July 2015

Found 12 blog entries for July 2015.

There is no better way to explore the underwater world of marine animals, shipwrecks, fascinating coral towers, limestone formations and schools of colorful fish than scuba diving. Whether you are a beginner or an expert with decades of experience, the amazing underwater world you can discover around the planet is absolutely mind-blowing. From hammerhead sharks to manta rays to ancient cenotes; these 10 locations around the world are the best of the best.

Diving French Polynesia


10. Cozumel, Mexico

Divers will certainly have their choice of dive operators on this island as there are more than 100 offering everything from deep dives, wreck dives, night dives, and underwater photography dives. This world-class diving site offers everything from swim throughs to

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Selling your home without hiring a real estate agent might be tempting, especially if you’re in an area where buyers are clamoring for properties. It’s not uncommon for sellers to think (even for a split-second) “How hard can it be to sell on my own?” But there are probably some challenges they’re not considering.

Here are some key ways a real estate agent – more specifically a licensed Realtor – proves to be indispensible during the selling process.

1. They offer wide exposure. Find an agent with the education, experience and know-how – along with the backing from a brokerage and powerful brand – to increase exposure of your house to potential buyers. Your agent can devise a marketing plan that stresses showing your property to other agents

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July 25

Meditating with Energy

  Meditating with Energy

July 25 marks the opening of a new abstract expressionism exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Artist Brenda Hope Zappitell of Delray Beach emphasizes serenity and meditation in her exhibition called “Brenda Zappitell: A Journey of Gestures” (Tickets from $10, bocamuseum.org).

July 25 - August 01

Bugging out

  Bugging out

Don’t worry, we’re talking about lobsters. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea gives divers in Broward County a chance to win cash and dive gear for bringing in the biggest lobsters during mini season, which takes place on July 29 and 30 during the annual Bugfest-by-the-Sea, which runs from July 25 to Aug. 1 ($20, lbtsevents.com).

July 26

Idina Menzel World Tour

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Garages were meant to park your car in, however, many times we just park in the driveways, leaving our garages unused. That’s some valuable real estate going to waste! Don’t succumb to the usual secondary use as a disorganized storage room and instead look into these eleven alternative uses for your garage.

1. Man Cave

One of the easiest conversions for your garage is a man cave. Realistically, it doesn’t need that much to become a man cave. Just some chairs, a sofa and entertainment system. The rest are extra luxuries: game or poker table, fridge or mini bar, video games, even installing a bathroom. You can continually add to a man cave. And on the plus side, if it gets rowdy on game days, it’s out of the house.

Poker Table

2. Game Room

Kind of like

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Here are 27 reasons to start your house hunt in the 'Venice of America.'

1.The Guac Is Good Enough to Eat By The Bowl

Move to Fort Lauderdale

Source: Rocco’s Tacos via Facebook

At Rocco’s Tacos, they make your guacamole tableside, so you can pick if you want it meek and mild or seriously spicy. Try one (or two, or three) of their famously fresh margaritas made with real tequilla (not the sour mix stuff). But make sure to get a reservation or be prepared to face the chip-dipping margarita-sipping horde.

2. Get Your Scare On With Ft. Lauderdale Ghost Tours

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Source: Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour via Facebook

If you think St. Augustine is the only place to hear spooky stories in Florida, you’re wrong! With many historic sites, Ft. Lauderdale is the perfect place to seek out some spirits like the ghost of of the little girl Lulu Marshall, who supposedly drowned in the Never River. The walk is between about two and a half hours and reservations are a must.

3. Do Downward Dog In The Sand