International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year, held to acknowledge the social achievements of women in a whole multitude of sectors worldwide. I’d like to take this time to appreciate the wonderful women within our industry who continue to inspire through their love for travel and blogging. Some inspirational ladies to follow so without further adieu:
World of Wanderlust: Brooke Saward originates from Tasmania and created her incredible blog in 2012. I’ve followed Brooke’s world adventures pretty much since the off, she inspires and drives my passion for travel reminding us all that hard work and passion can get us exactly where we want to be. Brooke can be found at http://www.worldofwanderlust.com and I personally recommend you check out her Instagram, it’s out of this world! https://instagram.com/worldwanderlust/
We’ve all done it, looked at those people travelling and thought God, how do they really afford it?! It’s true most people save up for their travels, but many people have successfully worked their way around the world. I admit, if you’re looking for luxury then you should check out my post on 5 Top Travel Jobs here, but if you’re looking to earn a bob or two to keep you ticking then here’s my top tips for staying afloat.
1. Cut Hair – we’ve all chopped a little from our own fro, who hasn’t attacked their fringe right? We’ll put those skills to good use on your travels, you’re surrounded by traveller’s alike, offer out cheap haircuts to other travellers, they get a new barnet and you get a few quid, win win!
2. Menu Writing – how often you step into a restaurant abroad and see chicken spelt ‘Ciken’, offering your writing skills will help the restaurant’s business with future customers, if you change a small amount you may even get your meal thrown in for free.
3. Tour Guide – for those of you who have spent a length of time in one area its worth checking out, in some countries you may need to link up with a tour company, in others you can simply go solo. Free tours are the best option if you’re not too confident in your skills, work for tips.
4. Teach English – nearly everywhere you go companies are crying out for English speaking employees. Check out eslcafe.com, send in a few applications to schools in South Korea, Japan, Thailand or dozens of other locations & you’ll be surprised at how many interviews you land.
5. Travel Blogging – you don’t have to be a travel blogger but given your current situation it could well be your best option. Check out fellow travel bloggers and look up the best ways to make money blogging.
Have you traveled and made money through different means? Get in touch! We’d love to hear more.
I’m sure more than enough of us are well conversed in the art of ‘pre-holiday diets’, I know I’m a sucker for fad dieting! But how can you make sure that holiday figure remain ensuring you don’t return home with an unwanted souvenir around your waist!
Holiday eating is different from Travel eating, for a start travellers don’t usually have the privilege of an all-inclusive hotel, plus we don’t have the funds to splurge on expensive three course meals, but we all have the potential to pick the wrong foods whilst away. So here’s my top tips on how to avoid gaining extra pounds whilst abroad.
Choosing a starter as a main – it’s easy to over indulge, why not opt for a starter or two starter combined rather than a main. By doing this we often avoid all the unhealthy sides such as fries and end up with the best part of the meal! Try Tapas style food if you want to try the countries delicacies.
Opt for Self Catering Accommodation – this way you can cook the healthy food you eat back at home, and it also means you don’t over eat at breakfast. Do a quick food shop and stock up on fruit to keep you going through the day.
Share meals with your partner – when we visited America last year the portion sizes were incredible, we opted to split the meal. This works better with the likes of Fajita style dishes for the ease of plate sharing!
Keep up the fitness – we understand it’s not always possible to find a gym, but get out in the air and walk, swap your beach day for a day of exploring that local waterfall.
If you’ve not heard of Polagram just yet then let me enlighten you. Polagram are the easy to use app that allows users to order Polaroid style prints of personal snaps at a fraction of the cost of the original, iconic but expensive Polaroid!
So how does it benefit me? I’m a snap happy kinda gal, self-acclaimed Instagram addict with a love for cold hard prints.. how could it not benefit me. No seriously, I really do believe it’s important to keep paper memories, I love scrap books and Polagram prints are the ideal size to slot in with my ticket stubs & receipts.
The prints you receive aren’t as chunky as the original, this makes it easier to slip into my scrap books and cheaper to post.
Your choice of a personalised message is available at the checkout, making this a perfect alternative to a postcard should you travellers be missing home and wanting to post a little love back to your family & friends.
Prints are a great way to decorate a room, grab a marker pen and jot down the place & date on your photo! Then string it up on your wall, perfect!
So how does it benefit you? Ok, so you want a bit more variety in your print options, no matter, Polagram offers an array of options at reasonable costs:
1. The classic print, these are available in 3 different sizes costing £3.19 for 5 prints and an additional £0.29 for each extra print. Get it in only 24 hours!
2. The Large prints comes in 2 sizes for £2.39 and is shipped the next day, from Monday to Friday.
3. PolaSkins are the cool new design for your iPhone 4 or 5! Order your personal skin for only £9.99, a great gift idea.
4. or why not try something completely different!.. PolaSticks. For 9 personalised stickers (5 by 5 cm) you’ll pay only £12.49. Shipped in 48 hours.
I’ve got to say I’m becoming a Polagrammer Addict placing 4 orders in the past week, so tonight, I’m going to pin up my Luckies of London Corkboard Map and begin pinning my photos to my visited cities!
Would love to hear your thoughts on my review.
Rebekah Esme was kindly given this product but as always, my opinion is my own.