If you’re as excited as we are about erasers, you’ve probably contemplated taking a trip out to see one of the amazing eraser factories around the world. Japan’s Iwaso factory, for example, has the largest ‘eraser museum’ in the world and offers guided tours of their facilities.
Use Priceline Coupon Codes to Make it a Budget-Friendly Trip:
We scrounged up some resources you can use to save on your trip. It involves some travel tips that we’ve found helped us on our previous vacations, and also involves a Priceline promo code that we found on CouponFeed.org. It’ll get you discounts on hotel bookings and flights, so that can save you 10%-20% right there.
Iwaso’s Eraser Museum:
Japan’s eraser museum is full of every single type of eraser that Iwaso has made in their 75 year history. If you don’t know any Japanese at all, the museum may be a bit overwhelming for you.
Staedtler’s Factory in Nuremberg:
You can also visit the Staedtler Factor in Nuremberg, Germany. It’s actually hard to find any information on the tour or the location of the factory, but it does say that they have daily tours. Photography is not allowed, so that may be why there’s so little information about these tours.
Staedtler’s friendly rival Faber-Castell, however, has no problem openly advertising their tours, hours, and locations. You can visit the original Faber-Castell castle, their museum, and have a peek at their production lines. If you want more information, you can view it all here: https://www.faber-castell.com/corporate/faber-castell-experience
More Budget-Travel Tips That Have Worked For Us:
So you’ve used a promo code for a flight and hotel and all that is nicely set up. Now what? Well, you can also save money on the flight itself:
Cut Travel Costs with Your Own Flight Food
If you’ve booked a flight, you’ll be only too aware of the hole it’s made in your travel budget. But you can at least avoid the expensive airline cuisine. Although you’re not permitted to take your own drink supplies through security, you are allowed to take food, provided it’s securely packed and not too liquid. This means you can stuff your travel bag with everything from snacks to cooked meals, produced at low cost at home. You may also be able to access free drinking water, as explained below. These tips will help you plan your bargain on-board meal.
Preparing and packaging
Airlines usually stipulate that food must be securely wrapped or packed and must not contain much liquid. Soups, creamy dishes and sauces (other than in small quantities) are forbidden, as are hot foods, which could spill and scald. Strong-smelling foods may also be rejected for the sake of other passengers. Full lists of permissible and unacceptable foods are available on air travel websites, but if in doubt, contact your airline or airport to check. With regard to packaging, a large container may be prohibited, but a standard sandwich box or small, clear, plastic bag will do fine. Remember to take suitable cutlery, avoiding sharp utensils, such as knives, that could be perceived as potential weapons. A plastic spoon would be a safe option.
The cheapest option is to buy your own ingredients and prepare them yourself. Depending on your preferences, a serving of cooked rice, noodles, couscous or pasta with boiled vegetables can be a good choice. They are light to carry, low in odor and free from ingredients requiring constant refrigeration, like meat or fish. A baked potato, mashed up with your favorite filling, can also make an enjoyable meal, even when eaten cold. Sandwiches are another handy option, but avoid smelly hard-boiled eggs, and keep servings of mayonnaise and other sauces to a minimum.
Desserts and snacks
Fresh or dried fruit makes a refreshing snack, and will also complement a savory meal. Bananas need to be eaten early in the journey, before they go brown, but grapes, apples and raisins travel well and are great for energy boosts and refreshers. Packs of nuts will also fill a gap, but avoid noisy, pungent crisps. Chocolates and biscuits are also excellent for neat, satisfying snacks (although your dentist might not agree). Carry some cash in case you need a little hot sustenance on a long-haul flight. Sometimes comfort has to come before cost.
Many airports provide water fountains in their departure lounges, so if you take an empty water bottle, you can fill it up there, free, before you board. Check beforehand whether your airport provides a fountain; if so, pack up as many empty plastic bottles as you expect to need. If there is no fountain, take a bottle anyway and ask café staff in the departure area if they will fill it free of charge. On a long flight, you might need a hot drink or two, and if you’re a nervous flyer, you might benefit from a glass of something stronger to calm you down; the choice will be yours. A few airlines offer a free drink, so perhaps you’ll get lucky.
It’s worth checking your airline’s website for any specific rules regarding food, drink and travel bags, as they can vary. Now, with your careful preparations, you can dine like a king through the flight while saving your dollars for your destination, making it a win-win situation.