Sandra MacDermid

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How to Donate Leftover Foreign Coins and Change to UNICEF

Raise your hand if you've got a stash of unused foreign coins at home.<p>There aren't many travelers out there who can perfectly spend their spare …

American Airlines

You Can Avoid Big Cell Phone Charges When Traveling Abroad

Afraid to let your family members use their cell phones overseas? Anytime you leave the country on a family vacation or a cruise, your next cell …

Apps

What to Do When the TSA Finds a Prohibited Item in Your Carry-on Bag

Even the most seasoned travelers occasionally forget to check their carry-on luggage for items prohibited by the Transportation Security …

Flying

How to Know if You Have Bed Bug Bites

Bed Bug Bites<p>Bed bugs are a traveler's nightmare. They can be picked up in hotel rooms, leaving red itchy bumps and possibly rashes to ruin your …

Bed bugs

Amtrak's Baggage Policies

Whether for work or pleasure, taking the train as your mode of transportation is relatively inexpensive, faster than driving, avoids traffic hassles, …

Trains

6 Things to Disinfect Every Time You Fly

Want to keep your family healthy when you fly? Better pack some hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes in your carry-on.<p>The website TravelMath …

Common Sense

The Irish Weather

The Irish weather has had some bad press ... like the rumor that the usual way to tell the difference between winter and summer in Ireland being to …

Weather

How to Use Your Smartphone Overseas

Are you planning to use your smartphone while traveling internationally? Here are five simple ways to ensure a straightforward experience while …

Google Voice

Tipping in the UK and London

Tipping in London and the rest of the UK, like tipping in most other places, can be awkward and embarrassing if you get it wrong. And, in the UK, …

Get an Irish Value Added Tax Refund

Most goods in Ireland carry a hefty surcharge of 23% Value Added Tax (VAT). Thus goods that would be actually priced at € 100 will cost you € 123. …

Value Added Tax

Currency Converters

Traveling in Greece? To find out what your home currency is worth in Euros, or any other currency, use a currency converter: The currency used in …

Credit Cards

Packing Tips for Air Travelers

As you pack for your upcoming flight, take a moment to think about what would happen if your baggage were lost. Could you survive with only the …

How to Find Amtrak's Quiet Car

If you take business trips in the Northeast, it's worth considering taking an Amtrak train for your next trip--especially if you're traveling between …

Vacation Packing List for Your Honeymoon or Romantic Getaway

Having a vacation packing list and the right luggage will put you on course for a successful trip. By drawing up and following a packing list, you …

Flight Canceled Due to Weather? Here Are Your Options

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, weather delays at the New York City area's three biggest airports – Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy …

6 Smartphone Features You'll Want on Your Next Trip

If you're using an upcoming trip as a great excuse to buy a new phone, there are several things you need to look out for. Traveling puts extra …

Email Yourself Important Travel Document Copies

A great tip for travel that I always recommend for everyone is to scan copies of all of your important documents. This is a smart idea because if you …

Tourist Traps in Ireland to Avoid

Tourist traps in Ireland? Yes, every country has them — those "attractions" or "specialties" that are more hype than substance. Or those attractions …

Before You Buy a Guide Book to Ireland

Getting a guidebook to Ireland is easy— any large bookstore will stock a few and there are dozens more available to order. From the mundane and basic …

How to Pack for Your Cruise Vacation

Packing for a cruise is one of the worst parts of your vacation. The only thing most cruise travelers dread more is unpacking when they get home. To …

Luggage

UK Currency Exchange

Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London, from airports and banks to travel agencies and street kiosks. Always check the …

ATMs

Six of the best rice bowl recipes

From donburi to poké, all these dishes sit on a fluffy bed of Japanese rice that absorbs the flavours of the topping<p>For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a …

Recipes

Making Memories Last with Legacybox

<i>This post is brought to you by a Healthy Slice sponsor.</i>After a recent trip to my parents’ house, mom and dad sent me home with 4 more large boxes …

Are your ancestors in these genealogy records

Catch-up with recent records and resources added to online genealogy & history databases & websites with this handy list! Are your ancestors revealed …

Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery: Misconceptions About the African Involvement in the Slave Trade

There are many misconceptions about African history and nowhere is this more true than the topic of the slave trade. Very often I see comments by people who argue that Africans sold each other into slavery. There is some element of truth to this, but to speak of the slave trade solely as Africans …

10 DIY Projects to Transform Your Outdoor Space This Weekend

This is beautiful time of year. It's bearable to be outside, and, so, suddenly, all you want to do is be outside. If the unusually temperate weather …

Outdoor Spaces

This Empty Pill Bottle Hack Is A Lifesaver

http://diply.com/article/diy-prescription-bottle-first-aid-survival-kit<p>article<p>Everyone should have one of these on hand at all times!<p>Diply

DIY

Gordon's last stand after siege of Khartoum: archive, 11 Feb 1885

British Army,Sudan,Africa,Military,Middle East and North Africa,World news,UK news<p><b>11 February 1885:</b> For hours the best part of the town was the scene of a merciless massacre. Even the women and children were not spared<p><b>Gakdul, Sunday</b><br>Unfortunately, no doubt can now exist that General Gordon was among …

Africa

17 Super-Necessary Hacks For Anyone With A Car

Everything needs a place to park it.