Top tips for your first trip to London

Your first trip to London can be quite daunting and exciting at the same time. With over 10 million visitors per year, it can be quite difficult getting around the city’s streets. In this post, you will learn some important tips to help you stay like a local.

Pre-order your oyster card

oyster card london 5t6The majority of ticket offices have been closed. They have been replaced with automated machines. Fortunately, these machines are bi-lingual. According to LondonTravelHacks, oyster cards are nifty travel passes which are loaded with credit. In fact, with these, you can cut your travel fares more than a half. Ensure you pre-order this card online and get it shipped to you no matter where you are in the world. In this way, you will be fine to go on the London’s buses, the overground, and underground, and even in a cable car.

Living social

London is known as one of the cities in the world that are expensive to work, live, and visit. It is just a matter of time before London comes up with cost-cutting and life-enhancing ways. There are several websites that share ideas about cut cost and quality experiences that range from afternoon tea and bus tours to guided tours and spa days. There are also boxing classes, theatre tickets, dinner deals, and gym memberships. This means that you do not have to pay everything in full to enjoy your London trip.

Use Uber

uber london travel 5r2This taxi service may seem to be an extravagance. However, you can get affordable rates on Uber X. If you are traveling with your friends, it is a good way to split the fare among yourselves. In fact, it is quite cheaper as compared to the tube. Other than splitting the fare, you will be enjoying an air-conditioned, comfortable private car with various entertainment options.

SIM card

Data roaming charges are yet to be abolished in Europe. Until telecommunication companies act together, using your phone in this city is a price affair. Thus, it is advisable to purchase “pay as you go” sim card. It is quite easy to plug in if your phone is unlocked. You will easily get back to Facebooking, Whatsapping, and Google Maps. You can ask for the Pay and Go plan that offers you more than 75 minutes to call other phones and landlines, several texts, and data for a month.…

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Top travel mistakes and how to avoid them

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Traveling can be quite fun, but it can also be the other way around. When you’re traveling by plane, the airport has so many rules that you might not know, and sometimes they have to take away your stuff if it breaks the law. Not just the airport but sometimes traveling can give you some bad memories if you made these mistakes. Here we have listed several travel mistakes and how to avoid them.

always sunnyNot having enough money

Money makes the world goes around, one of the reasons why you’re also able to travel is also because of money. One of the biggest mistakes that travelers make is not budgeting realistically, packing cash only for what they think is enough. Instead, you should always bring extra cash for emergencies while also making sure you pack a bit more for every category of your travel (rent, food, souvenirs, etc.) Doing this will let you know how much of your budget that you can spend.

Tip: if you’re planning to travel to another country, we suggest that you trade your cash in the airport before you start going, doing this will save a lot of your time.

Not having insurance

Let’s say you’re expecting to have a great moment to wherever you’re going and suddenly you’re facing incidents that you don’t want. Accidents or thefts might cause you to lose your personal belongings, in this case, we suggest you invest in a travel insurance, although you have to make sure what is included and not included in the coverage, try to find one that suits your need.

Bringing the wrong baggagebaggage

Another top traveling mistake that often happens is carrying the wrong size of luggage. Too big and you’re only exceeding the weight limit, bringing small luggage makes you unable to buy souvenirs or extra items. Before you travel, make sure you get The best suitcase that fits your criteria.

Tip: always bring a larger luggage if you are are planning a vacation as you’ll be getting a souvenir and a smaller luggage for a short business trip.

suitcaseNot making copies of important documents

Always make copies of your documents (passports, tickets, reservations, etc.) as this will save you the hassle in case you lose your hard copy of your original documents. Having the copies will help the renewal process and also identity verification a lot faster.

Tip: another tip is to scan your papers and make sure to email it to your email, think of it as a ‘digital safe’ where you can easily access your documents in case of an emergency.…

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