Take time and do your homework before hand. Read anything and everything about your destination; culture, brief history, currency exchange rate, geographical location and the time zone. Good places to start are wikipedia.com (economical, social and political background), worldclock.com (time zone and main cities), tripadvisor (local hotels, restaurants and things to do), and tripit.com (build your virtual travel itinerary)
Tip #2: Aren’t you forgetting anything?
Things you must carry with you: Passport, Vaccination card, a hide away money belt, a minimum number of valuables. Things you must leave home: Social Security card, unnecessary credit cards, irreplaceable family objects. If you plan on using one of your cards (ATM DBC or CC), notify your Banking prior to leaving, so they can place a travel notification on it. Otherwise, it will automatically decline. Visit this page http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html of the State Department website for more safety tips.
Tip #3: Be ahead of Schedule.
Always leave early, regardless of the transportation medium. It not only eliminates the possibility of any stress for you, but you’d be thankful you did.
Tip #4: Look like a Pro
Make an effort to relax; you will appear as if you’ve traveled all your life. Because appearance matters. Veteran travelers would tell you that they almost always commend respect from fellow travelers and locals. Plus, you’re less likely to obtain a higher level of treatment and more likely to be abused of, if you appear like a novice.
Tip #5: Be open minded
Being polite and open minded earns you friends and admirers. Although this is your hard earned money that pays for your travel expenses, remember that you are one of millions of travelers who move around the globe every day. Expect to run into some who may be stressed out, cranky or even rude. However, remain calm and polite, and you will feel better about yourself; ultimately, you will also get better treatment.
Websites for cheap flights and hotels?
i'm trying to get a really good deal on plane tickets. all the websites i've found are in the 400 range. and i only need 2 nights in a hotel i need to buy 6 tickets i've been to florida and have gotten good deals like if you go to a 2 hr sales of like condos or townhomes you get like cheaper airfare or hotel stay. anybody know any good websites with good and cheap family packages? i've already tried the expedia, travelcity, things like that by the way i'm trying to go to las vegas
I need a cheap flight and hotel in Rome from Melbourne?
I have no flight preferences, just leaving from Melbourne to Rome, cheapest one available, don't care about stops. I need a return flight in 10 days and a hotel for 10 days.Just one 14 year old if there are no age indications on what is a child then I'm an adult , for a 10 day trip, Melbourne to Rome, flight and return flight to Rome from Melbourne. I don't mind what hotel, just a one room and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel, if you can.Or, if that's not possible, a legitimate website that can give me all of these specifications. Thanks
Want tobook the cheapest flight and hotel combo from Southeast Michigan to Sevilla Spain.Recomendations?
It's just for one person. I'd like to stay in a hotel that has at least three stars so i can hopefully sleep at night. Other than that however, I would like to spend as little as possible on the trip. What site might be the best to do that? Are sites like Priceline or hotwire rip offs or will they give me the best deal? I'm a poor college student trying to visit my girlfriend who is studying abroad for the semester, so any help would be very much appreciated. Also I was planning to go over my spring break which is February 22 through March 3rd, if that information is at all relevant. Also anyone who is knowledgeable about Spain and might be able to tell me how much i should budget for food, that would also be appreciated. Any other general info about this sort of thing would also be very useful, as I'm pretty ignorant about this whole process. I will be trying to book in the next couple days, so i appreciate your help.
Where can I get a cheap flight and hotel package to las vegas?
My fiancee and I are going to las vegas in October 2008. We are going to be leaving October 10 and coming home October 12. We would like to get a flight from either JFK or BDL which ever is cheaper. We would like to stay at either MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood or Treasure Island. Which ever Package would be cheaper out of the three. I searched many sights and found priceline.com to be the cheapest. Are there any other sights out there that are cheaper than priceline.com. I hear about sights where you can get packages 50 % cheaper if not more but I can not find them. Let me know what sites are the cheapest. Thank You in advance for all of your help.
Great cheap flights and hotel out of england?
im looking to go away for 4 nights 5 days out of england. wheather its a city break or relaxation.I have been looking at places which also have a few sites such as amsterdam, barcelona, ireland, spain etc.. so its not to far out of england which also means cheaper air fair tickets lol So im looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful would like a nice cosey b& b house, or nice cheap hotel. wheather its b& b or half board, just looking for cheap get away break,please post any links you want to show me, and tell me if you have gone on a cheap and cheerful get away adventure thank you in advance
Cheap flights and hotels to NY from manchester?
does any1 know any websites or travel agencies where i can book cheap flights and or hotels to NY from manchester? my budget is 400 and i understand that will mean only a few days...i have googled this but there are too many options and they dont seem as cheap as i wantthanks in advance i'm looking to go at the end of may beginning of junefrom manchester englandi dont think the budget is too because average flights are 260 and once i saw a hotel that worked out to be 100 per person for 5 nights should've booked it then but i just wanted to ask if any1 knew of anything cheaper than what i have already seenx