The ultimate tip of travel packing is to under pack and be comfortable rather than over pack and be exhausted. Take only your necessities and make a point to leave something that you know will never be useful on the trip. A stiletto or some new clothes can definitely wait back than to add unnecessary weight. Too much luggage makes the inescapable struggles of travel like getting to and from the hotel or dealing with baggage claim at airport. So pack smart.
Plan the day of Travel
You may think an early flight or drive would help you in avoiding crowds, but everyone else has the exactly same idea. By traveling at night, you’ll find the roads less congested and airports much less crowded. Also, try to avoid trips on high travel days like Christmas or Diwali season. Inflated hotel rates and double travel fares can all be a little heavy on pockets.
Keep a flexible itinerary
It’s important to remember that unplanned events can account for a lot of vacation time. You don’t want a delayed flight, slight snooze, or cancelled tour to throw your entire itinerary off. Try to plan some activities for specific days, but leave some days completely open. When your schedule’s flexible, you’re not rushing to complete everything on your travel wish list. You’re learning to enjoy the down time, which is the entire reason you went on vacation in the first place.
Do a good research
It is always advisable to have a good research done on the place you visit. Whether it is the maps, places to visit, eat or shop it is best to have it all planned prior. Look into everything from public transportation, restaurant options, cab estimates, and visa requirements. The more you know before you leave the better. You will save uncomfortable situations that way.
Check your documents
This is a very important step while planning a trip. Make sure to take your identity card and passport along with any additional document needed. Keep an eye on document expiration date. For several countries, the passport needs to be valid for over six months from the date of flight. If you are going on a road trip, make sure to take your driving license and other documents of the vehicle.
Keep cash ready
Though cashless transactions are quite easy and available almost everywhere, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. If travelling abroad, know the currency of the place and its value. You may not find an exchange bureau everywhere. Check the taxes on exchange and plan on how much are you willing to spend during the trip.