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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Car Cool in The Sun

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Car cool in the sun

Driving on warmer days can be an exhausting experience, with the heat of the sun in the enclosed space of a vehicle contributing to an unpleasant journey. However there are ways to keep cooler.
These top tips should keep you and your car cool in the sun.

Shaded Parking
This is an obvious start to keeping cool, as cars parked in direct sunlight can heat up to an unbearable level. Parking in a garage is the best option to keep out of sunlight, but those with only on-street parking should try to find a spot that affords their vehicle some shade. This helps to keep the interior cooler before a journey begins.

Window Tinting/Sun Shade
The tinted coatings available for car windows can either absorb or reflect the rays of the sun to keep them out of the interior. This can make it a good investment for those that live in hotter climates. An alternative to this for side windows is sun shades that attach to the glass. These block sunlight to provide shade for driver and passengers.

Cloth Interiors
While many people prefer the look of leather seats, this material tends to absorb and hold heat in a car. Opting for cloth-covered seats is therefore a smarter choice when buying a vehicle, as it can be more comfortable and cooler to sit on these during hot weather.

Bottom Vents
Open the foot-level vents only at the start of a journey to blast cooler air into the bottom area of a car. Hot air rises, so the cooler air should push it higher to get it out of the windows. This should reduce the interior temperature quicker and the top vents can then be opened.

Damp Rags
Placing a damp rag over a vent will reduce the temperature of the air blowing through it. They tend to dry out quickly, so have some water and a few cloths available to make it easy to keep changing. A passenger can easily do this during a journey.

A cooler car makes for a more comfortable journey, so take advantage of one or more of the ideas above to reduce the interior temperature in a vehicle.

A Truly Breathtaking Experience – Snorkelling in Majorca

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Sunset snorkling in Dubai

Going snorkelling can be a fun and unforgettable experience, and there are a good number of excellent spots for this in Majorca. This part of the world benefits from crystal-clear warm water. The marine life is not only abundant and fascinating, but these snorkelling sites tend to be free of any dangerous species.

Good Reasons to Go Snorkelling in Majorca

• It is one of the cheapest beach activities
• You don’t need to have any expensive equipment to enjoy some underwater delights
• Snorkelling tours can be a great way to explore Majorca
• It is something that families with children can enjoy together
• Unlike scuba diving, you don’t really need training to be able to snorkel – although you do need to be able to swim
• There is the possibility to explore underwater caves and see amazing things that you will never forget

Where to Go Snorkelling in Majorca?

Javea Arenal is one of the most popular beaches in Majorca, and it can also be a good choice if you want to go snorkelling. The water here is clean and shallow, and there is good visibility almost all year round. It’s possible to go snorkelling from almost any part of the beach, but there are a couple of bays (Portitxol and Tango) that are particularly good.

Cala Varques is an unspoilt beach that is usually free of crowds because it is more difficult to get to than the other beaches – you can either come by boat or via a twenty minute hike. The effort it takes to get here is well worth it because the water conditions for snorkelling are excellent. There can also be marine life here that you might not get to see at the busier beaches.

Puerto Pollensa can be the right option for children or those who are new to snorkelling. There are a number of places you can hire snorkelling equipment here, and there are also businesses offering snorkelling tours.

How to Get the Most out of Snorkelling in Majorca

• Don’t use cheap snorkelling equipment because it is going to be uncomfortable to wear and infective to use
• Make sure you stick to areas where it is known to be safe to snorkel
• Avoid snorkelling alone
• Make sure you apply plenty of waterproof sun protection