Tag: TV

How to Pack the Right Luggage

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No matter if you like to take a giant wardrobe with you, or even if you’re a minimalist, this is one of the best travel packing tips I’ve received: Use compression bags. You know those cheesy TV infomercials with those bags that you can hook up a vacuum to and it sucks out all the air, and ‘magically’ shrinks sweaters to the size of a nickel? Well these are similar, but instead of using house hold appliances, you seal up the bag, then roll out the excess air through a one way valve. This really cuts down on the amount of room clothes take up!

When packing, don’t pack your bag to the brim! More likely than not, you’re going to be buying souvenirs of some sort. (I’m a T-shirt souvenir kinda guy.) You need to have room for them in your bag on the way back home. Try leaving at least a 1/4 to a 1/3 of your bag available for room to grow.

Consider trying to make everything fit into a carry-on size bag, and one “personal” carry-on item. Most airlines allow for a carry-on that measures 22″ by 16″, and at least one “personal carry-on” item (i.e., purse, or medium-sized day pack that can fit under airplane seat). It makes going through the airport MUCH easier, and you’re guaranteed that your bag is going to make it to your destination along with you.

A backpack is your best friend. With all of those flights, trains, and checking in and out of hotels you’re going to be doing, a backpack is going to make your life soooo much easier than hauling those clumsy wheeled bags! Personally, I prefer the travel packs that have a detachable day pack. This allows for you to have just ONE bag to worry about when you’re hopping on and off trains, walking to your hotel, taking cabs, etc. Osprey’s Farpoint series of packs are awesome! The Farpoint 55 is lightweight, with comfortable and ultra supportive straps, and fits within carry-on specifications. They have a lifetime, unlimited warranty, and they’re just all around great packs!!

For whatever luggage you’ve decided on, buy TSA approved luggage locks for them, and your day pack as well. If a would-be pick pocket sees that, chances are, they’ll move on to an easier target. Now don’t let that scare you. Most places you go aren’t going to be hives of scum and villainy, but there are always people who make their living by preying on unprepared tourists… Which is not going to be you!

Travel Agencies Tips On Watching A Live Recording

California travel agencies are taking advantage of the fact that films and TV shows are constantly being shot in California due to the presence of Hollywood, the temperate climate and the splendor of the place. It’s important though, to get the passes way ahead of time due to many fans who wish to see the Hollywood experience for themselves.

California travel agencies are more than willing to assist you in finding the show or film you’d like to experience. Here are some tips to qualify for better seats and be more relaxed in the set. It will take more than just getting show passes way in advance to have great seats. Somebody might be even fortunate to appear on television and be part of the show and that someone can be you. These will be the ways to have your own share of limelight. Lights, camera, action!

Catching a talk show is cool. Literally too cool in fact, because the studios are trying to maintain the temperature within the set because of all the expensive equipment they have for the show. In addition, the lights for the show can get really hot to the skin like the sun is when outdoors. So it is best to bring a coat or perhaps a jacket if you don’t prefer the cold too much, especially if you are watching a live taping of a show because it usually takes a few hours to finish the whole set. You don’t want to feel too cold to the point you might miss out on the fun and excitement because of the awkwardness. California travel agencies usually recommend ticket buyers about this since many clients have complained about not being able to enjoy the experience because they were feeling too chilly in the set.

Dress for success. This is correct also for the viewers. Dress properly and avoid wearing rugged outfits or too casual clothes. Your possibility of asking for better seats really depends on it. No one wants to be seen looking all scruffy before a camera for all the viewers of the show nationwide to see. Furthermore keep in mind with being prompt. Especially for shows being broadcast live, filming normally takes about 4 hours and it is important to get to the location at least an hour in advance. Do not be late. The taping will start without you. California travel agencies give the exact same advice for their customers.

If you would like to be considered as a game show contestant, make certain you have a manageable agenda. Most production firms gives proper notification ahead of time especially to an out-of-town contestant. Nevertheless, be all set to go back to the venue several times for screening or for the final audition. During the audition, smile and be bubbly. Whenever you make a mistake, take it easy and relax. Nobody wants a contestant with a negative vibe. One thing is for certain, some game shows like Jeopardy isn’t for the fainthearted. If you think you have what it has to take part of the movie or TV experience, contact California travel agencies now. Who knows, you just could be the next star?

7 Tips to Keep Home Safe While Away

All year you’ve prepared for your long needed vacation you deserve after working so hard. You’ve taken care of your airfare, car rentals, and purchased new outfits to wear. The big day has finally arrived and you dash off to the airport anticipating relaxing on the beach with white sand and blue water without even considering keeping your home safe while traveling away. It would be nice to have someone guard your house while you’re away. But for most of us, we leave our house vacant when we go on vacation. Keeping your home safe is important during vacation season. Here are some tips.

  1. Get a Trusted House-Sitter

This is probably the closest thing to a “home guard” that you can get! If it’s in your budget, consider hiring a house-sitter or someone you trust. This person can take care of any pets in your home, and bring in mail and newspapers. A house-sitter can stay in your home the whole time you’re gone, or just stop by once or twice a day. He or she can turn lights on and off, and turn television and radios on and off at random times.

  1. Lawn Care

Your lawn says a lot about whether you are home or not. If it’s overgrown, it signals vacancy. If possible, hire people to mow your lawn in your absence. Also, overgrown trees and shrubs can obscure windows and doors, creating hiding spaces for burglars. Before leaving on vacation, trim vegetation back and, if you’re going to be gone for a while, hire someone to trim you shrubs and trees, too.

If you have children, sources recommend leaving a few toys out on the lawn. It looks like the kids are coming back out any minute! If you have a house-sitter, he or she can rearrange these toys each day, too.

  1. Mail and Newspapers

Even if you don’t have a full-fledged house-sitter, ask a neighbor to bring in mail and newspapers. Otherwise, call the post office and newspaper to let them know the dates you’ll be gone and ask them to stop delivery during that time. This is a great way to keep to home safe traveling away, especially if you are having new checks delivered to your home during your vacation time.

  1. Your Car

An unmoved car parked in your driveway for days and days can be a “no one’s home” signal to thieves. See if a friend or neighbor can move your car now and then, or even park his or her car in your driveway every so often. It looks like activity is going on, and that’s the important message to convey.

  1. Lighting

Motion-sensing outside lights are a good idea. Make sure they are in good working order, and that any other outdoor lighting is up and running as it should be. Indoor lighting should be in good working order, too. Consider lamp timers so that lights can go on and off at seemingly random times.

  1. Timers

Timers can be used for more than just lighting. You can attach them to any electrical device, such as a TV or radio. This means the radio or television will come on and go off at various times as if someone were home.

  1. Valuables

Don’t leave valuables in plain view. Computers, TVs, and electronics that can be clearly seen through your windows need to be hidden (or use curtains/shades on your windows). Jewelry, cash, check books, or anything else valuable can be placed in a safe deposit box at your bank, or you can give your valuables to a trusted family member while you’re gone.

Now that you’ve learned the 7 ways to keep your home safe while traveling away, you can enjoy your vacation with your mind at ease knowing your home is safe guarded.