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October 10, 2017

When you are seeking entertainment among the many things to do in San Fernando Valley, here are some fun suggestions:

Yelp’s Baked and Brewed
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM
Arts District Brewing Company, Los Angeles

FREE for those ages 21 and over to celebrate National Donut Month, a historic celebration of a combination of bakeries and beer. There will be complimentary beer, and Cafe Dolce will provide an assortment of donuts while you mix and mingle with beer lovers, other Yelpers, and donut worshipers.

Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles
Saturday, October 21, from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Exposition Park, 701 State Drive, Los Angeles

Raise money for homeless pets in L.A. Last year 2,700 dogs and close to 3,600 people raised almost $560,000 to help save pets’ lives.

Nottingham Festival Renaissance Faire
Civic Center Park in Simi Valley
Saturday November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This will bring to life a village during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Experience the sights, sounds and history along with encountering street performers, the Queen herself, and more than 1,200 costumed participants. There will be a brave knight, a lady of the court, a wandering minstrel, and other free entertainment on five stages along with food vendors, three ale stands, crafty artisans, and others. This was ranked the best new Renaissance Faire in the United States in 2014.

Bakersfield Christmas Town
Friday, November 28, at 5:00 PM to January 3 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Next to Sam Lynn Ballpark.
General Admission $15, children 3 to 9 years $12, seniors $12, and under 2 years of age FREE.

This magical world of an Elf Village and winter wonderland celebrates by having a St. Nick’s Lighting Spectacular, a 40-foot lit Christmas Tree, the Under the Mistletoe Skating Rink, a snow-covered 100-foot Jingle Bell Sledding Hill, Santa Claus in his Cozy Cottage entertaining the children, the Candy Cane Post Office, the Down the Chimney Fire Department, the Elf Bros. Bakery, the Law Offices of Donner and Blitzen, and others.

The HollyJolly Hayride tours the entire city as it goes through the village, past Santa’s house and reindeer stables, with the sounds of Christmas music filling the night air.

August 24, 2017

“This post is sponsored brought to you by Cars.com”

A vehicle that’s both comfortable and efficient is a must for road trips. But if you’re planning on buying a new car and going on road trips is foremost on your mind, think of your budget first before anything else. If you don’t have the money to buy a brand-new car then there’re always other options like rent-a-car, share-a-car, or buying a used vehicle. But if you do have the budget, purchase something that’s a good combination of comfort, features, space, and drivability but has a low starting price. A car that would make you worry-free and make the hours on the road fly by.

Many drivers consider a car’s energy efficiency. Long road trips will take days, so a car with a good fuel economy is a must. It should also have a high safety record. Also choose something that has a cruise control because this has a braking component that stops or slows down your car based on the vehicle that’s in front of you. It should likewise have plenty of passenger and storage space and generous second row legroom. For those who have families with small kids, an entertainment system that’ll keep them occupied for the whole trip would be a practical pick.

An engine that offers good power is likewise advisable. Some motorists look for a few features like active suspension for a smooth ride, a navigation system that works with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi, a large gas tank, multizone climate control, well-designed and quiet interior. If you want to get an idea of some models of road trip capable cars, visit Cars.com. They have the best and most extensive information on cars, whether you’re buying, selling, trading etc. They also have information on service and repair and have reviews on the latest cars, multi-car comparisons, help for first time buyers and a lot more.

June 6, 2017

Spending time on a boat is considered to be a luxurious way of relaxing and recharging from your busy schedule. For those who enjoy spending time on the water, a yacht can be an incredible way to have an escape. If you’re considering making the purchase, there are a few reasons to own a yacht.

Travel More

Owning a yacht will allow you to travel more on the open water and visit different islands while making your own schedule. You won’t have to worry about spending time in busy airports or boarding a crowded cruise ship but can go at your own pace. Yachts will allow you to have more freedom and makes it easy to avoid the crowds with your mode of transportation.

Spend Time with Family

Owning a yacht will encourage your family members to spend more time together in a beautiful setting where everyone will be free of distractions. It’s easy to unplug from technology due to a lack of wifi service on the ocean, which will allow everyone to have more time making conversation with one another and strengthening their relationships.

You can also use it to entertain your friends or host a dinner party on the water when you want to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy time with those who are in your inner circle.

Recharge

It can be easy to become overwhelmed with your schedule and responsibilities, making it necessary to have an escape that allows you to have a break from your everyday life. Owning a yacht will allow you to stop and smell the roses when you want to enjoy life again in a breathtaking setting. You can use it as a chance to connect with your spouse or feel rejuvenated by having a break from your daily routine. You won’t have to worry about getting interrupted or checking your emails while you’re away from the land.

Luxurious Amenities

There are a variety of amenities that are included with most florida yachts, which will allow you to spend the night in a private bedroom on the boat or prepare a meal in the kitchen. You can have your own home away from home that is accommodating and comfortable to spend time on long-term.

When it comes to enjoying time away from work, a yacht will make for an incredible purchase that allows you to fulfill your dreams. By owning a regal boat, you can enjoy a higher quality of life out on the water.

February 14, 2017

Those who enjoy living in a remote location that is hidden away from the rest of the world often prefer to find a house in the mountains. Many people who want a slower pace of life and desire to get out of the city often head to the great outdoors when they want a change in their lifestyle. When considering moving to the mountains, there are a number of benefits that come with living in the setting.

Quiet Surroundings

Those who are looking to purchase mountain property for sale can enjoy the quiet surroundings that are available with living in the location. You can avoid hearing nearby traffic or cars honking in an area where you’ll have a permanent escape. You’ll enjoy feeling more at peace while listening to the tranquil sounds of water running from a nearby river or birds chirping in the morning.

Privacy

Homes that are built in the mountains don’t need fences or walls to enclose the property due to neighbors that aren’t located nearby. You can roam the great outdoors without running into people or worrying about closing your blinds at night. You can also turn your music up or open your windows without worrying about other people hearing your conversation.

Beautiful Views

You can feel like you’re vacationing throughout the year by owning a home in the mountains due to the beautiful views that are available. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the trees and may also see a nearby lake or river in the distance. The natural landscapes will allow you to be at ease and take stunning photographs in every direction. You’ll also spot plenty of animals that roam the area while exploring the outdoors.

Outdoor Activities

Although you may not be in close proximity to busy downtown areas, it’s easy to stay busy while living in the mountains. You’ll have access to plenty of outdoor activities that include hiking on trails, fishing, and biking. You can stay physically active in a beautiful destination. During the winter season, you’ll get the chance to go skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing when you want to avoid feeling cooped up indoors.

When you want to relocate and enjoy a higher quality of life, there are a number of advantages that come with living in the mountains. The picturesque setting will allow you to live a quiet lifestyle that makes it easy to stop and smell the roses.

February 14, 2017

As the economy has evolved over the past few years, the idea of a “sharing economy” has really caught on. From cars to bicycles to musical instruments, many things are being shared today as people catch on to the idea that it’s not always necessary to purchase something we need. Just renting can work too!

This idea is extending all the way into home sharing, as many websites are now offering vacation rentals by owner for travelers who want to stay in a private home, rather than have a hotel experience. These websites, like komfortstay.com, offer travelers a whole new wealth of options for making a vacation great, as well as very budget friendly.

Having a Unique Experience

Travelers who opt to stay in a private home when visiting a city like New York, Chicago or Baltimore will have a much different experience of a city by staying in a home. They will discover what a city’s actual neighborhoods are really like and get a feel for the authentic attractions, like the restaurants and entertainment options, that the “locals” really recommend. It’s this kind of vibrant experience, plus the chance to meet new people who live in a city and know it well, that makes using these new shared rental travel sites so very rewarding.

Easy to Use

One of the great advantages of using a site like komfortstay.com is the ease of use in making travel arrangements. Property owners who want to list their properties for rental create an online profile that gives travelers an idea of the home’s amenities and the neighborhood it’s located in. Details like house rules can also be included in the profile. Interested travelers can review options in a city and the rental rates, and if interested they can contact the owner to arrange for a stay. It’s really that easy!

Property owners can take advantage of the great opportunity these types of sites offer as well, as it’s now so easy to advertise a home as a rental unit. Many owners are now making good money by renting out their available properties, or a room in their house, for rental. It’s all a win-win situation the whole way, and it is  giving many people new opportunities for income and for travel that didn’t exist before.

If you’re planning a trip sometime soon, be sure to check out all the great advantages of staying in a vacation home via a website like komfortstay. These rental homes can make all the difference between a trip that is just okay into one that’s extraordinary.

December 12, 2016

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A lot of parents look forward to going on vacation with their family all year. Whether you’re thinking of a tropical destination where you can spend time lounging by the beach and building sand castles, or you’re thinking of a metropolitan city with lots of culture, vacation with the family should be exciting.

One problem for many adults is a simple and obvious one though – the cost! The fact is that a vacation for your whole family can easily cost thousands of dollars that may put the pinch on your pocket book.

While you probably won’t be able to get out of town for no cash at all, there are some ways you can keep costs down when you travel with your loved ones. Keep reading to learn more about how you can keep your family vacation from forcing you to work overtime the rest of the year to pay for it.

Fly or Drive?

Depending on where you’re going, driving may not be an option. Obviously in those cases you’ll need to purchase airline tickets. Doing this as early as possible is usually your best bet for getting good deals.

If you can drive though, you may be able to save money. You’ll also have more choices about where to stop along the way or to make other destinations part of a longer trip.

Book Hotels Early

At places that are popular with families like Singer Island Rentals, booking early can help you save money. If you have a destination in mind, booking early will also ensure that you don’t disappoint your family when there isn’t a room available and you have to change destinations at the last minute.

Reserve a Kitchen

One of the most expensive things about traveling with your family isn’t going to be attractions and airfare. Over a week long trip, you could spend more on food than you spend on almost anything else.

When you’re traveling with a big group, getting a room with a kitchen can allow you to save money on some of your meals. You may still want to go out from time to time, but preparing sandwiches or a simple lunch in you room can save you a lot of money over the course of a whole trip.

For many families, the added cost of a kitchen in your room will more than pay for itself over a trip.

September 24, 2016

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Traveling is fun. You get to see the world, experience new cultures, and make new friends. However, it can also be fraught with problems along the way, from missing luggage when you arrive at a far-flung destination, to a bad case of food poisoning after eating some street food in Asia. You can’t avoid risk completely when traveling, but you can minimize it, so if you can’t bear the thought of losing your diamond earrings from ascotdiamonds.com or you have a treasured keepsake or two in your backpack, here are some simple tips to help keep your belongings safe.

For the most part, keeping luggage safe is a case of using your common sense. For example, leaving a bag unattended at an airport is a recipe for disaster. In the first instance, airport security will probably take full precautions and evacuate the area so they can perform a controlled explosion (say goodbye to the contents of your bag), and secondly, a dubious person will walk off with it. Either way, your bag won’t be there when you return.

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Use the Right Luggage

The luggage you choose makes a difference. Cheap bags are easy for an opportunistic thief to break into. Stay away from flimsy fabric bags and choose a sturdy, hard shell wheeled case instead. One large bag with a secure lock is a lot easier to watch than several smaller bags.

Secure Luggage with Zip Ties

Zip ties are very useful when traveling abroad, as they make it harder for a thief to break open a bag and steal its contents. Ideally, zip ties should be used in conjunction with a secure lock. You can cut zip ties, but they will deter an opportunist on the lookout for easy pickings. Use zip ties to secure backpacks when out and about.

Take Out Travel Insurance

Whatever else you save money on, do not scrimp on travel insurance. Insurance is there to protect you against anything that could happen while you are away from home, including lost or stolen luggage and belongings. Hopefully you won’t need to claim on the policy, but read the small print before you buy the policy, to make sure your cash and valuables are covered.

Carry Valuables in a Day-Pack

Don’t pack your most treasured possessions in checked luggage or leave them in a hotel room unattended. Millions of items of luggage go missing every year, which means there are an awful lot of valuables gathering dust in lost luggage containers around the world. If you are taking jewelry or other valuables, pack them in your carry-on luggage or a day pack if you traveling elsewhere.

Wear Your Valuables

It is also a good idea to wear valuables when traveling. Obviously, it is not sensible to walk about dripping in gold and diamonds, especially if you are traveling in a poor area, but rather than packing a valuable watch or jewelry, wear it discreetly.

You are bound to lose some items sooner or later, so the best advice I can offer you is not to take anything you cannot replace.

May 27, 2016

JANE

Since summer is basically here, I decided now would be a good time to share a list of some awesome essentials that I need for any beach trip I take this summer. With some help from the team at HomeAway, I put together some of my must-haves for a day at the beach! HomeAway is a vacation rental company that is a great resource for homes, rentals, and articles on some of the best vacation spots!

Personally, I need sun block, dark sunglasses, hats, mist spray of course and lastly my summer get up. I need the sunscreen, obviously, to help me enjoy the sunshine without roasting my skin. I love having a pair of stylish sunglasses to look fabulous in the beach without the sun hurting my eyes, and a good hat is an absolute must-have for that extra stylish sun protection.

For that perfect tan, I need a good mist spray to help my skin soak up the sun, and lastly my favorite summer outfit to look great on the beach! What are some essentials that you guys need for a trip to the beach? Leave a comment below to share some of your essentials!

February 29, 2016

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There’re a lot of beautiful cities in Italy but Milan remains the heart and symbol of Italy. Not only is it the capital of fashion and design but also the core of the arts, history, architecture, culture, and food. Everyone who has walked through its streets have been in awe by the vibe it exudes. It’s a blend of relaxed and busy lifestyle, the type that eventually grows on you. You can feel the positive energy everywhere in Milan, whether you’re walking in Parco Sempione, or through the alleys of Brera, or while traveling along the canals of Navigli. Milan offers travelers a wide cultural heritage waiting to be seen and experienced. There’re really many places to see in Milan.

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Fashion comes to mind right away when we talk about Milan. The city is well known for international events like the Milan Fashion Week. It’s synonymous with the Italian pret-a-porter industry as many of the most popular Italian brands are headquartered in the city and many international fashion labels manage shops there. Quadrilatero Della Moda, Milan’s main upscale fashion district, is home to the city’s most reputable shopping streets like Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia. Add to that one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Having said that, there’re businesses that offer fashion tours for tourists. A guide will explain to you the history and atmosphere of the fashion district of popular brands and the luxurious shops of the world famous fashion designers. They’ll likewise give interesting facts and characteristics about the brands and fashion labels. Withlocals, a marketplace that connects travelers from every corner of the world with locals in countries offering unique travel experiences and home dining opportunities, can help you find the best fashion tour in Milan. After all, the best way to encapsulate the beauty of the city is to see Milan through the eyes of people who live there – the locals.

October 27, 2015

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There was a saying that “you only live once”. Yes! that is true hence we have to use it wisely and meaningfully for us to enjoyed the God’s gift which is the life. Actually, I am not a sentimental kind of person but this recently without any reason though I just thought about life especially on how I can live it to the fullest – like what other people says, hence I came up with this entry for me to have this reminder in away on how I should spend the rest of my life. As much as possible, of course, I want to spend my life traveling and doing whatever things that can really makes me happy but due with some circumstances am having now I really cant make it alone because I need to consider first what’s my husband thoughts about it and I have also to ask a permission for my parents to do it so, other to the husband. I think, I can do all these things as I am well settled and I don’t have any person to consider. Okay! I am being selfish here uh! but I am thinking that life’s really that short to get bored and stuck up on your comfort zone. Or I should encourage my husband to have the same plan as for mine? Nope! that was way skeptical to happened though..hahha

Photo on top was taken back in august when we have our short vacation in the Philippines to visit my family as our main purpose and on the side we got to see some beautiful scenery of the country which I really treasured not just the touristy places Ive been to but also the memories and bonding we’ve made as family.