10 Simple Tips for a Smoother Trip


You’ve been planning that trip for a while now and you think you are ready to head out. While you have all your RV supplies in place, that is not all you need for a smooth trip. Here are ten tips to keep you company as you head out on your trip.

  1. Park your car with its nose out

When parking your car, position the front side out for ease of repair or hitching to a tow truck when the battery dies. When in a hurry, you tend to forget some items including turning off the inner lights.

  1. Have all your essentials in a carry-on bag

This is so that, in the case your luggage gets lost, you will still have the most important items with you. Don’t be the guy who thinks that his or her luggage is always safe and ends up sorry. Be safe.

  1. Have around foreign currencies

If you are​ a frequent traveler, you could be having some foreign currencies in your drawers. Carry these ones when heading out as they could come in handy in some locations where some major world currencies such as the dollar or euro do not apply.

  1. Know your way with porters

Most of us assume that we need to use porters or skycaps while in airports or docking stations. The truth is that you can skip them if you are not in such a hurry as you will be saving yourself some money. They can, however, save you lots of time when in a hurry.

  1. Make your luggage easy to recognize

Chances are that half of the bags in the airport are almost similar to yours in looks and size. To set yourself aside, tie a ribbon on it or some other colorful pattern on it.

  1. Find economy parking lots

If you are going away for some days, the best way to avoid big parking tickets is finding the economy parking slots for your car. Go especially for the parking lots off the airport but belonging to the airport as they often have the lowest prices to save you lots of money.

  1. Know enough about your hotel

If you are going to a new location and you know very little about it, have enough details about it so that you can get yourself out of a tricky situation. That includes phone numbers, maps and any other vital details about your location.

  1. Don’t toss away that boarding pass

Most people toss away their boarding passes the moment they step off the plane. For all you may know, that is one mistake you don’t want to be making. Save the boarding pass as it will come in handy when you want a discount for your mileage and for tax purposes.

  1. Have fast seat assignments

Whenever you want to head out for your trip, make sure you have your seat assigned to you as fast as possible. It increases your chances of getting a seat by the window or the aisle. If the assignment is delayed, you could miss out on the flight in totality.

  1. Memorize your flight details

That includes your flight number, seat number and many other details. They may come in handy especially when other details about your flight are not given out easily. For all you may know, some airlines​ only use flight numbers and not destinations which may make it hard knowing your actual flight if you don’t know its number.

These tips will keep you ahead of the crowd in terms of avoiding the most common problems people face while travelling.


Author bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Lebanon.

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