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With new TSA rules on laptops and cellphones, keep chargers handy

How many times have you boarded a flight with a dead cellphone or laptop?

Under new TSA rules, if you do so when returning to the U.S. from abroad, you’d better keep your charger or mobile battery pack in your carry-on bag — or risk having your electronic devices confiscated.
TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports
TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports
Hugo Martin

Travelers on direct flights to the U.S. from some overseas airports (which ones aren’t specified) must be able to power up devices when they go through airport security. “Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,” the Transportation Security Administration announced in a release Sunday. “The traveler may also undergo additional screening.”

Why? U.S. officials fear that Middle East terrorists have developed a way to hide explosives from metal detectors, body scanners and pat-downs.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you’re flying home from an overseas trip:
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—Charge your devices before you go to the airport.
—Keep chargers in your carry-on luggage, not in checked bags.
—You might want to carry extra battery packs, and not the kind you put in your phone.

External batteries, or juice packs, act as miniature power chargers when you can’t find a place to plug in. The Mophie powerstation XL ($129), for example, quickly charges two tablets at the same time, and Mophie’s power reserve ($49) charges iPods and iPhones.

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10 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

No place in Switzerland can give you an exceptional view from the central Switzerland to the snow caped rocky landscape as in the Alpstein range. To reach up to here first you need to start from the Wasserauen station and lead towards the steep path to Seealpsee. This is a lake in the Alpstein range. From here you need to climb up the extremely challenging and steep mountain path from Seealpsee to the Äscher.

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Travel Tips on Traveling with your Dog

By Cesar Millan

Bringing your dog on vacation with you just adds to the fun and alleviates the worry of not knowing what’s happening with your dog while you’re on the road. You need to do your homework on dog travel though. Planes and cars aren’t designed with dogs in mind, and you need to know what to expect when you reach your final destination. By planning your dog travel ahead of time, you can make the vacation a truly relaxing time for you and your dog. Here are my best dog travel tips to help make that happen:

Crating your dog for travel

It’s natural to feel bad about crating your dog. After all, you wouldn’t want to be crated. But don’t project your feelings onto your dog. They don’t mind the crate and some even feel safer in one.
•The most important thing you can do is make sure your dog has been well exercised before he goes in the crate. If he’s burned off his excess energy, he’ll be more inclined to rest.
•Make sure there’s nothing in the crate that can harm your dog. Leashes and loose collars are especially dangerous items that could present a strangling hazard.

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12 Places to Travel on Your Tax Refund

Looking for a warm weather cityscape to enjoy that nice tax refund? Heath south to charming Charleston for mouthwatering cuisine, perfect weather, beautiful beaches and hospitality that can’t be beat.

Views of Temple Bar section in Dublin

EarthCam and the Temple Bar Pharmacy have teamed up to deliver exclusive live views of the Temple Bar section in Dublin, Ireland. This famous city spot is a major center for nightlife, restaurants and bars and is a must-see for many tourists.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Hear Tyson Meade’s Smashing Pumpkins-Assisted Sing-Along ‘Buddy Dash’

Alt-rock godfather Tyson Meade will return this spring with a new solo album. After spending years living and teaching in Shanghai, the Oklahoma native will release Tomorrow in Progress on May 20. Spanning a total of 10 tracks, the upcoming LP features contributions from current Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino, longtime Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, the Flaming Lips keyboardist Derek Brown, and a violin prodigy by the name of Haffijy, who inspired the collection.

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Final Mixing on Oklahoma’s Tyson Meade and Friends Album

And now for the Grand Finale that started about a year and a half ago which has involved me getting kicked out of China twice, having nothing to do with the government but has more to do with inept Chinese sponsors but then that is another story. What you are seeing is the studio where I mixed a couple of the final songs. This one is called Buddy Dash and I have Guy Erez from Alan Parson playing bass, Kevin Dippold on guitar, Haffijy on violin, the wonderful Nicole Fiorentino duetting and the insanely fantastic Jimmy Chamberlain playing drums! ENJOY!! Again, thank you All About Travel for making this happen!
As you watch the video, you will undoubtedly notice the gold records. Yes, those are gold records.

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Oklahoma’s Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens shares video of his Dad

Hi Everyone,

I am nearly finished with the record. I go to LA in a few weeks to mix the remaining tracks and maybe enjoy some sun. For your amusement, here is a clip of my dad playing harmonica. Maybe this is where I get my musical talent…or maybe not. Enjoy! I will send another update from LA. Thanks again to All About Travel for helping to make this happen!



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Finally.. A Roller Coaster For People Who Hate Roller Coasters.

If you’re afraid of thrill rides, then the German Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain roller coaster was made just for you. Why? It’s an absolutely tame, all-pedestrian “roller coaster.” The designers, Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, created this pedestrian experience so that even those who fear amusement rides can enjoy the views from atop the 45 meters-high “coaster.” There are 249 steps in the Tiger & Turtle, though, so you might want to wear your walking shoes.

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