Post Date Aug 26

How To Make The Most Out Of A Boring Holiday

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4211498_70ac834c69_zWe’ve all been there before – fallen for the ‘Anne of Cleves’ effect and booked a vacation that looked great on the internet or in the magazines, only to be disappointed. Whether you’ve had a bad experience at the airport, a nasty taste at the local eateries or the area just plain wasn’t what you were expecting, we’ve come up with a few ways to keep you entertained should you need it.

For The Flight Delay

Booking a budget airline doesn’t always guarantee a speedy flight, but then neither does a pricy airline! Volcanoes, flight traffic controllers strikes and goodness knows what else can all leave us waiting around for hours again. Use this as an excuse to treat yourself: with all the duty free goodies out there, you can certainly show your credit card who’s boss. If you don’t want to break the bank, you can also use this as an opportunity to brush up on your foreign languages – consider purchasing a phrase book or even a local newspaper to make sure your linguistic skills are up to scratch.

For The Terrible Restaurant

So you’ve arrived at your destination and want to grab something to eat, but instead you’re overcharged, treated badly and served terrible food. What do you do? If you’re not too confident in complaining in a foreign language – take to every restaurateur’s nightmare – Trip Advisor. It might not get you your money back, but nothing is more satisfying than writing a scathing review and making it go live to warn off prospective customers. Consider it a public service.

For The Bad Weather

In the pictures, you were promised sunny days and sandy beaches, but somehow you’ve miscalculated and landed in the middle of monsoon season. Nil desperandum – there is a whole world of entertainment right at your fingertips. Any good hotel will have Wi-Fi – make sure you’re connected to avoid those roaming charges – and get online to play some ofyour favorite games.

If you’re stuck for which games to go for or are even a bit of a technophobe, why not revisit the old school by playing games at www.bingo.com? The age old practice has seen something of a resurgence in recent years and it’s no longer just the preserve of old ladies – with people playing the world over and winning a few pennies in the process, it’s no wonder it’s so popular and it’s certainly a lot of fun.

Whether you’ve got a mobile, tablet, or even want touse the hotel’s internet, you’ll never be bored with the wealth of games out there.

The most important thing you can do when confronted with a bad vacation however, is to stay positive. While you may be angry at the time, chances are you’ll look back on it in a few years and laugh – so take heed of these ideas and make the most of your time away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Date Jul 16

Bingo Videos Celebrate Music

Have you ever played a game of bingo and wondered just how many distinctive calls there are for the numbers used in the game? Well, Costa Bingo have sought to answer all with a new campaign designed to teach you everything you need to know about the bingo lingo and the result is 90 fantastic videos celebrated everything from music to travel.

In one of our favourite clips – for number 76: trombones – you see two people miming the act of playing this distinctive instrument in a beautiful woodland surrounding. Proving that you can have plenty of fun in natural surroundings using nothing more than your imagination, it’s a great way to summarize the fun of the game.

Of course, the video is only representative on one particular call and there are plenty of others available to view on YouTube. Why not take a look now and discover a whole host of bingo calls you probably didn’t even know existed.

Post Date Jun 27

Sometimes It Is All About Colour

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Why pick anything? Some people may think that a list of the good and bad, pros and cons, plus and minuses, that is how to make a decision. Weigh both sides or one thing against another. The right choice will come out on top if there are enough details. Slice the information and specifications small enough there should be a clear winner, right?

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Photo Credit: Mbiama

Seems like too much work and really, it is biased by what gets considered. Not a fun way to decide anything. Really who wants to spend all that time combing through the details and judging on one little bit of information at a time. That is too much time being tedious. Maybe if you are working out the exact specifications needed to keep an airplane in the sky then this level of detail is a good idea. If you are deciding what to have for dinner, then let is go a little bit.

Airplane

Photo Credit: puroticorico

Nothing wrong with picking a car based entirely on the colour. A car is really a fashion accessory for most people so pick it like clothes, does it fit and do you like the colour. Gets from here to there and that is about all you need. Heading out on a vacation? Go to a pretty site like Hoot Holidays, fill in the basics and then pick a resort based on the colour. Could be the colour of the ocean, the room or cocktails at the swim up bar. You will never get anywhere making lists and weigh possibilities. Pick a colour and go make your own fun, it is you vacation isn’t it?

Cocktails

Photo Credit: fihu

The colour can guide you through some overwhelming decisions without resorting to some crazy hippie aura reading. Look at the thing and decide if you like it or not. Simple. Don’t stress the details. Most of these decisions are not about saving someone’s life. If they are then please look at more than the colour. Non life saving or preserving decisions don’t really matter which way you go. Pick a nice colour and don’t hurt too many people feelings along the way.

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Photo Credit: EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin’ hook-y ;o)

Post Date Jun 21

Hotel Ushuaia: Are You Ready?

Post Date May 13

Away From Neighbours

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Living in a flat? How are the neighbours? Know everything that is going on in their lives? Well they probably know more than a thing or two about you too. It may not be a flat, coming on to nicer weather, the windows get opened and so does everyones lives. That serious talk about what school will accept Simon next year, who was responsible for the bill payment last month, or what does one really think about the mother-in-law. You know, those conversations that would be best left private but are not because everyone is so close.

Close Neighbour

Photo Credit: Chris Pattinson

A nice get away is exactly what’s needed. Not to some little hotel room where you have traded the neighbours for a different couple on noisy weekend away. Something where you can find some space and maybe a little fresh air for a change. Somewhere out in the country but without spending the family fortune or several mortgages on country home. Really what you need is the ability to move when the neighbours are becoming too close or familiar.

Country House

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A little class and a little budget. More than a tent but less than the manor house. More like a turtle with a home to go wherever the desire leads. This is when you start to notice those sleek 4 berth caravans making their way along the motorway. Comfortable and portable seems to be a nice solution to the neighbours. Room to stretch out. Solid roof to keep out the rain and a way to change location at will.

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Photo Credit: John Carver

Not for everyone, the country life. Nightclubs and fancy restaurants aren’t often near a caravan park but this is about having more of a portable home than portable life. Maybe it is not to your fancy and the concern is about the neighbours listening. Perhaps when a new caravan shows up in the neighbour’s drive it really is about them at all and maybe it is the other side of the fence or garden wall. Could be just the sign than a little getaway time for your self is in order too. Without all the drama.