Top Five Travel Tips
I am about to embark on a journey of lifetime. Leaving the comfort of Wellington, New Zealand to study for four months on exchange in Milan, Italy. Having been born in London, U.K I am no stranger to travelling but this will be the first time travelling solo, so I thought I would share my stories and lessons I learn along the way with this you! So enough with the rambles, onto the tips!
Check your visa requirements!
Before you even start to plan anything, flights, accommodation or anything you need to check your visa requirements! You don’t want to get yourself all excited for an amazing deal on flights or accomodation and find out later that you won’t be allowed into the country, seems simple but best to save yourself the grief later! Check the following.
Is it Valid for at least 6 months? Most countries require at least 6 months before your passport expires in order for you to travel into the country.
Does the country you are travelling to require a certain amount of money in your bank account in order for you to support yourself while in their country, it varies a lot so always check before making plans.
What visa do you require? a student or tourist visa? all have different rules and regulations always check!
Download your airline applications!
Most airlines these days will have a application which you can download for your phone or your tablet, this can save you time in the following ways.
Check in on your phone or tablet which will save you time by bypassing queues at the airport!
And the best part – Choose your seat! If you are flying long haul international flights it gives you the option to choose your seat ahead of time, and if you use this method along with seat choosing websites you will have a breeze while you are flying!
You can also check if there is going to be any delays on your flights.You can also log on to the airlines air miles programme and see how many miles you will receive for your flight. Which brings me onto my next point.
Join your airlines air miles programme!
Free, quick and easy. Joining your airlines air miles or frequent flyer programmes may seem simple, but it is something that is easy to forget.
You will be surprised how many points you earn from flying and they do certainly add up.
Most airlines use the programme cards to check in which speeds up the process at the airport and make things a lot easier for you whilst you are travelling.
Get yourself a portable battery charger!
Unless you are going to a technology free retreat you are going to be using technology in some form or another, so save yourself the grief of your electronics dying on you by purchasing a portable battery. They come in all shapes,colours and prices so you can get one that suits you. It will save you in the long run
Bring a multi board from your home country
Let’s face it travel adaptors are without a doubt one of the most expensive things you will have to purchase for your travels. If you bring a multi board however you only need to bring one and can charge all your electronics at once, better yet get one that has usb ports as well and will have you a lot of money to charge all your devices!
That’s my five travel tips hope you enjoyed it!
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