If you are planning to travel anytime soon, you’re probably planning a list of things you need to take with you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling by road, air, or rail. Certain things will make your experience so much better. It doesn’t have to be a miracle product; sometimes simple things such as smart packing can make a big difference. Here you’ll find some great tips no matter what your mode of transport.
If you’re flying…
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- Get a good seat. If you’re flying long haul, then this is even more important. You want a seat either by the window, the aisle or the emergency exits. You don’t want to end up being right in the middle of a large plane or near the toilets. That’s an experience no one wants.
- Pack smart. Your carry-on bag should contain some essentials for your in-flight needs. Consider packing a charger, your computer, a good book, and headphones. Also, remember to pack your makeup so you can freshen up before you disembark.
- Hydrate. It can be tempting to indulge in a few in-air drinks, but you’ll want to try and drink as much water as possible. It helps keep your skin moisturized and leaves you feeling more refreshed.
If you’re going by rail…
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- Stow your bag nearby. It’s unlikely anyone will try and steal your bag, but always assume that someone will. Keep it stowed near to your seat where you can see it.
- Book a good seat. If you can book a seat in advance, choose one in a quiet carriage if you want some peace. Or, if the country you’re visiting has great value trains, look at upgrading to first class. This is often much cheaper abroad and provides a better experience.
- Take food with you. Even if you buy something before you board, have something with you. Food sold on trains can be expensive and limited, so choosing something you want before boarding is a smart idea.
- Understand the local train rules. What is acceptable and legal in your country may not be appropriate in another. Look at the signs or take your cues from other passengers. You don’t want to be fined or reported on your train journey.
If you’re going by road…
- Consider your vehicle. If you are going on a long road trip, then it might be a good idea to consider buying an RV such as the Signature Travel Trailer. That way you can be sure you have all the amenities to hand.
- Check your vehicle before you go. You don’t want to encounter any problems en route, so make sure there are no issues before setting off.
- Obey local laws. What is legal and considered safe where you live may not be the case elsewhere. Check the laws of where you’ll be traveling through/to.
- Remember your documents. Have your insurance and driving documents stored safely in a folder. If you get pulled over for any reason, it will give you peace of mind and could keep you out of trouble.