The best spots for live music on San Juan Island

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San Juan Island might be famous for its wildlife and nature views, but what you might not know is that it has a prominent, dedicated arts and music scene. San Juan Island’s Friday Harbor was once voted one of the top 10 American art towns by America the Beautiful, and the amount of talented local writers, visual artists, and musicians attests to this. If you’re a music lover, there are a myriad of spots for good live music you can check out while you’re in the area. Here are a few of the popular ones: San Juan Historical Museum Lawn During Wednesday nights in the summertime, San Juan Museum’s lawn becomes the site of “Music on the Lawn,” a free, family-friendly summer concert series where you can also grab a…
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What Is The Process For Using A Rent A Car

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Renting a car in another country can seem daunting, but nowadays it is actually a simple process. The first step is to look at the country you are going to – let’s say Jordan for example – and then find a rent a car agency that works there. Monte Carlo Rent A Car is a good one for that area, and you can then see what their prices are and pick out which vehicle you want to reserve. Most car rentals charge by either a daily or weekly rate and you enter in how long you will need the car for. Once you have done that you can also pick out any extras that you might want, whether it is a GPS system, a booster or a baby seat, or…
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How to Budget Accordingly for an International Rental Car

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Summary: Renting a car internationally requires an immense amount of planning and a reserve of cash to fall back on. There’s nothing like taking off to a new country in search of adventure. The independence that surrounds it forges new memories, friends, and eye-opening experiences. Having your own rental car to explore certainly beats the confines of the public transportation system or the rigors of walking from one destination to the next. Unfortunately, car rentals in Jordan or any other international country isn’t as easy as it often entails. Here are some tips to help you get started. Always Book in Advance The first, and most important, step is booking well before the start of your trip – at the minimum, try and book 2 weeks prior to your travel…
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Fruity Treats at the Angelina Tearoom

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Anyone visiting Paris should visit the Angelina Tearoom at least once. If you're among those that prefer fruits in their desserts, you may have already been put off by the fact that Angelina's most popular fares are their African hot chocolate and their chestnut-cream Mont-Blanc. But don't be discouraged by that. Angelina has much to offer people like you who love fruits and tarts. Tea is a must at the tearoom and, for the dessert fare you're having, your best choice would be the Thé Mélange Angelina. This Chinese Oolong is accompanied by the exotic fruit flavors of apricot, mango, sweet orange, and pineapple and scented by petals of marigold and safflower. For your pastry, you'll likely enjoy the Tarte Citron. This sweet pastry is made of cream that's smooth…
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Five Must-See Historic Sites In Jordan

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Summary: With a wealth of wonders to visit in Jordan, there are a handful of ancient sites that cannot be missed. As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Jordan is home to ancient cultures, architectures, and art that have stood the test of time. It could take months to explore eveary nook and cranny of this grand country, but for those with limited time and budget there are five major spots to visit on your trip to Jordan. Petra The most famous site in Jordan, this historic city hosts rock-cut temples, citadels, and treasuries. Here you’ll discover the Arabian Nabataean civilization as well as visit highlights of Hollywood blockbusters like Indian Jones. Wadi Rum From Petra you can easily travel onward to Wadi Rum, a limestone rich desert…
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Why “Giving Tree” Has Impacted My Life

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Article submitted by David Guillod. There are a number of books that can change the way we think and perceive the world. When you come across some of these novels, your views and perspectives tend to change. There are plenty of books that have accomplished this, but one, in particular, has impacted me in such a direct way. Shel Silverstein’s, “Giving Tree” is one of these once-in-a-generation books that have truly changed my perception on numerous facets of life. This novel has widely been considered as one of Silverstein’s best works, and for good reason too – albeit there has been some debate on whether the message portrayed is negative or positive. However, from my point of view, this book is the epitome of true selflessness. Throughout the book, the…
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How to Travel with Your Tech with Ease

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Summary: If you have a lot of tech items with you there are some strategies you can follow to make the process smoother. From having to get from your house to the airport, checking your suitcase in, getting to the plane, and then eventually going to your hotel, it is easy to see how much time it can take to get to your destination. Traveling with all of your belongings can undoubtedly get hectic. If you are traveling soon you might feel stressed trying to figure out how you will bring everything with you. There are some small decisions you can make, with regards to your tech belongings, that will ultimately make a big difference. Chargers One of the worst feelings is running out of battery when you need it…
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Things to Do with Your Family in the San Juan Islands

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Getting away from everyday chaotic, busy lifestyle can be quite a retreat to many. Whether you choose yoga classes over a simple walk in the park, sometimes you need more. If you are the ‘get out of town’ type, then the San Juan Islands is the perfect destination for your family. Packed with beautiful scenery and activities that will leave you begging for more. Draft a to-do list, pack a few things and then catch a ferry to the San Juan Islands. Here are a few exciting things you can do according to San Juan PM: The Whale Museum - Located in the beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington is the museum on the island. Opened in 1979, it holds a Research Centre and a fully equipped listening station devoted for conservation…
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The advantages of renting a property for your holiday

The advantages of renting a property for your holiday

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Summary: Renting a property for your next holiday holds several advantages over using a hotel. You get more space, a better view, and have the kind of privacy we all crave during a holiday. The most common habit when we travel is to book a hotel, and then start looking around for things to do. It is easy, hassle-free, but comes with several drawbacks. However, there is an alternative: booking a rental. Here are some of the advantages when you book your own place: Privacy You will get your own very own place, often with a private beach and driveway. Unlike a hotel, you don’t need to deal with long lines at the buffer, or crowded beaches and pools. The entire property is only for you and your family. You…
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Top Hotel Amenities to Look For While Traveling

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Summary: If you are traveling and looking for a hotel to stay at, continue reading for some advice on which amenities to keep an eye out for.   Gone are the days when booking a hotel consisted of simply finding a place to sleep while out of the house. Today, hotels offer much more than just a bed. Buffets, free parking, swimming pools, and other amenities have made staying at hotels much more luxurious and inviting. Regardless of your reasons for traveling, whether they be for business or for a family vacation, there is a good chance you want to be certain you can still do most of what you would do if you were back at home. Below are some of the top amenities you should look for when…
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