Packing Problems: Four Tips For Avoiding Packing Meltdowns

It is a task many loathe. We love the travel aspect but the preparations for travel often leave us dragging our feet. One of biggest hurdles in the travel preparation department comes when we must open the suitcase and figure out what to put inside every compartment. Packing can at times turn into a race against the clock, a late night, last minute mess. If you find yourself either forgetting items or melting down at the 11th hour, here are a few tips and tricks to avoid those packing blunders.

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Four Packing Tips for Baseball’s Spring Training

It is the crack of the bat, the sound of a baseball hitting leather and the scent of peanuts and Cracker Jack that bring the baseball hungry down to Arizona and Florida for spring training. If you are like me, you can’t wait for baseball season to start right after it ends. And if you are like me, you simply can’t wait for opening day and prefer to head down to Arizona or Florida for some early hope and promise of a new season. Packing for spring training however is a whole different ball game. While many travelers head south with just shades and a swimsuit, you will want to rethink those ideas for a homerun in the packing department.

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When Travels Attack! How To Avoid Disaster Vacations

Travel is often looked at in rose-colored glasses. Once you actually start traveling, you know the rose-colored glasses are bound to come off at some point. Having had a few disaster vacations myself and travel scenarios I would rather not relive, I have found ways to avoid those problems that can ruin a vacation.

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Scientists: Planes Cause Increased Rain and Snow Near Major Airports

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have published a new study which claims aircraft are responsible for small but measurable differences in the amount of precipitation near major airports.

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Key Ingredients for a Perfect Summer Getaway

There’s nothing quite like getting away from work in the summer. Really, when the nice weather is out, and the sun is shining, it is hard to have a bad getaway. But, we can all have good summer getaways. How about a perfect summer getaway?

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