Travel Next Time With These Useful Tips In Mind






by Charlotte Krawczyk


Before you get your flights booked and bags packed, take a minute to read through the following tips to help you minimize travel stress and maximize your vacation enjoyment.

Get a room on the highest floor possible. Rooms on lower floors, particularly the ground floor, are at greater risk of theft due to easier access. If you can, request a hotel room that has only windows and no sliding glass doors. The doors make these rooms easier for thieves to enter.

Be sure to pre-plan your trip if an airport is involved in your travels. It can take much more time then expected to get to airports in major cities because of traffic. Do all of your packing the day before. You need to make all of your travel plans far before you plan to fly. Missing a flight is one of the worst things that can happen.

It's important to keep in mind that there are many guests in every hotel. Be a good travel neighbor by exercising common courtesy. Don't shout and slam doors or stomp around. Even at mid-day others may be napping, overcoming jet lag or feeling unwell. Silence is not required but try to keep the volume down.

Always tip the housekeeper and bell station. You should give about a dollar per bag and 2 to 5 dollars per day of housekeeping. This will increase the quality of service in your hotel and make your stay more enjoyable.

These cables can be used to attach your computer to the hotel television. Rather than renting or paying for films, you can use online streaming to watch the movies you would like.

Don't forget to pack clothespins on your next trip! They are often forgotten, but they actually can prove to be very useful.

If a travel site has an E-tracking option, utilize it. They will give you the most up-to-date information on travel fees. You will get an email if the plane tickets you booked or are thinking about purchasing, go on sale.

You must plan ahead if you are going to fly. Many airports are located in major cities, and reaching them in congested traffic can be difficult and time consuming. Pack your bags the night before you leave on your trip. Make sure that everything is ready with plenty of time to spare. Missing your flight can be a very devastating experience.

Avoid waiting until you arrive to obtain local currency. There is an easier way to obtain your foreign currency. You can obtain foreign currency through a bank ATM. The ATM and banks offer the going rate of exchange without the fees, and even with the service charge it is usually less expensive than going to the currency exchange.

Make a packing list. Start as soon as you can before your trip, that way you can add your must-have items to the list as you think of them. Creating a list is a great way to stay organized, and even if you procrastinate, it will be useful to get packing done quickly.




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