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6 Ways to Make Your Flight Smoother

Traveling is fun. There’s nothing as awesome as walking on exotic beaches, going sightseeing with members of the family and enjoying the ambiance of rich culture and history. But before you get enough of the thrill of travel you have to face the hassles of getting to your destination by plane.

The long queues, the non-stop security checks and the tense atmosphere at the airport can rob you off the joy and excitement of traveling. However there’s a way around it all. What if I told you that you could have a smooth stress-free flight?

 

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Here are 6 ways you can make that happen.

 

  1. Scout for credit cards that give better seats at affordable rates (or even for free)

There are a lot of credit cards that provide exclusive freebies for their customers. If you’re the type who travels often, getting the right credit card will help open you to a lot of opportunities. One of such opportunities is better seats on the airplane.

Based on your spending on the credit card, you’re given points at every purchase. These points could help secure for you amazing discounts and even offer you a seat for free. Make sure you check what travel benefits your credit card can offer you.

 

  1. Bypass the long queue at security checks

The wait at security checks can be a nightmare where you’re asked to take off your shoes and belts and remove your laptop and liquids from your carry-on bag.  The process is long, slow and cumbersome.

However there’s a security programme that allows for quick checks. When you apply for Global Entry, you’re receive PreCheck which will help speed up the whole process of security checks at the airport. So instead of taking off your shoes and waiting in a queue, you’ll have your fingerprints and passport scanned. And you’re done!

 

  1. Keep the kids occupied

Unlike adults who can patiently bear delays, kids may not be as tolerant. Running after your kids while you take care of your travel arrangements can be quite a handful. The best way to deal with such a situation is to get your kids occupied.

Arm yourself with a tablet with videos, books and games your child can occupy themselves with. You don’t have to invest in an expensive tablet like the iPad, but you can opt for Leapfrog which is a cheaper alternative. It is also more educational. You should also have picture books, colouring books and crayons at the ready.

 

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  1. Order airport meals in advance

If you’re feeling a little peckish and you dread waiting for your order, then there’s a simple solution to the problem. Some airlines have apps that allow you to order your meal in advance so that you don’t have to stand in the queue to get your order. Once your order is ready, all you have to do is pick it up.

 

  1. Make sure that you’ve got trip delay coverage

Delays are inevitable when traveling. And you can never predict when you may be delayed. Thanks to some really nifty credit cards that provide trip delay coverage, you’re compensated for the delays. The credit card reimburses you for hotel rooms, missing luggage and even meals.

 

  1. Enjoy lounge access

There are a lot of places to lounge while you’re waiting for your flight. But oftentimes those spots are crowed and the customer service is not all that great. Some credit cards provide you with access to lounges that are more comfortable with better customer service and you won’t have to pay the annual membership fee to enjoy what the lounge has to offer.

 

How do you make sure your flight goes smoothly?

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4 Tips to gaming online

To enjoy gaming initially, you had to have a gaming console and a joystick. However, with time, technology makes it possible to play games on online platforms whether on your PC or Smartphone.

Additionally, cryptocurrency sites such as Ethereum allow developers to create decentralised game applications.

The good thing about online gaming is that you can meet opponents from various parts of the world. You are free to interact with whoever you find available at the time of play.

 

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However, as everything takes place online, we provide tips that could help you enjoy your gaming experience.

 

  1. Security should be a priority

Your main concern as an online gamer is to ensure that you adhere to strict security rules. People lose money through suspicious sites.

One way to avoid this is to have a good, secure online antivirus. The most prolific ones could detect any suspicious sites and those that are not secure enough. Some, by the way, will ask you to turn off the antivirus to install the app.

Do not turn it off at all costs. It means that the program that you are installing will infect your computer, which makes it easy for hackers to track you.

 

  1. Use pseudonyms during registration

Do not be too cute when registering on these platforms. Some will force you to provide your name during registration, which could be a trap.

Remember that you know nothing about the developer. Some of them are there to fish your details. After that, they can use the information to hack into your accounts. If you have to register, first ensure that the site owner is someone that is trustworthy.

Additionally, when registering, use pseudonyms to protect your identity. With that, you are sure that you are safe even when hackers attack the site.

 

  1. Keep watch of children

Online games are not just for adults. Children, too, nowadays participate in these online games, which calls out for the parent to be extra careful.

Some of the sites allow you to chat with your opponent. If they are criminals, they may end up bullying them or using abusive language on them, which could groom your child to adapt to that behaviour. Thus, try to know what kind of games that your child plays online.

You could also download games that are safe for them to enjoy. It will prevent them from watching pornographic materials or even giving out essential information such as credit card numbers.

 

  1. Join a community

Conventionally, gamers used to buy the games from brick and mortar store. However, nowadays, you can download the game app from an online store.

Besides, since it connects you with the rest of the world, it is wise that you join a community of gamers, especially those that play the type of games that you like. Some of them leave reviews, and if the moderator is legit, you will have trustworthy information released to you.

With such communities, it reduces the chance of landing into opponents with criminal intentions, dangerous websites and knowing which game fits you the most.

 

Conclusion

Additionally, look out for live casinos based on your location. It makes it easier to contact them in case of a problem and reduces the cost of reaching them-if you understand how expensive international calls can be.

You will also break the language barrier problem, and you do not have to change your country’s currency if the casino is operating from a local base.

 

*Collaborative post.

 

How to Sound More Relatable on Your Blog

Blogging is a lot different from other forms of writing. It’s more informal, personal and relatable. I like to think of blogging like having a good conversation with a good friend at Starbucks. But instead of talking, you’re writing it all down.

As a blogger, it took me time to ease into the unique style of writing blogging offers. I had to learn to be more relatable to my audience. With a lot of practice I was able to master the art of effectively communicating with my audience through my blog.

 

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If you’ve also been struggling with trying to sound more relatable on your blog, here are some tips that may help.

 

  1. Look for a common ground

Imagine you’re meeting someone for the first time. What’s the best way to get a conversation started? Of course, by talking about something that they’re interested in. But what sustains the conversation? It’s if the thing they’re interested in interests you too.

That’s exactly how it’s like when you’re blogging. To sound more relatable in your blog you need to find a common ground that both you and your audience are interested in.

Share similar experiences. You can also use the same words and expressions they would have used. Identifying the similarities you have with your audience is a great way to create content that they can easily relate with.

 

  1. Show empathy

Before you start crafting content for your blog, always have it at the back of your mind that your audience wants to connect with someone who is as human as they are. So when you’re blogging, show empathy. Let your content show them that you care about their feelings, their challenges and their goals. Show that you understand them.

 

  1. Inject gratitude and appreciation

Your blog is nothing without your readers.  So the least you could do is to thank your readers for stopping by your blog or taking time to read your blog post. You may not necessarily write a long thank you note in your blog post. A line or two in the comments thanking your readers for their time can make a big difference.

 

  1. Imagine you’re having a conversation with a good friend

I think this is the key to writing that perfect relatable blog post. And the funny thing is that this is the tip that most bloggers miss the most.

Ask yourself: How would you talk about your blog topic with your close friend?

Don’t look at your blog as a place where only you do the talking. You need to picture yourself having a conversation with a member of your target audience. It’s so much easier to relate with someone who is trying to engage you in conversation than with someone who is trying to pour all the information in one swoop.

Add some personality.  Use words (no swear words) you would use in real life like “duh”, ”yay” or “ouch”.  Such words make your audience feel like they are having a conversation with a real person. Don’t be afraid to throw in some insider jokes that your audience can relate with.

 

What are your thoughts on these blogging tips? How do you sound more relatable on your blog?

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