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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Traveling With Your Pet is Easy With This Checklist

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Everyone loves vacation, and sometimes you might want to take your pet with you. If you’re planning to there are a few things you're going to need to take into account. These are some of the things you’ll need to know if you want to travel with your pet. Pet Insurance Often when you travel abroad, you will make sure you get travel insurance. At least if you’re sensible, you will. And, on a similar note, if you’re taking your animal away with you then you should make sure you get pet insurance . This will help you to cover any emergencies that may occur. And you’ll be able to look after your pet in the best possible way. Insurance is always a sensible and logical step to take when traveling. Check Airline Policy One of the first things you need to do is to check the airline policy for pets . A lot of airlines will not allow you to fly with an animal. So you have to make sure that you choose one that will allow it. Make a shortlist of the airlines you might l

Canoeing through pristine landscape: planning your family adventure trip to Canada

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A family adventure trip can be the vacation of a lifetime, and if you want unspoiled wilderness and beautiful landscapes, then a canoeing trip to Canada is an ideal choice. If you are introducing your children to nature or helping them to appreciate it better, a canoeing holiday is great for doing so. Canoeing makes for a relaxed, leisurely experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family, taking in all that the great Canadian outdoors has to offer. Traveling by canoe is a great way to see the landscape at a slow and serene pace. Out on the water, you begin to feel immersed in your surroundings, almost like you have become part of the landscape. A canoeing vacation brings you back in time as you share in an activity that was begun by native tribes hundreds of years ago. Canada offers so many great destinations for a canoeing vacation with the family. Three of the best locations are: Muskoka, Ontario: Muskoka is a region with more than 1,600 freshwater lakes to

3 Great Escapes for the Adventurous Family

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The time has swung around once again. The family holiday. Instead of packing the kids into the back of the car, plying them with electronic games and portable DVD players, avoiding their pleas of stopping here and pausing there (or fielding petulant requests to just take them home already), discard your plans for another cross country/state/town trip and inject a little excitement into their lives. Once we reach a certain age, we stop being adventurous, favouring caution instead, but what if I told you that adventure will bring everybody closer together? No more forced bonding moments or tense discussion about stuff or school or friends you don’t like, actual mutual discovery and affirming moments. Sound fun? Great, keep reading. image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid - FreeDigitalPhotos.Net The Great Barrier Reef, Australia Take a dive Down Under and revel in the beauty of an underwater wonderland, bustling with life and colourful corals. The kids won’t have time to get bored,

The Best of Florida Family Holidays

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Florida always makes the top 10 lists of most desired family holiday destinations thanks to those powder-white beaches, year-round sunshine and expansive theme parks. Florida is the fourth largest US state and there is no shortage of other activities to keep you busy. Here are some tips on where to base yourself to get the most out of your Florida family holidays… Accommodation in Florida Cheap holidays to Florida 2013 aren’t hard to find and one of the reasons is the diversity and wealth of accommodation on offer. Florida is geared towards family holidays and this is reflected in the low accommodation prices. Family rooms in hotels such as those found on Orlando International drive and the always-popular city of Kissimmee provide exceptional value for money. All-inclusive family holidays to Florida will be the best money saving option and remember to ask about free child places for additional savings. The Theme Park Capital Florida is much more than just th

Holiday in Hawaii the family-friendly way

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The prospect of a family holiday in Hawaii may seem like a tricky affair; how could you possibly get to see all the islands with kids in tow? However, there is a family-friendly way to make the most of Hawaii – by cruise ship. The beauty of Hawaii cruises is that your accommodation travels with you,which means you avoid packing up every time you move resort. Let’s take a look at some of the other advantages of  cruising in the Hawaiian archipelago … Sail between the islands There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island. A cruise holiday can take you to all six islands in the archipelago, and you can hop off at every one and get a real sense of the diversity here. 

Three autumn getaways with a difference

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Summer is coming to an end and autumn will be upon us soon enough – and this is a time of the year when some people will be looking to squeeze in another holiday before the year finishes.  Traditional beach breaks, though, may not appeal, so here www.cumbrian-cottages.co.uk has compiled a list of three autumn getaways with a difference.  The Lake District (England) image from cumbrian-cottages.co.uk Fans of outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice if they decamp in the Lake District for a few days or longer. Here you can walk, hike, climb, swim, abseil, row, bike and pretty much do anything else you can imagine in the great outdoors. And all against the backdrop of some the most breath-taking scenery in the whole of Europe. When it comes to finding accommodation Windermere and the surrounding towns and villages have plenty to offer. 

African Vet Safaris

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African Vet Safaris offer people the chance to get involved in conservation efforts and go on a life altering experience that wouldn’t usually be available on the commercial market. With elements engaging to both the general public and to those already involved in the veterinary practice your safari can be tailor-made to suit your needs. These safaris come in several different types and provide the irresistible opportunity to gain hands on experience and up close and personal encounters with some of the planet’s most famous and ferocious wildlife.  

Exploring the Greek Heritage – The family’s next getaway

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image courtesy of my friend Melanie It has been years since the family went out of the country for a holiday. My husband and I are planning and talking about on a wonderful trip that would be truly enjoyable for the whole family.  Greece is the family’s choice for vacation. As we are a family of four, we need to tighten up our belt to save enough money for us to make the most of our time abroad. While I was searching for websites on online bookings, I found a fantastic all inclusive holidays to Greece which I think is cheaper and practical to purchase. Getting more for less is a great deal to save time and price easy on the pocket. The excellent all inclusive holiday will render a stress-free holiday for we won’t be worrying for budget shortage so we can relax knowing that everything is already taken cared of in advance of our departure.

Your Carribean Vacation: Selecting the Best Islands for You

The Caribbean, as you may already know, is much more than just miles and miles of snow white sand beaches (although it certainly is that as well). Unless you’ve got a sizeable bank account and a good amount of time on your hands, however, it can be difficult to visit more than a handful of islands during one vacation. We’ve put together guide so you can better decide which of the many Caribbean islands can help you achieve your vacation goals (or lack thereof). Relaxation So you want to put your sunglasses on, put your feet up and place a fruity drink in your hand. You’ve certainly selected the right region for your travel. Here are some islands that might meet your need for sun and cat naps: Aruba : If you’ve got a bit of cash stashed away and are looking for a place that understands luxury, Aruba could be a great bet for you. The island has gorgeous beaches and a bounty of package tour options. Antigua : Looking to hit the resort and not think about the