It is that time! The time to renew my most important travel document, my passport. I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since I have renewed my passport. Now, technically doesn’t expiring until October 2017. But I am planning a trip overseas in May 2017 and my passport won’t have the 6 month validity so I figured now would be a good time to renew.
Just what is a suica? No, it isn’t the Japanese word for “watermelon.” Although, I am craving a watermelon right now. Anyways, a suica is god’s gift to the Japanese transportation system.
The bullet train (shinkansen) is a great way to travel between the many prefectures of Japan. Today`s edition will discuss when you should arrive to take the bullet train.
I always make a point to make photocopies of important travel documents such as my passport and the front side of the credit cards I will be using internationally. I also make sure to have a list of important phone numbers saved in my carry-on bag and hidden in my roller. As an extra precaution, I have also scan these documents into PDF and are saved in my Gmail. You will never know if you lose an important travel document overseas and need to get them reissued. But having these should make the process easier.
Always and I mean always double check to see when your passport expires. Certain countries have very strict rules about granting entry into their country if your passport is expired or about to expire.
When you are traveling, please remember to be nice to people especially when you need help. You will be amazed at how far some people will help you if you are friendly and courteous.
So do yourself a favor and be nice to people when you travel, you will never know when you need their help.
I’ll admit that I can’t always keep track on all of my points and miles (even though I have a dedicated spreadsheet). My favorite service to use is AwardWallet. In the beginning, I was skeptical to use an online service to keep track of my points and miles but I was surprise by the number of bloggers (that I follow) that use this service. So I figured, if this many people are using this, it can’t be bad. This service really is amazing, I absolutely think this is one of the best tools in helping me manage my points and miles. Best of all, it is free!
First off, let me apologize for disappearing after my last post. Life got in the way and I sorta procrastinated.
I was talking to my friends over dinner the other night about my next vacation (next year) and I really want to go to Vancouver, Canada for my birthday. Excitement was in the air since none of us have ever been to Canada, but with that excitement soon came disappointment as they knew that traveling overseas was going to be expensive. I was sorta disappointed too when that portion of the discussion came up. I mean, I know that it was going to be expensive. I don’t make a ton in salary and I was already planning all these vacations/getaways in my head. The night ended with goodbyes and drive home safely.