Dallas is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and there is little wonder when you take some time to look at all the different things you can do. From outdoor fun, to great shopping and a fantastic nightlife this city really does have it all. Millions visit Dallas every year, and you should be among them. Here are the top 5 fun things that you can do in Dallas when you do visit.
- Fort Worth
Fort Worth is a city close to Dallas that has plenty of fun things to do. You could head to Fort Worth Zoo, where there are over 7000 animals waiting to meet you, or you could head to an event at the Texas Motor Speedway. There are great places to shop, a rich culture, and a thriving nightlife so you really will be spoilt for choice if you decide to make a visit to the city. If you need some more inspiration then take a look at the Fort Worth guide.
- Sports and Recreation
Sport is huge in Dallas and as a base for six teams competing in major sports in the United States there is always something going on. You could watch the Dallas Mavericks compete in the NBA or the Texas Ranges take on other teams in Major League Baseball, there’s always some big game happening. If you fancy being active yourself, you could always head to one of the parks or trails for a jog or cycle. Dallas has over 158 miles of trails and 397 parks in total, you will love being active here. When you are ready to recuperate you can always head back to your Crowne Plaza Dallas Hotel, where you will experience true hospitality.
- Dallas Outdoors
You will know from reading our blog that we love being outdoors in our jandals, and Dallas certainly has plenty to offer. You could head to a drop-in yoga class at Klyde Warren Park, an urban park on top of an 8 lane freeway that has a fantastic view of the Dallas skyline or you could have a gentle meander down the picturesque Trinity River. You could even go the aerial park at Trinity Forest Adventure Park, although you might need to wear something more substantial than jandals on your feet.
- Animal Life in Dallas
Dallas and the wider area of Texas is home to some fantastic wildlife parks, where native wildlife and more exotic species are celebrated. Head to any of these to see the likes of racoons, armadillos, opossums, bobcats and beavers. If you fancy seeing them in their natural environment you could head to a preserve or state park.
If culture is more your thing, you will really have a great time in Dallas. There are plenty of museums for you to enjoy, including, the Dalla Museum of Art, or the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza where evidence was found following the sniper shooting of President John F Kennedy. The museum now documents the assassination and American life at the time of the shooting. There’s lots of history and culture for you to soak up on your visit to Dallas.
Plan An Awe Inspiring Trip To Western Australia
Gaining the opportunity to visit Western Australia is the chance of a lifetime that must be grasped with both hands, as it’s a destination that many people can only dream of visiting. Travelling to W. Australia from any European country can often take several days of flying and driving, but if you are able to withstand this experience then you will no doubt be greeted with the most awe inspiring of locations upon arrival. Planning the perfect adventure can sometimes seem like an almost impossible thanks to thousands of activities and entertainment available, but there are a few simple tips and tricks that you can take on board to ensure your vacation can be treasured forever. So, if you want to find out more, then read on to uncover some of the best ideas and concepts that you can utilise today to plan the most amazing adventure through Western Australia!
Exploring The History
There’s such a wealth of history and culture across Western Australia, with hundreds of unique places to visit perfect for any kind of traveler. From weird and wonderful rock formations partnered with ancient Aboriginal sites, to vast green vineyards supporting world renowned wineries just a short drive from unfathomably clear water at almost every beach spot, Western Australia really is a land of seemingly endless exploration for all. If you are a bit of a history or culture buff and you’d like to experience as much of this as you can during your trip, then it’s a great idea to research the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail. It can take you through some of the most iconic spots inside Western Australia, from gold mining facilities to grand museums and art galleries too.
Meet Mother Nature
Failing to explore the wonders of Mother Nature during your trip to Western Australia is such a missed opportunity, as the landscape and wildlife is unlike any other country on earth. Australia is such an enormous land mass, meaning the weather and climate is completely different on one side of the island when compared with another. For example, in the NW (north west) regions of Western Australia, the general landscape consists of broad flat plateaus, arranged neatly next to several mountain ranges, whereas the eastern area of WA is made up of immense hot deserts. WA is larger than Western Europe in its entirety, and it contains Australia’s sunniest capital city along with its whitest beach, greatest outback expanse, and even one of the oldest known cultures on our planet today. Whether you want to trek through the beautiful nature reserves, raft down invigorating white water, dive in the sea with the fishes or climb to the highest peak, there’s bound to be an awe inspiring experience that’s perfect for your unique presences.
Planning the best trip to Western Australia has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the brilliant ideas and concepts detailed above! Be sure to pack your sunscreen, as the temperature is never forgiving.
Injured in a Car Accident While Travelling through Florida from Another State?
First of all, you wish your car accident didn’t happen. Unfortunately, the chances of you being in an accident and suffering an injury can increase while traveling. You are probably driving more miles than usual and, maybe, taking part in more activities than you would on a normal day.
It all adds up to this: getting injured in a car accident can catch you off guard. Various kinds of pain and aches, taking time off from work to visit doctors and chiropractors are inconvenient, to say the least.
What’s more, nothing can prepare you for something like this. There’s no step by step guide for what to do next. All you know is that you need help.
So what do you need to know to protect yourself legally after being injured in a car accident in Florida while traveling from another state?
Handling the auto insurance claim from your home state
The most important thing you need to know about auto insurance is that it extends beyond state lines. Therefore, if you bought your car in your home state but got into an accident in Florida, your insurance policy still covers you.
In other words, because your car insurance will cover you no matter where you are in the U.S., filing an insurance claim for an out-of-state car accident is the same process as filing a claim for an in-state accident.
Similarly, when you carry Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage in your state, if another driver is liable for your car accident in Florida, you should be covered under your own UM/UIM insurance policy.
However, if you cannot settle the claim, you will have to file a lawsuit under Florida’s laws. Because the accident occurred in Florida, it falls under this state’s jurisdiction.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit
Let’s look at an example: You live in the city of Valdosta, Georgia. One winter, you decide to make a road trip to Miami for vacation. While driving through Florida, your car gets hit by another driver. He is visiting family in Florida but he is also from out of town, living in Alabama.
You’re injured in the car accident and decide to sue the negligent driver whose actions led to the accident. In general, you can file a lawsuit in the state where:
- The car accident occurred (Florida), or
- The negligent party resides (Alabama).
Dealing with the laws of at least two states
“It may not be easy to understand which laws apply to your car accident. If you were injured in an accident in Miami and you’re from another state, in general, you’re going to be dealing with, at least, Florida law and your state’s law. That’s why your car accident case can be similar in many ways to that of someone who lives in Florida. However, you often have different possibilities for costs’ compensation,” says Miami car accident lawyer Sean M. Cleary.
For brevity, the essential information you need to know is that Florida law applies:
- In general, to all car accidents that occur in Florida. There is a presumption that the laws of the state where the accident occurred apply, regardless of the residencies of the parties involved.
- To the types of compensation you may get. In Florida, you can only recover compensation for your out of pocket medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. You can’t get compensation for the full billed charges.
Your state’s law will determine at least:
- If you have to pay back health insurance from the settlement
- What period of time is available for you in order to sue your UM insurer.
About the author:
Sean M. Cleary is the principal attorney and founder of The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, personal injury law firm based in Miami, Florida, representing individuals in car accident, product liability and medical malpractice cases.
Take a Beach Holiday – in Chicago
Chicago is the Windy City. It’s the place we see in movies, where people wrap up warm in winter and the snow is crisp and even. Or perhaps that’s just my impression ever since the release of Home Alone (1990), which, yes, was filmed in Chicago. Although, going by those rules, my impression of Chicago should also be that it’s forever December and the actor Joe Pesci stalks neighbourhoods looking for easy to swipe loot. Who knows, maybe that is what he gets up to these days, but I doubt it.
If your impression of Chicago was even slightly in the same ballpark, you might be surprised to learn that the city has 15 beaches spread out along 26 miles of shoreline. I know. Weird, isn’t it. Like finding out there’s a secret room at the top of the Eiffel Tower or like the first time you see Australia with a line drawn down the middle to show that it’s a dog’s head on the left and cat’s head on the right. Crazy stuff.
Now, before visiting Chicago’s beaches, please be aware that Chicago is big. Well, for a start it has 26 miles of beaches. We’re hardly dealing with a one horse town. This means it gets congested. A lot. Always travel with the details of a local lawyer to hand. Just in case, otherwise you could find yourself far from home wasting valuable time reading Google reviews when something goes wrong. Anyway, let’s get on with it.
Ohio Street Beach
Visiting Chicago usually comes with the advice to stay on the Magnificent Mile (or close to it). This is Chicago’s tourist trap of shops, restaurants, architecture, and entertainment. The Ohio Street Beach is the closest beach to the Mag’ Mile. This little much loved beach is something of a gem, as it’s less visited due to having no on site restaurants or restrooms. But for a stroke or a midday laze? Perfect.
Oak Street Beach
Kick things up a notch with the Oak Street Beach, just north of the Ohio Street Beach. Although not swarming with visitors, you can get food here, making it the perfect beach for dining out and starting the evening off with a little culture. However, if you really want to have a good time…
The North Avenue Beach
This is where people come to have fun. Think food. Think restrooms. Think beach houses, outdoor showers, people getting a tan, and volleyball nets – basically, Rio eat your heart out. OK, perhaps it’s not quite Brazil. But Chicago is on the same line of latitude as Barcelona, Rome, and Istanbul.
For all these sandy reasons and more, why not add Chicago to your must-see travel list.
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