I am going to be traveling a lot lately — first to Europe and then to New Orleans.
First, I got interested in tips for traveling abroad — —
I have been talking a lot with the girls on my trip to Europe about jet lag. Some people have told me that staying up when you get there is the key so that you are super tired that night, but your internal clock will be reset the next morning when you wake up. However, I tried to stay up the last time I went overseas and ended up with severe physical exhaustion so that I got sick and passed out in the taxi on the way to the hotel once arriving in Italy.
So, I’m looking up some specific info from professional/experienced travelers for how to avoid jet lag. I found an excellent jet lag article on MSNBC; it suggests resetting your internal clock before leaving — interesting.
I also found these great tips from the U.S. Department of State, some of which I would never have thought of like registering with the State Dept. for free to make your life easier in the case of an emergency overseas.
I also know from personal experience to let your bank and credit card companies know you’re going overseas — it’s convenient to do this when you grab some foreign cash from the bank before leaving.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
As far as the move to New Orleans go — I have no idea how I missed this during all of my online searches the last few months, but I just found MakeNewOrleansHome.com. On that site I found some general tips for moving to Nola.
This link is actually a tourist site, but still has helpful information on transportation and maps.
Here are more tips for moving, including where to get boxes and what to take.
Have any more tips? Let me know!