Top tips on what to do before you go on holiday to avoid problems such as unnecessary baggage fees or a heavy bag. Making use of laundry bags, luggage scales and similar will ensure you don’t have a headache at the other end, or when you are traveling!The first and most important tip when going on holiday has got be to make use of Vacuum Seal Bags – they are brilliant for traveling because they reduce bulk in your suitcase dramatically! Even if you don’t need them for the outbound journey, take them with you if you are likely to bring back a lot of extra items. A Vacuum Seal Bag will become your lifesaver on the return journey, because you’ll be able to bring back so much more than your took!What else would be useful before you leave for your holidays?If you’re traveling by plane you should think about using some Luggage Scales… fast becoming an essential item in order to avoid a surprise when you get to the airport! Make sure you get some with two hands on the scale – one for weighing and returning to the top after removing the luggage, and the other hand to stay in position to indicate the weight of the item after you have removed it from the scales. Using these means you will prevent those nasty & expensive shocks at the check-in when you find you have packed too much into your suitcase!So the next thing to think about is your luggage.Making use of Net Washing Bags to organize your clothes in the bag sounds simple, but it really will ensure a well-organized suitcase. There are so many available! You should use a Trainer Wash Bag for your shoes – to protect them and your clothes around them from getting damaged. Lingerie Wash Bags ones are ideal for any delicate items whereas Standard Net Wash Bags will suit all else. Not only are they brilliant for organizing your bag, but they are ideal for storing your dirty laundry on you return too.Ok, so packing it is bad enough, but once packed make sure you use a strong and robust Luggage Strap ideally with a Combination Lock. The last thing you need is your strap snapping!For the journey you’ll want to make it as pleasant as possible. There are ways to travel without feeling like you are traveling! We all know how uncomfortable it can be whatever your mode of transport or how long your journey, so you should consider taking these essential at the very least – an Eye Mask, Travel Socks and Fan.Not just for comfort, Travel Socks are recommended for all journeys of 2 hours or longer to help prevent DVT, swollen ankles & aching legs. When considering a Fan to take make sure it’s compact and ideally dual purpose with a torch. Many people don’t think about taking a torch but there are so many times you will wish you had one – especially when traveling somewhere you haven’t been before.So with your luggage packed and weighed you can be confident that you have stayed within the required baggage limits. With luggage straps and locks your bags will be protected. You will also have ensured a more comfortable journey with eye mask, travel socks and fan! Bon voyage!
For the duration of a woman’s pregnancy, you can probably assume that at least once she will be traveling somewhere. Just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean you have to stay in the house or your neighborhood. You only need to be good at planning when it comes to travel. Traveling is usually considered tolerable up about until the eight month of your term. Nevertheless, you doctor can give advice to you about travel safety. Make sure you know what is going to happen and how long your trip is going to be before making the commitment.Air TravelMake certain you get a seat near the bathrooms. Ask to upgrade to first class if you need to in order to have extra seating space. Sitting in a restricted space with no way to go to the restroom every 3 minutes can be agony, especially on a long flight.If you are worried about morning sickness on a flight that’s early, bring along a nutritious snack or ask if a meal will be served. You may find that even if they are giving you food, your tummy will reject it and you must bring a food of your own choice.Inquire whether there is a microwave on the plane, some do. Flight attendants will be able to warm up a dish in the microwave for you. Also, try to have a flight with a connecting point or layover. Normally avoided, while pregnant you have to remember how uncomfortable you are and your need to move. A stop-over will let you leave the plane, grab a snack, go to the restroom, and stretch your legs. When traveling overseas on a non-stop flight, definitely fly first class so you have more room to stretch.By AutomobileIf traveling by car, don’t be the sole driver; it’s a good idea to trade off driving with a partner so you’re less likely to get sick. Stop frequently. If you are prone to car sickness, take a Dramamine, it is generally safe for all stages of pregnancy. If it’s a long car trip, make sure you plan time in a hotel or inn to get enough rest and lots of exercise.Some women feel better as long as they’re driving but get sick as a passenger. So drive while you feel energized, and ride when it is naptime and you can sleep through the nausea. You should avoid bringing books or crossword puzzles to occupy you in the car; as a passenger, you will get sick.Pack snacks and drinks with you so you don’t need to spend as much. Restaurants are good, but you may find menus limited and can’t order anything that works for you. Pack enough to get you to your first major stop or to get you to your destination.
In recent times, there are lots of rules and regulations concerning the luggage and things you carry onboard an airplane. If you are aware of these rules and regulations, you can save time in those security check points and enjoy a smooth travel experience.When you are planning a vacation, close attention must be paid on the things you need to carry on the plane. There are a few items that are prohibited from carrying on the plane and such items when found by the security personnel will be discarded. The items which are not allowed to be carried onboard airplane must be placed in a ziplock cover and packed in the check-in bag.If you carry lighters, matches, pocketknives, knitting needles etc, it will be deemed as a weapon. However, the cigar cutters, nail cutters, safety razors etc are allowed to be carried on board by some airlines whereas others might not allow you to carry any of these items. It is always wise to talk to the airline and educate yourself about the things that are legal/illegal to carry. These could again vary from an airline to airline.Many travelers may carry medicines that are probably not allowed onboard. In such scenarios, the passengers must declare these items to an airport security officer, so that they can be screened at the checkpoint. Ensure that you carry the medicines that are properly labeled along with the doctor’s prescription. If not, it will slow down the screening process.Every airline has a specific limit of things that you can carry/bring for example, cash, gold, electronic items, gadgets etc. In case you exceed your limit you might have to pay excess fee. However, irrespective of whether you are carrying / bringing any of the above mentioned items, it has to be declared with the airline security officer at the airport. Otherwise you will be liable for a penalty.
There are many reasons to visit Peru. It may be for that long-awaited dream vacation, or a visit to family and friends. I am planning a trip to Lima, the exciting capital city, in the near future. I currently reside in New York City, and enjoy city living. The thought of visiting Lima, another exciting city, and the planning of my travel itinerary, is an exciting time for me.Peru is south of the Equator and summer begins December. At that time, airfare increases 50% to 75%. Flights priced under $450 in June, can go up to the $2000, in December. Seasonal travel deals and getaway prices fluctuate almost constantly, so the timing of your trip is everything.When booking your travel, keep in mind that June, September, and October will offer you travel deals and getaways offering more reasonable airfares. The average temperature for that time of year, will be between the 50 and 70 degrees.An excellent suggestion, when planning a trip such as this, is to locate and review travel guides and literature. This will assist you in deciding what interests you most about Peru, and where you’d want to concentrate your travel time, and activities. There is so much you’ll find, whether it be an adventure tour or one of the many tourist attractions Peru offers. … The legendary Incan civilization is well-known, however, Incan civilization offers so much more than the spectacular Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and city of Cusco.(elevation 11,200 ft. above sea level and once the capital of the ancient Incan civilization.The recently discovered, but rarely visited Inca site of Choquequirao is now accessible to visitors. To the north, there are complex cities of Moche, Sican and Chimu, which were erected by pre-Incan societies. Their treasures and pyramids continue to amaze researchers.The oldest city in the Western Hemisphere, Caral, is located just three hours from Lima. In the south, the Nazca lines present one of the world’s great archaeological mysteries, and in the highlands around Lake Titicaca, populations of Quechua, Aymara and Uros honor centuries-old traditions.Before you begin your on-line search for travel deals, getaways and vacation packages, there are some guidelines I suggest you follow to secure the best travel deals.1. Be flexible. The lowest fares are usually for midweek travel, generally Mondays throughThursdays. Also, non stop flights to Lima, Peru are the most expensive. Look into connecting flights or stop-over flights, as a money-saver.2. Book your travel on line, with advance purchases of at least one to three weeks.3. Don’t count on last-minute travel deals. Eleventh-hour travel deals are becoming increasingly scarce, so don’t rely on finding the best fares at the last minute.4. Book your travel online during off-peak season to find exceptional travel deals and getaways.5. Be smart about sales. Keep an eye on airfare sales, but remember that the “sale” price may not be the cheapest fares around.6. Traveling on holidays, such as Christmas Day, July fourth or Thanksgiving Day, can save you quite a bit of money.7. Compare prices from several carriers, to determine which will offer the best price for special travel deals or getaways for you.
When setting for an East Asia location, never expect to unveil its mysteries. All you can do is take some the following travel advices below and hope you discover as much as possible during your trip.1. By bike or motorbike
Rent a bike or a motorbike so as to travel around rural East Asia without worrying about the width and condition of the roads.2. By train
As distances are quite long between main points of interest, you can travel at night by train, using a sleeper compartment. You rest during the night and the following day you find yourself at your next destination.3. Never refuse food
Most Asians will be delighted to see and welcome you. As a sign of their hospitality, they would even offer you food. So it would be rude for you to refuse it.4. You will the event of the week
During your travel, you may be getting to places rarely visited by foreigners. Your looks and luggage will thus be the attraction of the day, if not of the week! Be polite and open, as you are curious to discover new countries and people, your hosts are at their turn curious to discover you.5. Exchange money at a bank, if possible
Exchanging money is a thriving business in most Asian countries. Rates are set according to the traveler and the place the transaction takes place. Hence, it is highly advisable to look for a bank in order to exchange your money into the local currency.6. Beware of pickpockets and fabulous trades
As in other countries, pick pocketing is an annoying habit in East Asia too. Do not speak of how much cash you are carrying on you and avoid crowded places. Also, spend your money on any fabulous trades you encounter at every street corner. You may have the surprise to discover the same fabulous trade only two streets away, at half the price you paid!7. Show respect
Respect the customs and representative figures of East Asian countries. For example, it is forbidden to touch monks and point your feet at religious shrines and statues.
Traveling for the first time with a baby on board may seem like a daunting task. It is normal for new moms to feel a little worried about taking their baby on a long drive. A fussy baby on board can be quite a handful. It could be difficult for a new mom to calm her baby especially if she’s behind the steering wheel.If you’re a new mom or know someone who is, take note that traveling with a baby can be fun and exciting if you make necessary preparations before you head out on the road. Be a proactive mom by planning and organizing your trip ahead of time. Here are some tips to make your baby feel safe, happy and comfortable on your next road trip.Prioritize your baby’s safety by researching and finding the right car seat. It is advisable to invest in a federally approved car seat. Do not carry your baby on your lap when riding a car. For your baby’s safety, be reminded that children below one year old should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. Install the car seat properly by following the instruction manual. The safest place to put the car seat is in the middle of the car. Never put a car seat in the front passenger seat especially if the vehicle has airbags.Ensure that your baby is safe in the car seat before driving off. Check if the seat belt and tethers are secured properly to make sure that the car seat will not move while driving. Keep unused shoulder belts out of reach to avoid the risk of strangulation.Keep your baby entertained on the road. Don’t forget to pack some entertainment when you take your baby on an extended drive. It’s a good idea to hit the road when your little one is fast asleep. That will give you time to focus on your driving without worrying about your baby. However, be prepared when your baby wakes up. Bring things to keep your child entertained such as teether, pacifier and favorite plush toy (preferably light toys made of safe fabric). It is advisable to buy a pacifier clip with tether to prevent it from falling. The pacifier clip may be easily attached to your child’s clothing or car seat strap. You can also play your child’s favorite movie if your car is equipped with LCD screens (usually installed at the back of the head rest). It’s also a good idea to play baby-friendly tracks to keep your child in a good mood.Bring milk and snacks. If your baby is formula-fed, you can bring baby bottles, water and milk powder so you can conveniently feed your baby on the road. There are disposable baby bottle liners that are ideal for travel use. You can bring snacks like baby puffs for older babies who already eat solid food. Don’t forget to pack a catch bib.Bring a baby bag with extra clothes, towels, and diaper changing essentials. Never leave home without your bag. Make sure you pack extra clothes, towels, tissues, first aid kit, baby wipes, hand sanitize, travel changing pad, diapers, diaper ointment/cream, and trash bag.
For nine days starting in the last week of July, Kulmbach celebrates its fifth season. This year the Bierwoche takes place from the 26th of July to the 3rd of August.Bierwoche is Kulmbach’s answer to Munich’s Oktoberfest. With about 120,000 visitors per year this fair is the biggest fair worldwide that is only dedicated to beer. Whereas the Oktoberfest includes a lot of fun rides and carnival attractions and therefore has more the character of an amusement park, Kulmbach focuses on the essential: beer.Known as Germany’s secret beer capital, Kulmbach celebrates its Bierwoche for the 60s time this summer. The town is the home of four beer companies, that each put up a huge pavilion in the town center to sell their various special beer.Of course it is not only about drinking. The fair offers a great variety of typical Franconian food, which is generally quite hearty and mostly includes meat or sausages. Don’t miss out on trying the famous Kulmbacher Bratwürste (barbecue sausages) or Haxn with Kloß (special kind of roast pork with potato dumplings) and if you prefer something lighter, have a go for their excellent geräucherte Forelle (smoked trout).A pageant including original and droll parade floats followed by the traditional barrel-tapping ceremony in front of the town hall on the first Sunday of the fair is the highlight of Kulmbach’s Bierwoche. Further entertainment throughout the week is provided by various bands that play not only typical Bavarian folk music, which is especially beloved by the older generations but also modern pop and rock music for the younger people that come to party at night.Bierwoche 2009: 26th of July to the 3rd of August.This is an example of what you can do in Kulmbach while traveling in Germany. If you want learn more about Kulmbach we compiled a more comprehensive Kulmbach travel guide in collaboration with local residents that provides unique travel insider tips which you can use during you Germany vacation.