Keeping Valuables Safe
is crucial that you keep all your essential travel documents safe and even to the extent that you take photocopies of them
and keep them in an alternate location with your other travel items in the event that something goes missing.
is a hassle when items like this are lost and it is more common that many people believe. Rather than wasting your holiday
time arranging for the retrieval of the documents or the need for proof of your identity, you will be able to produce your
photocopies as interim proof of your identity when required.
Make sure that your photocopies are also kept in a
safe place too because you won't want to lose then with your personal information on them.
The photocopies can
be hidden somewhere in your luggage where people are unlikely to find them and in the event of your luggage getting lost you
will have less concerns for your identity falling in to the hands of the wrong people.
If any personal documents
or information goes missing inform the authorities at your earliest convenience and get them to help you get the matter resolved
fast especially if you need to get more information to continue on with your travels.
Every day all around the
world travelers' luggage is lost in transit and people's travel plans are jeopardized as most people don't have any contingency
plans in place when this happens.
Lost items can ruin a holiday for the average traveler and you certainly don't
want that to happen to you.
You should always carry essential documents with you at all times and not leave them
in your luggage.
Even in your place of accommodation where you might assume that all your possessions are safe
you are still relying on the honesty of people you don't know unless you have your valuables locked in a safe.
such as clothing can still go missing and that can be an inconvenience so consider having lockable suitcases where you know
that even those items will be safe from light-fingered staff attending to your room.
Cruise Ship Tip: If you have something very valuable you
don't want to keep in your room, check with the purser's office. They usually have a safe service you can take advantage of.
Also, lots of the newer ceuise ships have in cabin safes.
Know What's Going On
sure that your travel plans are made AFTER you have checked to see whether there are any special events on at the places you
are intending to visit.
Unless you specifically want to attend such events, it might be a wise decision to change
your plans accordingly.
Often when there are special events, prices for many things will increase substantially.
The cost of accommodation will often rise or the availability of suitable places to stay will be limited.
the cost of dining can increase as local business take advantage of the influx of people to boost their business.
You will be paying a premium for things that you could get considerably cheaper if your visit is outside the times of such
The extra people that special events and attractions can bring to an area can also affect the enjoyment
of your visit, particularly if you intend to have a quiet and relaxed holiday.
School holidays are a particularly
busy and noisy time in many destinations and often getting air travel and rental cars becomes difficult.
parks become over crowded and waiting in queues can waste valuable holiday time that will reduce your chances of maximizing
Look at any local websites in the areas that you are visiting to see the events that they are advertising.
This will give you a better idea of what you can expect when you get there.
If you are unsure, ask the owners of
the websites if they can help you with more information and suggestions.
Once again, taking the time to investigate,
research and plan your holiday will ensure the best possible outcome.
You might be surprised at the dramatic effect
a change in the timing of your bookings can have on your budget.
The fewer funds you have at your disposal the more important the planning becomes.
Cruise Ship Tips: Almost every cruise ship has someone on board that knows all about the ports
of call, and will have briefings about them prior to docking. I suggest you attend these to learn as much as possible. The
"whens and wheres" are usually posted in your daily schedule. Also, most cruise line web sites document
the various ports of call and shore excursions. Always read the passenger reviews to see how well received they were.