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There are few more stunning places on earth than the great National Parks of western USA. The concept of a park or nature reserve under state ownership is believed to have originated in the United States in 1870 but Australia was not far behind as we established our first park and the world’s second national park in 1878 just south of Sydney. I have just returned from a visit through six of the U.S parks and I am very impressed. Each is different and it is impossible to say which is best. Bryce Canyon in southern Utah was the...

The UK is packed with so many stunning destinations. Despite this, it can be a challenge to find an equally stunning accommodation to stay in. However, after the influx of more than 4,000 visitors during London 2012 Olympic games, we saw the arrival of a new type of lodging that has sparked a new travel trend. Airbnb, owned by American billionaire Brian Chesky, enables many travellers to veer away from the standard hotel room, in favour of an individual experience in a unique destination. Together with bottled gas supplier Flogas,...

The holidays are meant to be a joyous time, a time for communal celebration and much-needed rest, but oftentimes the season has the opposite effect on people. There are a number of potentially contributing factors to this “holiday stress”, which are listed below, but you can take solace in knowing that there also many ways to allay that stress. This article will look at a few of the common stress triggers surrounding the season, as well as what you can do to remain calm, cool and collected. Why Is the Holiday Season So...

A house fire is tragic any time of the year, but it’s especially tragic around the holidays. When you and your family should be cozying up around the fireplace or sitting down to a holiday meal, you’re worrying about where you’re going to stay and whether or not your insurance coverage will be enough to rebuild the home and your lives. Unfortunately, the holidays also bring a higher risk of house fires. The risk increases for a variety of reasons, including furnaces being used for the first time since last winter, cooking meals...

The EVUS, designed by the United States government in 2016, is an automated travel authorization which regulates the worthiness of Chinese citizens with a legal 10-year B2, B1 and B1/2 United States Visa for either business and leisure purposes. The technology was spearheaded by the U.S Border Protection (CBP) department to regulate and curb the increasing cases of illegal immigration into the country. As per the B1, B2 and B1/2 regulations, a traveler is only allowed to stay in the country for a specified timeframe of 6 months or...

Australia is so full of bucket-list-worthy destinations that it is difficult to know where to start. For the older travellers amongst you, a relaxed approach to this adventurous country might be preferable. There’s no need to rush around to each and every city. Instead, take your time, relax, and enjoy your Australian adventure by visiting these five must-see attractions. It is important to go at your own pace and take in the natural wonders Australia has to offer without any pressure. Along with Acorn Stairlifts, Australia’s...

New Zealand is often regarded as the capital of extreme sports and challenging hikes. But there is a lot more to this beautiful country than meets the eye. There are many fantastic tourist spots and local gems that you can access in a wheelchair or with other disabilities. Even attractions that you think may be out of reach are likely to cater to disabled visitors, especially if you let them know you’ll be coming. From iconic buildings to beautiful landscapes, let’s take a look at New Zealand’s most impressive accessible landmarks. ...

You may have spotted the trend of “cutting carbs” hitting the headlines a lot recently? For years people have been following diets to remain trim or shed excess weight by significantly reducing the volume of carbs in their diet. Health researchers have revealed that such diets can put your long-term health at risk. It’s important to remember that carbohydrates do play a vital role in our diets and provide energy for our bodies. This is essential for people exercising regularly. Let’s dive into the topic more with our guide...

If you’re someone who thinks your work-life balance isn’t as great as it should be, you’re not along. In fact, with almost a third of UK workers feeling that they have a poor work-life balance, it’s becoming an important issue to address. Not only does it affect our relationships and home life happiness, but it can also take its toll on our mental health. Read on as we investigate the best way to manage a good work-life balance and take some tips from other countries. What’s the general consensus? Among many adults...

Everyone has a dream to spurn their mind numbing 9-to-5 and turn their passion project into a career. But while some hobbies are just for fun, some can be very profitable as side hustles. It is unrealistic to expect that every theatre geek can become the next Brad Pitt, but there are a myriad of ways you can find fulfillment and get some extra cash by monetizing what you are most passionate about. The trick is to find what makes your hobby unique, and then what makes that unique thing valuable to other people. Goods and services become...