How do you convey the address of your hotel to your taxi driver in Paris when you don’t speak his version of French and you can’t understand the questions he’s asking you? Maybe you saved the emailed copy of your confirmation…but you’re in a cab without wifi…and your phone doesn’t work in Europe.
You could show him your confirmation email that you printed and have with you. It may be ‘old school’…but it works.
Do you back up your travel documents that would be catastrophic to lose? Copies of your passport, travel insurance policy, credit card info, or other identification info are vital to have when traveling.
You can keep these safe by using cloud technology like Dropbox, Google Drive, InfoSafe, and others.
I know you want to see it all when you travel. But, you know what? That’s impossible.
In fact, you should leave room in your schedule for those unexpected delights. If you slow down and enjoy the trip…chances are your entire experience will be better.
Guess what…you can come back to take in the sights you missed or want to revisit. It’s a whole lot more fun that way.
Many of you probably start planning your trips fairly early, especially if looking for flights to Europe, across the US, or a complicated itinerary.
When you start checking airfares, do you wonder if they will go down? Should you wait? How do you know?
One tool I found is to use Kayak. Put in your cities and dates. Then use their feature called Price Trend which shows whether the fare for your flight has been rising or falling. It also advises if you if you should purchase now or wait, with a confidence percentage.
You know you need to fill up the rental car before you return it. But…you forgot to check where the closest place to do that is.
Next time, on your way out of the rental car facility…check for gas stations. Or…check your smart phone before you’re in a rush to catch your flight.