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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,…

The Best of Australia – Unforgettable Adventures by Train

The land of kangaroos, koalas, and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country. Blessed with many natural wonders, this huge country is best explored by its wide-ranging rail network. The romance of rails is still alive in Australia as the train journeys within this continent are safe, comfortable and convenient. If you too want to take an epic train journey, then an Australia Rail Pass is what you need to have in your bag. A traveler’s best friend, International Rail’s wide range of Australian passes saves you both money and time. With a spectacular stretch of beaches, amazing wildlife, unique deserts, and tropical forests, one trip is not enough to capture Australia’s beauty. Below are the 5 rail trips in Australia worth taking: The Outback Dotted with pure white sand beaches, bright red rock structures, and untouched natural beauty, the Outback is like heaven for explorers. There…

Planning Your Next Adventure: Top Travel Apps for Last Minute Trips

Some love the idea of spontaneity so much, they arrange their lives around the idea of freedom from commitment. When the desire to hit the road strikes, they want to leave in hours, if not minutes. For others, last-minute trips come about through necessity, rather than by design. There may be surprise business meetings, or a family emergency. Whatever kind of last-minute travel needs life may bring, these are apps specifically built to help you put a well-planned trip together. Last-minute flights Different apps take different approaches to finding you last-minute fares. Get the Flight Out and Fareness: GTFO may be abbreviated in eye-catching fashion, but it’s a serious app. It shows you every flight leaving your local airport over the next several hours, and it is up-to-the minute. It works for anyone who likes the idea of surprising themselves, and simply going anywhere that’s a good deal. The app…

Weekend Getaways From Auckland

If you are in Auckland, and are looking for a quick road trip nearby, we have a list of places you might want to consider while you are vacationing here: Bay of Islands Located 243 km away from Auckland, the Bay of Islands is approximately a 3-hour long drive. Boasting of 144 islands, the Bay offers numerous opportunities for adventure-lovers. Activities, such as scuba diving, parasailing, and swimming with dolphins, make this place one of the most popular tourist spots in New Zealand. The Bay is decorated with various towns and villages, with their unique & rich cultures and historically-significant sites, for you to explore here. Taupo Drive for a little more than 3 hours, to cover 274 km and reach Taupo. You will find some of the greatest attractions that New Zealand has to offer amidst various stunning, natural wonders here. Quench your thirst for adventure at most of…

Considering A Cruise? Top Tips For First Time Cruisers

Traveling is great! It allows you to get outside your comfort zone and see some breathtaking sights you wouldn’t normally see. Standard travel has its merits, but a cruise can be even better. Cruising offers you the chance to take travel to new levels. It’s also a great chance to fit various dream destinations into one neat package. On a regular holiday, you pick a destination, book a hotel, and that’s it. With a cruise, your hotel is one that can take you to various locations. If you’ve never been on a cruise before, but are considering one, you’ve come to the right place. It’s important, before anything, to bear in mind that cruises aren’t for everyone. It goes without saying that if you get seasick, you’ll want to give a cruise a miss. Cruising involves being on the sea for long stretches of time. You won’t enjoy your time…

How to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding

Have you decided it’s best for your dog to board and train in Santa Monica or one of the surrounding areas? Then you need to make sure your dog is ready before you show up. Getting a dog ready to be boarded is not the same as just packing them up for a day trip with you. Since you won’t be there, you need to make sure your beloved dog feels safe and secure in the presence of others. Ways of Helping Prepare Your Dog for Boarding Before you take your dog to board and train in Culver City or any of the surrounding areas, you need to make sure you have everything in place. First, your dog needs to be well socialized. If your dog has never spent time with another human being other than you, for the last few years, spending time with others is going to stress…

6 Awesome Day Trips in and around Melbourne

Melbourne is a city full of dynamism and a cosmopolitan culture, which has rightly made it Australia’s cultural capital. Remarkable architecture and a diverse multicultural structure depict the city’s history; while more recent street art, museums, and band venues bring out its contemporary side. However, there’s more to Melbourne, and if you visit its surrounding areas, you’ll see what we’re talking about. Getting around Melbourne is easy, especially with car rentals in Melbourne. Here are six day trips you should take if you’re pressed for time, but need a quick getaway: Melbourne City Botanical Gardens Rolling lawns, open space for children to run around, crystal clear lakes, vivid flowers, and tall trees make the Botanical Gardens a must-visit. Walking, playing and just sitting around in the garden are some of life’s simplest pleasures. The best part? It’s free! Yarra Valley Wineries Known all over Australia for producing some of the…

5 Breathtaking Sites You Have To See in Your Lifetime

You only have one life to live. Make the most out of it. Travel and witness the beauty of the world. Revel in the sight of wonderful attractions. No idea on where to go or what to see? Keep on reading and we’ll suggest some of the best places that should definitely be a part of your itinerary. The Incan Village of Machu Picchu Trekking along the Inca Trail can be a physically-exhausting activity, but once you see Machu Picchu, you will surely feel rewarded. While a four-day trek is one of the popular ways to reach the ancient village, there are also trains that will help you to get there without the need to exert too much effort. This historically-significant landmark has been constructed in the 15th century. It has an elevation of 2,430 metres above sea level and can offer postcard-perfect views. A Lion in the Serengeti If…

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