Travelling is undoubtedly extremely exciting and very rewarding, but it can be a bit of a nightmare at times too. Planning, packing, navigating your way through international airports – they can all cause you a major headache at times. The goods news is I’ve put together some Seasoned Traveller approved travel tips to make your next adventure a bit easier:
Book a Business Hotel
If you’re looking for the best hotel deals, it’s often a good idea to narrow your search to business hotels, especially if you’re travelling at the weekend because lots of business hotels tend to be quieter then, and rooms are not only more affordable, but there’s a good chance you’ll get a better one too.
Buy Tickets Online
If you’re travelling to a place like Paris, which has a lot of very popular attractions, it’s always a good idea to book your tickets online before you get there. That way, you won’t have to wait in line with the dozens of other tourists who had the same idea to see the Louvre as you.
Use Flightfox to Cut Your Costs
Flightfox is a great website which can help you to significantly cut the cost of your flights. It works so well because it enables various experts to fight it out trying to get you the best deals out there. They will do all of the fare hunting, so you don’t have to.
Save Your Air Miles
If you’ve collected air miles, it can be tempting to use them on the very next flight you take, but you’ll get more bang for your buck, so to speak, by saving them up for those big long-haul flights to exotic destinations like Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Ask for an Upgrade
When you get to the airport, it’s always worth asking the counter staff if you can purchase an upgrade. Quite often, there will be premium seats available, quite often, they’ll be offered to you at a significant discount.
Roll Your Luggage
When you’re packing your suitcase, if you want to maximise the amount of stuff you can fit in, roll your clothing instead of folding it. They’ll take up far less space, and they’re much less likely to get creased or wrinkled so you won’t have to worry about ironing, which has to be the last thing you ever want to do on holiday.
Eat at Packed Places
Wherever you are in the world, it is universally true that the best places to eat are the places that are packed with locals all the time. So follow the crowd, and you’ll always end up in food heaven.
Dress Light for the Airport
When you’re heading to the airport, try to dress as lightly as you can, avoiding layers if possible. This will make getting through the scanners a bit quicker than it might be if you have to spend an age taking things off.
Are you a seasoned traveller? Do you have any tried and tested tips to make travelling even better?