Travel Tips by Caila is a recurring feature with helpful travel tips from a frequent flier/non-moron.
Tip # 12: Before you take a cab from the airport, explore the other possibilities first. There is a pretty good chance you’ll get to the hotel and realize that it’s 50 steps away from a subway stop that would have been cheaper, faster, and easier than the near-death cab ride you just took. Except in LA. Don’t get on public transport in LA or you’ll never actually get to your final destination (unless your final destination is Hollywood & Highland: gross). Or New York. Or Miami. Alright, this advice might just apply in Europe, some midwest cities and San Francisco.
Tip # 13: Don’t give in to jet lag, no matter how incredibly tempting it is. Even if the bed just looks so comfortable, and you only slept an hour on the red eye, and the bed looks so comfortable, and it’s only going to be for a minute, and the bed looks so comfort….fuck! Three hours just went by. See how that happens? Stay away from the bed and get some fresh air.
Tip # 14: Always work out when you travel. You’ll sleep better, feel less guilty about everything you’re about to consume, and even though you’re on vacation, fat isn’t. Running or biking is the way to go - you get to see more of the city you’re visiting in a shorter amount of time, get to know the landscape and look like a local, all while avoiding the worst souvenir you can bring home: love handles…
Tip #15: …But eat everything. Isn’t that the main reason we travel anyway? Forget consuming culture - I can keep eating new foods LONG after I’ve had my fill of museums.
Tip #16: Don’t be embarrassed about consulting the guide book. That’s why you bought it, anyway. Just put a book cover on it that makes it seem like you’re reading something deep…like 50 Shades of Grey. That’ll fool em.
Tip #17: Don’t act like an idiot in other countries. The public perception of the US doesn’t need your help in that department.
Tip #18: Don’t wear any articles of clothing bearing the name of the place you’re visiting…even if you brought it from home. That’s like wearing a t-shirt of a band backstage at their concert. Don’t be that guy, bro.