Smart Travel Tips When Visiting the UK and Ireland

UK Travel Tips To Make Your Travel Experience Easier

If you need to travel to the UK but have never done so before, then it may be quite daunting as you may not know what to expect. Travelling is general can be quite scary, however, it doesn’t have to be if you prepare sufficiently. In this article, we will look at a few travel tips that will ensure that your experience runs smoothly.

First of all, you should always protect your documentation, which includes your forms of identification, passport etc. You should always scan copies of your travel documents and keep these scans on a USB storage device and keep that device on you at all times. Don’t keep the device in the same place as your actual passport, in the event that it is stolen. This is important because there is a large illegal market for stolen documents and the last thing you want is to be on foreign soil without these documents.

Next, you should always check your medical insurance to see if you’d be covered on your trip. So, be sure to talk to your medical advisors before you leave the country and purchase supplemental insurance coverage if necessary.

Thirdly, you should always drink bottled water when travelling and always use a straw when you do so. This is important to avoid getting sick or diarrhoea during your trip, which can be quite stressful and embarrassing to deal with.  If you need vitamins and supplements during your trip, you can buy online at stores like Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition UK.

If you plan to travel large distances throughout the UK, then train travel would be the most economical way to do so. If you plan to travel through remote areas, then you should definitely rent a car, but remember that these vehicles are right-hand drive and you have to drive on the left side.

In closing, we have just covered a few tips to help you have an easier travel experience. Be sure to keep them in mind and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your trip.

Using Your Cell Phone in Ireland


When you go on an awesome trip travelling around Ireland, the UK and Europe the last thing that you want to get hit with when you arrive home to the United States of America is a high three or four figure cell phone bill.  It can happen, but when you know about the risks in advance you can take steps to protect your wallet, and prevent yourself getting ripped off.

Basically, you can speak to your provider before you go travelling to see what your options are.  Its likely that you will need to take your cell phone with you in any event in case you need to be notified of certain family or work emergencies that could crop up while you are travelling.  But outside of emergencies, maybe you don’t need to be answering your cell phone or communicating with home to a large extent when travelling.  You can always buy or hire a phone in the UK or Ireland, where the tariff on local calls will be significantly cheaper and then are the free online options like Skype and Facebook.

Just remember you have options and be cost conscious when using your cell phone when travelling.