Now that we've covered the many places you can visit while traveling abroad and the many ways you can get there, it's time to take a look at the many things you can do while you're traveling around the world and how you can best incorporate your vape in your international escapades.
There's nothing quite like a good music festival. From when you first see your favorite artist in the lineup to when you're finally dragging your belongings back to your car, the whole process is nothing short of magic. And millions of people are inclined to agree—all around the world, festivals are in full force and show no signs of stopping.
But to make your time at the event as enjoyable as possible, you've gotta make sure that your vape can get in and stay safe, too! No sweat, though (there's plenty of time for that as you dance your way through the crowds); here's some simple guidelines that will help you keep your vape safe while you're partying your face off.
Ensure that e-cigarettes/APVs are allowed into the venue and check for any extra requirements
Typically, event organizers are foresighted enough to realize that of all the substances floating through the venue entrance, nicotine is one of the more benign, and people have the right to consume that however they wish. However, because each event is unique with its own target demographic, there may be particular requirements about bringing APVs, refillable devices, designating outdoor/indoor usage, etc.
Before you start packing up your gear, it's best to double-check the list of allowed items provided on the venue's webpage—the event organizers are usually more than happy to clarify in big bold font which supplies you can't bring and exactly how you can't bring them. Here's some specifics on some of the more stringent policies on e-cigarettes:
Keep your device clean and dirt‐free
Music festivals are notoriously dusty, especially in hot, dry places like Nevada where festivals such as EDC and Burning Man call home—don't be shocked if you end up bringing 3lbs of the fairgrounds home with you in your luggage and shoes.
An easy way to assure your device stays in working order by the time you start heading home is to prevent dirt from getting into your device where it can cause all sorts of circuitry mayhem. Keep your device spic and span by picking up some micro-USB port plugs and/or drip tip covers to keep sand and such where it belongs, as well as regularly checking and cleaning your 510 threadings, battery bay, etc.
Bring plenty of extra batteries/large external battery pack
Keep extra gear in locker or locked case
People can be kind of the worst, especially at music festivals for some reason. But that's ok. Even if there are people ready to snatch your vape the second you turn your back, there's plenty of steps you can take to ensure that your vape stays in your possession for the entirety of your musically fueled experience.
If you're at a festival where you'll be staying overnight in a tent, the event organizers will most likely provide the option of renting lockers nearby.
Even if there's a sizable rental fee, it's well worth it. Festival lockers are just about the safest place for your belongings while you're out exploring (aside from your car, if you're lucky enough to be attending a festival where you can park your vehicle right next to your camping spot) and the cost of renting a locker is always less than buying a whole new vape setup.
If you've invested in your own personal lock box or container that you can keep near your other belongings, good idea! Just make sure that your case/locker is tied down somewhere and can't just be taken whole!
In addition, you're going to want to bring your vape with you as you're walking around the venue, that's only natural. While it's not in your hand, it's a good idea to keep it stored in your backpack, but it's important to remain wary of potential theft! Fastening locks to the zippers of your backpack is a quick and easy way to make sure that no one can go rummaging through your things while you're dancing the night away.
An increasing number of localities are banning e-cig use from the public parks and trails scattered around the area. Double-check with your local/state government to clarify.
There has been talk of a nationwide ban on e-cigs in national parks—while this issue was raised in early January and defeated within the same month, it’s a good idea to check with each park's ranger service in order to get a comprehensive idea of how that particular park treats e-cigarette usage.
Ahh, theme parks, the HQ of roller coasters, overpriced food, and quirky souvenirs. But while you're walking from attraction to attraction, of course you're going to want a vape! So where can you blow clouds while on the premises? Can your vape even make it past the front gates through security screening?
Well, good news, most theme parks don't have any problems allowing visitors to bring their vapes with them while they visit one of the happiest places on Earth. A good rule of thumb, however: unless it's been explicitly allowed, it's best to keep vaping to designated smoking areas.
So you're going camping!
...oh, no, wait, don't cry. Hey, I get it. When braving the great outdoors for the first time in many, many months, choosing which hardware to bring along and which to spurn when you leave it at home can be a heart-wrenching experience.
But sometimes, that 250W 3+ battery cell regulated
Naturally, it's a good idea to bring the smallest device you can bear to carry—a lightweight, easily pocketed form factor to your vape will be paramount to hiking effortlessly through the forests and mountains. In addition, a long battery life will be crucial for full enjoyment of your vape throughout your entire trek.
So, unless you'll have a generator onsite, it's an exceedingly good idea to pack some extra batteries or a large battery pack for your mod when facing the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. With no wall outlets in the boulders nor USB ports in the tree trunks, you'll need a way to carry and store an electrical charge for your device.
Vapes hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Don't worry, though! You can still enjoy sandy sand and sunny Suns by following these easy-peasy steps for keeping your vape safe while having fun in the sun:
Just like you wouldn't run into the waves wearing your favorite sunglasses, it's a good idea to minimize any potential risk by removing the victims of said risk. So, rather than running the chance of a seagull snatching your vape after he kicks sand in your eyes and steals your girl, just leave your favorite vaping setup at home. Simply bring something that works well, leaves you satisfied, and should you happen to leave it somewhere, you won't stress too much about replacing it. The same advice also applies to choosing significant others.
Small Drip Tip
Don't give sand or water even a chance to get in your atomizer and cause all kinds of trouble. You can leave the wide bore drip tips at home and bring one of your lesser setups, or even just use the 510 drip tip adapter included with your atomizer.
Ziplocs are a godsend—waterproof, airtight, and made right, these technological wonders will keep any stray particles, droplets and grains from making their way into your belongings. Perfectly sized for your mod, your juice, your phone, and anything else you'd like to keep clean and dry.
While your dripper may be your pride, joy and the first recipient listed in your will, you may regret having to pick up bottles with sandy hands just to redrip over and over. Save yourself some frustration by bringing along something you only have to fill once in awhile such as a sub-ohm tank or RTA.
Fewer compartments mean fewer places for sand to get into, and a battery bay is no exception. Rather than using wet hands to futz with bay doors and battery cells, how about including a device with a built-in LiPo in your next bundle of beach equipment.
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And with the final checklist above, we've reached the conclusion of this extensively comprehensive series on traveling with your vape successfully in tow. Of course, this information isn't static and will be updated regularly in order to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, so feel encouraged to check back before making your next vacation plans! As always, remember to stay safe while exploring the world the vape way!