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Do you know how much danger you’re putting yourself in every time you step behind the wheel? Even if you’re the most sensible driver out there, you’re still putting your life at risk. Unexpected accidents that aren’t people’s fault do happen on a daily basis! But, this article isn’t going to be all about the danger that you should be thinking about. There are other things that you should be keeping at the front of your mind. Driving is a daily necessity that most of us can’t live without and we need to make sure that we’re staying on the roads for as long as possible. Improve your driving experience by considering the things below!

How Likely You Are To Be In An Accident

We know we said we weren’t going to talk to you about the dangers that you might encounter, but we might as well get it out of the way. Your chances of being in a car accident are going up every day. With so many people passing their test each day and so many people who haven’t stopped driving, the roads are just becoming more chaotic and busy than ever.  This means that although it might never happen to you, a small accident could have happened to other people along the way! Accidents can be a driver’s worst nightmare, and just to warn you, the legal side would be a bigger nightmare. Always contact companies such as Greene Broillet & Wheeler for help as soon as possible. To avoid ever needing to contact an attorney, make sure you’re decreasing your chances. This can be done by not driving during peak times, not being on your mobile phone or speeding, and not doing long journeys without rest. Long journeys do really impact you and your car and that is what we want to explore next.

Is Your Car Ready For A Long Journey?

Sometimes you will have to travel long journeys. By that, we mean car journeys that take over an hour or so. When you do a long journey, the last thing you might think to do is to check whether your car is actually ready for the journey. It needs to have the right amount of oil and water, the tyre pressure needs to be right, and you need to have a sufficient amount of fuel. The number of people who get caught out because they don’t check, and then have to pay so much to have the car recovered because it has broken down is crazy. Always take the time to check your car, and you won’t regret it later down the line!

Do You Need To Get In The Car?

This is something you definitely won’t ask yourself. We’re talking about the relevance of your journey, and whether there’s a better way of doing it. For example, if you’re only driving to the shop down the road, can you not walk? If you’re going long distance, is there a train that could do the journey better? More often than not, we waste so much fuel and put so many miles on our cars for pointless journeys!

Following the successful return of the Sucimurni Retreat, the award-winning luxury destination, Tanjong Jara Resort, will launch a special edition entirely dedicated to women. Taking place from 17th to 19th November; the Sucimurni Retreat, Women’s Edition, will be a unique getaway for mothers, daughters and girlfriends to rest, recharge and discover Sucimurni, the Malay concept that emphasizes purity of spirit, health and well-being.

This exclusive retreat will allow guests to learn a new concept of relaxation through a weekend of female-focused classes and workshops led by renowned wellness professionals. The retreat will include, but not limited to signature WeBarre classes, Yin yoga and sound & breath meditation session by Align Origins, wellbeing and batik workshops led by The Busy Woman Project and The Batik Boutique respectively, and a cooking class to learn the secrets of Malay kitchen from the resort’s resident Chef.

Day One

Amy Blair from The Batik Boutique will kick-off the retreat with a Batik Workshop where guests will explore the Batik process and unleash their creativity to take home their own personalized Batik Boutique product. Following the batik workshop, Linda Tang, co-founder of WeBarre Singapore, will lead a WeBarre Stretch & Technique session, guiding attendees to stretch out and lengthen all muscles to increase flexibility, improve mobility and reduce the risk of injuries.

Day Two

On the second day, Linda Tang, will start the day with an energising Sunrise WeBarre Signature Multi-Level class, an exhilarating workout inspired by ballet, yoga, pilates and strength training which aims to transform the entire body.

For lunch, Tanjong Jara Resort’s resident Chef Ann will teach attendees her best-kept secrets at the ‘Secrets of Malay Kitchen’ cooking class. Guests will be able to savour their scrumptious creations just before the next session with Jaslyn Koh, founder of The Busy Woman Project, an online platform focusing on mental, physical & emotional health for busy women living in Asia. In WE, Introspective Conversations, the ladies leading the classes and workshops during this weekend, will share their insights and connect with like-minded women on topics such as self-acceptance and self-worth.

To wrap-up the second day with a deep sense of balance and relaxation, Amanda Ling, founder of Align Origins –musician, yoga teacher and sound healing practitioner–, will share with guests the healing wonders of Yin yoga. In this slower-paced practice based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Yin Yang philosophy, postures allow a sense of release within the deeper connective tissues, fascia and joints in the body. A unique Sound and Breath Meditation session will follow. Focusing on the aspects of Nada (Sound) Yoga, Amanda will teach attendees various breath techniques to induce calmness and inner peace through breathing. Using Tibetan Tingsha bells and Singing Bowls to integrate sound vibrations into each breath, guests will learn how to build awareness to manage stress effectively.

Day Three

Before the retreat comes to an end, guests will partake in the resort’s signature Sucimurni Exercise led by the resort’s very own Resident Naturalist, Captain Mokh. The Sucimurni Exercise held by the beach at sunrise will see guests going through a series of stretches inspired by the main animal chakras, giving them a chance to explore their main energy centres and find inner peace.

The Sucimurni Retreat, Women’s Edition is priced at SGD333++ per room per night, with a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child and is inclusive of:
·       Accommodation

·       Return airport transfers from Kuantan airport

·       Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

·       One 50-minute massage for two per stay

·       Two barre classes

 

·       One Yin Yoga session

·       One sound and breath meditation session

·       One wellbeing workshop

·       One batik workshop

·       Sucimurni exercise

·       One Secrets of Malay Kitchen cooking class

Babysitting services are available at the resort for an additional fee.

For bookings and enquiries, kindly visit http://singapore.ytlhotels.com/

 

This piece of news is going to probably thrill all you fans of Star Wars!

Created by ILMxLAB and The VOID, friends can step inside the Star Wars universe together in a fully immersive experience unlike any other.

From a galaxy far, far away comes the first multi-sensory immersive experience of its kind in Asia that blurs the line between the physical and virtual world that you can explore with friends and companions.

It will be The VOID’s first venture outside of America and the UK, making this experience at Resorts World Genting the first in Asia. This location-based VR experience will be brought to new heights, quite literally at 6000 feet above sea level.  It will be one of the key attractions at the resort which received almost 25 million visitors last year. This will exist alongside dining and retail outlets as well as entertainment attractions that will include the upcoming indoor and outdoor theme parks.

Check out the trailer of this Hyper-Reality Star Wars™ VR Experience before you continue reading!

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will take guests through a breathtaking journey into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive stage. Reality and imagination mix to deliver fully immersive experiences that evoke all the senses, where guests will feel the impact of blaster bolts, smell the smoke from the surrounding environment, push buttons to solve an interactive puzzle to escape enemies, all while coordinating directly with their unit in real time through the blended virtual and physical world.

Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four travel to the molten planet of Mustafar and sneak onto an Imperial Base. During the mission, you’ll encounter familiar Star Wars characters as you navigate dangers at every turn.

Craig Watson, Chairman of The VOID said: “The VOID’s hyper-reality experiences are taking people to worlds that, until now, only existed in their imaginations. The VOID is leading location-based entertainment to the next level. By making the impossible real and allowing guests to step into completely new and alternate realities.  In Star WarsSecrets of the Empire you can hear, feel, touch and even smell bringing them closer to the story, characters and places.”

First and foremost, this is not a post on how you can get rich quickly and neither the suggestions contained herein are a guarantee nor promise that you will make money. Before considering the suggestions contained herein, please be sure to do your own independent research.

Many of you reading this might have a bad spending habit; so much so that you might have a few debts looming over your head. You might feel as though there’s no escape; and the more you spend, the more you want. So, for all of you who are self-confessed spendaholics, we want to talk to you. We’re not saying that you should get your spending under control because if you’re getting money, you might as well treat yourself to whatever pleases you. We’re here to share with you how you can get more money so that you’re able to spend more money! There’s plenty of ways to do it, and some might be more beneficial to you than others. As long as you have a decent amount of money to play around with, you might want to consider giving at least one of these a go!

Spread Betting

This isn’t a form of gambling like you’re thinking, so don’t be put off by the idea. Spread betting is a new form of making money from things such as commodities and other trades. Rather than buying a share, you place a bet on whether you think that share is going to go up or down in value. If it goes up and you said that’s what it would do, you make some money; if it goes down and you said it would go up, you’ll lose some money! You buy per point of movement of the share. The more points it moves, you will earn multiples of the stake you put down. It’s sort of like a form of betting, but for people who know the stocks and trade markets well. If you have a look at CMC Markets, you can find out more. Even if you don’t know them, all you need to do is a little bit of research to have a basic understanding, and you’ll soon have fun with spread betting. It’s not as risky as gambling, as you can choose to buy more, or sell the stake that you have invested. With gambling betting, you lose your money no matter what!

Cryptocurrency

This is a bit of a grey area to some people, as they just don’t understand the massive potential to earn what Cryptocurrency gives. Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has been around for a while, but they only really hit the headlines when its value increased and a lot of people became rich from it. Then again, there are also a whole lot of other people who lost quite a lot of money from investing in Cryptocurrency. Like with the trading of any other stock and share, it’s all about buying at the right time to make the most money. Although you can invest as much or as little as you want, you have to be prepared to go for a lengthy investment and know how it works in real detail!

Forex Trading

Finally, one you might all be familiar with. Background knowledge of this or not, you can still make your money. One way of doing it is by joining a company designed to teach individuals how to make money through Forex trading. It’s the trading of currencies, and it’s a very valuable piece of information to hold if you do it well. If you play your cards right, this might just help you earn some additional passive income.

However, all sorts of investments come with risks so don’t expect to beat the market every single time. There are other safer instruments to make money and depending on your risk appetite, go for the one that you’re more familiar and comfortable with. Starting an e-commerce business or even offering your skills and time can also make you money.

When you see your blog all of the time, it can be hard to spot problems and issues. When you first started blogging, your posts and layouts were probably a little rough. Then, you might have gone through a very steep learning curve as you learned about SEO, digital media marketing and everything else that makes a blog great. You might have spent time working on your branding and adjusting the layout of your site. Making it more personal and unique and ensuring it stood out from the rest of the blogs on the internet.

Then, as time goes on, we often stop noticing the small things. We write posts. We publish them. We promote them. You might even have a checklist of things that you do with every post or the daily jobs that you do to keep your blog great. But, you stop seeing it. It’s only normal. It’s something that happens in all areas of life. But, it’s why it’s essential that every now and then we take the time to take a good hard look at our blogs and how well they work and make any changes that we can to improve them. Here are some great ways that you can give your blog a little TLC.

Check Your Speed

A brand-new site, with nothing on it, works quickly. Of course, it does, there’s nothing to load. Then, as you add more content and media, things start to slow down. You might not have noticed, but your users will have. Carry out an internet speed test to find out where you stand.

Look at Your Photographs

Photographs take up an awful lot of space on your site and in your database. Chances are, you aren’t even using a lot of them, having either replaced them over time or never put them into posts in the first place. Use a plugin to delete any pictures that aren’t being used on your site. Then, compress any that are left.

While you are working on photographs, check out your older posts. Could you replace any of the pictures now that your skills have improved?

Delete Old Content

Many blogs start life in the “lifestyle” category. Then, over time some of them begin to fit into a smaller niche. This is great, but you might find that a lot of your older content no longer fits. If it gets views, great, keep it. But, if no one reads this content and it doesn’t reflect your blog anymore, delete it.

Fix Broken Links

Broken links are inevitable. Even if it’s just because you’ve deleted old posts or photographs. Some broken links might be in comments other people have left if their own blogs have changed or been removed. These links can affect your user experience. So, find them using a plugin or a broken link checker website and either delete or fix them.

Add Internal Links

When you start blogging, there’s nothing to link to. You’ve got no related content. Over time, you add new content, but you never go back to add links to older posts. Go through some of your old posts and pages and add as many internal links as you can. It’ll give your bounce rate a massive boost.

Sure thing, Africa will be the first place you’ll imagine if someone suddenly proposes this travel idea, “Hey, why don’t we go on a safari adventure?” And quickly, you drop your bag, sit on your desk and look up pieces of information about travel to Africa. But, is Africa the only continent where you can go on a safari adventure? What if you discover there’s something equally exciting and fantastic somewhere else?

Apparently, it’s easier to decide where to go when you know that Africa is the only place to explore if you’re wishing for some safari adventures. It turns out though that Australia can be a close rival. Wait, what? You read that right. Let’s take a look at what Australia has to offer.

Australia: Where All Sorts of Diversity is Found

If you say the word ‘diversity’, perhaps, Australia is on the top rank among the most diverse countries in the world. In fact, Australia is very diverse in almost all aspects—the people and their backgrounds, the landscapes and terrains, the mix of city and countryside vibe, and a great number of diverse, unique species of flora and fauna. Check out valuable pieces of information on that subject here.

And what do all of these things mean? Yup, you’re right indeed. A tour of just a few days in Australia won’t be enough to explore everything wonderful. In fact, it would be the most awesome option if there’s a way you can do a long-term backpacking journey around entire Australia as you dream of how unique your everyday experiences would be. You’ll never run out of new things to try and see!

Hike up the mountains or sail to the islands, one after another. You’ll find that there is no shortage of wildlife creatures in Australia—they’re even abundant. You can swim with the whales, meet and greet the cutie kangaroos and koalas, get awed by the different, lovely birds on a birdwatching adventure, and discover various species of reptiles. And there’s a whole lot more! The scenic views are even enough to make your heart skip a beat! Learn more about that by visiting Aus wildlife tours.

A Learning Experience in a Classroom the Size of a Country

There is no doubt that travelling makes us smarter. We get to learn a new culture and new words from another language, we are able to taste new cuisines, uncover history, and discover art; and when we derive such new learnings, we also develop our creativity which helps us become more productive at work or at school.

Thus, we can compare wildlife tours in Australia to a wonderful learning experience in a classroom that’s the size of a country. It would be a unique experience for the whole family, especially if you have young children. It will help them fully immerse themselves in an interactive learning experience when they get to learn about wildlife creatures not just in pictures, books, and videos, but in their natural habitat as well.

Grow Your Love for Nature

When we go on wildlife adventures, we allow ourselves to have a close encounter with nature. This interaction helps us to grow our appreciation of our planet’s beauty and as well as its rich diversity. Seeing the beauty of diverse creatures and observing their life in their natural habitat compels us to grow our love for nature and to take care of our environment.  https://biofriendlyplanet.com/nature/environment/50-ways-to-make-your-life-more-environmentally-friendly/

It also motivates us to start making sustainable and eco-friendly choices in our daily lives; as we know that a single piece of trash we throw or a single foolish thing we do against the environment, could impact the lives of other creatures, especially those nearing extinction. In addition, growing our appreciation for nature moves us to teach our kids to be gentle with animals, take care of them, plant trees, and take every effort to care for the environment.

There are so many things to learn and discover while you’re on a wildlife tour. You can even choose one based on your interests. Love the ocean? Go whale-watching, diving, or snorkelling. Want to meet marsupials? Say “Hi” to kangaroos and koalas. Want something even wilder? Meet and greet reptile species! There’s no doubt that including off-the-beaten-track experiences in your travel bucket list is a must when you visit the land down under!

My first encounter with Jeep began a long way back in 2012 when Jeep became the soccer jersey sponsor of Juventus Football Club. In case you’re wondering, Jeep is more than just a car brand. Jeep is an actual word that you can find in the English dictionary and it is more often described as, “a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.” My second encounter with Jeep was in early June this year when the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was displayed at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Adventure Experience at Plaza Singapura.

My third encounter with Jeep took place very recently and this time round, I had the rare privilege and opportunity to take the All-New 2018 Jeep Compass out for a weekend drive. This was like a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to take a Jeep out for a ride.

The Exterior

The exterior of the All-New 2018 Jeep Compass is a sure head-turner and its signature seven-slot grille is an unmistakable exterior element that pays homage to Jeep’s proud history.

Strong, confident curves and stylish accents transform the headlamps on the All-New Compass from purely functional into design statements.

All-New Jeep Compass Limited 2018

The All-New Compass also features taillamps that blend form with function. The taillamps mould themselves perfectly to the sweeping curves of the Compass, offering a distinct look that stands out – both in design and on the road.

An epitome of adventure, the All-New Compass is rugged and trail-ready. With the Best-in-Class ground clearance and approach, departure and break over angles, and its signature ruby red front and rear tow hooks; the designers and engineers of the All-New Compass instilled the passion and excitement of the Jeep brand into every element of the vehicle.

In the crowded market of compact SUVs, every detail on the All-New Compass stands out.

The Interior

Attention to detail is what separates the All-New 2018 Compass from its competitors. Stylish touches like the accents around the vents and shifter, embossing on the seats, and the stitching style selected for the interior all reflect Jeep’s commitment to the art of craftsmanship.

All-New Jeep Compass Limited 2018

Every Jeep® Brand vehicle is designed to maximise capability and the All-New 2018 Compass is no exception. With a spacious and comfortable interior, the All-New Compass comes with an innovative and adjustable cargo floor that can be moved up to load gear more easily or down to give more room.

With six BeatsAudio speakers distributed throughout the cabin for a surround sound experience; every journey offers an immersive driving experience that makes the ride even more enjoyable.

The Jeep Driving Experience

The All-New Compass is powered by a 1.4L Inline 4 cylinder Turbo Charged Engine that is mated to a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. With more than sufficient torque for Singapore’s roads, overtaking and lane changing is a breeze for the All-New Compass. However, with that being said; don’t expect to take off like a rocket when the accelerator pedal is floored.

When cornering at high speeds, the All-New Compass does the job with much stability and ease. In terms of the fuel economy, the frequent start-stop motion of the busy urban traffic can be rather straining on the All-New Compass.

All-New Jeep Compass Limited 2018

What I do really appreciate the most about the All-New Compass are the multiple safety features that have been seamlessly integrated to offer a safe driving experience. From one of the most sophisticated airbag systems of its kind to active safety and security features that are designed to assess road conditions and adjust vehicle performance to help the driver maintain control and stay safe and secure; there are also other safety features such as the LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assistance and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.

In Summary

The price of the All-New Compass at the time of writing is $136,888 (without COE).

All-New Jeep Compass Limited 2018

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and features with both the driver and passenger in mind, the All-New Jeep Compass is the best companion to meet all your driving needs. Discover an unearthly luxury and comfort with the all-new Jeep Compass by scheduling a test drive today.

You might have heard of Manuka honey as it is getting quite popular for its health benefits.

So what makes this honey different?

Bees in New Zealand, drink the nectar from the Manuka shrub that is indigenous to New Zealand and produce honey that has properties that are unique and unseen in other kinds of honey. These properties are antibacterial and aids in curing common ailments.

If you’re wondering whether Manuka honey can be purchased in Singapore, the answer is yes. Although you can buy it off the shelves, there are a few things you need to consider before purchasing Manuka honey.

Here are some considerations that you might want to look out for:

1. UMF Label

So what is UMF? UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor. It’s an independent organisation that tests and rates Manuka honey from various manufacturers to check their authenticity. This agency was created for the sole reason to test the quantity of MGO and NPA in each Manuka honey batch. We’ll get to MGO and NPA, a bit later in the article.

Each batch of genuine Manuka honey has a UMF rating that can be traced back to the apiary it’s from. The rating starts from 5+.

If you want the best quality Manuka honey, then 22+ should be your choice. Do not buy Manuka honey if it does not have a UMF label attached to the jar.

The UMF rating and number on Honey New Zealand’s Manuka Honey

UMF hands licenses to genuine manufacturers of Manuka honey and nobody else.

2. MGO – Methylglyoxal

What makes Manuka honey unique is the presence of MGO. Methylglyoxal is the property that the UMF agency is looking for in every Manuka honey. It’s antibacterial and helps in curing many common ailments like sore throats, and ulcers.

The higher the content of MGO, the higher the Manuka rating; and it means that the particular honey possesses more antibacterial properties.

3. Active / NPA

Many Manuka honey jars have the Grade A label in them. So what does this mean? Manuka honey is one of the few types of honey in the world that still has antibacterial elements even when the hydrogen peroxide has been removed; this is NPA or Non-Peroxide Activity.

If you have a jar with Grade A written on it, it means the antibacterial property is present and it is active! So NPA or Grade A means, your Manuka honey has antibacterial qualities that can help with curing common ailments.

These are the three factors that one needs to look into before buying Manuka honey in Singapore.

If you’re shopping around for Manuka honey in Singapore, HNZ Manuka Honey in Singapore is the best of the lot. They have their own apiaries and they make the finest quality Manuka honey in the world.

Lime Restaurant gets all fired up with a new outdoor meat and seafood grill from 5 to 21 October 2018

Grill gourmands will soon be able to savour the distinct flavours of char-grilled meats and seafood, cooked on an outdoor grill, from the comfort of the air-conditioned, stylish interiors of Lime restaurant.

Thrill of the Grill makes its debut at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s award-winning restaurant for three weeks from Friday 5 to Sunday 21 October, as Lime’s newly appointed Executive Chef Yap Wai Lunn continues to make his mark on the Chinatown icon.

Menu highlights from the smokin’ hot Thrill of the Grill menu include Lamb Shish Kebabs, Wagyu Beef Cubes, Pork Belly Char Siew and Chicken Tandoori. For those seeking to satisfy that fresh seafood craving, there’s also Seabass in Spicy Yellow Sauce, Sambal Marinated Squid, Oyster Kicap Manis and Clams with Kam Heong sauce.

All dishes are cooked to smoky perfection over authentic charcoal grills at the wooden-decked barbeque station, enabling alfresco dining enthusiasts to venture outside and watch the chefs in action. If you need to take a break from the grill, the interactive kitchens inside Lime will also feature a line-up of International specialities and local favourites such as  Mushroom Risotto, Potato Rosti  Laksa Noodles, Chilli Crab Pasta, and Kueh Pie Tee.

‘Thrill of the Grill’ is available daily from 5th to 21st October 2018, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm
SGD88++ per adult inclusive of free flow coffee and tea
SGD44++ per child between 4 and 12 years old

Enjoy 10% savings when you dine with four paying adults or more, valid from 
Monday to Thursday only
For dining reservations and enquiries, please connect with us at +65 6809 8899 or email lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com*Prices quoted are in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge and 7% goods and services tax.


Lime Operating Hours:

06:30 – 00:00 from Sunday to Thursday

06:30 – 02:00 on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday

Contact Details:

Tel: +65 6809 8899  |  Email: lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com
Address: PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

 

So you’re finally going on a trip, eh? You’re finally leaving your comfort zone. Well, good! The world’s your oyster, one that you open with your passport. There’s plenty to discover and more to experience.

But before you fly off to lands unknown, learn a few things first; for knowledge is power, and it may well save your life.

Here are a few crucial things that you should know before you travel the world.

Check Your Gear

Prep time is half the fun of travelling. There’s a certain kind of excitement that experienced travellers get when browsing stores for stuff they’ll bring on their next trip. You may feel that too, once you rack up some mileage on your visa.

That said, prepping your gear isn’t just for fun. It’s also for your own good.

You’ll be a stranger in an unfamiliar land, and the commodities and conveniences of home will no longer be within your reach, particularly when going to areas untamed by civilisation, to meadows and groves where you commune with nature and soul.

Often, you’ll have just yourself and your favourite weekender bag, and its contents, to rely on.

Thus, make it a habit to check your gear, days before your trip. Go over your pack, and review what you need and what you don’t need. Packing too much can unnecessarily burden you; packing too little may leave you stranded somewhere without even basic necessities like food or water and without the hope of rescue.

Check the Culture

One of the many things that can fumble a traveller’s stride is the culture shock. It’s usually the first gale that greets one so used to the comforts of home. The impact can strike so overwhelmingly and so frustratingly that one can become homesick in a matter of days.

Experiencing how other people live in other parts of the world is part of the fun in travelling. But if you don’t do your research in advance, you could be on the receiving end of sudden culture shock. Then all your preparations will be for nought as you hurry to book a return flight home.

What you see in the movies isn’t always the truth; it’s often embellished by false fluff for production value. You expected the romances of Casablanca but then get chased by bulls in Pamplona. You expected Mickey Mouse, but it was actually Dio.

So be a smart tourist. Be informed. Do a quick search about where you’re going. Read up on the news from your destination, and set proper expectations so you’ll be prepared for the reality.

Check the Weather

Lastly, check the general weather and environment of your itinerary. It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia; storms can come a-knockin’ too. That’s part of life. But if you don’t prepare for such times, it may be the death of you.

This may seem like it’s part of common sense, but it’s still too vital to be left unsaid. Not anticipating bad weather can ruin a good time. Worse yet, your chiselled-for-the-beach body may get wet not because of the sea but because you’re sweating under the 34.4 degrees Celsius average temperature of Ethiopia.

Keep yourself up-to-date on the weather around your target destination/s. Download an app so that you can check anytime and make adjustments accordingly.

Envoi: Bon Voyage!

The fundamental point of all these things is to be prepared. As mentioned earlier, prep time is half the fun of travelling.

Be a smart traveller and prepare well. Check the three items noted above, and you’ll get the most out of your time abroad.