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Sitting right next to the border with the United States, British Columbia provides its gamblers with a wide range of top-notch casinos, especially in the south. Regardless of whether you wish to play in a quiet and cute gambling environment or some huge golfing-type resort, you’ll find it all in the British Columbia. In order to save you the time to locate the best place to gamble, we have compiled a short list of top 3 casinos in this well-known Canadian province. On the other hand if you’re interested in the best casinos across Canada, you learn about them on this page at www.pommietravels.com.

On the other hand, if you don’t find yourself in the mood to venture out to a conventional casino, you can always experience some non-stop gambling action at an online casino, within the four walls of your hotel room! At www.online-casinos-canada.ca you will find all the top online casinos available in Canada. These casinos also offer some amazing welcome bonuses when you sign up with them for the first time. Let’s go over the list of best land-based casinos in BC now.

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River Rock Casino Resort 

Being a regular host to the BC Poker Championships, the River Rock Casino Resort’s poker room is very well known amongst the poker enthusiasts as well as regular gamblers all over BC. On the other hand, if slot machines are what you love, the casino has more than 1000 of them. Other than that, there are plenty of table games available round the clock. Whether you’re interested in some dancing at The Curve or are keen on the Comedy Night at the Show Theatre, the entertainment never stops at the River Rock Casino. The dining options are varied and impressive as well, especially their Sea Harbour Chinese Restaurant that has won many awards. On a side note, in case you’re worried about legality of gambling in Canada, here’s a piece on www.cbc.ca to tell you all about it. In a nutshell, you won’t be arrested if you gamble at any of these casinos!

Hard Rock Casino

The biggest casino establishment in Vancouver, BC, Hard Rock Casino has a massive variety of table games and close to 950 slot machines. At Hard Rock, you can indulge in gambling action 24 hours of the day. It also hosts stage concerts on a regular basis, featuring big names from the music industry, apart from some well-attended comedy nights. Any time you feel like calling it a day, you can avail their shuttle service and relax at their partner hotel – Executive Plaza. As is the case with any big casino, this one also offers many well-known restaurants and bars.

Cascades Casino and Resort

Situated in downtown Langley, Cascades Casino and Resort is spread over 70,000 ft² area and is widely considered a gambling haven by a large number of gamblers not just in British Columbia, but all over Canada. There are 5 poker rooms that have some poker action going on at all times of day and night, and a great multitude of slot machines too. The table games are all situated in a separate comfortable room, ensuring that you have undisturbed and good time playing your favourite casino games. With the best patio in all of Fraser Valley and an inviting hotel and spa, Cascades Casino and Resort ensures all needs of its patrons are taken care of.

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Do you feel overwhelmingly sad after traveling? Or even days before coming home from your trip? Suddenly, your vacation is coming to an end. Just like that, everything you have prepared for, looked forward for – it’s all over. 

Probably you have felt this too – that sadness after an enjoyable trip. The vacation is now over and you’re having those post-vacation blues. You are now missing the planning stage, the anticipation of the incoming trip, and the excitement experienced during the vacation. 

You are understandably sad because the feeling of that vacation-high is now gone. Suddenly you don’t have anything to look forward to. You have probably seen all sort of guides in planning a trip – this time here are tips how you can cope with those post-vacation blues.  

Return to your routine. – It may be tempting to just mope around and do nothing because you’re sad. However, the soonest you return back to your routine – the better it is for you. 

Be “busy” with your routine. Pretty sure, you have pending things to do after a trip. Work on them. Catch up with work, chores, and what you’ve been usually doing before the trip. This will provide plenty of distraction from feeling the blues. 

As you get more comfortable with your routine, you find less time to think about your post-vacation blues. Another bonus, you also get things done. You are also being productive. 

Get healthy. – Because we want to maximise the travel experience, we sometimes veer off from our exercise routines, health habits, and diet. No use to beat yourself about that but you can always go back to your routine as said previously. 

If you’re feeling unhealthy and sluggish after the trip, that could be contributing partly to your sadness. That’s more reason why you should get back to your health habits. 

Start exercising again. Eat healthier. Get rest if you need to. Even though you were in a vacation, your itinerary probably covered lots of tiring activities. If you have crossed time zones, give your body time to recover from jet lag. Get proper sleep from a proper bed. If you don’t have one, get one. You deserve rest after a trip. 

You can only plan your next trip if you have recovered. Find it too tiring to buy a bed? Why not order a mattress in a box? If it’s too much of an effort to go to the mall or showrooms, you can even buy mattress online. Just get that much needed rest and do the next point. 

Plan your next trip! – We have touched this briefly earlier. If you have recovered, maybe it’s time to plan your next trip! It’s time to plan something you can look forward too. It doesn’t have to be as grand as your previous vacation. 

It can be a local trip, an exploration of a new sight nearby, a short road trip perhaps? You can also plan trips going abroad if you want to. It really depends on your preference and budget. 

It doesn’t end with your previous travel; you can still plan another trip. This will keep you motivated and excited. There is always something to look forward to after that vacation. 

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with feeling sadness after your vacation. However, you can cope by being busy, getting healthy and planning that next trip! How about you? How do you cope with post-vacation blues? 

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Bringing your dog along for a family vacation can be fun for everyone, and reduces the guilt of leaving your beloved pooch behind. That being said, it complicates the logistics of your trip slightly and will require some extra planning.

If you’re planning on taking Fido with you on your next adventure, you’ll need to plan around his needs. Here are the five top tips for traveling with a dog.

Find Dog-Friendly Accommodations

Travelers perceive finding dog-friendly accommodations as one of the most significant challenges of taking a trip with a pet. Fortunately, there are a lot of accommodations providers who see this challenge as a business opportunity and other pet owners who relate to the struggle. 

Josh Williams knows the struggle of finding dog-friendly accommodations all too well. That’s why he started Dog Friendly Retreats. “ I always remember the difficulty my parents would have trying to find accommodation accepting dogs,” says Williams, “so much so that we often ended up camping instead” (Source: Dog Friendly Cottages in Devon | Dog Friendly Retreats). Using a listing resource like Dog Friendly Retreats can help you find the perfect place to relax with your pooch.

Know the Legalities

If you’re planning on traveling across borders or via commercial travel methods, there may be regulations and legal issues to consider. Many countries and airlines require health certificates from licensed veterinarians, indicating that the dog is healthy enough to travel and up to date on their vaccinations. Some countries, unfortunately, have breed bans to watch out for as well.

Take some time to understand the rules about traveling with your dog, and what that process will entail. You’ll also need to understand an airline’s policies on crate quality and measurements, and connecting flights if applicable.

Invest in Proper Identification

If your dog isn’t microchipped, consider having this done before they go. Additionally, make sure that they have a sturdy collar with proper identification and contact information. It can be scary to think of these things, but it’s better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario when venturing far from home with your pet.

Pack a Bag for Them

Your canine travel companion should have a bag of their own. For one, they’ll need food and dishes. They’ll also need some things to keep them entertained, such as chew-toys. Bring along treats to help encourage them throughout the journey, especially when they’ll be cooped up for a while during transport.

Make this trip a unique experience for them by buying new toys to keep them entertained. You’ll also want to include a blanket or t-shirt from home to provide a comforting scent that will help them stay calm.

Plan for Bathroom Breaks

If you have an older dog, you may have thought your potty training days were over. However, traveling adds unique challenges, even with the most well-trained pooch. Take time to teach your dog to relieve itself on puppy pads, especially if they’ll be cooped up for extended periods during transport. 

If you’re traveling by car, plan to take bathroom breaks accordingly. Never withhold water from your dog to try and offset the need for breaks – everyone, both human and canine, will benefit from adequate hydration and the chance to stretch their legs. Additionally, if your dog is used to roaming free and has come to value their privacy, get them used to taking bathroom breaks while on a leash.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to travel, that’s not the case. With time, your pet will become an experienced traveler and a valuable part of the memories you make while on vacation.

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Manically throwing clothes, toiletries, and gadgets into luggage – we’ve all been there. At one point or another, we’ve put off packing for a trip to the last-minute, with predictably disastrous results. In this post, we’ll run down what every man should pack before heading off on any trip.

Mandatory items

Some items you should never leave home without. Don’t walk out your front door without your passport, air ticket, or proof of reservations. Also, ensure you have travel insurance cover on your person. Even if you’re covered, you may end up in a situation where you’re incapacitated. Having proof of coverage will speed things along at the hospital, especially if you’re bound for America.        

Clothing

This category is highly trip-dependant. Those bound for the tropics will have different needs than those headed somewhere cold. The suitcase of those travelling for pleasure will look very different from those going abroad on business.

That said, some generalities can be assumed. When it comes to underwear, quick-dry brands are preferable. On longer trips, these can be laundered in your accommodation’s sink and be ready to wear within hours.

On any trip, bring a minimum of two pairs of shoes. One should be a stylish pair, suitable for business engagements, fine restaurants, and discerning nightclubs. The other should be comfortable walking shoes that allow for sightseeing, exercise, and other informal activities.

A stylish watch

In a world where everyone carries a clock in their pocket, watches have become more of a status symbol. Don’t have a signature piece in your wardrobe? Cartier watches are timeless, as are models made by Seiko or Rolex. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses, though – choose one that reflects your character. That way, you’ll feel comfortable in social situations, rather than an imposter.

Toiletries

Ensure you have the basics – toothpaste/brush, soap, comb, razor/shaver, and gel – before leaving home. Don’t forget to take prescription meds, either – it’s easy to forget them in the rush to get out the door.

In the days before departure, assemble a travel first aid kit. In a separate toiletry bag, pack pain medication (Aspirin/Tylenol/etc.), bandages, antiseptic wipes, and tweezers. You might choose to add other items, but these are the basics.

Lastly, bring multiple sets of earplugs. You never know how soundproof your accommodation is – until you get there. Workwear stores stock models designed for industrial use – ask for those with the highest decibel reduction for the best results.  

Gadgets

You can have a good trip without technology, but let’s be real – having it can make your journey way better. Check your pockets for your smartphone before rushing out to your cab. Not only does it possess apps that will make your trip more comfortable, but they’re also a necessity these days. From digital boarding passes to on-demand directions, not having one makes everything tougher.

Don’t forget your camera, either. Smartphone cameras are indeed getting better, but for now, mirrorless and DLSRs are still superior.

Earbuds are indispensable, especially on the plane. If you forget yours, you may get stuck with the dollar-store ones that airlines use – or you may have to do without.

Finally, figure out what plugs your destination uses. If you don’t have the corresponding adapter, get it before leaving. This will save you from frantically searching for one as your smartphone’s battery flirts with 0%.

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New Zealand is a fantastic country with vibrant cities, vast open wilderness spaces and adrenalin pumping activities. Perfect for families, solo travellers, and groups large and small, New Zealand is a country you will want to see again and again.

To get the most out of your visit, follow these tips. This will ensure you have everything arranged before you arrive in the country and you are ready to savour all that it offers.

Arrange your Visa Early

It is a good idea to arrange your New Zealand tourist visa early. Currently, there are 60 countries in the world that don’t require a visa, but this is set to change in October 2019 where a new Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA) will be introduced.

Check what visa you need and order it early.

Ensure you are Packed for all Weathers

The country is known for having four seasons in one day. Temperatures between the North and South Islands can be very different, and it is advisable to pack for all weathers. You should consider packing clothes that can be layered to provide warmth when needed, together with functional walking boots as hiking is a big thing in the country.

A rain jacket is mandatory too. You should expect rain, especially when near to the South Island glaciers and Fiordland National Park.

Most bars and restaurants do not require formal attire, although there are a few exceptions.

Pack Sunblock

The sun is fierce is in New Zealand and so ensure you pack plenty of suntan lotion when travelling the country. To that end ensure you have good UV protection in your sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face is recommended.

Always Respect the Maori Culture

There are strict customs around the Maori peoples, and you should adhere to them at all times. Usually this involves a greeting ceremony. At the end, a hongi is performed. This is the touching of both nose and forehead and is the equivalent of a handshake.

The Marae, the traditional Maori meeting space should be considered sacred, and you should wait to be invited before entering. Shoes are to be removed, and you should never consume food or drink while in that space. New Zealand’s second language is Maori.

Comply with Customs Checks

To protect the country’s bio-diversity, strict laws have been introduced governing food, plants, and animals brought into the country. This is to counter the threat of an invasive species getting into the ecosphere.

This extends to mud and dirt from other countries. As such, camping gear, boots, bikes, any outdoor clothing and equipment needs to be clean as a whistle. If you are in doubt declare it at customs when you enter the country as fines in this regard can be substantial.

Tips

Unlike some countries in the world, it is not customary to tip. Usually, locals only tip for exceptional service, and this tends to be around 10% of the bill. During public holidays you will find prices rise by about 15%.

Tips for exceptional service are always appreciated but don’t feel bad if you don’t do it. It is not expected.

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To outsiders, Europe appears to be all about culture. They’re not wrong – after all, this continent birthed many mighty empires, from the Greeks to the British. However, there’s more to do here than explore ruins, castles, and palaces.

Thrill-seekers and families will be pleased to know that Europe is home to many exciting theme parks. In this post, we’ve shortlisted the best of the bunch.

Disneyland Paris

After the near-instant success of Tokyo Disneyland, the Walt Disney Company expanded into Europe in the early 1990s. Initially called Euro Disney, Disneyland Paris struggled mightily out of the gate. However, after company officials addressed cultural issues and the recession of the 1990s, the park became successful.

Today, Disneyland Paris is home to two theme parks, a golf course, a shopping mall, and scores of hotels. Highlight attractions include Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad,  It’s a Small World, and of course, the Tea Cups.

Before you make plans, though, note that the park is far more popular now than in the 1990s. Get your Disney Paris tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Tivoli Gardens

Theme park purists will not want to miss this attraction. This Copenhagen amusement park is one of the oldest theme parks on the planet, as it was founded in 1843. It is as popular now as it was back then, with over 4.3 million visitors in 2017.

Rutschebanen, a wooden roller coaster that has been entertaining visitors since 1914, is its most beloved attraction. In contrast, Dæmonen (or The Demon) offers more modern thrills, with vertical loops and zero-G rolls being part of its repertoire.

Legoland Denmark

In 2019, you can find Legoland theme parks in locations all around the world. However, Billund, Denmark is home to the one that started it all. It has been a hallowed destination for Lego fans since 1968 – with 1.9 million annual visits, only Tivoli Gardens is more popular.

Like its counterparts, Legoland Denmark is broken up into nine sections. Mini Land is the most iconic, as it features 1:20 scale models of landmarks from around the world. However, don’t miss Adventure Land, which contains exciting rides like the Polar X-plorer.      

PortAventura

The south of Spain can get fiendishly hot. However, hitting the beach can get a little dull after a while. Inject some excitement into your Salou holiday by spending a day at PortAventura. This park features a standard amusement park, as well as a water park.

The former has roller coasters that broke records when they first opened. Dragon Khan set the new standards for vertical loops with eight, while Shambhala was the fastest and had the longest drop in Europe.

The water park has 16 slides – this includes King Khajuna, the tallest free-fall slide in Europe. Dropping 31 metres with a peak descent angle of 55 degrees, it is a must-experience attraction for adrenaline fiends.  

Europa-Park

Plan on holidaying in Southwestern Germany? Set aside a day for Europa-Park. This park takes its name from the region’s commitment to European unification. In 1950, a poll in Breisach revealed that 95.6% of locals were in favour of the formation of a European Union.

In keeping with its name, its founders based its themed sections after different countries in Europe. From Italy to Scandinavia, you’ll get to experience rides based on each nation. For instance, Fjord-Rafting is a river rapids ride based on the impressive natural wonders Northern Europe is rightly famous for.

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The education system in the United States and elsewhere has changed a lot during the past few years. It looks like technology is ruling the roost.

Of course, this is not the only thing that has changed. According to Junior Tours, students are taking far fewer trips than before and this is a major problem.

Student tours can be very beneficial for students of all ages. Still, many believe that students do not learn anything meaningful from such them.

This couldn’t be further from the truth and you’ll find out why this is the case.

Learning About History

First and foremost, you should know that school tours give students the ability to learn more about history.

This is definitely a good thing. As the old saying goes, history often repeats itself. By learning about the mistakes from the past, students will find out how to deal with these problems and how to avoid them in the future.

Tours often take students to some of the country’s most historic places. In return, the educational benefits that they get from such trips will be significant.

New Cultures

Another thing to note is that student trips give these individuals the ability to learn about other cultures.

There are plenty of students who are never able to leave their home town.

They’re going to get stuck in their ways and they won’t know how to handle people from different backgrounds.

By embarking on student trips, they’ll be given the opportunity to learn more about other people and other cultures. In return, they’ll be prepared for everything they encounter out there in the real world.

Demonstrations

It is also true that student trips are often more about demonstrations. Students of all ages are often taken to specific buildings like water treatment facilities, political offices, and even factories.

This gives them the ability to witness a demonstration up close and personal. They’ll learn how their water is cleaned and prepared at the water treatment facility.

They’ll also learn how the government is operated when they visit the office of a local politician. 

These demonstrations can teach them a great deal and it is one of the main reasons schools need to incorporate more trips into their normal routine.

More Memorable

When it comes down to it, students are not going to remember something that is downright dull and boring. If the subject matter is relayed in an interesting way, they’re going to be much more likely to ingest it and remember it.

This is why taking school trips is so immensely beneficial. It’ll give them the ability to learn a new subject in a very exciting way. Whether they’re learning about history, manufacturing, or something else, the experience will be memorable.

In return, they’ll remember the lessons that were taught that day. That can have a very positive impact on the students and it’ll prove to be beneficial for everyone involved.

To conclude, educational tours for students can be very beneficial — if executed correctly. Everyone would benefit if they were more common in modern school systems.

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You’re on vacation, hopping from place to place. Fascinated. Allured.

Tell me, will you still be able to mind your hair? Will you still be concerned about gathering it back with your mood set for deep relaxation?

Let’s say you do. Will you still have the time?

Overall answer: it’s leaning towards the “no”. I know. I’ve been there. I even tried doing tricks to tame my hair and travel all together.

Not only did I miss, but I also failed miserably. Well, at least, it did not ruin my vacation.

It just almost did.

I was even more frustrated when friends asked me about effective means of hair management while on vacation.

I tried everything to answer the question. Then, it hit me when I was on the road. I realized that I’ve been missing one crucial thing from all of my tries.

And, that was my commitment.

Are you committed to learning the real tips on how to rock with the perfect hair while on vacation, mate?

Then, dive in.

Top 4 Things to do with Your Hair before Taking a Vacation

Taking off with the best neat hair bun, and then seeing frizz out upon at the destination can be utterly frustrating. Nay, it’s beyond hell. 

Various factors affect the hair when you’re on vacation. Wind. Dust. Intense changes in temperature and humidity. Some countries in the far-off side of the earth have a very humid atmosphere. 

Chances are that your hair goes through rapid changes (usually for the bad), even when you’re still on the road. 

As heavy as these consequences can be, their corresponding solutions seem doable!

Anyway, all it needs is a little push and commitment from your end. 

The next best measures you’re to observe are preventive measures. Nothing beats them. 

Here are the top 4 things to do with your hair before taking a vacation:

  1. Condition and moisturize your hair one day before the trip. 

Generously apply moisturizing shampoo and conditioner a day before your trip to make it sleek enough to resist flyaway. 

Why not apply on travel day?

Applying on the same day as your trip does not allow the conditioner and the moisturizer to fully absorb into the hair, therefore prompting a premature process. 

What you can do best on the day of your trip is to pack/prepare the shampoos separately. Estimate it to last on the number of days you’ll be spending on your vacation. Perhaps, you can buy sachet packs of them instead.

Whatever your process is, just secure the shampoos are brought.

Why?

Because you’ll have to continue conditioning and moisturizing your hair while on vacation. This should keep the hair down. 

      2. After applying conditioner and moisturizer on hair, comb it. But,  never ever touch it with your hand. 

The phase when your hair is transitioning to a dry (after taking a shower and applying conditioner and moisturizer to it a day before the trip) makes it very sensitive to damage. 

Touching the strand with your hand takes an ugly toll on your hair. Chances are that your hair loses its protective layers hours before your travel. That’d be bad. 

As I mentioned before, the safest neat-up kick would be combing. 

      3. Let your hair be. 

Some hair is just naturally curly and wavy. The rapid shifts in the atmosphere will surely bring out its natural wave. 

Don’t fight it. Instead, just comb it for best volume. Leave all straightening paraphernalia at home, or you’ll simply just waste your time. They won’t work fully when you’re out on the road. 

The closest things you can bring along are a flatiron and a blow-dryer. Both might work to top up your hair edges.

I repeat: comb the hair. Comb it regularly. You can also further brush it to complement the combed finish. 

However, you’ll only have to choose one from the other in a day. Meaning, you can only brush and comb your hair alternatingly, not altogether in a day. 

I repeat: just let your hair be. 

      4. Stroke and lavish your hair with anti-humidity solutions especially when on the road.

The root mousse works best to protect wavy hair from humidity. It effectively coats the hair, keeping its nutrients intact without distorting its natural wave.  

Pour the solution into your palm, then rub it with both hands. 

Let it run through your hair- from root to tip. More so, do this when before and during travel, because it is during these times that temperatures wildly shift. 

For straight hair, use a smoothing serum instead. 

Are you going somewhere humid? Check out these pre-travel hair tips

Finally: The Easy Steps on How to Rock the Perfect Hair While on Vacation

Maintaining the hair while on vacation is already a burdensome thing to do. Rocking it perfectly, I can imagine, should already sound heavenly ambitious to you.

I know. I’ve been there. All the while, I thought pushing for tight hair maintenance with the aid of smoothing peripherals at hand would help. But, the hectic vacation itineraries made it impossible.

Then, I tried the natural hair routine travel method and loosened it up a bit. Still, my hair was uncooperative.

Somewhere in that line, I must’ve thought the best method lies between the two (tight and loose), because I stood up in front of my mirror after that, happily styling my hair.

The key to success? Commitment and consistency. That’s just it, my friends.

Having broken them down, here are the easy steps to rocking the perfect hair while on vacay (not necessarily in order except the tip intentionally placed as number 1):

1. Do the necessary pre-travel hair tips I presented earlier.

Remember the top 4 preps. Yeah. Never miss a beat. These pre-travel tips certainly determine the success of your hair quality throughout the entire vacation.

2. Select the best shampoo brands to bring along.

If you feel that your current nourishing and conditioning shampoo brands cannot live up to your travelling standards, then switch to other brands. Consult with experts if necessary.

The best brands I can recommend are L’Oreal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourishing Conditioner, Keratin Complex Keratin Color Care Travel Valet Kit, Garnier Fructis Daily Care 2in1 Fortifying Shampoo + Conditioner and Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture 2in1 Shampoo.

3. Condition, condition, condition!

When you’re already on vacation, use conditioners more than moisturizers.

Let me also emphasize the seriousness of conditioning here. When you are used to applying a 5/10 conditioner in your hair, then you are to shift to 10/10 level in this context.

I also encourage you to use at least 5 types of conditioners at this point. You don’t have to worry about your hair’s reaction. Conditioners (considered that they’re the best qualities) have the least chemical concentration.

4. Don’t bother bringing the chemicals along.

Never mind bringing the chemicals because these applications require in-the-home maintenance.

The closest to a chemically-laden product you can bring are keratin-based shampoos.

If you happen to colour your hair before travel, you may have to bring along some same keratin-based maintaining chemicals. But, just bring a few. And, don’t over-apply.

5.     Subscribe to natural air drying routine.

Besides the fact that it’s practical, it will also help you create attractive summer waves.

The first thing you’ll have to do is to allow your hair to dry out under the sun for 10 minutes. However, before you even do that, you’d have to braid your hair first and then spray it with a wave swept spray.

For the straight hair, the braiding shall have to be skipped. But don’t forget to spray your hair with a protective solution to avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

And remember, 10 minutes is 10 minutes.

6.     Avoid washing the hair excessively.

Over-washing your hair (unless it’s a soft type of water) will make it brittle in the long run.

Note also that travelling exposes your hair to various external factors that suck out the natural oil in it.

The least you can do is to wash it excessively. Do the washing at least once a day.

7.     Thoroughly rinse hair when washing.

Things can become unpredictable when you’re travelling. It is therefore very practical to expect the worse.

For instance, some hotel showers don’t release warm pressurized water. In fact, some hotels don’t even have showers at all.

What to do?

Well, don’t fret. You can always use the pale system in the Asian way. Just don’t ever miss in rinsing your hair with your hands. And, do it thoroughly!

Some conditioning shampoos leave residues behind. You have to importantly get rid of them.

8.     Comb, comb, comb!

Just comb and continue combing your hair. This will train your hair to neat up without shunning its natural curves. This is also helpful if you have straight hair, as it smoothes it to a silky quality.

You can also brush if you want. But, just do it alternatingly.  

9.     Use/Wear hair protectors like hat umbrella, hat (wide-brimmed) & stylized hair nets.

Sometimes, the most basic discreet means of hair protection can be just perfect excuses for a summer vacation OOTD (outfit of the day).

Importantly though, protect your hair (regardless of being colored or not) from direct UV rays, wind, dust, etc.

Wide-brimmed hats, colourful umbrellas and stylized hair nets will do just that for you.

11. Wrap you’re your hair with weather protection spray.

The hair’s utmost nemesis while on vacation is humidity. Some places are just so humid.

Products like Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity, Alterna Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter Shampoo and the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray will highly do the honour.

Lavish and wrap your hair with one of these spray products.

Conclusion

There you go. You’ve got the that are almost a fraction of a way of life. 

Note that your hair absorbs your lifestyle. Like the skin, it’s the first extension in the body that easily manifests stress, damage and irresponsibility from your end. 

Add in the unpredictability, impermanence and flimsiness of vacation. You’ve got an epic hair fail impending.

What’s the better way to counter this bitter fate than to religiously observe all that I shared with a touch of commitment and consistency? 

Try it so you’ll know it. 

And, I assure you that you’d be more than happy to finally rock the perfect hair while on vacation! 

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A family getaway not only strengthens the bond among family members, but also gives your kids plenty of real-life experiences. Outstanding from other bustling countries, Vietnam is perfectly a captivating destination to spend a family holiday with your kids.

Beyond wild roller coaster at amusement parks or amazing animals at zoos, Vietnam will bring your children to a whole new world of educational enjoyment, cultural discovery and great relaxation out of school life. Here are our suggestions of Vietnam family holiday for unforgettable time together.

 

Beach Relaxation

Nothing’s more joyful than sitting back at a white sandy beach and seeing your kids playing in crystal-clear water and beautiful sunshine. Ideally, Vietnam is a wonderland of plenteous breath-taking beaches along a stretching coastline. 

Apart from chilling time on a luxury cruise or in an all-inclusive resort, your kids will be definitely amazed at stunning natural masterpieces of Halong Bay, a world heritage site, as well as Nha Trang, a world famous beauty spot. Let’s pack your swimsuit up and have fun in the sun with your kids!

Cultural Discovery

Why don’t you give your children an enjoyable exploration in series of Vietnamese cultural activities? Vietnam is home to thousands of traditional villages which offer your children an open space to participate in a handicraft workshop, a hand-fishing contest and other more.

If you’re on a journey to Hanoi, head for the outskirts of the capital to Bat Trang village. It’s such an awe-inspiring experience to get your hand dirty while making an amazing artwork of ceramic production in Vietnamese traditional way at a pottery workshop. Also, you can give a hand in joining a hand-fishing contest at fishing villages or a cooking class on Halong Bay cruise. 

Despite scant time of joint activities, these memorable moments will be the highlight of your family vacation in Vietnam. 

City Break

A perfect holiday offers treasured time to escape from hustle and bustle central hubs to the restful rural areas. With a variety of Vietnam domestic flights, it’s convenient to travel around the regions of Vietnam. 

Especially, you’ll gain many spectacular rural experiences like making lotus tea, making jackfruit leaf cake, trying the rowing boat and the bamboo footbridge in the Mekong Delta. From a different aspect, Hoi An gives you a little charming tranquility of a herb village where you can take a bike tour around the vegetable gardens and join the farming activities like fertilizing the land, ranking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and other more with the locals. 

After experiencing the authentic farming life, you will have a chance to enjoy the meals prepared by the local families. This must be a wonderful simplicity to your family, especially to your kids.

Consider it all, planning a vacation with your kids is never a piece of cake. There is no such a one-size-fits-all trip for all family members. So, it’s time to trust a reputable travel company like BestPrice Travel that arranges everything for your family vacation in Vietnam. 

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India, a popular trekking destination with its unique blend of culture and nature is worth the money and effort. In this blog, there are some top trekking destinations which are enlisted to give you an idea of what all the options you have to explore. 

There are zillions of people who choose trekking in India every year, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, every shred of India possesses some of the great heights that can be captured if you have interest in trekking. The heights which are the host for trekkers are promised to keep their guest thrilled, and the sunset and sunrise view along with marvelous views of the surrounding which conspires with the peak. There are various treks which India offers which can be enjoyed according to the season, the continuous steep pathways, boulder-filled roads, the beautiful waterfalls, forested areas, the striking greenery on the meadows, the mesmerizing mountains, and high peaks are famous elements of almost all treks. Draped across five Indian states, the Indian Himalayas enclose a large area at the northern boundary of the country with a notion of heartily snow caged mountains to alluring highlands, so that one cannot find disappointment in store for them.  

So, grab your bag and take off for an adventure, which will make your weekend out of the ordinary with your loved ones. You know what they say “Life is better in hiking boots”. Down below are the best 5 best trekking destinations to help you select your next landing place.

5 Best Trekking Destinations 

  1. Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 

To gain a new experience in the Himalayas, opt for the Roopkund trek. The sparkling streams to lush green forests, this experience will make you forget everything. The trek lasts for seven to eight days by taking you through some of the serene views in the Himalayan range. The journey of this beautiful trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at a height of 8000 feet. The voyage will take you through some exceptional places such as Bedni Bugyal, Didina, Pathar Nachuni, and Bhoj Basa. Savor the views of the crystal clear lakes, green covered hills, flower-laden gardens, and snow-covered peaks while on the journey. The best time to experience the scenic beauty of the place is from August to October. The trek will also leave shivers in your body as skeletons are found at the bottom of the Roopkund Lake, and they are believed to be about 600 years old. The place remains frozen almost throughout the year, but the beauty of this place can leave you awestruck. While traversing through your journey, you will meet the locals as there are many valleys and villages that fall on the way. The trip will be something that you will never forget in your entire life and will leave you with lots of amazing memories. 

  1. Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

This trek is best for beginners who are really looking forward to their first trekking experience. The trek is all about experiencing the beauty of the area as it is covered with beautiful wide green pastures, glacial valleys, picturesque landscapes, and rolling meadows. Hampta Pass gets its name from the Hamta village, which is located in the Pir Panjal region. At 14000 feet, this place is mostly undertaken by trekkers and a handful of shepherds. Trekkers from all over the world come to this unpolluted, serene, and glorious place to nurture their souls and minds to cherish immeasurable nature’s beauty. There are many types of adventures sports which one can also enjoy in the steep mountains while breathing in the fresh air. This trek might not be the best adrenaline rush, but definitely, it is a trek that will leave you in wonder of this beautiful place. Normally, it takes four to five days to complete this adventurous trek, but you can also extend your date if you wish to visit the striking and well-known Chandratal, which is an alpine lake situated at a high altitude, a few hours from Chatru. The best months to trek are from May to October when the temperature is moderate. The reason why this trek is famous because of the snow-covered laps, the trek route gets covered with snow in the winters, which attracts more tourists. The trek is quite near to Kullu valley, so it gives you enough sites to explore. 

  1. The Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 

Markha Valley is the largest valley of the area. Through this valley, you will relive the parched region of tremendous Kashmir. The energetic journey of eight to nine days will showcase the yellow barren to lush green landscapes passing alongside the Indus River which will be borne in your mind and body for lifetime. Leh is the starting of this trek, which adds further advantage to explore the Buddhist monuments in Leh. The whole trek has many things to offer, such as you will find tea houses and cafes serving rejuvenating drinks to make your tiredness go away. The trek also offers various ancient forts, temples, and preserved monasteries. Amongst all, the Tacha monastery is a heart and eye catcher that lies between the mountains. The trail also goes through the Hemis National Park, where you can experience all its natural elements like the treasured fauna, snow leopards, mountain sheep, can be spotted at every camping site. This trek is recommended for all age groups as it is a moderate level of the trek. Each day at this trek discloses mesmerizing views, which are hidden behind the mountains. Markha valley can be something which every traveler must experience. It is one moderate to difficult trek that requires a lot of technical skills, stamina and strength. 

  1. Chadar Trek, Ladakh

It is the most adventurous trek in the Indian Himalayas. Most of the trek is takes place on the frozen river; it is like walking on a thick glass, with dramatic mountains on both the sides. It surely is an experience of a lifetime. This trek allows you to get to know the Zanskari culture up close through the natives you meet on the trek, and also you will get to experience their delicious native food. The best time for this trek is from January to February because this is when the Zanskar River freezes and you will get to walk on the gigantic slabs of ice. This trek is best suited for the people who are up for an adventure and ready to take risks in their life. Your experience of trekking will take a new form when you try to cross the distance from one place to another on a frozen river. The steep climbing, icy rocks, and spending the night in the caves will add new light to your life. Chadar trek is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level, and it takes around eight to nine days to complete this beautiful journey. 

  1. Triund Trek, Himachal Pradesh 

Decked with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala and clasped by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range, Triund confirms to be the best soothing destinations in the country. It is a popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh. You can easily glare at the alluring Kangra valley on one side and the astonishing Dhauladhar Range on the other. The Triund trek is full of tiresome and tricky curves, which makes it a true treasure hodgepodge for trekkers. Its soothing and pristine ambiance makes it a perfect relaxing destination. Once you reach the top, the awe-inspiring view will make your jaw drop. “The best view comes after the hardest climb” is the quote which perfectly relates to this trek. This trek is suited for every season as it looks like a paradise when covered in a coat of snow and the summers are all about dense meadows. Trekking down besides the swooshing rivers will make your trip more remarkable. The trek can be completed within a day, but if you want to experience the sunrise with breathtaking views of the scenery, then it is possible as tents are also available at the top or you can carry yours. 

An exposure with even a single one of the above-listed treks is sure to make you go into frenzy for journeying through nature. Sky splitting mountain peaks, untamed nature, and diverse landscapes will create a charm which is hard to escape from and will assure you the experience worth remembering throughout your life. These are the best options to get away from the hectic and busy life to experience the hypnotizing Indian trekking routes. 

Author Bio :

Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organize 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Manmohan Singh conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in Nepal.

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