Westwind Balloon Co. Presents Michigan’s Fall Color Tour From a Hot Air Balloon

“Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI, USA — Michigan’s fall color season is fast approaching and there’s no better way to see the colors than from a hot air balloon. Hot air balloonists offer a stunning platform from which to enjoy this once a year feast for the eyes. “Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan. (http://www.AboveMichigan.com)

“The palate of colors just takes your breath away,” says Lorenz “I love taking photos from the balloon especially when we fly over Island Lake State Park, it’s fabulous, it’s ten times better than driving. People just have no idea how pretty it is until they get above it.”

“Want to get a preview of a flight?” asks Lorenz, “I put together of some of our fall color flights. The views are incredible as we glide over canopy of trees. There’s no better way to enjoy Michigan’s fall colors than from a hot air balloon.” Check out a fall color flight with WDIV-TV of Detroit at: http://youtu.be/DzOMvjEgX-U

Most hot air balloon rides in Michigan last about one hour and Lorenz flies over the woods and streams of Kensington Park and Island Lake State Park. He and several other pilot friends meet at Park ‘n Ride area off Milford Road and I-96 (exit # 155) about 2 1/2 hours before sunset. From there he’ll launch helium balloons, determine the wind direction, then take a short drive to one of nine launch sites in the area that give the best views and best landing sites downwind.

What to wear? Lorenz suggests passengers wear tennis shoes and jeans. He says the air temp “upstairs” is within a couple degrees of ground temp so it’s not a factor. Cameras and video cameras are highly recommended to preserve the once in a lifetime moments while flying over the countryside.

Since fall color balloon flights are popular Lorenz suggests people call now to reserve a spot. Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all of the fall color that Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today, the view is really better from above! Fall Color Video URL: http://youtu.be/1R-QsurhW6M

Westwind Balloon Company – Plymouth, MI, Flying over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | http://www.westwindcos.com/balloon | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,850 + hours in-flight. He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000′ and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, HOUR Detroit, to name a few and was named “most creative date” by It’s Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was name one of America’s Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott’s Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan’s breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts!! Call 734-667-2098 or visit: http://www.AboveMichigan.com.

Westwind Balloon Company is a member of The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) and the Southeast Michigan Balloon Federation (SEMBA).

Michigan Fall Color Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BDl12PjPqQ

Media Contact: Scott Lorenz | Westwind Co. | 734-667-2090

Dating Website Academic Dating Turns 10 Years Old

Dating website Academic Dating celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year. The site now has 4,278 members from 144 countries.

Melbourne, Australia — Dating website Academic Dating (http://www.academicdating.net) achieved a milestone this year 2017, reaching 10 years of operation.

The website was originally developed as a dating website for the academic community.

However, people from a wide range of backgrounds joined the site and the site now has a wide base of members.

The membership base is approximately 4,278 members from 144 countries.

The website is totally free to use and supports its expenses through modest use of Google Adsense advertisements on the site.

Members come from a wide range of backgrounds and locations.

The largest countries represented on the site are the USA, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and India.

However, there are 144 countries represented in all.

The gender split of the site is quite even, with 62% male and 38% women.

Academic Dating has a comprehensive set of dating site functions including sophisticated search options, the ability to upload an unlimited number of photos to a member’s profile, messages sent through the site, and the ability to remember or block communication with other members.

A unique feature of the site is the ability of a member to select from three colour schemes, which when selected will update all pages throughout the site as viewed by that member.

Although hosting members from a wide range of backgrounds, academics do join the site at times in line with the original intention of the website.

A comprehensive set of Frequently Ask Questions, and Policies documentation is provided online.

Academic Dating is extremely easy to use, with all screens based on menus, links and function buttons.

Academic Dating includes a “guest” login feature, where visitors can log into the site and view most of the site pages, however they must join and create a profile if they want to communicate with other members.

Operation of the site is extremely fast, due to the careful limiting of the use of graphics, and the high quality hosting solution and database system used.

The site is hosted on a secure commercial hosting service based in the USA.

The site was developed as a new venture by the owner, Mark McIlroy in 2007.

Site administration is based in Melbourne, Australia and is a venture of Mark Laurence McIlroy.

Mark McIlroy is based in Melbourne, Australia and currently works in the Financial Planning industry.

He has a background in the corporate Financial Services sector in Australia. His early career was based in Information Technology roles, and included Financial Services roles such as Portfolio Manager (Quantitative), managing Australian Equity share portfolios for a major bank.

The site address of Academic Dating is http://www.academicdating.net.

For more information, please contact the principal Mark McIlroy at mark.mcilroy@melbpara.com.au or by phone at +614 32 427 738.

Media Contact:
Mark McIlroy
+614 32 427 738

Online Women’s Community Opening Its Doors

BeFab Revolution is a new concept in online communities, focused exclusively on the needs of modern women age 50+. The community, which features certified experts on topics of interest to members, will be opening its doors for founding membership from January 25-February 1 only.


Portland, OR, USA — A new concept in online communities will soon be accepting applications for membership. BeFab Revolution (http://www.befabrevolution.com), the online community for women age 50 plus, will open its doors to founding members between January 25 and February 1, 2017. Membership will be open world-wide during this period for any woman meeting the age requirements.


“This is the first community to offer members direct access to credentialed experts (doctors, authors, speakers, industry insiders) on the many topics that women over 50 care about,” says BeFab Founder Gretchen Asher. “Finally, as a woman you have one reliable place where you can get real answers from a bioidentical hormone doctor, watch a webinar about re-coding your brain to achieve your dreams, and discuss what you learned about dealing with a younger boss– all from your sofa.”

Experts for the community have emerged from around the globe, providing an international and multicultural experience for members that is also unique. While currently member resources are available only in English, the community welcomes women from all over the world.

BeFab Revolution (http://www.befabrevolution.com) is already using language to change the narrative. The tagline, “We are not our mother’s generation” speaks to women who live in the new millennium, who have been found to be the healthiest, wealthiest and most vibrant generation of women over 50 ever. Yet BeFab and fans believe that even now, misinformation, underhanded marketing, and the perpetuation of the classic narrative pervade society. Writes fan Deirdre, “Fabulous Gretchen! Such important work empowering these women to show up in their magnificence. I love it. So much wisdom to be shared with the world. And you are the one to facilitate that now. Yuhooo!” Deirdre, like many women, is ready to show up.

The community itself is billed partly as a celebration of how wrong the old narrative is and how important it is to find knowledge and positivity. Gretchen blogs of her own experience with a marketing executive who once told her women over 50 are irrelevant and not fabulous. “We are fabu-LOUS, not fabu-LESS” is a central tenet of the community, and there is laserfocus on loving- or learning to love- this stage of life. Writes one enthusiast on social media, “Turning 51 in April. Need all the advice I can get.”

“Gaining knowledge from experts and having my questions and concerns addressed makes me feel very empowered,” Gretchen notes. “In this Third Act of life, we still have so many new directions to take and opportunities to reinvent ourselves. We ARE fabulous!”

In line with the latest paradigm in self-sustaining socially-responsible business, BeFab will charge a nominal fee to cover costs. Founding membership is set at $18 per month, and the price will be locked in as long as a member remains in good standing. After February 1, membership will be closed until later this year, when membership fees will increase in accordance with the additional content available.

Founding members in this new online community concept will also get a special opportunity: Setting the tone for the community as it blossoms. This can be anything from seeding the discussions on the secret Facebook group to taking the opportunity to ask questions of the experts who present to them via webcast. “As the first members from the public, founding members will have a big say in the directions BeFab will take,” says Gretchen.

Media Contact:
Gretchen Asher
BeFab Revolution

MayanHealers.com Launches Online Directory of Holistic Healers & Classes

MayanHealers.com has launched a new online web directory profiling their worldwide community of Intuitive Healers and Master Teachers who offer personal transformation classes and sessions. MayanHealers.com represents Mayan Lineage Healers under the 23rd generation Mayan Lineage carried by International Healer and Psychic, Starr Fuentes.


Overland Park, KS, USA — MayanHealers.com announces their new online web directory of Mayan Lineage Holistic Healers and Master Teachers, complete with listings of local and online classes and session options.

International Healer and Psychic, Starr Fuentes has trained thousands of people in ancient Mayan healing techniques for over 40 years. She is considered the 23rd generation Mayan Lineage Holder in an unbroken line of holistic healers trained in the Shaman healing methods of southeast Mexico.

Currently, this worldwide network of trained healers extends to every continent. The online directory is a new platform for providing wider access to students looking for quality healers in the holistic field.

The Mayan Lineage classes contain unusual healing techniques not commonly found in other spiritual communities. While the classes are focused on general subjects of personal healing and spiritual transformation, more specific trainings include workshops in Light Language (sacred geometry), Dimensional Mastery, Divine Intervention (healing disease), ancient ‘Youthing’ modalities, and DNA Re-Patterning Techniques.

Starr Fuentes continues to pass down vast ancient healing information through workshops and retreats at the Divine Intervention Dome in Hot Springs, Arkansas. MayanHealers.com website was created to provide global audiences access to the sacred teachings, blog articles, and workshop news releases of over 10,000 Mayan Lineage Healers. During this launch year, MayanHealers.com will continue to add Healers to the directory from Israel, France, Portugal, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, and Singapore.

MayanHealers.com states a mission of “healing our communities and planet, and for people worldwide to transition with higher consciousness to an empowered, gentle, and generous way of living.”

Visitors to the website can sign up for classes, book personal healing sessions, discover holistic products, read insightful blogs, and participate in free webinars.

The growing list of Mayan Healers and classes can be found at: http://www.mayanhealers.com.

Media Contact:
Robin Morlock

KastKing Introduces Specialty Fishing Rods

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KastKing, a division of Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. has created a line of specific use fishing rods that bring innovation and technology to fishing tackle.

Bass Fishing

Hempstead, Long Island, NY (August 25, 2014) — Eposeidon‘s KastKing™ division that sells high-quality economically priced fishing reels and fishing line has added fishing rods to their product lineup. KastKing™ will offer 23 models made for freshwater techniques and kayak fishing. Their bass fishing rod line carries the name Perigee, named after the positioning of the moon when fish are most active, and Phantom for KastKing’s™ patent-pending kayak rod series. KastKing™ has designed and manufactured spinning and baitcasting rods in the Perigee line for specific bass fishing techniques such as: crankbait, flipping/C-rig, topwater, frogging and punching, jerkbait, and drop-shot/shakey head.

Kayak Fishing

There are also KastKing™ Perigee multipurpose spinning and baitcasting rods for a variety of species and techniques. In addition, KastKing™ has created a rod specifically for kayak fishing. It was designed after input and months of testing by kayak anglers in freshwater and saltwater.

“Possibly the greatest feature of these rods is the price,” says Eposeidon’s Marketing Director, Tom Gahan, “With top quality components and features that offer action of rods costing hundreds more, we have a good outlook for market share with our price-point set in the $70 range. It took a lot of work to pack so much quality into these rods and offer the best value anywhere. For the angler’s sake, we’re glad we could.”

Eposeidon will be offering a special pre-release discount on Perigee and Phantom rods at the beginning of September. Pre-release ordering details will be available at http://www.eposeidon.com at that time. Customers who place a pre-release order will have their rods shipped out after arriving in Eposeidon’s warehouses in mid-September. Once the KastKing™ rods are in inventory, the regular retail price of $79.95 will apply.

Drew Daniel of Drew Daniel Adventures, who comes from a fishing family in the sporting goods business and is a renowned outfitter of guided fishing trips in the US, Mexico, and Brazil says about KastKing™ Bass rods, “The very best rod on the market, We have a closet full of other brand rods, KastKings are my go to rod for fishing all over the world.”

“An excellent multi functioning rod for jigging for bottom dwellers or casting for predators. In a kayak, rod selection is so important since you can only bring a few, but these rods give you the ability to have a multi-species day with just one pole,” commented Elias Vaisberg, who competes in fishing competition internationally and has won the Jamaica Bay Kayak Fishing Classic in 2013 and 2014 that has hundreds of competitors.

Tate Cui, CEO at Eposeidon says, “Eposeidon listened to input from the angling community for their wants and needs in a quality fishing rod. We gathered the best designers, engineers, and materials to create a fantastic product. The feedback from our testers has exceeded our expectations. We are willing to work within tighter margins to make KastKing rods affordable and stay within our company motto, ‘the thing we do best is save you money on fishing tackle’.”

Eposeidon (http://www.eposeidon.com) is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Direct Line: 631-369-0063
US Headquarters: 1-855-830-7430

PB Millionaire’s Miss Pacific Beach Contest A Winner

The Millionaire’s reality show is a hit with fans. It goes behind-the-scenes, capturing all the drama of the event.

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San Diego, CA, USA (August 11, 2014) — PB Reality Show’s Episode 3 is getting rave reviews and Executive Producer, Jim Lawlor, a.k.a. the “PB Millionaire,” is very pleased about it. (Watch here: http://youtu.be/ZXZ3cmn9rc8)

The video is a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest with all the hilarious drama included. “I love each video more with each episode!” says Beth Kelsay-Embrey – a Facebook fan and follower on Youtube. Other comments on Youtube include: “Wow!” “Very cool!” “Love this show!”

About mid-point into the episode, Lawlor is seen presenting a large check to a local charity called “PhotoCharity” which helps the homeless youth here in San Diego. Lawlor is passionate about helping the homeless since he went through the experience himself years ago.

When Lawlor first arrived here to San Diego 22 years ago, he had to sleep in his car as he couldn’t afford his rent. He painted houses as a means to get by and, ironically, invented a pair of goggles for spray painting that made him a millionaire. (See Lawlor’s Bio: http://www.pbmillionairebio.com)

From living in his car to living in a castle here in Pacific Beach, Lawlor calls it “Living the California Dream” – which is the theme of the show. Viewers can now watch episodes at the network’s website: http://www.pacificbeachtv.com.

The show has a huge following on Facebook with 85,000 fans and counting (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepbrealityshow). As a result of the popularity of the show, Lawlor and his entourage are constantly recognized wherever they go around San Diego. Even fans as far away as Seattle, Washington, recognized the cast as they were having lunch last week in La Jolla and were asked by the fans if they could get a picture with them.

The 4th annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest is scheduled for September 24th at Pacific Beach Bar & Grill, 860 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA, starting at 8PM.

Media Contact:
Emily Martin
PB Reality Show
858 822-8693

Eposeidon Named Exclusive Ecooda® Distributor for North America

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Ecooda® inks contract with Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. as the sole distributor for Ecooda fishing products in the United States and Canada.

Ecooda Hornet Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing

Hempstead, NY, USA (May 30, 2014) — Executives at Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. (Eposeidon, Inc., http://www.eposeidon.com) based on Long Island, New York, and Ecooda®, which manufactures a variety of spinning and baitcasting reels and other fishing products, have entered into an agreement recognizing Eposeidon as the sole agency representing the Ecooda® brand in the North American region of the US and Canada.

Ecooda® reels are already on Eposeidon’s warehouse shelves. Spinning reel models include the high performance surf model Hornet, the high-tech Black Hawk built with carbon fiber components, ERS Max Drag Power which comes with features usually only found in reels selling for hundreds of dollars more, and the CZS series that offers a quality reel at the economy level. Presently Eposeidon also markets Ecooda® baitcasting reels, the Sniper High Speed, and the Shadow. Other models are under consideration to be added.

Ecooda Sniper High Speed Baitcaster

“We’ve put Ecooda® reels in the consumer’s hands since the second half of last year and the products have been met with outstanding positive reviews,” says Eposeidon’s CEO Tate Cui. “Given the top quality of the reel, and the price we can market it at, it was an easy decision to enter into the arrangement.”

Eposeidon marketing manager Tom Gahan added, “The Ecooda® reels are selling themselves. Each Ecooda® model has outstanding features at its respective price point. At best, the percentage of returns for warranty replacement has been microscopic; far below other comparably priced brands.”

“It is an exciting time for Ecooda®. Our growth rate has exceeded our expectations,” says Cui. “Ecooda® is yet another product that continues to bolster our sales. We look forward to a great relationship with Ecooda® and will be adding other products and lines in the third quarter of 2014.”

Ecooda® reels have enjoyed a solid reputation and wide acceptance among Australian and European anglers for the last several years.

Gahan commented on the marketability of the Ecooda® brand, “We respect that anglers are brand loyal. But we see a trend toward recreational fishing tackle consumers purchasing reels that do the job equally as well at less than half the price. Ecooda® plays a role in that shift. Brand loyalty is falling to spending sensibility.”

Eposeidon also markets a line of spinning and baitcasting reels under their own KastKing™ brand.

For more information about Ecooda® and Eposeidon visit http://www.eposeidon.com.

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Eposeidon (http://www.eposeidon.com) is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Direct Line: 631-369-0063
US Headquarters: 1-855-830-7430