Summer is almost upon us and if you have some free time before you start summer classes or a job, then it's possible that you are going on a vacation somewhere. Hopefully, this article will give you a few tips to make your travel experience go smoothly.
I have been fortunate enough to experience air-travel for all of my life, so I can give you some of my insight. I would say that the golden rule is to be patient. There are always mysteries and uncertainties in air travel, and while it can be frustrating sometimes, you can only be patient. You have to keep in mind that there is always room for something to go wrong and plan accordingly. So before you step foot into an airport, always plan for the worst. Don't be upset if your flight gets canceled or delayed. Try and take the good with the bad and don't let one small thing ruin your travel experience.
Remember to pack lightly if you can. It's not any easier to tote around a 1-ton suitcase full of stuff you probably won't need. Plus, airlines may charge extra if you have something over 50lbs. So be sure to make a list of everything you need to pack, and really think about what you will need and will not need.
For your destination, you probably would want cool things to see and do. I found a cool website: WikiVoyage which gives you great tips for your destination. It can also give you local safety tips, eating recommendations, and transportation options.It also doesn't hurt to look at Google Maps for your destination since there are many different places listed with customer reviews.
If you are traveling somewhere internationally, please do not drink the tap water. Drink bottled water for your duration there. Your digestive system will thank you if you keep on a strict bottled water routine. This also leads me to my next tip: don't forget to bring some basic medicine on your travel journey. I'm talking about Pepto Bismol, Aspirin, allergy medicine, etc. It really helps to be a step ahead in case if you get sick, so you won't have to skip a day of seeing things you want to see.
Stay safe on your travels, and trust your gut instinct. Watch how much you drink, and make sure you keep your eyes on your drink at all times. Don't put yourself out there as a clueless tourist by keeping your valuable items out in the open either.
I hope these travel tips help you on your next vacation!