Essential Tips for This Year’s Vacation Shopping

Some travelers discover a country by exploring its sights and landmarked buildings, others travel around the picturesque nature reserves and enjoy the delights of traditional cuisine. But there is a certain caste of travelers who go crazy with shopping. If you are one of them, you should know some essential tips on how to make your vacation shopping successful and cost-effective.

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Worst Presents for Your 1 Year Anniversary with Your GF

Many couples in love relate to anniversaries with extraordinary trepidation. It looks especially touching when such an initiative comes from men for whom the question “what to give a girlfriend on the first anniversary” becomes a real problem. And they often present terrible gifts that upset women. But single women seeking single men dating site will give you some tips.

How to please a girl with a gift?

 We offer several proven ways to please your girlfriend with a gift:

  1. Ask her close friends. Girls often share “wishlists” and sometimes even exchange links to specific products in online stores.
  2. Let a mutual friend ask the girl what gift she would consider worthy. It can look something like that: “Help me with advice. I don’t know what to give my wife on our anniversary!”
  3. Look at the history of the Internet browser and what contextual advertising Google gives her.
  4. Be attentive to hints. The girl is also aware that your anniversary is approaching.

9 gifts that you shouldn’t present to girls

Read, remember, and never repeat!

  1. Bathroom scale

Presenting it as a gift is like affirmatively answering the question: “Doesn’t it seem to you that you’ve got extra weight?” The same category of unsuccessful gifts includes diet products and anti-cellulite creams. If a girl is extremely concerned about her body and constantly changes diets, this doesn’t mean that a man should directly participate in these experiments.

  • Cheap jewelry

Presenting something from cheap jewelry is also not a good idea. It is unlikely that anyone will be happy with jewelry made of cheap plastic or metal-framed products that will darken after a couple of outings.

  • Toys

And especially a giant teddy bear. Well, perhaps the girl will be impressed at first. Perhaps she will even take a couple of photos for Instagram to show off in front of friends. That’s all: the bear’s functional role has been exhausted, and it will just gather dust, taking up a lot of space in the house.

  • Wrinkle & acne creams

The list is continued by any cosmetic products designed to get rid of external imperfections, first of all, wrinkles and acne. The girl will cope with them herself or with the help of a beautician. The man shouldn’t notice such minor defects.

  • Perfume and decorative cosmetics

The most seemingly popular gifts can turn into a disaster if you don’t understand anything in perfumery and cosmetics. Are you sure that your chosen one wants to smell like creamy caramel or grandmother’s powder? Do you know for sure that she needs green shadows and orange blush? If not, then don’t rely on the advice of sales consultants. They know your girlfriend even less.

  • Alcoholic beverages

This is a bad taste (as well as a corkscrew, moonshine, etc.). You can take champagne or wine with you, going to congratulate the girl, but alcohol should be, so to speak, an “addition” to a man, not a gift.

  • Underwear, stockings, other intimate things

Here is already a clear hint that you want to see her in this underwear or imagine her body without clothes. And such hints can offend the girl and turn her away from you.

  • Dishes and household appliances

Never give a woman dishes and household appliances. This can be regarded as a hint that you love her only for cooking and cleaning. In addition, some girls may see a hint of their uncleanliness in this gift.

  • No gift at all

This is a failure. If other options at least show an attempt to please, then here is the fact that you forgot about the anniversary. It is perfect if you both don’t attach importance to it, but this rarely happens in the first years of relationships.

Mistakes A Motivational Speaker Commits

The real essence of motivational speaking is making people feel good about themselves. It is about telling them that they can improve for the better. It is reminding them that they have a chance to act on something good for the betterment of the human race, the environment, or the society. However, motivational speakers commit mistakes from time to time. Here are a few mistakes a speaker may commit while giving a speech:

Facing the audience without any preparation

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Some seasoned speakers become so confident that they forget the value of preparing for a speech. Unless when asked to do an impromptu speech, no motivational speaker is exempted from the golden rule of public speaking. Prepare your speech weeks before the event. It does not matter if it’s your hundredth event. Always treat every speaking opportunity as if it were your first. Keep that attitude and you will succeed in every speech.Knowing your audience and the event is part of the preparation. You have to know whom you are addressing with your speech. You need to know what kind of event you are attending.Start preparing once the event organizer gives you the details as to when, where, and what the event is – or even before that. If it is just two days before the event, it is best to decline, unless of course you could construct your speech in that limited time and could pull it off like a pro. Otherwise, do yourself a favor by declining an invitation if you only have limited time to prepare, especially if it is your first speaking endeavor.


Most speakers tend to blabber, especially those who do not prepare for their speech. Ums, ahs, or any mannerisms are evident during a speech. These mannerisms are a nuisance to listeners and could potentially ruin the entire presentation. In addition, these mannerisms are a sign of unpreparedness on the part of the speaker. To avoid blabbering, compose your speech beforehand. If you have to write it down, do it. Writing your speech makes you stick to the theme of the event. You could organize what to say and what not to say. If you need to memorize your speech, do it. Then, practice to make your way of talking natural.

Forgetting the time

A motivational speaker is always given a limited duration to speak in an event. The time limit depends on what kind of event is taking place and how many speakers are going to talk. It is usually 15 to 30 minutes or an hour. Write down your speech to help you estimate the time and limit your key points to discuss.For you to know if your speech is within the time limit, read your speech or talk as if you are in front of your audience; record the time and your speech. If it exceeds the time limit, trim down your speech. Listen to your recordings so that you know which part you are removing or revising. Do this routine until you fit everything necessary in the given time limit.Another way of doing it is to prepare your speech with at least 5 to 10 minutes allowance from the limit you were given. It is easier to add than to trim your speech to fit the limited time.

Making too many jokes

Two to three jokes, strategically incorporated in the entire speech, is okay. When your audience is laughing hysterically, all throughout your speech, you are forgetting your purpose. It may seem okay but try asking them what they have learned. The only thing they remember is that you are a funny person and you should apply as a stand up comedian. It is a compliment if the event is about the funniest experiences, but your event is about motivation. Consider this comment a wake up call when you are doing a motivational talk. It means you can pass as a comedian but not as a motivational speaker. Do not commit this same mistake. Limit your humorous anecdotes and stick to the real purpose of the speech. As a motivational speaker, you should stick to making people motivated to do something good for themselves or for other people.

Avoiding eye contact

Many speakers commit this mistake. They are so engrossed in speaking that they forget they have an audience. Eye contact establishes connection with your audience. If you want to leave an impression with the people listening to you, it’s necessary to make eye contact. It takes practice but if you make conscious effort to catch the attention of an audience every time you speak in public, you are creating a lifelong impression. Before the actual speech, practice eye contact with a mock audience like a friend or a colleague. It helps calm nervousness. During the event, before you speak, observe your audience. Take time to study them even for a few minutes before you talk. If you have the opportunity, mingle with them while you are waiting for your turn.On top of everything, arrive early. You can never inspire people, much less motivate them, if they see you running late for your speech.

Top Five Reasons Why Golf Iron Sets Rule Beginner Golfers’ World

Many beginners tend to purchase golf sets because of the club varieties available in one package. They also get golf iron sets in the package that makes their new gears more helpful as they embark in this sport. Several reasons make these iron sets rule the world of novice golfers nowadays like the following:

Varying Iron Types that Players Need

Available golf iron sets in golf shops vary. Some sets come with the same club types and features while others have different options that allow players to select the right club according to game requirements. Since these pieces are included, beginners don’t need to purchase additional golf clubs just to use the right one for each game situation. They can simply choose the best iron in their current set and use them for playing.

Golf Iron

In general, irons come with flatter heads, but with deviations in terms of weight distribution and required swing force. Players will find the right club and ensure they’ll hit the golf ball towards their target mark.

Good for Training New Players

Golfers have different preferences in terms of the clubs they’re using. Regardless of the course, they find themselves using the club they are comfortable with to boost their confidence while playing. Obtaining golf iron sets help players train themselves in varying iron types, ultimately resulting to knowing the best clubs that work for them.

As they try all their clubs, new players will be familiarized with varying irons in terms of weight, grip and control. The next time they buy their new set o irons, they can easily know the best options by merely giving them a sample swing or through gripping. New players can then establish the clubs that they prefer to use on their games and make them confident while playing.

Top Caliber Constructions that Last

Beginner golfers want to invest on long lasting irons. Most of them think forward in terms of how long before they’ll get familiar with the sport. Therefore, they want to have durable clubs that will stay with them until they become experienced players and ready to set up a new club set.
Although for beginners, manufacturers make sure to use high quality steel for these irons and design them with utmost expertise to guarantee solid construction. These companies invested in a wide array of equipment to ensure continuous superior golf club manufacturing.

Fresh Designs that Suit Every Player


Aesthetics are often the least priority feature in selecting golf iron sets. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that players don’t care about their the best golf clubs appearances and designs. They know that even newbies have their preferences in terms of how they want their clubs to look like. Therefore, they manufacture their clubs with styles that appeal to today’s players.
To ensure design variations, golf club manufacturers combine various steel shades that accent the club’s aesthetic appeal. They also allow players to choose their designs by adding interchangeable features like golf grips. Players can customize the design themselves to set their brands as players.

Affordable Prices Ideal for Beginners

Many beginners are intimidated with iron sets because of their perceived prices. However, they come in cheaper rates that beginners will find easy on their pocket. Despite their budget-friendly rates, buyers can be confident in their clubs’ quality given that they ordered them from a reliable brand and distributor.

Without a doubt, golf iron sets rule the world of new golfers because of their features. They won’t only find the clubs suitable for them, but also help in training their swings until they become experts in the sport. If you’re among these beginners, shop for your iron set with confidence through a reliable dealer.

Know what is special about my travel diary


I spent most of my adult life living out of a travel bag. And looking back on those years–four months every year–traveling, it occurred to me that thoughtful travel is, well, worthwhile. Travel opens us up to the wonders of our world. In so many ways, it helps you appreciate nature.

For me, a great day is walking high in the Swiss Alps–like tight roping on a ridge. On one side I have a lake stretching all the way to Germany, and the other side the most incredible alpine panorama anywhere–the Eiger mountains with its cut-glass peaks against that blue sky.

These connects you with nature as well as culture. I love this whole idea that  travel connects us with various cultures around the world. When I’m traveling, I find that there are different slices of culture that I never realized people could be evangelical about. Take cheese for example. You go to France and you’ll find that they are crazy about cheese.

I like being a bumpkin in my travels. For me, cheese is always just an orange in the shape of the bread. When you meet the people in France, you’ll find that there’s a different cheese for every day of the year. You step into a cheese shop and it’s just a festival of mold.

I love going shopping with my Parisian friends. They’ll go into a cheese shop, pull a mold of goat cheese, take a deep breath and say, “Smell this cheese. It smells like the feet of angels.” When you’re traveling, you open up to new things that might smell like the feet of angels. A great thing about travel is that it connects you with people.

If I’m making a tour or guide book and I’m not connecting people with people, I’m kind of nervous because it’s going to be a flat experience. It is people that really make your experience vital. That’s the mark of a good trip. It doesn’t need to be earth-shaking encounters. They can just be silly encounters.

When I was in Italy recently, I met this little kid who was just staring at me, which I found rude. Finally his dad said, “Please excuse me son. He stares at Americans.”

I asked him, “Why is that?” The dad replied,  “Last week while we were at McDonalds having a hamburger, my son noticed the fluffy white buns. He then asked why Americans have such soft bread. I then told him that the reason why Americans have such soft bread is because they don’t have teeth.”

So, I showed the kid my teeth to sort of straighten out a little misunderstanding between different people there. It also occurred to me that there are so many misunderstandings between people. And when we travel, we straighten them out.


I don’t know about you, but I was raised thinking the world is a pyramid–us on top and everybody else trying to figure things out. And then I traveled and I realized we have the American dream, which is a great thing, but other people also have their own dream. Norwegians have the Norwegian dream. Bulgarians have the Bulgarian dream, and so forth.

Travel wallops my ethnocentricity, and I’m extremely thankful for that. It is something to celebrate. Our dream is beautiful, but so are theirs. In my travels, I have really been impressed by the amount of pride on this planet; wonderful pride.

I was in Afghanistan once; just in a cafeteria where backpackers usually hang out. Someone then sat down next to me and asked, “Can I join you?”

To which I replied, “You already have.”

He then asked me, “You’re an American aren’t you?”

I said yes.

He then said, “Well, I’m a professor here in Afghanistan. I want you to know that a third of the people on this planet eat with their fingers like I do. We’re all civilized just the same.”

He had a chip on his shoulder. He thought I thought less of him because he eats with his fingers. That lesson stuck with me. And for the rest of my trip through Southeast Asia, I was aware of that. I went to restaurants–fine restaurants–with well-dressed professional local people that had no spoons and forks. Instead, they had some sort of ceremonial sink in the middle of the restaurant. People would wash their hands and eat using their fingers the way God intended them to be used.

It actually became quite natural for me. I had to be retrained when I got home. But these are the lessons you pick up. It is so fun to change something that you thought was a basic truth and well into adulthood you realize that other people–smart people–can see it differently.

I’m impressed at the many heroic struggles that are going on in this planet, which I’m completely oblivious to. Every year, eight or ten distinct languages go extinct. That’s eight or ten ethnic groups that lose a long struggle. I was raised thinking Nathan Hale, Ethan Allen, and Patrick Henry were the ultimate.

Well, they great but they’re certainly not unique. They’re a dime a dozen on this planet. It doesn’t diminish ours, but it’s really important for us to remember in our travels that there are other heroes and other causes. This is the value of traveling.

This blog is all about the different lessons and possible connections you can make while traveling to various places in the world.  We will help you learn about what it means to travel; show you it’s true meaning. We reckon that if you can take home the understanding of travel’s true meaning, that’s the very best souvenir possible.