If you want to plan a new journey, remember, that you should begin with documents and tickets – the most optimal time is 3 months before it.So pack your bags and get ready for some lifehacks steps.
Here are 18 steps which leads to your best lifehacks of journey.
■ First, subscribe the discount pages of some Avia companies – look for good sales. Search for your flight in the incognito page of your browser, not to get more expensive prices as you are abroad. Leave and go back to the same airport to save money too. Book your tickets on Tuesday after 3 pm – air companies make discounts on these days. Choose return tickets – they are cheaper.
■ Scan all your documents and put the pictures into dropbox.com – they will be available from any gadget with the Internet connection.
■ Find out the address and telephone numbers of the embassy and consulate of your country in the place where you are going.
■ Check the information about visa and documents in official sites of the embassies.
■ Know about the custom rules of the country where you will go.
■ Remember the importance of your medical insurance – it will help you in the case of the food poisoning.
■ If you are going to rent a car abroad, make sure that your driving license will be real there.
■ A nice advice is to have a foldable bag for traveling – on your way hope you may put there ll your souvenirs and purchases.
■ Another smart lifehack is to use ATM to exchange the currency instead of special currency exchange offices for saving money on the rate of exchange.
■ Find the cafes where local students have meals and buy ready-made salads in supermarkets. A clean toilet in the cafe means good hygiene regulations. If you feel homesick, eat pizza – you ate it at home many times, so it must help.
■ Buy a bottle with a filter to drink water from taps and not to buy water.
■ Also, you can buy small 100g bottles for different liquids or cosmetics, to have them in small amounts.
■ If you stay in one place only a couple of hours and have a small luggage, leave it in the luggage storage of any supermarket.
■ If you want to travel, have money independence – you can work as a blogger, freelancer, web designer, teacher on Skype. Find a work in there – massage, dance, guide).
■ Google for free entertainments in big cities, for example, “Rome for 0 euro”.
■ Buy the cheapest and unusual souvenirs in the antique stores.
■ In Europe don’t be afraid not to live in the center of the city: living in 15-20 minutes from the center means walking more and having an opportunity to try traditional dishes without high prices for tourists.
■ Don’t forget to download a language app, offline dictionary apps, maps offline, apps to find free WiFi and currency exchange calculator.
■ Traveling with a small child always put his interests in the first place. Make a bracelet or a temporary tattoo for him with your phone number in case he will get lost. Always take with you something which can make interest for your child. Try to make him sleep during the day – a tired child will make you many problems. Be careful with new local food – a child needs more time to adopt for it, so for the first time buy him food from supermarkets.
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