Friday, May 30, 2008

10 tips travelling

10 tips for travelling:
  1. If traveling to a humid climate put a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep you clothes smelling fresh.
  2. When traveling by air, avoid taking a nap during the descent and landing. This will help with the pressure change and avoid temporary plugged ears. Stay awake and yawn or chew gum.
  3. Beware of cheap cruise excursions provided by local sources compared to those offered by the cruise lines excursions desks. You may end up stranded - or at the least taken advantage of. The cruise lines vouch for the companies they contract with, and you are much safer using one recommended by the cruise line or a company your travel agent recommends.
  4. Only drink bottled water in foreign countries. All water contains different sets of microbes and mineral deposits, even in the US. If you aren't used to a country's drinking water, then you may get sick just because it is different. Be safe, buy bottled water cheap at the supermarket.
  5. Eliminate having to pack shaving cream by using a shaving brush, and work a lather from the hand soap. It works like a charm.
  6. Attention women! Instead of packing tubes, jars, or plastic bottles of creams try a contact lens case. You can use both sides, one for eye cream, the other for concealers or products that require dabs for application.
  7. If suffering from a headache during traveling, try massaging lavender aromotherepy oil where the pain is - it works wonders! Aveda makes a great travel size called "Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate".
  8. Make friends with the regular bus drivers around your hotel. They're better equipped to make suggestions than most concierges, and are very familiar with local customs/secrets. A good public bus driver can make an entire vacation!
  9. Bags within bags. Pack empty duffel bags or soft backpacks (ones that are easy to roll up) into your suitcase. They make great beach bags or excursion bags. Then if you buy more than fits in your suitcase you can always use them as extra luggage on your return flight.
  10. When travelling with your family and bring more than one suitcase distribute all family members clothes equally through each suitcase.

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