Travellers

Travellers101

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This range of tips and hints for global travellers has been assembled from feedback and ideas from travel professionals and seasoned travellers worldwide.  

Originated by Les Probert  and Jim Doherty, New Zealand based travel  industry veterans, this project started by Les and Jim  talking to a number of experienced travel industry colleagues and receiving an enthusiastic response to the idea of assembling 101 of the best travel hints contributed by travel experts. New Zealanders based at the end of the world are by nature enthusiastic travellers with a strong culture of travelling to see the world. Young people are encouraged  to travel and personally participate in  their own “OE” (overseas experience) before settling into careers

This idea grew and took on a life of its own. Talking to industry friends and colleagues and supported by NZ travel industry publications they requested travel experts to provide  their personal best travel tips,  ideas and secrets. The response was so positive the result is this eBook and plus a new website 101besttips.com where experienced travellers and travel professionals are invited to submit their own best travel tips and travel secrets. Its planned that this will be an ongoing process as new Tips are added  new editions of the ebook will be issued.

Travel remains one of the worlds greatest experiences and  we hope amongst these wide ranging tips and inspiring  travel quotes there will be ideas and suggestions here  that  work for you in your own travels saving you time, money and inconvenience. Happy Travelling

This range of tips and hints for global travellers has been assembled from feedback and ideas from travel professionals and seasoned travellers worldwide.

Sample tips

  • Google maps may be just about  the best  free travel planning tool ever. Use the map service, street view to check out destinations along with the photo function,  the pin facility to calculate distance between two points and of course it’s a great route planning tool.

  • When arriving at a new destination after a long flight do not sleep during the day. Force yourself to stay awake (hotel swimming pools help), have an early dinner and then go to bed around 8.00pm – 9.00pm local time. You will sleep through the night and then be on ‘their time’ more quickly. If you sleep during the day of arrival you will not sleep well that night and then be tired the next day. Geting as much sleep as you can on the plane helps with being able to stay awake on arrival.

  • Annually layout all your credit, debit, key loyalty and membership cards and photocopy or scan them. Deposit a copy with a trusted family member and a professional like your lawyer or bank manager. A good way to remember to do this is on your birthday or end of the financial year
  • Always obtain a business card from hotel reception when you check in, particularly in countries where English isn’t a first language.  That way your taxi driver will be able to read the hotel address in their own language and get you back to the right place

  • Have a small amount of change (in local currency) readily available in your front pocket for tips coffees etc