However you choose to travel, and wherever you choose to travel to, there are a few tips that can come in handy on your journey. This is useful advice that can help with all aspects of your traveling expedition.
Selecting an aisle seat will always keep your options open. The window seat provides a view, while the aisle seat lets you have access that is unrestricted to overhead baggage and bathroom access.
Watch out for faux cops or faux government officials in foreign countries, as they may be criminals. Don’t give anyone your original passport; you will probably never see it again. Also, if you have to go somewhere with this person, be sure to walk along with them. Avoid getting into a vehicle with anyone you don’t know.
Let your family access your travel itinerary. This will let them know your whereabouts at all times. Maintain contact via the Internet to ensure someone is always aware of your plans. Hearing from you occasionally and knowing your whereabouts eases their minds.
Vacationing away from home often means we carry a lot of belongings with us. Only take the things you truly need. Jot down the toiletries use typically use daily and really need. Pack the ones that are most important to you.
Always go out of your way to tip any bell station and housekeeper appropriately. For these services, a good tip for housekeeping would be from $2-$5 per day, and $1 per bag of luggage. You will find that this simple act will make your stay overall that much better, and the people who work there will go out of their way to please you.
Carry a business card or book of matches from your hotel with you everywhere you go. If you are on the streets in a strange city and become lost, this will be quite useful when getting directions from the locals or a taxi driver. This is useful for people that do not quite understand the language.
Keep these tips in mind as you travel. The information listed above will help you when planning either a business trip or a vacation.