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4 Places to Travel to in 2017

Can you believe it’s February already? Soon the summer will be upon us and it will be time to travel to distant destinations in search of sun, sand and some culture. Of course, with so many places to choose from it can be difficult to decide where in the world will suit you best. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of four places you should at least put on your bucket list. Las Vegas, USA As the world’s most popular entertainment hub, Las Vegas is always evolving and transforming to make sure visitors have the time of their lives. If casinos are your idea of fun Las Vegas has you covered as they are opening up several new hot spots including The Lucky Dragon, Wynn and The W Las Vegas throughout 2017. If it has been a dream of yours to travel to Las Vegas, 2017 is the…

Why you should take a family holiday to Orlando

If you haven’t yet taken the family to Orlando, you’ve been missing out. This is where you’ll find some of the some of the top American attractions, with plenty to do for the whole family. Here are a few reasons why you should take a family holiday to Orlando: A huge range of food Orlando’s food will tempt even the fussiest wee eaters, and with more than 5000 restaurants to choose from, you and the kids will have to strike some form of compromise. For the kids, check out Cinderella’s Royal Table, or if your kids are a little older they’ll probably like Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament where they can enjoy both dinner and a show. Little ones will love eating with Micky Mouse and the whole crew at Chef Mickey’s, while the whole family will enjoy watching the sharks swim past as you eat dinner at Sharks Underwater…

Thinking about taking a cruise this year? Choose Alaska

Alaska is one of the world’s most popular destinations for cruising, and if you’re considering taking a cruise this year but haven’t yet narrowed down where you’d like to go, it’s the perfect opportunity to choose Alaska. The scenery in North America is incredible, and most of the Alaskan cruises will go through the famous Inside Passage, meaning you’ll be sailing past islands, fjords, inlets, and mountains as you travel from Juneau to Vancouver or vice versa. If you love wildlife, you’ll be in heaven as there are numerous opportunities to see the kind of wildlife that you simply won’t be able to see anywhere else. Cruising to Alaska is also an excellent choice for those who love to get outdoors, since you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. You can expect to see orca and humpback whales, while bird lovers should also bring their cameras…

The Greatest Festival on Turf: Everything You Need to Know About Cheltenham Festival 2017

Each year, horseracing enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate one of sport’s most exciting events: the Cheltenham Festival. This year the Festival will take place between 14th and 17th March, and is expected to attract its usual 200,000+ fans as well as some of the most prolific racers in history. As we enjoy festivals of all kinds here at Girly Blogger, we thought we’d give our readers the ultimate guide to Cheltenham Festival 2017 including the events, what to wear, how to place the best bets and where the must-get seats are. Yes, that does indeed include the amazing private boxes! The Events Tuesday 14th March – Cheltenham Champions Day Each year the Cheltenham Festival opens with Champions Day, which always features one of the most exciting races of the season: the Stan James Champion Hurdle. This race was first run in 1927, making it one of the most…

JustFly Reviews 7 Beautiful Ruins in the World

Bagan Bagan is an ancient city located in central Myanmar, southwest of Mandalay. It is famous for the Bagan Archaeological Area where thousands of Buddhist monuments and pagodas tower over green plains. Some of these structures dates back to the 11th century and each monument was constructed with a different style. During the Kingdom’s height in the 11th and 13th century, there were more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries and pagodas in Bagan, 2200 of which have survived until today. Pompeii Pompeii, an ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, is a beautiful ruin which has been preserved underneath 80 feet of ash, dust and molten lava (hardened) for thousands of years. Visitors can check out the amphitheater, forum, gymnasium, meat and fish markets, a bakery, the baths, Temple of Jupiter, Basilica law courts and many villas. Pompeii gets approximately 2.5 million visitors every…

The Best Accessories for your Next Trip

If you’re planning to travel at some stage this year, you may be considering which accessories are the best to ensure you have everything you need while you’re on the go. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you, so here are the best accessories for your next trip: A good wallet One of the best things you need while travelling is a good wallet. Ideally, you want it to have multiple compartments- especially if you’re visiting multiple destinations with different currencies and know you’re the type to have extra money left over. Another good option is an iPhone wallet case. This keeps your iPhone and your wallet together so you don’t need to continually be patting your pockets to check you have both your phone and your money safe, and an iPhone wallet also makes it much easier to travel light- without the need for a purse or backpack. A…

More women are riding motorcycles than ever before

One of the motorcycle industry’s biggest hurdles is figuring out how to capture new riders in new segments. Sure, it’s easy to add more 50 to 60-year-old dudes riding Harleys, but unless the industry figures out how to sell bikes to young people and women, it simply won’t grow. The motorcycle industry is obviously doing something right though, and the number of women owning motorcycles is currently higher than it’s ever been in the past. The Motorcycle Industry Council tracks huge amounts of data which is used by manufacturers so they can react to trends. This data has recently shown that females currently make up 14% of the current total of motorcycle ownership, which has been increasing steadily since 1998 when it was just 8%. Even better? These numbers are skewing towards the younger generation. Women aged between 18-35 currently make up 17.6% of motorcycle owners, those between 36 and…

Things to think about when learning to drive

The Provisional Licence In order for a learner driver to legally drive on UK roads, he or she must be in possession of a valid provisional licence. You can apply for your provisional licence from the age of 15 year, but the legal age at which you are permitted to drive a vehicle is 17. As the holder of a provisional licence, you can drive on any UK road, provided you are supervised by a suitable person (typically a qualified driver over the age of 25 who has been driving for 5 years or more) and avoid motorways. ‘L’ plates As a learner driver, you are legally required to display L plates on the front and back of your vehicle. Not displaying L plates is punishable by up to 6 points on your provisional licence; these points will be carried over on to your full license when you pass. After…

My ultimate spa day

There are few things that I enjoy more than a full-blown spa day. There’s just something so lush about being pampered, and since it’s not something that I enjoy all that often, it makes it all the more special when I do choose to pamper myself. The best spa day I ever had was actually in Cambodia. I forget the name of the spa, but it was located in Siem Reap, and I found myself going back again and again, and even took my mother there when we visited the following year. The spa was so relaxing. As soon as we walked in, the girls working there took our shoes and immediately gave us a little foot bath, complete with scrub and massage. When I returned the following year with my mum, I was going to the spa for my birthday and she bought me a package, which included a…

Fun things to do with your kids this weekend

If your kids are continually staring at their smart devices and consider a fun day to be one where they’ve been allowed to play video games all day, you may be looking for some ideas to keep them busy during the weekend. Here are some fun things to do with your kids this weekend: Get outdoors All of us need more exercise, and getting outdoors with your kids is a great way to relax, destress, workout, and get them excited about the world around them. Whether this means taking little kids to the park or grabbing older kids for a hike, you may even want to build up to a weekend camping and hiking trip, building a love of the outdoors in your kids which will last their whole lives. Go to a theme park If you ask most kids about the memories that stand out for them as kids,…

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