For the Traveling Handyman: How to Avoid In-Flight Embarrassment

If you don’t want to be humiliated like the West Ham in westhamworld’s article, you better avoid all sorts of moments that have the potential of making you feel ashamed of yourself.

This article will help any handyman enjoy his or her well-deserved vacation without being embarrassed.

Read on to know the tips.

Don’t bring dangerous tools—even if they’re your favorite ones.

bag-luggage-carry-manLet’s be clear about this. In your carry-on luggage, you’re only permitted to bring tools that are 7 inches or less in length. That includes your wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. Tools like your hammer, ax, hatchet, crowbar, drill, drill bits, saws, log splitters, and other tools longer than 7 inches should be packed in checked luggage. Don’t store your jigsaw in your carry-on luggage unless you want to be humiliated in front of other passengers. Be careful about what you’re going to bring. Also, remember to take with you your handyman ID. You wouldn’t want to be held long for questions regarding the tools you have with you.


Put your gadgets on silent mode.

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets that could make a sound should be silenced. It’s humiliating when one of them suddenly makes a noise in the middle of the flight. Bear in mind that you’re not allowed to use electronic devices during the trip. It’s better to turn them off instead if your phone has no “airplane mode.”


I remember a friend of mine who was caught using a phone mid-flight. He was just about to turn it off again since it turned on automatically for some unknown reason. While switching it off, he was approached by a flight attendant and was questioned whether he remembers the rule against not using phones during a flight. He said yes and explained his situation. It was too late, however, as some of the passengers have been looking at him with doubtful eyes already. Talk about in-flight humiliation!

Choose the airlines wisely.


If you know you’re someone who complains a lot, you better choose an airline wisely. If you want to sleep with a sleeping mask on and be covered by a warm, fuzzy blanket, then don’t book a flight where those actions are against their ridiculous rules. If you want to enjoy a sumptuous meal in-flight, then make sure the meals being offered on the plane have received more positive feedback than negative ones. Otherwise, you might be tempted to complain to a flight attendant, and if you’re unfortunate, you might be entertained by the bravest flight attendant of all—one who won’t back down if you complain or rebel even just a little.

To avoid dealing with a flight attendant or the embarrassment, make sure you do your research first. Will the services of the airline be enough to satisfy you? If not, then select another airline. If you have no choice but to pick them, then avoid complaining a lot, unless you want to eat humiliation in-flight.

And that’s it! Enjoy your vacay, handyman!

Traveling with a Spotting Scope

Traveling can be a lot better with a spotting scope from Outdooroptics. And why is that true? Here are five reasons why:

Enjoy concerts more

Celestron-52306-Regal-M2A spotting scope can allow you to watch concerts with more entertainment. Even when you’re seated in a far place, you can still enjoy the show because your spotting scope will enable you to zoom in. You no longer have to worry about not seeing the faces of your favorite band’s members.

Spot shops, buildings, and sights faster

Looking for a building? A restaurant? A shop? Get your spotting scope and spot them quicker! What you’ll really love about spotting scopes is that they are handy, some can even fit your shoulder bag! These are better than telescopes regarding portability since they are convenient. They’re easy to use and handle, and most significantly, they aren’t that heavy. As long as you have one, you won’t have to get out from your seat or from where you’re standing just to look for a shop or fast food nearby. Spot with ease with your scope without having to move your feet!

Observe animals better

Spotting scopes are also useful when you’re observing animals. If you’re in a zoo, you’ll be able to get a closer look at the animals especially if they are dangerous ones. Your scope will be your magnifying glass, and others will surely be jealous of you. Trust me; they’ll regret that they didn’t bring one when they see you enjoying your moment better than them!


Scopes are also ideal when observing birds. Birdwatchers can experience a different kind of observing because their scopes allow them to see the birds up close. With one, you’ll be able to have a better look at the birds’ plumage and face features. You can even combine your scope with a digital camera or with your phone so that you can take close-up photos of birds and other animals. This practice is called digiscoping, and it’s only possible with a spotting scope.

Take more close-up photos

As mentioned earlier, you’ll be able to take better pictures if you practice digiscoping. Because let’s just be honest, we all need to take our photography skills to the next level. Scopes are perfect photography partners because they don’t just zoom in, but they also provide quality images, which means that you’ll have better chances of producing high-quality photos. And who wouldn’t want that?

Appreciate nature


Spotting scopes also allow you to enjoy nature’s beauty even more. You’ll be able to get better views of trees and their fruits, the clouds, the mountains, and everything else nature has to offer. With your spotting scope, you’ll be more appreciative of what Mother Earth naturally gives, which will make you more concerned about the environment.

Clearly, a spotting scope can do so many wonders. All you got to do is to give it a chance to show you that the world can be more beautiful than you ever realized.

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Of Travels and Paint Sprayers

Traveling and using a paint sprayer have similarities that will make you want to do both.

Positive Vibes


For one, travels and spray-painting promote optimism. They both release feel-good hormones, allowing you to replace the negative feelings with positivity. Looking at the brighter side of life is easy because traveling gives you the chance to look at breathtaking views and painting can let you experience self-fulfillment. Both activities can also boost your self-confidence, making you love yourself more and see your self-worth. These two activities speak of positivity like they’re only meant for that. Besides, they also serve as avenues for new experiences. With spray-painting, you can experiment with different materials and learn new painting techniques. With traveling, you can catch sight of an entirely new place. These two enable you to be positive even if your whole world seems to be crashing down. They can also improve your memory skills as they make you more optimistic.



Travels and paint-sprayguns could be the instruments you’ve been looking for that can help you get rid of stress. A deadline could be approaching you faster than you expected, but spray-painting for a few hours can help you relax your mind even just for a while. And when you go back to what you have to work on, you’ll notice that your mind has somehow been reset or rejuvenated. That’s the power of spray-painting. Traveling also has this pleasant ability to relieve you of stress. People go on vacations because they know they need a break. Traveling is an excellent stress-relieving technique to help you recharge your mental and physical batteries. After all, even laptops need to “sleep,” and we, humans, need more than sleep to renew our mental and physical health. Both traveling and paint-spraying can relax the mind and help you gain the strength you need for the next days or activities to come. They are perfect for those who are tensed, exhausted, and depressed.



Traveling and paint-spraying can also extend one’s patience. It’s a bit self-explanatory when we say traveling can lengthen patience; I mean, there are delays, you have to go through several security checks, there are unforeseen events, there are waiting times, and others. But, still, the thought of traveling and the act of it can still be positive in the midst of unexpected stuff. You can even learn to be more sympathetic, kind, and considerate apart from being more patient. Spray-painting can also increase your patience, especially if you’re painting a canvas because the techniques are different from painting with a brush. However, it’s more fun to spray paint, and the results are unique too. Even if you’re just painting walls, you still need to be patient to do the process correctly and to allow the paint to dry entirely. Both activities can make you more composed and even-tempered, thus making you a better individual.