Questions tagged [travel]

Hacks related to traveling, including [time] spent in a [car] or other vehicle. Also includes walking and using a [bike]. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH [MOVING].

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How to fall asleep on your back

I think it is very useful to be able to fall asleep on your back in certain cases when you need your sleep the most: when you try to sleep in a recliner or chair, like traveling on a bus or a plane....
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How can I replace my carry-on's single wheels with double wheels?

My grandparents bought this Samsonite 55/20 spinner carry-on 10 years ago. They don't know the model name; the receipt merely states '99023476-SAMSONITE-N1'. The warranty expired, but money isn't ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

I walk about 1.5 miles to work, mostly along a busy, smelly road. There is an alternative route I could take of similar length along off-road quiet tracks which would be much nicer, but to take this ...
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Shave off a full beard without access to a beard trimmer

I'm travelling for several months and don't have space to pack a beard trimmer. I don't want to shave every day or so; more like every couple of weeks, but I find it's really difficult to get rid of ...
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How can I determine if a pump bottle's nozzle can be locked?

A friend in Japan handed me the Pharma-Act Japanese hair conditioner bottle beneath by Kumano Comestics. I don't know a word of Japanese. Thus please see the question in the title.
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How to carry a phone stylus in winter without losing it

I bought a stylus for playing Pokemon Go outside in the winter, when it's too cold to use my hands. I've been just keeping it in my coat pocket, the same as my gloves, but it keeps falling out. I ...
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How to save space in a suitcase of clothing?

I am using a big airplane suitcase and was wondering if you had any tips to save space on it? Knowing that it contain mostly clothes. For instance, is there any way to bend them to maximize space? Or ...
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How can I lock the pump of a JASON soap pump bottle?

Currently abroad, I bought a JASON Body Wash bottle pump, as I thought I'd use all the soap but there remains a lot. How can I lock or fasten the pump before I pack the pump in my luggage, to ...
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How can I manage to place all my things in a small suit case

I usually carry useful things while travelling but I cannot manage to place all my things like clothes,shoes,and accessories.Is there any effective way to put all these things in a small suit case?
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How can I pack a printer in checked baggage?

My grandparents' HP OfficeJet 8710 costed $250 CAD (after tax, Environmental Handling Fee, and delivery), but they foolishly discarded the packaging which could've been reused to cushion the printer. ...
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General tips for several long flights within a short period?

I'm going to be on three flights within a 33 hour period, adding up to 25 hours of flying with about four hours between each flight. What tips do you have for getting through such long hauls with ...
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TSA lock reset button stuck

I have a VIP skybag (I believe this does not matter). It has a 3 number TSA lock inbuilt into the suitcase. I know the combination to unlock, let's say it's 345. Recently it was locked and while there ...
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11:30 AM and 12:30 AM, which one is behind? [closed]

I am booking a flight that takes off 12:30 AM on 25 April. I am a little confused because 12:30 AM sounds like behind 11:30 AM. But the airplane will take off 11 hours before 11:30 AM on 25 of April. ...
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How to remove gum from clothing while traveling?

Suppose you're on a train or on an airplane, going on vacation. And darts a piece of chewing gum stick to your clothing. Enough pressure and time have been applied so that it doesn't come off right ...
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Somebody pressed every button in the elevator. What now?

While staying in a New York hotel, I had the unfortunate experience of entering an elevator where someone had clicked the buttons for nearly every floor in the building. At the time I simply got out ...
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How can I dry my clothes quickly after rain?

If I am going to work and on my way, I have wet clothes after walking in rain. What can I do during my commute on train to dry my clothes so they don't smell bad?
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How to see inside a sealed document without opening it? [closed]

A company is paying me to transport highly important legal documents to the US. I'm a bit skeptical as I never heard of the company and got connected through a friend. I don't want to be transporting ...
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Ear problems on aeroplane

One common problem which many of us must have faced in a plane is the sudden closure of sorts of the ear, especially while taking off. How can one avoid that sometimes unbearable feeling? I have ...
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How to quickly recover from jet lag?

Traveling from UTC+8 to UTC-8 (16 hour difference). Other than sleeping or having a coffee, what are some hacks that can help recover jet-lag in quickest manner ?
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Extra shoes for Inline Skating

I skate around the city sometimes, but out of courtesy (and sometimes the law) I can't wear my skates indoors, so I must switch to shoes. Is there good way to carry shoes around, aside from jamming ...
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How can you lock a luggage's wheels to stop them from moving?

My luggage lacks any method to lock the wheels (I will try to buy one next time with this feature), and so that rolls on buses and trains without luggage holders; it resembles the following: I must ...
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Storing bags while in the city

When visiting the city from the suburbs, I'll often spend most of the day there, shopping, eating and engaging in similar fun activities. I'll usually take a backpack in which might have water in it, ...
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How to make your hotel room dark?

Curtains in hotel rooms are often not thick enough to block light from outside. They also don't cover the edges of the window well. Last year in Norway, it was difficult to sleep with the sun shining ...
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Smartphone data usage when travelling in US [closed]

I'm planning a trip to the US in an area I don't know well. It would be really helpful if I have my smartphone with me for things like google maps and staying in touch with people. Sadly, my provider ...
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What is the most efficient way to fold a map?

When I'm sightseeing I usually like to get a printed map of the city. It is often more useful than a digital map since I usually don't have an Internet connection abroad, besides occasional Wi-Fi, and ...
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How to fold clothes to save packing space for travel?

How to pack your clothes in an efficient way to have enough space for other clothings and stuffs to fit into your luggage or carry on? I learned some ways to pack your shirts in a military roll and ...
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Packing for short trip

Frequently I make a trip to a near by city that takes 6/7 hours by public transport. This includes the ferry so there is some rest time. The trip is usually for 3-6 days so it's not very long. Since ...
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Skateboard, roller blades or? [closed]

I am trying to optimize my daily commute. I usually walk slightly over a kilometer (slightly under a mile) (asphalt sidewalk) to the station I depart from and about the same distance from the station ...
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How can I detach the zipper pulls on my suitcase and attach them to zipper sliders?

I broke the pulls away from the sliders of my suitcase's zipper. Now I hope to detach pulls from other sliders rarely used, and attach them to the previous sliders. In order to detach a pull from a ...
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Unlock a suitcase with a possible broken lock

The lock of my suitcase works by having a bar through the holes of two zipper sliders, and having a lock controlling if the bar can be moved away from the sliders. When I unlock the lock, I first ...
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How to keep earphones properly in ears while riding

Some of the ear phones doesnot fit in ears . While riding bike for direction purpose we need earphones (if we donot have bluetooth headset) . It always falls and distracts while riding . Is there any ...
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Is the handle of this luggage retractable? [closed]

I haven't used other luggages yet. I just got a used luggage, with brand "Embark" (I guess the one sold in Target?). I can't retract its handle or adjust its length. So is its handle retractable? ...
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Cable organisation when travelling

When I travel, usually by air, I still haven't found a good way to organise all my cables. I tend to have both an iPod, a cell phone, some rechargeable head phones, maybe a laptop, an electric razor, ...
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Secure hand luggage on airport

Sometimes when travelling by plane you have to wait for some hours on some airport, and if you're like me you get a little tired when travelling. So how can you secure your hand luggage, to some ...
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Stopping my shirt from falling up when I run

I like jogging to school - it's good exercise, and it makes me wake up in the morning. I have to run with my (moderately heavy) school bag on, and my bag makes the back of my shirt ride up as I run. ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

I find that in the summer your feet overheat and this makes it uncomfortable to wear shoes when riding a bike. As long as there is a covering covering the dangerous areas of a bike you can ride ...
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How do I stop cars from tailgating?

What is/are safe way(s) to deter tailgaters? I'm looking for a way to give a polite message to the driver that is tailgating that they are following too closely and could potentially cause an ...
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How can I dull or darken this zipper with household products?

I just bought this bag: See that orange zipper? It's way more orange than it looks in this photo. This photo doesn't even do it justice. It is neon, day-glo orange. It's too orange for me, but ...
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How do I determine the fastest speed to drive without getting a ticket? [closed]

The speed limit may say one thing, but no one ever drives the speed limit. Where I drive most of the time I know what tolerances are in place. If I drive in a less familiar location, such as when ...
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Hacking a proximity card (Oyster card) for legal use

I have the equivalent of an Oyster card (proximity based public transport card). I'm interested in having the information stored in another way so I don't have to carry around yet another card, ...
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How to stop headphones bouncing around when walking?

Sometimes when I am listening to music through in ear headphones, I need to take them out in order to listen to announcements or talk to people and it is at this point my issue arises! I only need to ...
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What are more efficient alternatives to walking?

What can you use to move at a faster pace more efficiently than regular walking (especially for longer distances, like going to school or work)? I know that you can use bike, but usually it's illegal ...
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How to improvise snowshoes? [duplicate]

We rarely have snow where I live, and when we do, I want to enjoy it the most. However, walking in snow is hard, and to get to fun places I need snowshoes. It seems a very simple device - just a ...
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How to make sure cabin luggage will be within the size restrictions?

I am going away soon and I have hand luggage only for the flight (some may know it as cabin luggage) because I am only away for the weekend. I bought some slightly bigger bags than guaranteed-to-fit ...
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How to walk through deep snow at a faster pace and keep feet/legs dry as possible?

It just got done snowing about 30 inches, and my pregnant wife is having a strong craving for some tacos. We don't have any beef or chicken to make tacos at home. The taco place is only about a mile ...
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How to Pack Dress Shirts / Clothes for Travel

Of course around the holidays, lots of people travel. I'm looking for an efficient way to pack my dress shirts so they won't wrinkle and look like a mess when I get them out later. And since I'd like ...
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Homemade car CD holder

My MP3 player just broke :/ But that's not what I'm asking about. Tomorrow I'm going back home from college. I have a good many CDs that I can listen to on the way home, but they are in a case similar ...
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Healthiest way to haul over-sized object in an automobile

I notice that when I haul things that don't really fit, by leaving the rear hatch on my car/suv/crossover open there is a tendency for exhaust fumes to circulate up to the drivers area. Renting a ...
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Open a suitcase with a numeric lock when you forgot the key code

I have heard that there are ways to open a numeric locks commonly found in suitcases even when you have forgotten the code. This could be ways to open the lock (without breaking it obviously) and ...