Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell
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The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping car coaches on the Orient Express are largely behind us. Say hello to $50 "leg room upgrade" fees and bedbug-infested hotels. What's a weary, frustrated traveler to do? Ask Joey Green for advice, that's what! A lifelong world explorer, Green has collected more than a hundred of his best travel hacks to rescue your hard-earned vacation using common, easily-found products. Some of the tips may seem goofy at first but work in a pinch. Insert tampon ear plugs and ignore the stares—enveloped in silence, you can enjoy reading this book's numerous entertaining sidebars and fascinating pieces of travel trivia, comforted in knowing that you will never see, or hear, those fellow passengers ever again.
High Rates? • In 2000, British graphic designer Oz Dean, founder of the Australian design firm forcefeed:swede, created Design for Chunks, an annual online competition for artists to design innovative airsick bags. “I was intrigued to see how other designers would illustrate the usually plain in-flight sickbag,” wrote Dean. The project quickly achieved cult status among graphic designers, and in 2004, Virgin Atlantic airlines, realizing the promotional value of the bags, issued a limited-edition
to your cabin and draping them over the retractable clothesline in your shower. How It Works The first 5 minutes of hand washing removes most of the dirt from the garments, and rinsing the garments in pool water removes the soapy lather from the clothes. Airing Dirty Laundry Hundreds of men wash clothes in the Yamuna River, a tributary of the Ganges River in Delhi, India, turning one of the world’s most polluted rivers into an enormous launderette. The men, known as dhobis (Hindi for
in two plastic storage containers (or a shallow cardboard box), roughly 2 inches deep. 2. Place one plastic container inside the bathtub or shower stall, and place the second container on the floor of the kitchen. 3. Lock up the RV for the season. (If you have cats, make sure the doors to the RV remain closed so the cats don’t use the kitty litter in the tubs.) How It Works The kitty litter absorbs moisture and musty, lingering odors, preventing mold and mildew from growing. 162 LAST-MINUTE
most of the way, leaving an opening roughly 1 inch long. Suck the remaining air from the bag and seal the bag shut. 2. Wrap the excess plastic from the bag around the wine bottle. 3. Slide the wine bottle inside the sock. 4. Loosen the laces of the sneakers to make ample room for the wine bottle. 5. Insert the base of the bottle in one sneaker, wedging it tightly. 6. Place the neck of the bottle into the other sneaker all the way up to the toe. 7. Nestle the sneaker-encased wine bottle in
the center of your suitcase, surrounded by clothes for additional padding to prevent shifting. 8. If you don’t have a pair of sneakers, wrap the wine bottle in a sweater or a pair of jeans. How It Works The padded sneakers provide sufficient cushioning to protect the glass bottle and minimize the vibrations that can negatively affect wine. The ziplock bag provides additional protection should the bottle break and leak. 24 LAST-MINUTE TRAVEL SECRETS How to Make a Pair of Slippers from Maxi