Child safety on the beach

How often is it that we read the horror stories about lost children.

lifeguard222 222 222 150x146 Child safety on the beachThere you are enjoying a lovely day at the beach of your holiday resort, and in just a blink of an eye your child is out of sight. Fear and panic comes over you and you start searching, shouting the Child’s name, asking  people frantically,  but no one knows….now what…?

But is all this necessary?  Is there an easy way?

Yes,  there is very good news for you!  No longer you have to panic whilst there are a lot of gadgets on the market to help, but also very useful tips in how to make beach life easier and safer for you and your children!

For starters always label the children’s clothes and bathing suits, with mobile telephone numbers and the Child’s childsafe 250 150x150 Child safety on the beach

Let your child wear a Puls bracelet like the ones you see in the hospital, bearing your telephone number etc. Explain to the child the reason for the bracelet. if you don’t have a bracelet, then simply use a water marker pen and write it on the arm!

Have you ever thought of buying a GPS tracker, for a bout 165 euros, your child can be tracked through the GPS system. This system works perfectly for animals, and handicapped people, people suffering with Alzheimer and everybody that needs some extra guidance in life.

Back to the subject of the beach, did you know that children always tend to walk in the direction that the wind blows, and with the sun on their back?  So if you need to start searching, walk in that direction.

Always explain to your child what to do when he or she gets lost, and set a fixed point of recognition. Like a flag or restaurant nearby.

life konfidence 1501 Child safety on the beachIf you are in a group of responsible adults,  organise together, who is going to take turns  to look after the children  so everyone can enjoy themselves and relax from time to time.

Enjoy and relax!

Article by Monica Luna

Best Ways To Beat the Heat In 2011

Here are some ways to stay cool in the Spring/Summer season this year that are sure to be not only refreshing, but sexy too. Beat the heat and look sexy doing it! See some of my favorite tips below.

1. Take A Swim- The best way to cool down is good old fashioned water. I suggest, to cool off this year, WebFamilySwimming1 150x150 Best Ways To Beat the Heat In 2011you look for new places to cool down. Travel to a beach you’ve never been to, try a new public pool or set up the sprinkler in the back yard. Whatever form of water recreation you choose, do some reserch first and you may just find a new family favorite! Be sure to look up fun family water parks in aand around your city and state. Don’t be afraid to drive a couple of hours for some family fun. Be adventurous this year, but don’t forget to clip some coupons in advance to help you save!
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2. Wear A G-String- G-Strings are a very light and airy lingerie that will offer a barely there kind of feel. When the sun gets scorching hot, less is most certainly better. G-Strings also tend to be less expensive even when you are talking about high end lingerie. Great for the budget, comfortable and cool- perfect lingerie for the Spring/Summer season.

3. Slip On Shoes/Slings- When the feet are cold, the rest of the body is cold. When the feet are hot, the rest of the body is hot. It’s very inportant in sizzling temperatures to keep your feet cool. Whenever possible, slip on shoes with open toe or the complete exposure the sandal and flip flops offer are my top picks for the Summer season. Everyone thinks of slip on shoes as totally casual- and they can be, however you can choose a heel or a sling that shimmers or one in satin embedded with rhinestiones for a intimate occassion. They can be the perfect accompanyment for your night out on the town.

4. Light/ Strapless Clothing- The more exposed your skin, the more comfortable you will feel in the heat. Off the shoulder dresses and shirts are a very popular and trendy style this year. It also happens to be very sexy and cool for your skin. Every light breeze will caress your skin and make you feel like an instant success when you dress smart and with style this season. My favorite way to “beat the heat” in style this summer is an off the shoulder dress. Sexy, alluring and smart.

5. Satin Lingerie- What can I say? Their is nothing caresses the skin and feels weightless on your skin Free shipping 5 Pcs Blue Satin Lingerie1 150x150 Best Ways To Beat the Heat In 2011like satin. Weightless equals cool. Satin has a silky feeling worthy of goosebumps. It slides right on and right off, it is easy to clean, sensual, long lasting and men just love the way it feels and looks. My top pick for lingerie that “beats the heat” this year is most superbly satin.

Last, sweat is not romantic on a fancy date or an evening event that requires exceptional dress. Although sometimes unavoidable, make sure you are well prepared with light fabrics, softly scented perfumes and a great deodorant that won’t turn your pits and clothes white. Remember, less is better and cool is the new hot!

The Mediterranean Cuisine in Alicante

Mackerel 150x150 The Mediterranean Cuisine in AlicanteThe following factors spring to your mind when thinking of Alicante fine dishes, freshness and high quality. The local delicacies have their own identity by giving a great deal of significance to the rice and fish combination, which is in fact its foundation.



Rice is not surprisingly at the top of the list with regards to Alicante recipes and delicacies, and there are numerous several types of rice dishes to be tried here. While Paella is the best known Spanish rice dish, the province of Alicante has many dishes of its own. In fact many of its restaurants are called arrocerias, or rice restaurants.

Just about every restaurant in Alicante provides some variation on paella, the city’s most celebrated dish. The age-old one-pan recipe pairs short-grained rice with so-called “poor mans” ingredients like rabbit, chicken, and snails. The all-seafood version, often taken by outsiders to be the most authentic paella, is basically a later development.

Typical Rice Dishes

Rice1 150x150 The Mediterranean Cuisine in AlicanteIt is the Moors we can thank for introducing rice to Eastern Spain in the 8th century.

Some of the more well-liked dishes are as follows;- Arroz a la banda, made with fish and stewed in fish stock, Arroz a la Alicantina, chicken and rice with shellfish, and dried red pepper, Caldero, stewed with fish, El Arroz con Costra, rice with baked egg on top, Arroz Negro, with squid in its own ink, and Arroz con Conejo, rice with rabbit.

Try additionally the rice a la alicantina, a wonderful combination of rice and chicken, with shellfish and seasoned with a touch of red pepper and the arroz a banda, rice in fish broth.

You have to have quite a pretty strong stomach for the Paella Negra. Its not a dish that traditionally you are going to say was appetizing to view.


Seafood is naturally very popular here in Alicante, with a history of fishermen operating out of Alicante and other seaside towns sprinkled along the seashore. The type fish caught here are Sardines, Red Mullet, Tuna, Anchovies and Palayas. Shellfish consists of red prawns, cuttlefish, octopus and squid. Various seafront restaurants prepare and present these in the form of salazones, frying the fish in batter.

Desert – Turron

food turron 150x150 The Mediterranean Cuisine in AlicanteDefinitely the most famous desert of Alicante is Turron, which is a form of nougat produced using honey and almonds. This is typically eaten about Christmas time, but is available all year round. The authentic manufacturers are those from the town of Jijona. It’s true to mention that the Moorish impression of the past in the area has had a major influence on Alicante . Dried fruit and nuts are popular in dessert dishes.


A word you are going to hear very often in Alicante is “tapas”, actually the phrase for a broad selection of appetizers in Alicante and Spain.

We have been all familiar with Tapas bars, but did you realize that the origins of the bars began in Alicante! Tapas bars are an additional way of eating out that doesn’t have to rob the bank!

Tapas are served all through the city given their Alicante origins. A great place to start a tour of the Tapas bars of Alicante may be the area around the Town Hall Square and the Plaza de Montaceta area. 


Make sure you request for the best guidance for one of the wines that finish off the excellent dish. Taste the white wines from La Marina district, or the red wines from Vinalopo. Please don’t overlook the Sangria, a wine punch seasoned with chopped fruit, honey,and  brandy with a small quantity of gaseosa.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is very an essential ingredient in Spanish cooking. The olive oil is used to season salads and vegetables, to fry and even in place of butter on bread or toasts. Garlic, peppers, tomatoes and parsley are also very important ingredients in most Spanish dishes.


Cheese is made from natural goat milk.cheese1 150x150 The Mediterranean Cuisine in Alicante

What’s unknown in other countries is Spanish Cheese. Forget about all other cheeses you know, if you just once check out a real Manchego cheese you will never find something similar.

Queso tierno is often a quite fresh cheese. It truly is very creamy with a soft taste. It is perfect for breakfast and desert. If you serve it with fresh sweet green grapes and red wine your friends will definitely really like you. In Spain we use to say:- “Uvas con queso saben a beso”. That means, Grapes with cheese tastes like kiss. A saying that is so very true!

“Toddler Travel Kits To Keep The Little Ones Busy”

This article gives some tips on things to prepare when travelling with a toddler.

TravelKiddy shop 150x150 Toddler Travel Kits To Keep The Little Ones BusyIt can be a very long car ride with little ones, but keeping them busy with toddler travel kits will definitely make your ride much quieter for everyone.  If you have never taken your young ones on a trip before, it can make for a really long day as kids need to be entertained and it can be very boring for them.  So, whenever you are planning a trip, it is important to find the right toys to keep them busy and involved.  There are plenty of travel toys for different age groups to keep them entertained for hours, if necessary.  Lets get some more information about travelling with a toddler and how to make it easier on them and everyone else on the trip.

MD 3781 1 Toddler Travel Kits To Keep The Little Ones BusyWhen you first start out on a trip, that will be the easiest part of the journey.  The children are excited and taking in the sights as well as talking.  Unfortunately, that is only going to last so long.  They may start getting antsy, crying and want to get up.  This is when you need to pull out your bag of goodies and let the fun begin so that they are not so bored.  The question is, what types of toys and things will keep children entertained?  Fortunately, there are many types of activities that children will love and the best part is that you can find things that will not cause a mess.  Believe it or not, there are stores that have great activities for children of all ages specifically for travel.  You may find that you will be able to find a variety of toys and things for kids to do on the Internet.  There are plenty of stores that will have ideas and suggestions and the right things to travel with your little ones.

For instance, you will find things that will not require you to help them.  They will be able to play independently without your assistance so that you can concentrate on the road or do other things.  The types of activities can include colouring book with crayons, activity book made easy for toddlers, stickers to create a scene, pad of paper to draw, lacing cards, and much more.  This will help them be creative while keeping entertained as well.  Also, dont forget some little toys such as little cars to push along, stacking toys, and anything else that interests them the most. 

TKT 1 Toddler Travel Kits To Keep The Little Ones BusyThe main thing is to pick out things that will keep them entertained by using their imagination and being creative.  Before you know it, the time is going to be much faster for everyone as your child is enjoying the many little things that is meant just for him or her.  There are many stores that will have traveling toys for your convenience.  Toddler travel kits to keep the little ones busy is definitely a necessity for a peaceful trip.


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A Guide To Finding Cheap Travel Insurance

Copyright © 2011 Ross L Marchant

top53 A Guide To Finding Cheap Travel InsuranceSo you’ve booked your holiday, made sure your passport is still in date and have found a reluctant friend to look after the dog for the week! But, and this is the big one, have you made time to purchase your travel insurance?   Travel insurance is an often overlooked but nonetheless very important aspect of your holiday that should come higher on everyone’s list of priorities. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong on your trip, it ensures that you are covered in almost every eventuality.

 Finding the right policy at a cheap price can often seem a daunting task and most of us settle for the first policy we see in the hope that we are getting value for money. However this does not have to be the case. Use these five quick tips to ensure you buy cheaply, yet wisely, every time.

 1.Many of us purchase travel insurance along with our holiday with the same company. This is a time-saving tactic that you really should not use. Compare the price of travel insurance from your holiday agent with a policy from a travel insurance specialist and you will find a startling difference in price. Holiday operators make a profit on travel insurance policies possibly as much as they do on the holiday and flights you have booked so look elsewhere for your policy.  

 2. Compile a list of things which you want to be covered against. If you have decided exactly what sort of policy you want and what you wish to be covered, it will make things easier when searching for travel insurance. For example, do you really need to be booking a policy that includes extra cover against extreme sports when you’re going on a relaxing city break?

 3.Using a price comparison website can also save you money. Its a simple case of typing in your holiday details, pressing enter, then they do the hard work, pinging back a comprehensive results list in minutes, giving you the chance to compare a whole range of different deals. This is an excellent way of saving time and possibly cash. However you are restricted to companies which are affiliated with the comparison website.

 4. Check excess prices. If the worst comes to the worst and you have to make a claim you will have to contribute to the costs in some cases by paying an excess. A high excess can lower the price of your overall quote dramatically, so the higher your excess, the lower your overall quote. This is a very risky idea which could set you back a lot of money if you need to make a claim. It’s best to choose an excess that seems like the average going rate amongst a range of insurers.  

vapourtrail460 150x150 A Guide To Finding Cheap Travel Insurance5.Going with a reputable insurer is a common sense tip that protects you in case the company goes bust. The travel industry can be volatile and we have seen how many companies have folded due to financial problems. If this happens with the insurer you have gone with, you may find that your policy is actually void and if you wish to make a claim you may find it extremely difficult.

The best prices for travel insurance at Flexicover for UK travel insurance provider Flexicover Direct.

Tips for Flying With a Toddler

flying with kids 300a 071510 150x150 Tips for Flying With a ToddlerSometimes it cannot be avoided, taking a child under two on a plane for an emergency trip. Perhaps you have heard (or even experienced) horror stories of being trapped on a plane for two hours while a baby screeched the entire time. Maybe, too, you were the person who sat next to the harried mother as she tried to soothe her squirming infant. To be the harbringer of such misery is not a welcome prospect.

However, a plane trip with a toddler or infant need not be a harrowing experience, for the mother or other passengers. By taking precaution and taking care of your child, you can arrange for an easy ride.

Have the child’s birth certificate ready: Though you don’t need to purchase a ticket for a child under two (the child can sit on your lap for the flight), you will need to show proof of your child’s age and custody. Be sure to have your child’s birth certificate handy when you show your ID at check-in.

Consolidate personal effects and baby’s things: Most airports will allow you to take a stroller to your gate, though you will have to put the stroller through the X-ray. Therefore, be prepared to watch over your child in this time. A younger baby in a car seat will be fine, but remember to keep a firm hand on a toddler of walking age so he doesn’t stray. To this end, it is best to check in as much luggage as possible and carry only the essentials – ID, money, wallet, diapers and baby items. Rather than carry a purse and diaper bag aboard, it is helpful to consolidate everything into one bag. Less to carry, less worry.

isa airplane 150x150 Tips for Flying With a ToddlerFeed and change baby before boarding: Keep your baby clean and happy before boarding, and transfer that good feeling as you enter the plane. Try to coincide your baby’s mealtime as close to your flight as possible, and always keep snacks ready for the flight to calm any fits (graham crackers for a solid eater, an extra bottle for an infant). If you breastfeed, consult with the airline before your flight to determine if there are any privacy options, like the possibility of an extra seat in the back of the plane to use. If your flight is full, keep a baby blanket on hand should the need to nurse arise.

Sometimes, a trip will not always go as planned, and your baby may need changing during flight. Anyone who has had the arduous task of changing a baby on board a plane will tell you it is not easy! Consult with the airline before you leave with regards to your options. You may find, too, you are flying with some very understand passengers who may be willing to help.

Bring a diversion: A favorite toy or blanket, a book, or a set of keys may provide entertainment for a child unwilling to nap during flight. By keeping the child’s focus in one place during the flight, you can prevent fits and distraction of other passengers.

Have a bottle or pacifier for the descent: A child’s ears can be very sensitive to the drop in air pressure as a plane makes it descent. Just as your own ears “pop” so will the child’s, and it is a pain they cannot understand or bear. While adults will chew gum to relieve the discomfort, a child cannot do the same, so it is important to have a pacifier or bottle handy during descent. The sucking motion will help ease the pain of pressure for the child.

Planning ahead and proper diversion will help make a child’s plane trip easier, for the child, the mother, and fellow passengers.

Kathryn Lively writes for journeyPod, luxury travel site and podcast.

The new € 647 million airport terminal at Alicante El Altet

The new Alicante El Altet, is now officially open.


alicante airport2 150x150 The new € 647 million airport terminal at Alicante El AltetThe new El Altet airport terminal was inaugurated on Wednesday 23rd March 2011 by Anea and the public Works Minister, Jose Blanco. Accompanying him at the ceremony was the Minister of Health, Leire Pajin, the President of the Generalitat, Francisco Camps, the President of Aena, Juan Lema, and the Mayors of Alicante and Elche, Sonia Castedo and Alejandro Soler. Many public institutions, regional, provincial and local representatives of business organisations and airlines were also present.

Open to the public.

It was opened the next day Thursday 24th March 2011 to the public. The project was part of a huge modernization project to put itself at the forefront of the Mediterranean tourist airport.

The general public feeling was that everything went very smoothly and the new terminal was a giant success.

The new terminal guarantees about 14,000 new jobs and over the past five years of construction it has employed about 7,500 workers.

It is hoped the airport will exceed 10 million passengers using the airport this year. El Altet has been one of the airports that has been least affected by the economic crisis


Since the airport first opened in March 1967, it has grown beyond all imagination, continuously adapting to the needs of the passengers.

The new terminal building is more than capable of handling 6,000 passengers an hour and carrying 20 million passengers a year and has now established itself as the premier airport in the whole of the province.

Being more spacious, functional and modern, the airport will make travelling more enjoyable.

El Altet airport currently offers flights to 75 domestic and international destinations paying special attention to the low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet. El Altet is Spain´s 6th busiest airport and the largest in the Murcia region.

Facilitiesaltetterminalfomento3 150x150 The new € 647 million airport terminal at Alicante El Altet

The terminal has:-

 *  An area of 333,500 m2,

*   98 check in desks

*   26 gates, each with passport control

*   16 baggage carousels

*   Automated baggage and screening system processing 7,880 bags per hour.

Many of the shops include :  Travel Mate, Tuc-Tuc, Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, Armani Jeans, Cottet, Longchamp, Hugo Boss, Gloria Ortiz, Desigual.

There is also Telepizza and Starbucks outlets.

There are drop off facilities right outside the departure area and a huge bus parking area on the bottom floor for passengers arriving and travelling with tour operators.. There is a large taxi rank out the arrivals hall as well.


new terminal 21 150x148 The new € 647 million airport terminal at Alicante El AltetAt the moment, Aena have deemed it unnecessary to build a second runway although they have reserved some land for possible expansion in the future.

Lets look forward to everyone enjoying the new facility and benefiting everyone in general.