Preparing for a Dive Trip
Apr11

Preparing for a Dive Trip

Travelling as a scuba diver adds additional complications to a vacation. In addition to planning for your trip, you must plan to have the gear and paperwork necessary for you to dive. Planning After you have decided to go on a trip, you will know your destination, travel dates, and trip cost. You can then plan ahead for certain details. Pay trip deposits Buy trip insurance Place an alert on the airfare and purchase tickets ASAP Book...

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Packing for a Dive Trip
Mar11

Packing for a Dive Trip

Scuba divers need to pack not only swimsuits, clothing, and toiletries for a trip, but also heavy and expensive dive equipment. Because you don’t your dive gear to be lost, stolen, or damaged, it’s important to get as much equipment into your carry-on luggage as possible. A good rule of thumb for choosing in which bag to place an item is whether you can get along without it (by possibly purchasing or renting the item) at...

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Scuba Gear for the Traveler
Mar05

Scuba Gear for the Traveler

Whether you’re a new scuba diver that’s just discovering a new passion, or an experienced diver that is preparing for a dive trip, divers that travel have slightly different equipment needs than local divers. You should consider yourself a traveling diver if you regularly fly to your scuba diving destination. Even if you dive locally every week, and only fly once a year, you might want to consider smaller gear to make...

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Making Fruity Cocktails in Your Hotel
Oct01

Making Fruity Cocktails in Your Hotel

For budget-conscious travelers, $8-$10 resort cocktails can break the budget. Learn how to make a vacation cocktail in your hotel. This weekend in the Weekend Series, try a little drink mixology. The goal: prepping for a weeklong beach vacation where you can mix your own favorite cocktail in your room. As you are planning your next vacation, you might have the option of a hotel, an all-inclusive resort, or a nearly-inclusive resort...

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Plan a Vacation This Weekend
Sep13

Plan a Vacation This Weekend

Part of the fun of going on vacation is deciding where to go, figuring out where to stay, and planning what to do. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to plan your next international vacation. Author’s Example – As an avid scuba diver, I travel internationally as often as I can. In this article, I will be including a sample travel plan. Content: Flights Before you begin planning your next vacation, decide on...

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Scuba Trip Packing for Women
Dec10

Scuba Trip Packing for Women

How can a woman pack for a tropical scuba diving trip without checking a bag? It’s not easy, and you have to plan ahead. Lots of men will tell you how to pack your bag for a dive trip, but really, they don’t understand. Not to generalize, but they typically don’t pack makeup and hair supplies. They’ll wear the same two pairs of shorts all week. Their TSA quart bag contains deodorant and shave gel. So what can...

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Taking your MacBook Air on Vacation
Sep17

Taking your MacBook Air on Vacation

Previously, in the iPad Series, we talked about Taking Your iPad on Vacation. If you’d rather take your MacBook Air, it doesn’t take up significantly more space, but provides considerably more functionality. There are some activities that are more suited to a laptop, and some that are easier on the iPad. Work If you want to get a little work done, the most important thing to do is to make sure that you’re getting...

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Taking Your iPad on Vacation
Feb06

Taking Your iPad on Vacation

This week in the iPad Series, we’ll be talking about apps (and accessories) that you can use with your iPad on vacation. We will consider some of the basic activities that you might expect to have a laptop or other device to do, and we’ll cover why you can get away with just an iPad, a good camera, and possibly your mobile phone. While your iPad can’t take the place of a laptop under normal circumstances, it can get...

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Using Your iPad For Navigation [iPad Series #12]
Oct23

Using Your iPad For Navigation [iPad Series #12]

This week in the iPad Series we’ll look that the possibility of using the iPad as a navigation device. Before we can do that you must understand the features and limitations of your iPad. As part of the iOS 7 iPad update, this article has been updated, but the screenshots might not be up-to-date. Wifi vs. Wifi +3G/4G If you have a Wifi +3G or Wifi +4G iPad you must pay for a data plan through your cellular or mobile provider to...

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Movies & TV On Your iPad [iPad Series #9]
Oct23

Movies & TV On Your iPad [iPad Series #9]

This week in the iPad Series, we will discuss ways to watch your favorite movies and television shows on your iPad. As part of the iOS 7 iPad update, this article has been updated, but the screenshots might not be up-to-date. Purpose You have a TV and a computer. Why would you want to watch TV and movies on your iPad? #1 – Home Mobility You might want to use your iPad to watch movies or TV at home. You might want to sit in the...

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iPad Life Apps [iPad Series #4]
Oct23

iPad Life Apps [iPad Series #4]

An iPad is a great toy, but as a part of the iPad Series, we’re discussing how we can get more out of that device and make it a part of our lives. In order to do that we have to think beyond the “iPad is a toy” mentality and evolve into the “iPad is a tool” mindset. As a tool, the iPad can become an excellent life manager. Today we’re going to discuss apps that help us to be more productive. We will...

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