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Useful Ways to Spend Downtime While Travelling September 19 2017, 0 Comments


After intensive sightseeing, walking and blogging, you may feel tired and need some time off. While travelling is ultimately exciting, it is also exhausting more often than not. The good news is – you can still spend your time in useful ways, even while resting during or between trips. Here is how to make use of your downtime and get new impressions while actually having rest.


Top 7 Things To Fill Your Downtime

1. Talk to locals.

On a day you are not doing anything in particular, you can walk out of your hotel room and visit the nearest bar, coffee shop or park, and engage in a conversation with locals. It is surprising how much you can learn by just talking: you can start picking up on the local language, get to know real-life stories which are never told in travel magazines, and get tips for the best local restaurants and spots that only the locals go to.


2. Reconnect with friends.

Writing cards seems old school and sentimental, but this is what makes it unique in today’s digitalized world. Use your time off to write a few locally purchased cards with beautiful views or letters to your friends and loved ones and send them by regular post. People will be both happy and surprised to receive them, even if that happens in two weeks. Alternatively, you can use other means of communication, like Skype or messages, to talk to those you care about and miss.  


3. Do yoga or work out outside.

Physical exercise is always a good way to reboot your body and restart your brain after intense travelling experiences. Doing it in a nice local park will add to your positive trip impressions, help you relax and change scenery.


4. Explore your hotel.

If you are too tired to go outside, you can explore what your hotel has to offer: there may be some interesting discounts for spa sessions, a bar with a picturesque view or a hotel history museum. Whatever there is, chances are you will find something interesting for yourself.


5. Shop for souvenirs.

A quiet time in small shops can help you relax and take care of something to bring to your loved ones when you’re back. If you limit the area that you want to shop in, you will not get too tired.


6. Enjoy local food.

A good way to relax is to explore the nearby eateries for some local specialties you’ve never tried before – a mini gastro tour around your area. You can spend a day strolling from one restaurant to another, trying out small portions of local dishes and drinks.


7. Read.

Reading can be both relaxing and informative, depending on what you opt for. It could be books on local history and culture, news of your hometown, a romance novel or Freebaccarat info – anything that would help you relax and decompress after intense travelling experiences. You could also dedicate some time to sorting out your emails or updating on your business at home, if you feel like working.


Overall, spending downtime while you are travelling can be as exciting and useful as the travelling itself. So, try to spend every moment of it enjoying yourself and the life around you.


40 Top Tourist Scams March 17 2016, 0 Comments

We are all aware that scams and thieves, no matter where you may be in the world, target tourists. They're continually evolving their methods for beating new prevention gear and for ripping off unsuspecting travelers, sometimes with dire consequences.

 

 

Below is an infographic from justtheflight.co.uk that outlines the top, most used and most effective scams to watch out for to ensure you don't become a victim.

Of course, the most effective method of keeping your valuables safe from harm is to put The Clever Travel Companion's gear to use.

 

40 Top Tourist Scams

 


New Products Now Available! December 28 2015, 0 Comments

Exciting News!! The Clever Travel Companion is pleased to announce new product lines now available to order!

Super Comfy Leggings with 2 Secret Pockets!

Our take on the ever popular ladies leggings. You'll be able to wear these on flights, trains, bus journeys and anywhere else. Remaining comfortable whilst also keeping your valuable items safe and out of harms way but always at arms reach! Click the image below to buy now!

Womens Leggings with Pockets Black

Kid's Tees with Secret Pockets!

In keeping with our comfortable, durable alternatives to Fanny Pack's and bumbags, these tee's are for the little monsters in your life. Keep your kids and their valuables safe whilst traveling with a real cool way of hiding beach finds, toys and more but also a hotel business card or phone number just in case they feel like going for a wander, which of course is every parents worst nightmare! Click the image to buy now!

Kids travel safety t-shirts with safety pocket

From the beginning, all of our items have been designed through experience with everyday travelers in mind. We found that the natural next step for our range would be leggings. Leggings are comfortable and stylish, wrinkle free and lightweight; perfect for traveling. The Clever Travel Companion's leggings have 2 secret pockets to hide all your valuables. You can wear these in all climates and situations: long haul flights and desert treks or even just at the gym or on an evening out. Now you'll get all the regular benefits that come from wearing leggings PLUS room to keep your cell phone, headphones, cash and credit cards safe and out of danger. The high quality design and material also means you wont be jeopardizing comfort or style!

The main purpose of the kids tees is safety: as mentioned, so parents can put a hotel business card, phone number, address etc in the pocket in case the kids get lost. This is the worst possible scenario traveling parents can face. They're also of course great for keeping toys, beach finds and other bits n bobs kids pick up along the way!

New Stock Also Now Available!!

We have also restocked on all other items too anything you've been waiting for is now available to order! Use the code "NEWRANGE2016" for 10% off and remember, free shipping worldwide on all orders over $75 USD. Click one of the images below to get shopping!

 

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