Episode 2

How To Make Travel Suck Less: 21 Travel Lessons

Published on: 21st September, 2023

Seasoned travelers know that it’s just not a real travel experience if something doesn’t go wrong! The key to a great trip is expecting the unexpected. Time To Talk Travel's Nasreen, Ciaran, Maureen and Des from HashtagTravels.com talk through some of the lessons they learned the hard way and tips to prevent future disasters.

Maureen really summed it up in one line: *“Sometimes you have to learn things the hard way and you learn it once and then you never do it again.”*

21 Tips to Save You from Travel Mishaps - For the full article visit our site.

  • Download travel apps before you need them. 
  • Bookmark the airport website.
  • Pack snacks! 
  • Don’t skip travel insurance. 
  • Spend delays in airline clubs or lounges. 
  • Allow more time than you’ll think you need for connections. 
  • Spend a little more for a nonstop or easier itinerary.  
  • Look at all of your airport options.
  • Consider booking through a travel agent.
  • Utilize status phone numbers when possible. 
  • Don’t wait to call - even if you’re in line.
  • Utilize social media to reach customer service faster. 
  • Try to avoid connecting in snowy spots in the winter.
  • Keep in mind that smaller airports have limited crew.
  • Start booking the back up plan ASAP.
  • Be kind.
  • Don’t forget to advocate for yourself.
  • Know your airline’s Contract of Carriage.
  • Be aware of credit card perks you can access. 
  • Pack essentials in a carry-on. 
  • Bring an extra bag with you.

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Do you love to travel? Whether you have your next trip planned, are looking for inspiration, or just want to live vicariously through others Time to Talk Travel is here for you! Let’s explore the world together. We’ll dive into themed trips, must-do’s, things that weren’t worth it, and getting the most out of every trip. Tune in as we talk about the adventures out there!
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