With the May bridge just around the corner, it is more than possible that many people are finishing outlining the details of the getaway they are going to do on those days. If you are among those lucky ones who are going to dedicate the long weekend to travel, be it in Spain or abroad, we bring you a decalogue of points that you must have well controlled so that the experience is perfect.
Every journey begins with planning. Be flexible with schedules and destinations, and that will give you many more opportunities to hunt for bargains: plane tickets at a ridiculous price, accommodation with 5 stars in the ‘reviews’ that have an unexpected free room, tickets to see that museum you always wanted to visit… Also, don’t neglect word of mouth. Check the comments and ratings of the services you are going to hire, look for various options and compare prices and advantages. Also make sure that your documentation (and that of your vehicle, if you go in your own) is in order and current. If you have doubts about the papers that can be asked for, find out in advance before traveling.
Spend some time on investigate the destination selected. You could discover a little-known tourist attraction, find out that the place you wanted to see is closed for construction or find out that it will probably rain heavily there during the entire May Bank Holiday. It could also turn out that to visit a specific point it is necessary to wear certain clothes (for example in religious places), that they have a gastronomic culture that does not fit well with your sense of taste or that their way of leaving a tip is different from ours. . Doing a little research can save you a lot of surprises, some of them very unpleasant.
eye with him money. Distribute the cash, if you carry it, in several places and do not forget to change currency in time if you go to a place where the euro does not circulate, since it is very likely that you will obtain better conditions in the rate that they will charge you for the change than if you do it at the airport. There are several applications and digital tools that can help you in this step. Also, calculate as accurately as you can how much you want to spend. That will save you a scare when you see the account after you return.
at the time of to packThere are several things to keep in mind. The first is, of course, choosing well what we are going to take with us. It makes no sense to fill the suitcase ‘just in case’. There are numerous tutorials on the internet that you can follow to optimize the way to store things, including the arrangement, the way to fold the clothes and how to place everything so that closing it is not an odyssey. Oh, and if you have to check in, be sure to carefully check the measurements of the suitcase and, above all, its weight once full.
If you go to travel with more people, have a rough plan of the things you want to see and the places you want to visit. It makes no sense for you to propose going to Jerez because you are dying to see the Spanish motorcycling Grand Prix live and once there you discover that your companions on the road don’t even consider going to the circuit to see the bikes, they want to spend the afternoon watching the Alcazar.
It may seem obvious, but be especially beware of thefts and robberies. Do not lose sight of your suitcases or bags in crowded places, do not unnecessarily display your valuables or show large wads of cash, use the safe in your room, if it has one, and continually pay attention to where you leave your mobile .
If you are traveling abroad, make sure you have a basic understanding of the most common expressions in English. There are several places on the internet that offer lists of the most useful words for travelers, and it is worth writing down and memorizing those that we consider essential. Being at the airport without knowing what they ask of us when applying for our ‘boarding pass’, the ‘passport’ (passport) or our ‘ID’ (pronounced “ai di”, means identity document) can be quite a problem.
With respect to accommodation, make sure that you book through platforms that generate trust, because scams and scams are relatively common online. If you are using sites like Airbnb or Booking, check that the host has good traveler ratings and, if you see something that makes you suspicious (the houses they offer have been on the platform for a very short time, the accommodation is extremely cheap… ), do not advance any money until you have resolved any doubt.
Once there, even if it is something obvious, Behave. Paying for your hotel room, for a rural house or for any other type of accommodation does not give you carte blanche to destroy the place at will. Try not to be annoying to the people who live around you (such as making loud noises or late at night, leaving waste in inappropriate places or using services such as swimming pools after hours), take care of the objects that were in the place and, in general, leave things at least as good as you found them.
And, if you want to immortalize your trip, there is nothing like the Photographs. If you want to get a perfect image, keep in mind that you can’t do it fast and running. Document yourself in advance about the sites you are going to visit, take the photo at the beginning or end of the day to have the best light and look for an interesting point of view. It may be tradition, but… don’t you think that photo in which you seem to be holding the Tower of Pisa is already very popular? Oh, and when you’ve got the photon you came looking for, don’t forget to share it. Surely more than one is happy to see you traveling!