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.
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
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...
Wedding insurance, vacation packages, travel discounts – the American Automobile Association offers its members more than free towing.
In this video, get real travel tips from a professional flight attendant. If you travel as much as a flight attendant does, you are bound to wind up in some horrible motels along the way. In this video, learn fleabag motel survival skills from a pro.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Traveling for Christmas? You don't have to forego holiday decorations just because you're celebrating from a hotel room! This tutorial shows you a few tips, like window decals and tabletop Christmas trees, that you can use to maintain the festive spirit while traveling.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
So you don't have a lot of time to pack your suitcase or overnight bag, or you've decided to take a spontaneous vacation. And you want to make sure that you don't forget anything you need. Here is how you can quickly and efficiently pack a suitcase!
Flying is complicated enough, especially when you are flying overseas. In this tutorial, Rick Seaney gives you tips on how to find the cheapest flights to popular international destinations. Rick also goes over how to save on luggage and other hidden airport upcharges. So, before you take your next big trip, check out this tutorial and get some insider information on how to avoid hefty costs and enjoy your holiday.
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.
If you're traveling across time zones, you might find yourself experiencing jet lag. Use these tips to help bring your body and mind into sync so you can easily and quickly reset your sleep schedule. You can also use this method if you're changing shifts at work!
Before you travel too far, you'll need to look into the water safety of your destination. If it's not OK to drink, avoid diarrhea and other nasty side effects of unsanitary H20 with these tips, from boiling water to adding iodine.
Need to leave town earlier or later than planned? Flying stand-by is not as simple as it used to be. Learn how to fly stand by - you never know when it may be necessary.
Heres a quick video on tips for packing your makeup products when flying to a gig, specially if you're a makeup artist, or just plain Janes (and Joes) traveling with loads of makeup.
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.
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 ...
If you're thinking "Aren’t toilets the same all over the world?” you don’t know squat. Travel in exotic countries requires the ability to be flexible with different cultures. Watch this video travel tutorial and learn how to use a squat toilet.
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.
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.
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...
Use GPS navigation on your road trip with tips from this how-to video. Liesel Hlista shows you how to use GPS as a backup on your roadtrip.
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.
If you frequently take flights of four hours or longer, you may be at the risk of developing blood clots. Here are a few tips, such as knee or ankle exercises, or walking around the plane, which can prevent the development of blood clots.
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.
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.
Avoiding the need to check luggage has been one of the biggest goals of business travelers for decades, especially now that many airlines charge more baggage fees than ever. This video outlines six easy tips for packing lightly and efficiently, which will enable you to carry all of your bags with you and save a lot of time at every stage of your trip. These include wearing your heaviest clothes and organizing your belonging within your suitcase.
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.
Nexus is a pre-approved trusted traveler program that allows approved people expedited travel between Canada and the US. The card is available to US and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who travel by air or land between the two countries. Anyone traveling between the two countries must have their own Nexus card including babies. The Nexus card is considered a privilege by both the US and Canadian governments. You must have a clean record with both the Canadian Border Services and The ...
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.
Don't get stuck in a middle seat near a bathroom on your next flight. With a little time and effort, you can be sitting pretty. With more and more airlines offering advance seat booking, it's easier to get a little more leg room, or peace and quiet. Watch this video travel tip tutorial and learn how to pick a great airline seat.
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.