Expert Travel Reviews

Plan Your Trip to the Caymans Like an Expert

October 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Andy’s Rent-A-Car

When it’s time to plan your next trip, isn’t it time to do something truly extraordinary? Shouldn’t you knock something off the bucket list instead of just doing the same old, same old?

andys1If you feel this way, you’ll love the Cayman Islands. These exotic locations have become the stuff of legend and for good reason. However, if you don’t plan your trip correctly, you’ll miss out on all these amazing islands have to offer.

Thanks to Grand Caymans car rentals, you can see the entire place for yourself at your own pace. There’s no overestimating what a difference this makes. With car rentals in Cayman, you’ll have the run of the place. Unlike other tourists, you won’t have to worry about seeing the many sites only when you can find a bus, shuttle or cab to take you there.

At the same time, it will mean, you can spend as much time at various sites as you like. You can even return when you want to. So if you find that one amazing place that tops all the others in your book, you can spend as much time there as possible before leaving to return home.

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When you’re ready to see what Heaven on Earth is like, come to the Caymans. Thanks to Andy’s Rent-a-Car, car rentals in Grand Caymans can be yours at an affordable price, allowing you to see the area on your own terms.

Three Historic San Francisco Neighborhoods and the History that Defines Them

October 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Phineas Upham

San Francisco is one of the most rapidly evolving places in California. Shaped over time by gold rushes, missionaries and technology, San Francisco’s history often gets lost, or sometimes built over during these transitions. Creativity and commerce flow from this place, but much of it would not be possible without reflecting upon what makes the area great. More than the financial district, or the chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf, here are three historic neighborhoods that encompass San Francisco.

The Dog Patch

The Dogpatch area was traditionally industrial with a light touch of residential. Until the 90s, that largely held true. Previously known as “Butchertown”, the name seems to stem from a colloquialism suggesting dogs were waiting around for scraps of meat. Today, it’s become an upper-middle class neighborhood with warehouses that have been converted to lofts.

The Castro

Named for Jose Castro, who was a Californio who stood in opposition to US occupation, the street has become known as the gay village. It’s changed a little over time, but the area and its financial district are the center for the gay community in San Francisco. These men settled in The Castro after receiving dishonorable discharges during World War II due to their sexuality.

Chinatown

Chinatown in San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America. It has been a cultural epicenter for Chinese immigrants coming to San Francisco since it was founded in 1848. Over time, Chinatown also became a tourist attraction, which stimulated the local economy and helps the area remain mostly self-sustaining. Chinatown has two hospitals, a number of parks and squares, its own post office and infrastructure.


Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or Facebook page.