School’s out, and that means for the next few months the days will be longer and the temperature will be hotter. If you’re looking for the perfect place for your next family vacation, you’re in luck! Wallethub recently compiled the best summer travel destinations for 2018. The rankings compared the top 100 most populated metros and gave them scores based on travel costs and hassles, local costs, attractions, weather, activities and safety. Below, the top 10 cities are listed to give you some ideas for your next summer vacation!Washington, DC
Taking the number one spot is the nation’s capital. At the heart of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria [...]
Take a look around your neighborhood – do you see any litter on the sidewalks? What about in the grass? The majority of realtors believe that litter can reduce property values from 7% to 12%, and home buyers report that seeing significant trash would definitely factor into their decision to make an offer on a given property. Litter is not just unattractive, it can also present a physical danger (such as sharp edges on cans and broken glass) or can increase the danger of disease, serving as a reservoir for germs and biological hazards, not to mention the danger to wildlife.
Litter happens in every neighborhood, on every street, and in every business district, [...]
Housing prices are increasing quickly in many areas of the country, and interest rates are on the rise. That might challenge your ability to afford a mortgage. You might consider extra sources of income. A roommate is one possibility, but another route is turning part of your house or apartment into a short-term rental through Airbnb.
Airbnb has 660,000 listings in the United States, and more than four million around the globe. People rent out rooms or private entrances in a home or apartment through Airbnb’s website. It functions much like an inn or bed and breakfast. The company takes a commission, but you keep a majority of the money. It’s a great way for people [...]
If you are looking for that start-up vibe, Olde Kensington is one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods that is slowly getting a facelift. Tucked away between Northern Liberties (north) and Fishtown (west), this distinct section of Kensington is going from warehouse to coffee house and condo. With other kinds of redevelopment in the works, this area of the city is one to watch or give more thoughtful consideration for a next move.Where is Olde Kensington?
Olde Kensington is roughly situated between Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Front Street, W. Girard Ave. and N. 5th street. Considered part of the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia, Olde Kensington is about 2 miles from Center [...]
Spring is upon us and you know what that means — warmer weather, blooming plants and best of all, spring music festivals! Musical festivals have become increasingly popular due to their sense of community and their top-notch live performances. No matter what your favorite genre is, these music festivals got you covered. Pack your bags and let the good times roll, these are the best spring festivals!Firefly, Dover, Delaware
Each June, Dover is transformed into a music-lovers paradise. People far and wide gather at the Firefly Music Festival to enjoy some of the best artists and bands in the US. Over the course of four days, over 100 artists perform, including top name artists [...]
Being Born in These Cities Will Give You a Higher Chance of Fame
Moving to a new city can be a difficult decision. After all, there are so many factors to consider and questions to ask yourself. How does the cost of living in this new city compare to my current home? Do I have any friends, family, or acquaintances in the area that might make the transition easier? How long do I plan on living in this new location? If you have a family, it’s important to consider whether the city is a good place to raise your kids or not. You should, of course, consider your career options in the new city, but you might want to think [...]
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and you know what that means… Wear green or else get pinched!
St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Every year, Irish or not, people all around the world celebrate the nation of Ireland and its people. It’s a day to have fun, drink and wear a lot of green! Grap your bagpipes and piper’s plaid as you check out these cities that honor St. Patrick’s Day in style!Boston, Massachusetts
Got Celtic roots? Do you love folklore and traditions surrounding ancient Ireland like the leprechaun? If so, Boston is the place to enjoy all things Irish! [...]
Expansions in technology are what keep America thriving. Cities across the country are leading the way in innovation and setting the global standard for technological advancements. Technology is a booming industry, and a pretty interesting one as well. There are countless conferences, fields of employment, and even movies and television shows being made around our ever-growing consumption of technology – Black Mirror anyone? Check out our list of the most tech-savvy cities in the US.San Jose, California
San Jose is not only one of the leading centers of technology in the US, but in the world. From green technology to the bio-science industry, San Jose offers the latest [...]
Got a sweet tooth that won’t come loose? Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world, dating all the way back to 1900 BCE. It’s made by harvesting, fermenting, roasting, and grinding up cocoa beans. However, cocoa beans are naturally bitter so milk, sugar, and vanilla are added to achieve that sweet goodness that we are familiar with.
While Valentine’s Day is a day for chocolate indulgence, true chocoholics celebrate the rich flavors of cacao all month long! February is National Chocolate Lovers Month. Satisfy your sweet tooth and inner chocolate lover in these sweet cities! The Big Pineapple? How about The Big Cocoa instead? Honolulu, [...]
It’s almost President’s day. Right in time for the holiday, homes.com has compiled a quick history lesson for those of us (Editor – like me) who might not have known why President’s Day is celebrated as a national holiday. From wacky monikers for the President of the United States to lesser known facts, we’ve got you covered below.
Virginia has produced eight U.S. Presidents. Notable presidents from the Old Dominion include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Zachary Taylor, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, and James Monroe. Four of the five first presidents were born in Virginia. Those traveling in [...]