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The days leading up to your holiday departure can be stressful to say the least. What if you forget something? My answer? Write a list! Some would say this is my answer to everything, but I’ve never forgotten anything yet, so it must work! Here is your pre-holiday checklist – feel free to add your own ideas, or tick them off as you go. How are you going to get to the airport? Do you need to book a coach or train? Or are you going to drive yourself to the airport? I do this regularly, and I always book…

Managing your money

For many young people, the months following graduation from high school or college are spent searching for employment, temporary or otherwise. For some, however, there is the lure of adventure and discovery, and the next stop after school ends is to begin seeing the world and traveling. Whatever the theme of the trip, whether for volunteer work, exploration or simply a chance to spend time in a foreign country, the first successful long term trip or gap year that a young person undertakes begins with proper planning of the budget. Planning a gap year budget Though there are certainly exceptions,…

Desert Safari, Dubai by Robert Paul Young

Whether it is a city break to an exciting destination such as Dubai, a relaxing holiday in a luxury resort, or a more adventurous trek across the desert terrain, packing for that very first trip to a hot country can be a nightmare. Picking up heatstroke, sunstroke or sunburn, or becoming dehydrated, are all surefire ways of ruining a holiday and, unfortunately, there are still far too many US tourists visiting scorching, desert destinations without taking any of the extreme conditions into consideration.  A big mistake!  Even for those about to take a holiday in the most cosmopolitan of resorts,…

You don't need to be a size zero to look good on the beach via curvatude.com (Creative commons)

The arrival of summer ought to be a time of joy, but for many people, the thought of wearing skimpy summer clothing or going on the beach fills them with dread.  With magazines screaming that it’s time to prepare that perfect bikini body, it’s difficult for those who are unlikely to achieve that shape to feel confident at all.  But why shouldn’t they?  Why do only a few select people have the right to feel good about themselves?  There’s much more to beauty than being a size 6, and in the end, nothing is more appealing than confidence itself. Why…

Travel agency ( creative commons)

Trying to organise the perfect holiday can be a little testing sometimes! It’s not easy to make a decision that combines both your leisure needs and your financial capacity. Unfortunately, pursuing your dream vacation can rack up some additional costs. But what if you could  still take your loved ones in the getaway of your dreams and not go without once you get back home? You know how story goes where the tortoise won the race leaving the speedy hare behind? You want to know how he does it? By playing it smartly and planning accordingly. First things first, make…