Tuesday, December 18, 2012

5 Wonky Ways to Kill Time Before a Delayed Flight

You can't be a frequent flier without running into a delayed flight from time to time.
Weather, mechanical issues ,or the always-reliable Murphy's Law, will inevitably leave you stranded at the terminal, in need of entertainment.

Here are five wonderfully wonky ways you can kill time during your next delay...and five alternatives that won't get you arrested.

5 Wonky Ways to Kill Time Before a Delayed Flight

Criminal Minds: How to Think Like a Thief

In my younger and more vulnerable years I was a common sneak thief - at the age of 21 I was sentenced to three years in prison for multiple acts of burglary. But those days are gone and I now use my time to prevent home burglaries rather than commit them.

My own personal experiences are able to provide valuable insight into how you can protect your home and lower your chances of being victims of burglary.

Criminal Minds: How to Think Like a Thief

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lansing, Michigan

Despite its endless dining options, variety of outdoor experiences, business opportunities and world-class performance venues and galleries, the home of Michigan State University is getting attention for something a little unexpected. Lansing, Mich. is one of the brainiest cities in the country.

America's Brainiest Cities: 5 Unexpected Reasons to Move to Lansing, MI

Unique hotels in London

When you're treating yourself to a break in the capital you really want to make sure that you choose a hotel that offers something a little bit special.

5 unique and unusual places to stay in London.

Cork city guide

The city is also a prime example of architectural variety, with medieval buildings such as the Red Abbey with its bell tower surviving to this day and the two majestic cathedrals of St Mary and St Finbarre.

A guide to Cork City and its harbour

Las Vegas - Cruising the Strip

Las Vegas is billed as the capital of partying - a Mecca for uninhibited good times, and Sin City is constantly doubling down to maintain its reputation.

Traveling to Sin City: A Guide for Rookies

Friday, November 09, 2012

Phoenix, Arizona

Living near Phoenix is not the same as living in Phoenix. If you're on the fence about making the move from Chandler, Tempe or other Valley suburb to the pulsing heart of downtown Phoenix, a rundown on the downtown highlights may be enough to prompt you to hop from your perch. Those already living near Arizona's state capital know the benefits of living in the middle of the city's action.

Essential Valley of the Sun Tips for Living In Downtown Phoenix.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is an exquisite monarchical supremity, a zombie of 2nd millennial architecture that remains standing not only as a museum of the past, but as a primary royal residence. Even the most modern additions to the structure refuse to shed history. They are a conservative, grandiloquent combination of Georgian and Victorian design, adhered to what is still a resolutely Norman design. It is as necessarily modern as the few Gothic flourishes allow it to be, but - stubbornly - no more than that.

Berkshire's Prize: Windsor Castle

Friday, November 02, 2012

Things to do in Manchester this autumn

As one of the UK’s most vibrant and alive cities, Manchester is an excellent destination no longer overlooked by visitors to the UK. A huge city, part of the Greater Manchester Urban area with a population of 2.2 million, Manchester spreads across from the Pennines in the north and east, with the Cheshire Plains to the south.

Things to do in Manchester this autumn.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Turning Waste Into Fuel

The next time you feel guilty for using a Styrofoam cup, or if you are one of the few who worry about what will happen when the landfills are overwhelmed with waste, companies like Renmatix, INENTEC, and Enerkem are coming up with new innovations that will soon make garbage more valuable than fossil fuel.

Throw That Half-Eaten Hotdog in the Gas Tank: Turning Waste Into Fuel

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Relocating? Try Papago Park, AZ

Scottsdale Chic Meets Southwest Zest at Papago Park, located in Scottsdale. Papago is a desert oasis of sorts filled with wonderful things, yet remains fewer than 10 miles from Phoenix. Papago features a wealth of amenities, a beautiful landscape, and lots of nearby fun that's sure to offer something for every single.

More at: Relocating? Try Papago Park, AZ

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Yellowstone's Must-See Sights

With numerous RV campsites and more than 2 million acres of natural beauty, ellowstone National Park is one of the USA’s most popular destinations for an RV road trip.

Because of Yellowstone’s massive size travelers won’t be able to see everything the park has to offer in just one visit. To help you nail down your Yellowstone itinerary, here are five of the very best sights in the park.

Yellowstone's Must-See Sights

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dominican Republic

In August 2012, just over two years after the first proposal was made to the Airport Commission, President Leonel Fernandez announced the unveiling of the $24.9 million renovations to Las Americas International Airport (AILA) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The latest remodel made the Dominican Republic’s largest airport into its most modern as well.

Santo Domingo Airport Rejuvenated

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bristol Channel

Separating Devon and Somerset from South Wales, the Bristol Channel extends from the lower estuary of the Severn into the North Atlantic Ocean. At its widest point, it is over 30 kilometres across. Much of the coastline of the Bristol Channel is heritage coastline. Entering Bristol Channel is between Hartland Point and Saint Govan`s Head. Historically, the Channel was important for shipping and even today it remains a major shipping corridor. The Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter was also developed as a special vessel for sailing the Channel

Bristol Channel

Friday, June 29, 2012

Isles of Scilly

An archipelago off the south-western tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are actually part of the Duchy of Cornwall.

Almost 30 miles off the coast at Land's End, these islands were first inhabited during the Stone Age. Fishing and farming have been the primary source of income until recent times when tourism has become the foremost industry.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne is a city in north east England; its name which is usually shortened to Newcastle comes from the castle built in the area in 1080 by Robert II, Duke of Normandy. The city is famous for its vibrant nightlife, the Tyne Bridge and out of town Metro Centre shopping complex.

Read: A guide to Newcastle

Exeter City Break Guide

The county town of Devon, Exeter is easily accessible by road or rail and is packed with things to do for the whole family.

Exeter City Break Guide

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Edinburgh City Break Guide

Striking, sophisticated and forward-looking, Edinburgh rightly considers itself one of the major capital cities of Europe.

Edinburgh City Break Guide

Monday, June 25, 2012

Channel Islands

Although they are just a few miles off the French coast and are not part of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands are really rather British. The main islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm are accompanied by the smaller Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou - plus a number of uninhabited islets - to create an archipelago within sight of the coast of Normandy. They`ve long been a holiday favourite for both the people of the UK and the rest of Europe because they offer a wonderful combination of warm climate, spectacular scenery, tip-top facilities and historical interest, too.

A guide to the Channel Islands

A guide to Manchester

Situated in north west England, Manchester is seen by many as the 'capital' of the north of England.

More at: A guide to Manchester

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Resilience, Satisfaction and Happiness

Some of us never get over the pain of losing of a loved one while for most people adverse emotional situations associated with anxiety and depression fade with time. But there is another group who actually gain strength and grow personally from meeting adversity.

Resilience, Satisfaction and Happiness

Monday, June 04, 2012

Why is laughter contagious

Research shows possible mechanisms for contagious laughter.

Why is Laughter Contagious?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Finding the Best Accommodation

One of the most challenging aspects of any holiday is finding the best possible accommodation. This is particularly the case when visiting a new location, or taking a family or large group, where extra services may be required.
The pressure is often on the person booking the holiday and it can become stressful without preparation - trying to anticipate the needs of the family and group and meet them all. So know from the start that it`s not possible to entirely please everyone, but you can elicit help and opinions and plan what you`re looking for before making that all-important booking!

Finding the Best Accommodation

Holiday Clothing Guide

What to pack, what to pack? Choosing holiday clothes often takes longer than organising the trip itself. Choosing the right holiday clothing is about packing clothes which are practical, suitable for the destination, look good and are preferably lightweight. Read on...

Holiday Clothing Guide

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Holiday Locations

A wide choice is available for this summer, see: Summer Holiday Locations

The Value of a Family Holiday Even When Money Is Tight

Times are tough for everyone right now and with the recent rain it can all seem a bit doom and gloom. But thankfully the summer holidays are not far away and for many people that involves time spent with family on holiday. Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a week spent in Wales or city sight seeing in Europe most families look forward to their annual summer holiday.

The Value of a Family Holiday Even When Money Is Tight

Worldwide Camping Guide

As travelling and holidaying are becoming more expensive, so people are turning to more economical ways of taking a break. Camping is an exciting cost-effective way to take a vacation and see the world. Many countries all over the world have excellent camping grounds with very good facilities. More at: Worldwide Camping Guide

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Loneliness and the Baby Boomer

Single baby boomers have a lonely old age ahead according to new statistics from Bowling Green State University's National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR).

Loneliness and the Baby Boomer


Schoolyard bullying and cyber-bullying have very different characteristics.


Monday, April 16, 2012


A destination with a difference in England, Stoke-on-Trent also known as The Potteries because of its long association with the ceramics industry.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Europe Road Trip

With a raft of different languages and cultures, in addition to a range of scenic environments, Europe is the best area of the world for a road trip holiday.

More at: Europe Road Trip

Friday, March 02, 2012

Hidden Holiday Locations - Europe

Many travellers think that they know Europe pretty well but there are still plenty of hidden gems to be found by those with an appetite for adventure and high culture. See:
Hidden Holiday Locations - Europe

Power and Poor Decision-Making

A recent study sheds light on how power can fuel the overconfidence that causes people in leadership positions to make bad decisions.

Power and Poor Decision-Making

Thursday, March 01, 2012

European Camping Guide

Europeans love camping holidays - a fact that surprises many international visitors when they first visit this part of the world! And for holidaymakers, especially those with families, it offers a fantastic mix of fun, outdoor and activity-packed holiday potential, for minimal cost outlay.

When you`re looking for camping grounds, you`ll find plenty of choice - and the sites are usually located close to main city attractions, beach resorts, or areas of visitor interest. More at:
European Camping Guide

Europe Accommodation

The first thing to note about European accommodation, is that much of it can be booked online and prices will fluctuate according to time of year, demand and other factors. See:
Europe Accommodation


While it is often assumed that bullying leads to psychological problems a new study suggests that addolescents suffering from depression are more likely to be the victims of bullying.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top European Resorts

The success of a good holiday depends strongly on matching the right European resort to the needs of your travelling group. Suddenly travelling with a baby for example, renders your previously hedonistic weekends to Ibiza as slightly less viable, although by relocating away from Ibiza Town or Bora Bora beach and heading to some of the other more family friendly resorts, you can suddenly find the best of both worlds merging.

Top European Resorts

Europe Cruise Package

For those who enjoy relaxation, great food, entertainments, a sense of freedom and a fresh vista every morning, then a cruise has to be the perfect way to enjoy a holiday.

Europe Cruise Package

London City Break Guide

London is one of the most visited destinations in the world and it is ideal for a city break. This thriving and culture-packed capital city is absolutely crammed with visitor attractions and destinations, so it helps to have some idea of what you want to see and do before you arrive, to avoid becoming overwhelmed by choice once you do arrive!

London City Break Guide