Most of us have taken one trip to several expeditions. Depending on your frequency of travel, changes are always occurring, so you might not be aware of them. Here are some tips collected from travelers who feel they are worth noting.
Pack all your coats and jackets in your baggage when possible. All coats and jackets must go through the X-ray machine for inspection, so if you don’t need it, pack it. This tip alone saves time. Pack socks and underwear inside your shoes. Not only does this save space but it will also help keep the shape of your shoes. Packing an over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen and diarrhea medication is also a good idea, especially when traveling south of the border. Should you plan to be outdoors, it’s a good idea to pack some over-the-counter allergy medication even if you don’t take it at home.
It is always better to conceal valuables and cash properly, so that you do not lose these. When staying in a hotel, use the hotel safe to store valuables, cash, credit cards, jewelry as well as your passport. When you travel with kinds, make sure that you carry a car seat for airline travel since all kids below the age of four, irrespective of their weight have to necessarily be seated in car seats. If you carry a car seat, you will be able to save on high rentals on these. These are also not charged by airlines for checking and work out quite economical. If you are carrying a pet, you will have to book the pet in the airline hold, along with a dish or bowl for water. Most vets suggest that you should not drug your pet during travel, as it could be harmful for your pet’s health.
There are many folks who suffer jet lag due to stale air, altitude, humidity and also state of general health. There are no sure-fire cures for jetlag though some measures can be taken to lessen the effects of jetlag. For one, it makes sense to drink a lot of water and avoid consuming alcohol and tobacco. You should know that too quick of elevation from low to high altitudes increases the incidence of jetlag. Similarly, if you want to ascend to the mountains, plan to stay at a place of intermediate height like Colorado Springs, Denver or Grand Junction, for a day or two.
In terms of clothing, you would do well to cart shorts and t-shirts for summer and heavier warm clothing for colder climes. Be prepared for wet weather too. Make it a point to drink lots of water and carry you own water bottle along. If you are traveling with kids, make sure you have toys and other amusements handy to help kids keep engaged and less cranky along the way.
Airport security rules have changed a lot in recent time, with certain travel accessories like scissors, eyelash curlers, nail clippers and tweezers out of bounds nowadays, in on board luggage. You cannot carry liquids and knives, mace and pepper sprays or firearms, kubatons, bats and the like on board. Some types of baby formula and medications are also prohibited. Do look up the TSA website to get a full list of items that you cannot carry any longer.