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The city of Calgary in Alberta is booming and there is rapid growth. People are coming to Calgary, attracted by the employment opportunities and the high personal income, benefits of the economic diversification  which stemmed from its petroleum and gas industries.  Hence, Calgary apartments are in high demand.

The increased demand in real estate has caused the prices of houses to increase as well, and makes renting an apartment the better option.  But looking for an affordable apartment in Calgary can be quite a daunting task.  There are hundreds of property listings and you cannot simply go over and check out each one.  Narrow down the choices to make apartment-hunting easier.   Decide on the size of the apartment, like how big a space is needed and the number of bedrooms.  The area of Calgary you want to live is also an important consideration, as well as the facilities within that community.  Families with children would surely prefer to live closer to a school or day-care center. Some may want to live nearer the workplace to save on travel time between work and home.

PostHeaderIcon Visiting Bangor, County Down, Ireland



In County Down you will find the North Ireland town of Bangor. It is the most populated of the North Ireland towns. Known as a seaside resort that is visited by many people each year. Also on the south part of Belfast Lough.

Bangor marina is also the largest that you will find in Ireland. Voted the most desirable location to live by those people who viewed Ulster TV in 2007 and 2008. Only a bit over 13 miles from Belfast and around thirty minutes from the Airport.

Hosting two of the more popular yacht clubs also, known as the Royal Ulster and Ballyholme. Check out not only the marina while visiting the wonderful larger town, but also Bangor Abbey. Dating all the way back to 555, and a very old archaeological building.

Based on the cotton industry the town saw that industry suffer during the 19th century. The railway opened up the area to those tourists who wanted to enjoy the lovely landscape. That came about around 1865.

Other places that you need to see while on vacation in this area include the Clandeboye Estate, Ward Park, and Castle Park, Clandeboye Park, and Somme Heritage center. That’s only a few of the wonderful places that you can find in Bangor though.

PostHeaderIcon Travel Tips For Domestic Travelers



If anyone plans for domestic traveling, then you will follow these ten domestic travel tips useful.

” Shop around. Do not give more than you have to for domestic travel.

” Check your flight in advance to verify the timing of departure as well as for Arrival. If you do not know the timing and your flight is delayed, you might be end up sitting in the airport for hours.

” Research travel insurance company is a choice for domestic travelers to find out whether your insurance plan covers you outside of your state.

” If you are planning for a domestic travel trip with a Family and Relatives, call the airline in advance to see if you can choose your seats. Otherwise, you may have to sit separately from your Family members in a flight.

” The weather conditions may be quite different at your destination compared to the climate at your home place. USA such a big country that domestic travel could get you to an entire new side of USA you have never seen before. For example, if you take a domestic flight from Los Angeles, CA, USA to Miami, FL. The conditions will be somewhat different and you will need to pack accordingly.

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Fabulous Vegas Freebies

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of freebies and living frugally. What self respecting Vegas visitor would ever pay full price if they didn’t have to or leave this great city of chance without getting something for nothing. One of the best services I can provide my fellow man is the ability to share these fabulous free finds with anyone that is interested in what I have to offer.

This is better than a ‘tell all’ book on who did it and why isn’t it? The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers a delight to the eyes of the beholder. It is a true delight to all the senses to see the sights and inhale the fragrance of these gardens that display seasonal highlights in plants, flowers, and produce. Each season offers new delights to the senses and there is no admission fee to view these beautiful floral arrangements. This is a great place for a photo op to help you remember your time in Las Vegas.

PostHeaderIcon Vacation Travel Tips – Underrated and Overrated Travel Destinations



Looking for a new vacation travel destination? Wondering which holiday spots don’t get the credit they deserve, and which ones receive too much? Here are some tips on a few of the most over- and underrated places.

Underrated:

South Dakota/Black Hills. Beautiful oasis of pine and mountains, and plenty to do with Mount Rushmore, Native American sights, Hiking, scenic drives, waterfalls, tons of wildlife to view, national parks,camping, fishing, and even wild horses and bison roaming free.

Idaho

Upstate New York

Tennessee

National parks in Southern Utah.

South Carolina

Gulf Coast of Florida

Washington DC. A wonderful city with lots of places to explore.

Northern Wisconsin

The city of Athens

Oslo, Norway

Louisville, Kentucky. Not just for horse racing, this city has lots of small-town charm, a diverse art scene, a theme park for coaster lovers, lots of great restaurants, and much more.

Portland, Oregon.

Overrated:

Miami/South Florida. Hot, humid, crowded. Good shopping though for sure. The beach is fun but there are much better beaches in Florida.

Los Angeles. Too crowded on the highways, terrible smog, obstructed views of the surrounding scenery, unimpressive downtown surrounded by graffiti-covered neighborhoods.

PostHeaderIcon Bar Harbor Maine Bed and Breakfasts



Snuggled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and encircled by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor promises romance and adventure. Bar Harbor, fêted the world over as a quiet, beautiful resort village away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, New York and Boston still draws thousands of visitors every year.

Bar Harbor offers a wide range of activities from the relaxed to the rigorous. Bar Harbor is a short distance away from other popular attractions such as the Schoodic Peninsula, Franklin Roosevelt’s summer home, Campobello Island, Acadia National Park, numerous other islands and nature based attractions. Bar Harbor is an all-season destination and draws visitors equally for its bright fall foliage, summertime fun, springtime or the wonderful winter surprises.

Bar Harbor has a diverse range of accommodation options in all price ranges and locations to suit every budget and taste: from rustic campsites to lavish ocean-view suites and just about everything imaginable. There are so many choices that it actually becomes difficult to find the perfect place.

Bed and Breakfasts are generally summer cottages or private homes with several bed rooms and common sitting and dining areas. Breakfast is included in the price of the lodging and can vary from continental, country-style or a full gourmet fare. B&Bs are very popular with the tourists as the ambience is homely.

PostHeaderIcon Travel Adventure In Peru – Mission Trip To Pausa



On September 1st, the team from Westside Baptist Church in Florida arrived in Arequipa and Lucho and I met them at the airport. They spent the night in Arequipa and in the morning we started on the two-day trip to Pausa. We spent the first night in Caraveli, and in the morning continued on to Cahuacho. The team wanted to have a Bible study with the mayor, whom they had met previously, but he was busy so they scheduled it for the return trip. We used to take a shortcut to Pausa that goes through Casiri, but that road had been impassable due to landslides for about two years.

We asked the mayor and he said it was now open, and we could get through without any problem. We had heard conflicting reports so we asked if he was sure and he said yes, and it would only take us two hours instead of four on the other road. He said they were working on the sewer system just on the edge of the village, but we could pass by that, and from there we would be fine. Well we skirted the ditch for awhile and then we reached a four-foot diameter hole in the road with a ditch leading up to that and no way to get by. It would have also been very difficult to back up the way we came so, we pleaded with the workers to fill in the ditch a bit so we could pass. We told them the mayor had assured us that we could pass and they finally agreed. We had to swerve around between the hole and the ditch with one front tire hanging over the ditch and the other back tire hanging over the hole! It was tight but we finally made it.

PostHeaderIcon Maine Vacation Rentals



Maine is a land with a beautiful coastline, lakes, rivers, streams, and highlands. A wide range of lodging facilities and food with special recipes of Maine lobster and salmon offer a new experience. Maine vacation rentals are available in all tourist spots around Maine. Tourists have the option to select Maine vacation rentals from homes, villas, cabins, cottages or condos.

Maine vacation rentals are located near tourist sites and provide all amenities for a variety of vacation activities. Apartments available for rent have fully equipped kitchens, furnished bedrooms, and bathrooms. Linen and towels are provided for the convenience of tourists. Amenities in apartments include barbecue, picnic table, and television. Maine vacation rental rates for apartments range from $350 to $450 per week. The rates may change according to the season and tourists’ preference for that place.

Cottages and houses also are available as Maine vacation rentals. They provide all facilities such as kitchen with all utensils and appliances, bedrooms, dining room, and a living room. Private deck, outdoor furniture, fireplace and blankets in these holiday homes enhance the enjoyment of Maine evenings. Cottages are charged about $550 to $1900 for a week depending on the season.

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The Vegas Experience

Vegas stands out like a jewel across the desert. The bright lights can be seen from great distances and act as a beacon bringing in droves of visitors in search of riches, romance, and a myriad of other goals year after year. If the lights weren’t enough from a distance, once you’ve entered Vegas you will discover that the lights and sounds are even more pronounced up close and personal. Vegas is probably the ultimate experience in sound and light. If you’re not hearing the chinking of slots or music from the Elvis impersonators you are hearing chapel bells from someone getting married along the strip.

Whether you are coming to Vegas for the casinos and hopes of finding fame and fortune, the fabulous shows and big name headliners, the wonderful food that is one of the biggest sins to be found in this city, golf, marriage and happily ever after, or the nightlife that has earned Vegas the title of ‘Sin City’. You are well on your way to an experience you are unlikely to forget.

PostHeaderIcon 10 Things to Know About Ireland



Ireland has long been an island divided, but is starting to make a serious comeback. Here are 10 things to know about the Emerald Isle.

An island located close to Britain, Ireland has been in nearly constant conflict with its neighbor. Alas, things have changed dramatically in the last ten years as have Ireland’s fortunes. Religious violence seems to have tapered off and economic growth is some of the strongest in Europe.

Here are ten things to know about the amazing country of Ireland.

1. The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

2. Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain.

3. In 1921, 26 counties in the south were given independence and became the Republic of Ireland.

4. Northern Ireland is approximately 55 percent Protestant and 44 percent Catholic. This division has led to decades of strife in all aspects of life.

5. Ireland has remained neutral during the two World Wars despite the fact Great Britain played a key role in each.

6. In 1990, Mary Robinson was elected the first female President of the Republic of Ireland.

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