Keep a copy of your passport in the sole of your shoe. In the event that your bags get lost or stolen, you'll be able to avoid unnecessary hassles when returning home.
Enjoy the journey of getting to your destination by taking advantage of connecting flights. Search for the one with the longest layover to stop and explore a new city, or even a new country.
The best way to feel the beating heart of a city is to get lost in it. So, if you have street smarts, don't be afraid to be adventurous in foreign lands. It's your vacation and there's no wrong way to do it.
Locals appreciate it when you show interest in their culture. Before you enter a new country, learn how to say at least 5 phrases in that language. It's a great way to be welcomed and embraced.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Speaking loudly on your phone in a non-native language makes you a prime target especially when exiting subway stations.
Take photos of any paper itineraries or download electronic itineraries off your email to your phone to have them accessible without the internet.
Classpass is a great ticket to getting your fitness fix. For $100 per month, you get access to an unlimited selection of classes in most major cities.
Start off your day with an exploration jog. This gives you an opportunity to map out a blueprint of a city. Load up your playlist with local music selections and off you go!
Always check to see if your hotel has a rooftop. You might stumble upon a breathtaking view that gives your life a whole new thrill.
If there's a specific gym you want to check out or a specific workout, most gyms usually offer their first trial class for free. Take advantage of it.
Use lists such as Wunderlist to keep track of all your packing items. Be sure to review your list when you leave your hotel so you ensure that none of your items are left behind.
Question charges like resort fees or valet parking at hotels. Often they will be removed from your bill if you question them at check-out.
A few treasure troves that are underrated and not overtrenched by swarms of tourists are libraries and cemeteries. These peaceful sanctuaries are rich with history and quite beautiful.