Some people avoid traveling by bus because they think it is unclean, uncomfortable, and not worth the hassle. Bus travel can be a great way to travel on a budget though, and with just a little planning ahead it’s possible to avoid many of the less pleasant aspects of long bus trips.
Throughout the world, bus travel is one of the cheapest ways to get around. Taking a bus from country to country or in between cities can be a very budget-friendly way to travel, but there’s a reason that bus travel is not popular. Unlike flying, bus travel is quite slow, and unlike train travel or renting a car and driving, buses can be uncomfortable. The uncomfortable aspect of bus travel is a reason that many people cite for not taking buses more often.
When Nature Calls
Those who have traveled long distances by bus will know, that while on a bus, passengers are largely at the mercy of the bus driver or drivers. Airplanes are equipped with beverages and clean, usable restrooms, but bus travelers often don’t have
For any professional, life is already a task when one is juggling meetings, client calls, and project deadlines incessantly. On a business trip, dealing with these tasks is even more stressful. Between managing time and handling work demands, keeping a check on expenditure is quite difficult indeed. Here are some great tips for saving money when traveling for business.
Instead of exchanging currency at the hotel desk or at airport exchange counters, use foreign ATM machines for better exchange rates. This way, you can safely withdraw smaller amounts. Credit cards are also a great option, but inquire about transaction fees before you use them.
Business travel is very different from traveling for pleasure. Traveling for work has its limitations with respect to duration and expense. Since economic viability is of importance when it comes to any business undertaking, one has no choice but to consider ways in which unnecessary outflow of cash can be harnessed without much ado. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your business travel easy, affordable, and smooth. We have mentioned these things in
Think of the worst flight you’ve ever had. You probably had a little kid sitting behind you, kicking your seat while the mother of said child cradled another scared toddler who was screaming all throughout takeoff and landing because someone forgot to remind the youngest kid to swallow and pop her ears. Or, you’ve been moved to pray for safe landing because the kid sitting across the aisle from you continues to ask what would happen if the plane fell from the sky. If you’ve ever been the parent of these children, you have probably sworn to yourself that you’ll never take another plane ride with kids ever again; you’ll just wait until they grow up to take another vacation. Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to be that hard. If you can prepare beforehand, you’ll have a much smoother traveling experience that won’t leave you in a fit of frustrated tears.
Bring Your Own Entertainment
Frankly, plane rides are long and boring, and being cooped up in that tiny cabin is difficult even for the smallest of passengers.
When traveling by airline, you need to be able to pack in a manner that is convenient for you and for the security personnel who may have to open your bag for checking. Presented here are some simple packing tips for flying that will make your whole trip enjoyable.
Like a lot of us, you too may find it difficult to pack properly when flying, whether it is for a three day getaway or a month long trip. If you want to travel comfortably, you have to pack smartly. A lot of us tend to keep stuffing our bags thinking we may need one or the other pair of clothes or other items; but then realize that we don’t need them when we actually go on our trips, and end up not using even one of those just-in-case items we packed. Moreover, due to the heavy airport security nowadays, you should be packing in a specific manner to avoid unnecessary delays. So what goes into packing smart? Here are some very essential packing tips to guide you.
How to Pack when Traveling on Airlines
✈ Before you start packing find out what you are allowed to carry on a flight and what you
Whether you are planning a trek to K2 base camp or want to put your mountaineering passion to the test by attempting to climb the second highest mountain on earth, you’ll have to prepare yourself to fight against all odds of nature. Climbing the highest mountain in Pakistan or trekking to its base camp is not the novice adventurer’s task.
As you ascend to the base camp of the 8,611m mountain in the Karakorum mountain range of Pakistan, the air becomes thinner, oxygen becomes less available and breathing becomes hard. Also notorious as the savage mountain that tries to kill you, K2 poses serious risks to both the trekker and the veteran mountaineer; however, the risks for the passionate mountain climber augments as he or she ascends the mountain.
Height sickness, acute mountain syndrome and pulmonic edema are the common health risks associated with almost all types of adventure to this mountain, but as common sense would suggest, these risks are higher for climbers who aim to summit K2 than adventure lovers who’d simple want to trek to the savage mountain’s base camp. It is vital to understand that the health complications associated with high altitude,
Staying in a hotel is great. Who doesn’t love the luxury of knowing you can make a mess and someone else will clean it up, make your bed, pick up your towels, etc. Great fun! Here are 10 vacation planning and hotel travel tips to make the most of your next hotel visit.
1. When choosing your hotel, be sure to check how far away it is from such places as the beach, shops, and the areas you plan to explore. Sometimes you will find misleading phrases such as “near the beach” or “within walking distance of shops and restaurants.”
2. I like to pick a hotel that has a nice restaurant attached or as part of the hotel itself. They are usually open pretty early and stay open fairly late so that if you happen to get in late from your day, you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat. The ones that are open 24 hours are the best! If you are staying at one of the hotel resorts in Vegas, all the big ones have a 24-hour restaurant. I love that!
3. Go online and check for reviews of the
These pages (see other travel articles by Lance Chambers) have covered quite a lot of travel tips but no structured system of chapters can cover everything. So we have had to resort to a Misc. section to cover those items that are not amenable to separation into sections.
Tipping is expected in some countries and not in others. Find out what is expected. In the USA for example the tip is often included in the bill, in others you are expected to offer a tip in cash or add it to the bill yourself and in still others people may be slightly offended (this does not often happen though). Often, where tipping is expected, you will discover that 15% is normal but that not always easy to calculate. We believe that 10% will always be acceptable and is far easier to work out – all you have to do is shift the decimal point one space to the left (eg $11.55 becomes $1.15). However, sometimes it’s not easy to pay those little bits and pieces like $0.15 so round the amount up to the next set of currency you have so $1.15 may become $1.50 if you
At least once a year, you must go on an adventure – visit some excellent destinations, either domestic or international. This is a great way for you to unwind, have fun, learn new things, and enjoy life. Do not just work all the time. You must also allot a week or so for a getaway. Having a getaway will great help you become more productive, not just in your work but in life as well.
Some Excellent Travel Tips You Must Remember
Pack light – Every time you go out on a vacation, consider packing just what you need. You must not pack all things in your home. Bring only those that you will need. Certainly, you would not enjoy looking into some great views if your mind is on the security of your things. With light bags, you can certainly move farther and easier – you will see more great views. You have to leave heavy jackets at home and learn how you properly launder your own clothes.
Bring an umbrella – A sturdy yet light umbrella may save your trip when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Having an umbrella will
When you travel there is so much to think about that often times you forget some items that can affect your traveling experience in a big way once you reach your destination. It is always a good idea to make a thorough list before you travel so you will be well prepared once you arrive to your final place of rest. Traveling is always best enjoyed when your mind is at peace.
Below is a list of common suggested travel necessities, as well as reminders for those often forgettable travel items.
NOTE: Check with your airline regarding what you can carry on the plane as new rules and regulations change. Also, check the weather forecast for your destination, as well as local custom for clothing guidelines. For your convenience, several seasonal and vacation specific items are recommended on this list. Remember, travel experts always advise to pack light.
Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance policy!
General travel tips:
- Pack heavy items, such as shoes and toiletry kits, before the more delicate ones. Place them along the suitcase’s spine to balance weight at the bottom.
- To reduce wrinkling, turn jackets inside out and fold them in