My Guide to Making Your Trip so Much More Fun

Going on a trip, however exciting, can be really stressful. There’s a lot to remember, and this can suck the fun right out of it as you’re constantly worrying and overthinking! Hopefully, this guide will help you to make your trip much more fun. Take a look…

Download Apps

You can download a number of apps before travelling, many of which will help you to have a much better time as you go. There are apps that can tell you exactly what the weather will be like, so you can know what to wear. There are apps that will tell you where to go and what to do, so you don’t need to feel confused in a foreign country. By preparing yourself with apps like this, you’re bound to have a wonderful time. Not only that, you can download apps like Angry Bird, just because.

Speak to People and Be Kind

Your thoughts and actions attract things to you. Let that sink in for a second. If you have a negative attitude while you travel, you aren’t going to have a very good time. I’d be surprised if you did. Why not enjoy yourself, even if you are on a long haul flight? Speak to the cabin crew and your neighbour on board. Smile and be kind. You might get a few tips or even make a friend!

Make Lists

If you don’t find list making fun, there’s something wrong with you. I mean – list making! It’s just…wow! OK, even if you don’t feel the same way, it could help you to have more fun by simply taking some of the stress away. I just refer back to a list if I feel I’m forgetting something and my mind is instantly put to rest.

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Take Entertainment

When travelling, you can do a lot of waiting around. Take entertainment with you so you can forget that you’re getting all impatient and bored. Take books, a tablet, music, whatever you feel will help you keep you occupied. Entertainment will also come in useful on the beach. I love getting a lot of reading done when I’m relaxing in a foreign country. Just make sure that you don’t take too much – I mean, you do want to just take in your surroundings from time to time.

Research What to Do Before You Leave

Make sure you research what you’re going to do before you leave. Even if you don’t book it, have a good idea of what you’d like to do. This will save time! I love taking a tour when visiting a new place. Exotic places like Costa Rica even offer adventure style tours. For more information on Costa Rica tours visit www.graylinecostarica.com.

Learn the Language

Depending on where you’re going, you may not be able to speak the language. It can help even if you just know a few basic phrases. Locals will appreciate the effort, and you might even find that you get some freebies! At the very least, you’ll be able to say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, and ‘where’s the toilet?’ without a problem. There are even apps and books that can help you to learn the language, so you really have no excuse.

Have a wonderful time!

4 Common Beauty Hang Ups and How to Fix Them

All women have things about themselves they don’t like. Even the hottest celebrities in the world have their own beauty hang ups. It could be that you don’t like your skin, you feel like you’re overweight, or something else entirely. You’re not the only one to feel this way though, so try not to worry. In fact, a lot of us girls have exactly the same worries about our looks. If you want to be a more confident version of yourself then here are some of the most common beauty hang ups, and how to fix them.

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1. Weight Hang Ups

This is easily the most common worry in the world. Some women think they’re too skinny, others think they’re too fat. The truth is, all of our bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Unless your weight is impacting your health, then this isn’t something you should be too worried about. Feeling comfortable in your own body is a difficult trick to learn, but an important one. If you’re concerned that you weigh too much (or too little) then consider visiting a nutritionist. Don’t invest in fad diets, they will only make things worse.

  1. Skin Hang Ups

Oily skin, spotty skin, dry skin. Just like with body shapes, we all have different skin types. It can be offputting to see pictures of seemingly flawless celebrities, too. Your best bet would be to find out exactly what type of skin you have. This can be done at one of your local department stores or by visiting a dermatologist. You’ll then be able to invest in products that are specifically for your skin type. These products can help clear up skin problems and make you feel more confident. Good skincare is the key to better skin!

  1. Teeth Hang Ups

Find yourself always smiling with your mouth closed? You’re not the only one. If you have yellowing teeth then it could be worth visiting your dentist. They may be able to suggest a treatment that can help combat this. There are also teeth whitening treatments available in cosmetics stores. If it’s wonky teeth you’re worried about then there are solutions for that too. Have a look into the different teeth straightening options that are available, to see what will work for you.

  1.  Hair Hang Ups

It’s common to not like your hair, some of the time! Women with naturally straight hair want curly hair. Women with naturally curly hair want straight hair. Everyone thinks the grass is greener on the other side, when it comes to hair. However, by becoming best buddies with your hair stylist you won’t have to face this beauty hang up anymore. They will be able to suggest the colours and styles that suit you best.

The key is to accept you for you. You can try lots of different things to change how you look, but you’ll never be truly happy until you feel confident the way you are. Accept your ‘flaws’, embrace them. They’re what make you unique as a person. Nobody is perfect, not even celebrities, so go out there and show the world you’re free from beauty hang ups!