4 Simple Ways to Eliminate Stress When Traveling as a Family

Vacations are planned with hope and optimistic anticipation. Unfortunately, sometimes vacations can cause more stress than they can relieve. Because of this, we listed a few simple ways to alleviate a great deal of unnecessary stress that can be brought on by a family vacation. 

 

Rent a Car

When you rent a car, you are on your own timeline. You can relax at the restaurant because you do not need to worry about the last public transportation bus leaving at a certain time. You can stay out as long as you like, or if the kids are getting fussy, you can leave as early as you like. Public transportation with kids is more stressful than it is worth. 

 

But sometimes car hire can be very stressful, too. Because of this, be sure to plan your rental in advance, so you get a car that is roomy enough for your family. Renting the car online well in advance will also save you money. Plan a little ahead as to what will benefit your family the most.

 

It is also nice to rent a car even for road trips so that there is less of a chance for the car breaking down. Since rental cars are almost always new and boast low mileage, they are less likely to fall apart in the middle of a road trip. Or if heaven forbid a car accident occurred, you can return the car and swap it for a new one on the road as opposed to waiting for your vehicle to get fixed.
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Take Volunteering to a Whole New Level with VolunteerWorld.com

Whether you are a philanthropist, an adventurer or simply a vacation seeking wanderluster, eager to explore the world and make your travels more meaningful, volunteering abroad is the best solution to make your journey most impactful.

Volunteering ignites a self-satisfying spirit of putting your one cent in a cause greater than oneself, while also dishing out a bonus ride in exploring new cultures, communities and ecosystems.

VolunteerWorld.com is the largest volunteer abroad comparison platform worldwide. We know saving the world from the evil forces of social and political injustice and utter ignorance of one’s environment can be quite intimidating, so here are the best 5 countries to volunteer in 2018 to help you spark some inspiration.

South Africa

South Africa is the most economically and commercially developed countries of Africa that offers a variety of beautiful natural landscapes and interaction with a number of ethnic communities with histories worth learning. Even with much advancement, it struggles with the dilemmas of HIV/AIDS, wildlife preservation and underprivileged communities.

Volunteer abroad in South Africa to conserve endangered species by signing up for wildlife sanctuary programs or help cater children in orphanage care, or programs regarding teaching, health care and sports.

India

Home to a blend of indigenous languages, religions and cultures, India provides a refreshing culture shock you don’t want to miss. An extensive history stored in its impressive architecture and diversity engraved in its ecosystem, it is one of the best places to travel and volunteer abroad.
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Rose Art Outdoor Fun Chalk Paint

Spring is finally here. I have waited so long for my favorite season to arrive. I love the fresh, crisp smell in the air and the temperature is just right. With the Earth bursting with new life, beautiful flowers, and the melodious sound of birds chirping, it’s the perfect time to get the kids outside to play. When we are outside my son is usually off riding his bike; however, the girls like to create. Their favorite thing to play with is RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint Sets. This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions, stories, and my experience are all personal and true (like always).

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As far as fun is concerned, the sky’s the limit. Kids will love stepping outside and unleashing their creative talents with this fantastic assortment of jumbo chalk, chalk powder, brushes, rollers, mixing trays and stencils. With this outdoor set you’ll be ready to get out and get creative. Perfect for on-the-go fun.
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Fotor For Your Photos

Looking to get more out of your photos? You will love Fotor, the site has all you will need for retouching, editing, making collages, doing layover, and pretty much any of the “fancy stuff” you can think of.  Even just the basics of tossing a filter over that photo you just LOVED but didn’t come out quite right- it’s a breeze on Fotor. It’s the easiest online photo editor I’ve used in a while.

Maybe you have a ton of photos to go through. Maybe you want to get rid of those red eyes, or flares, or even do a little “vanity” editing. Whatever works for you. Use fotor to make facebook cover easily  Goodness knows you want to look good, hahaha. Profile pictures matter, don’t they? Fotor offers a ton of effects- so many options and so easy to use.
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Riders By Lee Review

Riders by Lee are well known for their affordability and comfort in jeans and other men and women apparel. Lee’s has great tops the fit just right and are casual and comfy; all while flattering every body shape and style. Crafted by Lee’s men and women’s modern denim are now exclusively at Target.com.

Riders by Lee in women’s pants, jeans, and shirt dresses are available in plus sizes. Shirt Dresses are new and very stylish for women to wear out; just add a belt and you can dress up or down depending on whether you are going out with girlfriends or just running to the store and want to wear something new, fun, and stylish. Riders by Lee pants and jeans hold their fit, shape, and comfort even after being washed multiple times. As such, they are perfect for packing- and easy to pair with anything, so you don’t need to pack much.
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Easy Game Day Cocktails @SmirnoffUS #GameDayReady

Football season is in full swing. Time for tailgating, viewing parties, and filling the living room with family. As you plan your game day menu, replace basic beer with Smirnoff Ice‘s new line of malt beverages: Smirnoff Ice® Original Premium Flavored Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Ice® Moscow Mule, and Smirnoff Ice® Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage.

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Whether you’re bringing a close to the weekend on Sunday or relaxing after a long day of work on Monday, these easy game day cocktails could be just the pick me up you need. Turn on your favorite football team, grab your snacks, and whip up these easy cocktails in a jiffy.

Smirnoff Ice® provided this Game Day Ready box complete with the Original, Moscow Mule, Screwdriver, Smirnoff Ice® mason jar for mixing, and a gift card to pick up other supplies.

We made two easy cocktails that you can have ready in about 5 minutes, each: Clementine Screwdriver and Passion Fruit Apple Mixer.

Although I am not a big football fan, you don’t have to give me an excuse to relax on the couch with my sweetie and an ice cold glass of something sweet & tangy. After grocery shopping, I scoured my fridge for some interesting combinations I could whip together in no time flat. I had lots of fruit and a new fruit juice on hand, so I thought I’d combine those with the new Smirnoff Ice® beverages.
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Six Melbourne Road Trips

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A driving vacation is the perfect option for anyone that wants the freedom to create their own agenda rather than being tied to a specific routine. All you need is your belongings and a hire car and you’re be ready to go, and you’ll be in control of the sites you see. In this article, you’ll find six road trips in Melbourne that will offer you an unbelievable experience.

1. Sydney-Melbourne Coastal Drive

The Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive will take you through Batesmen Bay, Phillip Island, and a number of other seaside towns. As well as the spectacular views, there are plenty of visitor attractions and landmarks along the way. Highlights include the Croajingolong National Park, Jervis Bay, the local beaches, and the birds and wildlife. It is also a great region for seafood.

2. The Great Ocean Road Route

The route measures 243 km and is an excellent opportunity to experience the south eastern coast of Australia; it will take you through several major cities and settlements such as Apollo Bay, Anglesey and Rye River.

It is considered one of the Australia’s most picturesque drives and it highlights include The Otways and its rainforests, Bell’s Beach, the 12 Apostles and the waterfalls. You will also have plenty of opportunity to experience the wildlife, and if you love surfing and water-based activities, you’ll find plenty of beaches to explore.

3. The Great Alpine Road
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Learn With Oliver- Language Learning Online

Languages go hand in hand with traveling. Whether you are visiting another country, or just an area outside of your own town, you never know who you are going to meet and what language they are going to speak. Learning a different language helps you to broaden your horizons.  With the world getting smaller and more diverse, it’s really becoming essential that everyone know at least a second language.

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There are a lot of ways to learn a new language, but many are time consuming and costly. If you are like me, you don’t have time to go to classes and want a way to learn online.

Learn with Oliver might be a perfect solution. Learn with Oliver is an online language learning site. They currently offer Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai.
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