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June 3, 2018

Travel

How to find Cheap Accommodation when You Travel Solo

June 3, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to travelling is that you need to have a lot of cash to enjoy your trip, which isn’t very accurate. If you plan on staying at five-star resorts, you will definitely need to have a lot of money. But, if you are travelling on a budget, there plenty of ways to find accommodation that won’t break your bank.

These days, one of the best ways to find cheap accommodations when you travel is by staying at an Airbnb property. These are homes or rooms rented out by homeowners, and they are generally cheaper than paying for a hotel room.

According to research provided by Schofields Insurance, 44 percent of people travelling alone have stayed at an Airbnb property, 18 percent stayed in hostels, while 65 percent stayed in hotels.

74 percent of those that stayed at an Airbnb property did so to avoid paying extra fees charged by hotels. 35 percent of those that stayed in hostels did so because they liked the communal aspect, and 29 percent of the people that stayed in hostels chose them because they were very cheap.

The research showed that the number of people choosing independent rental properties like Airbnb has increased significantly, due to the fact that travelers get to save money on accommodations and get more privacy than they would if they stay in a hostel.

Another way people can save money on accommodations when traveling is to stay with a local. This is different from Airbnb because you are basically crashing on someone’s couch. You can find locals wherever you using websites like Couchsurfing. The only problem using this method is the fact that you will essentially be staying with a stranger, which scares a lot of people off.

If you plan on staying on someone’s couch for a day or more, you should make sure the person you’re staying with has a picture in their profile, have positive reviews, and is verified.

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, a popular way to get accommodations when travelling is to stay on a farm. Farm owners are getting into the space renting business, and some offer travelers a chance to see how a farm works and some even give you the option of working for your room if you don’t have enough money to pay for one.

Some farms also allow you to set up a camp on their property and charge between $5-$10 per night, which is cheaper than a hotel or Airbnb.

If you want to learn more about how to find cheap accommodations when travelling alone, you can check out Schofields Insurance website and read more of their research at http://www.schofields.ltd.uk/

If you’re interested in renting out your property, you can contact them to get a quote on insurance.

Lifestyle

How To Get Beach Body Ready Fast

June 3, 2018

With summer approaching many people will be looking to get their beach body ready. During the winter months, a lot of people often put on weight. When it is cold and dark outside it is much more tempting to enjoy a night on the sofa in front of the TV. Now that summer is creeping up fast, you will want to get your body ready for the beach. You will want to feel confident wearing a bikini; I know how important it is to feel self-confident when sunbathing on the beach. There are plenty of methods to help give you fast and effective results so that you can become beach body ready.

Fitness

As a frequent runner, I know just how much exercise helps to tone the body. Keeping fit is very good for the body and helps to maintain good levels of physical and mental health. By exercising frequently in the lead up to a holiday, you can tone your body to feel confident in your bikini on the beach. You don’t need to start running marathons or attend army boot camps but simply take 20-30 minutes out of your day to do easy (and sometimes fun) exercises. Mix up your exercise by changing the focus each day alternating from cardio to strength to ensure you don’t get bored. Planning your exercise program for the following week is the best way to stick to a schedule and see fast results. A combination of cardio and strength exercise will help to sculpt your arms, help to define your abs and tone your legs.

Alternative Methods
If you have struggled to get into shape and lose enough weight to feel comfortable at the beach through diets and exercise plans, there are alternative methods that you can choose. These methods help you get into shape and be beach body ready fast. They include liposuction, tummy tucks, body lifts and breast lifts. These are all methods of plastic and cosmetic surgery that removes extra, unwanted skin giving your body a more defined and firmer shape. Body contouring is often known as a body lift and is the most common weight loss surgery method. The surgery removes excess skin from the body helping to tighten and shape the rest of the body.

If you want to focus on a particular part of the body, you can choose surgery methods such as breast lifts or breast augmentations. This will help get your breasts in better shape and improve your beach body. It is important to fully understand the procedure for plastic or cosmetic surgery and give yourself enough time to recover from your holiday. The recovery time can often depend on the surgeon and surgery performed but will definitely be a minimum of 10 to 14 days before you can return to work or normal activities. Read more about the procedures available and the important information regarding recovery from Dr Ellis Choy online to see if this method is best to help you get beach body ready fast.

Diet
Dieting is one of the best methods to lose weight and help get beach body ready fast. If you want an amazing beach body you will have to give up takeaway fast food and trade it for healthier options. Healthy diets should be combined with exercise for the most effective weight loss and to get into the best shape. Following a strictly planned diet helps to shed those pounds and get into shape. Don’t worry, you won’t have to live off lettuce and spinach though! In fact, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy low-calorie food that will leave you satisfied whilst giving you the results you want fast. Following a 2-week meal plan, you can successfully lose weight and shape the body ready for the beach. Find recipes online and in books that will help you make delicious healthy dishes that are low in calories but will fill you up so you won’t snack. I personally love making fruit smoothies and chicken stir-fry. You can still enjoy dishes that are packed full of flavour giving you plenty of energy and low calories.