Posts for Vacation

Tips for Making the Most of Your Next Trip

Travel Tips - Ross French - November 4, 2022

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You’ve been busy at work all year long. Meanwhile, obligations at home take up what little free time you have.

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Taking Care of Your Beard While Traveling

Travel Tips - Ross French - April 22, 2022

Going on a trip can be a break from the headaches and hassles of life. However, not all responsibilities get to be left behind. We take with us one thing we must continue to look after and care about: ourselves.

From staying safe to keeping ourselves clean, a lot goes into self-care while traveling. However, when was the last time you thought about your beard on vacation? From saltwater to ice cream, there’s no shortage of potential beard and mustache hazards lurking around your destination. Continue Reading

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How to Design the Ideal Vacation Home

Travel Tips - Ross French - November 6, 2021

If you’ve traveled the globe, gorged yourself on the profundity of various sunsets and explored the vast array of cultures that define humankind, maybe now is the right time to start designing your ideal vacation home.

Even if it’s just a pipedream at first, it gives you an objective to aim for, and for the well-traveled, settling on the perfect location might not require a second thought.

Here are some tips to help those of you with wanderlust design the abode of a lifetime.

Focus on Your Interests First

What do you love most about your chosen vacation home destination? Is it the local culture, access to amenities, the food, the skyline or the forests? In this regard (and many others), location is extremely important.

Thinking about what excites you the most is a good place to start the design process, as it can inform the size, structure and style of your build.

For example, if you solely want the vacation house to be a place to stay while you spend your every waking hour on the beach or hiking along a mountain trail, you may not need to build the biggest home you can afford.

Putting your hobbies and interests at the centerfold of the design and tailoring your home to your needs can allow you to narrow down your options and help you realize your ideal vision.

Choosing the Materials

If you aim to build from scratch, it is worth thinking about the cost of raw materials sooner rather than later, as this can be part of what makes the process so expensive and time consuming.

There are many wonderful options for this, but if you wanted to keep your vacation home build on the smaller and more cost-effective side, it may be worth searching for drywall contractors near me, as this can be a superb option for anyone wishing to go for a safe and strong setup.

Thinking about the materials can help you develop a more accurate budget before you start the process. Starting your build, only to run out of money halfway through is likely not the most ideal situation to find yourself in.

Moreover, the style of building material you decide to stick with will probably have a large impact on the overall aesthetic of the house, so if you can, try and picture what the finished build will look like. Consulting an architect may be essential if you are struggling in this area.

Make it Unique

Unless you want to capture a little taste of home in a new location, opting to include some unique features can help your vacation property stand out and emanate a sense of distinctiveness.
Whether this is the inclusion of a fountain, brushed gold faucets or perhaps an entirely localized interior layout, introducing a touch of difference and even opulence can truly establish your vacation home as your own (and one you can’t wait to return to).


It is worth thinking about building a guest bedroom for if your friends and family want to come and stay, or maybe not if you want to keep your design as the perfect hidden getaway for you and your significant other.

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Top Tips for Relaxing Vacation

Travel Blog, Word Travel - Ross French - September 16, 2021

When you are planning a vacation, most of the time, you want it to be relaxing. Vacation is one of the only times throughout the year that you can take a break from work and completely escape from everyday life. However, vacations can often be stressful in themselves, especially if you have children or if you intend to visit many places at once. Here are some of the top tips that you can follow to have a relaxing vacation. Continue Reading

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How to Plan a Romantic Getaway: 6 Top Tips

Travel Tips - Ross French - August 3, 2021

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A vacation will provide you and your other half with an opportunity to relax, have some, and spend some quality time together.

A getaway in a beautiful location cannot only help you feel millions of miles away from everyday life, but it could strengthen your relationship.

To ensure you and your spouse look back on the trip with a huge smile, you should read the below helpful tips for planning a romantic getaway.

1. Pick a Remote Location

A vacation should provide you and your spouse with an opportunity to spend some one-on-one time together.

Avoid distractions by booking a trip to a remote location, which will allow you to skip the hustle and bustle and focus on each other.

For example, you could escape to an isolated cottage in the stunning Scottish Highlands or swap commercial Spanish spots for a more remote town, such as Salamanca or Logroño.

2. Lock Away Your Devices

Once you arrive at your chosen destination, lock away all devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

It will ensure you provide your partner with your undivided attention and vice versa.

If you want to take photographs, take a traditional camera with you to ensure you aren’t tempted to text your best friend or scroll through social media.

3. Add a Little Fun

Put a huge smile on your partner’s face by injecting some fun into a vacation.

For example, you could bring along some adult sex toys with you to use in the comfort of your accommodation.

Many products are bound to get your other half’s heart racing, such as Japanese drip candles, edible massage oil, erotic dare dice, and much more.

4. Find Romantic Activities

Look for romantic activities to enjoy together at your destination, which can strengthen your bond.

For example, you could:

  • Tackle white water rapids on a tandem kayak.
  • Learn how to salsa dance.
  • Pack a picnic to enjoy in a beautiful setting.
  • Book a cooking class.
  • Enjoy a couple’s massage.

5. Make Romantic Gestures

Prove how much you adore your other half by making various romantic gestures during a getaway.

For example, you could sprinkle rose petals across a bed (or request for the hotel staff to do so), organize a candlelit dinner on a beach, or surprise your partner with a thoughtful gift.
It will ensure your spouse looks back at the vacation with a big smile.

6. Order Room Service at Least Once

A vacation will provide an opportunity for you and your partner to go to bed late, sleep in, and enjoy each other’s company.

Rather than rushing out to grab breakfast at the hotel or a restaurant, order room service instead.

Few moments are more blissful than curling up with your other half in a beautiful setting while enjoying good food and drink.

It is bound to become a highlight of your trip together, so clear your itinerary for the relaxing activity. You will be glad you did.

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