With gas prices soaring in the US and around the globe, the cost to drive to a vacation destination is becoming a much larger expense item in the overall travel budget. Although it's easy to see that gas prices have risen dramatically in the past several months, it's not nearly as easy to figured out how it will impact that upcoming car trip, so here are the items you need to take into consideration to calculate how much it will cost to drive to a destination.
Sleeping the car can be a pain, but sometimes it's necessary. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to make your own car hammock with a king sized sheet and some rope.
Summer is almost here and you’re looking forward to that exotic vacation but you are going to need a passport and photos to go in it. There are a few simple ways to get a photo for your application. Find the method that is best for you and get traveling.
Bud Brown explains how to know when to use a voltage adapter in the Philippines. The United States and the Philippines have different voltage systems. In the United States 110 volts are used, and in the Philippines 220 volts are used. If you plug something from one system into the other system, it will not work correctly and may ruin your equipment. Consider that computers and phone chargers are equipped to handle both systems. Check the labels on your electrical equipment to determine if it ...
Reddit user craigyboy2601 knows a thing or two about airline baggage handlers. After all, he is one. So, when he offers some tips on how to protect your luggage from loss or damage, you should probably pay attention! Here are the highlights from his post.
The airline is not your friend. It will do anything it can to gouge your dignity, time, and most of all, money. One of the biggest scams to get a few extra bucks out of you are those dreaded baggage fees. If the lines, security, "random" screenings, and unwanted fondling aren't bad enough, you have to pay them to check your bags (which, most of the time, is done poorly). Flying truly is the most inconvenient way to travel.
FAST is an expedited travel program for commercial truck drivers that travel between the US and Canada. FAST cards are available to citizens or permanent residents of Canada or the US. The FAST program is viewed as a privilege by both Canada and the US. You can be denied for the FAST program if you do not have a clean driving record and a clean record with the Canadian Border Services and The US Customs and Border Protection. Things such as being caught with undeclared items and having a crim...
Backpacks are handy for camping, hiking, school and travel, but they can be difficult to pack properly. In this tutorial, learn how to pack your bag so that its light and efficient.
Before you get started exploring a big new city or even just getting reacquainted with the one you live in now, make sure you aren’t putting yourself in any unnecessary danger. Memorize good traveler habits that will keep thieves and scam artist off your back.
This video is all about how to pack for vacation with in a small suitcase. This video helps to pack more things in less space.
In this video, get real travel tips from a professional flight attendant. If you travel as much as a flight attendant does, you are bound to wind up in some horrible motels along the way. In this video, learn fleabag motel survival skills from a pro.
Many traditional Japanese homes lack the Western shower we know and love and favor instead the traditional Japanese bath called an ofuro. Like many activities in Japan there is a culturally tied correct process for using an ofuro, and this video will teach it to you so you can be clean and comfortable on your next trip to Japan.
Need to leave town earlier or later than planned? Flying stand-by is not as simple as it used to be. Learn how to fly stand by - you never know when it may be necessary.
There's absolutely nothing comfortable about flying, unless you happen to be tiny enough to fit into the limited space offered on airplanes, or wealthy enough to afford a first-class ticket. And if you're about to embark on a long flight, catching a few Zs can feel like an impossible task. But it's definitely not impossible to get some quality sleep for a few hours, you just need to know how to use that limited space to your advantage.
When you travel, you'll always want to consider water safety. No, we're not talking life jackets and a swimming buddy! We're talking drinking water and diseases.
Today is the day before Thanksgiving. It's also the BIGGEST travel day in North America. Everyone is taking flights home to their family and friends for a nice Thanksgiving dinner. But this holiday will be one to remember thanks to the TSA.
With the new screening protocols and their full body x-ray scanners, the TSA is taking constant criticism from unhappy travelers. Between the nude images the scanner produces and the awkward pat downs, air travel will never be the same. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for your flight and the TSA security checkpoints.
Packing a suitcase so that everything arrives unwrinkled is an art, but it’s one everyone can learn.
Before you travel too far, you'll need to look into the water safety of your destination. If it's not OK to drink, avoid diarrhea and other nasty side effects of unsanitary H20 with these tips, from boiling water to adding iodine.
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means everyone will be scrambling over the next couple of weeks to find the cheapest options for flights to wherever home is. There are so many sites to buy them from that it can be hard to know where to start, so we've compiled some tips and tricks for making the process as painless as possible, whether you're flying home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whenever.
Okay, so this is possibly an ad for REI. Regardless, there's something to learn here! This well traveled dude uses the "clown car" style of packing to cram tons of clothing into a regular sized day pack. Tons of clothing.
Are you lucky enough to be attending the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City? If so, then you have to make major preparations before you actually head off to the parade route.
In this video, we learn how Canadian citizens can get visas to Brazil. You must obtain an entry Visa before you can travel into Brazil. Without this, you will be denied entry at the Brazilian border. To get this, you need to have the correct forms and information filled out and submitted to receive your visa. There are different types of visas you need, make sure you choose the one that is correct for you. After this, you will need to figure out how long the processing time is and what the fe...
In this tutorial, we learn how to get a Canadian Permanent Resident card. The residence card will identify you and your name as a resident of Canada. If you do not have a card when entering Canada, you have to obtain a new PR card within 30 days and have a new Canadian address. If you need to replace or renew your PR card, you must file an application as soon as you lose it. This information will need personal information and residency information. The fee is 50 Canadian dollars. If you need ...
River rafting is a fun, exciting trip. In this tutorial, from the professionals at OARS, you will learn how to make a checklist for your trip and how to pack them. You will need to make sure you are packing light, taking the right items for safety and keeping everything dry.
Check out this short video on how to get to Sincere Podium (also known as Sintat Centre) in Hong Kong. The shopping centre is famous for mobile phones and accessories. It is a must-go-to place for gadgeteers while in town. So watch this how to travel video and get some quick directions to Sincere Podium in Hong Kong.
Wedding insurance, vacation packages, travel discounts – the American Automobile Association offers its members more than free towing.
In this how-to video you'll learn all the tricks and tips to getting yourself through airport security quickly and easily, even if you have electronic gadgets. Some companies produce travel gear that the TSA will let pass through without having to remove your laptop or electronics. Timesaver! Watch this video and you'll soon be cruising through the "Expert Traveller" line.
Did you know you can help protect yourself when traveling with a gun? No, not like that; and not in any way that's going to land you in prison. Simply by packing a gun, you can ensure that not only will your luggage be safer, but that the airline will make certain that it reaches its destination. Photo by Alamy
If you're thinking "Aren’t toilets the same all over the world?” you don’t know squat. Travel in exotic countries requires the ability to be flexible with different cultures. Watch this video travel tutorial and learn how to use a squat toilet.
Learn how to sleep in your car, and get a good night's sleep. This video will teach you how to outlast the economy in the wilderness, or your local Wal-Mart parking lot. If nothing else, you can do a road trip on the cheap, since you probably don't have a job anymore.
In this video, we learn how to pack a suitcase like a professional concierge. First, you want to tuck in the edge of the case and pack the shoes at the very bottom. After this, tuck shoes or underwear into boots and shoes to help save room. Next, lie the jeans over the luggage and then fold shirts up to where you are rolling them from the bottom up and place them on the pants. Add in any more shirts, then place the waist band and bottom of the pants over the shirts. Use tissue paper on the to...
So you don't have a lot of time to pack your suitcase or overnight bag, or you've decided to take a spontaneous vacation. And you want to make sure that you don't forget anything you need. Here is how you can quickly and efficiently pack a suitcase!
Rafael and Zappos How To demonstrates how to pack your luggage efficiently. First, make a packing list to determine what you will need to bring on your trip. Go through your day in your mind and add things to the list accordingly. Don't forget your toiletries. Ideally bring one pair of shoes and coordinate your wardrobe accordingly. Lay out everything you will be packing and group them by like items. Don't put piles in your suitcase. Instead, roll your garment to prevent wrinkles and save spa...
In this tutorial, we learn how to spot bed bugs in your hotel room. Take the headboard off of the bed to see if you can spot the bedbugs and black flecks, which are blood specks from the bugs. You should also be able to see the bugs walking around, although they will be very small. Also, look around other spots and wood around the bed to see where there are marks from other bed bugs around the area. You will also be able to see eggs from the bugs around the inside of screws and bolts. Seeing ...
Whether you have to move into your car or you want to, there are some bases you need to cover. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to live out of your car. This is also helpful for cross country trips.
The TSA has placed new laptop bag procedures, shown in this how-to video, into effect. As expected, there have been a few folks who thought they could just leave their laptops in any old bag with cables and gadgets galore. The TSA expected some confusion and just like any new procedure rolled out, hopes that the majority of folks will get the hang of it pretty quickly. This video travel tutorial demonstrates the proper procedure for scanning a laptop at the airport.
Health, safety and security are three main issues which determine if your cruise is a successful vacation.
It seems like there's never any breaks in air travel when it comes to money. The airfares just keep rising, and now most major airlines charge for all checked baggage, so carry-ons are the way to go. But you need to know how to take it easy with your packing list. Pack light and travel without the burden of that extra $15 or more per bag.
In this video, we learn how to save space while packing using 3 household items. You will need the following items: garbage bag, vacuum, and rubber band. First, fold your clothes and stack them on top of each other in a pile, then place a garbage bag around them. Now, take your rubber band and tie it around the bag, then stick the hose of the vacuum into the hole. Now, turn your vacuum on and let it suck the air out of the bag, and you will see the bag shrink within just a few minutes. Keep s...