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  • Top Ten Tips for Tackling Jet Lag | Expedia.com.au
    leave you feeling flat and lethargic when you land Pack healthy snacks to give your body a nutritional kick and a vitality boost Some of my favourites are tamari almonds or a raw trail mix chocolate bars made with 70 cacao protein balls make your own and natural popcorn Get on time Cause as little disruption to your circadian rhythm as possible by setting your watch to the destination s local time as soon as you board the plane Try to eat and sleep on that time zone so your body clock has longer to adjust Drink water Airplane cabin pressure and altitude is extremely dehydrating so you ll feel tired and flat even if you sleep Aim to drink at least two litres of water in the air Get a green boost Give your body a burst of nutrients on the plane and as soon as you land B Vitamin Complex is wonderful for jet lag because it gives you energy and helps rebalance your body Vitamin C and a high grade multi vitamin help protect you from germs onboard and a dose of natural Spirulina or chlorella tablets every 4 5 hours aids body repair You ll find all of these at a health store Sip on herbal teas Pack your own tea bags and ask your friendly flight attendant for a cup of hot water Peppermint will settle your stomach chamomile helps sleep and ginger is great for motion sickness Keep your complexion clear Celebrities manage to arrive looking fresh and so can you For an instant uplift I spray rose water on my face every hour to keep my skin refreshed and hydrated Facial mists are great for removing impurities and brightening your complexion Bliss out with Lavender Soothe your soul with a dab of lavender

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  • yTravelBlog's Tips to Taking a Short Break | Expedia.com.au
    you won t care about getting to the destination you ll only care about the burning why you need to satisfy Find that burning desire and run with it Why not Here are a few ideas we use I must go away because I want to feel refreshed I want to leave the responsibilities behind for a weekend and do whatever I want I want to spend time with my family I want to let go and dance at that festival 2 Start small Go on a short break an hour from home An hour is very do able You ll have such a great time you ll be ready to do it the next month But next month choose somewhere 2 hours away then 3 hours Soon you ll be going away every weekend because you re well aware of how wonderful you ll feel after it and how many precious memories you re making You re making your life count On average Aussies take short breaks that are usually 2 4 nights long Unless you re smack bang in the outback there s plenty of destinations within range of the major cities you could escape to 3 Keep it simple Don t try to do it all focus on just one interest What do you need most What type of experience do you desire Do you crave a beach and a book Go to Fiji Feeling unhealthy and run down Go to a health retreat in Byron Bay Want to indulge in food Go to Melbourne for a foodie weekend Want to go hiking Go to Tasmania Want to go skiing Fly to New Zealand Want to taste wine Go to the Hunter Valley If you re looking for ideas check out Expedia s Short Breaks 4 Don

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  • A Foodie Guide to Taking Short Breaks | Expedia.com.au
    for breakfast try the omelette of the day Drink Love Tilly Devine for afternoon vino order a cheese board Book In The Right Area You ve only got a few days so you need to maximise your time Choose a hotel that s central to the restaurants and bars you want to explore You ll not only save money on taxis and public transport but the staff will no doubt have some good tips on where to get the best coffee mid afternoon snack or late night drink Having a plan is great but don t be afraid to deviate should you get an awesome foodie tip from a local Plan Your Day Some people will plan their short break around shopping others art galleries and for some historical landmarks For a foodie it s all about breakfast lunch and dinner Try to plan these meals within walking distance from one another You can call this tip the food and booze trail a day of eating and drinking your way to new adventures It s usually while walking to your next foodie destination that you ll discover more fun things to do along the way Don t be afraid to step off the beaten track either Down little laneways and around leafy corners is usually where you find boutique shops cool art galleries and fun cafes With all that walking you won t have to feel guilty about indulging in your next meal Try Something New It s so easy to order the same old thing off the menu when you re dining out so anytime I take a short break I try to order something different If possible try the region s signature dishes Ask to try the chef s signature dish Perusing a drinks menus is fun but

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  • How to take a Short Break in Style | Expedia.com.au
    love taking short breaks in the big cities every weekend Sydney and Melbourne are inundated with visitors ready for a culture injection Expedia s done the hard work and planned a few city Short Breaks for you But even if you re going to shop up a storm you ve still got to look the part Here s my tips on how to pack for a short break and stay in style Pack for the destination and not for choice If you re going on a city break you probably don t need that bikini or beach towel Choose clothes that are versatile i e dresses that can go from day to night Accessories are key a great scarf can also be used as a sarong while an amazing necklace or two will be more versatile than a few dresses Keep beauty needs simple moisturiser cleanser sunscreen lipstick and a great make up compact Think carefully about whether you really need your hair straightener Just take a carry on bag Remember it s a short break you don t need the kitchen sink Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear

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  • Finding Zen Fast on a Short Break | Expedia.com.au
    on a short break head to Expedia s Short Breaks Here are my tips on how to get the most Zen out of your next short break Think about what you want Do you want pampering relaxation adventure romance the opportunity to learn something new a kickstart or to cleanse Once you ve sorted that out ask yourself who you d like to be with you or if you d rather be alone If you decide to take a partner make sure they have the same intention for the break as you If you re going on your own are you happy to go with the flow and find a chill zone or will you need planned activities Be one with nature Traditional retreats are conducted in remote rural or coastal locations and there s a reason for it We live such busy hectic lives that being in nature helps us disconnect from everything we need to get away from Nature also feeds our soul like nothing else can Unplug literally Leave your gadgets at home If you absolutely have to bring your mobile switch it off To really reconnect with yourself or your companion you need to leave the world and everyone else in it behind It s the biggest sanity break you can get That means no Facebook no Twitter no Instagram and no email Try checking into The Golden Door Health Retreat on a hill in the Hunter Valley bush where there s a no phone laptop alcohol caffeine or sugar policy if you want to go totally offline Spend some time on your own Even if you re travelling with other people try to find time where you can be alone in whatever form that means for you It might be listening to music going for

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  • Unique Sleeps Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece | Expedia.com.au
    Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Breathtaking panoramic views of the Santorini Caldera Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Santorini view suites with private terraces overlooking the sea Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Relax in the the two infinity swimming pools indoor Jacuzzi and sunbathing deck Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Relax in the the two infinity swimming pools indoor Jacuzzi and sunbathing deck Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Well proportioned rooms furnished with hand picked Greek

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  • Top Destinations – April | Expedia.com.au
    Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia Nha Trang Vietnam Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang Overlooking mountains beaches and cultural centres What more do you need Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tajmasago Castle Bringing new meaning to the term palatial Ask for a room with a giant hot tub Byron Bay NSW Australia Beach Suites Byron Bay Boutique luxury in this beautiful beachside town New Caledonia Les Meridien Hotel Iles des Pins Enjoy

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  • Unique Sleeps W Retreat Koh Samui | Expedia.com.au
    McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia W Retreat Koh Samui Lotus pond where infinity pool meets ocean W Retreat Koh Samui Bask in breathtaking views tropical sunshine and refreshing waters W Retreat Koh Samui This luxury resort faces the Gulf of Thailand at the shores of Maenam Beach W Retreat Koh Samui Welcome Lounge W Retreat Koh Samui Escape to your own bathroom retreat W Retreat Koh Samui Lounge

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