Coasting: 5 Must Stop Cities On The California Coast

5 Must Stop Cities on the California Coast
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As road trips go, it’s safe to say that taking a journey along the Pacific Coast Highway on the California coast is one of the best around. Not only do you get to benefit from the glorious California sunshine, but the 1000 kilometres or so that you get to explore is a natural paradise too.

Incredibly scenic, the California coast drive sports some of the most amazing coastal views the USA has to offer. But you’ll also spot smaller villages, forests, and a vineyard or 10 along with way. If you were to take your time, the drive is around ten hours not stop. But if you’re hoping to make a few stops along the way, then here are five that you should think about going with.

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Long-Stay: Your Guide To An Extended Vacation

How to plan for a long-stay trip
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Going on vacation is one of the most exciting times of year for a lot of people, planning a long-stay trip might be the highlight of a lifetime. The chance to have some time away from work and the other stresses of life is a wonderful one, and most people won’t want to waste it. Of course, though, despite wanting to get the very most out of their time off, most people won’t push their vacation to the limits.

By going somewhere long-term, you get the chance to explore it like never before. To help you out with this sort of adventure, this post explores some of the stages you’ll need to go through to make your long-stay vacation happen.

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How did you get that F*#king Awesome Job Hussam Hakeem?

Hussam Hakeem loves his job as a physiotherapist

If unbridled optimism was contagious via phone calls, then physiotherapist Hussam Hakeem passed a long a peppy case of the smiles when we spoke. A traveler, physiotherapist and optimist, Hakeem has a job that he loves: helping people move their bodies toward rehabilitation. Physiotherapy, in essence, he says is a practice in ‘active medicine.’

“Don’t do too much, don’t do too little,” Hakeem explains when I ask him about what kind of health advice he gives to his Physio2U clients.  “Go for walks. Go for a swim. Go for runs, just do it all in moderation. Whatever it is you love, just take care of your body because it’s the only one you have.”  Read more