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    Hi

    Anyone has experience of bring tripod on flights to USA? Can don't check-in and hand carry in tripod bag with a camera back pack?

    Please advice.

    Thank You

  2. #42

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    Too many tips are suggested here I want to say when you go for a travel you should have certain knowledge about that place .It would help you in a lot....



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  3. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng60232 View Post
    Hi

    Anyone has experience of bring tripod on flights to USA? Can don't check-in and hand carry in tripod bag with a camera back pack?

    Please advice.

    Thank You
    The Amercians are quite strict, I won't bet on it. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    The Amercians are quite strict, I won't bet on it. Cheers.
    Thanks... Like that I must protect my tripod with many many padding or stuff into my luggage else sure kanna throw til spoilt...

  5. #45

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    Another option is to buy one there, ship it to your hotel, things are pretty cheap in USA. I get a lot of my Blu Ray etc over there.
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  6. #46

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    As for packing, after you put in all the clothes you think you will need, take out at least 40%, then get the quick dry stuff and wash them along the way. You can also buy new tee shirts if needed.
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  7. #47

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    If traveling to less developed countries, considering bringing your older clothes which you now seldom wear, wear them, (preferably) wash them, then donate them.

  8. #48

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    From Today Papers:

    Attack of the travel yawns


    A low-calorie diet may be the key to fighting jet lag

    by Joe Sharkey traveller@mediacorp.com.sg The New York Times
    05:55 AM Apr 08, 2010





    MY WORST experience with travel fatigue occurred about 10 years ago, when I impulsively bought a theatre ticket in London after a sleepless flight from New York that was followed by a day of meetings.

    I got lucky at the box office of the Lyric Theater in the West End, scoring a single front-row centre seat for that night's performance of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jessica Lange. But when I settled into my seat at the theater, it occurred to me that this was a long play. Before the curtain went up, I asked a favour of a woman in the next seat.

    "If I happen to accidentally doze off, would you mind giving me a nudge?" I asked her.

    "Certainly," she said.

    Sure enough, well into the second act, I lost a mighty struggle and nodded off. Evidently, the word "nudge" did not fully translate, because the woman gave me a shot in the ribs that startled me awake as if someone had fired a gun.

    "Wha?" I blurted out - and opened my eyes to see Ms Lange, stage front, less than 10 feet away, staring at me with alarm as she delivered a poignant line. Mortified, I burrowed into my seat.

    So, this is a long-delayed apology. I am terribly sorry, Ms Lange. Jet lag made me do it.

    Jet lag is back on the agenda for business travellers, especially as long-haul international traffic picks up again. In February, according to the International Air Transport Association, international passenger traffic was 13.5 per cent higher than in February last year on the routes that are typically the longest, the United States-Asia Pacific markets.

    There is endless advice online about jet lag. Drugs are frequently mentioned, and a recent favourite is Nuvigil, used to treat excessive sleepiness. Nuvigil's manufacturer, Cephalon, has so far not succeeded in obtaining government approval for its plan to market the drug as a remedy for jet lag.

    But the advice I hear most often from long-haul travellers involves diet and preparation.

    "Why would you take a pill that your body then has to shake off?" said Lynne Waller Scanlon, the author, with Charles F Ehret, of Overcoming Jet Lag, which was a best-seller in the mid-1980s but went out of print until she revised and republished it last year under a snappier title, The Cure For Jet Lag.

    The book is based on research by Dr Ehret, who died in 2007. He studied the relationship between living organisms and time cycles, and said: "Cells have clocks".

    The book lays out a treatment system for jet lag based on pre-trip diet and conditioning to reset the body's internal clock. The book suggests resetting the body clock so that it will be in sync with the time at the destination.

    One to three days before a trip, the authors suggest low-calorie meals. In flight, avoid or strictly limit alcohol, and use coffee or tea to persuade the body clock that it's daytime.

    If it's morning after flying all night, resist sleep and "flood your eyes with daylight", they suggest.

    While all long-haul travel can cause normal fatigue, travel across time zones causes the body to react with the most pronounced effects of jet lag, including disorientation and a general sense of malaise.

    "Flying from, say, New York to Buenos Aires, you should not experience jet lag," said Patrick Smith, a pilot who flies international routes for a major airline.

    "But that's not to say you won't feel fatigued" after any long-haul flight, said Smith, who also writes a column called Ask The Pilot for Salon.

    Jet lag is "a function of our internal clocks, and there is no way to change that fact", said Lynne Lamberg, the author, with Michael Smolensky, of The Body Clock Guide To Better Health.

    In the last few years, global airlines have put more emphasis on accommodating the need for in-flight sleep - at least in the business and first-class cabins, where international airlines earn most of their revenue.

    But at the same time, international airlines also promote extensive in-flight entertainment selections, as well as high-end menus, including quality wine lists, in premium classes.

    Indulging in these would seem to work against dietary regimens to combat jet lag. But Scanlon says redemption is nevertheless attainable.

    "What do you do if you can't implement this programme ahead of the trip, or if you've blown it and had a complete debauch on the plane?" she said.

    "Well, when you get off that plane, you get on the programme right away. It may not be perfect, but you will feel much, much better."
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  9. #49

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    This is a very good thread..its helpful for all..Thanks for posting such informative stuff.
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  10. #50

    Default Get insured

    I know we have quite a few budget travellers and also students in our forum, but to travel without insurance is not prudent and things do happen, especially when we are unprepared.

    When things happen the costs can be far more than any amount we saved, so buy it.

    *** I am not an insurance sales person ***
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    bring clothes u plan to dispose off and still looks ok. wear them overseas and dispose them there. helps in emptying your bags and bring more stuff back.

    the best advice i can think of is don't bring anything u cannot afford to lose. the most important item is your passport.
    cameras are not made of tofu

  12. #52

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    Hello!

    I'll be going to Turkey this friday so have been reading up on travel tips. This thread is most useful! Here's my contribution:

    -bring double doses of medication (if you're on medication) in case of flight delays;
    -bring an extra pair of glasses if you're wearing them.

    =)

  13. #53

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng60232 View Post
    Hi
    Anyone has experience of bring tripod on flights to USA? Can don't check-in and hand carry in tripod bag with a camera back pack?
    All my photographic gear incl the tripod is always in my hand carry bag. This is why it's extremely important that the tripod can be folded to within 40 cm.

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    i will be going australia this coming end of june. Any idea how big of luggage bag would you bring if you going for a 2 week holiday trip? e.g. 25 inch luggage?
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    You do not need to spend a lot of money to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Budget vacations can be every bit as fun as expensive ones. All it requires is some planning, a little effort and a willingness to compromise. Begin preparations for your budget vacation far in advance to save the most money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0v1cE View Post
    i will be going australia this coming end of june. Any idea how big of luggage bag would you bring if you going for a 2 week holiday trip? e.g. 25 inch luggage?
    June can be cold, so bring enough warm clothes if you are not used to sub 10C at night. Then bring quick dry tees.
    A back pack is fine.
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  17. #57

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    Hello bros , any idea where can i get Universal AC power adaptor for Japan,Taiwan and Thailand(all in one de) ?

  18. #58

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    Could any bro/ sis susggest if should bring
    a) 2 cameras/ 2 lens or
    b) 1 camera / 1 general purpose lens /
    c) Any other suggestions for best photography equipments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonngx View Post
    Could any bro/ sis susggest if should bring
    a) 2 cameras/ 2 lens or
    b) 1 camera / 1 general purpose lens /
    c) Any other suggestions for best photography equipments?
    I would say - see what you are doing?

    Is it a static trip working out of one location or the typical Singaporean style "Chan Bros Refugee" trips where you are on the move all the time?

    The former may allow you to bring more items, but I find that a single DSLR and a long zoom works fine for most occasions, and I don't even bring my external flash.

    I may bring a small compact sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r3dstar92 View Post
    Hello bros , any idea where can i get Universal AC power adaptor for Japan,Taiwan and Thailand(all in one de) ?
    Most travel shops have them, and the airports too.
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