People all around are preparing for one last summer jaunt, getting in some relaxation before the season ends. If you’ve been planning a trip to another country (to beat the heat, perhaps?), here are some ways to make your journey more restful and organized.
1. Prepare Your Communications. If you’re like most of us, you do a lot of your living and working online. This includes socialization and communication with people who matter most. If you are going to be traveling internationally don’t leave your communication up to chance, especially as Wi-Fi is not always available on the road.
NobelCom is one option for ensuring you can get in touch with loved ones, as they offer pre-paid NobelCom calling cards. They even have a referral program so you can earn “Nobel Points” to use toward future discounts. Know where you’ll be able to connect to the internet, though also spend some time off the grid if your schedule allows. Sometimes leaving your phone in the hotel room can be the most relaxing way to enjoy a vacation.
2. Look For Deals In Advance. One of the most expensive aspects of travel is the flight, so always be on the lookout for deals. Check out Skiplagged for hidden city ticketing routes (where you take advantage of the fact airline ticket prices are driven more by market demand than distance traveled), and use Google Flights to compare pricing through fare calendars and pricing maps. Keeping an eye on flash sale sites like Groupon, Living Social and Vacationist can also score you incredible travel discounts of over 50% off.
3. Get Off the Beaten Path. Despite traveling to new places, many of us find ourselves on the same well-worn tourist route. Yes, spend time seeing the major sites, but also leave room to get off the beaten path. You can hop on forums like Reddit and Quora to ask for advice on how to go beyond the guidebook in a certain destination. Moreover if you arrive without a plan you can ask locals for advice, which helps to immerse you in local culture.
Hopefully the above tips can help you plan an epic summer vacation either this year or in seasons to come.
*This post was written & sponsored by NobelCom
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