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Tip 99: Favorite Tips (part 1)

We appreciate anyone who read all #100days100traveltips that might have just taken a bit over 100 days.  But anything good is worth waiting for, right? 😉  Here’s a quick summary of our favorites:
Top Airport tip?
  • Rebecca – don’t expect USB charging ports to work – the hardly ever do – so you’ll want to carry a wall plug and find an outlet near a seat or in a restaurant
  • Michelle – buy a snack – you never know how long you’ll be on the flight
  • Sandy – bring a refillable water bottle

Top Hotel tip?

  • Rebecca – join the rewards programs and take advantage of dual reward credit earning with other travel partners like the rental car
  • Michelle – ask for a better room or upgrade, the worst they can say is no
  • Sandy –  be aware of resort fees!

Top Road trip tip?

  • Rebecca – look at the gas gauge to know which side to fuel up your rental car
  • Michelle – take lots of snacks, especially for driving at night
  • Sandy –  Look for fun opportunities to make fun pit stops along the way at unique places
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Tip 51: Traveling with Pets

Taking your favorite pet with you on your next trip? You will want to do your research on pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, flight guidelines and more.

Here’s some advice to get you started:

http://petfriendlytravel.com/

https://www.bringfido.com/destination/

https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/dog-friendly-travel-tips

If you travel regularly with your pets, what tips would you recommend for someone less familiar?

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Tip 33: Best travel pillows

Hi Lead.Travel.Pray. friends and family! It’s time for another #crowdsource answer. This is Rebecca and I have a problem with travel pillows. None, natta, not one seem to help me get comfortable to sleep. So help a girl out! Do you have a favorite travel pillow?  If so, share it with us here by commenting below.

Also, perhaps you have a favorite traditional pillow…you know the kind you sleep in a “normal” bed with?  We’d be interested to hear about that, too.  I mean…who doesn’t want to sleep better whether it be at home or on the road!

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Tip 22: Good ideas for traveling with medicine

If you are flying, you will want to be aware of how to best get liquid medicine, in particular, through security screening processes. You will also want to pack any critical medicines in your carry on so they are handy during flight.

The TSA site has a lot of good advice here: https://www.tsa.gov/blog/2014/09/05/tsa-travel-tips-traveling-medication

The CDC site has some advice on what to include in your travel health kit here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/pack-smart

For driving trips, we also heard some advice on purchasing a cooler that is powered by your cigarette lighter or USB-powered to keep any necessary medicines cold. Here’s one example – https://www.amazon.com/NutriChef-Portable-Electric-Thermoelectric-Refrigerator/dp/B06ZXZ7PDC/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1525730407&sr=8-11&keywords=best+travel+cooler

 

 

 

 

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Tip 21: Driving on the other side of the road takes some getting used to

Driving on the left side of the road in Ireland was a difficult mindshift. We recommend you visualize yourself turning out from gas stations and entering and exiting roundabouts before you hit the road. It is also helpful to find an empty parking lot to practice shifting with your left hand, if you end up with a manual transmission car in Ireland…like we once did.

Here is some more advice:

https://www.changesinlongitude.com/tips-to-drive-on-the-left-side-of-the-road/

http://www.anylatitude.com/2012/11/25/learning-to-drive-on-the-left-side-of-the-road-ten-tips-to-make-it-easier/

https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/driving-in-great-britain-and-ireland