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Top things to do in London

Top things to do in London

London is one of those cities which is packed with things to do and see. If you’re planning to visit, you may be wondering exactly how you’ll narrow these down and fit everything in. Luckily, we’ve got the lowdown on the best things to do […]

A Day In Liverpool

A Day In Liverpool

Located in the North West, Liverpool is a city known for its music and culture. It is a friendly place to visit and a pretty one too. When taking a day trip if you are stopping on a journey or planning a short break, there […]

5 Reasons Drivers Give for Speeding

5 Reasons Drivers Give for Speeding

Any time you drive, you need to abide by the posted speed limits. Speeding is one of the most common reasons police officers issue speeding tickets, and you will need to hire a traffic ticket lawyer Sacramento to deal with such a violation. There are some instances where speeding has a legal justification, such as due to self-defense, coercion or entrapment. However, there are other excuses people give that do not help at all. These are common excuses drivers give for speeding that will not work. Therefore, you should not try them.

“I Am Lost and Unfamiliar With These Roads.”

If you are a tourist, then you likely do not want to end up with an Orange Country traffic ticket. You may not know how fast you can drive down certain roads, but that is no excuse. When you are new to an area, you should play it safe. Even if you live in another state, you will have to contend with a California speeding ticket one way or the other.

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“I Could Not See the Sign Stating the Speed Limit.”

Occasionally, a speed limit sign is covered by a tree branch or shrub. You may not know what the exact speed limit is, but you can make an educated guess based on other cars around you. Go with the flow of traffic, or even a little under, just to be safe.

“Everyone Else Was Speeding.”

Perhaps everyone around you was going 10 miles over the speed limit. This is bad if you want to go with the flow of traffic because the police may only end up pulling you over. Saying other people were speeding will not help you. You sped too, so you have to contend with a ticket. You just happened to be the unlucky one on the road that day.

“I Had To Use the Bathroom.”

You would be amazed at how many people try to say they need to use the bathroom to get out of a ticket. No matter how badly you need to go, it is no excuse for speeding. Rather than speed down a street, you should simply take the nearest exit you can find to use the restroom at a local fast-food restaurant.

“I Did Not Do Anything Dangerous.”

A lot of people will not try to explain their rationale for speeding. Instead, they will try to make the police officer believe that speeding in the first place is no inherently bad. You may not have hurt anyone through speeding, but you could have. Speeding means you have to apply the brakes sooner to avoid slamming into the vehicle in front of you. Additionally, you never know if a pedestrian could try to jaywalk, and you are unable to brake in time. The ticket serves as a warning of the harm you can cause through your actions.

After getting a speeding ticket, you will likely ask yourself, “Where can I find a traffic ticket lawyer near me?” You could spend hundreds of dollars paying off the ticket, or your attorney can drop the charges or make you pay a lot less.

Summer by night: ghost tours and alternative nocturnal activities in London

Summer by night: ghost tours and alternative nocturnal activities in London

London comes to life after hours, and thanks to the night tube and night buses, public transport in the city centre runs 24/7. There’s never been a better time to explore the capital, so grab your friends and family, take your pick of city of […]

These are the top distractions for drivers in the UK

These are the top distractions for drivers in the UK

We all know that distracted drivers aren’t the safest drivers, and yet most of us are dealing with more distractions than ever before. A recent infographic from LeaseCar UK highlights some of the most common distractions- and a few of them are pretty interesting. For […]

Tech essentials on a work trip

Tech essentials on a work trip

With 50% of the workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have everything in place to maintain a high-level standard of work while out of the office. What’s more, with more companies exporting good and services abroad than ever before and staff being asked to go on work trips, it’s vital to have all the necessary tech essentials in place.

So, what do you need?

Laptop or tablet

It goes without saying, but if you want to remain productive and connected to the office a shared hotel computer or internet café just isn’t going to cut it! A laptop or tablet is essential. What’s more, you can use your mobile data to connect to the internet no matter where you are, whether its at the airport, coffee shop or your hotel room.

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Phone and camera

It’s another obvious one but having phone with a good camera or a phone with a separate camera is essential. Not only does it allow you to stay connected, but you can document your travels and engage with people back in the office through social media too.

Power

It’s alright having all these technologically advanced items at your disposal, but have you thought about how you’ll keep everything charged up? The last thing you want is for your battery to go flat just as your about to close that sale or when you have a client call scheduled. That’s why it’s important to not just keep your power cables with you, but to also keep a fully charged power bank with you as back up – for when there’s no plug sockets available. You could even get a company branded one, like these from USBMakers.com >

Secure VPN

If you’re out and about, you’ll need internet access, but public wi-fi isn’t always safe. That’s why we recommend using the Secure VPN app to ensure you’re hidden, and all your information is encrypted.

Encrypted USBs

It’s been reported that over 20 million USBs are lost or stolen each year! This could be seen as a data breach and if sensitive information has been leaked it may leave your company or employer open to heft fines. To stay protected, use encrypted USBs for storing, transferring and transporting data.

There are various other hardware items and apps that you can use while on your work trip, including GSuite and Slack to collaborate and remain up to date with projects, along with various translation and transport apps. If you have the essentials in place you can remain productive no matter where you go.

How I stay healthy while traveling

How I stay healthy while traveling

When you travel long-term, it can be difficult to stay healthy. I’m not someone who was blessed with a particularly great immune system anyway, and I tend to pick up anything that’s going around. Combine that with long flights, time-zone changes, and the need to […]

Trends to expect for blogs, social media, and SEO in 2019

Trends to expect for blogs, social media, and SEO in 2019

With 2019 just a few days away, you may already be thinking about your content marketing, social media, and SEO strategies for the year ahead. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the key trends underway, ensuring that your business is offering leads and […]

What’s your desk story?

What’s your desk story?

Furniture at Work has a super interesting campaign right now, which I thought you guys would love. The campaign is called #MyDeskStory, and I feel like it’s super appropriate considering how many of us are beginning to work remotely, freelance, and start our own online businesses.

So today, I thought I’d share a few things about my workspace. You probably already know that I’m based in Budapest, and I have the cutest apartment in the middle of the city (right by the Octagon). One of the things I love about it is the location, but because my money goes so much further here, I can enjoy having my own apartment to myself, and I even have a cute little office.

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The design of my apartment is a little weird. The kitchen and living room are open-plan, and there’s a weird staircase that’s almost like a ladder which goes right over the side of the kitchen. Once you go up the ladder, you’re forced to bend over slightly or you’ll bump your head (the ceiling is a bit too low). But here, you’ll find my desk and a super comfy office chair. On my desk, I have a laptop stand and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. This allows me to work with better posture since I’m terrible at keeping my back straight otherwise.

I also have a few knickknacks from my travels around the world. These include some beautiful photographs I picked up in Thailand, some Lonely Planet travel books (to keep me motivated and remind me why I’m traveling), and some souvenirs.

While I try to keep my desk relatively clear, I inevitably have some snacks up there as well. These often include candy or chocolate, as I have a terrible sweet tooth- particularly when 3 pm strikes and I’m on a deadline.

If you’re currently designing your office, be sure to look into office furniture at Furniture at Work. Next, you’ll need to decide how much room you can devote to your office, and what you’d like to include on your desk. One of my biggest tips would be to make sure you have a comfortable, easily adjustable chair so that your arms will be at the right height for typing.

Finally, I would pick three things that you’d like to have on your desk and are happy to look at every day. These could be pictures of your family, souvenirs from travel, or even a simple organizer that makes you feel like you’ve got your life together.

How to get ready for a European road trip

How to get ready for a European road trip

A road trip is arguably the best way to see Europe. Not only can you choose your own itinerary, but you can deviate from that itinerary whenever you run into other travelers who tell you about that great site you simply must see. While you […]