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Child safety for school commuting

Child Safety for School Commuting

School is right around the corner and parents all around the country are getting their last minute school supplies.  Malls are having their “Back to school sales”, Just about every department store has stocked up on the essentials and are giving them away cheaper than the other guy.  Everything is taken care of, except for one thing.  Which dilemma do parents of upper grade children and college bound children face?

Parents of high school age children always worry about their children’s safety.  Let’s face it, it’s our right to worry.  Instead of worrying about who your child is hanging out with or whether there is a possibility that their friends are doing something behind the wheel that you do not approve of,  don’t put them in the position to be tempted to disregard your wishes.  You can give them their freedom and make them more responsible by doing one little thing.

Here is a suggestion that is both cost effective and will give your child the freedom that he or she has been begging for.  Pick up a gas scooter.  Gas scooters are about the most economical means of transportation around.  If your child has a gas scooter to get them to school or work or wherever they want to go, then you won’t have to worry about them jumping into a car with that certain someone and potentially getting involved in something that is less than desirable.

Gas scooters can go the distance.  Most gas scooters will travel from thirty to forty miles on a single tank of fuel.  There are a few models that have revolutionized the scooter industry and can get as much as two-hundred miles per gallon.

The cost of ownership is miniscule compared to a car.  Gas scooters can cost anywhere from two-hundred and fifty dollars all the way up to two-thousand dollars.  The cost to fuel your scooter is pennies, compared to how much it cost to fill up your automobile.  Your scooter will literally pay for itself within two to three fill ups.

College students needing to get around campus or the campus community can bypass the crowded college community by cruising around traffic on their gas scooter.  Get one with a headlight and safely cruise around during the evening.  College kids who need an alternative, inexpensive means of transportation can save more money by getting an economical, fuel efficient gas scooter instead of getting a gas guzzling, pocket draining  car.   

Variety is important.  As with clothes and cars, there is a scooter that is just right for you’re child.  Scooters come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  Choose the one that fits your child’s individual needs and personality and let go of the reigns a little.

Luxury boat brands

Luxury Boat Brands

Shakespeare Boats

Shakespeare boats manage to combine the best of both worlds. British build quality meets Italian styling to create a very seductive, small and fast craft. Whether buying new or used boats not everyone desires or indeed can afford a boat the size of a large house and it you are looking for something light and frivolous, guaranteed to turn heads this is the craft for you.

The Italian styling created by the Victory Design team looks well-built and expensive. Although they are not cheap they are gorgeous and unlike nothing else around. Resembling the Pershing or new Manhattans with its sleek lines, below decks the layout is fairly average, whilst the cockpit is what really stands out. The Shakespeare 830 towards the top end of the sports cuddy range is able to combine the benefits of a bigger boats comfortable accommodation with the sporting capabilities into a small package.

Princess Yachts

Instantly recognizable and world renowned, Princess yachts are synonymous with high performance luxury yachts. Built without compromise the sophistication of the Princess yacht range with its graceful lines and elegance is dedicated to the enjoyment of the boating experience.

The Princess 65 with its large accommodation offers you the comfort of a villa. A much loved flybridge sports yacht the 65 has an immaculate layout and offers space at a manageable size.

A perfect cruising boat the Princess V48, like the Princess 65, manages to balance the need for size and comfort with control. Great for entertaining if you are looking for space and luxury then this could be the yacht for you.

A popular fast flybridge cruiser the Princess 35 is great for a lazy afternoon spend in a peaceful cove, racing across the sea or for entertaining guests when the sun goes down. The Princess Flybridge motor yacht is powered by twin diesel engine(s) which drive the yachts performance. The craft is perfect for enjoying quality time with friends and family on the water , each boat with the appearance of an individual masterpiece.

Sunseeker Portofino 375

The stylish and renowned Sunseeker Portofino 375 is a popular sports cruiser and every power boater wants one. Fast, agile and athletic, designed with thrill seekers in mind the Sunseeker Portofino 375 is a superb motor boat with excellent build quality. On board the Sunseeker Portofino 375 you can get a glimpse of the luxury and lifestyle of the elite. Experience the speed (of around 30-35 knots), handling and style of the craft and you will begin to feel like James Bond. The sleek aerodynamic lines, handling at speed and ‘Mediterranean’ open style cockpit makes this craft particularly special. There is plenty of room for you and your guests and the accommodation below decks is spacious and comfortable. Built to optimise space, speed and style the Sunseeker brand is amongst the world’s finest and is the largest privately-owned builder of production cruisers today. The timeless style and elegance of the Sunseeker Portofino 375 makes it a popular choice in the used boats market.

For further information on buying used boats please contact Inwards Marine, one of the UK’s leading independent motor yacht brokerage companies with offices in Southampton, London, Monaco and Genoa.

Finding a quality, affordable cruise

Finding a Quality, Affordable Cruise

Wow! There are some fantastic cheap cruise options around and lots of people who’ve never cruised before are now dipping their toe in the ocean and finding out that the water’s very warm indeed. In some cases, a cheap cruise can be less expensive than the same length of time in a hotel in a resort town when you consider the cost of meals, accommodation, transportation, entertainment and sundry expenses. Once you’re on board the ship, your budget is very easy to manage. You’ve paid for nearly everything up front and you can economize as much or as little as you want.

Thus, the draw of exotic locations and pampering at sea is becoming more of a reality for people who never considered a cruise before as a vacation possibility. Booking a cheap cruise doesn’t mean stowing away in a dormitory-style, sub-ocean type accommodation. It doesn’t mean feeling like one of the herd crowded into claustrophobic cabins and watching “C-grade” entertainment to while away the hours at sea. You’d be surprised at the standard of living on cruises, and the ports of call that are available for affordable prices. Here is a sample of cheap cruise options that are currently available through various companies. Be aware that the prices shown are for off-peak travel. But, would you mind traveling to beautiful, temperate Mexico in January?

3-Night Baja Mexico cruise (January) – from $219
Interior: $219; Oceanview: $249
Departs from Los Angeles, CA
Ports of Call: Los Angeles, CA and Ensenada, Mexico
This beautiful vessel features a five-story shopping lobby with specialist boutiques plus a Champagne bar and entertainment that parallels that found in New York and Las Vegas.

7-Night Bahamas cruise (April) – from $829
Interior: $829; Oceanview: $999
Departs from New York City and visits Port Canaveral, FL; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Key West, FL.
This ship features 10 restaurants, 13 bars and lounges, a bowling alley, two swimming pools, six hot tubs, a day spa and a fitness center.

8-Night Bermuda cruise (April) – from $899
Interior: $899; Oceanview: $949
Departs from New York City and visits Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I. and St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Passengers also receive free travel insurance, a free gift and up to $150 of on-board credit per cabin.

11-night Southern Caribbean cruise (February) – from $949
Interior: $949; Oceanview: $1,199
Departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and visits Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. Johns, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Margarita Island, Venezuela; Willemstad, Curacao and Oranjestad, Aruba.
Free travel insurance and a free gift are included. Imagine 11 glorious nights visiting some of the most stunning locations and never having to unpack your suitcase more than once!

At the prices shown above, a cheap cruise is an affordable option for a wedding gift, or a special surprise for a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. The low prices mean that families can go on vacation together and be happy in the knowledge that the financials are taken care of.

Start planning what you will do for your next vacation. Consider taking a cheap cruise. You can go away sooner and enjoy yourself more when you go.