Here are some general travel tips which may be useful –
| If driving abroad make sure that you|
check out all the rules and legal requirements for the country or
countries you intend to visit. These can vary widely and also
Apart from documentation, headlamp
Today (1st July, 2012) the French
If you intend to drive in a different
you have to pack a kilt into a case for travelling, roll the kilt up
into a roll like a sausage and put the kilt into the leg of a pair
of tights or a stocking. The kilt can then be placed in the case at
one of the long edges and so takes up less room and arrives crease
free, my husband has done this numerous times when travelling.
|A sarong can prove very|
useful as it can be used as a skirt, head scarf or head rest whilst
make excellent containers for travel toiletries such as shampoo, moisturiser etc. and take
up less room.
|Press a retracted|
ballpoint pen under the ball of your big toes when flying, this is a reflex point which
should help jet lag.
|Eating garlic and|
drinking stout is said to help repel insects.
|If you don’t wear|
sunglasses for a couple of days after arrival it will help you adjust to daylight more
quickly and get over the effects of jet lag.
|Lemon is a natural|
antiseptic, therefore, lemon juice dabbed on insect bites will take away the itch, burn
and help dry it out.
|Before purchasing bottled|
water abroad, turn the bottle upside down, if it leaks it may have been filled with
|To keep luggage secure|
and avoid losing keys, thread a key ring through the zip ends instead of a lock.
|Avoid unwashed salad and|
water melons. Locals have been known to pierce holes in the melons and put them into the
river to absorb water. This makes them look fresh and juicy but they could be
|Hang clothes in the|
shower room, the steam will get the creases out.
|Place a golf ball on the|
floor and roll bare foot over it whilst travelling. This helps circulation.
|A light eau de cologne is|
an ideal refresher when travelling.
|Pack dark colour clothing|
to cut down on washing whilst away.
|To avoid dehydration when|
visiting hot countries, drink sweet fizzy drinks and eat crisps or salted nuts for salt
|Photo copy passport and|
carry separately in case of loss.
|Put feet in brown paper|
bags under inflight socks to prevent swelling – just don’t get up to go to the
On the beach don’t try and rub
sand away from between toes and fingers, but shake baby talcum
powder on hands and feet and the sand comes away easily,
a caravan holiday is your thing –
It is important to use
Thanks to Mike Cook for this
|Put cling film over|
caravan windows when travelling which can be removed at the end of the journey, together
with all the “bugs”.
|To ensure the caravan is|
level place a cylindrical packet of biscuits on the floor. These will roll if not level.
|To avoid being woken up|
by early morning sunlight (you should be so lucky), ensure front of caravan is not facing
|To prevent getting grease|
on clothing from the tow bar, place an old sock over the end.
|If the sink or bath plug|
is missing, cut a tennis ball in half and place over the plug hole – fits any size.
| For a|
nice picnic without an army of ants you did not invite, sprinkle a box of Tide with bleach
around the picnic area – it seems to discourage them. It also seems to repel flies
and mosquitoes. Ideal for people like me who don’t like pesticides sprayed on their
| Caravan insurance is currently not a|
legal requirement in the UK but, as with most other insurances,
specific cover is recommended to protect your investment and, of
course, its contents.
Although car insurance policies sometimes include third-party cover
| If you travel|
long distances try to listen to radio stations that broadcast in the city that you are
travelling to. It may be worth it to listen to what the locals like – you can gauge
this from what is played on radios in local hairdressers, cafes, pubs and the like.
If you like that station, pay attention to whenever it calls out its identity
If you operate a radio and tune into a station that you like, note
Also, if the set is equipped with a recording facility, you could
If you listen to local commercial (advertiser-supported) radio in a
Thanks to Simon Mackay for this
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