7 Tips to Make Long Haul Travel Easier

7 Tips to Make Long Haul Travel Easier

s your dream holiday a trip to the other side of the world . For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Europe is often a dream destination. And for those in Europe, New Zealand and Australia are often on the bucket list. But half way around the world is a long way to travel and involves long haul flights in most cases.

Every year, in our winter but in the Northern Hemisphere summer, my husband and I travel to London to spend time with our grandson. It's my favorite time of the year just because we get to spend so much time with our grandson - he's so gorgeous and I love him to bits.

Living half way around the world from your family is a challenge so I'm very grateful that we're able to relocate to London for 3 months a year. It does mean, however, that I'm very familiar with long haul travel - you can't get any further from the United Kingdom than New Zealand!

Not surprisingly, I have a few tips to make the trip easier. These tips will be useful however you travel, economy to first class. Some things are just part of the long haul and can't be bought away :-)

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Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Stopping the tantrum train from leaving the station

Do you ever notice that when your child has a melt down, it tends to trigger your own melt down?

So often, when my kids start ranting and raving and launching into full-blown tanty mode – I seem to get drawn in and in no time at all, I too, am having my own adult version of a tanty.

So is there another way?

 A more successful way to deal with the ensuing tanty of our child without slipping into one of our own?

Well the short answer is YES.

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Are you ready for 2017?

Are you ready for 2017?

The new year looms. What have you got planned?

Do you make New Year resolutions? if so, do you achieve them? Statistics show that most people don't keep to their resolutions. I actually don't make resolutions anymore - instead I give myself a THEME for the year and I live by that.

Themes I have had include SELF LOVE, GRATITUDE, MIRACLES, ACTION and for 2017 my theme is FREEDOM. Why I like a theme is that anytime I may have to make a decision or a choice, I ask myself, what fits best with my theme.

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How far do you step outside your comfort zone?

How far do you step outside your comfort zone?

So, if you follow me at all, you'll know that I have this mantra that 'The magic happens when you step outside your comfort zone'

And that I believe is so true and if you listen to very successful people, you will hear the same. But how far do you need to step outside your comfort zone.

Well, I think I've found the answer - research being the 'trial and error' method and I am going to share it with you in this short video.

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Procrastination Station

Procrastination Station

I was 10.

I was at school and the teacher was talking to us about the starving children in Africa. We were learning about NOT wasting our food and NOT being greedy because there are children out in far off places of the world who are STARVING!

Hard to fathom and truly grasp as a 10 year old kid in a pretty privileged 1st world life.

In all of my 10 year old innocence though, I made a decision that I was going to do something about that problem.

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Do you feel invisible?

Do you feel invisible?

I've been reading a lot lately about women (particularly, but it could be men) who believe that they are less relevant and less seen as they grow older. The so-called 'invisibility of age'.

Well, I believe that is a myth - there is no inevitability of becoming invisible as we get older. It's something we do that leads to not being seen. And the good news is there is a solution so you can remove the cloaks of invisibility so you can feel seen and relevant. And I'm going to share how to do it in this video.

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