Traveling is not entirely rest and relaxation. You might also experience some hair-pulling situations that will leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed. But you can minimize or even completely eliminate common travel hassles and inconveniences if you know what to do.
Here are some of the travel tips you would want to know:
Tip 1: Choose the right luggage bag. Make sure it is made from sturdy materials so you will not lose garments along the way because of holes or gaping seams. Moreover, you should choose the right size. When checking luggage, it should have the right size and weight. Also choose a good carry-on luggage. It should have pockets and compartments for your hand-carry items such as toiletries, wallet, passport and some gadgets.
Tip 2: Be sensible about the things you are bringing with you. Make a list of the items you need. Browse over the list a few times so you can edit it out. Plan your outfits and bring sensible shoes. One pair of shoes is enough if you are going on a three-day trip abroad.
Tip 3: When packing liquid belongings, make sure you seal them properly. Place them in clear plastic bag and seal them tightly with masking tape or duct tape to avoid leaks.
Tip 4: Weigh your luggage after packing. This will give you a rough idea of how much your checked luggage will cost when you check it in the airport.
Tip 5: Confirm flight tickets, especially if you have a long trip ahead. You would want to call the airline company and confirm your flight at least 3 days before your scheduled flight.
Tip 6: When traveling to a non English-speaking country, you should bring books and paraphernalia that can help you translate the things you want to say in the vernacular. Also learn more about the culture of the people there. Do your research before booking a flight.
Tip 7: Call the hotel you are going to stay and ask if they give car service to pick you up at the airport. This way, you wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time finding your hotel.
Tip 8: Make an itinerary. When visiting amusement parks, make sure you know the days that they are open. Most amusement parks schedule day offs and maintenance days during Mondays.
Tip 9: Plan your trips early especially if you want to go during peak seasons. During holidays, festivals, sport fests and other special events, most hotel establishments and Airlines are fully booked.