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Five Ways To Splash Out On Luxury Travel This Summer

Posted in summer, summer trip, travel, travel ideas, travel tips
on June 21, 2017

There’s no better time to treat yourself than when you’re on vacation – let’s face it, when we’re travelling, most of us have the ‘Go big or go home’ philosophy. Of course, everyone’s definition of a ‘big’ trip is different – maybe you want to travel through India for two months, or perhaps you want to do the Inca Trail in Peru… or maybe you want to have the vacation of a lifetime by really spoiling yourself. If that last one sounds like you, read on for some vacation ideas.

 

Visit A Foodie’s Paradise

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One way to really treat yourself when you’re on vacation is with food. In our everyday lives, we often don’t have much time to cook in the evenings, and we definitely don’t have the time or available money to go to restaurants as much as we’d like. Whether you want to go to Michelin starred restaurants in Paris or try out curried goat and plantain in Jamaica or jambalaya in New Orleans, make incredible food a focus of your trip and you can’t go wrong.

 

Go For A Cruise

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Is there anything more luxurious than going on a cruise? If you really want to relax when you’re on vacation, a cruise is probably what you should go for. With everything provided for you, all you have to do is go where you’re pointed and decide which luxury restaurant you should have dinner at that evening. You can experience a lot of different cities with your daily excursions, and be able to make friends with a lot of different people from all over the world among your fellow cruisers.

 

Try Out Island Hopping

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One of the best ways to explore the world over the summer is to go island hopping. Whether you want to go between the Greek islands or islands like Koh Samui off the coast of Thailand, one thing’s a dead cert: you’ll be able to experience a multitude of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, a range of amazing sea food dinners, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

 

Travel In Real Style

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If you really want to treat yourself, it could be time to trade in those air miles for a first class trip. If you’re flying to Australia, it can get cramped and unpleasant, and first class seats are best for people with long legs in particular. If you really want to make your trip special, you could consider hiring a private plane via Jettly – not only will you get incredible service, but it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity

 

Go For Somewhere A Little Different

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One of the best ways you can treat yourself is by going somewhere that isn’t already irretrievably marred by the footprints of millions of holidaymakers who have already been there – so why not go for something a little different? Try out the glorious natural sights of the Galapagos islands or Dominica, or the beach paradise of Kiribati – it takes a long time to get to, but it’ll be worth it in the end for a vacation that’s truly different from anything you’ve experienced before.

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Awesome European Summer Holiday Suggestions

So the summer holidays are almost upon us, and that means one thing, holidays! Grab your two piece and you your sun cream for the low down on some of the best holidays around.


Greece


The Greek islands are a fantastic place for a summer break. Beautiful weather, sun and clear blue ocean mean there are lots of opportunities for sunbathing. A good tip is to remember that the average temperatures get hotter the further down you go. This makes Greece the perfect place to holiday as you can practically choose your ideal temperature and book according.


The coastline on the Greek islands is beautiful, and there are so many islands to vacation on. Rhodes and Corfu are popular choices. Rhodes is a little hotter and has a fantastic old town to explore. It’s is also neat to the picture postcard town Lindos. Squat white buildings with blue roofs and quaint cobbled streets make Lindos a wonderful holiday location. If it’s culture you’re looking for, why not take a donkey rode up to the Acropolis or just relax in the beautiful warm sea.


Another popular activity when holidaying in the Greek islands is to take a boat side out into the sea for a BBQ and a swim session. The sea is cooler as it gets deeper, and there is nothing like sunbathing on a boat to top up your tan.


Portugal


Another popular European location for vacationing is Portugal. Both the mainland and the Azores Islands have a look to offer holidaymakers. The food is a delicious blend of Mediterranean styles. Expect delicious calamari, fish and cheeses. Again the weather is gorgeously warm, and there are so many activities that you can do. Why not hire a Jet Ski, do on one of the Azores whale watching trips, or try paragliding? If you are looking for something a little less strenuous, just relax with an ice cold beer in a beach front cafe and watch the world go by.


Hungary


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A less well-known option for a great summer holiday is the beautiful city of Budapest in Hungary. Composed originally of two towns, Buda and Pest. There are plenty of summertime activities to keep you amused here. You can soak up the culture of the old town by visiting the opera house, or get your groove on at the Sziget festival, which runs every August. The Hungarians are a dab hand at organisation. You can by a one day ticket, take a tent, pop it in a locker they provide and then pay a little extra to stay the night if it takes your fancy. Or you could just party all night and get the first bus back to your accommodation in the morning.


One of the very best things about Budapest is that although it is a landlocked city, there are plenty of chances to get the summer beach experience. This is because dotted through the city are open-air, thermal spring baths. These baths are huge, and they came with ample space to spread out your towel and sunbathe. What a wonderful way to cool off in the summer city heat.

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Best Sunscreen Protection For Summer

It is undeniably hot! And it is undeniably summer in this part of the world. And when it is summer, all the more that we are exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. While it is fun to enjoy the great outdoors with the longer daylight and more activities to be had, it is very imperative that we also take extreme caution in keeping our skin well-guarded from the heat.

There are plenty of sunscreen lotions or spray sold in the market and not all of them are great for the type of protection that you need.

One way to ensure you get the best and highest protection is to buy a sunscreen lotion with higher SPF and have high water-resistant factor so that, when you use it in the beach area, it stays longer even when you’re in and out of the water.

Check out these sunscreen lotion that tops the review charts in the market:

Neutrogena Ultimate Sport SPF 70+ lotion

The Neutrogena Ultimate SPF 70+ Lotion is one of the most effective spray lotion in the market. It is so effective that it is perfect for the active people out there. It comes in a spray can that you can apply to any hard-to-reach areas of your body. It can’t be sprayed directly to your face though. It can be sprayed to your hands then apply to the face for extra coverage. It is breathable, lightweight and nongreasy. It is waterproof and resists rub-off. The product description for this spray lotion indicates that it is water resistant for 80 minutes. It also won’t clog your pores nor cause any skin breakouts. It is PABA-free and oil-free.

Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 Lotion

This moisturising formula with Vitamin E helps prevent peeling and dryness while helping to maintain healthy-looking skin. It helps prevent premature skin ageing and provides protection against UVA/UVB sunrays,

Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX

Shiseido is a popular Japanese brand and it is known globally. It is known for its high quality beauty and skincare products that can sit in the same pedestal as the high-end American and European brands in the market. The Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX has SPF 50+ so it has a high percentage of protection. It is also waterproof. And based on some reviews I have read about this product, it lasts the whole day which should be the case for a sunscreen lotion or spray.

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Lotion for Face SPF 50

Kielh’s is a famous American brand founded in 1851. It started as a pharmacy in Manhattan selling skin, hair and body care products. Based on consumer reviews, the lotion is very thick but it feels light when applied. This SPF 50 sun protector lotion has Vitamin E and a blend of sun filters that provide effective protection from harmful UVA and UVB.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen offers a high SPF 60 with a light and fast absorbing formula. It won’t leave your face any greasy after-feel. Perfect for use outdoors and at the beach. Also it is suitable for sensitive skin, fragrance-free, PABA-free and non-comedogenic. Since it is perfect for the outdoors, it is one of the best sunscreen fluid for the face for the always-on-the-go and travellers.

Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion for Face and Body with Antioxidants and Vitamin E

Vichy is a prominent brand originated from France in 1931. The Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 60 Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion for the face and body combines effective UVA and UVB filters for broad-spectrum defense against damaging sun rays. With antioxidants such as White Grape Polyphenol and Vitamin E, it helps neutralise free radical damage. This sunscreen has a soft and sheer texture. It is water-resistant to up to 40 minutes, fragrance free, PABA free, oil-free and suitable for sensitive skin, including children from 6 months and up. 

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Three Ways To Make Your Summer Vacation Successful

Posted in beach towels, summer, travel tips, vacation
on July 7, 2015

If you’re preparing a summer vacation right now, you likely want it to be as successful as possible. To ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, consider implementing these simple planning strategies: 

1. Get All The Right Products.


Irrespective of where you’re going, there are likely products and items you’ll need to make your trip successful. For example, individuals who are traveling to the beach will likely need items like beach towels, surfboards, sunscreen, hats, etc. Buying all of these items can make your trip more organized and preclude unnecessary frustration. When you start the search for a great company that will ensure that you have fun in the sun, think of Copa. The company prides itself on offering a wide range of absolutely amazing beach products. 

2. Don’t Leave Your Health At The Door.


When people go on vacation, they have a great proclivity to neglect good health habits such as exercising and eating well. In the minds of many, this is a part of the “vacation.” Don’t fall into this trap. When you cease maintaining good health habits, you will feel sluggish, decrease your vitality, and lower your immunity such that you are more susceptible to a plethora of unwanted diseases. With all of this in mind, plan to stay active and eat a balanced diet while you are away. 

3. Consider Your Traveling Companions.


One final strategy you should implement to make your vacation excellent is to consider your traveling companions. Ideally, you want to travel with people who are positive and don’t nitpick about every little thing. If you know that someone in your circle has a tendency to be negative or complain, it may be a good idea to discreetly plan a vacation which they are not a part of. 

Conclusion 


If you’re preparing to go on vacation and want to ensure that you have a blast, know that getting all the right products, maintaining good health, and considering your traveling companions can help you realize your goal. Good luck!

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Summer Sun and Sand at Ras Al Khaimah

Dubai’s temperature is soaring so we decided to have a quick getaway to a nearby town of UAE called Ras Al Khaimah. It’s less than an hour drive from Dubai. Sometimes, getting out of Dubai is what you need to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We saw some camels along the way. They’re really majestic creatures.

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is a quiet emirate of the United Arab Emirates. It also has it’s city centre but it pales in comparison with Dubai when it comes to the fast-paced lifestyle. It is more relaxing and calm in RAK.

We booked an overnight stay at Bin Majid Beach Hotel from Booking.com and got a very good rate with buffet breakfast for 2. The 2 standard rooms we booked for ourselves and our in-laws were facing each other so we got to see both sides of the hotel – the seaview (in-laws) and the mountain/city view (ours). I’ll post the review of the hotel later. Meanwhile, let me just soak in the sun and sand for few more minutes before we check out and head home to a busy cosmopolitan city.

And I don’t even like going to any beach resorts! But once in a while, it’s so nice to unwind, walk on barefeet, smell the sea water and feel the warm breeze on your face. It’s all you need to recharge, really…

Ah, it may be the peak of summer but looking at the sea and walking on the beach kind of give me that inner peace I have been craving for. Sometimes, you just have to pack your bag and go… but don’t forget your shades and sunscreen!

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Chatabout Super Summer Giveaway!

Posted in Chatabout, giveaway, summer
on July 19, 2014

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