Hotel Guest vs House Guest

Hotel Guest vs House Guest

There are two very distinct different styles of holidaying…

1. Staying in a hotel

  
This type of holiday gives you a luxurious, disillusional version of life in your destination of choice. It’s not reality, although it can be a very nice experience. Waking up in your four poster bed, having international breakfast served to you and taking a stroll around the man-created beach and the resort nearby. A lot of people prefer to travel in this style, giving you the independence and freedom to do as you please, day-to-day. You don’t even need to prepare food and is usually low-stress and relaxing.

2. Staying as a houseguest with a friend or relative etc.

  
Knowing people in the right places. That distant relative you have on the other side of the world is the global untapped resource of travel. You get to really live life wherever you travel to, as the locals do. Your homeowner/ host will show you around the best places and secret hotspots, and not the glossy highlights than concierge want you to see. This can also be true of travel operators such as Airbnb and Couch Surfer. Not to mention that this type of travel is normally considerably cheaper than staying in a hotel.

I have done both styles of travel on many occasions and whilst I adore hotel travel and splashing out on the best, nothing can quite beat the memories I have of friends showing me the places right off the tourist trails and knowing I would not have experienced half as much as I did had I have stayed in the Hilton.

Flightattendant and Relationship

Flightattendant and Relationship

Something to think about when you’re ordering your warm nuts

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Being a waitress in the sky is much more than that. People don’t realize that we sacrifice our lives to make sure they get to places safe. We do have perks, such us being able to fly where we want but at which price?

A flightattendant can just finish a work trip and if she is not too exhausted , she might can go spend two days in a relaxing and warm place or go to explore oversease. And guess WHO CANNOT do that ? The person Called BOYFRIEND because he is not in the aviation industry, because he already need to have faith that we do not cheat on him during layovers. And so what happen? That a flightattendant works EXTREMELY hard to get her wings, she goes thought an excruciating training, she get paid very low for what she does and she CANNOT enjoy days off somewhere amazing…

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Hidden Heaven in the Pacific

Hidden Heaven in the Pacific

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The Marshall Islands is the 3rd most unvisited country in the world attracting around just 6,500 visitors a year. It also has a total population of less than 76,000. But why? With its stunning white sandy beaches and the best diving spots in the world?

My theory is that it is just not known about. Where on earth is it?

The Atolls of the Marshall Islands are based approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii, part of Micronesia… can it get any better?!

Awesome Marshall Island fact – Kwajalein Atoll is the largest coral atoll on the planet and boasts a massive central lagoon.

Quick, go there before the hoards of travellers discover it!

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Can you spot what is wrong here?

Can you spot what is wrong here?

  
Have you ever wandered how a 14,000 pound rolls Royce engine gets transported to other countries?

Qantas demonstrates here in a recent flight from Sydney to Johannesburg where another aircraft suffered mechanical faults and required a replacement engine. This giant Boeing 747 saved the day…. By strapping an extra engine to its left wing!!!! 

The engine was non operational during flight and the flight nipped to Perth WA en route to refuel due to the extra weight and drag caused.

A passenger on the flight snapped this photo…

  
Still, I’m not sure how comfortable I would be with that much uneven weight! Would you get on that plane?

Feeling Alive in The Dead Sea

Feeling Alive in The Dead Sea

Everybody has heard of the Dead Sea with its infamous mineral products, but how many of you have actually been there?

For those of you who haven’t, these are the fabulous reason why it needs to go to the top of your travel bucket list.

  
It’s the lowest point on Earth at 420 metres below sea level. When you are there it is eerily peaceful and feels like you are in a different atmosphere, a different world.

The Dead Sea has many healing properties. It’s unique minerals and solar build up is known to help heal breathing problems along with chronic skin and joint problems.

A lot of people dislike the regular sea because of the creatures who make it clear we are unwelcome. Well, the good news here is that due to the high salt amount in this stunningly giant ionic compound, nothing can survive so you can swim freely without the worry of being stung nor bitten.

The best bit – you can float! The rumours are true. I can vouch for it as a pretty heavy and tall female, it is impossible to actually stand in the sea. The force of the salt content physically pushes you to the surface so you don’t need a lilo to kick back and read a book.

It is disappearing. The Dead Sea levels are dropping by approximately 1 metre a year. In 200 years it is very likely that the Dead Sea will be just dead. As if you needed another reason to get out there ASAP.

Tips on visiting-

Make sure you do not have any scratches or open wounds when you enter the Dead Sea or you will be sorry you did. Also, leave at least 24 hours after shaving before attempting to enter. Take some jelly shoes (yes the ones you wore as a child!) as the sea bed is very sharp-rocky and slippery. In some hotels it is mandatory to wear them to get in the water.

I actually feel extremely fortunate to have been able to experience the Dead Sea. I would return in a heartbeat and urge you to visit before it’s too late.

  

Feeling Alive in The Dead Sea

Feeling Alive in The Dead Sea

Everybody has heard of the Dead Sea with its infamous mineral products, but how many of you have actually been there?

For those of you who haven’t, these are the fabulous reason why it needs to go to the top of your travel bucket list.

  
It’s the lowest point on Earth at 420 metres below sea level. When you are there it is eerily peaceful and feels like you are in a different atmosphere, a different world.

The Dead Sea has many healing properties. It’s unique minerals and solar build up is known to help heal breathing problems along with chronic skin and joint problems.

A lot of people dislike the regular sea because of the creatures who make it clear we are unwelcome. Well, the good news here is that due to the high salt amount in this stunningly giant ionic compound, nothing can survive so you can swim freely without the worry of being stung nor bitten.

The best bit – you can float! The rumours are true. I can vouch for it as a pretty heavy and tall female, it is impossible to actually stand in the sea. The force of the salt content physically pushes you to the surface so you don’t need a lilo to kick back and read a book.

It is disappearing. The Dead Sea levels are dropping by approximately 1 metre a year. In 200 years it is very likely that the Dead Sea will be just dead. As if you needed another reason to get out there ASAP.

Tips on visiting-

Make sure you do not have any scratches or open wounds when you enter the Dead Sea or you will be sorry you did. Also, leave at least 24 hours after shaving before attempting to enter. Take some jelly shoes (yes the ones you wore as a child!) as the sea bed is very sharp-rocky and slippery. In some hotels it is mandatory to wear them to get in the water.

I actually feel extremely fortunate to have been able to experience the Dead Sea. I would return in a heartbeat and urge you to visit before it’s too late.