When you are traveling, make sure you have split up some of your money and
credit cards. Do not carry all of your available means of getting money with
you at one time. Leave some cash or cards at the hotel when you go out. This
way, you will always have a back up.
To get the best deal on popular local attractions, always ask your hotel first if
they offer discounted tickets. In major tourist destinations like New York City,
it is common for hotel chains to offer discounted rates to their guests. The
same is true of family destinations like Florida where many hotels pump up
their occupancy rates with reduced amusement park admissions.
To cook from a hotel room without a kitchen, use the iron! An iron can quickly
heat up a piece of aluminum foil so that you can make a grilled sandwich or
reheat a leftover meal. Simply wrap the food in the heated foil, and let it sit for
several minutes. For best results, turn off the iron's steam option.
A plastic shoe organizer over your hotel door can keep you organized. It is
difficult to stay organized away from home, with little to no storage space
except your suitcase. Put an organizer over your bathroom door when you
arrive, the kind with the clear pockets is best. You can use it to store your
essentials and keep them where it's easy to locate.
Not everyone can afford to stay at the Ritz, and sometimes you get stuck at a
less than one-star hotel. If you aren't comfortable with the area but have no
choice, pack an ordinary rubber doorstop. You can wedge it in under the door
to your room overnight (in addition to the lock and chain, of course). While
intruders can easily break the lock or chain, getting into the room is next to
impossible with a door stop firmly lodged beneath the door.
Try and get as much knowledge of the destination you're going to travel to
before you arrive there. You want to have an idea of the things you want to do
rather than finally getting to the hotel and feeling lost and bored. You can also
ask hotel employees and locals where good places to check out are.
Select a hotel in an older, more central part of town if your travel budget will
possibly allow it. While these centrally-located hotels are usually more
expensive, they are also much more vibrant and memorable. They are right in
the middle of the action. Suburban hotels can be cheaper, but the hassle of
their isolated locations often offsets your savings.
So as you can see, traveling is not as complex as it may appear. It is involved in
terms of research, asking questions, and packing, but it is worth it in the end
to have a great trip. With the above tips in mind, you should be smarter when
it comes to traveling.
Try the Mercure Windsor Hotel in Auckland for a nice boutique feel and a
great central location. Auckland has so much to offer from sailing and Island
hopping, to shopping, gambling, bungee jumping and wine tasting. Being in
the middle of the city will put you as close to the action as you can get.
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