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What to do when waiting for your flight at an airport

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You can almost see it: that holiday you’ve been waiting for all year… all that’s between you and that white sandy beach is the airport and the long wait that comes with it. After completing all the crosswords puzzles from the free magazines, you find yourself people watching not knowing what to do to spend your time. So this scenario doesn’t happen to you, I’ve put together a list of things to beat the airport boredom.

 

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Play games

If you are travelling with family or friends, think ahead and pack some card games to keep everyone entertained. If you completely forgot to pack some games, it’s time to get creative and fall back on some classic games, like I-Spy or any games alike.

These types of games are perfect for the airport as there are many items and equipment around the airport which are new and exciting, including aircraft tow tractors, baggage carts, runway equipment and more. If you need a helping hand to learn about these products beforehand, visit an airport equipment supplier like Aviation Spares.

 

Walk around

 Remember that you are going to be sitting during your flight, so any chance you have to stretch your legs before is a good idea. Plus, you will never know what the airport has to offer until you’ve perused a bit. Munich airport has an ice skating rink during the Christmas period whilst the Vancouver International Airport is home to an aquarium. What other wonders will you find out whilst walking around your airport?

 

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Pamper yourself

 Lonely Planet recommends spoiling yourself whilst waiting for your flight. After all, airport day spas and massage shops have become quite popular (at least at international airports). The only advice is to not “get so relaxed that you forget your boarding time.”

Another way to treat yourself is to have a breather from the hustle and bustle of the airport. You can do this by going into a quiet room or prayer room and give your body and mind some time to re-charge. I’d recommend meditation and yoga or a bit of both.

 

Visit the city

 If you have a long layover and you’re close enough to the city centre, why not go for a day trip? According to Travel and Leisure, “some airports, like Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Narita International Airport in Japan, and Changi Airport in Singapore will take you on a tour of the city while you wait for your flight.”

 

 

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Don’t let yourself get hangry

 In case your airline doesn’t provide a meal or if you’re not a big fan of their standard in-flight meals, head over to the airport restaurants or any restaurants close to the airport and indulge yourself in a good meal before you board. The last thing you want is to spend your whole flight hangry and grumpy – think about the person sitting next to you. Do they deserve it? And a better question – do you deserve it? Didn’t think so.

 

Talk to other travellers

 This is a simple one that doesn’t require any explaining. If you see someone who looks as bored as you are, why not strike a conversation?

 

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Last resort

If all else fails, hit the free airport Wi-Fi. Browse the internet, catch up with friends or beat the best score on Candy Crush. The options are endless.

 

What do you do to kill time at an airport?

 

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Have the most instagrammable ski holiday in Ötztal, Austria

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Ski in style and stay in the most luxurious ski apartments in the Tyrol region in the lovely Ötztal valley. If you are looking for both an unforgettable and Instagram-worthy winter experience, this is the place to be.

 

Why Ötztal?

The Ötztal Valley is incredibly picturesque with perfect powder slopes and snow-capped peaks. According to the Otztal Tourism website, it offers everything to make any skier’s dream come true – 6 ski areas, two glacier mountains and more than 350 slope kilometres. For non-skiers, there are also many activities to fulfil your winter wonderland fantasy, from winter hiking to ice skating on a frozen lake.

Hint: Don’t forget to visit the small village of Oetz tucked away on the south of the valley, an enchanting village with beautifully painted buildings that offers the best of Austrian hospitality.

 

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Where to sleep?

To have the ultimate experience, I’d recommend staying at luxury ski apartments in Otztal at the All-Suite resort. These are highly flexible apartments where you only pay for what you really need. For instance, if you are too tired to cook after a long day of skiing, indulge yourself at their Delis Bistro & Grill. Alternatively, if you want to cook your own meals, each apartment comes equipped with state-of-the-art appliances to give you the luxury of a hotel in the comfort of your holiday home.

For the cherry on top of the cake, by staying at these apartments you will have access to their luxurious spa centre where you can unwind at the heated pools and enjoy the scenic mountain views at the same time. The spa centre has indoor and outdoor heated pools, natural bathing ponds, saunas and relaxation areas. Scrap the ski, this is where I’d spend my holiday.

 

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What to wear?

To make sure you look as stunning as the place you are staying at does, it’s important to think about what to wear on and off the slopes. For the perfect mountain style, check out Vogue’s guide to skiing.

Ready to give the rest of the world some major envy? Start packing your bags!

 

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Read 52 books a year challenge

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Last year, I read 52 books and I couldn’t believe I actually smashed my reading goals! The plan was to read a book a week, and share the title of the book on social media every week. I was ahead on some weeks, and some weeks I was so behind. The year ended with me not be able to share the names of the last 4 books I read last year, because it was a 6 in 1 book, and there was no time to share all of them during the festive period when I was pretty much offline. I enjoyed the reading challenge.

 

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The books I read are all non-fiction, and each book teaches me something new. I am glad I enjoy reading so much. It is one of the last things I do before I go to sleep. I enjoy reading a good book on my Amazon Kindle before dozing off on my king size bed. It is a super relaxing way to end the day. I sleep better when I read prior to dozing off!

I think having a comfy bed also helps and I recommend you check out King size beds from Bed Guru. Quality sleep is very important for your wellbeing, which is why you need to pay special attention to your bed, bedding and your night routine.

 

Read 52 books a year challenge

I am starting off the year with this amazing book – Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power by Christiane Northrup. It is a great book that teaches you how to protect yourself as an empath. I have learnt some new tips and I will be trying them in the next few days. The book is packed with so many wise words, it is definitely worth a read.

 

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Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You

Here is a brief description of the book –

In Dodging Energy Vampires, Christiane Northrup, M.D., draws on the latest research in this exciting new field, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy. You’ll delve into the dynamics of vampire-empath relationships and discover how vampires use others’ energy to fuel their own dysfunctional lives. Once you recognize the patterns of behavior that mark these relationships, you’ll be empowered to identify the vampires in your life too.

 

 

I finished reading this book and I am now reading another book from the best-selling author. This is my second book of the year and it is titled – Making Life Easy. It is a great read so far. I am seriously learning from Christiane Northrup, and I can’t wait to finish the book! It is filled up with wise words for healthy living on every page. A must read for every woman, if you ask me.

 

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Making Life Easy

Here is a brief description of the book –

Dr. Northrup explores the essential truth that has guided her ever since medical school: our bodies, minds, and souls are profoundly intertwined. Making life flow with ease, and truly feeling your best, is about far more than physical health; it’s also about having a healthy emotional life and a robust spiritual life. When you view your physical well-being in isolation, life can become a constant battle to make your body “behave.” When you acknowledge the deep connection between your beliefs and your biology and start to tune in to the Divine part of yourself, it’s a whole new ballgame —and the first step in truly making your life easy.

 

 

I am looking forward to the 50 other books I will be reading on my Amazon Kindle this year. What are you reading? Are you doing the read 52 books a year challenge?

 

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