You might be a seasoned traveller, but scammers are getting smarter than ever to try and get you to part with your hard-earned cash.
Here are some of the latest tricks and scams to be aware of to ensure you avoid unnecessary stress and disappointment that next time you decide to take a break.
We can plan our vacations down to the very last detail, but sadly one thing that we can never predict is the weather – regardless of the destination and length of the journey to get there.
A little rain shouldn’t spoil your fun though; there are still plenty of things you can do when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Here’s a few easy ways to stay entertained on a rainy day while also making the most of your time away:
Getting away on holiday gives us all the chance to kick back, relax and do as much or as little as we like.
But by taking the easy option and opting for a car or public transport, all of the time, you’re sure to miss out on the many benefits that walking while travelling can offer. Albeit, wheeled transportation can get you from one place to another quicker to enable squeezing in as many sights as possible into the day. But, it will be worthwhile planning in one or two more leisurely paced day so you won’t need a holiday to get over your current holiday on your return.
Check out our top reasons why walking can help you get more out of your next break and can even ward off that post-holiday weight gain!
The quandary of prioritising what to pack is as old as the art of travelling itself. Whether you are a “once in a blue moon” or frequent traveller, we are all susceptible to packing too much. LeanPac®as an organisation have mulled over the root cause to over-packing for a while. The lean team can claim almost a century of combined travelling experience and still profess to occasions of over-packing. Our research, investigation and discourse indicate that the reasons for over-packing may not be as simple as not being ace at packing. It is all in the mind, we say. Here is our take on the 3 psychological root causes
Travelling around the world and meeting a lot of different people, the lean team always takes the opportunity to strike up conversations asking people we meet about their travel experiences, preferences and habits. One of them is annoying habit they have encountered during their travels.
Here is a “fag pack” compilation from over 50 people we have spoken to from first time travellers to frequent globetrotters. Do you agree and/or recognise yourself doing any of them? Rather, it might be advisable to go through the list and avoid reenacting as many as possible.
You’ve found a diet that suits you, you’ve stuck to it so far but the coming holiday fills you with great anticipation but at the same time dread as to how it will affect your regime. Most blogs you have been reading on this subject will give you a list of tips on how to easily stick to your diet while away. The truth is, there are things you can do for that, but it’ll take effort before going away and a bit of will power to follow through, while you are away.
Food temptations and peer pressure (if travelling with company) will be the biggest lures for falling off the wagon. The key to success is research, planning and prepping. This will help keep the need for “will-power” minimal, while you are away.
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Cloudy skies, the prospect of returning to work and a bag full of dirty laundry is enough to make anyone feel a little gloomy after spending time away on an amazing adventure. It is not easy to navigate the sense of malaise when we return to our daily routines, with some suffering more deeply than others.
Many of us can feel from a little saddened to very depressed that our latest trip away has come to an end as soon as our flight touches down on home turf. But, there are a few ways you can banish the post-travel blues.
Read on to discover just a few of the ways you can use your experiences and planning skills to turn that frown upside down!
Transformative travel is the new buzzword being used by the travel industry lately, replacing “experiential” and “authentic”, but what exactly is it and what exactly does transformative travel have to offer?
First of all, let’s uncover the commonly stated difference between experiential travel and transformative travel.
Many of us have tried experiential travel at some point, whether bush walking in Australia, visiting an elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka or experiencing a wine tasting festival with the locals in France. These types of holidays focus on providing us with some awe-inspiring experiences and memories that we’ll treasure for a lifetime, some more than others.
Transformative travel focuses on shifting perspective on life through new experiences and allows you to connect with local communities, nature and ULTIMATELY yourself. Think of helping to plant trees in the rainforest or joining a yoga commune in India and you get the idea. They are and can be experiential travel but if it induces changes within you to live life differently on your return home, it’s transformative.
Most of us spend a lot of time planning our holiday outfits and accessories, but travelling to our destination can often see us looking dishevelled and less than presentable when we confuse sloppy with comfort.
Regardless if you’re taking a short hop over to mainland Europe or heading to some far-flung tropical paradise, here’s some great tips on how to look good while travelling to bring back some glam to the process.
Who doesn’t love a family road trip? Heading off on the open road together for some new experiences and sightseeing or just heading out on the road is a great way to spend some family time together. There are a few things you need to consider before you head off on your latest adventure however.
Having a destination in mind, throw some snacks and toys into the car to keep the kids occupied and see where the road takes us, is a sure fire way to have a road trip that does not live up to expectations. Being spontaneous sounds more fun than it is and is really best left for those who have plenty of time to spend dealing with the kids and “fixing hiccups” along the way. Here are some of our top tips for not just surviving but ensuring an enjoyable family road trip: