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How To Not Get Lost In A Foreign Place

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I love the idea of traveling to a foreign place every summer. For someone who rarely sees the sun, I have to go to a tropical location to enjoy the beach. It is a perfect opportunity for me to get a natural tan and resemble a bronzed goddess, even if it may only last for a few days. Of course, it feels incredible to bury my feet in the sand and feel the waves crash on my legs.

The thing is, I am the only one in my family who loves going to a new place all the time. When I brought my parents to Cabo, Mexico several years ago, they wanted to go back there every year after that. My father said, “We already know our way around Cabo, and it’s a beautiful location. Why should we have to go somewhere else and risk getting lost?”

As repetitive as I may sound, I reiterate to my parents how we can avoid getting lost in a foreign place. Let me share the steps I take to ensure that.

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Do Extensive Research About The Town/City

One of the vital things you can do before the trip is doing extensive research about the towns or cities that you’ll visit. The internet is your best friend during this phase. When you type a particular location, dozens of information will pop up. You may be able to find blogs from people who have been there.

In case you want to see things for yourself, you can find a street view version of a place. It entails that you will see a panoramic image and even be able to “walk” around the streets.

Figure Out The Routes

Considering you know which places you want to visit, your next goal is to search for the routes that will take you there. Start from the airport, bus terminal, train station, or wherever you will come from. Find out how far your hotel is from a theme park, a famous restaurant, etc. At least a couple of routes may appear so that you won’t feel lost at all.

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Know The Best Mode Of Transportation To Reach A Particular Destination

Another thing to think about is your mode of transportation in a foreign place.

When you consult Google maps, you will realize that the best way to travel is via a private car. You can look for shortcuts, go anytime you want, and not worry about sitting next to strangers. However, trains and buses may bring you faster to your destination than a vehicle that you will drive.

Remember The Names Of Key Establishments

Lastly, you should remember the name of your hotel, the street it is in, the café near it, and other establishments that can lead you back to your accommodation. You cannot forget this, especially if you are in a place where English isn’t the primary language. Even when you cannot communicate fluently with the locals, they may recognize the key locations and point you there.

Final Thoughts

Still scared of getting lost in a foreign place? Don’t be. Follow the tips above and travel confidently.

Good luck!

 

Travel Safety Tips That Works For Everyone

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Going to a new place is always a thrilling experience. You don’t know what kind of people you’ll meet. You have no idea about the vibe going on there. Even if you look at thousands of photos online, it’s not easy to tell what delicacies you will love.

Coming back to your favorite location is just as exciting as that. The first thing the comes to mind is, “What has changed since the last time I was here?” “Are there restaurants that I haven’t been to yet?” “Can I still find my way around the place?”

The thing is, no matter where your destination is or how well you know the location, you cannot be 1000% confident about your safety. Without trying to sound like Ms. Debby Downer, ill-meaning people are everywhere. The locals may be accommodating and helpful, but you may come across mean tourists. Your driving skills may be on point, but there is nothing you can do when another motorist falls asleep on the steering wheel.

To lessen your chances of being in an unfortunate situation while traveling, here are some safety tips for you.

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Stay Somewhere Close To The Police Station

The first suggestion that may not be heard often is to pick a hotel or hostel or apartment that’s close to the police station. It is ideal if you can find one with only a wall separating the two establishments, but you will be fine if they are several feet away from each other. The reason is that no one will try to do anything awful to you when they know that the cops are a few stone throws away.

Take Note Of Emergency Hotline Numbers

There is no guarantee that you will ever need it, but to be on the safe side, save the emergency hotline numbers in the town or city. A lot of accommodations these days print out the numbers where you can contact the police station, fire department, etc.

Inform Your Loved Ones About Your Itinerary

It is also essential to let your family and friends know your itinerary, although they are back home. The quickest way to do that is by sending them photos and videos of your whereabouts and what you are doing. If you don’t mind giving more details than that, you can pick up the phone and walk them through your schedule. That will allow them to know how you are doing wherever you may be.

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Don’t Go Where People Can’t See You

Even though you are alone, there is an unwritten rule that strangers should keep an eye out on each other. That is especially true if you are all in the woods or near the falls. Thus, you should remain in everyone’s line of sight as much as possible to ensure that someone will see if something happens to you.

Final Thoughts

Your love of traveling should never be marred by accident. Remember the safety tips above to make sure that it will always be spectacular.

Happy trip!

 

 

Summer Activities In Tynemouth

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 When my therapist advised me to take a leave from work and take care of myself, I immediately thought about my long-overdue trip to Tynemouth, where one of my close friends is currently living. She’s been telling me to visit her ever since she got married to a Tynemouth resident and I’ve always refused because of my job that demands so much of my time. Now that the advice came from a professional, I knew it was the perfect timing, especially because it was summertime. The stress and anxiety were killing me. Besides, Kate promised to eliminate most if not all of that negativity after the trip.

 

Beach Fun

To cut the story short, for my first day, Tynemouth – and Kate – didn’t fail me at all. We went to the beautiful beaches that the village was known for, which were almost always packed with locals and tourists who were so eager to have those tan lines when the day was done. We had lunch at the King Edward’s Bay, where we met with some of Kate’s friends who were just as cool as she was. It was a satisfying lunch. Food was great, as I expected since Tynemouth is popular for its varying choices of gastronomical treats. In the afternoon, we did some summer fun at Longsands, an awesome beach with fine golden sand and a vista that was worth waiting for the sunset. I couldn’t remember the last time I felt so light and relaxed.

Kate’s friends brought some sports gear, and we had a lot of fun playing Frisbee while burning those calories from the slabs of barbeque I ate for lunch. We also had a game of volleyball with some of the tourists who were also there just for the summer.

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Pub Crawl – A Night To Remember!

The next day, we woke up late. It felt great not to be running around at six in the morning, anxious and nervous about a presentation or in a hurry because you have another company meeting. I just went with the flow – the slow, rejuvenating flow of the Tynemouth summer. We were getting our energies refueled for the most-awaited British Pub Crawl later that evening. I read that the place had more than 20 pubs that were just a few meters from each other, so we had various options on where to drink and get drunk! Our route was one that would tour us around town and stopping by the main clubs, and then we end at the Metro station for the last trip home.

The Cumberland Arms was the first pub we tried. We had a pint of bitter, as suggested by Kate – and Google – and a pint was more than enough for me to feel initially dizzy (no way, not on my first pub!). It was a little expensive, and the music was not my type. So after 30 minutes, we transferred to the Turk’s Head, a unique pub located in a lovely Victorian building. It was surrounded with eccentric historical structures, is conveniently nestled on the town’s main street. Drinks were cheaper, and it was more fun than the Cumberland Arms.

We visited three more pubs before we headed to our last destination for the night – the Head of Steam. A relatively new pub and one of the busiest at the moment, the Head of Steam served strong mixed beverages, particularly the long island iced tea. The intoxication was freedom for my soul, and I shamelessly danced with the live band music, marking the end of a great evening.

 

Curry, Chips, And More

I couldn’t enumerate all my favorite restaurants because there are a lot! I just listed a few below that blew my taste buds away.

Plaza Tandoori. I’m a ‘curry’ fan, and Kate knows this, so she brought me to this curry house, which was near the beach. The Tandoori is also the locals’ favorite. I was lucky to go on a Thursday where I experienced their delicious and satisfying 5-course meal.

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The Davanti was Tynemouth’s popular Italian restaurant. It was classy and the cuisine – grilled duck breast in barbeque sauce to name one – was the epitome of Italian food made perfectly delicious.

For great food that was relatively affordable, we chose to check out the Village Bistro one afternoon. This place is also located near the beach, so people flock there to buy sandwiches and other snacks and take them to the sand for an afternoon picnic.

 

Worth The Visit

On the way back home, I had a clearer mind that was ready to go back to work. I would say my Tynemouth summer trip is one I will not forget. I’m happy that now I have somewhere to go when I need an anxiety and stress-free break.

 

 

 

Did Your Therapist Approve Of Your Hiking Adventure In Tynemouth? Here Are Some Outdoor Watches To Have Fun With

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Hiking is one of the many complementary forms of healing that a therapist can recommend to their patients. That is especially true for individuals who live in or near Tynemouth as there are plenty of trails in the area that you can reach on foot. Although there is no drug in the mountains that can treat a troubled individual, the idea of entering the peak and accomplishing something that others may not be able to achieve may serve as a balm to someone’s mental health problems.

Furthermore, the more people strive to become fit and heal through the activity, the more struggle in finding great hiking watches becomes real. One of the telltale signs that you have hit the jackpot, however, is if it has a built-in global positioning system (GPS) or compass that does not require frequent re-calibration. It’s hard to get lost in an unknown trail and not get satellite signal, so the timepiece you’re buying should be able to save topographical maps and tracks, too. In case you have to get in the water at times, being waterproof is also a nice touch. Check out these outdoor watches now for further ideas.

Suunto Ambit3 Peak HR Running

If you like to run, swim, and hike at any given day, then you may like this high-quality watch from Suunto. Its GPS can help you navigate your way for 200 hours without stopping. Aside from housing altimeter, barometer, and compass (ABC), the Ambit3 also has a heart-rate monitor and an accurate logging system for your records for multiple sports. With Bluetooth technology’s help, you can see text and call notifications, include movement photos, and make and share your Suunto movie with friends.

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Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Watch

Do you happen to be a triathlete and a skier? Garmin, one of the best brands in the market, has created Fenix 3 to cater to your sporting needs throughout the season. This timepiece has been constructed with a compass, and the GLONASS-and-GPS combo is excellent for navigation purposes. The 1.2-inch Chroma display lets you read the information on the watch day or night as well. You may even use the Connect IQ platform and load it with apps for both training and socialization.

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire is a good watch not just for trekking but also for other outdoor activities. It offers ABC, gyroscope, and Chroma display. The latter seems like a great addition as the unit can map out running and cycling routes within the US. Despite how rough you play, scratches cannot taint its handsomeness, thanks to the sapphire glass and stainless-steel bezel that handle its front side. The heart rate monitor can also count the beats through your wrist; that’s why the measurement will be precise.

Casio Smart Watch WSD-F20 Pro Trek Smart

A lover of the outdoors deserves to own a mountaineering watch like Pro Trek, a product of Casio, that gains GPS signals from American, Japanese (QZSS), and Russian (GLONASS) satellites for better navigation. Since it runs with Android Wear 2.0, the timepiece is recommended to users whose devices operate via Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 and above. With this fantastic watch for hiking, you can download maps, write reminders on them, and still see the Quartz face that the brand has always been known for.

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If you approve of models that have colors other than black, this Casio Pro Trek may be up to your standards. It is thinner by 0.8 millimeters in comparison to the 1st generation smartwatch from the brand. The LCD structure has two layers, and the unit is durable enough to pass the military’s environmental performance test for MIL-STD-810G compliance. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, you can set Casio moments, track your activities, and use the installed microphone.

Garmin Hiking GPS Watch With Exclusive TracBack Feature

If it’s hard to find your way back from the mountains, Garmin offers a GPS watch for hiking, which you may deem essential. In addition to the ABC mentioned above, it contains an in-built thermometer to measure the temperature in the area. Its highly sensitive GPS navigator can remember the tracks (up to 10,000 points) that you have covered and the ways (up to 1,000 points) that you can use. You may set vibrations and alarms on it and share your location with friends who own the same or similar Garmin unit.

Casio Men’s PAG240-1CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor

Are you one of those people who want to choose a device based on rating, reviews by customers, and cost? If so, you may admire PAG240-1CR Pathfinder, an inexpensive GPS hiking watch from Casio. The timepiece is within the budget, without a doubt, and its solar powered battery can store energy for approximately six months before you have to recharge it. This watch showcases the time as well in 48 cities worldwide, city codes, alarms, calendars until the year 2099, and much more.

 

Hiking in the trails of Tynemouth may now be more comfortable than ever once you have one of the GPS watches mentioned above on your wrist. Good luck!

Travel Recommendations And Packing Essentials For An Anxiety-Free Trip To Tynemouth

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Tynemouth is a great tourist destination for people who already have anxiety when they see high-rise buildings in more following countries and look forward to experiencing nature at its grandest. In addition to that, there are a lesser number of people who come to this location every year compared to other neighboring nations; that’s why the citizens can preserve the natural beauty of the various structures that have been standing in the country for so many years. To offer a detailed explanation of how to enjoy your stay in this part of England, below are the top four Tynemouth travel recommendations. Continue reading “Travel Recommendations And Packing Essentials For An Anxiety-Free Trip To Tynemouth”

Everything To Know About Tanning On The Beaches Of Tynemouth

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Wanting to get a tan and forgetting the white complexion that your old family members have passed down to you is not a bad thing. Everyone seems to wish they look like the bronzed deities from Greek mythology, after all. What you should think about is the best time to tan so that you can prevent contracting diseases or aging the skin.

Why Is Tanning Important?

It does not bother me when someone questions my love for the bronzed look. I only tell them my opinion about it and move on. If you cannot decide whether you should stay for hours in the sun, though, know that tanning can do the following:

Elevate Mood And Energy

The number of people who feel better after getting a tan has substantially increased in recent years. This truth is apparent specifically among young adults.

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Scientists have been trying to figure out the correlation between the activity and the mood and behavioral change that newly tanned individuals experience. A few people claim that it raises their endorphin levels, yet what’s obvious is that it affects their mental and psychological views about themselves.

You may try tanning in case you are down and want to increase the melanin in the body. It will be like hitting two birds with a single stone then.

Offer Base Protection

When you are as white as a starved vampire, the skin may merely burn once you sunbathe and not have an even tan. It has happened to me the first time I went to the beach, assuming that all I needed to do was lay on the sand on my front and back for several hours without any preparation.

I have learned since then that hanging out at the tanning salon long enough to see a tinge of color change can prep me for what’s about to take place. This process ideally injects SPF 3 or 4 on the skin – a favorable amount of protection you should have before tanning begins.

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Improve Well-Being

Hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and internal cancers are some of the illnesses that the medical society may or may not have found a cure for. Their common denominator is that your condition – considering you possess any of these health problems – may improve once you get exposed to the sun.

Is It Better To Tan Indoors Than Outdoors?

Staying on the beach to get tanned means that you are willing to strip down and let the sunshine touch your bare skin. Despite the high temperature, the heat will not be concentrated on the body, so there are minimal chances of roasting yourself in public.

If you prefer using the tanning beds, sprays, or lotions, on the other hand, you may book a session at any time you please. Personally, however, I am not fond of this method because the intensity of the ultraviolet light that will penetrate your skin can get 12 times more extreme compared to the latter.

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The level of convenience that both practices provide may be different, depending on where you live. If you are in Tynemouth, for instance, natural tanning may suit your lifestyle. In case your place rarely gets that golden glow, the chemical solutions can ideally add color to the pale complexion.

When Is The Best Time To Tan?

Although tanning is famous among the white-skinned folks, not everyone can attain the perfect tan. Below are tips to consider regarding the most opportune moment to get a tan.

Before And After Lunch

When your mind is set on looking like a bronzed god or goddess, you might think that staying outside the entire day may be the way to go. However, skincare specialists claim that you can only step out in the sun before 10 AM and after 3 AM. The time between them, you see, is when the UV rays are most damaging. The central star goes directly above the planet, and so its heat drags on until it’s about to set.

To save yourself from mending burns or suffering from premature aging, sunbathe before or after lunch.

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When You Are Done With Medication

You may not be able to do tanning while taking antibiotics, birth control pills, or antidepressants. If these medicines are still present in your system, the intense ultraviolet light can react with any of them to increase your photosensitivity. That will prevent you from sunbathing for a little while as rashes may form even after a few minutes of sun exposure. Try to get a tan only when you no longer take medication.

Days After Utilizing A Tanning Bed

The best time to subject yourself to natural tanning is at least 48 hours beyond your last sunbed session.
Like what we have already recognized earlier, the ultraviolet rays that the bulbs in the tanning beds emit have amplified strength in comparison to what the sun provides. Because of that, you become exposed to an enormous amount of UV light, which can potentially harm your skin.

Imagine what occurs now if you insist on flaunting your new tan on the beach just after a day or two. You still have not recovered from the process, but the sunbeams to come in contact with your skin and increase the coloration.
It is not wrong to do both methods at a close interval if need be. Just give your body enough period to create more space for the UV.

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The Verdict

Tanning is a great technique to increase the amount of melanin in your system. It is also ideal to do it on one of the peaceful beaches in Tynemouth so that you can relax and enjoy the day. Nonetheless, remember the things mentioned above to avoid roasting your skin literally.

Good luck!

4 Things To Do In Tynemouth For People Who Need To Relieve Stress

The life of an adult anywhere in the world is never free from stress. Because of the multiple responsibilities you now have, you cannot be jobless for more than a few days. You need a source of income – and a steady one at that – to ensure that all your bills get paid for on time. You are also at the ripe age to settle down; however, finding the best person to tie the knot with is not always easy. Hence, there may be days when you ask yourself, “Why am I even doing these things?”

Considering you reach that point of your life, you should not do anything reckless. It is best to visit Tynemouth, a town in England that’s so picturesque that you’ll perhaps want to live there. Here are the four things you can do in this place to relieve stress.

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Shopping Can Improve Mental Wellness

Some people may not agree with me that shopping can also be favorable for our physicality and mentality.  They would not hesitate to spend a dollar on things that they want, just because they think it’s a waste.  Are your happiness and wellness not worth that dollar you earned?

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