Even the most experienced traveler can feel nervous or excited about visiting a new continent, country or city. Before you set out on your journey, read the tips and advice listed here to make your trip more fun and enjoyable.
Don’t bring any unnecessary valuables with you. Too many items often burden travelers with additional responsibility, which increases the possibility of these items getting lost or stolen.
If you have to buy a camera for your trip, think carefully before you buy. Do not bring a rechargeable battery if you cannot charge it anywhere. You’ll want a model that you can turn on and focus quickly to allow you to catch every shot.
If, to get to your cruise travel port, you need to drive your car into a city, consider arriving the day before and finding a hotel with free parking. Ask the staff of the hotel if there are any unpublished parking deals.
Some people find that they miss the luxuries of home while away. You can take a few things you love with you. To keep from over-packing, only take toiletries you need. Jot down those things you use during the day that you wouldn’t be able to live without. Pack only those that are the most important.
When booking a hotel reservation, ask if renovations will be underway on those dates. Nothing is more annoying than to be woken early in the morning by construction equipment, especially when you are on vacation. Try to avoid any renovation dates.
Your budget may not allow you to stay in a four star hotel. Bring a rubber doorstop to stay safe. You can wedge it in under the door to your room overnight (in addition to the lock and chain, of course). Intruders may easily break chains and locks, but it can be nearly impossible to enter a room with these door stoppers firm;y under the door.
Think about packing a pair of cookie sheets if you are going on the road with kids. They can be used to make flat surfaces for playing cards or a surface for coloring books. Bring magnetic letters for more fun.
Cash in your traveler’s checks before shopping or dining. Many places do, of course, accept these checks, but they are really a pain to deal with. You could feel shorted when using them, so try being safe and obtaining local currency before spending.
If you are a forgetful person and you plan on traveling, bring a dry erase marker along to write little memos on the mirror in your hotel bathroom. Small pieces of paper are easily lost, but you won’t miss that note you left on the mirror. The marker will wipe off with toilet paper, so this is a good approach.
If you can use something from this article, chances are you will find more excitement and adventure than ever before on your next vacation. No matter how many times you have traveled, your next trip can be a magical one.