Cool Things Collection

Welcome to Cool Things Collection, a UK lifestyle blog started back in 2007; the same year Apple introduced The iPhone (that makes us feel old!)! Here we showcase cool things from around including travel, gadgets, business, design, health, cars, fashion, health, sports, photography & much more.

Latest Posts

Why “Business as Usual” Has Become a Thing of the Past

The traditional business model claims that success is obtained thanks to a combination of inspiration and proverbial “elbow grease”. An axe which is put to the grindstone will naturally boast a sharper edge. Hard work is the most important mental…

Cool Places Around The World To Experience Casinos

Even if you’re not into a flutter at the casino, they are well worth visiting for the sheer vibe and experience alone. In this post we look at some of the coolest places around the world to experience casinos. Macau…

Meaningful Gift Ideas to Celebrate Your Anniversary

Whether it is your first or fiftieth anniversary, it is important that you take the time to enjoy your anniversary and celebrate your relationship. Life can be pretty hectic at times, so it is normal for busy parents to neglect…

Why Chambray Shirts Never Go Out of Style

When it comes to fabrics for shirts, there’s a favourite amongst many men – chambray. Today, you’ll find a plethora of chambray (or denim) shirts on offer in a wide range of colours, with fashion designers even incorporating them into…

Great for Your Health: Pets

It is common knowledge that things like a balanced diet and regular exercise are good for your health, but did you know that pets offer up some fantastic health benefits too? There is plenty of research out there showing how…

8 Things to Think About Before Starting Your Own Business

More people than ever before are leaving their traditional forms of employment and are setting up their own business. This has proven to be a very popular career move as it provides individuals with more freedom and the opportunity to…

Should you fix or replace your car?

After a certain point, your car can start to feel like part of the family, which is why it can be so difficult to ‘say goodbye’ and decide to replace your car with a younger model when it breaks down….

How to Keep Your Smart Washing Machine Running Like New

Smart washing machines are the next step in the evolution of laundry, and they have tons of cool features that make them a great buy. You can control them by using any internet enabled mobile device from wherever you are….

7 Steps To Getting The Ultimate Road Trip Van

There’s something so wonderful about a road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, you won’t be able to replicate the feeling with any other kind of vacation. Hitting the open road, cranking up the tunes and seeing the…

How Pets Can Help with Depression and Anxiety

Everyone knows that well-behaved pets can become certified as medical service animals to help people with disabilities, but did you know that depression and anxiety are some of the issues that they can help treat? In fact, countless studies have…

5 Things You Need to Know About Dealing with Travel Problems

We put so much into planning a trip these days. There are plenty of websites designed to provide information on destinations and travel itineraries – including Cool Things – plus there are services designed to automate the entire planning process….

8 Ways to Improve Your Skills as a Designer

With modern products and services largely depending on good design in order to be appealing to their customers, the demand for skilled designers is growing day by day. Today, designers come from all kinds of backgrounds; some may have taken…

Three financial goals you can achieve in three months

A big part of changing your future for the better is creating small goals. If you’re stuck in a tough financial situation, sometimes it can seem like turning things around will be a long and bumpy road ahead. In fact,…

Advantages of a barista course

It depends on what you’re going to a barista course for – of course you can go and experience how to make a coffee in many different ways and learn about the history of coffee. If you’re going into the…

Top 5 Medical Breakthroughs

When it comes to medical breakthrough there are a fine line of most important inventions that have been created to help the world we see it now, compared the medieval times and the early 20th century. Us as humans have…

Top 10 Supercars From 2019

Here at Cool Things Collection we love supercars and in 2019 we’ve seen many of the big players move to twin-turbo V8’s and V12’s engines. So, what are the new supercars of this year? Here are the 10 best supercars…

Accepting your own mortality

Death is usually a taboo subject: something that instantly makes people squirm in their seats and feel uncomfortable. However, death is inevitable; it happens to us all. Striking up the death conversation with family and friends can be a really…

How The Jewellery Industry Is Using Laser Technology

The creation of jewellery is an ancient practice, originating in the earliest civilisations and evolving over the millennia to include a wider variety of designs and materials. Today the industry marries traditional techniques with modern technologies to allow for incredible…

Last-minute half-term destinations for families

If you’re thinking of taking a last-minute half-term holiday – you’ll need options fast! Perhaps you’re imagining a family escape that will entertain and educate, maybe it’s an action-packed adventure or simply a beach holiday with lots of sunshine. These…

How to Become a Shoe Model

There are many shoe models out there and this can be a well-paid job if you get noticed. Some of the leading fashion designers need shoe models to wear and advertise their new ranges of shoes. For this, you need…

10 Cool Gadgets You Need for Your Boat

If you’re the kind of person who gets a real kick out of gadgets, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice these days. Especially if you already have a boat to play with, which opens the door to thousands of weird…

Strategies for Helping Staff Achieve their Goals

While helping your staff work towards their career goals might not be at the forefront of your priorities, studies suggest that workers who have a clear idea of what they want to achieve within their job are more likely to…

Blackjack tips that will help you beat the house

For many, blackjack is the archetypal casino game. The roulette wheel has simplicity on its side while poker brings drama and has the Hollywood appeal. But blackjack is a game that is non-threatening for casino newbies but still provides an…

How To Sell My Car In The UK

So, you have decided it is time to sell your car. Maybe you want to upgrade, or maybe downsize, or maybe it is just time for a new motor. Whatever you are looking for, the first step is getting that…

Latest Travel Posts

Cool Places Around The World To Experience Casinos

Even if you’re not into a flutter at the casino, they are well worth visiting for the sheer vibe and experience alone. In this post we look at some of the coolest places around the world to experience casinos. Macau…

7 Steps To Getting The Ultimate Road Trip Van

There’s something so wonderful about a road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, you won’t be able to replicate the feeling with any other kind of vacation. Hitting the open road, cranking up the tunes and seeing the…

5 Things You Need to Know About Dealing with Travel Problems

We put so much into planning a trip these days. There are plenty of websites designed to provide information on destinations and travel itineraries – including Cool Things – plus there are services designed to automate the entire planning process….

Last-minute half-term destinations for families

If you’re thinking of taking a last-minute half-term holiday – you’ll need options fast! Perhaps you’re imagining a family escape that will entertain and educate, maybe it’s an action-packed adventure or simply a beach holiday with lots of sunshine. These…

The Picos de Europa: Spain’s hidden adventure holiday

Think of Spain and you think of stunning beaches, hot sunny weather, great football teams, flamenco, paella and lush alpine greenery striding up snow-capped mountains? Really? Very few people seem to know about the marvels of green Spain on the…

Top 10 Quirky Restaurants In The UK

Whether you’re enjoying fresh fish in Cornwall, a Mexican meal in Manchester or a light lunch in London, there are plenty of restaurants who are willing to make your experience a little more memorable. So here’s a look at ten…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Montreal on Your Vacation

There are more reasons than ever to visit Montreal. With millions of tourists flocking to the city each year for its delicious cuisine and dynamic festivals, there is something to see and do for everyone. Here are just 10 reasons…

5 Cool Things To Do In Santorini This Summer

Santorini is one of the hottest destinations to travel to right now with plenty to do for everyone. This Greek island has everything from water sports to volcanos that you can explore if you fancy a bit of an adventure….

A Memorable Weekend Break In Rome

Rome was top of my bucket list of must see places in Europe for too long. In the summer we finally got to take a long weekend city break to the eternal city. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what…

4 destinations to add to your retirement bucket list

Retirement will mean something different to everyone. Perhaps you’re after peace and quiet after a hectic lifestyle, maybe you’re finally going to get the time to devote to your hobbies, or you might want to see the world and everything…

25 Interesting Places To Visit Around The World

Travel and experiencing new places around the World is something I love to do and below I showcase 25 places around the world that you’ll find on many travellers bucket lists, not just mine. All of these cool places feature…

Making your dream African Safari holiday come true

I’m sure there’s a plethora of destinations on your family travel bucket list. Is an African safari one of them? Don’t question anything else or waste time debating it because if you’re looking for amazing landscapes and kid-friendly activities then…

10 Cool Things to Do in Nottingham

Nottingham is a popular tourist destination in England, with a myriad of historical landmarks, museums, picturesque landscapes, entertaining venues and relaxation facilities. Here is a list of 10 cool things one must inevitably do in Nottingham:   Visit the Contemporary…

Thule Rolling Duffle Travel Bag Review

Award-winning Swedish company Thule known for there awesome vehicle bike racks and carriers have brought out a cool range of Subterra luggage and backpacks that incorporate Scandinavian design, chic simplicity and some innovative features. I purchased a Thule Crossover Rolling Duffel 87L and was so…

Why Peru Has so Much More to Offer than Machu Picchu

When you think of Peru, it’s natural to automatically think of Machu Picchu. As amazing as this part of Peru is, there’s actually so much more to this beautiful country that you’ll want to explore. Here, you’ll discover some of…

Top Tips for Improving Your Commute

The daily commute to and from work can be tedious, whether you drive, take the train or cycle. It can feel like a lot of wasted time that you’ll never get back! However, it’s possible to turn your daily commute…

Latest Tech Posts

How The Jewellery Industry Is Using Laser Technology

The creation of jewellery is an ancient practice, originating in the earliest civilisations and evolving over the millennia to include a wider variety of designs and materials. Today the industry marries traditional techniques with modern technologies to allow for incredible…

10 Cool Tech Products You’ll Want In Your Home

The speed at which consumer technology is advancing these days is nothing short of extraordinary. Borderline terrifying, some might say. Nevertheless, each year is bringing to light its own simply spectacular tech products you can’t help but want in your…

10 Cool Gadgets Perfect For Xmas Gifts

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without some cool tech gadgets to muck about with and so here at Cool Things Collection we’ve handpicked 10 of the hottest tech gifts this Christmas.   1  Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter With Camera…

The Best Apps To Help You Make Money

It’s amazing what resources we currently have at our fingertips. In just a few taps we’re able to connect with friends from around the world, browse breaking news, and if you’re feeling particularly savy you can even start earning some…

10 Cool Car Accessories For 2018

Right now, it’s quick and easy to buy pretty much anything and everything you can think of for your car online. There’s never been a wider range of cool car accessories available to suit all preferences and pockets across the…

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Mobile Gaming and The Simulation Genre – A Perfect Couple?

Here at cool things collection we love all things games/play related, especially gaming and here’s an eye opening statistic for you – by the end of 2017, the mobile gaming industry is expected to have generated more than $40.6 million in…

4 Useful Apps to Clean Junk Files from a Mac

Businesses often opt to use Macs due to their performance, reliability and the fact that they tend to require very little maintenance. While Macs certainly have those advantages, they do still require some maintenance – particularly when it comes to…

5 unbelievable creations made from a Raspberry Pi

Since the first version of the Raspberry Pi broke cover in 2012, it’s fair to say that this tiny little computer has made waves with avid programmers and makers around the world. That’s reflected in the sheer range of amazing…

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Crime

The internet is an adult’s playground. Think of all the possibilities! You can stay in touch with your friends, plan events, catch up on the latest news, play games, shop for pretty much anything you could imagine, check out what…

6 Uses of EEG Headsets

The use of EEG headsets, where you can control something with your mind or have someone see how your brains works, might seem like a gadget straight out of a science fiction film, yet EEG is fast becoming a common…

Are You Hanging On To Old Tech?

Do you have some old tech lying around your home? That might be a computer with Windows 98 or a phone when they really were as heavy as bricks? Maybe, the tech is still fairly new but in this digital…

5 Of The Greatest US Sport Innovations

The US sports scene has been developing rapidly ever since the 1950s when the 24 second shot clock was introduced in the NBA. It’s hard to imagine basketball today without this iconic piece of technology. The sports industry has benefitted…

Apps that make the inconvenient, convenient

Nowadays, the internet is everyone’s go-to for everything, whether it’s catching up on the latest news, or grabbing that coat you’ve been after for months while it’s still in the sale, we’re using the internet more now than ever before…

4 Must Have Items For A Cool Living Space

Do you feel as if your living space need a bit of a refresh? If so you probably in need of some inspiration. It’s not there aren’t some amazing things out there. It’s just that sometimes we can be swamped…

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Cool Gadgets To Boost Your Sport Routines

A lot of people don’t really feel the need to introduce technology to their exercise routine. After all, there are many out there who like to exercise in order to get away from all this technology! They’re sick of sitting…