There is nothing more exciting than travelling. Whether you are going for a road trip to see something new in your own state, or heading off overseas for the very first time to visit a city you have always dreamed off, there are some travel basics that you should know. Here is a handy list of suggestions and tips that will make your travels a little smoother.
To help you avoid bringing back bedbugs or other undesirables to your home after you travel, a thorough inspection of your luggage should be performed. Make sure you set your luggage down away from furniture, preferably in a garage or a bathtub where you can make sure none of those critters get loose inside the home.
As a woman travelling alone, try to blend in with the culture of the country you travel to. Don’t wear flashy clothes and jewelry (even costume jewelry). Don’t draw undue attention to yourself, and always behave in a respectful manner. Avoid being alone, and become familiar with any destination well in advance to avoid being accosted.
If you are going on a cruise, a great travel tip is to wear your room key on your wrist. It’s not uncommon for thieves to take your room key if you leave it unattended for a few moments. Having the key on you at all times can prevent this from happening.
If you want to go on a family trip, especially during the summer, don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your airline tickets. If you do, you could find that your whole group may not be able to sit together or that there will be no seats left on a plane. Purchasing your airline tickets early, will also save you some money that you can use when you reach your destination.
When packing your bags for a trip on an airplane, always remember 3-1-1. Regulations limit the amount of liquids and gels passengers can have in their carry on luggage. When you take your bag through security, they will make sure you only have your travel-size toiletries which are less than three ounces and fit into a one quart zip top bag and only one bag per passenger.
Consider flying on holidays if you are looking for a cheaper fare. Many people do not want to deal with the hassle of being in an airport on a holiday so flights are usually much cheaper. If you plan an early morning flight, you will not miss any of the holiday festivities.
Reach out to your network. Social networking sites make it simple to get suggestions from your friends and pick their brains for information. Post a question about your destination and you’ll likely garner many responses. These instant answers are especially helpful when you are on your trip and looking for a place to eat ASAP.
Now that you have been enlightened on some of the fundamentals of travelling from reading the hints provided, there is nothing left now for you to do except to pack up the suitcase, decide on your final destination, and head off to delight in new sights, sounds, and experiences. Make sure you remember to pack your camera!