Hot Travel How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Pack your luggage efficiently

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...

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: 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: Pack a suitcase like a professional concierge

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...

How To: Pack for vacation

Packing for vacation or travel can seem stressful or overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Pack your luggage easily, and maximize the space in your suitcases, with the tips and advice in this free series of vacation packing video guides.

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: 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: 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: Deal with a flight cancellation

There's nothing more disappointing than finding yourself all packed and ready to travel when you find your flight has been canceled. You can make the best of the situation by finding out just what you are entitled to or how to best ameliorate the situation.

How To: Get a Canadian citizenship card

The citizenship card is a document that naturalized Canadian citizens use to prove that they are Canadian citizens. This card is needed to get certain documents such as a Canadian passport. It never expires but it can be updated to include a new picture or name change. Citizens born in Canada do not use the card, they use their birth certificate to prove citizenship. Naturalized citizens can apply for this card and so can people with parents of Canadian descent. People who have previously had...

How To: Travel with a cat on an airplane

Super Fly Life brings this traveling video tutorial to teach you how to travel with a cat on an airplane. Traveling and need to fly with your pet kitty? Learn these five travel tips, from cat carriers to travel accessories to supplies, go with style and grace.

How To: Ride a camel in the desert

Ever wanted to learn how to ride a camel? In this video tutorial, Amanda and Dolly give you some tips on how to ride a camel in the desert. They'll show you everything you need to know about riding camels, on location in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan.

How To: Backpack abroad

Sow your wild oats! In this video, Jody Fath shares the expertise she gleaned from her eleven months backpacking around the world. Learn where to say, how to protect your things safe while traveling and methods for finding employment legally while abroad.

How To: Pack your suitcase perfectly

Dan shows us how to pack a suitcase perfectly as to not take up much space but still include everything you need. Start with a list of what you need. Make sure you have all of your documents i.e. itinerary, passport, drivers license, etc. Use the 3-1-1 technique for flying. 3 oz. bottles, 1 oz. bag, and 1 carry on. The store sells packet bags that promote more organized packing. It allows you to store shirts in an orderly way without getting wrinkled. They come in all shapes and sizes so that...

How To: Save space while packing using 3 household items

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...

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: Get a Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) card

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 ...

How To: Pack a men's suit

This how to video shows you how to pack a suit. First, start off with the jacket. Fold one half inside out. Take the other half and tuck the sleee into the other. The shoulders should be lined up and straight. Pop up the collar and then stuff the shoulders with your socks. Pack the area below it with underwear. Fold the sleeve over and then roll it down tightly. Now you will not have creases on your jacket. For the pants, fold it in half and make it as dense as possible. You should be able to...

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