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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to book the best hotel room for your money. You've spent all year saving up for your dream vacation. The last thing you want is to end up in a hotel room that ruins the whole trip.
¤¤ TIPS TO VISIT KUALA LUMPUR (KL) IN 2 DAYS ¤¤ How to visit and what to see when you have a very limited time to visit this city of contrast, equally rich in heritage and urban excitement.
To obtain a work permit, you must first have a job offer from a Canadian employer. To get a job offer, you can apply directly and send your resume to a perspective employer, use an employment agency, or post your resume on employment websites. Next, you must have a labor market opinion. To get an LMO, you have to fill out some forms and submit some supporting documents. This process can take from a few weeks to 6 months to complete. After the LMO is approved, you must then apply for a work pe...
Wedding insurance, vacation packages, travel discounts – the American Automobile Association offers its members more than free towing.
Airports are expensive places these days, aren't they? Remember the good old days when you didn't have to pay to check your luggage? Well, in these crazy economic times airlines, just like everybody else, are trying to get extra cash anywhere they can.
Traveling. It can be anything from going to the Grocery store, to driving down the street, or flying to different places. Traveling is done by everyone, everyday. But there are some dangers to it as many people know by now. But here are some tips to help you stay on track.
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.
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.
Health, safety and security are three main issues which determine if your cruise is a successful vacation.
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Anyone who has flown across multiple timezones is familiar with the negative effects of jet lag, especially when traveling for business on a tight schedule. This video features four easy tips for avoiding the effects of jet lag. These include hydrating properly, going outside, exercising, and forcing yourself into the rhythm of whatever place you are in rather than napping in order to remain on your normal schedule.
Going home for the holidays? Flights during this time of year can get pretty pricey because air carriers know that a lot of customers will need to fly. There are ways around the fare hikes though. In this tutorial, Rick Seaney, CEO Farecompare.com, an airfare shopping site, and columnist on ABCNews.com breaks down how to get a cheap airline ticket for the holidays. Follow along and get some quick tips on exactly when and where you should buy your ticket this year so you still have money for g...
This how to video gives you some quick tips on packing those important liquids and makeup in your airplane carry on. Because of the new security restrictions for carry-on bags, you will need to pack even lighter than usual. Watch this how to video and you can pack all those essential beauty products. Pack your makeup bag and carry-on - Part 1 of 2.
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 ...
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.
With all the documents ready, we need to fill our wallet with money for the travel. This video discusses various ways of filling the pocket. That is how to prepare the money for international travel. Over the years credit cards have been widely used by many travelers, which is safer than carrying cash. In this case we need to contact the credit card provider well in advance and notify them about the travel. Also we need to learn about the various fees applicable to international purchases. Th...
Security is tighter than ever in U.S. airports. From the recent instigation of the hotly debated full-body scans and pat-downs to the TSA limiting every ounce of body lotion you bring, it's hard to make it through the security gates without some major airport hate.
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.
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...
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 ...
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!
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.
Do you always go broke when you buy airline tickets? Is it confusing to keep going from website to website to try and find the best deals? Well, if you are having trouble booking cheap flights, have a look at this tutorial. In this video, Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com and ABC News coorespondent, shares with you the top 5 tips for nabbing the best ticket price.
Looking for some advice on how to book a flight on the cheap? Let this video be your guide. Finding cheap airfare can be easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview in about two minutes' time. For all of the details, and to get started saving money on airline tickets yourself, watch this video guide.
Hitting the friendly skies? Not bringing a lot of stuff can save you the hassle of checking in a luggage or being searched at the airport. Watch this video tutorial by Better TV for tips on how to pack light and tight for your next trip.
In this series of vacation planning videos, our cruise ship specialist Frank Torres tells you all you need to know about your next cruise. He gives you tips on choosing cabins and picking the right package for you.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
¤¤ TRAVEL TIPS TO HALONG BAY & HANOI IN ONLY 2 DAYS ¤¤ How to travel around North Vietnam and what to see if you have a very limited time to visit both the citadel of many dynasties and one of the seven wonder of the world.
Check out this instructional video to learn how to use hotel room safety tips. Make your vacation or business trip uneventful when it comes to staying safe in your hotel. Check out these tips for keeping you, and your stuff, safe when you're sleeping away from home. Hotel Room Safety - Stay Safe and Secure in Hotels Video.
The politics of getting a good seat on a commercial flight are difficult to navigate and not fighting for a good seat can leave you uncomfortable for hours and wrecked when you arrive at your destination. This video features a travel expert outlining some tips for getting good seats on airplanes. Tips include joining a frequent flyer program and buying your tickets online, where you can often pick your seats.
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.