5 Tips to selecting the best dashboard camera for a long distance road trip

Are you planning a long distance road trip in the near future? Any travel entails a lot of planning to make sure that it would be enjoyed by everyone going. One of the most important aspects of the road trip is, of course, the transportation.

 

Aside from making your transportation is well-maintained, it is also a good idea to make sure that it has a dashboard camera. Years ago, dashboard cameras were considered just a luxury for many car owners. But nowadays, more and more people have installed dashboard cameras in their automobiles. Not only can they help in insurance frauds, but sometimes you can capture some very interesting things on your dashboard camera.

 

If you have never purchased one and you don’t know which features are important, check out some tips below on what you need to in order to purchase the best dashboard camera for your long distance trip.

 

  1. Do your own research – there are so many dashboard cameras in the market today, and you might be swayed by advertising tactics into buying one that might be too expensive but you’ll find out later that you are not happy with your purchase. Make sure you do your research on what a dashcam can and cannot do and list down the features that you require on your own dashboard camera so that you will know what to look for once you begin your search.
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5 Essential Tips on How to Survive A Long-Haul Flight

What is the longest you’ve been on a flight? Was it horrendous or did you know of a few tricks to make the whole trip less stressful?

Whether you are taking your first or your seventh long flight, you can never be too prepared. While exhaustion is guaranteed, there are a few things you can try to make your trip less tiresome and stressful. Here are tips on how you can make your next trips easy:

  • Stay calm and avoid carry-on luggage

Working as an ICBC personal injury lawyer is demanding, and if you are taking your first dream vacation to the furthest part of the world, then you are most likely to pack more than you need. The unfortunate part is that even after years of travel, some people still pack more than they need. To get control of this, you should not have checked and carry-on luggage.

If your trip lasts many months, then you can carry one checked luggage. Though you can carry about 15 more pounds of luggage as a carryon, it is a bad idea which you’ll realize at your destination as you try to lug around some elephant bags. Even if your carry-on bag has rollers, you will minimize stress by avoiding the carryon completely.

  • Pack all your in-flight essentials in a clutch or a small bag
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4 Reasons you should visit the Baltic States on your next holiday

Traveling on holiday is a great way to spend time with loved ones and take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily tasks. When you set out to plan your next holiday, consider taking it to a location that appreciates mindfulness and values sincere hospitality towards visitors. This article will highlight some of the best reasons that you should consider visiting the Baltic States on your next holiday.

 

 

  • Mindfulness. While mindfulness has become fairly popular, it is unique to find a place that values it as a community or business. When you visit the Baltic States and stay in a hotel, you are likely to find some that value mindfulness. This particular hotel in Riga values mindfulness and operates its business with the concept at the forefront. By providing many options for you to relax your mind and body, this hotel is a great one to look into if you want to de-stress while on holiday.

 

 

 

  • Somewhat undiscovered. If you want to visit a country that has not been discovered by the mainstream population, the Baltic States is certainly something to consider. You can go on vacation and not have to worry about fussing with crowds or long lines. The Baltic can offer a great deal of history to appeal to the mind and beauty to appeal to the senses. Stay ahead of the crowd and visit the Baltic’s before others catch on to its greatness.
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Going Camping? Check these out.

If you are headed out into the great outdoors anytime soon, you might want to check out some of these items. Not just for camping, but having other outdoor uses as well, you will find they make your camp experience that much more comfortable.

The new Quik Shade canopies recently launched SOLO Steel. This series of six portable, instant shade canopies makes setting up a breeze. They are lightweight and easy to carry, can be set up by one person, are pinch free and allow you to adjust it’s height as needed as the sun moves or if the ground is uneven- this is a real boon and very helpful. It has 99% UV sun protection built in, so it keeps away harmful rays, as well. Easy to set up AND put away (yes, really), it goes easily back into it’s carry rolling bag for easy storage. It is durable and built to last, with Rip-Stop polyester camping tent fabric that has water-resistant coating and features the Aluminex™ back lining to help you and your stuff stay dry.

The SOLO Steel canopies has a ton of options depending on your needs. Sizes range from  50 square feet of shade to 170 square feet, and comes in 5 color choices.  From $119.99 to $249.99 at https://www.quikshade.com/

One of my favorite camping finds has to have been a Kickstarter campaign. The GoGo Lantern is a very cool option for camping, and for several reasons. It’s solar powered, which means you can charge it all day long and use it for longer periods of time without having to run off and use batteries after batteries or propane etc- and the charge lasts a long time, as well. It is fully charged after roughly 8 hours of solar charge, or you can charge via USB for about 3 hours. It’s waterproof- not merely water resistant. You can actually submerge it, and it’s still both fully functional and keeps working. It’s very light and thus extremely portable. The GoGo Lantern is extraordinarily bright, much more then most I have used. It folds up into itself/collapses, which makes it easy to store and put away while not in use (or for charging). It also is magnetized, and will stick should you want it to. That’s also a pretty neat option, and one I’ve not personally seen before.
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Dressing For Fall Travel

No matter where your travels take you this season, we have some great options to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable.

Now that it’s Autumn (and it’s finally cooled off), you want to make sure you have some layers available. One of my current go-to’s has been Dare 2b‘s Women’s Loveline II Core Stretch, a pull over the head, half zip sweatshirt. It’s not your mom’s sweatshirt, however- soft, warm, lined inside with a quick drying/water repelling outside, it’s pretty tough as well as functional. It comes in several color options, and is easy to care for as well. The price is right at $22, and it’s easy to pair with your running gear or toss on with jeans etc. The more options, the better, and it’s just the right weight for the fall season or to layer under your clothing as it gets colder.

Craghoppers has comfortable clothing for the entire family that protects against UV rays, insect bites, and even digital theft. No matter if you are out in the woods, in a national park, or on the city streets, these clothes are easy to wear, match, and keep you protected on all sorts of levels.  The Nosilife Pro Trousers for women havd a slim fit, but not too slim, with several pockets that zip closed to keep your valuables safe. The fabric is soft and quick drying, so quick showers or muddy patches won’t be an issue. They are also generously cut around the ankle for boots should you want to wear them.  The long sleeve NosliLife Erin Long Sleeve Shirt is breathable and quick drying as well, and the entire NosiLife collection is also insect bite repellent. Who needs all the bites that so often accompany time in the great outdoors? Not you, that’s for sure. Prices vary, visit https://www.craghoppers.com/us/
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5 Tips for Planning a Family-friendly Ski Trip in Sapporo

A family trip can be a wonderful way to encourage bonding and help members become closer to one another. However, it comes with its own set of challenges: it’s not always possible for an entire family to enjoy certain activities. Thankfully, the diverse city of Sapporo has plenty to offer for the young and old alike. Below are a few tips on where to go and what to do as a family in Sapporo:

  1. Book at a Kid-Friendly Ski Resort

A family friendly resort such as Kiroro offers activities that both parents and kids can enjoy, from beginner skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and other winter sports. Kiroro also offers hot spring facilities for those who have had enough of the powder outside and just want to spend some time in a relaxing onsen, as well as various indoor activities geared towards children such as musical shows, workshops and lessons.

  1. Experience the Sapporo Snow Festival

Held every year for a week in February, when the snowfall is heaviest, the Sapporo Snow Festival turns the famous Odori Park into a winter fantasy wonderland. Here, you’ll find the International Snow Sculpture Contest, which has been held on-site since 1974. You’ll also be able to find hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures in the nearby Susukino area. They are lit beautifully at night, which makes them great for family photos. There is also a wide variety of winter activities available, including sledding and snow tubing, as well as musical performances.
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Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling With These Four Tips

No one likes getting sick, but feeling under the weather is even worse if you’re on vacation. Especially if it means you have to take time out of your trip to visit the doctor and get a prescription.

If you want to enjoy your vacation as much as possible, you have to avoid getting sick in the first place. Here are four tips that will help you do just that.

Reduce Stress as Much as Possible Before, During, and Immediately After Your Trip

Stress is a frustratingly common problem before, during, and immediately after a trip. Unfortunately, prolonged or chronic stress can lower your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness.

Reduce stress by:

  • Not overbooking yourself the day before or after your trip
  • Planning out the logistics of how you’re getting there and how you’re getting home
  • Giving yourself plenty of time to pack
  • Leaving work at home—don’t check email or voicemail while you’re away

Wash Your Hands

Of course you should wash your hands! However, this piece of advice is even more important when you’re on vacation.

While you’re away from home, you will be coming in contact with strange germs and bacteria that your body may not be prepared for, especially if you’re traveling outside the country. Wash your hands many times a day and bring along hand sanitizer for when a sink isn’t available.

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The Best Luxury Treehouse Holidays in the UK

It’s true that the UK has no shortage of amazing places to stay.  There are ultra-modern hotels and castles, scenic camping sites and stately homes.  But there’s one type of holiday accommodation that is truly different and that’s the luxury treehouse – but where are the best ones around the UK?

South-east England

West Lexham Treehouses and Glamping offers options both for treehouse holidays and for those who prefer glamping.  Located near Kings Lynn in Norfolk, the site has units that can sleep two to six people and has hand-built, rustic treehouses that are insulated, have log burning stoves and even a private BBQ area.  The location is half an hour from the Holkham coast and near locations such as Swaffham and Castle Acre.

South-west England

Lavender Hill’s The Treehouse is probably one of the sturdiest looking treehouses you can image and ideal for anyone who is a little uncertain about the idea of treehouse holidays.  Located near Taunton, the property sleeps four and is a two storey property surrounded by trees that gives the feel of a treehouse while offering the stability of a wood cabin.  It has five star boutique interiors with plasma TV and log wood burner among the features.

Sunridge Treehouse is another that is part treehouse and part wood cabin and gives visitors the luxury experience.  The accommodation can sleep six across three bedrooms and features modern touches such as TVs in every bedroom.  There’s a state of the art kitchen and open plan living-dining room area on the upper floor with amazing views out across Devon’s Yealm Valley.
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