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Five Activities to Help Combat Traveller's Blues

Living and working abroad can be challenging and even more challenging when things don’t go as planned. But don’t let unexpected changes spoil your mood.Instead, check out our list of five activities help you combat travel blues. 1. Change Your Routine: When you find yourself isolated or unable to travel like normal, you can change your routine. A simple change like eating at a new place at a different hour can help snap you out of the blues. Not only will it shake things up a bit, you ma ... read more

How to Keep Occupied and Happy While in Quarantine at Home

Families everywhere are putting structure into place for the youngest members of society while schools are closed. Home school, activities, and learning household chores are a perfect way to entertain the young ones and give them a sense of security during home isolation. But did you know structure to the day is just as important for you? To keep a happy and healthy mindset during these times, we also need to follow our normal daily routines. We have put together a list of 10 things you can d ... read more

Do You Have Your Travel Documents In Order?

Safety while travelling is on everyone’s mind these days, which is a good thing. But often, we think we know the rules of international flights and don’t make sure all is well with our plans. Don’t let new rules prevent you from reaching your work or holiday destination this year. We have a few tips that will help you prepare your travel documents. 1. Visit the Destination’s Government Website Always visit the government’s website of the county you will visit to check their pass ... read more

Blue Ice Caves and Other Icelandic Winter Adventures

When you think of Iceland you think of, well, ice. And so you think of freezing temperatures and short days. While true, that is only one small part of this enchanting country’s beauty. We challenge you to find a more lovely place to explore Blue Ice Caves or go dog sledding. Trust us, no place else compares to Iceland’s natural wonder. We chose four of our favorite Icelandic winter adventures to share with you. The Blue Ice Caves Winter, mid-November to mid-March each year, is th ... read more

Three Best Places to Swim in Sweden

Sweden is a hotbed of tourists in the Summer. What better way to cool off than head to three of the best beaches to swim in Sweden. 1. Swim in Malmö Tourists and locals alike travel to Malmö to enjoy 2.5 kilometers of sandy beaches and greenery. But if you prefer a boardwalk, Neighbouring Västra hamnen (Western Harbour) is a great choice. Restaurants and cafes abound and offer plenty of shade and refreshment from the summer heat. 2. Island Hop the Archipelagos Both Gothenburg and ... read more

5 Things Your PA Should Do When Scheduling Business Trips

You have a lot to handle when travelling for business. The last thing you need is to worry if your personal assistant (PA) has everything under control or is forgetting an important detail for your trip. So, put aside your worries and have your PA review this short list of things to do when scheduling your business trips. 1. Create an Itinerary: While this seems basic it the key to a good trip. Make a list of all appointments and locations to visit during the trip. Your PA can then locate the ... read more

Dressing for Winter in Finland

When you think of Finland’s winter months, thoughts turn towards reindeer, winter wonderlands, and Santa Claus. When planning to visit this amazing country during these colder months, one asks, what should I pack to stay warm? Well, we have a list of the basic items every visitor should bring to winter in Finland. 1. Forget the synthetic blends and opt for natural fibres. While synthetics take up less room in your travel bags, they do not keep you as warm. Choose clothes made of natural fib ... read more

Three Unusual Things Every Business Traveler Should Carry

Travelling can be stressful. Long flights across time zones can wreak havoc on you. Set yourself up for better health by carrying three unusual things on your next trip. 1. Carry noise-cancelling headphones or quality earplugs. Public transportation can be noise causing you to lose valuable sleep while on planes, trains, and buses. Not to mention trying to sleep in loud hotels with corporate events taking place during your stay. While we recommend staying in one of our luxury apartments to no ... read more

Surf in Iceland- Ice Included!

You work hard. Sometimes you need to play hard too. We have the answer to invigorating playtime: Surfing in Iceland- Ice included! Where to Surf in Iceland Many people looking for ice surfing venture to Reykjanes peninsula an hour outside of Reykjavik. This spot is the home of a moon-shaped landscape caused by lava fields. This spot is for the more advanced surfer as sharp volcanic reefs lie just below the surface.  For those new to surfing but want the invigorating experience of surf ... read more

Learn How to Haggle Like a Local

Haggling is expected in many cultures. In Europe, they expect you to negotiate prices at markets, shops, and street vendors. This is just common practice among the locals and visitors must do the same. But, many tourists are unfamiliar with the art of haggling. While common to hear the friendly banter of high and low ball pricing in the streets, never use this tactic at modern stores or shopping malls. You can bargain for goods, but food and outdoor produce markets do not haggle. They offer ... read more