Aug 8 2018

Passing the time as a passenger during a road-trip

We all know that a road trip can be fun and exciting, a journey to see a new location, hanging out with friends and just enjoying the freedom that the open road has to offer. However, we are also aware the distances between sights can be long as well as tedious. There are however a number of options and activities that you can partake in to keep yourself occupied. The options are limitless and regardless if you prefer rocking out, taking in a good book or enjoying a mobile game there is something perfect for everyone.

Firstly a great way to pass the time on a road trip is with a good audiobook. We understand many people can feel nauseous and unwell if they are reading in the car so audiobooks are a perfect alternative to that. Companies such as audible provide a large variety of audiobooks that are perfect for road trips of any length. Pick the right book and the trip will be over before you know it.

Another perfect way to pass the time as a passenger is to immerse yourself in the fun of a mobile game. Whether you prefer virtual poker and slots or puzzle and adventure games, there is a game to suit everyone that will help pass the time on a lengthy trip. In som areas, mobile games can offer a unique experience. Being able to get lost in the enjoyment of your favourite mobile game will make time pass quickly and you will be surprised at just how quick the drive went.

Finally, if you are lucky enough to have friends who share similar taste in music the drive can fly by. Singing along to the latest hits or classics is a great way to spend the journey and enjoy yourself. Being able to relax with the best music will surely mean the trip flashes by.


May 11 2018

Holiday Entertainment

While a holiday vacation may be fun, there are times when everyone may need some additional entertainment or even some alone time. When this occurs, it is important to have something as a backup. In this current era, technology is so prevalent and Wi-Fi so accessible that it makes sense to use what you have at your fingertips – your mobile phone. With this in mind, this article will list a number of different game options that can be played in this manner.

As long as you have access to Wi-Fi or have data on your phone, playing games on holiday is an easy way to stay entertained. The game options are almost endless. For example, there are a number of different games that require some actual thinking. Brain teasers such as Sudoku and word searches can keep you active for hours as you try to solve the problems that are presented.

For something more fun but that can potentially be lucrative, there are online casinos, each offering a huge selection of different games. Slots for example, offer an easy way to pass the time while virtual table games offer something slightly more complex, requiring some strategy on the part of the player. Different casinos offer various game options so it is important to check out all the different options.

There are numerous other games that can be played that require varying levels of skills. Some players like to have convoluted games that need slow build ups while others prefer the convenience of quickly finishing games such as Candy Crush. At the end of the day, there are so many different game options that you are bound to find something to entertain you, and if you get bored, there are plenty more options.


Mar 17 2017

Enjoy Your Mobile Slot Games on Long Car Journeys

Technology has changed our lives forever, and no technology is more powerful than the internet. Not since the invention of the wheel has the world taken on a technology as it has with the internet. There are many reasons for this, with the biggest being convenience of access.

In the past when you took long drives as a passenger, there was little to do. Yes, you could listen to music or read a book, but that was about it. Then the internet came along, followed by smart phones, and now you have the world in your hands.

No More Boring Rides

For casino game enthusiasts, remote access to a casino provides enjoyable new ways to play your favourite slot games. You no longer need to drive up to a physical location to enjoy your favourite slot game. The only conditions that can hamper your enjoyment are access to the internet, and availability of your favourite slot games on mobile, or whether your favourite casino provides a mobile gaming portal. Without access to a casino with the provision for mobile gaming, you’re pretty much out of options.

Playing slot games when on a long drive is enjoyable for three reasons.

  • One is that you stand the chance of winning money while travelling.
  • The second is that you get to kill the boredom that comes with sitting in a car doing nothing for hours.
  • The third is that you get to practice.

There are many slot games that can be played for free. Players can take the opportunity to master these types of games when on long drives so that they grow confident enough to stake money. However, playing casino slot games when travelling is only advisable if you are a passenger; always keep in mind that safety comes first.


Jun 16 2015

Car repairs you can do at home

change tyre

If, like may of us, you are keen to save money by avoiding expensive garage bills, there are many repairs that you can do yourself.

1. Changing tyres

To replace worn-out or flat tyres, you will need a jack and a wrench to remove the hub-cap and wheel nuts. There are detailed instructions on wiki how. Having the knowledge to change a tyre yourself is a great way to boost your confidence; especially if you are worried about finding yourself with a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere.

2. Replacing Air Filters

Fresh air is essential to ensure the efficacy of your car’s ventilation system. Air filters generally need to be replaced every 15,000 miles or so. You can check whether they need replacing by lifting up the bonnet and locating the filter; the manual that comes with your car should inform you exactly where. If the filter is black and grimy, remove it and take it with you to a parts store, when buying a new one. Much cheaper than booking a mechanic to do it.

3. Changing Wiper Blades

This is incredibly easy as the packet of blades come with detailed instructions on how to clip them together and slot them in. Simply make sure you buy the right blades for your model of car and follow the – often pictorial – instructions.

4. Replacing Headlight Bulbs

Changing headlight bulbs is as easy as changing indoor light bulbs. Make sure that the car isn’t fitted with sealed-beam headlights as they can problematic to change, and that you replace the bulb with the correct variety for your make and model of vehicle.

Carrying out basic car repairs is undeniably empowering and rewarding, but if you feel that you are heading out of your comfort-zone, do not hesitate to take your car into a reputable garage.


May 8 2015

Making car repairs on the road

broken down car

If you are knowledgeable about cars, you will most likely have the confidence to attack any problems that you may have with yours. This removes the need to use the local garage, saving you money. There are a few points to consider with regards to safety and whether it is legal or not.

In the eyes of the law you are more than welcome to fix your own car, you are also more than welcome to do so on the road, as long as the following points do not apply;

  1. You are making money from the repairs
  2. You are running a business in car repairs
  3. You are upsetting the neighbours with excessive noise or mess

As long as you keep these in mind, you will be well within the law to carry out general maintenance and repairs at the side of the road or outside your home.

Safety At All Times

Safety is paramount, so ensuring that you have the correct Personal Protection Equipment will not only make your job easier, but could also save you having an accident.

Make sure that the load weight capability of your jack is suitable for your vehicle and always position the axel stands under the vehicle; Never work on a car that is balanced on a jack, always ensure that you place the axel stands safely to minimalise the risk of injury. A high visibility jacket, gloves and eye protection is also a great way to prevent injuries and make sure that you can be seen while carrying out the work.

Stay safe, and stay within the law; This way, you can save yourself a lot of money in garage labour.


Apr 22 2015

What Is The Best Roadtrip Vehicle Of All Time?

lincoln continental

Trying to settle on the best road trip vehicle of all time is an impossible task. A young couple taking a road trip through Australia in summer would be well served by a nice convertible with the top down to collect vitamin D.

That same convertible would turn a winter circumnavigation of the Icelandic ring road into the road trip from hell. With so many different reasons for taking a road trip, let’s narrow it down to just a few different categories: Comfort, adventure, and Luxury.

Comfort: Lincoln Continental Convertible

If you are looking for a car that feels like it is driving itself as you cruise along good roads in good conditions, then my suggestion is less of a car and more of a land yacht. Your road trip is about interacting with the world and experiencing the sights and sounds and smells that you encounter along the way. The Lincoln Continental also comes with an almost infinite amount of storage space, so you can bring all of your creature comforts along for the ride.

Adventure: Land Rover Defender

The Defender is the ultimate adventure vehicle. This thing is tough enough to take you and your friends anywhere you would like to go. Want to drive frozen roads in the arctic circle? Land Rover Defender. Want to drive straight up the side of an African mountain? Land Rover Defender. There is no rutted mountain road or iced over incline capable of stopping a roadtrip in one of these bad boys.

Luxury: Fiat Rapido 640 motorhome

What? Were you expecting a luxury sports car? Those might be fun for day trips, but if you’re looking to spend some serious time on the road then you need the level of luxury that only a high end motorhome can provide. The Rapido 640 won best motorhome of the year last year, and it made this list for many of the same reasons. It uses its space a lot better than most motorhomes, meaning that you get bigger and better bathroom facilities, more kitchen space, and a comfier bed than you would expect from any motorhome. The Rapido 640 might not be fast, but it is the definition of luxury travel.