Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Naomi Loomis: Top Caribbean Islands

As an avid traveler who loves family vacations, Naomi Loomis discusses her favorite Caribbean Islands to travel to.

Naomi Loomis Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean region situated on the Caribbean Plate is known for its small islands, numbering around 700 and is off the Mexican Gulf. The Caribbean Islands are Geo-politically considered as a sub region of North America and includes the countries of Belize, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. The idyllic climate and the vast beaches make these islands a great vacation spot that Naomi Loomis and her family love to travel to every year. Here are the top Caribbean Islands Naomi Loomis recommends for an ideal vacation:

Punta Cana: This little island is situated at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, abutting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This island is famous for its thirty-odd kilometer stretch of clear water beaches. The Punta Cana, in combination with the Bavaro region forms the Coconut Coast or La Costa del Coco, known for the lavish resorts. Windsurfing, zip-lining, sailing and kayaking are the popular water sports of the area.

The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a privately owned, 1,500-acre plot that houses varied natural species such as the Ridgway’s Hawk. There are a number of golf courses as well, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Outdoor beach bars, multi-level clubs and the popular casinos are where the night life happens.

Saint Martin: This Island is a paradise consisting of resort beaches and isolated coves. Known for its fusion cuisine, it is popular for the vibrant nightlife as well as the duty-free stores that sell liquor and jewelry.

Situated in the Leeward Islands, Saint Martin includes two different countries- separated from the French side in the north and the Dutch in the South.
The French side, has a glitzy market in its capital, Marigot. The Orient Bay allows for shallow-water snorkeling while the tiny, Îlet de Pinel offers one a tropical beach. There are also the French and Creole restaurants on the beachfront.

The Dutch side is well-known for photo-ops and a cluster of resorts around the adjoining Simpson Bay. Philipsburg, the Dutch capital is where the main shopping takes place- on the Front Street. The party scene happens in the bars and the open-air restaurants.

Nassau: Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is situated on the New Providence Island. The adjoining Paradise Island is reachable over the Nassau Harbor bridges. Nassau, with its hilly landscape is well known for its beaches and also its offshore coral reefs. This beautiful place is also very popular for snorkeling and diving, a favorite Caribbean activity for Naomi Loomis.
Nassau’s Cable Beach is dotted with resorts and swank boutiques. Bay Street offers the main shopping area while Straw Market retails handcrafted stuff like jewelry made out of conch shells. Classy restaurants as well as surfside conch shacks are the main dining options here. The Paradise Island has large resorts and facilities such as casinos and water parks are aplenty. The Cabbage Beach to the north, which is about 3 kilometers in length is known for its white-sands and turquoise waters.

Montego Bay: The capital city of Saint James Parish on the north coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is one of the main ports for cruise ships. Montego Bay has several beach resorts and numerous golf courses along its exterior core. The most popular beaches are Doctor’s Cave and Walter Fletcher. The latter is also home to a popular amusement park. Snorkeling as well as diving is possible at the coral reefs of the Montego Bay Marine Park.

There is a clutch of hotels in the Bayfront Gloucester Avenue which is more familiar by the name of “Hip Strip”. Many good shops too are available and so are parks and bars playing dancehall and reggae.

Another favorite island for Naomi Loomis, is Cancun just bordering the Caribbean Sea. To follow along with more travel adventures by Naomi Loomis, be sure to visit her social stream page: http://naomiloomis.com/social-stream/.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness

Naomi Loomis is a self employed independent consultant with many hobbies, including traveling and reading. One of her favorite pastimes is riding motorcycles with her husband, Stan. The duo has participated in many bike events throughout the years and are passionate about promoting bike safety and awareness.

As motorcycling is an increasingly popular sport, the department of transportation continually strives to improve highway safety. To aid in this effort, it is crucial that all motorists remain aware and alert; drive defensively; and look twice for cars, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. In addition, motorcyclists must be aware of potential hazards, be aware of blind spots, and remember that they are smaller and difficult to see.

Depending on the state, motorcyclists may not be required to wear a helmet, although they are encouraged. Recent statistics have shown that helmet use increased from 48% in 2005 to 67% in 2009. In addition helmets saved the lives of 1,829 individualized in 2008 alone.

Highway Safety Plans vary state to state but the typical plans that are implemented focus on:
  • Reducing impaired driving
  • Heightening the awareness of motorcycles on the road to all motorists
  • Increasing motorcycle rider education
  • Increasing maintenance practices, especially concerning construction
  • Increasing motorcyclist visibility, including maintaining generous following distance, wearing bright clothing, and avoiding car blind spots.

The month of May marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, as many riders including Naomi Loomis are finally hitting the open road. They are one of the most at risk vehicles for accidents and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are five times are likely to be injured in a crash and 25 times more likely to die. With these statistics, it is crucial that everyone does their part to maintain safety for all.
Learn more about Naomi Loomis and her other interests on her Wordpress site: https://naomiloomis.wordpress.com/.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Biketoberfest 2013

Naomi Loomis Motorcycles
Naomi Loomis on her first motorcycle, which she
rode to Biketoberfest 2013 with her husband.

Naomi Loomis considers domestic and international travel to be two of her favorite hobbies, often visiting different states and countries with her family. 

Naomi Loomis has traveled by sailboat, yacht, and air when traveling long distances but also likes to take in local events. Last year, Naomi Loomis rode their motorcycles from their home in Orlando to Daytona Beach, Florida to enjoy Biketoberfest 2013.

Biketoberfest is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the United States, drawing thousands of riders to Daytona Beach each year to take part in motorcycle themed, events, activities, and exhibits. Biketoberfest 2013 was the 21st event of its kind and took place October 17-20th. Attendees were also able to take in the gorgeous weather and pristine beaches in between motorcycle events. Naomi Loomis and her husband even rode on a guided tour of the city.

Biketoberfest 2013 favorites included races held on Daytona International Speedway, major manufacturer exhibits with new models of popular bikes, and live music. These events took place in one of three locations throughout the city:

  • Main Street: Biketoberfest attendees start at Main Street, where they are able to learn about the weekend’s schedule at the welcome tent. Naomi Loomis and her husband sat outside at one of the street’s restaurants so they could watch as bikers arrived throughout the day.
  • Beach Street/Ballough Road/Fairview Avenue: These three streets were home to both temporary and long-standing exhibits and shops. The most popular destinations in this area were Carl’s Speed Shop race museum, Harley Davidson’s Museum and store, and BMW Ducati Triumph of Daytona.
  • Beachside: Attendees can enjoy fresh, locally caught seafood at a variety of restaurants, tour the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, or relax on the beach. This location is also home to the Boardwalk Classic Bike Show, which awards trophies and cash prizes to the participants with the best looking bikes.

Learn more about Naomi Loomis and her travels by reading blog posts on her website or learn more about her accomplishments on Expertfile: http://expertfile.com/experts/naomi.loomis.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bike Week 2013

Naomi Loomis enjoys traveling with her husband and their kids, having visited interesting locations throughout the United States and overseas. 

Naomi Loomis Bike Week

The family travels by sailboat, yacht, air, or sometimes by motorcycle. Naomi Loomis and her husband enjoy riding their custom choppers to motorcycling events in Florida. The pair attended last year’s Bike Week 2013 in Daytona, Beach and hopes to make it back to this year’s event.

Bike Week has been held annually for 72 years, making it one of the country’s most popular motorcycle rallies. The 2013 event began on March 8th and ran through March 17, featuring popular attractions such as motorcycle races, exhibitions, and events.

Major motorcycle manufacturers had a presence at the event as well, with many setting up special presentations to unveil their newest products. Harley Davidson fans were able to ride the company’s new Breakout while American Pickers star Mike Wolfe debuted Indian Motorcycle’s Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin. Parts and accessories manufacturers were not left out either, with Darkside Scientific notably introducing its new line of electroluminescent paint.

Naomi Loomis and the rest of the attendees had a chance to participate in many events, such as:

2013 Bike Week Raffle: One lucky attendees won the 2013 Official Bike Week Motorcycle. This 2012 Street Glide customized by Harley Davidson of Daytona had an estimated value of $35,000.

Annual Coleslaw Wrestling Competition: This offbeat event has become a fan-favorite as it pits twelve female contestants against one another for a chance at the $500 cash prize. Contestants must wrestle in a wing covered with shredded cabbage.

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show: A staple of Bike Week for the last 41 years, this event allows custom builders to compete for one of several handmade trophies.

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show: A unique take on long-running custom builder competitions, this event draws competitors from garages and small shops across the country. These competitors are know for being more likely to create new parts by reinventing old parts instead of ordering from a catalog.

Learn more about Naomi Loomis on Tumblr, or ask her a question about her travels on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Naomi-Loomis.