Summer is the time when many people decide to pack their bags for a nice, refreshing vacation. They may come up with nice plans for exotic destinations. People may hit the seaside and indulge themselves in cool baths in the seas. Or they may go for cold and windy countries where they will get a respite from the heat. In any case, a trip or a tour is always exciting as it presents a number of attractions to travelers. But if you wish to make your travel smooth and comfortable, here are some handy tips which will tell you how to travel well.If you have decided upon a definite destination for your trip, it would be best if you know everything about the place. Grab a book or a travel guide which would tell you all about the place you are visiting. Try to know all about where you would be staying and the nearest restaurants. Try to know everything about the main attractions and how to see them. Also, know all about the vital transport networks and the locations of the currency exchanges. If you get all this dough, your trip in a new place will be a piece of cake.When you are going around the place on foot or on a taxi, you need to take care of your valuables. You can deposit jewelry and other valuables in the hotel safe lockers. However, you may be carrying cash and other documents even as you are walking all around. The best idea would be to carry a satchel which would keep all these things safe and secure. However, a backpack hoisted on your back would be a good idea as well. Moreover, it is also much safer than a bag or pouch around your waist. So, think about it.When you are packing your bags, think before you pack a whole load of stuff. Think about the weather of the place and decide what clothes would be best for you. Then, you need to consider what would be the medicines to carry along in your trip. You need to pack a first-aid kit. When you are traveling in a new place, be a bit wary of the food and water. They may be polluted and you may fall prey to health problems. So, do take care to drink only bottle water and eat clean food when you are on your trip.
Since your vacation includes a few rounds at the golf course, you may want to use your own set of golf clubs. You can rent them at most resorts but they may not be as comfortable as your own set and may even hinder your game. Once you’ve decided to bring your own equipment, there are several things to consider. If you are concerned about protecting your golf clubs from damage during flight, here are a few tips and tricks which should help ensure that they arrive safely.Clean out your golf bag and get rid of any old items you won’t be using. Refresh with new towels, balls, tees, gloves and so on.If you don’t already have a golf travel bag or case, then you’ll need to invest in one. There are basically two types of golf travel bags, soft and hard.The soft golf cases are less expensive and will not adequately protect your paraphernalia against rough handling unless you pack right, and even then there’s a chance of damage to your golf clubs. If you opt for a soft travel case, it’s best to wrap the club heads with a cover and keep them in your regular golf bag. Put that inside the travel case along with some clothing and/or shoes. You can also pack sunscreen lotion, extra balls, tees, gloves, markers and any other accessories you may need on the course, thereby keeping everything in one place.The hard golf cases are practically indestructible. These bags will set you back a few hundred dollars but they are what the professionals use when they travel and will definitely protect against damage. Although it is said that they will survive a 30,000 foot fall out of an airplane, I haven’t personally tried to put one through a tree shredder but be that as it may, they are the best choice if you own an expensive set of clubs.If you own a deluxe set of golf clubs, you may want to check with your homeowner’s insurance beforehand to get extra coverage. Airlines may not cover the entire amount in case of loss or damage.Don’t miss your flight! Get to the airport early enough so that your bags can be properly checked. Be sure to allow extra time just in case your golf bag has to be searched.Sometimes, even with the best preparation, things do happen. It’s wise to plan for potential mishaps by bringing enough money to pay for golf club rentals just in case the airline does lose your bag.Have a wonderful vacation and see you at the course!