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Halloween In The US: Cities That Do It Best

When it comes to fall road trips, you need to take Halloween into consideration. There are a number of cities across the US that really do Halloween right, and these would be the perfect addition to any road trip. When you jump into your RV rental and hit the road in October, scheduling in a nice Halloween stay in one of these Halloween-ready cities will put you in the tradition of thousands of road trippers before you who enjoy the crisp air and the festivities of Halloween. No matter where you may be traveling, there is sure to be a city or town near you who that really gets festive on Halloween.

 San Francisco

Speaking of parades, the Halloween parade in San Francisco is the west coast equivalent of the NYC parade, featuring a massive amount of floats and thousands of reveling spectators. This is an all-night celebration, so make sure to strap in for the long run when you hit the San Francisco parade. All of the bars and restaurants along the route will be filled with people in costumes having a great time, and you can join them if you hit this parade this Halloween.

Just like in NYC, the party goes well beyond the parade in San Francisco. Each year there are dozens of Halloween-themed nightlife events going on all over the city, not to mention themed nights in bars, event spaces, and private parties. Make sure to do your research and pick out the spots you want to hit beforehand, because there is so much going on here it can definitely be overwhelming.

New Orleans

Although the Crescent City is mostly known for Mardi Gras when it comes to parties, New Orleans doesn’t skimp on Halloween either. In a city that always seems like a costume party and that features many colorful residents, you can imagine that Halloween would be an interesting time in this city. There are dozens of parties that happen each year, and lots of people simply take to the streets and enjoy the crisp southern air and a nice drink. There are a good number of haunted houses on offer, plus cemetery tours and other local sights that just seem made for Halloween. If you are anywhere in the South for your Fall RV rental trip you should definitely time it so that you hit New Orleans on Halloween.

 New York City

When it comes to Halloween, NYC certainly does it best. You just haven’t seen a Halloween parade until you’ve experienced the annual parade in the West Village. This massive and diverse parade is recommended as much for its audience as for the parade itself. Each year thousands of revelers crowd the streets in costume, ducking into bars and making their way along the route. This is definitely a decadent scene, not to mention a tradition that has been going on for decades. If you’ve never experienced it, then you should definitely put NYC on your list of places to hit …

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Top 5 Places To Visit In The UK


The thing you’ll fall in with love the most about the UK is how compact it is. You can be in the countryside one moment and on the beach the next, half way up a mountain in the morning and enjoying cocktails in the city by sundown. Unlike countries like Russia, China or the USA, you don’t have to drive for hours for a change of scenery, or even a change of accent. Listen carefully and you’ll hear just how many regional accents there are in the towns and cities throughout the UK. It’s a magical place, but it’s all too often that people from across the world only scratch the surface when they stay in London for a week and then jet off. The UK has so much more to offer than its capital so find out 5 places you need to visit here:

Padstow

If you like sun, sea, sand and surfing, you can’t go wrong with a long weekend in Padstow. It’s become a bit of a playground of the rich and famous, but that shouldn’t put you off. This Cornish town is known for its stunning scenery, amazing food and friendly locals. It’s a must for anyone hoping to get out of the city and get some fresh air.

Edinburgh

During the Edinburgh festival, the city comes to life and it can almost be overwhelming. The rest of the year, you’ll still be spoilt for choice culturally. It’s just like London, but more compact and there’s a castle to explore. You can also dust off your walking boots and take a stroll up Arthur’s Seat, one of the least challenging hills you will ever scale, but fun nonetheless.

Liverpool

Forget everything you thought you knew about Liverpool. It has so much more to offer than cheesy Beatles cover bands. Far from being a city clinging onto the past, the areas has seen something of a cultural revival in recent years as young artists and musicians have claimed parts of the city as their own. Head to the Baltic Triangle to see what the kids are up to these days.

Cambridge

There’s nothing more British than a punt down the river. Cambridge is not only the home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities, it’s also a city steeped in history and heritage. There’s great shopping, incredible food and plenty of culture to keep you busy. Or you can just while away the day on the banks of the river.

Winchester

Heading south, Winchester is located North of Southampton and West of London. It’s a quaint little town with plenty of cutesy shops to stock up on souvenirs. It’s also located next to the New Forest, which is filled with wild New Forest ponies. There’s nothing quite like a long walk in the forest followed by a roast dinner in one of the many pubs in the area.

Top Tips

When arriving in the UK, it’s always best to make sure you have the …

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Where to Escape the Concrete Jungle with Your Kids

With summer finally here, it could be a good thing to leave your busy city to get some fresh air, even if it’s just for a weekend. What are the best places in which you could enjoy spending some time with your kids? Let’s break this down in more detail, shall we?

A Day At The Lake

Spending an entire day at the lake could be a perfect pick: it’s relatively easy to plan, not expensive and could be a lot of fun. For example, this is a go-to plan for people that are fostering a child or simply relying on fostering allowance, since it’s a truly enjoyable experience, with very limited costs.

Going For A Walk On The Hills

A walk is something that everyone enjoys and usually, outside of your concrete jungle, it’s full of good walking places you and your kids will enjoy. Connecting your kids to nature is something that must be done when they’re young, so they start to understand why is important to respect the environment and how exciting spending some time outside of the city could be.

If The Weather Is With You…

…And you live in a country that lets you do it, a day at the pool could be the best way to kickoff a weekend away with your kids. Not only because of the fact that kids usually love diving into the swimming pool, but also because it’s good to have some fun time for you too. My personal advice: try to find a pool that is distant from your city, maybe one on the hills!

If It’s More Than A Weekend

Many are the destinations you can choose for your holiday with your kids. Try to avoid cities (since this is the whole point of this article, in the end) unless they have some historical sights to see. For example, a trip to Rome in Italy could be a great pick for you and your kids. First of all, the hills are ages away from the city centre, but with great connections to it. That’s why staying there could be a great “best of both worlds”.

To Conclude

As said above, it’s important for you to let your kids understand the fact that they must leave the city sometimes. It’s that important for their own health and also for their education. Hopefully, these tips will be helpful.…

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Tips for Relocating to Australia

Relocating to Australia can look like an immense task. Moving to a country, and a continent, on the other side of the world is a tough and brave call to make. It’s very popular with the young, who take up jobs on the farms and other menial work. However, most people move out there for the sun and to start again.

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Here are our tips to help you relocate to Australia:

Take plenty of sun cream

With average temperatures nearing 30 degrees, be sure to bring plenty of sun protection. You don’t want to be caught out or become ill. Bearing in mind some temperatures reach near 50 degrees (or maybe more considering the rise in temperatures over the years), bring what you need or be sure to pick up sun protection up when you land.

Make sure you have the right visa

Australia has its infamous points system as well as its rigorous visa system. Be sure you have the right visa though. This largely depends on your purpose for moving to Australia (study, work etc.) and where you’re from. There are plenty of official sites out there that have all the info you need to get the right visa. Start digging.

Change your driver’s license

Assuming you already have an overseas driver’s license, you’ll need to obtain a state driving license within the first 3 months of your arrival to continue driving. If your visa is temporary, then you’ll be able to drive on your overseas license for 12 months before you need to obtain a new one.

Open a new bank account

Bring all your identification documents with you when you open up an account – you won’t be able to open one up if you cannot prove your identity. You’ll need your visa as well, just to be on the safe side. Once completed, you’ll be able to withdraw funds and deposit savings at your leisure.

Choose a removals company

Getting your goods and belongings from home to Australia needs the assistance of a great removals team. There are loads online that can be of assistance. Your best bet is finding a comparison site. From Compare My Move to bestglobalmovers.com you’ll easily find the right team that will get your goods to the other side of the world without an issue.

Sort out your healthcare

There are two options for healthcare in Australia; Medicare and Private Healthcare Insurance. Medicare is something that all permanent visa holders and Australian citizens all benefit from and covers free treatments. You’ll have to register for Medicare when you arrive and it is recommended that you visit a Medicare office during the first 7 to 10 days after you arrive. You may be required to take out private healthcare insurance depending on your visa. There are …

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