You know there’s nothing like a summer vacation to help you unwind and leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Unfortunately, with airfare, lodging, and entertainment expenses, you also know that your annual trips aren’t the affordable luxury you wish they could be.  But even if you’re pinching pennies this year, there’s an alternative to forgoing vacations entirely. Simply plan a staycation in lieu of a traditional trip. Designed to help you embrace the vacation mindset without leaving home, a staycation is just as it sounds: a trip spent exploring the sights and experiences in your hometown.           

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With primary residences in Connecticut and Florida and an existing vacation home in the Adirondacks, these well-traveled homeowners thought a West Coast abode would be the natural next addition. The couple, who often host their four grown children and their families, found their bliss on the Pacific Ocean with a property in Carmel Valley, California
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For designer Giana Allen, the inspirations for her design work throughout the country stem from her surroundings and experiences: travels to Switzerland and Belgium; summers in New England with family; buying trips to Africa, and hunting weekends in the Florida back country. So when she was tasked with designing the interior of all twenty-three cabins on Pine Creek Sporting Club’s property, she knew exactly where to look for inspiration
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 4, 2013 – While the number of home sales in Greater Vancouver
continued to trend below the 10-year average in May, the balance of sales and listings meant
continued market stability this spring.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in
Greater Vancouver reached 2,882 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2013. This
represents a one per cent increase compared to the 2,853 sales recorded in May 2012, and a 9.7
per cent increase compared to the 2,627 sales in April 2013.
Last month’s sales were 19.4 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month, while new
listings for the month were 7.4 percent below the 10-year average.
“We’ve seen some steadying trends over the last three months,” Sandra Wyant
VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 4, 2013 – While the number of home sales in Greater Vancouvercontinued to trend below the 10-year average in May, the balance of sales and listings meantcontinued market stability this spring.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales inGreater Vancouver reached 2,882 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2013. This represents a one per cent increase compared to the 2,853 sales recorded in May 2012, and a 9.7per cent increase compared to the 2,627 sales in April 2013.
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Bar-cell-own-ah . . . the name rolls off the tongue. It’s a seductive city that immediately wins over even the most jaded traveler once they hear the locals speak Catalan, which combines the best of the Spanish and French romance languages. The city’s secret weapon is a quirky sense of humor. Storeowners hire graffiti artists to paint their rolling front doors and fashion designers use bright colors and clashing patterns to create clothes that are unexpectedly flattering. Antoni Gaudí’s world-renowned architecture is a bit cheeky; in the Sagrada Família Cathedral, for instance, local tour guides point out that Gaudí included a statue of himself with the twelve apostles.
                   

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