Love adventure sports? Follow these tips to stay safe when you give in to fun

Adventure sports are unique in their adrenaline-inducing capabilities, owing to the thrill and ‘risque’ factor involved. However, a sports lover must venture into such extreme activities after being educated into the art of taking a ‘calculated risk, say experts. Niharika Nigam, business development director at Jumpin Heights, lists some precautionary measures that need to be kept in mind: * Research on your destination and associated safety measures: The success and failure of this industry comes down to one primary aspect and that is safety. One should do some primary research…

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4 Quick Tips: How to Win the Travel Photo Contest

2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNERA powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. You are the next National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Sound big? It is. Every year, thousands of talented photographers…

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Travel tips: 12 of the biggest myths in travel, busted

The French, rude? Don’t believe the hype. Photo: Alamy I’m not sure how these things start. Maybe someone writes a newspaper story, or a blog post, or just tells a few tales to their friends, and these things gain a life of their own, they become perceived wisdom, they morph from story into fact. You just know them, now, to be true: you should pack light when you travel; you should fly to your destination; you should dress smart to get an upgrade; you should shop at duty free; you should…

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Visiting Costa Rica this winter holiday? Here are 10 helpful tips to keep in mind

Waiting to explore the lush and wild world of Costa Rica? Here are a few things to keep in mind. One of the most ecologically rich destinations in the world, Costa Rica is a relatively small Central American country with an abundance of environmental attractions. The country’s imposing volcanoes, tropical forests, wildlife, botanical gardens, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts make for an enchanting journey. The rich sights and sounds of this dream vacation spot are sure to amaze you and help you…

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Planning a solo trip this monsoon? Check out these 8 tips before you head out

No doubt, travelling with the squad is great fun. But sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. In fact, more and more Indian women have started undertaking solo trips. If you are a person who does not like following fixed itineraries, hate clicking selfies, love to sample local cuisines and enjoy backpacking, then travelling solo can be a rewarding experience for you. However, the monsoon can play spoilsport if the right precautions are not taken. So, before you pack your bags and get set for a vacation with yourself,…

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Three Tips for An Amazing Family Ski Trip

Taking a ski trip together as a family can be a fun and exciting experience that you’ll all remember. Skiing can also be great exercise for all the family. When it comes to choosing your ski destination, there are numerous options to choose from that provide child-friendly slopes and lessons. However, to make sure that you have the best experience, it’s important to put a lot of effort into the planning. We’ve put together some top tips to help you plan and put together a fun and memorable family ski…

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12 Super Simple Money Management Tips for Your Personal Finances

The best financial advice tends to apply to pretty much everyone. You don’t need a spreadsheet of pros and cons and complex scenarios. What you need is a rule of thumb. There’s no shame in using one-size-fits-all advice. A study of West Point cadets, for example, found teaching rules of thumb was at least as effective as standard personal finance training in increasing students’ knowledge and confidence as well as their willingness to take financial risks. Researchers found money rules of thumb were more effective than teaching accounting principles to small business owners…

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad Listen· 3:20

When planning a summer trip abroad, it’s easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just hop over to a travel clinic, and they’ll tell me everything I need to know — and do — to keep from getting sick.” But that’s not always the case. A study published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that travel clinics missed giving the measles vaccine to about half of eligible travelers. For nearly a third of the missed cases, doctors or nurses simply didn’t offer the vaccine, even though measles is a…

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Best Tips to Remember While Using Health Supplements

Keeping healthy is the new fitness regime these days. For this, people spend hours at the gym and follow crazy diet plans. Do you really think you will be able to put that amount of dedication to exercise and food? If you are a complete foodie who loves to try different kinds of foods, then it would be really difficult to control the urge to eat food. What you need to do is use health supplements that provide the same results as diets and exercises. Over the years, many people…

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10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Tobogganing in Zurich The best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of the whole city, the lake and the countryside with mountains in the distance. It’s particularly magical in winter when everything is dusted with snow and the toboggan run is open – two miles of downhill fun from Uetliberg to Triemli! You can hop on a direct train from Zurich main station to the mountaintop, which takes just 20 minutes and costs CHF8.60…

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