Monthly Archives: December 2010

8 things to do while stranded at the airport

Well it seems a S@*tload of snow has delayed a lot flight recently. This morning I was reading The Frisky and read this post called 8 things to do while stranded at the airport and I thought I pass it along.

However, beware of #3 too much of this may mean missing your flight even after the snow clears up

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Wal-Mart Travel Haul

I must be hard to shop for, because for every holiday that gifts are required I receive gift cards. For Christmas I received a few gift cards for Wal-Mart. I normally don’t shop there, preferring Giant Tiger. However with no work till the New Year, no school until the middle of January and no plans I went shopping for supplies for my upcoming trip.

I manage to come away with a bit of a haul. My new Indiana Jones inspired duffle purse will help me along the road instead of carrying around a backpack all the time. I also picked up some travel sized toiletries. This is the first time seeing this at Wal-Mart. But, I liked it so much I bought two. These travel packs came in a clear bag slightly smaller than the airline maximum and came with a toothbrush, razor, shampoo and other toiletries for under 5$. Most people agree that travel size is a rip off, however I like them as it allows you bring along exactly what you need for your trip and split it between your bags in case one gets lost. Most travel size items are between 1.25$ and 2$. This travel set had I purchased everything on its own would have cost me over $12CAN.

While the travel pack is great it was missing a few things and had some that you really didn’t need. It had a bottle of shaving cream – I am a dry shaver and it serves me well while traveling that it’s not really a necessity on the road. It could have been easily replaced with deodorant. I also bought a big bottle of sunscreen SPF 45. Skin cancer isn’t sexy and since I am going to Egypt in August, the amount of sunscreen I’ll use just doesn’t warrant a bunch of travel size bottles kicking around my bag.

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Layover Guide

Happy Boxing Day everyone! So I haven’t really announced my upcoming trip this summer. The last few trips I’ve announced months in advance have seem to go down the drain for whatever reason. This time short of a freak earthquake or a war breaking out this trip is going through. I’ve paid off my Gap Adventures tour of Egypt, put down a deposit on my hotel room in Athens and bought my plane ticket from Cairo to Athens. What left is to buy myy open jaw ticket from Toronto to Cairo and from Athens to Toronto.

This brings me to the point of this blog. While looking for cheap airfares yesterday, I found one on LOT Polish airlines that was $300CAN cheaper than anything else I’ve found. The only catch is the 16 hour layover in Warsaw. Great! I’ve never been to Poland, but I’ve never had a layover that long. So while looking for things to do on a layover in Warsaw (which I have to admit I have No clue about this place) I came across this website; Layover Guides . This website gives you an idea of what to do on layovers at airports around the world.

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Merry Christmas everyone. Have a great 2011!

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Even Santa has to go through security….

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