Last year, passengers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport were the most forgetful (or generous, perhaps): Travelers there left behind $70,615 in unintentional ‘tips’ for TSA.
Use luggage or packs that have easily accessed exterior pockets, “and do all your stashing at home or office, or in the car before departing for the airport
If this looks like something you’d love to be doing right now…think about booking a trip to Italy.
A little research goes a long ways…especially if you’re traveling to a new place.
Some ideas to think about for your next trip.
Ask for senior discounts or frequent user plans for fares, hotels, and tickets.
Know what to expect on your trip by researching airport terminal maps, customs forms, immigration forms, and travel regulations in the country of your destination.
Print out and share your travel documents. Make copies of your boarding pass, driver’s license, emergency contacts, medical information, passport ID page, travel insurance documents, and visas. Keep one copy with you, send one to the people you are visiting, and give one to your traveling partner.
Leave the bling at home. Wearing expensive jewelry can make you an easy target.
Avoid airport hassles by arriving at the airport, terminal, and gate early.
Keep medications handy by placing them in your carry-on bag.
Drink plenty of water, especially on long flights.
Bring something healthy, like energy bars, fruit, or nuts.
Stand up and stretch as often as possible to avoid deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which can cause death.
If spicy foods don’t agree with you, avoid them. If traveling in a country where you don’t drink the water, then don’t drink anything with ice in it or fruits or vegetables where you cannot remove the skin.