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4 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge During Summer

As if my list of places I want to visit wasn’t long enough, we’ve been going through out Lonely Planet book to see if there is anywhere we’ve missed! When choosing our honeymoon there were a few places that came up over and over again, mostly places in Asia, Canada and the United States of America.

That’s not really a surprise, but here’s one place that was in our top 8, Breckenridge.

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Summer dog-sledding

Okay, why did nobody tell me this was a thing?! If you’re ever having a bad day, just Google ‘Summer dog sledding Breckenridge‘, and I promise you you’ll feel better. The dogs at Snow Cap Sled Dogs require year round training, so it doesn’t need to be snowy to go on a sled ride!

Cost ranges from $20 to $75 per person depending on the tour, whether you just want to meet the little pups or whether you’d like to go on a full expedition. Booking is required to avoid disappointment, because I know i’d be REALLY disappointed if I was in the area and didn’t get a chance to do this.

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Gondolas & ski lifts

I’m probably a little bias here, because as most of you already know, my best friend asked me to marry him at the top of a mountain over-looking the Alps after getting a cable car. The views from being tens of thousands of feet in the sky is absolutely incredible, and you don’t go home with sore legs. Most importantly, it’s perfect when you don’t have much time spare but you want to enjoy the beautiful views from the top of a mountain.

The Breckenridge gondola is 7,592 feet long and takes a quick 10 minutes from town to the base of Peak 8. The best thing about the Breckenridge gondola is that it’s completely free! There’s absolutely no reason not to go up and you can do up more than once. Don’t forget your wallet though because there are restaurants and a pub at the top.

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Photo credit: Ray Ferrone

Hiking trails

Whenever I’m looking to book a holiday, whether it’s a short trip or a long vacation, somewhere we can go on beautiful hikes is usually at the top of the list. Unsurprisingly Colorado offers outstanding hiking trails with stunning views. No matter what your ability there are plenty of routes to choose from.

After browsing TripAdvisor and Instagram the 6.8 mile path around Mohawk Lakes is on my bucket list. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for camping, fishing, fly fishing and hiking. Other popular trails include Quandary Peak, the McCullough Gulch Trail and Tenderfoot Mountain trail.

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I’m crazy lucky that I live by the sea in one of the most stunning parts of the country, Cornwall. Whenever I get the opportunity I go for a paddle in my kayak around the coast and admire the gorgeous scenery. I’ve always wanted to try kayaking somewhere different though, and Colorado has made my list.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountain peaks, Lake Dillon looks like an incredible way to spend the day on the crystal clear water. As if there weren’t enough options located right in the heart of Summit County, the world famous Arkansas River is a short drive away.

For those looking for a true adventure, you can also take whitewater kayak down one of Summit County’s moving waterways. The 1,800-foot Breckenridge Kayak Park is the longest in the state and includes 15 water features that challenge all levels of boaters. I’ve never tried it before, but I’m willing to give anything a go once!

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How to get to Breckenridge from the UK

Denver International Airport is just 1 and a ½ hours from Breckenridge. Once in Denver, you can either opt for an airport transfer to Breckenridge or head on your own mountain road trip. We recommend hiring a car so you can take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife, en route!

Remember, you will need to apply for travel authorisation under ESTA before you travel. UK citizens must also have an electronic passport to be eligible for visa-free travel to the US. You won’t need any vaccinations though!

2018-06-04T00:53:53+00:00 May 31, 2017|Travel|

54 Tips For Mind-Blowing Sex C/O Men and Women Across the Globe! [NSFW]

What if I told you there was a list of the best sex tips from men and women worldwide collated into one list? I’ve saved you the effort of trawling the web, asking friends and evenings of trial and error. Here’s a bunch of sex tips that people wish you knew in the bedroom, and they’ve shared their top tips for mind-blowing sex:

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  1. The neck, guys. Girls like the neck, guys like the neck. Everyone likes the neck. (No but really, it’s super sensitive. Use that to your advantage.)
  2. When she says “just like that” it means “just like that”. Don’t speed up. Don’t slow down.
  3. If you love the person you’re having sex with, incorporate your love as much as possible. Kisses, hand-holding, caressing. Treat that person like Bob Ross treats his paintings. Its like the cream/custard/jelly in the middle of a doughnut you thought was plain.
  4. Oral sex, learn it, use it and eat pineapples
  5. Listen. Seriously it sounds ridiculously simple, but you’d be surprised.
  6. Foreplay really does work.
  7. Don’t always expect a blow job if you’re not willing to go down on a woman in return.
  8. Be vocal. Say what you want, say what feels good, say what doesn’t. Either communicate with your partner, or don’t be upset when it’s mediocre.
  9. Eye contact. Not too creepy though. I like watching his reaction anyway.
  10. Here’s one that requires little to no effort or skill. Compliment, compliment, compliment. Your partner will feel better, more confident, comfortable and receptive.
  11. Don’t be afraid to squeeze her tits.
  12. Use coconut oil but not with latex condoms.
  13. Men, lift her up a bit if you are in missionary, use that angle to make her lose her mind.
  14. Don’t be afraid to laugh together. Sex is a ridiculous and hilarious series of acts. The best sex I ever had was when my partner and I were not afraid to be goofy and silly and just enjoy each other.
  15. Say the word fuck a lot, smile, be confident in what you’re doing.
  16. Don’t give up when going down.
  17. Foreplay. Foreplay foreplay foreplay foreplay foreplay.
  18. Keep things wet. No one wants raw skin on skin rubbing and tugging. Use your mouth to really lather up that bad boy. That way, not only is it easier for your to get your mouth around it, but hand jobs are way more enjoyable.
  19. Good sex = good intimacy. Reason why high school sex sucks, you gotta be hiding without even having enough time to make yourself comfortable.
  20. Suggest inviting somebody into the bedroom to spice things up. Remember, don’t choose a friend because things can get messy (and not in a good way!). Try an escort or a meet up website.
  21. For the love of God, don’t fake it. It doesn’t help you or him. Exaggerating a little might help if the guy isn’t getting your cues, but don’t outright fake everything. TELL US WHAT MIGHT WORK BETTER.
  22. If you’re male: Moan, don’t be silent! Oh and don’t close your eyes all the time, some people interpret this wrong.
  23. While you are moving your mouth up and down, swirl your tongue from side to side for extra sensation.
  24. Play with his balls while you suck him, the dual stimulation is apparently quite enjoyable.
  25. HAVE FUN. Nothing is sexier than a girl having fun.
  26. Think of it as a dance and your bodies are moving in your own rhythm. I was terrible on top until I came to this conclusion and dated a drummer. It helps.
  27. If you are a busy couple, plan time to turn your cellphones off and your partner on.
  28. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
  29. Biting (gently) and sucking their bottom lip while kissing.
  30. Men are not mind readers. Some guys need to be coaxed or guided or outright told what is working and what is not. It may be awkward initially, but it will help in the long run.
  31. Girls won’t admit it, but they do like to get fucked really hard.
  32. When she gets home and is ready to relax, undo her bra and scratch lightly under where the strap has been all day.
  33. Ice tongue, Simply place ice cubes in mouth for 30 seconds. Remove ice cube and go down.
  34. BDSM. Do it. It’s fun. Until It’s not fun. Then Stop.
  35. Talk dirty.
  36. Everyone is different. Pay attention.
  37. Don’t be selfish. Make sure she finishes too.
  38. Surprise your other half by introducing sex toys into the bedroom.
  39. Ab workouts. Nothing sucks more than getting down to do the dirty and realising you don’t have the stamina or abs to do what you want for as long as you want.
  40. Practice.
  41. I like people touching my boobs during sex. Don’t stop touching them.
  42. Don’t be shy, get naked (all the way naked) and enjoy it. That’s the goal.
  43. Quit tugging on my dick so Goddamn hard.
  44. Nibble on the earlobe. All the women I’ve been with it’s driven them crazy.
  45. Kisses everywhere, make sure not a single part of her body goes untouched.
  46. You gotta be a good kisser. Nothing is more important to get (and keep) things going.
  47. Start slow. Let there be a build up and make him beg for it before you give him everything he wants.
  48. Listen also to a mans breathing and learn to recognise his pattern for general enjoyment and to try and make the experience more varied.
  49. Use lube for anal and don’t be afraid to use copious amounts. It pays off in the end. Also first time for girls hurts so go slow and when she says stop, pull your dick out and cuddle like a real man. She deserves it.
  50. A blow job shouldn’t be like a car ride; boring and generally going in one direction. It should be like a roller coaster, fun and varied and always something new to keep you excited.
  51. Don’t do anything you don’t want to do.
  52. I like to put a little lotion in my hand to make it glide easier.
  53. No teeth. Ever. Bad.
  54. Touch and tease, kiss and whisper, don’t just dive right into things, but ease in and raise the temperature inch by inch until you’re both worked up.


2018-03-29T13:48:31+00:00 May 30, 2017|Health|

5 things you need to consider when your loved one dies

Losing a loved is one of the most difficult of times, with the maelstrom of emotions you are going through, it can be difficult to get the practical things done. So here we’ve put together a checklist of five things to consider at this time and some additional sources of information that may be of help to you:    

Certificates and registration

One of the first things you’ll need to do when a loved one dies is to obtain a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor. You’ll need this certificate to register the death, which in itself needs to be done within five days (or eight days in Scotland). It will also be helpful to take the following with you when you go to register the death: their birth certificate, NHS medical card or number and their marriage or civil partnership certificate.

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It may be that you’ll need additional copies of the death certificate so that you can make claims to pensions and savings etc., as photocopies do not usually suffice. The government website has some helpful information relating to the steps you need to take at this time and also offers a “tell us once” service to ease the process (ask the registrar if this service is available in your area and ask for a reference number so that you can utilise the service).   

Following wishes

It may be your loved one left wishes relating to organ donation or bequeathing their body to medical science, so ensure these wishes are met. If this is not the case, then consider the funeral arrangements. If your loved one hasn’t made their wishes known, then consider what the person would have wished for, what you can reasonably do, what you can afford and what will help you and your close family the most. Talk to your chosen funeral home about the arrangements and enlist the help of friends and family. If your loved one wasn’t religious and you’re not sure what form the funeral should take, then enlist the help of the British Humanist Society.    

Financing a funeral

Funerals can be expensive, but there are a number of ways to finance them, from insurance policies to pre-paid funeral plans and the deceased’s estate. If you are claiming Pension Credit, you may be eligible for help from the social fund.

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Paperwork and administration

When a loved one dies, there is a ream of paperwork and administration tasks that need to be completed. You’ll need to inform the tax office, bank, insurance company, mortgage provider, social services, utility companies and more. In addition, you should return the deceased’s passport and driving licence to the relevant authorities. AgeUK has a checklist you can work your way through to ensure everything necessary is taken care of. 

Selling an inherited property

If you are going through probate and have a house to sell; then consider a “quick sale” company to ease the sales process. Though you’ll be made an offer below the market value, it could be that the ease of having a swift sale is what you need. If you are selling a property that you have inherited, consider an experienced firm such as Probate Purchasers, who purchase homes directly from executors, meaning you’ll have a hassle-free sale that cuts out the ‘middleman’ and helps you make savings on some of the associated costs. Most of all, they’ll help the whole process go swiftly and conveniently. 

When someone dies there is a lot to deal with, but we hope you’ll now know what the next steps to take are; and where you can find more information and additional help.

2018-05-10T21:24:46+00:00 May 23, 2017|Post|
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