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Road Trips: 7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained

Stress-free road trips
Plan ahead and keep kids entertained to ensure that the trip is stress-free for the entire family

Road trips are an iconic part of family life. Long, lazy hours spent on the road heading towards a fun attraction, distant relatives, or a long vacation not only provides a great time to relax but a better time to bond with family. While mom and dad may like the long trips, kids can quickly become bored and crabby. To ensure that your road trips go off without a hitch, be prepared with these ways to keep kids entertained:

7. Involve the Family in a Game

Getting kids involved in the journey to your destination can be easy with a fun family game. Start a silly story contest, play a round of eye spy, or assign points for finding different animals during your travels. If you have some time to plan, create a game of Road Trip Bingo where boxes are checked off for finding certain attractions during the trip. Continue reading Road Trips: 7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained

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5 Family-Friendly Adventure Sports Near Cape Town


Cape Town is an ideal destination for any family interested in outdoor sports and adventure.

There’s so much for families to do in and around Cape Town that you’ll be spoilt for choice

The activities on offer in this most beautiful area of South Africa include everything from diving, golf and water sports to climbing, hiking and abseiling.

Just don’t forget to take out the right level of travel insurance before heading out for the family adventure of a lifetime.
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Use Volunteer Work to Jump-Start a New Career

Use Volunteer Work
Volunteer Work is a great way to jump-start a new career

For anyone looking to switch careers or get their first one rolling, getting your foot in the door is often one of the toughest challenges.

Many industries and lines of work offer murky guidelines and pathways for novices looking to get experience and establish themselves in the industry.

In some cases, it can be hard to get a job without any experience in that field, and this can quickly create a paradox in which you need a job to get experience, but you also need experience to get a job.
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Filling Your Cup Of Life: Five Benefits Of Volunteering Time Abroad

Volunteering to work in a foreign country can be an eye-opening experience

In the rat race to finish at the top of your class and become a leader in your industry, it’s easy to lose sight of the values found in any effort or experience that doesn’t directly move you closer to those goals. You’ll hear plenty of reasons why a summer internship is the best thing for your career, but you’ll have a harder time finding someone to urge you to go off the beaten path.

What many fail to realize is that the road to success is rarely straight. Furthermore, what those around you may prescribe as the best ways to advance your career may not be the best for you in particular.

After all, your goal shouldn’t be to pass through your educational and professional experiences like a piece of equipment on an assembly line. You should aspire to become an individual, and to do so through a background that distinguishes you from everyone else.
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Cologne The City Where Love is Sealed With The Lock-Sign

The Lock Bridge
The Lock Bridge where lovers leave a lock-sign of their love on the bridge -- Photo: Sally

I recently returned from a trip to Germany to visit a dear friend of mine. She lives in a very small village called Junkernhees (pronounced “Yun-kurn-hees”) which is about 10 minutes North of Siegen.

Thousands of people visiting, or living in Cologne, have inscribed their name along with their loved ones into a lock and locked it to the bridge. The idea is to signify the strength of their long lasting love.

Northwest Germany is perfect this time of year. Everything is blooming and blossoming, and the temperature is just right! I have been to Germany 3 times before, but it was on this trip that I became aware of a bit of a competition between two larger cities in Northwest Germany. Apparently this conflict dates back to the eleventh century when ships carrying goods would pass Dusseldorf on the Rhine River on their way to Cologne where the goods would be sold at higher prices, but the actual explanation is still argued.

After reading some airline reviews, I found that it was much cheaper to fly in to Dusseldorf than Cologne (though Frankfurt is cheaper than both). Continue reading Cologne The City Where Love is Sealed With The Lock-Sign

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