Is eco-friendly boating possible? 13+ tips to protect marine life

Eco-friendly boating, does it exist? Can you enjoy being on the open waters while caring for the environment? Let’s explore.

When it’s time to take a break from everyday life and spend time relaxing, many people would rather leave dry land behind and take to the open waters. A day on the boat can be the best antidote to city chaos, enjoying the peace and harmony that can only be found on the water.

However, a boat trip can be harmful to the environment. Eco-friendly boating, to be as green as possible, is the best of both worlds. Let’s explore how you can still enjoy boating whilst being environmentally conscious at the same time.

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Looking good when flying long-haul: our top tips

Managing to stay flawless and fashionable when you are taking a long-haul flight can be a tall order. While some of our favourite A-list celebrities may have it down to a fine art, the rest of us can find it a struggle.

Not only do we have to combat travel fatigue and that dreaded high-altitude bloat, but we also have to contend with crumpled clothing, dehydrated skin, and static hair.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your poise and look as fresh-faced when you disembark as you looked when you first boarded. Read on for our top tips for long-haul beauty that lasts!

The perfect outfit combo

Even the most dedicated fashion devotee understands that the key to a long-haul flight is cosy and comfortable clothing that you can sleep in and move around in with ease. Arguably, one of the best outfits for a long journey is also the simplest; black leggings, trousers, or your comfiest pair of black jeans, paired with a tank top and an oversized jumper.

Finish the look with some compression socks for safety and a pair of stylish black boots, and you have an ensemble that will carry you effortlessly from one airport to the next. Comfort and understated elegance: tick!

Add style to every detail

For a long-haul flight infused with glamour, it’s not just your clothing you should consider. Choosing the right accessories can help you to look and feel your best on your travels. The right accessories can help to complete a look

Whether it’s designer hand luggage, a chic scarf knotted artfully around your neck, or perhaps a Gucci card holder for men, there are plenty of simple but effective ways to surround yourself with style.

Staying fresh-faced

To help your skin stay as plump and moist as possible, despite the bone-dry re-circulated air of your aeroplane cabin, there are a few simple hacks you can try. Prepare a little waterproof bag with some travel-sized toiletries that you can take with you to the bathroom whenever you need a little freshening during the flight.

Include your favourite moisturiser and apply it liberally to rehydrate your skin. You can also soothe chapped lips with a nourishing lip balm or gloss. Eye drops are another product you may want to bring along to help prevent your eyes from drying out. Aeroplane travel is renowned for causing eye dryness and other discomforts, so being prepared will be warmly welcomed. Another top tip for healthier post-flight skin? Try and get as much rest as you can. Sleep is vital for restoring your body’s cells to their former glory – and prevents those dreaded eye bags.

Nourish yourself

Long-haul flights can be physically and mentally draining, so it is vital that you keep yourself nourished during your journey. If you are not keen on aeroplane food, treat yourself to a healthy and filling meal at the airport before you board. You may also wish to purchase snacks to nibble on during the flight.

As well as dressing to impress, making sure that you take good care of yourself during your long-haul flight is the best way to help you look and feel your best when you walk into the arrivals hall at your next destination!

Best apps to use whilst travelling abroad

There can be so many things to think about when travelling abroad. Finding reliable transport, budgeting money, finding good food, navigating large cities, communicating with locals in their language and having emergency information at the ready if/when required.

Having a smartphone with these apps at your fingertips takes away much of the hassle and stress of the journey and can ultimately make for a more enjoyable trip.

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St Erth to St Ives train ride (STUNNING coastal views)

If you’re looking for an easy way to access St Ives without the hassle of trying to find a parking spot in one of the busiest towns in Cornwall then read on. Here’s our St Erth Park and Ride review with lots of helpful information to plan your journey.

It’s also one of the best coastal train rides in the whole of Britain with stunning scenery. I’ll share some photos below so you can see the type of amazing coastal views to expect!

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Buying a campervan or campervan rental: which is better?

Is it worth investing in a campervan? With the summer months upon us, you might have the campervan bug and be itching to explore coastal routes or mountainous landscapes whilst experiencing #vanlife but is it worth the investment? Should you opt for a campervan rental for the summer season instead? Which is better? Let’s consider whether the commitment of buying a campervan is right for you.

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Driving tips to stay safe on the roads

Many people drive every day, several times a day. It has become almost more common than walking as a means to get about, and some people will even drive one block rather than walk it (and of course, some people have conditions that prevent their walking very far). But driving is actually quite a dangerous pastime: controlling a ton or so of heavy metal and chemicals, at fairly high speeds – and doing so alongside hundreds of other people! But it is possible to practice road safety as a driver that can reduce your risk of accident or injury.

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Airplane ear: how to avoid ear pain during flight

Taking a flight is usually an exciting time as most people flying are going on holiday!

However, for some people the flight can cause some discomfort in the ears, sometimes referred to as ‘airplane ear’.

This discomfort can include the ears feeling blocked with sound muffled and even pain.

Let’s take a look at what exactly airplane ear is and how it can be prevented.

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Bike tours: what are they and should I join one?

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One of the great things that have emerged since the turn of the century is the global push for physical fitness; we are all doing something to exercise, and if biking is your thing and you would like to socialise by riding with others, there are special tour groups you can join when travelling. Continue reading “Bike tours: what are they and should I join one?”

Car rental Iceland – complete guide & tips (2019)

Iceland looks like a truly stunning country to visit.  The scenery looks breathtaking and who doesn’t have the Northern Lights on their bucket list?  Driving a car in Iceland isn’t as simple as in most European countries as there are some dangerous mountainous roads which are called F-Roads where you’ll legally need a 4×4.  Today I have an informative guest post to share with you a complete guide and tips when it comes to car rental in Iceland. Continue reading “Car rental Iceland – complete guide & tips (2019)”

How to get the cheapest train tickets

Travelling by train can be an exciting and fun way to travel.  When travelling with kids it’s really quite an adventure!  However, the ticketing system in Britain isn’t always fair and you could end up paying far more than you need to.  In this blog post, I will share some of the ways you can get very cheap train tickets.

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8 ways to save money when hiring a car

Every time we visit Ben’s family in Germany we hire a car.  We always pick one up from the airport.  We usually always pre-book, but there’s been the odd time, maybe only once, that we didn’t pre-arrange and just went to a desk when we were there.  It’s definitely better to book ahead of time to get a great deal and to know what you are paying.  I’m never sure if they overcharge when booking directly at a desk, but I always have my suspicions!

Car hire can be relatively cheap providing you book the most basic car for your needs.  We always get something that’s big enough for us and our luggage and that’s our only requirement.  We never have any additional requirements as we like to keep the cost as low as possible.

If you are looking to hire a car to run your own private hire business (like Uber) there are companies that specialise in this market. Companies like PCO Car Hire in London offer a cost-effective solution for those trying to make a living in private car hire, but don’t have access to their own vehicle. If you’re in this boat then some of the below points will also help.

Many hire cars do come with add-ons that can start bumping the price up, but often they aren’t needed.  Here are eight tips to save money when hiring a car for your road trip:

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