- To bring or not to bring... Now that is a big question. Keep
in mind to pack only the essentials. You won't have the time to read
a 500-page book on Jostein Gaardner's works, so scarp it off your list.
- Overnight bag?! You might be unfortunate enough to lose your
luggage or get it mixep up with similar-looking luggages. We wouldn't
want you to end up like Mr. Focker in Meet the Parents would we?
- Itenerary. Plan your destinations carefully, and go through
your schedule religiously.
- Jet Lag. Get some sleep onboard if your flight arrives in the
morning, and stay awake if you arrive in the evening at your destination.
It's tempting to stuff yourselves while onboard, but overeating is a
big no-no. Also, cut down the booze, we don't want you to have a hangover
the size of a train when you reach your destination.
- Wardrobe. Try to coordinate your clothes. Avoid easily-creased
clothing materials. Dress comfortably. Wear and wear until it smells.
- Accessories. All that glitters can attract all that slithers.
We don't want you to be object of crooks' affections. Don't wear eye-catching
- Money Matters and Documents. Don't keep all your cash in one
place. Keep them in obscure places, like the insides of your bra or
the sole of your shoe, for instance. :) AND don't keep them in your
hotel room. Losing credit cards is not unheard of, be sure to know the
hotline of your credit card. To avoid pickpockets, put them in a belt
bag or a body bag, with secret compartments for your passport. Always
carry your passport wherever you go.
- Food and Drink. Be wary of eating from sidewalks (common in
Asia). Only drink bottled water. You don't want to spend the rest of
your vacation in comfort rooms.
- Medication. Always bring medicine for common diseases like
colds, fever, diarrhea, etc. You might find it difficult to look for
these drugs when you travel in uncommon places.
- Know the basics. Read about your destination/s from the web
or other reliable sources. Know what to expect and what to avoid.