3 American Cities for Those Who Love the Nightlife

Maybe you’ve taken a remote job and now want to move to the city of your dreams. Maybe you’re retired and want to do the same.

Whatever your reason for moving, you’re likely doing it for reasons that will make you happy.

We know for a fact that some Americans like to live in areas where there’s always something to do. The nightlife in any city can sometimes be just what people need to get out of the doldrums, feel less bored, and take their minds off whatever’s troubling them.

If you’re like these people and have been wanting to relocate to an area where there’s never going to be a shortage of things to do after dark, check out this helpful guide to the top three American cities for those who love the nightlife.

We hope you agree with our choices and then think of some of your own, as well!

New Orleans, LA

First up is New Orleans, Louisiana, which, if you’re not aware, is not a place you move to if you’re looking to settle down into a quiet life.

The city is a major international tourist destination in its own right, but then there are all the residents who hang around the city and particularly the party areas.

There are music clubs along Frenchmen Street, lounges, bars, pubs, and so much more in the French Quarter, and, of course, Mardi Gras celebrations in the late winter.

If you just love to party and indulge in life’s pleasures, then go scoop up one of the New Orleans houses for sale!

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Las Vegas, NV

Do we even need to mention Las Vegas? If you’re thinking that nightlife is for you, then look no further than Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is one of those great American cities that never sleeps, and all the hotels, casinos, and shows would be happy to indulge you whether it’s 6AM, 12AM, or 3AM.

You don’t even need to leave the Strip to enjoy all there is on offer. Head into the Bellagio for food and gambling, or into the Mirage or Caesars for the same thing. Looking for something more old-school? Check out the Flamingo over on the other side.

Or venture off the Strip for still plenty of restaurants, bars, and other kinds of mischief.

This is one city that loves its nightlife!

Los Angeles, CA

Finally, we have Los Angeles, California, that shining jewel of the American West.

It’s a sprawling metropolis with so many neighborhoods and other little sections that you’ll never be bored of things to do.

Head to West Hollywood to check out some of the rooftop bars that people love to enjoy in the mild SoCal weather.

Or head out for dinner and drinks in style in Santa Monica and a galivant along the famous Santa Monica Pier.

Or, if you’re feeling particularly daring, check out downtown L.A., or Venice, or Hermosa Beach, for even more bars, restaurants, and dance clubs, where you can surely stay until the wee hours of the morning.

Writing about all this nightlife really makes us want to head out on the town ourselves, so we’ll be seeing you later!

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Next-door renovations.

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It has been more than two months since the noise next-door began. Home renovation. When the clock hits eight in the morning, the noise starts. It will last until around eleven in the morning, and will resume around one in the afternoon. It will all come to a halt at five in the afternoon. Eight to five all week long except on Sundays.

In the beginning, we would get annoyed with the noise. We are all nocturnal in the family so we are still up past midnight, most nights. We would get up a bit after nine-ish in the morning. So, you can just imagine how annoying it gets to be awakened by the noise of hammering and drilling almost every single day since then. But the neighbor’s house contractor was considerate and respectable enough to ask for our understanding in a letter before they began the renovations. And it was a big deal for me that they talked to us in person as well to ask for our patience and understanding because the house next-door is being eaten by termites already so they need to salvage it as best they can.

After about two weeks, we started getting used to the noise. It became tolerable. Also, to better understand what’s happening next-door, my brother and I took interest. We began talking to the contractor and the workers during their break time. We thought it best to see what’s being done and when we saw what they did to the laundry area, it gave us an insight as to what we want done to ours, too. The contractor told us that we need to get the house checked, or the particular part of the house for that matter. Then, a plan will be drawn, with the budget alongside it. It is important to use high quality and affordable building supplies for home renovation projects. The contractor said it is better to always have a contingency fund ready because some issues in the house can come up while renovating it.

They are still going at it. But we talked to the contractor already, my brother and I. We are seriously considering getting the laundry area done once they are done next-door. We will come up with a plan and budget. And then we will set a timeline so it won’t take them too long to do it.

Hopefully, the noise will not be as annoying as when the next-door renovations started. And the neighbors will be as understanding as us.

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Life expectancy of major home appliances

So, we had this discussion at home about the major appliances we have. In particular, we focused on three appliances: refrigerator, microwave oven, and washing machine. The discussion was about the appliances we have at home, how long we have been using each, and whether it be best to buy a replacement or just use it until it gets broken.

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We were actually just talking about a new house. My sisters and I, being unmarried and all, planned to get a big house where we can all grow old together. While talking about a new house, I noticed that the refrigerator door was ajar. I asked who open it last and my youngest nephew said that he took out a cold drink and closed the door. I tried closing the door myself and that’s when I found out that the door magnet is malfunctioning already. One of my sisters suggested right away that we get a new one. I suggested otherwise. Hiring a good local appliance repair company is not as expensive as you think. And that’s the truth! We did it numerous times in the past when an appliance gets broken. We’d pay a small fee and parts replacement, and the appliance was returned to us good as new.

My sister who was suggesting to get a new refrigerator had this argument: there are far more choices in energy-saving appliances out there right now. We can choose an inverter model, according to her. A bit pricey than the one we have now but the future cost savings will far outweigh the immediate spending. And I totally agree on that. The question is do we have enough to spend on a refrigerator right now when we are also planning on buying a new inverter air conditioner?

Anyway, I made my research about the three major home appliances we discussed.

Refrigerator. The average lifespan of a standard fridge is 14 years, 10 years minimum and 18 years maximum useful life. According to my research, in order for the lifespan of the refrigerator to be maximized, you need to adjust the settings in such a way that it will benefit both the appliance and the food inside. Zero degrees Fahrenheit for the freezer and 36 to 37 degrees of the rest of the fridge. Those settings will lighten the load of the compressor.

Microwave oven. This appliance’s lifespan is six years. Just about right as the one we had broke down after close to six years. Quick reheats only, according to my research, and leave the heavy cooking to the big oven.

Well, this one we really need to buy already. It’s far more convenient to use a microwave oven in the middle of the night when food cravings hit anybody at home.

Washing Machine. This one will last five to seven years, according to my research. Currently, we go out to get our laundry done in a service place a few blocks away. They have these heavy duty washer and dryer machines. My sister does the laundry there and it’s very convenient because we don’t have to hang the clothes to dry afterwards. But my sister worries about the rainy season and if it will be a hassle should we still need to get the laundry done elsewhere.

We need to discuss some more on whether we need to buy new appliances or just get it repaired for now, in the case of the refrigerator.

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How important is clean air?

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Clean air is very important. We breathe to live. Can you imagine breathing polluted air all the time? Your lungs will become weak. You will develop all kinds of illnesses. And, later on, die at an early age. You do not want that to happen to you, trust me.

When we moved into the house we currently reside in, all we knew was this was a vast improvement from the one we used to live in. Not because of the house per se but due to the neighbors. We live on a wide-road street so we hardly interact with neighbors. Yes, the noise of the vehicles used to get to us but we got so used to it now it’s like background noise to us already. But the air, that’s another thing. Fine dust coming from the vehicles zooming pass by is something that you get used to but will eventually make you sick. That’s why there is this urge to get an Asbestos Microscope from Microscope International, you know, to be able to check the dust and all those other microscopic things that come with the air not just from the road, the vehicles, but, also, from the stale air inside this old house. It will surely help us control it somehow by installing air filters, purifiers and a layer of good quality curtains on all the windows facing the road.

Truth is I developed asthma a year after we moved in here. I was told by my doctor that no polarised light microscopy asbestos microscope could have told us that the fine dust of the road outside the house would bring in this breathing problem to me. But here I am with asthma and triggered by change in weather and depending on the heaviness of the dust outside. Sucks to be sidelined by asthma from time to time but I guess it’s the price I have to pay for wanting a different neighborhood.

Anyway, we’re doing our best to filter the air coming inside the house. I do hope it will really lessen the dust and any other particles coming in, and that no other family member will get asthma in the long run.

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Color of 2022: Very Peri

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Our house sits on the side of the road. And, I mean, a big road where ten-wheeler trucks would pass by almost daily, especially at night. As a result, dust is always present in our house. We need to clean daily otherwise our house would be full of grime and dirt.

We implemented changes at home so we can minimize the dust that gets in the house. Plants which are best for clean air have been put strategically in our garage, doors, windows and places at home where we often hang out at. We put screens on windows and a filter screen on doors. Every little thing we can think of to ward off the dust emitted by vehicles zooming by.

And another thing we are implementing right now? Repainting our house for a cleaner and livelier look!

Our house is painted white and gray. You can just imagine what state of white it is now. It is now a dirty white shade. My siblings and I talked about it and we decided that a really nice new paint is needed. We waited for the announcement for the Pantone 2022 color of the year. We are so happy when it was announced that the new shade for 2022 is a ‘Happy’ Periwinkle Blue. Very Peri, for short. I read that the shade is the happiest and warmest shade of all the blue hues. I would love that for our home!

No, we will not repaint the whole house with the Very Peri shade. We will just put touches of it around the house. Maybe, pillars outside the house will be painted with that color? One wall in the living room? White will still be the dominant color inside the house, of course. I love a clean look and it really invites light to come in the house especially in the morning. Also, have you noticed just how calming the surroundings become when the place is all white?

We originally planned to help each other out, pitch in, and do the painting ourselves. But I don’t think we can do it. We are all busy with work, my sister-in-law is busy with her small business and with my nephews. Disruption of our work is a big no especially that it’s nearing year-end when reports of every kind become due. So, we agreed that a professional local painting contractor will be retained. I think they will do a better job than us girls who know nothing about painting.

The coming year 2022 is such a big expectation for every person I know. The year will be a year of bouncing back from almost every kind of setback that pandemic has brought each one of us. I am really praying that this year will bring us blessings in abundance, especially in our finances. So, yes, a repaint of the house will be the start. Here’s hoping the new paint will attract positive energy into our home. And will bring luck into our lives.

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A get-together dinner.

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So, my brother is back from his training somewhere outside the city. He was away for quite a bit of time from us. We missed him terribly so a welcome get-together dinner was prepared in honor of his safe return. It was such a fun meal peppered with stories from his training. One thing that stood out was my brother’s discipline. He told us how to buy vape juice online as an alternative to smoking actual cigarettes. It showed us one of the many things that changed in him. He talked about disposable vape and how he’s been using a disposable vape pen for quite some time now. He found West Coast Vape Supply through a co-trainee and he’s never looked back since.

We are all happy to see the good changes in him, and we, his older sisters, are all praying that it will stay that way. The positive changes in him were such a welcome change. He used to be a headache to all of us his siblings. We would worry about him whenever he would go out and would not return on time. Or when we would see him talking to shady characters in our old neighborhood. One worry after another would follow him, and it was such a burden to us especially to me, the oldest sibling.

Maybe, our collective prayer was finally answered. We just want a good life for our brother. We want him to become responsible and disciplined. The positive changes can also be attributed to his own family. Whatever brought on the good changes, we are very grateful for it.

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Budgeting repairs and maintenance.

Rickety steps. Leaky faucets. Uneven flooring. And a million other things inside the house in need of repair or maintenance. Ugh!

There are two things that are crucial in fixing or maintaining something at home: a reliable professional and a sizable budget. Do you agree?

It all started when we are discussing about how to fix driveway interlocking before winter. My sisters and I want everything secure and safe at home more for the kids than for us. The discussion turned from the driveway to the garage door to the main door barrel bolt lock. After locks, CCTV made a grand entrance in our discussion. It was one topic after another, all related to securing our home.

Then, came the ceiling, faucets, flooring, and a million more items on our list of things in need of repair or maintenance in our house.

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When we moved into this house several years ago, it was already an old house. In good condition but old. We loved the house instantly because the neighbors were quiet, the house sitting along a wide road so there is not much interaction with annoying neighbors which we were very unfortunate to encounter in our old residence. The rickety old house was perfect for us!

Over the years, one by one, the things that need fixing made itself known. It started with the pipes in the laundry area. We fixed it by replacing the old pipes. Then, the leaky shower heads. All of it were replaced as well. Then, leaky faucets, a broken bathroom sink, and toilet flush acting up. All of it were replaced.

Truth be told, replacing the old fixtures is totally fine with us. The budget of fixing those things is quite sad. We are all earning good salaries but the bills and everything else together with the repairs and maintenance are putting a dent into our savings. My sisters and I were discussing setting aside a budget account in the bank so we can deposit to it every payday. Then, in summer, we will hire a good professional company to come fix whatever needs fixing and to maintain whatever needs some tender loving care in the house. No more sporadic repairs this time around. If it is a small repair, then it’s fine. We can dip into the budget account. If it will require time and money, then we need to schedule it when we have enough.

There are days when we scratch our heads in unison after huge sighs of frustration. Old house means lots of tender loving care needed. And TLC means budget needed most of the time. But we love this house! It saved us from that old neighborhood when we needed a dramatic rescue from it. This house has blessed us with so much more than we expected from it, and it continues to bless us in unexpected ways.

So, off we save for that summer repair scheduie.

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