Some of our customers travel only every once and a while – while some are seasoned road warriors. We’ve talked to a lot of our customers over the years, particularly our frequent flyers – and have put together a compilation of tips we think can make you a better traveler; or some more specifically – someone who will get a lot more out of their vacations.
Let’s jump right in!
Get up early and avoid those big crowds
The point of travel should be to enjoy the places you go – not the rabble you have to wade through in order to get there. Getting up early has it’s advantages. During the journey – you’ll pay less for flights and experience less stress. While you’re at your destination you’ll beat the crowds and be able to enjoy your time at a particular place. Like they say – the early bird gets the worm!
One thing rookie travelers – especially those who go abroad – make the mistake of doing is trying to cram too much into one trip. Ask your seasoned traveler about their best experiences and almost NONE of them will answer ‘the first few days I got somewhere.’ Most often than not, good stuff happens when you take your time to explore. You’ll learn about activities that aren’t in the vacation guide and meet memorable people who are all too eager to how you around. Spend more time and fewer places and we promise – you’ll get the most out of them.
Book cheap in the air/meet the price on the ground
Flying is often the most expensive part of any trip and you can really blow your budget just trying to get to a place. Don’t. There are literally dozens of ways to find cheaper flights and with a little practice and research, you too can become a pro.
When on the ground though – or at least traveling on the ground – get a car rental that’s comfortable to drive, accessible and easy to use in your destination as well as something that can carry all the things that need carrying. That’s to say – it might cost you a little more, but you’re going to appreciate having something you can use to get around.
Bring back-up everything
If you’re bringing a debit card, bring a credit card for back up. And another card for back up to that. Backup the files in your phone and make sure you make copies of your passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, and important phone numbers in the event of an emergency. Anything that could go wrong can and sometimes even does go wrong. Be prepared so if that something doesn’t go to plan that it doesn’t completely derail your experience.
The best stuff is always off the beaten path. The most authentic experiences, the best memories – they’re almost always where no one is looking. See the big stuff, but don’t rule out the small stuff.
It’s an exciting world out there- don’t be afraid to go see it! Explore some of it now, rather than later.