National and international travel is expected to break records this year, according to travel agencies following current trends. The following tips should help your trip be more pleasurable and relaxing if you are one of the many taking a trip this year.
Take along two light suitcases; a small one and a bigger one is advised. You’ll want to use the smaller suitcase for everything you will need after a day of being on the go such as your nightgown, robe, folding slippers, toothbrush and toothpaste, and cosmetics.
Once you’ve spent an exhausting day seeing attractions, you won’t want to scramble through the large suitcase searching for these belongings. The larger suitcase will make a great place to keep all your clothes.
Economizing the little space you have is the key to solving your packing woes. Get the smaller trial size packages of your favorite shampoos, toothpastes and cosmetics to reduce the space needed for these items. You also need to think about multi-tasking items such as getting a toothpaste that doubles as a cleaner and breath freshener.
Make sure to bring a travel alarm clock with you. Your concierge can be unreliable when it comes to waking you up on schedule, and you don’t want to miss your plans. Try not to carry too much cash.
Take some along, naturally, but only take enough to cover the incidental expenses of one day. Many places will issue Traveler’s checks that can be replaced if they are stolen.
You will be able to exchange them for the cash you need. It is also a good idea to bring a credit card with you. Do not carry more than one card and only bring a card that will accepted around the world.
In order to keep yourself from becoming a target, follow a few of these precautions. Never hang your pocket book from a single shoulder strap. Wear the strap across your body or hold the bag under one arm, and of course, don’t keep your wallet in your back pocket.
In addition, wrap elastic, or rubber, bands around your wallet. The bands add friction to your wallet, making it more difficult to quietly extract it from your pocket.
Leave any expensive or emotionally significant items at home. When traveling, always keep essentials like a change of clothing in your carry on.
Check with a local notions or drugstore to find yourself a miniature clothesline and clothespins, along with a few inflatable hangers for traveling. You can use these items to hang items that you wash by hand in your hotel.
It is a good idea to take a stash of self addressed mailing labels with you. You can use these to easily mail purchases back to yourself.
With these labels in hand, all you need to do is give on to the clerk, who can place it on your parcel for you. Print out a set of address labels with all of your contacts’ names; it will make sending postcards a breeze.
Store all of your receipts in a large envelope, which should be kept in your personal bag at all times. This way, you have what you need when you pass through customs. Make sure you have an assortment of different sized plastic bags for packing lingerie, shoes, or laundry individually.
Be sure to bring along some of your preferred sunscreen since there’s no telling if it will be available where you’re traveling. Bottles and jars made of plastic are advisable when bringing any type of liquid items, as these withstand breakage well.
A great thing to keep in mind is that you want to keep you travel clothes as wrinkle resistant and easy care as possible. You don’t want to have to fuss with too much in the way of washing and ironing clothes while you’re on vacation.
Remember that you don’t have to try and do everything. It’s exciting to take a trip, but you should also let yourself have some time to relax and shouldn’t force yourself to be out doing something every single moment of your vacation.