There you are planning your next big trip, and then all of a sudden the travel advice starts flowing in from everyone you know. We’ve all been there. Even people who haven’t traveled in decades start throwing advice your way. With so much advice and differing opinions, it is easy to get confused and start to second guess yourself. And let me tell you, I have seen some really bad advice floating around out there.
Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage. Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.
I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag. Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while. Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier. I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both. We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out.
Over the years, I have come to understand that enjoying long flights and learning to cope with long flights are two completely different things. We can learn to make long flights more tolerable without actually enjoying them. That’s where this article comes in. I am going to fill you in on some of the most important tips and tricks we have learned over the years for surviving those really long and painful flights. If you follow these tips, you can make your next long flight much less unpleasant.
When traveling, it is important to have your carry-on bag organized so that you have what you need to make it thru a long flight. To help you make sure you aren’t forgetting anything important, we’ve put together this list that you can use.
We all agree that hot, sticky nights are lousy, but finding some relief isn’t beyond hope. You don’t need to surrender to the heat and accept another sleepless night. We have compiled a list of ten ways in which you can survive a night in a hotel or hostel that has no air conditioning. Hopefully one or more of these suggestions will help you out the next time you need it.
No trip is perfect. Regardless of how much we try, nothing will ever go completely as planned. But with a little foresight and some planning, you can avoid the big mistakes that can lead to frustration, stress, and even regret.
Forgetting something when traveling can end up being anything from an inconvenience to a show stopper. To help you avoid forgetting the big things that can quickly derail an international trip, we have setup this checklist for you to use.
However, in the years since the CBP started offering Global Entry, they have made some big strides in automating the entry process. A few years back, CBP released a new Mobile Passport App (pictured below) that is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play that does a fantastic job of streamlining the global entry process.
If you were following along with your own trip in mind, you should have a compiled list of all of the things your group would like to see, ranked in order of what your group would like to see the most, and a map with all of these places laid out on it. If you haven’t done that yet, I suggest you go back and do that before reading this article any further. It will be awfully difficult to start planning the “how”, or the logistics, of your trip if you don’t yet know what you want to see and where those things are.