Tips for an easier holiday.

Whenever you get to travel abroad, your time is the valuable asset that you have, therefore you need to make the most of it. So that you can get the best possible use of your vacation time. Here are four tips that will help you do this.

1, The Google translation app.

This is a modern wonder of world, enabling you to communicate in over 100 different languages where ever you go. Simply type in any message that you need translated and show the results that are displayed in seconds to any local person and they will understand what you are asking. Likewise, they can also type in a response to your smart phone and the app will translate it back to English or whatever your native language is.

If you are lucky enough to be using two of the 33 voice recognised languages, that the app has, then you do not even need to type in your message, simply speak into you phone and a translated voice message will come back, and the same process can be used for translating any voice reply’s.

Lastly the app also has the facility to recognise writing, and to work out which language it is in, and then translate it for you. This can be especially useful for translating a menu or tourist sign. Just take a photo for the words that you would like translated and the app does the rest.

So, struggling to communicate whilst you are away can now be a thing of the past, and the nice people at google have even made the app available to download to any smart phone for free.

2, Send your baggage ahead with a luggage shipping service.

We have all had the experience of hurting our backs, lifting and carrying suitcases into the car, then having to wheel them into the airport terminal and having to spend the next 30 minutes queuing to check them in.

Well now why not have your suitcases collected before you leave for the airport and then, check-in online and avoid having to carry them with you. Specialist international luggage shipping services such as Courierpoint will arrange for bags to be collected from your door and sent via reliable international couriers such as DHL and FedEx. They even notify you once your bags have been delivered, so that you can travel knowing that your bags are waiting for you on arrival. So, no waiting for your cases to be off loaded from the hold, or for you to carry them to your hotel.

Services like this allow you to travel like a VIP, all for very affordable prices, especially if you want to pack heavy or larger bags. You can also send sports equipment ahead, like your favourite golf clubs and if you are relocating then you can also send parcels to USA or to any worldwide destination so that you can travel luggage free.

3, Do research on the places that you want to visit in advance.

The internet is a wonderful tool and now, many tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants not only have their own websites, but have been reviewed by other travellers on independent review websites, such as TripAdvisor. As a result, you are able to read about other travellers’ experiences at the places that you are considering visiting. Enabling you to make a more informed choice, and often their reviews will include some recommendations or tips. These can be very useful, such as the quietest rooms, and can help to make your vacation even more special.

I hope that you will find these tips, of value and that with proper planning, use of the latest modern technology and services that make your travelling easier, that you are able to have better holidays.

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