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Why insurance is so Important

Insurance is so important now a days.Without  insurance you life is not secured, first, most hospital, even when you travel; they usually ask if you have insurance or ask you to buy one. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Insurance can save you more time and money in the future. We don't know what life likes tomorrow,every second and days are countable so make the best of time to find the best insurance that fits to your family.

It's almost end of the year and I received the letter from my insurance that I need to renew it. Even I have insurance, make sure sure to research before renewing it and I  found this website greensboro nc

Forget the Weather - Bellevue is All About the Outdoors

This part of the country is pure, unspoiled eye candy with its majestic snow-capped peaks, deep blue waters, and colorful flowers so vibrant that you'll look for the artist's paintbrush. If you love the outdoors, you've found your next vacation spot.


Chose Affordable Luxury for a Home Base
If you plan on doing a lot of outdoor exploring, a hotel that's affordable and convenient is best. Free WiFi is a great perk for those of us who don't want to wait until we get home to upload those amazing shots. The Coast Bellevue Hotel offers this and more. It's a short drive to the Snoqualmie Falls and some of the best wineries in the nation (I hear California grumbling). The lobby's modern decor is inviting, particularly after a long day of hiking.

Other affordable hotels in the area include the Days Inn Bellevue Seattle Hotel and the Silver Cloud Hotel. You can also visit Hipmunk for a larger list of cheap hotels in Bellevue.



Enjoy History and Hiking
If you're a novice hiker like I am, or you don't have much time, you'll enjoy this easy route through the historic coal mining area. The Coal Creek Trail will take you between 1-3 hours to fully experience. It's 2.8 miles long from beginning to end, or 5.6 miles round trip. Pets and families enjoy this trek.

Start from the Red Town parking lot. Hikers will come across a sealed mind shaft. Some say there's still an aroma of coal in the air. Also along this dirt trail is North Fork Falls. If there hasn't been a good rain recently, the falls can be quite small. There are several benches where you can sit and enjoy the soothing sound of water. Continue on and you'll pass blackberry bushes, bridges that cross streams, as well as a few connecting trails if you're looking for more of an all-day adventure.


Indulge in Outdoor Thrills & Soothing Moments
Get your blood pumping on a zip line at the Bellevue Zip Tour, kayaking at Enatai Beach Park, or try a standup paddle board for a new view of the water. If you're an outdoor enthusiast with an interest in art, you'll love the outdoor installations. City Hall offers a free walking map that lists the art sculptures. 

Top off the Day by Dining al Fresco
Bellevue residents and tourists love to dine outdoors. It's so popular that many of the restaurants have created outdoor dining out of very small spaces. Call ahead to make sure you'll get a spot, because everyone here loves a table outdoors.

If you like free-range outdoor dining, remember Saturday mornings (in season) bring the Crossroads Farmer's Market. Food trucks are popular in Bellevue offering cheap, imaginative dishes from curry to pies and a host of others.

Bellevue is a lovely town of arts, shopping, and corporate headquarters, but its real jewel is its surroundings. The beauty of the outdoors and the number of outdoor activities satisfy even the most discerning outdoor enthusiasts. If you've visited Bellevue and have other tips or recommendations, share them in the comments below.

Christina R. Green is a freelance travel writer originally from the East Coast and now living on the sunny Gulf coast of Florida. She loves the Pacific Northwest, kitschy tourist attractions, and literary haunts. If she could figure out a way to drive something the size of an RV, she'd take off and write from the road.


5 Spots with Mother Nature at Her Finest: Croatia

Croatia is a spectacular destination teeming with lush greenery, gorgeous islands scattered about the Adriatic sea, and wonderful displays of natural beauty in every corner. If you are in desperate need to be one with mother nature while in Croatia, then you picked the right spot. These are just five of the amazing natural places you can check out.

Although one of the smaller national parks out of the bunch, National Park Paklenica offers up a handful of fun outdoorsy activities to delve in. Various flora and fauna can be spotted as you hike or bike through any of the 200km of trails and pathways. If you want to get up high, there are plenty of rocks to ascend to get a glimpse from up above. Try your hand at rock climbing, there’s nearly a different climbing spot for everyday of the year, so that should keep you busy for a while. If you want to experience everything this park offers, just camp out on the pebble beaches until dawn breaks.
National Park Krka

With its close proximity to the capital, Zagreb, it would be a crying shame for you to miss out on National Park Plitvice. Only an hour outside the city, this breaktaking UNESCO World Heritage Site will mystify any visitor. A fairy-like fantasy is what this place might be described as with its cascading travertine waterfalls, lush green trees and foliage, and crystal lakes. Take a hike around this wonderland, or see it in style by taking a scenic train ride or an electric boat. With mountains littering the area you bet you can go climbing during the summer months, and during the winter, slice up the snow with skiing.

At National Park Krka, the beautiful scenery continues with more waterfalls, including the super steep drop at Skradinski Buk. The phenomenal Krka River has carved gorges and created spectacular falls, rapids, and lakes making it a fine display of nature. For a few cultural points to check off the list, without leaving nature, there’s 19th century watermills with a mini presentation as well as a monastery. It’s located just up the river when it turns into Lake Visovac. Treat yourself to Luxury Travel with Elegant Resorts because there’s no camping allowed at this park.

The island of Pag is a bit different than the rest of the places just mentioned, I hope you’re ready for the ocean. This is the country’s fifth largest island and there a plethora of things you must try while you’re here. You could enjoy a day mountain climbing or biking through the 115 km of trails, or perhaps you are more of a marine creature person and you would like to dive. Surrounded by karst and rocks, rich vegetation, and a bit of a different look than the typical mediterranean island, this is a fantastic spot to chill for a few days. Don’t forget to have a bite of the ever popular Pag sheep’s milk cheese. If you have had your fill on nature, this is the island to party on. It’s been dubbed the nickname “ Ibiza of Croatia,” to give you an idea of the nightlife scene.

Let’s see mother nature’s creature in their natural habitat. There’s no reason to feel guilty by seeing the dolphins at on the island of Losinj. Just head to Losinj Water Center and see these playful marine critters in the ocean, not an aquarium. Learn more about the Dolphin Reserve and their efforts while you are here, and even adopt a dolphin if you want to!

A day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home with Family

Thanksgiving week is around the corner. Last year we visited the Bellingrath Gardens and Home with  my family and In-laws on thanksgiving week, Alabama. This year we're not going to go on vacation with them because of their health issues.

One thing I like going gardens in South it never been the same through out the year.The flowering plants are spectacular all year round.


About Bellingrath Gardens:

Bellingrath Gardens  was opened to the public  year-round in 1934. The garden has at least 65 acres and you could enjoy full day if you are planning to do so. There are so many things to see and do at the same time and it's a self guided tour. For the reason  we visited in Thanksgiving week last year, the garden were decorated with magic lights though we did not stayed in magic christmas in  lights.


The garden is huge and has:

  • Rose Garden.I love roses and so my mother-in-law. This is my first saw lots of different variety of rose flowers.
  • The Great Lawn Planting.Little travelentz loves the open space where she can run around. 
  • Fountain plaza.
  • The Terraces. It has the picturesque of river and pond.
  • The Grotto.
  • The Rockery. The most photographed area in Bellingrath gardens.
  • Bayou Boarwalk. 1,600 foot ecological boardwalk. I think its pretty neat.
  • Asian American Garden.




About the Home:
We decided to bought the package which included the guided tour in the home.You're not allowed to take photos inside the house which is pretty standard in most of the time. The house has 15 rooms and was built and design by prominent Mobile architect, George B. Rogers.  It encompasses 10,500 square feet.

Do you want to go back?
If I leave in the area I would absolutely buy a membership. All year round is different and I love gardens. It's a great opportunity to relax and enjoy nature.


Jackson: Gateway to the Great Outdoors and the Old West

Jackson, Wyo., located in the Jackson Hole valley, is the gateway to both Grand Teton and the Yellowstone National Park. Jackson and its environments are teeming with stunning, natural beauty. Majestic, snow-capped mountains, which tower over glacier-carved valleys, surround Jackson. Budget-friendly and quality resorts, lodges, inns, and hotels situate themselves for exploring all the natural wonders of the region. Steeped in history, the town pays tribute to its Old West traditions, including stagecoach rides and shootout reenactments in the historical Jackson Town Square.

Adventure Abounds
Despite having a population of less than 10,000 people, Jackson still attracts thousands of visitors each year, who come to experience abundant outdoor options in the Jackson Hole valley, the Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Park. Fishing or kayaking on the Snake River entice visitors, as well as a leisurely round of golf at one of the area's many courses. Winter enthusiasts come to ski the area's world-class slopes and visit the nearby National Elk Refuge. Thousands of elks call it home each winter. It is also where one can take sleigh rides among the herds.


Upscale and Upcountry
If looking for a rustic albeit chic experience, look no further than the White Buffalo Club. It tucks into the mountains, yet is a mere three blocks from famous Jackson Town Square. The dazzling White Buffalo Club not only features a fitness and wellness center but offers free ski shuttles to cut travel time significantly to the slopes. Its suites are replete with elegant mountain-modern furnishings, while its condominium-style Miller Park suites have a SoHo loft feel with private bedroom, full kitchen, and adjoining rooms. The hotel also features a modern American steakhouse with one of Jackson's most extensive wine cellars.


Affordable yet Alluring
Jackson has many affordable hotel options where you won't have to sacrifice any of the amenities or rustic charm found at the more upscale resorts. The Ranch Inn within Jackson is the closest hotel to historic Jackson Town Square, whose restaurants, shops, and art galleries are at its doorstop. Its cozy suites feature wood-burning fireplaces, kitchens or kitchenettes, private balconies with mountain views, and wireless Internet access. Budget-minded travelers will appreciate its standard and luxury rooms that feature one king or two queen beds, air-conditioning, and large-screen televisions. Its newest and largest rooms, located in the hotel's tower, also have commanding mountains views.

Easy to Use, Easy to Find
Finding hotels in Jackson, Wyo., whether they are top-of-the-line or budget-friendly, is easy with Hipmunk, which Forbes calls "the best travel site on the Web." Hipmunk allows visitors the ability to customize hotel search options based on neighborhoods. You can see the results on local maps. You can also identify the traveler you are, and whether your trip is for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or business. Hipmunk will filter your results based on your interests. It also checks with local hotels to see if they charge for Wi-Fi and parking.

Author Bio:


Dale Myers is a world traveler and travel writer from Ventura, CA. In his free time he surfs while planning his next adventure.

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