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Reasons to Rent: Why You Should Never Rush a Condo Buy

A condo is a very large investment. For one, it costs a heck of a lot of money – and in many cases, your purchase will be costing you more in the first few months as you pay off loans and fix the place up. However, as property investments go, owning a condominium is a good way to increase the value of some of your equity, and if the condominium’s board of owners allows it, you could be putting some of that money to work by renting your condo out. Like any big purchase, however, it’s important to be extremely mindful of the cons before you jump on the pros of a purchase as a reason to buy anything in the condominium market. If you feel like you’re ready to make a big property decision in your life, it’s important to know whether or not getting a condominium is really what you want – not just now, but three, five, ten years from now as well. So let’s go over six very simple reasons why rushing to buy a condo is never a wise move, even at the sight of what seems like a great deal: A Condo Is A Long-term Investment Don’t go into a condo buy thinking that the price tag you see is about as much as you’ll have to afford. Condo owners, regardless of whether they’re paying mortgage or not, still have to pay monthly maintenance fees and premiums for fire insurance, etc. It will most certainly take a little while before your big condominium purchase will make you money. The factors that you’ll be depending on include the strength of the housing market in the near and far future, and the interest for condominiums in your area. If you’re buying a condo in order to watch its value rise for a resale later on, or to rent it out to couples and families in the area, then you’ll do best to speak with a professional investment advisor about what options are safest for you and your money. Otherwise, buy a condo to live in it. And if it’ll make you some money in the future, great. In fact, you...

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Oct 30, 2015

National parks are protected areas of stunning countryside that house a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Canada currently has 37 national parks spread out over its 13 provinces with plans to add many more over the coming years. National parks are ideal places to take children whether for camping holidays or a short visit, and many parks offer games and activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Parks Canada has introduced a number of programs designed to get children interested in nature and encourage them to spend time in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places the world has to offer. Learn to Camp Camping vacations are ideal ways to experience the great outdoors and teach children valuable skills that will last a lifetime. For families that have yet to experience the fun of a camping trip, Parks Canada offers camping lessons to help prepare children for their first outdoor adventures. Experienced guides are on hand to teach children how to put up a tent, how to cook outdoors and what equipment is necessary for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Camping is only allowed in designated areas of national parks, and it is advisable to check with Parks Canada to see which parks offer camping amenities. My Parks Pass The My Parks Pass is a fantastic scheme that gives children currently in Grade 8 free entry to all national parks for a year whether they visit with their family or as part of a school trip. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area for their entire class. Parents of grade 8 pupils can order a My Parks Pass online from the main website. Off-roading is one of the best ways to explore everything that Canada’s national parks have to offer, and a Atlantic Dodge dealer can offer some excellent deals on four-wheel drive vehicles. Heritage Chocolate What better way to get kids interested in the outdoors than by offering them chocolate? Heritage chocolate events are held at various historic sites and are designed to teach children about the role chocolate production has played in Canada’s...

Backpacking Across Gozo And Malta

Backpacking Across Gozo And Malta

May 23, 2015

I have gravely misjudged Malta. My picture of Malta has dependably been that of a bundle occasion end. An island packed with visitors searching for the heavenly trinity of sun, shabby lager and a sandy shoreline.Till this late spring, I had never felt that you could truly pander to free explorer voyagers. Other biased confusions? Being settled amidst the Mediterranean , I additionally had this thought of you being lavish and hard to reach.(Image by egonwegh) I am happy to report that this all so distant from reality. Malta is exceptionally available, plan neighborly and cooks well to both free explorers and also the individuals who still incline toward their occasions to be complete. This is a smaller than normal aide stuffed with fundamental tips of how you can knapsack in style crosswise over Malta and Gozo. When Is It Best To Visit Gozo And Malta? It is best to visit Malta and Gozo in April/May or September/October. Notwithstanding, as I blog about this, even in late November, temperatures are 22c which is very nearly spring like temperatures . So my individual proposal is to visit all the more in the off season when the island is less gathered in addition to you are prone to show signs of improvement arrangement on flights and inns. Step By Step Instructions To Get There Flying from London you can jump on Thomson Airways, Ryanair or easyjet to Malta. To provide for you a thought of specimen admissions in the off season, you can fly out from London Luton to Malta for £60 return, going out on the fifth December and returning on the ninth December, 2015.. This is without considering extra gear charges in addition to flying from Luton. In any case, regardless it stays extremely plan inviting. Where To Stay I adore inns and lodgings yet progressively I am discovering explorers turning towards Airbnb for a more credible yet plan agreeable experience. On my first outing to Malta, I stayed in Valletta and it stays a standout amongst the most beautiful capital urban areas I have ever gone by. Pastizzi under control, I adored strolling the hypnotizing framework of noteworthy roads of this city lined...

8 Places To Do While In South Korea

8 Places To Do While In South Korea

May 17, 2015

I love South Korea. There is something magnificent about the culture and the country. And oh, definitely the food! I’ll be sharing some of the info on how you can travel to South Korea and enjoy to 8 places to visit. Bukchon Hanok Village Sandwiched in the middle of Changdeok and Gyeongbok palaces sits this little bit of Korean history. Hanoks are old Korean style homes with a yard in the center and a few rooms encompassing it. Think wooden cross section and sliding paper entryways. It’s a pleasant spot in the midst of an overall solid city. A large portion of the structures work as shops or guesthouses now, so you can really get a look of the way individuals used to live.(Image by Kwong) Gyeongbok Palace Gyeongbokgung was initially manufactured path in 1395 as the principle royal residence for the King’s of the Joseon Dynasty. In the event that you need a genuine research Korea’s history, Gyeongbok Palace is the ideal spot to begin. There are guided visits in Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English at distinctive interims for the duration of the day where you can look into not just the King’s that called this spot home, yet around a ton of Korea’s history amid this time period. Jongmyo Shrine Korean individuals once accepted that the spot of entombment was the place an individual’s body stayed after death, however their soul went’s to its altar. Jongmyo Shrine is home to the soul of each King of the Joseon Dynasty period. Passage is accessible just through guided visits (with the exception of on Saturdays), leaving the recreation center totally tranquil for each one visit. It’s still an exceptionally otherworldly place and meandering the stone ways. Bukaksan Fortress Wall Simply north of the Blue House sits Bukak Mountain and Seoul’s stronghold divider. When it was manufactured back in the fourteenth century it joined the four noteworthy crests adound the city: Bukaksan, Naksan, Inwangsan and Namsan. Bring your travel permit and your strolling shoes. Cheonggyecheon Stream Bring a stroll down any of the steps that line this 5.8km stream and you’ll abruptly end up in a desert garden; a mystery little hideaway from a generally...

Exciting Gulet Cruises For Vacationers

Exciting Gulet Cruises For Vacationers

May 14, 2015

Gulets were originally used in the Southwestern coast of turkey. Gulets are traditional sailing vessels that were made from wood. The vessels are small in size and have today become popular with tourists who love cruising to their various destinations and attractions. . Currently, there are many places around the globe where you can enjoy Gulet cruise holidays as you visit your favorite places. These vessels have been modernized to include amenities and facilities that are essential for the perfect cruise. They have also been modernized to include essential navigational tools and engines to provide power and speed conveniently, just as the bigger cruise ships. Compared to cruise ships, the gullets are smaller and come with several other benefits. Most Gulet charters around the world have introduced experienced sailors in addition to the highly qualified crew aboard the Gulets. The boats are checked thoroughly to ensure that they are safe for cruises. They undergo regular maintenance check up. These Gulets vessels are available in different sizes so as to suit the different numbers of holidaying groups. You will find the right size of Gulet suitable for family cruise or even honeymoon cruises.(Image by pbrenko) Benefits of Gulets One of the main advantages of taking Gulet tours instead of cruise liners is that they offer exceptional privacy. The vessels are small hence when on your Gulets holiday; expect to find few people on board. Cruise ships can take thousands of holidaymakers and privacy will not be to its best on them. You will enjoy your privacy when there are less people on board these small vessels which can only take a few people. There are some Gulets which you can take all by yourself or with your friends or family. The Gulet cruises also have a complete crew that includes captains and cooks as well as other members who assist you in various areas as you cruise, such as cleaners. The accommodation in most Gulets is en-suite and many also features open seating dining areas besides other facilities such as cuisines, restaurants and bars. There are also a number of onboard activities that you can never afford to miss while you are on board these...

Traveling Around London with a Young Family

Traveling Around London with a Young Family

May 12, 2015

We all know how difficult it can be traveling around a major city with a young family especially if you’ve never been to that city before. And there aren’t many cities in the world that are as daunting as London. During the summer months of July-September, the city welcomed a record breaking 4.9 million visitors to the city in 2014 according to the Standard. So, it’s imperative that you research thoroughly all the different transport options that are available to navigate the city efficiently. With that in mind, here is some vital information for newbie travelers of the city. London buses For the experience factor alone, the iconic London buses are an experience that you cannot miss out on. They are also relatively cheap and will afford you the option of seeing major landmarks en route to your destination. Day tickets can be purchased which you will also be able to use on the underground. For the more adventurous there is a myriad of different London bus tours available to people visiting the city as well, that are ideal for families. The London Underground Probably the easiest way to navigate London, the underground is extremely efficient when you are traveling during off-peak hours. However, this transport option should be avoided when traveling with a young family during rush hour purely due to sheer number of people trying to get to and from work during this period. To avoid rush hour or any other issues when using the underground, London Pass made this interesting list of things to consider. Hire Cars You can pick up hire cars up from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. And it has proven to be a popular form of transportation for many new families visiting London and other parts of England. The best thing about this form of travel is that you can then return the vehicle back to the airport before your departing flight. Parking4less states that when you return your hire car at the end of your trip, “you simply park at the reception check-in and hop on a shuttle bus which will take you to your respective terminal.” This is an extremely efficient service that means you...