No matter the reason for your trip, you definitely want to plan everything out prior to departure. The following tips will assist you with planning your travels.
Keep written notes of all important documents when you travel abroad.This is your first point of contact help if an issue arises. They can help you with any hiccups along the road.
Pack up all your suitcases the night before. Make all the necessary preparations you need well before your flight. Missing a flight is something you never want to go through.
Look at the alarm clock in the room when you get to a hotel. Set the alarm to a reasonable time or turn it off so that you can sleep peacefully.
Always go out of your way to tip housekeepers and bell station.
You surely do not want to wake up to the sound of construction when you are trying to relax.
Sometimes you will end up in a poor hotel. Bring along a rubber doorstop to stay safe. You can place it underneath your room door at night to add security beyond the chain and lock.
Rental agencies want to try to get you extra insurance; the problem is you may not need what they are selling. Vehicle insurance may have some third party coverage.
Try getting the “local” rate at any hotel you stay at. Some hotels offer a break. If you know a friend that lives in the city you will be traveling to, see if they can ask about discounts. This will help save you quite a bit of money.
When making a long journey on a plane, try packing your own non-liquid snacks.
Always take bottled water when going overseas.The water of foreign countries is often not purified and could cause different sicknesses. Use bottled water when you brush your teeth with. You may get ill from tap water.
Try not to exchange currency when you are in a new country. There is an easier options to procure foreign currency. You can use your debit card at foreign currency through a bank ATM. These machines will usually offer better exchange rates and are much less expensive than an exchange.
Make sure you bring a small pillow and blankets when traveling. Whether you travel via rail, air, car or bus, the trip will be much more comfortable with your own blanket and pillow. Airlines will sometimes provide them, but chances are they will run out of their supply. Bringing your own pillow lets you peace of mind.
Pack snacks when traveling by car. You should probably pack twice as much as what you thought you would. This will help keep them happy and busy so they won’t be too much trouble during the trip. Even some junk food won’t hurt this once.
Once you travel and plan the trip well, you can have a more comfortable stay at the destination. It will reduce your anxiety prior to traveling, as well as give you a better understanding of what is going on.