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10 Santa Barbara RV Parks for Your “American Riviera” Getaway

This guide to Santa Barbara RV parks was brought to you by our friends at Midland USA. Have you struggled backing your RV into a tight spot? A pair of two way radios can make communicating with your co-pilot simple. Say goodbye to frustrating hand signals and endless parking attempts with Midland walkie talkies.  Santa Barbara might not be as famous as other California coastal cities, like San Diego and Los Angeles to the south, or San Jose and San Francisco to the north. But the “American Riviera,” as the city likes to be known, has had a far bigger impact on the country than its population of just 92,000 might suggest. Santa Barbara is the birthplace of the Motel...

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Best fishing books to hook

Enjoy sporting pastimes from your armchair, with the top ten fishing tomes that no rod should be without. Keith Elliott surveys his shelves An illustration by Raymond Sheppard for Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'.It is tricky to choose the best fishing books. There are the classics that are no longer considered essential fare, while others remain in constant demand. Keith Elliot selects the very best fishing books – the ten essential tomes that no self-respecting rod should be without. Have they made their way onto your shelves? Time under the covers with these tomes may call for a re-evaluation of the bucket list. Read 5 things to add to your fishing bucket list for inspiration. BEST FISHING BOOKS...

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How Do Rent-to-Own Homes Work? The 4 Steps to Homeownership

You may be familiar with the concept of rent-to-own stores, which tend to specialize in furniture and appliances. But how does the rent-to-own process work when it comes to real estate transactions? And specifically, what does a contract like that mean for you as a buyer? We talked with real estate professionals who specialize in the rent-to-own process in order to get an insider’s look at how to navigate the rent-to-own market from a buyer’s perspective. Their expert knowledge brings clarity and understanding to what could otherwise be a confusing transaction. Source: (Pixabay / Pexels) What does rent-to-own mean? Basically, a rent-to-own real estate purchase means that you can live in the house as a renter with the intent to...

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25 Best Laundry Bag With Straps

  Medium Laundry Bag with Strap, Drawstring, Locking Closure, Color: Purple, Size: 24×36Medium Laundry Bag with Strap, Drawstring, Locking Closure, Color: Purple, Size: 24×36 - (9. 44cm) long. (Search for b008o0x6zo in amazon home & kitchen for small and b008ik0dco for large). 07kg-11. Same colors available in both small and large sizes. Ideal for college dorm rooms, small apartments and separating white and dark colored clothes. 96cm) wide by 36 inches(90. 7kg) of clothes and measures 24 inches(60. Capacity is 2 loads of laundry or about 20-26 lbs. Our medium strap purple laundry bag is made of a premium 210 denier nylon polyester fabric that is durable, long-lasting and tear resistant. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low heat or air dry....

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Smelt Fishing 101

Inside the smelt shelter. Smelt. The name is not exactly inspiring of angling greatness, but there’s much to be said for these slender, shiny fish. Text & Photography by Tom Richardson Smelt, specifically rainbow smelt, can be found in both the salt and fresh waters of New England. Along the northern coast, schools of smelt migrate upstream each winter to spawn, although their numbers, like those of river herring, have been greatly reduced by dams and other forms of habitat destruction. (Prior to the mid-1800s, most coastal rivers in New England saw seasonal runs of smelt.) A fine smelt! Smelt also thrive in freshwater lakes of New England, where they provide a critical source of food of landlocked salmon, trout...

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