Travel Tips That Will Get You Far!

Most people will travel a long distance, at least a few times in their life. Whether you have traveled near or far, there is much to learn about travel still. In this article you will find some great advice about traveling.

When traveling by airplane, it is important that you think ahead. Most airports are close to major urban areas, making them difficult to get to at busy times of day, like rush hour. Pack up all your suitcases the night before you travel. Before your travel day, make sure all of your preparations are taken care of. There is little else that could be worse than not making your flight.

Make a list of things you need to pack. Make your packing list weeks before you leave for your trip. Creating a list is a great way to stay organized, and even if you procrastinate, it will be useful to get packing done quickly.

Watch out for faux cops or faux government officials in foreign countries, as they may be criminals. 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 advised that you need to return with them to the police station or another office, travel with them only by foot. Do not get into the car of someone you do not 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.

It is customary to tip any hotel staff that makes your stay easier. You should tip the bell hop around one dollar per bag that they carry. Tipping ensures good service and is sure to make your interactions with hotel staff more pleasurable.

Find out as soon as possible whether you require a visa to enter the country you are travelling to. Visas might take a while to process, so give yourself enough time to apply and receive it. Not having a properly processed visa will mean that you will not be admitted to many countries.

Sign up for email newsletters offered by most major airlines. These emails may provide information on exclusive deals, offers and discounts for subscribers. Even though these e-newsletters can contribute to the congestion in your inbox, the money they can save you is well worth it.

When you begin planning your travel, check with major airlines to see if they offer e-newsletters. These e-newsletters usually provide you with the opportunity to take advantage of money-saving bargains, such as last-minute offers, select discounts and other exclusive deals. Once you have completed your travel, you will probably want to unsubscribe to these e-newsletters as they may clutter you inbox. However, the savings you may receive will far outweigh any clutter.

Try to get a hotel room on one of the upper floors. It may not seem like a real issue, but thieves can access ground-floor rooms quite easily. If possible, request a room without sliding doors for security purposes. It is less difficult to enter through sliding doors than other ones.

In conclusion, the trip planning process can be a difficult one that can be intimidating. You can greatly simplify the process of making successful travel plans, however, by obtaining the right knowledge and travel advice. All you have to do is follow the steps outlined here, and you will be headed towards a well-planned, wonderful vacation.

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11 Comments

  • Morton Forkey 17th December 2013 at 2:03 pm

    After being accepted at a rock art vlounteer site in Valcacmonica, North Italy I would like to take the opportunity to fly to Rome first for a few nights before travelling north – does any one have any tips or advice as far as travel, expense and accommodation go? Would be much appreciated.

  • Danyel Mahowald 18th December 2013 at 1:56 am

    My boyfriend and I would like to vacation in Denver this June, but we don’t know much about the city. We are looking to stay for about five days. He likes to do big city stuff and I like outdoorsy things to do. We’d like to have a place that’s pretty much in between.

    I work at a hotel in Houston, Texas and a lot of people come here thinking it would be a good vacation spot, but this side of Houston is industrial work and they have to drive at least 20 minutes to get any where or do anything worth their trip. I’m also used to Houston being a large city so everything is far apart anyway.

    I am searching online, but I’m hoping to get a more personal perspective and advice.

    Any travel tips would be appreciated. We don’t travel often. Also any tips/trivia on the history, laws, and/or people of Denver, Colorado would be appreciated.

    Thanks everybody!

  • Quinton Taecker 20th December 2013 at 11:27 am

    Our school might be doing of a mission trip in Belize, do you have any travelling tips?

  • Von Krasner 21st December 2013 at 7:39 am

    I’m just looking for any tips. She is flying on my lap. My husband will also be w/us.Should I bring a car seat? We will only be in the car from the airport to the hotel.

  • Pearl Ferkovich 21st December 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I have an interview with Air Canada Jazz for a flight attendant position in a couple of days. What are some helpful tips and what are questions that are going to be asked? What are some things that they look for particularly for a flight attendant in an interview? They asked me to bring references from recent employers, will they actually call all of them? How should I dress? Will they interview me both in English and French? What exactly is the medical check?

    All answers are appreciated!

  • Rayford Ricard 21st December 2013 at 5:11 pm

    With good places to stop and travel tips, because we’ve only been as far as Skegness, before !!

  • Sherron Reynvaan 21st December 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I am traveling to Europe for the first time and going to use the Bahn as my main way of travel between towns. Can someone tell me the average costs to ride the train from Weisbaden to other cities like Colonge, Augsburg, Heidelburg, and Munich? Also, are there any deals from riding the train and then using the bus when you get to the town to site see? Any travel tips? Thanks!

  • Jackie Goessl 21st December 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I just paid for my trip overseas and my stop over accomedation in Singpare. I’m not really happy with the travel agent as I had to call her to find out the original hotel I was going to stay at did not have availability. After paying for my trip and another hotel in Singapore. I told the woman what if this hotel is not available and the waiting list comes back negative? The lady said, oh I never thought of that. I won’t put your payment through then. I can’t afford to pay for accomedation outside the category A hotels and when I just checked my funds the money has been taken out. This lady is supposed to be assistant manager. Perhaps I should have gone to the same travel agency but in the more well to do area where the assistants have more experience but I want to know if I will get re imberssed if I do not get a room?I am a seasoned traveller so I’m not looking for travel tips but if anyone can help me out with this Q it would be greatly appreciated!

  • Enrique Euvrard 21st December 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I’m from New Zealand and going to London for a two week holiday in July. My accomodation and ALL sightseeing and activites are already paid for. My hotel is quite central and i will be getting an Oyster card. How much money do you reccomend to take for spending money, food and travel?? Any tips and info welcome please 🙂
    Sorry forgot to add i’m 18 and won’t be buying or eating anything fancy. Pub meals and McDonald’s etc, as well as food from a grocery store will be what i eat, and as for shopping I’m pretty smart and won’t be buying anything too expensive. I want to take a MINIMUM of $2000 NZD (about 1000pounds) would that be enough?

  • Lamar Garlington 22nd December 2013 at 2:52 am

    I’m not looking for anything high class. If you know any decent, cheap hotels from experience, let me know the names and location. Also, any other travel tips about Aruba would be appreciated. =)

  • Nila Har 24th December 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I’m moving to Austin Texas from New Jersey. We’ve never driven far like this before and I’m hoping her ’94 Civic can take the abuse. What are some important things we should keep in mind when planning the trip? What precautions should we be taking?