Break Time, Invest In Yourself!

Are you starting to feel burnout? Too much stress in your life with work and not enough time for the family? 24 hours a day is not enough, and you feel like you need a clone? Are you bored, and tired of doing the same thing day after day?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then it’s time to take a break, and invest in yourself. You’re not doing yourself any favors if your don’t, and life is too short and will pass you by. Don’t have any regrets. I have never regretted taking a vacation, and I think most people probably feel the same way. Vacations have created wonderful memories for me.

I have found that when I plan that escape trip, the moment I step onto the plane, or into a car to travel “wherever”, I can leave all the work and worries behind. When I arrive to my vacation destination, somehow a sense of relaxation takes over my body, and I’m in good spirits and in celebration mode. I love exploring new tourist attractions and I always get a new perspective when I am surrounded by a culture different than my own. Some of my best ideas have come from my vacation breaks.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re sipping that tropical drink by the seaside, skiing in Aspen, fishing in Lake Tahoe, whatever– just go somewhere where you think you are going to be happy, and that has the activities you are looking for. If you are traveling with a family (spouse, kids), try to find a place that will accommodate everyone’s interests, to alleviate any stress.

A good vacation break can rejuvenate the soul. Remember to invest in yourself!

Free Things To Do In Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a beautiful, exciting place to visit, and you can experience it without breaking the bank. Cape Cod offers many activities and experiences for free, leaving you with more money for plane tickets and Cape Cod hotels. Here are 9 Cape Cod activities that won’t cost you a dime.

Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
Discover how the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory creates their hand-stirred, kettle-cooked, famously delicious potato chips during a free tour. This tour is a tasty diversion for kids and adults alike. The factory is in Hyannis, and tours are offered every half hour Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lighthouse Tours
Have you ever wanted to see the breathtaking view from the lantern room of a lighthouse? Well, now is your chance. Cape Cod is home to 10 picturesque lighthouses and several of them offer free tours. Explore the Chatham Lighthouse, the Nobska Point Light in Eastham, or Provincetown’s Race Point Lighthouse. Free tours are offered all summer and on a limited schedule in the off-season.

Chatham Fish Pier
You don’t want to miss the Chatham Fish Pier when the local fishermen unload their daily catch. You’ll be in for a treat when the resident seals show up and put on a show as they beg for their lunch from the fishermen. The pier is open year round but the best time to see the seals is from May to August.

Cape Cod Baseball League
A warm summer evening is a perfect time to catch a free Cape Cod Baseball League game. From June to July you can cheer on up-and-coming players as they compete for the championship. Games are played everywhere on the Cape–from Bourne to Orleans and every town in between.

Geocaching
Geocaching is a popular hobby all over the world, and it’s no different in Cape Cod. It’s fitting to hunt for treasure in a place of famed historic explorers and notorious pirates! Use your GPS to find treasure hidden by numerous geocachers all around the Cape. Geocaching gives you the chance to explore Cape Cod in a totally different way.

Beach Bonfires
Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown offer fun, family-friendly bonfires on the beach, complete with songs, games, and tales of Cape Cod’s history. Free beach bonfire events occur during the months July and August. Or you can bring your own wood and have a personal campfire any time of the year.

Cape Cod Canal
The Cape Cod Canal provides awesome views of passing ships. Cruise lines, jumbo car carriers, and cargo ships can be seen as they travel between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard’s Bay. There is a visitor’s center in Sandwich where you can learn all about the canal and then you can walk or bike around and explore all the canal has to offer.

The Captain’s Mile
Route 6A in Yarmouthport is lined with more than 40 historic sea captain’s homes. Stop by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth for some information and a brochure about the homes and then take a leisurely, self-guided tour of the homes.

Nickerson State Park
Located in Brewster, Nickerson State Park is open all year round and has no admission fees. Enjoy beaches, freshwater ponds, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, amazing fishing, and ranger-led activities for children and adults. There is something for everyone in Nickerson State Park.

You don’t have to spend money to enjoy Cape Cod. For more information on free Cape Cod activities, contact one of the many Cape Cod hotels, travel guides, or the Chamber of Commerce.

Free Things To Do In Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a beautiful, exciting place to visit, and you can experience it without breaking the bank. Cape Cod offers many activities and experiences for free, leaving you with more money for plane tickets and Cape Cod hotels. Here are 9 Cape Cod activities that won’t cost you a dime.

Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
Discover how the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory creates their hand-stirred, kettle-cooked, famously delicious potato chips during a free tour. This tour is a tasty diversion for kids and adults alike. The factory is in Hyannis, and tours are offered every half hour Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lighthouse Tours
Have you ever wanted to see the breathtaking view from the lantern room of a lighthouse? Well, now is your chance. Cape Cod is home to 10 picturesque lighthouses and several of them offer free tours. Explore the Chatham Lighthouse, the Nobska Point Light in Eastham, or Provincetown’s Race Point Lighthouse. Free tours are offered all summer and on a limited schedule in the off-season.

Chatham Fish Pier
You don’t want to miss the Chatham Fish Pier when the local fishermen unload their daily catch. You’ll be in for a treat when the resident seals show up and put on a show as they beg for their lunch from the fishermen. The pier is open year round but the best time to see the seals is from May to August.

Cape Cod Baseball League
A warm summer evening is a perfect time to catch a free Cape Cod Baseball League game. From June to July you can cheer on up-and-coming players as they compete for the championship. Games are played everywhere on the Cape–from Bourne to Orleans and every town in between.

Geocaching
Geocaching is a popular hobby all over the world, and it’s no different in Cape Cod. It’s fitting to hunt for treasure in a place of famed historic explorers and notorious pirates! Use your GPS to find treasure hidden by numerous geocachers all around the Cape. Geocaching gives you the chance to explore Cape Cod in a totally different way.

Beach Bonfires
Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown offer fun, family-friendly bonfires on the beach, complete with songs, games, and tales of Cape Cod’s history. Free beach bonfire events occur during the months July and August. Or you can bring your own wood and have a personal campfire any time of the year.

Cape Cod Canal
The Cape Cod Canal provides awesome views of passing ships. Cruise lines, jumbo car carriers, and cargo ships can be seen as they travel between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard’s Bay. There is a visitor’s center in Sandwich where you can learn all about the canal and then you can walk or bike around and explore all the canal has to offer.

The Captain’s Mile
Route 6A in Yarmouthport is lined with more than 40 historic sea captain’s homes. Stop by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth for some information and a brochure about the homes and then take a leisurely, self-guided tour of the homes.

Nickerson State Park
Located in Brewster, Nickerson State Park is open all year round and has no admission fees. Enjoy beaches, freshwater ponds, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, amazing fishing, and ranger-led activities for children and adults. There is something for everyone in Nickerson State Park.

You don’t have to spend money to enjoy Cape Cod. For more information on free Cape Cod activities, contact one of the many Cape Cod hotels, travel guides, or the Chamber of Commerce.

Short Trip In Bangkok For One Day

Have you ever asked yourself where to go while you are on your vacation? On an average of 10 to 14 days vacation, you might spend 24 to 36 hours making the trip between your country and destination country. Then, you reach the capital city of your destination country. You seek for the local package tour to get to remote paradise island with beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea. Else, you travel around the country. After all the good time you have on the beach and swimming on the shore. You come back to the city and prepare to go home with sweet memory on this vacation. You wonder what can I do, or whereabouts I can go in the city before I get onto the plane.

After all it is not such a good idea to lie down around the swimming pool in the hotel. You’re here for good time to experience the exotic place. You have to explore the city. I assume that most foreign visitors stay in hotels along Sukhumvit and Ratchadapisek roads. That is where the most convenient way to travel around Bangkok. On Sukhumvit road, there is the sky train line which takes you to air conditioner shopping malls as well as the famous flea market Jatujak Market (JJ Market). On Ratchadapisek road, there is subway train running. Both city train lines are intersected on the two points. One point is at the station of Sala-Deang for the sky train and Silom Station for subway on Silom road. The other point is at intersection of Asok Station for sky train and Sukhumvit Station for subway. Usually around rush hours the traffic in Bangkok is very heavy. You can go around this traffic quickly by motorcycle taxies which are easily found on the street. How can you identify the motorcycle taxi? All of the fleet parks in a group, locations like in front of gas station or the entrance of alley. Drivers always wear sleeveless jacket with the number on the back.

Now, your one day trip around Bangkok starts. The first place to visit in the morning is Wat Pra Kaeo (Wat Prasri Rattanasasdaram) and Wat Po. They are located wall to wall. After you are done visiting one temple, you can walk across the street to visit the other temple. Why is interesting to visit both temples? Wat Pra Kaeo houses one of the most important Buddha Image, call the Emerald Buddha Image. The temple has been built as the royal chapel. The decoration and architect of temple reflect the high craftsmanship of Thais. The other temple, Wat Po, is said to be the first university of Thailand. The library in the temple contains the knowledge originated in past. This includes herbal medication, famous traditional Thai massage, and more. This temple has the most number of pagodas in one temple. The statuses found around the temple display the intertwined culture from China. You may find some other thing interesting around the area. Just follow the tourist signs. If you consider yourself as Buddhism, you will enjoy being there. Even you are not Buddhism, it is not so bad to learn and appreciate art and culture there. To get there, it is recommended you take a regular taxi, not a motorcycle taxi. The door is open at 8:00 to 17:00.

So far, you probably have spent two to three hours in the morning. It is almost near lunch time. You may take a lunch break, or you will continue right a way to another corner of Bangkok. From Wat Po, take the taxi to the nearest subway station at Hua Lompong. Let’s buy the token for Jatujak Station and get onto the subway train. About twenty minutes, you will be taken to Jatujak Station and walk a little bit to Train Park (Suan Rod Fai). It is the public park, but why I am suggesting it. If you happen to come to this park on Saturday or Sunday, the Jatujak Market is open. After you have relaxed enough in the park, it is time to go shopping for sweet souvenirs. There is a shipping service in the JJ Market. In the Train Park (Suan Rot Fai), you will find the miniature landmarks, such a Golden Pagoda of Bangkok, (Pu-khao Tong). Another activity is to ride the bicycles in the park. Also, there is the Butterfly Park near by. The Butterfly Park is built with the proper landscape for live butterflies. There is an exhibition hall about the life cycle of insect. In a very big cage, the landscape is built to raise several species of butterflies. If you find that lying around the swimming pool in the hotel is boring, just go to the park.

By relaxing in the park and shopping in the Jatujak Marketing, it is now close to late afternoon. Let’s get back to the heart of Bangkok. We are going to the Baiyok Tower in Pratunam. The tower is venue complex. It has hotel, international restaurants, and others. The Baiyok Tower is the tallest building. You will enjoy the spectacular view of Bangkok on the top roof. It is also near to shopping malls and the sky train. If you happen to check in the hotel there, it is probably the last place to come back.

I wouldn’t say the next place is solely for men, but it seems to me that it is. It is the place where there are a lot of bars. There are two famous places for foreign visitors particularly westerners; they are Patpong and Soi Cowboy. Direction to get there, it is wise I leave the duty to the hotel front desk staff. Both places are open until 2:00 o’clock in the morning. I hope you are not getting too drunk that you miss the flight in the morning. Enjoy your trip in Thailand and Bangkok. Have a nice trip home.

Break Time, Invest In Yourself!

Are you starting to feel burnout? Too much stress in your life with work and not enough time for the family? 24 hours a day is not enough, and you feel like you need a clone? Are you bored, and tired of doing the same thing day after day?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then it’s time to take a break, and invest in yourself. You’re not doing yourself any favors if your don’t, and life is too short and will pass you by. Don’t have any regrets. I have never regretted taking a vacation, and I think most people probably feel the same way. Vacations have created wonderful memories for me.

I have found that when I plan that escape trip, the moment I step onto the plane, or into a car to travel “wherever”, I can leave all the work and worries behind. When I arrive to my vacation destination, somehow a sense of relaxation takes over my body, and I’m in good spirits and in celebration mode. I love exploring new tourist attractions and I always get a new perspective when I am surrounded by a culture different than my own. Some of my best ideas have come from my vacation breaks.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re sipping that tropical drink by the seaside, skiing in Aspen, fishing in Lake Tahoe, whatever– just go somewhere where you think you are going to be happy, and that has the activities you are looking for. If you are traveling with a family (spouse, kids), try to find a place that will accommodate everyone’s interests, to alleviate any stress.

A good vacation break can rejuvenate the soul. Remember to invest in yourself!

Want To Travel In Style? Try These Ideas!

Traveling is fun and there’s so much to learn. Whether you desire better places to sleep or cheaper rates and more, try looking at the advice below.

Don’t use the public computers in your hotel or anywhere else they offer free internet while you are on vacation. Public computers are vulnerable to keyloggers, software that records anything you type. This means that once you input your information, the person who installed it has access to it as well.

Always remember to tip any hotel staff. You should give about a dollar per bag and 2 to 5 dollars per day of housekeeping. If you can tip these people appropriately, you will find that you will have a better relationship with the hotel staff during your stay.

Sign up with a travel price monitor. With these sites, you can put in your destination and it will watch it for you. When the price of the hotel or airfare gets to the point you want to buy, you will get an email alert telling you of the price drop. You will not have to worry about checking the rates daily.

Try to purchase tickets to amusement parks in advance so that you could print them out. There is a small fee associated with purchasing tickets online; however, the time saved at the ticket booth will make it worth the cost. Some places have time blocks that you can enter. This is another good way to avoid lines.

Sign up for a travel price watcher. This allows you to enter your destination and the website alerts you to any price change. If a hotel or airfare drops by your designated amount, you’ll get an email alert to notify you of the change. This saves you the aggravation of checking the price every day.

When you are traveling, it is important to remember to be aware of your vital belongings at all times. When carrying a purse, make sure you keep it tucked under your arm. Avoid choosing a bag that is easy to open, as they will be easier for a thief to open and steal your valuables. Remember this when shopping for the ideal travel bag.

Some people find that they miss the luxuries of home while away. You can take a few things you love with you. To make sure you minimize well, only bring essential toiletries with you. List all the ones you typically use each day and that you really need. Only pack the most important one.

To adjust to a new time zone faster, stay awake until at least 8pm local time. Try to stay awake until the right time, even if you feel tired from jet lag. If you sleep too early, you may end up feeling jet lagged for longer. If you can adjust to the local time zone, then your jet lag will be gone.

If you are going to travel with a young child, make sure you take breaks at least every two to three hours. Breaks will let you stretch and use the bathroom. Getting little kids out of cars here and there can help them avoid motion sickness. The trip will take a bit longer, but you will have a dramatic drop in stress.

One way to do vacation planning is by utilizing the power of the Internet. Booking travel has never been easier. Travel sites will help you plan your travel itinerary with minimal effort. You can take care of plane tickets, car rentals, hotel bookings, and more, all without looking up from the screen. You can even review pictures and critiques of hotels online. These sites offer fabulous deals for online trip planning, like last minute traveling discounts.

Concluding, most people will travel at least a few times in their lives. With some preparation, your travel plans should be a little easier. You should be equipped to deal with many of the difficulties. Behaving correctly, knowing a little about the culture and having the ability to communicate will make your trip more enjoyable.

Should Vertigo Patients Avoid Air Travel?

I meet many interesting people while traveling. For both business and personal reasons I travel a lot. As I was always eager to speak to new people, i will someway start a conversation that had lead to many interesting information’s.

Sometimes vertigo happens to be the common topic. Many people tell me that either by traveling air or car makes their vertigo worse.

There are no certain conditions that cause vertigo and the cause is not always known. What does vertigo mean? It means spinning or whirling that is due to the disturbance in the balance of equilibrium. Vertigo is not considered as a disease, it’s a mere symptom.

The major cause of vertigo is because of a disorder in vestibular system. It can also be due to some problem with the central vestibular system. One of vertigo’s symptom is dizziness. But it do not mean that everyone with dizziness has vertigo.

I have also noted that people who have a problem with height do not fear flying. Many people link vertigo to fear of height due to the Alfred Hitchcock movie. This is linked because both the symptoms are similar dizziness and nausea.

There are different types of vertigo but the most common type of vertigo is BPPV. The onset is usually sudden and tends to last for less than a minute. It is almost always caused by sudden head movements.

Symptoms can include: nystagmus (shaking of the eye), nausea, vomiting and sweating. The attacks can stop or improve after a few weeks or months. However in some cases, they can persist for longer. Your doctor can correctly diagnose you and recommend special head and neck exercises to help prevent the onset of vertigo.

Most people who have this type of vertigo have no issue with the movement of travel but rather, the positioning of their head on the seat. This is what could bring on symptoms for these types of sufferers.

Vertigo can temporarily triggered by alcohol. Therefore, alcohol should be avoided when you fly or drive.

Although not as common, psychogenic vertigo is vertigo caused by a psychological disorder such as anxiety or panic disorder. If suffering from this disorder, traveling could initiate or make symptoms worse.

he motion of travel can affect the parts of the inner ear that help control balance. This happens most when traveling by boat but can by auto and plane travel.

Like vertigo, the onset of symptoms is quick. They include: nausea, dizziness, headache, cold sweats, hyperventilation (which could lead to faintness) and usually vomiting.

Motion sickness can avoided by doing the following while traveling No Smoking, no drinking, not reading while traveling and getting some fresh air.

There are many medicines that are available to treat motion sickness. But these medicines might cause drowsiness in children and infants may agitate.