Cool Campsites in the UK
Posted on 22nd May 2020
If you reside in the UK and looking forward to a summer holiday (especially after a very out-of-the-ordinary year so far), we’ve got a great range of campsites to park up the campervan and become one with nature. As expected, international travel is minimal (if at all) around the world, so local tourism businesses will happily welcome your holiday spending.
Good Passenger/Bad Passenger – which are you?
Posted on June 17, 2020
Some people are hard work as a car passenger. Yep, you know who we’re talking about and they literally ‘drive you to distraction’. Who’s knows, you might even be one yourself!
Bad passengers can make drivers stressed and distracted, and if they’re distracted then it’s dangerous for everyone. Remember these tips next time you are the passenger.
What makes a good passenger?
- Ask the driver if they are tired or in need of a break.
- Help with navigation, such as giving the driver plenty of time to get in the correct lane.
- Keeping an eye out for parking spaces.
- Sorting out the air conditioning, answering driver’s mobile and playing some easy-to-listen-to music. Don’t overdo it though – it’s unlikely your driver wants you changing things too often.
What makes a bad passenger?
- Constantly fiddling with the music, air conditioning and general fidgeting can be very distracting for the driver.
- Complaining about being late.
- Negative comments about the driving style.
- Starting an argument, or bringing up topics that are best left for when you can both sit down and discuss without distractions.
Tips when you have children in the car
- Take breaks on long road trips. This allows everyone to stretch their legs, make a toilet stop and fill your lungs with air.
- Make sure there are snacks and drinks in the car to keep ‘hanger’ at bay. A few lollies are fun to have in the car but eating too many can make everyone feel squeamish. Some fruit and water are refreshing, while sandwiches and crackers can fill them up.
- Is someone in the car prone to car sickness? Make sure they have an anti-nausea tablet before the trip (Sea Legs is great for young ones as well as adults), or have them wear Sea Bands. Seabands are a drug-free alternative which applies a constant pressure to the pulse points to relieve motion sickness. Available in adult and child sizes too.
Cool Campsites in the UK
Changes to Motorhome Depreciation Rate
Posted on 17th March 2020
There has been a big change to the depreciation rate on motor vehicles and motorhomes. New Zealand Customs recently announced there is a change in the depreciation rates applied to motor vehicles and motorhomes from 1st of March 2020.
How the Corona Virus affects the New Zealand Shipping Industry
Posted on 24th February 2020
As the Corona Virus gains momentum, businesses all around the world are falling on hard times. The New Zealand shipping industry has not gone without its worries and below are the main points to come from the latest meeting held by CBAFF (Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand Inc).
Tips when moving pets overseas
Posted on 11th January 2020
They’re part of the family, so it comes as no surprise when you move overseas you will consider moving your fur baby as well. If you have children, moving without a much-loved pet can be heart-wrenching. The calming effects an animal makes on a family may also help everyone adjust to a new life and a new town.
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