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Where to Escape the Concrete Jungle with Your Kids

With summer finally here, it could be a good thing to leave your busy city to get some fresh air, even if it’s just for a weekend. What are the best places in which you could enjoy spending some time with your kids? Let’s break this down in more detail, shall we?

A Day At The Lake

Spending an entire day at the lake could be a perfect pick: it’s relatively easy to plan, not expensive and could be a lot of fun. For example, this is a go-to plan for people that are fostering a child or simply relying on fostering allowance, since it’s a truly enjoyable experience, with very limited costs.

Going For A Walk On The Hills

A walk is something that everyone enjoys and usually, outside of your concrete jungle, it’s full of good walking places you and your kids will enjoy. Connecting your kids to nature is something that must be done when they’re young, so they start to understand why is important to respect the environment and how exciting spending some time outside of the city could be.

If The Weather Is With You…

…And you live in a country that lets you do it, a day at the pool could be the best way to kickoff a weekend away with your kids. Not only because of the fact that kids usually love diving into the swimming pool, but also because it’s good to have some fun time for you too. My personal advice: try to find a pool that is distant from your city, maybe one on the hills!

If It’s More Than A Weekend

Many are the destinations you can choose for your holiday with your kids. Try to avoid cities (since this is the whole point of this article, in the end) unless they have some historical sights to see. For example, a trip to Rome in Italy could be a great pick for you and your kids. First of all, the hills are ages away from the city centre, but with great connections to it. That’s why staying there could be a great “best of both worlds”.

To Conclude

As said above, it’s important for you to let your kids understand the fact that they must leave the city sometimes. It’s that important for their own health and also for their education. Hopefully, these tips will be helpful.

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Tips for Relocating to Australia

Relocating to Australia can look like an immense task. Moving to a country, and a continent, on the other side of the world is a tough and brave call to make. It’s very popular with the young, who take up jobs on the farms and other menial work. However, most people move out there for the sun and to start again.

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Here are our tips to help you relocate to Australia:

Take plenty of sun cream

With average temperatures nearing 30 degrees, be sure to bring plenty of sun protection. You don’t want to be caught out or become ill. Bearing in mind some temperatures reach near 50 degrees (or maybe more considering the rise in temperatures over the years), bring what you need or be sure to pick up sun protection up when you land.

Make sure you have the right visa

Australia has its infamous points system as well as its rigorous visa system. Be sure you have the right visa though. This largely depends on your purpose for moving to Australia (study, work etc.) and where you’re from. There are plenty of official sites out there that have all the info you need to get the right visa. Start digging.

Change your driver’s license

Assuming you already have an overseas driver’s license, you’ll need to obtain a state driving license within the first 3 months of your arrival to continue driving. If your visa is temporary, then you’ll be able to drive on your overseas license for 12 months before you need to obtain a new one.

Open a new bank account

Bring all your identification documents with you when you open up an account – you won’t be able to open one up if you cannot prove your identity. You’ll need your visa as well, just to be on the safe side. Once completed, you’ll be able to withdraw funds and deposit savings at your leisure.

Choose a removals company

Getting your goods and belongings from home to Australia needs the assistance of a great removals team. There are loads online that can be of assistance. Your best bet is finding a comparison site. From Compare My Move to bestglobalmovers.com you’ll easily find the right team that will get your goods to the other side of the world without an issue.

Sort out your healthcare

There are two options for healthcare in Australia; Medicare and Private Healthcare Insurance. Medicare is something that all permanent visa holders and Australian citizens all benefit from and covers free treatments. You’ll have to register for Medicare when you arrive and it is recommended that you visit a Medicare office during the first 7 to 10 days after you arrive. You may be required to take out private healthcare insurance depending on your visa. There are …

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