Four Packing tips every traveler should know
Packing is pivotal. Forget an essential item and you're left disappointed and scrambling to find the nearest store in your destination. Pack too much and you end up disorganized, burdened with heavy bags, and hemorrhaging money to pay for pricey airline baggage fees. So we thought it best to revisit the most basic—and most useful—packing rules. Here are 10 fundamental packing strategies that every traveler should learn.
1. Roll, don't fold.
Many travel experts—including backpackers, who must stuff months' worth of clothing into a pack the size of a box of wine—agree that rolling is superior to folding. Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones. Plus, they're less prone to getting deep wrinkles from fold creases.
2. Make a packing list
When it comes to packing, procrastinators fall short. Start your packing process days or even weeks ahead of your departure date; this gives you time to craft a complete list, plus purchase any additional items you might need for your vacation. Creating a packing list is a fail-safe way to ensure that you never, ever forget to bring something important.
3. Know your airline's baggage-fee policy
Figuring out the airlines' tricky and befuddling baggage-fee policies is key to any budget-minded packing strategy. While most airlines permit travelers to check at least one bag on international flights, the majority of U.S. carriers charge big bucks for bags checked on domestic flights. Spirit Airlines—that notoriously customer-unfriendly discounter—even charges as much as $100 for carry-on bags.
Before you begin packing, take a peek at your airline's website and read its baggage policy. This is something you might even want to do prior to buying your plane ticket, especially if you're set on bringing a checked bag or two. Consider flying on Southwest or JetBlue, both of which permit at least one free checked bag on domestic flights.
4. Follow the 3-1-1 rule
What happens if you don't follow the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage? Attempt to bring a large bottle of shampoo or a full-size gel deodorant through the security line and the TSA will likely confiscate your stuff, holding you up in line in the process. So get familiar with the agency's rules: All liquids brought onto planes must be in 3.4-ounce bottles or smaller and inside a single, clear, quart-size zip-top bag.
It also helps to know which items are, according to the TSA, considered liquids or gels and thereby subject to the 3-1-1 rule. This isn't as simple as it sounds. Foods such as peanut butter, pudding, mashed potatoes, and icing are classified as gels. Mascara, lip gloss, and aerosol items are also classified as liquids or gels. But keep in mind that liquid prescription medication is exempt.
Delicious zucchini and carrot bread
If you are tired of eating regular bread, you can try this simple recipe that includes vegetables such as zucchini and carrots, these can change by the flavors you prefer
2 medium zucchini
100g of carrot
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion
350 grams of flour
7 grams of yeast
2 tablespoons fresh basil
-Precalienta Oven to 220 ° C.
-Lava Fine carrot and zucchini, then rállalos. Finely chop the onion.
'In a pan put some olive oil and fry the onion until transparent. Then add the grated carrot and zucchini and cook until soft.
When ready remove excess liquid and set aside.
-In A bowl mix the flour, yeast, vegetables, chopped basil and oil, mix well the ingredients.
125 ml of warm adds to the preparation and mix with your hands until a ball forms water.
-Place Some flour on a surface and place the dough and should work it for 10 minutes.
Day after time, place the dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm place for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
When ready, take a baking pan and add some oil for all edges, then place the dough in this.
'Take the oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. When ready let cool.
‘The Conjuring 2’ Dominating Box Office with $39 Million
New Line’s “The Conjuring 2” is scaring up a solid $39 million at 3,343 sites in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office, handily beating launches by “Warcraft” and “Now You See Me 2,” estimates showed Saturday.
Universal’s fantasy-actioner “Warcraft” is heading for a respectable $27 million at 3,400 locations while Lionsgate’s caper thriller “Now You See Me 2” should take in about $24 million at 3,232 venues.
“The Conjuring 2” dominated moviegoing Friday with $16.4 million, followed by $10.7 million for “Warcraft” and $8.4 million for “Now You See Me 2.” Both sequels generated an A- Cinemascore among attendees, while “Warcraft” generated a B+. Reviews for “Warcraft” were more dismal, with just 27% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Now You See Me 2” fared only slightly better with 37%.
Should the estimate hold for “The Conjuring 2,” the sequel will finish the frame down only 5% from the opening of 2013’s original horror-thriller — showing that moviegoers will offer strong support to franchises in their second incarnation. Concerns about the viability of sequels have risen in recent weeks following disappointing performances by “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
“The Conjuring 2” brings back Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who return as the husband-wife team of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, three years after the original hauled in a stunning $318 million worldwide. The duo deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with ComScore, said that the sequel is benefitting from the powerful performance of the original. ‘The brilliant first ‘Conjuring’ has become a staple on home video and has built a following that should manifest a terrific debut for this follow up,” he noted.
The U.S. performance of “Warcraft,” Legendary and Universal’s pricey video game adaptation, is coming in line with expectations that emerged in recent weeks. Performance in China has been stellar, by comparison, with $144 million in its first four days — or more than half of the worldwide gross of $277 million.
The opening weekend for “Now You See Me 2” will finish with a decline of about 18% from the 2013 original, which went on to gross more than $350 million worldwide. The sequel carries a $90 million budget, brings back Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo, and adds Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan.
“The Conjuring 2” has also opened impressively in 44 international markets with $19.5 million at roughly 9,800 screens with number one opening days in 25 markets, including all of Latin America, Australia and several Asian markets.
The sequel scored the biggest opening day ever for a horror film in 24 markets, including Australia, Mexico, Brazil and all of Latin America.
Mexico led the way with $1.6 million on nearly 3,100 screens with a dominating 78% of the top five films in its Thursday opening, then added $2 million more on Friday.
You want to read WhatsApp messages without others know? You can!
Do you have friends or relatives who get angry when they did not immediately respond to a WhatsApp message?
Do you sometimes want to read a message that someone sent you knowing that you can not now (or will not) answer?
Then you'll be interested to know how you can read your messages without the person who sent them know and avoid the controversial double check blue.
1.-Turn off the read receipt
The first way, and most obvious, is to disable the option in the application preferences.
What you have to do is go to WhatsApp Settings> Account> Privacy> Confirmation of reading and disable the latter.
What happens if you use this way is that it works in both directions: you can not see if your contacts have read or not your messages.
This applies both iOS as Android.
2.-Use Airplane Mode
If you want to use this tool only occasionally and with specific people, this second option is best for you, although it is more laborious.
When you receive a message WhatsApp and if you're not at that time using the application, a notification appears on your screen.
If you want to read the message without being detected, you have to do is activate the "Airplane mode" on your phone before opening the notification. If you do then it will not work.
This, as you know, have the effect of turning off your data connection or a Wi-Fi network.
So you can now enter WhatsApp and read the message. Once read, you have to exit the application and close it so it does not mark the message as read before returning to disable airplane mode.
To close the app in IOS, you have to double click on the "home" button.
A window with the screenshot of the application and to close that window must slide up displays.
In Android, the new devices with versions from 4.0 have a button in the lower right corner of the screen with two overlapping rectangles pointing recent applications.
To close the app, you have to press that button, after which all open applications appear. To close them, you have to slide your finger on which you want to close and slide.
3.-Activate pop-up notifications
Another way to read the messages if they are not very long to do it with the phone locked from the pop-up notifications.
In iOS, you have to activate notifications via the Settings menu and check enable notifications.
In Android, enters the application settings within WhatsApp click and enter notifications pop-up notifications.
Check the option "always show popup".
The pop-up notifications are what you see in the middle of the screen.
Which appear at the top of the screen on Android phones are just the message preview.
Box Office: ‘Warcraft’ Opens to Massive $46 Million in China
The video game adaptation grossed a massive $46 million on its opening day in the Middle Kingdom. That equals the best non-weekend launch in history, besting previous record-holder “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” $28.3 million premiere. That number is only through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, so it could grow as late show results are tabulated. Some analysts believe that “Warcraft” could haul $150 million in its first five days of release in China.
It’s also been a boon to Imax. The wide screen company racked up a record $5.3 million in ticket sales, surpassing the previous high-water mark set by “Furious 7” with $4.7 million.
Legendary backed the film, which is facing fierce headwinds at the domestic box office and needs a lift from foreign audiences. It opens Friday in North America, where it’s projected to pull in $25 million, a weak result for a picture with an $160 million budget and tens of millions more spent on advertising. Universal is distributing the film in most of the world, save for China, where China Film Group and Huaxia are handling the rollout.
Overseas crowds appear to be more interested in the fantasy adventure. “Warcraft” has been screening in some foreign territories for nearly three weeks, making $75 million.
“Warcraft” had an advantage heading into China. Not only is “World of Warcraft” popular in the country, but Legendary, the film’s producer, was acquired earlier this year by Chinese conglomerate, Dalian Wanda.
The film was directed by Duncan Jones (“Moon”) and stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, and Ben Foster.
Are you a travel lover? 4 destinations that you must visit
The travel-loving people are always looking for adventure and the opportunity to see new places and people. Is so then we recommend four beautiful places in the world to visit.
1. ISLAND OF SANTORINI, GREECE
It is a group of volcanic islands located in southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece. It has an area of approximately 73 square kilometers.
It is located southwest of the United States with an area of 28311 square kilometers. It is also known as "The Big Island".
This beautiful city is the capital of England. It is located on the banks of the River Thames and is usually visited by thousands of people daily, and that has many attractions, including museums, pubs and famous London eye.
This beautiful city of Colombia is located on the Caribbean. It is well known for its pirate stories that surround it, and it is said that the place witnessed several attacks by pirates parts from Europe.