How To Make The Most Of Your Next Trip



Are you planning a trip soon? Then as much as you’re going to be excited about it, you’re also going to want to be sure that you can enjoy it too. When you travel, things can feel stressful. And time always flies! So, if you’re someone that definitely doesn’t want to be home again before you know it and feel as if you’ve missed out on a bunch of things, here’s how you can plan your trip to get the most out of it.

Book In Advance

So first of all, where you can, you’re going to want to make sure that you book as much as you can in advance. Here, we’re talking about things like attraction tickets or even restaurants. If you want to be sure that you get to go to all of the places that you want, this can mean that you’re not disappointed. But at the same time, it can be cheaper too and help you to make sure that your time is well planned.

Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone

It’s so easy to be in a habit when you travel. But if you do things differently, like speaking to people or trying new food, it can help you to get out of your comfort zone.

Beat The Jet Lag

And lastly, you’re definitely going to want to be sure that jet lag isn’t a problem! If you want to enjoy your time there, you need to try and beat it. Here, the below infographic can be a lot of help for you here.



Infographic Design By From: mattressadvisor.com



*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 


Five Family-friendly Towns In Pennsylvania to Visit This Summer



This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Image By Christopher "Rice" from Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America (DSC_0187) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons


If you would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and take the kids somewhere you haven’t been to, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer. From amusement parks to great walks and outdoor centers and museums, you can have a lot of fun if you visit the state. Below you will find a few towns that are known to be family friendly and great for summer vacations. 

Pittsburgh

To find everything in one place, you might want to book a vacation in Pittsburgh. You can spend a day exploring the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and then head to town to try some of the local dishes or explore the amusement parks and kids’ museums. Your kids will love the local specialty, the Poutine, which is basically fries with gravy. You can find so much to do that a couple of weeks will not be enough and you might want to come back later.

Lancaster

You will love Dutch Wonderland and other amusement parks in Lancaster. There is a science museum and loads of parks where you can have a walk. The town boasts with family offers and tours, and you are guaranteed to never get bored. There are plenty of day trip opportunities, such as the Strasburg Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. If you arrive with younger boys, they are going to enjoy every moment of the trip. 


Lehigh Valley 

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In case your kids love art and crafts, you must visit Lehigh Valley. Home to the Crayola Experience, they can find out more about how crayons are made, and pick up some new art supplies for home. Other attractions include the National Canal Museum and the Da Vinci Science Center. Of course, there’s plenty to do for adrenaline-hungry kids, too, at the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.


Philadelphia 

To get the shops, world-famous attractions, and the convenience of public transport, you might want to visit Philadelphia, too. While it is larger in size, you can choose a great child-friendly accommodation in the suburbs. You can find indoor and outdoor playgrounds, science museums, such as the Franklin Institute, and even the first zoo of America. If you are looking for a place to exercise and get fit, visit the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse with football fields. 


Hershey

One of the underrated travel spots of America, Hershey is a great place to have a chocolate-themed vacation. Visit the Hershey Story Museum to find out as much as possible about the history of chocolate and how the best treats are made. There are also great chocolate tours to go on, and some of them are free. Kids can create their own candy or taste various chocolate while staying in Hershey. 

If you would like to visit some of the hidden gems of America, head to Pennsylvania, where you can find great family-friendly attractions and activities. Avoid the crowd and discover some of the best amusement parks, water centers, and zoos in the region on your relaxing vacation. 

Licealiz Rolls Out Nationwide Kilusang Kontra Kuto Year 3


As pediculosis capitis or head lice infestation continues to be a concern in public schools in the Philippines, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz has led the nationwide rollout of Kilusang Kontra Kuto or KKK. 

As a part of the mission to create a kuto-free Philippines, Kilusang Kontra Kuto, a coalition of head lice prevention experts and advocates led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, the Department of Education or DepEd, UP Manila College of Public Health, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, and Drugstores Association of the Philippines, was created. 

Now on its third year, they want to make its impact bigger and its reach wider in order to eliminate kuto by educating the public about the problem. They will be visiting different schools in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

According to a study conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines, head lice infestation is still considered as the second most common health problem in public schools in the Philippines next to tooth decay. While it may not be a fatal condition, attention must still be given to this persistent condition which commonly found in school children.

Here are some problems that head lice can cause if left untreated:

It can cause other serious infections.

The surface of our skin is filled with different kinds of bacteria. According to Dr. Arlene Bertuso from University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health, while lice itself can’t cause infections, “severe scratching caused by allergic reactions to the insects’ saliva can cause the scalp to break, therefore increasing the chance of a secondary bacterial infection.” 

It can decrease self-confidence in a child and the parents.
Head lice or kuto often has a negative connotation due to its association with poor hygiene and low social status, which can cause a child to lose confidence, especially around his or her peers. However, the child isn’t the only one affected as the parents can also experience loss of confidence. Parents whose child has been infected with head lice feel embarrassed since they feel like they exhibited poor parenting by letting their child get head lice infestation.
It decreases academic or work productivity.
Itchiness and inflammation are effects from the bites of head lice. The irritation caused by the bites of the head lice can disrupt concentration in school or at work, hence affecting productivity. It can also cause loss of sleep, which can then lead to irritability, short attention span and lack of focus. 

In addition to that, “it dramatically affects the school performance of children because of the discomfort and social stigma it causes,” as stated in the study by DepEd and the University of the Philippines.
Misinformation can cause more damage.

Myths and superstitions are already ingrained in Filipino culture and society. Kuto is surrounded by several of these myths and misconceptions that can be harmful to the infested such as the use of mayonnaise or kerosene and wrapping the child’s head with plastic overnight. Contrary to popular belief, lice can also be acquired at any age and by any gender. Incorrect information like these can lead to untreated head lice, which can spread quickly to the whole family or to the whole class simply through physical contact with one infested person.

Head lice is often overlooked or disregarded despite its many negative impacts, but this problem can be solved with correct information and appropriate control methods. Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo is an effective solution to eliminate and prevent head lice.


To know more about the activities of Kilusang Kontra Kuto led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.