Surely you will already have decided the destination, -if it is not, you are already taking to enter Skyscanner and look for it- but anyway, we leave you our best advice and tips for traveling that have worked very well for us.
ONCE YOU KNOW THE CHOSEN DESTINATION OF YOUR TRIP
Do day-to-day planning of what you want to see, grouped by areas to visit as much as possible.
Ask for your visa well in advance, in case a problem arises and they do not give it to you at the moment or you have to return to the embassy or consulate.
The same with vaccines, just in case you had any reaction or side effect and it is not going to be that later you cannot travel.
CHECK YOUR PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD
We know it, it will seem obvious to you, but check that it is not expired and be careful as some countries require that the trip be made when the passport is valid for at least 6 months before the expiration date.
LOOK AT THE WEATHER FORECAST
It may also seem like a tip for your trip, but to think that, because it is summer, it is not going to be cold or to assume, for example, that it always rains in London… lest you later have to run to buy clothes for the fact of not having looked before what time is going to do in the destination.
CALL OR EMAIL THE ACCOMMODATION WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO STAY
Nowadays everything is done online, sometimes weeks or months in advance and unfortunately, some travel websites are not completely reliable, so, to avoid disappointment and anger later, contact the accommodation booked days before traveling.
Do not trust that the email sent to you tells you that everything is confirmed. Any problem may arise with the reservation, the accommodation has canceled it and you have not been informed.
You must contact the airline at least 48 hours before the plane leaves, whether you need any kind of special food, reduced mobility, etc.
TIPS FOR YOUR TRAVEL BAG AND IF YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT IN
To avoid not running out of any clothes if you lose your suitcase and travel with someone else or also carry hand luggage, it is a good idea to distribute the clothes among all the suitcases, since this way you will always have something to wear.
TO PREVENT THE AIRLINE FROM LOSING THE SUITCASE
We leave you our advice to travel by plane that, simple as it may seem, has worked for us.
Each bag that we check in we wrap in plastic -up to here everything is fine, right? – and we put around a label that makes it fragile, preferably in red or strong color. Being so striking, it is more difficult for them to lose sight of it and when they are fragile, they “usually” treat it better than the others.
We do not know if it really is for that or not, we would give anything to be inside and see how the suitcases are treated, but since we did, all our suitcases have always arrived at the destination without problems.
CHANGE FOREIGN CURRENCY
As a tip to change money when you travel to a foreign country, we will tell you never to do it at the airport. The change is very very bad.
As a general rule, the best place to change money is at the destination and in the city exchange offices.
It is best to take photocopies of all documents with you and leave the originals in a safe place, -safe box, well hidden in a suitcase, etc.-, to avoid problems and unexpected visits to the consulate or embassy.
TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE
We believe that it is the best advice for a trip that we can give you.
When we go on a trip we think about enjoying and living new experiences and not that something could happen to us, but so that your backs are well covered, we recommend that you always take out travel insurance.
Many companies offer travel insurance and many types of insurance with different coverages. In our opinion, the most important ones to take into account are the health service, 24-hour contact in your language and your trip cancellation service or claim in the event of flight cancellation, loss of luggage, theft, etc.
We travel with Intermundial.
It does not have a franchise (it is also important to check this), it gives us a lot of security to be backed by a company like this and as we say above, it has the option of contracting cancellation insurance, where they would return the entire amount of the trip if they have then to cancel it for any justified reason or to be canceled by the airline.
We hope that this post of travel tips and travel tips has helped you in yours.
If you have any other advice or trick that has served you for your trip and you want to share it with us, we would love for you to do so in the comments and you can also continue preparing your trip with more tips and tricks.
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