Beach Resort vs Traditional Town: Where to Stay in Turkey?

Looking at a guide book of Turkey you might be tricked into believing that your only option for accommodation is in an upmarket resort or seaside town however Turkey is also has More »

How to Ensure Your Group Fishing Trip Goes Smoothly 

I have been organizing an annual fishing trip for my buddies and I for around 6 years now and each year is better than the one before it. This year we are More »

Which Theme Parks You Should Visit In Florida

Florida is truly a magical wonderland which gives both kids and adults the perfect place to enjoy a vacation like no other. Whilst there is much to a vacation in Florida which More »

Where to go for the Ultimate Luxury Holiday

You work hard Monday to Friday and it only makes sense that when vacation time comes you want to spend your time off in the most luxurious place you can afford.  There More »

Cultural Destinations to Expand your Mind

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How to Lower Your Child’s Temperature in the Burning Sunshine 

As someone who spent much of their life in New York, Arizona really shocked my system when I moved here a few years ago. I was warned about the heat by neighbour Hans Eckhardt Tucson resident for many more years than myself, but I didn’t quite believe it until I experienced my very first summer. The heat was blistering and both my wife and I were really struggling.

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As bad as the heat is for adults over here in Arizona, it was the kids that we were most worried about and each summer we dedicate a great deal of time trying to protect the kids. There are a worrying amount of kids sent to hospital each year in Tucson because of heat related issues and I will not be accused of being a father who didn’t do his best to prevent death or serious health issues for my kids, as a result of the Tucson heat. Keeping your child cool all day can be tough but I have found some great ways to cool them down when they do get too hot. If you are taking your kids to a hot country this year, here is how to bring down their temperature.

Go For a Splash

One of the best ways that I have found to quickly reduce a child’s temperature is to let them have a splash about in some cold or lukewarm water. We have a paddling pool in the back yard and above it we have an awning to offer a bit of protection from the sun’s rays and this makes the perfect place to cool the kids down. If you don’t have a paddling pool then simply dip your kids in the bath to help them feel a little cooler. Be careful with swimming pools as often the water is warm and they are exposed to direct sunlight.

Mini-Fan 

One of the best items that I have bought for my kids is those battery operated mini-fans and the kids actually look at this as more of a toy than anything else. Because of this, my kids are always using their fans and as a result, keeping themselves cool.

Fluids

Throughout the summer months I will avidly check my kids’ temperatures each hour and one thing that I hadn’t realised was the power of fluids to bring down their core temperature. I knew that my kids should be taking on water to stave off dehydration but I didn’t realise how quickly a cold drink could reduce their temperature. I you have kids who are going to be spending time in a hot place, make sure that you are giving them plenty of fluids and plenty of cold drinks so that they can stay fully hydrated and cool at the same time.

Make sure that you are on the front foot with your kids’ temperatures as the can rise very quickly and cause problems before you know it.

Top Things To Do In Newcastle

The Top Things To Do In Newcastle mentioned in this post will make this underrated city your favorite place in the UK

Me and my buddy Haris Ahmed went traveling throughout Europe last year and in particular it was the UK that I really fell in love with. My favourite city in the UK was not London, something which many are surprised at, but rather Newcastle, the north east city where I was fortunate enough to pass much of my time whilst I was in the UK.

Newcastle does not have the glitz and glamour of the likes of London, nor does it have the musical and cultural history of the likes of Manchester and Liverpool. What Newcastle does offer however is a city that is filled with welcoming people and plenty to do and if you can spend some time up there in the old north east air, here are just some of the things that you need to tick off the to-do list.

See a Football Game

Newcastle’s stadium is St.James’ Park and it is here that the city looks towards on a Saturday afternoon when their team is playing at home. The stadium sits right in the centre of the city and it becomes a hive of activity when the ‘toon’ are playing and 40,000+ fans turn out to cheer on their side. The atmosphere inside the stadium is truly electric and if you want to do something fun during your time in Newcastle, this should be top of your list.

Party

You may think that you can party in any city in the UK and you would be right, but nobody parties quite like they do in Newcastle. In fact, I bumped into many people from all over the UK who came to Newcastle just for the nightlife and after spending some time partying in the bars, pubs and clubs in the city, it is easy to see why. If you want to seriously party, this is the city in which you ought to do it.

Bridge Jump

In the centre of Newcastle is the River Tyne, the heartbeat of the city and there are numerous bridges which straddle the water. The most impressive of these is the Tyne Bridge which was actually used as the prototype for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. These bridges make for some fantastic photos but if you really want to take things to the next level, why not take a bungee jump off the top of the Tyne Bridge. There is a company who occupy the bridge each Sunday that will strap you on to a bungee cord and watch you as you fly head first down to the river below. Looking at the bridges is all well and good, but if you truly want to experience the bridges in style, bungee jumping is the way to go.

Newcastle has so much more things which you can do from art museums, science exhibitions and the range of markets available throughout the city, why not cut a few days from your London trip and head up north to the wonderful city of Newcastle.

Awesome Bike Trails in Australia You Can Try on Your Trip

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Have you ever thought of doing a cycling trip in Australia? When we make plans to tour a place, we usually opt for guided, shuttle tours or road trips but never cycling trips. In fact, pretty sure that when “cycling trip” was mentioned, you thought of the French countryside or the old European cities with all its hills and pavements. But Australia has some awesome cycling trails that you can traverse on your visit there.

You can visit breweries, oceans, and mountains, sometimes in just one trail! We really cannot expect anything less from a country known for exciting activities. Before you get packing and finalising documents like travel insurance to Australia, look this rundown of trails you can use for your Australia cycling trip.

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

The best thing about this trail is the food you can enjoy along the way. You are already on a bike, you might as well gain and lose a couple of pounds during the ride, right? This trail goes from Wangaratta to Bright, which is approximately 90 kilometers. But do not worry, because there are trails within that trail which you can branch out to like the Milawa Gourmet Region. Obviously, you do not need to finish this trail in one day, you can have overnight stop in place like Beechworth.

Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail

Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail offers the best scenic cycling experience. It goes to Glenrowan, Beechworth, Warby Range, to Mt. Beauty and it passes through four local breweries. Imagine that, four local craft breweries in one trail, and the best part is this trail is made so that cyclists can visit all of them. They even prepared a booklet on mountain bike rides that you can take while crossing their trail.

Tasmania trail

Expect hills and beaches when you go on this trail. It starts from Launceston and through the coast of St. Helens. That whole stretch is filled with beautiful beaches, you might want to stop at a few to take a dip. Then you will reach Hobart, a city that has an old-world glamour with a mix of the modern vibe. But if you can, though, complete the whole Tasmanian coast, it really is a beautiful state. Obviously, this is a multi-day cycle so make sure you can secure accommodations along the way.

MundaBiddi Trail

If you want to camp at any point during the cycle tour, you can traverse the MundaBiddi Trail. It is a 1000-kilometre cycle outside of Perth to Albany. It is mostly off-road, but the course is not difficult to finish. There are campsites in between the whole trail, complete with bike storage and sleeping shelters. You will get to pass through forests around Pemberton and the coastline from Denmark to Albany.

These are just some of the Australian trails you and your travel companions can try on your trip. Make sure all the necessities are packed, your travel documents are ready, and that you have a sturdy, trusty bike you can use to take on any of these trails. Enjoy!

Which Theme Parks You Should Visit In Florida

Florida is truly a magical wonderland which gives both kids and adults the perfect place to enjoy a vacation like no other. Whilst there is much to a vacation in Florida which you can do from beaches to hover-crafting over marshlands, today we are going to focus solely on the many theme parks which are in operation in the Sunshine State. Theme parks in the USA are like no other nation and it is Florida which regularly sets the benchmark for everyone else to follow.

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There is a whole host of theme parks to choose from when you go to Florida so we have whittled them down and created a list of the ones which you simply cannot miss out on.

Disney World

Let’s start with the juggernaut that is Disney World, the park that shook the world of theme parks to their foundations when it came along and the franchise which is constantly seeking to create magic for everyone. The complex is split into the following four theme parks:

  • Epcot – Based on human discovery
  • Animal Kingdom – Animal-themed rides and wildlife roaming the park
  • Hollywood Studios – Celebration of Disney at the movies
  • Magic Kingdom – The original theme park and a park packed with Disney-themed rides

Seaworld

For those looking to indulge in some marine life adventure, look no further than Seaworld, a theme park which is based upon all of our favorite underwater animals. Aside from the rides that are available at the park you can also discover a great deal of information about marine life, watch the animals in action with dolphin and whale shows as well as going beneath the depths in the aquarium to watch them in their habitat. You will most certainly enjoy a visit to Seaworld Orlando and you should not miss out on a day at the park.

Busch Gardens

If you want to enjoy all of the magic that an african Safari can offer, in the very heart of Florida then Busch Gardens is the place for you. This long standing theme park is entirely based around the natural splendor of the African Bush and visitors can enjoy themed rides as well as seeing their favorite animals up close and personal. From cheetahs to elephants roaming around to rides that fly at breakneck speed, Busch Gardens truly is a park like no other.

Universal Studios

Universal Studios is a theme park which is dedicated to all things film and TV and for movie buffs, this place is like paradise. All of the rides are based on smash hit movies and through the years they have allowed visitors to ride on E.T.’s bike, get chased by King Kong and help out Indiana Jones. The theme park is ever changing and each year it alters one of the rides in order to stay current or launch a new ride based on an industry classic. Even if you aren’t a fan of the movies, you will absolutely love this theme park and it should not be missed.