Once you’ve returned home from that great long-distance trip you took to celebrate the holidays and the seasonal glow begins to fade you will find yourselves coming face to face with the realities of income tax preparation. Somehow it always seems that whenever one receives presents or gifts there is someone waiting to take something away. But you can ease the bite quite a bit if you try to be prepared for the onset of the tax preparation marathon. There are simple but valuable steps you can follow to make the process easier.
First, establish and maintain records – and files – that keep track of all your purchases and financial actions over each year. You can categorize them by purpose – home maintenance, children, medical, business, employment and utilities.
Second, list all of your sources of income, and retain copies of all your payments. If you receive you pay checks electronically, like many of us do today, then retain copies of the payment notices in a separate file with the name and address and tax number of the payee. Any income from private sources should also be recorded.
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One of my neighbours has this phobia. I have noticed it seems to be getting worse She has to really nerve herself even to drive down to the village, just a couple of minutes away. It really spoils her life, and that of her husband too. Presently they are in Hawaii for their vacation, but she was a basket case before they left! It is just the travelling that makes her so terribly anxious. … Read more
If you visit Laos, one of the places most frequently recommended is Luang Prabang, Laos’s capital city. This old city is located in northern central Laos along the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, and was previously the capital of the ancient kingdom Luang Prabang. If you are flying try to book an aisle seat. This makes it so much easier for when you need to get in and out, gives you slightly more room if you need to stretch out a bit and means you won’t have to bother other people so much. Your coverage may vary by device. Visit our Trip Planner for device-specific coverage maps. Just tell us where you’re going and what device you’re taking. Trip Planner shows you the best option for your trip and a link to the coverage map.
Thanks for this great list, Margaret! A number of your suggestions, such as the rollaboard carry-on bag and the memory foam travel pillow, are suitable not only for business travelers but also for more elderly passengers (like me!) whose bodies need every help they can get to survive the stresses and strains of long-distance travel.
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I don’t know if I’d actually have the nerve to travel through time if it were possible, but I sure enjoy watching other people do it! Sorry for the late reply. I am glad that I could help readers about traveling their dogs to my home country Philippines. I will never get tired answering comments on my hubs. Your comment contains a lot of valuable informations that could help my readers. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great day!
My sister hates to travel, but enjoys knowing what I do. She also, like most of us, has enough stuff. So, I collect for her items typical to Poland like sugar packets which really do vary in different countries, tea bags, small pieces of chocolate often served with a cup of coffee, napkins, and complimentary bottles of local toiletries.
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Bringing your dog to the Philippines is an idea to think of very carefully and very wisely as it takes great planning and effort on how your pet survives the stress that he or she will encounter on the flight. My Tips – The Colosseum has the longest tourist ticket lines so to avoid standing in that long line, buy a combo ticket for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum at the Palatine Hill ticket office which is just up the street from the Colosseum (past the Arch of Constantine). You will literally save yourself hours of waiting in line to by tickets because you can bypass the line if you already have a ticket in hand.
Oddly, your CKC is on the list and clearly survived, but even so, I think people should be very cautious if they have these breeds. The small ones, like a shih-tzu, can still go in the cabin. I think this may be why one of your commenters said they weren’t allowed to put a chihuahua in cargo, but they were told they could take it in the cabin.
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Are we there yet? Haven’t you heard these moans from the back seat over the years? If waiting to arrive tests the patience and boredom threshold of your troglodytes, imagine the ramp up to travel. So you understand the need for some, ahhhhhhh anticipatory gifts to ease their boredom, reduce the whines and give a hint of peace to Mom and Dad. A UNESCO-protected site since 1973, Puerto Galera is located in Oriental Mindoro Province about 130 km south of Manila. The name Puerto Galera is used among travelers to refer to the area surrounding the town as well, including Sabang and White Beach.
Try locking the app and unlocking it. Or force quitting the app and re-launching it. You really shouldn’t need to sign out/sign in again. If none of those work I’d like to get a Diagnostics Report from the device so that we can see why it’s not talking to the server. Follow the instructions on here: Email it in and mention my name in the email along with a link to this blog comment to give us a bit of context. If there’s a bug I want us to fix it instead of finding a workaround.… Read more
From tropical Thailand to icy Antarctica, we reveal the top five countries where travel insurance plays a big role. Place your canned goods inside your motor home or camper a few days before you plan to travel, but never leave them in it for long periods of time. People with serious health conditions should never buy recreational vehicles because if they do, they are very likely to find themselves in difficult situations.
Repairs are constant and can be extremely expensive, so it pays to learn about potential costs before you purchase of an RV. Wow…you’ve given a heck of a lot of great info for stuff that travel agents don’t tell you. To find the best sightseeing in New Hampshire, take scenic highways like the Kancamagus Highway or Route 123, both of which pass through beautiful mountain ranges and small towns.
Teardrop trailers are pretty cool and I even had a chance to stay in one when I was a kid. Too bad they don’t seem as popular anymore. Regarding the centralized service vs standalone, it also means that if an attacker gains control of servers, it can also activate travel mode for me and disable my secret data on … Read more
I have been an RV enthusiast for more than 50 years, and during that time have seen that my fellow recreational vehicle owners are paying far too much for parts and labor when their coaches need repairs and upgrades. Hands down this is the best choice in the market for noise cancelling headset. The price is a bit prohibitive but it is worth it. Bose has really done its research and just like its other products you can hear what you can’t in the other products in the market. It has a carrying case to protect it well and the only downside is it runs on AAA batteries. However, people claim they haven’t yet changed batteries even if they’ve used this on several trips even including a 15-hour one. But just to be sure, always carry spare AAA.
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The train had other ideas. Over the next six hours I was put through some fairly intensive Hungarian train … Read more
Last summer we bought a 1994 Ford Econoline conversion van camper. We had outgrown our charming but cramped and delicate vintage travel trailer, and wanted to take our RV living onto the fast lane (ie. highway) with a conversion van that could go the distance from the Midwest to visit family in Florida… and we wanted to take our dog. Once you learn the 9 things you need to know about RV living, you will have the information you need so that you can make an informed decision. But for men who travel frequently, the top gifts to give are gadgets that would make travel less stressful and more enjoyable.
Having just competed a one week run from London to Istanbul on the train (mostly), I’m contemplating if it’s a journey that I would recommend to others. Whilst just a modest 3000 km, it contains some real highlights, but also a couple of challenges. Another tripped while holding her grandchild, and to save the baby from injury, sacrificed herself. She landed on both elbows, and it took years for her to heal.
My things are also safer when placed inside these organizers especially at airport security points when, sometimes, you … Read more
Follow your Passion and Travel to a new place every 3-4 months and Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT. That’s my mantra to live a life without regrets. This is a blog about my travel escapades, food trail stories and some budget travel tips for all those who have been bitten by the travel bug. Also handy are organizers that fit the hotel room shelves. I just put these organizers on the shelves and I am free of the hassle of packing and unpacking. I also keep a few Ziploc bags in my luggage. I have to admit, they are versatile, handy and occupy less space. Moreover, I can immediately see what’s in there.
Start a change jar. We always have a place we can toss coins we have at the end of the day. Those little amounts can add up. Maybe you’ll only find yourself with an extra $75 at the end of a year, but that could be the difference between getting an extra meal or two out or doing something you really don’t want to miss out on. I find that a jar I can’t see into is easier to ignore when I find I’m cash poor in … Read more