It’s fun to travel. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling locally or overseas, you should still have some basic understanding about travel at your disposal. Here are some handy suggestions and tips to make your trip a little easier.
Don’t bring any unnecessary valuables with you. If you are bringing your valuables on a trip, there is more of a chance that they will get lost or stolen.
Create a list of what needs to be packed. Your list should be made well in advance (7-30 days) and should include all of your necessities. This can especially help you if you are in a rush to pack, as it will prevent you forgetting things or including unnecessary items.
Always keep your most important belongings on hand when travelling. If you have a purse, keep it close to your body with your arm on it at all times. Also avoid pocketbooks which are easily opened by others on a busy street or subway. These are all points to be considered when selecting the bag you wish to take on your travels.
Provide someone in your family with your travel itinerary. This is a great tip because it ensures that a non-traveler is always aware of what you are doing. Also, stay in touch with that person for safety’s sake. They won’t be concerned if they hear from you.
The shoes you wear when you go flying should be comfortable, lightweight, and easy to take off and put on. You are required to take them off when going through security checks. Comfort is of utmost importance. On planes and in airports, you will walk a little but sit a lot, so heavy-duty support is not necessary. The ultimate shoes for travel are sandals or flip flops.
When setting a reservation for a hotel stay, be sure to ask about dates for possible renovations. There are few things more annoying than waking to the sound of construction equipment while you are enjoying a vacation. Just don’t book during those times.
Work to stay out of rush hour when driving on a long trip. If you are unable to plan a trip that avoids rush hour, use this time to take a break. This is the time to grab a snack or let your children run around for awhile.
When traveling internationally, it is a good idea to prepare for unexpected events, like misplacing your passport. You can visit different websites to safeguard against this. Department of State has a website (usembassy.state.gov)with the contact information for the United States Consulate or Embassy at the country you’re visiting. You want to have this information on hand when traveling. A replacement for your passport can take a few days (or less), so be prepared if that will cause a delay.
Now your are enlightened about a few fundamentals of travel, you only need to pack your suitcase, pick a destination and head out of enjoy new sights and experiences. Don’t forget to take a camera or video recorder.