Trip Planning Tips For Travelers4 min read
RESEARCH your travel destination.
Use our free online Destination Guides. Study the local climate and tourist seasons so you pick the best time to travel there and feel yourself comfortable. We also have unique articles and downloadable maps for the most popular travel destinations.
Learn about local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Find out the most interesting sights, attractions you would like to see. Make a list of them, place the route on an up-to-date map.
Read up on the places you plan to visit, chat to people who have been there, ask them for advice. These days it can easily be done through Internet.
Learn about festivals, holidays, shows in the country you are about to visit.
Maximize festival and market days. Be sure that important attractions are open the day you willl be there. Many tourist attractions are closed for at least one day during the week.
Learn the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, provide documents reqiured.
EmbassyWorld.com is a great source for finding out this information. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and entry visas, if required. Fill in the emergency information page of your passport. Your legal name should be the same on all your travel documents.
TravelMake has an informative page on transportation tips for travelers with links to discount airlines and train schedules worldwide. It is an excellent data source that may help in your research. We also can offer you flight reservations at great prices, you will save even more if you choose to book air+hotel. If you need a rental car, we can offer you wide variety of vehicles for rent at popular travel destinations around the world.
SCHEDULE YOUR TRIP.
Do not overstress yourself with a tight timeline, leave some time for relaxation and rest between sightseeing activities. Book accommodations ahead of time.
BOOK ACCOMMODATIONS ahead.
Make all necessary reservations for your trip ahead of time. TravelMake offers reservations for various types of accommodations- hotels/ motels, vacation rentals – at discount prices, with guaranteed lowest special Internet hotel rates.
HEALTH and SAFETY.
We devoted one web page to health tips for travelers. There you will find advice on health risks and prevention measures for various diseases, so you can have a safer trip if you plan it properly.
Do not forget to purchase a travel insurance for your trip, it will provide you with a safety blanket if something goes wrong.
For travel safety advice, basic foreign country information, current safety issues and warnings visit the official web site of the US government. Europeans can check out safety recommendations issued by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel. Another great source of advice on travel safety is the Australian Government’s Travel Advisory web site.
Personal health issues are detailed on TravelMake’s Health Tips for Travelers web page. Plan a visit to your family doctor before your trip to ask his advice and to get an extra supply of regularly taken prescribed medications.
Prepare extra copies of your travel documents and the trip’s itinerary, leave them with your relatives or friends so they would know where to look for you if necessary.
Notify by phone or register in person with your homeland embassy or consulate upon arrival.
Ask your neighbor or relative to pick up your mail and look after your house while you are away. Consult your property insurance agency about their policy on leaving your house abandoned. Some agencies have strict regulations that would not allow to cover possible damages to property if it stays uninhabited for a certain period of time.
If you are asked to deliver a package for a stranger, refuse. Exchange currency only at established and licensed locations, at banks and hotels.
Traveling children also need to have a valid passport. If it is required, you also have to provide an entry visa to each of your children. Visit EmbassyWorld web site for details.
For bottle-feeding babies, bring prepared formula and bottled water. Bring along water or juiceboxes. A plastic food container will suit for storing a half-eaten or an untouched meal, for later. Do not forget wipes for cleaning up dribbles down shirt-fronts and spills. Take plenty of amusements: some toys, books and treats.
To avoid ear pressure problems, have little babies nurse or suck their bottles during airplane takeoffs and landings. Toddlers and kids can suck on a candy or chew gum.
We wish you a successful and safe trip!