The Modern Treasure Hunt – Geocaching

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 Posted by

If you are looking for something a little different from the run of the mill tourist attractions that you usually visit on your holidays, we’ve got a fantastic suggestion for you – and one that all the family can enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Know How Much To Tip?

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 Posted by

Giving a tip, or gratuity, to someone who has provided you with a service is a custom which is widely believed to have originated in the United Kingdom. The story goes that back in the 18th Century, the thieves had developed their own language in which to tip meant to give. Landlords of pubs and drinking houses adopted this term, and so tipping began. It is often said that the word tips stands for “to insure prompt service” although there is little evidence that this is correct. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Scary Plane Landings

Posted on: October 4th, 2011 Posted by

We’ve all hit the ground with a bang at some point in our lives, and no, I’m not talking about our boss refusing us that pay rise or the feeling you when you receive your car insurance bill, I’m talking about treacherous airplane landings. You’ve cruised along happily for the entire flight, eating peanuts and watching bad Adam Sandler movies (is there a good Adam Sandler movie?), when suddenly you’re reminded that you’re sitting aboard a 80,000Kg vessel capable of speeds exceeding 500mph and cruising at 35,000 feet as the pilot grapples with tricky weather conditions, resulting in less than comfortable landing. Read the rest of this entry »

Desynchronsis is the medical term for what most of us would call jet lag. Usually experienced by travellers who have taken a long haul flight which crosses several time zones, jet lag can leave you feeling out of sorts for several days following arrival at your destination. In order to beat jet lag, we look at what causes jet lag, what jet lag feels like and what we can do to prepare ourselves before a long plane journey. Read the rest of this entry »