Saturday, March 21, 2009

Take red eye flights

Consider taking red eye flights when traveling as they can save you a hotel room. These flights usually leave from the U.S. West Coast to the East coast.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Order a child meal on long trips

If you are traveling with your child check to see if your airline has child meals. Most international airlines will offer this service.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Check your Duty Free prices

Just because the item is available in Duty Free does not mean it is cheaper. Before you travel check your local prices for items that you would like to buy. Sometimes it is cheaper at your local store than in Duty Free shops.

Of course there are some things that are just not available locally and these items are worth buying duty free.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be aware of the time change when traveling

This is a biggie. For example, when you travel from the U.S. to Australia, you arrive two days later and actually miss an entire day.
From Guam to Honolulu, you arrive the day before you departed Guam.
When you fly from the U.S. to Europe you usually arrive on the next day, except for day flights which arrive on the same day.
When you fly East from Europe to the U.S. you usually arrive the same day. it is just a very long day.
When you fly from Australia/Asia to the U.S./Canada you usually arrive the same day, but the time is earlier than when you left. You cross the International Date Line is the reason for this one.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mind the gap in London

When visiting London, there are large gaps at many stations between the platform and the train. Watch out for them. At stations such as Bank, it is large enough for you to fall through, so be careful.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Be cognizant of the number of people to a cab in Paris

In Paris, you are not allowed to sit in the front seat of the taxi, so plan your trip accordingly if you have more than three persons. The city has an excellent subway system so if you can, make ample use of it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hail a cab from the streets in paris

When in Paris, remember that the moment you call a cab, the meter starts. This means by the time the cab arrives the bill may be hefty. So if you can , just go outside and hail one.