#1 When traveling abroad, make sure to have a small amount of local currency on hand when you arrive. Some countries have difficulty changing currency past business hours. Almost all large banks will sell foreign currency, so get it before you go and you’ll have one less thing to worry about when you arrive at your destination.
#2 Get a room on the highest floor possible. This might not seem like a big deal, but thieves have easy access to first-floor or ground-floor rooms. Also, a room without sliding doors is highly recommended. They are much easier for thieves to access.
#3 If you are going to vacation at a National Park you should get a National Park season pass. The pass is $50, and it can be used at any of the parks for a year.
#4 To avoid jet lag, try to stay up until about 8pm local time. With jet lag having set in, you must keep from sleeping too early or take the chance of prolonging it. The sooner you adjust to your local time, the sooner your jet lag will leave you.
#5 A vacation does not mean that it has to be far from home. There’s always something nearby that you can do to have a blast. You could always save money by staying in local areas and helping out local businesses. You may find surprising, fun places right in your own area.
#6 When traveling, be vigilant about protecting your possessions. Tourists are easy marks for criminals. Tuck bags and purses under your arm where it is close to your body. Also, do not use bags that someone can easily open on a crowded subway or in another crowded public area. Make sure you take this advice into consideration when purchasing a dependable travel bag.