We always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things
inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!
About a week or so before each trip, make a mental list of
items you don’t want to forget which you will forget if you don’t write them
A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local
language goes a long way.
A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse.
A few important items should always go in your carry-on. A
swimsuit is also a good idea if you are going on a beach vacation. You can buy
most of these things if your bag gets lost, but having them in your carry-on
will save you money and time if your luggage gets lost in transit.
I know it’s fun to get drunk at 30,000 feet, but it’s also much
easier to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated — especially on long-haul flights —
makes it easier to get over jet lag too.
This is a great habit to get into if you don’t want your credit
card company or bank to put a hold on your card while you are overseas.
This is extremely important when traveling solo, but it’s still a
good idea no matter how many people are in your travel group.