Expert Travel Reviews

Why Cayman Island Homes are the Best Vacation Homes in the Caribbean

June 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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2014 saw an explosion in condo sales as investors from overseas flocked to the Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman also saw a surge of new developments along Seven Mile Beach, making an already vibrant area even livelier. The Islands are experiencing record growth in more ways than one, and there are still opportunities to gain value from Cayman luxury property.


Because of the demand, the value of condos has soared while the size of condos has stayed within the same basic constraints. New construction of single family homes has resulted in new and attractive models at the $3-5 million price range, making home ownership a lot more attractive to a wider range of people at different income levels.

Efficient New Homes

Unlike condos in Cayman Islands, homes are built with efficient means that translate to real savings for the owner. New homes incorporate solar installations, drought-tolerant landscaping and are easier to maintain. Condos don’t have as many maintenance requirements either, but the owners rarely see the value of those improvements in the same fashion as home owners.

Long-Term Value

From Cayman Islands commercial property to condos and homes, all will hold rental value. Only a residence can hold sentimental value. A single-family home lets you build your dream from the ground up, customizing every aspect of the home to your liking. The Cayman Islands also makes it easy to pass property onto children and loved ones with conveyance laws, even if the property has a mortgage attached. That kind of long-term value isn’t available elsewhere in the Caribbean, where owning property requires documentation of finances and other invasive identification checks.


What to Look for With a Jordanian Car Rental

June 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC.


Traveling to Jordan can lead to the adventure of a lifetime as you and your family visit historic sites, beautiful scenery and modern shopping and dining. But in order to truly see all the Jordan has to offer, it’s a good idea to rent a car. The good news is that you have many options for a car hire in Jordan. You’ll want to make sure that you do your research and ask some tough questions before you decide on a car rental company. Here are some facts you should know about your car rental:


Where can you take your vehicle?


If you are going to get a car hire in the Amman airport, it’s important to know if there are any restrictions on where you can travel. If you are planning on exploring everything that the country has to offer, you’ll want to make sure that you get outside of the city. Make sure that your rental car contract doesn’t have any restrictions or penalties if you take your vehicle outside of Amman.


Is there GPS navigation available?


Depending on your cell phone provider, you may not be able to use the map guidance service that you are used to using at home on your smartphone while you are visiting Jordan. It’s a better idea to make sure that your car hire in Jordan gives you the option of an on-board GPS navigation system. This will allow you to spend less time worrying about getting lost as you travel through Jordan’s cities and countryside and more time experiencing everything around you.


Can I get emergency assistance?


Nothing is more frustrating and potentially terrifying than having a roadside emergency when you are traveling in a foreign country. Unlike when you are at home, there’s a good chance that you won’t be able to call your automobile club for a tow or know where to take your car in order to get repairs. A quality car rental in Amman will provide free emergency roadside assistance if you have a mechanical issue or accident while traveling in Jordan. You’ll want to make sure that this service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to have peace of mind if you are traveling late at night or on the weekends.


Monte Carlo Rent a Car has been providing retail car rentals in Jordan since 1979. Along with car rentals, they also provide escorted car rides and VIP limousine services to visitors in Amman.

Explore and Stay in Virginia

June 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By TheSteeleGroupSIR

If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s a great time to be looking. Now that the recession is behind us, a lot of lenders are still happy to help make your dreams come true. It’s just a matter of finding the right place to buy. Not only do you want to pick the best possible location for your family, you also want to make sure lenders are comfortable with where you plan on living too.

the steel groupSIR1That’s why you should be looking for homes for sale in Richmond, Virginia. The city has always been well known for being the perfect place to raise a family, but that’s far from all. The area also has plenty to offer, which is why so many tourists visit here every year.

All around Richmond, Virginia is natural beauty. You have mountains, hills, pastures and lots of forests. There’s also the Atlantic and dozens of bodies of water too, which is why so many nature lovers enjoy coming here every year.

If you’re looking for homes for sale in Richmond Virginia and also love the creature comforts of the big city, though, you won’t be lacking. There’s the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens too.


If you’re looking at real estate Richmond VA, you’re not alone. However, you need a talented realtor in Richmond Virginia to help you out. Go with the Steele Group SIRI and you’ll be using the best.

Remodel Your RV and Modernize the Road Trip

June 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Remodel-Your-RV-and-Modernize-the-Road-TriphWritten by: The Foam Factory

The road trip is not a dying art, even with rising gas prices, but RVs are becoming increasingly more expensive to purchase. Especially if you want one that has some of the creature comforts you’re no doubt used to. Here are some tips to help you remodel your RV, using affordable materials.

Add Padding

Your guests will want places to sit, so you should pack some canvas camping chairs for outdoor use. Especially on cool nights. For inside the camper, you can make your own RV cushions out of foam padding and an upholstery cover. You can even order the foam custom-cut to the size you need in order to fit. It’s a simple way to add cushions without paying too much for it.

Add a Bed

RV bedding is simple enough with a latex or memory foam mattress. You can typically order pads in almost any size for just a few hundred dollars (some as low as a hundred or less). Combine your memory or latex topper with a more rigid foam pad below and you’ll have all the back support you need to get great sleep.

Cost-Effective Campers

Another option for those on an even tighter budget is to outfit your truck with a camper top, camper cushions and all the necessities. A cooler is great for most overnight road trips, but you might want to look into better cooling options for longer trips. You can try picking up multiple bags of ice as you travel, or you can see about installing a mini fridge into your truck.