Due to popular demand, we bring you a few more simple and common sense travel tips to make your stay away from home smoother and easier.
Here’s a dirty little secret that all experienced travelers know: You never save any money by purchasing duty free items at international airports. Whether in Tokyo or London, those duty free ‘bargains’ you’re hankering after all have an expensive catch — an airport tax.
On a long trip you may have several stopovers, and many international airports now demand extra security checks, so you may be asked to take off your shoes several times. So wear loafers, of something easy to take off and put on. But try to avoid your bedroom slippers.
Never put valuables in your luggage
This should be a no-brainer, but people still stuff their luggage with valuable documents, cash, expensive prescriptions, and so on. When that luggage gets lost (and the law of averages guarantees it will someday) those foolish folks are in a heap of trouble. If you can’t live without it, then it goes in your carry-on. Period.
Keep your boarding pass
Not as a memento of a wonderful trip, but in case the airline messes up on your frequent flier miles. Then all you do is wave the boarding pass in front of their noses to get it fixed.