It’s summer, which means… great seafood! But for some people, waiting around for their favorite fish to come into season just isn’t enough. If you’re a seafood aficionado, you’re in luck – the U.S. enjoys some of the widest variety of fish options in the world–from the blue oceans of Hawaii to the lobster traps of Maine, there’s something for just about everyone. So pack your bib and butter, these five cities offer great seafood options, along with amazing fishing for anyone who likes to catch their own dinner.1. Portland, Maine
Nothing says shellfish like New England. Portland may be famous for its lobster and clam, but the [...]
A recent study conducted by Homes.com found that 50% of Americans haven’t moved in the last 10 years. Of those that have moved more than five times in 10 years, the overwhelming majority are millennials in the 25-34 age bracket. So what’s holding the rest of the population back? Moving can sometimes feel like a financial burden, and women were 35% more likely than men to say that moving was a financial stressor. It is extremely important to budget in order to better facilitate the moving process and avoid any potential surprises. 57.4% of female respondents and 42.6% of male respondents reported that their last move [...]
For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!
The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.1. Walla Walla, Washington
Most people associate Walla [...]
It’s easy to fall in love with television. There’s a show for everyone and new shows are released every day – even if you can’t find anything on, there’s always a show you can binge on Netflix. But even as TV providers offer more channels every day, some TV fanatics want more. Whether you work in television or you are just a passionate couch potato, check out these five cities where the TV-obsessed will feel right at home.1. Los Angeles, California
Let’s get the easy ones over with right away – if TV is your life, LA is your calling. Home to Hollywood and its myriad studios, Los Angeles is a global hub for TV making. What’s [...]
The car is packed, the kids are loaded in and you are all set to start that road trip to your new home! If your family includes four-legged fur babies, you’ll want to take some extra measures to ensure their journey is a happy and safe one! With some prep and plans in place, the trip will go smoothly as you travel to your destination. Here are our top tips for traveling in the car with your pet.What to Do Before You Leave Happy and Healthy Start
Before you hit the road, it’s a good idea to take your pet to the vet for a complete checkup and to be sure that he is up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations. His clean bill of health will assure you that he is healthy [...]
Parents want to send their kids to good schools. That’s why they flock to neighborhoods that purport to have them—sometimes paying thousands more to live there. But what does a “good school” really mean? As with all things parenting, you have to decide for yourself what’s best for your family. Today, finding a good school means doing some homework, figuring out the best fit for your family, and zeroing in on schools that are equipping students with the skills and experiences that will lead to a broader definition of success.
Traditional measures of school quality, such as class size, student-to-teacher ratio, and test scores do matter—to some extent. In [...]
Sixty-five percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. That means, when people move, their pets move. When your move involves a long road trip, it typically means overnight stays along the way. And in some cases, you may need to find extended stay options if your new home is not ready for move-in. A bit more planning is involved when moving with pets to ensure there is lodging that welcomes them.
Not all hotels welcome pets. So, it’s best not to assume that you can simply get in the car and stop at any place along the way. Further, accommodations that do allow pets have varying pet policies and room availability. Booking pet-friendly lodging ahead of time allows [...]