Art and music are something everyone is very much interested in as both depicts the depth and the meaning of various situations and various things of life.

“A picture tells a thousand words” – this isn’t just merely a saying by some great human being but it is way of depicting the importance of art in everyone’s life.

Just so we know how important art is, we should also know some of the greatest pieces of art of all time that have been making headlines since over 100s of years now. Let us look at some of the best and most famous paintings in the world –

  • Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci – Leonardo da Vinci painted the masterpiece during the year 1903-1904. The painting is famous for the mischievous smile of lady in the picture – where you cannot really say whether she is happy or sad. The paining is still present at the Louvre museum in Paris, where over six million people from around the globe visits every year.
  • The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci – This is another masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci; but this one cannot be found in any museum. Rather, you can find the piece of art at the Dining Hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy covering at the back of the wall. Da Vinci painted the picture during the late 15th century which shows the last supper of Jesus with all his disciples.
  • The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo – The painting was painted in between the years 1508-1512 and is located on the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome. The painting tells us about one of the nine scenes from the book of Genesis.
  • Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh – When it comes to the modern art, this masterpiece by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh is one of the best ones. The painting was painted in the year 1889 and it is one of the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Shanghai has always been China’s capital of all things cosmopolitan. At the turn of the 20th century, it was a thriving metropolis to rival Paris, with vibrant nightlife, couture houses, and posh private clubs. One hundred years later—following war, destruction, and redevelopment—it’s once again at the top. Shanghai is a city of stunning contrasts, with regal heritage buildings and the world’s second-tallest skyscraper.

There’s so much to see in this city of 23 million, so to help you make the most of your time in Shanghai, we’ve rounded up its best sites. Some are ancient, some are new, but all with leave you with a better understanding of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.



A labyrinth of alleyways run between the red brick lanehouses of the former residential district that makes up Tianzifang. The narrow alleyways are packed with restaurants, cafés, galleries, and shops. You’ll find everything from the ubiquitous Obamao T-shirts to leather journals and shoes, tea, and vintage photographs of Shanghai. Tianzifang has a much more traditional feel than Xintiandi, though like Xintiandi it is packed on weekends. You can enter Tianzifang from the front, on Taikang Lu.


The Huxinting Tea House is the place to get away from the crowds in the Old City. The interior is a sea of dark wood and traditional-style carved furniture, but wraparound windows let light in and allow for great people-watching. Tea is expensive here, you’re paying for the ambiance and location. Tea options are myriad, and include Chinese favorites like Oolong, jasmine, and longjing green tea from nearby Hangzhou. Tea orders come with a few snacks, including boiled quail’s eggs, marinated tofu, and sweets, but Huxinting is best for taking tea, not dining.



While the area around Yu Garden is commercialized and the garden itself not as impressive as the classical gardens of Suzhou, it’s one of the few old sights left in Shanghai, and a valuable piece of the city’s rapidly disappearing past. Commissioned in 1559 by Ming Dynasty official Pan Yunduan, the garden was built over nearly two decades by the renowned architect Zhang Nanyang.

In the mid-1800s, it was here that the Society of Small Swords planned their uprising against the French colonists, who then destroyed the garden during the first Opium War. After you walk around carp-filled ponds and through the rock gardens and bamboo groves, visit the small museum dedicated to the Society of Small Swords rebellion.



Shanghai went big when it hosted the World Expo in 2010, turning enormous swaths of pavement over to pavilions from 192 countries. But after it was over and most pavilions dismantled, the site became a barren wasteland. That changed in late 2012 with the opening of the Power Station of Art, a contemporary art museum housed in a former power plant. The museum has no permanent collection, instead hosting large-scale exhibitions, such as works from top Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang or a Warhol retrospective.

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Hey there! Are you ready to plan an unforgettable trip to Yosemite National Park?!?! From the waterfalls, mountains, and soaring views to the lakes, forests, and wildlife, you are sure to find something that everyone in your group will LOVE.

Yosemite is a place where memories are made and talked about for years to come. I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I saw that amazingly iconic view of the valley. THIS PARK TOUCHED MY SOUL and I couldn’t wait to go back, I know that you want the same for your vacation!

I’ve extensively explored Yosemite and am here to help! Whether this is your first time to Yosemite, or if you are returning after many years and would like to be reintroduced to the park, this list is for you.


Tenaya Lake

Imagine having the ability to drive along the road and see a beautiful high-elevation alpine lake! In my experience, usually high alpine lakes are only accessible by hiking to them, but not in Yosemite. If you want to see a sparkling alpine lake in the high Sierras, Tenaya Lake is the place to go.


Sentinel Beach Picnic Area

For a fun place to take a dip in the river — and to enjoy some incredible views of the granite peaks that tower over Yosemite Valley, head over to the Sentinel Beach Picnic Area. This is arguably one of the most picturesque picnic areas you will ever visit!


Mirror Lake


The stunning Mirror Lake lies in the shadow of the iconic Half Dome and offers a unique and spectacular view of the granite cliffs., If you’re looking for a little bit of solitude in the bustling metropolis of Yosemite Valley, you can likely find it here!


Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and the Mist Trail

The Mist Trail is one of the coolest trails I have ever hiked. Seriously. Not only is it beautiful, but it offers a truly unique experience you won’t get anywhere else. We were drenched because of the mist from Vernal Fall and we loved it! Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall are huge, roaring waterfalls that showcase how majestic Yosemite really is.


Valley View Viewpoint

When you look at Yosemite Valley from the Valley View Viewpoint, you’ll feel as if you are seeing Yosemite as it was when it was first discovered! The babbling river, the smell of pine, and the ominous granite peaks high above all contribute to the magic of this beautiful area.

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It’s a normal problem with an easy way out

No matter how positive we try to see it, the eventuality of flooding or pipe malfunctioning won’t look any way at any moment. Then, what should you do in the case of flooding at home?, trying to identify the problem would be one of the first steps to take, but also, calling someone with the best and more effective solution would be the next thing to do, in both cases, the answer to both scenarios would be a well-trained plumber, who could tell you the origin of the problem you are facing, and also could work on a solution on it.


Don’t panic! Call the plumber!

There are many good companies around the world who have clearly acquired the necessary knowledge and the appropriate tools to solve the problem in the house and let the people in it come back their regular life. In the case of the United States, Los Angeles plumbing could guaranty the best performance, a quick solution, immediate answer and monitoring it. Emergency calls, first hand material, well trained personal, reliable knowledge are the signals of proper end to the problems


Dry and clean again

One more plus that Los Angeles plumbing can do for the customers who require their job is that their performance is just all around the place, and that is the most immediate publicity. Do not let the water problems of the piping malfunction bring you down, once you decide to call this person, it is a lot what will be done in that place as well as a lot that will be cleaned and organized so it can be again its very best way to be with the plumbers working on it.


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After working 3 part-time jobs you finally managed to save up enough money for your backpacking dream trip. But I’m sure no one told you that making money was the easy part…. How to hold on to your money will be your biggest challenge and especially when traveling solo. The practical tips below helped me to keep my cash safe during my travels and also prepared me in case one of my bags got stolen. Fortunately this never happened and I hope these simple tips will also help you to travel safe and worry-free!


Don’t keep your eggs in one basket

Keep money in separate places. In my case I traveled with a daypack, a small cross-over shoulder bag and a backpack. I had the biggest amount of cash in the shoulder bag (which I carried on me at all times, sometimes even while sleeping!) and small amounts of cash (like 50 USD) in each of the other bags. I also carried copies of my passport in each bag.


Hide money in a lipstick

Leaving your backpack behind with money in it may feel uncomfortable. Housekeeping and fellow travelers have easy access to it while you’re out exploring. Therefore, hide the money in something unusual such as an empty lipstick or in a small Kleenex tissue pack.


Bring different types of plastic

It depends on the local bank which cards you will be able to use. Make sure to bring different types of plastic such as Maestro, Mastercard and VISA and hide them separately in case one or more of your bags get stolen.


Have enough money in your bank account

Another tip: have enough money in your bank account, but not too much in case the bad guys gets hold of your card (and in some nasty ‘forcing-you-to-withdraw-money’ scam on you). It’s better to transfer money from your savings account to your checking account every few weeks.

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The Library

Commonly known as “Singapore’s worst-kept secret”, The Library is a small bar, hidden away on Keong Saik Road, but to gain entry you’ll need the password. There are a few methods to gain the secret code (hint: just try Facebook), and once you’ve gained access to the speakeasy you’ll be greeted with a robust cocktail menu ranging from a Foursome in the Jungle, to a Hot Tub Thyme Machine.


Bitters & Love

Another spot just near Telok Ayer MRT, Bitters & Love takes classic Singaporean sips and puts a unique spin on them. Handcrafted cocktails that bring you the flavours of Singapore, with a buzzing atmosphere and pumping tunes. The only thing you’ll be asking yourself is… can I move in?


The Secret Mermaid

Right in the heart of Raffles Place, The Secret Mermaid is a bar and tasting room that focuses on American craft spirits. Celebrating the classics like gin, whiskey, vodka, and rum, Secret Mermaid is like a glorious library of booze.



If having the perfect view of Marina Bay Sands isn’t enough, why not check out CÉ LA VI. With a restaurant, club, and rooftop bar, this is an incredible spot to see Singapore from an entirely new angle. Offering panoramic views and a dedication to the finest cocktails, this is a must-stop for any visitors looking to experience some of Singapore’s finest boozy views.


Smoke & Mirrors

Located on top of the National Gallery, Smoke & Mirrors will take your breath away from the moment you enter. With a stunning sculptural bar, the dynamic space merges indoor and outdoor dining seamlessly. But that’s not all! The drinks themselves are gorgeous to look at AND to taste.


Tippling Club

Sitting on Tanjong Pagar Road, the Tippling Club is a bar and restaurant that revels in a playful, fresh approach to both dining and drinking. Cocktails here need to be seen to be believed, like tiny works of art in a glass. If you aren’t sold yet, in 2013 this joint was ranked 45th by The World’s 50 Best Bars.


Jekyll & Hyde

Sitting on Tras Street, Jekyll & Hyde is a restaurant and bar that fuses Japanese ingredients with a European flare. Their food and handcrafted cocktails are as beautiful as they are damn delicious. Though the bar itself may be tucked away on the opposite side from the entrance, you’ll be planning to stay for a while once you see what’s on the menu.


Tanjong Beach Club

Located on Sentosa, Tanjong Beach Club gives you the opportunity to enjoy good food, and great Singapore vibes right on the beach. With pub-style food, fresh seafood, and cocktails served in an entire pineapple, it’s the perfect spot to soak up some sun, and sip up some drinks.

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Hersheypark, Pennyslvania

Where can you gorge on world-famous chocolate, check out the theme parks, and enjoy a splash pad for the whole family? Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark, of course!


Suoi Tien Park, Vietnam

Everyone can chill out at this Buddhism-themed water park featuring live crocodiles you can feed yourself!


Great Wolf Lodge, Washington

Grand Mound is one of many Great Wolf Lodge locations around the U.S., but this family destination has an indoor water park in addition to kid-friendly accommodations and activities on dry land.


Water Park of America, Minneapolis

Not far from the famed Mall of America is its sister attraction, the epic, indoor Waterpark of America. Slides twist and turn in and out of the building itself, providing a totally unique experience.


Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Florida

Intrigued by “Insano” but can’t make it to Brazil? Blizzard Beach in Florida boasts a megaslide that strives to rival the Brazilian giant.


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Indiana

This water park in Santa Claus, Indiana, has got guest perks on lock, free soft drinks, free sunscreen, and parents and kids are registered when you enter so you’re easily reunited if anyone gets separated.


Kva-Kva Water Park, Russia

Located about 40 minutes from Moscow and open year-round, the indoor Kva Kva Water Park is a great place to take a break from long winter months, or escape to cool off in summer!


Golfland Sunsplash, Arizona

Surprise, film buffs! This Mesa, Arizona, attraction actually stood in for San Dimas, California’s Raging Waters in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. That’s right, everything you thought you knew about famous water parks is a lie.


Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing

Housed inside of what was once the aquatic center for the Beijing Olympics, Happy Magic Water Cube is probably the most stunning indoor (or outdoor) water park you’ll ever lay eyes on.

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Peru has been a popular destination for budget travelers and backpackers for a long time for good reasons. Traveling through Peru is really affordable! Backpack the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, see a vast amount of Incan ruins, indulge in quality Peruvian food, or visit the bustling city of Lima.



The world’s most populous country is absolutely full of amazing things to explore and do. If you’re into the ancient world, see the Great Wall, check out the Forbidden City, or observe the ancient Terracotta Army. If the city life is what you want, see Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. Indulge in nature by seeing the landscapes of Jiuzhaigou, hiking in Mutianyu, or stroll through Yu Garden.



South Korea is another great, affordable country that offers a lot of different activities for travelers to enjoy. Spend time in the city of Seoul, devour some amazing Korean food (Korean BBQ anyone!?), or visit the Buddhist temples all over the countryside.



From Himalayan peaks to iconic mausoleums, rich history to authentic culture, India is a fabulous destination for budget travelers. Visit the Taj Mahal, see Amber Fort in Jaipur, or take a trip to the bustling city of Mumbai.



Despite the economic downturn that Greece has seen in recent years, tourism is still booming and it has become more affordable than ever. Visit the ancient sites in Athens, island hop around the Mediterranean, walk through Plaka, or try the authentic Greek food at a local hot spot.



This Central American country is known for its Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, and large volcanoes. Spend some time in Antigua, see the volcanoes around Guatemala City, or explore the natural sites in the Petén Department.



This nation of volcanic islands is a hot spot for travelers who love gorgeous beaches, exotic animals, and ancient temples. Retreat to Bali for the weekend, see the monkeys at the temples of Ubud, show your gratitude at the Galungan Festival, or visit the Sekumpul Waterfalls in Singaraja.

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Suited for your needs

Are you in the look for an element to use at any formal occasion, which has also the characteristics of being functional enough like to carry your documents safe? Do you need a piece that you can carry to a casual event where you also need to take your laptop? Would you like to look good at using a fashion accessory whether it is a special moment or not? Well, then there are some good options for you in the market so you can please all of those need and still feel comfortable, fashion and trendy at the same time, it is a Bolvaint piece.


Created with technology, elaborated with passion

All of the elements, the materials, the design, the looks, the colors, the functionality, the finish, the style, the trendy scenarios, everything has to be thought at the moment of the creation of an element or accessory of clothing. A Bolvaint briefcase would easily reunite all of those elements in only one pieces, as it has been conceived thinking about what the buyer would look for in it and also the best appearance and material confection for users comfort and taste, every single feature has been thought at the confection of a Bolvaint.


Online availability

If you check for a Bolvaint piece in Amazon, the reviews and comments that this piece have would make you go for it immediately, this is actually the place to get one of them since it is a very reliable platform where it is shown and described in perfect ways for users to be interested and have one in complete satisfaction. You are only a click away from a very unique piece in the market, check and see that it would also be a great option for you.

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Fraction manipulatives make fractions concrete.  You can display these 5 online fraction manipulatives on a smart board during lessons.  Students can also use these on chromebooks, iPads and laptops.


Fraction Manipulative #1: ABCya Fraction Tiles

These fraction tiles are my go to virtual fraction manipulative. I love the way they snap into place. I have real life fraction tiles like these in my classroom. Sometimes we use the hands on version, but some kids love using them online. I let kids choose whether they want to use the online manipulatives or hands on.

These are great for adding fractions with unlike denominators. The kids are able to show equivalent fractions. I encourage them to follow the line on the pop out from the fraction they are looking at to see what other denominators have the same line. This helps them choose a common denominator.


Fraction Manipulative #2: Math Playground Fraction Scales

While this is another set of fraction bars, these are different in that they can be split into smaller pieces. When introducing multiplying fractions, I use a PowerPoint with visuals. Some students need hands on opportunity with the concept of 1/2 x 1/2 means 1/2 of 1/2. You can pull out scissors and paper and have students use shapes, but this virtual manipulative allows kids to split fractions in half, thirds etc. It is a great tool when starting out with multiplying fractions.


Fraction Manipulative #3: Fraction Circles from Eduplace

Why does everyone talk about pizza when they teach fractions? Because it is delicious? I’ve seen people complain about the pizza comparison. If it is the only comparison you ever make, that is a problem. But, please don’t stop connecting fractions to real life. It means something to the kids. I use the brownie pan analogy when we are talking about fraction bars. I find that sharing food analogies really drive home the concept that large denominators mean smaller pieces.


Fraction Manipulative #4: Fraction Bars from McGraw Hill

This fraction bar tool provides a user error free opportunity for working with equivalent fractions. Working as an interventionist, I find that most students that come to me for help with fractions have the root of their difficulty in the lack of understanding of equivalent fractions.


Fraction Manipulative #5: Math Playground Fraction Bars

These fraction scales take comparing fractions and equivalent fractions to another level. When introducing comparing fractions I take students through several strategies.

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There are books you adore, books that bore you to tears and books that changed your life forever. Then there are novels so horrifying that, even though they can make you physically ill, you just can’t put them down. But you just wish you had. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you a list of the most disturbing books ever written.


Daddy Love By Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates could make a top ten most disturbing books only on her own. Known for writing intellectual horror, this prolific author has written over forty novels and short story collections that deal with heavy matters. In Daddy Love she dissects the terrifying mind of a serial child murderer and the devastating consequences of losing a child. Joyce Carol Oates did it again.


Spider By Patrick Mcgrath

Reinventing gothic horror is not very easy but Patrick McGrath does a terrific job with Spider. Few others writers have managed to get inside the schizophrenic head so accurately and realistic. A must read if you’re into psychological/psychoanalytical novels with a very unpredictable twist. Also a made into a movie by cult director David Cronenberg.


The Girl Next Door By Jack Ketchum

Oh, boy. What a ride this is. And it’s even more disturbing since it was inspired by a true event. It tells the story of a girl who gets kidnapped, tied up in the basement and tortured to death by her aunt and cousins. It’s never gratuitous, but always a blood-curdler.


Salo Or 120 Days Of Sodom By Marquis De Sade

Made into a classic transgressive horror film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, De Sade’s book is way more disturbing than the movie can ever be. And the movie is just sick. You know the word sadist, right? Guess where it comes from? De Sade. That kind of sums it up.


The Necrophiliac By Gabrielle Wittkop

Death and Eros? Just words. Sex with fresh corpses? Deeply disgusting. But if you can get past the stomach turning details of this short novel, you will discover a strange kind of poetic beauty and a literary masterpiece. Not for the easily disturbed.

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Situated on the Capri coast in the southern part of the country, the Blue Grotto is a 60 metre long and 20 metre wide ocean cave. The place offers a spellbinding blue light rising from the sea floor and the sun beams passing from the cave opening. The Blue Grotto is the most popular sight in the Capri island which can only be navigated using a tiny row boat.



Globally known as the place that houses the world’s greatest paintings in the entire history of arts, the Vatican Museum contains the pieces and masterpieces collected by various popes beginning in the 16th century, when it was first constructed.

It has 54 galleries with a ceiling designed by Michaelangelo himself. Back in 2013, the Vatican Museum was recorded as the 6th most visited art museum in the entire world.



A massive sprawl of ruins from primeval government structures situated at the very heart of Rome, the Roman Forum showcases ancient temples, basilicas, as well as the entire public space wearing its polychromatic dress. Locally, it is known as the Forum Magnum.

During the Middle Ages it was chiefly utilised as a grazing field for cows, and was extensively mined for its stone minerals. These excavations however only served to enhance the beauty of its other structures: the Arco de Tito, the Tempio di Antonino e Faustina, the Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda, as well as the Basilica Fulvia Aemilia that dates back to 179 BC.



Emanating from the theological history of Italy, Saint Mark’s Basilica is the most popular church in Venice. This gorgeous church is located near the Grand Canal. Added to this, Saint Mark’s Basilica presents itself as one of the most distinguished example of Byzantine architecture in the planet.



A domineering sight in the eastern part of Sicily, Mt. Etna is the tallest active volcano in the European continent. Also known as Mongibello, Mt. Etna is the highest peak in the southern portion of the Alps in Italy.

With a recorded height of 3329 meters or 10,922 feet, Mt. Etna is one of the most distinct volcanoes in the world, and it has the capacity to support extensive farming and agriculture due to its fertile soil. It is also a part of Parco dell’Etna, a national park in the country.

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It is health for your house

In the view of planning our future, we should always think of the improvements to do to our home in order to keep it ready for any case of selling or inheriting to our children in the future. If we don’t pay attention to the little detail fails now, then in a not so long future, everything will start to fail. The chimneys of our houses, for example, when we see little cracks, or bricks falling off, it is a clear moment to think of quick repair. Experienced technicians worldwide, and a bit more specifically in the area of the United States can fix all facets of chimney restoration, from repair to rebuilding.


Make a healthy place for your loved ones

In the moments of family reunion and in the case of romantic diners, the place where those events take place can make a big difference in our minds. One very special spot of our homes is our fireplace. It happens that, according to the experts in the area, chimneys need to be cleaned and in optimal conditions at all times, they say that it helps make sure that the heat vents a lot more efficiently and it works properly.

Studies have shown that the result from the heater or chimney is carbon monoxide, also known as the “silent killer”. This colorless, and odorless gas is poisonous and significantly affects the health of those who inhale it. But actually, there is nothing to be worried about, because with the experts on the area working on your chimney you will always have no more than the best family place that anyone can ever have, a healthy fire place. If a professional works on your chimney repair and its regular clean, it will reduce the chance of getting carbon monoxide leak in the home, and then you will have an ideal place to sit with your loved ones.


Let the professionals give your chimney a nice touch

Experts in the hard work of cleaning and repairing chimneys would meticulously fix any fireplace or heater they see with specific attention to detail. If we do that cleaning and repair regularly enough then it won’t be that hard every time it is done. Professionals in the area will keep your fireplace in excellent conditions so that people always see the best tide of the cozy chimney you have.

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I love Tokyo! At least once a day, I think about Tokyo (or something about Tokyo). I have been to Tokyo about four times, and whenever I visit it never fails to amaze me with cool things. I’m not sure yet when my next visit is going to be, but hopefully it will be sooner.


Harajuku Takeshita Street

Whenever I visit Tokyo, this place is my first destination. I love this narrow fashion street. The stores are unique and affordable too. Latest street fashion trends can also be found on this street.


Studio Ghibli Museum

The Studio Ghibli Museum is one of my favorite museums to visit in Tokyo. It’s not too big, but the theme of the museum revolves around the different Studio Ghibli animations. And it is also very cute.


Themed Foods

My favorite places to visit in Tokyo are the cute themed cafes. Most of the time the food are also in-themed too, like shaped/designed similar to the theme of the cafe. One of my favorite food was the Moomin shaped pancake from the Moomin House Cafe, it was so cute and yummy too.



Gachapon is a capsule toy vending machine. I miss getting random cute charms or figurines from these vending machines.


Hello Kitty Japan

Hello Kitty is pretty much everywhere, there’s the Sanrio Store, Hello Kitty Japan, etc. I miss buying Hello Kitty items and seeing the different Hello Kitty Japan exclusive things.


Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen is the best ramen I’ve ever had. Ichiran is a ramen restaurant (they’re all over Tokyo), where you can customize your ramen too. I don’t think I will ever get tired of eating this ramen.



I miss going to Shibuya109 especially at night. The shopping is just so much more fun during at night especially with friends.



Donki is a kind of like a department store that sells unique and random things. They have cosplays, beauty products, food, etc. I miss going here since I find really cool stuff like cute pens, socks, and other things. And they’re usually open until late at night.


Taito Station

I enjoy playing different video games and playing the UFO catchers (claw machines). Taito Station is a place for gaming/entertainment like arcades, claw machines, etc. This place especially the one in Akihabara has floors of arcades and games.

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Dress your own style

There is nothing better than having on what we really want to have on in fashion terms. There is nothing better than looking great wearing your own style! If you like to wear t-shirts, then do it with style, no matter when or where. The style has a lot to do with the attitude and that is why thinking about the design, patterns, textures and prints is as important as what you are finally sharing, and if you add to that a bit of fun then you have the best combination.


Customise your t-shirt

Yes! Exactly as you are reading, customise your t-shirts! In this interest over colors, textures, and patterns, the personalized t-shirts is the raising trend. This new style consists on printing the ideas you have in mind onto your t-shirts, and many people worldwide are having this as the novelty in fashion. The question is simple, how cool is it to have your own pattern in shirts and even more, to know that the product you are wearing is of excellent quality? Printing your own customised t shirts, or the patterns that will be used in any context, is what the people from clothing companies do nowadays. Anything that can be created by any custom, the specialists in printing and customizing t-shirts can do it.


Always think ahead in trends

If you want to leave your mark, then, the best thing to do is to think first than anyone and be original in what you do. Printing t-shirts with your own style and creativity may be the difference between what people like and what they will have in the future in terms of trends. The business of customised t-shirts has seen a very positive growth in the resent years, if it continues that way as steadily as it is going, then will see a lot of people in new styles and fashion and an industry of printing t-shirt as profitable as any other successful one. It all depends on finding the patterns, colors and designs that go along with our style and then the people who know more about it will be there to offer help.



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I love this about traveling to Asia. No tipping anywhere. The closest to tipping was when taxi drivers would round up the fare if the change was just 10 cents.



You never know when you’ll need to take off your shoes. At a few restaurants and cafes where we sat on the floor, I had to take off my boots to enter the dining area. I wore tall boots so they were a bit of a hassle to slip on and off.



At restaurants and cafes with table service, take the check to the register to pay as you’re leaving. The servers won’t pick up your check at your table.



This one is difficult since it’s almost impossible to find trash cans, but you can be fined if you litter. There have been a few times where I carried my trash all the way back to the hotel.



Pick one up it at the airport when you arrive and you can carry this small router with you to get wifi everywhere. With this, you can avoid paying for an international plan on your cell phone. There’s a deposit and it costs roughly $10 a day. Make sure you leave time to return it on your flight back.



I did research on how to get to my hotel from the airport and I decided to take the bus, KAL Limousine Bus for $16, which was a bargain since the ride took about an hour and a half! There are signs at the airport in English and when buying a ticket at the booth outside, you tell them which hotel you’re going to. I picked a fairly large hotel and the bus took me right outside the hotel entrance. Easy. The limousine bus seats were huge and comfortable.



This is a tip I tell everyone when traveling. If you see a line anywhere that serves food, get on it! I discovered the amazing hodduk at Insadong that way on my last trip to Seoul.

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People think that Paris is an expensive city. I hear so many people say, “You don’t want to spend too many days in Paris, it is too much money.” But it can be affordable. Especially if you follow my list of free things to do in Paris that won’t break the bank!


Explore the famous cemeteries

The Cimetiere du Père Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world and is the resting place of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf. The Cimetiere de Montmartre dates back to 1798 and is the famous resting place of Alexandre Dumas and Edgar Degas. These cemeteries are both free and very interesting. The Montparnasse cemetery houses the graves of such renowned writers and thinkers as Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Charles Baudelaire, and Julio Cortázar.


Visit Notre Dame

Entering Notre Dame is free. You can walk around and enjoy its enormous Gothic splendour. It doesn’t cost one penny to go inside. But if you want to go up the tower and take a tour of the bells, that is an extra charge. However, Notre Dame is incredible inside and out. There are other amazing view points of Paris where you don’t have to pay, so skip the tower tour.


Take a free walking tours

Different Companies offer Free City tours meeting in Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. Every day at St. Michel in the Latin Quarter and in Montmartre you can join a free walking tour of Paris. We’ve taken a couple and always learn a lot from the guides. It’s up to you if you want to tip at the end.


Go on a pub crawl

In Montmartre you can join a free pub crawl of the bars in the area. A great way to go where the locals go. Just look up free walking tours in Paris and you’ll find many a tour that takes you on a pub crawl. It’s also a great way to meet fellow travellers enjoying Paris too. There’s nothing better than having company as you explore the city.

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Gelato from Gelupo

Perfection exists in the form of handmade gelato on Soho’s Archer Street. I thought I could forget you, Gelupo, but where else will I find flavors like Ricotta Chocolate and Black Pepper? This long distance thing isn’t working.


Cookies from Ben’s Cookies

BRB, flying across the pond for a warm, melty chocolate chip cookie from Ben’s. They’re that good.


Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry

There’s absolutely no excuse for this not existing in the United States. We have McFlurries. We have Cabury Creme Eggs. Get it together, McDonald’s.


Meat Pies from Pie Minister

Pie Minister is both an A+ pun and the best place in the city for meat pies. Try the Moo Pie made with British steak and craft ale, or any one of their creative offerings, and then bring one back for me.


Anything from Pret A Manger

Of course you can find Pret A Manger in big cities in the U.S., but you only actually eat there when you’re in London. Mostly because they’re on every corner and it’s delicious, but also because you eventually got tired of the Sainsbury £3 Meal Deal.


Latte from Monmouth Coffee

Just because the Brits make such good tea doesn’t mean they skimp on quality coffee. A Monmouth latte is almost good enough to convince you to stay in London forever, even if you always have to queue for it.


Scotch Eggs from Scotchtails

Scotch eggs are soft-boiled eggs encased in sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs, and deep fried. You will become addicted to eating them all the time, then forced to go through an insane withdrawal.


Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Tea

Even if you didn’t drink tea before you studied in London, you started almost as soon as you landed at Heathrow. You paid wayyyyy too much for afternoon tea, but didn’t complain at all when they said you could have as many plates of scones as you wanted.


Mince Pies at Every Christmas Party

Christmastime in London means lights on Oxford Street, festive jumpers, and parties all over the city with mince pies and mulled wine. You’ll come home and expect the same. It won’t compare.

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Some of the best parts of Scotland are its beautiful, wild and rugged countryside, a part of the country that has long captivated the hearts of travelers, not least so because of the gorgeous landscapes and scenery here.

Now while a lot of this can be explored by road some of the best gems here are best explored on foot! There also aren’t really any wild animals to be scared of in Scotland so this is also the perfect place to totally get lost in nature.


Sandwood Bay

This remote beach is perfect for an afternoon hike, especially if you don’t like crowds. A place of historical significance, the Spanish Armada would have traveled past the beach in these waters in the days of old.



Overlooking Assynt in Sunderland, Quinag is a snowy peak that leads to a spine-back ridge for hikers to follow. When you reach the top some of the most stunning views in Scotland await you as a prize for your hard work.



If you enjoy coastal hiking then a trip to Portmahomack fishing village is the place for you. As you hike along the shore make sure to look out for views of neighboring Firth.


Arthur’s Seat

Come here if you want to climb a 250 metre volcanic plug. Arthur’s Seat is just outside of Edinburgh so you can actually hike from the city centre all the way to the summit in just a couple of hours.



The island of Iona is known as a premium place to hike in Scotland. Many people come here to take in that famed rugged Scottish coastline along with the pretty little church, Iona Abbey, at the same time.


Dun da Lamh

This hike ends at a stunning hill fort that dates back to the Iron Age and, at an elevation of 500 metres, is less taxing than many other walks in the area. From the hill fort you can look down over Loch Spey.

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Trying new sounds

If music has overcome even barrier languages and the pass of time, it just means that it is one of the most popular types of art that exists, of course read through the lenses of every individual to their taste. Each one of us have a different conception of what art is and in music, we all see different elements even from the same song. New generations of composers, singers, and even producers have taken music to different levels, and now it all has resulted in different moves and sounds enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.


The results of the attempts

Singers and bands are bringing to the scene a whole set of new features that has changed music to what it used to be some years ago, with innovative tools, either creative or technology wise, music has been touched for good in its roots and backgrounds. Among the bands that have been outrageous enough like to set their feet and release a very personal and unique sound can be seen Onr. From the artists that compose the band, Onr music has made significant changes to the sound, lyrics and even acoustics. It is now seen and taken in a different way.


The next move

Seen as a very innovative and popular sound to its recent move to new horizons, Onr has been making great impact to the field of music. Many features can be read in their lyrics and arrangements, and many elements can be taken from their job as they are delivering a message to their fans and listeners all around the world. It takes just a few to understand, first the level of artistry that these guys have, and second it is easy to see that this band is working towards the next generation move.

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Hope. Fear. Excitement. Traveling for the first time provided me with wave of conflicting emotions. When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t well traveled and was as green as they come. No one I knew had ever done this before. To compensate for my lack of preparedness, I followed my guidebooks and wet my feet with tours. I was young and inexperienced, and I made a lot of rookie travel mistakes.

Now, with 10 years of travel under my belt, I know better. If I could sit my younger self down before he left for his world trip, I would give him this advice:


Travel slow

It can be tempting to try to see it all. With limited vacation time, we are always trying to squeeze everything in, rushing through 20 cities in 20 days, or 100 countries on our round-the-world trip. In the end, all we have to show for it are photos, stress, and a whirlwind of experiences but no real knowledge of the places we went.


Get people’s contact information

You will make a lot of friends on the road. Some of them will become lifelong friends. But sometimes you don’t get their contact information and you regret it forever. Facebook and e-mail make it easy to stay in touch with people for years after your trip, so get people’s contact information! Don’t let your new friends fade into memory.


Get a phone

You’ll meet a lot of people on the road who you will want to see again. While Facebook can be handy for staying in touch, it isn’t ideal for planning meet-ups when people are constantly on the move. Did your friends get the message? Will they be there?! Who knows!


Take extra money

Travel isn’t as expensive as you think, you’ll travel through Asia on $15 a day or Europe on $40, but you’ll learn there are always unexpected expenses.


Don’t be scared

Fear is a powerful deterrent. Taking the leap into the unknown is scary, but you aren’t the first person to travel the world. You aren’t discovering new continents or exploring uncharted territories.


You are not alone

Wherever you go, there is a network of travelers who will be your friends, give you advice or tips, and help you out. They will guide you, point you in the right direction, and be your mentors. You aren’t out there on your own. You will make friends. You will be OK. Though you are traveling alone, you will never be alone.

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The scariest part of anybody’s travel is the planning stage. However, it can also be the most exciting, but oftentimes just thinking about everything that needs to be done before a trip is the most daunting and overwhelming part. I’ve compiled my best tips for the planning stage of your travels!


Backup All Your Documentation

In case anything goes wrong, it’s imperative to have all your documentation backed up somewhere online. A copy of your passport could help to prove your identity in a pinch or, if your credit card goes missing, you’ll still be able to make purchases online with the card number. I recommend Dropbox for those using a Mac or Google Drive for those using Windows. If you want to backup your entire laptop to the cloud, my personal favorite is Backblaze.


Get Travel Insurance. Seriously.

This is one I’ve been on the fence about in the past but have since realized it’s one of the most important things you can have. I’ve been in situations where I didn’t need it and I didn’t have it, and I’ve been in situations where I really needed it and I’m very glad that I had it. After further adventures, what I’ve realized is that, especially on your travels, anything can happen, and you’re always better off being covered. It could mean a couple hundred bucks now or a couple hundred thousand later.


Create a City Guide Before You Arrive

The most disorienting moment is when you first arrive in a city, after you get your bags dropped off at your accommodation, and you walk out the front door.

Google Maps is the perfect app for your smartphone. After researching all the notable spots that you want to visit, type them into Google Maps and click “Save” which will add a star to your map. Then you can see which areas have the highest concentration of places that you want to go. If you have a Google account, this will also sync across devices, meaning you can star the items on the web interface and they will show up on your mobile.


Get Vaccinated and Keep the Records

Every country requires different vaccinations, and some won’t let you enter without proof. When I entered China, I went through a rigorous medical procedure full of tests, shots, and ultrasounds. If I actually had some of my previous records on hand, I probably could have avoided a major headache.

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It should come as no surprise that a continent as vast as South America contains a near infinite number of opportunities for adventure. Having limitless possibilities can prove overwhelming, though, especially during the trip planning process. I thought I’d make things a little easier for you by compiling a list of out-of-this-world experiences, all thoroughly tested for awesomeness and approved by yours truly.

Climb Mount Roraima in Venezuela

I’ll be honest with you, climbing this was probably the most physically challenging excursions I’ve ever undertaken. Was the reward worth the effort? Absolutely. This part of the world is still largely under-explored and overlooked by the average traveler, so to say you’ve stood atop one of the oldest geological formations on Earth will be an achievement few others can claim.

Tan on a nude beach in Tayrona National Park

If and when you should find yourself on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, make a beeline for Tayrona National Park. Here, you’ll find some of the most stunning, unadulterated white sand beaches for your lounging pleasure, some of which cater to the free-spirited types that prefer to go au natural.

Hiking in La Cordillera Blanca, Peru

La Cordillera Blanca, the country’s highest mountain range, is home to several peaks topping out well over 5,000 meters as well as many turquoise-hued lagoons that you’ll swear can’t possibly be real. Hiking enthusiasts will fall in love with this high-altitude playground, and even if you’re not a die-hard outdoorsman, shorter day hikes allow you to experience the mind-blowing scenery without totally wrecking your body.

Visit The World’s Largest Salt Flat

No trip to Bolivia is complete without experiencing el Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. In the rainy months (November to March) the ground is covered with a constant shallow layer of water, creating a striking mirror effect. In the dry months, you can have all kinds of fun with forced perspective photography.

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Get to know your game

If you think you have seen it all in technology, you are totally wrong. If you think you have been able to manage all the tools you need to beat everyone around you at one of the most popular online games, as it is Clash of Clans, then you are mistaken once more! Clash of Clans is always in constant movement and change, and the tools that users are being offered are never too much for a real gamer.


The gems are everything

It is normal if you have ever thought that it’s impossible to defeat the toughest opponents as easy as it is to say it. There are actually powerful engines to do so in the blink of an eye. In fact, many people around the globe are searching what they have called “powerful cheat engines” and hacks that they can use in order to dominate this video game or any other in faster and more convenient ways. The Clash of Clans hack is a platform for any player to complete their journeys in the game in no time at all, collecting the largest amounts of gems, which are the elements that keep the game going on in a very competitive way.


Be a professional in the game

If you check out the tools that technology is offering and fully understand the potential that the game can improve upon using all the options available, the you will want no more to separate from it. At Clash of Clans hack and use and found of the most important features as the gems to succeed, you will have not a bit of regretful. Important movement for all the users! Be the one who can beat them all, Clash of Clans, go to hack!


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Beaches like you’ve never seen before

Before you start dreaming of laying out on a hot sandy beach, you have to know that Oregon beaches are chilly. As in you’ll definitely want a jacket, even in mid-July. Even though you can’t really swim, the beaches are incredible in their own regard. Stop at as many as you can along the way.


The food

If you’re a seafood lover, the Oregon Coast is prime real estate for the freshest, most delicious seafood. In fact, on our last family trip there last summer, we had a Quest for the Best clam chowder and you can see who won! And if you’re not a seafood lover, you’ll still find unique sandwiches you can barely hold with both hands, homemade doughnut shops, and the best sourdough bakery I’ve ever been to.


It’s the perfect temp

As opposed to Disneyland where the heat is sweltering and the sweat starts dripping down into your socks, the Oregon Coast always seems to stay a comfortable 70 degrees. It’s never too hot or too cold.


The tide pools

This should be higher on the list because it is our absolute favorite Oregon Coast activity…and it’s FREE! I would rather spend an afternoon leisurely perusing rocky pools and crevices for starfish, sea anemones, and crabs than waiting in lines for hours. My kids adored climbing rocks and pointing at sea treasures.


See sea life in real life

You don’t have to wade through crowds of people like you do at Sea World to see great sea life on the Oregon Coast. Seals, sea lions, porpoises, and even whales are right there in front of you, without the hefty ticket price. At Cape Arago in Coos Bay, Oregon, hundreds of seals gather on Simpson’s Reef and you can see and hear them down below yelping and bellowing.

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You might have the best interior space to photograph but if you don’t know how to do so, then your photos will still have a very lame outcome. So, you need to make sure your photography game is on point and since I want to make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to photography, here are some lighting tips for you to take into consideration so, don’t say I didn’t tell you so!


Do not, I repeat, do NOT use artificial lighting


I will never get tired of saying this. I mean if other people have tried using artificial lighting for photography and failed miserably by doing so why repeat that error right? ALWAYS resort to natural lighting coming from the windows, by doing so, you will see an awesome difference in the way your pictures turn out. Don’t worry, thank me later.

Even though you are using natural lighting, make sure you filter it


Just because you are avoiding making a mistake using the wrong kind of lighting does not mean that u can´t make some twitches in the correct lighting. Adjust the lighting by slightly closing the blinds to your desire or maybe think about using papers that will make your windows a bit darker so that your pictures can turn out just the way you expect them to be and ever better!

Make sure you get the most out of your camera equipment


I mean all those buttons and menus on our camera must be there for a reason right? Correct. But some people do not investigate some features cameras have to make your photography job a whole lot easier and fun. One of the thing you need to remember is to use self-focus and the meter for the light. This will bring out the detail in your pictures like you cannot even being to imagine.

Reflectors will also help you in the process of taking great photos


Hear me out, this will make the subject you want to photograph a whole lot brighter and detailed. You can resort to making your own reflectors or just to buying some affordable reflectors but, never forget about using them.

These are just a few simple tips but remember, everything in photography is about trial and error. Having said this, if you are ever around Seattle and want need to partner up or need the help of an awesome Seattle home photographer you should definitely check out Clarity northwest photography, they will definitely bring out the best in the pictures you want.

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Meiji Jingu Shrine

Emperor Meiji is one of the most respected former emperors of Japan, because he helped modernize Japan and allow Japan to become the country it is today. Nestled in one of Tokyo’s many parks is a shrine dedicated entirely to him.

There are displays of items from Japan’s history along the way, such as barrels of sake, a Japanese alcoholic drink. The main attraction in the shrine is the little placards hanging in a circle around a large tree with wishes written on them by people all around the world.

Shinjuku at night

Shinjuku is famous for its nightlife. As soon as you enter the district’s borders, you’ll see neon signs all around. Apparently this portion of the city never sleeps, and I could believe it. Even at 11 at night, the surroundings were so bright from all the signs and the street lights that it was almost like it was still day. Go shopping, stop in a bar or an arcade, or eat some real Japanese cuisine, but make sure to come at night!


Skytree Tower

The tallest tower in the world, Skytree tower was originally built to be a radio tower, although now it’s a popular tourist destination. The fare to get to the very top of the tower is ridiculously expensive, but even if you don’t go to the very top, you can buy a ticket to the floor that’s 350m above the ground which still offers a generous view of Tokyo. Or if you prefer not to spend money, you don’t need to go up at all.

The outer view of the tower itself and the shops and restaurants surrounding the tower provide a great experience on their own.


Tokyo Disney

If you’ve never been to the original Disney in America, well, here’s your chance! Although the language change might be a bit disorienting, if you’re a Disney lover, you’re sure to have a blast! This Disney offers plenty of things to do.


Tokyo Tower

A national landmark the Tokyo tower may not be as tall as Skytree tower, but instead there’s a mall underneath, where I ate those delicious pancakes pictured above. Buy a ticket to go to the top for a spectacular view of the park its in, or just hang out in the mall.



Shibuya crossing, the crosswalk pictured above, is famous because all the streetlights go red at once and all the walk signals light up together; what follows is a mass of people streaming across the street in a larger magnitude than anywhere else except perhaps Times Square.

This area is also famous for its shopping, and you can buy anything from electronics to funky patterned socks in this area.

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Nashville has many great things to offer. The people, the beautiful clean streets, awesome places to relax and enjoy the company of your friends, and the food. Oh god the food. My mouth drooled by just writing that. Remembering all the awesome food I ate makes me miss Nashville so much! If you are planning on travelling there you’ve come to the right place to start your day with amazing food!


Arnold’s Country Kitchen

This is where my boyfriend and I had our first taste of Nashville food. However, we didn’t expect its high popularity so the line to get inside was a bit long. It was 11:30 am on Friday and the line was out to the street. Locals and tourists grabbed trays and picked out meats and side dishes and dessert, then found a spot at one of the tables. This is southern cooking is simply amazing!


The Southern Steak & Oyster

The Southern is the place to go if you want an upscale restaurant with a gourmet menu and reasonable prices. The Southern is within walking distance of Broadway, located not far from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.



To be honest, my boyfriend and I weren’t expecting much of this place. But oh, the food was so good. There were so many things on the menu that we wanted to try. According to our waitress, Merchants’ hottest dishes are the Chicken Fried Chicken and the fish tacos. My boyfriend went for the fish tacos and I ate the grilled salmon BLT. Both were very good.


Loveless Cafe

Over and over we kept hearing about Loveless Cafe, so much so that we couldn’t skip it. Tim and I were surprised to learn that one of Nashville’s most popular restaurants is located so far from downtown. In fact, Loveless Cafe is thirty minutes away from downtown Nashville by car.



This is the most upscale restaurant on the list and consistently gets stellar reviews from its clients. It is located across the street from The Southern (mentioned above). With entrees in the $30 ballpark it was a little out of our price range so we chose The Southern instead. Etch is a modern, trendy restaurant that serves dishes like octopus and shrimp bruschetta, grilled lamb loin, and grilled filet. (Source:

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Queens Bath

I honestly wasn’t prepared for how interesting and beautiful Queens Bath is. Google images definitely don’t do this place justice. It’s a natural attraction for both locals and tourists alike. Located on the North Shore, Queens Bath is a unique tide pool surrounded by black igneous rock and filled with small sea creatures. For the adrenaline junkies, you can even jump from the towering igneous rock cliff into the Queens Bath.


Secret Beach

A hidden gem, this beautiful beach is tucked away on the North side of Kauai. It is accessed by a steep hike through vegetation off of a small dirt road. The beach is so big that you really feel like it’s empty. The ocean was a little more rough when I went, but it made for some fun boogie boarding. If you take a long walk away from the entrance of the beach, beware of hippie nudists.


Kauai Bike Path

Located on the East shore, this paved path runs right along the shoreline and is an easy and enjoyable ride for people of all ages. My boyfriend and I rented our beach cruisers from a little bike shop behind Ono’s Restaurant. For two bikes for two hours, it was only $15 total. At the end of the Kauai bike path, make sure to lock your bikes up and explore Donkey Beach. There are no signs indicating you can access the beach at the end of the path, but there is a dirt road you can walk on to access it. We had no idea Donkey Beach was located there until we returned our bikes.


Poipu Beach

This is the most popular beach to go to on the South shore. The waves are great for surfing, paddle boarding, and boogie boarding. Not to mention, you’re more than likely to spot a sea turtle or two here swimming in the ocean. Although dubbed the most “touristy” side of the island, Poipu beach and the surrounding town of Koloa is filled with great eats, quaint shops, and locals alike.

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Weddings are very pricey these days. No matter how much money you try to save you eventually realize you spent quite a handful of your money perfecting the happiest day of your life. People tend to forget that there are different and very cheap ways to truly save money and still have the perfect dream wedding that everyone will remember. Most people are unaware that renting goes a long way. Renting certain things you want to have for your wedding is better than buying them.


Tables and Chairs

Simply rent tables and chairs and your guests (and yourself) can enjoy the wedding and have the time of their lives, and if after dancing you get tired (or your guest’s) they can sit down and recharge so they can continue having fun! Seriously, you’ll save yourself a lot of money by renting.



Remember, you’ll need: something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue, or rent it all. I’m pretty sure you had to read that twice as not many brides have thought of a possibility to even rent their accessories.



While renting a tent can be pricey and it might be tempting to just go to Home Depot to buy a few to create an outdoor wedding space, don’t do it. You’ll want a professional to install the tent for you to make sure it stays upright during the entire event. (Source:


If you want to create some extra ambiance, I suggest renting lanterns, chandeliers, pendant lamps or any kind of lighting you want for your wedding. I did this for my wedding and I managed to get the most beautiful chandeliers that I thought would only exist in my dreams!



Would you love to wear a pair of blue Manolos on your big day, just like Carrie Bradshaw, but it’s not in your budget? You can rent designer shows at Just Soles for a fraction of the price it would cost you to buy them.

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