How to survive the middle seat

Having to sit through a long haul flight in a middle seat can be a nightmare.  But sometimes passengers just don’t have a choice, especially if the middle seat is the only option. Here are a few tips on how to survive the middle seat.

Try and change it – Although you may have had no option when booking your ticket, you can try calling your airline a few days prior to your flight to see if any aisle seats have become available. If this fails, try

How the Central and Union Pacific Railroads Began

During the 1850s, Congress reviewed surveys for possible routes on a new transcontinental railroad project that would bind the coasts together. It was difficult, at that time, to decide on a Northern or Southern route for the line. One surveyor, who earned himself the nickname “Crazy Judah” for his fervent belief in his own plan, advocated a route along the 41st parallel. It ran through Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and ended at California. It also needed to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, which would take nothing short of an engineering

The best way to carry money overseas

Article written by Travel Rapidly,  Travel resources, reviews, tips and advice

To carry and make the most of your money overseas, it is best to sit down and do some research beforehand. Firstly, you should assess your options and understand what is the best choice for you. Here are some safe ways to carry your money overseas.

Credit Cards – This option is best for large purchases such as airline tickets, hotel bills, car rentals and restaurant meals. The advantage of using a credit card

How to Plan a Group Retreat Out of State

Article written by TravelAndHolidaying Planning a retreat out of state involves foresight to plot out every point in your itinerary. Moving a group of people from one place to another, without losing anyone, gets trickier the less coordinated the trip actually is. If you don’t want to start your retreat off on the wrong foot, you’ll need some tips to help book a shuttle bus, airline flights and plan booking accommodations. Road Trips A charter bus can get your group across state lines, and may be cheaper than paying air fare depending

Crucial Tips for Car Rentals in Amman, Jordan

Written by: Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC  If you are looking for the best deal for short term leasing a car in Amman Jordan, it’s best to book in advance form home. If you decide to rent a car while in Jordan, try calling around all the local car-rental agencies, or book through a travel agency. When you are renting a car, you’re going to need to make numerous decisions like whom to rent from, what kind of vehicle you are going to get, and where you should pick

Sea kayaking safety gear essentials

Written by Crystal Seas

Paddlers generally start off kayaking, Washington state lakes and then generally transition to sea kayaking. There are a number of sea kayaking safety courses on offer by many San Juan island kayaking companies that provide the knowledge that is crucial when kayaking in the ocean. Here is a list of the most crucial sea kayaking safety gear.

Sea Kayaking PFD - All paddlers should be wearing their personal flotation device at all times. They should be securely fastened. A PFD is essentials as

Four things not to do when checking-in a bag

Most people think that if they check-in their bags, they are less likely to lose their valuables. However, this is not always the case, figures show that checked bags between 2010-2014 reported a $2.5 million worth of lost items. To ensure that your valuables reach your destination, here are 4 things not to do when checking in a bag.

Don't pack valuables in your checked bag - Avoid packing items like watches, gold rings, iPads and cameras, as these are the first items that will be taken from your

4 Savings secrets for senior travellers

Just because you are older, it doesn't mean that your quest for travel and adventure should cease. Research suggests that travel can extend and invigorate those who are older. If the travel bug has crept in later in your life, you may be happy to know that there are many advantages that senior travellers can make use of. Here are 4 saving secrets for senior travellers.

Ask and you shall receive - Always ask your travel agent for special rates for seniors. Most senior discounts are not

The best credit card for travellers

Using your credit card right, will earn you free flights, hotel stays and even entire vacations. However, there are credit cards that are more suited for customers. According to the experts, The Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card ticks all the right boxes for travellers. Here are the reasons why.

There are no foreign transaction fees - Some credit cards charge a 3% free for transactions made overseas. However, The Chase Sapphire does not.

The card is free for the first year - Almost all

7 ways to stay at home and bond like you are on a family vacation

A family vacations is a great way to strengthen or mend bonds with family members. But sometimes you or a family member may not have the funds to commit to a family vacation. Here are 7 staycation ideas for you and your family that will get you spending time with the ones you love.

1 Have a movie marathon - Get a few family movies, set up your living room with comfy couches and enjoy your movie marathon.

2 Throw a device-free dinner party - Device