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Lifestyle Decisions: When Do I Need To Rent A Car

why rent a car

Today’s lifestyle is all about fast-track and quick gratification. Hence, if you notice, more and more people are actually resorting to not purchasing a personal car. Although it seems like having your own car is the quick solution to a drive downtown and what not, the maintenance and other possible problems you encounter when owning a car is an obstacle more people are trying hard to avoid.

Of course, a good number of people would still prefer personally owning a car. Others, however, prefer to go for car rentals. But when exactly do we need to just rent a car instead of buying one?

Renting A Car

  • Living in a city with good public transportation

If you reside in a place where the public transportation is actually great, there’s really no need for you to purchase your own car. Instead, you may resort to renting a car whenever public transportation isn’t an option and you really need to use a car. This is actually a much more cost-efficient/cost-saving decision since here, you are able to avoid car insurance or maintenance costs and the like.

  • Going on a road trip with friends or family

When you plan a road trip with family or friends, there’s really no need to buy a car. Simply search for the best Miami car rentals and you’re good to go. You don’t need to purchase a car for something that will just last for a couple of days or weeks (such as that of a road trip). In these situations, buying a car would be very impractical and basically, it would not be a wise decision.

road trip with the family

  • Special occasions catering more people

Perhaps, relatives from your mother’s side are staying over your place for the holidays or if your friends or relatives want to go fly fishing and they don’t fit in your car or you don’t have a car at all; does this mean that you will need to buy one? No, of course not. Again, this situation is the reason why car rental companies were made.

  • Going on a vacation

Similarly, going on a vacation does not entail you to purchase a car for you to drive around that area; a simple rented car would already do the job for you. There is no need for you to go out of the budget and purchase a vehicle that would only be useful for a temporary event.

Bottom Line

Many people may resort to lavish lifestyles of purchasing cars here and there; there’s nothing wrong with that if you really have more than enough money in your bank account. However, it is always best to be practical about these things just in case your lavish way of living might suddenly shift.

Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict

Up to bat today on Fly Fishilicious is Sean Anderson from Up the Poudre. I’ve had the privilege of fishing with ‘Sanders’ a few times now and I can honestly say that he is A-Class. I asked Sanders if he could give me a few pointers on fly tying – since that’s been on my mind a bit lately. Here is what he came up with ~

My name is Sean, and I tie flies. This is my confession

About a year after I started fly fishing, I started listening to people as they were talking about catching fish on flies they had tied themselves. A new language of equipment and materials  was presented to me, and it soon became evident that no matter how much I tried to resist, I too must catch fish in a similar manner. I could no longer look at the store bought flies in my box, they were too pretty. They weren’t mine.

It wasn’t long after, that I had apparently made the subconscious decision to start accumulating hooks, vises, hair, feathers, scissors, books, whip finishers, movies, glue, epoxy, bobbins, hackle pliers, UV lights, and anything else that was to be had at the local fly shop. I was out of control, and I hadn’t even tied a fly yet. How was I going to explain this to my wife? Would I even like tying flies? Thats right, I said vises Plural. Not even when after we went fishing after spending hours reading hundreds of reviews for fly fishing sling packs

I let the dust settle for a couple of weeks after my manic purchasing was done. I stored all of this newly acquired paraphernalia in three or four blue bins, the kind you would find at Target. Thus, considerably shrinking the living space in our one bedroom condo, but at least it was stowed away.

After a few weeks of the materials and gear being idle, the guilt of not tying a fly became too much, it was time. So I cracked the book. Chapter One: Brassies. Brassies were my gateway drug, pretty soon I was tying harder bugs. I was staying up all night, just to finish one more dozen. It didn’t matter, I tied them all; Midges, mayflies, streamers, stoneflies, caddis, and my favorite, attractor patterns. I was a fly tying fiend. I couldn’t stop, I needed more. I still do.

I wish that is where the story ended, but unfortunately, there is never enough. Like I said before, I often times put want before need. How do you think we ended up with two bulldogs? Anyway, I still find myself at work, home, or on the water, thinking of bugs I have yet to tie but want to. Constantly trying to come up with patterns, while trying not to ignore my daily responsibilities. I am plagued by the urge to make lists and draw diagrams of how I am going to fill each and every fly box I own. I plan. But this is the life I chose. This is the life of the average fly tier.

Is my confession different from a lot of people who start tying flies, probably not? I think that like fly fishing itself, you subconsciously take a leap, trying to experience one more aspect of a sport that has already given you something you couldn’t find anywhere else. And besides, catching a fish on a fly that you tied (no matter how ugly or pretty), is a pretty cool thing.

Now get after it!