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About Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

Golfers Desirable Golf Watches That Will Help Them To Make It To The Green

Golf in itself is an expensive sport that also doubles as a leisure activity. It is very popular among a particular age group and calibre of likeminded individuals who have been able to see past the bore that the majority of people perceive golf to be. 

The sport has been able to break a few barriers that were concentrating it amongst its ardent followers, because of the leap it has received from ‘’golf tourism’’. An attempt that has been made by the interested parties to marry the sport with the tourism industry allowing a boom in both segments. Today golf tourism has taken the traditional ways of the game to a whole new level as it has not only increased the competition but the awareness of the sport among the masses. 

Thanks to modern day technology and the sporting gear that the said technology has enabled, present-day golf is more calculated and predictive as opposed to blindly teeing off wishing that the ball does not run way off course. That is why apart from the public golf clubs, balls and the bags it is important to have a GPS enabled sports golf watch that keeps track of the game for you. 

Just like any other GPS device the primary objective of a golf watch is to keep you on the loop as to where precisely the pin is and the distance between it and yourself. There are many of this sort in the market today and finding a watch that checks off all the boxes will not be hard to come by, but it is the budget that you need to keep your eyes and ears open for. 

Over 56 million people around the world have embraced golf today inspired by great players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson who are also the key players taking part in the PGA tour 2018-19. People in business, writers, accountants and even US presidents including John F Kennedy and George H W Bush Sr. have tried their hand at golf. It is no secret that a lot of deals are discussed and weighed during a game of golf, this is why the game has been particularly popular among the high profiled gentlemen of the society.

If you want to see more articles about golf accessories or gadgets then visit a golf equipment blog to know more. 

The Skycaddie LinxVue is the most popular GPS golf watch that offers 35,000 preloaded courses and a target list for each with pointers to bunkers and other hazards featuring HD graphics and a synced in smartphone app along with a bonus feature of cloud-free service for the first 12 months of purchase.

The GolfBuddy WT5 is for those who like to add a bit of colour into their golfing routine, they come in three sporty color schemes and includes a greens view feature to run the precise distance from every angle of approach. The most famous aspect of this watch is that can be charged via a USB making it convenient for a player on the go.

Callaway GPSy is famous for its High tee to green accuracy and preferred as it is considered to be of comfortable wear that does not pinch the wrist. The time and date in this device are controlled automatically by satellite with the option of switching to digital or analogue form. This watch is slightly heavier in appearance and will sit nicely on a full sized gentleman who might otherwise feel uncomfortable with the trapping and dial size of watches that better suit an average sized player.

The most favored aspect of the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is that it is water resistant and can communicate with the player vocally, so that they do not need to look down to the screen before every swing. The downside to purchasing this watch is that the band needs to be obtained separately and is not included in the price of the watch as it is in practice in the other devices.

The TomTom Golfer 2 is ideal for the very competitive golfer and keeps track of the scores in its automatic scorecard while detecting and re-recording your shots, automatically. 

The Garmin Approach S2 is suited for the more rugged courses. Its high-sensitivity GPS receiver is its key feature and offers stronger signal strength and improved tracking.

People have been playing golf and many other sports long before any of these tongue-twisting gadgets were introduced, but it is undeniable that makes one’s game even better and more enjoyable as it cuts down the frustration of having to retrieve a ball from the sand dunes and other inconvenient places spread over the course.

So, which one is it going to be for you?

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Wearing Your Jewelry With Individuality

Some people wear jewelry as if it were art, which is the best way to ensure that you are creative in wearing your jewelry. There are many different ways that you can wear jewelry differently, to stand out from the crowd, even when many other people may have the same pieces as you. It is not about what you have, but instead about how you wear it, so show it off in style and make a statement whenever you wear jewelry. Below are some of the different types of jewelry you can utilize to be bold and make a statement:

Wear Rings With A Difference

Something that you can do with rings is to wear stackable rings, which allows you to wear them in a unique order. Many designers have their collections of stackable rings, which are all interchangeable such as some Pandora rings you will love. You will find that you can also interchange between different jewelry designers and have rings stacked up, on multiple fingers. When a ring stack is put together tastefully and using good quality jewelry, it transforms the hands of the wearer, and lets observers see a lit bit of their personality.

Wear More Than One Bracelet

As well as being able to stack rings, you can also stack bracelets and combine your favorite ones and wear them at the same time. You can mix different styles of bracelets and have them going up your forearm, combining different designs and styles, or choosing similar ones so that they match one another. You can get bracelets in a wide assortment of various materials such as:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Leather
  • Copper
  • Rose Gold

With also having so many different colors to choose from, you are sure to be able to make a statement with your jewelry by combining all of your favorites. Go subtle, or go loud, it is up to you!

Wearing Your Necklaces

You can also stack your necklaces and create a massive effect that can accentuate the cleavage, as well as elongating the neck. You can purchase necklaces that are designed to stack, with one being longer than the others and then each one after that being shorter. You can also combine different types of necklaces and make a statement about who you are and what you like. They can be complementary or contrasting colors, whatever it is that you prefer. Remember it is better to be a trendsetter than someone who follows the crowd same as everyone else!

Change The Purpose Of Your Jewelry

You can also wear your jewelry differently than it was intended to be worn, such as wearing a brooch in your hair rather than on your clothes. You can add a ring to an earring and wear it differently, or you can wear an earring through a piercing in your eyebrow, cheek, or nose.

There is so much that you can do to wear your jewelry creatively that you will have a lot of fun finding out who you want to show everybody today.

What Are Some Tips For Keeping An International Move Cheap?

International relocation is as adventurous and exhilarating as it gets. But that is until the party crasher shows up.

Yes, you guessed it right.

When you start thinking about the ‘cost’ of moving all your belongings overseas you are sure to get a headache.

Moving internationally shipping is tough, but an international mover will help you with the relocation.

Of course, it is absurd to wish that shipping your belongings could be free, but what is more absurd is to pay large sums of money when an international move could be easily affordable. 

So, if you are moving abroad or plan to relocate in the future, remember the following tips to save money and keep your international move cheap. 

Sea Over Air

The most obvious way to keep the relocation inexpensive is to choose ocean freight over air freight. 

It goes without saying that sea shipments trade time for money. Therefore, moving the same amount of goods by air can cost up to ten times more than the alternative. 

So, unless you need your stuff urgently, save your money by shipping your packages instead of moving them by air. Furthermore, you will hardly face any restrictions on the size or weight of the goods. 

Do Not Delay

Moving overseas is a lengthy and complicated process. The documentation, shipment and various other matters require time and careful planning. Rushing through things will only create chaos and lead to hasty decisions. 

Ultimately, you end up paying more for any last minute issues that arise. Hence, avoid the stress and unnecessary payments by booking international movers in advance. 

Choose The Best Movers

Get quotes from at least three international movers and then compare. 

Remember the cheapest option is not always the best bet. Some companies might forgo important services, while others might charge extra. 

Therefore, research well before you hire an international moving company. 

Get rid of extras

While the movers can help you pack, know that you don’t have to carry everything

It is simply a waste of money to ship stuff you do not even use. So, sell the things you do not need or donate them to charity. 

The fewer the belongings, the lesser you have to pay to move them abroad. 

Choose Door-to-Door Shipment

It might not be the cheapest option, but people who choose port-to-port shipment often end up paying more in customs and other duties since they are nor fully aware of the rules and regulations. 

So unless you are confident about handling all the legal issues on your own, it’s best to select door-to-door services as that means the mover will deal with all the intricacies of overseas packages relocation on your behalf. 

Learn The Local Language

It might seem surprising to you, but learning the local language of the country you are moving to can be beneficial. And saving money is just one of those benefits.

If your children know the local language well, they can enroll in public schools. Also, when you interact with the natives clearly, only then will you fully understand their lifestyle. Having a better grasp of all matters will help you save money in every aspect.

Design And Color Your Own Christmas Cones

The time has come for one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Break out your Santa statues, cover the doorways in softly lit garland, decorate your Christmas tree, and burn a gingerbread scented candle. It is time to get your craft on! And, if you have children running around in the house, then there is no better time than now to break out the crafts.

While the kids are bouncing off the walls, and you’re counting down the days until they go back to school let’s get inspired by some fun, festive, and downright silly easy to make crafts that everyone can get into. One of the easiest ones to do is Christmas Cones. No, they’re not the traditional, spiky pine cones you would typically think of. These Christmas Cones are courtesy of Kate Hadfield over at the-lilypad.com. 

Using A Pattern

Kate has designed some incredibly cute patterns you and the wee ones can decorate any way you see fit then cut out (with kid-safe scissors no doubt). Once you are done decorating them with the most festive colors and adornments, glue the seam together, and your Christmas Cone is ready to go. Adorn any surface in the house with these cute little cones, whether it be your mantle, table, counter, or your child’s nightstand. DIY Christmas cones are a fun and easy way to welcome in Christmas with a hearty HO-HO-HO!

Going Solo

Of course, if you are still inspired, and you have already done the templates, why not create your own holiday patterns. This time, just use the templates to trace the outer shape onto a second piece of paper. You can use a tracing light or a window to find the line you need to trace. Or, try reinforcing the line with a thick black marker so you can see the line in natural light, and then tracing onto the second sheet of paper that way. 

Decorating Your Christmas Cone

The only thing that will limit you with these Christmas Cones is your own imagination. So, get creative and have fun. Be inspired by the crafts and tools around you. Here are some ideas to help your creative juices flow:

Crayons and Colored Pencils

Trace over your design lines with crayon, applying medium pressure to achieve rich tones. Instead of filling in the body of the design with more crayon, choose colored pencils in various hues. This adds a bit of dimension to your Christmas Cone that makes it that much more fun to admire.

Puff Paint

Use puffy paint for added texture on your Christmas Cone. You can completely outline your design in this multi-dimensional paintor just adorn key areas you want to pop with a little extra holiday flair. 

Glitter Glue

Who does not love a little glitter glue on their decorations to really make things sparkle? And there is no better time of year for sparkly effects than Christmas. Color in your pattern, however you see fit, then put on a dab of glitter glue here and there for areas you really want to pop out. White glitter is excellent for snowmen. Silver or gold glitter is perfect for holiday bells or Christmas stars. 

Watercolor

Watercolor is a beautiful way to add a colorful dimension to any paper-based craft. Try using watercolor paper instead of regular paper to make your pattern. Fill in all the different areas of your design by starting off softly with your watercolor palette and deepening the color to create vibrant pockets. Once your watercolor has dried, outline your pattern with black ink markers. Your color will pop off the pattern even more, giving your Christmas Cone a beautiful stained glass effect.

Three Alternatives To Tent Camping In The Carolinas

If the 2017 American Camper Report is anything to go by, our love for the great outdoors is not going anywhere. In fact, 40.5 million Americans went camping at least once in 2016, with overall camping participation rates increasing from the year prior. Approximately 11 percent of all campers were brand new to the activity in 2016, which is an encouraging statistic at such a pivotal time for both our national parks and the environment at-large.

Even better is that, according to a Kampgrounds of America survey, an estimated 13 million US households planned to camp more in 2017 than they did the year prior. Millennials are actually driving the upward trajectory in camping, which means many members of this generation already love to immerse themselves in nature.

That said, some younger people (and some older people, too) might not be too crazy about pitching a tent in the wilderness. Fortunately, the traditional type of camping is not the only way to go. There are several other ways to appreciate the natural beauty of our nation — especially in the picturesque locales that North and South Carolina have to offer — without being forced to “rough it.”

RV Camping

If you like the idea of traveling around the country without ever having to actually leave home, RV camping might be a good fit for you. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that nearly 10 million US households now own an RV. And since there are currently more than 18,000 public and privately owned campgrounds all around the country, there is no shortage of opportunities for avid RVers to explore and take in the breathtaking scenery.

In North Carolina, you can easily dock your RV at a campground in the Outer Banks, outside of Raleigh, or even on a Cherokee Indian Reservation near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you travel into South Carolina, there are RV-friendly campgrounds near Charleston, in Myrtle Beach, and on Hilton Head Island. Whether you are a fan of the coastline or want to take in the mountain ranges, there is plenty of beauty to behold and versatility to experience.

Glamping

For those seeking a more luxurious version of the camping experience, there’s nothing quite like glamping. You can get the chance to experience the beauty of the natural world without being forced to give up your creature comforts. Although this term has existed for at least the last decade, this trend is really starting to catch on in the United Kingdom. One UK-based glamping website reported a 50 percent increase in bookings during the first three months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. In the US, in fact, glamping has become “mainstream”,  as well, with many glamping sites reporting plans to expand.

If you want to go glamping in the Carolinas, you have countless options available to you. There are solar-powered teepees, tree houses, luxury tents, Airbnb properties, restored airstreams, and yurts in national forests to satisfy your curiosity and provide all the comforts of home. That is exactly the kind of compromise that will appeal to millennials, Gen Xers, and everyone in between.

Log Cabins

To some purists, log cabins might fall under the “glamping” category. But for others, they are in a genre all their own. Cabin camping allows you to take in all Mother Nature has to offer without having to worry about sleeping on the cold, hard ground in the pouring rain. The National Park Service estimates that log cabin-like structures have been around since the Bronze Age and have long since been preferable because of how easy they are to build. While log cabins built centuries ago were not intended to be permanent, many families know just how durable and desirable these dwellings can be.

If you want to stay in a log cabin the next time you camp in the Carolinas, there are numerous rustic rentals located adjacent to national forests and parks, many of them steeped in history. But while some can be traced back to the 1700s, many are updated with modern amenities. In other words, you will get all the charm without any of the pitfalls. And if you fall in love with the idea of having your own cabin to come back to every year, there are lots of log homes for sale that can satisfy your need to commune with nature.

Whether you would prefer to travel around with your entire home or you simply do not want to give up your creature comforts, there are plenty of ways to camp in the Carolinas without resorting to a tent and a sleeping bag. You just need to know where to look.