Are you ready to start travelling or book your next holiday? In due time there is so much that you need to become aware of so that you are prepared for your trip.
Don’t be concerned, travel tips are here! Listed below are some tips that will help you get prepared, so that you can become a smarter traveller.
Where to go
Savvy air travelers know not to let delays get to them personally. In modern air travel, delays are virtually inevitable. Every frequent flyer will encounter flights that run late, get overbooked, or even get canceled. Passengers can do nothing about these things. What they can do is remember that the airline personnel taking care of them are doing there best to get them to their destinations.
If you’re staying in a hotel, especially in a less developed country, and you’re worried about someone possibly coming into your room in the night, bring a doorstop with you. These handy little wooden or rubber wedges are usually used to hold doors open but they can just as easily be used to hold doors closed.
If staying at a lower-cost or no-name hotel when traveling, never put your bag on the bed. Be sure to check the sheet and spreads for bugs. If you must take your clothing out of your luggage, hang it in the closet instead of putting in the dresser or onto the furniture. Bedbugs are a major problem in North American hotels.
One possible holiday idea is to take up sports holiday or a sports tour. These are essentially package holidays that include a great destination and a world-class sporting event. Most holiday operators who provide this service, give all-inclusive packages, so it takes the headache out of booking flight’s, accommodation and great seats at the event. If you are into sports in general, then this may be a consideration for you.
What to do
If you are travelling long distances, either by car or plane, make sure you have regular intervals where you get to stretch your legs and have a walkabout. It is all too easy to stay stationary for hours at a time. If you are on a long flight, start by moving and stretching your toes, then your feet, your calf muscles, working your way up your body to your neck muscles. Only light stretching is needed, but make sure you do this on an hourly basis.
When traveling by airplane, look for shops in the airport that have swap shelves. These shelves are for travelers to leave books and exchange them for other books. So if your flight is delayed and you have finished your book already, head over to a swap shelf and exchange it for one you’ve been wanting to read!
Things to do when you’re there
If you’re on a cruise and you start to experience seasickness, have the room service bring you some green apples and crackers. Both of these are great for soothing your stomach and can sometime be better than medications. And they’re also tasty and won’t leave you with a foul taste in your mouth like some seasickness meds.
When you get to your location, check with the locals for things to do. Locals will know all the best places to go for recreation or for food. This can help you avoid going to less than thrilling places or places that are going to be extremely crowded.
When you book a hotel online,(especially when you don’t book directly through the hotel’s own website), it is important to call the hotel directly to confirm your reservation. Calling ahead will prevent you from arriving at the hotel, exhausted and ready to sleep, and finding out that they have no record of your reservation.
There are many things to consider when you are going on your next holiday. Try and put into place some of the tips above, which should hopefully make your next holiday away more pleasurable.
Susan McSorley has worked in travel from high Street travel agents to sports travel consultants. if you are interested in taking sports tour holiday, take a look at thesportingtraveller.com.