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Protect Your Boat from Pets When You Install Foam

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Protect-Your-Boat-from-Pets-When-You-Install-FoamWhen you have a noble watercraft, whether it be an obnoxiously flamboyant yacht or a small fishing dingy, you’re going to want to share your love of the water with your pet. However, you may be hesitant, because you already have to worry about your boat cushions being exposed to the elements. On top of mildew, mold, and premature fabric rot induced by saltwater, you don’t want to have to worry about your cat, dog, parrot, ferret, or guinea pig soaking the soft spots of your boat in urine.


Fear not. If you’ve got custom cushions, there’s no reason to worry about them being ruined by bodily fluids, human or otherwise. Just like foam’s moisture-resistant properties help prevent mold and mildew from springing up, it’ll also make it easy to clean when your pet can’t wait to get back to shore. No matter what they’re soaked in, you can just dunk the foam in warm water, wring it out, leave it to dry, and call it a day. And if there’s permanent discoloration? The simplest trick is to order canvas you can use as a cover for your foam. The dense fabric will withstand sunlight, and help waterproof your cushions as well. Canvas is affordable enough to replace as needed, but you can store the cushions below deck when you’re not using them to increase their lifespan.


No matter the environment or the frequency of pet barf, you can’t go wrong with upholstery foam from Canada.



Foam: The Backpacker’s Secret Weapon

June 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Backpack hikingEvery time a backpacker hits the trail, he does so secure in the knowledge that he will rough it for a good portion of the trip. That’s the idea at least. Still, there is always room for just a bit more comfort when you’re in the back country. Any kind of comforts from home are welcomed when you’re surviving off the land, and foam can be one of the greatest secret weapons aside from a food dehydrator.


Foam inserts can insulate cold drinks, which makes them useful for the trail. Pack yourself a beer or a soda so you can enjoy something tasty on your walk. If you don’t want to pack bulky drinks, you can slip the foam inserts into knit bag and insulate some frozen or warm foods. By the time you’re ready to eat, your meat or veggies will have defrosted enough to be cooked. The residual ice and moisture will help you conserve drinking water too.


Custom cushions can be cut to fit your size without taking up too much pack space. Every inch is critical so polyurethane foam is a must. It is absorbent, which makes it a good cushion, and it’s flexible. Pack a single pad on one trip and you’ll never want to leave the car without one again. Every rock becomes a recliner when you’ve got a cushion for support.


Custom outdoor cushions made of foam can be cut to nearly any size. A six foot roll would make perfect bedding, especially if the foam was close-celled. Add an extra foot or two and you can roll the foam padding over for a makeshift pillow. Foam repels ground temperatures, which is especially useful during cold nights.

Bio: Carlo Badalamenti is the marketing director of Foam Factory, and an expert in the many uses of foam. Foam Factory products can be custom cut to nearly any size or shape.

Top Three Reasons to Move to the Cayman Islands

May 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Summary: Learn the benefits of owning real estate in the Cayman Islands.

Everyone knows that the Cayman Islands have sun nearly all year long. Most people also know about our crystal blue waters, rich diving community and outdoor destinations. Those are all great reasons to visit, but not great reasons to live here. Grand Cayman is far more than just a tourist destination, there are clear benefits to purchasing Grand Cayman homes.

Tax-Free Property

When you purchase property in the Cayman Islands, you pay a duty at the time of sale. The duty is a fee that the government collects during the transaction. It’s the only fee they collect, as long as you hold the property. Plus, you can pass the property onto children with nothing more than a stamp duty. That ease of transfer makes Cayman properties an attractive investment.

Mainland Living on a Remote Island

The Cayman Islands are just far enough away from everything, about 585 from Georgetown to Florida. Far enough not to see anything but the horizon, to get amazing blue waters and perfect sun. Close enough to have all the comforts of home. The only big difference you’re likely to notice about Cayman Islands shopping is the emphasis on diving gear.

Passive Income

Along with tax-free property comes the opportunity for passive income opportunities. The reality of Cayman Islands homes for sale is that not every home owner chooses to live here. Some have demands elsewhere, others just want a place to stay during business or on vacation. Whatever your interest, you can hold your property and rent it out for tax-free income on short-term stays.

Bio: James Bovell is the Cayman Islands real estate expert. James Bovell works with Dream Finders, a Re/MAX sales office based out of the Cayman Islands.

The Top Outdoor Adventures on Grand Cayman

May 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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As one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman isn’t short of outdoor fun. The largest of three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman offers everything from water sports to underwater adventures and land activities fit for the most adventurous traveler. If you’re planning a vacation to Grand Cayman, RE/MAX Cayman Islands wants to make sure you don’t miss out on the following top outdoor adventures.


Grand Cayman is famous for having some of the top diving spots in the world. If you’re a diver, you’ve probably already heard about the famous dive sites, including the World’s Best 12 Foot Dive. In fact, Grand Cayman alone has over 159 dive sites, so take your pick and you won’t be disappointed. A typical dive in the waters of Grand Cayman will get you up close and personal with Caribbean marine life, including stingrays, a variety of tropical fish, and huge barrel sponges.


If you thought the ocean was the only attraction on Grand Cayman, you will be pleasantly surprised. Grand Cayman offers plenty of land activities for all types of travelers, including our most favorite activity: Caving! RE/MAX Cayman Islands recommends caving because it’s not a common activity but it’s well worth the adventure. Another reason we love the idea of caving is because it takes you off Grand Cayman and to a sister island. To take advantage of the caving adventures, you will need to travel the short distance from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac, where you will find beautiful caves such as Rebecca’s Cave and Peters Cave. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been caving before, you can still enjoy this popular outdoor adventure.

RE/MAX Cayman Islands offers professional services to buy or sell Cayman luxury real estate. Visit the website to schedule an appointment with an experience real estate agent in Cayman.

Alaska Sightseeing: The Anan Bear Observatory

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alaska is known for its abundant wildlife; and what better way to explore the natural beauty of the state than to observe Alaskan eagles, seals, and even bears up close and personal at the Anan Wildlife Observatory?

Also called the Anan Bear Observatory, this unique enclosed area located in the Tongass National Forest was created by the U.S. Forest Service to allow visitors to safely view bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat. How close? Visitors can watch bears feeding on wild salmon within 50 feet of the observatory!

So how do you to get there? And what is the best way to visit this incredible spot in Wrangell, Alaska? We recommend going through Breakaway Adventures, a tour company that offers exciting transportation services to the Stikine River system and around the Wrangell area.

By booking a tour with Breakaway Adventures, you will get the opportunity to take a pleasant and safe boat ride to the Anan Bear Observatory. Upon arrival, a U.S. Forest Service member will tell you all about the rules and regulations, so you can have a safe trip. Then you will be guided on a short walk to the observatory, where you will experience Alaska sightseeing at its best. Many visitors consider this brief walk an important part of the trip, as they get to see a wide range of flora and fauna, birds, and bears. Finally, when you arrive at the observatory, you will be blown away by the opportunity to view live bears feeding within 50 feet of you. Now that’s up close!

If you’re planning a trip to Wrangell, Alaska, the Anan Bear Observatory is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Plan A Romantic Getaway With Ireland Vacations

November 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you want a romantic getaway or just a beautiful place for a vacation then consider Ireland or Dublin vacation. With its beautiful green hills and blue green waters, Ireland is truly an emerald isle. Many people love to vacation in exotic out of the way places and Ireland has many small villages where you can go to get away from it all. Ireland is rich in history and is a great spot to visit if you are a history buff.


The climate in Ireland isn’t always what you would expect a vacation spot to have. Many areas have a lot of rain and can be foggy. Of course this depends on what time of the year you go. The people in many Irish villages are very friendly and easy to talk to which makes the whole experience even more inviting.


If you are thinking about booking an Ireland vacation package you can shop online for the best price. You can also go to Ireland Vacations to read about what vacation packages are available for Ireland. You can book a tour of Ireland that includes lodgings and tours of all the major cities. Take a look around and read about the vacation and tour packages to Ireland that are available. You can also create your own vacation package that includes a driving tour of some of the various villages in Ireland. Just search under self drive Ireland to get listings of vacation packages that include driving tours. One can even check out Dublin vacation packages. This city is rich with history and great little shops where you can buy an authentic handmade Irish sweater.

Tips for a Great Irish Vacation

September 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you interested in booking an Irish vacation? If so, there are things that you can do that are going to make your trip much more fun. Here are some tips for your Dublin vacation.

Book ahead – True, you’re not going to get the last minute prices when you do this. But you’re also going to avoid having sudden increases in prices. You’ll also be able to budget a lot better when you have costs like rental cars, accommodation, and flights taken care of.

Focus on the essentials – Try to figure out what you’re going to want to go and see and where you want to go.  After that, analyze the plan. Are you planning to do indoor attractions? Then you don’t want to go during the tourist season? Are you going to stay a couple of days in the town of Dublin? Don’t get a rental car then.


Get rid of the extras – Not all of the bargains are really good.  Think about whether you need the extras that you are being offered.  Also look for that car that’s going to be the best for you.  If you don’t need it, don’t get it. Chances are that you are going to spend less money. Remember, you rent a big car and you are going to have to buy a lot of gas for that big car too.


Ireland Vacations is one of the best places that you can go to find out about trips to Ireland and Ireland hotels.

Ever Considered one of Those Ireland Vacations?

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you want a stunning view of fragrant woodlands? Or perhaps you want to be absorbed in the long and fascinating history of an amazing and proud nation?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, then a well planned stay in one of the wonderful Ireland hotels.

Whether you like just the feeling of freedom that a well-deserved vacation gives you, or you want to go and learn all about the history of the nation you are visiting,Irelandis a great destination for you.

If you are a sports fan, there is a special place for you inIreland. The country prides itself with its long history of nurturing one of the best sports teams inEurope. Whether you are a cricket, football or a rugby fan, there is definitely a lot you can see and play, when visiting this beautiful country. A special note goes to all the golfers out there, asIrelandis one of the leading destinations for golf tourism around the world.

Pure enjoyment and carefree wandering around centuries old buildings and roads are ensured when you chose to visit the Emerald isle. But don’t take my word for it; pick one of those Irish vacations and go to see for yourself. You will be just amazed of how relaxed and laid back people are there. Whatever you do, everything seems to go so smoothly, that you would ask yourself, why people stress themselves out so much in their daily routines and be amazed by the realization you would make.

What are you waiting for? Go and book you vacation with included in the package bed and breakfast in Ireland now.