There nothing quite like traveling the globe to put a new spin on life. Traveling can be a great adventure. There are a million great places to visit, so finding your destination should be easy. Here are some ideas to make the best of your travels.
You want to be very careful when catching a taxi in another country when traveling. Make sure you are taking a taxi that is legit. Any idiots can slap a “taxi” sign onto their car and you never know who they might be or where they might end up taking you.
Whatever mode of transportation you choose, when traveling with a toddler, be sure to bring along lots of activities to keep him occupied. Try to bring some of your child’s favorite toys. Also, consider picking up something new. A new toy is more likely to hold your child’s attention than something they’ve seen before.
Give a trusted family member or friend access to the itinerary you will be following while you travel. Thus, there is always someone who knows where you are supposed to be. Talk to this person occasionally and tell them that you are okay. If they are aware of your location and you contact them regularly, no one will need to worry.
Always remember to wear light, comfy shoes for air travel – shoes which you can slip off easily. They will have to be taken off when you reach the security checkpoint. When traveling, comfort is everything. When you are in the airport or on the airplane, you will sit more than you will walk, so having good arch supports is not the most important thing. Flip-flops or sandals are ideal air travel footwear.
Use melted ice for your morning coffee. Rather than using plain tap water for your coffee, fill an ice bucket to melt overnight. In the morning, you can brew your coffee with filtered water that tastes fresher.
Work to stay out of rush hour when driving on a long trip. If you can’t avoid a rush hour in a city, stop at that time for a meal or rest. You can get a bite to eat or stretch your legs.
Plan in advance for possible travel disruptions, like a lost passport. The U.S. Department of State uses the site (usembassy.state.gov)and affords you contact and location information for the US Embassy and Consulate within the country you are visiting. Make sure to have this information handy on your trip. Usually, you can get your passport replaced within a couple of days.
If you have a long flight, take along non-liquid snacks. Fresh snacks, especially a juicy apple, sweet strawberries or plump grapes, will break up your voyage and be a welcome change to the heavy airplane food that sits like a brick, inside your stomach. This can save you money and give you something great to eat.
Now you can make the travel plans that take you afar. You may even go somewhere you have never dreamed of going. With these tips, your next trip will be more enjoyable, less stressful and as much fun as you dare make it. Bon voyage and don’t forget to send postcards.