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Whether you travel for business or pleasure, getting away from home can be an exciting opportunity to try new things. However, if you suffer from food allergies, you’ll have to be more selective with the unfamiliar dishes you try. Here are a few tips for enjoying your exploration of new cultures without putting your health at risk.

Avoid Peanuts

Since peanut allergies cause some of the most severe reactions, you should limit your exposure to peanuts entirely. Ask your airline if they serve peanuts and, if so, notify them that you, or a traveling companion, suffers from a peanut allergy. …


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Travel is immensely rewarding, but the logistics involved are always a challenge. This can be doubly true for travelers who have a physical disability. Whether a traveler has a temporary or permanent disability, it can pose an extra challenge. However, there are steps that people with disabilities can take to ensure their trips go smoothly.

The first is to call ahead. This is especially true when traveling outside of the United States. The Americans With Disabilities Act sets standards that hotels, cruise ships, rail, bus, and air travel companies must abide by. The same is not always true internationally. Calling…


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If you’re a pet owner, taking a trip with your cat or dog can become a challenging experience. The pet’s confusion and fear will cause them to misbehave or act out of character. In taking the time to provide a better experience for your pet, you’ll have a more enjoyable time as well.

Traveling by Automobile

A road trip can be exciting for your pet, and it’s one of the least stressful ways of traveling for your pet because they won’t be separated from you. It’s a good idea to keep cats in a travel carrier since this will provide a familiar environment…


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There is no doubt that anyone could come up off the top of their head with four or five different types of charities that are in existence today. No matter what type of charity an individual would like to contribute to, they can find one that meets the requirements for them.

This article will look briefly at six specific types of charities and some more specific areas that each might focus on.

Animal charities

Animal charities, like many charities, manifest themselves in quite a few different ways. There are outdoors (i.e. hunting) conservation groups, zoo and wildlife management groups to include aquariums…


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In such a time-pressured society, many desire a way to simplify and center themselves, often leading them to volunteer work. Volunteering has a multitude of proven positive benefits, such as increasing overall physical and mental health. Read on to discover the top five reasons to start volunteering as a family this year!

1. Scheduled Family Time

No more canceling family night again, volunteering as a family creates a fail-safe way of ensuring all members are getting a steady dose of quality family time. Spending time with their family without the interference of electronics allow members an invaluable connection and bond. …


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Donating to a charity is a great way to give back to the community and make a big difference in a person’s life. You can choose from an almost countless number of charities that focus on a variety of causes. Charities that build homes are one of the most popular foundations for people to donate. Here are a few of the best charities that build houses.

Building Homes for Heroes

Purchasing a brand new home is a difficult process that requires a lot of resources. One of the main problems facing our country is the number of homeless military veterans. …


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Vasco Ventures, run by President and Co-Founder Ephraim Vashovsky, has recently secured several properties with more on the way.

Hancock Manor

Recently, Vasco has constructed Hancock Manor, and apartment complex at 410 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The building is 7 stories tall and contains 35 units and a rooftop terrace. The building leases 1–3 bedroom suites, which may become available in coming months.

New $55 mil Property

Ephraim Vashovsky and Vasco Ventures have also recently secured a loan for a new building project. The project is expected to break ground over the coming months.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Monticello

Vasco Ventures has also begun working on development of the 109-room Fairfield…


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Real estate is a popular and profitable investment. There are plenty of ways to invest in real estate. Some investors choose REITs, trusts that sell shares, much like stocks. But the most traditional way to invest in real estate is in purchasing homes to rent them out. The decision to invest in single- or multi-family homes has a lot of impact on how much money a landlord can make in the long run.

Multi-family residences are much more profitable in the long term. They contain more rent-paying occupants. Even if one unit in a multi-family building becomes empty, it’s likely…


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As the housing market heats up, more and more people are turning towards multi-family residences as a solution. Having in-laws, children, friends, or renters staying in a small suite on one’s property can provide affordable and convenient housing options. Here are some things people need to think about if they are considering adding in-law suites to their homes.

Choose the Type of Suite

The very first thing anyone creating an in-law suite needs to do is decide what type of suite they want. Some convert a garage, basement, or attic inside their home into a suite while others want to build an entirely separate structure…


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Being bordered by the Rocky Mountains makes Denver the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. However, the city also has a number of appealing attractions. The variety of things to do are sure to appeal to visitors of all ages and interests.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

The museum appeals to fans of aircraft and space travel. The 150,000-square-foot facility lies within a retired Air Force hangar. The museum’s collection includes more than four dozen planes and space vehicles. Some of the many exhibits include the B-18A Bolo, the Alexander Eaglerock, and the Star Wars X-Wing fighter jet. There are also a number of interactive displays.

Molly Brown House Museum

Ephraim Vashovsky

Ephraim Vashovsky is President of Vasco Ventures, one of New York City's leading real estate investment firms | http://www.EphraimVashovsky.org

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