Hello, dear readers! As it is summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), I thought I’d share some travel tips as we are definitely in high travel season now. Use them to make your planning and traveling experiences more enjoyable.
Gizmodo has some nice tips on how to book travel online for less. I love a good travel deal and using these tips should help you find a better deal on your travel.
Lifehacker periodically has good articles on travel tips, especially for flying. For example, it is good to know you should ask for cash instead of a voucher when you’re bumped from a flight. It is also a good idea to check out your air travel rights before your next flight.
I also think their article on travel concessions that aren’t always worth it is a good read. It will help you weigh the pros and cons of various concessions, such as red-eye flights, before you book your travel.
So some things you can’t really plan for, no matter how many tips you learn. For example, I just had an unexpected wrench thrown into my summer plans when the airline told me they no longer fly out of my home airport on the day I had planned to leave and wanted to fly me in and out of two different airports. Luckily, I did some research (like a good librarian), and had some flexibility in my schedule, so I was able to arrange to come back another day in order to fly in and out of the same airport. Plus the airline customer service people were very nice and helpful. But although you can’t plan for everything, you can learn as much as possible to help you if you ever run into some unforeseen complications on your travels.
I hope you have a wonderful time traveling this summer, if you are traveling, and a wonderful time at home, if you are doing a stay-cation. I’ll be back soon with more. Allons-y!