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Three Tips for a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

September 18, 2014 10:01 am

We’ve all been there before: You go to pack for an upcoming trip and quickly realize that your belongings far exceed the space in your suitcase. Whether you’re trying to conserve space in the car or you don’t want to pay the outrageous airport baggage fees, there are a number of benefits to using a smaller suitcase. Here are a few tips to help you pack like a pro.

  1. Roll it up. By folding each article of clothing in half and then tightly rolling it like a burrito, you can dramatically save space in that overcrowded suitcase. Even better, the rolling technique helps ensure that your clothes will stay wrinkle-free until you unpack them at your destination.
  2. Check the weather. Don’t fill your suitcase with bulky sweaters if you don’t have to. Checking the weather at your destination ensures that you’re prepared for anything, and it means that you won’t pack unnecessary things that you don’t wear. If possible, wear your bulkier clothing items on the plane.
  3. When in doubt, shrink wrap. If you’re going on a long trip where you simply can’t afford to leave things out, investing in space bags that vacuum your clothes together is a great option. These bags are available at most home goods stores, and many cost less than $20.

How to Pack a Suitcase [Travel and Leisure]
5 Ways to Pack Your Suitcase Way More Efficiently [Gizmodo]
Pack Your Suitcase as Efficiently as a Flight Attendant [Lifehacker]

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Go For the Gnocchi With Pesto at Vaso Azzurro

September 17, 2014 9:08 am

Vaso Azzurro brings an upscale Italian cuisine dining experience to Mountain View. The ambiance, with its white tablecloths, beautiful art on the walls, and classic movie posters, make this a place that’s good for date night, a special occasion, or dinner with the family.

Before choosing something from the menu, ask your server about the chef’s risotto or fish of the day. For lunch, you’ll find tasty panini sandwiches and salads, plus a nice selection of pasta and classic entree dishes for dinner. (Enjoy the gnocchi with pesto sauce.) Complement your meal with a choice from the big wine list.

Vaso Azzurro is open for lunch Mondays through Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant serves dinner daily, beginning at 5 p.m.

Vaso Azzurro
108 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 940-1717

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Computer History Museum: Information Age Artifacts

September 3, 2014 9:02 am

The world of computers exploded in Silicon Valley, so it only makes sense that the Computer History Museum is in Mountain View. Over 1,100 artifacts have a home here, including some of the world's first computers, which date back to the 1940s and 1950s. These early computers used punch cards to store data, and the giant machines computed so slowly, modern laptop easily surpass them. You can also learn about the men who pioneered the technology and see one of the first “Apple 1” kits.

Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Computer History Museum is a great place to learn more about an essential technology.

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 810-1010

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