Five scary things you must know before planning your around-the-world trip

When you start working it sometimes doesn’t go the way you planned. One of these days you’ll be sitting at your computer and you will realize you wish you were somewhere else. If you’re like most people you will want to jump on an airplane and head off to the other side of the world as you backpack around tropical islands and party at the beach. That obviously sounds great when you think about it. Who wouldn’t want to pack everything in for a year and hop from island to island? If you gave every young person in the world the opportunity I bet most of them would take it.

But even though this sounds like the best idea in the world you have to think about the consequences. This isn’t meant to stop you from going. What I’m about to write is meant to make you realize it’s a bigger sacrifice than you realize. After you read it and you still want to travel the world that’s great, you should definitely go for it. But it’s dangerous to do something based on the fairy-tale notion you have of it in your head. Here’s a few things you might want to take into consideration.  (more…)

How to find a good Penang Muslim homestay

Traveling can be a very enriching experience. You get to know new places, meet new people and see how a culture different than yours looks like. However, your experience is going to be very much influenced by your accommodation choice. You need to find a place to offer you all the comfort you need, while also being close to the objectives on your to do list. If you intend to rent a car, you may need this place to offer you free private parking. If you are disabled, you are going to need all accessories that enable you do all things others take for granted. If you are Muslim, you may need your hosts to share your religion, for convenience reasons.

When searching for a Penang Muslim homestay, you should consider starting from the most popular travel accommodation websites and directories. Airbnb could be a very good idea. There are lots of people willing to welcome travelers and tourists into their homes, so you may want to check out some Muslim hosts, to see if they match your requirements and personal preferences. (more…)

Replacing your boat’s outboard motor pump

It might seem like a frightening task, but replacing your outboard motor pump is easier than you think. Here are just a few tips for making it happen.

1. Gather Everything You Need

Don’t wait until the middle of the project to go dashing back in the house for a forgotten part. Gather all of your screws, sealants and mounts so everything is on hand when you need it.

2. Drop the Gearcase

This will give you access to the pump and its all parts, including the all-important impeller blades. Make sure you’ve done your research in regards to the make and model of your pump. Some gearcases are moved differently than others. (more…)

A better place to stay

Earlier in the year, I was planning on taking a trip to New Zealand, and was looking at different hotel rates. My friend was wondering why I was looking for hotels when I could stay in a holiday house for much less per day. I had no idea what a holiday house was, and asked my friend about it. She told me all about the houses, and told me to go to queenstownholidayhouse.com for a good deal. I asked my friend how she knew so much about these houses, and she told me that she used to stay in them all the time when she would travel a lot.

I looked at the website my friend told me about, and they did have a good deal on the holiday house she was describing. The price per day for the house was much better than the hotel prices that I was wasting my time comparing. I had always looked for hotels when I traveled, but there may have been chances for me to get a holiday house in the past. (more…)