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America and Back……..The Restful Way

June 9, 2011 • By

This is a sponsored guest post from London’s Charlotte Kay with Holiday Extras

As someone who makes the trip over the pond a fair bit I am not unfamiliar with jet lag. In fact, to tell the truth it is the bane of traveling life. I love the trips, visiting people and all that, I don’t even mind the flights – comfy chair and loads of films…..what’s not to like? But every single time I go I am struck by jet lag and it leaves me grumpy and exhausted.

When I get back people always think I’ve had a rubbish time just because the lag has taken hold and I’m too tired to be bothered to share the fun I had. Luckily, a friend with whom I travel with quite a lot has caught onto a genius idea. It’s really very simple but that’s the beauty of it. It works on the premise of taking jet-lag’s nemesis, regular sleep, and deploying it liberally on everyone who flies.

What we’ve started doing is booking into one of the hotels at Heathrow for the night before and after we fly. We have a night before we fly to begin adjusting to the time difference and when we get back we can sleep off our residual drowsiness before resuming normal life.READ MORE

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Experience The Lullaby Of Broadway At Half The Price!

December 3, 2010 • By

Whenever I travel (or stay at home for that matter), I like to attend live theater events.  Whether it’s a local adaptation of a broadway show, improv or live music….I love to immerse myself in the local arts community.  Especially after a day of sight seeing, it’s nice to be able to sit and allow yourself to be entertained.

Usually, the price of admission is manageable unless you happen to be in major cities like NYC, Las Vegas or Atlanta,  then it can really put a dent in the old wallet.  However, with careful planning, you can really stretch your budget by purchasing discount tickets via local clearinghouses.

If you have never experienced a live broadway show, make a resolution to do it today.  There is nothing like the excitement and vibrancy of live entertainment, treat yourself to something grand and different.  You deserve it!  You can always check with the following clearinghouses if you happen to visit their city:



AtlanTix Ticket services is a discount broadway ticket service operated by the Atlanta Coalition of the Performing Arts. It operates a same day and advance sale half-price ticket booth at Underground Atlanta and a virtual booth online at  ACPA’s ticket services are the largest single resource of earned income for the overall nonprofit performing arts industry of Georgia, and are operated in partnership with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.  This would be a great way to support the arts which are usually the first to be affected when state and federal budgets are cut.READ MORE