Travel Money Mistakes Men Often Make On Stag Weekends

If you are planning a stag weekend abroad then you are undoubtedly going to be extremely excited. However, this excitement can often cloud your vision and allow you to forget about some important aspects, such as managing and looking after your money. A stag weekend can easily turn sour when problems on the cash front arise and thus you need to be savvy with your travel money. Read on to discover the top six travel money mistakes people tend to make so that you can ensure you do not follow suit.

Losing track of your wallet

This may seem like a rookie’s mistake – and that is because it is! However, you wouldn’t believe how many men lose their wallet when they are on vacation. From drunken nights out to sheer carelessness when at the beach; the reasons are endless yet it seems to happen time and time again. The best thing to do is keep the majority of your money in your safe at the hotel and just take out what you need. If you are a big spender then prepaid cards are a great route to go down because even if you do lose them you will be covered.

Exchanging money at the airport

This is a massive mistake. If you exchange your money at the airport then you are going to suffer from extremely poor value – the worst you will find. Why? Well, these companies know that you have no other choice. You have left your exchange to the last minute and thus even if you are unhappy with the exchange rate there is nothing you can do about.

Throwing everything into your suitcase

This can cost you a fortune if you get to your destination and find your clothes are covered in all of your toiletries. It does into cost a lot to buy a toiletry bag, and it can save you a lot of hassle. After all, who wants to spend a stag weekend clothes shopping?

Going wild on the credit card

There is nothing worse than spending on your credit card whilst abroad. You are almost certain to come home to a nasty surprise. Not only this but if you utilize any card whilst abroad you are going to get stung by charges for every purchase made. Thus you end up spending a lot more than you needed to.

Forgetting to purchase travel insurance

You can end up with a costly vacation on your hands if you don’t purchase travel insurance. A lot of people deem this to be an unnecessary expense… that’s until they learn the hard way of course. The last thing you want is for your suitcase to be lost but there be nothing you can do about it.

Not paying for a safe

Last but not least, a safe is another thing some people deem to be an unnecessary expense. However, it would be a massive mistake not to do this. If there is money lying around in your hotel room then there is every chance someone is going to take it. Safes don’t tend to be that expensive either, so between a few of you, it is really worth it.

Six Reasons to Eat More Beetroot

Ever wondered what health benefits beetroot could provide? Nutritionist, Alix Woods shares the top benefits of this nutrient-dense superfood…

1. Prevent winter sniffles

Beetroots are full of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and protects cells from inflammation and free radical damage. It promotes collagen production, wound healing and aids iron absorption.

2. Cut the cramps

Beetroots are packed with minerals especially potassium, which is an essential electrolyte mineral for nerve and muscle function. It helps keep the heart beating rhythmically, stops muscles cramping and weakness.

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3. Good for gut health

Beetroot is one of the richest sources the amino acid glutamine, which is essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract, especially if the immune system is under attack when ill. Glutamine is essential for the immune cells and having regular servings of beetroot helps maintain levels.

4. Can support weight loss

Beetroots are a low calorie, fat-free vegetable, full of energy promoting nutrients that can help give one a lift. They have been found to increase plasma nitrate levels, which increases stamina and physical performance and this can help one to lose weight. Beetroots can be added to smoothies and or juices!

5. Boost brain health

Nitrates in beetroot juice increase blood flow to all parts of the brain and a study found that older people who regularly drank beetroot juice had better blood circulation in the frontal lobes of their brains.

6. Blood Pressure

Beetroot juice has been found to help lower blood pressure as the nitrates are converted to nitric oxide and help widen and relax the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow with ease.