Money

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  Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Finding out that one Danish Krone is equal to just 19 cents … bad surprise. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at. Make sure your credit card will work in the country...

Local Research

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  Buy tickets now for places you know you want to visit or see. By buying in advance you’ll be able to skip more lines, and find more deals targeted toward you. Get guidebooks. Guidebooks usually include maps, key words or phrases, and give you enough detail on certain sites...

Luggage & packing

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  Pack an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag. Don’t be one of those travelers decked out in J’adore Paris apparel because the airline lost your luggage and you have nothing else to wear. Here’s a list of our Deal Experts’ onboard essentials. To check a bag...

Electronics

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Bring a charger adapter. Countries have different size plugs and voltage. So if you want to use your iPod, make sure you can charge it. Check the voltage of your electronics. From my own experience I know that nothing is worse than having an adapter and still not being able to...