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Old 02-04-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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perfect travel tips ?

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6. Booking a Room in a Sold Out Hotel
If the place you want to stay is sold out, book an alternative hotel and keeping calling the hotel of your choice. Be sure to have the actual hotel number and not the toll free number. Ask to be put on a waiting list and explain how much you really want to be there. Be a friend on the phone & be persistent.
5. Get the Best Seat on the Flight
Book early and get to choose your seat! Keep checking for seating assignments online and even ask the gate when you arrive (if you want a new seat) Remember to be polite!
4. Avoid calling toll free hotel numbers.
Call directly to the hotel for better deals, negotiate, and speak directly to the manager. Call and create a relationship with the hotel. They will remember you!
3. Learn the local language.
Learn basic phrases to show respect to the country you are visiting. You can always go online, download a language lesson, and stick it right on your ipod. Listen to it on the plane and be prepared to show the native people you are being respectful of them.
2. Invoke Rule 240!
No matter what it is a rule that if your flight is cancelled, the airline has to put you on the next flight going to your destination, even if it is with another airline. NO MATTER WHAT. This is an airlines best secret, they don't want travelers to know! Here are the airlines that enforce Rule 240: American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United Air, and US Airways. Be polite when asking about this rule because it is a pain for the airlines. However, they have to put you on the next flight. If you don't want to wait in the lines at the airport, call them!
1. Avoid getting lost, get a GPS!
That's an easy one. Take your gps or get one in your rental car so you don't get lost while exploring your destination. Keep it safe and simple!
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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Oww.. thanks for the wonderful tips. by the way.. what do you mean of GPS? ^_^
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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Your travel companion doesnít need to be your soul mate, but you should have a few interests in common. Itís nice if you both like hanging out at art galleries, for example, or are both keen on trying new foods. You probably wonít spend all day, every day together, so itís not important that your interests completely overlap, but if you donít have anything that you actually want to do together, you are probably better off traveling solo.
A couple of years ago I took a trip to the south-west of England with a friend of mine, and the reason it worked well is we had some shared interests, but not everything. We both wanted to do some hiking along the coast, and spent a great day sharing this adventure together. Another day, I checked out the local art galleries while Tatiana headed off on another coastal walk, and we met up later for dinner with a few stories to tell each other. That seemed like the perfect balance of shared interests.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:19 AM   #4
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Nice Tips!Thanks for sharing.we must keep this things in mind while travelling.
And this tips helps to enjoy our journey in a better way.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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All the tips are very good.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:06 AM   #6
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Don't Take a Vacation From Health - The stress and excitement of travel can make you more likely to get sick, but if you follow a few simple tips, you're more likely to stay healthy throughout your trip — and your trip will definitely be more enjoyable. The good news is that as a teen, your immune system is as strong as an adult's, but lack of sleep and a poor diet can make it easier for you to become sick
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:13 PM   #7
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Hello friends

ell today is it! Tomorrow it's back to work, back to grad. school, and back to reality. I have done my laundry, watched some football, hung out with my mom, dad, and sister and now I'm just hanging with the husband. When my life is "back in session" I seem to never have the moments where I just get to sit and relax on the couch. Usually I think, "Oh, I'm sooo bored!" but man have I loved just doing a whole lot of nothing over this holiday break. This morning I woke up around 10 and flipped through the channels on t.v. I came across a network that I never watched before. I now have to admit that it is my new favorite! They have shows for decorating, eating, and my favorite... traveling!
This morning there was a show called Top 20 Travel Tips! How perfect! The hubby and I started researching our next destination which was decided as Jamaica for our next trip! We are going Dec. 26th-Jan.2nd! Phew...long time to wait huh?!? I found myself taking notes as I was watching the show. I don't know if it was for blogging purposes or if it was because I was THAT interested in these tips. hmm. Who knows?!? All I know is I wrote all twenty of them down and now I want to share them with you!

Thanks for sharing us ...
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:08 AM   #8
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Perfect health tips ?

Nice tips ! Thanks for the sharing the informative information
Have a nice time a head
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:46 PM   #9
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Hi, thanks for the cool tips. I feel these are really useful and such tips and lists keep you reach places in time and enjoy in the perfect way.
Keep sharing such information.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:24 AM   #10
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  • To beat jetlag, book an overnight flight or one that arrives in the evening when travelling east so you can either catch your sleep on the flight or as soon as you get in to your destination.
  • To prevent the swelling of feet as is wont to happen on long flights, walk in the aisle at intervals and try not to take off your shoes.
  • Refrain from OD-ing on the free booze when on a flight, as too much alcohol causes dehydration. Tank up instead on aqua-pura.
  • When making flight reservation, remember to request for special meals if you have any food restrictions.
  • After September 11, airlines follow very strict security procedures. So make sure you reach the airport for check in well before departure time. Its best to check with the airline regarding how much in advance you should be at the airport.
  • If your baggage does not arrive on the same flight as you, fill out a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), with a description of the baggage, a list of contents and address to which it should be forwarded. If your baggage does not arrive at all, place a claim with the airline within 21 days.
  • Overbooking is a fact of life in the airline industry. If you are not in a particular hurry to get to your destination then volunteer to give your seat up and take the next flight. The airline will provide you a hotel room and other frills, so you can end up having an extended vacation at the airlines expense!
  • Do not accept any package from a stranger.
  • For a smooth ride on a plane, choose the seats located near the wings as if the plane hits an air pocket, this is where you will get the least amount of bumps.
  • If you are planning to watch the in flight movie, choose the fourth or fifth row from the screen to avoid getting a neck cramp.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, take an anti sickness pill before the flight. The pill won't help much, if you have it after you have started feeling sick!
  • Abide by the list of items prohibited on board and carry most items like skis/cues/walking canes/sticks/Swiss knives in checked in baggage - this smoothens the check-in process plus avoids the risk of confiscation and unnecessary delays.
  • Last and this is equally important - report any unattended items in the airport or aircraft to the nearest airport or airline personnel.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #11
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Don't take the local foods from the first day, one or two days will be on the problem of jetlog, whether changes and more, can try local foods after a week.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:32 AM   #12
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Hello friends

*** I have posted this thread already in the lounge, but found out that this forum will be more appropriate. Sorry for double posting ***
For all of my life, I have been searching for the perfect camera for travelling. So far, I have worn out more than a dozen cameras, and since my current camera has become outdated by technological advances, I am looking for a new one: the perfect travel camera.
Here are my requirements:
- The perfect travel camera should be as compact as possible. It must fit into a trouser pocket or a breast pocket of a shirt. I want my travel camera ALWAYS with me - in the restaurant, in the theatre, on the beach, in a museum. And I do not want to carry a camera bag. This requirements eliminates all SLR cameras (which I use when I am alone and have time).
- The perfect travel camera needs a wide range optical zoom - starting from at least 28mm (35mm equivalent) to at least 200mm. This requirement eliminates all cameras with less than 8x optical zoom. And it requires an image stabilizer (otherwise a tele lens would be useless).
- The perfect travel camera must deliver high quality images under all light conditions, especially under lowlight conditions (like when I am on a nightly stroll through a city).

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:00 AM   #13
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Have Something in Common

Your travel companion doesnít need to be your soul mate, but you should have a few interests in common. Itís nice if you both like hanging out at art galleries, for example, or are both keen on trying new foods. You probably wonít spend all day, every day together, so itís not important that your interests completely overlap, but if you donít have anything that you actually want to do together, you are probably better off traveling solo.A couple of years ago I took a trip to the south-west of England with a friend of mine, and the reason it worked well is we had some shared interests, but not everything. We both wanted to do some hiking along the coast, and spent a great day sharing this adventure together.

Avoid Neurotic Travelers

Know someone whoís really, really neat? Or who always asks for special side dishes at a restaurant? These kinds of traits may not be a big deal when youíre in your hometown but take these habits on the road and theyíll soon drive you mad.My other half often tells the story of a trip he made around Greece with a colleague of his who he didnít know that well. They were backpacking, on the cheap, but that didnít stop this colleague neurotically repacking his backpack every morning before they set off. Heíd empty the entire backpack, refold all his clothes, put each toiletry item in a separate plastic bag and then repack it all.
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Well today is it! Tomorrow it's back to work, back to grad. school, and back to reality. I have done my laundry, watched some football, hung out with my mom, dad, and sister and now I'm just hanging with the husband. When my life is "back in session" I seem to never have the moments where I just get to sit and relax on the couch. Usually I think, "Oh, I'm sooo bored!" but man have I loved just doing a whole lot of nothing over this holiday break. This morning I woke up around 10 and flipped through the channels on t.v. I came across a network that I never watched before. I now have to admit that it is my new favorite! They have shows for decorating, eating, and my favorite... traveling!
This morning there was a show called Top 20 Travel Tips! How perfect! The hubby and I started researching our next destination which was decided as Jamaica for our next trip! We are going Dec. 26th-Jan.2nd! Phew...long time to wait huh?!? I found myself taking notes as I was watching the show. I don't know if it was for blogging purposes or if it was because I was THAT interested in these tips.
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1. In some places tap water is not safe. Ask around and drink bottled water most of the time if you don't know that the water is safe. Ice in drinks can make you sick too, so ask for drinks without ice in unsafe areas.
2. Some types of food can be washed in unsafe water, so choose foods that are very hot when served, or fruit that you can peel yourself.
3. Carry a first aid kit with you.
4. If you are going to be doing something physical, like hiking, make sure you do the prior training so you are fit enough.
5. Be sun smart Ė check out the topic Sun protection.
6. Have safe sex Ė check out Safer sex.
7.If you are going to scuba dive, don't fly within 24 hours after the dive.
8. Do lots of research. Read about the places you will be travelling in - check online and buy some travel books. You can get second-hand travel books from some charity stores - ring around. You need to follow cultural and local expectations of good behaviour.
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1. In some places tap water is not safe. Ask around and drink bottled water most of the time if you don't know that the water is safe. Ice in drinks can make you sick too, so ask for drinks without ice in unsafe areas.
2. Some types of food can be washed in unsafe water, so choose foods that are very hot when served, or fruit that you can peel yourself.
3. Carry a first aid kit with you.
4. If you are going to be doing something physical, like hiking, make sure you do the prior training so you are fit enough.
5. Be sun smart Ė check out the topic Sun protection.
6. Have safe sex Ė check out Safer sex.
7.If you are going to scuba dive, don't fly within 24 hours after the dive.
8. Do lots of research. Read about the places you will be travelling in - check online and buy some travel books. You can get second-hand travel books from some charity stores - ring around. You need to follow cultural and local expectations of good behaviour.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #17
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Have Something in Common

Your travel companion doesnít need to be your soul mate, but you should have a few interests in common. Itís nice if you both like hanging out at art galleries, for example, or are both keen on trying new foods. You probably wonít spend all day, every day together, so itís not important that your interests completely overlap, but if you donít have anything that you actually want to do together, you are probably better off traveling solo.A couple of years ago I took a trip to the south-west of England with a friend of mine, and the reason it worked well is we had some shared interests, but not everything. We both wanted to do some hiking along the coast, and spent a great day sharing this adventure together.

Avoid Neurotic Travelers

Know someone whoís really, really neat? Or who always asks for special side dishes at a restaurant? These kinds of traits may not be a big deal when youíre in your hometown but take these habits on the road and theyíll soon drive you mad.My other half often tells the story of a trip he made around Greece with a colleague of his who he didnít know that well. They were backpacking, on the cheap, but that didnít stop this colleague neurotically repacking his backpack every morning before they set off. Heíd empty the entire backpack, refold all his clothes, put each toiletry item in a separate plastic bag and then repack it all.
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