Most wheeler bags have a hidden compartment that you probably didn’t even know existed! Open the suitcase and look for a zipper in the lining at the base of the suitcase. Inside, you will find a small space between the two rods that run up the back of the bag.
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When you’re withdrawing cash from a foreign ATM machine, you are, most of the time, given an option to withdraw in the local currency or your home currency – and the rule is to always withdraw local currency.
We all love to hate those safety videos on aircrafts, but if you are flying Air New Zealand, you might want to pay attention to their safety video. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Ring films, to make the video. And what do you get? A short film called An Unexpected Briefing that looks like it takes place in Middle Earth.
Watch out for the cameos by actors in the film, the great grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, and even Peter Jackson himself.
Limited services on New York City Subway will begin tomorrow after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Here are the updates:
Storing chords and cables untangled or carrying those loose change in pockets/purses while traveling can be a pain, especially if you find them at the bottom of your bag.
Here are some quick tips to store them in a way that is handy and secure from thieves:
With all the different plugs and voltages out there in the world, one of the must-haves in your packing list is a single adapter that supports a diverse range of voltages, electrical systems and physical plug configurations. Especially, voltages.
Most of the gadgets made in the United States and Canada requires a 110v connection to operate. Meanwhile, the rest of the world works differently. Japan, parts of South America and the Caribbean have power systems that use between 100 volts and 125 volts. The bulk of Europe operates at 220 volts. On the African continent and in large parts of India, there is no standardization. The electrical current used in one region may not be the same as that used in the next. In sprawling populations, the number of volts flowing out of the wall can even differ from street to street.
One of our favorite travel booking websites, Hipmunk, got cooler by offering free fare alerts. Search for a flight and just enter your email at the “Watch Fare” option (if it doesn’t show up automatically) and get notified as soon as cheap airfare is available.