Harlem: From American Revolution to Jim Crow

By Phin Upham The area known as “Haarlem” was inhabited at first by native Manhattans and Lenape people. The area was home to several nomadic tribes, each taking advantage of the ample hunting grounds nestled in the Haarlem flatlands. When the Dutch settled in the area, they built settlements there and the town grew. The American Revolution, however, put a wrench in the works of that growth. The British fought hard to secure parts of New York, often burning forts and towns to the ground as they passed. Haarlem

Updating Your Boat’s Look with New Cushions

Written by Carlo Badalamenti After a few years, has your boat’s look gone stale? Do you not get comments on how great it looks anymore? A quick and easy way to breathe life back into your boat’s design is to purchase some custom boat cushions in a new style. There are two main aspects that you will want to keep in mind when purchasing your new boat foam. The first is the stylistic design of your cushions. Be sure to take accurate measurements of all the cushions you will need

3 Historic Sites at Nassau

A large part of Nassau’s history is tied to pirates, loyalists, privateers and enslaved Africans. All across the island, you can see physical evidence of this.

So, for the casual traveler, there is a plenty to see. But the history buffs will have to look further and dig a bit deeper too.

Here are 3 more historic sites located at Nassau:

1: Clifton Heritage Park

This is a heritage park that is way off the beaten path, to be honest. You can’t even

Choosing the Right Type of Outdoor Foam for Marine Uses

Written by The Foam Factory.   Finding the right type of replacement for your boat can be challenging as there are many options available on the market today. You need marine foam cushions that will withstand getting wet on a regular basis. Using the wrong type of foam for your outdoor foam replacement will lead to a cushion, seat back or mattress that degrades quickly or is susceptible to getting mold or other microorganisms.   From dry fast foam to polyurethane foam, you have plenty of options when it comes to selecting

Why you should rent a car in Abu Dhabi

Written by: Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC The capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second most populous city in the UAE, is quickly becoming an international tourist destination. This is because Abu Dhabi has one of the richest populations in the world, and their booming economy has allowed them to build an advanced and beautiful city with a towering skyline, gorgeous architecture, and plenty of attractions. Of course, just like any other city, it’s difficult to walk around in. This is compounded with the fact that the Middle

How to Inspect Your Rental Car

Written by: Andys Rent-A-Car Grand Cayman Island car rental may seem like an obvious choice. And it is, really. There’s no better way to get around and see the island than to rent a car. That way, you can do everything on your own schedule rather than wait upon transportation or worry about delays and traffic jams. You’ll be your own driver, which means you won’t have to worry about the character traits of whomever is carting you around, like if they’re trustworthy, if they’re a safe driver, if they

Preventing Mildew on Boats

Written by: The Foam Factory Fungus is everywhere. There are as many variations of fungus as there are species of bugs and bacteria, and the largest living organisms are actually fungus due to the way their spores spread and form connected colonies over expansive areas. Some fungus is helpful, but many cause unpleasant smells and some can even turn into mold that will cause serious health issues if you don’t make good use of dryfast foam. Fungus spores thrive in dark and damp environments– just like those found on your

A Guide to Planning a Solo Trip to Grand Cayman

A solo experience can be one of the most gratifying vacations you can take in your youth. If you get the opportunity to plan a trip somewhere like Grand Cayman, you can learn a lot about yourself. Travelling alone helps you understand sites in a new context, it gives you perspective and helps you understand more about yourself. It allows you to experience your new surroundings without the bias of others hanging over your experience. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to plan your solo trip to

5 Destinations That You Must Travel To

There has never been a better time to travel. Not only is the dollar stronger but it’s easier to travel.

Best part: there are always surprises at every turn. The only question that remains: where do we travel to first?

That said, here are 5 destinations that you should travel to:

1: India

With India's new visa-on-arrival program, travel is much easier. You can finally visit the Taj Mahal if you have always wanted to. For this, you can fill applications out online. Also,

The Man Who Helped Build Atlanta

By Phineas Upham Hannibal Kimball was instrumental in post Civil-War reconstruction. He was born Oxford County, Maine to family of Methodist wheel-wrights. The fifth boy of 10 children, he had the good fortune of being born to a highly regarded wheel-wright named Peter Kimball. The family lived in relative modesty, and he stayed in the carriage business until after the Civil War. The business prospered for most of that time, but the Civil War had a depressing effect on many local economies. Individuals and businesses couldn’t pay loans they’d