Flying after a stroke – The hidden challenges

  • 26 May, 2016
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Flying after a stroke – The hidden challenges

May is Stroke Awareness month and after writing articles about flying with Autism, Diabetes, Sensory Impairments and Claustrophobia, we thought it would be a great idea to shed some light on the hidden challenges that some stroke survivors encounter at airports and when flying. You’ll also hear from stroke survivors and their experiences of flying after a stroke. For the following article, we teamed up with Different Strokes, who provide active peer support for young stroke survivors and families.

Flying after a stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the UK and there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Every year in the UK there are 152,000 new cases and at least one in four happens to somebody of working age or younger. Read More

How to keep the children entertained on long journeys!

  • 12 Jan, 2016
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How to keep the children entertained on long journeys!

Keeping children entertained

From the screaming baby in the row behind you on the plane, to the jaded cries of “are we there yet?” from the children in the back seat of your car, we all have, or been in contact with, bored children on a long distance journey and wondered what could be done to ease their boredom. This article will suggest some great ideas for entertaining children on journeys. Read More

A guide to Amsterdam and just beyond

  • 25 Nov, 2015
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A guide to Amsterdam and just beyond

Canal houses in Amsterdam

The capital city of the Netherlands has become a thriving tourist hotspot and attracts tourists from all corners of the globe, around 5 million each year in fact! It’s hard to name a capital city in Europe that can compete with Amsterdam’s diversity; in just 20 minutes you can walk from Europe’s epicentre of ‘Naughtiness’, The Red Light District, to Vondelpark and find yourself in 120 acres of beautiful vegetation, winding paths and large ponds. In this short guide of the city we look at where to stay, things to do and the best times of year to visit. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Whistle-Stop Guide to Japan: Where, What, and Why!

  • 23 Nov, 2015
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The Ultimate Whistle-Stop Guide to Japan: Where, What, and Why!

Japan

So you wanna go to Japan? It’s an incredible country, rich in culture with some beautiful towns, cities and scenery. Having spent a year living there, I thought I’d put together this whistle-stop list of areas you should consider going to!

A few things before I begin, if you are flying from Europe do be prepared for the long flight.  If you fly direct you are looking at around 12 hours, and if you make a stop your total travelling time can be anywhere from 18-24 hours! These top tips on how to survive long haul flights may help you cope with the journey.

Secondly, the time of year you choose to go is also important. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect!

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“A Day out on the Slopes”

  • 14 Nov, 2015
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“A Day out on the Slopes”

skiing

Do you like the idea of a skiing trip, but not too sure what to expect?  We spoke to Alex, an experienced and well-travelled Skier and Snowboarder, who brings you “A Day Out On The Slopes”…
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