Expert Travel Reviews

See All That the Cayman Islands Have to Offer

August 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Andy’s Rent-A-Car

Before you plan your next vacation, think long and hard about what you want to do. What do you want this trip to entail? Instead of going with the same ol’, same ol’, how about trying out the legendary Cayman Islands?

Would you like to get some sun? Would you like to enjoy fresh air? Do you enjoy fine dining and tropical drinks? Do you like getting out into the wilderness a bit? How about learning about history?

andys4If you answered in the affirmative for all of those, or even a few of them, you absolutely must check out the Cayman Islands. No place on the planet quite compares to this slice of heaven. There’s a reason so many people have referred to it as paradise on earth.

You can spend your day at the beach and your night in beautiful restaurants eating the best seafood you’ve ever had. There’s also the unbelievable Stingray City, where you can actually pet these unbelievable animals (provided you feed them, of course).

For the best time possible, rental cars Grand Cayman are important. A Grand Cayman rent-a-car will allow you and your family to get around the island with ease whenever you like.

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Don’t go to the Cayman Islands without properly preparing ahead of time. Contact Andy’s Rent-a-Car today for affordable car rentals in Grand Cayman that will make it easy to get anywhere you want on the islands whenever you like.

Why Virginia Is Where You Should Live Next

August 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Virginia Homes

A lot goes into picking the best possible location for your new residence. You obviously want to take as much time as humanly possible to make this decision as it will definitely affect you in a big way for the rest of your life. Sometimes, the more options you have, the harder it can be to find the right location that makes the most sense for you and your family.

thesteelgroupSIR1Fortunately, if you just start by checking out Virginia first, you most likely won’t be disappointed. For one thing, there is no lack of homes for sale in Virginia, so it’s not like you have to worry about ending up with just a few options. There are all kinds of houses here too, from those that are decades old and come with plenty of character to modern models just built in the last couple of years.

The economy in this part of the country is going strong as well. You can easily find a home for sale in Virginia that is within driving distance of Washington, D.C. where there are all kinds of career opportunities awaiting you.

With so many reasons to want to move to Virginia, you don’t want to put off the decision to do so.

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Are you in the market for a new residence? If so, you definitely have a lot of options these days, that’s for sure. However, check out Virginia homes for sale before you make your final choice and chances are you’ll be very happy with your decision.

How the Sons of Liberty Began

August 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Samuel Phineas Upham

The Sons of Liberty was a group of American colonists who acted in secret to try and protect the rights of those living on American soil. Their best-known fight was to pick up the torch against taxation by the British, with many contemporary grade school students (and hopefully most adults) quite familiar with the line “no taxation without representation.”

The origins of this secret society can be traced back to the French and Indian War, which was the North American front in the Seven Years War. It was fought primarily between the British and French, but both sides had allies in the Native American groups that were on the ground. Fighting was bloody, and costly, but the Brits had secured New York and had a solid foothold in America.

They had hoped to continue the work of the Dutch, using the rich American land as a vehicle for production and exports, but they needed money. The British levied many taxes against the American colonists, some of which people refused to pay. They felt they had been underrepresented in these matters and were unfairly excluded from the debate, the infamous Stamp Act being of particular concern.

And so the group, made primarily of loosely connected members spread across several East coast states, began circulating letters of disgust with suggestions of unrest. The group began in Boston, Massachusetts, but quickly spread to New York and New Jersey. The Boston Tea Party, in which a group of the Sons of Liberty dressed as natives to toss British tea into the waters of the Boston Harbor, was the group’s most famous act of protect. It also led directly to the creation of the Intolerable Acts.


About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his LinkedIn.