Traveling is rarely easy. Booking hotels, catching flights, following your itinerary, and getting enough sleep – balancing it all can be supremely difficult. That’s why we present the following travel tips to help you travel more easily. We can’t take all the stress out of the trip, but we can make the mountain into a molehill with these five tried-and-true tips.
- Use The Apps
Does your chauffeuring company have a mobile app? Does your airline? Does your hotel? If any service you’ll use during your trip has an app, be sure to download it and log in. Often, these apps can help you keep tabs on your plans and reservations, adjust itineraries at the last minute, and check in early, all without the hassle of running back and forth between representatives.
- Keep Paper Records
As helpful as digital apps are, you never know when your smartphone, laptop, or tablet might die on you or get lost or stolen. If all of your important information is stored digitally, you could find yourself lost when you need it most. Carry paper records of addresses, confirmation numbers, and all other important travel details with you.
- Get A Branded Airline Credit Card
If you are a frequent traveller, be sure to sign up for a branded credit card from your favorite airline. Most U.S. airlines provide such cards, and they often accumulate miles much faster than other cards. Many cards give you up to 30,000 miles upon your first purchase.
- Always Carry On
It may seem tempting to check your luggage, but packing everything in a carry-on bag is the smarter choice. If you check your baggage, there’s a chance it could get lost, which could leave you scrambling when you arrive at your destination. If everything you need is in a carry on, you won’t get separated from your belongings.
- Mark Checked Luggage As “Fragile”
It is best to carry everything on with you, but that may not be an option in certain circumstances. If you have to check your luggage, mark it as “fragile.” Baggage handlers will take more care in processing the luggage, your bags will be returned more quickly, reducing the chances of losing it.
Follow these simple tips, and you’ll find your trips go more smoothly than ever. Most travellers are unaware of these simple but effective ways to make their travel process go smoother. So skip the stress – particularly when it comes to lost, stolen or broke items – and be prepared.