Summer has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The warm sun probably has you itching to plan a getaway and high gas prices won’t deter you one bit. You’re not alone: 59 percent of Americans plan to travel this summer (up 8 percent from last year). Whether by car, bus, train or plane, travel can be costly. Here are five tips from Answers.com on how to save on your summer travel this year:
- Sign up for airline and hotel Twitter feeds. Often travel companies will post exclusive deals to their social media fans.
- Try something off the beaten beach or amusement park path, maybe a lesser known national park, to find lower prices not to mention less crowds.
- Be flexible with your travel days. Airfare is usually cheaper midweek than on weekends. Prices also spike around holidays like 4th of July and Labor Day, so plan accordingly.
- Live like a local: rent an apartment or house instead of staying in a hotel room to save big bucks.
- Fly from a smaller, regional airport. And don’t check a bag!
For more tips, watch this Video Answer from CBS Money Watch. Then, tell us in the comments where you plan to jet off to this summer!
Easter is next Sunday, but it’s highly likely most of you have been noshing on some Easter sweets already, are we right? Although chocolate takes the cake as Easter’s most popular candy, Americans eat 700 million marshmallow Peeps every spring. The Chicago Tribune has a great slideshow that goes into the Just Born factory to see just how Peeps are made.
Leave it to our Answers.com contributors to fill us in on these brightly colored treats:
Where were Peeps invented?
How many colors do marshmallow peeps come in?
Why are Peeps made out of marshmallows?
How many calories are in one marshmallow peep?
Kids, don’t try this one at home: Why do marshmallow peeps explode when heated?
Hosting an Easter dinner this weekend? Check out these creative centerpieces (including one made out of Peeps!) in this clip from Video Answers.
It’s WikiAnswers Wednesday, so I would love to feature your homemade video answer here on no.stupid.answers. In fact, I would love to give you a free t-shirt even more.
So create a video answer to any question on WikiAnswers*, upload it to YouTube, leave it in the comments, watch it be posted here on a Wednesday, and win a free t-shirt. Extra points for extra creativity.
*No harming animals in the making of your film. And keep it family-friendly.
Admittedly, I don’t watch Gossip Girl, but just as admittedly, I do enjoy the occasional celebrity gossip. One place I go to check out the latest is the Celebrities Q&A category of WikiAnswers.
But in case you’re not just interested in hearing the gossip – but, gasp, speaking it – today’s Video Answer, submitted by Pbramwell and yrotmaharg, will help you out:
How do you gossip?
Congrats to Sandface, who submitted quite a few Video Answers for the WikiAnswers Video Answer contest back in September – she won an Honorable Mention for this one:
What size are runt shorkies?
This video taught me a lot since before I saw it, I honestly didn’t know what a shorky was. But as we say here at Answers headquarters: Now I know.
Cowleya and Brainiacs did a joint video answer for the 9³ Video Answer contest, taking off on a Cessna for us through flight simulation software…
How do you take off in a Cessna 172?
Up this week we’re showing off Squirrel Man‘s winning Q&A video for the 9³ Video Answer contest:
How do you spin a basketball on your finger?
I loved this one because it is so straightforwardly how-to. Those are the best kinds of video answers, in my opinion.
But enough about my opinion – get started with the learning:
This week for WikiAnswers Wednesday, we’ve got the second-place Q&A video submitted by JadeAcres for the 9³ Video Answer contest.
JadeAcres helps us learn: Are roosters dangerous and how do you handle a rowdy rooster?
As promised, we’ll be showcasing the winning videos of the 9³ Video Answer contest for the coming WikiAnswers Wednesdays.
Kicking off the series is the first place video answer, Do you wanna do drugs? – submitted by KingRudi.
Great job with great effects! Hope to see more video answers from KingRudi in the future.