Trouble While Travelling? Here’s How To Fix It On The Fly

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For many of us, travel is the ultimate fantasy. We dream of escaping our mundane realities and jetting away – we dream of jaw dropping scenery, life altering experience, meeting new friends and all sorts of wonderful things. And while it’s true that travel can and does offer us all this, it’s not a complete fantasy.

Sometimes unexpected things can happen, and we have to deal with the consequences just as we would back at home. The real trouble is that sorting out things like illness, accidents and crime while abroad is a lot harder when you’re in a foreign country where processes are unfamiliar and you may not even speak the language. Bouncing back from travel problems isn’t impossible – it just takes a cool head and a little forward planning. Here’s how to deal with some common setbacks so they don’t detail your plans completely.

Falling Ill Overseas

Countries across the globe have very different standards and methods of healthcare and plenty of people have found this out the hard way after getting taken ill while travelling. The experience can feel frightening and quite isolating, especially if you aren’t able to communicate your symptoms with medics or are unsure how to access the right healthcare in the country you’re visiting. Always travel with a small prepacked first aid kit backed with basic essentials such as bandages, plastic, antiseptic spray, rehydration Salts, painkillers, and any prescription medications you need to take. This can stop simple conditions escalating and save you having to hunt down a pharmacy in a rush. If you have a situation where you need to go to hospital, try to find someone to accompany you who can translate if you don’t speak the language – local tour guides can be one option. And it goes without saying that comprehensive travel insurance is an absolute must – make sure you get cover which includes things like a emergency transfers back to your home country.

Getting Into An Accident

We tend to do more adventurous things when travelling than we would do at home and have a sense of being invincible. This can be a good sensation, but it does come with the inevitable risk of an accident, especially in unfamiliar terrain. If you’ve hired a boat or a car, you need to consider what happens in the event of a collision. Make sure you’re familiar with the highway code and driving or sailing customs of your host country and be cautious with speed. It can be extremely hard to sort out a complex legal accident case from another country, so make sure you’re covered to get the full value of your case should you need to. Carry an accident kit in the boot of the car as well and remember, if an accident occurs, take plenty of pictures of the scene as these may prove essential later on.

Most travel is a great experience and you are statistically unlikely to encounter problems, but it certainly pays to be prepared and take a little caution. Then you can relax and take in the rest of your trip the right way – stress free.

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6 Essentials For Your Winter Travels

A winter vacation is something magical, isn’t it? It’s always something that sounds like the perfect getaway until you work out that it’s not just the cold temperature that you have to face, but the possibility of snow, hail, icy rain and cutting winds. Difficult weather conditions require the right attire to manage them all and that means…it’s time to shop!

You need to be prepared when you are on your way to your winter vacation. Preparation is the key to success and you need to be prepared. You don’t want to have the wintry, chilly weather to prevent your vacation from being the winter wonderland that it should be. You should be looking to get some gorgeous winter boots from Filly Flair Boutique and then figure out where to get some chunky knit socks to fill them and keep your feet warm. While these are both nice things to have, they’re not going to be the essentials for the winter vacation you’ve been planning for some time. There are some things that are luxuries and others that are a must and we’ve got six of those musts below:

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  1. Down Jacket: The very first line against the cold wind is a good jacket which is lined with down. They’re excellent insulators and can make sure that you stay protected against the harsh winds. If you’re somewhere that snows a lot, it can look beautiful, but it’s not going to be dry, and a down jacket is waterproof so you won’t end up getting soaked.
  2. Thermals: They’re not sexy, but my goodness these are warm! You wear them under your clothing and they trap your body heat so that you can keep as warm as possible against the winter conditions. Opt for woolen ones if you’re going somewhere particularly freezing as these will work out the best.
  3. Scarves: No matter your winter vacation, you need a variety of scarves. You can wear them inside and out, cashmere or wool. You can double it up to protect your chin, nose and mouth, too.
  4. Beanie: It doesn’t matter if your coat has a hood, you need a good hat. You have to offer some protection for your head for the winter months. It doesn’t always work with just a hood, so you need a heat-retaining beanie to help you to stay as warm as possible.
  5. Gloves: Those hands of yours need to stay toasty, and you can buy waterproof gloves with detachable fingers on them so that you can continue to use cash and a phone while you keep your hands warm.
  6. Boots: We’ve already mentioned boots, but they’re worth another chat! Boots that keep your feet dry and warm are going to help your entire body to keep warm. Wear them with thick socks for maximum toastiness.

Your winter clothes need to keep you as warmed up as possible, so get shopping, you’ve a vacation to consider.

How to Have an Awesome Bachelor Party Road Trip

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If your best friend is getting married and you are the best man, it’s your job to plan an awesome buck’s party. This is your friend’s last chance to enjoy being single, so you have to make the most of it.

A road trip is a great way to get out of town, have a blast and avoid awkward run-ins with the bride-to-be and any of her friends, so it’s a good idea to plan one for your friend’s upcoming buck’s party. To make the most of the night, consider these tips for planning an awesome buck’s road trip.

Enjoy the Ride There

If you’re taking a road trip, you don’t want the first few hours to be boring! If possible, consider booking a party bus for the trip — then, everyone can mingle and have a ball. If this isn’t an option, take the coolest ride out of yours and the party guests’, and bring along a lot of great music.


Bring Lots of Booze

Let’s face it — buck’s parties are all about the booze, so you have to ensure that there isn’t a shortage of it. If you’re going to be booking a hotel, take the time to stock the room with beer, liquor and plenty of mixers. Consider pooling in with the other guests to pay for the bachelor’s drinks for the night; if you’re going to be heading to a bar, it’s a good idea to do your research to find a place that has plenty of cheap drink specials. This will allow everyone to drink and be merry without ruining the fun by worrying about finances.


Make Sure There are Plenty of Girls

This is your buddy’s last chance to be a bachelor before his wedding day, so you have to make sure that it’s worth it. The most important thing is to plan a night that is filled with sexy girls to really make the most of your buddy’s buck’s party. Plan to head to a strip club, or hire strippers , topless barmaids and topless waitresses to perform at a hotel. To ensure that things are even more special, consider paying ahead of time for a special lap dance for your soon-to-be-married friend.

It is very important that you have a plan; don’t just figure it out when you get there. If you have a hotel reserved for those who are attending the party, consider hiring strippers from an entertainment agency like Cover Girl Strippers. It will make for a more private party, and the dancers might even be willing to do a special performance for the smaller crowd. Otherwise, do your research before choosing a strip club, and look for one that comes highly rated and that has hot girls and lots of alcohol.

As the best man, it’s your job to make sure that your friend’s buck’s party is as successful as possible. Luckily, following these three steps is sure to ensure that everyone has a good time.

 

This Is How To Adjust Your Body For A New Time Zone

If there’s one thing that so many of us always seem to struggle with when it comes to travel, it’s the time zone changes. Try as we might, it can be something that really takes a toll on our bodies. But if you want to make sure that you’re able to travel as much as possible and fit a lot of things in during your time away, you have to be able to adjust in the best ways possible. So let’s take a look at how you can do that.

Make Sure That You’re Healthy

First of all, being healthy helps. If your body is strong, energized, and hydrated, it’s going to have a much better chance at coping with the change in times and dealing with a little extra tiredness than if you’re unhealthy and lethargic most of the time in life.

Adjust Right Away

You also need to fight your natural instincts. The best thing you can do is to just get on with the local time and force yourself to either stay awake or go to sleep.

Be Smart With Your Sleep

But you also have to make sure that you’re being as smart with your sleep as you possibly can. If you really want to make sure that you’re going to adjust right off the bat, adjusting your sleep before you fly is a great idea. Because then, your body will already be on the right time zone. Take a look at the infographic below to help you with this.


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How To Make Moving as Enjoyable as Possible with Family

Unlike when you’re moving on your own, doing it with your family can require twice as much time and effort from you. For one, you have to entice everyone in the family to help during the move. You have to ensure that their schedule permits it and they actually have the interest to help you. This is especially true for children. Since they’re still innocent, you have to pay attention to everything they’re doing and make sure that their tasks are apt for their skillset. This still doesn’t include the tantrums and misunderstandings you might have to pacify along the way. Fortunately, there are better ways to move from one location to another with your family.

Moving can be tough when you have a big family. More people might mean more helping hands but it can also mean more headaches and stress. If you want your upcoming move to go as smooth as possible, consider making it enjoyable for the family. Doing this might be a struggle but this can change your family’s perception of a move. Tasks can also be completed faster, and your family can be happier. If you want your upcoming move to be as enjoyable as possible, consider the tips below:

  1. Be positive and provide reassurance: If you’ve been living in the same neighborhood for decades, moving can be heartbreaking. You might have already drawn close to everyone living there, treating your neighbors as family members and your children’s friends as your own. This transition can be hard especially for your children. You can turn things around by being positive. Instead of being sad because you’re moving, tell your family that everyone is welcoming an exciting new life. Everyone can start with a clean slate and do whatever they can. Also reassure them that although the location is different, everyone can still make friends with the neighbors. Don’t forget to laugh and joke around during moving day, too. This kind of attitude will influence your family members to do the same.

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  1. Keep communication open: No matter how much you plan for a move, there will always be a few bumps along the way. You might need to move in the next month but your children don’t want to or your family, not like the idea of hiring a moving company. When things don’t go according to plan, always keep communication open. Your sister can’t possibly enjoy the move when she’s uncomfortable moving boxes from your attic to the ground floor, right? Encourage your family to speak out if they have concerns or suggestions. It’ll be easy to provide solutions if you actually know what the problem is.
  1. Translate the move into a game: Instructing children to pack and organize their items during the move can be time-consuming. Constantly looking after them might be an option but with the list of things you have to do for the move, it’s not the best thing to do. Let games help you out with this kind of problem. Before the move, have your children race each other as to who can sort out the most number of items or clean their room the fastest. On the day of the move, the races can involve who can stack the moving boxes neatly or who can carry the most stuff. You can also have fun games during the car ride to the new location. Have your children play Twenty Questions and Bingo.

There are many games which you can use before, during and even after the move. You just have to think out of the box to keep them upbeat! You can also give prizes to the winners as an added bonus.

  1. Create a playlist: Packing items, labeling boxes and moving these from one area to another can become a hassle. When it’s done for days, your family might even be exhausted. To liven things up, prepare a playlist. This can include songs which have a meaning to the family (like the Christmas Carol everyone sang during the holidays or the movie theme song your sister used to sing in her class), your personal favorite or the latest songs being played on the radio. Once your family members hear these songs, they’ll be energized to complete their tasks. You might even hear them singing at the top of their lungs while piling up boxes.
  1. Eat like kings: Food is the best reward you can give to your family after a day of packing, organizing and cleaning. Create a plan of what to serve once your family starts making preparations for the move. If they’re starting to pack their valuables Saturday afternoon, make sure a meal is set for dinner. You can ask them what they want to eat or prepare everyone’s favorite dish as a surprise. During your travel, it’s also important that you pay attention to the food supplies your family has. Bring with you a cooler packed with cold beverages, fruits and nuts. You can even stop for a healthy meal along the way.

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  1. Don’t rush: Being unprepared is one of the reasons why a move can become stressful. You’ll have to rush everyone to finish their tasks as soon as possible, causing them to experience stress too. You can save your family from situations like these by starting early. If you’re planning to live in a new house during the first week of August, you can start packing as early as June. This will give you ample time to sort out all of your items, pack and label them accordingly. When everyone is relaxed and calm during the move, they have more time to have fun.
  1. Meet the children in your new location: When children move to another location, they fear that they’ll be all alone as they don’t have any friends. Most often than not, they would even worry that other children might bully them. Change this kind of perception by meeting the children in your new location. Take time to know them and tell your children about them. You should also teach your children how to introduce themselves so it’ll be easier for them to reach. If possible, create avenues for your children to meet everyone in the neighborhood. Schedule camps in your backyard or have children from your neighborhood visit your house for some snacks.

Change For The Better

Moving from one location to another can be tiring but there are many ways on how you can spice things up. Gradually brush the idea that you’re doing chores during the move; think of them as avenues to have fun and bond with your family. Don’t think that you’ll be leaving your friends in your old neighborhood because you’re actually adding more with the new people you’ll meet. Don’t think lifting heavy boxes is just a boring task but as a medium to have a friendly competition with your siblings. Change your mind set about moving and soon enough, everyone in the family will do the same. It won’t be long before everyone in the family will never look at a move as a burden, but another way to have fun and enjoy!

Author’s Bio:

Dianne has been writing blogs for quite some time now. She is interested in a lot of things which makes it a joy for her to write about different niche. But among all the niches, business and marketing is her favorite. She also gives her audience an idea about hiring a moving company. When she’s not busy writing, Dianne spends her time with her husband Francis and daughter Francinne. This is where she draws inspiration from to continually provide informative blogs to different audience.

 

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