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Travel tips

Travel tipsWe put together a list of travel tips that we feel are must haves for traveling while in your own country or even in other countries. This list is based on our own personal experiences and includes the items that we have found helpful. You may not need these things all of the time on every trip, but you will need some of them from time to time. Just having them will give you peace of mind and make your trip much more pleasant in many situations. Enjoy your trip and if you have one that you would like us to add to the list, just leave us a comment and we will be happy to add it to the list.

Travel tips

  • Bring a deck of cards to play solitaire or bridge with new friends.
  • A folding paper fan works wonders when waiting at a bus in hot countries.
  • A small LED headlamp is perfect for emergencies or for reading at night.
  • Small folding umbrella that has light aluminum spines and handle.
  • Homemade packages of almonds and raisins for an inexpensive healthy stack.
  • Bring toilet paper for those emergency situations in countries that do not provide toilet paper
  • Bring a compass to help you find your direction.
  • If you are traveling alone carry the front section of the newspaper from home. Keep it in view while you’re dining, it is an invitation to those who speak your language.
  • Always dressed down and travel to observe and not to be observed.
  • Hide emergency money in an old vitamin bottle with a few pills in it. Thieves will not be interested in your vitamin C.
  • Always tell friends where you’re going and check in with them on a regular basis.
  • Make copies of your passport and leave them with the same friends in case of an emergency.

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