Useful Travel Tips
Be sure to read these travel tips before you go.
Travel is full of major decisions — like which country to visit, how much to spend, and when to stop waiting and finally make that all-important decision to book tickets. Here are some simple tips to smooth the way on your next vacation. But beyond the big picture, it’s the little things that can make a trip easier and less stressful.
The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options…and plenty to consider.
Phones and Technology
Phones and other smart devices can be huge time-savers…or expensive distractions. Tips for making the best use of technology during your trip, and for calling home with or without your own phone.
Thefts and Scams
Your restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with others and their culture.
Health and Hygiene
Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different in other places. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
Sightseeing and Activities
Once you’re on the ground the real fun begins…but it pays to have a thoughtful plan. These pointers will help you get oriented to your surroundings, use your sightseeing hours wisely, and find your way off the beaten path.