If you are getting ready to go on your next roadtrip, it is important to prioritise your health. This is especially the case at this time of year. After all, nothing can ruin your break quicker than falling ill. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover four important tips you should follow to maintain your health while travelling.

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Tip #1 – Watch what you drink – It can be very easy to get carried away with alcohol when you go away for a week or weekend. However, this can be dangerous if you drink too much and you don’t know anyone. It is important to be responsible. After all, do you really want to spend a day of your vacation in bed? Not only this, but there have been many people that have blown their holiday budget in one night because they have overindulged in alcohol.

Tip #2 – Be mindful of sleep deprivation – It is important to be mindful of sleep deprivation. If you have had a long journey, it is likely that you are going to be short on sleep. A lot of people travel during the night to avoid traffic. So, once you get to your destination, make sure you catch up on sleep. This does not mean that you should take lots of naps, though, as this will only mess up your routine even more. Go to bed an hour or so earlier than you usually would once you get to your holiday location, and this will give you the bit of extra sleep you need so that you do not suffer the effects of sleep deprivation.

Tip #3 – You can indulge, but don’t overindulge – We have a tendency to go a bit crazy when we go on vacation. We tend to have a starter, main, and dessert, and then second helps, and that is only at lunch time! There is nothing wrong with indulging. You are on holiday, after all. But, be careful not to overindulge.

Tip #4 – Don’t forget to take all of your medication with you – The importance of this cannot be overlooked. You should grab your phone right now, and set an alarm that reminds you take your pills, inhaler, and nebulisers with you. The last thing you want to do is get to your holiday destination only to discover that you have forgotten your medication. If you are not able to give your body what it requires, you won’t feel 100%.

If you follow the four pieces of simple advice that have been provided above, you can ensure your vacation goes as smoothly as possible. You will be able to keep those illnesses at bay so nothing gets in the way of you having an amazing time.

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Not everyone wants to turn their blog into a business, but those that do can often feel overwhelmed and intimidated in the early stages. There seems to be so much to do that it might feel impossible to actually get anything written down and posted and this can put a lot of people off their blogging dream.

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However, there are solutions to get over this initial hump and then start making some serious cash. Even if it is not your goal for global blogging domination, there are still methods you can use to ensure that you keep a steady flow of cash coming in from what you write online.

DEALING WITH THE CASH

If you are starting to make money on your blog, you are going to be dealing with cheques and payments that you might never have expected. Additionally, you will need to work out the tax implications for any money you do make, and this is something you don’t want to forget.

Furthermore, if you want to keep your personal and professional life separate, you can get a virtual mailbox for your business which will send all your blog-related mail to a different location so that you don’t get overwhelmed with letter after letter and bill after bill. Along with this, it will make all your invoicing that much simpler and allow you to stay organised at a time where you feel anything but.

GETTING YOUR NAME OUT THERE

One of the biggest hurdles many bloggers experience is a lack of exposure. It is no good posting links to your blog day after day and week after week as, at some point, people will just start to ignore it.

However, you can look into ways in which you can promote your blog in a less intrusive way. This is through promotions and working alongside companies with products to sell, which can bring in revenue. Furthermore, using services such as Adwords can alert the right people to your blog and send them in the right direction. Over time, you will see the clicks and views flowing in.

NEVER STOP LEARNING

The problem that some people encounter when blogging for a while is that they believe they have achieved some sort of higher knowledge about blogging and can never learn anything else. This could not be farther from the truth, though, and can quickly have ruinous effects on the quality of your content.

If you have established yourself in the blogosphere, then it is time to ensure you keep yourself there and this can only be achieved by continuing to learn. You can do this by collaborating with other bloggers too and offering to guest post on their blogs and vice versa. Furthermore, this will allow you to spread your network and find further opportunities with others as well as carry on providing exciting content for your readers to click away at.

BLOG TO BUSINESS

Turning your blog into a business is not something that will bear fruit overnight. As with most things in life it takes discipline, hard work, and self-growth. Believing you are the finished article will get you nowhere in life, and so taking steps to ensuring that you can keep proving your audience with reasons to keep returning is essential to building on existing success.

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You might not have even considered this before. A vegan diet really is a new way of life, and it is hard to resist temptation if you’ve always been a meat eater. But those that have switched to the vegan diet report feeling more alert, happier within themselves, and love the meals they can make. More and more people now seem to be turning vegan. The reasons for that vary, one of which we’re going to explore in this article. So if you’ve never considered it before, here’s why we think you should switch to a vegan diet.

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The Issues With Meat

Meat is great for giving us the protein we need, and keeping our bodies filled up on something that isn’t necessarily unhealthy. But the way in which our meat gets to the stores is what puts a lot of people off actually eating it. The farming industry is absolutely horrible. Cows and chickens are kept in tight confined spaces in their hundred. They’re used each day to get the most out of them in terms of eggs and milk, and then eventually killed. Some meat is free range and grass fed, but this is rare. Most of the time they spend cooped up being violated. Cows in particular have it hard. They’re impregnated over and over again, until their bodies are so badly damaged they can’t be used any more. That will signal the end of their life. Whilst there are being some stops taken to improve the farming industry, it is still diabolical.

The Diet

So, if that has started to put you off a little, then welcome to a vegan way of life! The benefits of it are absolutely amazing, and despite popular belief, you won’t just be eating rabbit food. What you can actually eat is really varied, and restaurants at the minute are creating amazing dishes for vegans to eat. The menu for vegans used to be non existent, so it is nice to see some changes being made. For all the things you might lose from your diet by not eating meat or fish, you can get back in supplements. For example, there is vegan omega 3 that is produced from algae rather than fish. There’s plenty of other replacements out there as well that you can use for food. A lot of meat is replaced by lentils, mushrooms, and beans. Plus, there are plenty of recipes now on the internet that are showcasing some yummy meals. One we think you’ll love to start the day is poached egg on toast, with sliced avocado on the side. The egg and the avocado work so well together!

If you couple this diet with a healthy amount of exercise, and make sure you’re supplementing your protein, you’ll be on your way to an amazing body in no time. A lot of the people who are instagram famous for their fitness and diets are actually vegans. So if they can make it work, we know for sure that you can too.

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When it comes to chartering private jets, it goes without saying that you need a little money in the bank to be able to do so. That said, recent modernisation of the private jet charter sector means that now the service is more accessible than ever before. So, what type of millionaire charters a private jet?

 

3 Types of Millionaire

 

According to research published by the Business Insider website, there are 3 types of millionaire with varying degrees of wealth and differing approaches to how it is accrued. The research was conducted by Thomas Corley and suggests that “savers” make their millions by living below their means in order to save and invest as much surplus cash as possible.

 

Top executives, meanwhile, become millionaires by receiving stock compensation, on top of their basic pay and it is this that catapults them into the realms of the super rich.

 

Those who mange to make the most money, however are the entrepreneurs – those who start their own businesses and make huge sacrifices in order to become successful millionaires.

 

Which of these 3 types of millionaire then is most likely to charter a private jet?

 

The Top 1%

 

The very richest individuals in the world transcend being millionaires and are billionaires. These folk are far more likely to own a private jet than to charter one, along with a super yacht, a couple of helicopters and a massive property portfolio.

 

The savers from Corley’s study are also unlikely to charter a private jet as it does not match their profile as people who live below their means. That leaves successful entrepreneurs and top executives as the most likely type of millionaires to charter private jets.

 

The Benefits of Chartering a Private Jet

 

Not only has chartering private jets become more accessible, due to apps that work in a similar way to that used by Uber taxis, there are many other benefits. Besides the more obvious benefits of comfort and privacy, private jets offer convenience.

 

When you charter a private jet, for example, you don’t have to wait in line at check in and customs and so the airport experience is much quicker. Also, private jets can fly out of smaller airports and so getting to one close by can be easier. Plus, private jets fly direct and so there are no lengthy connecting flight issues.

 

So, even for “poorer” millionaires chartering a private jet is an option with hidden rewards.

 

 

 

I am delighted to share my interview with Rachel Bustin where she shares her blogging journey including the sad reason she started blogging and how her blog has developed from a hobby into a job.

Blogging Journey

Why did you start to blog?

I started to blog in March 2015 after my 3rd miscarriage. It was my husband who suggested it to me to take my mind off things.

How did you feel when you started blogging?

I was feeling down after my unlucky time of trying to get pregnant, so blogging was my release. In fact I fell in love with blogging very quickly. Back then I blogged about books, gardening and competitions. Slightly different to the family lifestyle I blog about today.

How do you feel about blogging today?

It’s amazing! I have finally found my thing in life, my career!

What is your proudest achievement related to blogging?

That I’m able to help support my family and have that little extra money for things.

What is the most exciting event you have attended as a blogger?

Living down in Cornwall, events are few and far between!

Do you monetize your blog and, if so, how?

My main source of income is sponsored posts. I do have some adverts but have made like £32 from Google Adsense in 3 years! I have made a few pounds from affiliate income sources but it’s not a lot. I think you need huge amounts to make real money from these. 

What do you find most challenging about blogging?

The promoting of blog posts. I never seem to have enough time to promote once I have written the post I’m on to the next one.

What surprised you most about blogging?

The online world of bloggers I never knew existed. Always there to help and advise. It’s an awesome community.

How do you balance blogging and family life?

I’m not sure to be honest. I work full time in my day job, so do lots at lunch times at work. Oh I don’t have much time to sleep either my brain is always coming up with blogging ideas. I have a never ending list of things I need to get done with the blog. I think the balance need to be better for me and I’m aiming to take an evening off a week…..maybe!

What would lead to you giving up blogging?

I can’t see anything that would ever lead me to give up blogging, but you never know!

What is your top tip for a new or inexperienced blogger?

Go straight to self hosted. I started off on blogger for about 14 months but was limited in what I could do. 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Blogging for me started as a hobby, now it’s a job, but one I love. Hopefully after I have had my second baby this year I can afford to drop hours when I go back to work in 2019. 

Huge thanks to Rachel  for sharing her story so generously.

Every blogging journey is different and if you would like to take part in my interview with a blogger series, do get in touch.

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