• 12 Random (but Helpful) Travel Tips

    • Pack a reusable water bottle.
    • Make photocopies of your passport to give to family at home, and keep one set in your luggage (or email a copy of it to yourself).
    • Always wear sunscreen.
    • If you forgot something, as the hotel front desk. Most likely they will have a complementary replacement on hand.
    • You don’t need a bunch of dressy clothes. If you must have some, ONE nice outfit will be enough.
    • Bring comfortable, worn in shoes. Don’t try to break in your new shoes on the trip and end up with blisters upon blisters.
    • Bring snacks!
    • Don’t sleep in while traveling. There is so much to do and so much to see.
    • Never leave valuables in the car, even if they’re hidden from view.
    • Always bring a hat.
    • Tip the hotel staff (usually $2/day is acceptable) and leave it on the pillow.
    • The museum staff are a great resource for sight seeing tips. They can help you see the best things on a time constraint.
    • Put your dirty shoes in shower caps the hotel provides to make sure they don’t spread their filth throughout your luggage.
    • Don’t eat at any restaurant that is also available in your hometown.