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Best Architecture in the US by City

America is a country full of history and its cities show some serious architectural range. These 10 cities have awesome and unique architectural styles throughout them and have some pretty special buildings that should be visited. I compiled a list of cities in the US that have very unique architectural styles and interesting buildings.

 

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America is a country full of history and its cities show some serious architecture range. These 10 cities have awesome and unique architectural styles throughout them and have some pretty special buildings that should be visited. I compiled a list of cities in the US that have very unique architectural styles and interesting buildings.

 

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Virginia is a port city that has been around since the 1600s. Neighborhoods with fancy and ornate plantation style estates are surrounded by dense city centers.   Very interesting row houses are typical here showing their rich history and beauty. Come for the near by Virginia Beach boardwalk and stay for the very inspiring Scope Arena. Hosting bands like the Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones, the arena is stylish and futuristic looking.   Side note, the arena is built on a marsh and is slowly sinking at an average of 5 centimeters a year.

 

Las Vegas, NV

What is this “city” doing on this list? Well, Vegas is special because it has every style thrown together in a hodge-podge on the famous strip. Casinos are awesome and grandiose if they are anything. The newer buildings are so epic that even purists enjoy them.

 

Pittsburgh, PA

For a region that is so ruggedly beautiful the Steel city’s architecture actually matches the surrounding area pretty well. The downtown high-rises are spectacular and the Victorian homes on the North Side are eloquent. With tons of scenic vistas, the city has an excellent cityscape and skyline that’s pretty impressive.

 

Philadelphia, PA

The other side of the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is known for eclectic styles and American history. From the Liberty Bell to Constitution Hall, Philly is full of Colonial American style. Check out Loews Hotel for an awesome architectural hotel.

 

New Orleans, LA

If it were up to just me, I’d put New Orleans at the top of the list. The Cajon city has so much rich history with French, Spanish, Creole, Caribbean and European influences. The French quarter may be the most popular among tourist but it’s the stereotypical shotgun homes Victorian mansions that really shine.

 

Charleston, SC

Populated by church steeples and classic row houses, Charleston is not your stereotypical architectural city. The downtown area is walk able and a dream for fans of cobblestone streets and a distinctly European feel.

 

Providence, RI

All you have to do is head to College Hill and hang around Brown University. The school has a rich history and beautiful buildings. With a mix of revolutionary war era homes to cape cod bungalows, Providence has plenty to look at.

 

Chicago, IL

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago had to switch from wood to metal. Gone were the stereotypical wooden row houses and replaced by huge steel behemoths. Chicago has an impressive skyline with so many tall skyscrapers. The bridges that cross the Chicago River are the real stars. You have so many drawbridges in the downtown areas that bridge fans can spend weeks here.

 

Savannah, GA

Come to Savannah for the perfectly maintained and preserved downtown neighborhoods. Houses look exactly like they did 200 years ago and are restored with amazing accuracy.

 

Buffalo, NY

The number one city on our list is Buffalo New York. The birthplace of American Architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright, Buffalo is a dream. Filled with beautiful old school architecture mixed with incredible forward thinking modern designs.

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Best Singles Resorts for 2017

Follow this guide to 2017’s top resorts for singles and people looking to mingle without kids and families getting in your way.

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Are you single and ready to mingle, if so, then maybe you should try a singles resort? Finding a destination that has all the nightlife, attractive singles and the amenities you require can be near impossible. Follow this guide to 2017’s top resorts for singles and people looking to mingle without kids and families getting in your way. Find your summer romance at one of these amazing resorts and maybe make a lasting connection, or a one-night stand.

 

Hedonism Resorts, Jamaica

You can’t have a single resort list without including Hedonism. The number one singles resort chain in the world is the most over-the-top adult playground you can find. There are two party spots in Jamaica, Hedonism II & III, in Negril and the North Coast respectively. Both resorts are set up for ultimate parties with nude sunbathing, legendary themed parties and all night parties. Leave your inhibitions at the door and find some love, even if only temporary.

 

Temptations Resort, Cancun

This isn’t your stereotypical frat party singles resort. This classier version of a single resort features topless pools, all-inclusive packages and tons of outdoor activities. These activities are meant to help guests mingle and meet without being forced into awkward situations.   Check out the booze cruise to really cut loose and mingle with the singles.

 

Occidental Grand Papagayo, Costa Rica

This adult’s only all-inclusive resort is a great place to meet singles while doing fun activities. This isn’t your standard hookup adult’s resort; there are plenty of fun activities and sports to entertain yourself. The spa is world class and the nightlife caters to the single crowd.

 

Melia Istrian Villas, Croatia

Croatia has long been the secret destination in Europe that nobody was talking about, until now. Check out this incredible singles resort set in the unspoiled Croatian countryside. This resort is by far the cheapest option of all these singles resorts and has some of the most pristine and natural surroundings. Check out the darling neighboring towns for authentic Eastern European architecture and cute little downtown markets. The club has plenty of nightlife options with theme parties and live entertainment.

 

Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos

Club meds are some of the most renowned singles resorts and usually set the bar when referring to these destinations. The Turks & Caicos Club Med may be the finest in the group. Nestled on a pristine 12-mile stretch of powder sand beaches, this Club Med is the perfect spot to find some temporary love. Where better to start a summer romance than this beautiful destination? For added fun, try their trapeze and circus stunts for some much needed fun in the sun.

 

Breezes Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Why not stay at this beautiful all-inclusive resort where tipping is outlawed and fun is always allowed. Situated next to popular casinos and nightlife, this singles resort is perfect for mingling and partying. Try the body painting contests to really amp up the sexuality or try your hand at the trapeze or other mixed activities. The resort tries really hard to make you mingle and meet other guests, so they act as a matchmaker.

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Top Adult Only Vacations

Adventure and toddlers usually don’t mix, neither do relaxing and parenting.  Take an adult vacation before you have children and you can thank me later.

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Not all vacations are created equally and some are much more children friendly. You should enjoy certain places and things without kids ruining your good times. Adventure and toddlers usually don’t mix, neither do relaxing and parenting.  Take an adult vacation before you have children and you can thank me later.

Maybe you should try and go on a few adventures acting like children before you decide to have children yourself. We advise you take these vacations before you have kids so you can fully enjoy each experience.

 

Napa Valley Wineries

The ultimate adult only vacation destination, Napa Valley is made for middle aged adults.  There are over 250 wineries in Napa Valley and none of them are really kid-friendly. Sipping wine and keeping an eye on hyperactive children don’t usually go together, so maybe you should leave the little ones at home. People go to Napa Valley to enjoy nature, wine and relaxing vibrations. Go on adult vacations without children let you actually unwind and have some naughty fun. Sure vacations with your ids are fun, but come on, who wants kids in Napa?

Paris

Romance and changing diapers usually don’t go hand in hand so why visit the most romantic city in the world with children in tow? Wine, romance and late nights make up a great Paris trip and these are hard activities to do with children. There should be no kids ruining the love on your Parisian adventure. The sites in Paris aren’t the most child friendly wither, what kids want to go to museums and stand in line for hours to go up in the Eiffel Tower? Definitely check out Paris without little ones and fully enjoy the city.  Taking an adult only vacation to Paris is the only way to see the city.

 

Iceland

Iceland is a country full of adventure, intrigue and some dangerous locations, making it the perfect adult only vacation. Hiking an active volcano and scuba diving aren’t your typical child friendly activities. Glaciers may be exciting adventures but not when you are toting a toddler through sharp, jagged ice caves. Enjoy the splendor of Iceland before you have kids or leave them with the in-laws and get some alone time. 

Monte Carlo

Much like Vegas but much classier, Monte Carlo is centered around gambling and nightlife, two things that don’t mix well with little kids. Adults can enjoy the James Bond type resorts and classy evenings on the town. The French Riviera where Monte Carlo sits has long been known as a romantic and glamorous destination so why ruin that vibe with children?

 

Tokyo

Tokyo is a mega metropolis that feels like a utopian future, so why bring kids to ruin that fantasy. Haha, I kid, children are great, but they aren’t perfect for every trip. Tokyo is super crowded and if you have every tried to get kids through a big crowd it can be a nightmare, so avoid that hassle and ditch the kids.  Make your Tokyo trip an adult only destination and you won’t be sorry. 

Dubai

Dubai is the playground for the rich and famous in the Middle East, and it’s not a kid friendly vacation destination. The luxury hotels offer glitz and glamour at the highest end and you know exactly who doesn’t enjoy fancy things? Kids neither enjoy nor respect fancy and fabulous things, so keep the finer things in life away form their dirty little hands. Let your kids enjoy Mickey Mouse and you enjoy the Jewel of the United Arab Emirates.

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Camping Tricks to Keep You Safe

What’s not to love about camping: nature, sleeping under the stars, campfires, swimming in rivers/lakes and good old-fashioned fun? 

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It’s Camping Season! As I Yell This from a Mountaintop!

Outdoors enthusiasts and weekend warriors are all getting jazzed up for another camping season. What’s not to love: nature, sleeping under the stars, campfires, swimming in rivers/lakes and good old-fashioned fun? Sure camping is fun but it can also be dangerous, so keep you and your loved ones safe with this handy camping safety guide.

 

Know your lightning facts

Lightning kills more people every year than bears so pay attention to lightning and thunder. One important rule that you should know: if you hear thunder, you are within 10 miles of a storm, so head for shelter.

All shelter s are not created equally, so stay out of your tent and tall trees, instead get into a building or your car. The rubber tires are perfect for grounding you incase of a strike. If you are away form a vehicle or building get to an open field, you may get wet but you’ll be safe.

 

Fire safety

Don’t play around with fire, it cannot only hurt you but can easily start a fire that gets out of hand. Make fires in designated areas only and follow all posted signs about fires. If there are no fire rings, make a safety ring out of rocks and clear all debris that could catch on fire. Some areas during certain times a year don’t allow fires because of forest fire risks, so don’t be the asshole that starts a forest fire.

 

Animals and Insects

You are going into nature, where animals and bugs live, so expect to deal with them. You may encounter bees, snakes, bears, and coyotes or worse, so it’s important to know what to do, just in case.

 

Bears

Bears will come to food, so if you are in an area with bears, keep your food safe either in a bear box or hung up in a tree. Bears have incredible senses of smell and can find even a small candy bar hidden in you tent, so never keep food where you sleep. If you see a bear, slowly get out of there, don’t run, they will catch your butt.

 

Bees – Wasps – Hornets – Ants

When choosing the perfect place for your campsite and tent, look around for nests and hives before you set up. Nobody wants to be woken up by a thousand ants in their tent or wasps attacking from above. If anyone in your group is allergic to any kind of stings or bites, they should have an Epipen handy, because help isn’t close in the wilderness. If someone is bitten or stung, keep an eye on the wound and look for signs of an allergic reaction, like sudden swelling or breathing issues.

 

Snakes

Snakes are all over the place so it’s best to know what kind of snakes are native to the area you are camping. Watch out for Rattlers out west and Diamond Backs and Water Moccasins in the East and South. Snakes like to hide in dark holes and underneath rocks, so be careful where you reach and step.

  

Coyotes/wolves

These guys will look for scraps, garbage and small dogs, so keep an eye on your little puppies. They are usually scared of people and noises.

 

Big cats

Big cats are all over the country from bobcats to mountain lions, they are out there. Rarely seen around people, these silent hunters see you ten times before you see them once. Just be aware that if you see one, act big and slowly walk away, never turning your back on them.

 

Moose

Moose kill more people than bears so be aware of these big old goofs.

 

Don’t get disoriented

Don’t get lost but if you do, stay calm dude. Always keep a map, a compass and a mirror or shiny object used for long distance visibility to a search party. If you do get lost, look for some simple signs to find your way. Look for your own footprints and back track. Look for moss on trees; it always grows on the North side of trees. Tell someone where you are going, before you go.

 

Hydrate

You will be exerting yourself more than usual so it’s important to drink plenty of water.

 

Heights can kill

Climbing things seems like a fun idea but heights kill in the wilderness. Be careful on rocks, trees and the dreaded rope swing. More people are hurt on these three simple activities than by animal attacks each year.

 

Don’t be dumb

Seriously, don’t do dumb stuff; you are way too far from a hospital. Don’t be stupid with an axe while chopping wood and don’t jump into bodies of water without knowing how deep it is.

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