Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photocopy all your documentation e.g. passports, travel documents etc in case your handbag is stolen or lost etc. It is much easier to replace if you have a copy.

Buy yourself a travel journal - it is fun to read about your adventures when you return home. My travel journey has stubs from museumsI have visited, drawings of quilts which took my fancy etc.

Batteries for your camera - buy yourself a spare - learnt this lesson the hard way. One battery can be charging whilst you are happy clicking during the day.

Nothing to do with paperwork but whilst I think of it - buy yourself a pack of earplugs. You may not snore but your roommate might! On the plane (even in cattle crush class - economy) you will be given a toiletries bag with toothpaste, toothbrush etc as well an eye mask. The eye mask is great for use in your hotel room.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A few more travel hints!

Laundry - an ongoing problem for travelers.

Keep all your old knickers and bras. Instead of washing them in your hotel room just throw them away each day. Or you can sometimes pick up a multi pack from Dept. stores. Picked up 12 pairs for $8 at Target recently.

Most hotels with laundry facilities have large washing machines available with detergent $1 a cup. If not doing 'undies' two could share a load.

If you like to sleep 'in the raw' please dont as you will be sharing a room !

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hints for Travel

Just a few travel points I have picked up which will enable you to have more space in your luggage for the important things like fabric etc.
Buy a small travel pack from your local supermarket which has shampoo, conditioner, small deodorant, body wash and moisturiser. I buy a pack called 'travel minis for women'. Why you ask? Each hotel we stay will provide shampoo and conditioner but remember you will be sharing your room. Take turns in taking the shampoo / conditioner as the staff will replenish the supply each. Likewise with shower caps. I buy a small pack of 3 and if the hotel supplies shower caps grab the hotels. You can always leave a note for the domestic staff for more supplies.

Remember you have to carry your own luggage so keep it light. A lesson I have learnt the hard way! - lol

More tips soon!