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

The Quest for Mom Jeans: Top Tips from a Denim Expert

Mom Jeans hanging to dry
Subtitle: How to find jeans that make you feel like Cindy Crawford and not Pat from SNL Photo: Bruno Nascimento/Unsplash

These days shopping for jeans as a mom in her late 30s is almost as torturous as bikini shopping as an insecure 18 year old. I used to own tonnes of jeans, I loved jeans. I wore denim as much as possible. As a 29 year old I owned exactly two pairs of stretchy pants and at two dozen pairs of jeans. Now that number is reverse: I have more yoga pants and tights than I have denim duds.

But now that I’m a mom, my financial and physical reality are different, and so must be my jeans. Read more