There are lots of decisions to use for making travel plans. This can however be a very exciting part of the trip. The following article has tips to assist you in making your trip less stressful and more exciting.
Planning ahead is the number one rule of flying. It can take much more time then expected to get to airports in major cities because of traffic. Always do your packing the night before you travel. Get yourself completely ready to go the night before your trip. Missing a flight is a horrible experience that you never want to go through.
Make a list of things you need to pack. Anywhere from a week to a few months before you go on your trip, make a list of the things you absolutely need to pack. This way, even if you pack the day before you leave, it will be easier and you won’t forget any essential items.
If you sit in an aisle seat, you’ll have more options. Window seats are overrated. An aisle seat gives you the freedom to move about as well as access to the belongings you have stowed in the overhead compartment.
IF you are in a foreign city, make sure that you are not dealing with people posing as police or other officials. You should never give anyone your original passport no matter who they purport to be, or you could end up stranded in a strange land. If you are asked to travel to any offices, insist on walking. Don’t ride with someone you don’t know.
A good safety tip for a hotel stay is to bring along a door stopper. Many countries do not offer the security you need when staying in a hotel room. If your door doesn’t contain a chain or deadbolt, place a doorstop under the door.
Hotel staff like room service staff and the bell hop are paid meager salaries and tips are very much appreciated. Standard tips are generally $1 for each piece of luggage, and $2-$5 for the housekeeper each day of your stay. Tipping will show your appreciation for their work, and will help you maintain a good relationship with hotel staff.
Although you should try and avoid it, you could possible wind up in an inferior hotel. If you feel a bit nervous about where you will be, bring a doorstop with you. It can be wedged under the door overnight, along with the chain and lock. While it is easy to break a chain or lock, entering the room won’t be possible if you have the extra protection of a doorstop.
When using a traveler’s check, exchange some before going shopping or out to eat. Although traveler’s checks are accepted in most places, they’re hard to deal with. You don’t want to lose out, so go ahead and get local currency as soon as possible.
As stated before, making travel plans is something that does not have to be problematic. Take what you learned to get more enjoyment out of your future travels.