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MARCIA'S

TRAVEL TIPS

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Here you will find just a few of Marcia's 'travel tips' - compiled from her many years of travel.  

 

If you have a tip for Marcia, we would love to hear from you!

KEEP NOURISHED

January 01, 2020

When traveling across many time zones, take a couple of granola bars or packaged snacks. Your stomach may take a few days to acclimate to the new time zone and this will nourish you when you may need a meal at an inconvenient time or place.

TAKE YOUR OWN MUG

January 01, 2020

Take your own insulated coffee mug. Fill it in the hotel and use it as a take-out cup. It also keeps cold drinks cold around the pool.

MAKE YOUR BAG STAND OUT

January 01, 2020

Mark checked bags with a unique tag or stencil to set it apart from others on the luggage carousel.

CURRENCY CONVERSION CHEAT CARD

January 01, 2020

Make yourself a currency conversion chart on an index card. Put US dollars on one side and foreign currency on the other. It will make converting easy until you get the hang of it. Do you know that computation skills are some of the first to go when jet lag strikes? So it is not because you are bad at math.

DON'T RISK IT

January 01, 2020

Do not travel with anything you are not willing to lose. This means in carry on or checked bags. It is not worth the risk.

KEEP YOUR WALLET ORGANISED

January 01, 2020

Use a wallet or change purse with several compartments to keep your foreign currencies separated.

LUGGAGE POLICIES

January 01, 2020

Luggage policies differ between carriers and change frequently. For proper information, check with the airline directly. 

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COPY THOSE CARDS

Enlarge photocopies of your credit cards, both front and back. The back is important because for the emergency contact numbers for loss or theft. Enlarging it makes it easy to read the fine print.

KEEP AN INDEX CARD OF YOUR FREQUENT FLYER NUMBERS

Keep an index card of your frequent flyer numbers. Be sure to give the number to the airline at check in. This will help insure you receive proper credit for the flight. Always retain your boarding passes until you confirm receipt of your mileage.

ONE BANDANA - MANY USES

A simple $1 cotton bandana has many uses on the road. Use it to dry your hands, as a napkin or a placemat for a picnic, cover your mouth in the dust, dry off a seat, wrap a sandwich or (heaven forbid) make a tourniquet. They wash easily in the sink and are dry in the morning. Take two!

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