Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Some top tips to travel right

A careful planning has required in travelling abroad. Unless, of course, you are one of those carefree backpackers who can head out at a moment's notice. If not, then brush up on these helpful tips to travel right...

1. While on long flights, make sure that you walk in the aisle at regular intervals. This prevents your feet from swelling up.

2. Figure out the requirements for various security checks in the place you are travelling to. There are some places with specific restrictions that you need to know before actually landing there.

3. If you are prone to air sickness, pop an anti-sickness pill before the flight. Otherwise you can be in for a rather rough ride.

4. Before you head to a place, do enough research over the Net and pour over travel guides to make the most of your vacation.

5. Always ask locals about the great places to visit. They can be of much greater help as compared to tourist guides.

6. Put your name and the phone number of your destination on the inside and outside of your bags.

7. Travel light, as far as possible. Try bringing one carry bag that will fit underneath your airplane seat.

8. Make sure your bags don't have any straps or hooks sticking out that could get caught on something and damage your bag.

9. Take out appropriate travel insurance to cover hospital treatment, medical evacuation and any activities, including adventure sports, which you plan to take on.

10. Check to see if you require visas for the country or countries you are visiting or transiting. Also, a visa does not guarantee entry.

11. Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home. Keep in touch with friends and relatives while overseas. When travelling abroad, make sure you have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers' cheques, visa and credit card numbers. Carry a copy in addition to the originals and also leave one at home.

12. Carry your valuables as well as all your important travel documents in your hand luggage.

13. Reduce stress by keeping aside plenty of time to check in and reach your departure gate.

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Some safety tips for travel tech!

Just like the destination itself, logging onto a foreign free wifi hotspot can be a journey into the unknown and one that could be full of unpleasant surprises. 

There's no doubt about that smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we live and that's why when it comes to taking a holiday with them, rather than from them, there appears to be no debate: the phone and the slate and often even a notebook are as high on the list as packing clean underwear.
And because of this, holidaymakers need to keep in mind their digital as well as their personal safety if taking a vacation this summer.
Public wifiYou may feel it's fine to use a hotspot at an airport or a renowned hotel but in general a public hotspot is just that: the opposite of private. As Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor at F-Secure Labs, says: "It may feel private because you're using your personal device, but it's not." He advises against using a public hotspot for anything personal or for anything that requires you to enter a password or user details. Stick to browsing.

Complementary computersFrom hotel lobbies to cafes and bars, a number of places offer free computer access. Unless you can 100 percent guarantee that they're not brimming with malware or keystroke-registering viruses, use them for checking the weather, following sports or reading the headlines, but nothing else.
Take email precautionsSullivan suggests setting up a special one-off email address specifically for use during a vacation so that if it's an emergency and you have to use a public wifi hotspot or communal PC to get in touch with someone, the damage is minimized. "That way if someone hacks your vacation email account, they might see emails with your mom and the cat sitter, but they won't have access to the other sensitive data that would be in your main email account," he says. Setting up a one-off account will also somewhat minimize the impact of losing or of having a phone or tablet stolen.
Banking away from homeThe simple answer is to stick to physical banks if at all possible. But if using online banking is unavoidable, bite the bullet and accept the data usage roaming fees that come with using a smartphone to access the internet in a foreign country and do it via the dedicated app. But make sure to sign out of it again when the transaction is completed.
Saving your memoriesFor most people the content on their devices is just as important as the devices themselves. So make sure they are totally backed up before the holidays start and if the smartphone is serving as a camera too consider using some form of cloud storage for preserving images -- such as Apple's iCloud if you have an iPhone -- or, for Android users, think about swapping out and storing the SD cards.
If you're using a real, high specification camera, rather than a smartphone for capturing memories, think about the professional photographer's trick of covering the device in duct tape and stickers so that the camera looks like it's falling apart rather than a state-of-the-art imaging unit and therefore avoiding unwanted attention.
Saving the deviceFor a number of years, Apple has offered a free ‘Find My Phone' service and app that enables iPhone and iPad owners to track and locate a missing device and, in the case of theft, remotely erase its contents. Make sure it is set up before you go. For Sony Xperia users, there is a similar Sony-specific service that is currently rolling out globally, while at the beginning of August, Google announced that it will be launching the same type of find-my-phone service currently available to iPhone users to the larger Android device-owning community before the end of the month. 
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