Travel is an exciting adventure, regardless of the destination. With a little careful planning, you’ll be on your way to an ideal, stress-free trip. Before heading out, make sure that you have any necessary documents, such as visas and passports, and follow these tips to help you on your way.
If you take prescription medications on a regular basis, be sure to carry plenty to cover the time you plan to be traveling, plus a little extra. Keep all of your prescription drugs in their original, clearly labeled containers to avoid problems with customs. Bring your doctor’s orders with you and all information regarding the drug that you take. This should include information regarding generic equivalents of the drug.
Many out of the way destinations are often overlooked for vacations. For example, while St. Thomas in the Caribbean is incredibly popular, with very little extra effort one can make a trip to Vieques off of Puerto Rico instead. It has many of the same amenities, is much less crowded, and will make your vacation seem much more special! Another very special location is the small, volcanic island of Kimolos in Greece where you can soak up the sun almost all year round!
Kids need something to do during down time at the hotel. Kids will always have more energy than you and time in the hotel can create cabin fever very quickly. Bring a bag that has toys, books or any other activities that can keep your children occupied and having fun while you relax.
Want to take a trip with some friends, but nobody has a car big enough for everyone to fit in? Traveling with children and want to minimize the food and bathroom breaks? Try renting an RV; and then you can pack everyone in, even the family dog. Look online for rental companies in your area.
Asking for a better hotel room when you are checking in will most probably get you one! If you would prefer a better view, a quieter room or maybe one closer to the ice-machine, chances are very good that one is available. It takes but a moment to ask and will most definitely improve your stay.
Travel can be fun and rewarding if you know the ropes, and now you do. Follow the tips in this article to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey. All you have to do now is relax and enjoy a break from the stresses of ordinary life. As the saying goes: “The world is your oyster.” Go crack it open!