Trainer styles to look out for in 2018

Trainers are a staple for mens streetwear style. They can add a fresh look to your streetwear style, and you can never have too many of them. Here are some trainer styles to look out for in 2018:

 

Bulky trainers

Bulky trainers are staying for this season. Have a look trainers such as Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 to the Adidas YUNG 1. Think of pairing it up with fitted tracksuit for that statement look in casual wear.

 

The return of the retro look

We all wish at times we can go back to the 1990s, and it looks like it can be granted. We will see the return of trainers and colours from the late 1990s. Nike Air Max Gundam ‘98 has been re-released in its full glory in its classic red, white, and royal blue colour, and have already been selling out by sneakerheads. Or you can look at New Balance Classics M574 for that classic retro look. You can pair it up with washout jeans and a casual T-shirt for this throwback style.

 

Eco-trainers

 With fashion constantly innovating, and sustainability being its main focus and becoming increasingly important to younger generations. It is inevitable this would eventually reach to the world of trainers. Nike has already leaped onto this bandwagon with their Flyleather range, and boasting that this range reduces 80% of the carbon footprint compared to traditional leather. Also, Nike Flyleather is five times more durable than full grained leather after conducting an abrasion test. Recently on the runway, Stella McCartney championed ethical fashion by using special stitching instead of glue for her Glueless Running trainers.

Pair these eco-trainers with your relaxed leg trousers and bomber jacket, and you’ll look fly.

Innovative fabrics

 Yes, there has been many reworked vintage styles in the works from the big brands. Innovation has always continued underneath the radar especially in 3D printing. Word on the grapevine is Adidas intends to utilise Carbon 4D for their Futurecraft range. Adidas champions this technology, as it reduces waste with its laser precision, and it can produces their sneakers in record time. Have a peak at Adidas Y-3 Runner 4D for the current state of the art meets science look.

Try to go a minimalist and sporty look with this trainers. Think fitted neutral joggers and relaxed hoodie.

Collaborations

Collaborations between sport brands and designers seems to be the current trend for this year. The New Balance for J.Crew 998 sneakers have already been sold out, and there are no signs of slowdown in collaborations this year. We have Adidas x Kolor (a Japanese retailer) release this year, called adiZero Prime Boosts, and not only they look stylish but they look great with their eye popping colours and modern materials.

You can pair the likes of these trainers in black hoodie and bomber jacket, and black jeans if you want to keep your look understated and let those trainers do the talking.… Read More

Top Places to Visit in Spain

By: fhwrdh

At some point in time, Spain overtook the United States as the second most popular destination to travel to. Welcoming approximately 82.2 million international travelers in 2017. These numbers are up from previous years when 75.3 million visited.

Whether you like to bask in the sunshine, 2824 hours on average a year, visit the stunning architecture, sample the culinary delights it has to offer, Spain has something for everyone.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular destinations in Spain and we’ll even take a peek at some of the lesser known destinations.

Barcelona

Long famous for their iconic architecture, you’ll enjoy excellent food and a nightlife that’s unsurpassed, this is why it is a popular destination for a stag do (Junggesellenabschied Spanien) and hen party. Barcelona is a vibrant city on the seaside that is full of excitement.

La Rambla is the heart of this city. There are plenty of restaurants as well as shops and plenty of entertainment. Don’t forget to wander through and see the medieval Gothic Quarter that is overflowing with beautiful churches, grand palm-tree filled places, and narrow streets.

Your visit to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica. Masterpieces have long been under construction and although the construction started in 1882, it’s not anticipated that they will be complete until the year 2041.

The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is a mere 8 miles from the center of this thriving city.

Seville

This sultry city is long renowned as the “frying pan” of our visit to Spain. A cool vibe this Moorish architecture and the ancient streets make this an ideal city to explore for several days.

Andalusia, the capital, is famous for tapas bars, orange trees, and flamenco. You’ll love the scent of the orange trees that permeate the air.

Pay a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Mary and indulge your senses. You’ll enjoy a visit to the Plaza de Espana and the Alcazar palace while you’re here. Don’t forget the Jewish Quarter of famous Santa Cruz, this is a beautifully preserved Jewish District.

Valencia

With much to offer, this Modernist architecture and art nouveau buildings have much to offer. From great museums and the character filled old quarter history buffs will love the culture here. Head on over to UNESCO that is listed as the silk exchange. Valencia and Mercado Cathedrals offer you a lot to explore.

You’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine and long lunches and dinners are practically a requirement here. As a Coastal city, it’s surrounded by fertile vegetable and fruit farmlands and famous for rice dishes such as paella. There’s plenty of other foods to explore as well.

Valencia’s Manises Airport is only 5 miles from the main city center.

Malaga

Here you’ll find a stunning art culture. This city is rich in museums, theaters and there are many monuments to explore and discover on this visit. Don’t forget to explore the remains of the amphitheater and … Read More

Top Places to Visit in Spain

By: Nick Kenrick

Spain has overtaken the United States and has become the second most popular travel destination in the last year. It was able to receive about 82.2 million international tourists in the year 2017 – which is more than what they have ever gotten, and it increased from 75.3 million in 2016. Below we are going to look at some of the most popular places and also some great gems in Spain that are lesser-known.

Binisafuller Menorca

If you have a dream of spending your time in a beachside heaven that is secluded and has pristine, silky white sand, teal water, knotted pines, Menorca is where it will all come true. You will have to travel half an hour from the airport located in the capital Mahon, you will be happy you took the time to visit this perfect hideaway. You will not have to deal with a lot of distractions, you will have the beach, whitewashed villas, and fishing boats bobbing peacefully.

Barcelona

This city is famous for having some of the most iconic architecture, a pulsing nightlife, excellent food. Barcelona is an amazing city that will offer a lot of excitement.
The beating heart of the city is the La Rambla with its many restaurants, shops, and entertainers. When you go to Rambla, you will be able to see the medieval Gothic Quarter, which has many beautiful churches, plazas, and narrow streets.

You cannot say you truly visited Barcelona if you did not visit the famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica. This is an amazing masterpiece that is being constructed since 1882 and it is estimated that it will be completed in 2014.

Airport: you will find the Barcelona-El Prat Airport located 8 miles from the city centre.

Seville

This is a sultry city that will prove to be a cool city to visit. It has ancient streets and Moorish structures that will provide you with something to tour for a couple of days.
The capital is known as Andalusia and it is popular for the flamenco, orange trees, and tapas bars – and this leaves a fragrance throughout the place.
You will also have a chance to visit the Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Cathedral of Saint Mary, and also the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz, a preserved Jewish District.

Airport: There is the Seville International Airport that is located seven miles from the city centre.

Valencia

This city has a lot to offer, ranging from Modernist architecture and amazing nouveau buildings to great museums with a characterful old quarter. If you are a culture vulture or history lover, you can visit the UNESCO listed Lonja de la Seda. Mercado and Valencia Cathedrals, and also the Museo de Bellas Artes.
One great pleasure you can get to enjoy in Valencia is gourmet cuisine, where you get to experience long dinners and lunches. The coastal part of the city has farmlands that are very fertile and full of fruit and vegetables and known for amazing rice dishes … Read More

The Best 3 Destinations to Visit In 2018

By: Gary Ashley

We’ve gone above and beyond to visit the charms of Chile to the glorious sights of Borneo, Malaysia and the beautiful history of Florence and selected the top 3 best destinations to visit in 2018.

1. Chile

Last year, Brazil owned South America, this year, Chile has taken over for the year 2017. Slowly and methodically, Chile, the most overlooked wonderland, has taken the adventure of tourism to a new level. It’s picked up the World Travel Award.

Why? Well, Chile is an amazing 2,650-mile journey and yet, it’s never over 150 miles wide at any given location. Full of unique ecosystems, topographic, biodiversity and more it has over thirty-six national parks and many of the most extreme environments you’ll ever see. You’ll see deserts and fjords as well as subpolar islands and footpaths and roads that are all necessary infrastructure in order to allow for access.

The capital of Chile is full of newer boutique hotels and Luciano K, as well as Magnolia, are two of the latest. It also includes fine dining with four fabulous restaurants in the influential San Pellegrino Top 50. The fourth-placed Borago is above any in Buenos Aires.

The wine tourism in Chile is the highest developed wine south of Napa. The Maule Valley opens up to its visitors with a smart and new five-room hotel boutique at Casa Bouchon.

It’s time to head out to some extremes now at the Atacama Desert to the north. Here, you can enjoy the hot-air balloon flights that go out over the salt lakes and the Patagonia where you can escape and set off on a slow but pleasurable drive along the lonely Southern Highway of Ayesen’s and you can stay at Parque Patagonia which is Chile’s newest and least crowded of the protected areas.

2. Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo is a fascinating trip and offers a look into an incredible and mysterious country. Here, you’ll find that there are exotic and rare creatures that go bump in the night. Craggy mountains and rainforest that are shrouded in mist wind alongside wide rivers and you can relax and restore your energy.

Malaysia’s Borneo is a fine destination on many bucket lists. The natural beauty will be beyond your wildest imagination and you’ll find that you fall for those cute Orangutans.

A stopover in Sandakan, and you can see River Kinabatangan snakes that are from the southwest mountains to the Sulu Sea. As the second longest river in the region, it’s renowned for its wildlife. A boat ride will find you peering back at Gibbons, probosci monkey’s, rhinos, rare birds and more. There is a sad reason that all of this wildlife is so visible to man now.

Sepilok Jungles Resort is sprawling and large. This accommodation embraces the jungle and weaves into and around the natural landscape. Here, you’ll find walking bridges and very high and amazing walkways that will take you up and over the green ponds. Resorts have refreshing pools and offer you … Read More

Tips and Advice for Planning a Borneo Family Holiday

By: Phalinn Ooi

Sun, seaside, wildlife and a pool can be the everything you need for a perfect family holiday. However, how can you choose between all these things? Let’s me tell you about my family holiday to Borneo, as it might give you some cool ideas for your own trips.

Where Is Borneo and How to Get There?

The best way to get to Borneo is by flying into Kota Kinabalu, as that’s where the
best part of the action is. If you want to have a great family holiday, you need to plan your flights very carefully. We try to stay away from long connections, and we always use only reputable airlines. When travelling with children, it’s best to arrive late afternoon so that they can go to sleep almost right away.

Choose Kota Kinabalu as Your Entry Point

We found the A380 as being very comfortable and family-friendly. Our children slept for several hours on the night flight. We had top-notch in-flight entertainment, thanks to the touchscreen TVs and classic video games. The space is very generous, so we could stretch our legs without problems. The economy upper deck of the A380 features a side-storage bucket for your personal items. If you have a pillow, you can use it as a headrest by the window, allowing a better rest. Our seats were on the upper deck. We arrived in the evening, and we were picked up at the airport and driven to Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort.

The Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort Is a Family-friendly Accommodation

As Borneo was the first destination of our holiday, we wanted to get some rest and relax. We’ve found the Shangri-La to be perfect for this purpose. The beautiful rooms and the amazing swimming pools, the awesome beach and the stunning sunsets were only a few of the things we appreciated during our stay. This resort is located in the middle of nowhere, but as long as it has everything you may need, it makes an excellent family holiday choice. The service is very good and the staff is always ready to go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable.

By setting your base camp at Shangri-La, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of the action. The nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is home to some impressive beaches and stunning marine life. Getting to the diving resort of  Kota Kinabalu is very easy.  There’s also a shuttle to Tanjung Aru, which is the other Shangri-La resort.

Visit the Baby Orangutans

Rasa Ria hosts an orphanage for baby orangutans. As they grow up, they get transferred to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, where you can see them living free in the natural reserve.

Orangutans are a disappearing species, with only 20,000 of them living in the wild. This is what makes these centres so amazing. Sepilok is worth a visit, as it is also very close to Kinabatangan River and to the Turtle Islands Park where you can view two … Read More