These days it’s easier than ever to travel around the world by air. What was once a dangerous trek that didn’t even guarantee the survival of passengers to the destination is now an everyday experience for millions of people travelling to every part of the globe. But if you want to make the most of your travel experience, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind while you’re packing your bags and calling up an airport limousine.
Get a NEXUS Card
The NEXUS card is an absolutely essential travel tip for anyone in Canada that goes abroad frequently, especially to the United States. You may have already decided that you want to go in style to the airport in an airport limo, but a NEXUS card will be the difference between needing to leave four hours before your flight and only one or two. A NEXUS card is a special permit that allows travellers to skip the standard security and passport checks and use a premium “fast lane.” Provided you have no criminal record, this card can be easily obtained with an interview and paying a fee!
Plan for Jetlag
If you’re going to be skipping several time zones, jet lag is always a big problem. For a more gentle transition, try adjusting your sleeping habits ahead of the trip by changing your bedtime. If you’re looking for a “crash course” way to adjust to a time zone with a 12-hour difference from your own, stay up all night so you can sleep on the plane. Just try not to fall asleep when you’re in the airport limo!
Bring “Airplane Clothes”
Another essential tip for long flights that last more than 10 hours: don’t wear your “Sunday best” on the plane, especially if you’re going to be sleeping! Instead, change into something more comfortable, including slippers, if they’re not provided, and change ahead of time before boarding the plane.
Scan & Store Your Documents Online
It used to be that the big nightmare for travellers was losing important documents like passports or even birth certificates that prove identity. With new technology, you can scan, or take a picture of these documents, and keep them handy on your phone and in online storage systems, so you can retrieve them if required. In case of an extreme emergency, this backup can save you a lot of trouble if you need to visit a Canadian consulate or Embassy.
Reserve a Ride
Don’t waste money—or the time of friends and family—by driving your own car down to the airport and parking it, or having people drive you down. Travel in style by reserving an airport limousine. When you get an airport limo, you’ll get prompt, professional service that will arrive on time to escort you safely to the airport or your destination in both comfort and confidence.
Frequent travelling certainly stops being exotic and fun, and while most people don’t enjoy living out of a suitcase, especially for work purposes, there are plenty of things you can do to take the edge off the experience!