Self Balance Boards

best self balance board

One of the coolest ways to get around is on a self-balance board. If you have never heard of a self balance baord then you may wonder what it is. Self balance boards also known as hoverboards have been around for the past few years. They were first made popular with the release of the IO Hawk. Self balnce boards are a fantastic way to get around if you have a short commute.

best self balance boardHow do self-balance boards work?

Self balancing scooters work off two pressure sensitive plates on each side. The pressure plates control movement and are controlled by the riders shift in weight. Pressure to only one side makes the board do a sharp turn and makes the rider go in a circle. Even pressure on either plate either toward the front or the back controls the scooter ability to go forward and backwards. By checking out some self balance board reviews, you can even find models with extra features such as remotes and speakers.

Controversy with balance boards

There has been a lot of controversy over the past year about self-balance boards when a lot of these models started catching on fire. At first, the reason was unknown, but then it was evident that the battery was to blame. Because so many Chinese manufacturers started looking for ways to cut cost, they started using a cheaper battery. The cheaper battery would work as nrmal, but if the balance board was left plugged in to charge for too long, they would catch fire and in some cases explode. This caused self-balance boards to be banned from many online sites including Amazon. This was fixed in 2016 when UL 2272 certification became necessary. The new certification requirement made sure all batteries were inspected for high quality.

They are a great way to travel

While you certainly won’t get the range that a plane or a train can provide, self balance boards are a great way to commute for long trips. The best thing about it is after the relatively low upfront cost, the self balancing scooters are virtually free to operate. Because they run on a rechargeable battery all you have to do is find an outlet. These boards certainly do last quite a while. You will definitely turn heads when they catch you on one of these babies riding through the suburban streets.

Last Words

If you decide to get one of these make sure you check out some reviews to make sure you get the model that is best suited for you. They make many different models and as a general rule if you can afford to stay away from chinese knock-offs it is advised. If you can get a legitimate brand, they usually are backed with a pretty good warranty and you can bet that they have a great brand of battery installed.

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How to get the cheapest Airfare

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Let’s be honest we all can use a vacation from time to time, but most people who don’t travel think that flying cost too much. This is a legit fear plane tickets have known to get sky high rates.Today I am going ot discuss how to get the cheapest airfare for the best price.

Spirit

Honestly Spirit gets a lot of flack for being the “cheap” airline but here’s the thing, as long as they don’t crash it doesn’t matter how “cheap” they are. The whole goal is to save money on your flight so that you can have more money to spend on your actual vacation and on things you like. Here are some frills that you won’t get when you fly with them.

  • No first class seats. While they do have larger seats you can choose from spirit does not actually have a first class section.
  • Small seats. The majority of the seats on the plane for normal customers are fairly small, don’t expect a lot of arm room.
  • No food. That’s right they don’t serve food. They do however come around with beverages one time during your flight. This consist of soda, juice, and even alcoholic beverages.

Air Tran

Air Tran is the second cheapest airline. The advantage they have over Spirit is that they have more locations giving you more places to travel. Air Tran does charge a separate fee for baggage which should be considered when you look at the price of the ticket. Air Tran tickets are easy to get by going to their website.

Expedia

If for some reason both Spirit and Air Tran are booked, or not available in you cities, then the next best bet would be to try Expedia. Expedia works by gathering the best price from each airline, compiling a list and giving it to the users on their site. Although Expedia is a third party, they still have an excellent customer service team, and can even offer benefits such as flight cancellation insurance.  Expedia has been around for many years and is just as trusted as many of the major airlines that they work directly with the bring you the best price

Other thoughts

If you are truely looking for the absolute best prices on the web, then you need to separate your results by days. Airlines generally have certain times of the week that are cheaper to fly. This is also true on a larger seasonal scale. It will generally be cheaper to fly in the winter than summer. This is because most people try to vacation in the summer while kids have a break from school and the airlines know this. If these prices still seem a bit steep, you may want to consider taking a train.

Taking The Train

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The train is a time-tested way to commute. It’s old school but it’s come a long way from the old days. Trains are practical and a relaxing way to travel. In this post I am going to discuss three reasons you should be taking the train on your next trip.

Relaxing

The first reason on our list that you should be taking the train to commute is the absolute relaxation involved in being a passenger. Think about it. There is no reason to not to kick back, most train rides are fairly long and can take hours to reach the destination. Since you are not driving you are free to just chill. Trains normally offer food and if you’re of legal age, you can usually score some alcohol for to help take the edge off. Many people enjoy trains because of how nostalgic they are, and even if you decide to use the time to catch up on work most modern trains are now equipped with wifi!

Cheap

That’s right I know your inner cheapskate is more than happy to know this. Train tickets are generally at least 3 times cheaper than plane tickets for the same destination. This means you can travel far distances and have more money left to enjoy your trip. I was always taught that the more you save on travel, the more you can actually spend on fun stuff. Being frugal is a good thing though. Bask in your financial savvy decision as you board the train

Accessible

There are literally thousands of train stations across the country. This means that you won’t have your trips limited by where you can travel. Most major cities in the US have a train station designated for those of us who choose to take it. Most train stops are also near bus stops so when you arrive, if you don’t have a rental car, you will still be able to make it to your desired destination

Final words

Hopefully, this post on 3 reasons taking the train is awesome, has convinced you to give our train system a try next time you want to travel. Train riding has certainly slowed down over the last decade but it is not dead.

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