There is so much advice out there about traveling that it is difficult to know what to believe and what to ignore. Luckily, this information was selected to provide travel tips that can help you get the most from your trip.
When going to foreign countries, be smart about food allergies. If you suffer from severe food allergies, make sure you are able to speak those food related terms in the native language of your travel destination. If you do this, you can avoid ordering anything that you may be allergic to, and if need be, alert medical professionals of any allergies.
Upon arrival, check your hotel room’s alarm. Make sure that the alarm is not set at a bad time. Don’t let this bother you on your first day in town!
When traveling with a small child, you need to have activities and things planned out to keep them occupied. Try to bring some of your child’s favorite toys. You may want to purchase a new toy to keep your little one excited.
Take your hotel’s business card and put it in your wallet or purse. If you are out on the streets of a foreign city and find yourself lost, this small item will be very useful when trying to get directions from a taxi driver or a local on the street. It’s quite helpful for those who are not familiar with the local language.
Is your hotel less than glamorous? 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). Burglars will be able to break the door’s lock, but entry will be extremely hard if you have such a doorstop engaged.
When traveling abroad, prepare in advance for emergencies, including the possibility of losing your passport. The United States Department of State uses the site (usembassy.state.gov)and affords you contact and location information for the US Embassy and Consulate within the country you are visiting. This information should be with you at all times. Your passport will be done in a few days.
Go green on your next trip by securing services that are responsible to the environment. For example, choose a hotel which offers energy efficient fixtures and recycling programs. There may also be car rental companies, tour operators, restaurants, and other traveling providers that can help travelers “travel green.”
Now that you have your destination in mind and your list of needs prepared, you can relax and start imagining the fun you will have on your trip. Page your luggage, grab your passport and prepare to have a grand adventure!