There are different categories of information that needs to be acquired from different sources. For someone who travels as extensively as I do, I rarely have time to figure out all the information in the world online or through extensive research. Information that I need before I reach my destination
How Do I budget My Trips
How to know how much exactly your trip is going to cost?   Things to calculate Transportation - How are you going there? Car, Bus, Train, Flight? Car - Consider cost of fuel plus 3% wear/tear cost of your car Bus/Train/Flight - Just see the ticket price. All the information is easily available on Google. Transportation cost from Bus station/Train Station/ Airport to your Accommodation location and...
There might be billions of tricks to get upgraded to Business and First class Airlines. However, they all require more than praying and good behavior. Hold Frequent Flyer Status with an airline Anytime the airline has oversold their seats (especially possible between major cities - Mumbai-Delhi, New York - Boston, London-Paris are few examples where it occurs frequently. There might...
What apps you need to make sure you have before you travel? Google Maps Chances of you getting lost in the new city is very high. You don't know where you are supposed to go and how to get there. Turn on your GPS and get there. (Warning: Make sure you turn off your GPS after use as it is highly battery...
India is currently getting ready to roll out the Goods & Services Tax with effect from July 1, 2017. Currently, consumers in India have to pay multiple taxes at different rates. These taxes also differ from state to state. The idea behind introducing the GST is to simplify the current complex tax system. However, the idea of noble intention is not sitting...
The bill you get at the restaurant has several components ranging from service tax to service charge to value added tax which raises the amount to be paid up by several notches. While almost every consumer is bothered by multiple additional charges, not all know the difference between these extra charges levied on the bill. Service tax: It is the...
Real comparison between low cost and full fare airlines. How much am I really saving? Why do those fares look really different at the time of booking?Real fare break down.I have taken 3 European airlines. RyanAir, Wizz Air and British AirwaysThings to notice
Ever misspelled a name while booking a ticket? Ever had a concern that they won't let you board the flight because of it.  What about if you recently got married and your spouse booked your tickets in the new name instead of one present on your government id?  Case 1 - Accidentally Misspelling I have done this error few times as...
You want to do something that allows you to travel? There are so many people seeking for so called LACK OF STABILITY where they can travel for long term to different areas of the planet. Why do you always need to live in the same place where you were born? You would appreciate it more when you travel and...

Baggage Tips part II

Are you one of those people who likes to shop a lot? But after you shop, you realize that it would go in your bag. Oh! Now please drag your bag everywhere. It is heavy and your shoulder hurts. You might have to take it down couple of stairs. Good luck with that. You might have already over packed your...
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