travelling, travel smart. Choose a reliable travelling
bag and pack comprehensively and sensibly. Before you can
pack properly for a trip, you need to determine your priorities.
For a business trip or a formal event such
as a wedding, you'll want to keep clothes in perfect, crease-free
condition. But if you're packing for a hike in the mountains
or a drive, you might tolerate a few wrinkles in exchange
for an extra pair of walking shoes squeezed into your baggage.
Remember to include essentials like a laundry pouch. Laundry
is probably one of the last things you want to think about
when you're far away from home. But spills and stains cannot
be left behind. You're better off being prepared, since
the key to successful stain removal is to act immediately.
Hotel laundry services are very expensive, and stains can
set if you wait until you get home to remove them. For clothing
you may need to consider crease and stain free travel suits
To avoid leaks caused by pressure changes
during air travel, fill travel-size plastic bottles partway,
squeeze out excess air, and cap them, creating a vacuum.
Then double-bag them, first in a cosmetics bag or large
re-sealable plastic bag, then in a plastic shopping bag.
Never pack toiletries in the same bag with clothes - a single
spill can cause great damage. Along with toiletries, your
carry-on bag should hold your jewellery and other valuables;
eyewear; a travel first aid kit; travel documents; maps;
and reading material especially if you have to
Stay ahead of your travel arrangements.
Flight schedules and check in times are vulnerable. If you
gave an email address as confirmation of your ticket, you
will need to check your emails frequently until the date
of departure. Pay particular attention your point departure.
Use this checklist to help you plan your journey:
- Airport information
- Airport Shuttles
- Budget with style
- Currency converter
- Prepaid credit cards
- Mobile Phone or phone cards
- Car Rentals
- Luxury options
- Recommended guidebooks
- Rail passes
- London Pass
- Hotels, guest houses and apartments
- Travel friendly gadgets
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