Travel Like A Jet-Setter Instead Of A Tourist

Whether you are experienced with traveling or you are a new traveler, there are many decisions that must be made. Thankfully, travel planning can be made easy with the plethora of information available today. The following article contains travel tips and tricks for anyone interested in seeing the world.

Try and leave important valuables at home. An excess of valuables will make you an obvious target for theft.

Anytime you are going to be driving to a different city before going on a cruise, check to see if there is a hotel that has fee parking, and get there the night before. Ask the hotel’s staff when it comes to parking deals even though none are published.

Make a packing list. Well in advance, you need to craft a clear list of everything that you are going to need. Even if you end up packing at the last minute, this will help you remain organized and avoid unnecessary clutter.

Do not expect an airline to cater to your whims when you are flying. If you think they will come in handy, pack a travel pillow, a light blanket and comfortable headphones. If you are concerned about not getting anything to eat on the flight, bring along your own snacks also.

If you are thinking about going to a specific place that sells tickets, head to its website and see if it is possible to buy and print tickets from there. This is more than worth the huge lines that you will avoid. If the amusement park has a timed entry system, you can enjoy that benefit from buying tickets online.

Always verify when your passport expires. Some countries have very specific rules regarding passports, including when they expire. You may not be able to enter certain countries if your passport expires soon during a particular time. These times can be three or six months, or even eight months to a year.

Going online when making your vacation plans is the easiest and most cost effective way to get what you want. The site you book your travel through should offer sample itineraries for your convenience. You can book hotels, rental cars and flights easily from your computer! You can even review pictures and critiques of hotels online. You’ll also find great discounts while planning your trip, and deals are often offered for last-minute arrangements.

If you want to quickly adjust to another time zone, you should aim to keep yourself awake until around 8pm local time. Even if you are tired, the earlier you go to bed, the more difficult it will be to get settled into your new time zone. It’s easier to overcome jet lag if you adjust to the local time as quickly as possible.

When traveling internationally, use bottled water. Unfortunately drinking water in most countries will cause you to get sick because it is not purified. Even when you brush your teeth, do it with bottled water. Avoid putting the local water in your mouth at all.

Hopefully you can plan and enjoy a better trip than before making use of the tips from this article. No matter your level of travel experience, you can look forward to a great trip.

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  • Flavia Ollie 13th December 2013 at 12:16 pm

    13 year old girl. im going to stay at a condo for 2 weeks at the beach. we already have towels, beach chairs, etc there, and there is a washer and dryer. would you help me create a specific packing list with clothes and stuff? all im doing is mostly beach, and shopping.

  • Murray Putzer 14th December 2013 at 3:38 am


    Tomorrow im going to visit my best friend (who lives 2 hours away from me) for 3 nights and 4 days. Were both 13 year old girls.

    Its going to be raining and in the 50 degrees while im there, so I was wondering if I could have some kind of packing list?

    Thanks alot! Your help is greatly appreciated!

  • Ty Tutor 14th December 2013 at 11:13 am

    I leave on July 11th. They sent out a packing list and I’m going out today or tomorrow to buy the one or two things I need, but they aren’t things I’ll use before camp (just dresses for Shabbos). Should I start today? Or wait until a few days before?

  • Tana Hashimoto 14th December 2013 at 12:18 pm

    In a few days, I will be going to a camp at a university. I will stay in a dorm, along with a roomate. The camp only provides a bed, restroom and room. The room has the basics: bed, empty matress, closet, drawers, table, trashcan, and chair. What should I bring to the camp? I will be staying there for two weeks. Can someone prepare a detailed packing list for me? Thank you!

  • Eloy Copelin 17th December 2013 at 12:53 am

    I’m leaving for BCT in a few days, I’d like to get my packing list squared away. Someone once told me there was alot of stuff on the Army issue list we wouldn’t even need. So can someone tell me all the stuff I’ll need to buy prior ? I already know toiletries, white boxer briefs, and white calf length socks with no color on the top.. Please fill in the blanks. Thanks in advance.

  • Carita Vankomen 17th December 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hi I’m Olivia and I’m 14. I’m going to the beach! I am VERY organized and I was wondering if one of you could put together a teen girl packing list for me. I do not need the amount of shirts and pants and everything I just want a list of everything I might need. I want the basic things to! I’m a big surfer and I am very exited to rip some waves. If you were wondering I’m going to OBX with my family. If you make a list that will help me out soooo much. At the bottom of you list could you name some good movies. Even if you see this was posted 2 years ago I will keep on checking!

  • Sally Cryer 21st December 2013 at 1:24 am


    The packing list states you need to bring 6 ACU jackets and 6 ACU trousers. Is the uniform you are wearing during the layout considered one of those 6? Same goes for socks, boots, tan belt, etc.

    I don’t want to bring extra just to have it taken away.

  • Merle Kimmet 21st December 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I am going to the international gymnastics camp next week and I am doing a last min check list and the packing list on the website dosn’t show much like for exsample how many leotards to bring. I am going for like 2 weeks so I guess like 6 of them… but if you can tell me like all the stuff I need that would be great!

    ( You get best answer if its detailed!)

  • Kermit Karageorge 24th December 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I am trying to automate some manual work for my online store. I can download all the orders into excel. Each line contains, order ID, buyer’s first name, last name, address 1, city, etc. Is there a way I can somehow create an invoice template and create some packing list for each order?

  • Johnie Muffley 24th December 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I’m going on a trip via airplane soon, and I am making a packing list. What do you pack in your carry on bag?