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

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...
The US is introducing new security requirements The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced that they’ll implement heightened security measures for the roughly 2,100 daily international flights to the US, but they’ll stop just short of an electronics ban, which is good news. These new security measures are to be implemented in 105 countries around the world, which are the last point...
Wallet I normally carry wallet that allows keeping coins in a compartment. I don't mix up the currency. I only keep current country's currency in my main wallet.   Language Cards If I am going to region which doesn't speak the language that I can interact people in, then I usually either Google translate it and print it or take a screen shot...
How do I decide which Airline should I fly with? Domestic editionThere are so many options with Airlines that it is really confusing. For this edition I am going to write from Indian's perspective. Airlines that are available in India are:1. Air India2. Jet Airways3. Indigo4. Spice Jet5. Vistaara6. Go AirOnly Air India and Jet Airways have frequent flyer...
Do you love flying? Would you love to fly a lot? Do you want to do it in a smartest way possible? Here is a guide to booking your flights. Booking: There is a long-standing myth that you should book your air tickets as advanced as possible. Nowadays, airlines have high competition and you keep getting emails about air fare sales. Just register to...
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
Downloading Do not rely on places where you go to provide you decent internet connection. It also includes your 3G/4G data service on phone. Before you leave your home, better make sure that all your hotel coupons are downloaded on your device. Download all the tickets/ boarding pass etc. Check-in Almost all the airlines provide online check-in. Just use it and don't...
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...
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