Urbanista Melbourne Speaker Review

Imagine lying on the grass, beer in hand and music playing out of a speaker, watching the sunset surrounded by your friends. This is how I imagine myself using the Urbanista Melbourne Speaker.Urbanista is a company which came ‘out of a vision to glorify the urban lifestyle and create products that make life better for modern people in urban environments.’ The products are influenced by Scandinavian design with the company creating modern audio products with a creative twist.The Melbourne speaker is small and lightweight, roughly the size and weight of an iphone, although about 25mm deep. It has the option of either a…

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5 Times When Calories Don’t Count

When you have a massive assignment due. Stress burns calories right?When you’ve been dumped. Crying is form of cardio… I promise. When you’re on holiday. You’re going to sweat the calories out anyway… right? When you’re reunited with friends you haven’t seen in a while. You’ll have a six-pack from all the laughing anyway – cya calories.Any special occasion such as Christmas, Easter or your birthday. It’s just the rules. Photo Credit: Globalism Pictures via Compfight ccPhoto Credit: donnierayjones via Compfight ccPhoto Credit: JeepersMedia via Compfight ccPhoto Credit: David Holt London via Compfight cc

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The 5 People You Meet in a Youth Hostel

Whoever invented the concept of a Youth Hostel is a genius. Why stay in a standard boring hotel chain when you can stay in a quirky little hostel instead? Even if I could afford to stay at the Hilton, I’d go with a hostel any day!At the end of a long day exploring a new city, all you really need is a bed to crash into. You save a ton of money in this no-frills establishment, stay in a place with a personality of its own, and also get to meet loads of interesting people. You might befriend some, have fond…

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Travel the World on a Student Budget

If you have scoured the Internet for travel inspirations, you would know these generic tour packages all too well: Take a bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside, go white water rafting in Austria, experience a Parisian cabaret show & rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera…all in a little over 2 weeks!Sounds Brilliant. Except, minor detail: IT COSTS 1685 POUNDS AND DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS AND EXTRAS!  Unless your parents are willing to top up your bank account like unlimited soda refills at restaurants, how, as students, are you meant to afford this? But there is no…

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5 Tips to stay safe on your gap year

 Packing up your belongings with the prospect of adventure on the horizon for 3 months, 6 months or even a year is one of the most exciting feelings you’ll ever experience. The opportunity to explore new places, sample local cuisines and cultures and enjoy a little sunshine are just some of the reasons so many of us pack up and travel the world each year.Whilst an incredible time, we do sadly hear of the stories where travelling plans have gone so terribly wrong. However, with some forward planning and keeping in mind some safety tips you can stop your holiday…

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