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Budget Traveling in Europe #108
When traveling around Europe with the Eurorail pass, remember traveling at night can save you the expense of a hotel room. Many trains traveling at night also have a car that has beds for this specific reason. Buying a ticket for the sleeper car is alot less expensive than a hostel or a hotel room. Plus, when you wake up you will be in a new city or country not having wasted a day.


Traveling is one of those times when everything is out of your control! #878
Things to keep in mind every time you travel; always accept that nothing can change circumstances as they are happening to you, you can’t never change people with whom you interact at that moment of interaction period. When an occurrence like a delay a lost luggage is not of your liking, it is nonetheless taking place. You will be wasting energy by resisting; the only result of doing this is stress. Instead of avoiding what you don’t like surrender and face what you feel, accept as part of life the need to process your negative emotions, think! Each time you work trough your fears and negative emotions you will be better prepare for your future. Accepting what it feels to go through circumstances or people we don’t like, it is a good thing, it makes us a better person. You may at a later time work on a well prepare plan on attempting to change others or your circumstances.


Keep a low profile when touring #761
Planning to rent a car on your next vacation? Try not to advertise the fact that you are a tourist, which could make you an attractive prey to thieves.
1. Always insist in local plates when you rent a car,
2. Request a model that’s popular in the area you’re visiting and with no rental company logos or plates.
3. Don’t bother to get the car washed; a little dust will help you blend right in with the locals.
4. When you park, keep maps, brochures, guidebooks and bags locked in the trunk. Buy a local paper and leave it on the seat to look more like a “native.”
5. Ask the rental agent whether there are certain neighborhoods it would be best to avoid.
6. Keep doors locked and windows up while driving.


Make a quick getaway from baggage claim #78
Have you notice that no matter how unique your luggage seems to you, there is inevitably another piece just like it on your flight? So you don't have to look through every black suitcase that rolls by on the conveyer belt, try to personalize your pieces of luggage a bit. Perhaps you can tie bright-colored yarn or ribbon to the handle, or sew a unique patch in a visible area. Make it easier on yourself: you don't really want to take forever looking for your bags after a long flight, right? Another even more important reason to do all this is to avoid others from taking your luggage by mistake causing a much greater problem.


Be prepared #885
Find a service that you can contact before you arrive in your chosen destination area that will give you a "Heads Up" about the area. Such a service should be able to give you maps, door-to-door directions, area attraction brochures, as well as set up reservations for transportation, dining, lodging, tours and local attractions.


Get to know the locals #649
Wherever you go, locals are the key to finding out the best places to go whether it be for a nice dinner or to a deserted beach. Befriending locals can bring you knowledge of all the secret places that most tourists dream of. Take the time to talk to people and you'll get some good tips on where to go and end up learning a lot more about the places you visit.


Baggage Care and Attention - #18
When you claim your bag at the airport, check it over before you leave the bag claim area. Look for any new damage on the bag, and to be sure that it was not opened and something taken (airlines have time limits for when these can be reported, and they will need to see the damage before opening the claim for damage or pilferage). The baggage service desk for the airline is normally right in the claim area; this is also true for Customs arrivals. It is especially important to fill out the misplaced baggage information before leaving Customs, as Customs will have special forms that may help the baggage clear without your presence at the airport. If you have combination locks or keys for the baggage, these should be left with the paperwork for your baggage - as it will prevent delays in getting your bag or possible bag damage from Customs opening the bag.


On Traveling: #2169
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might as well stay at home." - James Michener


End Frustration #290
Call your airline before leaving home to make sure that your flight is scheduled to depart on time. This little phone call helps end your frustration of rushing to the airport to make your flight and arriving only to find out that your flight has been delayed.


Creative Suitcase Nesting - #19
When traveling to a destination where I know I will doing a lot of shopping, I pack a collapsible suitcase or duffel bag in my checked luggage. It doesn't take up much room and when returning home, I fill it with my dirty laundry and pack my new stuff or any breakable items in my regular suitcase. Or you could just pack your things in a medium suitcase that fits inside a larger suitcase - either way you'll have two suitcases available and only have to carry one to your destination.


Creative Suitcase Nesting - #19
When traveling to a destination where I know I will doing a lot of shopping, I pack a collapsible suitcase or duffel bag in my checked luggage. It doesn't take up much room and when returning home, I fill it with my dirty laundry and pack my new stuff or any breakable items in my regular suitcase. Or you could just pack your things in a medium suitcase that fits inside a larger suitcase - either way you'll have two suitcases available and only have to carry one to your destination.


Travel Web site tip #1181
When checking out travel related web sites look for ones that have transportation links to ferry, air or car rental sites. If you are setting up your own Travel related site, including accommodation, make sure you add similar links. This makes things more convenient for your potential customers, and thus increases their willingness to go with you as opposed to the competition. Happy surfing!


DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE THE LABEL #3225
When we travel, we need to remember that we aren’t travelers in a foreign land but foreigners in a traveled land.


Bus tours #365
If you are taking a bus tour, dress comfortably and take along a minimum of luggage. Don’t forget to take along any medications you might need for the duration of the tour.


Childīs Menu #291
When traveling with children, call the airline 24 hours in advance to request a special childrenīs meal for the flight. The end result is that your child is more likely to eat the meal on the plane and not complain that he/she does not like it.


East Meets West #292
When flying from east to Hawaii, try staying up until bedtime in Hawaii and leave the curtains open. The next morning the sun will wake you up with its rays and you will be refreshed and ready to enjoy your vacation.

 

 

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