Nov 02

Sometimes you need a getaway that combines the wild beauty of the wilderness with plenty of indoor comforts. While there are many rustic camping accommodations to be found in state parks, you can also find luxury accommodations for singles, couples, families or larger groups.

For larger get togethers, such as retreats, corporate outings or family reunions, a lodge may be just he perfect setting. Smaller families, couples or individuals looking for a unique retreat will likely enjoy cottages and cabins the most.

Many resorts combine a larger lodge with smaller cabin rentals. A good example is The Lodge at Glendorn in northwestern Pennsylvania. Located near the Allegheny National Forest, Glendorn offers a wonderful to chance to to enjoy beautiful flora and fauna, not to mention excellent trout-fishing. The main lodge, made from redwood, has suites that can work for larger groups, but there are also a dozen cabins in the woodlands surrounding the lodge. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Over the past decade, mobile internet devices have become more and more prevalent. Devices like smart phones and tablets have seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. With this newfound popularity has come an increasing number of people who shop online via mobile device. According to retail analytics company Custora, mobile e-commerce is projected to reach $50 billion by the end of this year.

After analyzing the e-commerce data for around 100 retailers, 70 million consumers, and transactions totaling $10 billion, Custora concluded that ecommerce purchases via mobile device had risent from three percent to almost 37 percent in just the last four years. During that time, revenue from mobile ecommerce grew from $2.2 billion in 2010 to $42.8 billion in 2013.

This data shows just how important it is for an ecommerce business to have a mobile website available. Many website creation services come with a mobile website already included with your normal website. Services like the 1ShoppingCart ecommerce platform allow you to set up your mobile website within a few minutes, so that it’s up and running as quickly as possible. Such a service also allows you to customize your website so that it fits your brand and image. It also offers your customers ease of use. If you have a larger company or website, you can always higher a web designer or design firm to design a customized mobile site for you.  Read the rest of this entry »