next few tips are from Tips for the Savvy Traveler
By Deborah Burns & Sarah May Clarkson.
ISBN - 0-88266-464-6
making plans early. Decide early on about tranportation arrangements
to your destination.
as much as possible about the place you're visiting.
Light when at all possible.
for a discount or you won't get a discount.
alert - read the fine print, listen to announcements and hang on to
try to do everything. Slow down. Build into your schedule some time
to relax, to play, to be spontaneous (especially if you're traveling
on just a few places instead of many. Remember travel time its your
precious vacation. Try to stay in one area and discover its many dimensions.
discreet - don't flaunt your money and keep your valuables on you or
in the hotel safe.
a map of your destination and become familiar with it - both for safety
and for information.
up and out early to see how the day begins
of deals that are too good to be true - they probably are.
leaving home, make a list of the numbers of all your traveler's checks,
and add the city and date purchased. Give a copy of this list to a friend
or relative at home and take along a copy with you in a sealed envelope
in your suitcase.
an appointment with your doctor about for to six weeks before your departure
date. You will need a basic physical exam. A schedule of immunizations.
Updating of any prescriptions you require, enough to last the trip.
make sure you have copies of your prescriptions for contact lenses and
glasses as well.
you have a medical condition that should be known about in an emergency
(diabetes, epilepsy, heart condition, pregnancy), obtain a medical alert
restrict your first day's sunbathing to ten minutes, increase by a few
minutes every day after that. In case you do get burned, use calamine
lotion, vinegar or the gel of the aloe vera plant to soothe the skin.
snow skiing keep in mind that snow can cause a severe sunburn as well.
yourself time to recover from jet lag.