Five Must Visit Museums in Ubud Indonesia

Blanco Renaissance Museum

Famous for his fantasy portraits of Beautiful Women, Anotonio Blanco, was captivated by the Island of Bali. Take a stroll throughout the gardens of the Blanco museum and you will witness women wondering the garden in traditional Balinese dress carrying flower and palm leaf offerings.

Inside, a stunning unfinished piece of work still stands in the artists undisturbed studio. A rare glimpse into Balinese life, the museum features a gallery of the works of Antonio Blanco. Witness the studio and gardens and refresh in the museum cafe. Don’t forget to take a memento with you as the gift shop offers handmade artifacts and lithographs available for purchase.

Museum Puri Lukisan

Ubud’s first museum, the Museum Puri Lukisan features treasures of Balinese art. Encompassing works of brahman artists to sanur paintings the works display the varied styles of Balinese art. Exhibitions feature paintings, old master drawings, wood carvings and much more.

If time allows the museum offers workshops that will be an experience you are sure to remember, offering includes traditional arts as painting, wood carving, flute playing, shadow puppets and dance. Be sure to visit the Museum Puri Lukisan on your next trip to Ubud.

Neka Art Museum

Suteja Neka, a Balinese teacher, was a collector of Balinese art that was inspired by the Balinese people, culture and natural beauty. The Neka Art Museum highlights the history and development of Balinese culture and artworks from around the world that are inspired by natural beauty.

The Neka Art Museum provides a sense of worlds past, present and future. The museum features historical paintings as well as works of art by contemporary artists.

ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art)

A balance between man and environment, the ARMA is a blend of art, architecture, lifestyle and culture. The museum features traditional Balinese paintings as well as modern Indonesian paintings and foreign works of art. ARMA is situated among six hectares of exquisite Balinese gardens.

The environment is elegant, tranquil and serene. More than a Museum ARMA is a resort and offers visitors a restaurant featuring iced tea and Balinese cuisine. Further your cultural immersion by joining one of the workshops, classes, or indulging in their spa therapy.

The Rudana

Developed with a comprehensive paradigm, Rudana Museum was developed to incorporate the profane philosophy (holy) where each building

symbolizes human devotion to God the mighty Creator.

The profane spatial structure was created by its Founder, Nyoman Rudana with the concept of Tri Hita Karana. A spirit of Unity in Diversity accompany the smiles at Rudana.

The Rudana fine art gallery is the most comprehensive fine art gallery in Bali and is a must visit. The collection contains over 8,000 impressive art works. Take painting lessons from museum artists or stroll the serenity of the grounds.

What Is There to See Near Las Vegas

Having exhausted your energy and money at the slot machines in Las Vegas, it will be a big relief to go outdoors and breathe in fresh air. Thankfully, there are quite a few options in this respect, but here are the most liked – places where you won’t find a casino full of smoke.

The Grand Canyon

Nobody visiting Las Vegas would like to miss visiting the Grand Canyon. Extending over a length of 275 miles, with a depth of more than a mile, and nearly twenty miles across at some places, you’ll be wonderstruck by its natural wonder. You would need to leave the Strip early morning and come back late at night. Well, you have the option of staying overnight at a country lodge or perhaps pitch in a tent at the camping ground of the park.

Valley of Fire & Lake Mead

You can access the Valley of Fire State Park on taking I-15, north of the Strip, while leaving behind all the casinos. The red rock background typifies the splendor of the Southwest like what you would have seen in the death scene of Captain Kirk in the movie Star Trek: Generations, or the Mars storyline in Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The valley was created by early sand dunes, odd sized and shaped battered rock formations, given fanciful names such as the Duck Rock and Beehives. You may like examining the Atlatl Rock and look for petro glyphs, behind by Puebloan peoples, who lived here ages ago. As sun sets over the park, the entire landscape becomes flaming red. During the summer, the day temperature goes beyond 100°F, and you should best avoid visiting at that time.

Red Rock Canyon

When you are short of time and can spare just an afternoon, you should surely consider visiting the Mojave Desert on the western part of the Strip. Spread over an area of 195,000-acre, the Red Rock Canyon was formed when rocks from the Primitive Ocean got pushed up via cracks in the surface of the earth. You’ll find the canyon like a multicolored geological cake. Here, you’ll see Sandstone cliffs with inscriptions from primeval Native American petro glyphs, waterfalls springing out from rocks that attract birds and bighorn sheep. You may go around the park’s 13 miles circumference on a bicycle. The visitors’ favorite activities include hiking and climbing.

Hoover Dam

While driving to the Grand Canyon, you’ll hit Hoover Dam within one hour of your drive from the Strip. Constructed during the Depression era of the 1930s, it was the world’s highest dam at one time. It was devised to mange the flooding caused by the powerful Colorado River. More than one million people depend on the power generated by this dam. You could watch the working of its massive turbines on traveling through its underground elevators. You may simply walk on top of the dam that spans over Arizona/Nevada state line. There is also a bypass bridge for pedestrians who may like going up the outdoor stairs to experience the strong winds, or getting better views of the Black Canyon. Boulder City River Riders organize guided kayak tours, in case you are interested to look up at the structure of the dam from the ground level. By pedaling downstream, you can find waterfalls and hot springs, which are not visible otherwise.

Accomplish Your Dream Air Travel and Destinatio

Isn’t it unbelievable? Yes it might be like a dream for some and a complete hard to accept fact for others, but there are professionals that makes it believable for all!

With surprising combo of cheap flights and affordable accommodation, you can fulfill the desire of visiting your dream destination. Many companies in the market boast of garnering a wealth of experience, and trust and respect of its customers.

Large number of people use travel agencies and online travel portals with the number growing each month has helped the travel portals to serve better and offer the best of air travel and lodging services. The aim is to offer the customers with multiple choices so as to prove that “they care and value them”. A look on the packages will make you realize that they have been meticulously tailored so as to suit the customers’ requirements, wants and needs.

Whether it is a domestic flight ticket to cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore or Hyderabad, or international bookings to Singapore, Dubai, Dhaka or London, the travel portal offer unbelievable lowest fares. Not only on air tickets, but for hotel rates too.

Most of these online travel portal will offer rates lower than what the hotels will offer you directly. Even there are many exciting offers on top of lower prices.

Whether you wish to travel in Air India, the national flag carrier of India or the contemporary Kingfisher Airlines, or other major Indian luxury airline, you will get finest flight cuisines, professional services, comfortable seats and amazing flight fares.

To make booking convenient and at your finger tips, some of them offer you the provision of flight reservation via your mobile. Not only this, one can save up to 30-50% on traveling expenses by booking together the flight travel and hotel stay with the travel portals.

The online travel portals provide high quality, efficiency and technology, so that they are always a step ahead to meet their customers’ requirements

Tips For Surviving A Full Moon Party In Thailand

The Full Moon Party on a stretch of beach at Koh Phangan Island in Thailand is on the bucket list of every backpacker. This party tales place on the full moon of every month and has only gotten bigger since the time it started in the 80s.

It is a big festival where travelers from different countries come together to enjoy with a lot of drinking and dancing. The party can get crazy and dangerous if you are not careful. Here are a few tips that will help you survive the full moon party making it an enjoyable experience:

Book Accommodation in Advance – The hotels in and around the area fill up very fast during this time. It is advisable to book at least 4-5 days before the party as it is very difficult to find accommodation a day or two before the party. Even if you will be lucky to find a room at the last hour, be ready to pay twice or thrice the list price. Most places will need a minimum of four-night stay, so plan your stay accordingly.

Avoid carrying anything valuable for the party – Theft is very common during such parties. Leave all your valuables in the hotel room itself and carry only the bare essential things including little money and the room keys. Avoid carrying things like passport, camera, cell phone, license and anything that you can’t afford to lose. Avoid wearing shoes to the party; either wear a normal slipper or a sandal with straps.

Avoid Drugs – This remains one of the major concerns at a Full Moon Party. Not only are they expensive but illegal too. While you want to have some fun, you surely would not want to dig a hole in your pocket and get arrested.

Stay out of the Water – Mixing swimming with alcohol is never a good idea. Avoid getting into the water as the waves can be rough and you might expose yourself to the risk of drowning. Also during party time people use the ocean as their personal toilet.

Stay Hydrated – After hours of drinking and dancing, you may feel dehydrated. It is important to keep drinking water at regular intervals.

Travel and Its Benefits

Why do we need to travel? Why it is getting increasingly important that we, once in a while, change our environment and travel outside our country? Why it is sometimes a necessity for our emotional health to travel?

Travel’s importance is underestimated by many people. Travel is not only fun, entertaining and enjoyable. With our current lifestyles and work conditions, travel has become more than an option. It is more than just having fun. As Augustine of Hippo said ” The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
 During travel you are able to do things you usually don’t do. When travelling, you go outdoor and be away from computers, and TVs and you are likely to be mixing with different people and cultures. People travel for different reasons. Some travel for fun and to have a good time. Others travel as a hobby. Travel can be an escape away from the hectic pace of life in big cities. Some travel just to change and move, as Robert Louis Stevenson said “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake”. Some people like to learn from different cultures, as Mark Twain said ” Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Travel gives the person the opportunity to discover, to explore and to feel the sense of adventure.

Many people around the world are discovering the benefits of travel to the extent that the tourism industry is growing worldwide and has become one of the major profitable sectors in world economies. No wonder that travel is growing year by year. According to figures published by the World Travel & Tourism Council WTTC, world tourism industry grew by 3% in 2012, and contributed $6.6 trillion to world GDP by direct and indirect impact. In 2012, for the first time in history, international tourist arrivals reached 1.035 billion.

Here are the main benefits of travel:

1-Stress Relief: As you travel miles away from your environment, you are able to be free from your responsibilities and then begin to relax and rest. Not only you rest your body, but also your mind. Knowing that you can wake up anytime without an alarm clock, without the need to be physically available at work, will take off a lot of mental stress. Here, you can sense freedom. Stress relief is a major reason for travel. The moment you think you are heading for Hawaii or Bali, you get immediate sensation of excitement and stress-free feelings. It is this mental peace that makes travel a very good stress-relief. Sometimes travel can be stressful if your trip has a lot of sightseeing, or meeting a lot of people. But travel stress is different from home stress because it is positive stress. Travel stress does not associate with it anxiety or worry.

Travel is a great way to connect with nature which is very helpful for your relaxation, mentally or physically. Nature is a stimulus for activating your right brain. Right brain domination is one major cause for stress-relief. Also, during travel there is no sense of urgency which is usually associated with home behavior. Change of scenery is by itself helpful for relieving stress.

2-Physical Benefits: You move more when travelling. You walk more frequently whether riding the subway or exploring the streets of a historic city or even visiting a museum. By swimming or laying on the beach, you get a high dosage of vitamin D from the sun, something that is very useful for your bones and also for your positive emotions. Outdoor activities associated with travel can lower risk of diabetes, lead to weight loss and reduce cholesterol level. Some medical experts recommend traveling once every six months for cardiovascular health and for the heart. Some studies show that travel even improves better sleep.

3-Cultural Benefits: Sometimes we need to be anonymous. Sometimes we want to be free from any responsibility. Travel allows you to exercise both while meeting new people and experience new cultures. You will know how different people accomplish their goals with different ways. You will learn new ideas that you have never thought of before.

4-Relationship Benefits: Traveling with a companion and sharing same experiences and situations together will enhance your mutual bond. 93% of youth ages 8-18 consider travel as “a quality time” spent with their parents. 3 in 4 parents say that family vacations are very helpful for the family. Meeting new persons in new locations can result in long term relationship for many.

5-Happiness: Many persons associate happiness with travel. More than 50% of adults buy souvenirs just to remember their vacations. Most travelers store photos of their destinations as a way of remembering those trips that are about tasting new food, beautiful sights, historic monuments, and new music. This is one reason that travel can be addictive, especially if have enough time & money. It has become a hobby for thousands of people around the world.

Ultimate European Road Trip Series

The road trip continues from the Lake Garda area in the north of Italy to the west coast and the Italian Riviera. Our decision to stay in Sestri Levante, just south of Portofino, came from an inspiration after seeing a photo of an unknown beautiful seaside village several years ago, and researching until we found it… let’s go there!

The mystery village was perfectly situated in the middle of the Italian Riviera and had easy access to the major roadways thus making day trips conveniently easy. To take advantage of the area we booked an 8 night stay in an apartment in the center of town.

Road Trips Anyone?

Portofino / Santa Margherita is 20 miles (42 minutes); Cinque Terra (#1 tourist attraction in the Italian Rivera) is 44 miles (1 hr 13 minutes); Carrara Marble Mines are 44 miles (1 hr 40 minutes); Pisa (that tilting tower thing) is 72 miles (1 hr 25 minutes); Parma (Home of Prosciutto) is 98 miles (1 hr 51 minutes); Maranello (home of the Ferrari and related museum) 140 miles (2 hr 40 minutes)… just to name a few!

First Things First — Establish the Base Camp

So we booked an 8 night stay through “Homeaway.com” that satisfied our must-have check list… a good kitchen, at least two bedrooms and outdoor space with a balcony and in the center of the city… we even scored with a unit in a pedestrian-only zone. Time to park the car in a secure location, and enjoy the relaxed vibe of this laid back beach town.

We were within easy walking distance to the beach (there are two of them), a great variety of restaurants (ranging from snacks to fine gourmet dining), shopping, street markets, and even a few nights of live music and dancing. A surprisingly lively town!

Mangia… Mangia… Mangia… Che Buono Italian Cuisine

The foodie part of our travel is important to us so we prefer a vacation rental to keep our culinary options open and flexible. Staying in a hotel limits you to restaurant dining which isn’t the worst thing but, oh, what you are missing!

Exquisite Fine Dining Options

There are at least 120 restaurants in town and we easily sorted them out by using “Yelp”, “TripAdvisor” and “OpenTable” albeit Italian-style. WI-Fi is your friend and we used it every day… how did we survive without it! We selected “Balin Cuisine” for one of our special dining experiences and were well rewarded for our research.

Neighborhood Restaurants

The simple neighborhood restaurant, “La Osteria Mattana” provided us our first night’s meal as it was a long day and we were very hungry… nothing fancy, low prices and everything exceptional. Travel hint: keep your eyes open for the local crowds and eat where they eat… be spontaneous and enjoy the experience.

Purchase Prepared Food and Cook at “Home”

You are in Italy and have the kitchen to cook world-famous delicacies… so we started at the “Pastifico Moderno” pasta shop which is ranked by “TripAdvisor” as the #9 best out of 120 restaurants in Sestri… and it is not even a restaurant!

They make fresh pasta and sauces daily and the townspeople line up to select from dozens of pasta choices and at least 5 different sauces. We learned to order in the morning and go back in the late afternoon to pick up our selections (a little local secret).

This is where we bought the BEST pesto EVER… remember that this region of Italy, Liguria, is the birthplace of the famous basil sauce. You buy it by weight, take it home, cook and serve… in your own place you can even be wearing baggy, comfy clothing and flip-flops… and enjoy lots of wine too.

Go All In and Do it Yourself

All this requires is a Pasta Shop, a Green Grocer, a Butcher and of course good local wine. Italians usually shop daily for their ingredients and it becomes part of their everyday activity and we emulated their routines… relished them is more like it.

Immerse Yourself in a Small Italian Village

As if you really need a few more justifications… how about practicing your “Italian” and communicating with the local merchants? After a repeat visit or two they actually greet you and occasionally add a little taste of something “on the house”.

The warmth of the Italian people and the adventure of “living” in the village makes an indelible, positive imprint on your travel memories from the neighborhood bakery, the neighborhood cheese and salami shop, the late afternoon aperitif, and the numerous outdoor music venues to name a few.

There are two tranquil and colorful beach options to choose from… the Baia del Silenzio (Bay of Silence) which is the public beach, and the Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fables) which is the main beach of Sestri and has both private and public areas.

The separation between them is a peninsula which contains a great many historical sites dating back to the middle of the 12th Century and the “The Grand Hotel dei Castelli”. The area is preserved in a park like setting, with panoramic views and definitely worth the time to explore.

In Summary

Strategically located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the middle of the Italian Riviera, is this vibrant and beautiful seaside village. Sestri Levante has much to offer… all it takes is the time to savor the moments.

Family Car Travel Tips Travelling With Kids

Travelling long distance in the car with kids can be stressful. If planned properly you can make it hassle free and fun for both yourself and kids. Here are tips and checklist for safe and fun long distance car travel with young kids.

  1. Organization: Most important part of any travel is organizing and keeping it all organized. Use as many Ziploc as you want. It will be very helpful in keeping things separate and organized. A separate Ziploc for all medicines, another one for tiny socks etc., another one for bottles/nipples, one for baby utensils so on and so forth.
  2. Hygiene and Cleanliness: Kids can create and generate lot of mess. Whether their diapers or throwing food around. Purchase scented garbage bags from dollar store. They are about 50 for a dollar. They come very handy and keeps smell away. No need to waste money on expensive diaper trash bags or any other scented bags.
  3. Feeding Time: If you are with infants and they are just breast-feeding or on bottle that you can do in the car or in some rest area. If baby is on bottle or using jar food, keep disposable bottle liners and utensils. You can keep small plastic cup to mix the cereal or take out food and then throw away when done. This will keep your car clean and cut the need to wash things on go. Thus leaving more time for enjoyment. These disposable do not cost that much either.
  4. Taking Breaks: I would suggest taking break in rest area where there is little more space for kids to use their energy. For infants who are crawling, bring a big comforter. So that they can use that to crawl and you don’t have to worry about them getting dirty in a places that has might have so many germs. For older kids you may want to take a break at McDonald’s or those kind of places where there are play areas. You can keep them excited by reminding them of up-coming play area.
  5. Games and Treats: You will find many resources on internet about games and activities you can do in the car to keep kids occupied. I would also suggest bringing some goody bags for kids to open at the destination. Or get them excited about some activity you will do or a movie that you will watch when you arrive at the destination.
  6. Health: While travelling and particularly with kids, one can forget to take care of health. Try to eat as much healthy on go. Try to eat at least one healthy meal a day. Keep nuts and dry fruits handy to munch. It will energize you during long drives and boost your immune system too.
  7. Comfort: Last but not least important is the comfort and safety of travellers. If you have a companion who can drive, switch the driver. Keep sun glasses, sun shades, flip-flops anything that make you comfortable while driving handy and use them.

Things to Do in Las Vegas You Should Not Miss

Under ten dollar trip to travel along the Strip

Surprise! Just hop into one of the double Decker buses that keep going up and down the Strip all through the day. These buses, known as Deuces, cost you only eight dollars an all day hop in/out tour. You also have the option of a two-hour ride for six dollars, or a pass valid for three days when spending $20. You’ll find it enjoyable to travel with the locals in such a bus.

Water Shows at the Strip

The Bellagio Fountains certainly make the most excellent of free attractions that one can find in Las Vegas. You simply can’t miss it! Facing the Bellagio hotel on the Strip, these fountains are installed in the middle of an artificial lake. You are bound to get mesmerized by this memorable show of dancing jets of water, reaching amazing heights with classic as well as modern musical tunes and colorful lights in the backdrop. These fountains are played every 30 minutes, beginning at three in the afternoon, and every fifteen minutes starting at eight in the evening till midnight. If you are in a mood to watch a paid show in Vegas, your first choice should be Cirque du Soleil. This sophisticated show comprises of over seventy swimmers, contortionists, clowns plus aerialists, who perform acrobatic feats on a stage in the pool filled with 1.5 million gallons of water.

Dinning at Steve Wynn’s man-made marvel

The exteriors of the Wynn Lake of Dreams give the impression of a tiny hill covered with trees, but the interiors of this resort, designed by Steve Wynn, contain a gateway having Alpine looks, complete with one forty feet waterfall plus a mountain spread over 150 feet, and having plants from the golf course of Desert Inn, used in a novel way. Have an enjoyable dinner at one of the terraces of Lakeside or SW Steakhouse, or cocktails at Parasol Down to see the lake coming alive in dazzling colors produced by more than 4,000 lights, music and holographic images that combine together to give you a multimedia experience.

Look into an offbeat museum

Atomic Testing Museum at Nevada is unique, allowing you to peep in the nuclear weapons testing site. Or go to the Mob Museum to get detailed views on how organized crime was executed in Sin City; for a visual tour of the history of Vegas, go to the Neon Museum in northern end of the Strip. If you are an enthusiast of old-fashioned arcade games, you need to visit the exceptionally stunning Pinball Hall of Fame. You can play some of its highly admirable 150 outfitted pinball machines.

Stratosphere – The Tallest Structure in Nevada

You have two main attractions of going along the northern most end of Las Vegas Boulevard, till the Sahara Avenue. One of these is the Bonanza Gifts, which asserts to be the biggest gift store in this world and provides an enjoyable tacky journey back to the time of Route 66. For experiencing an especially different ride, you should go further north up the Boulevard till you reach the Stratosphere, Nevada’s highest building, where from you can hear all kinds of screams coming out. At its base, it has four thrill rides, including: Big Shot, Insanity, the SkyJump Ride, and X-Scream – all equally terrifying.

Fun Things To Do on the Gold Coast When Travelling to Australia

Sand, sun

and fun. That’s what comes to mind when someone mentions the Gold Coast. From the iconic beaches and high rises along Surfer’s Paradise and Main Beach to the great surf spot of Burleigh Heads, this has to be Australia’s beach capital. But there is more to the Gold Coast than just sand, sun and surf.

It is also home to Australia’s best theme parks, it has amazing shopping and dining spots, and its lush, green hinterland contains mountains, rainforests and waterfalls, with plenty of walking trails and hidden gems around every corner. There really is something for everyone; after all, 10 million visitors a year can’t be wrong. Here are some of the best things to do on the Gold Coast.

Surfer’s Paradise and Broadbeach

The Gold Coast’s most iconic locale can’t be missed on any trip to Australia’s beach capital. The beach and surf at Surfer’s Paradise is some of the best in Australia, and there is a certain atmosphere that is hard to beat; but there is more to Surfer’s and Broadbeach than just the beach. There is also some excellent night life and shopping here. So have a swim and then hit the shops. A great way to spend the day!

Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is home to Australia’s best theme parks. In fact, it has FIVE of them. That is enough to keep you and the family busy for days. Explore the rides, shows and movie sets at Warner Brother’s Movie World, see the amazing sea life and shows at Sea World, ride some of the best rides in Australia at Dream World, and cool off on the amazing water slides and rides at Wet n Wild and White Water World.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s best wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This huge park rescues and takes care of a lot of native wildlife, and there is enough to keep you busy here all day. You can cuddle a koala and jump around with a kangaroo. There are also several wildlife and cultural shows on offer, as well as an amazing high ropes course through the tall trees for the more adventurous.

Springbrook National Park

The Gold Coast Hinterland is a huge area of lush green mountains with a lot of amazing places to visit. One of the most accessible from the main Gold Coast strip is Springbrook National Park. The park is a large area of lush rainforest and cool, refreshing waterfalls and swimming holes. There are lots of walking trails here ranging from short strolls to full day hikes. If you are looking to escape the bustle of Surfer’s Paradise or Broadbeach for a day, Springbrook is a great option.

These are just a few of the amazing things to do on the Gold Coast. With so much to see and do and so many places to explore, this iconic Australian destination makes it the perfect choice for your next holiday.

Useful Travel and Vacation Safety Tips

In order to balance your life you need to unwind or relax once in a while. Traveling and vacation is one of the best ways to relax and reward yourself for working so hard. But of course you should be armed with travel and vacation safety knowledge to make sure you will come back home safely and happy. These tips will keep you safe while you are enjoying your trip.

Read the latest information about your destination. Check the travel health notices for the country or place that you want to visit. Some places are prone to diseases like malaria and natural disasters like earthquake and tsunamis. It is best to be prepared than get sick or trapped in emergency situations.

See your doctor before traveling. Check with your doctor regarding you health status and other health concerns to know if it is safe for you to travel. One of the most important travel and vacation safety that you need to know are the recommended vaccines to avoid illnesses abroad.

Take care of your health while traveling. Practice travel and vacation safety to avoid accidents and getting sick while traveling. To avoid insect bites and diseases associated with insect bites like malaria, use insect repellent and wear clothing that will protect you from insect bites. Be careful about food and water to avoid stomach problems and other illnesses. Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol based hand gel. If you need to drive, practice safe driving, wear seatbelt and do not drink and drive. During vacation activities and adventures, always wear safety gears and follow safety instructions.