Saturday, May 30, 2020

16 Simple Tips For A Great Trip




You deserve to take a break away from work, school and / or family. 

Whatever the reason(s) you decide to take a vacation, this article provides many ideas to help you make the most of your travel experience.  

Getting the most out of your vacation, whether you do it on the road, the ocean, the rails, or in the sky.


Remember to take extra batteries and/ or charger for your equipment(s). 

An aux cable can be used to connect your laptop to the hotel’s TV when you are in your room.

You can take advantage of various streaming movies rather than pay for expensive rentals directly from the hotel. 

Be sure to inquire if the wifi is free for your room and hotel.  The hotel may require you to download a special app. 

Be sure to read about any additional payments that may be applied to any downloads.


Be considerate of other guests and keep the noise down to a minimum


If you are traveling on a budget consider staying at a hotel within the state you live. 

Check out the activities going on in your state such as concerts, art shows, museums, carnival in town, movies and if you happen to live a near a beach great.  

You don’t have to wander far from home to enjoy a fun weekend get-away.

The internet is a great source for locating activities in your state or abroad. 

There are travel clubs offering great discounts on travel. 

Do your due diligence to find a travel club and make certain it serves your needs and wants. 

Some travel clubs offer coupons, discounts and reward credits you can use for your trips, restaurants and shopping at your favorite popular stores.


Search around your house for containers you can use to carry makeup, cleansers, lotion, gels or anything else you may need. 

There is no need to carry large containers for a short trip. 

If you do decide to fly, the airlines require you to have such articles in containers carrying up to 3oz. 


Subscribe to travel magazines online to get ideas of trips and places you may be interested in visiting. 

Start by subscribing to e-newsletters from the major airlines.

You will be notified of discounts, special deals and last-minute offers.

They may clutter up your inbox, but saving money is what counts. 

Opt-in to be notify about special packages, deals on flights, car rentals and hotels. 


Look at travel sites offering last minute travel packages or guaranteed lowest fares, hotel or flights.  



If available, try requesting a room on an upper floor.

Although it might seem inconsequential, burglars can access your room more easily if it’s on the first or ground floor.

Sliding doors are another thing to avoid when possible. Rooms with these are much easier for thieves to break into.


When you’re planning a vacation, always take the weather into consideration.

Use the Internet to see what the weather will be for the area you plan to visit.

Even the best-laid travel plans can be quickly overturned if you wind up shivering on a Florida beach or roasting on a Colorado ski slope.


Make sure when flying you have all you need for comfort for a long or short flight. 

Never assume that the airline will tend to your every need, even on lengthy flights.

Provide your own blanket and pillow if you know that you will have a requirement for them, your own headphones too.

It is also a good idea to pack a few snacks in your carry-on, in case your flight is delayed or they don’t serve food you like. 


Always call the airlines if you are planning to fly with a pet. 

You want to check with airlines if there are any special arrangements, carry on bags for pets and anything else you may be require to have for your pet. 

If you plan to leave your pet at home make sure they have plenty of food, water, safety measure set in place when planning to leave them alone. 

Do your homework before leaving home regarding hotel’s pet policies and any extra costs that may apply.

Look in various places before choosing one that fits you and your pet’s needs.


A visa or passport is required when traveling out of the country. 

Some countries have an extensive process to grant visas. Apply for the appropriate visas long before your departure.  

Not having a properly processed visa will mean that you will not be admitted to many countries. 

When planning a cruise; albeit a passport is not needed for most cruises it is advised to have a passport for identification, in case of you must leave the ship at a port and /or fly back to your home country for emergency reasons. 


Consider buying American Express Checks for your trips. 

American Express Checks are insured if you should lose them. 

Visa cards and other credit cards although you can get replacements if you lose them often take more time to replace. 

Plan ahead and exchange some of your currency before you leave on our trip.

Some countries have difficulty changing currency past business hours.

Go to one of the larger banks to get your money converted to the foreign currency.

Then, when you land for your vacation, that is one less thing you have to worry about.


If you book your own seat, you should be more comfortable.  

When traveling on a budget be sure there is no extra charge for changing seats or upgrades. 

Booking early or long before your trip will often give you the opportunity to choose better seat suited for you. 

Once you have paid for your tickets, continue to revisit your booking site until this option becomes available.

This can have a huge impact on your ability to enjoy your flight.


When planning your travel wardrobe, choose pieces that can be used more than once.

One blazer or one pair of shoes, for example, can be paired with a skirt and then again with slacks.

By thinking about this, you can pack less for your trip and maybe even save on luggage fees.


Always carry an updated color photo of your child with you.

This will come in handy if they are ever lost.

Losing track of a child can be very frightening.

However, it’s important to be prepared because it can happen.

Keeping a picture of your child on hand can really help a lot if they ever get lost.


Be sure your passports are current and not expiring soon.

Most countries have specific guidelines concerning expiration dates.

Some countries won’t allow you to come to their country if your passport is about to expire.

Normally, this range is between three and six months, but it can even be eight months to a year.


This article is testament to the fact that your travel experience can be hassle free and filled with enjoyment.

Prepare to take steps today for your next travel experience today!


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