Well now that you’ve found that perfect destination to sate your quest for summer adventure, I bet you are looking forward to putting all of your cares in the rear-view as you jet off to the airport or gas the car up for the long drive ahead. Your mind is likely on that beach, so much so that you can practically feel the sand caressing your feet. But before you completely get lost in relaxation, have you given any consideration to what’s necessary to get the most from your vacation? A bit of travel advice is necessary. It helps you to prepare that list of necessities or travel itinerary so that everyone, or just you, get the most from the vacation experience. Some are common sense, other more intricate things that perhaps you hadn’t already considered. All of the tips that follow, however, are for you to get the memorable experience you’re seeking. So without further ado:
- Make sure you have a reliable way to record your memories: You plan on taking pictures because…duh! You want to relive the experience, show off to friends and family. Consider an actual camera instead of the cellphone. You may need your cellular device for an emergency, it may be worth it to have something specifically for recording all the fun you plan to have.
- Consider travel insurance: To piggyback off an earlier point, anything can happen. Why find yourself without valuable protection if you can help it? Research travel insurance to see if it may be a necessity for your travel plans
- Book flights at least 3 months in advance (budget permitting): Be smart about your flight plans. Flights should be booked in as far advance of date as possible for the best price available.
- Check multiple sources for flights: If it’s cheaper for you to take a flight into a larger airport then hop on a train or bus to your final travel destination, why not take that route? Could save you a few coins that you could be spending for your enjoyment rather than your convenience.
- Ask hotel staff for information or visit the tourism info center: While asking any old stranger when you’re out might be easier, getting information from an official or knowledgeable source is safer. Sometimes people can unknowingly give you inaccurate information so it’s best to gather reliable resources first.
- Take only what you need when you go out: Needless to say, you’re in an unfamiliar environment. While you expect the best, anything can happen. If carrying large amounts of cash and wearing flashy jewelry can be avoided, it should. Crime happens everywhere so protecting yourself is always best practice