Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way! Yup, you know time is getting short when you start hearing that tune every 5 minutes. Were officially in the homestretch before everyone’s favorite holiday! Like most dudes, you’ve probably procrastinated on getting gifts for everyone, but instead of buying a bunch of smalls, you’re better off getting a few quality gifts that people will actually use. One such gift that’s great for a dad, brother, best friend, etc. is a quality wrist watch. Too cheap, you’ll look like a bum, too expensive, you’ll kick yourself on Dec 26th. So, what’s the…

When visiting Tokyo, it is helpful to be aware of the city’s culture. You want to assimilate with the locals without showing unintentional disrespect. Here is a look at certain traditions that may not be well-known to first-time visitors of Tokyo. Historical Culture Before visiting Tokyo, it is important to be aware of the area’s traditions and ancestry. Many customs have been in existence for centuries. Japanese people have deep cultural roots and continue to incorporate their beliefs into everyday life. Although some of the customs may seem unusual, learning how to act and blend with the residents will make…

Care homes are no longer the default option for the elderly. In fact, while occupancy rates at nursing homes – which offer specialist care for those with more advanced needs – is remaining stable at around 90 percent, the number of people moving into residential homes is steadily decreasing. There appears to be a growing trend for elderly people who require lower levels of care to remain in their own home – a move which is being praised for helping to significantly improve quality of life. Many elderly people do not wish to move into a care home, particularly if…

It should come as no surprise, but there are many people out there who love to travel and see the world and while sometimes it’s nice to just escape with you own thoughts and desires on a solo venture, others it can be truly amazing to share the experience with a companion by your side. Whatever the age, it’s always worth bringing someone along for the ride. As you grow older more opportunity to see the globe arises and believe it or not there are plenty others out there looking for someone just like you too. How do you find…

Don’t worry, you don’t have to scour Ebay for your next Jordan’s. Check out the Groupon website and click on the coupons tab. They have an impressive 70,000 coupons available for basically everything under the sun. But, if you like shoes, use their Footlocker coupons to save even more. They’ve got Nike, Journeys, Aldo, Shoes.com and many more as well. They also have a lot of great coupons for things like travel, clothes, back to school supplies and home goods. In fact, you should probably hit up the site anytime you need to buy something because there is a good chance…

Your mooring of choice may seem idyllic, but here’s a story showing that nowhere is immune to marine crime. Between 27 and 31 May in Brundall, seven outboard engines were stolen from a single marina. Fast forward a few days to the bank holiday weekend and thieves managed to bag a further six motors from nearby Ranworth. That’s 13 pieces of expensive kit snatched within the space of a week in the heart of the Norfolk Broads at peak season… Local constabularies, specialist marine insurance brokers such as Bishop Skinner and most importantly of all, individual boat owners: they each…

Tenerife is a thriving tourist destination, it has been one of the most popular holiday places in Europe for many years. It’s the ideal place for a perfect holiday because there is something there for any type of traveller; backpackers, families, singles, couples or groups of friends. The most popular Canary Island is a paradise for anyone that loves the sun and sand. With so many choices throughout the European continent to choose from for your next holiday in the sun, here are some fantastic reasons why you should be booking up Tenerife as soon as possible. With flights so…

Thinking of spending a luxurious weekend in LA? The possibilities are limitless in this glamorous city, making it hard to decide on what to do during your time in California’s most exciting destination. Fortunately for you, we have done the research for you, and have put together an itinerary that will make the most of your weekend break in one of America’s best holiday locales. Check it out below… Feast your eyes upon the finest art in the west Los Angeles is widely considered to be a city defined by glitz and glamor, and it lives up to this reputation…

Travellers planning on hiring a car while enjoying a holiday either at home or abroad should be aware of new regulations that have recently been brought in and are to be effective from the 8th June. From that date, to be able to hire a car while on your villa holiday, you will need to take a special code with you. This code relates to the fact that the paper counterparts of UK driving licences are now being computerized. The new code will be necessary to show the car hire vendor any convictions you may have had in the past…

Anyone who has ever watched a Green Bay Packers football game knows the fans are “cheese heads.” These people have cheese on the mind permanently. The diverse selection of cheeses available in Wisconsin reaffirms this lactose-tolerant notion. A shining example of this cheesy craze is Madison, Wisconsin, capital of the largest cheese-producing state in America. 1. Fromagination For those not looking to waste any time on their search for the best cheese in Madison, visit Fromagination. This high-quality artisan cheese shop specializes in rare and exotic cheese, making it one of the prime locations for acquiring flavors that otherwise evade…