Base Tendriling Travel Expenses

Let’s talk about travelling with children… you know the kind that kick the back of your seat on the train, scream the entire way on the plane and interrupt your sunset view with their crying and snotting. Sounds amazing right?

To be completely honest, for me one of the main reasons that the concept of having my own children seemed so inconceivable for so long, was because it didn’t really reconcile with my love of travel. All I really had to go on was the back-of-the-seat-kicking, the screaming and the flailing. I can actually remember having conversations with my business partner Elissa (who became a parent before me) about what it was like to travel with children and she assured me travelling with kids ADDED to the experience rather than detracted from it. I must admit part of me thought this may have been a bit of an exaggeration or that perhaps she was overcompensating with positivity because really it was the worst thing in the world but since she was already stuck with said children, she had better just pretend it was great because there was no going back now! Really I imagined she must be gouging out her eyeballs on long haul flights and pining for the days of solitude and bliss.

But then, eventually, I joined the world of parenthood myself. Of course travel was on the agenda early on and we took our eight-month-old on a six week trip to Europe – travelling through Italy, France and parts of Spain. And we all absolutely loved it! Of course it was different to travelling just the two of us. But it was brilliant. And I finally understood what Elissa meant when she said having children on the adventure actually added to the experience. We found that travelling with our baby was a magnet for engaging with local people. We had more conversations, more recommendations and discovered more hidden gems than perhaps we ever had before. All because people wanted to talk to Samuel.

And it was remarkable to see the world through Samuel’s eyes as he experienced not only foreign lands and cultures for the first time, but also the wonder of first time experiences of absolutely everything – from interaction with locals who stopped to greet him with a “Ciao bello,” everywhere we went in Italy, to the breathtaking magic of a new vista, another uninterrupted view, the crystal clear waters of a stream, the vivid green of a tree, the undulating hills dotted with castles, the scent of fresh garlic and herbs cooking in an Italian trattoria or the pungent cheeses to be sample at a French market. How amazing is the world!

Critics might say that you’re crazy to take your kids travelling before they are old enough to remember it. But for us, having an extended period of time off exploring together, especially with a young baby, was the perfect way to begin this new season in our lives. This particular journey will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories as it solidified our new life as a “family” and gave us time and space to enjoy each other and establish ourselves in this new phase of life in the best way we know how – by travelling!

And in the meantime – be kind to your fellow travellers! Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or friends or with your brood of children, remember everyone is in a different phase of life and has different priorities and experiences. A smile, a friendly conversation and a dose of respect will always be the right attitude no matter what situation you find yourselves in.

How To Choose The Best Suitcase For Your Luggage

A lot of preparation and planning goes into the process of moving into a new home. All these preparations are important to make sure that all your possessions will also go with you to your new home. This means that none of your key possessions will be left behind and they are ready for unpacking and use once you arrive at your destination.

Packing your belongings is part of preparing for a move. One of the particular items that you own which you should make sure you pack properly is your clothes. Although you may say that it is more important that all your clothes arrive in your new home before or at the same time that you do, still, you would do well to pack all your wardrobes properly so that they don’t get damaged and you can wear them immediately after the move.

Below are some useful tips you can follow for packing your clothes for your move:

Find out if you can leave your clothes inside the drawers of your bedroom cabinets.

If you find the task of emptying your dresser prior to your move too much work, check with the movers if you can simply leave your clothes inside them. The movers may have no problem with this, especially if the cabinet wouldn’t be too heavy, even if your clothes are in them. However, make sure that these drawers can be locked and you have the keys to open them once they have been delivered to your new home.

Use the right storage unit.

Regular boxes will work if you pack smart. This entails folding and labeling the contents of your closet or clothes in a systematic fashion so that many of them can fit in each box. By packing properly, you get to avoid wrinkling your clothes too much as well. In addition, you can use some sort of tissue or packing paper to keep your clothes in the box clean and fresh.

Specialty wardrobe boxes with built-in racks can also be used to transport hanging clothes. If you want your clothes to arrive at your destination wrinkle-free, consider investing in and using them for the move.

Use your luggage.

Lastly, if you have some large-sized luggage and you’ll be bringing them with you when you move, fill them with your clothes. Your luggage will be perfect for moving your delicate or pricey clothing items. Using your luggage will also enable you to easily identify where your clothes are on the moving truck.

 

Elements of a Corporate Travel Program

Once you start travelling, you will realize the change in your life. Every experience in life teaches a new thing. Through travelling you explore; new cultures, new people, new experiences and it provides a great opportunity to discover ourselves, you learn many things through travelling and it definitely plays an important role in changing your life and the way we think. So here are 6 ways how travel will change your life.

Travel changes your perspective:

Your way of viewing your own life experiences will change by seeing the way other people live. You will not only be more appreciative for the life you have, but you will also have a new sense of wonder and understanding for other cultures and countries. You will realize that things are different everywhere in the world, you will assess your own values and this will broad your perspective.

Live in the moment:

Travel teaches you to live in the moment, whether you are seeing the pyramids of Egypt or exploring the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, it teaches you to take in the moment of awe and make the most of it. Travelling makes you stop and live in that moment, teaches us to unplug and explore new parts of ourselves.

Become more social:

When you are travelling, you have to step out of your comfort zone; you meet new people, see new cultures and face many things. So eventually you become very good at making friends out of new acquaintances. You will become more confident meeting unknowns and you will bring this with you.

Confidence:

Travelling is a process of increasing self-knowledge and self-confidence where you are a participant and a researcher of your inner process of growth. When you are travelling, you learn so much from your experiences, you do so much that you feel more confident in your ability to achieve your dreams. You will be home with a new, fresh attitude and ready for the new challenges.

You will become more employable:

Through travelling you can learn those skills that can’t be taught in a classroom. You have travelled the world, you have the best experiences of your life, and you have communicated with different types of people and have experienced the different situations that can actually make you more employable.

More open to different ways of life:

No country lives the same way, they have different cultures and different beliefs, but when you travel to different destinations around the world, you will see that how same we all really are. No matter how different the way they live, how different the society is, there is that inherent goodness in most people.

 

Ride Share – Best Alternative For Daily Commute

Conventional taxis have for the longest time been the most convenient mode of commuting from place to place when you do not have the time to wait for the bus or train. Ride-sharing apps like Lyft have revolutionized how commuters reach their destinations. The apps are designed to match driver services with potential passengers. The apps have become very popular across the globe because of the convenience they offer. There are so many advantages of these apps which is probably why they have become this popular.

1. Unlike the conventional taxis, the ridesharing apps do not have a limitation when it comes to hot spots. You can use the services wherever you are at whatever time as long as there are willing drivers and internet connection. You can get to enjoy a ride even in areas where it would be difficult to find a taxi for your convenience.

2. The apps offer the freedom to choose the driver you feel is most suitable. When you input your details on the apps, you get a list of all available drivers near you. You then decide the car you wish to ride in making you a little more comfortable.

3. Some of the apps also give you the ability to track progress of the ride as you wait. This is a feature that has eliminated situations where you wait endlessly not knowing exactly where the driver is.

4. The ridesharing apps make very reliable alternatives to taxis as far as the rates are concerned. There are taxi drivers that either refuse to meter or they end up overcharging and this has been a common complaint among customers. Such issues and those to do with meter tampering have been eliminated by rideshares. Apart from relatively affordable charges for the rides, you can actually use estimators to calculate the best ride prices available so you get a ride that you can afford even before you book your ride.

5. They apps are a great source of income for side drivers. If you want an extra income, you can avail yourself as a driver in your preferred locality using the apps. For your convenience, you can actually choose to offer rides along the routes that you will be using when running your errands so you make money and get your tasks for the day completed conveniently.

6. They make it possible for you to cut on travel costs through sharing rides with other commuters along your route. This is probably one of the best features of the ridesharing apps. By sacrificing your ride comfort and sharing with a few other passengers along your route, you get to share the charges making the rides very cheap.

Ridesharing app services are meeting very stiff resistance from conventional taxi services, but with more drivers now joining in, commuter convenience is bound to get even better. More ridesharing app companies are also being established every other day, hence the rates are expected to go even lower.