When watching a big sports event, such as the Olympics or a sporting World Cup, did you ever wish you lived in the host city? After all, actually being there to see your favourite team play will always beat sitting on your couch and watching their games on the television. If you are looking to experience the exhilarating feeling of being at a live sporting event, then you should take time off to cheer for your team in your city, state, country or even organise a sports travel holiday and follow a sporting event internationally. There are many advantages of booking a sports holiday, a trip that you make to view a specific sporting event. There are also a ton of options that make sports travel holidays rewarding and memorable for you and your family. [Read more…]
Women often use various beauty products, from moisturizers to creams, perfumes and the likes. For this reason, it has always been a challenge to pack for trips. Deciding what to take with you and what to leave at home can be stressful.
All liquids that you take on the plane must be TSA approved, meaning there are certain allowable amounts. For some it must be less than 100ml and the container cannot be larger than 3.4 ounces. Find travel friendly products or those that come in travel sizes.
Make a list of the things you need, from night creams, cleansers, moisturizers, lip treatment and body lotions. One thing I learned when traveling is to take the items you cannot live without, because they may not be available at your destination or they may cost twice as much.
Your destination will determine the products that you will bring –sunscreen for sunny destinations and lotions for dry and cold climate for example. SPF loses its potency over time, so it is best to buy small bottles, so that you have a new one for each trip.
Prepare a re-sealable plastic bag and use it for your toiletries. Throw in some tissue and cleansing wipes too. Opt for products that come in bars or sticks when it comes to soap and deodorants. Nowadays, you can easily get shampoo and lotion bars in specialty shops.
Product samples are also helpful. So do not say no to perfume samples or ask your dermatologist for sample sizes of your skin care regimen. Try to take inexpensive products which you can leave behind to make space for new finds during your trip.
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These days, not too many people are flying – at least not as much in the old days. This means that airlines are offering fewer and fewer flights, even in the peak of summer. As such, it is still possible that you get bumped off your flight. Alternatively, you can also have your flight canceled. Either way, you might find yourself grounded at the airport.
Some people do not mind being bumped from their flight or having their flight cancelled. This is especially true for those who are in no particular hurry. And why not? More often than not, people in this position find themselves getting a lot of freebies. But this is not always the case. And if ever you do find yourself out of a flight or your flight gets cancelled, it would be great to know your rights as a traveler.
For example, did you know that if you are bumped from a domestic flight in the US, it is within your legal right to receive payment from the airline? The payment is the price of a one-way ticket up to $400 – that is, if you are rescheduled to fly and get to your destination within 2 hours of the original time. If this time period goes beyond 2 hours, you can receive up to $800!
Another example is to look out for the signs that some airlines put right outside the boarding gate. These signs offer cash vouchers for those who volunteer to be bumped off. My tip? Wait till the departure time gets nearer. Usually, the value of the vouchers go higher then.
Even though the cost of an air ticket and price of gas has risen sharply recently and the general state of the economy is poor, many people are still planning on taking a vacation this summer. A recent survey conducted by HomeAway reveals some of the the public’s vacation plans for the summer.
I remember all the hullaballoo about deep vein thrombosis, blood clots forming in your legs when you sit still for very long periods of time. Sitting behind a desk every day, sitting at home, etc – all these are “activities” that may leave you prone to blood clots. Air travel, in particular, is one of the main sources of concern. Short flights, of course, do not pose much of a threat, but extended flights just might.
Or at least that’s what we thought. New developments tell us otherwise, though. According to a report published by Reuters, researchers have not found any concrete link between immobility in long flights and the formation of blood clots:
They report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine that 545 patients were diagnosed with venous blood clots within 45 days, and 1394 had at least one reason for immobility. Those included being bed-bound, travel of more than 8 continuous hours in the previous week, and paralysis due to brain injury or disease.
Compared with patients with no immobility, immobility of a limb was most strongly linked with a blood clot, closely followed by paralysis due to brain injury or disease.
Although travel was the most frequently observed reason for immobility, there was no evidence that it was linked to blood clots.
That is excellent news, don’t you think? Even if you have not really been worried about blood clots, knowing that you do not increase your risk for this when traveling should make your trips all the more stress free!