Fall 2015 ecbc

14Sep

Business or Pleasure? Travel Tips For Fall 2015 Travel

Rhonda Copp ecbc, Travel, Blog, Vacation, Fall, Tips,

Fall is a beautiful time of year to travel. The weather can be cool and the sights are can be spectacular, especially when catching the turning of the leaves. 

Here are some simple tips to get you through your business or pleasure travels during the 2015 Fall season:

Travel Tips For the Business Traveler:

  • Keep your eye on the weather.

During fall, the weather can turn rather quickly that can wreak havoc on your travel plans. Be vigilant about storms and disastrous weather conditions and consider buying travel insurance or paying non-refundable fares in order to protect yourself from unforeseen complications.

  • Don’t forget to pack your electronics and important documents.

There is nothing worse than arriving to your hotel and realizing that you forgot your laptop or that important presentation. Double and triple check before your leave your house or office to ensure that you have everything that you need for your business trip.

  • Pack for the destination, not your departure.

You live in California but your business trip is in Boston; be sure to pack for the fall weather in Boston. The average low temperature in Boston during the fall is a chilly 40 degrees whereas the average low in California is a mild 55 degrees.

  • Charge everything before your leave the house.

It’s good practice to charge all of your electronic devices before leaving your home base. Don’t get stuck on the airplane with no juice in your electronics and having to wait to get to an outlet at the next airport; if this is you, get an ecbc Power Pack to help you along your travels.

  • Remember to pack leisure clothing.

Your business meeting is done and you have an afternoon to kill before you need to head to the airport? Pack some leisure clothing so you can see the sights and get to know the local offerings.

Travel Tips For the Pleasure Traveler:

  • Traveling internationally should arrive to the airport 120 minutes before boarding.

Got your airline tickets to fly to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower? Don’t miss the majestic site by arriving late to the airport! Always be sure to arrive at the airport at least 120 minutes prior to boarding time for international travel. This will give you ample time to check in, go through security with your ecbc FastPass® System, grab a quick bite to eat, and find your gate without having to run through the terminals.

  • Traveling domestically should arrive to the airport 90 minutes before boarding.

Going to see some of the sights that Boston has to offer? Arrive at your airport at least 90 minutes before boarding time. Airports are busy, don’t let yourself run out of time by having to check in, go through security, and find your gate when you show up late.

  • If traveling to a foreign country, bring a pocket translator.

¿Hablas Español? Going to a country you’ve never been to before? Take a pocket translator or use various apps for your smartphone to help you navigate your way through the local language of your destination.

  • Always bring layers of clothing (raincoat and a light overcoat).

Not sure what the weather is going to be like at your destination? Avoid being caught in the cold or rain and pack a light coat or basic raincoat in your daypack. Better to be safe than to have to buy and overpriced jacket at the local shops.

  • Keep your eyes on your possessions, especially in public places.

It is hard to know what kind of crime you could run into in a place you have never visited, so it is a best practice to keep your eyes on your possessions as often as you can…especially when you are out in public. Leave your valuable possessions (passports, Rolex, etc.) at the hotel safe or in a hard to reach location in your luggage.

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