Avoid Common Road Trip Emergencies

Avoid Breakdowns, Weather Hazards, and Other Common Road Trip Emergencies

Are you ready for that next road trip, to feel the wind in your hair with music blasting as your car cruises the highway? If so, then it is time to pull the Jeep Wrangler cover off and get your vehicle travel-worthy. There are several ways that you will be able to avoid breakdowns, weather hazards, and other road emergencies that could dampen your trip and cause unwanted extra expense. Here are some important details that will help make sure you are ready to hit the road and find your next adventure.

One of the first things that you should do when you decide it is time to travel is to give your car a once over. Check the lights, oil, antifreeze, tire pressure, horn, and wipers. If you need to add fluid or replace one of these parts, then you may be able to take a trip to the local auto store and get what you need. While you are there you may want to have them check your fuses and other electric equipment. Most auto stores offer this convenience for free. 

If you feel you need professional assistance to repair a concern, this would be a good time to take it to your local mechanic to make any repairs and check bigger issues such as brakes, transmission, and the heat and air in your car.

Next, check your legalities. Make sure your insurance is up-to-date and includes collision, roadside assistance, uninsured motorist coverage, and/or comprehensive insurance. You need to make sure that you have not missed registration and that your car is legal to be driven. 
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Plan A Fairy Tale Wedding In Bali

It is every girl’s dream to one day walk down the aisle with her dad on her left, and at the front stands her prince charming. The guests are smiling, others staring mesmerized by her custom-made wedding dress, and a merry filled air to top it all up. Nuptial celebrations are, without a doubt, one of the unique parts of our lives. The scene you also choose to commemorate this special occasion also takes up a massive part of the dream. And the Bali Island in Indonesia is the perfect spot to go engaged and leave united to your betrothed.

Well, without further ado, let us take a sneak peek into the whimsical wedding packages available for you and your lover.

 

  • Yacht wedding Bali

 

The open sea waters are very enchanting and very relaxing. And unquestionably, one of the best panoramas to make up the background of your wedding photos. For this package, you get a free consultation with an expert wedding planner to go through your preferences for the ceremony. In addition to that, you get a pre-wedding meeting presentation and a complimentary bridal preparation room. During the preparation, you get a photographer, a make-up artist, and a personal butler to cater to your every need. You also get a commemorative certificate, among other amazing features. All these on a yacht! Quite marvelous right?
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Flying with kids, my experience from SeaTac airport

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

My first job was quite exciting as a regional director of sales, I would fly in and out of the country frequently. I was either alone or with members of the sales team; at least there was no one who required extra attention. Fast forward to my current life as a mother of kids whose greatest hobby is driving me up the wall. Well, how else would you call yelling for no apparent reason, picking fights with each other especially in public and pretending to forget instructions only when it is convenient for them?

There is no better feeling than the freedom of having carryon luggage at the airport, changing sitting positions at the airport terminal and having your entire flight time, organize so that you even have time to catch a nap.

We flew together as a family last Christmas and I can tell you, kids on planes are a real piece of work. You better have an extra pair of adult hands if you are hoping on arriving sane. I think I did pretty well on that flight and that is the reason I feel I can teach other parents a thing or two about flying with kids. I will try to narrate the experience step by step so that it is easy to apply.

Before getting to the airport

There is no way around this one; you have to start preparing the children early. Even if everybody knew in advance that the whole family would be travelling, lateness still has a way of creeping up on you. It is best to leave an extra hour to cater for time wasted. Depending on the time of travel, organize homemade snacks for the kids instead of actual food. This will not only save you preparation time, but it will also save on eating time.

I had kind of shared some preparation duties with my husband but things changed on the actual day. Not only did he not help me at all, but he also went to his place of work to take care of last minute business leaving me to myself. The only thing that saved me from a nervous breakdown was being ahead of the schedule.

I also realized that I saved so much time having done the packing before. Packing for 4 is no mean feat and there is no shortcut for doing it well while in a hurry. As far as parking is concerned, I used 2 suitcases to cut down on luggage. I just figured that there would be no easy way of dragging around 4 suitcases around the airport.

When it comes to travelling to the airport, I had an easy time because I used SeaTac airport parking through the Parkos platform. This platform allows me to drive to the airport in comfort with the assurance that I will find suitable airport parking garage for my vehicle the entire time I will be away. Some people advocate for hired rides when travelling to the airport but I disagree. I consider the inconvenience of having to pay bus fare for each member of my entourage, the inconvenience of dealing with children in an unfamiliar territory and dealing with moving your luggage from where the bus leaves you to the terminal. You will particularly love Parkos Seattle Tacoma airport parking if you are the forgetful type; I have left my travel document many times but with a car and knowledge of shortcuts, all I need to do not to miss a flight is to turn back.
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5 beautiful day trips in the Marseille region

Marseille is one of the most popular cities in France, encompassing natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a buzzing social scene. However, those planning to visit in 2020 should also look at some of the incredible locations nearby that make excellent excursions. 

 

  • Aix-en-Provence

 

Take it slow in the ancient capital of the Provence, making plenty of time to admire the architectural wonders on display in the “City of Fountains”. You’ll find literally hundreds of these monuments to the city’s ancient Roman heritage in dozens of different styles, but a top pick is the Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins in the historic Mazarin district, which features four adorable dolphins spurting water.

Many are drawn here by the weekly market that features artisans, crafters, and food producers, but the market also represents Aix-en-Provence’s incredible cultural history, which is also on display at the Tapestry Museum and in the Musée Granet’s extensive Impressionist collection.

 

  • Arles and the Baux des Provence

 

Arles is a traditional Provençal town, where you can stroll down tree-lined streets and stop for a coffee at an outdoor café in a shady public square. It’s what artists and visionaries have been doing here for years. 

In fact, Vincent van Gogh featured the Place du Forum in his painting “Café Terrace at Night”. Other locations he painted can be found along the Van Gogh Trail, while some of his paintings can currently be found at the Cathédrale des images in the Baux des Provence. 

This a great day trip to do in the winter months, combining two beautiful locations for the culture lovers out there and avoiding the intense heats and crowds that can restrict your enjoyment. Be aware though that you may need to look into car hire at Marseille airport to do both comfortably in one day. (You can save up to 30% on your car rental by clicking here.)
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How to Find the Best Weight Loss Program in Thailand

With changing lifestyles and food styles, most people are battling excess weight, and many of them go through serious struggles when trying to get rid of those extra pounds. Although there are many weight loss programs, losing weight in Thailand can be challenging. Finding the best plan can be daunting, and you need to know the critical aspects to consider. Nevertheless, with a few ideas, the entire process becomes easier.

How can you find the best weight loss program in Thailand? Read on to find out:

1. What’s the core of your weight issue?

First of all, consider the core of your weight problem. Do you wish to shed a few pounds or you’re struggling with life-long obesity? Is your weight associated with a recent pregnancy? To find the best plan for, you need to understand the basis of your weight problem. This way, it’ll be easier to get the perfect program for your needs.

2. What kind of weight loss plan can you follow best?

Will it be easy for you to stay motivated or do you require weight loss holidays or retreats to kick-start your weight loss journey? Remember, motivation is a crucial aspect when trying to lose weight. If you have issues staying motivated, then this might not be easy, even when you pick the best program.

You want to lose weight, and you want this to be long term. Therefore, the best plan should be one that supports you to live a healthy life and also helps you to become more disciplined. This way, you can exercise more and avoid overeating.
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5 Helpful Tips for Planning Your Trek in Nepal

Nepal is one of the best spots in the world where you should go trekking at least once in your life. And if you are planning to do that already, then know that this is going to be the best and the most exciting experience of your life. Not only trekking is what you can do here, in fact, you can even opt for jungle safari, you can opt for mountaineering and a lot more things that will surely add a lot of fun memories in your life. 

Today in this article, we are going to talk about trekking in Nepal and all of what you can do to make this experience more exciting and thrilling. The first thing you need to do is to decide a suitable trek so that you can then start planning it. Our recommendation here is to opt for the Everest Base Camp Trek as it’s just the best one. 

But if you want to give other options a shot, go for it and just make sure to follow these tips that we are about to jot down in front of you. 

1- Be Ready For Unpredictable Weather Conditions

The land structure of almost all the trekking destinations in Nepal is unpredictable, and the same goes for the weather. So the wiser thing to do is to have a plan B with you all the time in case you face flight delays or cancellations etc. That’s what you are supposed to do on all the trips. You are supposed to plan each and everything before time, keeping the fact in mind that things might not go the way you want them to. There can be cancellations, someone can fall ill, and you might have to cope with the changing weather too. 
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Unforgettable luxury travel experiences of the world

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When one decides to experience world travel, the possible options are truly endless.  However, some unique places and events once experienced will not be soon forgotten. The following are some suggestions that combine the beauty of Mother Nature, unique human activities, and luxury culminating into the kind of experience that belongs on everyone’s ‘bucket list’. Whichever world travel options you choose make sure to research what is included, the price, any safety concerns one may have, and book early in case of changes in dates or number of participants change.

Seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Depending on how one feels about crowds may determine the best locations to view this unforgettable phenomenon. If crowds are a problem, then one should view from Alaska or Lapland. If crowds don’t present a problem, Iceland makes a good choice.  Iceland also features Reykjavik’s culture and arts scene. Iceland, the land of fire and ice is a popular choice of destination to view the northern lights due to the glaciers, ice caves, and an otherworldly lagoon one can relax in. One can also see the light show from Finland or Norway. As stated above, Alaska has fewer crowds and the city of Fairbanks is ranked as one of the best places on Earth to view this colorful light show of Mother Nature’s.

Luxury Spas in Las Vegas

There is a spa that features women’s spaces, men’s spaces, and coed spaces.  This is the Spa at ARIA. At this luxury spa, one can receive a one-of-a-kind spa treatment in one of these 62 rooms for spa treatments or use a Japanese Ganbanyoke Stone bed or salt room to meditate in.  This spa features an infinity pool. Or try the Vdara Hotel and Spa. This incredible spa is one of the more intimate spas yet it features a long list of spa treatments that one can receive in one of its eleven treatment rooms.  A favorite treatment offered is the “On The Rocks” treatment that includes a hot volcanic rock massage, a scalp massage, and a facial. This spa spans two floors but is not stuffy and it is more affordable than many other luxury spas.

Mt. Everest Base Camp Tour via Helicopter

At 29,029 feet Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth.  Many would love to climb this mountain but don’t have the 40 days it takes to get there.  Everest base camp helicopter tour makes it happen in a single day provided by Sublime trails, however, it affords one the aerial views that are not possible when climbing the mountain.  The tour via helicopter averages about $1,250. Most of the tours begin in the capital city of Nepal, which is Kathmandu, journeying up the Eastern side of the mountain, which allows for the best angles to view the majesty of this popular peak.  Of course, tourists should book for the time of year they will be comfortable traveling in and prepare for changes in plans in case of severe weather conditions.
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Visit Picturesque Taormina: One of the Most Beautiful Cities in Sicily

Sicily is an island full of surprises, and many cities and locations stand out: Taormina is definitely one of those. If you are looking for a place to stay, consider an excellent opportunity to relax in villas in Taormina for holidays

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Taormina, which is about an hour’s drive from Catania airport, is located high above the Ionian Sea, with a fantastic view of both the sea and Mount Etna, especially if you choose to stay above the city. If Agrigento, Cefalù, and Palermo have an intriguing aspect, Taormina will leave you amazed. Taormina is considered one of the most expensive cities in Sicily, and to enter the city, you must park away from it. There are small buses that lead there as most roads are paved with stone. Taormina is located in the immediate vicinity (about 30 minutes by car) of the volcano Etna. 

A quick trip to the Etna Volcano

The highest volcano in Europe is Etna. It is an active stratovolcano, which is part of the Metropolitan Town of Catania. This volcano has caused some critical catastrophic events since ancient times, until the last years and is still active. It is by far the largest source of tourism in the area. In fact, many tourists who decide to come and visit the area choose it to visit the Etna volcano. That is because the mountain incorporates unique sceneries and a couple of monuments. Since 2013 it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take advantage of your visit here and equip yourself with a digital camera!
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