Hiring Taxis Without Spending a Fortune

Various companies will claim to offer you the best services and charge very high because of that. But in reality, it may happen that you end up in a mess without getting the service that you expected and the cost incurred would also be enormous. It is for this reason that you do some amount of research before zeroing in a particular taxi company.

The following are some of the tips that will help you to hire without paying a hefty amount.

  • Research online – You should look for cheap taxis online. In that way, you will be able to see not only the rates but also what kind of service a particular company provides.
  • Try to go for less luxurious cabs – This will help to cut down the cost a bit. If you are travelling in a group, then you will need a big car. So your charges will already be quite high. Added to it, if you go for a luxurious car, that is definitely going to take a toll on your pocket.
  • Book Cabs in Advance – This is quite a quite cost-effective way of booking. If you book much earlier than you are travelling, then you will be able to avail discounts and also reduce the costs that are not required. If you need a vehicle every day, you can book every week. Booking, on the weekends, also ensures that your travel does not turn out to be an expensive one.
  • Opt out of rental insurances – Many companies will insist you opt for a rental. Try to avoid it as it will make you pay extra.
  • Be a member – If you are going to hire this vehicle, it is always advisable that you be a member of the company so that you can use all the services and offers that the company provides.

Family Summer Getaways

Travel Documents. If you plan to travel here in the Philippines, make sure you bring your valid IDs for documentation of possible verification. If you will be travelling outside the country, then passports, visa must come in handy.

Funds. Importantly, you must bring cash and/or your credit cards for all the payments. However, you must be cautious enough not to bring too much cash at hand as we know robbers may be eyeing on you. So basically, practice being safe at all times specially when withdrawing at ATMs. Better yet, keep a note in your mobile phone or a little notebook where you write down your budget and possible expenses so you would be able to track down in/outs of your money and keep the whole vacation on budget.

Medicines, medical tools and first aid kit. If you or any of your family member have an existing medical condition, make sure to always bring enough and a little extra of the maintenance medicines. You may not be able to find an immediate pharmacy on the place you will going and you may need prescription as well, so keep that with the medicine kit. You can place this in a pouch or a small bag that you can bring with you at all times while travelling. This goes with your first aid kit. At least, make sure that the first aid kit contains medicines for common illness like headache, stomach pain, loose bowel movement, anti-allergy as well as band aids, betadine iodine, alcohol, cotton swabs and a nail cutter. You will need to bring also blood pressure monitor and blood sugar monitor in case you have diabetic loved ones.

When travelling with kids or babies, this will be a different story. You will pack another set of essentials just for them. Clothes, diapers, wipes, feeding bottles, sterilizer, just no name a few. So keep that in the list too!

When you will be commuting for the travel, make sure you have all commute stops planned. If you will need to be travelling by plane, you must be making the booking ahead of time. While, when you travel by land, make sure you will know the bus stops, etc. And when you will be driving, Google maps and GPS will be your best friend. Plan and make your research ahead of time. And when you are driving, make sure that your motor vehicle is at its best condition with enough fuel, air and water.

Accommodation at destination. Make sure you have booked ahead for resorts and hotels as they might not entertain you via walk in. Sometimes, you can save time and money by booking or making your reservations online.

Clothes, swim wears. Make sure you bring enough appropriate clothes. To save some space in your bags though, consider bringing lightweight clothes and learn how to pack smartly.

Gadgets, camera. What would capture your memorable summer but bringing in your mobile phones for your selfies! Bring in your digital cameras or action cameras too! Keep your gadgets in waterproof pouches in case you want to bring them while swimming.

Padlocks. For security reasons, make sure your bags have padlocks. Make sure you attend to you belongings as just about any establishment have no responsibility on your belongings in case of loss.

Snacks, water. Due to the hot season, we tend to be dehydrated. So make sure to pack some snacks and water while travelling to fill up that energy.

Toiletries, cosmetics. These are important too. Make sure you have napkins, tissue paper, wipes. Your toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner. Sunblock and sunburn recovery lotion. You may want to have travel kits where you can keep these essentials so you won’t need to bring the big bottles of shampoo. Just take a portion and place in these travel kit containers and you can refill those on your next travel destination.