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The Best Family Road Trip Begins With A Plan

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With road trips representing 39% of US vacations, it comes as no surprise that British families are beginning to adopt the trend. Known for being a great way to spend time with your kids and hitting up all of the sights to see, road tripping is a great choice for many, no matter where you are in the world. However, if you’re thinking about taking your family on a road trip, having a plan beforehand can not only help the trip go more smoothly, but can ensure everyone will have a great time.

 

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Planning ahead

When it comes to planning the best family road trip possible, it’s important to start early. Making lists, packing, and deciding what car you’ll take is imperative to having a smooth trip – and you’re going to need time to plan everything just so. Depending on where you want to go and what you want to do and see, it’s important to do your research as early on as possible to make sure you’re informed of possible entry fees, rules, regulations and opening hours of the places you want to visit – after all, the last thing you want is to get a nasty surprise on the day of your trip.

Making sure you bring along everything you will need is a must, including clothes, blankets and snacks. While a simple checklist can ensure that you don’t forget anything, it’s important that you begin packing at least four days to a week before you embark, depending on how long your trip is. And when it comes to packing for the children, allowing them to bring a small bag of toys can be a great idea for entertainment along the way – an in-car DVD player is also a good thing to think about, especially if your trip will be on the longer side.

 

 

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The best places to go

On any road trip, it’s important to know where you’re headed – or at least know where you want to stop along the way. While there are many great places to visit, there are a few that really stand out when it comes to captivating the family, and can help give you some ideas when you’re mapping out a route.

Over an hour away from London, West Sussex is a great destination choice for any family planning a road trip this summer. Filled with history, West Sussex has plenty for your family to explore – including Arundel Castle – a restored castle from the medieval times. This trip is perfect for inquisitive children who like to learn, and is a great way for them to see a part of history in real life. However, if you’re looking for a more beachy road trip filled with swimming, fishing and the like, then look no further than a route through Cornwall, located in the southwest of Great Britain. This route is truly one with amazing scenery, as there is plenty to see and explore, from beaches to coastal trails. The seaside villages are a great stopping point, and allow for the perfect place to explore shops and restaurants.

Road trips can be a great vacation idea for any family – and planning one doesn’t have to be stressful. By planning and packing ahead of time and doing your research when mapping a route, you’ll be able to plan the perfect road trip that your family is sure to enjoy.

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Ways You Could Reduce Travel Stress This Holiday Season

I have always been so excited for the holidays, especially Christmas. The holidays are the best time to spend with your family and loved ones. So are you making plans to travel this holiday season?

If you are, then here’s something you need to know: travelling during the holidays is stressful. Just like you millions of people are planning to travel this holiday to spend it with their loved ones. This is a sign that traveling this season will be extremely hectic.

Encountering the crowd travelling at the same time will be overwhelming. That is not as bad if you’re an experienced traveller. But as a first time traveller, it can be a lot to handle.

 

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It’s normal to get stressed out in such a situation. You may find some of these nifty tips that will help reduce travel stress this holiday season.

 

Plan what you will do when you are faced with delay

When you’re travelling, delays are inevitable. Flights could be delayed due to bad weather, which could make you miss your hotel reservation. The long queues at the airport could also slow you down.

Planning is key before you set out to travel. Of all the things that you need to plan for, one of the things that will keep stress at bay is to plan what to do when you’re faced with delays.

Some credit card providers provide reimbursements for meals and lodging when you’re delayed. This will help you make sure that you don’t suffer a loss when you’re delayed.

 

Have a checklist

Checklists are very helpful especially when you’re preparing to travel. Create a checklist of all the travel arrangements you need to make or of the things you need to pack for your journey.  I always have my checklist with me when I want to make sure that I have packed everything I need. It also helps me know if I have done all the necessary travel arrangements. It saves you from all the hassles and keeps you focused on the tasks that you need to pay attention to first.

 

Maintain calm as much as possible

It can get pretty hectic when you want to travel. It can be so overwhelming that you end up snapping at people especially at the airport.

Try and maintain calm as much as possible. When someone does something to tick you off, take a few minutes to breathe deeply. This will help you calm down and deal with situations with a clear mind and composure.

 

Make sure your carry-on has everything you need

When you’re traveling , your carry-on bag is the one you’re always with. So, its important to make sure that you have the essentials with you in your carry-on bag.

You can never know what could happen during your travels. That’s why your carry-on bag has what you need to help you through contingencies like inordinate delays or even accidents. A good rule of thumb while packing your carry-on bag is to pack the things you’ll need over the span of 12 hours. Never underestimate the possibility of needing a snack or some toiletries.

 

A Few Useful Tips To Move Into Chelsea

Considering that the city is at the financial center of the world, finding an apartment in NYC is an extremely competitive process. This includes the neighborhood of Chelsea, as it is Manhattan’s artistic center and is near famous attractions. This article will provide some useful tips on how to score a decent apartment in this area.

 

Consider Your Transportation Needs

Since New York City is one of the few places in the country where it is a good idea to rely on public transportation, it’s a good idea to strategically place yourself near your route. Check out the official bus route map if you are not familiar with transportation in the area.

If you plan on driving, you will definitely need the availability of a parking space. If the property has no place to park your car, the expenses of storing your car in a parking garage are not negligible.

 

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Finding the Right Price

Chelsea is somewhat unique due to the extreme wealth gaps that affect rent prices. It is not uncommon to find a luxury apartment complex or gated community within walking distance of low-income housing.

Because of this, you may find absurdly low-priced apartments near blips of expensive places. Renting too cheap may bring you into an undesirable housing project. At the same time, luxury developments may be built too close for comfort.

 

Be Nice To Your Previous Landlords

Since some owners will want to see letters of recommendation from previous landlords, you may want to retain a decent relationship before moving out. In particular, the letter should claim that you pay on time, kept the apartment clean, and did not violate terms of the contract. Even if it is not a requirement, having a letter will be the icing on top when standing out from other tenant applications.

 

Use Loftey as a Broker

Loftey is a useful service as it cuts a lot of the due diligence when it comes to searching for Chelsea apartments. In exchange for the referral fee that is involved with the broker, you will quickly get moved into the neighborhood that you desire. You may also split the upfront moving fees into multiple payments when you pay through Loftey.

 

Shopping and Surviving

You will definitely need to be near grocery stores and other shops to live comfortably. If the shopping in the apartment’s area is bare, the struggle to commute to buy groceries in Manhattan can be quite time-consuming. If you’ve never lived in a densely populated location, you will soon learn why this is important.

After you’ve found your ideal living situation in Chelsea, you can finally enjoy the cultural attractions in the area. With the high density of artists, there are hundreds of galleries to look at. The area is also rich with ethnic diversity, meaning cool cultural events and a variety of restaurants. It is also is a very tolerant part of town as it’s home to a large concentration of LGBT residents.

 

Do you like the sound of living in Chelsea?

 

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