Japan, what an intriguing place! My son hopes to visit as soon as he’s old enough and I plan to tag along and immerse myself in the local delights. Swathed in culture and history, this small island is full to bursting with interesting places to visit and even more interesting cultural norms. Read on to learn 5 random facts about ...Read More »
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Stress abounds everywhere in our lives, and it can be very difficult to take command of our lives to...
The world fascinates me; the size of it, the differences from one continent to another, different cu...
We’re so focused on the places we want to visit, the cities we want to explore, and even where we wa...
When parents take the kids on a plane, it can either be a source of stress, or a really fun and enjo...
The wedding is over, the confetti has settled, the presents have been opened, several returned and s...
When parents take the kids on a plane, it can either be a source of stress, or a really fun and enjoyable adventure. How can a parent make sure that their kids enjoy a flight? Here are the top 5 ways to make flying a more fun experience for the kids: 1. Educate them Make sure the kids know ...Read More »
Going on holiday is about much more than the destination. For me, half the fun is getting organised, buying new clothes and accessories, planning my journey and getting more than a little excited. Of course, there are many practical elements to travel that need to be addressed, such as what color suitcase will you take?! Just a joke, but seriously, ...Read More »
Stress abounds everywhere in our lives, and it can be very difficult to take command of our lives to a point that we don’t feel constantly pressured, or our minds constantly active. No wonder -we are in an age of information overload (nice article on this here – summary of which is we are exposed to a ridiculously stupendous amount of ...Read More »
In a world full of luxury hotels, with unique vistas, fascinating surroundings, and interesting histories, it is very difficult to narrow it down to a list of five. It takes quite a lot of work and dedication to gain admission to that elite group of 5 star hotels. There are minimum requirements for the amount of staff, delivery of many ...Read More »
Family vacations – the term alone brings to mind memories of long, hot summer days, endless sun, laughs, smiles and the smell of suntan lotion. For me, my childhood family memories are precious, so it’s important to make sure we get the destination right when we’re planning summer vacations. Of course, there are thousands of holiday destinations, but just what ...Read More »
A few decades ago, it would have been inconceivable to think a tunnel would transport us under the sea to another country. Underground tunnels connecting major stations within a huge city were all but dreams in futuristic comic books, and the thought of a tunnel underneath the Swiss Alps? Never! Jump forward to 2012 and we’re looking at world full ...Read More »
Travel, on the whole, is a lot safer now than it ever has been. Whilst thankfully rare, when transportation accidents do occur, they’re often high on the scale of impact. Be it maritime disasters, plane crashes, road-traffic accidents, or in this case, train wrecks, those that we make the news are obviously major events. When a train is at full ...Read More »
Most countries in the world can thankfully be considered safe, and you can generally walk around happily, with a good level of personal safety awareness of course. But not all of us are so lucky to have this relative peace of mind. There are some countries where it’s not advisable to walk around after dark. Such high levels of violence ...Read More »
Airports are wonderful things, aren’t they? They give us duty-free shopping, which in my opinion is reason enough; however the main advantage is that airports generally mean holidays. Of course, they also mean business trips, but travel in general is never a bad thing. Whenever I’m heading to the airport, it’s generally with a smile on my face and dreams ...Read More »