Planning tips

How To Beat Jetlag

I recently had some houseguests with me here in Singapore who had just flown up from Perth, Australia. They arrived early evening and I fussed around them, offering up water, telling them they should get some fresh air and to try to stay awake till at least 10pm. I was trying to ward off the perils of jetlag until my friend kindly reminded me there is absolutely zero difference between Perth and Singapore!

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Jetlag & Mayhem’s 2017 Travel Year In Review

Wow, what a year 2017 has been for my travels and I.  Unlike people who nonchalantly book things at last-minute, I usually have a full year of travel planned, to take advantages of public holidays, air miles and cheap deals. However even by my standards 2017 was more jam-packed than ever due to a significant life event.

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Research On Taking A Career Sabbatical

I’ve just devoured a brilliant book, “The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World”.  Kim Dinan & her partner make the brave/inspiring/nerve-wracking decision to quit their jobs and travel the world. They’re also given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away on their travels. 

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Planning The Great Florida-Georgia-South Carolina Roadtrip!

Whilst bobbing along Lake Michigan on 2016’s Wisconsin/Chicago adventure, Mr Jetlag & I started thinking about the next trip.

‘Wouldn’t Tennessee be cool?’

‘Absolutely. I can picture it now. Nashville, Great Smoky Mountains…’

‘Plus the BBQ is supposed to be amazing’

‘Hang on though. Don’t you think we should probably do Disneyworld now? While the girls are still young enough to think it’s magical?

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Jetlag and Kids: 10 Top Tips

Jetlagged kids… we’ve all been through it.  Whether it’s trying to settle a wide awake baby at 2am or sticking your toddler in front of the TV at 5am while you get some much needed sleep.  Either way it’s not fun.  However, don’t let it stop you from planning your trip of a lifetime.  Here are my top tips for dealing with jetlag:

  1. KNOW what you’re in for.  
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