Helpful Tips To Read Before You Start To Travel

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Helpful Tips To Read Before You Start To Travel

Whether you want to explore the world and see new places, or just make it to your in-laws house without any major disasters along the way, the tips in this article will help you get from point A to point B without any hiccups and having fun as you go.

If you are traveling with any kind of prescription medication, including birth control pills, you need to keep them in their original containers with labels. It can also be helpful to get a letter from your doctor stating that you have a medical need for the items. This way, you cannot be accused of drug smuggling.

Try to read up on the customs and traditions of a country before you travel there. Even the simplest things can happen differently depending on where you are. If you show that you are prepared to totally envelop yourself in the culture, people will welcome you with open arms. This will make your vacation much more enjoyable.

If you are traveling overseas take the time to make a photocopy of your passport before you leave on your trip, and give it to a family member or close friend to hold on to while you are away. So, if you for some reason lose your passport during your trip, they can scan and email you a copy so you can replace your documents easily.

If you’re far away from home and find that you’ve left your phone charger at home, call the front desk of your hotel and explain the situation. Most hotels save the abandoned or forgotten chargers that are left in hotel rooms; if your phone is a fairly common model, it might save you from paying fifty dollars for a charger that you only use for one or two days.

If you travel often, subscribe to the newsletters of the airlines, hotels or car rental companies you have used. They will let you know about their best deals and you will know what to ask for. If these companies have a club for premium members, consider joining it to enjoy more advantages.

When taking a cruise it is a good idea to arrive near the port a day before the cruise is actually set to take off. This will allow you to arrive at the cruise line a little early. This way you can avoid worrying about your luggage, getting on-board or missing the ship all together.

One of the most important things that a person forgets about when traveling is their health. There are items you can bring with you that can prevent a cold or other illness including aspirin, hand sanitizers, and vitamins. These are all small items that can easily fit in a carry on bag or purse.

If you take the time now to prepare for your next trip, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and headaches that you may be accustomed to. Putting these tips and suggestions to good use will allow you to have a wonderful time traveling without thinking about whether or not you left the stove on.

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13 thoughts on “Helpful Tips To Read Before You Start To Travel”

  1. Extremely good pack list. We have done 6 Alaska cruises & I grew up in the Yukon. I always bring an outfit for a hot day even if I don't always use it as you pointed out in the layering. Very practical packing list.

  2. This video was perfect! So thankful I watched it before packing. I took most of my dressier clothes out. Do you know what kind of water is served on the ship? We do not like Dasani. We will have our refillable bottles with us but didn't know if there was a water refill station on the ship.

  3. HI Miss Crystal! Thank you for all the information you have provided! A friend and I are getting ready to leave for an Alaskan cruise this Friday and I have a question for you —– With all the items you mention bringing, are your suitcases overweight? I have my suitcase mostly packed and it's already 55 pounds! I'm trying to figure out what I can take out, haha. It's just so hard to know what to take with weather being so unpredictable!

  4. Love seeing all your videos, please keep making them. Also live your comments and tips about cruising. Thx

  5. Great video. Having done the Alaskan cruise twice, I think a lightweight but warm scarf is essential. It will warm you up without adding bulk. It's in the 50s most of the time in port and only about freezing on the water, so I never used my winter coat or winter boots, just a raincoat and sneakers. The ship will provide blankets to drape over your knees on deck. For sleeping, if you feel the cold bring a polar fleece nightshirt.

  6. Thanks for this video! We're going on an Alaskan cruise in august and was unsure what to bring, now I can use this as my checklist.

  7. What brand of pants were your husbands? I can't wait to go on this cruise!! Thank you for taking the time to go through all this to make these videos very helpful!!

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