How To Relax On A Business Trip
Sep17

How To Relax On A Business Trip

A business trip is always hard work but the secret of a successful trip is to relax as well as work hard.ExpenseOne of the best things about a business trip is that most of the costs will be born by your employer. If you’re going to a totally new destination and spending a few days there, try to carry out some research and see how you can enjoy yourself in the evening.It’s important at this stage to see if your company will cover entertainment as well as accommodation expenses. It’s also vital to make sure that you have sufficient business travel insurance.The last thing that anyone wants on a business trip is a delayed flight or train journey or to lose their laptop. Insurance may compensate for these calamities.Destination The first thing that you should do is make sure you have packed all the relevant memory sticks and documents that you’ll need on your journey. Panic before a trip could produce chaos, and that’s never relaxing. Ensure you have sufficient currency as well as credit cards and keep your passport in a safe place at all times. If you are traveling for your company overseas remember that you are there primarily for the sake of the company but this shouldn’t preclude the opportunity to carry out some evening sightseeing. For example, if you’re traveling to Europe most representatives of these countries are superb hosts and you should make them aware that you’d like to see a bit of their local city. Try and learn a few phrases in your hosts’ native language. This will help you at a company function and may even help your business flourish. Booking A massage and spa at your hotel shouldn’t be considered out of the ordinary these days. Most business class establishments will be able to provide them and these facilities will help you unwind after a meeting packed day. Access to a gym to start your day will also help you put your best foot forward. It’s always tempting to hit the mini bar when away from home but if possible try to restrict your drinking. It’s very difficult to concentrate with a hangover and doesn’t reflect very well on your company either. (Header Image Courtesy of {Clément}.) Related reading:  Are you an Ongoing Traveler? feature image by...

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The Five Imperative Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True
Aug30

The Five Imperative Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

Making dreams come true is a huge deal. It is the delicate meeting of chance with determination, luck with will-power. Making your dreams come true means you allow yourself to dream, to imagine, to envision yourself in a new reality, and then take the progressive steps towards making that vision a reality. Easier said than done. In order to make any dream come true you need these five audacious steps. 1- Dare to Dream Nothing will happen if you don’t allow yourself to look outside of your current reality. You will never reach someplace else if you only can envision yourself here and now. The reality you are in is great, as long as you realize that it constantly changes and can change into something else only if you dare to dream it. 2- Don’t Listen to Nah-Sayers The world is filled good people who cannot look outside of the box and when you try to tell them that there is another way, or if you start dreaming, they will tell you to stop wasting your foolish time. Do not listen to them. Everyone who ever did anything amazing with their lives did what was outside of the norm of the society they were living in. If they say you can’t do it, smile, walk away, and find people who say you can. 3- Make a Five Year Plan Though that may seem like a crazy far-away time frame for you, it is not. Sit down with paper and pen (or on your computer) and decide what is it you want your life to look like in five years. Be specific in your vision and then, sit down and break it down to see what steps you need to take to make that five year plan happen. Do you want to save a bulk of money, get a degree, travel the world? What things need to happen before that dream can come true? When do they need to get done. This organized plan will take that huge dream into doable steps 4- Make Your Money Work For You Without money you will not make those dreams come true. You need to have the financial freedom to make your dream a reality. Learn to spend so much less and save so much more. Open a savings account with good rates to keep your money working for you while you work to save it. The more money you can put into your savings the more real your dream will become.  You may have to look around to find the best saving account for you, but keep in mind you might need...

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10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa
Jun08

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa

If you love traveling and always dream about exploring foreign lands then you should definitely visit Southeast African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, etc. The region’s excellent climate as well as its iconic wildlife, mountains and attractive beaches makes these countries some of the most popular travel destinations on the continent for tourists. Like all trips, you should conduct detailed research to find out the necessary preparations to maximize your chances of enjoying a stress-free travel. Here are 10 tips you should consider if you want to travel to that part of the continent. Madagascar Travel 1. Most European and North American citizens require valid tourist visas to be able to travel to majority of these countries. Getting a Kenyan Visa for example is easy so you should just find out the necessary details from the nearest Kenyan Embassy or Consulate near you. Additionally, you should have a passport valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of leaving for your home country before applying for a Kenyan Visa. Once you arrive in the country, immigration officials will verify that you have a two-way air ticket before allowing you entry. 2. Most cities in Southeast Africa are popular travel destination in the region meaning finding a direct flight from your home country shouldn’t be a problem. The national airline carriers of majority of these countries fly multiples times a week to the United States and many European cities. Additionally, many European airline carriers such as KLM also fly directly to lots of these nations. Travel Insurance 3. Vaccinations are a must if you want to avoid any infections while visiting any country in Africa and southeastern part of the continent is no different. Make sure you get vaccines for Malaria, dengue fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B and C as well as Yellow Fever, Meningitis and even Typhoid. 4. It is always advisable to evaluate and choose a comprehensive health insurance plan from reputable providers so you can receive the best medical care abroad when necessary. If you have an existing medical insurance plan, find it if you will be covered during your time abroad. If that is not the case then you can sign up for travel insurance from major providers such as InsureMyTrip.com, LonelyPlanet.com or WorldNomads.com. MasterCard Money Exchange 5. Most countries in the region have forex bureaus where anyone can change their money into the local currency. Alternatively, you can find many MasterCard and Visa branded ATMs where you can withdraw money in local currencies. 6. Finding accommodation anywhere in the region is easy thanks to the huge number of hotels and guest houses...

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10 Places to Consider When Visiting Southeast Asia
May14

10 Places to Consider When Visiting Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has always been known for its rich culture, traditional monuments and pristine beaches. Countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia are on the top of the vacation list for adventurous tourists. Apart from the amazing fun of visiting Southeast Asia, the following 10 things must be considered to be prepared of risks and have a clear knowledge to make the most of the tour. 1. Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok: Nha Trang Bay This place records itself as the longest road stretch all over the world. It comprises of a series of street markets, small shops and within which lie many big shopping malls. A trip to Southeast Asia can never be complete without shopping at Sukhumvit Road. The most important thing to remem ber is that everything available on these shops is negotiable and you can get things at a very cheap price. 2. Nha Trang Coastline in Khanh Hoa Province: The Nha Trang Bay is a massive beach for adventure sports like diving and snorkeling. More so there are shacks at the beach which provide a resting place that turns into a rocking disc at night. Beer and scotch come at surprisingly low cost than US and Europe because of being locally manufactured and served right from barrels. 3. Petrona Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur: Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s tallest building cannot be left without a visit when touring to the Southeast Asia. It is much more than Backpacker’s streets. Astonishing lights decorate the long twin towers which are surely a treat to the eyes. 4. Mekong River in Laos Island: Take yourself away from the thrill and excitement of the posh areas and sneak for a sunset at the Laos Island. Swing yourself in a soothing hammock besides the Mekong River and find a total serenity like you have experienced never before. 5. Siem Reap in Cambodia: Religion can be best experienced at the famous temples of Cambodia like the Angkor Wat. People here are very humble and like to welcome tourists with a flood of complements.   6. Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines: The Banaue Rice Terrace comes from thousands of years in the history. If you are staying at the Manila resorts then hire a local transport and quickly savor the beautiful Banaue Rice Terrace at Philippines. Hanoi in Vietnam 7. Hanoi in Vietnam: The popular Bai Hoi drink of Hanoi in Vietnam is worth the money. They have a trademark of providing low plastic stool and people enjoy a mug everyday out under the fresh air. Even those who don’t drink would fall in love with chez style of beer brewing. 8. Kinabalu...

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