What you need to know before you go - part 2

by Travelbag on 08 July 2016, 14:07PM

Knowing insider tips about the location you’re visiting really does come in handy; so once you’ve read these little hacks that cover the USA, Caribbean and Asia, check out part 1 of ‘What to know before you go’ , to discover even more tips for Thailand, Dubai and New Zealand!


USA

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Experience one or more of the national parks whilst you’re there, they’re all over the country and you certainly won’t regret it. If you’re unsure on which park to go to, The Yellowstone National Park is one to take a look at.

There really is a festival for everyone in the USA, so do a quick bit of research before you go to see what’s going on in the area you’re visiting.

You can nearly always ‘supersize up’ your food orders, so you definitely won’t be left hungry!

In the big cities, the majority of places are open 24/7. So no matter what time it is, you’ll find somewhere to grab a packet of Twizzlers and a Coca-Cola, to fulfill your cravings.

New York Travelbag

We have another food and drink tip for you, in most places you can get soft drink refills for free!

Take spare dollars with you for tipping, it’s not compulsory but it’s polite to do so and is inescapable throughout the USA (roughly 15-20% tip is most common).


Rest of Asia

Sri Lankan rail journey

So we’ve given you tips for Thailand, now here are some things you need to know about destinations all across Asia.  
As simple as it sounds, don’t be afraid to haggle to get the deal you’re after. The first price you’re given is rarely the final price, so haggle away!

The buses and trains are a great way to get around here, as they run regularly and are reasonably

When in Singapore, remember to stick to the mints, as using chewing gum is illegal. 

Street food is the perfect way to eat when you’re on-the-go, as it’s accessible, reasonably priced and gives you a chance to mix with local people. 

Sri Lankan street food

In parts of India gambling is illegal, so make sure you check before you travel. 

Like the USA, Asia is renowned for their big festivals, so double check upcoming festivals so you don’t miss out. (Indian Independence Day-15th August- is coming up very soon, where there are flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, cultural events and much more!).

 

Caribbean 

Caribbean holidays

The Caribbean cuisine has influences from all over the world, so during your stay; you will be able delve into an array of dishes.

Snorkeling here is a superb experience you definitely should try here, so make sure you pack your snorkeling gear! 

Be sure to pack a lot of lightweight clothing in your case, as the average temperature is 28 degrees. It won’t weigh a lot either, which means more room for your new shopping buys.  

Only around 2% of the Caribbean Islands are inhabited; so make the most of this by exploring the caves, reefs, beaches and forests in tranquillity. 

The Caribbean is well known for its unique and great quality artwork, so check out your local art gallery for incredible pieces!

If relaxing on a beach isn’t your style, there are plenty of other things to do, like turtle watching.

 

Feeling more prepared for your break away? We hope so! Share, save or even bookmark this post, so you can access it whilst you’re away!

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