Prepare for long-term travel

Preparation for long-term travel

Traveling abroad is an art. It requires the intellect it plans, the courage to accept, and perseverance to endure. When planning your dream trip, you have to go through a fine line between too analytical and not-blissful ignorance (summer in Sudan, someone?).

There are a few things you should consider before booking your travel and the most important thing will be to decide where and when to go.

Where to Go

After working in cubic and daydreaming about traveling around the world, most people already have a pretty good idea where they want to go. It is a personal choice and there are amazing places you can see and experience all over the world. If you want your systems to pay for your travel, your budget is the main factor in deciding where to go.

How Many World Costs

These numbers assume a few things. First, you travel slowly (no more than one out of every four days). Secondly, you will stay in clean, basic accommodation facilities. While it is certainly possible to rent a room in Cambodia with a capacity of $ 3, most people who grow up enough to run a business want a bit more comfort. A bar / lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room.

about Southeast Asia: $ 50

o United Kingdom and Ireland: USD 100

about Australia and New Zealand: $ 80

o South America: $ 55

about Africa: $ 60

o Western Europe: $ 90

o Eastern Europe: 65 USD

o The Indian Subcontinent: $ 40

o Japan: $ 90

As you can see, spending can be very reasonable, much more reasonable than the costs you can currently pay home. However, you will want to travel somewhere that your systems can afford.

You can quickly run home and live better if you visit third world areas such as Southeast Asia and India. Although we have visited the United Kingdom several times, my wife and I are still a long way to live in London! There is another stronger reason why the Third World originally appeared: a new perspective. It is likely that if you are reading this, you are likely to be educated in the Western world. When you board this plane you will undoubtedly be ready to change and the transition from the first to the third world will be as open as the transition from the worker to the entrepreneur.

All in all, their calculations were quite close to my personal experience.

Money saving tips

These are some tips I have learned from working as a travel agent and personal experience. There are many, many ways to break down your budget:

o Buy tickets in advance or at the last minute. So many people rise above the rise in flight costs when they buy a damn thing that month and save the package. Here is my rule about budget travel: Buy tickets forward if you know where you want to go, buy last minute, if not. For example, in San Francisco, there is currently a special three-hundred-dollar discount for the last minute. Do you plan to go to Hungary? No, but when the opportunity comes, you should take it.

About Slum's, then go out. My wife and I traveled all over Ireland without stopping at the bank, and yet we stayed in a good breakfast bed (including an old Irish castle). How did we do that? Simple: every night in a great location we spent two nights. Once we came to our room for the night, we cleaned up and had a good time. The next morning we set out and walked down the road. After this approach, you only have a shower for one day …

o Change your drinking habits. One of my greatest difficulties with the tourist writers is their stupidity that you should sacrifice cold beer in the name of savings. There are much better ways to save the dollar when traveling. What you should avoid is the poles. You can drink cold beer or local spirits for cheap bottles (or strangely, 7-11). I found out that I would like to buy a Guinness can in Thailand for what's behind the house! It is true that it was an Irish pub on St. John's Day. Patrick, but come …

Health: Avoiding Problems

Vaccinations

are leaving for a trip. Several vaccinations require three or four visits, which are two to three weeks apart. Here's a short list of the most common vaccinations that are required (or highly recommended) for global travel:

o Hepatitis A and B. (If possible, get a combined vaccine)

about Japanese encephalitis

o Polio, Diphtheria and Tuberculosis

about Rabie

o Tetanus

o Typhoid

Malaria

While there are no malaria vaccines, there are many anti-malarial tablets that you can use to fight the disease (although none of them are 100% effective). Contact your doctor to find out which medicine is right for you. Learn more at www.malaria.org

To get these vaccinations, visit a local travel agency or talk to your doctor. If you are currently employed, check if your benefits are related to vaccination. During the vaccination I saved more than $ 700 due to the health insurance provided by my previous employer.

Food

As for food, I say a few simple rules:

1. Eat in restaurants with lots of people and turn high, probably means that the food is fresh.

2. Eat cooked food. Try to avoid any raw vegetables and raw fish. Fruits and vegetables that you can dig up are safer options. Consider taking vitamin tablets if you do not get enough fruit and vegetables.

3. Do not overfill. If you touch contaminated food on your face, you will feel much worse than eating a smaller portion. The only two times I was abroad was shortly after a meal with three or four meals on a high steak.

Water

Depending on where you are traveling, you may need a water purification system. I use the Steripen Adventurer UV light cleaner. Same size as a screwdriver, this wonder tool can clean one liter of water per minute with ultraviolet bulb and lithium batteries. Though it's not cheap – retail is about $ 130 – Steripen is light and efficient. Keep in mind that it does not work with ice, which is a common cause of illness among travelers.

If you plan to buy bottled water over the sea, keep in mind that many traders fill the used water bottles with local water and sell them. If the plastic seal is broken – and this is often – you probably do not want to drink it.

Traveling diarrhea

Traveling diarrhea claims 30-50% of tourists abroad during the first two weeks and is often accompanied by returns. In other words, do not be surprised if you run out of both ends … it's natural. Best thing to do? Take anti-diarrhea or antibiotics (rather than something that just turns you on), drink plenty of water, lie low and let good or bad time flow. Symptoms should disappear within a few days.

Binding Free Ties

Before you hit the road, you have to close the shop. While most of these steps are not necessary for short-term travel, they are necessary for long-distance wandering.

o Three – six months:

o Get a passport (if you do not have it).

o Reserve aircraft flights.

o Visit your doctor or travel agent to get the vaccination. Check to see if they are covered by your employer's health insurance before you leave!

o Identify how to handle your life situation. Consider renting a furnished living room. This saves you the trouble of storing your stuff and moves you one step closer to paying your mortgage. Most people who are interested in furnished accommodation have been working abroad for a year or more: ideal for your intentions.

o Book a doctor, doctor and optometrist for one month to make sure you have a clean state of health. This will give you time to handle all the voids before leaving.

o One month:

o Set the date of cancellation of all insurance policies, payment cards and other items.

o Close all unnecessary accounts (such as bank accounts and department store accounts).

o Sign up for online banking (if you do not already have one).

o Set the mailing address to a friend or P.O. Box in your name.

o Find someone who rents a car. Be sure to get insurance and prepare a car leasing contract.

o Go to dental surgeries, doctors and optometry.

o Get Travel Insurance

o Two Weeks Out:

o Inform your employer about two weeks.

o Send emails of passports, driving licenses, insurance policies, credit cards, and other important information you will need when you are away.

o Get your traveler's checks and send security numbers to them.

o Tell your bank that you are shopping in a foreign country with your credit card.

o Sale of garage. If you fail to sell most of your stuff, you have another garage sale week. My wife and I made more than $ 1,500 a two-day job selling our goods a month in Southeast Asia. If you can not sell your stuff, look at the storage unit.

o Get a visa if it suits your first country

Remember that you do not need half what you think you are doing, the truism that applies to the crucial step in the preparation: packing for long-term travel.

What (Not) Packed

Before Departure: Create a list of items to be taken. You should include at most:

Passport

Driver's license (if possible international)

Air and train tickets

Credit cards, travelers' checks and US dollars

Photocopy of important documents

Youth hostel card

Diving certification (if any)

Passport Photos (1 or 2 Countries)

Belt

One small package

Sunglasses

Good book

Pen and Notepad

Laptop and headphones for Skype

Two pairs of light pants

One pair of shorts

Three shirts (one for a ride)

1 pair of sandals

1 pair of shoes or boots

Underwear

swimming suit (if available)

Toiletries

silk sleeping bag (no sleeping bag)

Sewing set

Nail scissors

Ear plugs

First aid kit

Swiss Army Knife

It will only bind you. Suppose, for example, that you buy a brand new digital camera ahead of you (you probably will). Sure, it's a great way to prove your experience, but it values ​​you much more than you think.

You have to think twice about bathing in the ocean for fear that someone will steal it. Crossing the river could potentially destroy it. Foreigners are becoming potential threats.

And these are just tangible things. The worst and most common thing is that it prevents you from actually experiencing the place before you get to the camera. It effectively removes you from your surroundings and prevents you from reaching anything at all.

Why Einstein Was Bad – How to Travel

The theory of relativity states that time is slowing as speed increases. For example, imagine a friend who crosses the solar system in a spaceship while staying here on Earth. Einstein has shown that your buddy clock would seem to click slower than your own.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true when traveling. People who travel near the speed of light – or at least sound – are coming home, seemingly unaware of where they have just visited. Placement is no more than a check box on their route, which is not an experience to be enjoyed, but shows to others. They develop classics "If it is Tuesday, it must be Rome". Speed ​​is not better, so you should not attempt to travel at the speed of light.

My advice is to travel at the speed of smell.

As I write, there is a large Vietnamese market located less than five meters away. The smell of the boom and the sounds of the locals are scattering, something I would not notice during a five-day whirlwind tour of Vietnam.

To truly experience your surroundings, you have to slow down. While guides offer hiking trips that allow you to "do" the city in a day, it takes much longer to "feel" it.

Somewhere along the track we've lost our waypoint. People visit pagodas, temples, churches, museums and art galleries that are not of personal interest but of some outstanding duty. If you are not interested in art, skip the Museum of Modern Art. If you do not like sports, forget about Superdome. Can not you see poverty first hand? He will not go to India.

It's not about seeing the most admired sights. It's about experiencing the ones that affect you most.

Your first two nights in the new region should be considered as a transitional period. Do not throw right into the mix; order the hotel before departure and stay for at least two nights. This will help you adapt to your new surroundings and sleep comfortably in the first days. Your first first nights should not concern travel plans, budget or any other logistics … just unplug and relax as the body adapts to new sights, smells and time zones.

Lunch at 4 pm? How To Deal With Jet Lag

There are several ways to fight the jet lag, a common problem among travelers. It will certainly hit some people heavier than others; it takes me over a week to adapt as my wife takes it. Here are some ways to fight jet lag:

o Do not eat. Studies have shown that the liver lasts longer than a new time zone adjusts than any other part of the body. Do not go for 12 hours or more to adapt your body much faster. If it seems too much, try eating for an hour of your destination a few days before departure (dinner at 10 am, someone?).

o Sunshine. The sun will help you set your day clock, so the more, the better. Exercise also helps.

o Pop some pills. There are other over-the-counter tablets that claim to help with jet lag. Although I do not have any personal experience with them, the few people I talked about swearing that they do not believe Jet Lag.

Stays in Touch

Now that you have relaxed your time and place, monitor your systems and stay in touch with loved ones. Here are some important tools for keeping your systems abroad.

Poste Restante

A great way to pick up home care packages. Get the main mail address in any city in which you are (or will be soon) and address your mail to the following:

LAST NAME, Name

Poste Restante, general post

City, Country

When you arrive at a post office simply enter your passport as an identification and you can claim your mail. In general, post offices around the world will have mail for up to two years.

Blog

A great way to keep in touch is to start a travel blog. You can do so through free services such as Blogger.com or WordPress.com; Both are free and can be set within minutes. By creating a travel blog, you can avoid sending group emails that are always compelling and generic. This way, people who really care about your trip can always look at you, get comments and engage other visitors to your blog.

Also, blogs give you much more creative freedom than sending emails. You can include pictures, videos, polls, international clocks, maps, and a host of other customizations, all of which provide a great notebook on the go.

Word of the Year: Wifi

Game name. As time goes by, Internet access will become more important, so you can also get used to evaluating "free internet" higher than equipment such as free breakfast, pool and massage. Make sure you can now create systems that apply to your lifestyle, with no employees. Without faxes, cabinets, commuter and water coolers … so sign in to your accounts and make sure that the money that comes does not seem too big a hindrance, is it?

Expect internet cafes to run at $ 1-2 USD per hour. If you think your business is based on the internet, you might want to consider traveling with your laptop depending on your goals.

Laptop: Luxury or Essential

If you intend to develop more systems when traveling, it is necessary. You will need to upload web pages to your site, make phone interviews with potential independent staff and track your expenses and revenue. If you intend only to track or expand existing systems, you can use Internet cafes, although working in the middle of Chinese computer players is not what it's cracked to be.

Laptops also provide greater security. You do not know what kind of spyware (programs that remember your keyboard shortcuts for future use) may be on some random computer. To paraphrase sex editors, a trusted, monogamous relationship is one of the best ways to avoid viruses.

Mobile Phone

Although I personally do not use one, and can save you a lot of time if you need to call users who do not use Skype. For example, I spent thirty minutes searching for an international phone to call my bank for a two-minute phone call.

Skype

You can not go wrong with free international phone calls and Skype is exactly that. Get your friends and family home and sign up and chat over your laptop for free. More and more businesses are jumping on the train, although banks and credit card companies are still behind the curve.

Another feature that may be useful is the ability to divert calls from a US-based phone number to a mobile phone abroad. If you are processing customer service questions, it is worthwhile to enter your home number. After all, do you buy a product from a company that requires you to call East Timor with questions? Dragon Naturally Speaking

If it was not for this software, this book would never be written. In less than thirty dollars, you get a microphone, headset and the ability to dictate on your laptop. I'm able to "write" about 120 words per minute. Another bonus is that you can use a microphone and a Skype headset.

USB Card

The absolute basic tool. There will be times when you will not have access to the internet with a laptop and a practical USB will allow you to back up your work. allows you to access your home computer from any other computer in the world. If you hated traveling with a laptop, it's a way. Just remember, you will have to pay for an Internet connection along the way, which is a better solution for short-term travel.

About World Electronics USA: Get information on global phones. A good explanation of what GSM frequencies and "bands" work in countries that determine the phone you buy for travel (and maybe home).

o Universal adapter: I bought adapters in several countries so we can power our digital camera and laptop, although it can be a problem if you explore several different regions. This universal adapter works all over the world.

about the World Electric Guide: This website is a life-saving approach to handling electronics abroad. It splits the voltage, power and number of other technical requirements by country.

Use what you've learned and go on the road!

How to get Landmark Theater Discount movie tickets

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I'm a student studying a movie at our local university. I watch all sorts of movies, but I love most Indian films. They always refresh something about Indians: they are not made for pleasure in the market, they are honest, funny and very realistic. That's why my friends and I love watching movies at the Landmark Theater. At Landmark we know that we will always watch a film of fabric and art.

But let's face it. If you watch movies every week, it can be quite expensive. But because movie students, movies are our passion, we had to look for ways to get discounts in our favorite movie.

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PLUS,

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And much more!

I've never been happier to be the holder of a visa signature all my life! All these benefits have helped me and my friends save a lot of money that we would otherwise get for expensive movie tickets.

Entertaining travel facts about Singapore

Singapore is a place that many of us have on our spoons. It's beautiful, clean, and it's one of those places that have realized the impact of the development on the environment and have gone a long way to regaining space and restoring its original glory. Singapore is also one of the few places in the world, which is a city, country and country. What you choose depends on your perspective. But one thing is certain, with utter hard work and commitment, Singapore has created a place for itself in the hearts of people all over the world. Millions of people visit this place all year round whether there are holidays or not. For anyone around the world trying to blast, here's why you should buy Singapore Airlines tickets today

1. Shopping

Singapore is one of those rare places in the world where you can get your hands all over the year for some amazing things. So it does not matter if you go in summer or in winter, you will still have some pretty amazing offers so you can satisfy your indoor shopaholic while you have the light on your pocket. Places such as the Dow Street Market are ideal for a visit if you are interested in shopping. However, you can also get amazing things from street dealers that you get to see when you wander around Singapore.

2. All That Art

Despite what you might think, Singapore is really tall on the art scene and has some amazing art galleries with high quality collections of world-renowned artists as well as unrecognized gems from the local population. In addition to these festivals, there is also the promotion of art among local people as well as the promotion of local talent to the international circle. So if you are interested in watching some amazing artwork, then go to the place for you to be Sundaram Tagore Gallery

3. Curious

One thing about Singapore is that you only get real experience with the place is accepted only if you learn to explore it on foot. To do this, just take a little bag with some change and start exploring the streets and scenic and beautiful neighborhoods of Singapore. You will probably find many local delicacies. The famous places to win your heart with your delicacy are Chinatown, Dempsey Hill and Tiong Bahru.

4. Architecture from this world

Singapore is home to the most amazing modern architecture, and is therefore a major attraction for people around the world. If you do not believe it, check it yourself.

Buy tickets for events with an online Broker

People are usually thrilled with specific events of their choice. One always wants to visit a concert of his favorite pop stars or he wants to attend the semi-finals and the finals of the cricket series or other sporting events. Everyone is fascinated to participate in such events.

People long for a long concert, but often do not get tickets in time. Most of the concerts are sold out immediately after opening the booking.

Similarly, many sports events were sold out very quickly due to high demand. There is no guarantee that you will get a ticket if you have ever waited before you buy it.

Many tickets are available, but in black, so fans will have to exchange unnecessary money. The process of purchasing tickets is so time consuming and the demand is so high that you are not even sure whether it will go or not. And besides, those tickets, which usually cost $ 10, can cost up to $ 100 when someone wants them before the event begins.

To get rid of all these issues, online ticket agents are currently available. These on-line brokers sell through web mediation services. The price of each ticket depends on demand and availability. If demand is more than availability, it is clear that these tickets will cost a lot. These online brokers buy from an authorized reseller and then sell them at the prices decided by their company.

Online brokers are working on demand. If an event is too famous, it will charge a higher price for that ride. The advantage is that one does not have to stay in the queue for a long time before getting a ticket. (19659002) Buying Tickets Online has many benefits:

Save time: whenever you can buy tickets from online brokers and do not take time for your hectic timetable.

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In addition, the geographical barrier is not bound. Tickets can easily be purchased anywhere in the world. Online purchasing saves a lot of time and energy. No need to contact hundreds of brokers. Just open your computer and book in minutes.

Safe Transactions: Online booklets sell tickets through websites that are fully secure. These pages follow full security protocols so your credit cards are safe and secure.

Best strategy for rescue aircraft and hotels

As a business owner, you're looking for ways to save money while running a business. Among all areas, the business trip is one of the key areas where you can find savings on flights and hotels. By adhering to the best booking strategies and the use of affordable options, passengers can reduce the cost of their business travel.

Here are some ways to save hotels and flights:

Saving on Hotels [19659002] Book hotels and flights together

Online booking sites offer price breaks to buy flight and hotel together.

Surf online, book by phone

To get the best deals, browse through various online booking channels and find out your preferred choice. Contact the hotel and ask for a further rate cut. This hotel works in the same way that the number of hotels is reduced to avoid paying third party fees.

Advance Fees

If you are sure that your travel plans are offering, hotel reservations that are unpretentious offer the best price. An advance payment can save up to 20% on bookings made directly at hotels.

Make use of refundable bookings

Alternatively, you can make a refund and find the best rates online. Hotels usually do not have any cancellation fees as airlines.

Take advantage of corporate discounts

Companies often deal with preferred hotel retailers and receive discounts of up to 40%. So you can make the lowest possible price when making your booking using the company's booking tools.

Last minute travel

If you are going to the last minute, you can find offers for unused rooms. Talk to preferred hotels to know about possible cancellations. Also the last minute, like Hotel Tonight, can help you find the best deal.

Say no to cookies

Travel pages keep cookies to identify customers with a strong intention to shop. Deleting browser history can give you more favorable prices.

Austerity Strategies

Out of peak travel

Flights are the cheapest between 5:00 to 7:00 and after 20:00. Businesses can save an average of $ 116 a year by flying at their peak

Fly on specific days

Reports from recent studies have shown that Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are low cost flying days. Flying these days can save you money.

Make connecting flights

Direct flights are convenient, but flights with layovery will cost you less. Using connecting flights is one of the strategies to help you save money.

Check out cheaper airports

When checking flights, check the box "include nearby airports". You can choose an alternative airport that costs you less than others, and not necessarily away.

Early bookings

Tickets booked less than seven days before departure will cost you an average of 44% more than if booked 15 or more days in advance.

Book at the right time

The ticket is moving throughout the week. Studies have shown that the best time to book a flight is Tuesday at 3 o'clock ET when airlines release their discounted inventory

Refund Policy

Reservations made at least 7 days in advance can be canceled within 24 hours. This creates a period of delay in which you can cancel your reservations if your travel plans are not final.

These strategies will help you save money when booking flights and hotels