Traveling Can Be Exhausting Sometimes

Sometimes traveling can be exhausting especially if you are traveling for business. Stress and weakness due to long trips and late nights can cause our body to get over-fatigued.  A nice way to reduce stress and body aches is to have a massage.  There are massage places in the mall where you can walk-in for a massage service.  You can also set an appointment ahead of time.  Massage time can range to 30 minutes to an hour depending on the need.  There is a full body massage that is really great.  Do you like a hard massage? You can request that too.  I go for a gentle full body massage for 30 minutes.  It feels really great after.


Top 10 Reasons To Choose A Cottage Holiday

Whilst everyone has their own preferences and personal tastes when it comes to deciding what makes the perfect holiday, there’s undeniably a certain charm and rustic appeal associate with a cottage getaway. But what exactly is it about this type of holiday that makes it such a popular choice?

1. Affordable

Many people find that their budget can’t quite stretch to an exotic, faraway destination or they simply can’t get the time off work they want. A holiday cottage is ideal for a long weekend or quick break, allowing you to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and still have some money left over at the end.


A self-catering holiday offers the chance to get the whole family under one roof and spend some quality time together. Not only do these types of getaways offer the chance to enjoy a multitude offamily-friendly outdoor activities, many modern holiday homes now come fully equipped with an
array of child-friendly amenities to help keep any boredom at bay, including game rooms and wifi access.

3. Bespoke

With a holiday let, it’s easy to tailor your break to suit your personal needs. To create your dream holiday, you can select the accommodation to suit your individual tastes and party size, as well as the type of location you want.  It is always recommended to check on holiday cottages and compare prices so you will get the best offer to make your holiday truly special and unique.  A variety of unique, bespoke rental cottages that can be customised to suit you and your family’s specific tastes.

4. Stunning locations

Whilst many of us choose to jetset across the globe, some of the most beautiful locations can be found right here on your doorstep. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed beachside getaway in Cornwall or want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the picturesque Lake District, a cottage holiday offers the ideal chance to soak up your surroundings and enjoy some of the country’s most
spectacular scenery.

5. Home-comforts

The beauty of a holiday home is that there are no unnecessary formalities. Providing a home-from-home experience complete with all the comforting amenities you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay, you can fully relax and be your self – just as you would in your very own home.

6. Traditional

When we think of a cottage getaway, the image of a rustic building nestled amongst rural countryside is likely to spring to mind. A country retreat provides the chance to experience a quaint way of life; whether you’re getting cosy by the log fire or opening the front door to lush woodland
and sprawling lakes, there’s a certain charm and ‘back-to-nature’ feel that is unique to these types
of holidays.

7. Pet-friendly

One of the biggest worries many holiday-goers face is having to leave their beloved pooch at home. Many holiday homes are dog-friendly, removing the hassle of having to put your dog in a kennel or under someone elses care while you’re away. Not only that, your dog is bound to relish the
opportunity to explore new territory and be involved in the family fun!

8. Stress-free planning

Unlike a holiday abroad, a cottage let doesn’t require a huge amount of pre-planning. You can forget about passports, travel vaccinations and flight times: all you need to consider in advance is taking the appropriate clothing, a stash of food, board games, bikes – and anything else to keep you entertained!

9. Variety

Unlike a hotel or resort, holiday lets can range from a cosy romantic break for two, a remote country cottage for a family get together or a modern town house situated in the centre of the action – the list really is endless. With such variety on offer, your cottage holiday can be whatever you want it to be!

10. Freedom

Whether you want to explore your surroundings or stay right where you are, the beauty of a cottage stay is that you have the freedom to come and go as you please. You can cook, eat and wake up whenever you wish to fit around your own schedule and tailor your day to suit your needs.

Beach Essentials – What You Should Take When Going To The Beach

As you know I love going to the beach.  I like walking on the shore and feel the waves splash on my feet.  The sound of the waves rolling to the shore is kind of relaxing.  Though the heat of the sun drains you in the summer when you’re at the beach, taking time to sit down under a beach umbrella with an ice cold water is enough to bring back your energy.

Besides wearing your favorite swimwear, you should not forget these very important essentials before going to the beach.

1.  Cooler with drinks and snacks – If the beach resort allows it, you can bring cold drinks (except alcoholic beverages, of course) water, juice, and a few sodas and snacks with you.  When we were in Galveston Island, food and drinks were allowed at Stewart Beach.  We brought a big cooler full of beverages.  And a bag full of summer essentials and snacks.  It is highly recommended to bring water or juice wherever you go in the summertime to keep us hydrated.

2.  Sunscreen – A very important thing to bring to the beach is sunscreen.  Skin protection from harmful UV rays from the sun should not be ignored most especially if you are going to the beach with kids.

3.  Towels – It is great to bring your own towels to the beach rather than taking the hotel provided towels.  We always bring extra towels from home.

4.  Sunglasses – Thumbs up to these accessories that they protect our eyes from the bright sunlight in the summertime.

5.  Water shoes – Okay, walking barefoot on the sand is nice once in a while.  But you would want to wear water shoes at the beach because you’ll never know what you’re stepping on to.  Especially when you go into the seawater for a swim.

6.  A Roll of Paper Towel – This is for other wiping purposes if you don’t want to use your extra towels to wipe off food or something.

7.  A few cups – I don’t know about you but I like bringing cups for some reason.

8.  Shampoo – This is very handy when showering after swimming in the ocean.  I don’t like the feeling of the salty water on my skin and hair so I always shower and shampoo after beach day.

How about you?  Is there something more you want to add to the above mentioned beach essentials?