I like traveling a lot, going to foreign places and discovering all that these places have to offer. However, I know that for many people traveling can be quite a hassle, even if they do love seeing new places, just like me. In order to make your trips more comfortable, I thought about a few things that I have learned along the way, from experience. I hope they will come in handy next time you plan a trip overseas or anywhere you have never been before.
Packing your clothes
Here is a tip on packing clothes that I learned it works each and every time. Get a cylinder bag and roll your clothes in a tight cylinder like shape. I assure you that there will be no creases to worry about when you unpack and there is another great thing of having this type of luggage with you. Because it takes up less room than a full fledge type of luggage, it will be easier for you to get around planes and other means of transportation. Especially if you are like me and you prefer to take only the necessities along, so you can spend your trip enjoying it, instead of worrying about luggage all the time, you will find this way of packing much more convenient.
Save your miles for international flights
If you have already saved quite a bit of miles towards free or fee reduced flights, do not spend these on domestic flights. Since many people prefer to get out of the country for a real adventure, it would be much more useful to use your miles for international flights. This was how I managed to fly cheaply to really exotic destinations. Some of my friends really wonder how I manage to spend so little when I practically travel all over the world. This is one of the aces I keep up my sleeve.
Make sure you have medicine handy
Whether you worry about developing a stomach ache or a headache when you are traveling to a different country, you should have some medicine close by. Do not count on finding a drug store anywhere you go, or for them to hold the same brands as the ones at home. I, for instance, like traveling to poorer areas on the globe, because there are plenty of interesting things to see and do there. However, their supplies of medicine are often erratic, so I prefer to take some Tylenol and other common medicine along with me, to avoid any unpleasant problems.
Go for bottled water
Many health problems are usually derived from the food and water that you consume locally. Water is especially a problem, in my experience, since not everywhere I go, the conditions are as sanitary as I would like them to be. I prefer buying bottled water, since this has much fewer chances to be contaminated. Thanks to globalization, I even have the chance to find my favorite brands in faraway places, which is a real plus.