Best Travel Tips & Advice
It’s always exciting to plan for a trip, whether by car, airplane or ship. Here are some of the best travel tips before starting out on your adventure.
You Can’t Take Your Closet With You! So many times, people pack way too many clothes and it is a wonder they can find a suitcase large enough to accommodate them. Coordination is the key word to packing clothing. Pick just a few interchangeable clothes that work together, cutting down on the number of items to pack.
Try to avoid materials that wrinkle very easily. You do not want to spend your entire vacation ironing. A pair of jeans are great because they can be interchanged with a variety of tops and will withstand numerous wearing.
Pack only two pairs of shoes: shoes for great comfort, in case you will be doing a lot of walking, and a pair of formal ones for a special night out. Evening wear can be placed in a wardrobe bag with a hanger. Most airlines have closets to accommodate these bags.
On Foreign Soil
When traveling abroad there are certain precautions you should take. Double check that you have all important documentations, such as your passport and perhaps your driver’s license. Use traveler’s checks instead of cash, and carry only one creditcard. Always keep them in a safe place to protect them from theft. Most hotels will have a main safe or there will be a safe in your room. Keep your wallet and passport in a money-belt wrapped around your waste, and under your clothes.
Gather as much information as you can, regarding the area you visiting. You want to know if there are places to avoid, or the travel time to theme parks and resorts. Checking with the bureau of tourism, for that area, is a great place to start. It’s also a good idea to get the address and telephone number of the nearest embassy to your location. Never say never; an emergency might always pop up.
Upon arrival at your destination, take the hotel van –if there is one- or hire a limousine. If you are traveling in a foreign country and do not speak the language, you might not be able to communicate with a cab driver. Also, some cabs are not reputable, you could end up spending a fortune for that ride to the hotel or worse, something could happen to you. If only taxis are available, discuss the price before stepping into the car. This will give you the possibility to negotiate with other taxi drivers, and will avoid confusion or worse afterwards.
Safe Hotel Travel Tips
Although most reputable, star-rated hotels have excellent security, you still need to be cautious. Doing a thorough room search is smart and highly advisable. Have one of you stand by the open door to your room, while the other searches the room. Look in closets, the rest room, under the bed and behind curtains. If you have separate rooms, make sure you’ve done a room search in both. You do not want to find an unwanted person in your room. Flight crews who frequently stay in hotels across the world, use this practice.
Anytime you leave your room, make sure your door is totally shut and locked. Leaving a light on or the television running, while you are gone, is just another security.
Never travel along dark, unlit streets, keep your bag safely tucked under your arm, carry money inside your clothing and be aware of your surroundings, including people nearby.
Timeshare Might Be For You
Timeshare has become extremely popular with travelers as they can get far more amenities than hotels offer. Owners of a timeshare might have a week within a year that will not be convenient for them. As they will have to pay for the timeshare, whether they use it or not, many owners will rent them out. There are various places you can find people renting their timeshares, such as ebay.
Not only will you get great privileges and great accommodations, you can actually save money along the way. These timeshares are usually condominiums or specious suites.
You could save some serious money by preparing your meals in their full-sized kitchens instead of eating out every day. Many of these timeshares are located much closer to or within resorts and theme parks. As an example, Disney offers timeshares that are literally inside their parks. Think of the money you could save on cabs or car rentals.
Here’s the really great news, you can find timeshares anywhere in the world right from your computer. Look around and see if this might be a good alternative for you.
These are just a few travel tips that could make your vacation a lot less expensive and worry-free, allowing you to just have an exceptionally wonderful time.