Choosing a good pair of sunglasses for travel

When hitting the trail, there are many things that will make your trip easier. In our mind, sunglasses are one of the most important accessories a traveler can bring, as the sun can be very strong in many popular tropical destinations. Even in temperate climates, the UV rays that the sun gives off can seriously harm your eyes over years of exposure. Protecting your sight by using sunglasses is crucial, whether you are on vacation or at home. We also realize that you want to be the coolest dude/gal on the beach. In this article, we’ll talk about how to…

Single parents: how to travel safely with kids in tow

For many of us, travelling alone is a challenge in itself – what more for single parents who want to bring their tots along with them during a holiday break or a weekend getaway? It’s no surprise that single parents get the short end of travel package deals. Travel companies focus on two adults who pay for two more than a single parent. The lack of options shouldn’t deter you because it’s definitely doable – and downright enjoyable to travel with your kid/s in tow! Here are some travel safety tips to remember so you can focus on the fun…

When Do You Know It is Time for a Vacation?

Are you feeling more than a little overwhelmed with your work and personal lives these days? In the event the answer is yes, what do you plan to do about it? For millions of people in such situations, getting away for a period of R&R is oftentimes the best solution. A getaway to an all-inclusive island resort can be what the doctor ordered. But what if you can’t afford the time or vacation for that matter? Do you sit at work and continue to run yourself into the ground? So you don’t suffer burnout sooner rather than later, set aside…

Gateway to the east coast: things to do in Halifax this summer

Unlike its west coast counterpart, Halifax doesn’t garner the same amount of attention Vancouver gets. Perhaps this is for the best, as it has kept this city a friendly place. Despite being a small city in Canada, there is much to see and do here. In this article, we’ll go over a few things you can plan an itinerary around. 1) Tour the Halifax Citadel Sitting on an elevated hill above Halifax’s downtown core is the Halifax Citadel. Around since the founding of the city 268 years ago, it solidified Britain’s hold on this part of Nova Scotia prior to…

Avoid Going Down the Criminal Path

When you take a moment to look at your life, are you happy with what you see? For millions of people, the wrong move here or there could change their lives forever. This oftentimes ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. For instance, have you ever missed by seconds being in a fatal vehicle accident? What about missing out when something heavy came crashing to the ground? Have you come close to falling to your death? Those scenarios and others will be questions countless individuals can answer yes to. One scenario you do have much more…

Best UK Spots For a Cottage Break

Somewhat surprisingly, each year there are less and less Brits who are taking vacations in Britain itself and preferring to take their vacation time in foreign lands. Tourism numbers did peak somewhat shortly after the financial crisis of 2008 as many were watching their pennies but things have since returned to normal. This is surprising because of the sheer beauty which many Brits can find on their own doorstep and by far and away the best way to see it is with a cottage stay in the UK. If you’d like to take a vacation in your own front yard…

Top 5 Reasons You Should Holiday in Jersey This Year

If you are looking for somewhere different to go on holiday this year then the answer could very well be sitting on your doorstep. Just 55 minutes flying time from London will see you arrive on the magnificent island of Jersey, a beautiful island with much to offer all kinds of different tourists. This is often a destination that is overlooked by many and that leaves plenty of space for you to enjoy this hidden gem just off the English coast. If you aren’t sure whether or not you should go on a holiday to Jersey then we have put…

Top 5 Romantic Activities in Paris

Paris really is the perfect getaway for lovers whether young couples, newly weds or octogenarians who have been together for years. Very often, cities like Paris get tagged with a certain theme or stereotype and more often than not, you arrive and it is very different from what it’s reputation would suggest. The notion that Paris is the city of love however, is absolutely on the money and just walking around the city, you can feel something different in the air. If you want a romantic getaway with your partner then look no further than the French capital, and here…

Family Days Out in the Manchester Area

Summer is almost here, and before we know it, the school holidays will be upon us, so now is the time to start planning those family activities to keep the kids amused. Here, we have come up with four ideas for great family days out that will not cost the earth and will appeal to parents as much as the kids. Best of all, each one is within easy reach of Manchester City Centre. Why not make it a day out for everyone, and have a real family adventure by going by bus or taxi in Manchester as it has…

History of the Taco

They are internationally recognized as true Mexican cuisine, they vary in styles, flavors, fillings and methods of preparation and they are loved by almost everyone, we are of course talking about the taco. In case you don’t know what a taco is, it is a maize corn tortilla which is used as a wrap and filled with a wide variety of fillings from chicken, pork, beef and fish, usually accompanied with cheese, salad and a salsa. I absolutely love tacos and I took a food tour in Mexico City recently with the fabulous TastyBitesFoodTours.com.mx where we learned all about how to…