6
Mar

The Most Fun Games to Play on an Aeroplane

Making a long flight enjoyable is a substantial task, we’ve all been there on those really long flights and time is going so slow, whether it be down to the excitement of getting away or down to something irritating you on the plane – the uncomfortable seats or that inevitable crying baby a good game can really help those flights to fly by! Especially if you are travelling with youngsters a board game can be a great way to keep children occupied and happy during an exhausting flight as posted on lifehacks those who are prepared with activities for their children say that the flight was calmer.

 

Blackjack.

This classic family game is a great way to keep you occupied on the plane, if you have a competitive streak then this would be perfect for you. The games can last a long time making it great for keeping everyone busy and this really is a classic card game that everyone should know how to play, it provides reliable fun and can be a great way of not only providing entertainment but encouraging your brain to do something a little more productive which can also encourage you to stay awake should you be running on little sleep.

 

Eye Spy.

Eye spy is that classic and reliable game that works great at keeping little ones entertained and calm, this game involves selecting an object in your surroundings and making the others player guess what it is based on the first letter. This game is a great way of entertaining your family young and old but it is especially great as it can encourage children who may be a little nervous flying to be comfortable with their surroundings, at the end of  the day the best way to have a good flight is to keep your children calm and happy and eye spy is a tried and tested way of achieving this.

 

Monopoly,

Another classic game that provides hours and hours and hours of entertainment would have to be monopoly, this classic property auction game is not only a solid entertainment tool but it is also great at teaching children things about money handling and property selling, although a little premature learning anything whilst having a good time is definitely a positive. Although, this game is great fun it can be extremely competitive so I would maybe avoid this one if you tend to row over things like this, nobody needs a fistfight on the plane.

 

Scrabble.

Scrabble is another great example of a game that makes you think, this is another tried and tested game that encourages you to use your brain which is great for easing the tension of a flight as well as helping to keep you awake if you haven’t gotten much sleep. This one is great for the kids as it encourages them to have fun whilst they are learning and expanding their vocabularies so it really does kill two birds with one stone in terms of keeping everyone occupied on the flights whilst teaching everyone a thing or two.

 

Pictionary.

Another classic game is pictionary, this game can be bought in a smaller, more convenient travel version that is great for just throwing in the hand luggage to be whipped out when something to do is required. This extremely fun and entertaining picture finding game is a hit with everyone and the competitive element means that the whole family can enjoy playing with each other for a good few hours. This game is another example of a game you can’t go wrong with in terms of entertainment and usefulness as it provides fun for the whole family and can really ease the stresses of flying.

 

Hangman.

Finally one of the simpler games on this list would have to be hangman, it’s simple, it doesn’t cost anything apart from maybe a pen and paper and can provide endless guessing fun for all the family. This really is a solid choice in terms of helping to ease the stresses of flying as it can be set up and started relatively quick and easily meaning that should a problem or conflict arise it can be resolved almost immediately.

1
Mar

The Wealthiest Families of Ireland and Their Impact on Tourism

There is something quite sinister and creepy that I have always associated with wealthy families; I can not help but see decerped mansions on the hill and old heirlooms or family crest rings. Though in actual fact these wealthy families can be of great benefits to there country of origin, and perhaps no where is this as true as the country of Ireland. Offering a healthy impact on the country’s tourism market.

Magnier Family

Perhaps the biggest name in horse training is John Magnier, with him and his family valued at an estimated $4 billion. The family have invested million of dollars into Ireland, improving facilities and infrastructure throughout the country.

The families renowned reputation as the worlds greatest horse trainers have seen the richest of the world look towards Ireland in the hopes they can acquire Magnier’s abilities in horse training. This has seen Ireland’s horse market explode with nearly 150 million dollars in taxable revenue generated every year from the horse racing industry. This horse racing industry is perhaps Ireland’s biggest attraction for the rich and famous. John Magnier himself is currently a senator in the Irish parliament like he could not give any more back to the country of Ireland.

Guinness Family

When you ask people what they associate with Ireland it would not be surprising to hear Guinness mentioned. Perhaps no family has given back as much to the city of Dublin as the great Guinness family. Consistently parading the beauty of Ireland to their worldwide market through there advertisements, it has brought droves over to the Irish capital to sample the Guinness brewery tour. A statistic that really drives this fact home is that 90 percent of the brewery’s visitors are actually foreign. With a total of 1.7 million visitors in 2017 that would mean the Guinness tour alone brought in 1.53 million tourists alone.

O`Leary Family

The final family to be mentioned in this passage is the O`Leary family, with a net worth of 1.03 billion dollars. The family managed to generate this wealth through a close entanglement with the Ryanair flight company. This company has allowed for extremely low-priced flights to Ireland, as it markets itself as the ultimate low budget airline. Flights to Dublin come in as cheap as $5.87, these cheap flights have allowed for a new market of young students and backpackers on a budget.

The family has not been without controversy as unlike with the previous families mentioned in this list they have not been particularly generous with their earnings. The family often use their large number of yearly passengers as leverage over airports meaning they do not have to pay any fee towards the airport. The family’s chieftain in Michael O`Leary has been involved in several controversies, perhaps most comical was his purchase of a taxi licence plate for his personal Mercedes-Benz in 2004.

This allowed O`Leary to drive in bus lanes, as car was now registered as a taxi, greatly reducing his time in transit to work. Despite these controversies the O`Leary’s have been instrumental in driving tourism towards Ireland.

27
Feb

How to Pick a Removal Company When Moving to a New Country

The idea of moving to a new country can be quite daunting due to the countless variables that are involved, so it is especially important that the physical moving process of your belongings is as smooth as possible.

When moving overseas the first thing you should take into consideration is the type of freight transportation that will be best for you. There will be two forms of freight offered to you, this will be that of air freight and sea freight. Both modes of transportation carry significant pros and cons. An air freight will obviously be faster than the sea freight, but this will come at a premium with a sea freight coming in at 12-16 times cheaper than an air freight. So, if you do not find yourself in a rush then the safer and cheaper option would be a sea freight service.

The whole process of finding the right deal can be extremely hard as booking a removal company is not a process you come across a lot in your life, finding a good deal will be even harder for first time movers. In order to find a good deal, it would be highly recommendable that you get a quote from at least three separate removal companies. To smooth out the process try find removal companies that will make you aware of the price upfront in a streamlined process, for example movers Brampton has a free instant online estimate for potential customers.

As your belongings will be travelling over a long distance there is bound to be some form of risk involved be it human error or accidental breakage, therefore it is important to choose a removal company that offers insurance along with the original quote. This will allow you to go through with the rest of your move without the unnecessary stress or worry over the welfare of your belongings.

It is important when choosing a removal company that they have offices in your new country of choice. This will allow for easier form of contact with both you and your removal company if something were to go wrong. This is particularly important if you are moving to a country with a completely alien time zone to the country you are moving from. If your removal company has an office near your new home it will allow you to simply go into their offices and sort out all your issues with reasonable ease.

The 5 best beaches in Europe

Finding a great beach when you’re on holiday can be a task if you are not familiar with the area, and there’s nothing worse than going somewhere to find out you could have been spending your time somewhere better. So to help you out here is our list of the 5 best beaches in Europe.

 

  1. Tenby Harbour. (Wales)

This quaint Welsh seaside town contains one of the best beaches in Wales, its golden sand and blue seas it is definitely worth a visit. There’s plenty to do here with regular events being held on the beach and plenty of lovely souvenir shops and cafes so it is really easy to make a really nice day here.

  1. Praia da Cova. (Portugal)

This beach is a great romantic destination and offers spectacular views of a classic European beach. The golden sands and deep blue ocean make this beach one to see, there’s plenty of bars and restaurants in the neighbouring area so you won’t be stuck for something to do and at the end of the night, why not enjoy a lovely stroll along the coastline after your evening meal.

  1. Isolla Bella (Sicily)

This beach offers a little bit more culture than others offering visitors history tours and visits to the local vineyard for wine tasting. This beach offers visitors a little extra as opposed to just laying on the sand.

  1. Grande Plage de Biarritz (France)

This beach is a great choice for walkers, as well as the classic beach aesthetic for relaxing this beach also has over 12 different walking routes all different skill levels and distances.

  1. Nissi beach (Cyprus)

This beach would be perfect for the nightclubber in you, located alongside the main strip in Cyprus you can be sure to have a good time whether you are looking for a relaxing beach or if you prefer the nightlife.

5 Great Locations for a Boating Holiday

Llangollen Canal, North Wales

Now I know the first one on this list would have been expected to be somewhere hot and abroad, but a boating holiday in North Wales is not one to be missed. Travelling through miles and miles of breathtaking Welsh countryside and all of the quaint Welsh towns, it would be great for those wanting an extremely relaxed holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My advice would be to sit back, enjoy the countryside and maybe a pint with a pub lunch

River Thames

Another great option would be a boat trip along the Thames, slap bang in the middle of what is arguably the most interesting city in England you won’t be short of things to do. Travelling down the Thames is a great way to see the city all in one trip and with the option to stop off around London why not see the sights and go for a drink or a bite to eat in the huge range of bars or restaurants that are available

Venice

An obvious choice for a boating holiday would definitely be Venice, this city is truly remarkable and how romantic would it be to travel down the lakes in a cozy little boat with a glass of wine. It really is the stuff of dreams and should the opportunity arise to go I would definitely take it

Amsterdam

Another great choice for a boating holiday would be Amsterdam, so much culture in such a unique city, the canals are a great way to travel and is definitely a place to go

France

Finally, one of the classier places for a boating holiday would have to be France, as a place in general France is an amazing place when it comes to the food and the wine and the views. When travelling by boat you are able to experience France in a whole new way