If its for business, or a holiday from anywhere travel light and I mean light. Most basic items of clothing can be bought at your destination so don't over-pack. Travel airlines are also beginning to charge extra now just for having luggage period, so another reason to pack lightly.
Try to imagine the things you use at home over the space of one week, and that's pretty much what you will need to take with you. Not much is it. But adequate. My all time most favourite travel buddy that I bought downunder New Zealand in a holiday store, for boarding flights quickly is one of those clip around purse bags, they sit flat on your waist of over your shoulder clip together and worn like a gun holster. They are designed to carry passports, boarding passes, and allows you have your hands free, such a handy no fuss item, that I would never be without. My brother and ex detective advised me to wear it just so it sat under my t-shirt and makes it difficult for a would be pick-pocket.
Arrange all cash requirements ideally before you leave your country of origin, in our case Downunder New Zealand. In hindsight, since I knew where we would end up, I wished we had actually opened an bank account before arriving since as it turned out we arrived on a Saturday and found it difficult to find an agent to cash American Travelers Cheques ( yes I know it was the U.SA.) Good lesson to never take anything for granted.
So, we discovered not all Airports have an International Money exchange counter and if they do may not be open when your plane arrives, even though a brochure says it should be. If you will be flying into your destination and no-one will be picking you up, check ahead what transport facilities that airline operates, times, drop off points and cost. We also noticed that certain cab companies have less than honest drivers and if you don't know the town or city, you can become a target for some outrageous charges. Its worth being prepared. So when you are booking for example, try not to be arriving during the early hours of the morning or very late at night.
Planning your holidays and all flights with the best preparation you can helps make travel a truly enjoyable experience. The scenery, the service, the relaxation, the culture of airports, and people. The atmosphere alive with expectation,just waiting for you to take part and experience the world of travel and leisure.
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