These Tips Will Help You When Traveling Abroad Most people don't have fun planning a trip but they do have fun traveling. Planning all the myriad details associated with a trip can be both confusing and overwhelming. The following tips will give you all the help you need to plan an enjoyable trip. Leave all unnecessary valuables at home. If you are bringing your valuables on a trip, there is more of a chance that they will get lost or stolen. Amusements parks and other attractions have options of printing tickets out online before you leave for your destination. The often nominal purchase fee is usually well worth the time saved, when you are able to skip the long lines at the ticket office. Another option to skip admission is by using the timed entry into the park. Try to work in some physical activity before your flight. Long flights can be tedious. Remaining in a stationary position can cause stiff muscles and cramps. You will be more relaxed during your flight and can help avoid body aches by stretching before your flight. You should know the tipping conventions for the bellboys and housekeepers. For these services, a good tip for housekeeping would be from $2-$5 per day, and $1 per bag of luggage. That ensures that the people in charge of your service are happy and helpful. Get in a workout before boarding your flight. This will help you avoid the tediousness of long flights. Your muscles can easily cramp from maintaining the same position for extended periods. You can have more energy at the end of your flight when your warm up and stretch before takeoff. There is a remarkable amount of plant life and beautiful views in deserts. Visiting the desert for the first time can be an especially exciting adventure; it's something you should do at least once during your lifetime, just to experience the awe and wonder of the desert. Sleeping pills can get you through a red-eye flight. Many people find it difficult to sleep on an airplane, between the unfamiliar surroundings, uncomfortable seats, and passenger and aircraft noise. If you want a surefire way to make it through your flight, try taking a sleeping pill in order to relax, calm down and sleep through it. You do not want to take the pills right before you take off, because if there is any type of problem or delay, you need to be alert. Make sure you don't fall asleep before eight pm so you can adjust faster to a different time zone. Even if you feel like you must go to sleep, avoid going to bed too early when you travel across time zones. If you do, you may prolong your jet lag as your body will not have adjusted to the new time. The quicker you get used to local time, the quicker jet lag will fade. Ask to be placed in a room on an upper level, if at all possible. Ground floor rooms are easier
for thieves to access. You should also avoid staying in rooms with sliding doors. The doors make these rooms easier for thieves to enter. Enjoy your road trip by bringing along a killer iPod playlist, your favorite CDs, or if your car is old-school, bring along those old cassette tapes. Bringing music along gives you a constant source of enjoyment, unlike the radio which can have interference at times. Use these travel tips for a quick road trip or an extended vacation to a foreign country. Traveling opens the mind to new experiences and brings experiences that you never even dreamed of, so get packed and visit those places that you have dreamed of.
Published on May 7, 2013