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Travel 101: What You Should Know For A Great Trip

February 24, 2017

Travel 101: What You Should Know For A Great Trip

Travel can be a wondrous experience. No really, it can be. In terms of traveling to a new location and experiencing new people, culture, and food, it is truly a thing of wonder. To start learning some basics as to how to make a plan that works for you, refer to the tips below.

A TIP! Try to read up on the customs and traditions of a country before you travel there. Even the simplest things can happen differently depending on where you are.

When traveling, you can avoid hassle and reduce travel dangers by blending in. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or location-specific designer brands that mark you as a tourist. Instead, try to dress like the locals do, and don’t draw attention to yourself. Locally-owned businesses and lodging are less likely to be a target for terrorists and pickpockets alike.

A TIP! When planning a road trip, don’t forget to budget for the cost of fuel. While many other costs can be easily calculated in advance, the cost of gas is more difficult to figure, and can also add up surprisingly quickly.

When traveling, always be prepared to have things stolen. Make advance photocopies of all of your important papers. You can even upload electronic scans of these documents for easy access while traveling. The local American embassy can assist you in contacting those at home who can wire you emergency funds or help in replacing your passport, but not much else.

A TIP! If you have a laptop, bring an A/V cable with you on your trip. Most hotel rooms come equipped with a television, and many now include free wireless internet as well.

When traveling in countries with unsafe tap water, remember other ways that you might be exposed. Close your mouth when using the shower and brush your teeth only with treated water. If you make tea or coffee with the water, allow it to boil for several minutes before steeping. Even a small exposure can make you very ill.

A TIP! Try packing with reusable compression bags to save space when packing. If you travel often, reusable compression bags might be a smart investment.

When traveling to an area where the tap water is unsafe to drink, pay attention to the altitude as well. Above about ten thousand feet, water actually boils at a lower temperature. This means that it must be boiled for a longer time in order to ensure all of the contaminants have been killed.

A TIP! If you plan on traveling to a different continent, make sure you get the necessary shots before going. Your body might not be used to these foreign diseases and you would find yourself extremely weakened if you got sick, not to mention that certain diseases are lethal.

Upon arrival, check your hotel room’s alarm. Whether the previous occupant was a very early riser, or the kids thought it would be a fun prank to set the alarm to scare the next occupant, you don’t want to be rudely awakened. If you make sure to turn it off or reset it, you will help get your vacation started off on the right foot.

A TIP! You should always bring something that will keep you occupied on a flight. A simple entertainer is a pen and paper.

So, now do you see why traveling is such a wondrous experience? Discovering new lands, places, people, and food is truly a thing of wonder and can be a life-changing experience. The tips above should have created a good foundation for you to build upon and create your own wondrous traveling experience.

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