Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Vacation! – Part 14 (Yosemite)

Yosemite National Park!

This 1,200 square mile wonderland of breathtaking landscapes will do exactly that; take your breath away.

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Yosemite is a splendorous place, filled with the majesty of nature. Anyone who wasn’t already a nature enthusiast will surely become one upon arrival here.

Local outdoor outfitters will take you on a guided hike or climb to soak in the views. More seasoned adventurers can reserve campsite and explore on their own.

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Campsite

 

This area of the country boasts huge waterfalls and centuries old trees.

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Ancient Tree

 

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One thing to remember when your rock climbing, cliff jumping or enjoying a leisurely day hike . . .

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Cliff Diving

 

Remember that this park is also a home. Wild animals live her and depend on this beautiful landscape to survive, so remember to Leave No Trace :

“Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints”

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Also keep in mind that these are wild animals. They do not respond well to people running up for a quick pet. To quote the expression, “Them’s fightin’ words” to a wild animal. Though I say this in jest, it’s important to respect the personal space of these animals who have their homes here.

But don’t forget to enjoy all that Yosemite has to offer!

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Source: http://travel.usnews.com/Yosemite_CA/Travel_Tips/Yosemite

Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Vacation! – Part 9 (Cape Cod)

Cape Cod, Massachusetts!

This famous beach town has all of the quaint charm of a fishing village of days past. Cape Cod is just now catching on to the idea of Wi-Fi, if that gives you an idea of the sense of soothing isolation that Cape Cod offers in the cooler, off-season months.Cape Cod

This town on the peninsula jutting off of Massachusetts has long been a favorite tourist destination for New England natives during the summer months.Cape Cod

Cape Cod is not only a quaint beach with rustic appeal; it also has a lot to offer in ritzy living. With gorgeous houses and swanky yacht clubs, this town has been a popular destination for the likes of the Kennedy family.

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The beginning of the United States as it is today started very near to this area in Jamestown, Massachusetts. You can visit the Pilgrim Monument during your visit and experience how the first settlers must have felt as they soaked in the incredible view.

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This beautiful and historical area has a lot to offer!

Should Patricia Skeriotis and her faithful pup Myko go here on their great American get-away?

What do you think? Leave a comment!

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Source: http://travel.usnews.com/Cape_Cod_MA/Travel_Tips/

Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Vacation! – Part 5 (Charleston)

Charleston, South Carolina!

This low-key, south eastern beach town is the perfect escape for someone who craves a little peace and some Southern hospitality.

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This charming city is very in touch with her historical roots. As you walk down the cobbled streets lined with gas lamps and breathe in the salty sea air, you’ll fall in love with Charleston.

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Charleston

In addition to staying in touch with her roots, the “Holy City” allows its branches to sway in the winds of change, like the Spanish moss hanging from her trees. Charleston has plenty of innovative cuisine and contemporary art museums.

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Maybe take a tour around in a horse-drawn carriage to admire the antebellum architecture surrounding you before you take a relaxing day at the beach.

For the history buff in you, the first shots of the Civil War were fired in Fort Sumter. You can still take a tour of the historical military fort today, perhaps on your way to one of the supposedly haunted cemeteries in town.

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Fort Sumter
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Cemetery

 

Charleston can lull you with it’s warm southern air and sweet ice tea or chill you with its spooky history, but you’re sure to find something charming about the city.

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Source: http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/best_usa_vacations/

Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Vacation! – Part 4 (Las Vegas)

Las Vegas, Nevada!

This oasis in the desert has been called America’s Playground, The Entertainment Capital of the World, and Sin City. One thing is for sure, “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”

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They’ve got it all!

Whether you want to gamble away the night in the city’s many casinos or indulge in a relaxing getaway at the local spas and gourmet restaurants, it’s up to you! Vegas has all this and more.

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Las Vegas

On the “strip”, as it’s affectionately called, you can find any number of distractions to release your inhibitions. This glittering neon city block will sweep you off of your feet. This world-famous playground draws people from all over the country and all over the world.

But Vegas isn’t just about big money and big pleasure, it can also be a lily pad into your more adventurous, outdoorsy side.

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Hoover Dam

A short drive from “Sin City” are some really neat outdoor attractions. You could take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, go for a hike in Red Rock Canyon, or visit the Hoover Dam.

This city is a neon blur or a peaceful nest, depending on what you make of  it for yourself.

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Source: http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/best_usa_vacations/

Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Top 5 Real Estate Spots – Other Contenders

The New York Post countdown to the top 5 included 20 contenders . . .

Among them were some interesting and surprising locations. 

The one I found to be the most intriguing was the country of Zambia in Africa.

The Zambian countryside is not often thought of as a luxurious getaway for New York’s wealthiest real estate investors, but in fact, it can be.

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Zambia, Africa

 

Since the Zambian government opened up a lot of virgin farmland to outside investors, the interest in Zambia as a place to invest in farmland or to build a private hunting lodge has skyrocketed.

Of particular interest is Mumbuluma. This 6,000 acre piece of land is selling for a mere $10 million. The land teems with the kind of wild life one can only dream of in New York. Hippos and Cheetahs and leopards roam the lands on Mumbuluma, which is located in Kafue National Park.

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A Market in Zambia

 

Zambia could serve as an oasis to a  New Yorker. The rural feel, close communities, and stable government give investors a sense of home away from home.

 

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Source: http://nypost.com/2014/04/08/the-20-hottest-real-estate-spots-in-the-world/

 

Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Top 5 Real Estate Spots – Part 5 : Number One

What is the hottest spot in real estate in the world?

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Have I kept you waiting long enough?

Number One in the Top 5 Hottest Spots in Real Estate is . . . . . *Drum Roll*

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Monaco, Tour Odeon

Tour Odeon in Monaco!

This spectacular feat of aesthetics and engineering is worth over 350 million dollars. That is, $350 million for the penthouse alone. At $8,000 per square foot, this price tag is no laughing matter.

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Monaco Skyline

With no income tax in the country of Monaco and views this unique and beautiful, the deal starts to sweeten.

Over two-thirds of this limited 73 apartments have already been bought up and the tower doesn’t even open for a while longer.

At 49 stories, this building is the tallest in the entire region. This makes the views all the sweeter over the South of France and the riviera.

The number one on our countdown is not surprising. . . with all the glamour of Monaco and the French Riviera, it’s hard to think of a more sought after place in the whole world. The very words evoke images of easy luxury and champagne bubbling.

 

For more from Patricia Skeriotis, check out her blog with her dog Myko : http://patriciaandmykoskeriotis.com

Source: http://nypost.com/2014/04/08/the-20-hottest-real-estate-spots-in-the-world/