Archive - March 2016

Road Trips In BC

Paul at CupidClick Dating has explored most of the smaller highways across southern British Columbia in the past several years. We’re going to talk about some of the more fun and scenic drives he’s come across.

  1. Slocan Valley – Depending on where you’re driving from, this could end up being a long trip especially if you do it in a single day. From western BC, you’ll want to east on Highway 3 until you reach Castlegar. Just north of Castlegar is the turn which takes up up Highway 6 passing through Slocan, Silverton and New Denver. Highway 31A out of New Denver will connect you to Kaslo and Highway 31 south along Kootenay Lake toward Nelson. From there you can connect back up with Castlegar or head south toward Salmo and Trail. Much of this drive involves winding mountain roads with nice scenery. You can also make a stop at the Sandon ghost town which happens to be seen in the cover photo for this article.
  2. Highway 23 “Big Bend” – Highway 23 north of Revelstoke will take you along Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River until the highway ends at the Mica Dam. There’s a number of camping areas along the way, and the highway isn’t very busy as it doesn’t connect anywhere.
  3. Highway 8 Nicola – This highway runs between Merritt and Spences Bridge. It isn’t necessarily a long drive, but it is fairly enjoyable with the right vehicle. Similar highways in the area include Highway 12 north to Lillooet and Highway 99 connecting back to Highway 97 near Cache Creek.
  4. Old Hope-Princeton Route – This is Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton passing through Manning Park. You’ll still encounter traffic on this route but the drive is fun.
  5. Coalmont Rd – This route leaves Princeton and heads north-west through Coalmont and Tulameen. A fairly fun drive and also offers good scenery along the way. The road does continue north out of Tulameen to connect to Highway 5A though this would be a long drive.

Read More

Experiencing ASMR

Autonomous sensory meridian response, often referred to in the shortened form of ASMR, is a tingling sensation felt on the scalp, neck and upper back area when presented with certain visual or auditory triggers. Not everyone may experience the feeling, and those who do may see differing results across the commonly used triggers. These appear to be the most common triggers:

  • soft spoken voice / whispering
  • personal attention
  • tapping / scratching noises
  • quiet repetitive sounds
  • personal care role play (hair brushing, etc)

So, what’s the point of this? The ASMR sensation is a relaxing feeling which may help with anxiety or stress issues and is also often used to assist with sleep. Consider it a natural method for helping stay calm in your busy life.

OK cool. Where do I start? We’ve included a handful of popular YouTube videos below for you to check out. Keep in mind you may only see results with certain triggers. If you don’t have any luck with these, try watching a video of Bob Ross painting a mountain.

Read More

When You’re Broke At 30

What should you do if you’re in your 30’s and broke? Start an entertainment website! This also assumes you have at least some talent. Broke At 30 is getting ready for an official summer 2016 launch but the artist is already hard at work churning out comics. We think you’ll want to bookmark this one and check back in the summer for some great original content. Be warned though, you may be shocked by their often vulgar sense of humour. Link: Broke At 30 Entertainment