03 Oct What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain Posted at 18:33h in Blog by Victoria Do you have a trip planned for Britain this summer? If so, you need to start preparing immediately. Unfortunately, too many people fail to prepare for their Britain vacation because they are overwhelmed with other tasks. By preparing in advance, you will be guaranteed the best trip of a lifetime. Below, you discover a list of tips that will ensure you are fully prepared for your adventure. Travel Documents The first thing you need to do is make sure your travel documents are valid. If you do not have a passport or visa, you will need to go ahead and apply. If your travel documents are outdated, you will need to apply for a renewal. For travelers who have never visited Britain before, the Travel.State.Gov website will provide you with information about the travel documents required to gain access to the country. Travel Warnings It is also crucial to know if there are any … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain
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By Sarah Roberts on Oct 11, 2019 in Europe, Italy, Regions, Western Europe Italy is a country of great beauty, great culture and most importantly, great gelato! Seeing a place with fresh, naïve eyes is often a brilliant way to soak up your surroundings and experience the wonderment that you may have left behind in your childhood years. However, it is wise not to go into it completely blind, thus we have compiled a list of the 10 things you need to know before visiting Italy so that your trip is as seamless as possible! Tipping is not required In fact, in the South of Italy, it is often considered offensive to leave one! There has been controversy recently regarding the fact that tourists may often be preyed upon for extra tipping whereas locals very rarely tip! It is important to know the difference between service or cover charge which is mandatory in many restaurants, and tipping, which is always voluntary and not customary in Italy at all. Coffee is cheaper at the bar In … [Read more...] about 10 things you need to know when visiting Italy
City Councilor Michelle Wu called for sweeping change to Boston’s development review process Monday by proposing that the Boston Planning and Development Agency be abolished — overdue action needed to address the city’s pressing problems, she said. Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Boston’s modern day problems have continued on, unchecked, she says. “Instead of delivering the resources to address our most urgent challenges, Boston’s development process is making our problems worse,” Wu wrote in the report, titled, “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why and How to Abolish the BPDA.” “We’re more and more anxious about rising home prices and rents, frustrated daily by increasingly awful commutes, and scared about the flooding and extreme heat … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.
“No idea,” we’d say. “He’s a mutt.” The first canine genome was decoded in 2005 — led by researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge. (They read the DNA strands of a female boxer named Tasha.) In 2009, Wisdom Health, part of the food and pet care giant Mars Inc., launched the first dog DNA tests for consumers. A descendant of that product, the Wisdom Panel 4.0, was the one my wife bought, for $85. You collect a saliva sample from the pet’s mouth, ship it to Wisdom, and wait two to three weeks to get the results by e-mail. The verdict on Louie, according to Wisdom? 62.5 percent Chihuahua. The remaining 37.5 percent was an even split between miniature poodle, cocker spaniel, and English springer spaniel, Wisdom’s website informed us. After that, when the dog was getting a bath, we might squint a bit and say, “Yeah, his eyes are kind of bulge-y, like a Chihuahua’s.” The Wisdom test predicted that … [Read more...] about I used my mutt as a DNA-test guinea pig
National City: Want to try tennis for the first time? Or are you an experienced player looking for some fun with the tennis community? Come to Family Tennis Day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 10/12 at EL Toyon Park, 2005 E. 4th St. All ages and experience levels welcome. No registration required and equipment will be provided. Do some fun drills and hit for prizes! A free follow-up drop-in tennis class will be offered for beginner adults wanting to learn more. Call (619) 299-8647. Hosted by the city of National City and the San Diego District Tennis Association.City Councils: (Oct. 10-16)Chula Vista, 276 Fourth Ave.: 5 p.m. TuesdayImperial Beach, 825 Imperial Beach Blvd.: 6 p.m. Wednesday Lemon Grove, 3146 School Lane: 6 p.m. Tuesday National City, 1243 National City Blvd.: 6 p.m. Tuesday School Boards:Chula Vista Elementary School District, Education Service and Support Center, 84 East J St.: 6 p.m. National School District (National City), 1500 N Ave.: 6 p.m. Wednesday Santee School … [Read more...] about What’s on: National City hosts Family Tennis Day