Monday, September 30, 2013

Travel Security - Just Think Ahead!

In this article I will discuss security when traveling outside the United States. Being aware of your surroundings is going to be the number one thing that you can do to protect yourself. Here are some suggestions that can help you stay secure and safe. Consider your passport, hotel, how you dress, money, jewelry and cell phone.
Your passport should have at least 6 months before it expires and it should have enough blank pages to handle the customs stamps for the countries you intend to visit. You should check the countries web sites to see if you will need a visa, if so, be sure to apply early. There are many webs sites that can do this for you. If you are traveling by cruise ship they will have visa and passport services. Before you leave, make at least three color copies of your passport and leave one at home, when arriving at your hotel or cruise ship lock your original passport in the safe. Carry a color passport with you. Always protect your original passport and keep it locked up as much as practical.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to Enjoy a Holiday Abroad the Right Way

We all dream of taking a villa break abroad to relax on a beach and allow the stresses of work just ebb away. The problem is that so many people find themselves disappointed after waiting months for their much longed for holiday. Don't let yourself fall into this trap - make sure to plan ahead and make your holiday truly memorable with these little tips.
Leave work behind
One of the worst mistakes you can make while on holiday is to bring your work with you. Cell phones, laptops and tablets can ruin many a villa break with urgent alerts from the office. This is why, unless they are absolutely necessary, you should bite the bullet and leave all your gadgets behind, or at the least turn them off. If you are worried about getting drowned with work when you come back, do what you can ahead of time and delegate the tasks to others in the office.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

4 Ways Educational Trips Awaken the Senses

School excursions can be a fountain of knowledge. Students are expected to not only enjoy themselves, but also drink from this fountain and absorb skills that can be assessed according to the standards of the curricula.
But knowledge is not simply the entry of data into the brain. It also includes the sensory absorption. This creates pedagogical experiences and builds the student's ability to connect with the world around them.
Sounds of South Africa
Some destinations seem to strike certain senses more than others. On educational trips to South Africa, students will no doubt listen to words of wisdom, but in particular their ears will be piqued to absorb the cultural and natural sounds humming around them. South Africa is famous for safaris, and the sounds of a safari are unlike any others. The roar of the lion, the bellow of the elephant, the howl of the hyena, the song of the wind sweeping across the plains - students' ears will drink in this sensory information and it will shape their understanding of these unique ecosystems.