travel

Taking a Finishing Nailer with You

By on June 24, 2018
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Need to do some handyman nailing duties somewhere far? Don’t worry; you can take a handy finishing nailer with you! In an article that features the comparison of finish nailers, we learned that there are portable nailers available for the handyman who can’t stop building wherever he/she is. Now, nothing’s gonna stop you from being a handyman even when you’re out of town!

Below are the three advantages of bringing a cordless finish nailer on your next trip.

Quick Setup

Hitachi-NT65MA4Cordless finish nailers are also best for traveling because they don’t take a lot of time to prepare for use. If you’ve been using a pneumatic one, then you know that setting it up (starting from getting it out to the truck up to your first shot) will take around seven minutes. Fortunately, with a cordless one, it’ll only take you half a minute. Isn’t that a lot more favorable? It’s best to use a cordless finish nailer when you also have to work at the back of a house or upstairs. With one, you can save more time and effort. Hooray for finish nailers with no cords!

Easy maintenance

Compared to a pneumatic nailer, a cordless one has fewer parts. The latter is more ideal to bring when you need to travel with your handyman tools because you don’t have to check the hose for leaks, the couplers if they’re solid, if a power source is available in the place you’re headed to, or if the compressor is operating smoothly. You don’t have to set the alarm for checking the oil too. Cordless nailers only need a couple of batteries, and they’re good to go.

No annoying cord

PowRyte-Basic-100191This is the most significant advantage of all. A cordless nailer allows you to smoothly transfer from one point of your project to the next because it has no annoying dangling cord which you have to drag around. Its convenience prevents you from having to worry about tripping over the wire, changing your angle, balancing the nailer, and adjusting the boards because the cord’s length isn’t enough anymore. Thanks to a cordless nailer, you can work without interruptions, be more productive, and finish projects quicker. Plus, cordless nailers don’t produce a compressor noise, meaning you can use it anywhere without everybody in the area finding out what you’re up to.

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Dreaming Big and Daring Greatly

By on September 28, 2017

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Being clear about what you want gives you purpose and something to work on. Whatever it is that you set out to do like traveling extensively and see the sights like the Hong Kong night view, the Northern Lights in Iceland, and more, dreaming big and daring greatly can help you accomplish your goals. Here are some of the many ways you can start creating the life you want.

1. List down exactly what you want to be and where you want to be in life at specific points in time. Write whatever t is that comes to mind. Avoid editing yourself as vision-setting is not about being right or wrong. You just have to identify whatever it is that matters to you most.

2. Be tenacious and keep your sights set on what you really want. It helps you avoid wasting time and energy dwelling on what you do not want. Once you create a compelling vision, you harness the positive energy that pushes you to do whatever it takes to achieve it.

3. Prepare to adjust if needed. Your vision does not have to be set in stone that you would be unwilling to improve on it if necessary. It is always possible for life priorities to change or to have a new dream. Setting visions can be a lifelong process, especially if you continually higher aspirations in life.

4. Keep track. Creating a vision for your life is only the beginning. It is how you work on making it happen that is the key to the success of your plans. You have to take action and keep track of your progress every day. Every small step and effort you invest towards realizing your vision brings you closer to your end-goals.

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Visiting New York City

By on August 3, 2017

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The United States of America’s most populous city is not just an epitome of modern living.

As they would say, New York is where dreams are made of. This manifests on some of the city’s iconic places to go such as the Empire State Building and the Grand Central Terminal. And as one would say, I’m in a New York state of mind. This manifest on some of the city’s iconic things to do such as museum hopping in over 10 institutions and bicycle riding in over 10 parks.

That being said, here are some tips for you:

Pack light.

The reason for this is quite simple. New York is best known for being too crowded, even during off-peak hours. Thus, you need to pack light. This is not just for you to fully see and roam around the place without getting tired easily, but also for you to experience and roam around the place without getting pained easily, due to your injured back.

Bring snacks.

Let’s face it. Most people travel on a budget. In order to stay consistent with this decision of yours upon planning to visit New York City, you must now pay back the amount you owe to that person via another person. So, how can you enjoy visiting New York with this kind of problem? Well, there’s only one thing left to do – and that is, to bring snacks to save up on costs and other fees required from you.

BONUS: Go for accessible.

And by this, it means going for hotels near New York subway stations. And by this, it also means going for hotels near New York tourist attractions.

How about you?

Do you have any other tips when visiting New York, especially for those who have yet to visit?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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The Best Places to Visit in NYC for Book Lovers

By on February 14, 2017
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New York City boasts of numerous bookish attractions. Book lovers will have no trouble finding a literary spot to explore in the city. From awe-inspiring libraries to charming bookshops, here are some of the best places to go for some book-themed adventures in NYC.

Hotel Chelsea
Hotel Chelsea
Hotel Chelsea is a historic New York City landmark that dates back to 1883. It is best known for being home to many notable residents at some point. Some of the famous literary artists who have stayed there include Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Bukowski, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Twain, and Simone de Beauvoir among many others.

Housing Works Bookstore Café
Housing Works Bookstore Café
Housing Works Bookstore Café is not only a great place to go shopping for books or enjoy a relaxing meal or snacks. It also provides an opportunity for visitors to support a good cause. What makes this bookstore café stand out is it has a staff of volunteers. What is even more impressive is that all its profits go to Housing Works which works on advocacies like AIDS and housing for the homeless.

Library Hotel
Library Hotel is a luxury hotel that features rooms that boast of an impressive collection of books.
Each floor is devoted to one of the categories of the Dewey Decimal System. The eighth floor is dedicated to Literature with each room having its own collection of books like Fairy Tales, Mystery, and Poetry among others. The hotel also features a Reading Room and a Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden.

Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare Garden Central Park
Central Park boasts of at least two literary attractions – the Literary Walk and Shakespeare Garden. The latter is a sprawling garden that features a wide array of flowers and numerous plaques that feature some of Shakespeare’s best known lines.

Strand Bookstore
Strand Bookstore
The Strand Bookstore is a popular attraction in NYC for book lovers and the curious alike. It houses a mindboggling array of new, second-hand, and rare books not to mention some out-of-print titles.

The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum houses an impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other works owned by J.P. Morgan. It dates back to 1906 and became public in the early 1920’s. It also serves as an academic research center.

The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the world and a popular destination not just for literature lovers visiting the city. It boasts of a collection of over 50 million books and other works.

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