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Planning your vacation thoroughly is the first step to having a good holiday away from the demands and pressure of work. In your planning process, it is essential to take note of the things that you should pack. Ensuring that the most essential things are packed will prevent the hassle of looking for the things you need during your holidays instead of having a great time Having the most important things with you will ensure that you can communicate when you need help, find your way around and ensure that you can get from one place to another.


Below are the 5 most essential things you should pack in your luggage:

1. Passport and other travel documents

There is nothing more irritating than getting one’s scheduled travel canceled just because he/she forgets to bring a single important document needed for the travel. Passport is a travel essential that is can be forgotten because of negligence. Never forget to purchase a visa if need be and not wait till the last minute. It is a must to have these items on every to-do list when going abroad.

2. Money

Money is a basic necessity everywhere, every time. It is a travel essential not to just carry money converted to the local currency but also few American dollars to spare. The American dollar is a currency that is most commonly accepted anywhere around the globe.

Another type of expense medium is a credit card which is accepted almost everywhere in the world. There is no way to tell whether the cash brought along would be enough, especially when the traveler is on a shopping spree or on a travel expedition to every corner of the visiting country. The credit card is in an ideal and safe alternative to carrying wads of cash.

3. Having the right medication in your luggage will not only give you peace of mind but also ensures that no time is wasted looking for medication when you need it.

Whether you are sick or not it is essential to carry some basic drugs for basic emergency situations. Some of them are:


a. Drugs for Motion Sickness

It is very common to feel sick whenever the route becomes bumpy or windy or when one travels on a moving vehicle at a long distance. Even though there are bags provided for any discomfort, it is best to treat yourself beforehand.

b. Pain killers

Sometimes, travelers experience body pain due to too much walking or exertion or and minor injuries due to sporting activities such as kayaking or skiing. Taking pain killers prescribed by physicians can solve this problem, especially when postponing activities is not an option.

c. Band-aid

Having a plaster or band-aid will come in handy in case of cuts and feet blisters due to too much walking.

4. Travel guide or a map of one’s destination

Getting lost in a foreign place is common. Especially when batteries get easily used up when using smartphone applications, a conventional travel map will be the ideal alternative to finding your way around.

5. Mobile phone

Having a mobile phone with you is essential in order to communicate with the right people in case of emergency or to keep in touch with your loved ones. No one can do without the …

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Travel Tips for Europe – Visiting Berlin

When you decide to make a trip around the world there are many places to visit. You can find wondrous adventures all over the globe. The thing is when you do decide to travel you can be left with a lot of questions about what you should be doing to ensure you get the most out of your travels. In order to make sure you have an enjoyable traveling experience take note from the tips from this article, you can learn how to make your traveling adventures a blast.

You want to be able to communicate at least the basics in any country you decide to go and visit. So make sure you take with you a translation tool of some sort so that you can communicate with people. There are a lot of translators in the places you plan on visiting but your experience becomes a lot smoother when you can talk to people yourself.

You want to understand how the culture you are going to visit works. You want to avoid offending anyone because you don’t know local customs. You can do some research online or ask people about some of the local practices that take place on where you plan to visit.

So ask other people who have visited the cities and countries you plan on going about local tipping practices so that you do not seem like you are cheap.

Visiting Berlin

Travel Tips for Europe – Visiting Berlin

If you have never been to Berlin I highly recommend it. I went to Berlin to visit an old college friend not knowing or expecting much of the city but was I blown away. The history, architecture, and culture of the city were beautiful and unique.

Although Berlin is now all one, the city is still divided architecturally and historically into the East and West Berlin. In the old East Berlin, there is still the old beautiful palaces and old museums that line the main street of the old section of East Berlin. You will also see lines of old apartment buildings one after another that looks exactly the same showing the remnants of the old Communist regime.

Now as one city sites to see in Berlin are first and foremost the Reichstag, the Parliament building, with a glass dome on the top of the building. The dome offers a great view of the city and is located right next to the Brandenburg gate building, wherein 1987 Ronald Reagan made his famous statement to Mr Gorbechev – “Tear down this wall!”

Visiting Berlin

Visiting Berlin Around

Another site to see in Berlin is the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Remnants of the wall remain as a reminder of the past and is now an international memorial for freedom. It also has many beautiful paintings on the Eastern side.

Another site is Checkpoint Charlie. Famous for being the single crossing point for foreigners and Allied troops between East and West Berlin it is now an open-air museum where you can buy pieces of the Berlin Wall and much more.

Berlin is also known for its museums, churches, and its zoo. I highly recommend the Holocaust memorial as well as the Zoologischer Garten Berlin or the Berlin Zoo. Both are major tourist attractions.

Finally, a great way to see Berlin is to rent …

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