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Travel packing tips are extremely beneficial to you and your travel experience so here is a listing of a few items you will want to take with you and then we will get into why you need them:
- Laptop Backpacks
- Anti -Theft Bags (Passport cases, Wallets)
- Tamper Proof Bags
With the travel packing tips and descriptions I’m about to provide you will be well on your way to getting the best out of your vacation. Let’s start with a few of the items listed in the above section. Laptop backpacks are necessity for you laptop pioneers out there who place urgency on having your laptop to access work documents, e-mail, Skype to chat with family and friends, spreadsheets and so much more. These backpacks will fully secure your expensive electronics and protect them from being damaged by water or other unexpected accidents. If you’re one of those pioneer then the Under Armour UA Protege Backpack White/Graphite – Under Armour Laptop Backpack is perfect for you! This backpack easily holds a 17″ laptop, 32oz water bottle, up to 3-5 large size books, plenty of pocket space for pens and extra notes, lunch box and cables for your laptop. Go get this laptop backpack and protect your merchandise.
When traveling to other countries or even states within the USA you want to stay onto of the latest travel packing tips which include anti- theft bags such as passport cases, wallets and travel bags. We don’t travel anticipating individuals to be up to no good but it’s better to be safe than sorry right? The Royce Leather RFID Blocking Passport Currency Wallet comes with dual pockets for ID and variety card slots, Passport pocket and multiple spots for separate currency amounts. You get a wallet and passport carrier all in one you can’t say travel packing tips aren’t useful.
For tamper proof bags the Pacsafe VentureSafe 300 Vertical Travel Bag is your ultimate choice. This bag comes with slash/snatch proof shoulder straps, tamper proof zippers, concealed back pockets to tuck away your zipper puller, detachable/movable shoulder strap pads which result in the most effective anti-theft proof bag out there. This bag also easily stows away gadgets, magazines, clothing, water bottles, pens and so much more.
Since heritage tours are so popular among foreign tourists as well as citizens, all China travel service providers put extra emphasis on making these tours special and more attractive. Because of the tough competition, each of the China tour companies tries to come up with some new ideas which would make them popular and keep them above the rest of the travel companies. These tours are generally categorized according to regions or types of destinations. As the fourth largest country with a rich history, China is full of such historical monuments and architectural marvels. To experience the true tradition and culture of the country one must go for the best China heritage tour packages that are available at affordable prices.
To introduce tourists to the ancient China and its intriguing history, culture, tradition and hospitality, heritage tour operators take them to all the historical cities in the country, which includes Beijing, Luoyang, Xian, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Chengdu and Nanjing. Some of the historical wonders across these cities are the Buddhist temples, ancient Chinese architectures like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the White Horses Temple and the Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, the Ming tomb in Nanjing and many more.
- Tour to the Middle Kingdom – this 7 to 8 days China heritage tour is extremely poplar among tourists. Beijing – Luoyang – Xi’an – Beijing is the route covered in this tour.
- North Ancient Towns Tour – this 10 to 11 days and nights tour covers the following cities – Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xi’an and Shanghai.
- China Architectural Exploration Tour – this tour generally takes 15 days as it covers architectural marvels across 10 cities – Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xi’an, Shanghai, Wuzhen, Xiamen, Nanjing, Xiamen and Hong Kong.
Types of Chinese Visas
The types of visas to China can be categorized according to either the purpose of your trip or the validity and number of entries.
There are eight different Chinese visas each represented by a letter of the alphabet. For example, travelers who travel to China for tourism will apply for an L visa. Those who go to engage in business will apply for an F visa. Crew visas are represented by the letter C, work visas by the letter Z, student visas by the letter X and resident visas by the letter D.
Foreign correspondents should apply for either a J-1 or J-2 visa depending on whether they intend to stay long-term or short-term respectively.
The Chinese consular services offer single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry visas. Validity for single-entry or double-entry visas can be either 90 days or 180 days. Those who apply for a multiple-entry visa have the option of a validity of 6 months, 12 months or 24 months. The last can only be obtain with special permission and is not offered on the application form.
The Chinese Visa Application Form
There is only one application form that can be used for every type of visa. It is only two pages long and is divided into seven sections. The first section requests personal information such as full name, date of birth, passport number and occupation. You will complete Section 2 with information about your visit to China. It is here that you choose the type of visa you want, the intended number of entries and validity.
Section 3 asks six questions about your health condition and Section 4 is reserved for contact information. Section 5 is for any special declarations you want to make and Section 6 is only necessary if the form is completed by a third party. Finally, Section 7 is where you sign and date the application.
It is very important that you complete the application form correctly and legibly. Any errors can cause delays in the process or, even, rejection of your request. A recent passport-style photo that is a full face, front view with a light background should be affixed to the application.
At first glance the bag was very big and I mentally prepared myself to lift it, but to my surprise it was SOO light!
What in the world??
So of course, because this is what I do for a living, I asked her what type of bag it was…she said it’s called “The Worlds Lightest Luggage” – and that is the perfect name for it.
She was telling me that it is so light and has so much room, it is the best piece of luggage she ever owned and tells everyone about it, and she said she bought it online! She especially loved it because she is not known for packing light for travel, so this helped her so she didn’t have to pay overweight fees to the airlines.
Why is having a light suitcase so important?
• Airlines are charging extra money if your luggage is overweight. The standard weight is 50 pounds per suitcase. If you are over 50 pounds you have to pay more. Now if you suitcase is already heavy, that means you cannot even pack a lot without it being overweight.
• It is just physically easier to carry. The lighter your luggage is, the easier it is to carry, plain and simple.
• You can pack more stuff! The less that your actual suitcase weighs, the more you can carry with you.
The World’s Lightest Suitcase
When I got home, I immediately went to look it up online and found it on my favorite online luggage store. There were a bunch of different colors, black, red and animal stripes (fun!)
When you are looking to buy a suitcase, or even a suitcase set, make sure you keep in mind your intentions of packing light for travel, not just fashion or sales.
You should also look at the warranty on the suitcase set that you are purchasing to ensure that they have a standard warranty if for any reason something may happen to your luggage, like a zipper breaking or a handle breaking, at least you know you are covered.