You need to be smart when you are traveling. If things dont go your way, you need to know what to do. Better yet, you need to have a plan B in place if you anticipate potential problems along the way. These are some crucial tips to help you become a smart traveler.
Dont pay for water at the airport
When you get through airport security screening, you might be asked to leave your water behind. You can buy water once you are inside the departure area, but the prices could skyrocket. The best thing to do is bring a water bottle so that you can find a free water station and get water.
Roll your clothes
Do you need to bring a lot but you have a small bag? If you do not want to carry huge luggage, you can roll your clothes. In doing so, you can save space and put more items inside. It is also easy to separate the clothes that you already used and the ones you are yet to use.
Charge your gadget through a TV
If you forgot to bring an electric cord and you need to charge your device, you can do it if there is a TV in your hotel. Look at the side or back of the TV. You will find a port for your charger. You do not need to spend money buying a cord.
Use private browsing when booking flights
When you booked a flight in the past, the cookies of a website will save that information. As a result, the next time you book a flight, the cost could go up. However, if you use private browsing, it will assume that you did not book a similar flight before, and you will have a chance of paying less.
Scan your passport and save a copy
If you lose your passport, you are in trouble. The best way to prove that you have that passport before someone stole it is to scan it and save a copy. Make sure that you can access it even if you do not have internet connection.
Ask the counter to mark your baggage as fragile
Asking for a fragile tag wont require additional fees. The good thing is that the airport baggage staff will handle your items with care. The bag will also come out first and you will immediately receive it at the luggage belt.
Use an ATM to get local currency
Do not look for a local currency exchanger if you are not familiar with the options. You might not even get a reliable exchange rate. If you need local money, look for an ATM. Check if can accept the card that you have. You are not only getting a good rate, but you also have the assurance that the bills you receive are all genuine.
Be a smart traveler and follow these tips. Avoid getting stressed out and enjoy your entire journey.
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