Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Study the course materials before coming to the course
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Liveaboard cruising course
Blue Water Sailing School's owner David Pyle spent five years as a full-time sailor, captaining massive vessels on four transatlantic crossings and countless trips throughout the Caribbean. Today, he mostly helms from his desk as he oversees the education of future captains at his school, letting his 10 expert instructors take care of hands-on education. Many of them boast a certification and recognition as top instructors from the American Sailing Association, the same governing body that certifies the school as whole. As a group, they have many areas of expertise and teach students everything from basic sailing techniques to offshore passagemaking, which involves advanced navigational techniques such as asking porpoises for directions in their language.
A dozen sets of sea legs can flex their nautical muscle aboard the canopy-covered Duffy 21 Avalon. Powered exclusively by a combination of battery power and dreams, this spacious vessel hums along quietly, allowing passengers to soak in the natural surround sound. Wrap-around seating encircles a central table equipped with multiple cup holders and adequate serving space for sailors to tear into a recently commandeered party sub.
The Mess Doctor’s cleaning crew makes house calls to ailing abodes, tackling routine cleaning and maintenance jobs as directed by the client. Dust is valiantly vanquished from lamp shades, carpets are vacuumed free of crumbs and pet hair, and evidence of the latest culinary catastrophe is expunged from each kitchen countertop and appliance. Basic cleaning also includes laundry service, during which the dirt-defying docs will unsully as many loads of whites, linens, delicates, and delicate white linens as they can during the allotted service time. For a more down-reaching dedirting, two hours of deep cleaning have The Mess Doctor's meticulous staff taking on notoriously unpleasant household jobs including oven cleaning, interior-window washing, and taking the couch for its afternoon walk.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Fabric gurus at Tiffany Fabrics draw upon 37 years of textile savvy to transform interiors with more than 7,500 bolts of imported fabrics. The vast selection ranges from classic oriental and paisley patterns to modern-day animal prints and binary codes. Staff happily consult with customers to discern the best fabrics for their home-accessorizing needs, and match fabrics with thousands of trimmings, tassels and tiebacks. Once clients home in on their ideal fabric, Tiffany Fabrics' carpentry crew can fit it to furniture of all sizes.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.