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Posted by Meg Jerrard on 10:34 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Expat Life | 0 comments
Living off the grid is becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking to become more self-sufficient and independent. With the right planning and investments, it’s possible to leave behind rising energy costs and big utility bills in exchange for renewable energy sources and sustainable living.
From installing solar panels or wind turbines to utilizing geothermal energy, batteries for appliances, rainwater collection systems, and much more – there are plenty of ways you can live off the grid while saving money in the process. Read on to learn some tips and advice on how to get started!
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 12:54 am in Blog, Technology | 0 comments
Gambling has come a long way since the days of Vegas casinos and illegal bookies. Thanks to technological innovations, it’s now more accessible and convenient than ever, especially for travelers looking to kill time on long transits or airport delays, or not miss a live tournament because you’ve scheduled a vacay.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling through Italy, Iceland, or you’re in the wilderness, features such as live dealer games and virtual reality gambling experiences are providing a more immersive and realistic gambling experience from your phone. And with the introduction of blockchain technology, there is potential for even further innovation in the gambling industry.
From improved security and transparency to faster payouts, there is no doubt that technological innovations have had a positive impact for the gambling tourist.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 4:20 pm in Blog, Japan | 0 comments
Sports betting is popular in Japan, and with a wide range of events available, like soccer, baseball, basketball, and even sumo wrestling, as a traveler you can easily place bets at one of the many licensed betting shops, or through online betting sites.
When betting in Japan, it’s important to note that the legal age for gambling is 20 years old. Additionally, while sports betting is legal in Japan, there are some restrictions in place. For example, live betting on games is not allowed and there are limits on the amount that can be bet on a single game.
As a tourist looking to take part in the thrill of sports betting it’s important to familiarize yourself with the local betting rules and regulations before placing a bet. This can be done by asking staff at a betting shop, or by checking the terms and conditions of an online betting site. But overall, sports betting is a fun and exciting way to experience the local culture and get involved in the action of sporting events.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 2:49 pm in Blog, United States | 2 comments
The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the smallest states in the USA, ranked 35th in area, though when it comes to opportunities for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, it’s easily ranked #1.
Virginia’s unique shape makes it a ten hour drive from east to west along the southern border, giving you more for your money across a limited expanse.
From Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean waterfronts on the secluded beaches of the Delmarva peninsula, seaside locales like Virginia Beach and the affluent Northern Neck along the Tidewater’s coastal floodplains, the rolling hills of the Piedmont, caves of the Shenandoah Valley and the old, rounded mountains of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Plateau, Virginia is your dream destination.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 10:00 am in Blog, Family Travel, Road Trips | 0 comments
Road trips are an excellent way to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of a country. And they’re a great way for bonding with your family.
If you haven’t taken a multi-day road trip before though, these are a few basics that will help make your journey smoother.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 10:33 pm in Blog, Family Travel, United States | 2 comments
Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, exciting shows, and non-stop action, but it’s also a great destination for families with kids. From indoor attractions like the Las Vegas Ice Center to outdoor experiences like the Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground, there is something for everyone in this dynamic city.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at 10 fun and educational things to do in Las Vegas with kids. Whether you’re looking for hands-on learning experiences, outdoor adventures, or just a fun day out, this guide has you covered. So gather your kids and get ready to explore the best of Las Vegas!
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 9:56 am in Blog, United States | 0 comments
The United States of America has 50 different states to explore, and whether you’re a citizen of the US who wants to get to know your country, or an international traveler visiting for the first time, it can be tough to choose which places to travel to.
Popular spots like Yellowstone National Park, New York City, or the Grand Canyon might be at the top of most people’s lists, but this country is so big that there are tons of opportunities for exploration and discovery.
One state that may not get as much attention as others is Washington. The northernmost state on the West Coast, (not including Alaska of course), is a unique area with everything from sprawling cities to vast landscapes that capture the imagination.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 9:17 am in Accommodation, Blog, United States | 0 comments
When considering the best casino hotels in the US, those in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Reno inevitably come to mind. After all, these three cities are known for their great casinos and hotels.
Thankfully, finding the best hotels that have adjoining casinos doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to just these three cities. Just as there are plenty of fish in the sea, many spectacular casino hotels can be found elsewhere in the US. These are less commonly mentioned and are slightly off the beaten track.
If you’re looking for a relaxing and luxurious hotel stay with a chance to win away from the stereotypical locations, check out the fantastic casino hotels below.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 1:53 am in Adventure Travel, Blog | 0 comments
Raise your hand if you crave adventure! You won’t need to lug gear or cook your own food either – not on a cruise adventure.
That’s right. Cruises are offering ever more adventurous experiences, especially in destinations like Alaska. Add a zip line, bike, hike or fishing excursion to your activity list. At select ports, you can fish on a shore excursion and have your Princess Cruise’s chef serve your catch to your family at dinner. Exactly the way you like it.
There are more cabins for solo travelers too. That’s good news for gal getaways as well as for multigenerational groups with a grandparent in tow. My experience on ships is it’s easy to connect with other travelers. Whether I sit at the bar, request to have dinner at a larger table, or join active shore excursions, other passengers are welcoming.
Posted by Meg Jerrard on 10:25 pm in Blog, World | 0 comments
There’s something special about the Caribbean islands. They are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant cultures. From Jamaica to St. Lucia, each island has its own unique character that you won’t find anywhere else.
But why should you travel to the Caribbean islands? Here are our top 4 reasons why everyone should experience the beauty and culture of these islands at least once in their lives.