Lieu Of Sandals
of bringing flip-flops or sandals for the shower, place
a hand towel at the bottom of the tub. It's great for a
shower or bath.
When travelling try not to relocate or change cities on
a Sunday. This is because most train times are infrequent
or destinations are limited, and many stores and businesses
close early or are not opened at all - such as money exchanges.
It is easier to go early the next morning.
all your receipts on your trip. They are usually on paper
so thin they never add up to much. Also, keep business cards
and anything else that will help you remember where you
were and when. They make a great diary and a source of information
for yourself or others.
Taxi Exit Strategy
travelling in a taxi, make sure you leave the door open
while you are getting your bags out of the boot; that way
the taxi can't drive off before you have had a chance to
make sure you haven't left anything behind.
get wet clothes dry overnight, hang them on a coat hanger
and hang them in the bathroom - leave the light on. In the
morning they should be dry enough to wear.
Demand A Spare Key
renting a car, always insist on two sets of keys. If the
rental agency won't give you an extra set, get one made
at the nearest hardware store.
Headache No More
suffering from a headache during travelling, try massaging
lavender aromatherapy oil where the pain is.
Making It Clear
in any country where you can't read the language ... and
you are using your charge card to get the best currency
rate ... write on the charge slip right away the amount,
items, date, and place of purchase so you can read it when
the statement comes at the end of the month. Makes for a
lot easier bookkeeping. Many times the ink is so faint,
you can't read what it says in any language.
withdrawing money from an ATM, try to use a machine outside
a bank and make sure the bank is open. If the machine eats
your card you can then go inside and retrieve it.
not stop on the street to consult a map or ask for directions.
This immediately identifies you as a tourist. Step into
a busy business area to look at maps or check directions.
Never A Last Flight
flying don't book yourself on the last flight of the day.
If you miss your flight you will end up stuck in an airport
or hotel for the rest of the night.