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How Brexit Could Affect UK Travellers:

Le 24 août 2017, 14:54 dans Humeurs 0

As the dust cloud has settled over Britain’s unanimous, if not extremely controversial, decision to leave the EU, the questions of all of the implications have begun to rise from the ashes. Two years worth of negotiations has been set in motion before the UK depart from the EU for the foreseeable future. The implications for British travellers is yet to be resolved, and many different situations could in fact become a reality in the coming years. It has been predicted that the cost of travel will rise in the short to medium term. This is already becoming a reality, as the sterling pound significantly dropped against the dollar and the Euro following the Brexit vote.

 

Here are some of the main factors that could affect how UK citizens travel, both throughout Europe and across the globe. It’s believed that we will remain in the EU until April 2019, but until then, we should expect significant changes to be put in place.

 

Borderless travel?

 

This factor will remain fairly unchanged for citizens who have a UK visa. Rather than having to acquire visas to travel into the EU, the procedure will remain as passport control when we first enter an EU country. Unfortunately for UK citizens, airport congestion is predicted to massively increase, as there will be a separate line for non-EU citizens.

 

Increased air fares:

 

No frills airlines (your bog standard economy, tin-can airline) has been massively successful, it seems that people don’t care about being uncomfortable for shorter flights, as long as they are saving money. The success of these types of airlines, that has has allowed for lower fares and the opening of new routes, was enabled by an agreement with the EU. Now that the UK is leaving the EU, new discussions and service agreements will have to be made up, so that these airlines such as easyJet can continue to fly in and out of the UK without any restrictions. All of the cheap flights and routes that we take hang in the balance of the negotiations that are set to happen within the next two years.

 

What will happen to the sterling pound?

 

The general consensus for this question, is that the pound has become much weaker since the Brexit vote and holidays have become more expensive. It has been predicted by financial experts that the Brexit vote could hit the sterling pound by as much as 25%, this is also with the pound dipping to $1.15 at its lowest point, and €1.05 against the Euro, which could have unfortunate implications for those planning to travel throughout Europe for any extended period of time.

 

Flight delays and compensation:

 

One of the most advantageous aspects of UK law is the high levels of compensation available the UK citizens for any flight delay or cancellation. Passengers are entitled to this compensation under EU law, but after the UK leaves the EU, it is a given that UK airlines are going to rally together to have this compensation massively reduced and the laws made more lax, in order to avoid the charges they are faced with annually.

 

As the UK exits the EU, it may become more difficult for compensation to be claimed through flight cancellations, and in some more extreme cases, travellers may have to go to court in order to be able to claim the compensation. On an extreme level, experts have predicted that passengers who have been delayed for long periods of time, on long haul flights, may actually lose their food or accommodation privileges, but others argue that this is an unlikely outcome and that customer service will still be a top priority for airlines, regardless of Brexit.

 

Harder to find work?

 

Working anywhere in the EU has-been a luxury for UK visa holders, Many of Whom-have taken to ski resorts and camps Throughout Europe, spending season after-season working without a permit. Britain's EU membership has this, but as 2019 fast approaches, the rules will have to be rethought. The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United States of America.

 

Beach pollution:

 

Many travelers overlook, or do not even consider the impact of Europe. In previous years, a major EU success was the acquisition of extremely high standards of bathing water quality. Over the last 25 years alone, Britain and the UK have been a significant reduction in the number of beaches that have been polluted by raw sewage, but this is a progressive movement. With Brexit being enforced, the question has arisen on how this policy can be maintained and improved without the pressure and publicity from the EU.

 

Brexit has come upon them. It is a great place to relax and unwind. The sterling pound is extremely weak, and this uncertainty has left the UK in a state of limbo, waiting for negotiations to be made and new policies to be finalised. For the next couple of years, expect to be more expensive and much less salient experience.

Must-Have’s for Starting the Gym

Le 14 août 2017, 10:50 dans Humeurs 0

When you start at the gym there are a number of things that you need, but can often overlook in the preparation stage. They may be simple, but if you leave any of them out you may find yourself at a loss at the gym!

 

So, here is what you definitely need when starting on your gym journey:

 

Hoodie

 

It’s all about the small comforts in life, and a good supply of zip up hoodies is one such comfort. Not only that, but it’s a must-have gym accessory. It’s good for both outdoor runs and keeping you warm during cool downs.

 

There are plenty of options out there, but a stylish grey and black will match with practically anything in your wardrobe even when you’re not at the gym. So, if you’re looking for a safe colour scheme then stick to shades. You can always jazz it up with some coloured accessories!

 

It’s easy to buy lots of t-shirts and tops to exercise in, but you will sorely regret not having a quality hoodie post exercise. An absolute necessity!

 

Trainers

 

Yes, you probably, definitely, own a pair of trainers. But, are they the right trainers? Any old pair won’t do for your gym exploits, as you may soon find your day to day trainers falling apart from all of the effort.

 

A quality pair of trainers is a necessity to help your exercise efforts reach their peak potential. Ensure they have a thick sole if you will be doing a lot of running, it absorbs the impact much better and can save your feet a lot of suffering. You can also get velcro for added easiness at the end of a long session.

 

Towel

 

Needed for wiping away sweat, both on yourself and the machines, a towel is extremely important for your gym-going efforts. You may find that going without leaves you with a bad reputation at the gym, as no one will appreciate you leaving sweat all over the machines!

 

The Right Attitude

 

Of course, there is nothing you need more for starting the gym than a can-do attitude. If you start out with the wrong attitude, then you might end up quitting the gym before you ever see the benefits of the effort in the first place. Make a pointed effort to go to the gym at a set day of the week, make a promise to yourself to go and ensure you keep it!

The Perfect Festival Style:

Le 27 juillet 2017, 15:40 dans Humeurs 0

Summer is in full swing and we are in the midst of the festival season, so if you’re panicking about what to wear and you’re not sure what style you’re trying to go for, then panic no more. Here are some of the biggest trends and outfit suggestions that will grace the muddy fields for the remainder of the year...

 

The Hair and makeup:

Now there’s nothing worse than being 3 days into a festival, having a sheen of mud that cannot be baby-wiped away and hair that cannot be tamed. One of the essentials to pack for this year is dry shampoo (a given) and a simple bobble (interesting), the festival up-do is the new boho waves. To hide your greasy shame, it’s a great idea to french braid your hair and have it in a high ponytail - this will give a more chic and sleeker take on scraping your hair up and out of your eyes. For makeup, think lots of deep oranges for the eyes and a dewy complexion (highlighter and dewy foundation) - perfect.

The outfit:

Now for the outfit, you want to make a statement… but also be really comfortable throughout the day. So floaty dresses and baggy, cool clothing is a given. If you want to brave a tight dress, or a tight skirt, or a tight top, then that’s on you. But if you want to dance around and have a good time and flow in the wind like a moon child, then stick to the baggy boho look - it’s a failsafe.

The shoes:

Wellies are always going to be a saviour at a festival, because regardless of where you are, which festival you are at, or who you are there to see, the rain is going to come. The fields are going to get muddy from drinks spilling, thousands of people traipsing around and of course, the rain. But if you’re feeling that wellies aren’t going to cut your new found festival look, then try going for a chunky boot, they are great for stomping about in the mud!

Accessories:

Accessories to compliment your outfit and your mood - crazy flower earrings, big beaded necklaces and anything that will go with the festival wristbands you will clasp to. A big thing at the moment is glitter! So make sure that you have enough to last you through the weekend.

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