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Yes, its snowing in the UK again. And if you are anything like me the slightest hint of the cold is enough to send you into a big fat grump. Its at times like this that i'd like to fly off and enjoy a little bit of winter sun. I was speaking to a friend of mine at the weekend that spends 8 weeks of the Great British winter at his Villa in Tenerife.... jealous? Not, not at all...not a bit...I like the UK winter....did I mention that I now hate this friend after our chat?
Anyway, with this in mind I have been taking a look at some of the properties available in Tenerife in amazing places like Playa De Las Americas. Tenerife is one of the best winter/sun destinations in my opinion as its cheaper than a lot of the luxury destinations and it still great value.
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Here's a little funny Thanksgiving advert featuring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal
Like most chaps im a sucker for a good gadget. Probably something to do with boys and their toys? Anyway, here are 3 great travel gadgets and the best thing is that they all cost under a tenner....sweet!
Splitterbot Headphone Splitter
This handy little robot-shaped accessory lets you share music on your mp3 player with friends. The cute little robot has a pair of headphone sockets for eyes. Just plug his head into your mp3 player, attach 2 sets of headphones and share away.
Small enough to carry with you wherever you go, with a handy keyring attachment, Splitterbot means that you'll never have to share your headphones again.
Splitterbot Headphone Splitter - dimensions: 4.3cm x 3.3cm.
Available via Shineyshack
In-Flight Comfort Kit
This handy in-flight kit has lots of bits and pieces to make your flight a little more comfortable.
Sorry, there's not magic wand to give you extra legroom but the inflatable travel pillow, eye mask and ear should help you get a bit of shut-eye while the travel soap and wet wipe will give you a chance to freshen up before you disembark.
The whole kit packs away neatly into a drawstring bag and is suitable to include in your hand luggage.
In the pack
- Inflatable jersey neck pillow
- Wet wipe
- Paper soap (10 sheets)
- Padded jersey eye mask
- Drawstring bag
Available via Shineyshack
True CashStach TU41
Never run out of money again!
This clever capsule has a special cash clip inside to wrap an emergency note around. It will take up hardly any room on your key-ring, yet will really get you out of trouble by covering that last round of drinks, or paying for the taxi home at the end of the night!
Constructed from dark chrome plated aircraft grade aluminium with a waterproof neoprene 'O' ring, the CashStash is so handy you'll never want to leave home without it!
- Aircraft grade aluminium capsule
- Brass cashclip
- Waterproof 'O' ring
- 10mm split ring
- Key ring attachment
CashStash dimensions: 4.5cm x 1.5cm.
Available via Shineyshack
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Know Your Alternatives: There's usually a tradeoff when choosing between a major or alternative airport and you should know the difference before booking. In many cases, you'll gain convenience and accessibility in exchange for a smaller spectrum of flights. Akron / Canton Regional and Dane County Regional are reliable alternatives for travelers that don't mind an hour drive to Cleveland or Milwaukee. Additionally, Chicago Midway (Chicago), Oakland International (San Francisco), and John Wayne International (Los Angeles) are very close alternatives to the larger airports in their respective markets.
Patience is a Virtue: Don't expect all of your Thanksgiving travel plans to happen without a hitch. You may face a delay or be asked to make alternative plans at some point. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and build buffers into your itinerary to mitigate any one-off disruptions without jeopardizing your entire trip (and sanity).
Travel Light: This is both a money and time saver for any Thanksgiving traveler. Pack light to save on the fees and additional time required to check bags. This will also make the next tip more valuable.
Online Check-In: You should check-in online and print your boarding pass before heading to the airport, particularly if you are traveling light. Alternatively, some carriers now allow you to check in from your smart phone and use a digital bar code that appears on the device screen to pass through security checkpoints. Until that technology is more widely accepted, however, we recommend that you print out your boarding pass just in case.
Security Line Scramble: This is the biggest bottleneck in any airport over Thanksgiving. A little pre-planning can vastly cut down your individual time (unfortunately, it still won't help speed up the group in front of you). Keep your ID and boarding passes in the same pouch or pocket, and your liquids, medication and other red flag items in an easily accessible compartment of your carry-on bag. Always be prepared to take off your shoes, belt and/or large metal jewelry. Your laptop needs a separate bin, and you best find a new home for the loose change in your pocket.