While on holiday it’s almost like tradition to buy gifts for the people back home, but what do you get for people back home on holidays?
If this is a question you want an answer to then keep reading because we have listed some good gifts ideas for you below..
One of the easiest options is just to buy something small from a gift shop. There will be many small gifts out there that you will be able to choose from.
Something a little more special would be to get a gift that is to do with the tradition in the place that you’re on your holidays.
Something That Is Cheaper Where You Are
Another thing you can do is to get a gift that you can get back home, but that is much cheaper were you are. There is usually many things that are cheaper.
You can also find a lot more gifts ideas at GiftUSMen.com, a site that lists many gift ideas for you to choose from.
With Cyber Monday not long off if you’re going abroad you need to make sure you have access to the internet. If you do not then you will miss out on some amazing deals this year.
How To Make Sure You Have Access To The Internet
The best way to make sure of this is to phone the hotel that you’re staying in and ask them if there is WI-FI available there and if it is free to use or not.
If the WI-Fi is not free ask them how much it will cost and exactly how you need to pay for it.
If it turns out there is no WI-FI available ask were the closest place is that you can get WI-FI and again is it free and if not how much it will cost and where do you need to pay if the case is it’s not free.
Once you get there you will want to make sure you are looking at the US time zones and try to get onto the computer or laptop as soon as Cyber Monday starts.
By doing all of this planning you are making sure you have the best chance to grab the best deals on the day.
Another idea is to go onto a Cyber Monday deals site such as: www.cybermondaysniper.com
If you’re going on a long vacation unless you’re going to have a maid or cleaner come and clean for you each it will get a little messy.
In that case instead of buying a chemical based cleaner I would recommend going with a steam cleaner instead.
The reason for this is because a steam cleaner will not pollute the air, it does not need to be exposed of in any specific way, and it kills most bugs and other little insects you may not want living in the same space as you.
Finding A Steam Cleaner
Depending on where you go abroad it may not be easy to find a steam cleaner, so you may be better of buying one before hand and taking it with you.
Steam cleaners come in many sizes, however a hand held one would be the best option for taking on a vacation with you.
The quality of the steam cleaner really does depend on many factors and that’s why I always recommend you read reviews before deciding on which one to go with.
There are many places you can find reviews, however one of the best is at: steamcleanersreviews.co.uk
Multifunctional And Multi Purpose
With the steam cleaner a massive advantage it has over other cleaners is it can do many tasks which include cleaning cookers, tiles, floors and much more. When you may be limited to how much you can pack this is a massive advantage.
When going abroad, especially if you are going for a few weeks it’s important you take something with you that you can remove unwanted body hair with, especially for you women.
The most easiest choice and the one most will go with is just to take a shaver and remove hair that way. This is a good choice however not one that I would necessarily go with.
The next one is to pluck the hair, this is not the best option as you may have to do a lot of plucking and it could take a long time for all the hair to be removed.
Laser Hair Removal
The last option and the one that I would recommend the most is laser hair removal, however you would have to do this a few months before you go on holidays and then you would not even need to take anything as you will have permanent hair removal.
If you are wondering what the best hair removal devices are I would recommend the Tria, there are many Tria Laser reviews you can read and it’s definitely the best on the market right now in my opinion.
In the last post we spoke about doing the garden so it looks tidy before going on holiday, in this post I want to talk about doing inside the house, which is just as if not more important making sure it’s clean before you leave for your holiday.
Using My Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner
After reading many Vacuum Cleaner reviews I decided to go with the Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner, the reason I choose this one was because it was decently priced and had many of the features that I was looking for.
Anyway when I clean my house before I go on holidays I always pack everything I’m taking with me first, that way there is a lot less things to actually clean which makes it much easier.
Before Vacuum Cleaning
Before I Vacuum Clean the house I first wipe down all the surfaces etc with a cloth and make sure there is nothing I do now want Vacuumed on the floor. Once that is done I get cracking with the Vacuum Cleaning. This usually takes me a good 1-2 hours to complete.
Once all the Vacuum Cleaning is done I do one last check to make sure all the tasks are done such as the garden etc.. once I’m happy they’ve all been done I relax knowing I can happily go on my holidays and come back to a nice clean house.
Before going abroad many like to make sure their garden is in top condition, if that sounds like you keep reading for some top tips to get the job done quicker.
Using Electrical Tools
The quickest way to get things done is to use electrical tools such as chainsaws and hedge trimmers, especially because cutting trees and bushes back are usually the most difficult jobs that if done with manual tools can take a long time.
Another great tool to use is a pressure washer, especially if you have a patio that needs to be cleaned. With the right pressure washer you can literally have your patio looking like new in no time.
What If I Do Not Have Any Of The Above
If you do not have any of the above and cannot afford to buy them many places will rent them out to you for a good price, if that is not an option though using manual tools will do just as good a job, it will just take a lot more time.
As long as you have your garden looking good before you go abroad it’s all good, no matter how you got there.
When going abroad it can sometimes be difficult to eat healthy meals, of course this all depends on where you go. If you know you are going somewhere that eating healthy will be difficult there is a very simple solution to this problem.. take a Halogen Oven with you.
What Is A Halogen Oven?
These are basically small dome shaped ovens that will easily fit into your luggage, that will cook food in a healthy way, without needing to use any fats or oils.
And best of all the prices on these ovens are very cheap, you can usually pick one up for around $40, yes that is really how much these things cost.
They are not massively popular yet in the US, however I can see this changing very soon.
I Would Like To Take One Of These With Me Which Ones Are The Best?
Right now I would recommend the Shef 10 1/2 Quart Premium 1200w Halogen Convection Countertop Oven. The reason I recommend this one over others is because it has a lot of positive reviews, and it is much cheaper than a lot of the other models which ain’t any better in my opinion.
However you may have a different opinion to me and reading reviews on the other models also will help you make the right decision on which one would be best for you, if any.
If you are into your gadgets as I am then you may be pleased to know there are some good one’s coming out in the next few months.
The first two are reportedly out in May, where-as the Batman: Arkham Origins is set to be released in October.
How To Get Hold Of Them Before Then?
You will not be able to get them before their release dates, however there are a few online stores that allow you to pre-order the items so you can be one of the first to have them.
This may sound like a silly question however there are many who actually do this, and the reason why is because it’s easy to quickly wash everything down once you get to where you are staying to make sure it’s all clean and hygienic as you never now how the last people who stayed in the place looked after it.
So Should You Take A Pressure Washer With You?
I would personally leave it behind because unless you get a really lightweight one it will weight a lot, and it will also take up a lot of room.
The best bet I would say would be to look for something while you are on holidays to use.
If you have to take a pressure washer with you make sure to read pressure washer reviews to get an idea what would be best for you.
I am a big fan of the Clarisonic Mia, and the reason why is because it just plain works!
I’m not going to go into detail about the device here, but what I will say is if you use it daily you should see some great results very soon.
Whether you are looking to get smoother, more radiant skin, or to get rid of acne, this device can help.
To keep this balanced I am going to list the downsides, which are price, and the fact you do not have different speed options, however the new Clarisonic Mia 2 does now offer that feature.
Can I Take It Traveling?
So I know you will want to know whether you can take this device travelling with you, and the answer is yes, in fact one of the reasons it was made was to make it convent for people to take with them, as they other Clarisonic brushes such as the Pro and Plus are much bigger in size.
Do You Take Your Mia With You?
If you have already got a Mia tell me below if you take it with you on your travels.