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Travel and Recreation

This page contains helpful information about travel and recreation.

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This tip came from a friend, a woodsman and war reenactor. Works amazingly well, but takes some prep. You should prepare this fire starter kit before you have to rely upon it off the beaten track.

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Your old lighters can be used to strike up a fire. Hold the lighter upside down atop your bed of starter material. Roll the flint several times, without sparking it. Magnesium will flake off the mechanism.

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I live in New York, and am planning to go south in late February; I am new to camper travel. I am going to the Keys. How do I get out of the northeast and still be able to use my 23ft Hornet?

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We are planning a Disney World trip for the week after Thanksgiving 2014. It will be my 3rd time going and the first time for my dh, dd, and ds. (MIL and FIL's first time too if they decide to come with us.)

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When leaving the beach, it's great to have a disposable duster in your vehicle or beach bag. Before entering your vehicle, have it handy to use on your feet for fast and easy removal of sand.

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I save cereal boxes and use them to stand on after showering to get dry and dressed. Shower stalls are usually full of dirt off people shoes so I open boxes up where they are glued and keep a stack of them in the camper.

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Anyone have recommendations for food or activities at Wrightsville Beach, NC in August?

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We vacation in a cottage. I try to conserve on space when packing things into our compact car. Also, we try to be frugal by bringing from home as much as we can to save on grocery shopping. Prices are too high in vacation areas.

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I hate having to remember everything that we have to take on vacation! So, my best tip is to go thru my daily routine in my head all the way thru till bedtime and make a list.

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Crack eggs into a jar or container and store in fridge or cooler. You don't have to worry about broken shells and will save on space because you have no cardboard container. They will come out individual as you need them.

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Hotel rooms and holiday chalets often have very few plug points, one or two if you're lucky. So pack with you a plug extension before travelling. You might need one for your laptop, one for the phone charger, one for the hair dryer, etc.

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So I'm going to Mackinaw not too long from today, so I was wondering what kind of things should I look for? What sites I should go to see?

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I am looking for a romantic weekend getaway for my girlfriend and myself. I don't make much money and she is a high powered Wall street executive in NYC. She loves history and antiques and fantastic food. We have done the Cape Cod trip and the Berkshires. It will be her 38th birthday.

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Call your credit card company before you leave. Let them know where you're headed and what kind of purchases you are likely to be making outside your normal spending pattern.

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Save the lint from the dryer in a plastic container. In the winter months when the wood for the fire gets a little damp, use the lint under the kindling to get it started. Works great!

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I live in a foreign country and also love to cook. So, when I visit my family in the states, I usually say from 2-4 weeks and because airline tickets are expensive, I try to stay a decent amount of time.

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I'm on fix income and I live in NYC need some ideas on cheap vacations for my family.

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Put your fishing poles in your golf bag so you don't have to carry them. It's easy to pull bag around on bag cart.

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Put that stale bag of Fritos to good use. Start a campfire with them.

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Canoeing is fun and a great way to explore hidden byways. First, you need to be proficient in steering. This is a guide about steering a canoe.

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