Looking for a bathroom? Use
the word 'toilet'. That's the term likely 2 B understood by most
people in most places.
proactive. B4 going 2airport put change,keys,cellphone, rings,etc.
into ur carryon.Makes security check easy.
a fleece jacket? Don't! Wear it onto the plane. Saves room in your
luggage+is a gr8 pillow.
with a pet? Be sure to carry record of all shots. U may be asked
for proof of immunization.
room facing a main street can mean traffic sounds well into wee
hrs. Trade view 4 good nights sleep.
thick sweatshirt @ front of backback. If thief slits pack with knife
sweatshirt protects contents.
souvenir? Cut used water bottle in 2. Wrap tiny item in sock+put
in bottle.Tape bottle closed. Pack!
flying fight dryness in air. Keep half cup water on ur tray. Water
evaporates+adds moisture to air.
a few cheap dollarstore padded envelopes in ur pack. Use them 2
mail little gifts from on the road.
solo in North America? Here's a list of Museum Events for Singles.
every stay in major city try 2 take 1 day in nearby town. Change
of pace helps U 2 appreciate both more.
busy event with kids? Write ur cellphone# in marker on their arm.
a novel featuring your next destination+start the book on ur flight
over. Heightens anticipation!
close of each travel day record 1 thought-good or bad. Becomes mini
diary of sites,encounters+emotions.
backup! Store vital travel docs only on secure sites online. Regular
email accounts can be hacked.
your camera away 4 a bit. Take in the full travel experience+deposit
in your memory bank instead.
kids 2 buy+write 1 postcard per day. Save. Makes gr8 show+tell travel
album for family records.
pack good jewelry. Buy something 'fun 2 wear' from street vendor
at UR destination. Safer+gr8 souvenir.
a city with nasty reputation 4 safety? Look less like a tourist
by swapping ur shoes 4 local sandals.
throat on the road? Save pac of salt from resto. Dissolve in hot
with toddlers? Put UR business card with cell# in their pocket just
in case they wander off.
10PM at home. He's in Beijing. Too late to call? Use WorldClock
2 find out http://bit.ly/uHD3I
small mesh laundry bags from dollarstore 2 pack UR clothes. Underwear
in 1, tshirts in other, etc.
much does it cost in UR currency? Create+print a currency converter
on business? Flying at noon makes sense cuz like highways, airports
also have rush hours.
charge more 2 launder women's shirt than men's. Having laundry done-call
your tailored shirt a man's.
to knit on airplane? TSA says pack needles under 31 in.+ made of
bamboo or plastic (no metal). Your best bet is to pack knitting
needles that are no longer than 31 inches and that are made of bamboo
or plastic (rather than metal).
sample pacs of moisturizer 4 travel.Don't tear open.Make pin hole+squeeze
small amt each use.Lasts longer.
$$ Don't buy bottled water from mini bar.Fill UR own bottle free
from fountain in fitness center.
cloth diaper makes a gr8 hand towel when backpacking. It's absorbent,
folds flat, rinses easily+dries quickly.
Japan beware of groping on packed trains. During peak hrs look 4
'female cars' located at end of train.
have fare ready B4 entering subway/bus, etc. This way potential
thieves never see where UR wallet is.