How To Maximize Your Vacation Days.

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If you are a full-time student or have a full-time job, then you’ve at one time or the other felt like you need more vacation days. It’s so easy for you to feel like you are always working or studying since you only get a month or two or, if you’re lucky, three months off annually to kick back and relax.

Well, lemme help you make those couple of weeks seem more than just that:

1. Study or work abroad. 

By abroad here, I mean any place that’s not your hometown or even home country. There’s always opportunities to take a course or go for a conference someplace new to you. Grab that. This automatically gives you a chance to explore a new environment either temporarily or long-term.

2. Travel to new destinations.

There are places that we’d love to visit over and over again. But then that restricts us from experiencing what other destinations have to offer. So as much as you love that sandy beach, or that rocky mountain, book yourself a ticket to a fresh new location every once in a while.

3. Maximize your weekends and public holidays.

Use these days to travel to places that are close to where you live and around your country hence saving your vacation days for further destinations.

4. Work from the center outwards.

Explore your hometown first. And the neighbourhood. Then work your way around your country and region because those will be way cheaper to travel to. And I’m pretty sure that there are a bunch of gems close to you that you take for granted. Find out what attracts tourists to the place you live and then go find out why. 🙂

5. Plan out each vacation day.

Having an itinerary helps you organise your time. Also, having a bucket list for each town/city prior to your visit enables you to make the most of your time there.

Always be kind.

Dee.

What To Wear: On Safari.

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I love safaris. I love adventure. But most of all, I love nature. Just the other day, while studying for my pediatrics class, I drifted off and started daydreaming about the gorgeous mountains in Canada surrounding pretty little lakes, the amazing landscapes in Iceland filled with breathtaking waterfalls, the beautifully sculptured canyons in the USA…

I’d love to see all these places one day.

Ok, now back to this post. There are a couple of things to note when it comes to dressing right for a safari. One: You need to be comfortable. Like very comfortable. Two: You need to blend in with the environment (think browns and greens) to avoid disrupting wild animals. It’s for your safety as well. Three: You need to be well fed and hydrated because safaris are exhausting.

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll need to wear:

1. Hats & sunglasses

To protect yourself from the sun.

2. Tops

If you’re planning a morning or evening trip, you’ll need to layer up since it’s most probably going to be chilly. Otherwise, a t-shirt will do for the day.

3. Bottoms

Keep these long to avoid scratches and bites.

4. Shoes

Sneakers are the best option.

5. Bags

Just a small backpack to hold your essentials like water and cameras.

Always be kind.

Dee.