Traveling With Teenagers: Some Helpful Hints
Planning your trip ahead of time is crucial, no matter your reason for traveling. The following advice can be very useful.
Use an ATM when you are in a distant country. Banks will get better rates for exchanging currencies than you would be able to get. This can save you a great deal of money.
Plan for such small comforts as an aisle seat, a quiet room or other little things that make you trip better. Window seats can be very restricting in terms of bathroom access and overhead storage access.
When visiting foreign countries, be careful of which taxis you choose. Some “taxis” are not legitimate. Any person can throw a “taxi” label on a vehicle, meaning you may have no idea who they are or where you will end up.
When taking a cruise that you have to drive to the port city of, stay in a hotel or motel, that provides free parking, the night before. Ask the staff of the hotel if there are any unpublished parking deals.
A door stopper is an important thing to bring with you when resting in a hotel. Particularly when you travel to third world countries, it is a good idea to have extra security in your accommodations. If your door lacks a deadbolt or chain beyond the main door lock, place one of these small, wedge-shaped doorstops under the door before bed.
Pack some clothespins for your next vacation. While not on your typical travel list, a handful of clothespins can prove very useful.
Once you have decided to travel, how well you plan will make all the difference in your comfort, before, during and after your trip. You will not only reduce anxiety before leaving, you can be comfortable knowing that when you arrive, you have a better grip on your surroundings and what to expect.