An Adventurers Travel Checklist
The following is a List that I have gathered through years of experience and research. They don't neccessarily apply to an Outdoor Adventurer. You Pick and choose your priorities according to your destination and the length of your stay. Visit...
Choosing the Best MP3 player for travel.
MP3 players are now capable of many things including making your life easier while traveling.
With more of us traveling these days whether it be across State, interstate or around the world, often one home comfort we miss is our music. The choice...
House Sitters Are Coming to the Rescue of Many Travellers
Everyone seems to have accepted the fact that the days of leaving
your door unlocked are over. The rise of crime is affecting
everyone, not just those who live in the larger cities. In fact,
homes in rural areas are being targeted like never...
How To Be Safe While Traveling
The most dangerous time in your life, when you are most likely to be attacked is when you are traveling in an unfamiliar area. Tourists are the favorite prey of the goblins of the world for the following reasons: they are easy to spot....
How to Become a Travel Agent in 24 Hours
The travel industry has been going through some significant changes over the last few years. Mom and Pop travel agencies are quickly being replaced by online booking engines like Orbitz or Travelocity. But there is one problem: 80% of all...
|How To Have A Stress-Free Travel Experience
Traveling can be very stressful, whether it is for business or
pleasure. Tension can start from the planning stage up to the
time you are leaving. However, stress does not have to ruin your
business or vacation. The following simple tips are guaranteed
to help you get rid of that travel stress and enjoy yourself.
There is no replacing good planning. To ensure that your travel
will be stress-free, make sure that your flights and hotel
accommodations are booked and confirmed. This will put you at
ease knowing that delays are unlikely and there will be no
surprises at the hotel desk.
If you arrange for transportation for the duration of your
travel, all the better. If you will have to get around the city
by taxi, it is good to ask the concierge to help you find a
reputable taxi company.
Be prepared to get lost
Remember that you are in a foreign land and unless you have
already traveled there, you'll have no way of knowing how to get
around. Becoming lost is probably the biggest nightmare for
Before embarking on your trip, buy a travel book with maps and
some useful phrases that you can use with the locals. Carry with
you a credit card, identification papers and enough money to get
around the city in case you get lost. It is also a good idea to
ask your hotel for a business card which you can show to locals
when you ask for directions.
By acknowledging that you can get lost, you can better prepare
and be ready for anything.
Keep in touch
Nothing can be a better stress-buster than staying connected
with your family when traveling. With today's technology,
communication is increasingly more available. People who travel
can now keep in touch through cellular phones, emails and text
messages. Rates in international phone calls are also cheaper
now than before.
Do not procrastinate. If on a business travel, make sure that
you have done all your work before you go sightseeing. Set aside
a day where all you can do is travel to different sights in the
city. If your schedule is spread out, make sure that you have
ample time to go somewhere. It will also help to make out an
itinerary of places to see. You can always ask the hotel to help
you with that.
Eat local cuisine
Eating can minimize travel stress! So, treat yourself to the
local cuisine and stay away from your usual staple of burgers,
spaghetti and cola. Be adventurous and have fun in local
restaurants. Before leaving, you can ask people who already
traveled in the country if they can recommend any restaurants.
Hotel personnel can also help you immensely. When you're there,
don't hesitate to ask for the house specialty and enjoy!
Keep a journal Writing down your experiences during your travel
will not only preserves the memories, it will also help you
relieve stress. Describe the sights that you have seen, the
places that you have been to, even the people you have met. Get
small keepsakes from each experience, a napkin from the
restaurant where you have eaten, a receipt from a souvenir shop,
a bus ticket going to a special place. This will keep the magic
of your travel with you.
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