Seeing the world from a fresh perspective is what traveling is all about. Traveling offers opportunities for education and adventure. With the variety of places to explore in our world, anyone can find a great destination to enjoy. Here are a few ideas that will help you have great traveling experiences.
Take a minimum of valuable items with you when you travel. Too many items often burden travelers with additional responsibility, which increases the possibility of these items getting lost or stolen.
When traveling it is helpful to be flexible about where you are going. Though you may have established favorites, it is always fun to mix things up with some new spots. You can also pick another location to save some money on a tight vacation budget.
Before getting off the cruise in a port city find yourself a hotel with free parking. Always ask the hotel staff for the policies and pricing on parking at the hotel and whether deals are available.
Make sure there is someone close to who you can get hold of your itinerary. This will allow someone still at home to know where you should be. You should also contact that person regularly. They will not be as concerned if you check in on predetermined basis.
Tip the bell boy and housekeeper when staying in a nice place. A good rule of thumb is $1 per bag/luggage and about $2-5 a day for housekeeping. You will have a better relationship with them when you are staying at the hotel.
Keep it together. Avoid wasting time searching for all the little things you only use for traveling. Buy a cheap “travel” bin and store all necessary items there. One good idea is to keep the bin under your bed where it is out of the way but still easy to access the next time you want to travel.
Just keep in mind you will probably pay more and it doesn’t really save that much space. A different way to save space is to fold your clothes more efficiently. By applying these methods of packing, you will have considerable more space in your luggage.
If you are traveling by vehicle, plan your road travel to miss rush hour in any city you will be in. It’s better to just take a break than to drive in rush hour traffic on vacation. You can get a bite to eat or stretch your legs.
Use green services on your trip. You can save money on electricity by not overusing the bulbs. Rental cars, tours, and many restaurants are also more eco-friendly these days.
Do you often forget things while traveling? Simply jot down notes on the mirror with a dry erase marker to help you remember. Notes on the mirror are hard to miss, while notes jotted down on a piece of paper can be lost. You can easily clean the dry-erase marker with toilet paper, which makes this approach convenient and simple.
Also bring travel candles for when you stay in a hotel. Candles can really improve the aroma of a room. Depending on the scent of the candle, it could help you to fall asleep more quickly. There are small candles that do not drip wax.
Consider other types of transportation. Buses aren’t like they once were. Travel prices are competitive, while most buses are clean and are equipped with electrical outlets, Wi-Fi and other extras. Certain lines may have packages, which makes traveling even easier.
Give your itinerary to a family member. Include where you will stay, phone numbers and other information. All of your documentation should be in order before you leave.
Try going luggage-free when traveling by air. It will be more convenient and time-saving. You can use FedEx or UPS to ship your items. It might cost a little more, but it might be worth it.
Don’t be so tight with your time on a road trip, especially if someone needs you to pull over so that they can go to the restroom. You need not be so rigid that a 10-minute restroom break destroys your itinerary. It will also keep whining and grumpiness at bay.
If your road trip involves children, pack lots of snacks. You might want to pack twice as much as what you were originally thinking. This keeps them happy and busy so that they don’t cause a ton of issues when traveling. Even some junk food is harmless this one time.
At this point, you should have the ability to plan your travels with confidence. You can now go to the places you always wanted to. Now is a great time to begin planning your next big trip. Have a great trip and send some postcards home!