Hi all, Susan here from www.BraveWomenTravel.com I want to talk honestly about why it is so important to use a Travel Agent, whether you are a solo traveler or travelling with a buddy. For this article, we are going to talk about solo traveling, booking the travel yourself, and not joining in on a group tour. Along the Way, we’ll ask often: Should I Use a Travel Agent? or not!
You’re about to set off on your glorious new adventure; the last thing you should be doing is wondering whether you remembered to unplug your hairdryer before you left. And who wants their poolside time to be interrupted by emails from their house sitter? Enter the checklist: that heaven-sent shortcut to organization and efficiency. Here are some samples and suggestions on creating your perfect travel checklist. Stress-free travel, here we come.
What would you say you need for a good night’s sleep? Darkness? Quiet? Not having your knees pressed up against a hard surface? Sounds about right. But what about when that isn’t an option – what about when you’re stuck in an economy plane seat for ten hours and desperately need some shut-eye? Not to worry. Here are some helpful tips to have you dozing off in no time.
Ah, the healthy glow of the sun-baked traveler. The deep, golden tan. The wrinkles. The spots. The doubled risk of skin cancer.
…Yeah… or not. It’s time to slather on the sunscreen. Here are the facts on your new best friend.
Sometimes (often) the excitement of planning and packing for the perfect trip can get in front of our common sense. And even if you have gone over your trip in minute detail, preparing for the unexpected is something else entirely. (Of course, preparing for the unexpected is kind of a contradiction, but… anyway. Ahem.) There will almost always be something we regret not packing, so here are a few items that you should consider bringing along.
Traveling can be one of the most amazing privileges a person can experience. But it comes with its own challenges, too. You will be meeting new people, trying new things, immersing yourself in new cultures. Perhaps you have already decided to keep an open mind while you’re off on your adventures, but you may find your day-to-day habits catching you up and making things more difficult than they need to be. You can ease your way by preparing to leave some of these ingrained habits behind along with the instructions for your house-sitter.
On the traveling side of the internet, reviews for new gadgets abound. Compression bags! Fold-able water bottles! Amazing pouches that hold everything from your passport to a portable phone battery pack, which you also absolutely need! A microfiber towel that folds into almost nothing! And a second one to make up for the fact the towel is only two square feet! An electronic tracker, in case you lose the towels! (…And then we pass out.) Okay, some of these gadgets can be pretty useful. But not all of them, and not all the time. Here’s an honest look at when you might actually need some of these weird and wonderful things.