Combining travel & your work life

A lot of us dream about being able to work from just about wherever we want, but not many of us have the chance to do so. We would all love to be able to pack our laptop and work from an exotic location, and for the lucky few, that is indeed possible.

Travel writers, food critics, and the like are probably some of the careers that spring to mind when we think about work that involves travel. But can you realistically get a job that will allow you to travel at the same time? Yes you can!


I work as a freelance writer, and as long as I have an internet connection, I can pretty much work from anywhere in the world. I would love to be able to tell you that I have worked while staying in some exotic hotels, used my laptop while on a beach somewhere, and crossed many international borders. The most exotic place I’ve worked from is the Isle of Wight, which is indeed lovely, but not really exotic.

A freelance writer can potentially work from anywhere, it allows you a lot of freedom to travel, but you need to make sure you meet those deadlines before you step on yet another plane.

Working on different farms

Some people work on farms during the summer months, and the work that they do allows them to travel the country, if not the world. There is always a need for a pair of extra hands during lambing or shearing season, and it could help to bring in a nice bit of cash, while to work you way around the globe.

Truck driver

Although truck driving might not be the most glamorous job, it can involve a lot of travel. You could work on an international level for a business waste collection and removal firm, a dried food stuffs company, or any number of other companies that need you to travel great distances. Granted, this job won’t include seeing a lot of sights, but you could potentially get to drive through a lot of different countries.

Event co-ordinator

An event co-ordinator would need to travel as part of the job. Not all events are held in the same place, and this could mean that you travel from one end of the country to another, or even overseas. Although this job can involve a lot of work, it can also be a very entertaining job, and one that allows you to explore the local area before and after an event has taken place.

Flight attendant

Depending on which airline you work for, you could potentially find yourself travelling to different parts of the world each and every month. The trouble with this job is you don’t always have the time to explore the country you’ve landed in. More often than not, you will board a flight, do the work you have to do, land, sleep, and then board a flight once more. There is usually a little scope for exploration of the country you’ve landed in, but this doesn’t happen as often as you might like.

As you can see, it is entirely possible for you to combine travel and your working life, but you may need to work hard to get a job that you’d love, while giving you the chance to sight-see.


5 Great Soccer Players from Around the World

Last year’s World Cup saw several soccer players reveal themselves in the world stage and others cementing their high-class status. It was also a professional tournament where fierce playmaking made headlines — at least in the early going. This confirmed that the best soccer players in the world nowadays are in the forward parts of the pitch, instead of the defensive end. These guys are at the top of their profession, and it’s one of the most action packed sports in the game. There are plenty of other action sports (that dont have a massive event every 4 years like the world cup) like paintball, airsoft, obstacle racing and more.

Here’s a peek at the 5 best professional soccer players that the world has to offer:

Lionel Messi (Argentina & Barcelona)

Bagging the World Player of the Player four times, Messi has been deemed (by many) as the best soccer player in globe for the past several years. His talent for mesmerizing defender through a combination of pace and skill is unparalleled. At times, it would seem as if the ball is stuck his feet. Barcelona’s latest star has the versatility to play anywhere in the front line. He led his hometown, Argentina, to last year’s World Cup finals. He’s a definite shoo-in for being one of the best soccer players of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal & Real Madrid)

Even though Ronaldo has lesser influence on games played than Messi, he’s far taller and stronger, and his goal-games ratio is strikingly similar to the Argentinian star. Since jumping into Real Madrid from Manchester United six years ago, Ronaldo became a global sensation. His world record soccer contract of $131M appear less outrageous with every hat-trick he makes. Ronaldo’s popular “stepover” has widely been imitated in parks all over the globe.

Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Barcelona)

Barcelona’s talented striker may not be everyone’s favorite, but his talent isn’t up for debate. Suarez is skilled in sneaking his way into the penalty box, potent in one-on-one matchups, and an above-average free-kicker. His link-up playmaking with teammates is outrageous, and he’s a professional player who always gives it his all. While conning referees may be his weakness, it never prevented Barca from paying him $128.5M for his Liverpool team last July 2014.

Sergio Aguero (Argentina & Manchester City)

Known to be an excellent finisher, Aguero has been key to title wins under Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini, scoring that unforgettable winner against QPR three years ago to seal the Premier League. A swift player with an impressive initial touch and the ability to involve his teammates, the Argentina native does have his share of weaknesses. Nevertheless, he’s currently the best steal for Manchester City after the team was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.

Manuel Neuer (Germany & Bayern Munich)

Currently labelled as the best goalkeeper in globe, Neuer oozes in confidence on whatever he does in the field. Bayern fans weren’t convinced at first during his signing in the club in 2011, but soon after, his abilities were proven (while winning their hearts in the process). Neuer is spectacular in one-on-one matchups and capable of impressive reflex saves. He’s a technically sound player with an impressive distribution.


The lure of caravanning


Some people love caravanning, and they will get away in their caravan as often as they can. My mother in law and her partner do this, and they spend four weeks a year parked up on a camp site somewhere. They also go away for long weekends too, as they love to get away.


But not everyone understand the lure of caravanning, some would prefer to stay in a hotel and live in luxury for a few weeks. Others prefer to go away and party for a few weeks, while staying in a basic hotel room. Each to their own as I say, but I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss caravanning, as it can be a very luxurious way to spend your vacation.


Not what they used to be


These days, modern caravans are not what they used to be. They are no longer tin cans on wheels that are cold and damp. My aunt’s caravan is like a hotel, it sleeps 6, has a shower room, toilet, kitchen area, and a dining area too. Plus there’s a modern television in there, and plenty of space for everyone to move around in.


When my partner and I go and stay in the caravan twice or three times a year, we take some food, medication, some Po Sum On Medicated Oil, warm or cool clothes depending on the time of the year, and we know we’re going to have a good time. I know we could be staying in a nice hotel somewhere, but we like the privacy of a caravan, and the fact that we don’t have to eat out every night. We can enjoy all of the comforts of home, but in a different location, and we can choose to see as many or as few people as we like.


Beside the sea


We love to stay in a caravan beside the sea, and we love to take walks along the sea front, and enjoy all that the local town has to offer. For us, this is one of the best vacations we can have. We have both travelled the world and we have both stayed in some lovely hotels, but for now, we are more than happy to stay in a caravan, in this country, enjoying all that it has to offer.


Why not give caravanning a try? It’s likely to be a lot better than you think, and who says you can’t enjoy your time away somewhere new?

Why vacation locations mean so much to us



When we think about where we usually go on vacation, or where we have been on vacation in the past, we seem to get quite sentimental. Vacations usually involve happy memories, good times and special occasions. I think this is why vacation locations seem to mean so much to us.


Right now, one of my favorite vacation locations is being taken over by a British television company, who are filming a television series there. I have many fond memories of this location, which is why I’m particularly pleased it is going to appear on television over in the UK.


A lot of sentiment


A lot of people have a lot of sentiment towards places that they go on vacation, because they have enjoyed themselves there. This is particularly the case if they tend to go back to that destination again and again.

Two of my friends head to Vegas every year, and it’s become quite special to them. They have a great time, either by themselves or with their children, and they always look forward to going back.


The memories that we make in these locations help us to feel good about the destination in general.


Some people go back to specific locations because that’s where they got married, or spent their honeymoon. My wife and I were privileged enough to enjoy one of the beautiful Napa Valley Weddings that are held in different venues, and it’s because of our wedding that we head back to the area as often as we can.


Getting away from it all


When we head off on vacation, we do our best to get away from it all. We want to leave everyday life behind for the time being, and for a while we do. This is something that I will be doing in one month: Heading to my favorite vacation destination for a week. It’s in this location that my wife and I create memories, have a great time, and truly relax and unwind.


It’s no wonder that many people get sentimental about the places that they visit each and every year. They become special to us, and they become a part of our lives. Some people will only visit different locations every time they go away, and although they will no doubt have some great memories, they may not become as attached to the place as they would if they found themselves going there again and again.


Looking for a new hobby? Try something different



If you are looking for a new hobby, then you may have come up with a few ideas. But on the other hand, you may also be a little stuck as to what you should do. The trouble is that any new hobby you undertake, needs to be manageable from a budget point of view, and it also needs to be something you’re likely to stick with in the long term.


There’s absolutely no point in trying to take up a hobby if you’re not sure you can afford it, or you don’t know if you’ll have time for it. Therefore, before you choose one, and get all enthused about it, you need to bear those factors in mind.


Our new hobbies


My partner is thinking of taking up archery as a hobby, whereas I’m thinking about taking up horse riding. My other half can get all the gear she needs from the archery club, and I can get a lot of equipment (Apart from the horse itself) from the One Stop Equine Shop.


We have both looked at our diaries and worked out how much time and money we can afford to spend on our new hobbies, and we’ve come to the conclusion that we can go ahead with these projects as planned.


Taking cash and time


There are many different hobbies that people can undertake, and they may or may not involve spending a lot of cash. If you’re in the middle of looking for something new to do, then I would suggest you take a look and see what is offered in your local area. This is one of the best ways for you to find something that may be of real interest to you. The closer it is to your home, the easier it will be for you to go ahead, get into it, and stick to it too.


Think about how much money you have to spend on your new hobby. This should be your first indication as to what you can do. I know we can’t all afford to learn how to fly, sail or climb a mountain, but there are other hobbies out there that can be just as fun, while also proving to be a lot less expensive (And dangerous!).


Get out there and try something new


Get out there and try something new, see what the world has to offer, and add a bit of something new to your life.