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How To Use Internal Flights In Europe And Tips For Travel With Kids

If you’re day dreaming of getting away with the family this summer, but don’t want to break the bank, there are lots of domestic flight options and booking tips that mean that dream may just become reality. Let the countdown to summer holidays begin!

Using Domestic Flights in Europe and Travelling With Kids

 

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9 Beautiful Places in California to Celebrate Life

By the time you reach 50, you know all too well that there are days when happiness comes easy — and there are days when you have to fight to achieve anything at all. Sometimes, the bad days turn into bad weeks or bad months. Still, no matter what is getting you down, you can always overcome your negative thoughts and emotions by celebrating life.

Celebrating life is more than simply living — it is appreciating your current place, valuing the people around you, and loving who you are today. You can celebrate life in small ways on even the most mundane days by taking time to mediate on your privileges, but one of the most satisfying ways to celebrate life is to explore the world and bask in places of beauty.

California is one of the most diverse and naturally picturesque states in the U.S., which makes it an excellent place to discover life’s loveliness. While you work through your bad times, you should seek out these wonderful places in California to celebrate life.

1. Alamere Falls

Though Alamere Falls isn’t as broad as Niagara Falls or as tall as Angel Falls, its placement on the coast makes this “tidefall” a rare and stunning sight. Plus, the coastal waterfall is only reachable from an 8.5-mile round-trip hike on the Coast Trail in Point Reyes, so Alamere Falls is more an enduring experience than a simple vista.

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5 Things To Do Before You Leave Your Apartment for Vacation

Vacation season is here, and if you’re like most people, you probably can’t wait to hit the beach or begin that exciting trip abroad you’ve been daydreaming about for months. But an empty apartment can tempt burglars, or spook your landlord if he doesn’t know of your plans to go away. Before you pack your bags and hit the road, take a few simple steps to help make sure your apartment will be waiting exactly as you left it when you return.

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How To Plan A Trip To Las Vegas On A Budget

Have you ever wondered how you can plan a trip to Las Vegas and NOT spend a fortune? Are you not sure how to go about planning for your vacation this summer and still have money left? Depending on your circumstances and experience, planning a vacation to Las Vegas can seem daunting. Remember that a poorly-planned trip can be more of a headache than a relaxing vacation so be prepared.

Here are some tips to help you plan a trip to Los Vegas on a budget:

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Love on Wheels: How to Make Your Road Trip Romantic

For many, the idea of being cooped up in a cramped car’s cabin for hours on end is not the utopian image or romance. However, if you stop to consider the essential elements of a road trip — ample time alone, together, and away from distraction — you may realize that road trips have the potential to spark sweet passion in any couple. As long as you plan and prepare properly, you and your significant other may have the most enchanting vacation of your lives behind the wheel of your own vehicle

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Think Your Morocco Vacation Will Be Boring? Think Again And Checkout Offbeat Activities

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Morocco is a country that has numerous captivating features, not to mention a lot of fun activities to indulge in. It is perfect if you’re looking to enjoy last minute holidays that are customized to complement your budget and preference. Some of the fascinating activities to indulge in while in Morocco include: [Read more…]

How to Make a Vacation Fun for a Family Traveling with Grandma

Are you planning a summer vacation with the family and invited your mom to join?  It seems like a good idea, right? But is it? You’ll need to explore a few things before commiting to both Grandma and the kids.

It’s fun to imagine having the whole family on a group getaway; one that includes grandparents. Here are a few suggestions on what types of vacations are fun for people seven to 70.

Grandma wants togetherness and making memories, and the kids want fun. When spending time together on the road or in the air, nothing can beat a blend of these three desires.  [Read more…]

Ever Thought Of Volunteering In Africa?

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Volunteering in Africa? – What does it mean for you and the people you are helping?

Donating to a good cause is a great idea and gives you a real sense of pride when you see the life changing work your money goes towards. But what if you feel as though you want to do more? Have you ever thought about volunteering in Africa and what it would mean for you?

Of course the main reasons for volunteering abroad is the idea that you’re helping people in a hands on way. So a big question is what can you do for others? But probably equally as important is what you can expect from undertaking voluntary work in Africa; you need to think about this seriously before you volunteer.

Why would you want to volunteer?

One very good reason is the great need for people to help out on the ground; although you need to realize that most organizations like to recruit as many people to help from local areas as the need is often long term. Just because you volunteer doesn’t mean that you’re going to be accepted; nor does it mean you should stop trying.

A good deal of the work being done by UNICEF to relieve suffering in the South Sudan Children’s Food Crisis is completed by volunteers and aid workers on the ground who are helping to secure fresh water supplies, protecting children against malnutrition and providing them with an environment in which they can play, as all children should be able to.

To those of us who have enough food on the table, starvation and malnutrition often seem a far off concern; one that we can’t really appreciate. Unfortunately they are all too real and by volunteering you can help to aid people in Africa who are suffering.

What should you be aware of before volunteering?

If only it was as simple as that, but there are many things you need to think about before you go to Africa to volunteer.

  • The conditions will be basic

This may seem obvious but there’s no point in getting to one of the remote areas you may be volunteering in only to complain about the lack of running water and electricity.

  • The culture will be vastly different

You are not just going down the road; you’re traveling to another continent. In a lot of the rural areas life is very traditional and you will be expedited to adhere to the way of life there.

  • You need to take health precautions

If your are volunteering for a longer period of time you stand more chance of getting illnesses such as malaria. You need to take all of the necessary precautions and listen to the people at the organization you are working for. It’s also important to remember that the medics in the area will know exactly how to deal with any problems.

What are the benefits of volunteering in Africa?

The most obvious benefit is that you will be providing help to people who really need it. But you will also have the benefit of expanding your own horizons by seeing a whole different side of life. You’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re doing something that actually makes a real difference; a satisfaction that you’ll be sharing with other volunteers, many of whom will become good friends of your’s during and after your volunteering experience.