Travel is full of major decisions — like which country to visit, how much to spend, and when to stop waiting and finally make that all-important airfare purchase. But beyond the big picture, it’s the little things that can make a trip easier and less stressful.
Passports, visas, and all of the important stuff.
First, and most important, make sure you have all of your travel documents packed together and within easy reach before leaving home. Besides making sure your passport is valid, you will also need to check the regulations of the country that you are traveling to, as some destinations require that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date.
Never pack your passport in your suitcase, carry it with you at all times. An idea that will save you time is to pack your passport, additional ID, and your flight voucher all together. Moreover, you can print out the hotel’s name, address, and phone number, then program the latter into your cell phone. It’s also a good idea to print out a map of the hotel’s neighborhood, whether for your own use or to show to a confused cab driver.
Weigh your luggage before you go!
Be aware of restrictions on the size and number of bags you may bring onto your flight. Moreover, you can use a Sttelli Digital Luggage Scale to weigh your luggage to ensure you are within the weight limits for the particular airline you are traveling with. You don’t want to be one of those people at the top of the queue taking clothes out of one bag and placing them in another.
You will also want to avoid any excess baggage charges, as not only are these very expensive, but you usually have to line up at the ticket desk to pay them and then line up again to check in. This can be very stressful if you are short on time and the security line is very long.
Pack essentials in your carry-on
Recent stats indicate that, on average, at least one bag on every flight is lost or delayed, if there’s anything you can’t live without, pack it in your carry-on. This is especially true of items that are not easily or inexpensively replaced, such as medications or any valuables.
You’ll get through the airport security faster if you pack your carry-on more efficiently. For example, have your quart-size plastic bag with liquids and gels packed in an outside pouch or right near the top of your bag so that you can easily pull it out for screening.
In conclusion, traveling to a new place should always be an exciting experience, so make sure that you start it off on the right foot by being fully prepared with Sttelli luggage sets and travel accessories. Bon voyage!