Travel Tips to save money

Given the turbulent economic times, you are probably thinking that scaling back your expenses and skipping your next vacation are good ideas. The following article will provide you with some helpful, money saving travel tips, and how to make your money go further on holiday.

  1. When traveling to a foreign country, you should bring along bottled water. Many countries have non-purified drinking water that can cause various illnesses. Use bottled water when you brush your teeth. Using tap water can get you sick, no matter how you use it.
  2. Review any hotels or resorts you plan on staying in through online reviews and travel sites, so that any potential issues can surface before you finalize your itinerary. This will save you from a big headache when traveling and also help you to avoid places with a seedy reputation.
  3. These cables will allow you to use your computer through the television in your room. This way, you can enjoy streaming video, saved media files, and DVDs for free instead of relying on pricey hotel entertainment services.
  4. Make sure you don’t fall asleep before eight pm so you can adjust faster to a different time zone. If you feel tired because of the change in time zone you can make it worse by going to bed too early. It’s easier to overcome jet lag if you adjust to the local time as quickly as possible.
  5. Wear simple slip-on shoes for flying. Security procedures require you to take your shoes off. Being comfortable is the most important thing. You do not need particularly supportive shoes as you will be spending most of your time sitting. The best shoes for flying might well be sandals or flip-flops.
  6. You should have a map of the area in which you are camping or hiking, carry them along. Better yet, bring your compass or GPS to use if you get lost in unfamiliar woods.
  7. Create a list of what to pack. Sometime well before your trip, at least a week or more, write down all of the items that you must pack. This can especially help you if you are in a rush to pack, as it will prevent you forgetting things or including unnecessary items.
  8. Make certain to do your research and learn about the laws and local customs before you get to your destination. It’s possible to be frowned upon or even arrested for doing something you didn’t even know was impolite or illegal! Be respectful of local laws, customs, and authorities while traveling, and you should be fine.
  9. When packing for a journey, consider choosing dark clothing, particularly for pants and dresses. Dark clothing tends to conceal dirt and wrinkles, both of which are a normal part of extended travel outside of your home environment. Use darker colours with brighter-coloured accessories to avoid looking dreary.
  10. When traveling, it is important that there are copies of any important documents you may have. Place different copies of your documents in several locations so that you cannot lose everything at once. Keep the backups with friends or relatives to make sure you have a backup if yours go missing.
  11. When you travel try your best to educate your family as much as you can along the way. With the right choices and precautions, there are many places in the world you can go and educate your children by opening the world to them. You can gain a better knowledge and understanding of other cultures if you spend time traveling abroad.

As was discussed in this article, due to the poor economy you might be wanting to put off going on holiday this year. If you use the advice contained in this article, you will have no problem getting that next vacation set up. For more information no money saving tips, please visit our Personal Finance Blog.