Whether it is your first trip or the 20th one this year, making traveling blunders comes naturally to us and this can possibly ruin our trip. A little planning can go a long way.
Here are some of the things that you absolutely need to keep in mind before you start packing your bags.
It is rather tempting to pack in all your favorite outfits for your vacation, but bear in mind that if you pack a lot of stuff, it will only get difficult for you to haul your luggage around. Not to mention the high baggage fees you might get stuck with for exceeding the standard weight limit. Rather, just pack your luggage as usual and then take out at least half the clothes you had originally planned. Laundering doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
2. Forgetting Your Cell Phone Plan
Knowing whether your cell phone plan is well covered is absolutely important. So, find out if you will be taxed with data roaming charges. If yes, then turn your data off and set it to airplane mode (you will still be able to connect with Wi-Fi). Consider buying a local SIM once you arrive or simply opt for a good international plan
3. Time Between Flights
It is a known fact that flights are unpredictable and if your flight gets delayed, you might have to rush to another airport to get your connecting flight. Things can get pretty cramped up if there is not much time between two flights. Therefore, always book them with a ‘safe’ buffer-time in between.
4. Not Grabbing Local Currency from the Airport
It is a golden rule to grab some local currency as soon as you reach your destination. You will need it for your cab or transportation fares and other miscellaneous activities. Withdrawing from the ATM present at the airport would be good idea.
Sticking by these guidelines will surely help you out. And you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.