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Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

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Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

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    Although I’m assuming you’re aware that there’s a place called America and they have Presidents, you may not know all the little quirks that each of them have. Wanna know which President won 100 duels or who got stuck in a bathtub one time? Here you go!

    John Adams 1797 – 1801: Born 1735 in VA – Named his dog “Satan”.

    Thomas Jefferson 1801 – 1809: Born 1743 in VA – Chipped off a piece of Shakespeare’s chair during a visit.

    John Quincy Adams 1825 – 1829: Born 1767 in MA – Liked to skinny dip.

    Andrew Jackson 1829 – 1837: Born 1767 in SC – Fought in 100 duels, mostly to defend the honour of his wife.

    Martin Van Buren 1837 – 1841: Born 1782 in NY – His nickname “Old Kinderhook” is thought to be the origin of “OK”.

    James K. Polk 1845 – 1849: Born 1795 in NC – Considered the first “dark horse” candidate to win the election.

    James Buchanan 1857 – 1861: Born 1791 in PA – Regularly bought slaves and freed them in Pennsylvania.

    Abraham Lincoln 1861 – 1865: Born 1809 in KY – Out of 300 arm wrestling matches, he only lost once.

    Ulysses S. Grant 1869 – 1877: Born 1822 in OH – It was so cold at his inauguration that canaries froze to death.

    James A. Garfield 1881: Born 1831 in OH – Could simultaneously write greek with one hand and latin with the other.

    Grover Cleveland 1885 – 1889, 1893 – 1897: Born 1837 in NJ – As a Sheriff he carried the responsibilities of a hangman.

    Theodore Roosevelt 1901 – 1909: Born 1885 in NY – Completed a 90-minute speech with a bullet in his chest.

    William Taft 1909 – 1913: Born 1857 in OH – Once got himself stuck in a bathtub.

    Barack Obama 2009 – Present: Born 1961 in HI – Was rejected to model for a pin-up calendar whilst at Harvard.

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    10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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    A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

    To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

    1. Camping

    A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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    2. Staycation

    You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

    3. Island Getaway

    People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

    4. Fancy Resort

    Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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    5. Road Trip

    The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

    6. Charter a Boat

    If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

    7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

    If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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    8. Themed Retreats

    There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

    9. Working Honeymoon

    Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

    10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

    Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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