How to Manage Road Trips Expenses

One thing that keeps many of us from heading out on a road trip is the belief that our car simply won’t be able to make the journey. It’s true that after a certain point in a vehicle’s life it’s a good idea to keep its journeys to a minimum, meaning even though you can … Read more

Using Your Frequent Flyer Miles to Travel For Less

Whether for business or pleasure, people find traveling by airplane the most convenient way to go from one place to another. Because of this, many bank and credit card companies have teamed up with different airline companies to come up with the frequent flyer miles or mileage point reward system. You will discover that you … Read more

Budget-savvy Travel and Explorations

Travelling probably is one of the few things that you can spend on but get more out of it. It gives you a wider perspective, makes you more independent and it gives you a unique sense of accomplishment by allowing you to get a better view of the world we live in. We would love to travel more but of course, there are always budget constraints that make your next exploration a little bit difficult to plan. Don’t let this get in the way of your wanderlust – with proper planning, you can have a budget-savvy travel and explore places as much as you can.

Even with a limited budget, you can scratch that familiar itch by exploring your very own country. Travel locally; it is less expensive than travelling abroad and it also support local economies. You get to learn more about your country and you’re also helping your very own “kababayans” involved in the tourism industry.

When travelling on a tight budget, go for public transportation options such ferries, RORO, buses and jeepneys. “Special trips” can be quite expensive and this will leave you at the mercy of devious drivers so if you need to go out of the regular routes, opt for a motorcycle or rent a bike to drive yourself to your destination.

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5 Essentials To Take On A Road Trip

Many people plan their road trips a few weeks beforehand, however due to their excitement, they tend to be a little spontaneous when packing. Because of this, it is important to plan and pack quite earlier before you set off.

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Take A Physical Map

Since the creation of navigation systems and smart phones with built in GPS, most people don’t bother with physical maps, especially since they aren’t always the easiest things to read. However, you can’t always count on your electronics to work, so it is always safe to keep a physical map in the glove compartment or under the seat just in case.

Don’t Forget Snacks and Water

Road trips can be quite tiring, as there is limited physical movement in the car. To stay hydrated, it is important to drink lots of water and eat small meals at regular intervals. Rest stops can end up costing quite a lot, as service station and fast food restaurants are often quite expensive. Stay clear of these hefty costs and don’t forget to pack enough snacks and water, to last the duration of the trip. 

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Illegal for Unmarried Couples to Live Together in Florida Explored

Unmarried couples living together represent a total of 4.85 million in the United States. However technically in Florida as well as Mississippi and Michigan,it is illegal for unmarried couples to live together (cohabitation). It’s defined as two or more people in an intimate relationship living together or sharing a domestic life but are not married. Nonetheless last year 550,000 unmarried couples in Florida filled out a census form indicating that they live together although they are unmarried.

History

The law has been in action since the 1800’s. It has hardly been enforced, with very few examples aside from a Jacksonville man being arrested for adultery in 2006, when his wife took advantage of the law and had him arrested for cheating, although full details of the case are still unclear.

As we usually find throughout history, there comes a time when we realise that things that may have made sense at that time, no longer do in the present. However no one has tried to revoke the law till now. 

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Ensuring Your Funds for an Overseas Travel

The moment you arrive in a place for the first time where everything seems foreign, it pays to have enough funds to ensure your safety and mobility. Of course it won’t be practical to be carrying a lot of cash when you travel. That’s the very reason why bank cards exist. These cards are light and thin enough to be placed inside your wallet and can be carried wherever you go.

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The Agony of Jet Lag and How to deal with it

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Travelling across several time zones causes temporary disruptions to body rhythms which is known as jet lag. The body clock will be interrupted and temporarily will be out of synchronization with the destination time.  Flying east causes sleep disturbance or troubles falling asleep while flying west causes early awakening, disturbed sleep with multiple awakenings. The body’s natural pattern becomes upset as it experiences contrary to which it has grown accustomed like time for eating and sleeping. 

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An Essential Checklist for Last Minute Holidaymakers

Last minute holidays offer some of the best prices on stints in the sun. Cheap holidays abroad don’t get better than this!

While you’ve made significant savings, be sure not to lose your mind, and be sure you’ve got all the essentials sorted for your bargain break abroad.

  1. Vaccinations

With so little time left before you fly, check with your doctor as soon as possible regarding any urgent vaccinations you may need.

2.   Entry Requirements

When you book your holiday you should be advised of your destination’s legal entry requirements. Apply for any visas as soon as possible once your holiday is confirmed.  

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