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Three Historical Detours to Take When Visiting New York City

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By Phin Upham The city of New York has been built over several times in its lifetime. Advances in architecture, industry and finance have shaped the growth of the city over the years. Especially with regards to architecture. New York famously hosted a race to see who could build the world’s tallest building, which inspired innovation and boosted employment all throughout the 1920s. If you happen to find yourself in the Big Apple, here are some detours you should consider taking. Take a Tour of Trade Routes During the early days of New York’s history, it was inhabited by Natives belonging to the Lenape tribe. There were several groups in the area, and this led to a thriving fur trade that ran up and down the various straits and rivers…
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See All That the Cayman Islands Have to Offer

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By Andy’s Rent-A-Car Before you plan your next vacation, think long and hard about what you want to do. What do you want this trip to entail? Instead of going with the same ol’, same ol’, how about trying out the legendary Cayman Islands? Would you like to get some sun? Would you like to enjoy fresh air? Do you enjoy fine dining and tropical drinks? Do you like getting out into the wilderness a bit? How about learning about history? If you answered in the affirmative for all of those, or even a few of them, you absolutely must check out the Cayman Islands. No place on the planet quite compares to this slice of heaven. There’s a reason so many people have referred to it as paradise on…
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Why Virginia Is Where You Should Live Next

Real Estate
By Virginia Homes A lot goes into picking the best possible location for your new residence. You obviously want to take as much time as humanly possible to make this decision as it will definitely affect you in a big way for the rest of your life. Sometimes, the more options you have, the harder it can be to find the right location that makes the most sense for you and your family. Fortunately, if you just start by checking out Virginia first, you most likely won’t be disappointed. For one thing, there is no lack of homes for sale in Virginia, so it’s not like you have to worry about ending up with just a few options. There are all kinds of houses here too, from those that are…
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How the Sons of Liberty Began

History
By Samuel Phineas Upham The Sons of Liberty was a group of American colonists who acted in secret to try and protect the rights of those living on American soil. Their best-known fight was to pick up the torch against taxation by the British, with many contemporary grade school students (and hopefully most adults) quite familiar with the line “no taxation without representation.” The origins of this secret society can be traced back to the French and Indian War, which was the North American front in the Seven Years War. It was fought primarily between the British and French, but both sides had allies in the Native American groups that were on the ground. Fighting was bloody, and costly, but the Brits had secured New York and had a solid…
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Making a Real Estate Investment in Grand Cayman

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Grand Cayman draws many foreign investors looking for property. Real estate has historically been one of the best potential holdings for retirement, and Grand Cayman real estate has proven to hold its value during the most recent recession. Renewed interest in the island is driving sales of existing homes, but residential real estate in Grand Cayman is not the only option for investment. Commercial Outlooks The Cayman Islands thrive when the international financial community is doing well. Now that the world is collectively looking at better financial prospects, greater numbers of buyers are seeking long-term holdings that they can add to their portfolios. Many of those buyers are driving up the cost of residential properties as their demand exceeds the available supply. That’s left considerable room for opportunity in Cayman…
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Best Things To Do in George Town, Grand Cayman Islands

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Written by Andys Rent-A-Car The kind of adventure and fun activities that one might indulge at the Grand Cayman Island are truly unforgettable, especially if you happen to anchor at a popular port of call - George Town. A little town of a population of just under 30,000 and with a climate that would beckon any travel junkie, there are plenty of fun activities that you could indulge in once you reach the small albeit, pleasant town, but here are some of the best. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park If you love nature and have a special place in your heart for botany, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is the place for you. Come here in a grand cayman car hire spend as much time as you like. This park,…
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Why You Should Definitely Consider Richmond Virginia

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Written by relocate to Richmond When considering a move to a new town or city, the primary considerations are the standards of living and education for your children. All those being equal the next criteria would be everything from activities, entertainment, nightlife and nature. Richmond is a town that can cater to your interests, regardless of how varied they are. If I could give you just three reasons to move to Richmond, Virginia, it would be these. The rich history and culture the city has to offer, the plentiful variety of quality entertainment and activities, and not to mention the fact that you’re never too far from some of the most beautiful rivers and forests around. Regardless where you live, houses Richmond va are never far away from some form of…
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The Legacy of Henry Hudson

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By Phin Upham Henry Hudson was an epic explorer, if ever such a term could be crowned, who braved the Arctic region around Canada and the North Western United States searching for the fabled Northwest Passage. During that time, he made several important discoveries that he profited greatly from. One of the most significant discoveries was the Hudson Bay area, which was twice the size of the Baltic Sea. This important passage gave the Hudson Bay Company access to every ship passing through the Atlantic looking for the Northwest Passage, and trade in the area prospered. This discovery can be felt in modern day, as the shape of commerce was directly impacted by the discovery of Henry Hudson. That discovery shaped the Western North American boundaries into the present day.…
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Cheaper way to fly international this summer

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Budget airlines are getting into international travel challenging established airline industry that charges hefty ticket prices. Some of these airlines don’t even have flights covering many cities in the United States. Case in point; Southwest Airline is introducing flights to several cities in Mexico and Condor Airline that don’t fly west of Mississippi domestically introducing wide-body Boeing 767 service to Frankfurt twice a week. Nonstop service from Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Oakland, California; and several other US cities to Europe are cropping up all over the country helping with budget conscious travelers. Economy Class (coach) ticket prices on these airlines are half what international carriers charge. Lufthansa typically charge $ I, 743 from Boston to Frankfurt and Condor’s price for flying from Providence to Frankfurt only $700. It doesn’t stop…
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Why Cayman Island Homes are the Best Vacation Homes in the Caribbean

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Written by: REMAX.ky 2014 saw an explosion in condo sales as investors from overseas flocked to the Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman also saw a surge of new developments along Seven Mile Beach, making an already vibrant area even livelier. The Islands are experiencing record growth in more ways than one, and there are still opportunities to gain value from Cayman luxury property. Costs Because of the demand, the value of condos has soared while the size of condos has stayed within the same basic constraints. New construction of single family homes has resulted in new and attractive models at the $3-5 million price range, making home ownership a lot more attractive to a wider range of people at different income levels. Efficient New Homes Unlike condos in Cayman Islands, homes…
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