T – Take only what you need for your trip- do not over pack. Take less and you will travel cheaper, travel faster, and travel easier.
R – Research your destination and leave the guidebook at home. Take photos or photocopy the pages that you need. Take time to learn a few useful phrases of the local language. You will learn more if you use a local guide when visiting cultural monuments.
A – Avoid carrying a wallet in your back pocket. Carry your purse across your body. Be sure to double check that you haven’t left anything behind when you leave somewhere.
V – Verify your checked bags have the same airport codes as your destination. Find your checked bags easier by making your unique to you.
E – Expect the unexpected and embrace it. Sometimes things do not go as planned and your travel will be a lot less stressful if you can go with the flow.
L – Leave space in your plans for an impromptu adventure. Sometimes the best memories of a trip are the ones you did not plan.
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