Ways to be Charitable

With all that is going on in the world a lot of people are looking for ways to give back and be charitable. Who doesn’t want to be a good person and pay it forward when they can? Sometimes you don’t have the money to throw at organizations but there are other ways you can be charitable and be helpful to others who may not be as fortunate as you.

Attend Events

There are always events going on either in your community or nationally that are fundraisers for charities. Just by going to the event you are raising awareness and helping the cause. Typically tickets are sold to attend the event and those funds go towards the cause.

Donate Goods

If you have anything around your house that you don’t use or need you can donate them to those in need. Anything from unused baby diapers, baby toys, clothes, books, towels, etc. can all have a helpful use at different charities who collect those items. Go through your house and collect unwanted items and find charities that match those needs.

Donate Money

The obvious way to be charitable is to donate money directly to the cause. Every little bit can go a long way to most charities and if everyone just gave the little extra they have then it will add up to something big. There is also the option for a credit card that donates to charity. You spend money on the card and a portion is donated to your charity.

Sponsor

If you can’t attend an event than you can sponsor an event. Many families and businesses help local charities by sponsoring events that raise awareness to special causes. By being a sponsor you are giving money to the group in order for them to make the event happen.

Donate profits

If you own a business you can donate a percentage of your profits to your favorite cause. You can advertise you are doing this and people will know they are helping out just by buying from you or using your service.

Make a good or product to be sold

If you have a talent of making a tangible goods than it is possible to start making them to be sold to raise funds for your favorite charity. Clothes, foods, jewelry are examples of items that you can make in your home and sell to your family and friends to make money. Even kids can be charitable by doing things like a lemonade stand to generate money for their cause.

So if there is a group that you want to donate to or help than there are many ways to do so. Don’t feel helpless in these trying times.

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3 Must-See Landmarks on America’s East Coast

If a trip up America’s East Coast is on your bucket list, then this year may be the time to get your plans in motion. With a mixture of large cities and historical landmarks along the route, you won’t be short of places to explore.

When planning your road trip, make sure your itinerary includes these three must-see natural landmarks to get a good flavour of what the East Coast has to offer.

 

  • Hanging Rock State Park

 

Located in North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park is perfect for those who want to add a scenic hike to their holiday. With over 18 miles of trails, you can explore the numerous peaks and waterfalls that are located around the park and stay in the overnight accommodation, with a campground and cabins available.

Set over the highest peaks of the Sauratown Mountains, you can enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding landscape, or enjoy some of the activities on offer, such as boating, fishing, swimming and mountain biking.

 

  • Niagara Falls

 

A visit to Niagara Falls is a must when travelling up the East Coast. Comprised of three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls – it is famed for its beauty.

A memorable way to see the falls is on a Maid of the Mist boat, which takes visitors right to the base of the falls – it passes so close that passengers are provided with ponchos and rain gear to protect them from the spray. For a tour by a local guide, take a look at the range of group adventures to the falls on offer, which are available with travel companies such as Trek America.

 

  • Acadia National Park

 

Experience the 47,000 acres of landscape in Acadia National Park, located on the coast of Maine. One of its best-known sites is Cadillac Mountain, which stands at 1,530 feet and is the tallest mountain along the East Coast of the US – perfect for taking in the spectacular beauty of Mount Desert Island.

Attracting over two million tourists a year, Acadia is popular with families, hikers, photographers and anyone with a love of nature. Explore the park by enjoying activities such as rock climbing, kayaking or biking.

Don’t miss out on the stunning natural landscapes that a trip to the East Coast has to offer. Add our three top landmarks to your itinerary when planning your trip to America for a holiday you’ll be talking about for years to come.

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4 Common Myths About Cruises

For a lot of people, cruises aren’t exactly their go-to holiday. That’s why for most of us, everything we know is second-hand and hearsay. I’m here to set the record straight on a few things I hear folks say that are keeping them from trying what could be the best holiday of their lives.

They’re Expensive

It’s true that cruises can be costly—this is what keeps a lot of people from trying them—but they don’t always have to be. You can get great deals on trips with all kinds of destinations if you’re willing to be flexible, because cruise companies offer deals on late bookings. Any profit they can make is better than an empty cabin, after all. You can easily find lots of deals like this on Bolsover Cruise Club.

You’ll Get Seasick

If you get motion sick at sea, it’s all down to the way the waves jostle the boat, and this scales down the larger a ship is. It’s easy for the ocean to toss a little dinghy this way and that, but in larger boats you’ll notice it less and less. Well, you’re average cruise ship is bleeding enormous! We’re talking mind-bogglingly big, so even if you can’t stomach being in a car or on a place, you’ll usually be fine on a cruise liner.

They’re Overcrowded and Claustrophobic

Like I said, these boats are big, and they don’t use all that space for golf courses and climbing walls. In my experience, cabins on cruise ships are spacious and comfortable. There’s not much to the rumours of crowding either—though there are a few popular spots, of course—but if that’s a concern there are always more intimate experiences available on smaller river cruise ships. These can also be a little cheaper, so they make for a worthwhile option for any traveller.

They’re ‘Do Nothing’ Holidays

If you just want to kick back and relax in the sun, cruises have you covered, but that’s not all they offer. Cruise ships come loaded with all sorts of amenities from sports equipment to cinemas, and a lot of it is available to use for free, so if you like to keep mind and body active you’ll find it almost impossible to be bored while you’re aboard.

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