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5 WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND EUROPE
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5 WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND EUROPE - Thinking of planning a Eurotrip? There are many ways to explore the continent – here are five different ways of traveling around Europe and how to get the best out of each form of travel.

BY AIR
Whilst you’ll most likely need to take a plane to reach Europe, it’s possible to take advantage of short distance flights whilst you’re there allowing you to hop easily from country to country. This can be a fast way of getting around and useful if you’re bringing lots of luggage, however, it could get expensive if you plan lots of stops. Some flights can be cheap if you book last minute. There are lots of budget airlines that you can take, but they may charge a lot for storing baggage in the hold.

5 WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND EUROPE



BY ROAD
Another option could be to hire a vehicle and explore Europe by road. This can give you the ultimate freedom to take your own route. There are a lot of costs to consider such as the rent cost, insurance, fuel, parking, tolls, and vignettes, however, you could save money on accommodation by renting a camper van. The laws of the road are a bit different in Europe (and can vary from country to country) – this Rick Steves guide is worth a read!

There are also coach tours for those that don’t want to do the driving themselves. The disadvantage of this is that you will be limited to a certain route. It can, however, be a very social way to travel as you’ll meet lots of people.

Then of course, there’s hitchhiking. This is certainly the cheapest way to travel, but maybe a little scary for some people. A lot of drivers won’t pick up hitchhikers – if you’re not prepared to spend a lot of time waiting around, you may be better off paying for ride-sharing.

BY TRAIN
Inter-railing is a popular way to get around Europe on a budget. This does require packing light – ideally, you’ll want nothing more than a backpack. This Backpack Wiki site has some useful tips on backpacking. As for buying interrail passes, you can do so through the Interrail website.

There are a few luxury trains that travel across Europe for those that want a more relaxed form of traveling. These will be more expensive however and you may not have as much freedom when it comes to planning your route.  


5 WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND EUROPE


BY SEA
There are many cruise companies that sail around the coast of Europe. Cruising is expensive, but your accommodation and travel are all in one, plus it’s a much more luxurious way to see the continent. Cruise ships have set routes and you may have to pay extra to book excursions.

BY RIVER
There are also, cruises that operate down several of Europe’s rivers such as the Danube and the Rhine. This can be another way of seeing Europe, although you’ll take a much more limited route. It could be a better way of seeing inland cities, which you may not be able to do so through sea cruises without booking an excursion.


5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFESTYLE

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFESTYLE - An ethical lifestyle is a way of living that looks at the decisions that we make and considers whether anyone or anything is impacted in a negative way because of our choices. Living more ethically could be as simple as choosing cruelty-free products so that animals aren't harmed for your benefit, shopping locally to reduce your carbon footprint, or going paperless as much as you can to reduce your impact on the environment. We've made a list of five things everyone should understand about an ethical lifestyle to help demonstrate how achievable it is to live in a better way.

1. IT TAKES RESEARCH
5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFESTYLE

Unfortunately, the harm is found in many places where we wouldn't expect it. Many of us try to make the right decisions, especially when it comes to our purchases, only to find out down the line that there was harm involved. Let's look at coconuts, for example. Many vegans turn to coconut milk as a replacement for dairy, believing they are doing the right thing according to their ethics. Then a news story comes out claiming that monkeys are being abused in the harvesting of many of the coconuts we consume. All of a sudden consuming coconuts no longer meets the ethical requirements of a vegan lifestyle, highlighting the importance of research in ensuring all decisions made are ethical.

2. BRANDS ARE MAKING IT EASIER

Many brands are getting behind the movement towards living more ethically. ASOS, for instance, is leading the way when it comes to human rights. They ensure that all their staffs are fully educated in spotting the signs of human slavery, so they can be sure that the products they supply aren't tainted by the slave market. We need to support these types of initiatives because brands have the power to really stamp out such harmful practices.

3. SOME WORK HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFESTYLE


Much of the research has already been done for you if you know what to look for when you are out shopping. For example, if you look for the Leaping Bunny Logo, you know that a product you are purchasing is cruelty-free. Not only that, but you also know that the company who manufactured the product is not involved in animal cruelty in any way. Fair-trade products are also ethically sound because they support lower-paid workers in developing countries and also promote sustainability. Support these movements where you can because it allows them to keep up the good work that they have already done.

4. IT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFESTYLE


Living ethically is also about trying not to over-consume. It's about ensuring that we don't contribute towards landfill unnecessarily. This means being careful about each and every purchase that you make. Don't just think about where it has come from and whether there has been the harm in its production, also think about whether you actually need it. If it's not essential, or you could borrow something elsewhere, don't buy it. Shopping ethically could certainly save you money, too.

5. IT’S NOT ABOUT PERFECTION

Living an ethical lifestyle is about doing what you can; it's not about being virtuous. You will make mistakes, and there may be times when not being prepared might mean that you have to make a purchase that you are not entirely happy with ethically. Remember not to be too hard on yourself. Every effort that you make to live ethically has a positive impact on the world - every little bit of help.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR HOLIDAY TO SAN FRANCISCO
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THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR HOLIDAY TO SAN FRANCISCO - If you are planning a holiday to America sometime soon then how about a trip to San Francisco? San Francisco is a destination that is often overlooked in favor of the more popular hotspots of Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. However, there is a vast amount to see and do on a trip to San Francisco, so you can be sure that you will have a huge pick of attractions to visit and places to go.

There are plenty of flights from UK airports to San Francisco, with direct flights available from major airports such as London Heathrow and Gatwick taking around 11 hours to touch down in San Francisco.

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without visiting the city’s famous landmarks, but to experience the San Francisco culture, taking a wander through its streets is a great way to get a feel for this vibrant city. Here are some places you may want to check out on your visit:

Historic Places

Alcatraz Island is probably one of the best-known destinations in San Francisco and attracts plenty of tourists all curious to see inside this infamous prison building. Enjoy a boat trip over to Alcatraz Island and then see inside a building which was once home to a whole host of notorious criminals.

Wander through San Francisco’s Chinatown, and you will get a real feast for the senses. Take in the sight of the beautiful historic buildings here, browse Chinatown’s shops and stop for a bite to eat at one of its many eateries.

Fisherman’s Wharf offers a mix of history, nature, shopping, attractions, and culinary delights, so it is little wonder that it is a must-visit destination for so many tourists. Here you will see historic ships, fishing boats and delicious fresh seafood for sale. Boat trips are also available from Fisherman’s Wharf, enabling you to enjoy the cityscape from the water as you travel around San Francisco Bay. Surprisingly, at Fisherman’s Wharf, you will also find some well-known attractions that you would expect to find back home in the UK. Here in San Francisco they also have their own popular home of waxwork celebrities, Madame Tussauds along with the San Francisco Dungeons. Expect all the usual terror of live actors scaring the wits out of you as you would find back in London, but here they will educate you on the dark past of the San Francisco Bay area.
THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR HOLIDAY TO SAN FRANCISCO
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Food and Drink

Are you looking for a whole new dining experience on your holiday? If so, head to Pier 39, here you can enjoy some delicious seafood while surrounded by sea lions! As well as sea lions you will find an array of restaurants and shops here, but the sea lions are sure to be the thing that you remember most about visiting Pier 39.

Discover some locally-produced hidden gems at Ferry Building Marketplace. From tasty chocolate through to high-quality meat, you will find it all at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Love ice cream? Who doesn’t! You will find plenty of it at the San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream. Yep, that’s right, a whole museum dedicated to ice cream! During your visit, you will get to take a tour of the factory, and the opportunity to sample loads of the flavors along the way! The San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream is like the frozen dessert equivalent of Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory; there is even a sprinkle pool that you dive into! Tickets have to be booked in advance, so this is a visit to plan into your itinerary if you are planning to take a trip here.

Head to Divisadero Street to take your pick of restaurants; you are sure to find something here that will satisfy your taste buds. Divisadero Street is jam-packed with restaurants of all kinds, from Ethiopian cuisine to Italian favorites, there is something here to suit everyone’s tastes.

Shopping

If you are in search of some serious retail therapy, then head to Union Square. Union Square in San Francisco’s biggest shopping destination and is also home to plenty of places to eat for when you need a pit stop.

If you prefer your shops to be more original than mainstream, then check out the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. This laid back part of the city is home to thrift stores for those that love a bargain and an opportunity to pick up something unusual. You will also find places to eat here and plenty of street art to check out as you explore the area.

Pamper Yourself

Wherever you stay in San Francisco, you can be sure that there will be somewhere amazing to pamper yourself nearby. San Francisco is home to a vast choice of spas, salons, and clinics to get you feeling revived, and refreshed.

A treatment is a perfect antidote to a hard day of sightseeing! Whether you want a massage, a hair treatment or fancy soaking in a rooftop spa enjoying views of the stunning cityscape, you will find somewhere here to do it.

Get Prepared

San Francisco is incredibly hilly, so it’s a good idea to bring shoes that you will feel comfortable wandering around in as you scale the city’s sometimes steep slopes.

Another practical tip to remember when you’re packing for your trip is that San Francisco has microclimates and is prone to fog, so you may need to pack clothes for all eventualities so that you aren’t freezing or uncomfortably hot.

TIPS FOR HIRING A CAR ABROAD - Deluxshionist Travel Tips
TIPS FOR HIRING A CAR ABROAD - When you’re on your travels, sometimes the option of hiring a car maybe useful for helping you get around to places that might require a bit of distance. Here are some tips for hiring a car abroad.

Do You Research
When it comes to hiring a car, it’s important to take it seriously because you want to make sure you find the right company and that you’re not going to be scammed. There’s nothing worse than paying money in a place you’re not familiar with, and then something goes wrong. Do your research and make sure you go with a company that's legitimate. Bayswater Car Rentals is a great company for car rentals and they’ve got a strong reputation. Look at what companies are prominent or popular at your destination.
Choose Your Car Wisely
The choice of the car you pick is important because you want it to be one you can drive and get to and from wherever you may be going during your holiday. Obviously, if it’s just you and another person, you don’t want a people carrier or large car because that’s only going to cost you more money and it’s just a waste of a car. You also want to make sure that the type of car it is, whether it’s manual or automatic is something that you’re used to. You may be somewhere that requires you to drive on the other side of a road and that in itself is quite difficult to get to grips with. So make sure if you are used to driving manual that you go with a manual drive and vice versa.
Take Photos
Always make sure you cover your own back when hiring a car rental. The best way to do this is to take photos before you start driving the vehicle and after you’ve finished with it. Some companies may try and be cheeky and claim a dent that’s on the car, for example, is your fault when in reality, it’s been there for years. You can protect yourself by taking these photos and having them as evidence, should anything be queried by the car firm. Some companies may also ask you to fill up the fuel after you’ve finished with the car, so make sure you do this and follow any other requests to the letter.
Have Insurance
Travel insurance is something that you should be at the top of your list when you go on holiday as you never know what could happen. If you’re hiring a car, then you certainly want to make sure your driver’s license and insurance covers you for driving in another country. This all just protects you in case you have an accident on the road!
Be sure to prepare your car rental before arriving at your destination and if you don’t have time, approach car rental firms in the airport as these are going to be legitimate. Have fun on your holiday and remember to drive carefully.

EAST DANE X DELUXSHIONIST SHOPPING GIVEAWAY


SUMMER SHOPPING GIVEAWAY, CHOSE WHAT YOU LIKE - New seasons mean you need a new item to fill up your closet and add some new vibes into your sense of style and fashion, whether it's fresh summer look inspired by the vibrant tropical island or sleek back-to-office look that makes you inspired to achieve the target. It can be a new buttondown shirt or even watches to complete your office look or anything you want on the website to compliment your summer outfit. So many brands you can choose from Maison Kitsune, Kenzo, AMI Paris, Want Les Essentiels de la vie, Miansai, Helmut Lang and all the cool stuff you can choose on East Dane website.

So Deluxshionist.com is partnering with Nakturnal to host a giveaway for Deluxshionist's readers to get $200 gift voucher to 2 lucky readers (that's mean $100 each)

What you need to do is:
1. Follow My Instagram @HerdianaHS 
2. Go to www.eastdane.com to select your dream item(s) and copy the URL Link(s)
3. Back to this post and let me know the item you want by paste the URL Link(s) in the comment box down below
4. Also, don't forget to put your Instagram ID (The personal and the real one, so I can send you the Direct Message)
5. You can submit Minimal 1 entry & you can comment as much as you want (submit in one or separate comment)
6. Share this Giveaway through Instagram Stories and Tag me @HerdianaHS with Hashtag #DeluxshionistGiveaway
7. Open for Anyone and Anywhere, closed on 23rd May 2019

Example: I want this Emporio Armani Watch https://www.eastdane.com/aviator-43mm-chronograph-watch-emporio/vp/v=1/1592209908.htm?folderID=19232&colorId=1137F @herdianahs

Extra Entry (optional)
8. You can choose 1 item, or more or even make a collage and post it to your Instagram Stories & don't forget to tag me @HerdianaHS and put hashtag #DeluxshionistGiveaway - So I can easily check out what item(s) you want. But you still need to submit it through the comment box in this post :)

PS: This Giveaway Open Internationally & Winner will be chosen randomly & announced on 25th May 2019
Note that, if you are located outside of the US - international shipping is free for orders of $100 or more, but any potential customs tariffs must be paid for by you. These vary greatly from country to country based on the items you purchase.


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Untuk Ikut Giveaway, Langkahnya adalah:
1. Follow Instagram @HerdianaHS
2. Klik www.eastdane.com dan pilih produk-produk favorit kamu dan copy link produk tersebut
3. Kembali ke post ini dan paste link produk-produk yang kamu suka di kolom komentar, makin banyak makin bagus :)
4. Jangan lupa sertakan Instagram ID kamu yang asli 
5. Kamu bisa kirim entry sebanyak-banyaknya di kolom komentar
6. Bagikan Post Giveaway ini, Tag @HerdianaHS dengan Hashtag #DeluxshionistGiveaway
7. Siapa saja dan dimana saja bisa iku Giveaway ini dan ditutup tanggal 23 May 2019

Extra Entry (Pilihan):
8. Kalian bisa pilih minimal 1 item, atau sebanyak-banyaknya dan bisa kalian share di Instagram Story kalian. Tapi tetap harus copy paste produk yang kalian suka sebanyak-banyaknya di kolom komentar blog post ini.

Contoh: Saya mau jam tangan ini https://www.eastdane.com/aviator-43mm-chronograph-watch-emporio/vp/v=1/1592209908.htm?folderID=19232&colorId=1137F @herdianahs

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WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA

WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA - South America is a continent you could quite frankly just lose yourself in. It has thousands of miles of varied, natural wonderland; from red-hued deserts to glacier-topped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and, of course, some of the most impressive coastlines the world has to offer.

It’s also home to some of the best cities, but the hard part is knowing where to start.

If it’s on your travel bucket list, I’ve rounded up a beginner’s guide to some of the top spots in South America to help you decide.

BRAZIL

Brazil is the largest country in South America and its opportunities are endless. Brazil is home to the mighty Amazon rainforest, and if you’re a fan of veering off the beaten track and embarking on an adventure, this is the perfect way to see some of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. Book yourself on a tour which takes you down some of the rivers, soaking up the sights and sounds of this incredibly lush backdrop.

If it’s the city life you’re after, Brazil doesn’t disappoint. In Rio, you’ll be treated to endless golden beaches (head to the famous Copacabana and feel like a movie star), wonderful restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene. Remember to take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain to see Christ the Redeemer, too, and cue the camera.

WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA

CHILE

Running along the Western seam of South America, Chile has over 6,000 km of gorgeous coastline, fringed by vast landscapes and huge mountains.

Its capital, Santiago, is a sophisticated, exciting city with the Andes as its backdrop. Venture here for food markets, boutiques, and great restaurants.

Chile is also famed for its vineyards and its stargazing, thanks to deserts where levels of light pollution are next to nothing. A total solar eclipse is set to arrive on 2nd July 2019, and the Elqui Valley is the best place to catch this incredible natural phenomenon due to its famously clear skies. The valley’s tranquil, rich vineyards aren’t too bad, either.

WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA

PERU

When visiting Peru, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley is absolute must-sees. The Incan citadel sits high in the sky, accessible by cable cars, a train, or even a trek if you’re feeling like a challenge. There’s plenty to see, both on the tourist trail and a few hidden bits too (think secret museums and temples).

No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Lima, the second driest city in the world after Cairo.

Enjoy its unique landscape, crumbling cliffs, remarkable architecture and some of the best food the continent has to offer.

WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

Argentina has its fair share of varied landscapes, just waiting to be explored. From the mighty Andes to the sweeping deserts, icy blue lakes, and impressive waterfalls, it’s one of the most inviting places on the planet. Hike, ski, trek, sunbathe – here, you can do it all.

It’s also where you’ll find Buenos Aires, home of the Tango. This creative, beautiful city boasts museums, historical landmarks, cute shops, and some of the best steaks and red wines you’ve ever tasted. It also has a wild nightlife scene (which doesn’t get started until late).

WHERE DO I START? THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA

EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR

EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR – Can you imagine smart shopping is finally here? People need hours to measure at the tailor a few decades ago, and now you can sit comfortably anywhere and shopping your own customize dress shirt even through your Smartphone, see what I bought the shirt here.

For some people who buy the shirt at the department store, sometimes when it’s not so perfectly fit with their body measurement, the shirt needs some alteration, they bring it to the tailor to perfectly fit their body. It also happened to me; sometimes the sleeve was too long, and a lot of time it’s too stuffy on my belly area (excuse me, for too much eating and less exercise), but anyway, the first rule to look good in a formal attire is to be fit with your clothes from head to toe, whatever the size or body types. So that’s why people go to the tailor for their formal outfits, from dress shirts to suits, from trousers to shoes.

EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR

Honestly, this is my second time experience to buy a custom formal shirt online, and this time at Matchutailor, I only gave them my height and weight, of course with other details such as the collar I prefer, the cuff I want, the material, and some other details about my body to meet the best fit as possible.

I decided to order Sky Blue Striped Oxford, then you can choose how slim your shirt is, the collar style, cuff style, placket style, pocket style, even you can add monogram own your shirt, or choose the short sleeve. So mine is very simple, even though you can select the formal style, I’d rather make it more casual with all these choices and measurement below.

EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR
EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR


EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR

Nonetheless, of course, you can add more details of your body measurement such as how long your sleeve and your chest size, your body, and muscle type, etc. But I want to know, how the result if I gave them the minimum info with only my height, weight, ethnicity, among other things I preferred, it’s saved my time, I ordered them through my phone in less than 5 minutes and it’s turned out perfect to me, definitely no need further alteration.

They have an AI-based technology called SmartMeasure, with more than 2 Million Data that ensure a perfect fit for the customer. It’ so your MatchU cloth, is made just for you based on your SmartMeasure measurement, choices of fabrics and customizations. Every MatchU cloth is backed by our Perfect Fit Guarantee. If it does not meet your expectation, just let them know what needs to be changed and then return the shirt. They will remake your first shirt for free and save a new size on your profile for the next ordering.

After 20 Days, they delivered my order, with the cartoon box, dust bag, with the shirt of my choice, a very versatile Sky Blue Striped Oxford with soft material and 100% cotton and the result meets my expectations. The affordable price is also the factor, you can save your time and it’s suitable for a gift, for your boyfriend, husband, father, son, anyone. Like literally anyone, because you can get 10% off your order with code PMFORNEW, for a new customer to experience the easy online shopping at Matchutailor.com

Ps: They updated their website from Matchucloth.com to Matcthutailor.com :) Happy shopping and don't forget to apply the discount code

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EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR
EASY ONLINE SHOPPING AT MATCHUTAILOR

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