What To Do When You Find Yourself Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Posted in fun activities, things to do, travel, travel tips, US, USA, vacation
on February 1, 2018

Whether you’re travelling for business or you’ve just decided to take a spontaneous vacay, you may one day find yourself in the heart of Texas. You’ll probably be wondering what on earth there is to do here and the answer is a lot. While we wouldn’t say that there’s something for everyone in the lone star state, you’ll have a hard time staying bored.

Go Mudding

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If you’re looking for an adventure and a little excitement we do suggest you try mudding. Mudding, if you’ve never heard of it, is very much like quad biking. There’s just one slight change that is worth considering here, and that’s the fact that the tracks underneath the vehicles that you are using are caked in thick, sloppy mud. Oh, you’ll get messy that’s for sure, but it’s great fun and when you arrive back at the finish line completely indistinguishable it’s hard not to laugh. Wipe the mud from your goggles, and we bet you’ll want to go again and again. Mudding isn’t exactly unique to Texas, but it is incredibly popular, particularly with the young in small country towns.

Visit The Biggest Military Base In The World!

That’s right the world. By size and scope, this base is massive, and it is one of the places where you can’t help but feel the weight of the USA army. From tanks to fighter jets you’ll see it all here, and if that’s not enough, there is also an incredible museum that will take you back in time and tell you stories of wars and battles past. Foot Hood army base really is a sight to see and with hotels like Best Western Harker Heights- Killeen – Fort Hood also has some great accommodation options nearby. If you are visiting Texas and you want to lavish in a little luxury, this possibility is well worth considering.

Visit One Or All Of The Four Schlitterbahn’s

We have no idea where this water park gets its name. What we can tell you is that there are four scattered around Texas each with thrilling rides that the whole family will enjoy. The massive heights won’t be for everyone but there are pools to relax in and even jacuzzis so even one of these waterparks could make for a great day out. They are very popular with the locals so do make sure that you arrive early and leave late.

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We have no idea where this water park gets its name. What we can tell you is that there are four scattered around Texas each with thrilling rides that the whole family will enjoy. The massive heights won’t be for everyone but there are pools to relax in and even jacuzzis so even one of these waterparks could make for a great day out. They are very popular with the locals so do make sure that you arrive early and leave late.

Become Invisible

You’ll find one of the largest chunks of granite in the world in Texas. We know that in itself isn’t exciting but according to legends if you camp on it overnight – and you can – you’ll turn invisible. We can’t say we have tested this idea, but you are more than welcome to! Who knows, perhaps you’ll become the world’s first superhero!

Go Cliff Diving

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Jacob’s Well is a place where you can dive 12ft into a swimming hole near the entrance to a maze of underwater caves. If you have experience diving or are eager to learn, you can explore them for yourself but be warned they are incredibly long and deep. It’s easy to get lost without a guide!

As you can see then, finding yourself deep in the heart of Texas could actually be one of the best adventures of your life.

 

The Best Place to Shop for Flowers in Singapore

Posted in lifetstyle, local scene
on January 31, 2018

A Better Florist is undeniably Singapore’s finest florist and a place where you’ll want to shop for flowers and holiday gifts constantly. By introducing a different shopping experience, delivery and overall spectacular design, they’ve enamored the hearts of Singaporeans who love easy and convenient shopping. Whether you have a knack for flowers or not, you’re bound to enjoy gifting luxurious flowers to everyone you love.

I love that you can easily shop online, and not go to the flower market or the store. Once you order for the first time and see that their online flower delivery is fabulous, you’re going to confidently shop online every single time.

Browse through collections that easily guide you to the flowers you want to order. Everything is vibrant, fresh and if I may add, first-class. The authentic designs range fron a grand opening flower stand and grand opening flowers, that usually businesses purchase, hand bouquets, birthday flowers, funeral flowers and so much more.

Among gorgeous flower creations you’ll find a selection of fruit baskets Singapore loves to gift around the holidays. These beautiful and fresh fruit baskets can be customised, and can come with your favourite blooms too! Request a fruit basket delivery in case you need it quickly, and you’ve found yourself a gift in less than five minutes.

You’ll also be delighted to hear that the florist Singapore loves so much has a fast delivery, the fastest in Singapore. On any given day of the year, even during the busiest day at the store, during the holidays, they offer a same day flower delivery. They arrive to any part of Singapore, within just 90 minutes, and never disappoint. It’s definitely the best flower delivery in Singapore, with a delivery unlike any other.

To sweeten the deal, they’ve made sure that everyone can find something that’s affordable, but still stunning. Because shopping with A Better Florist is so sweet, they’ve expanded to other places outside of Singapore. You will find information about a Dubai flower delivery online, as they are also the best florist in Dubai. In a place like Dubai, where everything is luxurious and high-end, it’s definitely a success to be considered the best flower delivery Dubai has.

Furthermore, ABF is a well-known florist in Hong Kong, if not known as the best florist in Hong Kong. Every part of the business is as amazing as it is in Singapore, starting with the designs to the delivery, which also makes them known as the best flower delivery in Hong Kong.

The recent expansion found ABF in Kuala Lumpur, and showing an outstanding KL flower delivery, they’re the best florist in Kuala Lumpur.

Whether you’re shopping in Singapore, or you have relatives who in Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur that would love to have a florist like this, share the word. If there’s anything you should know about A Better Florist is that they keep their promises, and have a wonderful collection of inspiring blooms that they can’t wait to share with you.

 

 

 

 

Can Work And Travel Mix? Hint: Yes They Can!

Posted in lifestyle, travel
on January 26, 2018

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From the outside, it seems as if business travelers are incredibly lucky. Working while being abroad is something the majority of employees would kill for in a job. What could be better than sitting by the pool and messing around on the laptop? The truth is that business trips are not as fun or as exotic as they appear. There’s lots of commuting, stress, and no time to see the sights. Still, there’s no reason to assume that business and pleasure don’t mix because they do.

Here are the worst parts of working away and the solutions.

Dingy Hotel Rooms

Anyone who likes living in a hotel for weeks on end is mad. There can’t be anything more boring while you are away from home. The only saving grace is the privacy, but you would much rather be in your own bed. To stop depressing hotel rooms driving your crazy, you have to book into a decent establishment. The room should be clean, the pool swimmable, and the bar atmospheric. That way, it is possible to wake up every morning and get out of bed without wondering “when will it end?!” Plus, the nightlife always helps to take off the edge.

Economy Seats

Flying is great when you do it once or twice a year. When you do it a couple of times a week, the novelty wears off quickly. Budget flights are cramped, noisy, and drag on longer than physically possible. If only you could sit in the first class section – that would be amazing. Well, it is possible if you rack up enough air miles over the course of the year. The best American Airlines credit card allows you to purchase items and pick up points along the way. Once you have enough, you can trade them for a better seat on the plane.

No Free Time

People assume there’s little work to do and lots of sights to see. In reality, the bosses have you working around the clock and there is no free time. When there is, the last thing you want to do is check out the local cathedral. A cool trick is to fly to your destination in advance and take in the culture. Single people don’t have commitments, so it’s perfectly acceptable if you are unattached. Another tip is to mix work with the local lifestyle. Instead of sitting in a hotel, you can go to a coffee shop in a vibrant town square.

Public Transport

You haven’t been on a bus for years, yet you have to take public transport everywhere in a foreign city. Like back home, it’s long, boring and smelly. Travelers may enjoy the “experience,” but you want to get to work and back as quickly as possible. An affordable and realistic option is to hire a car. As long as you have a license, you are eligible to drive. Plus, picking it up and taking it back to the same place cuts the cost in half.

Business trips aren’t perfect, but they are manageable. So, do you think this tips could work for you?

 

Does It Make Sense for You to Buy an RV?

Posted in lifestyle, RV rental, travel, travel tips
on January 22, 2018

There are many different styles of travel, but for many people, nothing beats the traditional road trip. A road trip allows you to set the pace and itinerary of your vacation and provides you with the opportunity to explore what your own country has to offer in terms of attractions, scenery, and sites. If road trips are your preferred type of vacation, then there’s also a good chance you’ve at least entertained the idea of purchasing an RV. Because it can be a fairly sizeable expense, it’s not a decision you want to rush into it.

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If you find yourself on the fence as to whether it makes sense for you to buy an RV or not, here is some information you can use that should make the decision process a little easier.

Compare the Expense of Renting an RV to Buying One

A great place to start is with the actual numbers. For most people, it comes down to cost, so take a look at what it would cost you to buy a modest-sized RV versus renting one. It’s important to factor in how many times you would travel in the year, and add up all those rental costs. At the end of the day, it’s always going to be cheaper to purchase your own RV over renting one.

Compare the Expense of Buying an RV to Staying in Hotels

Now, you can use the same exercise again, but this time, compare it to how much it would cost you in gas for your car, hotel accommodations, and meals since you can’t prepare any food in your room. With an RV, you at least can make your own meals, which is a lot more economical. Again, owning your own RV is likely going to come out on top as the cheaper option.

How Often Do You Take Road Trips?

Another factor to consider is just how often you take road trips. If you take more than one or two a year, then it’s clear it is your preferred style of vacation. The thing is that if you buy an RV, you are pretty much making the decision that this will be your main, if not your only style of vacation moving forward. This means you have to be okay with that choice.

Make a Little Money When You’re Not Using the RV

If you don’t plan on using your RV all year long, then it can also be used as a source of income. That income can then go towards paying it off or using on your various road trips if you like.  Rather than leaving your RV parked in your driveway for weeks and months at a time without being used, why not look at ways that you can “rent my RV“.

There are actually rental management services that will make sure the rental process is done smoothly and properly so that you and your RV are protected. You can rent it out as much as you like over the course of the year. Typically, people make anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 in the span of one year.

So, while buying an RV might not be worth it for everyone, for those who take a few road trips a year and prefer this style of vacationing, it could make perfect sense.

 

Perfectly Picturesque: The Prettiest Destinations For Sightseers

The best thing about travel is being able to see new things. A different part of the world with different types of architecture, terrain and landscape, weather conditions and more. So if you want the type of vacation where you will be taking in the sights rather than just lying on a beach- you won’t be disappointed with any of the following locations.

The Lake District and The Peak District, UK

When most people picture the UK they think of dreary weather and busy London town. However, the UK is also full of amazing, natural beauty. The lake district in located in the north of England, it’s a mountainous region and offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country. From spectacular lakes to forests, rivers and mountains you’re sure to snap some fantastic photos. In the peak district, in central England, you can expect to see limestone valleys and stepping stones with lots of interesting terrain. As well as breathtaking views you can find out more with the various educational programs they run. There are all kinds of trails you can hike with varying levels of difficulty depending on your fitness. There are caverns, a reservoir and lots of historic buildings nearby that you could look into. Both destinations have quaint villages nearby that you could take a walk into and see what English life is all about.

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Noto Peninsula, Japan

If you want to see mountains, hot springs, stunning gardens, dramatic coastlines and gorgeous seaside villages then Noto Peninsula- a peninsula off the main island of Japan is definitely one to consider. If you look into Japan cycling tours you’ll see this is a popular destination as it’s so pretty. Visit in spring or autumn if you want warm, dry weather. The summer is hot and humid, and there’s often snowfall in the winter so it all depends on the kind of trip and weather backdrop you’re after.

The Arctic Region

The Arctic isn’t a country or destination within itself, it’s actually an area made up of parts of Alaska, Sweden, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Russia. The Arctic has varying levels of snow and ice cover throughout  the year, and provides incredible scenery since it’s one of the most unspoiled areas in the world. There are all kinds of wildlife which in the Arctic making it the perfect place to view different animal. Plus snow covered peaks, frozen bodies of water and ice everywhere really does look magical- a great place if you want to see some mind blowing views.

Florida, US

When you think of Florida you might think of Disney, built up areas jammed with tourist attractions. Which might be fun, but don’t really provide a whole lot of scenic viewing. However there’s so much more to the Sunshine State than being the home of Mickey. From stunning sandy coastlines to idyllic gardens in Miami, palm trees and the Florida Keys where you can watch or swim with wild dolphins. With the year round sunny weather it provides a gorgeous backdrop to the beaches, plantlife and rolling hills.

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Shopping For Jeep Parts And Accessories

Posted in lifestyle
on January 17, 2018

If you are a person who enjoys driving your Jeep, you know how important it is to have good quality tires. Without good tires, your Jeep – no matter how new it is – will not drive properly. Quality tires contribute to your safety while driving on the road. They may cost slightly more, but good quality tires are more durable. This way, you won’t have to replace your worn out tires so frequently.

The parts of your Jeep that are constantly exposed to traction, grip and abuse from the different surfaces of terrains are the tires. The type of ride in your Jeep will depend on the performance of the tires. Tires for Jeep Wrangler have to be incredibly tough and durable to hold up under pressure. Tires with worn out beads have to be replaced immediately for smooth and safe rides in your Jeep.

Additionally, if you want to have larger tires, then you have to get a lift kit for your Jeep. The choice of Jeep lift kits will depend on how much and where you want your vehicle lifted. There are the body lift kits and suspension lift kits, each one specially designed to suit your Jeep. Getting a lift is necessary to fit larger tires for great ground clearance and negotiation for larger obstacles.

The front bumper is where the winch and off-road lights are mounted. It is also the place that receives a lot of the damage in some car accidents. After going through boulder-strewn trails, it is usually your Jeep JK front bumper that needs replacing. Both the front and back bumper are important and are attached to absorb impact. There are four types of Jeep bumpers.

The Stinger Bumpers is shaped like a boomerang. It is a triangular tube extension at the middle that tips upwards at a 45-degree angle to form a hoop. It keeps the vehicle from toppling over if the Jeep rolls into an obstacle. It is also used as a ramp, which helps the Jeep move over and around obstacles. This bumper gives more protection to the car.

A stubby bumper is shorter than other bumpers, since it spreads as wide as the grille’s length. These bumpers are suited for highways and terrains where the tires can run free and unobstructed.

The Off Road Recovery Bumpers provide a means to pull your Jeep out of ruts if it gets stuck. These bumpers have lights installed for night uses, as well.

Tubular bumpers are two tubes that run across the front of the Jeep and have a large looped tube across the center. These bumpers provide basic shielding from obstacles, but are not suitable for towing purposes.

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Escape The Harsh Winter And Travel To The Caribbean

 

I wish I live in your place! That will be my common quip because I love winter. However, if you’ve been living in a country where the winter gets so crazy then I will completely understand the need to go on a vacation to somewhere sunny – the Caribbean!

The Caribbean region lies in the Caribbean sea and consists of approximately 7,000 and more independent and territories of other countries. It is situated in the East of Central America, Southeast of USA, and north of the South American region. And because of this, the Caribbean islands enjoy a nice tropical/sub-tropical climate with a dry and wet season but still enjoys a year-long sunshine.

This region is a hit to many who wants to enjoy the warm weather throughout the year. You can do many activities here such as sightseeing, water sports, lots of swimming and snorkeling, and diving too while forgetting the harsh winter climate back home.

 

Here are just some of the countries listed in the Caribbean region for you to consider if you want to ditch your winter wear in exchange of a beach wear and the cool (bot not freezing cold!) breeze on your face. Then head off to this Caribbean paradise!

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Cayman Islands

Curaçao

Jamaica

Haiti

Martinique

Puerto Rico

Saint Lucia

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos

 

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