Use a private or incognito window when booking flights or hotels.
Travel sites often track your visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.
Travel Tips 2.
Adding a Skype account to your mobile, laptop, ipad, tablet or any kind of device before your holiday is the cheapest and best way of staying in touch with friends and family. Be sure to add credit to your account and enjoy video calls for next to nothing. Skype is free to download and use.
Travel Tips 3.
Make two photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency or if your documents are lost or stolen. Leave one copy with a friend or relative at home. It is always a great idea to let at least one person know exactly where you will be staying and how to contact you in an emergency. Carry the other copy with you stored separately from the originals.
Documents to make copies of include: Passport ID page. Foreign visa (if applicable). Itinerary. Hotel confirmation. Airline ticket. Driver’s license. Credit cards taken on the trip. Traveler’s check serial numbers.
Travel Tips 4.
So you’re taking a break to a country where English isn’t really the most commonly spoken language, here’s a handy little tip that turns your Android phone into a translator. – without using any expensive data uploading whilst abroad. The great thing is, its FREE.
The Google Translate app is free, and lets you translate words and phrases to and from your chosen language.
The best thing about this App is that it allows you access the info offline. Make sure you upload it before you travel and you won’t need to use data uploads to use it while overseas.
To do it, download and open the app, press the menu button and select “offline languages”. Then tap the pin button for each language you want to download. There are 80 to choose from, including French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Travel Tips 5.
If you’re off around Europe, ensure you’ve an up-to-date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Did you know:
It’s valid across the EU. A valid EHIC can get free or discounted medical treatment in state-run hospitals in any European Union country, plus a few others.
It entitles you to the same treatment as a local. This is extremely useful in emergencies, and means if it’s free for them, it’s free for you. Keep it on you at all times when you’re away to ensure you’re covered. Keeping it with your passport is a good idea.
It doesn’t cost a penny. Be aware that there are lots of unofficial sites that charge a fee of about £20 to do it for you. Apply via the official link,www.ehic.org.uk, to be sure you get yours for free.
An EHIC isn’t a substitute for travel insurance – while very useful, it’s only for medical cover. See Cheap Travel Insurance.
Correct at time of posting – always check before you book.
Travel Tips 7.
If you’re going abroad remember to check your passport’s expiry date before you leave. Some countries demand your passport be valid for at least six months from the day you arrive, so check the Government’s foreign travel advice before you go.
Remember to renew your passport in plenty of time and it’ll save you a lot of trouble and extra cash needed for an urgent trip to the passport office. A standard adult passport is £72.50 if you send it by post. But if you wait until the very last minute you risk having to pay £128 for their premium service.
To renew your passport go to Gov.uk. Don’t just Google passport renewals- there are reports of people being caught out by unofficial websites which charge extra, so always use the official Gov.uk link above to ensure you are not caught out.
Always double-check everyone has their passport before you leave (not when you’re halfway down the motorway!)
Travel Tips 8.
DRIVING IN GERMANY? Hiring a car for getting around in Italy? Going on a voyage along Route 66 in the USA? You’ll need to know more than which side of the road to drive on. So homework is a must. Before you head out on the highway, you’ll need to know the important rules of the road where you’re going. That’s where this comes in, with these handy downloadable guides to the basics of driving in some of the most popular places for a fly-drive holiday – things like speed limits, road signs that you don’t see at home, and some useful tips to help you have a stress-free driving experience on your trip.
Did you know that drivers in Dubai have a reputation for being impatient and will often overtake on the inside lane, drive the wrong way down one way streets or take short-cuts by driving the wrong way around roundabouts? No? well you do now, With our guides to driving abroad, you’ll have the inside gen at hand to steer you in the right direction, wherever you’re going.
Simply click on the links below to open the download guides to driving in different countries, plus they are all in one handy guide.
Thanks to our friends atSkyscannerfor the info and links.
Suntan lotion… Don’t throw it away, use it another day.
Most people buy new bottles of sun lotion every time they go on their holidays. But why pay out extra if you don’t need to – Did you know that open bottles can still be effective for up to two years.
The British Skin Foundation says: “The main thing to keep an eye on is the Period After Opening (PAO) number on the back of the bottle.
“This normally looks like a jar with an open lid with a number next to it (eg, 12. 18 or 24). This is the number of months you should be able to keep and use the product before throwing it away once it’s been opened.
Over a given amount of time sun lotions will start to separate and become less effective, so it’s always worth writing the date you opened it on the bottle with a permanent marker.
They also recommend storing your sun lotion in a cool, dark place, and avoiding leaving it in direct sunlight when it’s in use.
Things to do in Belgrade.
So you’ve already explored Barcelona. Paris and London. It’s time to look for a new destination? Meet Belgrade in Serbia !
This relatively unknown city has been named one of the cheapest destination cities in Europe in 2013 by budget travel site.
The price of Travel and offers make this an attractive mix of culture , nature, water and a vibrant nightlife .
Belgrade is the budget trip par excellence and in addition there is also plenty of free to do things in the Serbian capital .
Here’s Seven free tips to know in a row !
1. Couchsurfing in Belgrade.
Staying with locals is the ideal way to explore a destination.
2. Belgian Belgrade Greeters
Greeters are now a global phenomenon and you can find them in Belgrade also.
During this unique tour you will see the city through the eyes of a local.
See the local customs and traditions during a walk of a few hours and discover places that are not described In travel guides.
3. Visit Belgrade Kalemegdan Park and Fortkalemegdan park.
The viewpoint of Belgrade is Belgrade Fortress .
Get a nice view of the junction of the rivers Danube and Sava and the city skyline .
The fort was built by the Austrians after the city was conquered by the Turks and is over 2000 years old.
Here you will also find a military museum , remains of churches , gates , towers and the Kalemegdan park.
On hot days stay for a pleasant to stay in the park .
Young families, amorous couples and lovers of chess come here to relax and enjoy the greenery and the view .
The historic center of Belgrade is at the park during the day where the motto is ‘shop ‘ til you drop !
4. Discover the St. Sava Church
The St. Sava Church is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and a beautiful sight that dominates the cityscape .
The church is dedicated to Saint Sava , founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church .
You can also explore the park of the church, where families and young people enjoy the beautiful weather and the omgeving.Ada Ciganlija, during the summer.
5 . Sunbathing & Swimming at Ada Ciganlija
Bright sunshine the Sava River and more than 70 restaurants and cafes means Ada Ciganlija has everything a beach town should have .
A day sunbathing and swimming is one thing but this island is also suitable for various activities like cycling, skating & golf .
6. Enjoy the sunset at the Sava river
The Sava River is a pictureperfect location. Lovers of photography and beautiful sunsets adore this place.
Take a seat on the Brankov Most bridge and enjoy the view over Belgrade city .
Both during the day , at sunset and in the evening it offers a picture-perfect view over the old town .
7.Nightlife like New York in the Balkans
Belgrade is known as the New York of the Balkans, according to the Lonely Planet , the Serbian city offers some of the best nightlife in the world!
If you want nightlife you can visit various clubs , bars and (floating ) nightclubs along the banks of the Danube and Sava .
The clubs Mladost and Ludost are highly recommended. These are located next to each other.
There are no entrance fees. Choose Ludost ( upbeat , dance music with a younger crowd ) or Mladost (dance , 80’s & 90’s music with a 25 + audience ) .
The names of the clubs also reveal what you can expect as Ludost means ‘crazy’ and Mladost means ‘youth’ .
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