Not much excites us more than traveling. Whether you are going for a road trip to see something new in your own state, or heading off overseas for the very first time to visit a city you have always dreamed off, there are some travel basics that you should know. These tips will help you out.
When going abroad, write down your important information. Include the name and contact information of where you will be staying as well as that of your embassy or consulate in the country you are traveling to. If you run into any issues during your travels, these are the people you will need to immediately contact. If you have any issues, they can help you out.
Choose an aisle seat on the plane. While you can see well out of the window seat, that is about all it does for you. Sitting on the aisle allows you to reach your luggage and easily get up to go to the bathroom.
When venturing abroad, be cautious about getting into taxis. Be certain that the taxi is a real taxi before you enter the car. Anybody can place “taxi” on a car, and you don’t know if they really are or where they could take you.
A good safety tip for a hotel stay is to bring along a door stopper. When you are on the road in countries with little or no development, you want some more security with you in the room while sleeping. Use a doorstop when you retire for the night, especially if your door doesn’t have a chain or a deadbolt.
Make sure that the packing list for your next trip include clothespins. They are often forgotten, but they actually can prove to be very useful.
Keep close track of your belongings while traveling, especially important things like money and identification. If you have a purse with you, keep it close to your body at all times. Avoid storing important things into the outside compartments, even if they are zippered. Thieves may access it in a crowd without you realizing it. You may also try sewing Velcro into the compartments or even your pockets. The loud ripping noise that it makes is quite a deterrent and thieves will usually move onto an easier target. Carefully evaluate your bags for security risks when choosing one for traveling.
Always remember to tip housekeepers and bellboys. Generally, you will give one dollar per piece of luggage, and anywhere between two and five dollars a day for housekeeping. That ensures that the people in charge of your service are happy and helpful.
Hopefully you now have great ideas to help travel plans go well. Don’t forget to bring the camera along for the trip.