With lots of travel information available, finding solid information through brochures and online advice can be tricky. Luckily, we’ve sifted through all the advice for you! The tips below are some of the absolute best.
Once you know where you are going, put in some time to learn your destination. Purchase a decent map of the city or region where you plan to travel, and spend time looking over the environs, major sightseeing areas and museums. The more you know about the environment, the easier it will be to get around when you are there.
Take the time to make a packing list. Your list should be made well in advance (7-30 days) and should include all of your necessities. Even last minute packing won’t be as stressful, when you have a list to reference. It will also take the panic out of forgetting anything.
Plan for such small comforts as an aisle seat, a quiet room or other little things that make you trip better. While you can see well out of the window seat, that is about all it does for you. Sitting on the aisle allows you to reach your luggage and easily get up to go to the bathroom.
In some countries, criminals will pose as the authorities to get the jump on you. Never give someone your passport, because they might not give it back to you. If they want to take you in, make sure you walk with them. Never get into a car with a strange local.
If you’re using a smaller airport, check its website to see which airlines fly in and out of there. Some smaller airports use charter airlines that don’t always show up on searches.
Now that you’ve found some great advice, you can relax and daydream about your upcoming trip. Make sure you’re rested up with your bags and passport ready so you have a wonderful trip.