Odyssey Travel's Helpful Lists

General  "T-R-A-V-E-L"  list

T - Take only what you actually need for a trip - don't over-pack.  If you don't wear something at home, the chances are that you won't wear it on your trip either.  Take less and you will travel cheaper (no check-in luggage fees), travel faster (no waiting for your bags) and travel easier (less to lug around).

R - Research your destination and then leave the guidebook at home. Photocopy the pages that you will actually need. It saves weight and space and you can discard them after you're finished with them. Learn a few useful words of the local language and then use them. Use a local guide when visiting cultural monuments and you will learn a lot more.

A - Avoid carrying a wallet in your back pocket or carrying a handbag only over your shoulder. Be sure to look around whenever you get up to leave somewhere (chair at the airport, cafe, bar, etc.) to make sure you haven't left anything behind.

V - Verify airport codes on your checked bags. Learn your destination airport codes (which are not always intuitive) and make sure the tags match your destination. It will also help you find your checked bag if the bag itself is unusual in some respect - ribbons, bows, etc. can easily get torn off in transport.

E - Expect the unexpected and embrace it. Your travel will be a lot less stressful if you can maintain a   positive attitude. Getting angry is pretty much wasted energy and usually has the effect of discouraging people from helping you resolve issues.

L - Leave space in your plans for an impromptu adventure. Sometimes the most interesting,  unusual or humorous memories of a trip happen on the fly.


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Testimonials from our customers:



Hi Valerie,

We are home from Hawaii.  It was great.  The resort was awesome and your advice on what to do and when was very helpful.  Thank you for your help.  We will tell others to contact you for their next vacation.

Bob and Patti



Just wanted to thank you for helping us with our vacation in Cancun – we just got back Friday nite and had a wonderful time.

The Riu Palace Peninsula was great – food was really good, people were so nice throughout, beaches were beautiful.

The guys at Lomas Travel were awesome!  They lined us up with two activities – chichen Itza tour and a snorkeling trip.  They did a great job and were so helpful.  I’m not sure what we would have done without having known about Lomas Travel!

Thanks again for your help and we’ll contact you again for our next trip!