A Little Touch of Paradise – Cape San Blas Florida

Every year we try to go on some sort of vacation. Whether it’s a trip to the lake or somewhere else like Nashville for a bachelor party, we always like to at least do one “big” thing every year. This year that “big” thing was a trip to Cape San Blas Florida. We had gone a few years ago when my daughter turned 2, so it has been a while and upon our return we had one of the best vacations we have ever had.

Playing in the waves, boogie boarding, and riding the wet bike in the Gulf of Mexico were a few highlights on the Gulf side. On the bay side we tubed, rode wet bikes, paddle boarding, kayaking, and more! Plus the pool, hot tub, ice cream shops, and everything else in between. We had so much fun and we cannot wait to go back to one of our favorite vacation spots.

I want to thank my wife, my kids, and the rest of my amazing family for making this trip so special. I do think we all need a GoPro so we can get even more footage, especially with my new baby niece coming soon!

Check out my travel video from Cape San Blas Florida!

Go on any vacations this year? We would love to hear about them. Share your comments below!

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It’s Time To Play The Game (And Get Paid!)

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How many hours a week do you spend gaming? 30? 40? 50? More than that? Gaming is addictive and cathartic too. Although your parents said your eyes would go square, studies show it helps to improve social skills and relieve stress. Still, there’s no point in wasting time playing Call of Duty when you could get paid. Don’t worry because there’s no need to put down the controller and go to work. As it turns out, gaming is as lucrative now as it has ever been and you can get a portion of the prize money. If you want to know the tricks of the trade, just carry on reading.

Pick Carefully

Not every game is going to reward its players for their time so choose wisely. The best thing to do is to research which ones offer bonuses or the chance to win cold, hard cash. You may have never played bingo, yet it regularly rewards its followers with prizes. Although you have to pay to play, companies like Deepsea bingo have fantastic new customer offers to get you started. Another way to get that moolah is to become a professional gamer and play eSports. As the industry grows, the pot increases years after year.

Become A Coach

Some people aren’t cut out to be players because the competition is too fierce. Still, don’t give up hope for your thoughts and ideas are money-spinners in the right hands. All you have to do is coach people that have the potential and instil your methods into their playing style. That way, they can go on to win tournaments and attract sponsorship money and you get a slice of the action. Gamer Sensei is a great place to start as teachers get a whopping $25 an hour for their services. Gamers with a solid rep can take on students privately and up the rates.

Become A Playtester

As the name suggests, this includes breaking in a game and pushing it to its limits. The way it works is simple: you get a tester copy and try to find as many faults as possible. Once you report back to your boss, they will pass on the info and the developer will use it to rectify any errors. A tip to keep in mind is that you have to be a fan of the small details. Being a playtester doesn’t mean you can explore the game as you like and make opinions. There are guidelines and you have to follow them to get your money.

Set Up A YouTube Account

There are hundreds of gamers that created a YouTube account and are now famous. Sure, it says a lot about the current culture that it’s even possible, but, hey, who are we to complain?! As well as be a good gamer, you also have to be funny and engaging to get views and traffic to the account. If you can, sponsorship is on the cards and then the possibilities are endless.

Do you think you can turn your hobby into a money-making scheme?

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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One Second Everday 2015

Last year I had put together a video that was one second recorded everyday. I thought it turned out great. So I decided to keep the camera rolling through-out 2015 and see what kind of one second video I could put together this year. Well the time has arrived and the footage has been spliced and edited together, tossed up on YouTube and now ready for you all to see.

I plan on continuing the one second everyday project again. The results are always worth the time commitment to put into a project like this. A special thanks to my friend Paul for helping me find some music for the video this year.

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Congratulations Sam and Brittney!

In October, my cousin Brittney celebrated her marriage to Sam. I was invited to tag along on the party bus while we went around town as my wife was taking pictures of the bridal party. I thought it would be a good idea to bring along the GoPro and capture some footage of Sam and Brittney’s big day. Check it out below!

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