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Going on vacation should be a relaxed and worry-free experience. You don’t want to spend your whole holiday fretting over a faulty security alarm or a broken window lock; this is why it’s a good idea to properly prepare your home if you’re going to be out of town for more than a few days. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure your smoke detector is working properly and check all the doors and windows are locked, but there are several other precautions worth taking that you might not have considered. Here’s how to thoroughly prepare...

Do you really want to visit the city of love and romance in your upcoming holiday? But unluckily you don’t have enough money to spend, then applying for a holiday loan can be a great option for you. So to help you decide, here is a simple guide to holiday loans. What are Holiday Loans? A holiday loan is considered as an unsecured loan that every individual may acquire especially to those who want to go on travel or vacation. However, this type of loan is not the usual choice for everybody. Nevertheless, if you will need a large amount...

Long haul flights are very rarely glamorous or comfortable. Even if you know all the tricks to make it a little easier, they can still be an ordeal that has to be suffered through. But can technology help to make your flight an easier experience? Lately, there have been some technological advances that can make a long-haul flight a lot more bearable. So if you find yourself on more aeroplanes than you’d like in an average year, it could be well worth investing in some of the following gadgets: Noise cancelling headphones From the constant...

Unlike what many travel blogs, magazines and popular opinion have to say about travelling, in reality travelling is never always a fun and exciting experience. Everyone always manage to keep out the long waits, the gruelling security checks, the overpriced sandwiches; somehow there are no glossy pictures about the other side of the story. Ask a frequent flyer and he/she will tell you that for travelling you need to arm yourself with a list of frequent flying tips that will keep you calm and relaxed along the way. FYI, here are a few, Travel...

Many unfortunate things can happen at any kind of event, like technical difficulties with the sound system or a last-minute cancellation from a highly anticipated speaker. However, there’s something that an event planner probably dreads more than a faulty microphone or a speaker who didn’t show up: a bored, uninterested audience. At best, these bored attendees will leave early. At worst, they will not attend your next event and will even tell their friends about their negative experience to convince them not to come, too. It’s a...

Stan Smith once said that“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it,” and he probably knows a thing or two about getting stuff done, as a former Number 1 tennis player and namesake behind the Adidas Stan Smith trainers. However, confidence doesn’t come easily to everyone, and some men have to work hard to have conviction in themselves. For those who suffer from insecurities and lack of personal belief, even coming forward with their point of view in a meeting room can be paralyzing. The good news is, there...

Travelling I great fun and if you travel a lot you know that it cannot be replaced with anything in this world. Today thanks to the internet and the availability of all sorts of things everywhere, you can find what you are looking for even far away from home. I don’t know about you but I love travelling as far as it is comfortable for me. I know that defeats the entire purpose of travelling in the first place- you know open to different possibilities and all, but I like to have certain things around, like a good wholesome vegetarian...

Melbourne, Australia, the World’s Most Liveable City according to recent surveys, has many faces. To casual visitors it is a city of high-rise buildings, rumbling trams, delightful green parks and gardens, and an amazing coffee culture. It is an easy city to enjoy. Public transport around the inner city is free, many of the attractions are close together, and the much maligned Yarra River in fact provides wonderful views and leafy walks when the busy streets become too much. On a recent trip, my wife and I forsook the conventional attractions...

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a seasoned renter for a decade or more, or if you’re slowly becoming a little frustrated at living with your parents, there comes a time in every individual’s life where they want their own little mound of bricks and mortar. You might be keen on a cozy little apartment, you might fancy a condo, or you might have grander ideas of a multiple bedroom and bathroom property. Whatever it is that might see you venture onto the first rung of the housing ladder, you need to maximize your chances of succeeding...

Everyone, especially those who have not been there yet, has some vague idea when it comes to China. To some, it the country where the Great Wall of China— the behemoth man-made structure that can be seen even from space, is located. To others, it is home to the imposing Forbidden City, a massive palace complex that served as China’s seat of imperial power spanning four centuries and home to 24 emperors from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. Indeed, China is a vast country and is a land with a history that dates back to the ancient times....