Travel 101: Essential Tips When Traveling – Part 1
Everyone will probably travel at least once in their lifetime. Whether you stay at home more than you travel, or vice versa, there is always something new to learn. By reading on, you will be able to obtain some information that could come in handy during one of your trips.
Leave your valuables at home. If you bring a lot of valuables with you, you have a greater chance of losing them or having them stolen.
When traveling by air it is important you have a plan. Many of the major airports are situated in and around big cities, so you need to plan ahead to avoid any delays, especially during heavily congested periods like rush hour. Pack your suitcase the night before. Be prepared long before you have to be at the airport. Missing a flight is one of the worst things that can happen.
Be sure to create a list for packing. Put together a list of things you must take with you. You can start doing this a couple of months out, but should be finished about a week before your trip. Having a list will keep you organized and clutter-free, even if you don’t actually pack until the last minute.
You should always have a good photo of your child on you when you travel with him or her, just in case the two of you get separated. It is extremely frightening to become separated from your child. Unfortunately, children get distracted and wander off or something else happens. Keeping a picture of your child on hand can really help a lot if they ever get lost.
Avoid food allergies when going abroad by not going to places that cannot translate. Most especially if you have severe reactions to foods, you need to become somewhat fluent in the food related words of the native language. By doing this, you can tell any wait staff or food handlers that you must avoid these certain foods or, even in a worst case scenario, you need to be able to tell medical professionals what is wrong.
When taking a cruise that you have to drive to the port city of, stay in a hotel or motel, that provides free parking, the night before. Inquire about reduced-rate parking at the hotel, regardless of whether you have seen any advertisements.
Always go out of your way to tip any bell station and housekeeper appropriately. You should give about a dollar per bag and 2 to 5 dollars per day of housekeeping. If you can tip these people appropriately, you will find that you will have a better relationship with the hotel staff during your stay.
Always look at the expiration dates that are printed on your passports. Different countries have different passport regulations. Many will not allow you entry into the country if it expires soon. As long as the passport is not set to expire within the next six months, you should be fine for most countries; however, certain countries require eight months, or even up to one year.
If you have booked a hotel room, don’t forget to pack some travel candles. This will make both the room and your luggage smell better. In addition to promoting romantic relaxation, you might even sleep easier. The majority of candle manufacturers have smaller sized candles available, making them convenient to bring along when you travel.