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Buying a Boat in 2020: 5 Tips for Getting the Best Deal

There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of being out on the water on a bluebird day. Whether you want a boat so that you can get back into fishing like you’ve always wanted to, or for a surefire way to create some incredible family memories, having a boat can be a great asset for your family. Many people are apprehensive about how much a boat will cost, but with a good downpayment, monthly repayments can be surprisingly low. If you’re thinking about buying a boat this year, read on for 5 tips for getting a great deal.1. Buy in the Off SeasonMost people are going to want one last summer with their boat before selling it, which means you’ll find more boats for sale at the end of the season. Likewise most people aren’t thinking about buying a boat as the cool of winter creeps in, meaning there will…

Four Awesome Things to Do in Texas | Spring Break 2020 Edition

It’s official – the spring break season is just around the corner! Heck, in some places, it’s already in full swing. If you’re in the middle of your spring break 2020 preparations, but you’re still not 100% sure if Texas is the right choice, perhaps this piece will convince you it’s probably the best choice if you’re living in a nearby state! Four Awesome Texas To-Do’s For starters, Texas has a rich history and numerous natural monuments worth exploring. The heat can be an issue sometimes, but it won’t be too big of a problem if you plan your trip appropriately. Heat aside, Texas won’t disappoint you as far as family-friendly vacation destinations go. If you’re looking for a place that’s far away from the usual college spring break madness, perhaps some of the following four to-dos’ will be exactly what you’re looking for. Explore the Cascade Caverns The Cascade…

4 Places for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date in Houston

Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, so you’ll be able to bring your significant other on a fun date night without worrying about waking up for work on Saturday. Houston restaurants are already taking reservations and advertising deals for the love-filled event. Houston has a lot of walkable areas where you can walk to dinner and other fun activities. If you plan on drinking, take an Uber or taxi just to be safe. Once you have your transportation details settled, you can move on to places for the perfect date. 1. Mastro’s Steakhouse or Steak 48 If you and your date like steak, you’re in for a treat. Mastro’s Steakhouse or Steak 48 are the two most popular steak restaurants heading into Valentine’s Day. You’ll find that timeslots are filling up, so you’ll want to book early. Mastro’s is offering a chocolate butter cake for a delicious dessert…

Planning a trip to Europe? Don’t miss these historical sites

One of the many reasons why people choose to visit Europe is because of its history. There are so many incredible historical sites to choose from, that you could spend years traveling the continent in an attempt to see them all.  If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some of the best places to visit and learn about history: Berlin Berlin has so much history, and plenty of excellent museums waiting to teach you about that history. The Berlin Wall is one of the most interesting historical sites, and you can spend hours walking along it and taking photos of what is now the world’s largest open-air gallery.  There are also many other sites, from the Holocaust Museum to the Stasi Museum. Don’t miss the Pergamon Museum, and be sure to get a photo with the Brandenburg Gate, which is almost 230 years old. Istanbul Did you know…

Why you should consider a digital detox holiday?

If you haven’t yet taken a digital detox holiday, you’ve been missing out. I tried this for the first time in Myanmar, where the wifi was so bad that it simply made sense to take a complete break from work, along with social media. The first few days were difficult but by the end of my ten-day trip, I’d almost forgotten my phone existed, and I was more centered and focused on actually living in the moment.  Since, that first digital detox, I’ve switched off my access to social media in places like Bali and Dubai as well. Believe me, you see and experience so much more when you’re focused on living it, and not simply recording it.  Studies have found numerous benefits to switching off. It boosts your mindfulness, increases concentration, and allows you to better engage with your loved ones. For that reason, it’s not surprising that digital…

Top 5 Architecture Wonders Built in the Name of Love

Throughout history, there were many enthusiasts who built houses, palaces, and castles for their loved ones: to make them pleased, attract their attention, or forge their names in history books. In today’s article, we will talk about some of the most impressive romantic stories about architectural wonders that people have built in the name of love.  Coral Castle and the mysterious history of its construction  In the city of Homestead, FL, there is a weird place – it looks like some piece of experimental architecture. Its history goes a hundred years ago to a Latvian émigré Edward Leedskalnin. You can see various shapes carved from stones. The estimated weight of all of the stones is somewhere around 900 tons. It is not exactly known how Leedskalnin was able to single-handedly get all of that boulders to the site – this is still a mystery. He lived alone, worked at noon, yet for 22 years, no one saw him at work. He dedicated the building to his former lover who abandoned Edward on the eve of his wedding many years ago. But she did not appreciate the effort – she never came to the US from Latvia to see his gift.  The Bory-castle and Bory’s family  If you ever decide to travel to…

Best pub crawls in Edinburgh

Visiting Edinburgh? A pub crawl is a must. With its old-world charm and incredible nightlife, you’d be crazy not to have a night out in this amazing city. Only in town for a night? You can drop your bag at Excess Baggage and find the #PerfectPubCrawl for you. Here are some of the best pub crawls in Edinburgh: 4-Hour Pub Crawl This pub crawl is obviously four hours, and you’ll experience some of the best nightlife in Edinburgh, courtesy of your professional guides. You’ll discover rocking bars, exclusive clubs, hidden alleyway pubs, and more. Enjoy free drinks, great deals on drinks, live music, and more. This pub crawl departs from the Globe Bar each night, and you’ll enjoy half-price pint specials, 3 free shooters, and you’ll even get VIP entrance when it’s time to hit a club at the end of the night. New Town Whisky Tour You’re probably well…

Romantic spots and dreamy locations — top places to propose this Valentine’s Day

Many couples decide to embark on a getaway for Valentine’s Day — whether it’s in search of some winter adventure, to explore a new destination or simply to enjoy some quality time together. So, if you find yourselves in one of the following places around the romantic weekend, where would be the perfect backdrop to a proposal? Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, have told us their favourite spots… Los Bunkers del Carmel, Barcelona A hidden gem with a beautiful view is Los Bunkers del Carmel in Barcelona. It is now considered as a viewing platform by many, but it was once part of the anti-aircraft battery that was used during the Spanish Civil War. There is no transport that takes you to the very top. Instead, you can get the metro to Alfons X and walk 30 minutes from here or you could get the bus from the city…

What to wear for your valentine’s day escape

Quirky getaways have never been so popular as couples look to visit places that are more for an experience rather than catching a tan. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no greater excuse for a romantic trip away. But often, an unfamiliar location brings the biggest dilemma — what to pack! 1.Reykjavik, Iceland Famous for its beautiful landscapes and cosy city vibes, it’s no wonder that Reykjavik has been described as the ultimate romantic getaway. What’s dreamier than cosying up with your other half while you both watch the incredible northern lights? Or taking a relaxing spa day to another level by visiting the Blue Lagoon. There’s no denying that the climate in the Nordic country is extremely different to our own, so what should you wear? You can expect temperatures between -2°C and 3°C if you visit the city over Valentine’s Day weekend this year, so making…

Ski Breaks Any Powder Freak Will Love

Skiing holidays are fun and thrilling, but there is one thing that can make it better – the right destination. You should carefully choose where to go and where to stay. Clueless about where you should be heading? Keep on reading and we will help you to come up with the right plan. Idyllic Escape in Zermatt Switzerland is another country that has been touted by many as being magical when it comes to skiing. Zermatt is elevated at a height of 1,600 metres, which is one of the reasons why it is so captivating. The best thing about this place is perhaps the view of the Matterhorn, which everyone recognises as the iconic peak that is in the logo of Toblerone. While skiing is the main activity, there are also other things that can be done, including scenic walks and hiking. There is also an abundance of chic shops…

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