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Going on vacation is always an exciting time. You get the chance to see a part of the world which you haven’t seen before. And, you don’t have to worry about any of life’s normal little issues; like work and money. Instead, you can spend the time relaxing and having fun. This can all be ruined, though. Without the right preparation, it’s easy to go on holiday without the body you want. And, this can be enough to make you feel uncomfortable for the whole trip. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the important things to do to your body before you travel. With this in mind, you should be able to make your trip much more pleasant. And, it doesn’t have to cost you anything at all.

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Tanning

To start, a lot of people go on vacations to hot places. And, in these places, you will often find loads of people with great tans. This can make you feel very out of place if you have a pale complexion. So, it’s worth getting a base tan before you go away. To do this, you have a couple of choices. In most cases, it’s best to do this through sunbathing; as long as you have the right protection. But, using a tanning bed or spray tan will also work well. Of course, this doesn’t just serve for vanity. Along with the benefits of looking good, having a tan will also increase your protection against the sun. There’s not much worse than sunburn when you’re on a nice trip. So, it’s best to make sure that you have this sorted before you go. Be careful, though; fake tans won’t give you this protection.

Getting in shape

Next, it’s time to think about a different aspect of your body’s appearance. A lot of people like to get into shape before they go on vacation. You will probably be spending a lot of your time wearing very few clothes. This means that you will be exposed and on show; driving most to try to look as good as they can. The biggest part of this journey will be your diet. You need to make sure that you’re eating a balanced and healthy diet long before you go on your holiday. Options like Huel are great for those who can’t be bothered with calorie counting; but, won’t be good for those that like variety in their food. But, there’s more to this than just food.

You also have to consider the exercise you do; when you’re planning to get in shape for your vacation. Putting effort into something like this will always pay off. And, in fact, it may only take a month or two for you to get there. During this time, you need to try and do some moderate or heavy exercise each day. Cardio work can be performed as much as you want. But, weight training will have to have breaks. If you’re unsure; you could always go and see your doctor or a personal trainer to figure it out. This will help you to clear up any concerns you might have.

Vaccinations/other medication

Now, as it gets closer to the vacation, you need to consider the vaccinations you might need to travel to your destination. Loads of countries will enforce mandatory vaccinations for their guests. This ensures that diseases don’t leave the country and get taken to a place where they could cause an epidemic. Finding this information out should be too hard. There are websites on the internet dedicated to helping people find out which vaccines they might need to travel to different places. Along with this, you might want to get some other medication for your trip. A lot of people find that they get sick on planes or in very hot places. So, it’s worth considering what you might suffer from while away.

Getting your hands on medication can be done through a few different routes. For vaccinations, you will need to go to a doctor. They will be the only people with access to the right chemicals to give you the vaccine you need. And, along with this, they will be the only ones who can give you proof you’ve had it. But, other medication can be sourced differently. There are loads of websites on the internet which can sell you bulk loads of medication. Buying pills like this should be done with care, though. Only ever buy from a company which you trust. And, only buy drugs which are recognized by your doctor.

Personal hygiene

Your personal hygiene could play a big part of your trip. And, for women, there’s something to be very concerned about; periods. Of course, you can’t exactly book a holiday to suit this time in the month. Instead, you have to find a way to solve the issue yourself. Norethisterone tablets are used to delay a period; making it much easier for you to feel comfortable swimming and enjoying yourself. Other embarrassing, but completely natural, bodily issues can also be solved with medication. For example, people who struggle to control their bladder might want to find a drug to ease this issue for them when they travel.

One of the biggest areas of personal hygiene which people fail to address before their trip is their skin’s health. This part of your body is the one organ that people see all the time. You can’t hide your skin; especially in a hot place. So, instead, you need to work hard to make sure that it’s clear of spots or blemishes before you go. As a pro-tip; bicarbonate soda is great for clearing the skin. But, of course, you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start thinking about little improvements before your next vacation. A lot of people ignore these things until it’s too late. And, this will only lead to you feeling unsure about your body while you’re away. So, instead, do the work at home; it’s worth it.

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The transportation that connects the world is now as strong as it ever has been. In fact, the transportation that links the countries of the world is even stronger than the relationships between certain countries are. And because the transportation links between counties are so strong, traveling the world is now achievable for most, no matter where it is that they live. But transport technology is just one thing that has made traveling as easy now as it ever has been. No, there are a whole host of other technologies that have done so too. You can find a few of them below.

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For many people, extensive traveling is forgone simply because of the stresses that the booking process induces. And this is understandable. When you consider everything that needs to be booked and sorted. From flights to accommodation to insurance to a whole host of other things. You can understand why. And, if you have ever attempted to organize an extended period of traveling, you can probably attest to it too. However, yes these necessary aspects of traveling are difficult to sort out, but they have been made easier by technology. Traveling need not be forgone because of the stress of booking any longer. No, advances in online technology now mean that booking a trip is as easy as a few clicks. It’s as easy as booting up your device, connecting to the internet, choosing your destination and booking it.

For those of you who still feel comfortable using the face-to-face service of a travel agent, then there are even ways technology has made that process easier too. Travel Stream, for instance, have made strides in bridging the gap between online booking and the traditional travel agency model. It has done so by including the most state-of-the-art travel booking technology in its flagship store. This means that anybody wishing to use them could use the technology that is made available and still have a travel agent to fall back on.

But technology hasn’t just made the booking process of traveling easier. No, it has made travelling process easier too. One way it has done so is through the way it has made real-time maps as accessible as just about anything. When a traveler has a smartphone, they will more than likely have a map app made available to them. This means that, if they were to ever get lost on their travels, they would be able to pinpoint their location with ease. What’s more, the real-time updates provided by smartmaps mean that travelers can always be sure the direction they are heading in is in fact open. Maps aren’t the only technological advancement that are making the lives of travelers

easier. Video technology is too. When a traveler uses VT, such as Skype or FaceTime, they are able to create an instant connection between themselves and their home, no matter where they are in the world. And with this knowledge they are then able to push themselves further to get more from their travels, because they know their home is only a phone clicks away.

If you are a budding traveler, make sure to embrace all the traveling technology out there. It could not only make your traveling experience better, but it could also keep you safe too.

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For the most part, we choose our wedding destinations because they have meaning. Of course, sometimes we choose them because they’re beautiful! But, the majority of us do opt to get married somewhere that has relevance to us. Being in a place with sentimental value seems right on your big day. It’s a good footing on which to start married life, especially if the place has relevance to the two of you as a couple. But, going to all that effort to have your wedding somewhere meaningful can seem to wasted if you don’t take efforts to capture the essence of that place in your photographs. If you opt for traditional pictures on a green backdrop, your wedding could have been in any old place. Instead, you should try to capture some of that place which means so much to you. Here are a few ideas about how you could achieve it.

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DO YOUR RESEARCH

The first step is to do your research about the place you’ve chosen. Depending on its relevance in your life, you may already know a fair bit about it. If you grew up there, for example, you should already have an understanding of the culture. Even so, it’s worth researching. You could find out a lot of new things about a town you thought you knew! Interest aside, there is a practical purpose for taking this step. If you know the traditions and history, you can incorporate them into your photographs. Say your town is famous for a particular type of beer; you could make sure to get a picture of you all drinking it. This will be especially meaningful if it’s a beer you used to drink in your past.

GET A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO KNOWS THE AREA

Searching for a photographer who knows your chosen area will also help. They’ll already know the best ways to capture the essence of the place. Take a look at this photographer and others like him to get an idea of how much the backdrop of your destination can enhance your photographs. This option will also make your research that bit easier. You won’t need to find out what your photographer already knows! All you need to do is tell them what you’re after, and they should provide you with some stunning shots.

LET THE GUESTS GET INVOLVED

It’s always worth giving wedding guests a disposable camera when they arrive. It’s a fantastic and fun addition to any wedding. And, in this case, it could go a long way towards helping your case. Whether on purpose or by accident, your guests may well manage to capture the image of the place you’re after. In your wedding photographs, there will be a slightly more narrow view of what’s going on around you. But, if you have guests taking pictures of whatever takes their fancy, you might get some fantastic glimpses of the area that’s close to your heart. Of course, there’s no guarantee. But, you never know your luck!

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Planning a girls weekend away, whether it’s for a hen do or just any excuse to get away and blow off some steam, is not always easy and it can sometimes feel like a little bit of a logistical headache. However planning for a great weekend, that everyone will enjoy without any hiccups along the way is all in the detail, so here is our essential survival kit to ensure a great time is had by all.

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It’s All In The Detail

Forward thinking and careful planning will mean that you are prepared for every eventuality on your trip away. If you are going to be doing a lot of city exploring on foot, or countryside trekking then make sure you are well prepared with maps and blister bandages. There’s nothing that brings the mood of a weekend down than sore feet, getting lost and essentially, moaning girls. So thinking ahead of all the little necessary details will make sure your group stay cheerful and positive.

It’s All In The Planning

Planning the weekend is also really important. Obviously you don’t want to have every hour of every day organized down to military precision but you should at least have a vague idea of what you all want to do when you arrive at your weekend getaway destination. Talk to all the girls in your group about what everyone fancies doing and then start thinking about how you can fit all those things into your weekend. If you are wanting to create an organised schedule make sure you always allocate sections of each day where nothing is organized so that there is always free time for people to go off and do whatever they want for a couple of hours here and there

Have a look at any interesting festivals, concerts and events that may be happening in the place that you’re going to, to see if there’s anything unique that you can go and see and get involved in. And don’t get discouraged if plans fail- I was at a bachelorette weekend when one girl lost her ID. Rather than sulk about having to change plans when we couldn’t go to a bar, we went out for a crab feast instead and had a BLAST.

Fighting Off Those Inevitable Hangovers

We’ve all been there. Getting a little overly excited on the first night and overdoing it. The rest of the weekend can then be a bit of a washout with the group feeling groggy, tired and hungover. There are however some tricks to avoid this, other than, well, not getting carried and drinking so much.

Firstly a Vitamin C, or effervescent tablet is a great morning booster for tired and sluggish girls, so popping a tube of these into your weekend bag is definitely a good idea. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, so why not pack a hangover recovery capsule solution to help fight off those dreaded hangover.

Hangover capsules work by neutralizing your body’s reaction to the major toxins in alcohol, by stimulated the production of the enzyme ADH and ALDH in your liver. Just popping one of these FDA approved capsules with your first alcoholic drink can radically reduce hangovers the next day, so are definitely worth considering adding to your packing list.

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When you hear the phrase, city break, places like Paris, Barcelona, and Milan come to mind. Britain probably isn’t top of your list, if it features at all. But a city break in London has a lot to offer, it isn’t all Beefeaters and Big Ben, there’s so much more underneath. You might have to put up with a bit of bad weather, but it isn’t as rainy as everybody likes to make out as long as you go in the summer. If you’re coming round to the idea of a city break in London, here’s a quick rundown of all the main things you should know.

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We’ll start off with the boring stuff. Getting from place to place isn’t that exciting but you need to know where you’re going if you want to see anything. London is well-known for its extensive underground system. Get yourself an Oyster Card when you arrive otherwise you won’t be able to use it. It’s fairly cheap and very convenient, it can be a bit tricky to navigate but there are plenty of maps around if you lose your way.

Although it’s the easiest way to get around, don’t rely on the tube too much. You could miss out on a lot while you’re underground so if places are close enough, try walking so you can see more of the city. You also might want to avoid the tube during peak hours, it can get pretty cramped in there.

Accommodation

Your choice of accommodation will probably depend on your budget. There are plenty of hotels to choose from but if you are looking at central London, it’s going to cost you. The transport links are great so you can afford to get somewhere a bit further out. It’ll be cheaper and the savings are worth traveling a little. If you are under eighteen then you should look into homestay accommodation while you are visiting in London.

Parks

Everybody is familiar with all of the usual sights in London, but there is plenty more to see besides that. London is packed full of excellent green spaces that aren’t to be missed. Hyde Park is one of the largest but there are also plenty of smaller ones dotted about if you want to avoid the crowds.

History

London has a rich history that should be explored while you’re there. The main tourist attractions like the Tower of London and the Parliament building will be one aspect of this but there is more to it than that. Over the years, London has been at the forefront of world history and the remnants are still there to see today. The houses of notable figures are marked out with Heritage Plaques so you can find the sites of real historical importance.

Don’t Just Stay Central

Central London is packed with tourists, and while there is plenty to see, you can have a much more authentic experience. Places like Camden and Shoreditch are hotbeds of hipster activity if that’s your kind of thing. They’ve only become popular in the last ten years or so but already they are full of great restaurants, coffee shops and markets selling local produce.

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