Travelling to foreign countries comes with entertainment, enjoyment and valuable experience. Whilst most of us travel to unwind, relax and explore new locations that the world has to offer, visiting new places comes with learning experiences and mistakes to avoid in the future. In this article, we shall be discussing some travel tips to keep in mind.
Avoid risking it with luggage weight and size
It might be tempting to try getting away with a luggage that exceeds the allowable size and weight. Airlines are there to make money and failing to adhere to the requirements is likely to lead to additional expenses. This is especially the case when flying with budget airlines. Apart from the sizable expenses of these last-minute baggage fees, there is also the stress related to delays in check-in and boarding because of such a mishap. To avoid this, make sure that you are familiar with the airline’s baggage requirements that pertain to your ticket.
Timeframes between one flight and the other
When travelling, it is possible to have to catch more than one flight to arrive at your intended destination. In this respect, it is important to allocate enough time as you exit one flight to board another. You’d want to leave some room for contingency, as you will find this handy in case of a delay.
Planning for lost luggage
If your luggage is being checked in, there is the possibility of it ending up lost. This is a risk which many seem to take for granted. It would be good to check the fine print when booking an airline ticket as some carriers offer financial compensation when luggage is lost or damaged. An insurance policy would also be beneficial here, to cover luggage and belongings that might get lost. There are covers for essential items that you would need to buy and use until the luggage is reclaimed.
Do not spend all your time in the big cities
The big cities come with a certain allure, and it is quite tempting to spend most of the time there. Cities like London, Paris, Rome and Milan have so much to explore, that it is quite easy to forget about less renowned places and regions. This means that you can miss out on a lot of places that are wonderful to explore.
Be flexible with dining
Although the touristic areas are fun to explore, dining in the vicinities might mean that you end up paying more, with less quality being enjoyed. The most genuine and authentic places, which provide good value for money are at times away from the hustle and bustle of touristic areas.
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