Don’t Leave Home Without This Handy Travel Article!

Everyone has heard stories about vacations from hell, where everything went wrong. Usually, the reason for these stories is because the person did not prepare themselves properly for vacation. You will not have this problem, because you will be informed by this article.

Learn the language about food if you are going to a foreign country, so that you can ask servers about ingredients in the food that cause you to have allergic reactions. If you do have food allergies, it is a good idea to learn some words for food in the native language. That way you can ask the waitstaff if their selections have the allergen in their ingredients.

When traveling with children, carry a color picture of them with you at all times so that you can use it to identify them were they to get lost. The idea of losing your child likely scares you, but not being prepared is worse. Unfortunately, it can happen. The photograph you have on hand could make a difference in time spent finding them if they are separated from you in a crowd.

Be aware that in some foreign cities many criminals will pose as policemen. Do not give anyone your actual passport. If they insist on transporting you to an office, walk with them. Avoid getting into a vehicle with anyone you don’t know.

When traveling in strange cities, be alert for criminals posing as police officers or other government officials. Show officials your passport, but do not give it to them. If they want to take you in for questioning, insist on walking. Make sure that you do not get into an automobile with somebody that you do not know, especially if they are acting oddly.

Get a good workout in before leaving on a flight. A long flight can be extremely boring. Not to mention the effects sitting for long time can have on your body. Stretching or doing a quick workout prior to flying can eliminate or lower your risk of getting soreness or leg cramps.

When traveling by air you should wear comfortable shoes which can be slipped off easily. You will have to remove them for security checks. When traveling, comfort is everything. Most of the time during air travel is spent sitting, not walking, so you don’t need a lot of foot support. Flip-flops or sandals are ideal air travel footwear.

Look at when your passport expires. Many countries have specific rules concerning your passport. If your passport is expired or close to expiring, some countries won’t allow you to enter. These tend to range from three to six months, but in some cases can reach eight months or even a year.

When traveling by air, wear lightweight, comfortable shoes that can be easily slipped on and off. You may need to take your shoes off during security checks. Your comfort is the most important factor here. You don’t need a lot of support for a little walking and a lot of sitting. Sandals and flip flops make great travel footwear.

If you are going to vacation at a National Park you should get a National Park season pass. For fifty dollars, you can visit all the parks all year long.

Traveling is often times something that people want to do at some point. With some preparation, your travel plans should be a little easier. You should be equipped to deal with many of the difficulties. You may find the advice in this article to be useful one day!

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3 Comments

  • Ellis Heiro 21st December 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Hello everyone,
    Lately I have been thinking about getting 2 young rats, a male and a female, but get them spayed/neutered.
    I am 17 and I stay at my boyfriends house at least 5 days a week, so if I did get them I wouldn’t be around very often and that’s what I really don’t want to happen.
    So me and my boyfriend decided that, after they get used to us, if the rats aren’t too fussed with traveling then we could both have cages and take them to each others place sometimes.
    We wouldn’t move them around much, they would be at my boyfriends place almost all the time and would go back to my place once or twice every 3 weeks.
    He only lives 1 train stop away so it doesn’t take very long to get to each other.

    So my question is, would it be okay to take my rats with me?
    I will wait till they are very comfortable and trust us, then I’d move onto the next step and get them used to the rat carrier, only putting them in for a certain amount of time and gradually extending the time. Then I’d start taking them outside in the carrier for a few minutes then gradually take longer until they are completely fine with it. If they never warm up to the idea then I will just keep them at mine and stay there a lot more.

    Be honest if you think this is a bad idea, I just really need answers.

    Thank you in advance for any help 🙂

  • Clarinda Grindell 27th December 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I called the vet b/c my dog keeps biting at her paws and itching like crazy. She also smells when she itches. The vet says it is most likely food allergies. Does anybody know of a dog food I can pick up at any pet store with the vitamins she needs to put an end to the allergy?

  • Mauro Kleekamp 27th December 2013 at 7:36 pm

    My cat recently began losing all his fur and was diagnosed with food allergies after eating the same food his entire life (7 years) Now I need to find a quality food that is also economical…..