How Traveling Helps You Become a Better Person

The claim is that traveling can make you a better person, yet from the outside looking in, some people fail to realize the opportunity that exists when they visit new and exciting places. Don’t be amongst those people and miss out on the chance to better yourself. Whether you travel near or far, in the U.S. or abroad, you’ll find a myriad of opportunities to make improvements.

Sleep Well Before You Go

Before you leave on your trip, try to get as much rest as you can. You know you won’t be sleeping on comfortable mattresses when traveling. You’ll need that rest to feel energized to do all you want to do. When you arrive back home from traveling, you’ll feel refreshed, relaxed, and when done correctly, empowered to be a better person. 

Whoever comes home from vacation sad or disappointed? You’ll enjoy your trip so much more than those in the past now that you know the simple ways to discover yourself and improve your life. While coming home to sleep on the best mattress is a phenomenal experience, remembering all those great experiences on your trip will make it that much better.

Travel and Learn

What you’ll take home from your travels really depends on your willingness to learn, to open your mind and prepare to make changes for the better. Start with an open mind. Perhaps even write a list of things that you’d like to see, do, or discover while you’re out. When you ponder the idea of visiting a lake or a theme park (or other favorite location of your choice), you can get the full value from the experience. Maybe consider tackling a challenge that you’ve been afraid to try before. The world is in your hands if you’re willing to embrace it.

Still need an idea for Valentine’s Day plans? Medieval Times has got you covered

VALENTINE’S DAY is coming up very soon and you’re still looking for something different to do with your special someone?  Finally got a babysitter for that date night with your hubby or wife that you’ve been putting off for a while, but not sure where to go? No worries!
Take a trip back in time to 11th Century Spain to be treated like royalty as the two of you enjoy a delicious four-course feast and a thrilling tournament at Medieval Times!


Car Rental Insurance Guide in Europe

Driving around Europe is a great way to experience the continent. Renting cars in Europe can be tricky, however, as different countries have different rules.


Most rental car basic rates include liability insurance for damage to things or people outside the car, as well as to the actual vehicle. This is also known as collision damage waiver (CDW) or loss damage waiver (LDW). However, if the rental car gets damaged or stolen while it is with you — even if it is not your fault — the car hire company will charge you a certain amount for the damage or loss. With a CDW/LDW, the company puts a limit on how much excess it will charge you in case of damage to the car. The amount is reduced but you may still end up having to pay an excess amounting to EUR 1,000–3,000, or even more.


To protect yourself from having to pay an exorbitant amount — which can leave a bitter taste after an extraordinary vacation — you usually have three choices:

  • Buy an excess waiver protection from the rental car company to reduce how much you have to pay to zero.
  • Use the coverage that comes with your credit card
  • Buy car hire excess insurance from a third-party seller


Some companies include CDW/LDW in their basic rates, so when comparing Europe rental car insurance quotes, find out what coverage is included in the baseline rate. This will help you make a fair comparison and determine if you need to buy additional insurance.


Note that in Italy and Ireland, you have to buy CDW or LDW from car rental companies. Credit card coverage and third-party insurance are not allowed.


Coverage from Car Rental Companies

This is the most convenient option, but also the most expensive, costing around $15–$30/day. In addition, the waiver does not include damages to some parts — such as tires, side mirrors, windows, windshield, undercarriage, roof, and interior.


To bring down the excess to zero, you will have to upgrade to the rental firm’s CDW/LDW and purchase “super CDW,” which costs an additional $10–$30/day. This additional cost may double the cost of you car rental (!!!)


Credit Card Coverage

Many credit card companies already cover car hire excess insurance, so if you pay for your rental vehicle using the right credit card, you don’t have to pay excess in case the car gets damaged or stolen.


Different credit card issuers have different policies, so check first if your card does include such coverage and ask about the following:


  • The countries covered
  • The types of vehicles covered
  • What car parts are excluded (if any)
  • If loss or theft of the vehicle is covered
  • The number of rental days covered
  • The maximum amount that can be reimbursed
  • (more…)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Mt. Abu

The state of Rajasthan does beckon travelers from all over the world to visit it at least once in their lifetime. This state does boast of having a rich culture, heritage, history and the people here are quite friendly and welcoming. One such place in Rajasthan that is in itself a great place to visit and has plenty of interesting activities around is Mt. Abu. This scenic hill station is without a doubt among the most visited places in the country. It boasts of having a cool atmosphere and lush greenery all around, something that is really amazing, given the fact that Rajasthan is more of a desert state.

Interesting places to visit

Dilwara Temples: It is an important pilgrimage center for the Jains and is also an enchanting site that draws tourists from all religions. This beautifully decorated temple is the effort of Vastupal Tejpal and was built between 11th & 13th There has been used marble liberally and the temple is adorned with intricate carvings. You can come across amazing designs that are etched upon the temple columns, walls, and roofs. There are 5 temples in this temple complex, namely, Mahavir Swami Temple, Vimal Vasahi, Pittalhar, Luna Vasahi, and Parsavanath. It is located 2km from the city and is visited throughout the year.

Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University: It is a spiritual and international organization established by the great Dada Lekhraj Kripalani. You can find yogis in large numbers visiting this place from everywhere. It also houses the meditation place of Dada Lekhraj and is referred to as the ‘Baba’s hut’. Here, you can learn Raja Yoga meditation. The university boasts of having a worldwide following of 8,500+ centers spread across 100 countries globally. It is located 5 km away from the city and is of great interest to spiritual pursuits. You can visit this university at any time of the year.

Universal Peace Hall: It is also called Om Shanti Bhawan. Built within the Brahma Kumari Spiritual University, it is the main hall here, established in 1983 to accommodate 5,000 people at any point in time. there are conducted transactions in about 16 languages simultaneously, as numerous functions are held at this hall. It is presently declared as a tourist place and also is a venue to hold international and spiritual conferences. It is located about 1km away from the city and is quite ideal for those who are spiritually inclined. It is better visited during the monsoons between November & March.

Airfree Air Purifiers Offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday Special Deals #BlackFriday


Consumer can save up to 40% off in Airfree´s products

Airfree, the leading designer and provider of air purifiers that require no maintenance, are filter-less, and completely silent technology, announced today that they will be offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale pricing on two of its top selling air purifiers. Airfree is paving the way using innovative technology solutions for clean indoor atmospheres.

The Black Friday sale will begin at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, November 22, 2019 and will end on Monday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

The featured Black Friday sale item is:

40% Off – Airfree Iris 3000

Buy for: $199.00

The Cyber Week sale will begin at 12:01 AM EST on December 2, 2019 AM EST and will end on Friday,

December 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

The featured Cyber Week sale item is:

35% Off – Airfree Lotus

              Buy for: $259.00

Consumers can find these slashed sale prices by shopping online at major retailers like: Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot. To see complete list please visit:

Airfree Air Purifiers reduce microbiological contamination in the air naturally, without using chemicals or filters.  Airfree’s exclusive technology works by eliminating microorganisms as bacteria, viruses, mold, dust mist allergens, pet dander allergens, using heat, destroying them in a fraction of a second. Depending on the model, between 14,000 and 20,000 liters of air pass through the Airfree device every hour, treating all the air in the room in a very short space of time. The process works in much the same way as sterilizing water by boiling it; when water is boiled, the microorganisms it contains are eliminated.


Flamingo Gardens Fort Lauderdale FL

Bird Watching Up Close and Personal at the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary

Flamingo Gardens Bird Preserve Fort Lauderdale Florida

Anyone that has ever been attracted to bird watching and communing with nature needs to add the Flamingo Gardens in Fort Lauderdale Florida to their list of travel destinations.

Flamingo Gardens bird preserve large white birdThe gardens are in part a small zoo or sanctuary for animals that can’t live in the wild, while giving visitors a peek into the magic of the Everglades. With interesting local wildlife and the usual exhibits you might expect comes the unexpected surprise of real immersion.

There are owls you can view through the wire of their habitats, educational shows, and a tram ride to offer a look behind the scenes, but Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary has something that really stands out. An open habitat aviary that is home to a variety of indigenous fowl.

Seeing a pelican and some of the other large species is a little like coming face to face with a dinosaur. The smaller birds fly from tree to tree overhead while their larger cousins paddle in the water or waddle on land. Walking within a few feet of these magical creatures is a captivating way to understand why birds fascinate so many of us. My family has owned a few birds over the years so this was not my first time getting to study them up close, but the shear volume and variety was amazing. You will definitely be clicking away with your camera!

The very best Golf Breaks choose by Golf Holidays Direct


The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

The best way to book a Golf Holiday with Golf Holidays Direct. The right place to travel on your golf break is always easier when booking with specialists. Here at Golf Holidays Direct we will help you every step of the way to find the very best value golf breaks for your group. Book with Confidence as Golf Holidays Direct are ATOL protected golf travel experts. 

Below are the very best 7 golf breaks in Spain for you to book your next golf holiday.

Westin La Quinta

Golf holidays to Spain are a perfect getaway for a short distance flight to find some golf in the sun. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort is a 5* hotel that is set on the 27-hole La Quinta Golf and Country Club, this luxury golf and spa resort is 7 km from the beach and marina at Puerto Banus. 

Featuring terracotta floors, handcrafted furniture, and terraces with golf course or pool views, the posh rooms and suites offer 24/7 room service, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Family rooms provide freebies to kids, and suites and upgraded rooms add sitting areas.

Classes are available at the golf academy (fee)There are 3 Mediterranean and Japanese restaurants on site along with 2 bars, plus 3 outdoor pools, a kids’ club and free parking. 

If you are travelling to La Quinta for your golf holidays and are looking to incorporate other local golf courses, then Golf Holidays Direct are certainly able to offer packages. We work with other golf courses in the area such as Marbella Golf & Country Club, Los Naranjos, Cabopino, Santa Clara, Los Arqueros, Atalaya old & new, plus many, many more. We are certain that we can package up your perfect golf holiday to Marbella.


chasing rainbows

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz with a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie CasamentoChasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz began performances September 26, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Bank of America is the major sponsor for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors BankOpening Night is Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Directed and choreographed by Tony award nominee Denis Jones, Orchestrations by Larry Blank and David Libby with music direction by Lawrence Yurman, the principal cast features Ruby Rakos (Billy Elliot) as Judy Garland/Frances Gumm, Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen (An American in Paris, Paper Mill’s The Baker’s Wife) as Frank Gumm, Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) as Ethel Gumm, Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, And the World Goes ‘Round) as Ma Lawlor/Kay Koverman, Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Louis B. Mayer, Michael Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tuck Everlasting) as Mickey Rooney, and Colin Hanlon (ABC’s “Modern Family”, Paper Mill’s Benny & Joon) as Roger Edens.

Rounding out the cast are Tia Altinay, Mackenzie Bell, Kristen Grace Brown, Lamont Brown, Joe Cassidy, Clara Cox, Tessa Grady, Sophie Knapp (Teaneck, NJ), Molly Lyons, Kimberly Immanuel, Christina Maxwell, Kevin B. McGlynn, Allsun O’Malley, Samantha Joy Pearlman, Drew Redington, Joshua J. Schwartz, Parker Slaybaugh, Sean Thompson, Violet Tinnirello and Kathy Voytko (Bloomfield, NJ).