Home Sweet Boat: Houseboat Rentals in Amsterdam

In the cold temperatures that are attacking most of us and keeping us locked up with blankets and coffee, the idea of traveling somewhere balmy and snow-free is really appealing. There are frustrations with travelling, though, trying to figure out what clothes to take, where to go, what hotel to stay in, and – the hardest decision – what books to take with you. So, what if there were an option to take your entire house with you on your trip? No packing restraints, no trying to choose the right hotel, and great, home-cooked meals that you know and love? That option exists in renting a houseboat.

Houseboats are a great way to have an adventure, providing safety, lots of space, and convenience for the travellers. The expansive houseboats available today are packed with all of the modern amenities, ensuring that you will be as comfortable as possible in your travels. There is plenty of space for clothing, so choosing what to bring becomes an easier task. There is also space for more than just a book or two, making those bookworms like myself happy people. After all, a vacation is supposed to be a time when you can relax and unwind. If you don’t have all of the possessions with you that make you comfortable, how are you expected to enjoy yourself? Tastefully decorated and easy to access, a houseboat is definitely an option to explore.

So, you have the ‘what’ (an adventure) and a ‘how” (a houseboat) part figured out for your next trip, but you still haven’t figured out a ‘where’. Sure, there are plenty of amazing places in South America that you can visit that will provide you with the vacation experience, but if you’re going to use a houseboat as your home base, you may as well take advantage of somewhere that offers a beautiful experience with as much access to a houseboat as possible: Amsterdam.

Filled with beautiful architecture, intriguing culture, and excellent food, Amsterdam is a beautiful, action-packed location to take a trip to. It is exotic and full of adventures for both the experienced and unexperienced traveller. It’s great for a student, a couple, or the whole family. Designed to give everyone the best adventure possible in a location that is beautiful beyond words, Amsterdam is the perfect place for an adventure on a houseboat.

Sure, a houseboat is a strange way to explore, but isn’t that the best part about an adventure? Trying new experiences and making the best of them? Life is all about taking chances and living to the fullest, so what better way to do that than exploring an exotic location full of fun and adventure by day, and winding down in the beautiful, lulling houseboat by night? Go ahead and take the leap, you never know how much you’re going to like living on a boat until you try. Who knows, you may even decide to become a sailor!  So for your next holiday be sure to think about an Amsterdam houseboat.

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LeviTrap SP

We’ve all taken those terrible road trips over dirty, dusty roads that make us half wish we’d stayed home. So, if an option existed enabling you could take those beautiful old roads dust-free, would you be interested? Of course.

LeviTrap SP is a newly developed heavy-dust suppressant that can help those dust-free dreams come true. This product is used in trafficked areas that are prone to lots of dust. The product is applied onto a road by a sprayer, either handheld or machine, and that’s it! Simple, right? The complicated part is in the science behind LeviTrap SP.

This whole process is similar to the effect of a sprinkle of rain on a dirt road. The dust is suppressed due to the water, but as soon as the sun comes back out, the water is gone and the dust returns. This product, however, ingrains itself into the particles of dust that would normally bounce up into the air. Unlike water, it does not evaporate, and thus keeps the dust locked up tight on the ground.

The truly amazing part of LeviTrap SP is that there is little need to apply maintenance to the product once it has been sprayed. Occasionally at intersections, a small amount will need to be reapplied to ensure the dust stays in its place. Users will tell you that one application of this product can last years without maintenance, and the only places that will need replenishing will be locations where tire wear is the highest, such as intersections, as mentioned above, or curves in the road. Luckily, there is no shelf life for LeviTrap SP, so there is no wasted money on an expired product, which always makes for a happy customer.

Other than regular wear and tear, dust can sometimes be seen in areas that were previously sprayed, but this is only because the dust came from somewhere else and was deposited in that location. In these kinds of situations, the owner would just need to apply a bit more of the product, and the new, “foreign” dust would be trapped along with the old, previously taken care of dust.

In high, heavy traffic locations, LeviTrap SP helps in keeping dust down, but also eliminates mud as an added bonus. This is because once the product is spread, there is no need to spray the dust with water in order to keep it down, so there is no water to form mud. This makes for a safer environment that is easy to maneuver in.

All in all, LeviTrap SP enables drivers to have a dust-free environment, whether it is for work or play. Since it is not regulated by any particular agency and is 100% eco-friendly (can be contacted here), there is no difficulty or reason not to apply this product where needed. It makes for better vacations and thus, dust-free memories. 

The K.T. Foundation Gives Back

Every year, there are children who do not wake up Christmas morning with a brightly coloured presents from Santa under the tree. In fact, Christmas can be a hard time of year for many families when money is tight. Children expect many toys from Santa and often the parents can’t deliver. In times like these, the real superheros come into play, like The Knights Thriving Foundation Inc, otherwise known as the K.T. Foundation. This group was created by Rayland Van Blake , Rege C. Lewis and K.T. Nelson and is based out of Harlem.

This year, the foundation co-sponsored the annual toy drive put on by Denny Moe’s Barbershop. Along with Carl Banks, the Superbowl winner, the toy drive allows less fortunate children to have toys and gifts they normally wouldn’t be able to afford. The drive was able to bring in over 250 toys which ensured that each child would have several toys waiting under the tree for them on Christmas morning.  The drive is made possible because of Shaun Derik’s holiday party and some of Broadway’s best came out to support this worthy cause.

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The organization collected toys during the annual Good Night Holiday Jazz party, and the crowds of children, many of which were brought by family services, eagerly spilled into the venue to join the celebrations. The night was one full of cheer and uncontrolled excitement for the children that have so little of their own, but also for the organizations and volunteers for the toy drive. After all, who doesn’t love spreading a little holiday cheer?

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To top off the whole event, the children were treated with a visit from Santa himself and after the toys were handed out, he sat down and read them a story, much to the delight of the parents, volunteers, and children. After this wonderful event, K.T. Foundation continued sharing the holiday cheer by donating more toys from the overflow of the toy drive to the sick children at Harlem hospital, helping ensure that no child would miss out on the Christmas fun. The last of the toys went to the National Action Network Toy Drive which took place on Christmas Day.

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The Christmas season is all about sharing with one another and helping those who don’t have the means to make Christmas special for the young ones. K.T. Foundation Inc, along with their co-sponsor and Denny Moe’s Barbershop, helped make Santa real for many little ones who feared that he wouldn’t find them this year. Christmas is a magical time for everyone, and all children deserve a chance to feel that magic, so they can pass it on to the future generation. To find out more information about K.T Foundation Inc, please click here!