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Discover the Sights and Sounds of Beijing

beijingIt’s time for you to take your next trip, and your destination is Beijing! In 2008, we all tuned in and watched the spectacle of what was arguably the greatest opening ceremony in the history of the Olympics. Seeing all of that magic on TV was incredible, now imagine seeing it in person.

The capital of the most populous country on Earth, Beijing is the second largest city in the country, and 13th largest in the world! Located in Northern China, there is plenty of history to go along with the city, much of it dating over 3,000 years. See amazing sites like the China Central Television Headquarters building, snap photos of one of a kind skyline, or visit the amazing National Centre for Performing Arts to attend an opera. Don’t forget about authentic Chinese food such as Peking duck, soup dumplings, and fried rice. It’s time to get lost in the history and culture of one of the greatest cities in the world. Continue reading

The 5 Best Places for Skiing

skiThe temperatures are dropping, and the snow is beginning to fall. It’s that time of year to dust off your skis and snow boards and start looking into what place you will be going for a ski trip. Aside from the holidays, ski trips are something that comes with this time of year that people really look forward to. Whether it’s getting to see some of the most breathtaking sites Mother Nature has to offer, being able to get an adrenaline rush, or cuddling in front of a fireplace in a cabin in the mountains, here are 5 of the best places to plan your next ski trip. Continue reading

Is Your Food Truck Covered?

food truckOne of the most popular and fastest growing parts of the food industry are food trucks. People seem to have an infatuation with them, that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. As almost every city has a weekly night that residents come and line up to taste the newest and coolest food creations from unique food trucks, many of us don’t think of the work and investments that goes into making a food truck successful. While many decide to go the route of having a food truck rather than opening up a restaurant because it doesn’t require the same costs, it still does require certain insurance coverage. Continue reading

New Numbers for the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

mandateAfter a one year delay, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate went into effect on January 1st, 2015. When the Affordable Care Act was implemented, it changed the culture of health insurance in the United States for individuals as well as employer groups. What many may not realize are the effects it had on what is consider a “group”, the sizes of groups, as well as tax penalties regarding company sponsored health insurance benefits. More changes are taking place during the upcoming year that may affect your business, or the business that you work for. Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Places to Visit This Fall

fallFall is here! Who’s ready to see the leaves change, watch some football, cuddle up in the cooler weather, and eat pumpkin flavored everything? This time of year also brings one of the best times to go on a trip. The kids are back in school, and most places are transitioning from being in-season to off-season or vice versa, which typically means less crowds and better deals. I’m sold! Now just to decide where to go… Continue reading

How to Get the Best Out of a Boat Show as a Visitor

attendeesThe Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is here! Are you planning on attending this spectacular event? If so, there are things you need to prepare for and begin to consider in order to get the most out of the show; from dealing with crowds, to being comfortable, follow some of these tips that will help you have a great time! Continue reading

How to Get the Most Out of the Boat Show if you’re an Exhibitor

boat showThe Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is here which means one thing for exhibitors, BUSY! Overwhelming may be an understatement in terms of the amount of work that goes into having a successful show. If you find yourself stressing as the show approaches, take a deep breath, and follow some of these tips that may help simplify things and keep your eyes on the big picture; getting the most out of the show. Remember, boat shows can be a fun way to mingle and network with your peers in the yachting industry, those who are looking to get into the yachting industry, and let’s not forget those that go just to see all the boats. So have fun! Continue reading

6 Yachts to Look for at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

yachtsIt’s no secret that one of the highlights of any boat show is getting to see some amazing yachts up close and personal. This is even more so at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which takes place in the yachting capital of the world! While you may not be able to go on-board these vessels, getting to see them in person can give you a new appreciation of the size of these boats, and offer a new respect for the entire crew that it takes to keep everything running in check. Continue reading

New Open Enrollment Dates and Penalties!

open enrollmentThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate went into effect on January 1st, 2014. It requires that most Americans obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty. This penalty will be paid on your Federal Income Tax Returns for each full month you or a family member doesn’t have health insurance or an exemption and is based on your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). Continue reading

How to File a Marine General Liability Insurance Claim

claimWhether you are the victim of an injury or damage to your property, or you are responsible for causing an injury or damage on someone else’s property, filing an insurance claim can be an extensive and lengthy process. In some cases, people may not think to do things in the moment that may actually help them later on down the road during the claims process. So instead of trying to think of all the things you need to do in order to prepare for the claims process, let us help you start the thinking process! Follow some of these tips when filing a marine general liability insurance claim. Continue reading

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