Helpful Travel Tips
EVERY TIP, SUGGESTION, HINT AND IDEA FOR TRAVELLING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW – IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER!
Travel insurance is everything! If you only do one thing before you leave, make it getting travel insurance.
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Carry around spare passport photos. In some countries you need them to buy a local SIM card, renting flats or acquiring visas.
Don’t fly direct! When booking flights, sometimes it is cheaper to fly into airports close to your final destination, and then take a train or bus to where you need to go.
Have a digital copy of your passport and passport photos in your email, so you can print more if you need them.
Always pack a towel. Carrying a small towel won’t add that much weight to your bag and you can use it on the picnic, on the beach, or just to dry off
Book flights 3-4 months in advance to get the best price!
Buy a small backpack (35-40 liters). It will be handy on small day trips.
Use points and miles for free travel. Learn the art of travel hacking and collect points and miles on your everyday shopping.
Pack light! Take half the clothes you think you will need out of your suitcase. Write down the essentials, halve the list and only pack that!
Eat street food! Don’t miss the culture, don’t skip the street food. Look for places where kids are eating. If it’s safe for them, it’s safe for you too.
Be patient. No need to rush. Travel is about the journey, not the destination.
When you check in to the hotel, don’t be afraid to ask for an upgrade.
Often times they can accommodate you if the hotel isn’t full. Just be nice!
Don’t overplan your trip. Schedule two or three things and let the day fill in the rest on its own.
Don’t dismiss money belts. Get one that you can tuck under your clothes so no one knows it’s there and you can carry your most valuable possessions (passport, credit cards)
Libraries, Starbucks and most cafes have free Wi-Fi. Check out those places first before paying for internet access.
– thorough a travel agency and your journey will be tracked
Do your homework
– research things like culture, food, places to visit, climate and possible threats
At the airport – check in and head through security early
If driving at your destination – wear a seat belt, avoid travelling at night and don’t drive tired
Have a travel fund
When those travel deals pop up you’ll be ready to jump with your special savings!
Travel Europe By Train
Train travel in Europe is an efficient and inexpensive way to get around within the countries and between them.
Have Cash With You
Use an ATM to withdrawal the local currency as it will use your bank’s exchange rate and lower than the currency exchange booths at the airport.
Don’t take a purse or backpack when visiting Pearl Harbor. No bags of any sort are allowed through. If you do bring a bag with you, you’ll have to store it in a locker and pay a per-bag rate.
Explore Hawaii islands
– for every week in Hawaii, you can explore a maximum of two islands.
to have useful information at your fingertips and to better understand Hawaii’s culture and interesting history.