How to Plan a Memorable Bachelor Party

Yes, we love wedding ceremonies and parties as we can dance the night away, drink whatever we want to and celebrate the love between two people. But, what do we love even more? Yes, a bachelor party. Not only is this party here as the first in the row (the wedding’s coming up), but it’s also a great way to spend your friend’s last single days together. However, different groups of people organize different bachelor parties. Some feature the blinding lights of Las Vegas, others feature a board game and bottles of beer. So, what kind of bachelor party are you going to attend or throw? Not sure? Take a look at this guide as we will give you some ideas on how to throw a perfect bachelor party regardless of sexual preferences.

Chug up

What’s a bachelor party without drinks? Not paying attention to drinks is simply out of the question, so make sure to make this your priority when you start organizing the bachelor party. You can play this in many different ways, and each one depends on the actual location of your bachelor party. If it’s going to be a club, then you will have nothing to worry about. However, most bachelor parties start at home or a weekend house and this is where you will need to get the booze. Make sure that you know who’s drinking what, or if you want to play it safe, you can always simply get gin or whiskey or make it a cocktail party.

Hit the road

Another way to organize this bachelor party is to organize a small road trip. This could be done somewhere very close to the city or town where you live, so it would practically be a small weekend getaway to some other town or city. Or, you can also go completely The Hangover and book tickets to some exotic destinations such as Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia. The latter is always a very interesting option as it caters for all the needs that you want – you can explore the bush, or you can have an amazing time on the coast. Be that as it may, make sure that you book everything in advance – plane tickets and accommodation, and see if the groom has days off for the trip!

Add events

Next up, what are you going to do during the bachelor party? It simply won’t do just to listen to music and drink, so it’s up to you and your friends to think of some very exciting activities. This is also the case if you opt for a trip someplace exotic, as you actually need to plan your activities in advance– you cannot just wander around not knowing what to do. If you happen to go to Australia, one of the options could be to visit a great strip club in Sydney – no matter if you’re straight or gay, you will most definitely have fun here. This will also be a complete success if the groom is straight. 

Lights, camera, action!

Finally, no matter what you choose and what you do, don’t forget to record everything! This will a night to remember, so make sure that you have plenty of battery left and space in order to record every single second of your amazing bachelor trip. You can use these photos and recordings afterwards to make an amazing vlog that you will share among yourselves – can we agree on how awesome a memory this is? Then again, perhaps you will be in The Hangover 4, so you need photos to remember what happened the previous night!

Organizing a bachelor party is always so much fun. In order to organize the best one yet, make sure that you make a checklist of all the things that need to be done, and go slowly over each. If you do this the right way, you will have the time of your life. After all, it’s not important where you are, but who you are with.

Peter Minkoff is a gay travel and lifestyle writer. Besides writing, he worked as a travel journalist for many publications in Australia and the UK. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.

Peter Minkoff ist ein schwuler Reise- und Lifestyle-Autor. Er arbeitete als Reisejournalist für viele Publikationen in Australien und Großbritannien. Folge Peter auf Facebook und Twitter für weitere Tipps.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Summer Vacation

We were doing our best to stay fit and healthy for the summer, and now that it’s here, what now? Well, it seems that we definitely need to keep going and pay attention to all the things that we eat, drink, do, just in order to stay healthy during our summer vacation. Imagine working so hard to get that damn booty so well-rounded or your abs picture-perfect just so that you get sick and stay in bed the whole summer vacation. Awful, indeed. So, take a look at a couple of ways in which you can make sure that you stay completely healthy this summer!

Healthy snacks, always

Summer is probably the season when we don’t actually get hungry that often. Could it be because of the heat, or perhaps we have so much fun in the sun that we forget about hunger, it’s not known. But it’s true. So, in order to make the best out of this situation, it’s important not to snack on junk food, as it will never do you any good. Not for your body, and not for your health. This is why you should stack yourself with healthy snacks, such as healthy nuts, high-protein nutrition bars, or fruit. The latter is always a great option for the beach for example, as it’s not only healthy but incredibly refreshing as well. 

Take your vitamins

Sometimes, we don’t actually get all the vitamins that our body needs. Summer is even worse in this case, as we, as already mentioned, forget to eat and are constantly trying to find new ways to have fun and enjoy the sun. Due to the fact that we don’t eat regularly or simply eat whatever comes to hand, we should make sure we’re taking all the important vitamins and nutrients our body needs. Apart from the regular magnesium, vitamin D or iron, we should take something for our heart and cardiovascular health, such as the CoQ10 pills that will also help with the oxidation of our system. Remember that your health is the most important thing that you own, and you really want to keep special attention to it during summertime. You definitely don’t want to get crazy right now!

Your face matters

Skincare is also a form of being healthy, so it doesn’t matter that this is not your first association upon hearing the word “healthy”, but sunscreen is definitely something you always need to have with you, especially during summertime. Even though not many people know that it’s important to use sunscreen in winter as well, most of us know that the summer sun is quite dangerous, and that the UV sunrays are quite harmful. Choosing a good sunscreen will definitely help your face skin and health. 

H2O to the rescue

Thank God and people are finally aware of the importance of hydration! But the point is to know exactly when you need to drink water. For example, many people fail to do so during summertime, which can cause fatigue and sluggishness. What can make this worse is travelling and spending time in the sun, so it’s important to always have a bottle of water next to you. It’s still a question how much water a day you should drink, but make sure that it’s around 2 liters. Drinking plenty of water and hydration in general is not only important for your face or skin, but for your general health as well. Your organs need water in order to function normally, your metabolism will get better, and your brain will work in a better way. 

Get enough zzzs

As the final piece of advice on how to stay healthy during your summer holidays is that you always sleep as much as you need, which is, to remind you, 7 or 8 hours a night. Yes, there will be times during which you will be gaying your way through the crowd of dancing people, but make sure that you get rested afterwards, and don’t party every single night. Sometimes your body needs to recover from dancing, let alone alcohol and whatever-else-you-took, so make sure you have your alarm clock ready nearby. Or a picture of sheep if in need to count them. 

So what’s our goal this summer? Yes, have fun obviously, find a boyfriend or a crush / one-night stand. But the most important one is definitely staying healthy. Without that, we wouldn’t be able to achieve other goals!

Peter Minkoff is a gay travel and lifestyle writer. Besides writing, he worked as a travel journalist for many publications in Australia and the UK. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.

Peter Minkoff ist ein schwuler Reise- und Lifestyle-Autor. Er arbeitete als Reisejournalist für viele Publikationen in Australien und Großbritannien. Folge Peter auf Facebook und Twitter für weitere Tipps.

5 Best Ways to Relax After a Long Flight

Traveling is always so much fun, but if we travel to distant destinations, then we face jet lag, one of the worst feelings in the world. So it’s safe to say that with traveling long distances, you gain some, you lose some, in this case sleep. However, this is a small price to pay for a good trip, especially because there are reasons how to overcome this problem. So, if you have a long trip ahead of you, this is how you can fight off your jet lag:

Spend the day in the nature

It doesn’t matter where you went, coming back home is always difficult. However, what could make you feel slightly happier is not going straight home, but actually spending the day in nature. Exposure to daylight is a very powerful and natural tool that can definitely help you out. This is why, if you’re feeling sleepy (which is one of the main symptoms of jet lag), go outside and spend the day in the sun. Go to the closest park and spend the day with your friends there. It’s important to go somewhere that’s very light and relaxing, so local beaches or parks will do just fine. However, if the weather is not good, you might be in trouble and have to move to a different tip.

Stay active

While your initial idea after a long flight would be to relax, you can also stay active. Exercising early in the morning or late afternoon (good sex can also count as an activity, for your information!) will certainly revitalize you. However, make sure not to exercise very close to your bedtime as it can be counterproductive.

Relax in your home

Probably the first idea of any of us would be to go home and relax in the comfort of our own home. And this is generally an amazing idea, but make sure that you actually know how to relax. Go home, take off your clothes, take out your candle supplies and light them up, prepare yourself a warm bath and simply relax. A warm bath can really be incredibly powerful and will certainly revitalize you, give you that freshness that you need and wake you up or make you hit those zzzs that you’re missing.

Drink natural tea

Drinking coffee or drinks rich in caffeine will certainly keep you up for some time, but it’s not always the healthiest choice. Instead, you might opt for some more natural drinks, such as a cup of natural tea. The best drink to recharge your body and your mind is a natural brew of Yerba Mate, ginkgo biloba and ginseng. However, it might be quite difficult to prepare it yourself, so if you lack the ingredients or you cannot find an already made mixture, you can opt for a cup of chamomile, lavender or valerian tea. Also, green tea and green matcha tea are also great options that will boost your energy levels a bit.

Mind what showers you take

As far as showers are concerned, you might think that it doesn’t matter what kind of shower you should take and this is where you would be wrong. In case of jet lag, make sure to take a cold shower in the evening and a warm one in the morning. This will release melatonin, also known as the sleep-regulation hormone, as it becomes triggered in sudden temperature changes in the body.

Take a nap

If you land in the afternoon and hit straight home, the chances of you going to bed and falling asleep are very high – and if you sleep 8 hours then you will wake up somewhere in the middle of the night, and what have you done? Nothing. This is why the only way to include sleep in your anti-jet lag process is to take short naps, also known as power naps. These will help you relax for just a bit but will also give you that energy boost that you need to survive until your usual bedtime.

We all love to sleep, and it seems that as we grow older, the more we appreciate sleep. However, it’s not healthy to always sleep, and this is why you should try whatever you can do to fight your jet lag. Not only is it unhealthy, but it’s also quite nerve-wracking. Try out these simple tips and you will see the difference.

Peter Minkoff is a gay travel and lifestyle writer. Besides writing, he worked as a travel journalist for many publications in Australia and the UK. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.

Peter Minkoff ist ein schwuler Reise- und Lifestyle-Autor. Er arbeitete als Reisejournalist für viele Publikationen in Australien und Großbritannien. Folge Peter auf Facebook und Twitter für weitere Tipps.

5 Reasons Why Sydney is a Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Sydney is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and when it comes to your perfect honeymoon it’s definitely at the top of the list as well. After all, Sydney has plenty to offer to its visitors and your romantic getaway will undoubtedly be filled with various activities and memorable experiences. If you’re still deciding where to spend this love-celebrating vacation with your spouse, check out what makes Sydney so irresistible to couples all over the world.

Nature and scenery are amazing

Also called the city of thousand beaches, Sydney can turn out to be the perfect backdrop for your romantic photos. After all, the nature and scenery of this city is breathtaking. And that doesn’t only include the marvelous sandy beaches. Sydney also features amazing parks and gardens. Its unique flora will undoubtedly leave you breathless and provide the pleasant greenery everybody needs when they’re relaxing and enjoying themselves. With the Blue Mountains surrounding the city, you won’t be missing on landscape views one bit.

Thrilling city attractions

Sydney offers the best of both worlds to its visitors. Aside from the picturesque natural scenery it also features a gorgeous cityscape with plenty of attractions to keep the couple entertained. For starters, the historical tours in The Rocks suburb are really interesting, showing you the old architecture and even a couple of mysteries of the area. Choose among various museums that will amaze you with its design and exhibitions. Visit the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower and Opera House. Go down to the Queen Victoria Building for a unique shopping experience. The options are endless.

Enjoy the diverse food culture

If you and your spouse appreciate the taste of excellent cuisine and wine, Sydney won’t leave you disappointed. After all, you’ll hardly find another place that offers so many diverse food and beverage options. Thanks to the cultural diversity in Sydney, you can literally find dishes from all over the world to satisfy your palate. What’s more, you have an amazing selection of smaller cafes, fancy restaurants and lovely street food stalls for different occasions. And with Australia being so big on wine culture, the options you’ll have, from unique blends to tasty organic red wine, will make every dining experience more special.

Explore the buzzing nightlife

While you may like to relax during the day, the nighttime in Sydney is where the streets and the bars come to life. And as you can imagine, there are plenty of bars that are perfect for romantic couples. If you like the noise and the crowds you’ll find your place among the Sydneysiders rather quickly. In case this is your jam definitely visit Oxford Street. But, the best part of Sydney’s night life is the ability to easily find a bar that will provide you with great cocktails and music, but also a more intimate atmosphere with less noise so that you can comfortably cuddle up and enjoy the course of the evening without having to shout at each other in order to communicate.

5. Get the feel of fun activities

As mentioned, Sydney is a city that provides its citizens and visitors with plenty to do. In that respect, the two of you won’t have time to even think about feeling bored. Cycling is one of the more popular activities for couples as it allows you to check out beaches and other areas in a more interesting manner. A jet boat ride will delight the adventurers. The two of you can also visit the Blue Mountains and explore the scenic rainforest so close to this modern city. You can also swim with the dolphins at Port Stephens. And a trip to Hunter Valley will let you taste some of the finest wines, cheeses and chocolates. There’s something to do for everyone and sharing these experiences with your loved one will only strengthen your bond.

If Sydney turns out to be your choice for the perfect honeymoon don’t hesitate to check out everything the city has to offer before you even book your tickets. After all, this will allow you to create an itinerary and find activities and attractions that you really wouldn’t want to miss, especially when you’re together on a vacation that celebrates your love.

 

Peter Minkoff is a gay travel and lifestyle writer. Besides writing, he worked as a travel journalist for many publications in Australia and the UK. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.

Peter Minkoff ist ein schwuler Reise- und Lifestyle-Autor. Er arbeitete als Reisejournalist für viele Publikationen in Australien und Großbritannien. Folge Peter auf Facebook und Twitter für weitere Tipps.