Travel Tips & Ideas
During tough times some people decide not to have a holiday in order to save money. This is not a great idea because everyone needs to take time off work to recharge their batteries and taking a well earned family holiday need not cost the earth. If you want to cut back on your travel expenses you can decide to holiday closer to home allowing you to drive to your destination instead of paying for flights, get back to nature on a camping holiday, search for discount hotel accommodation or simply take advantage of some of the money saving travel tips on this webpage.
Holidays are supposed to be a lot of fun, however it only takes one mishap to turn your family holiday into a nightmare of a trip. So if you are travelling overseas for the first time or going on holidays somewhere different make sure that you do a little research first. Do your planning before you go away, ask friends or relatives for travel tips if they've been there before.
Alternatively you can search the internet for travel ideas for particular holiday destination, however always take what is written on the internet with a grain of salt because generally people only put their opinions about a holiday on the internet if they are really happy or really annoyed. The vast majority of holiday makers who had a good time do not post their holiday experiences online. So the next time you are looking to go on a holiday take advantage of the wide array of helpful travel ideas and travel tips about packing, airline flights, hotel accommodation and travel insurance listed below.
Categories For Travel TipsCheap Travel Insurance Tips
There are many different types of travel insurance cover available on the market now such as backpacker travel insurance, business travel insurance, adventure travel insurance, domestic and international travel insurance. So it is very important that you choose the right type of cover for your particular needs, to ensure that you are not paying too much but are still covered for anything unfortunate that happens on your travels. ..... View All 11 Different TipsBest Car Hire - Travel Tips
When you are looking for the best car hire deals make sure that you compare apples with apples. Whether you are comparing car hire quotes online or over the phone always check what is and isn't included like the type of insurance, fees for an extra driver, higher excess if you have an accident, road side assistance in case of a break down and limitations on how far you can drive the car. All of these extras features can really make a difference to the cost of car hire and you need to get the same criteria if you are to compare the quotes properly. ..... View All 9 Different TipsAccommodation and Travel Flying Tips
You can generally pick up cheap airline fares during the months of February and March, so if you are travelling any time after this date this is the best time to start looking for cheap flights. The reason for this is because the 31st of March is the end of financial year for many airlines and before they release their new fares for the next year they give away good deals on their expiring fares. ..... View All 12 Different TipsPacking Tips for Holiday Travel
The number one rule for travel packing is to pack light, as airlines nowadays are becoming very strict about baggage allowances and charging people lots of money for simply being a few kilograms over the limit. One of the best packing tips that will help you to pack light is to take 1 pair of jeans, shorts and/or skirt which can be worn each day with the help of 5 or 6 distinctly different tops. ..... View All 10 Different TipsHoliday Travel on a Budget
If you are a family looking for cheaper holiday accommodation a good idea for travel on a budget is to book a large serviced apartment or family suite instead of two interconnecting hotel rooms. The room rate will not only be much cheaper for a serviced apartment but you will also be able to save money on groceries by having the added luxury of your own cooking and kitchen facilities. ..... View All 9 Different TipsTips For Pregnancy and Flying
Walking through the metal detectors that they have at airport security checkpoints around the world is perfectly safe for pregnant women. This is because these security screening devices do not use any form of x-rays and therefore will not harm you or your unborn baby. ..... View All 13 Different TipsTravel Planner for Children & Babies
If you are a young family and are thinking of going of holiday with the children then you should keep in mind that the cost to fly with a baby is much less than it is to fly with a toddler. Generally babies cost somewhere around 30% of an adult fare, whilst children will cost somewhere between 70-85% of an adult fare. Also when planning airline travel with kids do your research on all of the airlines because they will charge different amounts for babies & children, as well as having different criteria as to what age constitutes a baby and what age is classified as a child. ..... View All 10 Different TipsGeneral Travel Information Guide
Travel information that every experienced traveller knows is to get some money changed into the local currency before you travel overseas. This is because the foreign currency exchange rates where you have your personal bank savings account will be much better than they are in the country you are going to visit and a lot better than the foreign currency exchange at the airport. ..... View All 11 Different TipsSave on Travel to Tourist Attractions
Whenever you are planning tourist travel you should do your research online first before you book any train or transport tickets because sometimes there is peculiar price structures. For example it is much cheaper (almost half price) to book a train ticket for the channel tunnel (the chunnel) from London to Paris as a return ticket instead of a one way ticket (provided that the return date was more than 2 days from the departure date). This anomaly occurs because they offer a discount to people staying in the destination city for more than 2 nights, so, to save money, book a return ticket and simply throw it away when you reach either London or Paris. ..... View All 8 Different Tips