Saturday, May 9, 2009

Check the Holidays before you go

It is a good idea to check when are the local Holidays for your destination. This will ensure that you can get transportation when you arrive among other things. It will also ensure that the sights are open and shops are also open.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Learn the tipping rules before you go

Tipping is not the same in every country. So it is a good idea to learn the ropes before you go. You don't want to end up embarrassing your self and others around you. A good place to start is this Web site at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Check for free museums

In select cities the museums are free. Check before you go. This is the case in London, England where almost all the museums are free.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Visit the local library

When in foreign cities, look for libraries where you can usually get free Internet access and do quick research if necessary.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Try the local drinks

It is a cool thing to try the local drinks when you visit a foreign country. You may meet some locals and just have a great time doing it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Stay at alocal university or convent

Check with the local university or a convent to see if they have accommodations. In select cities the Universities will rent out the dorm rooms when school is not in session. You could save quite a bit of money this way.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Order a special meal for your flight

If you have dietary requirements consider ordering a special meal before your flight. This should be done at least 48 hours before departure. Note that not all airlines offer this service.