Important Air Travel Tips

Are you preparing for a trip that requires air travel? If you are, you may want to take the time to familiarize yourself with a few helpful tips. Some of these tips are outlined below for you and, when properly implemented, they may be able to save you both time and money. Before leaving for the airport, as well as before packing your bags, be sure to familiarize yourself with airport security rules and restrictions. If you keep a close eye on the news, you may already know most of the rules, but you may still want to visit the online website for the TSA before leaving. This will result in you making it through airport security a lot quicker. …

Traveling By Plane: The Importance of Familiarizing Yourself with Restrictions

Are you preparing for a trip, namely a trip that requires air travel? If you are, you may be looking to start packing your bags soon. Of course, this is a great thing to do, but there is a step that you may first want to take. That step involves familiarizing yourself with all airport rules and restrictions. As nice as it is to hear that you should take the time to familiarize yourself with all airport rules and restrictions, you may be wondering what is so important about doing so. In actuality, you will find a lot. Familiarizing yourself with all airport security rules and restrictions can have a significant impact on your travels. One of the most common …

Backpacks for Charity

There are several sites on the web, that describe programs that provide backpacks full of school supplies to needy children, and backpacks full of toiletries and other necessities for wounded military personnel and for victims of disasters. A sixteen year old girl, with the help of her Mom and some friends, bought 200 backpacks and filled them with toiletries and other necessities for the victims of Huuricane Katrina. They did this with their own funds except for a wonderful donor who provided the money for shipping the backpacks to the affected area. There are several church groups all over the country, that have programs which provide backpacks stuffed with all sorts of school supplies, such as notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, …

Backpack Safety – What Are The Basic Rules

Most kids carry backpacks to school everyday, and pediatricians, physical therapists and parents are reporting increasing numbers of schoolchildren complaining of back, neck and shoulder pain, along with tingling or numbness in their arms and hands. This is being attributed to children carrying heavy loads of schoolbooks in backpacks and often not following backpack safety rules and using the bag improperly. However don’t scrap your child’s backpack and run out to buy a sling bag, or briefcase type book bag. Evidence exists that says these are even more harmful than the backpack. So what is a parent to do? Backpacks if made correctly, worn properly not over packed and packed correctly, are fine. A back friendly bag will have wide …

Backpack Do’s and Don’ts

You need to buy a backpack for your son, but you are unsure which one to buy and don’t know how to choose the right one. After all there are those reports about how backpacks are damaging our children’s backs. What are you as a parent supposed to do? Here are a few do’s and don’ts about buying and using backpacks. Hopefully you will at least some of them helpful. Don’t buy the first backpack you see no matter how much your son whines. Do shop around. Check the department stores and sporting goods stores, do a web search.Try to find out what is available and how much you can expect to pay. Some schools require the children to have …

Arrowhead Hunting and Rock Collecting

We weren’t planning to go rock and arrowhead hunting in Arizona. My wife and I just liked that hotspring in the desert. It was agood place to escape the Michigan winter for a while. Then we met Felix, an old Mayan Indian living in an old RV. After sharing meals and campfires for a week, he took us into the desert to show us ancient metates (grain-grinding stones) and arrowheads. We also found hundreds of beautiful rocks of every type, including Apache Tears, Fire Agate, and various quartzes. Irina, a nineteen-year-old “rainbow kid,” who had been living in her van for months, rode with Felix in his old pickup. We took our van. We spent two hours at the first …

8-Tips for Packing and Traveling Lite

In this day & age of travelling cephalalgia, there’s a few packing tactics to employ. To cut out an extra thirty to forty minutes at the arriving airport, start with packing small luggage. Since carry-ons can not exceed a linear dimension of 45 inches, you can escape the fiasco of the baggage terminal by basically packing & travelling light. To learn how to pack all your needs into two suitcase, read more. How-to Pack & Travel Lite Make a list. Compose a pack list. Be sure to coordinate shirts & blouses with bottoms. To maximize your travelling wardrobe fashion savoir faire, stick with solids & versatile basics. Rule-out any clothes that do not match other items. Use the following pithy …

Personal Equipment For Adventure Sailing Vacation in A Cold Climate

Adventure sailing vacation does not only happen when the seas are calm and the weather is warm. This can also happen when the weather is cold which is why everyone is required to bring some personal equipment to maximize the trip and make sure everyone is safe. The things you will need for your sailing adventure are a pair of sailing gloves, wet weather jacket, pants, boots, personal strobe light, safety harness, middle layer pants, middle layer jacket, thermal underwear, thermal gloves, neck tube, beanie, sun hat, ski goggles, sunglasses, sleeping bag, waterproof touch and batteries, towel and a crew bag. Since there will be some port calls, you better have you with some street clothes so you can do …