PREVENTION IS THE WAY

October 30, 2013

PREVENTION IS THE WAY

Behold because that time of the year when everybody starts sneezing everywhere and the red noses can be seen along with a tissue is coming.  With the changes in temperatures due to the fall and the cold weather that is near, many people is not able to handle it and they fall in the hands of the flu.  But before getting sick, there are many things we can do to prevent from getting a cold.  From washing your hands constantly to eat certain meals that will boost the immune system, there are many simple things we can do to prevent the flu from reaching us or our family.  Check out this note from Healthy Women that describe several natural ways to prevent the flu now that the winter is closer that what we can imagine.

 

Picture: flu treatment, taken from: http://beauty-healthcare.blogspot.ca/2012/02/flu-treatment-how-to-cure-flu.html


Don’t get lost in the GTA!

October 30, 2013

Don’t get lost in the GTA!

Getting used to the bus routes or the streetcar and subway services is not rocket science.  The basic things you need to know about the public transport in the GTA is this:

 

  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) à is responsible for providing public transit in the City of Torontowith 4 subway lines, 11 streetcar routes and more than 140 bus routes.  The cost of a ride on the TTC is of $2 for students and $3 for post-secondary students (be sure to get your student photo ID).  If you don’t like to carry coins in your pocket, the TTC has different passes that you can purchase for a day, a week and even for the whole month; sometimes these passes can save you money.  Visit the TTC web site for the complete information: http://www.ttc.ca

 

  • Mississauga Transit (MiWay) à is responsible for providing public transit in the city of Mississaugawith local, express and school bus routes.  The cost of a ride is of $3.25 but you can also buy tickets in advance or weekly and monthly passes that can save you money and in that way you don’t need to carry cash in your pocket.  You can also buy the PRESTO pass that will save you $1 on every trip.  Everything you need to know about MiWay here: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/miway

 

  • Brampton Transit à is responsible for providing public transit in the city of Brampton with bus routes, accessible routes and special iRide school routes that provide increased service during the school year. The cost of a ride is of $2.50 for students and $2.75 for College and University students.  You can also get weekly or monthly PRESTO passes that will save you money and you can avoid carrying coins in your pocket.  To see the complete information go to their web site here: http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/transit/Pages/Welcome.aspx

 

  • Go Transit à is the regional public transit service for the GTHA with bus and train routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  The fares depend on the distance you travel.  Students need to show their student ID when purchasing their tickets and post-secondary students need to get the Go student ID.  The information on how to get the ID and about all the routes of the Go trains and the GO buses can be found here: http://www.gotransit.com

 

All these information might look overwhelming but don’t worry, is just a matter of a couple of weeks to become an expert in the public transport.  Just don’t forget to get the student ID and to download the apps on your smart phone so you can check the routes and the schedules while you are on the go.


TRAVEL TIME!!

October 30, 2013

TRAVEL TIME!!

The year is ending and you might want to travel around the world to have fun in the holidays.  Traveling is amazing but there are two things that we frequently forget about: what to do when waiting long times at the airport and the transportation we will use once we arrive to our destination.  These are two strange things to consider, but definitely important. 

 

We are usually so excited about our trip, that we never remember that we have to be like thousands of hours before the flight takes off at the airport, or worst, we forget that there is a scale somewhere for like 3 or 4 hours.  And we never consider what to do in that time, so instead of being 3 hours of waiting they become like an eternity.  That’s why we need to plan our trip carefully, to be prepared in case of extreme boredom.  If you have no idea what to do, just check the Vagabondish “5 Tips for not going insane while stranded in an airport” to get an idea of the option you have to kill some time.

 

Now, you enjoyed your time at the airport and you arrived to your destination; how are you going to move around? There are usually many options: rent a car, use subway, the bus, a taxi or maybe the train.  These are all nice ways to travel around the town, but you have to be careful because there are some bad people there that will try to take advantage of you when they see you are a tourist.  So, take a moment to read this Vagabondish note that explains the 5 most common transport scams, so you can be careful next time you go on a trip.

 

Picture: Bored at Logan Airport, Boston © James Arnott, Taken from: http://www.vagabondish.com/travel-tips-keep-busy-stranded-in-airport/#ZihhpHcxE90BR1zr.99


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