Maximize Your Travel Choices With These Tips
Travel tips can be useful wherever you decide to go. This advice will help you from start to finish.
Create a list of what to pack. You can do this ahead of time and add to it as the trip gets closer. Just note the necessities that you will definitely need. This can especially help you if you are in a rush to pack, as it will prevent you forgetting things or including unnecessary items.
Keep a picture of your child in your wallet just in case they ever get lost. Losing track of a child can be very frightening. Though it certainly feels devastating, it is a reality for many. Easy access to a photograph of the child can facilitate any necessary search efforts in they get lost.
Make plans way ahead of time when you travel, to keep costs as low as possible. This will help you to avoid unnecessary anxiety when the vacation comes. When you budget your expendable cash wisely and make your souvenir purchases early on, you will have more available funds later on in your journey if some issue were to arise.
When you are traveling in unfamiliar locations, be sure to watch for scammers posing as government officials trying to take advantage of you. Be sure your passport is in your possession at all times, and never give it to anyone. If they want to take you in for questioning, insist on walking. Never, under any circumstances, get in a car with an unknown local.
To travel light, only pack essentials. The less you bring with you, the less you have to lose or get stolen. Pay attention to the number of shoes you bring, they tend to be large and heavy.
To enhance your personal safety in hotels, bring along a doorstopper. It is wise to sometimes have extra security for your hotel room when you're traveling outside the US. If the door doesn't have a chain or deadbolt aside from its main lock, try placing one wedged door stop under your door before bed.
Hotel etiquette calls for tipping the bellhop and housekeeping staff. An appropriate tip is considered $1 for each piece of luggage you have, and $2-$5 per day for the housekeeping service. This will increase the quality of service in your hotel and make your stay more enjoyable.
If you have a motorcycle license, consider using a motorcycle for your next trip. They get great gas mileage, move fast and make things a bit more exciting. It can be quite fun to travel by motorcycle.
Try to avoid hitting rush hour when planning a road trip. If you must be on the road at that time, consider using that time to refuel or grab something to eat. These breaks are good for having a meal or just getting out and stretching your legs for a few minutes.
Use environmentally responsible services if you would like to take an eco-friendly trip. Lots of hotels have a reusable linen program, use alternative energy, use lighting that's energy efficient, have guest recycling receptacles, and use low-flow plumbing. Tour operators, restaurants, auto rental companies and other service providers are looking for innovative ways to let travelers go green.
If you plan to rent a car during vacation, make sure that you review your auto insurance before leaving home. Rental car agents will try and sell you additional insurance, but they don't care if you actually need it or not. Your car insurance could protect you while in the rental. Be sure to double-check your policy prior to leaving for your trip.
So, as you pack all your bags and start to plan your itinerary, remember the information found in the tips you have just read. The advice here will help you out with any type of travel.
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One man was sucked into a drainage pipe on Friday while an elderly women was killed after she was swept away by strong winds. Some 11,200 households had no electricity, power companies said, while hundreds of thousands had no water. The death toll reached at least 114, NHK public television said, with 61 people missing. The UK Foreign Office (FCO) has now updated its travel advice to UK tourists travelling to Japan. JR railway train is derailed due to heavy rain in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture Japan floods: Emergency warnings for severe rain remain in effect for three prefectures The city of Kurashiki, with a population of nearly 500,000, has been hit hardest by the torrential rain that pounded western Japan with three times the usual amount for July. Television footage showed patients and staff waiting for rescue on a balcony at Mabi Memorial Hospital. Among the missing was a nine-year-old boy believed trapped in his house by a landslide. “All I have is what I’m wearing,” a rescued woman clutching a toy poodle told a local TV station. “We had fled to the second floor but then the water rose more, so we went to the third.” Japan floods: Dire conditions have made rescue operations difficult In Takehara, mudslides on Saturday crushed homes. In Okayama, brown water engulfed residential areas with people fleeing to rooftops and balconies, to signal rescue helicopters. Water rose 16ft in the worst-hit areas where cars were floating.
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Japan's Higashihiroshima City recruiting Taiwanese travel ambassadors Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Higashihiroshima City in Japan is seeking travel ambassadors from Taiwan to visit for four days as part of a tourism promotion effort, according to a press release issued by the city government on Sunday. Applications will be open online until 3 p.m. on July 23, after which four persons will be selected and will be offered free return tickets and accommodation in Higashihiroshima, a city best known for its sake, an alcoholic drink made from fermented rice. The selected ambassadors will travel in pairs Nov. 9-12 and will be joined by a reporter, according to a Japanese travel website which has teamed up with the city government to launch the tourism promotion effort. During their four-day visit, the four travel ambassadors will be required to check in on Facebook and share information about all the scenic spots they visit, the website said. The names of the successful applicants will be posted on the travel website at 3 p.m. on Aug. 20. Higashihiroshima is located in Hiroshima Prefecture about a 30-minute drive from Hiroshima Airport. Detailed information on the promotion program is available at http://chugoku.letsgojp.com/archives/323886 .
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