Do you have any unique travel tips to share?
I've started planning my vacation for this fall (it's going to be almost a month in Europe so it's going to take a lot of planning to get it into a reasonable budget), so I am thinking about travel in general. Here are two fun tips that I use.
1. I am not a clothes horse, I just want my clothes to be comfortable. So I go to second hand stores before my trip and buy a lot of comfortable knit tops for a couple of bucks each. I take these on my trip and after wearing them I throw them away, along with that day's undies. This way, as I travel I empty space in my suitcase so by the end of the trip I come home with few clothes and mostly souvenirs. I also always wear my coat on the plane, I never pack it.
2. If we have a long layover at an airport, we take a courtesy shuttle to an upscale hotel and enjoy a comfortable high quality meal in the hotel restaurant, then take the courtesy shuttle back to the airport. We always tip the drivers. It's so much nicer than eating in the airport.