1. Did you calculate the time between flights well? Not only is the low price of a ticket making its market a success. If you are to reach your destination in response, you must be very careful about the time you have left between the two flights; especially if you need to take your suitcase and check-in again at the stopover. One and a half hours it is ok for the whole process, but also not to be anxious in a possible short delay of the first flight. Of course, if you fly with the same company or companies that share common codes, these are usually calculated. But long waiting at airports is not beneficial for you . Why, if you have saved 30 euros in the ticket and stay at the stop for five or more hours, then you are still losers: you will still eat something at the airport’s expensive stores, but you will also have lost time in a place where Most cases are too far from the city center.2. When does your passport expire? A classic mistake made even by the most experienced travelers. You took out tickets, booked a hotel or apartment – this is more than a month before the trip – but take a look at your travel documents as well. Why, if you are traveling outside the EU, a passport is your most valuable paper. And if you do not have it, you can not go anywhere. The process of issuing and / or renewing it is relatively easy and quick, but it is never done from one moment to the next. It also entails a cost that you have to calculate, because, over time, 100 euros do not surplus to anyone.
3. How close to the center is your hotel? You travel to a big city and the main hotel costs, for example, 20 euros more expensive a day than a cheaper one in a suburb. And close the second one. Careful accommodation at a good price. Well here. So you arrive at your destination and you realize that the beautiful hotel you have closed is from the center two trains or half an hour by bus in the morning and a taxi of 15 – 20 euros in the evening. Financial disaster. And a waste of time. So, check this in advance and make a good research . Especially if you are aiming to get to know the nightlife of the city you will visit. And if your hotels look expensive, there is now the most widespread solution to the cheapest apartments to rent. If, of course, you are not worried , it is no problem to stay a little longer and quieter. You decide!
4. Will you see all the city’s attractions in one day? Relax! Traveling abroad is to fill new images, knowledge and experiences, but we do not have to go back with overwork. Major cities like London, Rome and Paris need days – if you want to see their countless sights and museums – and if they do not have enough time, they want a program. As they are alot to see in each place,dont try to see all in once, so you can not see the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Rome Forum in one day. It’s an exaggeration. And if you try it, the fatigue of this day will be your most powerful memory. Make a selection of points you want to see more, plan visits to nearby attractions and … give a chance to the city. Relax in squares without big names and browse neighborhoods that belong only to their residents. It’s a great opportunity to see your destination with another eye!
5. Perhaps all these museums are of no interest to you? It’s no shame to prefer a “lazy” drink to a coffee near the Eiffel tower by waiting in the queue for hours for a photo from the landmark tower of the City of Light. Nor do you go to the East London bazaars since the last Tate Modern show. Ultimately, modern art may not be your priority, and the list of “must see” most of London does not fit your interests. Quite simply, do not follow it. Think about where you want to go and what you want to see, study what’s happening in the city you’re interested in, and make your own schedule. This is the only way you will come back with really pleased your trip.
6. Where will you find good food out of tourist beaten? Even in Venice, one of the most popular cities in the world, there is now the possibility not to let it go as a tourist. And we are explaining … There are now so many blogs and sites written by locals who recommend the best places for breakfast or lunch, for coffee or drink, for shopping and entertainment – the places where they go in their daily lives and have good quality , And good prices. What’s more beautiful to know a place from the inside! Away from queues and coffees that cost 7 euros or moderate meals of around 50 euros per person. So good research, then, trust in the locals and the tourist pitfalls (both outside and within Greece) can forever belong to the past.
7. Do you select a hotel only from the photos? Big mistake. And in some cases fatal. Tripadvisor.com, the largest platform with reviews and travel reviews for accommodation and restaurants around the world, has shown the way. Do not make any reservations anywhere, based only on the nice photos of the hotel site. Enter the tripadvisor or read reviews of previous customers at the booking.com or any other site making reservations and decide afterwards. All are great truths about the accommodation that made you click are there. And they are trustworthy.
8. Where exactly is the airport where you will land? Indeed, small and far away airports from the center of several major cities airports are cheaper, but that does not necessarily mean that you will gain money from the difference. Why? if you finally want to know how much time and how much cost plus ticket costs to reach your final destination (and if you travel in the evening, you may miss the last train or bus and run out at the small isolated airport), then you are not really saving. Compute everything in detail, because only by detail you can find out if your journey is finally considered. And many other mistakes that you do not have to do …
• Do not spoil your hearts with local retailers in the world’s bazaars if they do not cut you 50 cents more than the souvenir that inspired you to buy . You will not be saved
• Do not buy bulky items that will make it hard to take them with you on the plane
• As reliable travel guides do not need to be a gospel. If they were written two and three years ago, things may have changed in your destination.
• Close carefully the bottles of shampoos, bubble baths and creams because they can spill and damage your stuff. And of course, do not put wine on your suitcases because you can pick up your luggage with your clothes all in red,from the expensive, bottle that broke somewhere in its way…
• No one is interested in seeing your 10,000 photos on your trip. Leave your digital camera for a while and enjoy the new place you’ve visited.
• At airports like Heathrow, London, you should go at least two hours before your flight. It’s so big (some exits are approached after 20 to 25 minutes of walking), which can very easily miss your flight.
• A second pair of shoes – and much more flip-flops in the summer – is necessary on multi-day trips, so you will not find yourself unpleasantly surprised.
• Be sure to be informed of your roaming charges by your mobile operator so that you do not have to pay for the return fee. It is a pitty!
• Beware of currency exchange. Do research before. In London, for example, if you make money from your debit card from an ATM local bank, they will keep you less at a commission than at the airport exchange offices.
• Even if you trust your airline (you go to check-in, passport or ID, find your e-ticket and issue the boarding pass), it is a good idea to have you printed and confirm the market with the details Position and flight. You never know what can happen .!