Twelve Tips for a Great Budget Trip: Itís the Little Things!
Some items can be extremely useful while traveling. Here are a few of our favorite things...
||Although you wonít need it in most destinations,
itís excellent to have while traveling, especially on overnight bus trips, where sleeping and thievery donít mix. (Remove before going into a full body scanner at the airport).
||For separating dirty clothes from clean.
||Blocks light to facilitate napping and sleeping on planes buses, and park benches.
||Makes sleeping easier in noisy hotels and buses; makes volume of action movies bearable.
||In checked (airline) baggage, of course.
||Many budget hotels donít have three-prong outlets. (To be fair, most three-prong outlets also do not have budget hotels.)
||Pin two or three of different sizes to shaving kit or makeup bag.
||Heats water in cup for early morning tea or coffee; bring unbreakable cup, spoon, and tea bags or instant coffee.
If possible, swipe one or two sugar packets per day from Sanbornís or VIPS.
||Thin white rubber stopper makes it easy to wash out
garments in budget-hotel sinks, which are often stopper-less.
||One pair, even for tropical climates. Wear on a chilly bus, airplane, or during infrequent cold snaps at your destination.
||For hanging out in your room, at the beach, pool and to use in suspicious hotel showers. Foot fungi suck!
AND THE NUMBER ONE THING TO TAKE ON A BUDGET TRIP TO MEXICO IS:
In your hotel room,
use it as a towel, curtain, lightweight bedspread,
room separator, or lounge wear. Take to the river,
beach or waterfall to sit on, or dry yourself off. On the street (in certain beach resorts), voila,
itís a manís metro-skirt! For both men and women, a sarong
(usually a rectangle of non-transparent cotton cloth) is an inexpensive, versatile, and easily packed travel item.