Travel gives a new perspective on things. Sometimes, it is difficult to really get the most from travel. That is why these tips exist. They have been compiled by expert travelers just for you.
Select an aisle seat on the plane. Other than providing a view, the window seat has few benefits where as an aisle seat will enable you unrestricted access to your overhead baggage, the restrooms, airplane staff and will also give you one side that is not bulging with another person or their belongings.
Plan your trip months ahead of time. All of the things that can be purchased on a trip share one thing in common, and that is that they cost less when purchased in advance. Do your best to minimize last minute spending to make your travel dollar stretch.
Whatever mode of transportation you choose, when traveling with a toddler, be sure to bring along lots of activities to keep him occupied. Take a few favorite games and toys. It is also a good idea to buy a new toy to take on the trip because it will give your child something to associate the trip with.
If you want coffee in the morning, you can have filtered water if you melt hotel ice. Rather than drinking bad-tasting tap water, get a bucket, fill it with ice, and let it melt as you sleep. When you awake the next morning, you can brew some fresh coffee that has some decent filtered water.
Use services that are environmentally friendly to have an ecologically responsible trip. Lots of hotels have a reusable linen program, use alternative energy, use lighting that’s energy efficient, have guest recycling receptacles, and use low-flow plumbing. Tour operators, car rental companies, restaurants and many other travel service providers are also finding and implementing new ways to allow travelers to travel green.
Jet lag typically occurs if travel includes crossing time zones. You can’t really do anything about it, so you should try and sleep as much as possible before you leave. Sleep on the plane, too.
Bring a dry erase marker, and make little notes on the mirror to help you remember things. It is much harder to lose or ignore a note on a mirror than one written on paper. Dry-erase markers can easily be removed from the mirror.
Try getting a ‘local’ rate when you book a hotel. Many hotels give people living in the area a special deal in order to try to fill their rooms. If you have a friend in that area, call him up and ask if he can help you get the special deal. This technique can save you quite a bit of money.
No matter what the time is in your home-land, make sure you stay out of bed until 8pm local time. This will help you assimilate to the new time zone much quicker, and help to ward off jet lag. Going to bed too early can keep you set to your natural time zone; that will make jet lag worse. The faster you adjust to the local time, the faster you will get over jet lag.
We hope these tips have excited your desire to travel. You now know a lot of new ways to explore and discover the world. Consider and ponder your new horizons. Start planning your next trip today so that you can have a truly memorable experience.