How To: Calculate the Cost of Driving

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.

How To: Avoid Insane Airline Baggage Fees by Packing Your Luggage Like a Pro Traveler

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.

How To: Know when to use a voltage adapter in the Philippines

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 ...

How To: Get a commercial driver FAST card for US & Canada

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...

How To: Apply for ESTA registration for travel to the US

This is an electronic travel authorization system used to gain travel authorization to the United States. There are certain countries that fall under a visa waiver program, meaning that you do not need a visa to enter the US to visit. In that case you use the ESTA system. The countries that qualify in the VISA waiver program include Andora, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lich...

How To: Find the Cheapest Last-Minute Flights Home for the Holidays

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.

How To: Protect yourself from bed bugs in a hotel room

This "Good Morning America" insightful video reveals the truth of hotels room, and what you can do to protect yourself. You'll meet those silent vampire'esque creatures known as bed bugs, you'll even see urine stains on the wall. But, of course you want to be able to travel and see the world without the fear of encountering any of these pesky things. So, you'll learn some helpful tools to help prevent or kill these little bugs for an enjoyable stress free trip and stay.

How To: Bring your Cuban spouse to Canada

In this video, we learn how to bring your Cuban spouse to Canada. First, you need to have the correct documents which prove your identity and marriage status. You will also need marriage certificates from previous marriages stating that they are dissolved. After this, you will need to have them notarized, then travel to Cuba to obtain new documents for you and your future spouse. The authorities will direct you to the appropriate offices, then you will need to pay the fee for filing these pap...

How To: Get permanent residency in Canada through CEC

The CEC, Canada Experience Class, is a new program to help a person who has held residency in Canada gain permanent residency status. The program realizes that, by going to school or living in Canada while working, many people have the skills necessary to make the transition to live in Canada permanently. To qualify for CEC, you must be a temporary worker living in Canada for at least two years with two years of skilled working experience. A second way you can qualify is by being a foreign gr...

How To: Bypass airport security easily with your gadgets

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.

How To: Keep your backpack safe while traveling by train

In this video, we learn how to keep your backpack safe while riding on trains in Europe with Scott Dean. When you're on a long train ride, there are high chances your bag could get stolen while on a train. If you have to leave your bag in the back, make sure you use a bag lock on it. If you are able to keep it next to you, lock your bag onto a nearby rack or the shelf. You can find a number of bag locks at www.pac-safe.com, they make a ton of different locks and travel gear that's beneficial ...

How To: Renew a US passport

In this tutorial, Laurie Lee-Partner teaches us how to renew a US passport. First, you can only renew your passport if you have the current one and it expired less than five days ago. You will first need government form ds-82 and remember to sign it in black or blue ink, then send it in. Next, you will have to send in your passport that has already expired or is going to expire. Next, you will need two identical passport photos that have been taken in the last six months. They must be in colo...

How To: Get visas to Brazil for Canadian citizens

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...

How To: Plan to travel around the world

Sow your wild oats! In this video, Jody Fath shares the expertise she gleaned from her eleven months backpacking around the world. In this video, you'll learn to plan for a long-term trip abroad. Learn how to determine what type of traveller you are, how to budget for your trip using online cost-of-living estimation and even how to pack in this great tutorial.

How To: Make a travel box

Martha shares a good thing: a fun travel kit to keep kids entertained during trips. Get a plastic box at the store and let the children decorate it. Fill the box with fun things for the kids to do in the car. Don't forget snacks. It is fun to let the children have a map of their own in the car. Make a travel box.

How To: Sleep on Long Flights Like a Pro with These 13 Must-Know Tips

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.

How To: Fill out a Canadian Permanent Resident application

In this tutorial, we learn how to fill out a Canadian permanent resident application. Before you start, make sure you have all your personal information with you. After this, begin the application by filling out all the different sections. You must answer every question on this application or it will be deemed incomplete. You will be asked your address information, employment information, family information, and many other things. When you finish you application, you may be asked to provide a...

How To: Stay safe in a big city

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.

How To: Spot bed bugs in your hotel room

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 ...

How To: Wash yourself in a Japanese bath (ofuro)

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.

How To: Get through airport security quickly

Airport security lines are one of the biggest hassles involved in air travel. Navigating them quickly and successfully can be the difference between making your flight and not. This video offers some tips for how to get through security quickly, including buying airport-security-friendly luggage and packing said luggage in an easy-to-inspect way. Also, don't wrap any gift, as security may want to unwrap them!

How To: Obtain an international driving permit

This video is provided by "Betty Sell" from AAA travels. In this video she tells about the international travel and also about the important documents to be carried while carrying out an international travel, that is the international driving permit, commonly called as an IDP. It's very important to carry an IDP while traveling overseas because an IDP acts as an important recognizable form of photo identification which helps us to communicate with foreign authorities. To get more information ...

How To: Bring your Filipino spouse to Canada

In this video, we learn how to bring your Filipino spouse to Canada. There is a legal process that must be followed so your marriage will be deemed legal in Canada. First, you will need to gather all of your documents, which include: marriage certificate, birth certificate, and more. Then, you must get the documents authenticated by taking them to the proper place in the Philippines. You must also pay the fees to get these turn in and finished, then you must obtain more documents that are req...

How To: Travel light to avoid baggage fees

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.

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