By Veronica G.
Tour guides are knowledgable people who can easily reiterate hundreds of interesting facts from the tops of their heads. Did you know that, according to a recent article from The Washington Times, New York City actually requires anyone looking to become a tour guide to take an extensive test? Questions range from food to architecture to pop culture. You will need to know A LOT to pass this test.
So whether you are a guide for NYC or an island in the Caribbean, knowing your facts is important in order to succeed. Tourists are counting on you to provide accurate information. And blogging is another great way to do that.
Here is one sample post, 242 words in length, for those in the tour guide industry.
Three Surprising Facts About Scuba Diving
There’s more to scuba diving than you may think. Let’s explore these three surprising facts now:
1. Find happiness when breathing underwater. Research suggests that increased levels of nitrogen from the scuba tank air will increase levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, causing you to feel all warm and fuzzy. Just think of the song, “Happy” by Pharrell. And that added sense of adventure can help you to conquer those fears and feel like you are on top of the world (or in this case, king or queen of the ocean).
2. Peaceful waters can aid with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There’s just something about being in the quiet waters that cures your stressed body and mind. Exploring in the deep blue sea by yourself seems to make all your troubles disappear. Military veterans suffering from PTSD have looked to scuba diving to find peace. And as a result, their symptoms were alleviated by 80 percent.
3. The underwater experience is for everyone and not limited to the disabled. Studies have shown that people with paralysis and/or spinal cord injuries enjoy scuba diving because it is such a weightless experience. It is very liberating without the wheelchair, too. Many say that diving underwater gives them a second chance at a healthy life. Some benefits include restful sleep, less spasms, and the ability to feel slight tingles and sensations from different areas of the body. Truly remarkable!
Editor’s note: This blog is an example of the kind of writing you can get for your blog. The only thing that’s different is that it has the name of the writer. For your blog, you can say you wrote it. That’s fine with us. We’re happy mutts. Click here for more explanation of this series of posts.