Even for someone who travels often, going to a new place can be nerve-wracking and exciting all at once. Read this advice before even packing for your next vacation.
Always write down everything you need to pack in the form of a list. You can start your list anytime before you travel. By having a detailed list of what you need, you will take the stress out of packing. Even if you put off packing until the last minute, you can look at your list to avoid taking too much, or worse, forgetting something vital.
Only pack things that are necessary. The less you bring with you, the lower the chances of you having your valuables lost or stolen. Limit the amount of shoes you take.
When visiting foreign countries, be careful of which taxis you choose. Do not hop in if you get a bad feeling. Anyone can pose as a taxi service, and you don't know what someone might do or where you might be taken.
If you are driving to a port city before leaving on a cruise, always find a hotel that offers free parking and arrive the night before. Ask the staff at the hotel if they offer any parking discounts even if they don't have any published.
Check your hotel alarm clock. It is not surprising to have an alarm clock go off in the dead of the night, sometimes set by a previous traveler or even set as a prank. If you make sure to turn it off or reset it, you will help get your vacation started off on the right foot.
Bring along a door stopper to the hotel. When you are on the road in countries with little or no development, you want some more security with you in the room while sleeping. If you do not have a door that is equipped with a chain or deadbolt, use a wedge doorstop before retiring at night.
By remembering the tips in this guide, you will surely be able to discover new and exciting things on your vacation. No matter if you are a seasoned or inexperienced traveler, your trip can be more wondrous and memorable than you may think.