4 travel tips to vacation in style

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the summer travel season upon us, I’m back with a new two-part series packed full of money-saving travel tips. In this first part of our series, we’ll explore why traveling is a smart financial choice and show you the most exciting, affordable destinations for 2016.Taking vacation time and traveling to a favorite place or a new destination can help you recharge and reduce stress. The change of perspective it provides can help you broaden your mind; it also helps you create precious memories with your family and friends. Yet, in these tough economic times, many people opt for staycations instead of traveling, as they feel that their dream vacation is financially unwise or out of reach. Well, I’m here to show you that you can afford to take a real vacation, and I’ll even help you have money left over.While it’s true that vacations are usually one of the big-ticket items on your yearly budget, travel is still a financially smart option. In fact, making the choice to travel and setting that as a goal will help you learn to budget more wisely and perhaps be more frugal in other areas, cutting back on eating out or entertainment, for example. continue reading »last_img read more

Jamieson digs deep

first_imgScott Jamieson’s final-hole heroics helped Great Britain and Ireland narrow the deficit to a single point at the end of the second day of the Seve Trophy at St Nom La Breteche. Press Association But the remaining four matches threatened to swing blue and Continental Europe restored their two-point advantage when Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano equalled the biggest winning margin in the tournament’s history. They built on a 5&3 win on the opening day by recording a thumping 6&5 success against Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher which boosted Europe’s hopes of ending six straight Seve Trophy victory by GB and Ireland. Although Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren once again reduced the deficit with a 4&2 win over Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez, both remaining matches looked like going to Europe until a dramatic late twist. Italians Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero looked to be sailing home against Jamieson and David Lynn as they held a two-stroke lead with two holes to play, but Jamieson’s birdie on the 17th took it to the final hole. After Manassero missed his chance from eight feet Jamieson stepped up again to sink a six-foot birdie and steal victory in a match the GB pair seldom looked like winning to leave the overall standings all-square. In the final match of the day, Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Wood came up agonisingly short against Joost Luiten and Gregory Bourdy despite a brave fightback when all seemed lost. The Continental Europe pair were three up after 14 and two up with two to play, but Woods’ eagle on the 17th ensured it would go down to the final hole. Both Wood and Fleetwood had putts to win the final pin and halve the match, but Fleetwood’s effort drifted wide from six feet, allowing Luiten and Bourdy to escape with a one-hole victory to restore Europe’s narrow advantage. center_img Jose Maria Olazabal’s Continental Europe team looked set to extend their overnight lead for much of Friday’s play but a sterling fightback started by Jamieson left the score at 5 ½ to 4 ½ heading into the weekend. Paul Casey and Simon Khan had given Great Britain and Ireland a good start with a 3&2 victory over Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen partly thanks to a brilliant rescue shot from Casey which left them three up after seven. last_img read more

Syracuse bolsters attacking options to replace Raposo, Ferrin, Soerlie

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2019 after earning an at-large bid, but the team was eliminated in a 2-1 loss to No. 16 St. John’s. The Orange struggled to string together consistent results, evident in their 2-4-2 conference record. Due to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s coronavirus schedule adjustments for 2020, Syracuse will play a shortened schedule with a minimum of six conference games. Here’s a complete breakdown of the Orange’s 2020 roster:Who’s gone The biggest question heading into the season is who will emerge as the Orange’s main offensive threat. Gone is All-ACC first-team forward Ryan Raposo, who was selected 4th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Gone is attacking midfielder Massimo Ferrin, who played as SU’s second forward. And gone is forward Severin Soerlie, who graduated last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRaposo’s 22 goal contributions (15 goals, seven assists) combined with Ferrin’s 16 (seven goals, nine assists) and Soerlie’s eight (four goals, four assists) mean that Syracuse will be replacing the vast majority of its attacking output this season. The trio scored 63% of the Orange’s goals last season. There will be significant turnover in the backline, too. If Syracuse continues to play its 3-5-2 formation, it will have to replace two of its starting defenders, wingback John-Austin Ricks and center back Nyal Higgins. Toronto FC selected Higgins as 19th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Rotational defender Matt Orr and midfielder Brian Hawkins have also graduated. Who’s backSophomore forward Luther Archimede should be first in line to replace Raposo, but he’ll have to improve his scoring output and refrain from earning red cards. He only had two more goals (4) than red cards (2) last season. In midfield, the Orange have a lot of continuity outside of Ferrin. Versatile midfielder Hilli Goldhar, who mainly played at left wing in 2019, returns alongside fellow starters Amferny Sinclair — the NCAA’s 2019 leader in yellow cards — Julio Fulcar and Simon Triantafillou. Center back Sondre Norheim returns for his senior season with senior Dylan McDonald and sophomore Noah Singelmann. Starting keeper Christian Miesch, who kept five clean sheets in the regular season, will be in goal for Syracuse in 2020.  Who’s new Along with its annual recruiting class, Syracuse has replenished its squad with seven transfers, three of whom are graduate students.Matt McDonnell, a second team All-Patriot League selection in 2019 with Boston University, headlines the graduate transfers. McDonnell should immediately compete for playing time in a revamped Orange attack, while Max Kent (Macalester College) and Tim Ekpone (Pittsburgh) should bolster Syracuse’s defensive depth. The Orange added other attacking options with transfers Roque Viegas (Monroe College) and Manel Busquets (Duquesne). Viegas recorded 14 goals and 12 assists with Monroe in 2019, while Busquets was an All-Atlantic 10 first-team selection last season. Syracuse added eight freshmen in defenders Kyle Gruno, Stephen Betz, Jackson Glenn, Kenny Clapp, midfielders Tony Shaw, Jack Coleman and forward Deandre Kerr. Midfielder Jeorgio Kocevski, a graduate of Liverpool High School, is also part of the group. What to expectSU head coach Ian McIntyre needs to replace the scoring of Raposo and Ferrin, and he’ll likely rely on Archimede, McDonnell, Viegas and Busquets to share the goal-scoring burden. Any contributions from Kerr, a freshman, would be a bonus.Improvement from set pieces, alongside more goals from midfield, could help alleviate any early growing pains with Archimede, the only forward returning from 2019. Still, with a largely unchanged midfield and defense, Syracuse will likely be a solid, if unspectacular offensively, team in 2020. Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * Published on September 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8center_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more