If you have trouble sleeping in a hotel room because the drapes won’t shut completely or stay overlapped enough to keep the sunlight out; and if you don’t have anything to keep them shut, then head for the closet and get one of those hangers for pants or skirts that clamp together. Just attach them to the drapes. Works every time.
The company that delivers bus, train and ferry services across South Queensland in Australia has launched a Go Card for tourists that will offer unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive calendar days travel on all TransLink bus, train or ferry services, along with discounts and offers on more than 80 key tourist attractions, theme parks, accommodation providers, restaurants and more.
While traveling in areas that are prone to pick-pocketing, it is always recommended for men to keep their wallets in the front pocket of your pants. But just warp a rubber-band over your wallet before putting in your pocket. This will make it difficult even for expert thieves because of the additional friction because of the rubber-band.
This also prevents the wallet to, accidentally, drop out coins or papers.
Whenever you check into a hotel bring an orange, eat it in your room, and just toss the peel in the trash before you go out.
You’ll return to a naturally deodorized room. The peels absorb strong odors while releasing some natural fragrances.
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.