Smart travel advice for smart travelers

Traveling to a foreign land is not as easy as it sounds. You need to put in a lot of planning and insight to achieve this every time and every time. There may be times when you have to find flights, cheap tickets and pack your bags in a moment, so you have to be prepared for any need. As a general rule, try and avoid going to destinations teeming with droughts, floods, civil strife or war, so that means skipping a few strange destinations.

The first thing that you should do is to scan all your important identity documents such as passports and driver's licenses and store them in your email account. This will be very useful in the event of theft or loss of luggage. Take care of your luggage and personal belongings. It would be wise if you keep your wallet and other personal documents in your handbag and not in your check-in luggage so they are not placed in the correct place.

Carrying a lot of money in person might not be a good idea. It would be much better to carry internationally valid credit and debit cards for purchases abroad because most of them come with a purchase protection guarantee. Tourist checks have also proven to be very convenient for tourists. Convert and keep a large amount of local currency in your wallet because it will save you from the hassle of carrying frogs full of cash.

High fuel costs have forced international air carriers to place restrictions on the amount of luggage that passengers can carry. Thus it is advised not to carry too much baggage. Keep lots of silk clothing as you can bundle more in a limited space.

Avoid wearing jeans because it takes too long to dry or if you have some old clothes that you want to get rid of, you can take them with you. This will ensure that you have more space in your bag to bring back gifts and souvenirs back home. You can reward locals for the help they give you by giving them the clothes you don't want to wear anymore. They may like to have a few clothes in their wardrobe made of fabrics produced in a foreign land.

Once you arrive in the city you are in, you must know where the taxi stand is, or it is best to arrange to receive a hotel that will ensure that you do not get lost in an unknown city. Staying in a prestigious guesthouse or star-rated hotels will help you because this ensures that you are not only safe, but also the best food and amenities in an unfamiliar land.

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Source by Shankar Prasad Gupta