I was surfing the internet the other day and I came across this peculiar infrographic, and I thought it worth sharing with you all. If you click through the image above, you come to an animated graphic that allows you to click several areas of the ship, which then takes you through an interesting polling. The polling done by Virgin asked people to choose their favorite celebrities to be stuck on a cruise ship with – while most of them I find a bit awkward, like the choice for 'Cabin Host,' but some of the others are rather interesting to consider. I quite enjoyed the possibility of having Jamie Oliver be my official chef for my dream cruise – could you eat much better with another famous chef? Feel free to comment below with your favorites... ;-)
It’s been QUITE a year, to say the least. Last year was a difficult and trying year, with the robbery in Puerto Rico and a lot of rough situations that I had to go through personally. To be frank, 2012 was absolutely rubbish – with the only perk really coming from my brief trek through the UK and Ireland (with a couple of days spent in Amsterdam) earlier in the Spring. I was in a legal battle with a dishonest, greedy, and heartless insurance company to kick off 2013. They simply didn’t want to pay for my claim, bluntly trying to find anyway possible to get out, free and clear, with no worry, whim, or care of what that meant to me. After nearly nine months disputing and fighting, I was given a payout that was only about 17% of what they actually owed me, which after feeding the hungry monster that is lawyer fees, I would have been left with in the negative if it wasn’t for a saint close to the situation.
Getting around on your travels can be a tricky problem to resolve. You’ve chosen your destination and booked your flight. You’ve got at least your first night’s accommodation booked and you’re raring to go. But, once you are actually there, what is going to be the best way to travel around for you? It vastly depends on your destination, purpose of travel and activities you have planned. There are pros and cons to each option which apply across the board however, so bare these in mind before your next trip.
Choosing to spend a period of time abroad to study English, or indeed any other language, is obviously a very exciting and life-changing decision. It is easy to be drawn to those places often popularized in modern culture, for example the bright lights of ‘the city that never sleeps’, New York, or the grey skies of ´The Big Smoke’ that is London. However careful planning and research is essential if you are to get the most out of your time learning in your chosen destination. Here we give you an insight into what are considered the best places to learn and practice the English language.
The longer I travel, the more countries I see, and the more experiences I have, I begin to split two completely different ways when it comes to how I want to travel. At first, I started off as a bold backpacker, ready to take on the world and to try every new experience possible – and it didn’t matter to me where I stayed or how I did it, only the journey mattered. Then, as I traveled for 6 straight months in hostel bunks and on CouchSurfing makeshifts-at-best, my age reared its wrinkled and age-stained head, and all I wanted was comfort for once, throughout the final two months of my trip. I’ve traveled long enough to know how to ‘get into’ a destination, how to find the paths less traveled and how to connect and get to know the people of a place, so changing the way I travel has little negative effect on my overall travel experience. I’ve found that I still grow and learn, and create amazing memories, yet I yearn for something more like home, after being uncomfortable on the road for so long.
The airport is like a traveller’s limbo, the place in-between home and holiday. The eager anticipation you experience as you await your flight, combined with the multiple security checks and the relative lack of freedom, can make the whole experience pretty distressing. Here are some tips for making the airport less stressful.
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