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Your Cruising Editor offers up this new boating publication for your consideration. YACHTING TIMES Magazine is the first bi-lingual (Spanish-English) boating publication in the USA! Based in Miami, YACHTING TIMES is published quarterly and can often be found on coffee tables in waterfront mansions in South Florida. I interviewed Editor-in-Chief, Dolores Barciela who started publishing YTM in 2010. She cruised to the US in her 30′ sailboat and made her home in Miami.
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Look for my articles in YACHTING TIMES:
1. Review of the Hacker Sterling Runabout
2. Cruising the Spanish Virgins
in the Winter 2011 issue online now. View the e-Mag issue!
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Human bed warmers? A novel concept.
Hotel operator Holiday Inn has launched a new ‘human bed warming service’, which is being trialled at three properties across the UK to ensure that guests are kept warm during the cold weather.
The complimentary five-minute bed-warming service is being provided at the company’s Kensington Forum, Kingston South and Manchester Central Park properties between 18-25 January.
Sessions at the three properties can be booked between 9-11pm each night, which will see bed warmers dressed in all-in-one sleeper suits act as human electric blankets to increase bed temperatures.
Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said: “There’s plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop.
“A warm bed – approximately 20 to 24 degrees Celsius – is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep.”
Holiday Inn spokesperson Jane Bednall added: “The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed, warming it up before guests climb in to give them a great night’s sleep away from the cold. And of course they jump out before you jump in.”
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