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Packing tips for ladies on the move

Packing tips for ladies on the move

If you’re a serious traveler, rather than a once-a-year vacation kind of girl, you need to do some serious planning before you start. In this case, time is of the essence, as they say. By allowing enough time, you can do a super job on […]

Life advice for families on the move

Life advice for families on the move

Your career might require you to relocate on occasions, or a move might come about simply because you desire a life change. It could be, sadly, that due to the breakup of a relationship, one of you might decide you’d feel better at home, returning […]

Top 4 Ways To Stay Entertained When Travelling

Top 4 Ways To Stay Entertained When Travelling

Traveling is amazing there’s no doubt about that, but there’s also a lot of time spent in airports, on planes, trains and buses, and just generally feeling a little bored. If you’ve got some time to kill and wondering how best to spend it, then check out these top 4 ways to stay entertained when traveling.

1. Online Entertainment

If you’re traveling on a plane, bus or train that has an Internet connection then you’ll probably find it somewhat easier to keep yourself entertained, but after a few hours even the Internet gets boring. You’ll want to check out Online Casinos as a fun way to keep yourself entertained. You may even be able to win some money, and who doesn’t love winning money?

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2. A Good Book

Nowadays it’s so much easier and more affordable to read a book, that I think you’re crazy if you don’t. If you have a Kindle you can easily find cheap books online, many of which are free to download! If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle App for your smartphone, meaning you get almost all the benefits of a Kindle without an additional investment. If you’re like me, you may find it a little boring to sit down and read, and that’s when Audiobooks can be the perfect solution. You can listen to them when you’re on a flight, walking around the airport, even taking local transport to your new destination. It’s a super easy way to read a book without having to be sat in one place reading.

3. Card Games

I love traveling with a deck of cards as it’s a wonderful way to make new friends and keep myself entertained when there’s no power or Internet around. The great thing about traveling with a deck of cards is that there are a bunch of games you can play, but a deck barely takes up any room in your suitcase. You could easily whip out the cards and play a game or 10 of speed while waiting for your flight, likewise you can use it to keep yourself entertained if you’re traveling somewhere super isolated.

4. Download Shows

With Netflix, you can now download shows to your iPad allowing you to watch them back at a later date. You can also download shows and movies to your computer and other devices to watch at a later date. Just make sure your devices are fully charged so you can get as much value out of them as possible. Once when I was on an overnight train in Vietnam, we played Casablanca on my laptop in our tiny little cabin, it was super fun!

Traveling is great but there are a lot of times where things get a little boring. Use these four tips to keep yourself entertained no matter where you’re headed or for how long.

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Healthy When Traveling

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Healthy When Traveling

Traveling is by far my favourite hobby,  I love seeing new places, trying new foods and filling my phone’s memory up with great travel pictures. However, if you’re traveling for longer than a week or traveling regularly, then you may struggle to stay healthy on […]

5 Reasons Comfort is Important When Bike Riding

5 Reasons Comfort is Important When Bike Riding

Whether you’re new to biking or you do it all the time, you may not have been fitted for a bike in some time. This is crucial, as comfort is one of the most important aspects of bike riding. Whether you’re looking for a womens […]

5 Budget Destinations for Winter

5 Budget Destinations for Winter

While many people associate traveling exclusively with the warm months of the year, the truth is that winter can bring its traveling jollies as well. In fact, there are a lot of pretty amazing places to visit during the winter too- and this stands just as true regardless of how large or small your budget may be.

What are some of the best budget destinations to consider this winter? Here are some great suggestions:

Tulum

Hidden on Mexico’s East Coast, Tulum is great to see during the winter – especially for those of you who want to temporarily escape the chilly weather of the Northern(er) Hemisphere. Gorgeous, unique and bathed in a truly beautiful sunlight, Tulum is filled with attractions of all kinds – and all perfect for a low-budget traveler too.

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Nicaragua

Planning on going South this winter? Infuse yourself with some gorgeous sunlight and then come back home tanned in the middle of winter? Sure, this sounds like a dream come true – and for many, it also sounds like a real luxury only someone with loads of money could afford. Yet, did you know you can get accommodation and food in Nicaragua for less than $18/day? Now, that’s a lot less than you would even spend at home – so why not pack your bags this December and have a very…Nicaraguan Christmas?

Vancouver

Surprised to see such a Northern spot on a list that’s all about budget-friendliness? Well, Vancouver is a perfectly affordable place, especially if you take its “large city” status into consideration. Plus, it’s filled with all sorts of winter sports and activities during the cold season – so it’s a really great destination for travellers who don’t necessarily want to escape winter, but to embrace it.

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Prague

Looking for an European destination that will fill you with amazement and beauty? Well, Prague has it all. The weather might get chillier this time of the year – but if you want a destination right at the confluence between the major European waves of culture, this is it. The best part about it? Prague is totally budgeting-friendly all year round – and during the winter, you can even find hostels for as cheaply as approximately $10/night. Considering the beauty of the city and its uniqueness, this is more than a bargain!

Paris

You might be surprised to see Paris in a list of budget-friendly destinations. However, if you want to see Paris without spending a fortune, winter is the time to do it. Due to the less sunny weather, many places will lower their prices – so far that you can actually find hostels for as low as $17-18/night. And yes, the weather might not be perfect this time of the year – but on the brighter side, all the other superb Parisian attractions will still be fantastic. From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysees and the stunning Louvre, the City of Love has everything on point regardless of whether it’s sunny or snowy outside. Worth checking it out this winter!

How to Enjoy the Best of Paros

How to Enjoy the Best of Paros

Paros is an island in Greece, specifically in the Aegean Sea, that is unique compared to other islands in the area. Unlike Mykonos and other islands, Paros offers a more traditional ambience that blends really well with the modern holiday amenities. If you’re travelling to […]

Christmas Gift Ideas When You’re Overseas

Christmas Gift Ideas When You’re Overseas

Whether you’re living overseas or simply on a holiday during the Christmas period, it can be challenging thinking of what to get your family from afar. I’ve spent many Christmases overseas, so have become used to shopping for family from a distance. One of the […]

Looking for a vacation destination with a difference?

Looking for a vacation destination with a difference?

Are you sick of the same-old same-old vacations? Maybe you really want to get off the beaten path or see some ancient history? If you’re looking for a vacation destination with a difference, your next vacation should be to Israel. Here’s why:

 

The Food Scene

If you’re a foodie, you may be surprised to learn that Israel has a vibrant food scene. This is a country that’s a leading exporter of food, with restaurants easily sourcing the freshest local ingredients. Check out North Abraxas, which is one of the liveliest restaurants in Tel Aviv. This is where you can find simple yet delicious local dishes, and you can watch chefs prepare your food in an open kitchen.

 

While you’re in Tel Aviv, be sure to visit the pastry and spice stalls of the Levinsky Market, and try delicious exotic sweets at Carmel Market- one of the largest markets in Tel Aviv. Don’t forget to taste musabaha, a type of hummus eaten with sliced onions and bread.

 

The History

Of course, no visit to Israel could be complete without visiting Jerusalem. Here, you’ll find 5000 years of history, and you can visit sites including the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and more.

 

Head north, and you’ll find Acre. The Old City here is a World Heritage listed site, and you can check out medieval structures, with the city walls dating all the way back to the Crusades.

 

The Beaches

Israel has more than 170  miles of coastline, meaning you can choose from a huge variety of beaches, including quieter spots on the sad outside of Tel Aviv, to the always-busy and buzzing six-mile beach inside the city. You’ll be surprised how much the promenade and surfers remind you of California. Along with plenty of incredible beaches, Israel is home to the dead sea. Since there is so much salt in the water you won’t be able to swim, but you can sit and float in the waters.

 

There’s a reason why mud from the dead sea is used in beauty products around the world, so be sure to slather it all over yourself while you’re there!

 

The Accessibility

There are plenty of flights to Israel from all around the world every day. And once you’re there, you can see a huge chunk of the country in a small amount of time. Driving from Eliat, a resort town on the Red Sea, to Metula, the southernmost tip in the mountainous Golan Heights takes only six hours. That means that when you visit Israel you can truly see almost the entire country in one trip.

 

How Important is Great Customer Service?

How Important is Great Customer Service?

A recent survey by www.contactcustomerservicesnumber.co.uk revealed some interesting information. 600 respondents gave their opinions about customer service, and it turns out that almost 75% agreed that good customer service is important when they’re dealing with a business. Personally, I’ve dealt with customer service in many […]