Most of our clients ask us about general travel tips to take into consideration. Each situation and each trip is unique but there are some basic rules that everyone can follow to make it a better experience. While there are a lot of other useful tips to follow, the following general tips will definitely improve your travel experience:
# 1: Use an ATM instead of a currency exchange when traveling abroad. However, choose to be charged in the local currency of the country you’re in and don’t let the ATM do your conversion for you, otherwise you will get the conversion rate of the local bank.
# 2: Leave important valuables at home. If you decide to take valuables, you could lose them, or they could even be stolen.
# 3: 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. This way, even if you pack the day before you leave, it will be easier and you won’t forget any essential items.
# 4: When flying, consider packing your own pillow or blanket, as well as headphones. The airline versions are not very comfortable. You may also want to pack along a few snacks so you can have something substantial to eat during your flight.
# 5: If you are thinking about going to a specific place that sells tickets, head to its website and see if it is possible to buy and print tickets from there. Just avoiding the time you will wait in line makes up for the small online printing fee. Also, parks sometimes offer timed entry, and if they do, you can use your tickets to get right to the admission line.
# 6: Put in a good workout before boarding your flight. Taking a long flight can be tedious. In addition, having to sit in one spot for hours can cause your back and legs to severely cramp up. Working out prior to a long flight can relax your body and reduce uncomfortable feelings in your body due to the flight.
# 7: Don't sleep as soon you arrive your destination when crossing different timezones. If you go to bed (even for "just a few minutes") you won't be able to adjust yourself to the new timezone and you will be sleepy for a longer period of time.
There you go! With these seven tips we showed, you next trip will be more enjoyable for sure!