Infographic by CJ Pony Parts Every city has a story and many residents never explore their own hometown before they move. Staycations are a great opportunity to have a vacation without killing your budget. CJ Pony Parts recently published the infographic below visualizing the benefits of a staycation and few ideas how you can have [...]
Australia is known for many things, be it the surf or the crazy wildlife. However something that has become very popular over the years within the country, and that’s gambling. This is interesting as gambling was only made legal in 1972. Since, then the casino scene has grown massively with most major cities having a [...]
Multi-function 4-in-1 Electric Facial & Body Brush Spa Cleaning System Synonymous with effective hygiene cleaning products, including those for the face and body, MelodySusie just debuted their Multi-function 4-in-1 Electric Facial and Body Brush Spa Cleaning System. Designed to cleanse the face prior to nourishing and moisturizing, the MelodySusie deep cleans your face so you’re [...]
The Henty Wingman bag keeps your suits dry from sweat and road grit, and keeps it wrinkle-free as well. Similar to the Suitpack and Suit Commute from the same company, the Wingman is a suit bag designed to meet the specific needs of bicycle commuters. The main suit pack rolls up and has recycled-PVC ribs that create a crease-free [...]
Dakine, makers of outdoor gear and apparel, just introduced their latest BC Utility vest, targeting skiers and outdoors-men alike. The Utility Vest is meant to partially replace a bulky backpack and fits snuggly for a tight storage compartment for your necessities. Best of all, the compartment is virtually undetectable. Dakine’s new Utility vest weighs only 2 lbs and [...]
Panasonic is introducing a large flashlight that will use any battery you have to power the unit. The Any Battery Light can siphon power from AA, AAA, D and C-sized batteries, lighting your way with just a single serving of any compatible size. Loading it up with all four batteries provides up to 86 hours of [...]
If you’re looking for a killer stocking stuffer, look no further. A company called 8G Electronics, with their USB Sock-IT brand of products, has just announced it’s FloWire charging cable. Beautifully designed and even more spectacular in person, this sucker illuminates flowing lights that actually show you the charging cycle. The lights flow fast when [...]
Compare Prices. Airline and third party sites often list identical prices but have different electronic reservation systems which add and remove fares at different times. One system can often trail another by up to five hours. Be sure to check the airline’s own site, which can be cheaper because there is no commission.
Look beyond discount airlines. Discount airlines aren’t always the cheapest. Airlines cannot afford to be more expensive than their competitors for comparable flights at comparable times.
Be wary of when you buy. The greatest number of cheap seats are available on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m., most sales begin on Monday at 8:00 p.m. and end on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Be mindful of booking weekend flights because those are popular with both business travelers and vacationers.
Consider a connecting flight and don’t delay. Connecting flights can be substantially cheaper than flights that are non-stop, especially for international travel. If you delay booking your flight within seven to fourteen days of travel, chances are you will pay a premium. Airlines would rather leave a seat empty than sell tickets a steep discounted rate.
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Source: Consumer Reports
Ask a purist and they’ll tell you that camping is all about the simplicity. They’ll tell you that camping is about shunning material positions and getting back to nature. I disagree. In my eyes camping is about one thing and one thing alone; and that is having fun. With that in mind, here is a collection of five handy gadgets that can help to make your laid back and relaxing vacation even more enjoyable.
Camping food sucks; let’s be honest here. Those little paraffin burners that are considered standard camping equipment are just about good enough for the production of soup, baked beans, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, pasta; but if you try and produce anything remotely delicious then you’ll soon find yourself limited by the materials at your disposal.
However; help is at hand in the form of the portable gas barbeque. These handy gadgets fold away to roughly the size and shame of a briefcase, and are light enough to be easily transportable. The gas fuel removes the need to lug bags of charcoal around with you, and facilities cooking on demand, without having to wait hours for the coals to head up.