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10 Inexpensive Winter Travel Ideas – J.D. Power

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10 Inexpensive Winter Travel Ideas – J.D. Power

Whether you’re traveling in the continental US or abroad, here are 10 destinations that will fit most any travel budget. Prices drop dramatically after the New Year, and Manhattan has mild winters, with more rain than snow.

OVERSEAS:

  • Thailand. The rainy season ends by October, and in the winter months it’s still warm enough to enjoy shopping, sightseeing, sports, and Thai hospitality.
  • Egypt. Crowds and pollution are less of a factor in the winter months, and the pyramids and other historical sites are still just as accessible.
  • Italy. If you’re visiting Italy for the culture, you’ll find that the museums, galleries, and musical venues are less expensive and less crowded in the winter–and the weather is usually mild. The Italian Alps are a good alternative for skiing.
  • London. One of the two best cities in the world for theatre; prices are lower in winter; crowds are smaller; and it doesn’t get as cold as in most of the U.S.
  • Buenos Aires. It’s summer, south of the Equator, and prices are low in this vibrant cosmopolitan city while the locals escape to the countryside.

IN THE U.S.

  • New York City. Prices drop dramatically after the New Year, and Manhattan has mild winters, with more rain than snow.
  • Las Vegas. You don’t have to walk the Strip in the hot summer sun. Nights are cold, but daytime temperatures are delightful–and hotel rates drop after the Consumer Electronics Show in mid-January.

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How to Pass Time at an Airport: 17 steps (with pictures)

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Dec 12, 2012

Being stuck at an airport, especially big ones, can be an unpleasant experience for you in many ways. You can hardly move because of the enormous crowds, temperatures have rocketed, and your arms are aching because of the amount of luggage you have been carrying around. All this and then you discover that your flight is going to be delayed for a long time. Thankfully, there are ways to pass the time.

Think ahead. Before you depart for the airport, prepare for the possibility of a delay and make sure to pack some things to keep you busy and comfortable should the inevitable happen. For example, a tablet computer, a book, a portable music player, a handheld games console, or maybe a puzzle book. A watch is also a must. Children can become extremely impatient waiting around, keep them amused and entertained with a coloring book, or possibly a story book and don’t forget their favorite toy!

Be sure to Pack a toothbrush, toothpaste and a facecloth. Being able to freshen up when trapped in a crowded airport can really make a difference and lift your mood. Be certain to carry your cell phone charger, it’s always important to keep your phone charged up and ready to go. You may want to have a separate small backpack or purse to keep things that you can easily take out in the airport.

 

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