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How to keep your home safe while on holiday

The holiday season would soon be here, so it makes sense to start thinking how to keep your hope while on holiday. A good number of break-ins happen when the property is empty. Which is why we have to take our home security very seriously.

 

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I am currently working on a campaign with www.dpp-law.com on tips on burglary and keeping our home safe while on vacation. Here are my 5 top home safety tips.

 

Check your home insurance

It is shocking to find that many people still do not have a home insurance. Before going on holiday, you need to make sure you have a valid home insurance to cover your needs. Also check to make sure the home insurance cover stays valid even when you are away on holiday.

 

Leave your house looking occupied

You should mow the lawn before you go away on holiday if you need to. Leave your curtains and blinds half-opened. Having a car in the driveway is a great idea if possible. Also, ensure you cancel any regular deliveries like the milk or newspapers.

 

Keep your valuables safe

If you have to keep anything of value in the house, like money or expensive jewellery, you need to keep them in a place no one would think of checking. Don’t leave valuables lying around and make sure anything you do leave cannot be seen from outside the house.

 

Don’t tell the world you are going on holiday

I tell only few selected people about my holidays before I go. Sharing actual dates of holidays and how long you will be away for is a no-no. This is the easiest way to invite burglars into your home while you are on holiday.

 

Try not to post pictures on social media from your holiday destination

Now I know this is a tough one for bloggers, especially travel bloggers. But it is important we don’t advertise the fact that our home is vacant and that is what posting holiday pictures while on holiday does. Social media platforms are like windows into our lives, so we have to be smart. If you must share holiday snaps on social media while on vacation, ensure your security game is tight and only a selected group of people can view your photos.

 

How do you keep your home safe while on holiday? Please share your tips in the comments section.

Have a great day.

 

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An Asian Adventure

Asia is vast, Asia is amazing, and Asia is one of the best holidays you will ever have, hands down. If you haven’t thought about planning an Asian adventure before, then you need to change your mind asap. If you were looking for a part of the world with some truly magical destinations, and most which are full to the brim with Asian culture, then a trip of there is what you need to plan. There’s so many different parts you could visit, and some are more popular than others when it comes to attracting tourists. But the lesser popular ones should always be considered, as they can often offer the most. To outline to you some of the best parts of Asia to visit, we’ve devised an article showing you only the best. Have a read on to find out more.

 

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Java

Java is one of the best Asian islands to visit. It is one of the many Indonesian that people love to visit each year, and for a good reason. There’s just so much to do there, and so many different parts of it to explore. One of the coolest is Yogyakarta. It’s a city located within Java that is best known for its history and culture. There’s plenty of places to stay as well, such as the Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel that will offer you a great service and a central location. Whilst in Yogyakarta, we highly recommend you visiting one of the many temples, such as the Prambanan Hindu temple. It’s a sacred place, and a huge temple that really will leave you in awe when you stand before it. The Taman Sari is also one of the most popular locations. It’s a historic bathing complex with the bluest of waters that people love to explore.

 

Japan

To go from such a small island such as Java, to talking about somewhere so big such as Japan is a huge leap. But if you’re looking for something a bit more manic and hustle and bustle, then Japan is the place for you. Tokyo is particular is a part we recommend you visit. It’s filled with different things to do, such as the Tokyo Sky tree which will offer you some of the best views that you’ll be able to find. Be warned though, it shoots right up into the air, and if you hate heights, then this really isn’t for you. If you like to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, the Sesnso-Ji is the perfect option for you. It’s the historic temple of the Goddess of Mercy. There are so many ancient artifacts to explore within! If you want to see something cool, you should definitely take a trip to Hiroshima. You should hopefully know what happened there, but if you don’t, it was one of the two sites where the US military dropped a nuclear bomb, killing thousands of people within minutes.

 

Those are just two parts of Japan that we really think you should be visiting. There are so many more different islands and countries that we really think you would enjoy. Start planning your adventure and see what you discover!

 

Have you visited any Asian country?

 

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Why Holidays are Important

With our busy our lives are, holidays have become necessities. It is great to get out of the regular routine and do something elsewhere for a change. Holidays are important. They help us relax and unwind. Holidays also help us reconnect with loved ones. I enjoy going on vacations. If I could afford it, I would go somewhere special every month.

 

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I have decided to do as much travel as I can this year and going forward. There are many cities/countries I am yet to visit to fully explore, and I really can’t wait to get on with it. I would love to see the world and appreciate all it has to offer.

 

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I get to relax

Staying in hotels whenever I am on holiday is important to me. Even when I have a free place to stay with family/friends, I rather stay in a hotel. We work very hard on a good day, so when on holidays, we like to put my feet up and do nothing.

I don’t want to do anything while on holidays so the idea of room service, breakfast in bed, someone cleaning up after me (for a change) is right up my street. I would rather spend the money and unwind properly.

 

See the world

Going holiday means I get the opportunity to explore a different city. I want to see the world, and so far, I have seen quite a bit of it. I have visited Dubai, Oman, New York, Maryland, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Milan, Düsseldorf, Miami, Ireland and many more.

There are still a couple of countries on my travel list I need to see. I am slowly ticking them off one by one. The world is beauty and it would be a shame not to explore its beauty. I love every city I have seen for different reasons. Some are loved for their urban architecture, others for their party spirit, amazing food and great shops.

 

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Create memories

I enjoy holidays because I get to create memories with my family. I take a lot of photos and make videos to keep these memories fresh in mind. Souvenirs are always bought as well. I never leave a city without a souvenir. It is my own way of taking something back home with me to remember the holiday.

 

Improve your health

Holidays help reduce our stress levels, which will in turn improve our health. Health is wealth, so taking time off to holiday is very important. Many of us are extremely busy juggling childcare, work, running a business and dealing with life in general. It can get so busy that all the hustle and bustle can begin to take a toll on your health. We need to remember to take things easy for the sake of our health.

Research has now shown that those who take less than one holiday every two years are more likely to suffer from depression and stress/burnout. It has also shown that those who fail to take annual holidays have a 21% higher risk of death from all causes and were 32 percent more likely to die of a heart attack.

I am not surprised by this results. I find that I laugh more while on holiday. Maybe it is the change of environment that amuses me or just a change of routine that makes me happy. Whatever it is, I like it. It keeps me in a good mood, even these Saturday quotes can’t put me in such a happy mood.

 

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If all these does not make you book a holiday, I don’t know what will. I know many of us may struggle with going abroad on holiday, but you can holiday in your country or even in your city. There is a lot to see regardless of where you are based. You just need to find it.

It is also a good idea to schedule in some vacation time if you get the chance to go on a work trip or wedding abroad. Make the most of every new place you visit. Even if it means having an extra day or 2 set aside to be a tourist in the area, that will do you a whole lot of good. Whenever I go away for a wedding abroad, I make time to explore the city. I won’t want the only memory of my trip to be that of princess brides. That won’t be smart at all.

 

Why do you think holidays are important?

 

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