Anyone who travels on a regular basis knows that there’s plenty of ways to make the experience a little bit easier. Before you go travelling, you should consider doing the following:
Load up your phone with apps. Whether you’re after a travel guide, a map, a dictionary or a phrase book, there are apps for pretty much everything that you can think of, many of which are completely free to download.
Book flights for affordable times. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays tend to be the busiest times for airports, and flights on these days can end up being much more expensive. If you can, book a midweek flight instead.
Travel in the off-season. September and October flights, for instance, are much less costly than flights in the summer.
Back up your documents. You can never be too safe when it comes to your travel documents, so make sure that before you travel you’ve got electronic and physical backups. To be even more safe, save copies on cloud-based internet storage sites like Google Drive or Dropbox.
Make a checklist of everything you’re travelling with. This can be a real boon if the airplane ends up losing your luggage.
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