More off-grid camping and hiking adventures in foreign lands from that guy you love… this is a chapter from my new book. Ok, my only book. Honestly, it’s the 1st book I ever wrote.
I wrote it in the course of about 2 months hiking and camping outdoors in undesignated camp sites- you know, off-grid, down the coast of Croatia. The Adriatic is a beautiful sight, but not all is paradise in this summer vacation destination.
But, they let Americans in during the h0ax. That puts them in a very elite category.
Count me in.
International Travel During “the Corona”: How One American Does It
A backpack. A tent. A laptop. To live this free, is there anything else you really need? Well, food, water, and hopefully some warm clothes for sleeping outside at night.
Other than that, a solid pair of hiking shoes and of course, heavy duty hiking socks and a desire for adventure and cultural learnings is all it takes to embark on your very own cross-country hiking and camping experience.
Of course you can always catch a room here or there to stay sane. Take a real shower instead of bathing in the sea water for an evening, and sleep on a bed.
I should probably talk a little bit more about how I ended up hiking on foot from Rijeka, Croatia down to Dubrovnik. Well, of course it doesn’t start in Rijeka. It actually starts about 6 years ago.
I was 34, living in a tiny 1-bedroom apartment near the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd and West Adams in Los Angeles. I had quit my job waiting tables earlier in the year after my restaurant proved that it was not a safe place of employment.
Our best employee had gotten his bicycle stolen and his life threatened by someone working in the kitchen of questionable citizenship status, let’s just say.
I decided I was not going to risk my life in a workplace just to take food and drink orders for the yuppies in Santa Monica, not that I had anything against them, they were usually quite polite and good tippers, it was just something about the idea that my life as a restaurant server could be equally or more dangerous than my job as a cryptologist on a nuclear Submarine in the US Navy 10 years earlier that bugged me.
I spent most of 2014 in a dark place, my apartment was not in a good location and I was well-hated among some of my neighbors, many of which who would hurl racial insults at me. Imagine that, South Central LA being unwelcoming to a man of my skin complexion- I know, it’s hard to believe, but it happened. I spent most of my days there building websites and blog sites, trying to make an online dollar, and by September I had started to generate a more independent income.
Around the time I quit my job in February earlier that year, I had made the tragic but well-meaning mistake of trying a doctor-prescribed “medication” called Finasteride, which is supposed to prevent hair loss. I have always been of the mindset that if you can improve yourself, your appearance, your income- anything- even a little, that you should try. Well, as it turned out, the drug has really horrible side effects for some men. How many men? Big pharma doesn’t want you or me to know that information, but there’s a reason the drug has gotten the “black box warning” label years after its initial release. Many men who have taken the drug have had continued side effects that don’t go away related to mental health and sexual performance for the rest of their lives.
So, considering that I didn’t have much of an interest in women the same way I used to, and the fact I was residing in an expensive ghetto paying around $1300 a month just to live as a 2nd class citizen, one day in August I decided to simply get rid of my apartment and go camping. Why not? California State parks would let you camp for $25 – 30/night, which would still save me six hundred bucks every month, and hopefully I could either save or invest that back into my online business.
At the end of the month in September, I left my apartment behind and got into my car, packed up the rest of my things which I hadn’t sold or given away on Craigslist, and just drove north up the coast on a Friday night. I ended up sleeping in my car in the back of a parking lot in a large shopping center in Arroyo Grande, about 3 hours away from Los Angeles. The next day, after about 2 hours of incredibly uncomfortable, partial sleep in my car, I bought a tent and a sleeping bag at the Wal Mart and proceeded to camp behind the town library that Saturday night.
To make a long story short, I stayed in California State parks for a few months and made my way north up the state, eventually getting to Washington State where I spent about a month before I left to Colorado, and then made my way back through the American southwest after partying in Phoenix, Arizona for the Superbowl, when the Patriots beat the Seahawks in early 2015. After that I landed once again in California, this time near Palm Springs, where I went camping in the mountains just south of there and met my best friend and brother for all eternity, the most amazing dog in the Universe, whom I would name Printz.
This lifestyle eventually led me to live all over the Western US where Printz and I started camping in National Parks, which are free if you just park your car on the side of the road and venture into the forest, and eventually left America in 2017.
After having lived all over the Western US and spending a lot of time in major cities, I’d decided I’d had enough, and everything had really blurred together into being the same. I really got tired of certain people coming up to me in public parks when I was walking my dog, asking me proactively if I was “racist” when minding my own business or making racial insults about white people or this or that, and I figured that America had simply turned into some type of political hellscape where many of the folks had lost their minds and didn’t appreciate the concepts that I did- freedom, the entrepreneurial spirit, and leaving people the hell alone. I had no axe to grind with anyone, but some people sure seemed like they had it out for me.
Mix in the fact that many police around America really view you, the citizen, as a nuisance for simply being alive, and you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, between thugs on the street and thugs in uniform, all the while you’re working your butt off to provide a future for yourself and getting no thanks in return.
In 2017 my dog and I moved to Thailand where I spent about 9 months before growting tired of dealing with the government, constantly having to go to their administrative office with my school head, who by then hated me because I never succumbed to her advances on me and didn’t flirt with her, only to be ridiculed and have to pay my extortion fee for a stamp in my passport by government officials, then have to do it again in another 6 weeks, while the school head attempted to scam me for more money which went back on previous agreements. Welcome to Thailand.
In 2018, after having grown sick of Thailand and also having lost my biggest online client only one month after I left the US due to some harsh words exchanged in emails, when they paid me 15 days late in July of 2017 to which the CFO of the company said he couldn’t pay me on time because he “was on a boat”, I was also in some tough times financially, so I went to Cambodia with my dog.
After only 2 months in Cambodia, a tragic event occurred where I lost my best friend one night during probably the worst lightning/thunder storm I had ever witnessed, never to see him again in this world. The lightning seemed to be only a mile above our heads, and combined with a stressful temporary living situation in a place run by some shifty Ukrainians, Printz got scared or sick of the situation and ran into a field when the storm suddenly became outrageously powerful and the rain poured down in sheets, and he was gone.
At that point I really just wanted to leave this Earth. My dog, best friend, brother and really someone like a son to me, was gone and he was the only one I had really cared about for years. All my plans disappeared overnight. I set out to Phnom Penh to take painkillers and just see if I could kill myself slowly with any drugs I could find, but it only seemed to make things worse, and I was too superstitious to actually go through with suicide, though one night I almost didn’t wake up from a dream where I couldn’t breathe.
When my VISA in Cambodia expired, I decided to go to Taiwan, then to Japan and Korea before goint to Russia, eventually most of the former Soviet Union in Eastern Europe, and then Western Europe.
When the cootie virus world panic shutdown occurred, I was stuck in Berlin, Germany for almost 3 months, and as of this writing, things haven’t quite really opened up or returned to normal, and finding countries that will allow Americans to visit has become a challenge.
In addition to this, it turns laying off 10s of millions of Americans is not good for my online business (who could have seen this coming except for the elite banksters who engineered this fake crisis?), and here I am now in Croatia after having spent a few weeks partying in Munich, Germany, on the river, having taken part in quite a few recreational substances because, well, I stopped caring there for a while, but quickly realized I’m also not reckless enough to go on more than just a temporary bender. So I definitely did not stick around because I guess I’m just not that irresponsible. A little rresponsible, yes, but totally stupid, no.
Going hiking at this point and wild camping seems like a great way to get some serious exercise, and camping off-grid means rent-free living once again, so long as it’s done carefully and not to get caught or physically injured. I don’t have the intention to do this forever, but I’m only 40 and still in really good shape physically. We’ll see how it goes and if I can survive these tough times financially.
At this point I’m relying most on my monthly stipend from the Veterans Affairs for my military service and medical discharge from the Navy for an injury they could never fix after 3 surgeries. I’m in a place I never wanted to be, but at the same time, I’m realizing spiritually that money is not all life’s cracked up to be. If the opportunities are fewer and fewer, I can either hate myself and be miserable, or just live my life the best way possible and try to be positive or at the very least neutral, and I’ve chosen the latter.
So here we go, this is what I’ve done and learned in the last couple of months alone. Hopefully it will help some folks out there looking for creative ways to survive during these trying times, something to help them stay sane or a way for them to vicariously travel the world through the pages of this book if they’re locked down. But perhaps most of all, I hope to put the illusion that travel is going to solve your problems or make your life that much better into proper perspective, as I’ve learned myself time and time again.
Then, as health problems compound, your medical condition can worsen relatively quickly in a short period of time, or aggravate any problems you might already be experiencing, like sleep apnea or snoring.
This is why it’s so important to turn things around while you still can. The good news is, for most people, you still can!
The Best Place to Start for Weight Loss is by Learning- and Doing
It’s important to understand some key aspects of fitness to succeed regardless of what your current level of exercise is. Understanding basic exercise principles is going to make working out easy and dare I say, fun?
Things that will rapidly accelerate your exercise and weight loss success:
Just moving your body alone burns calories, and moving for extended periods of time at increased intensity levels burns more calories.
Strength training is not going to make you bigger, it’s going to tone your body and cause you to look slimmer and more athletic.
Diet is probably 75% of everything. Counting calories and eating small meals throughout the day which are high in protein, fiber, moderate in fat, and low in sugar are the order of the day. Eating anything you want once or twice a week is good to keep you disciplined yet able to enjoy some culinary freedom.
The more different workouts you have in your arsenal, the easier it becomes to work out. Who wants to go to the gym every day? I don’t.
There Are Lots of Great Workouts You Can Do to Beat Obesity and Being Overweight
Running is a classic for a reason. The best thing is, you can just set a timer and run for 5 minutes, then the next outing go for 10 minutes, then 15 minutes and so on. You’ll gain confidence as you improve, and you don’t have to worry if you are running fast enough. As long as you’re moving, you’re winning!
Push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups. There’s a reason why the Marines use these exercises for their physical fitness test for all their personnel. If you can do pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, and run for miles, you are more likely to be fit for combat. These basic movements are good indicators for a person’s endurance and overall fitness.
High Intensity Interval Training. These workouts are great. They don’t take a long time to complete, but their effectiveness relies on the concept of maximum intensity followed by a period of lesser intense activity, going back and forth for a set number of repetitions or sequences, and the results are tremendous.
My favorite is sprinting. I like to sprint all-out for about 40 or 50 yards, stop, then walk back and do it again 9 more times. By the 3rd or 4th one I’m saying “ok, why did I agree to do this again?”.
And always remember this, a workout doesn’t have to be very long for it to be effective. Just give it your all and be consistent, and great things will follow.
It’s like sleep apnea and snoring, which don’t directly kill you but cause a lack of air getting to the lungs at night due to the constricting of the throat during sleep. This usually leads to coronary failure or heart attack.
What once seemed like common sense is now being criticized as a false claim. But is it scientific? Is it valid medical advice to demand someone wear a mask when they are nearing the age that heart attacks become a reality, especially when they work a physically demanding job at a high altitude?
Not Getting Enough Air Isn’t Helping: Common Sense Approach to Health
While it seems like common sense to me that your ability to breathe sufficiently is directly linked to all your organs functioning properly, that basic aspect of life has been forgotten by all the “experts” and “authority” issuing edicts for regular citizens to wear face masks in public and at work.
The truth is, not everyone has even learned to breathe properly anyway. This is one of the first things you realize when you take up Yoga. When the breathing is restricted unnaturally and you have “air hunger” beneath a mask, your breathing rhythm is interrupted, physical exertion leads to being lightheaded and disoriented, and eventually you are more prone to passing out due to a lack of air.
At this point, only you can protect your own health- refuse the mask
The last thing I want to say today is that you and only you have the ability to research the facts and rely on your own personal life experience. If you strongly feel that something is not good for you and it’s causing you a lot of pain and discomfort, this a great sign that it actually is.
Why are you no longer allowed to do what’s best for you? Because some people might die?
The masks don’t even work to prevent a virus which is much smaller from passing through. If they cause you shortness of breath and signs of passing out, it’s a good sign you’re not getting enough oxygen to your vital organs like your brain- and heart.
As someone who’s passed out before, I can tell you that what you feel doesn’t make you go “huh, that felt great. that was a good thing”. It alerts you to the fact you need to be very careful so you don’t let it happen again.
If your heart is beating faster because you’re having to work harder due to decreased air, then of course that puts you at the same risks of heart attack that you would experience if your body wasn’t getting enough air due to sleep apnea at night.
While this may be news to many, the truth is the potential new treatment is anything but new, it’s been around for thousands of years, it’s just been kept from public knowledge due to excess government regulation and existing monopolies in the pesticide market.
For Australians (and anyone else), one of the best things you can do is to tidy up your home. Removing clutter reduces hiding places for bed bugs, but going by the numbers alone, bed bugs tend to live in the bed or bed frame about 70% of the time, while hiding in furniture, the headboard, or even cracks in the floor and wall the other 30% of the time.
Bed bugs are oval-shaped, brownish red bugs smaller than the fingernail on your pinkie finger that lead a nocturnal life of hiding in wait for a blood meal. When the lights go off, bed bugs usually meander out for a meal, leaving a trail of itchy red bites on the exposed areas of your skin while you sleep.
While the bites are usually harmless, the stress and anxiety that bedbugs cause for their victims can work out to real harms on your health and finances. In some rare cases, bed bugs have been known to transmit Chagas disease, which is a disease passed by “kissing bugs” which are another type of crawling insect.
Next, folks will want to wash and dry their clothes and bed sheets on high heat, while vacuuming their floors, carpets, and bed frames or sofas, bagging up any and all molted bed bug shells from when bed bugs shed their old skin as they grow and progress in size.
The Potential New, All-Natural Bed Bug Insecticide You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
The price of bed bug treatment remains incredibly high for the average person or family, with mainstream media reporting the cost as being anywhere from $500 AUD to $3,000 AUD.
But before you completely lose your mind over the high price, we’re going to give you an alternative, something that works for 70%+ (conservative estimate) of people who use it.
The Bed Bug Killer That Stays Good Forever, as Long as You Keep It Dry
One of the greatest things about this substance is that it stays good almost forever, and bed bugs have no resistance to it!
I’m talking about freshwater amorphous silica. While it is called by many other names, that is the scientific designation. It is comprised of the microscopic fossilized algae which have washed up on the shores of lakes, ponds, and other large bodies of water all around the globe.
This material is already present in the food supply, as farmers feed small doses to their livestock and cattle along with their normal food to control internal parasites, as the microscopic algae is able to cut and penetrate the exoskeletons of parasites, causing them to dehydrate and die- just the same with bed bugs.
Effective Bed Bug Prevention and Treatment for Australia
All orders come with a free e-guide on how to get rid of the nasty bed bugs as well, along with links to video proof that it works.
Ensuring people have access to a solution that causes no side effects (just don’t breathe in a bunch of it, obviously, though even that would only likely cause a temporary negative effect) is something that I’ve been serious about for the better part of the last decade.
I sincerely hope everyone out there with a bed bug problem does their research and saves their money, because one thing’s for sure, the government’s not going to do it for you.
Prenez des précautions contre les punaises de lit en examinant votre matelas, ne jetez pas vos bagages sur votre lit lorsque vous vérifiez dans votre chambre d’hôtel, et lavez et séchez toujours à haute température tous les vêtements ou draps touchés.
Regardez le tapis et les fissures entre les murs. Y a-t-il des punaises de lit qui se cachent? Rechercher des taches noires, car cela indique des excréments de punaises de lit. Recherchez également leurs coquilles et exosquelettes qu’ils laissent derrière eux à mesure qu’ils grossissent.
Où se cachent les punaises de lit
Soyez prudent lorsque vous ramenez des vêtements ou des meubles d’occasion. Les punaises de lit peuvent également se cacher dans les vieux tiroirs et armoires. Regardez la tête de lit et envisagez de remplacer votre cadre de lit ou de l’étayer avec une barrière protectrice.
La meilleure façon de prévenir les punaises de lit est de simplement ranger, aspirer votre lit, laver régulièrement vos draps et vos draps et éviter les espaces connus qui abritent des punaises de lit. Si vous soupçonnez qu’ils peuvent être dans vos vêtements, vous pouvez les mettre dans un grand sac poubelle en plastique avec du DE, puis secouer les sacs rigoureusement.
Lavez soigneusement vos vêtements et séchez-les à feu très élevé pendant 30 minutes. Cela tue tous les punaises de lit et leurs œufs. Économise ton argent! Les coûts d’un exterminateur de punaises de lit peuvent atteindre des milliers de dollars pour une maison unifamiliale.
Let’s put this one into the column of outright lies and stupidity.
Dr. Heather Lynch, or should I say, “Dr.” Heather Lynch, a lecturer at a University in Glasgow, has gone on record to say that “bed bugs can no longer be effectively eliminated.” The author of this article, Sarah Knapton, has gone further in a total lack of journalistic integrity in an attempt to support this theory without any evidence, claiming that “The Conversation”, a body of writing used and touted by “academics”, is the unquestionable word of God to back up the theory that you can’t get rid of bed bugs, ever.
This immediately pisses me off, and for a few reasons- the primary reason being it’s a total lie.
I have already stated across my many websites and blogs that the media, the government, and even existing pest control companies- are not going to tell you the solution for getting rid of bedbugs, even though yes, it exists, and no, it is not expensive. I myself have been personally helping people get rid of their bed bug problem for the last 3 years. I have received numerous emails from actual, real-life customers thanking me for helping them eliminate their bed bug problem so they can finally get back to sleep at night. If you want to see the proof, just click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to read real reviews from real people: https://www.defensive-end.com/get-rid-of-bed-bugs.
Why are “educated” people so stupid when it comes to bed bugs?
So when 2 people claiming to be experts are really just a few lazy shmucks from “academia” who would rather just claim that there is no solution to bed bugs, a serious problem where over 10% of Philadelphia homes battle with bed bugs every night, a massive worldwide bedbug problem that plagues New York, Paris, the UK, Mexico, and Canada, to name a few- it sets me off a little, because I know that’s an outright lie. It’s a sad state when you have two enlightened Western female writers claiming to be some type of authority on entomology and life doing nothing but attempting to repackage apathy towards bed bug extermination into being smart somehow. It also shows the state of the Western world in my opinion, and is a big reason I left to live in Asia myself.
More stupidity when trying to eliminate bed bugs
I literally just filmed a video last month talking about the dangers of bed bugs often being from how people fail tremendously when attempting to get rid of them on their own. I mentioned how people set cars on fire by using alcohol. And in a recent story, over $250,000.00 in damages were reported after the fire department had to put out a blaze at a multi-family housing complex from someone spraying alcohol too close to a candle and the entire building going ablaze. This woman literally set her house on fire to try to eradicate bed bugs.
For now, there are people out there trying to help people with their bed bug invasions in a real, meaningful and effective way. You just won’t hear too much about it from the mainstream news.
It was just a year ago when I made a video where I conluded that getting a CPAP or surgery for the sleep disorder known as sleep apnea shoul be avoided if possible and uploaded it to YouTube.
Offering the results of my several hours (and years) of researching the topic of snoring and sleep apnea as well as alternatives to these expensive and often uneccesary “solutions”, I was faced with an immediate backlash.
“Are you a doctor?”, many commenters asked. “This guy has NO CLUE what he’s talking about” was a common response in the comments field of my YouTube video. And yet, I had merely come to the same conclusion as many medical doctors and the National Health Institute itself: the majority of Americans are overweight or obsese, and losing weight will have an immediate and drastic effect on reducing sleep apnea to an extent that surgery (often ineffective with serious permanent negative consequences) or the CPAP (once you start, you really can’t stop) were not necessary.
Why People Refuse to Lose Weight for their Sleep Apnea
It comes down to a basic denial of reality. The reality is that most people who have sleep apnea due to being overweight (about 70% of sleep apnea is just weight related alone) refuse to do anything about it. They are simply too intellectually lazy to acknowledge the truth of the matter, because that would mean they would then be taking responsibility for a preventable condition, rather than playing the victim- which is easy.
People Put Undue Faith in Surgery to Stop Sleep Apnea
Again, Americans have almost become cult followers of the medical industry, and would likely jump off a building if a Doctor simply writes it down on a prescription pad. “What do you mean don’t jump off a building?! Are YOU a doctor?!”. And yet, many sleep apnea sufferers automatically think surgery is the solution for sleep apnea, when even the evidence states that even oral appliances are more effective than sleep apnea surgery.
Snoring and sleep apnea prevent people from getting good sleep at night, and yet these same people are “sleeping” on the most obvious solution. It’s as if they heard that Artificial Intelligence wanted to merge with mankind, and they are already there, donut and smartphone in hand, ready to be assimilated into the Borg.
But this attitude of rejecting alternative solutions simply because they require proactive moves on the part of snorers is only going to cause them to experience more problems down the road like cardio vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and degenerative brain and other inflammatory diseases that could have been prevented by making the conscious decision to address the elephant in the room- a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.
Other Solutions for Weight Loss in Sleep Apnea Patients
People who are overweight need to get a grip on portion control first and will power. The best way to do this is to try Intermittent Fasting. This is where you fast for 16 hours a day, and then allow yourself to eat during the 8 hour window only. It has an amazing set of health benefits besides just weight loss and appetite control. Hormone production, regulation of glucose and insulin levels, as well as decreasing inflammation- are all sidef benefits of intermittent fasting, not including any weight loss itself!
The next and obvious step is exercise, and getting regular portions of it. This means 3 times a week minimum, and should include activities like anaerobic and aerobic exercise. This could be doing 5 sets of pushups, pullups, box jumps, leg lifts, and dips, or jogging for 30 minutes straight at your own pace.
Regardless of what you do, do something! Do anything.
Just don’t blame me because I don’t wear a white coat and carry around a stethoscope.
In the last few years, the hospitality industry has undoubtedly recorded exponential growth and expansion. As a result, demand for restaurant and hotel management professionals has shot through the roof. Many young people are interested in joining the lucrative hospitality industry as professionals.
However, the high number of learning institutions that offer a wide range of courses leave them in a dilemma. This article provides valuable information that can help prospective students make the right choice.
The following are some of the top restaurant and hotel management schools in the United States of America.
The Top US Restaurant and Hotel Management Schools in 2018
University of Houston’s Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management offers various programs in restaurant & hotel management, hospitality administration, hospitality management as well as global hospitality. The programs range from undergraduate to doctorate level, so prospective students have a wide range of options to choose from.
More than 90% of graduates from this college manage to secure good jobs soon after graduating. It is among the most diverse colleges in the world, given than its student body consists of people from more than 50 different countries across the world.
Currently, about eight thousand graduates from Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management work in the hospitality industry not just in the United States of America, but in Europe, Asia and Africa as well.
2. School of Hotel Administration – Cornell University
This is among the first learning institutions that were set up with a dedication to all elements of restaurant and hotel management. Are you aware that the school is among the few Ivy League learning institutions?
The school offers post-graduate and undergraduate programs in the diverse field of restaurant and hotel management.
Students are instructed by more than fifty qualified, experienced and highly motivated faculty members in topics that cover all aspects of the hospitality industry, ranging from management to finance.
Students can apply concepts learned in the lecture halls and also gain hands-on experience, courtesy of the Statler Hotel.
It is without doubt one of the top US restaurant and hotel management schools in 2018.
3. School of Hospitality & Business- Michigan State University
The university’s hospitality and business school was formally established in the year 1927. Over the years, it has overtaken hundreds of learning institutions across the world to become a progressive and inventive leader in the field of restaurant and hotel management.
It hosts the renowned Kellogg Continuing-Education Center, an institution that was set up about twenty years after establishment of the school. The center offers exceptional learning experience to students from different parts of the world.
Since each class comprises of just a few students, instructors can give close attention to each of them. All students who graduate with good grades are assured of securing good jobs a few weeks after completion of studies.
It’s no surprise then that one of the top US restaurant and hotel management schools in 2018 is found in Michigan State University.
4. William Harrah College of Hotel Administration – University of Nevada
Studying in an environment filled with tourists, casinos and resorts is the dream of any student interested in pursuing an educational program in restaurant and hotel management. Las Vegas is renowned for its numerous attraction sites as well as a vibrant night life.
Additionally, the city is widely known because it is the home of William Harrah College-of-Hotel Administration.
The benefits of studying at the school include competent members of faculty, exceptional physical facilities, great learning environment and diverse student body, among others.
5. International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is among the top US restaurant and hotel management schools in 2018.
The institution offers a wide range of programs in the field of hospitality management. It boasts of excellent physical facilities, including a state-of-the art library. The professors are highly qualified, experienced and motivated.
Graduates of the school are always in high demand in the US, so students need not worry about securing jobs upon completion of their studies.
Conclusion on the The Top US Restaurant and Hotel Management Schools in 2018
There you have it. If you have been looking for the best institution where you can pursue a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree in the field of hospitality management, look no further. Enroll at any of the aforementioned schools, and you’ll have absolutely no regrets.
People with dogs often need to find a dog sitter for various reasons, from going out for a night on the town, to taking a trip out of town for several days, and they will inevitably turn to the world wide web and the ever popular Google search to successfully complete their task.
This means that a web searcher is likely going to eventually see an ad or even the website for Rover.com show up in their search results. Clicking on Rover.com will bring the site visitor to a user-friendly interface where they can input the dates for which they require a dog sitter and dog boarding, enter their city and state, and then be able to peruse the search results within the Rover.com site in order to find a pet sitter.
But before you think it’s just a stroll down Candycane Lane, you’ll want to know just a little bit more about Rover before you either decide to become a customer or even a dog sitter or dog walker on their service, in order to protect yourself, your dog, your home, or even- your income!
Just like these Rover.com sitter reviews say, Rover.com is probably not your best bet if you are serious about having a long-term doggy daycare business from home. It is the epitome of putting all your eggs in one basket.
The Truth About Rover.com: Honest Reviews from a Customer and Dog Sitting Consultant
In the above video, I describe the lesser known details of Rover.com, from their extremely litigious ways of going around to local towns and using their teams of lawyers to rewrite laws that shut down already existing dog sitters operating out of their homes, to the fact that Rover.com does very little if anything to ensure the safety of your dog as a customer under the care of one of their “independent contractors”.
Rover.com is not much better for their dog sitters and dog walkers, either.
Rover.com offers ZERO compensation for the dog sitter if a customer’s dog ruins their house and property, which often occurs when a dog pees on or chews up a sofa or quilt at the sitter’s home. Rover sitters will be removed from their app’s search if they ask the customer to pay for the damages also.
Rover.com plays favorites with its sitters, and silences the negative reviews of its customers. I have had Rover.com dog sitters communicate with me as if I worked for them- “Hey when are you coming to get your dog” on the morning after a night sitting. When I left a bad review, Rover removed it. They can’t have their most attractive female sitters with any bad reviews for their total lack of respect, empathy and customer service.
Rover.com does nothing to ensure their sitters are at home supervising the dogs, or keeping them separated. Many sitters will leave strange dogs with each other which leads to conflict and dogs getting bit or hurt while they are away. Many Rover sitters are merely college age people who lock a bunch of dogs up in their house, then go out drinking and partying. Hopefully your dog survives the oversight and negligence but there are no guarantees, and Rover will not give a flip if something happens to your dog, as you can tell by the non-heartfelt apology they issue to the poor lady whose dog was killed in a totally preventable scenario.
Many Rover.com sitters don’t even realize the basic best practices of dog sitting and dog watching, like separating dogs during feeding times, keeping dogs of different weight classes away from each other to prevent fatalities of smaller dogs, or how to spot aggressive dogs and isolate them from endangering other dogs.
Other dogs have been lost by Rover’s dog walkers because they failed to take extra safety considerations, were not paying attention, or did not realize that they should have been using a hands free dog leash for walking and training dogs in order to prevent the dog from running away.
Rover.com is hit or miss at best
I have encountered flighty and unreliable sitters on several instances when searching for a Rover sitter in Phoenix AZ as well as South Dakota when I needed a dog sitter badly. When the weekend comes, the older female Rover sitters tend to be non-responsive, or put all social calendars as top priority over dog sitting much to your inconvenience.
After Rover.com’s lawyers contacted and harassed me with threats of a lawsuit, I realized quickly they were not a dog loving organization that you might expect from a dog service business. If anything, they are in it completely for the money, and often resort to fascistic tactics like monitoring all communications between dog sitters and dog sitter customers to ensure that no under-the-table deals are being made outside their app or website by regular customers and their dog sitters.
Keeping all this in mind, Rover.com may not always be your best option. Always seek out professional, competent dog boarding businesses and individuals over Rover.com in order to find the most suitable dog sitter for your furry best friend.