Jacksonville has the largest area in the United States and has the largest deep water port and contains the major military existence in the whole country. It has been listed as one of the top destinations for buying properties whether for residential or investment, in addition it holds the title for having the best urban and recreational areas.

Here are some things to keep in mind when planning to move in Jacksonville:

Cost of Living
Cost of living is in Jacksonville has been regularly featured to be the lowest and slightly below the national average thus making healthcare and housing below the national average as well. Acquiring a property or renting one would be easier in this city and would save you a lot, making it one of the best cities when you want to save money for long-term purposes. As public transportation is less developed, transportation is slightly above average compared to other large cities and in places where there is an absence of public transportation; residents must use cars for more expensive alternative.
Jacksonville residents claim that temperature varies wildly and has a mild climate over the year. It has mild winters and has a relatively brutal summer. Average high temperature above 19 degrees is to experience from June to August. It also has a substantial amount of rainfall through the end of summer, but winters are definitely mild, allowing you to experience more outdoor activities.
Jacksonville holds two of the top 10 high schools in the US: Stanton College Preparatory School and Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Schools in Jacksonville have higher education facilities and are run by the Duval Country Public Schools.
In Jacksonville, you will have great neighbourhood and it is a great environment to raise your kids. The city is famous for having vibrant and diverse neighbourhood and will have a positive bearing for your kid’s personal development. There are also good leisure and entertainment landmarks like water and sports activities, music and art, which are perfect childhood experiences for kids.
Jacksonville employment can be found in various sectors. With the presence of large port areas and bigger military, particularly the US Navy, employment is said to be most high in the port and military industries.
Jacksonville could be your perfect home and with its fascinating lifestyle, big cities and magnificent nature attraction, an excellent life awaits for you and your family.

Going Back To Cali

Summer time is travel time. This Summer the destination is Cali, Colombia. Cali is one of the most populated cities in Southwest Colombia. We will be heading down next month for a week of fun and enjoyment. One of the biggest things we’re looking forward to is getting to visit many pre-Columbian era locations. Colombia is a country of rich traditions and beautiful landscapes. We are really looking forward to connecting with the local people and getting to experience a different culture.

The country has taken giant steps forward in modernization over the years. Once considered one of the more dangerous places on the planet, Colombia has also made an effort to clean up the drug cartels and crime that plagued the country through much of the 20th century. Cali, is a small town nestled in between mountain ranges. We will be able to get some great shots of the valley when we go up to the Farallones mountains.

Cali Colombia

Weather should not be a problem as the summer time brings a nice cool breeze and dry heat. Not much rain to contend with so we should be able to accomplish a lot of outdoor activities. Perhaps the biggest things we’re looking forward to is visiting the many rivers of the city. We here that they are great to go in for a dip. Transportation in Cali has been drastically improved as well. Getting around in the Masivo Integrado de Occidente should make it easy to get around.

This will be the first time for us visiting South America in about 2 years so we’re really looking to brush up on our spanish as well. The Colombian people are beautiful. They are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet as well as the most beautiful.

Colombia, once a place I would have been hesitant to visit but now it’s really exciting to be making the adventure down there. We hope that our experience will dispel some of the bad and negative publicity that this beautiful country has received over the years.  Make sure that you follow our blog as we will try to post pictures and film our adventures.


Started My Summer With Getting My Gutters Fixed

Well friends, it’s summer time in Miami and if you didn’t know, the bad thing about summertime in Miami is the afternoon rainstorms. So I’ve been noticing that the rain gutters outside of my house haven’t looked right in a couple of years. I know, this isn’t something that I would normally be writing about, after all, there’s nothing fun about it, but I had such a pleasant experience and was educated on just how important it is to have have proper functioning gutters. My friends, this is more of a PSA if you happen to live in South Florida, as I do, and need you rain gutters repaired, I can highly recommend Everything Gutters Miami.

Basically, my gutters were damaged to the point where it was causing water to accumulate along the side of my house. I was told by Alex, one of their guys, that this water over time could actually ruin the foundation of my house. I was shocked to hear that, rain could actually damage my house this bad. I always though all I had to worry about was a major hurricane blowing through and ripping my house apart.

So, because I live in a highly moist area, Miami, Fl., it is especially important to have an efficient water drainage system. I’m looking out for my readers because I know it’s fun and nice to get out and travel, which is what I plan to be doing this summer, but we also need to take care of home.

The good thing about my particular situation is that I didn’t have to get my gutters completely replaced. The cost of having to buy new gutters would have put a damper on my summer spending budget. Instead, these guys came out and inspected my whole system and said that they could salvage my existing gutters and just repair them. The good thing is that while they were a little deformed, they weren’t completely bent. I have the panel kind, not the seamless ones that I was told last longer and look better.  I also went ahead and got on one of their maintenance plan so that hopefully I won’t ever have to be in this bad of a situation again.

This is what my house looked like. This was actually one of the better looking panels…


In any event, it could have been a lot worse. I’m also going to be painting my house soon so I actually got Alex to recommend a painter. Yeah, it stinks to have to start off the summer making home repairs but, oh well, you got to do what you got to do sometimes.

Anyways, first on my list is a trip down to Colombia, which I will be visiting next month. I will have a full write up of that experience once I return so I’m looking forward to that. But yeah, what I wasn’t looking forward to was getting these gutters done but, I guess if I had to do it, I’m glad I got it done by a really good company.

Well guys, until next time, happy travels :)

Catch Some Fish In Miami This Summer

With summer fast approaching, many people in the United States are searching for a place to visit this summer. One of the nicest cities in the world to visit is Miami. Miami, while known mostly by out of towners, primarily for it’s calling card of Miami Beach, has much more than beautiful beaches to offer.

Here are just a couple sporting attractions, if visiting Miami this summer.

Catch a Marlin. No not the fish

How about taking the family out to the recently built Marlins Park to catch a Miami Marlins game? The ballpark opened it’s doors in 2012 and is home to the Marlins who signed their big time superstar player Giancarlo Stanton to a massive $300 million dollar contract over the offseason. The ballpark is one of the more state of the art places to watch a professional baseball game and features a retractable roof to guarantee no delay in the action due to weather.

On the topic of fish, how about Dolphin?

This summer the professional football team Miami Dolphins will be playing at Sun Life Stadium. Like Marlins Park, the newly renovated Sun Life Stadium will give game audiences a more pleasant experience to watch a game. The Dolphins season will begin in September and with several offseason acquisitions, none bigger than defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins are expected to make some noise this upcoming season.


Trip Down To Tempe, Az

Are you looking for a place to bask in the sun? Tempe, located not far from Phoenix, Az is one of those hidden gems that offers a lot of great locations.



Of course, Tempe is home to Arizona State University Sun Devils. The University is right smack dab in the middle of the town. Because the University is not far from the heart of the town, there is a lot of great places to eat nearby. We actually stopped in and visited the university as it was named one of the nation’s best universities by “The Best 379 Colleges” magazine.


If you happen to be in town during the spring (as we were) you can catch a little Spring Training action at Diablo Stadium. Also the home of the Tempe Angels. Diablo stadium holds a capacity of 9,558 fans and highly recommend visiting this nice ball park. It’s located at 2200 W Alameda Dr.


The beautiful thing about Tempe is you’re only 10 minutes away from Phoenix, which is home to most of the professional sports team and downtown Phoenix is a nice place to hang out without the overcrowding of the typical downtown big city.

Be sure to have plenty of water handy.

Arizona is really hot, especially during the summer months. You won’t get a lot of humidity but you’ll definitely get a lot of triple digit temperature readings. It’s important to have plenty of water so that you don’t get dehydrated and it’s just can get unbearably hot so just keep that in mind.

While our trip to Tempe, Az was not a long lasting trip, we did enjoy our time. We stayed at one of the best hotels in Tempe called the Tempe Mission Palms   . It’s a really nice hotel and we got a good deal. Expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $175 per night.

We hope you enjoyed our little write up on Tempe Arizona. It’s a beautiful city with a beautiful skyline of mountains and great weather. Make sure you check it out if you’re in the area for pleasure or business on your next trip.

Are You Visiting Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Fl. is one of our featured places to visit. Fort Myers is one of Florida’s gems. This city has it all. From a bustling night life to beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Myers is also a town with great history. It was among the first forts during the American Indian Wars.

Known for it’s laid back and casual living…

Fort Myers offers a surprisingly robust nightlife. The Bottom Line night club is rated one of the number 1 gay-friendly dance clubs in the state. Celsius Night Club on Main St. will have you dancing the night away. Are you more of a tavern person? The City Tavern is a hot spot for locals to go out for a beer on just about any night of the week.

Voda Lounge is a personal favorit of Juke Share, so make sure you check it out. It caters more to the young crowd and features some of the hottest contemporary music to dance the night away.

If hanging out and lounging out in the sun is more your style, Fort Myers has some of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of Florida. The Causeway Islands is a great place for shopping, just make sure you get there early to beat the traffic. If you’re looking for a great place to spend the day with the family take a trip down to Lighthouse Beach Park.

Ft. Myers is definitely a great place to just take a trip around town whether you rent a limo or party bus if you’re in town with friends, it’s also a good time. Ft. Myers, Fl. is more of a laid back kind of town, but it also has plenty to do for those who want to party and have a good time. That’s why we have it listed as one of the must see places.

Quepos, Costa Rica – The Place For All

Quepos, a small town just south of the Costa Rican capital city of San Jose is a very tourist friendly town with something for everyone. The city of Quepos has a very vibrant and active bar and night life scene. Named after the native Quepo Indians, the city features well known and popular national parks and beautiful beaches.

Things you must do when in Quepos…

There are plenty of great things to do while visiting Quepos, Costa Rica. Here is a list of the must do’s:

  1. Canopy Safari
  2. Playa Matapalo
  3. White Water Rafting
  4. Fishing Charters
  5. Night life Bars

These are the top attractions of Quepos. Of course it is important to get reviews and always a good idea to ask locals about the best places to do this activities and stay safe. Like many places in Central and South America, safety is something you should not take for granted as a tourist.

When is the best time to visit Quepos?

If you are planning a trip to Quepos, you may want to consider the best time to travel from a climate and budget standpoint. High cost season for Costa Rica runs from December to April. The summer is usually a more affordable time to visit Quepos, however, the downside is that it is also the rainy season and usually rains everyday.

The weather should not really influence your excursions because most can be done rain or shine. Those who want to bask in the sun and enjoy the beaches may want to avoid traveling in the summer months because while the rain is not bad for other things, it may not be the ideal beach weather.

Get over to Quepos, Costa Rica. It is a place full of fun and it’s also very affordable. You can go with the family or with a friend, there’s something for everyone to do. Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places that you’ll ever see. Just being there and admiring the beauty is worth the trip.



IMG_0531Everybody loves to travel but not everybody does it. If you want to travel more you need to be able not only to find the time but also to find the right deals. When you are planning your next vacation, think about where you want to go and what you want to do. A lot of great destinations are in the country that you live in. Maybe even in the same state. So there no need to spend a ton of money to go out and have a good time.

The most important thing is to travel with good friends or family. The people you travel with is more important than where you go. So keep that in mind on your next adventure. If you want ideas on location of where to travel for your next vacation, just checkout our “Featured Location” on this website. Make sure before you do, go over to our Travel Tips page to get the best information on traveling.

Remember that price is good to compare but do not select your vacation on price alone. There are plenty of discount travel sites online and we recommend that you visit serval before you make your booking decision.