Sunday, September 14, 2014

Travelers: Simple Travel Tips

You've probably read that it's a good idea to learn a few words and phrases if you're going to a foreign country. Please is a good one to learn and so is Thank You. Do You Speak English is one that might come in handy. One more that you might want to learn is No Thank You.

Take a couple of extra plastic bags along. They don't take up room in your suitcase and are so useful in many ways from dirty clothes to wet swimsuits to seashells to muddy shoes. The uses are almost endless.

If you are getting a taxi from your hotel to a restaurant or attraction, be sure to take a business card from the front desk. That way you can show it to the taxi driver when you want to come back to your hotel. Before you leave the hotel, ask the concierge or front desk what the approximate rate will be.

If you bring a hard copy of the city's map, you can save your phone battery for other uses.

Ask the locals for advice on restaurants, etc.

Do you know where the embassy is located? Is it in the same city as you? It would be a good idea to write down the phone number and address. You never know when this may come in handy.

Scan your passport and travel documents and send one copy to yourself and one to a family member.

Check out the airports on line ahead of time. This might save you some time to know the general direction of the rental car companies, the different terminals, rest rooms, etc.

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