Monday, November 16, 2015

By World traveling club Travel ExplorersIt"s been said before, but that
doesn"t make it less true: Smart people learn from their mistakes, and smarter
people learn from the mistakes of others.
That"s why we always keep our ears
open for good advice from travelers in the know.
The savvy tips, the
insightful observations, the time-saving strategies — they stay with us
and help us avoid common pitfalls and stress.
Just ask the World traveling
club Travel Explorers; they"ve learned a lot during their near-constant
travels, and they"ve also learned a lot from others.
Last week they revealed
the worst advice they were ever given; this week, they share the best.
Take
notes…
The best travel advice and recommendations can lead to a carefree
getaway.
(Photo: iStock/FredFroese)
Hotel Research Is Key
"Do research to
find a reputable B&B or hotel with local color.
My favorite sites to
discover these gems include: ahotellife.com, lonelyplanet.com, and
trippy.com.
Also, the destination"s tourism board is a great, on-the-ground
resource as well — email or call them." —Lanee Lee, Voyage
Vixens
Consider Hostels
"Stay at hostels (preferably private rooms).
You"ll
meet a ton of other like-minded travelers, end up dancing your ass off, and
walking home at dawn with stories to tell for years to come!" —Laurel
Robbin, Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel Blog
Hungry travelers are grumpy travelers.
Pack snacks for everyone.
(Photo:
iStock/Imgorthand)
Kids Need Snacks
"Take extra snacks for kids when
traveling.
When there are delays, it"s absolutely fine as long as the kids
aren"t hungry.
If the kids are hungry, it can make for a miserable day."
—Eric Stoen,Travel BabboAdults Need Snacks
"Always carry some
emergency snacks.
You never know when hunger might strike or you simply don"t
wish to spend time searching for food.
As a vegetarian we"ve found it even
more helpful considering the limited options available in places off the
beaten track." —Rishabh Shah, Gypsy Couple
Related: The Worst Travel
Advice We"ve Ever Been Given
Pack Light
"Save time (skip baggage claim),
money (baggage fees), and aggravation (theft, loss, delay), plus it"s easier
to be mobile and on the go.
Bonus is that you get to shop for items in foreign
markets and stores.
You never know what kind of toothpaste and shampoo you
will find!" —Charles McCool, McCool Travel
Pack Smart
"Whatever you
pack, you should be able to carry it yourself without much effort.
Don"t
overload yourself with heavy bags: Take fewer shoes, pack clothes in the same
color scheme (so that you can more easily mix and match), and leave some room
in your suitcase to bring back a souvenir." —Christine Amoros, C"est
Christine Health Essentials
"It"s always good to have some Imodium and
mosquito spray.
Sometimes you need them immediately and the store could be a
fair distance away from your current location." —Pamela MacNaughtan,
Savoir Faire Abroad
Reduce Flight Stress
"When flying, it usually is worth
the extra money to fly nonstop or at the very least, go for the fewest number
of stops.
It might be more expensive, but you will minimize stress and the
likelihood of losing luggage or having delays.
Plus, you"ll have more time in
your destination! Another good tip that I live by is to always fly
carry-on.
It"s never worth checking a bag to have those extra shoes.
Pare your
packing down and you will be lighter, faster and you"ll be more
self-sufficient! Not to mention, you"ll save money on baggage fees."
—Kelley FerroRelated: The Most Annoying Travel Pet Peeves Ever!
Travel
Often
"Travel every six weeks of your life.
This advice was given to me by a
trainer that I hired for my first business.
If it was not for him, I don"t
think I would have ever traveled as much as I have.
It worked for my family,
with a little adjusting here and there, but we pulled it off.
I made the
lifestyle choice to travel and have now traveled every six weeks of my life
for more than 20 years." —Cacinda Maloney, Points and Travel Don"t
wait to find someone to travel with you — go it alone at least
once.
(Photo: iStock/Tarik Kizilkaya)
Travel Solo
"Travel alone at least
once.
Everywhere you go you will meet people more easily and be invited into
their homes.
Solo travelers enjoy the freedom of making all the decisions,
experiencing the world unfiltered by anyone else"s perspective (i.e.,
complaining or talking about restaurants in your hometown), and living
intensely in the moment.
I was told: Just go! Not having a travel companion is
no reason to stay home." —Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy TravelerRelated: How
These 10 Trips Changed Our Lives Forever
Do Disney Right
"Stay in one of the
Disney resorts when visiting Orlando.
We tried to save money by staying
offsite, but my fellow PTA moms told me about the perks I was missing:
extended park hours, free transit, and VIP character experiences.
On future
trips we stayed at a number of onsite properties and the trip was logistically
easier with three kids and much more fun." —Catherine Bennett Kopf, The
Open Suitcase
Listen to Your Instincts
"If you feel like a situation
may be dodgy, then it probably is.
The vast majority of people you meet
traveling are wonderful people, and 99 percent of the locals you encounter
will try to help you.
But if you get that bad feeling about something, it is
best to simply walk away.
It might mean you miss out on a wonderful
interaction, or it could save you from a lot of trouble."—Jarryd Salem,
Nomadasaurus Sometimes you have to put the camera down and just
enjoy.
(Photo: iStock/MarioGuti)Be in the Moment
"Put your camera down and
enjoy the moment.
As an avid travel photographer, at first this advice sounded
like an oxymoron.
But I later realized it was sound advice.
I love taking
pictures but it"s also important to savor new experiences without thinking
about the lighting or the composition or anything else for that matter."
—Susan Portnoy, The Insatiable TravelerSit in the Front Seat
"As a
solo female traveler when you get a taxi or driver in another country, sit in
the front seat with them if possible.
This way you have a chance to
‘fight back" if they try to do anything unsafe like drive you somewhere
they aren"t supposed to.
You can grab the wheel, or try to honk the horn.
But
if you are in the back you are stuck and can"t really do anything.
In
addition, even if you don"t have a cell connection, act like you do.
Make a
fake call so that they know you have a 'lifeline"." —Sherry Ott,
Ott"s World
Attitude Counts
"The best advice I got was to travel ‘for
the story." It means something both professionally (given my job as a
journalist) and personally (nothing goes as planned, especially when
traveling).
Practically speaking, though, some of the best travel advice I"ve
ever gotten was to wear a wedding ring when traveling alone."
—Alexandra E.
Petri, The Write Way Around "

Take a Culinary Tour
with a Passionate Local Foodie
"In Budapest, I did a four-hour walk-and-taste
with a young cookbook writer.
I tried market specialties such as a bitter
liqueur and sheep-cheese chocolate, and learned about outstanding Hungarian
dishes I never knew existed." —La Carmina
WATCH: The 30 Worst
Decisions You Can Make at an Airport
Let World traveling club Travel
inspire you every day.
"
By World traveling club Travel Explorers It's been said before, but that
doesn't make it less true: Smart people learn from their mistakes, and
smarter people learn from the mistakes of others.
That's why we always keep
our ears open for good advice from travelers in the know.
The savvy tips, the
insightful observations, the time-saving strategies — they stay with us and
help us avoid common pitfalls and stress.
Just ask the World traveling club
Travel Explorers; they've learned a lot during their near-constant travels,
and they've also learned a lot from others..Pack Smart
"Whatever you pack,
you should be able to carry it yourself without much effort.
Don"t overload
yourself with heavy bags: Take fewer shoes, pack clothes in the same color
scheme (so that you can more easily mix and match), and leave some room in
your suitcase to bring back a souvenir." —Christine Amoros, C"est
Christine Health Essentials
"It"s always good to have some Imodium and
mosquito spray.
Sometimes you need them immediately and the store could be a
fair distance away from your current location." —Pamela MacNaughtan,
Savoir Faire Abroad
Reduce Flight Stress
"When flying, it usually is worth
the extra money to fly nonstop or at the very least, go for the fewest number
of stops.
It might be more expensive, but you will minimize stress and the
likelihood of losing luggage or having delays.
Plus, you"ll have more time in
your destination! Another good tip that I live by is to always fly
carry-on.
It"s never worth checking a bag to have those extra shoes.
Pare your
packing down and you will be lighter, faster and you"ll be more
self-sufficient! Not to mention, you"ll save money on baggage fees."
—Kelley FerroRelated: The Most Annoying Travel Pet Peeves Ever!
Travel
Often
"Travel every six weeks of your life.
This advice was given to me by a
trainer that I hired for my first business.
If it was not for him, I don"t
think I would have ever traveled as much as I have.
It worked for my family,
with a little adjusting here and there, but we pulled it off.
I made the
lifestyle choice to travel and have now traveled every six weeks of my life
for more than 20 years." —Cacinda Maloney, Points and Travel Don"t
wait to find someone to travel with you — go it alone at least
once.
(Photo: iStock/Tarik Kizilkaya)
Travel Solo
"Travel alone at least
once.
Everywhere you go you will meet people more easily and be invited into
their homes.
Solo travelers enjoy the freedom of making all the decisions,
experiencing the world unfiltered by anyone else"s perspective (i.e.,
complaining or talking about restaurants in your hometown), and living
intensely in the moment.
I was told: Just go! Not having a travel companion is
no reason to stay home." —Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy TravelerRelated: How
These 10 Trips Changed Our Lives Forever
Do Disney Right
"Stay in one of the
Disney resorts when visiting Orlando.
We tried to save money by staying
offsite, but my fellow PTA moms told me about the perks I was missing:
extended park hours, free transit, and VIP character experiences.
On future
trips we stayed at a number of onsite properties and the trip was logistically
easier with three kids and much more fun." —Catherine Bennett Kopf, The
Open Suitcase
Listen to Your Instincts
"If you feel like a situation
may be dodgy, then it probably is.
The vast majority of people you meet
traveling are wonderful people, and 99 percent of the locals you encounter
will try to help you.
But if you get that bad feeling about something, it is
best to simply walk away.
It might mean you miss out on a wonderful
interaction, or it could save you from a lot of trouble."—Jarryd Salem,
Nomadasaurus Sometimes you have to put the camera down and just
enjoy.
(Photo: iStock/MarioGuti)Be in the Moment
"Put your camera down and
enjoy the moment.
As an avid travel photographer, at first this advice sounded
like an oxymoron.
But I later realized it was sound advice.
I love taking
pictures but it"s also important to savor new experiences without thinking
about the lighting or the composition or anything else for that matter."
—Susan Portnoy, The Insatiable TravelerSit in the Front Seat
"As a
solo female traveler when you get a taxi or driver in another country, sit in
the front seat with them if possible.
This way you have a chance to
‘fight back" if they try to do anything unsafe like drive you somewhere
they aren"t supposed to.
You can grab the wheel, or try to honk the horn.
But
if you are in the back you are stuck and can"t really do anything.
In
addition, even if you don"t have a cell connection, act like you do.
Make a
fake call so that they know you have a 'lifeline"." —Sherry Ott,
Ott"s World
Attitude Counts
"The best advice I got was to travel ‘for
the story." It means something both professionally (given my job as a
journalist) and personally (nothing goes as planned, especially when
traveling).
Practically speaking, though, some of the best travel advice I"ve
ever gotten was to wear a wedding ring when traveling alone."
—Alexandra E.
Petri, The Write Way Around "

Take a Culinary Tour
with a Passionate Local Foodie
"In Budapest, I did a four-hour walk-and-taste
with a young cookbook writer.
I tried market specialties such as a bitter
liqueur and sheep-cheese chocolate, and learned about outstanding Hungarian
dishes I never knew existed." —La Carmina
WATCH: The 30 Worst
Decisions You Can Make at an Airport
Let World traveling club Travel
inspire you every day.
"
By World traveling club Travel Explorers It's been said before, but that
doesn't make it less true: Smart people learn from their mistakes, and
smarter people learn from the mistakes of others.
That's why we always keep
our ears open for good advice from travelers in the know.
The savvy tips, the
insightful observations, the time-saving strategies — they stay with us and
help us avoid common pitfalls and stress.
Just ask the World traveling club
Travel Explorers; they've learned a lot during their near-constant travels,
and they've also learned a lot from others.

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