Family Packing Tips To Stay Sane!

mess on bedPacking for family trips that last a little longer than several days means that you need to take some time to organize your packing for not only yourself, but for your children if they’re going with you. There are ways to minimize the amount of space that you take up with everyone’s clothes and necessities. The following are tips and tricks that you can use to make the process an easier one.

The first thing that you can do to minimize the amount of space that is used within your kid’s bags or your bags is pack outfits in gallon Ziploc bags. This will save the time when you are on the trip as well because your outfit will already have been planned. When you are done with the day and the outfits are no longer clean you can put them back in the bags and take them out to do the laundry when you get home.

backpack and stuffAt times in the Airport or on a luggage stand, things can get lost. Within every piece of luggage, you should have your own itinerary, which includes your home address, flight information and the address of your hotel. You should also include the travel dates that way the person who finds your bag can easily contact you.

You should make sure that you pack a permanent toiletry bag as well as have trial sizes of shampoo and body wash, or lotion and deodorant. Don’t forget to keep a hairbrush, toothbrush and mini first-aid kit separate from the stuff that you have in your home bathroom. Use a Ziploc bag for any cosmetic or medication and keep it fully stocked for your next trip. This will prevent you from forgetting anything the next time that you go on a trip.

Instead of folding the clothes in the suit cases you can roll them into a sort of tube shape and then stack them. The clothes will not wrinkle; they will fit much more neatly, and you can fit a lot more in the bag.

For most people, especially women, too many clothes are packed. Using smaller and lighter bags will force you to narrow down your selection of clothing and shoes.

personal suppliesYou should always carry an extension cord with you because it can be extremely useful at times. If you have to plug in an excessive amount of electronics or simply need to elongate the cord, then consider having one with you more often than not.

Consider keeping a TSA luggage lock on your luggage which you are taking through security searches because if it isn’t TSA the lock can be cut off, and your items can be taken. Keeping a lock on your belongings will prevent any theft from taking place.

Always travel with sanitation wipes. Even if a hotel room has just been cleaned, it is still full of germs. The first thing that you should do when you get into the room is wipe off stuff that the house cleaners most likely did not reach or care to clean off which includes remotes, the phone, doorknobs, alarm clocks and the toilet handle. Always make sure to remove the bedspread as well!

Travel Safety – What We’ve Learned

danger signThe world isn’t a completely dangerous and unsafe place. Of course, we all now that. It could be dangerous to cross the street, or drive to the store. We face dangers in our homes, from insect bites to oc black mold removal (Mold Slayers is a great solution for this fyi) in our walls. The dangerous areas are a minority, and you are much more likely to be in danger while you’re traveling than any other time. There are certain tips which can help you while you are on your trip to ensure that you, your friends and your family are safe at all times.

Back Packer’s Awareness

You should get in the habit of always looking back when you get up, and you leave somewhere. Travel can be very distracting, and it is more often than not that you are carrying around a lot of stuff. You are more likely to leave stuff behind when you are watching people.

Separate your Money Sources

Do you know how to keep all of your bank cards with you at home? This should be done while you traveling? Keep one of them in a different, so that if all your cards get lost, on the road, it can be extremely difficult to get replacements, and it can be very scary to be in a foreign place without any money.

Watch your Wallet

Your wallet should be kept in your front pocket or in your back pocket. You should try to keep it on the inside of your jacket or inside of your shirt. Whatever way that it is it must be secure and out of sight of any travelers. There’s no better way to advertise a theft than a fanny pack or wallet bag. Be smart in the way that you carry around your money.

Copy Important Documents

Make sure that you scan and save all of your travel documentation; keep them digital such as your passport and travel insurance that way you won’t be stuck if they go missing.

Purchase Travel Insurance

This is mainly for the purpose of health costs if you get hurt while you are traveling. The cost of a hospital can easily hike into the thousands and that qualifies to a minor injury. Insurance is well worth it and it is highly recommended.

Get a Vaccine

You should always visit your doctor before you leave to get all the vaccinations that you need. You should also learn what the health precautions are from this so that you can recognize the symptoms.

Public Advertising

If you are traveling abroad it’s far more likely that you have more money than your average local. Showing off that you have money through personal belongings, jewelry, car, etc. is not advised at all. That, in itself, will make you a target for hungry thieves. Leave your expensive jewelry at home and keep your camera in your bag unless you’re using it.

Avoid Injury

There are some things that are far more fitting to be perfected at home instead of when traveling. If you want to learn how to ride a bike or a jet ski, you should do that in familiar territory and now where you are unsure of places, hospitals, people, banks, etc.

Check the Fine Print

If you are taking a special course or doing something that is risky make sure that the business has a good safety record and that qualified operators are working there.

Our Favorite Golf Courses

me golfingA golf course is made up of a series of holes, where each of them consists of a fairway; a teeing ground; a “pin” (green with a flagstick); the hole (“cup”); and the rough and other hazards, all designed for the golf game. The standard golf round has 18 holes, there are still courses with only 9 holes, requiring courses to be played two times per round. Other courses contain 27 or 36 holes, and 2 groups of nine holes each are chosen by players.

Though golf is still not yet played everywhere, there are many favorite courses in America, offering a truly unique golfing experience for the amateur or professional golfer, and some breathtaking views for millions of travelers. We will consider some of the popular ones which are worth visiting today in America.

Pebble Beach

Architecturally, this is one of the best-designed courses, making it to attract both professional and amateur players. This is where every player would always like to film every shot he makes for the sake of memory.

Barton Creek

This golf course is known for its softer slopes, wider corridors and more gentle bunkering. In addition, there are many creeks, ponds and lots of water in the form of streams.

Bethpage State Park

Here, you will no longer see the usual gravely bunkers, rock hard tees, thatchy greens and patchy fairways. BIt has been renovated to bring it to the standard of the U.S. Open or Tour golf course. It is extremely difficult, and for this reason, it is meant for players who are highly skilled.

Arcadia Bluffs

Arcadia Bluffs’ rugged dunes-like topography makes the course to stand out. It has lakefront layout different from others because of its distinctive stacked-sod bunkers. The pot holes here are curvaceous, and the vertical faces bend and roll around both convex and concave corners.

The Challenge at Manele

This is one of the most popular golf courses in America because it has 3 ocean-cove holes, including dogleg-right par-4 17th and the par-3 12th. In the past, it was used by only amateur golfers. But today, it meets the needs of thousands of professionals as well.

Wolf Creek

This has its holes plunging down narrow ravines and clinging to stark canyon hillsides.

Cypress Point

This is a course known for its water hazard. It is a longshot, making it only for the best players, though it still has a few members like political, actors and corporate giants. This does not have yardage markers; it is a walking-only course, and with the lockers you can have the feeling of being in the 1920’s. As few players visit here, it has been kept in good shape, with its greens very smooth without bumps, nematode patches, ball marks or sand from bunkers nearby.

Pine Valley

Each of the holes of this golf course has its own challenge, with a bunker 10 feet deep. It means a lot to miss the green because of the sloping greens, while pine-covered heath covers the holes. Very few people are allowed to play here, and it is always an honor to play here if you are invited.

Those are our favorite golf courses, and as the game is a form of outdoor recreation, natural landscaping is one of the factors which make them to stand out among the rest in the country. Their designers understand the impact of aesthetic cohesion of vegetation, paths, water bodies, grasses, woodwork and stonework on them. Therefore, declining to play in any of them would be one of the greatest mistakes in life.