The holiday season is open, and savvy travelers are getting a head start by seeking interesting destination offerings, hotel bookings and cheap flight tickets. However, remember your last vacation. Many of us trouble head so much about preparing travel documents, packing smart and trying to stuff a plenty of activities into a few days that we need rest soon after we get back home.
Do you want to escape common travel mistakes like airline fees and lost passports? Explore our holiday guide to simplify travel arrangements and keep your vacation joyful and easy-going.
1. Pack luggage smart
Despite wise suggestions about essential items to take with you, try to pack as lightly as possible and carry a minimum number of valuables with you. When packing, wrap your easy wrinkled clothing in rolls and put your shoes in a shower cap to avoid stains. Finally, check your hand luggage for banned items to pass through baggage check without long disputes.
2. Don’t overplan
Let your travel unfold naturally, so that you can enjoy your stay in places of interest for a long while. Once you are in a hurry, you won’t be able to get a feel of the place you visit. Travel implies challenge, and as your plans don’t work out, be ready to treat those deviations as new opportunities.
3. Be prudent with money
It is a common tip to keep your credit cards and cash in a single place. If you lose your backpack or purse, you are at risk to be left with no sources of money in a foreign country. Generally, it is a good idea to notify your bank where you are traveling, so that they don’t block your credit cards for suspicious activities.
4. Scan travel documents
Having a digital copy of your passport, visas, ID and travel insurance will prevent you from troubles in case you lose them or, even worse, got stolen. You can store them in your email, so they at the ready if necessary.
5. Get insured
Travel insurance is a prerequisite for protection against injuries and illnesses, while you are abroad. In most foreign states, hospital costs exceed tens of thousands of dollars, even if you catch a classic cold.
6. Be aware of local customs and laws
Invest some time in studying the history, culture and traditions of your destination. In particular, it concerns Middle East countries, where disrespect to local customs can imply serious penalties. Generally, when travelling abroad, the more you know the better you are prepared for extraordinary situations.