Travel Tips and Hacks for Stress-Free Trips
When you are planning your adventure or actually enjoying the vacation, there are many factors you should consider. Make sure you take note of these travel tips and hacks for a stress-free trips.
Read REAL Reviews
Make sure you do your research and look at actual hotel reviews on sites like TripAdvisor or Yelp. Filter the reviews by negative feedback and the date the feedback was left. A mistake made a month ago may not be as huge of a factor in your future trip, but complaints left in recent weeks are more concerning. Also take note of how the facility responds as this is an indicator of how you will be treated if there is a problem.
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Look at REAL Photos
After you have read reviews, make sure you also filter out traveler photos. Often, hotels use photoshopping and staging to make the hotel as glossy and inviting as possible. Traveler-taken photos may not be a shiny, but they are honest. It’s best to know that bright and crisp photo of a hotel room is heavily altered before you arrive.
Be A Little Germ-Sensitive
Your trip can turn into a nightmare if you get sick. Don’t be afraid to pack some disinfecting wipes in a Ziploc storage bag to wipe your plane set and tray down along with light switches and surfaces in your hotel room. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Be Polite But Vocal
Waiting until the end of your stay to bring up any issues won’t get you anywhere. Make sure you give your hotel, restaurant, or attraction an opportunity to resolve any of your qualms. Take down the names of people you speak with along with the time you spoke with them. With facts in front of you, you’re more likely to get a better response if the problem persists.