You’ve planned your trip and you’ve finally made it. What should you do first? Here are a few things you might want to take care of…
1. Especially if this is a new destination…think about leaving
Yes…leaving. The best time to figure out the easiest way to the airport or out of town is on your way in. Scope out the airport while waiting for your luggage. Pay attention to where the rental car return is. Keep track of how long it takes the cab to get to your hotel. All good things to know when your trip is over.
I know you’re hungry. But, don’t just grab the first thing you see. Look at your favorite app in advance and find a place to eat near the airport or your hotel. If you’ve been traveling for a while, either by car or air, eating a decent meal makes so much sense.
3. Reset your clock or watch
If you changed time zones while traveling, set your devices to the new time zone…if they haven’t already done it. It’s important to get on a schedule for the new time zone.
4. Go out and get some air
You may have been cooped up in a plane or car for a few hours. Take a few minutes to breathe in some air. A little exercise helps, too.
5. Take some pictures
Things are fresh in your mind when you first arrive. Take some photos of what you’re seeing. The cool door with the lion head door knocker might grab your attention the first day, but become familiar after a few days. Capture the images while they’re fresh.
6. Charge your electronics
As soon as you get to your hotel, plug in your electronics. Make sure you have an adapter if you’re traveling internationally.
7. Notify of your arrival
If you are traveling alone, be sure to let someone know you’ve arrived. You can also give the hotel address and phone number. If you have kids back home, send them a quick text.
There are so many other things to do…what makes it easier for you?