Make your getaway easier with these essential travel tips.

  • While you are researching your destination thoroughly, know the weather, events, customs, and lodging options to pick the ideal time to visit.
  • When booking flights, be flexible with dates and airports to get the best fares. And make sure that you are comparing apples to apples when searching for accommodations.
  • Consider travel insurance for peace of mind in case of cancellations or emergencies.
  • Pack light to avoid checked bag fees; experts recommend packing cubes, multi-purpose items, and lightweight layers. I haven’t checked a bag in over 6 years and it has been the most liberating travel experience!
  • At your destination, use public transportation to get around affordably. Walking tours are a budget-friendly way to see the sights too.
  • Capture memories with lots of photos, but be mindful of data roaming charges.
  • Read some of these articles and follow these smart travel tips for a smooth, enjoyable, and affordable vacation.