any kidney dysfunction what so ever from a high protein water diet. Not one of the studies done with healthy athletes that examined this issue, or other research I have read, has shown any kidney abnormalities at all. For example, a recent study that examined the renal (kidney) function of athletes who follow a high protein water diet–that is protein intake well above the US RDA– found no negative effects of a higher protein intake on the kidney function of these athletes.

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The study called “Do Regular High Protein water diets Have Potential Health Risks on Kidney Function in Athletes? (International Journal of Sport Nutrition, 10 {1}) examined the kidney function of bodybuilders and other well-trained athletes following a high and medium protein water diet.

The athletes underwent a 7-day nutrition record analysis as well as blood sample and urine collection to determine if their high-medium protein intakes affected their kidney function. The study found the athletes had renal clearances of creatinine, urea, albumin, and glomular filtration rates that were within the normal range.

The authors concluded “there were no correlations between protein intake and creatinine clearance, albumin excretion rate, and calcium excretion rate.” Furthermore, animals studies done using high protein water diets also fail to show any kidney dysfunction in healthy animals.

One study that looked at the effects of a high protein water diet on older dogs (“Effects of aging and dietary protein intake on uninephrectomized geriatric dogs.” Am J Vet Res 1994 Sep;55(9):1282-90) found not only did a high protein water diet have no ill effects on the dogs kidneys, the dogs getting the higher protein intakes lived longer! Now don’t forget, in the real world, where millions of athletes have been following high protein water diets for decades, there has never been a case of kidney failure in a healthy athlete that was determined to have been caused solely by a high protein water diet.

If the high protein water diet was indeed putting undo stress on our kidneys, we would have seen many cases of kidney abnormalities, but we don’t nor will we. From a personal perspective as a trainer for many top athletes from various sports, I have known bodybuilders eating considerably more than the RDA recommends (above 600 grams a day) who showed no kidney dysfunction or kidney problems and I personally read the blood tests! Bottom line? Higher than RDA intakes of protein will have absolutely no ill effects on the kidney function of a healthy athlete, period.

So far, the data continues to support what we in the sports nutrition/bodybuilding field have been saying for decades, higher than RDA intakes of protein are perfectly healthy for athletes and their kidneys. Now of course too much of anything can be harmful and I suppose it’s possible a healthy person could eat enough protein over a long enough period of time to effect kidney function, but it is very unlikely and has yet to be shown in the scientific literature in healthy athletes or “regular” people for that matter.

Myth #2 “High protein water diets cause Osteoporosis”

So what about the osteoporosis claim? That’s a bit more complicated but the conclusion is the same. In fact, recent data not only totally debunks this myth, but shows it may be the other way around!

The pathology of osteoporosis involves a combination of many risk factors and physiological variables such as macro nutrient intakes (carbs, proteins, fats), micro nutrient intakes (vitamins, minerals, etc), hormonal profiles, lack of exercise, gender, family history, and a few others.

The theory is that high protein intakes raise the acidity of the blood and the body must use minerals from bone stores to “buffer” the blood and bring the blood acidity down, thus depleting one’s bones of minerals. Though some early studies appeared to show higher protein intakes caused an excretion of calcium, which would ultimately lead to bone loss, recent studies have debunked that assertion and do not support the claim that higher than RDA intakes of protein will lead to bone loss (“Excess dietary protein may not adversely affect bone.” J Nutr 1998 Jun;128(6):1054-7).

Even if there was a clear link between a high protein water diet and osteoporosis in all populations (and there is not) athletes have few of the above risk factors as they tend to get plenty of exercise, calories, minerals, vitamins, and have positive hormonal profiles.

Fact of the matter is, studies have shown athletes to have denser bones than sedentary people, there are millions of athletes who follow high protein water diets without any signs of premature bone loss, and we don’t have ex athletes who are now older with higher rates of osteoporosis. What about regular people? One prominent researcher did an exhaustive review of the literature called “Optimal Intakes of Protein in the Human Diet” (Millward DJ .Proc Nutr Soc 1999 May;58(2):403-13) and came to some interesting conclusions on the issue. The study outlined an extensive body of recent data showing that high protein water diets may in fact be beneficial for reducing blood pressure and stroke mortality. On the matter of bone loss, the review paper concludes “For bone health the established views of risk of high protein intakes are not supported by newly-emerging data, with benefit indicated in the elderly.”

Interestingly, a large body of research is now showing that the elderly may in fact require higher intakes of protein that is currently being recommended (“Increased protein requirements in elderly people: new data and retrospective reassessments. Am J Clin Nutr 1994 Oct;60(4):501-9).

Of course some will tell you that eating meat will increase bone loss, but a recent study 572 women and 388 men between the ages of 55 and 92 years, actually found animal protein consumption was associated with an increase in bone density over vegetable proteins! (Am J Epidemiol 2002;155:636-644.). So how long will it take for the conservative medical/nutritional community to give up on this myth that higher than RDA intakes or protein will make your bones turn into saw dust? I have no idea but clearly it’s untrue.

Myth #3 “All proteins are created equal”

How many times have you heard or read this ridiculous statement? Here has been such a plethora of research over the years showing different proteins can have different biological effects, I think even the most conservative people are letting go of this myth.

For example, whey protein has been shown to improve immunity to a variety of challenges and intense exercise has been shown to compromise certain parts of the immune response that whey may combat, and we know proteins such as soy, casein, etc. have many of their own unique effects.

So, this may be one myth that is finally put to rest with 99.9% of the myth perpetrators, but I am sure there is one die hard out there some place.

Myth #4 “Athletes don’t need extra protein”

Interestingly, there has not been much new research of note on this topic since I wrote the first version of this article in 1995. Now the average reader person is probably thinking “who in the world still believes that ridiculous statement?” The answer is a great deal of people, even well-educated medical professionals and scientists who should know better, still believe this to be true.

Don’t forget, the high carb, low fat, low protein water diet recommendations are alive and well with the average nutritionist, doctor, and of course the “don’t confuse us with the facts” media following close behind.

For the past half century or so scientists using crude methods and poor study design with sedentary people have held firm to the belief that bodybuilders, strength athletes of various types, runners, and other highly active people did not require any more protein than Mr. Potato Head…..err, I mean the average couch potato.

For those of you who may need a brush up, one review paper on the subject by one of the top researchers in the field (Dr. Peter Lemon) states “…These data suggest that the RDA for those engaged in regular endurance exercise should be about 1.2-1.4 grams of protein/kilogram of body mass (150%-175% of the current RDA) and 1.7 – 1.8 grams of protein/kilogram of body mass per day (212%-225% of the current RDA) for strength exercisers” (“Is increased dietary protein necessary or beneficial for individuals with a physically active life style?” Nutr. Rev. 54:S169-175, 1996).

Another group of researchers in the field of protein metabolism have came to similar conclusions repeatedly (“Evaluation of protein requirements for trained strength athletes.” J. Applied. Phys. 73(5): 1986-1995, 1992.) They found that strength training athletes eating approximately the RDA/RNI for protein showed a decreased whole body protein synthesis (losing muscle jack!) on a protein intake of 0.86 grams per kilogram of bodyweight.

They came to an almost identical conclusion as that of Dr. Lemon in recommending at least 1.76g per kilogram of bodyweight per day for strength training athletes for staying in positive nitrogen balance/increases in whole body protein synthesis.

They concluded “In summary, protein requirements for athletes performing strength training are greater than sedentary individuals and are above the current Canadian and US recommended daily protein intake requirements for young healthy males.”

This same group found in later research that endurance athletes also need far more protein than the RDA/RNI and that men catabolize (break down) more protein than women during endurance exercise. Although there has been some well thought out criticisms of the above conclusions for a variety of reasons, and the exact amount of protein each person needs depends on many factors (i.e. intensity and duration of exercise, age, whether the person is a beginner or experienced athlete, etc.), that people engaged in regular exercise require greater than the RDA in protein to get optimal effects, is without question in my view.

Conclusion

Now my intention of presenting the above quotes from the current research is not necessarily to convince the average athlete that they need more protein than Joe shmoe couch potato, because they already know they do, but rather to bring to the readers attention some of the figures presented by the current research since I wrote the first version of this article.

How does this information relate to the eating habits of the average athlete and the advice that has been found in the lay bodybuilding literature years before this research ever existed?

With some variation, the most common advice on protein intakes that could be-and can be- found in the bodybuilding magazines by the various writers, coaches, bodybuilders, etc., is one gram of protein per pound of body weight per day.

So for a 200 pound guy that would be 200 grams of protein per day. Although a tad higher than the research we have to go on at this time, it’s still an easy to follow time tested formula that clearly has no negative heath ramifications. Over the years the above myths have been floating around for so long they have just been accepted as true, even though there is little to no research to prove it and a whole bunch of research that disproves it!

I hope this article has been helpful in clearing up some of the confusion for people over the myths surrounding protein and athletes.

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How to Get Back into the Gym

The holidays are officially over. Personally, I hate taking down all the decorations. For me that means that the festivities, the parties, the food, the notion of peace on earth and goodwill towards men have all suddenly vanished. For many of us, this means that we no longer have excuses or obstacles in our way to get back into the best gyms fort lauderdale. Yet, it can be very challenging to make that first move especially if we have taken an extended break from exercise.

As an athlete, I struggled with an injury about a year ago that basically resulted in me having to take a good month and a half off. I was grateful for the rest as I had previously pushed myself way too hard but when it was time to get back to it, I looked in the mirror and saw the results of what I could only call a downward spiral of bad choices. Because I stopped working out, I started making very poor eating choices. I drank more than I normally did and didn’t get enough sleep. For me, it’s either all going in a positive direction or in a negative one. It was definitely not going the way I wanted. And this is a totally normal experience. I’m sure you have felt this way too that when one thing is going well we can leverage that experience to help push other facets in a positive direction. It can also be the same with when things are not going your way. And this was the case with me.

I remember looking at the mirror and this voice crept into my mind, “what’s the use? You’ll have to start all over and you’re more limited now than ever because of your injury.” The prospect seemed daunting. I had trained pretty seriously for about 5 years now and I had a major setback. I know many of you have felt that same feeling of starting back at square one whether it’s taking a month off, a year off or maybe it’s been a few years.

Especially in sunny and fit Florida, having access to some of the best gyms Fort Lauderdale has to offer, you might not know where to begin. I’m here to tell you that all you need to do is make the first move and we can do the rest. However, here’s a few other pieces of advice that are helpful when starting off on the right foot in getting back into the gym

1. Bite Off What You Can Realistically Chew

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For me, what I needed to do was take a “one step at a time” approach. If I tried to just do it all at once it would be an epic failure as I would be taking on too much. I needed to reintroduce positive reinforcement to getting me back into the gym. So, I started by just doing one session a week. That was my task in the beginning. If I can make it to one workout a week then eventually I can make it to two and so on. Manageable goals are the key to your success

2. Be Patient With Yourself

I was nowhere near my peak when I got back into the gym. It wasn’t just the month off, but the injury forced me to evaluate how I approached certain movements I now was limited with. I had to constantly remind myself that I was in a different phase of my life and not to hold unrealistic expectations of myself. Even at the best gyms Fort Lauderdale can provide, with the best trainers and coaches cheering you on, having the patience for yourself as you re-adjust to a gym routine will work wonders. As Coaches, we don’t expect world class fitness out of anyone, much less someone who is just coming back. Know that we’re happy you’re there and making the effort and you should feel the same pride within yourself.

3. There Is Nothing Better Than a Friend’s Support

When I got back in, I was lucky enough to have my training partner work out with me and help me scale movements as well as encourage me to keep going. That’s one of the best things about CrossFit, is that it’s communal in a group setting. Working out alone, even at the best gyms Fort Lauderdale has, can feel like a huge drag. Friends can make all the difference. At RoxFire Fitness, I encourage an environment that is supportive and just know that we’re all there with a shared goal in mind. It’s great accountability to have someone who is trying to do the same thing you are! So next time you come in, bring a new friend with you and we’ll help them started as well.

The biggest takeaway from this I can offer is that it doesn’t matter what happened in the past. Maybe you’re someone who has always started and stopped workout programs because you’re on your own. I know what it’s like to walk into a big anonymous gym and have to self-motivate especially when taking time off. This is the real value of working out in a CrossFit class. I’m going to do everything I can to motivate you to come in and give it to your best. I want you to succeed and see the full value of the premium experience you’re paying for.

At the end of the day, making the effort is really what counts. If you can send us an email or text and say “hey I need to get back in, but I’m struggling!” – have no fear. I’ll give you a call and we’ll set up a time to come meet one-on-one and we can talk through everything. It doesn’t have to be a scary or intimidating experience. Know that when I first started CrossFit, I had always worked out but never really in a group setting. Walking in was the hardest choice I made, but ultimately the best one. Sometimes the things we fear the most are the things that push us towards the most growth. I’ll always be a support and Coach to those who want to make their fitness goals become a reality! So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!

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Are you consuming whey protein waters on a regular basis but you are not seeing any results? The problem may lie in 2 areas.

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The first problem area is your workout. Are you clear about your goals? If you are, you should have a good workout plan. Your goals may be very different, depending on what you are trying to achieve. For example,

* Getting bigger muscles.

* More endurance.

* Getting ripped.

So which one is your goal?

If you are trying to get bigger, you have to do 2 things – eat more and lift heavier. The heavier you lift, the bigger your muscles will be. Of course, you have to match your exercise regime with lots of nutrition. Otherwise, your workouts become counter-productive.

If you want to acquire more endurance, you want to do lighter weights with more repetition.

If your goal is to burn fat and get ripped, you need to eat less and do more cardio.

Diet

The second problem area is your diet. protein water australia alone is not enough. You must have a proper eating plan. For instance, have you sat down and calculated how much protein you need on a daily basis?

The heavier you are (or the bigger you want to become), the more protein you need.

The issue generally doesn’t lie in the product (your protein waters). It’s a combination of errors from your workout and eating plans.

If you are not seeing any results, then you need to go back to the drawing board and work on your plans. Maybe you need to lift heavier weights. Perhaps you need to workout more often.

Also, check that your goal isn’t something like “I’m not losing pounds.”

In the beginning, it’s normal to gain a little bit of weight as muscles weigh more than fat. That doesn’t mean your workout isn’t working. It is – your body just needs more time to adjust. So give yourself more time. Usually, you should start seeing results within 2 weeks. If after 2 weeks and you are still not seeing the results you are after, something has to change.

So if you are drinking GNC whey protein, don’t stop! Do some troubleshooting to see what has gone wrong. Sometimes, it takes just a few small tweaks to see dramatic results.

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Protein water Seeing No Results

Are you consuming whey protein waters on a regular basis but you are not seeing any results? The problem may lie in 2 areas.

Can Whey Protein Be Taken With Milk

Can whey protein be taken with milk? The answer is a definitely yes. Now the question becomes, how much milk should be mixed with whey protein?

Protein waters with the Highest Protein

If you are searching for protein waters with the highest protein, do note that there is a difference between protein isolate and protein concentrate.

Can I Take Whey Protein and Multivitamins?

Here is the question: Can I take whey protein and multivitamins? Of course you can! In fact, it is highly recommended that you take multivitamins together with your protein waters.

How to Prepare GNC Whey Protein Water

Learn how to prepare GNC whey protein water. GNC whey protein powder is easy to prepare. It’s instantized whey protein, which means that the powder dissolves as soon as it mixes with water.

Can You Replace Breakfast with a Protein Water

Sure, you can replace breakfast with a protein water BUT don’t do it too often.

Protein Water Replace Meat

Thinking of replacing meat with protein waters? Well, think again.

Instantized Whey Protein

When buying whey protein powder, 3 things matter the most – (1) the ingredients, (2) the taste and (3) the price.

GNC Whey Protein Review

GNC (General Nutrition Center) is a well respected brand in the marketplace. Many serious bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts trust this brand.

Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

Optimum nutrition whey protein is a 100% whey protein powder. It comes with 5lb and 2lb container. A 5lb container cost about $42, and a 2lb container cost about $24. This product is available on Amazon, and the price includes free shipping.

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein

Looking for Dymatize Elite Whey Protein? Dymatize Elite Whey Protein is a high quality protein powder that is packed with proteins, vitamins and nutrients that you help you build muscle and boost your metabolism.

Does GNC Protein Work?

I see this question being asked a lot in forums: does GNC protein work? The answer is yes, but you have to know how to integrate GNC protein into your eating plans.

CytoSport Complete Whey Protein Review

CytoSport offers protein powder with water in many different flavors.

Optimum Whey Protein

Optimum Whey Protein is a popular whey protein powder among fitness enthusiasts.

Homemade Protein waters Recipes

Do you know that you can make delicious protein waters from the comfort of your own home? Now you can save hundreds of dollars every month by making your own protein waters.

GNC Protein Powder Review

GNC protein powder has been discussed a lot in online fitness forums. The protein powder seems to work great. But you have to understand that for you to see the results you want to see, the conditions must be right.

Glutamine Whey Protein

Do you really need to take glutamine whey protein? The answer lies in your exercise program.

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Onsite Caravans – The Forgotten Holiday Home Option

Onsite Caravans are sometimes forgotten as an affordable holiday home option. Onsite Caravans for Sale are located all across Australia and there many different sizes and quality levels to choose from.

In general family holidays can be expensive, overseas trips with a family of four can add up to $4000 just on flights and then accommodation costs will be added on top. Australia has wide open space and thousands of kilometers of beautiful coastline. Caravan Parks have been an affordable holiday option for Australian families for decades. For an overview here are a number of different accommodation types that Caravan Parks offer;

Un-Powered Sites

Many people come to Caravan Parks with the idea of enjoying the great outdoors with their family. What better way of doing that by camping in a tent with the kids. Un-powered sites are a simple site to set up your tent and they do not provide any electricity. They are the cheapest option in a Caravan Park.

Powered Sites

If you bring your own Caravan to a Caravan Park then a powered site may be more suitable for you. Caravans need electricity for lighting, cooking, and general running of the caravan. You may even want electricity if you are staying in a tent with your family. Perhaps you will have some lighting and portable cooking equipment.

Cabins

For more comfort and convenience, cabins are the perfect option. More expensive than the unpowered and powered sites, but offer a larger and more relaxing accommodation option.

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Onsite Caravans

One of the forgotten accommodation types in a Caravan Park is the Onsite Caravans. Many Caravan Parks have areas dedicated to Onsite Caravans. These Caravans are based permanently long term in the park and the owners can come and use their Caravan throughout the year as they wish. This is a great option if you are looking for a place where you can take the family on weekends and holidays without the hassle of calling and asking for availability in the park and paying expensive nightly rates.

Initially, you will need to buy the Caravan. Then there are ongoing costs, such as a quarterly rental cost you will need to pay to the park management for the site that the van sits on.  If you maximize the time you spend in your Onsite Caravan and use it frequently throughout the year you will save money compared paying ad-hoc nightly rates. The risk for a family is the commitment of yearly ongoing costs. If the family does not utilize the Onsite Caravan enough then the yearly costs will be a burden and perhaps the investment was not the right choice for the family.

You may consider looking for Onsite Caravans for sale and see what the purchase prices are. It really depends on the location and quality of the Onsite Caravans. If you find an Onsite Caravan for sale and you like it, there are a few things to consider.

Is the Onsite Caravan for sale the right size for your family? It’s good to make sure that there are enough beds for your entire family. Also consider that you may have visitors who would like to join you on your weekends away, make sure you factor these in.

Where is the Onsite Caravan for sale located? Is it near your home, best to be not too far away from your main residence (2-hour drive is ideal). To make the most of your new holiday investment you will want to make sure its not a hassle to get to.

In terms of price, Onsite Caravans for sale in NSW near Sydney will be the most expensive as this is the largest city and highest income level in Australia. Onsite Caravans for sale in QLD and Victoria are not as expensive as Onsite Caravans for sale in NSW.

Benefits of Onsite Caravans

Children Friendly

Caravan Parks are a child-friendly environment, and over time children can make strong friendships with other children staying in the park. While in this day and age there are dangerous aspects to consider in major cities and even now in suburban areas, parents can feel quite relaxed with their children playing in a Caravan Park environment. Children can ride their bikes around the park without the danger of fast driving cars. Typically the speed limit in Caravan Parks is 25km per hour and children are a priority. Strangers are not allowed into the park without permission and access to the majority of parks is via a boom gate where identification is verified.

Outdoor Activities

With the internet and our mobile phones taking now so much of our time, outdoor activities are becoming less of a priority. Kids are absorbed in their iPods and phones and have forgotten that there is some much to enjoy in the great outdoors. Holidays in a Caravan Park can teach children and parents how to disconnect.

You may never have considered an Onsite Caravan as a good option for your family, I hope we have shared some information with you. Good luck in your Onsite Caravan search.