Over at the O’Reilly Radar, Tim points to a couple great travel tips:
It’s probably too late for those of you going this year, but the other day, I heard a novel bit of advice from Christine Herron (to Mark Shuttleworth) about travel to Burning Man: bring a gallon of vinegar. Apparently, the dust in the Black Rock desert is very alkaline, and will dry out and crack your skin badly. Washing yourself down with vinegar protects your skin. (Note: I have never been to Burning Man, so I can’t vouch for the tip, but it makes sense to me.)
Meanwhile, in other travel tips ;-), John Gage was just telling me his road-warrior laundry secret: rinse out the plastic hotel trash can, put your clothes in it along with some shampoo, and tread on them with one foot while you take a shower. If needed in the morning, iron your underwear to dry them. I’ve often washed clothes in the shower but never tried the trash can as wash tub.
Be sure to check out the comments for feedback on these hacks and a few other tricks from seasoned road warriors.