Gadgets Every Avid Golfer Needs

There’s no denying that modern gadgets can make a huge range of activities much more fun. And, golf is no exception – the game may be quite old-fashioned and has been around for years, however, it’s not been left untouched by the digital era. If you are an avid golfer, then you’re missing out if you’re not using these amazing golfing gadgets.

Golf GPS:

A device such as the Sureshot Golf GPS can revolutionise the way in which you play golf. These devices are designed to make playing golf the best experience ever, using innovative modern technology to provide users with a full database of Australian and overseas golf courses. Helpful software will enable you to pick up the latest target, and you can use handy features such as an aerial view of every hole on your course to have the best game ever.

Glowing Golf Balls:

Are you tired of having to turn in early because it’s going dark? Put an end to cutting of your golf round with glowing golf balls, that are available to purchase online. This clever innovation is simple yet effective – glow-in-the-dark golf balls makes it easier to find your way around when the night starts drawing in, as finding standard golf balls could be difficult even on a lit course.

Smartwatch:

Smartwatches have rapidly grown in popularity since they were introduced just a few years ago, and they are available from big name companies such as Apple and Samsung along with cheaper models that also work well. If you are an avid golfer, then you are probably tired of your game being interrupted by your smartphone. Instead, a smart watch means that you can check messages and emails, use a variety of apps, and even answer and make calls easily without having to stop and get your smartphone out. You can even get a specially designed golfing smartwatch with GPS.

Improve Your Shot:

If you love golf and want to improve your shot enough to maybe play professionally one day, then look no further than the OptiShot gadget. This handy mobile device is designed to do what a professional golf coach would, but at a fraction of the cost!

Junior Golf Cart:

If playing golf for you is a family affair with your little one or grandchild in tow, then why not get a junior golf cart? That way, when you’re playing a round of golf, you can be assured that the little one is having fun. When choosing a junior golf cart, make sure that safety is the most important feature so that you can have peace of mind.

Video Camera:

Last but not least, a video camera, or even the camera on your smartphone, can come in handy when playing golf, especially if you are hoping to improve your golf swing. Recording yourself playing golf can be handy if you’re hoping to get better as when you look back it will be easier to see exactly what you need to work on to make sure that you’re getting better sport results on the golf course.

Do you use any golf gadgets when you play? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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5 Breathtaking Mountains in WA You Must Visit Before You Die

Washington State has several amazing mountains that attract and excite visitors all year round. Gaining access to these natural wonders is simple no matter where you live. You can book complete mountain packages in places as far flung as the Cascades in Washington, to Australian Blue Mountains tours with Dingo Travel. To help you decide where to go, here are all of Washington’s mountains you have to visit:

Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier, at 14,411 is the tallest mountain in the Cascades, the largest mountain range in Washington State. The Cascades extend from British Columbia in Canada, through Washington, Oregon, to Northern California and includes volcanoes (the High Cascades) and non-volcanic mountains (the North Cascades). Mount Rainer has a very recognizable profile as it is in full view from Seattle, providing a magnificent backdrop for the city.

Mount Rainer is part of a national park that was founded in 1899, and is the most reachable glaciated peak in North America. For tourists, Rainier offers a multitude of unique and spectacular visual delights include: ice-blue glaciers, multicolored flowers, and magnificent waterfalls.

For hikers and climbers, there are dozens of trails for different skill levels climbers: amateur (Disappointment Cleaver), climbers (Kautz Glacier Route) and for the very experienced, Liberty Ridge, is one the top 50 climbs in the U.S.  There are a number of guide companies that will happily take you up Rainier for a fee, or you can for a lesser price make the climb unassisted.

Rainier offers lots of amenities for everyone at Mount Rainer including: gift shops, a visitor center, restaurants, and even a classic lodge. Every year nearly 2 million people visit Rainier.

Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is in the top two of America’s most active volcanoes, with an elevation of 8,365 feet. In 1980, there was a major eruption that caused a mile–wide crater and took 57 lives. This was the most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. It began putting out ash and steam again in 2004 and it continues today.

Mt. St. Helens and the surrounding Gifford Pinchot National Forest, get tens of thousands of volcano seeking visitors each year and just as many who come because of its abundant outdoor leisure activities, including hunting all year round, mountain biking in the spring and summer, and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter. The climb to the crater rim takes 8 hours and you need to bring boots because it’s rocky and there will be some climbing.

There are a bevy of ways to enjoy the mountain that include everything from hiking to climbing, to even a helicopter ride over and into the crater. To hike to the summit of Mount St. Helens, all climbers must register and obtain a climbing permit. There are also plenty of easy to traverse lower trails call for more info at mshinstitute.org. And with tons of activities for the young people, this mountain is definitely aimed at family entertainment. Be sure to check on any planned activities before you go. Finally there are several hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area that make great accommodations.

Mt. Adams

Mount Adams glaciers are nearly gone, but at 12,281 feet it is second tallest mountain in Washington State. Because of its more gentle slopes, less experienced climbers choose Mount Adams to climb. The most popular route up the mountain is called the South Spur Route, which is gentle and scenic. To reach the peak, most people, get a permit and spend two days climbing with a break for the night about 3,000 meters up where there is a flat landing. A more difficult route to the top which will take crampons, an ice ax, and the skills to use them, is called the Adam’s Glacier route. If you want to really press it, the route can be travelled in about 14 hours. There are campgrounds near and accessible where you can park to get to Mount Adams.

Mt. Olympus  

Mount Olympus is the tallest and most prominent mountain in the Olympic Mountains in the Western part of the state. It was named by an explorer who thought it looked like the home of the Greek Gods. Although at 7,800 feet it does not meet the height of the original Mount Olympus in Greece, with its heavy winter snowfalls and large glaciers, it is just as majestic. It is also the central attraction of Olympic National Park, which features rain forests, mountain goats and elk herds. For climbers, this mountain requires a big time commitment because of the approach via the Hoh River (two days), a climb to the summit (one full day), coming back down (another day). But the amazing views, lush surrounding and of course the peak, makes it worth it. For the non-climber there are various trails including the Hall of Mosses Trail and the Spruce Nature and the very popular Hoh River-Five Mile Island Trail that is more than 10 miles long and parallels the Hoh River.

Glacier Peak

If your hope is to find a remote place to camp, climb or hike, Glacier Park might be your best choice. With an elevation of 10,541 feet and sitting 70 miles from Seattle, in the middle of a remote 500,000 acre forest, Glacier Park takes you off the beaten track and back to nature. But roughing it has its rewards and in this case they are mind blowing views, great trails and a real chance to get directly in touch with nature. There aren’t many amenities this way, except for a few lodges, so come prepared to rough it, if you plan on staying a while. This means little cell phone access by the way. Hiking is available for all level hikers with numerous trails that take you through the park and up the mountain a bit. While climbing is strictly for the experienced.

 

 

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Top WorldWide Destinations For a Stag Party

Stag parties have dramatically transformed from the old days when the groom would head out for a few light ales with his pals the night before his wedding to enjoy his last sense of freedom. These days a stag party lasts for a whole weekend, sometimes more, and such are the antics which take place and the debauchery which stag parties have become accustomed to, they usually take place some time before the wedding itself.

If you have been charged with best man duties then before you even think about what you are going to say in your speech, you need to think about where your groom will enjoy his epic stag party. We’ve put together a little list of some of the best places to host your stag weekend.

Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful women, bouncing night life and cheap beer, the three essentials to any stag party and Budapest has it in spades. Head to Budapest with your mates for a stag do and you will not regret it, by day you can live it up in the hot thermal springs in the city center, take a beer bike for a spin or head just outside of the city to fire off some shots with serious hardware like AK-47s. By night you can explore the incredible Hungarian nightlife and visit one of the many rock or dance clubs in the city or stay in and around the bars drinking some tasty local beer.

Las Vegas,US

Since ‘The Hangover‘ movie, more and more stag parties have looked to Vegas as the ultimate place of sinfulness for their weekend of mayhem. Gambling, girls, cocktails and a ‘live and let live’ attitude is what you will find in this chaotic city and it is the perfect place for you and the boys to let loose. It is worth noting that Vegas will not be cheap for anyone who goes on the weekender but if money is not object then get booked up into the best hotel that you can find and enjoy a non-stop, marathon weekend of madness in Vegas.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s libertarian attitudes towards, well pretty much anything, has made this beautiful and charming city, the perfect place for a stag weekend. You’ll find cheap flights to Amsterdam from all over Europe and the accommodation can be found in groups at great prices too. The city is really easy to get around and there is plenty of things for you and your boys to do.

The obvious place to head to on a night time is the Red Light District, the region where the city’s legal prostitutes ply their trade and where you will find some super cool bars and clubs. By day, you can relax in the cafes or coffee shops depending on your ‘hobbies’ or you can get active and take a beer museum tour, visit the sex museum, go and hit the racing track in go-karts or take a boozy canal-boat tour through the city. There’s plenty of options for mayhem in Amsterdam

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How to Prepare for Funeral Costs

It is something that very few of us want to think about or even consider preparing for but the truth of life is that we all must die some day and as much as we can fight this inevitable fact, it is still a fact. After a friend or loved one passes away you will naturally want to give them the best possible send off and give them a funeral that they would be happy with, this can often mean high expenditure and tough decisions in a time of great grief.

It is for these reasons that you ought to start thinking about how you can prepare for your own funeral costs and planning how it will take place. It will certainly check one’s morality to think of such things but should you do so now, you can make the lives of your friends and loved ones much easier after you have passed away. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which you can prepare.

Paying Up In Advance

If you are in a position to do so then you can prepare and pay for your funeral whilst you are still alive, this will not only ensure that your relations and friends will not be faced with the sadness of planning your funeral, it will also give you the peace of mind that it will be done in the right way. You can decide if you want to be buried or cremated, you can decide on the songs at the service and you could even find yourself buying a headstone which will sit above your grave. This is an option with benefits but it isn’t a nice idea to plan your funeral whilst you are still alive.

Life Insurance

As you get older you should ensure that you are paying into a life insurance plan that will cover the costs of your funeral expenses. Not only will a strong policy give you and your family the money that they need to pay for the funeral, they will also receive either a lump sum or a monthly amount based on your policy.

Establish a Trust

Many banks offer things like Totten Trust which is essentially a savings account that can be controlled by a chosen person should you die. You can start putting money into this trust as early as you want and it will usually have a strong interest rate attached to it. In terms of the Totten Trusts which are available, you which receive a much better interest rate from your bank than from a funeral service and you will also have far more control over your cash such are the complexities of the rules regarding funeral services.

As we mentioned before, nobody wants to think about these kind of things but if you imagine yourself in the position of someone who is grieving and then consider making decisions on things like funerals and planning their costs. You will see that it is much easier for you to prepare now then allow your family to do it in the future.

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Creative Ways to Make Money Online

Right now, there are thousands of people around the World who are making extra money or an entire income using the power of the internet. There is a vast array of ways in which people can make money online and contrary to what you may think, you do not need to be highly technical for many of the ways in which you can make money online.

Earning money from the comfort of your own home is one of the best ways to live your life, you can cut down on your travel costs, have more time in your life and will feel far less stress compared with going to the office everyday. In the past you would need to rely on cold-call sales work or having to work as a live phone sex girl in order to make a living from the comfort of your home, but those days have gone. If you want to make some serious cash online then here are a few ways in which you can do it.

Freelance Work

The first place to start when looking for ways to make money online is a freelance working website to see if you have any of the skills which people are looking for. There are lots of great sites like Upwork who act as a jobs board for employers to advertise their positions to freelancers. There are a vast amount of different types of jobs that you could be doing online and many of them do not require high amounts of technical ability. On sites like this you will find people looking for writers, designers, virtual secretaries, email handlers amongst a whole host of other positions. Check here first and see if there is anything which can make you some money.

Selling

Selling things online can be a great way to make some additional cash, especially if you can get creative with what you are selling. Websites like eBay allow you to open up your very own shop where you can sell just about anything, you won’t have to pay for rent and overheads are minimal. Because it is so easy to sell online, there are a great people doing it, that isn’t to say that there isn’t enough business out there for everyone, there is, you just need to be smart with what you are selling and who to. One of the best approaches is to head to a thrift shop with your cell, check prices online of  the things you see and if there is money in it then buy away and go get that profit.

Blogging

Blogging is not just a great form of expressing yourself online it can also be a great way of earning some money. It will be important that you can find a niche to blog about which people will enjoy and which can gain you a strong following and high volumes of traffic. Once you start attracting solid levels of traffic then you can start selling space on your website to advertisers.

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4 Means to Buying the Perfect Used Car

Are you in the mood for purchasing a used car?

If so, the most important thing you can do is take your time looking for one.

One of the things consumers (like yourself) need to avoid is rushing into buying a vehicle. When one does that, they could very well end up with a clunker, a clunker that costs them money and quite possibly their safety and the safety of those around them.

With that being the case, make sure you do your homework before agreeing to buy that used vehicle.

So, are you ready to start searching for the perfect used car?

Do Your Homework and Take Your Time

When it comes to locating the best used car out there for your needs, keep the following pointers in mind:

  1. Search – As mentioned a moment ago, avoid the impulse to just go out and buy anything on the spot. When purchasing a used vehicle, it is just that, used. As a result, you don’t know its history without asking questions and/or doing an online search to try and learn more. That said spending time on a license plate lookup is a good way to try and dig into a vehicle’s history. Find the best online resource tool to do just that, allowing you to uncover as many details as possible regarding the vehicle of interest. You should also check different online resources to see what used vehicles are typically going for these days in both the private market and from car dealers. Knowing the average price for your vehicle of interest is important so that you do not get taken for a ride financially (see more below);
  2. Money – One of the typical reasons many people opt for used cars over new ones is the idea of saving money. That said make sure you are getting what you pay for. Unfortunately, some will buy a vehicle out of their love for it (way it looks, way it drives etc.) without truly knowing what it is worth. In the end, they then realize that they overpaid for it. Go online and use the different resources available when it comes to pricing used vehicles. If the deal sounds too go to be true, it probably is.

Don’t Buy without Testing First

  1. Performance – Would you buy a new vehicle without taking it for a spin first? Given the answer is likely of course not, the same holds true (even more importance) when considering buying a used vehicle. With all that a used car could have been through over its lifetime, you want to not only drive it, but preferably have a mechanic check it out. Knowing that things such as the engine, brakes, transmission etc. are in good shape is key. If someone tries to sell used a vehicle without letting you try it out, you’re better off hitting the road and finding another opportunity;
  2. Safety – Finally, you should already know this, but be sure to never overlook the importance of safety when considering buying a used vehicle. You likely do not know if that car you’re considering has been in an accident or two. If it has, was it repaired properly? If not, you could potentially be buying something that will put you and others at risk. This is yet another reason why the vehicle needs to be checked out by a mechanic and an auto body expert wouldn’t hurt either.

If you have the itch to purchase a used car, now might be the perfect time for you to go ahead and do it.

Just remember to use commonsense when making such a purchase.

Make sure the vehicle is thoroughly checked out before you open up your wallet or purse and drive away.

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Dilemma of choosing an internet service provider

Choosing an internet service provider is harder than it sounds
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Depending on the part of the world you live, there is an endless amount of broadband providers these days. So lack of choice is not exactly the problem. But it can be a little uncomfortable for some to select among the many available providers. But it need not be. The question then arises, which one is right for you?

Before you make the choice, it is better to take some factors into consideration. You might be a parent with a millennial son or daughter. Most Millennial think the world would be super boring without online communication. As such it is not unusual to see them constantly browsing the web. If you are such parent with a millennial child, you might like to consider broadband for families for you almost certainly fall into the category of heavy broadband users. You may like to consider fast broadband with unlimited downloads. Compare these two UK providers, for instance, Talk Talk and Vodafone. A 17MB unlimited downloads from TalkTalk, will let you pay twenty pounds a month for twelve months, while a 76MB unlimited downloads from Vodafone will let you pay thirty one pounds per month for eighteen months. These are not the only ones to choose from. Other reputable providers such as BT, Virgin, Plusnet, NowTV offer competitive prices for their unlimited broadband use.

There are no right or wrong ways to choose these providers of modern technology. The prices and MB may vary, but what you will be sure of is that you will be having value for your money. It must also be noted that millennial are not the only heavy users of broadband. You maybe someone who watch movies a lot and prefers to do so via online channels such Amazon Prime videos, Netflix etc, or you may just be spending a lot of time watching videos on Vimeo, playing online games etc. If you belong to this category of heavy user, you may require an even faster downloads. There are good options for you too. You may consider BT Fibre Unlimited Broadband (52MB) and calls with a twelve months contract for which you have to pay thirty £34.99 or Vodafone Unlimited Fibre (76MB) and pay £31 per month for eighteen months.

The difference between BT’s and Vodafone’s offers is that BT comes with free phone calls. But this is compensated by the higher Vodafone MB. Virgin Media Player Bundle with Unlimited Downloads of 50MB, Virgin Media Vivid 100MB which comes with phone. Plusnet, Sky and Talk Talk also offer similar deals.

The ten major UK providers, most already mentioned, also provide for business specific needs. These are suitable for business owners and enterprises. While the MB is similar to the ones appropriate for other heavy users, there are additional features which are more business industry appropriate. But what exactly is business appropriate broadband?

With business broadband, the service providers include Fixed-IPs, webspace and email addresses which include the name of the business. There is also enhanced security to ensure the business information is protected from potential intruders. Furthermore, because there might be financial impact in case the service goes down, the business customer is likely to receive better customer support.

It may also be worth to take into consideration that not all the times broadband is accessed at a fixed location. There are moments when you may be required to work at a remote location without a wifi, but need access to internet. If you are one of the types who prefer to access the internet when you are out and about, you may likely want to do so via a laptop or some form of tablet. This does not only apply to business people, but for anyone who finds himself in such a situation. The answer to this in the dongle.

The dongle can be inserted into the USB port of the tablet or laptop. This will let you access a broadband service. The service is provided by mobile phone service providers. Some of the major Broadband providers are also mobile phone service providers. But there are many others that only provide mobile service. In the case of mobile phone, however,you do not need a dongle to access broadband service.

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Wealthy locals support the economy of prime central London

The economy of prime central London is run by its wealthy residents
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It is a widespread misunderstanding that the residents of prime central London do not contribute anything of value to the local economy. However, premier estate agents, Wetherell, have released a new report which shows that residents do in fact represent a significant support division in the prime central London economy and local neighbourhoods support the leisure, employment, and shopping sectors considerably.

There are currently 2,000 millionaires calling Mayfair home, of which 20 are billionaires, and 200 earn a nine-figure salary. Supporting data in the report provided by Westminster City Council, Dataloft, and EGI reveals that these wealthy residents contribute a generous £2.5 billion to the UK and local economy each year. Findings illustrate that the most supported areas in the local economy by people of the prime neighbourhood are luxury shopping, consultants, and employment. The annual spending review exposes spending of £2,700,000 on Interior Design and Artwork, £644,000 on Clothing, and £325,000 on Staff, at super prime households worth over £15 million, in Mayfair.

NUMBER ONE ADDRESS IN PRIME CENTRAL LONDON

Mayfair has always graced prime central London’s premium addresses and global destination wishlists with its presence. Despite this consistency, the exclusive neighbourhood has appealed to a changing profile of people over the years, with residents of the area getting younger each year. 43 percent of households in Mayfair are currently home to prosperous young couples and singles, with a high level of education. The property market in the district offers a rising number of flats designed specifically for this residential profile, making Mayfair younger by the day.

In addition to younger residents, Mayfair also attracts a broad range of people from around the world, with over 42 nationalities calling the neighbourhood home and over 60 percent of current residents having been born overseas. This ever-changing mix of people attracted to Mayfair is likely to continue changing as time goes on due to the shift in global economy and fortunes cropping up in other locations. Currently, 540 billionaires reside in the US, while 251 are in China and 120 in Germany, according to the Forbes Rich List. There are fewer Russian-speaking billionaires of late, and the Middle East has seen a fall as oil prices decline.

THE EXPANDING PROPERTY MARKET

Mayfair is set to undergo a major transformation this year, with further developments spanning the next five years. W1K has historically been the most expensive address in Mayfair, but with a long list of luxury developments in the pipeline, prices will begin to spread, and sales prices will increase, expanding the most expensive postcode across W1S and W1J.

The current property account in Mayfair consists of 4,348 homes, of which wealthy tenants privately rent 2,173 with an average weekly rental amount of £1,387, homeowners maintain 1,305, and the final 870 are social houses. Of the 1,305 owned properties, five percent are estimated to be worth under £1 million, while 45 are worth over £10 million. The remaining 50 percent are valued between £2 million and £10 million.

If the current property values were not enough evidence of Mayfair’s affluence and exclusivity, the average cost of a flat or house entering the current market is over £1 million and £4.8 million respectively. Despite the Global Financial Crisis, the prime central London property market remained stable, with current house prices higher than before the crisis began in 2007. Mayfair property prices have been growing at a slightly lower rate than the 45 percent last year, at 42 percent, but higher than the latest decade average of 30 percent.

The most recent decade has seen house prices in Mayfair grow by 188 percent, which is a substantial difference to the growth in wider prime central London. The Mayfair property market even outperformed the equity markets, making it the perfect place for investment.

Moving forward, the luxurious district will continue to allure affluent residents, with the ability to provide new properties offering everything that the modern dweller desires. With the demand for luxury living growing and Mayfair in a position to provide advanced technology and exclusive design in its properties, these new homes can reach new price levels, with the most premium developments driving a 100 percent price tag over the current average house price in Mayfair. With that in tow, Mayfair will continue to grow and remain healthy with the local economy supported by its residents.

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Beard

Beards of all shapes and sizes have become a popular look for men. If you love the sound of a beardy style, you don’t need to sweat – beard grooming has never been easier and more fun. To ensure your beard doesn’t end up looking like an out of hand forest bush, keep these 5 beard maintenance tips in mind.

 1. Learn about your skin

Admittedly, your beard is going to take centre stage and amaze people with its luscious looks. But while the beard follicles will need to look the part and maintain a good composure, it all starts with the skin underneath. You must understand what kind of skin type you are dealing with in order to keep good care of it and to guarantee you don’t need to shave because the skin starts acting up.

So, find out what’s your skin type by visiting your barber or the local beauty store. Then you need to find the right moisturiser to support the skin. If you want to be clever, then just pick up some coconut oil from Holland & Barrett. It might sound weird, but the stuff is good for moisturising your skin.

2. Trim the right way

There are a few important things to know about trimming. First, if you’ve just started growing a beard you need to stay patient. You should never trim or style it in the first six weeks (if you are going for the full look). Trimming at this stage will make it trickier to find the right style and understand how fast and in which patterns your beard grows.

Once you’ve managed to grow a full beard, you should find the right cut based on your face shape. Birchbox has a great chart for understanding which cut fits what kind of shape the best. For instance, a round face looks better with a longer bottom and shorter side.

Once you have the beard and the right cut, learn to trim it at the right times. You want to groom it when it’s on the borderline of looking just right, but leaning on the overgrowth. What is the key to a good trim? A proper trimmer and the ability to use it. Throw away your old trimmers and scissors, and get quality products from specialist retailers like Shavers. With savings of up to 33% off shavers.co.uk, you don’t even need to worry about going over the budget with this one.

 3. Create a regular washing regime and stick to it

When you start growing it, you are going to encounter some itchiness. This is inevitable, but you will get over it with a few tricks. First, you need to create a regular washing and grooming regime and secondly, you need to stick with it.

Purchase a proper cleanser for beards and use it several times a week to properly scrub the beard. Make sure you wash away the soap with enough water (warm, but not hot). When drying the skin, just pat it as too much scrubbing can create more friction. Moisturise the skin properly with the coconut oil or any other chosen beard oil.

 4. Don’t just wash, but brush

Washing is not enough to keep your beard in good condition. You also need to regularly brush it. This is a great way of removing excess skin and dirt, but it also helps the hairs to grow in the right direction. So, if you have trouble taming it, the brushing will definitely help!

You can use any comb you want, but there are also special beard brushes available. If you want, these might be worth the cost. The Kent Brush line is especially good, but don’t feel like you need a specialist comb to do the job. You should brush the beard once a day – right after a wash and dry might be a good idea.

5. Fuel your beard with the right diet

It might seem like a cliché, but you truly are what you eat and this also applies to your beard. If you want to boost growth and to ensure your beard looks shiny and healthy, you need to be eating the right foods. Your beard is made from protein and fat, with tons of different nutrients supporting its function. By adding these foods to your diet, you’ll end up creating the beard of your dreams.

So, what should you eat for a strong and shiny beard? Add vitamins B5, B3, and B9 to your diet, along with protein and fats. This means eating eggs, drinking milk, and adding those leafy greens on the plate for once.

Growing a beard worthy of accolades will take time. But with the help of modern grooming products, even the most stubborn of beards can be tamed. Just add the above five tips to your repertoire and you’ll get a great beard!

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10 Underrated Travel Destinations to Visit

Huangshan is one of the world's Underrated Travel Destinations
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When I hear somebody doesn’t like traveling, I just refuse to understand it. Some people do it because they long for adventures, or because of their business, or because they want to meet a Russian lady for marriage. Doesn’t matter. What I know for sure, certain gateways are famous while others remain unnoticed by most travelers. Let’s have a look at the top 10 unconventional places to see!

1. Huangshan, China

If you are a hiking- camping-addict or just in love with nature, this place is definitely worth the attention of travelers. A picturesque mountain range is found 300 km away from Shanghai, one of the most populous and lively cities of China so you can kill two birds with one stone.

2. Rumbur Valley, Pakistan

It is the smallest of three valleys populated by Kalash people, one of the ethnic minorities of Pakistan. You should prepare for challenges as this area offers almost no tourist amenities but you will be able to immerse in a unique local culture and marvel at wild landscapes instead.

3. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, USA

The Sierra Nevada is a stunningly beautiful mountain range famous for its diverse wildlife. So we’ve got two great recreational areas. I genuinely don’t know any person who wouldn’t be excited about seeing giant sequoias; moreover, there are a great many other tree and animal species.

4. Ulan Bator, Mongolia

The capital city of Mongolia is surely not the world’s most romantic gateway nor is it the center of civilization. But is you want to explore the unknown parts of East Asia, why not take such a trip? This area is rich in ancient relics and architectural monuments and, of course, natural attractions.

5. Scottish Highlands

Braveheart (1995) isn’t historically accurate yet it makes you fall in love with the Highlands. Well, the region is too big to outline anything right now. There are rocks, there are old towns, there are lakes and a plenty of other great things. Choose what you want and move out!

6. Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea seems to be a less popular destination than the neighboring countries. Its capital city has impressively long and eventful history and rapidly develops nowadays. Traditional buildings meet high-rises, new attractions appear, and more and more small restaurants open.

7. Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Also called the Spice Island, this is the pearl of East Africa. Everything that other beach resorts have can be found here: snow-white sand, palm trees, turquoise ocean water, and lots of the sunlight. In addition, the island offers all possible kinds of amusements even if your budget is pretty low.

8. Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is splendid and Reykjavik provides access to major local attractions. It is also the northernmost capital in the world (if we speak about sovereign states). Whether you are attracted to studying cultures, spa resorts, nightlife, or hanging out in the wild, your expectations will be met.

9. Florence, Italy

I have to confess that it’s my favorite Italian city so I judge it to be unfair that tourists often choose more mainstream routes. Florence doesn’t offer any crazy activities – everything is soaked with sophistication here. If you want to take some Renaissance air, this is where I strongly recommend you going.

10. Kiso Valley, Japan

Japan has gone through westernization but there are still areas where its old aura preserved. The Kiso Valley is one of those: visitors just can’t stay indifferent to its lovely towns, hiking trails, sceneries, and excellent food.

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