Advice That Will Help In Your Travels….

Dinner on a catamaran on Lake Tahoe






Advice That Will Help In Your Travels

This advice will help everyone whether you own timeshare property or not. Common sense ideas. We hope you benefit from our suggestions. 

Beginning travelers can learn more through helpful tips on traveling. Below are a few strategies that will assist you in making good decisions and in planning trips properly. You have to plan and make sure you enjoy yourself, so it is beneficial to learn and apply the tips below.

When you go on a trip, plan your itinerary beforehand, and only pack what you need to fulfill that itinerary. Efficiency is important in having a great trip that is both fun and enjoyable.

Be sure to pre-plan your trip if an airport is involved in your travels. Just reaching the airport can be difficult to do quickly, especially if you are traveling through a major city during rush hour. Pack up all your suitcases the night before you travel. Before your  travel day, make sure all of your preparations are taken care of. There is little else that could be worse than not making your flight.

Make sure that you have clothespins with you on your next vacation. Although many people do not usually pack them, clothespins can be helpful.

Always wrap presents after you have finished your flights. The TSA inspects some gifts, so by leaving them unwrapped, you avoid having your efforts destroyed before the package is presented to its recipient. Simply buy the wrapping materials you need after you have arrived at your destination.

Take an voltage converter or electrical adapter with you when you travel to areas with different electric systems. You can get one inexpensively from an electronics store. It’s best to purchase one before you leave, because you will pay much more if you wait until you reach your hotel.

It is important for you to be conscientious of food allergies when you travel to foreign lands. If you have food allergies that tend to be severe, it is important for you to learn terminology for words pertaining to foods and their preparation so that you can prevent an allergic reaction. This helps ensure that the wait staff is clearly informed of your allergies in case of an emergency.

If you are going to be taking the red-eye, sleeping pills can help you to get some sleep. Some people have a lot of trouble sleeping on planes due to the unfamiliar people, uncomfortable seating, and noise level. If you have trouble sleeping while flying, feel free to have a sleeping pill shortly before your flight in order to help you relax and possibly get a nap in during the trip. However, do not take the pill before takeoff, just in case there is a problem or delay that requires the plane to return.

The markup on these small products is ridiculous. Try simple folding and packing tricks to expand your luggage space instead. You may even find some techniques which permit you to pack two or three times as much contents in your bag!

It isn’t necessary to travel hundreds of miles to have a great trip. You can have fun on a day trip or a weekend getaway at a nearby location. Enjoy a staycation by visiting attractions in your local area. Do your local businesses good by supporting them and staying near home when vacationing. There can be some really amazing trips just a quick drive away.

Research your destination online to find reviews of hotels, expected weather conditions and other vital information. By avoiding places with bad reputations, you can avoid having a terrible experience on your trip. We found some of the best hotel search services here. HotelsCombined.

More information regarding hotels, motels and timeshare resorts. Unknowingly we were not informed about a different sort of tax in the Las Vegas area. This was a timeshare exchange and we paid our timeshare exchange fee to Interval International. At check out at  the Cancun Resort in Las Vegas we were charged another fee of $45 for the week for a local county tax. It’s a nightly sales tax at timeshare resorts that we were not informed about through Interval International. This was not explained to us at check-in by the resort. It’s the same rate as if you were staying nightly in a motel room. Totally unexpected, particularly when it was an exchange through Interval. We complained but it was to late. 

Internet charges vary from hotels, motels and resorts. If you are aware of this before hand it will make a big difference in your vacation expenses. Again, the same resort, Cancun Resort in Las Vegas  charged  an extra $24 for 3 days. So, if you are staying longer they will get you for another $50 in vacation expenses. Beware, of these before hand. While on a vacation in Branson at Branson Woods we were in a cottage timeshare. The Internet was so bad we had to pay at the front desk an additional $40. Even so, it never did work right so we spent a lot of time in the main check-in area during the week working. We advised the check-out desk of this and they immediately gave us credit, which was the right thing to do.

Don’t want to find out on your cruise that boats make you seasick. Not knowing can put a huge damper on your plans. It could cause you to have to stay in bed for long periods of time, away from all the fun of the cruise. To avoid even the chance of getting ill, purchase motion sickness medicine prior to your trip and pack it in your bags.

Your computer cables can be used to connect your computer with the television that is in your hotel room. Instead of paying out the nose for hotel movies, you will be able to enjoy the best that Netflix and other similar services have to offer.

If you want to take a pet on vacation, then look for accommodations that will cater to them too. Do some research and compare different hotels or lodgings before you decide which one is the right fit for you. If you are vacationing at a timeshare resort we found these pet-friendly timeshare resorts. Click Here

Road trips make great excuses for taking along some of your favorite CD, MP3 and cassette mixes to listen to and enjoy during the ride. When traveling long distances, the radio will often cut in and out; carrying your own music eliminates this problem.

Hopefully, these tips have provided new insights about trip planning and general traveling. These strategies were compiled to give new travelers the basics, as well as other great techniques that are easy to do when going on a trip.

Enjoy your vacation,

Cary & Elaine

Author: Cary

Retired with many years of timeshare experiences. My wife and I love our timeshare vacations. We are trying to educate the public on the value of timeshare vacation properties, providing the timeshare properties are deeded and purchased on the resale market. That's where the real value is.