This year I checked off Angkor from my bucket-list. Frankly, this most important archaeological site in southeast Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly impressive. I wandered through the majestic towers, watched both the sunrise and sunset at the temples.
If you are planning a trip to Angkor, I am sharing some Do’s and Don’ts for a memorable time.
What better way to travel than with friends? On the flip side, it might turn into a big headache and push friends apart due to differences in style or expectations. If managing your own tour party is too much of a headache, then let a professional tour operator like us prepare everything for you!
You can’t always plan for when you’re going to spend money just like you can’t plan for all the little shops you would see along the way. It’s particularly common for tourist to come across something they want at a local small shop, only to then discover, they don’t have enough cash on hand to make the purchase. When planning your spending, don’t forget to always carry something extra. It’s better to have a little bit more just in case, than not enough.
Do you worry about costs while on vacation? This can be very distracting and prevent you from enjoying every day of your wonderful trip. What you need is a good budget plan so there is no shuddering each time your wallet opens! When you spend, it will be what you expected to spend!
A family trip back home to visit family and friends always gets me jumping with excitement. Part of the fun is bringing back interesting gifts from America to delight them. Let me share my go to list with you.
Traveling in a group is always fun. Whether you are traveling with your parents or your children, you should always try to make your trip memorable. However without adequate preparation trips can be hectic and tiring. When planning for international travel or long flight with your aging parents, consider taking extra steps to ensure that they are comfortable and happy during the trip.
My last flight from San Francisco to Mumbai via Istanbul was rather exciting even though I was on a one-stop flight and my luggage had been checked to the final destination. I had a two-hour transit at Istanbul airport, which seemed to be plenty of time to make the connection. Unfortunately my flight from San Francisco left late due to a rain storm in the Bay Area. That left me only 20 minutes at Istanbul to rush from arrival gate to the departure gate for my connection.
Whether traveling on your own or as a travel companion with a senior traveler, light hearted conversation make the journey go faster. However since you will be together for a few hours, here are some do’s and don’ts.
Regardless whether you are assisting a senior traveler as their travel companion or traveling on your own, this is an opportunity for improving your social awareness skills and listening to the life experiences of others. Here are my seven conversation starters.
1. “Good morning, I am Sam”
Before the Aircraft Leaves the Gate
1. Find the seats for both of you
2. Remind the traveler to remove the comfort items like water bottle, a book or a shawl from the carry-on
3. Help the traveler put their carry-on bag in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of them
4. Stow away your carry-on bag
5. Make sure you and the traveler to put the seat belt on and keep it fastened for as much of the flight as possible
6. Acquaint them with the aircraft safety card and point out the emergency exits