When going on a vacation, it is important to do some research on the destination of choice. Check for the local attraction, if you are visiting many places, it is important to have a map, and arrange trip carefully. It is also important to research on the culture of the people. The last thing that you want do to the locals is to offend them. It is also advisable to check the mode of transportation. Check for the bus schedule and if possible, buy transit pass in advance. If it happens that the places you are going to are far and cannot be reached by public utility vehicles, you can opt for a car rental. The weather condition is also factor to consider. The clothes that you are going to bring must conform to the weather.
It is important to pack light. In order to do this, plan your itinerary in advance and make a corresponding clothing itinerary as well. Bring clothes that you can mix and match. By doing this you can wash some your clothes at the hotel, wearing the same clothes without repeating the exact looks. Layering can also completely change your look. Choose clothes that will make you blend more with the local scene. You can still look stylish and carry your own personality, but make the effort to go with the environment. Be a smart, chic and sensible dresser.
There are some people who can’t live without wearing any accessories because it can enhance ones appearance. If you are into these things, just bring a few. By visiting some places, you can discover some and you can add it to your collection.
If you are into music, you can have your ipod or any mp3 player. If you are into movies, you can bring iPad or any tablet. It is useful especially when you are waiting or if you experience some delays.
Always leave your suitcase at least 1/4 empty. You should always leave room for souvenirs, food treats, trinkets, and other interesting purchases you might find during your trip.
Don’t over decorate yourself with bags. Keep your things compact and in place. Limit your luggage to 1 piece for check in, 1 piece for hand carry like a shoulder bag/backpack. Make sure that all your items are secure in each. A unique bag tag is also useful. You can spot your bag on the conveyor even from afar. Avoid bringing several different little bags like paper bags, plastics; etc because it would be difficult to keep an eye on them and this makes you a bigger target for pickpockets and thieves.
Pack shoes that are durable, lightweight, and can match any outfit.
If you travel in a group, an extension cord and travel adapters are things that you must not forget. In this time where everyone is into electronic gadgets, having an extension cord is very useful.
I hope you found these tips helpful. I’m still learning as I go along and I hope to share more practical info with all of you in the near future!