Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yes, I've still got more 'little ways' tips

More for road trips with the kids. Need a break? Get off the highway and stop at a local elementary school. You'll find a playground there that the kids will probably love to explore plus it will give everyone an opportunity to stretch their legs.

If an airline leaves you stranded overnight, request a 'distress rate' voucher to save you money at a motel/hotel. While the voucher will probably pay, in full, at the accommodation suggested by the airline, make a few phone calls first. You may find other hotels in the area, with more amenities, will accept the voucher or charge you only a few dollars more.

Do you like to travel by bicycle? Instead of taking a tour with a high priced company, stop into a local bike shop when you roll into town. They'll be happy to point you in the direction of the best local routes and might even be able to hook you up with locals out for a group ride. You can also make these types of arrangements before you leave home by calling or e-mailing the shops.

Hopefully your digital camera will stay nice and dry during your travels. But if it does get wet, put it into a bag of rice and leave it overnight. With a bit of luck the rice will draw out the moisture and your camera will be working in the morning.

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