Travel Advice - Use a travel folder to keep your travel
When preparing for your trip, you will probably collect maps and articles
from Internet sites and newspapers that contain information about your
Assemble all of your travel materials in a folder to take with you.
- We recommend using clear plastic, page sized, folders that
features a tie fastener.
- Use of these folders cuts down on search time and lost materials.
- Items can been seen through the cover.
- The tie keep items from accidentally slipping out of the folder.
- When we do not have our preferred folder handy, we just slip the
material into a gallon freezer bag with a zip seal.
- Arrange items in the folder in the order of the places you will
visit and clip them together for quick access.
- Pack any travel maps you have purchased in this folder.
- Store the folder in your carry-on luggage during travel for easy
- We suggest that you consider cutting the pages out of your guidebook
that refer to the destination of interest and keep them in this folder
(see note below).
- When we arrive at a new location, we remove the materials for that
destination from our folder and keep them in our pocket or
backpack for ready reference.
- Usually, we preplan the next day’s itinerary the previous evening
and are able to arrange the materials in the order that we will use
them during the next day's travel.
- When we head for a new destination, we toss the materials that we
have already used to lighten our load.
Why take only part of the guidebook?
We urge you to travel light.
Take the entire guidebook with you only if you will be visiting one
destination (a city or small region) and the guidebook contains
information describing only that location (for example, a Paris
If you are taking a multi-stop vacation and have bought a guidebook
describing the whole country , why take the pages describing places you
will not visit? Just take the pages describing the locations that you
will visit and save the others for some future trip (in other words,
leave them home).
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