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November 2, 2015

Travel Advice That You Can Trust

Have you heard horror stories about traveling from your family or friends? Chances are, whatever misfortunes they experienced could have been prevented had they done their homework on traveling. In the following article, you are going to be given advice that could save you from having a horror story of your own. You can save space in your luggage by packing in large airtight bags, such as ziplocks. Find the gallon or 2 gallon size bags, pack t-shirts, socks, underwear and other lightweight fabric items in them, and then roll the air out of the bag before zipping shut. This will reduce the size of your items down and you will be able to fit more in your bag. Split up clothes between bags when traveling. When traveling with more than one person, split your clothes between your respective suitcases. There is a chance you might lose a bag during your trip. If a bag is lost, having the clothes split up ensures than everyone will have at least one change of outfit available to them. Long driving trips can be fun and economical, but the cost of stopping for meals every few hours will add up, especially for a […]
November 2, 2015

Take The Stress Out Of Traveling With These Simple Tips

Though many people consider travel to be stressful and unpleasant, it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting outside of your normal daily activity can be a rewarding experience, and one that can change your life in large or small ways. Following these tips will help make the journey a positive one. When planning a vacation, be open to new destinations. Many people get into vacation routines, but you can find a little variety and also special deals, helping make your vacations fun and memorable for you and your family. You can save money by selecting an alternate destination. If you need to use the bathroom during a long flight, please make sure to put your shoes on when entering the restroom. You never know what kind of germs can be on the floor of the plane, especially near the commode. When you return to your seat, feel free to kick your shoes off. Every traveler should know by now that joking around isn’t the smartest thing to do while waiting in check in and security lines any more. Airport personnel are simply too concerned about terrorism to take jokes lightly. Progress through these lines politely and in a businesslike […]
November 2, 2015

Westfield Labs’ Lindsey Thomas bridges digital, mall shopping

Westfield Labs co-founder strives to give shoppers the best of both worlds – the visceral and the virtual […] the best research happens right outside her office window, at Westfield Labs’ San Francisco headquarters on the fifth floor of Westfield San Francisco Centre, where she and a team of more than 50 observe customers in their “natural habitats” shopping at some of the world’s leading retailers. Thomas helped found Westfield Labs in October 2012 to bridge the gap between digital shoppers and the physical world. Recent projects include “digital storefronts” that allow shoppers to scroll through products on large touch-screens to discover products offered in the mall, and a collaboration with same-day-delivery service Deliv during the holiday shopping season. The digital storefronts started with a live experiment of sorts in San Francisco, with brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Toms and Sony participating. “San Francisco is the innovation capital of the world, and having Westfield Labs here lets us build, partner and invest in tech – and in the talent here,” Thomas says. The bar is a super-charming renovated warehouse where they have really thought about every detail. Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane. Garibaldis, 347 Presidio Ave. This neighborhood spot is […]
October 31, 2015

Tips To Travel With

The United States offers a wide range of travel destinations to suit just about anyone’s tastes. From the warm tranquil waters of Florida, to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the United States offers almost any kind of travel destination you are seeking. This article will give you some ideas as to what the United States has to offer, when considering your next travel destination. When selecting a location to travel to, there is no better source of information than a fellow traveler. Other travelers with similar needs and plans, can tell you what destinations are must-sees and what areas you should try to avoid. No guidebook can replace the first-hand experience of another person or family. If you are planning on flying or riding a long distance with school-age children, consider investing in a small portable DVD player. The least expensive ones can run as low as , and the peace of mind it buys you on that nine-hour international flight is more than worth the cost. When booking a hotel stay, be sure to ask when the hotel was last built or renovated. A low-cost motel that’s brand new might be a better option than an older building attached to […]
October 30, 2015

Adman Rich Silverstein cycles through life – Pilates, Prada

Biking is a kind of meditation for Rich Silverstein, co-chairman and partner of the award-winning advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners – known for the “Got Milk?” commercials, among many others. Having recently moved to San Francisco, his new morning routine includes a quick ride to see his beloved bridge. For his commute about the city, Silverstein sometimes rides his electric bicycle made by Specialized Bikes, which enables him to zip along faster than the cabs. Every morning he cleans his bicycle and drinks a cup of Peet’s coffee – caffeine being “the drug of cyclists,” he says. Aside from a chance meeting on the Golden Gate Bridge, you might run into him at On Cue Pilates on Sacramento Street, but that’s about it: “I don’t go to grocery stores, dry cleaners or florists,” he says, “but occasionally you’ll find me at Prada.” During his workweek, Silverstein finds solace in a roster of classic restaurants near his California Street offices. Le Central, 453 Bush St., San Francisco It’s a piece of real San Francisco, you can feel the ghost of Herb Caen sitting next to you. Recchiuti Confections, 1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco Caramels and salt replaces peanut butter and […]
October 30, 2015

Take Some Useful Advice With You On Your Next Trip

In the world of travel, it is important to know what you need to do before, during, and after your trips so that you don’t forget something important. That is where these traveling tips come in handy. They will help you properly plan your trips. Follow them to smartly and safely enjoy your next trip. Only pack the clothes you will need. In some instances, it does not pay to be over-prepared. Many people pack far too many clothes when they travel. This is a problem. It is especially a problem when they inadvertently lose the bags that contained them. Try packing multipurpose clothes that you can re-wear. Roll your clothes when packing your bags for a trip. Rolling your clothes up tightly actually saves a great deal of space when packing. Just make sure you begin packing, at least, several days before you need to have all your luggage ready. Rushing leads to very inefficient packing. For safe traveling, don’t carry all your valuables in one place. No one wants to deal with missing belongings while on a trip, but if you do have to, it’s better to minimize loss. Put your credit cards, cash, jewelry, and whatever else […]