5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2018

This year I have tweaked my new years resolutions, but they are all achievable, here are my 5 for 2018!

1) My first resolution this year is to be happy, I have put it at the top of the list.  If it doesn’t make you happy then why do it?

2) My second resolution is to Continue reading “5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2018”

My 2017 Review

We all start the year off with great intentions and as the year comes to an end we look back on all that we have or haven’t achieved….

Well I have completed much of what I had set out to do, and some things are still a work in progress. So here is how I did!

Overall grade: C+

5 Achievable New Years Resolutions

This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here were my 5 resolutions!

1) This year I really wanted to push out the boundaries and go to places I’ve never been before my first trip will be to Mauritius a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. I have also planned a 3 day stop over in the Dubai in the Middle East (making in my trip two holidays in one).

Results: So I loved Mauritius and would definitely like to go back and see more of Island. The people are friendly the weather is great and there is so much to do that I definitely want to go back. 3 Days in Dubai was the shortest amount of time I have spent there is was great to see a few friends but if I’m honest I will we had another day there, time went to quickly.

My second trip that I hadn’t planned by the new year was somewhere in Europe I had never been.

Results: Marseille, France. It was booked last-minute [The week before]. The weather was wonderful it was a little more expensive than I thought it would be but the exchange rate has really hurt the pound this year. I would go back but there is so much more of the south of France I would still like to see.

My third trip to Iceland.

Results: It didn’t happen 😦 but I have it planned for 2018 🙂

Grade: B+

2) My second resolution was to try new things like scuba-diving, indoor skydiving, zip lining and a water submersible / mini submarine.

Results: It didn’t happen, I had to get permission to scuba dive from my doctor, so that has slowed things down.  Now I have got the go ahead so I will definitely be planning this for 2018 and the indoor skydiving is planned for February.

Grade: Failed

3) My third resolution is to be healthy this is something that always try to do but fail at miserably. This year I aimed to eat better and keep fit consistently and stay as well if possible. This will be my hardest challenge but I thought it was achievable.

Results: I started personal training once a week at the beginning of the year.  I have definitely not achieved my goals, but I am fitter than I was and it is still a work in progress. My eating has been inconsistent, I eat better but I also fall of and eat junk too.

Grade: C

4) My fourth resolution is to be happy, doesn’t everybody wanna be happy? Not sure how this one will go but I plan to start and finish every day happy.

Results: I’m happy 🙂 but there are days when I am not.

Grade: B-

5) My fifth resolution for the year is to eat beautiful food and try new cuisines that I’ve never had before.

Results: I have tried Mauritian food and Grenadian food, not that adventurous, I must try harder.

Grade: C

Overall Grade

2017 grade C+

15 Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday!

If like me you don’t fancy the idea of backpacking, staying in a youth hostel or at 2 star hotel, then you know booking a holiday to a wonderlust destination can cost a pretty penny.

In the 5 posts below I will be sharing the 3 tips on saving, shopping, flights, food & drink and health that I have used to help me get to my dream destinations without having to live like a student to get me there. Click the images below to find out some great money saving tips.

Savings Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

 

Shopping Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

Flights and Hotel Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

Food & Drink Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

Health Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

So now I hope you have found some really useful tips to help you save for an amzing holiday.

Once you have chosen the amazing destination you want to go to Click here for 6 tips that will help you make the most of your holiday.

4 things to help you sleep on a plane

While I love to travel, one of the things I cannot do is sleep well on a plane.  I doubt I get more than 5 minutes at any one time.  I’m not sure why it happens although in “real life” I am a night owl and go to bed past midnight most nights. I have no problems getting to sleep and often drop off as soon as my head hits the pillow.

However, plane insomnia as I call it actually impacts me quite a lot. I either stay awake the whole journey, at times this can be up to 36 hours straight or I miss out of valuable holiday time if travelling long haul as I crash out when I get to the hotel.

I try to look on the positive side and think about all the films I can watch on the plane instead.  What annoys me though is the ease that other people have to nod off.  On a recent flight my son woke up after 30 minutes and asked if we had taken off yet much to my jealously, clearly my plane insomnia is not hereditary.

There are ways I get around this, I try to book a daytime flight so that I sleep when I get to my destination in the evening, but this often means I spend an extra night at a hotel which costs money and also daytime flights can be more expensive.

So before going away recently I decided to do some research on what I could do to help me sleep better and I tried 4 products which definitely helped and allowed my to nod off for 30 minutes or so at a time and as a result I felt more rested.

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1.Ear Plugs are great for reducing the loud noise on the flight.

Details: I tried a pair of Alpine FlyFit ear plugs they come in a box and also have an applicator to clean the ear plugs.

Results: They were great in reducing plane noise, very comfortable to wear and I definitely recommend them.

Earplugs 4.5/5.0

 

2.Eye Mask/Sun Glasses are great for helping to block out bright light.

Details: I made the mistake of forgetting my eye mask, so I popped on a pair of sunglasses.

Results: I didn’t find the sunglasses comfortable to wear, but they did darken my view and help to replicate a darker room, but I would definitely suggest trying an eye mask as it will block out light and be more comfortable. 

Sunglasses: 2.0/5.0

 

mywonderfulworld.co.uk - Sleeping on a plane is a myth to me - neck pillow3.Neck Pillow is great for giving next support to help prevent neck ache.

Details: I tried this MUJI’s grey striped neck cushion, it is filled with beads which (a bit like a bean bag for your neck) to comfortably support the neck whilst travelling. There is also a clip and an adjustable strap to keep the cushion in place around the neck. Price £19.95

Results: It took a bit of getting used to but it is comfortable and I will definitely use it again. What I love about this neck pillow is that you can remove the cover of the neck pillow to wash it. 

Muji neck pillow: 3.5/5.0 

4.Scarf’s are great to keep you warm during the flight.

Details: When flying I always use the blankets provided on a long haul flight, but on top of that I always have a scarf wrapped around my neck and shoulders.  I love this Galaxy Scarf from Oliver bonas.  Price £26.00.

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Results: I’m not sure if your like me but I hate to be cold and I am hardly without a scarf. The great thing about taking a scarf on holiday is you can use it a head scarf when you’re having a bad hair day and its great for keeping warm and drafts at bay

Oliver Bonas Scarf: 5.0/5.0 

Overall trying these 4 products together helped to improve my experience why trying to sleep during a flight. I think having an eye mask will improve the experience further and on my next trip I am going to try listening to relaxing music as well.

 

Do you have difficulty sleeping on flights? I would be interested in what you do to sleep when travelling? leave a comment below.

 

Click here to read my Top 10 stress savings travel tips

 

5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2017

Sometimes I think New Years resolutions are there to set us up for failure, unachievable dreams and hopes we set for ourselves only to let ourselves down by mid-February.

This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here are my 5!

1) As a travel and experiences blogger, travel and experiences will always be the top two in my list of things I want to do every year. This year I really want to Continue reading “5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2017”

15 Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday! (Part 5 Health)

Part 5: 3 Health related tips so you can save for an amazing holiday!

You want to book your trip to a wonderlust destination here are tips 13-15 to help you get there. 

The year is coming to an end so it could also be the best time to start a new years resolution and look after your health, by giving up or cutting down on just 3 things you will be able to be healthier and have more money available for that perfect holiday! Here are 3 things that you could choose from or you could add something else. Continue reading “15 Tips to help you save for an amazing holiday! (Part 5 Health)”