Often times, we find it difficult to settle on what we want for vacation, or where to go, or what to do during the vacation. Most times, the vacation ends up not being what we expected because of probably poor planning or going on the wrong vacation at the wrong time. We, however, have decided to help you figure out how to go about planning that perfect vacation, so that you enjoy, relax and learn one or two new things about wherever you are planning to visit. We’ll leave you with few tips to help you prepare for your next vacation.

1. What do you want?
What do you aim to achieve by taking a vacation? Relax? Explore? Or just see someplace completely different? There are over a million places that one can choose to visit, but what really matters is choosing a place that suits your intention of travelling. Some people do not like travelling to places that are very and different from what they are used to because it makes them uncomfortable and unable to relax. In such a case, settling for somewhere close by but still with as strong an effect as travelling to a distant place would work for them. Some, on the other hand, would prefer going to really distant places, as a nearby place would make them feel like they are taking a stroll in the neighbourhood. So the first step is to get an idea of what you want, then you move on to the next step.

2. Plan
After settling for the spot to visit, start planning. It is always advisable to not book a flight or hotel too early as there might be some mouth-watering last minute deals. Use the internet or travel brochures to find out the local tourist attractions in the place. Find out what the locals there are like because some people in some places can be dangerous and unwelcoming. Always make sure to read reviews of the place before you go. And in case you have the chance to choose someone to travel with, make sure to choose carefully because the person you travel with usually affects your travelling experience.

3. Go on and book a flight and a hotel
These two have the ability to completely ruin your vacation. If you’ve had a not-so-good experience with an airline before, avoid them. Don’t make a second mistake with them. Then make sure that the hotel you book is not too expensive and is close to many of the attractions that are taking you to the city so that it would be easy for to navigate to and from those attraction centres. Of course, the hotel may be flawed but make sure it is something you can manage. If it is unbearable, then make sure to let it go and look for somewhere else instead.

4. It is time to pack
It is not necessary to bring all your belongings with you. Only take the necessities like mp3 players, toiletries, clothes, etc. For items that you use very often, put them in your backpack, not your travel bag for easy access. Try not to use a really expensive looking suitcase or travel bag, as they stand more chances of getting stolen or opened.

5. Let your expectations be realistic
We all want the perfect vacation, but it is pertinent to note that the world may not always agree with us. It is normal for things to not go exactly as planned, so do not let the little mishaps ruin the whole vacation. Include a few flaws in your expectations so that you get prepared and don’t get too disappointed when they finally happen.

There you have it- in 5 tips on how to prepare for the perfect vacation. We do hope to get reviews and testimonies from you on how it worked very well for you when you take your next vacation.

In case you still have tips that we didn’t mention and you feel may be useful, do not hesitate to share them with us in the comment section for others readers to read and learn as well.

The most common talk you would see about skin glow is “drink enough water”, closely followed by “use this cream” or “take this supplement. In reality, while these may actually have effects on one’s skin, they are mostly overrated and sideline the other more effective and scientifically proven ways of improving skin glow.
As we are concerned about your all-round wellbeing, we are going to bring to your knowledge simple tips that could raise your skin glow in a short time. Just sit back, relax and read along.

1. Let that pimple be
Simply put, stop touching your face! There are bacteria all over your hands, as a result of the many things you touch daily. Adding the bacteria on them to the inflamed infection on your face is only adding to the pimple and prolonging its death.
Popping a pimple doesn’t do good to your skin or the pimple, especially if it’s a swollen large cyst without a white head on top, which will only get worse when you try to squeeze it.

2. Less is more
Instead of trying out different products on your face, it’s best to stick to one or better still, leave the face natural. Sometimes, there is this overwhelming temptation to apply a different product on your face every night and day, so as to get the best out of your face. While too much products can clog pores, certain ingredients from different products may not go together and end up damaging your face. For example, retinol and other exfoliating ingredients should not be used at the same time because it can get the skin really dry.

3. Do more during bedtime
Dermatologists have observed that the skin repairs itself overnight, so it is best that skin care routine is carried out in the evening. They advised that things like retinol and thick moisturizers be used in the evening to get the best results out of them.

4. Start from the thinnest to thickest products
In terms of texture, it is best to start from the thinnest products, then move on to the thicker ones to seal everything in oil. For example, have occlusive properties that create a barrier between the skin and air. So anything applied after oil has been applied on the face is being done in vain.

5. Your face loves a good massage too
One of the quickest ways to get a gorgeous natural flush is by carrying out a facial massage. You can use a jade roller, or even your fingertips to carry out the massage. Just make sure you use a serum or oil so as to gently glide over the skin without too much friction.

These tips mentioned above are one of the most effective yet ignored ways of having an effective skincare routine. They work like magic. If you have any other tip you’d love to share with us, feel free to drop them in the comment section below, so other readers can read and learn from it too

Everybody likes an intelligent person. Everybody wants to be friends with an intelligent person. But how can you tell if one is really intelligent? Is it by looks or hairstyle, or accent or carriage? Are there other pointers that reveal a person as being intelligent? Well, scientifically, studies have been carried out on intelligent people to know what they have in common and what sets them apart from others. Here are some of these traits that intelligent people tend to possess:

1. They spend time to improve on themselves
Being intelligent takes a lot of work to maintain. In simple terms, being intelligent or smart os earned. Intelligent people often read up a lot or try to learn new things to expand their knowledge and be well versed in different areas, which give them the advantage of being able to fit into any conversation.
That one is well versed in an area doesn’t make one intelligent. True intelligence cuts across numerous topics and areas.

2. They are mostly nocturnal people
Sleep researchers divide people into two groups, based on whether they exhibit ‘morningness’ or ‘eveningness’. According to a recent study, eveningness is an evolutionary advancement that marks out ‘more intelligent individuals’. Those with low or average IQ tend to restrict their activities primarily to daytime.
This, however, hasn’t been accepted generally and doesn’t mean that there aren’t some intelligent people that are daytime people.

3. They are very open-minded and adaptable
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Adaptation involves making a change in oneself in order to cope with the environment, but it can also mean changing the environment or finding an entirely new one.” Intelligent people exhibit this trait a lot, and thus, can be said to be quick to adapt.

4. They are skeptics
Adaptation is not the only thing intelligent people know how to do, they also resist anything and everything. Although, both traits (adaptation and resistance may be contrasting), smart people know how to accommodate both of them. They only believe or accept when they have been presented with enough facts.

5. They ask Thought-provoking questions
This should not come as a surprise. Intelligent people know how to ask the right questions because of how fast their brains processes and accepts information. It shows that they have a working knowledge of things and are highly observant.

6. They like being factual
When in an argument with an intelligent person, best believe that you’d need more than just hearsays or beliefs to topple them. They have a very high level of skepticism and so, do not take things on face value unless they are presented with hard facts.

There are still a lot of things that one can use to recognize intelligent and we have only given you a few here. Do you have any other tips on how one can tell a person is intelligent? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section, so other readers can read and learn as well.