Maximizing Your International Travel Experience

international travel adviceI see far too many travelers go to foreign countries and “play it safe” when it comes to really experiencing the local customs and culture.  To my way of thinking, what’s the point of going to a foreign land and not maximizing the experience by trying a few things you can’t otherwise do at home?  I hate to admit that Americans are probably the worst about this, so hopefully this blog post will give them some ideas to explore on their next international trip.

I have three very simple recommendations to help maximize your international travel experience.  I’m already assuming that you’ve done research on the special sites to visit, the basic history of the foreign city/country and things like that.  Here what else I recommend to fully round out and maximize your experience:

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Going Through Airport Security

airport security signThroughout my 3+ million miles of road warrior business travel, I’ve figured out a few things and developed a system that seems to work pretty well.  This post offers advice for going through airport security as efficiently as possible.  You might think it’s crazy to go to this extreme but coming from someone who has flown more than 3M miles, I can tell you from experience that if you are running late, a difference of 1 minute can mean making or missing your flight.  I can also wish that if every traveler followed this advice, airport security lines would move 20% faster.

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Packing Tips

Throughout my 3+ million miles of road warrior business travel, I’ve figured out a few things and developed a system that seems to work pretty well.  This post relates to packing tips.Stuffed-suitcase

Toiletries Kit

Whether or not the law requires a separate, plastic bag for liquid items, there are a few things to pack for contingency needs.

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