People travel for many different reasons – business, fun, or even a combination of both. Because of this, travel advice is always welcome by those who want to avoid anything negative from spoiling their adventure. Here’s a few handy words of advice:
Make it very convenient for yourself by wearing comfortable shoes that slip on and off. You will have to remove your shoes while traveling by airplane at security checkpoints. In addition, you want to be comfortable and since heavy-duty footwear support isn’t needed, sandals work perfectly.
Be careful when eating unfamiliar food. You want to avoid eating something you’re allergic to that may be hiding in a dish. If you have a bad allergy, you may want to consider becoming fluent in the food related words of the native language so you can tell your wait staff about your food allergies.
Sadly, in some countries, criminals will pose as officials or authorities to rob you. Never give up your passport, always travel by foot if told you must go to another location or office, and never get into a vehicle with a stranger.
If you find yourself in a less than perfect area during your travels where safety is a concern, bring a rubber doorstop for extra protection. It may sound odd but it is easy to break a door chain or lock, but it is almost impossible to get into a room if you have a doorstop in place.
If you would like to travel, you can often save money by traveling in groups. Inviting your friends can sometimes get group rates that can save you money on airfare, hotels, dining, and more.
If you plan to visit several countries, make sure you have any visa needed. You should be aware that obtaining a visa does not always give you permission to enter a country; there are many different types of visas, so check before travel.