The Do’s and don’ts of dealing with jet lag!

If there is something that every traveler will suffer in more than one trip is the popular “Jet lag”. It happens when your body (biological clock) does not adapts to the schedule of a new destination after making long trips. The Jet lag can affect many of your activities or plans during our journey, and in the worst of the cases it can affect you physically if you don’t know how to handle it.

We prepare a list of do’s and don’ts so you can beat jet lag:

What are some of your tips for preparing and reducing the effects of jet lag? Tell us!

 

It doesn’t matter the time you arrive to your destination, remember we offer you free shuttle service from major airports around at our locations.

7 tips to travel outside your country

We all love to travel: feel the adrenaline, live new experiences, creating new memories with our love ones. That’s why we share with you this 7 tips you keep in mind for your experience to be the best as possible, no matter the destination you are going.

1. Be careful to what WIFI you are connecting

We all need Internet in our travels (how else are we going to upload those awesome pictures to Instagram or Facebook?).But is super important when you connect to a open network to never reveal your credit card information, passwords or anything like that. Try to use only secure networks as the one of the hotel you are staying or rent a wifi spot device during your stay.

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When you rent your vehicle with Economy Rent a Car, don´t forget to ask for our Wifi Spots, so yiou can have a secure conection anywhere you go.

2. Know something of the local “slang”

It´s always a great idea to know a few words and phrases  in the language of the country you are visiting. From a simple “hello” to know how to ask for an address. Learn the basics can help you avoid awkward situations. Besides, locals will appreciate your effort in knowing their culture.

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3. Bring basic stuff in your hand bag

You will never know what will happen with your luggage once the plane takes off. That’s why is super important to bring in your carry on a change of clothes, medicines and electrical charges. If your luggage got lost or gets late, whatever you bring in your carry on will be your salvation.

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4. Keep yourself hydrated

Water is essential for our bodies. Keep yourself hydrated during your trip, it will help you avoid headaches, overtake jetlag, have a better digestion and even have a better mood. Remember to have always a bottle of water with you during your trip.

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5. Bring few cash on your trip

Never bring all you money in cash. Every time you went out try to bring only what you are going to need and any of your credit cards in case of emergency. Also remember that is very important for your to report your credit cards before you leave of your country, to avoid having problems when you use it.

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6. Don’t left anything in your vehicle

If you are renting a vehicle, don’t left any of your belongings inside the vehicle and in plain sight. This can put your vehicle in danger of people looking objects of value to steal.

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7. Bring an universal charger adapter

In every trip you are make, you can´t forget to bring any charger and adapter that allows you to charge all your electronic devices. And by any chance you forget it, get one in the airport.

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Now, enjoy your trip. Get ready to change your routine, losing your fear and experience new adventures.

5 Tips to have a safe road trip with kids!

Taking a family trip should be enjoyed from beginning to end! Therefore, we give you 5 tips that don’t fail to avoid them to get bored, sickness and the famous question “Are we there yet?” That always came up during travel tours by car.

1. Safety: The first and most important point. Remember that all children by weight, height, age and less than 1.45 meters height, travel with their respective special chair; as well as those taller than this stature must always use the belt inside the vehicle during the journey.

• 0-1 year (13kg. max. weight) The child must travel on the back of the car (central seat) and in the opposite direction to the circulation.

• 1-4 years (18kg. max. weight) Chair should be placed in the back seat and on the central seat. (If you have put two chairs this one could be put it on the side seat)

• 4-6 years (15-25kg. max. weight) The baby seat must have back support. It should go in one of the side seats on the back of the car.

• 6-12 years (22-23kg. max. weight) Don’t need to have back support and must go on the side seats on the back of the car.

2. Routes: Plan the route and its duration, this allows defining strategic stops to control the anxiety of children. So they can rest, stretch, go to the bathroom, take a break and get back on the road. When you get back into the car, you can tell them how long will take and where they are going, this way avoid them from questioning the road and you go a step ahead. If there are children that are a little bit older, you can involve them in the planning process, this way they will be calm during the tour.

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3. Snacks: Prepare a traveling picnic! Make your children happy with snacks and favorite fruits, this will help you lift the spirits during the trip and bring happy stomachs on board. Ideally, these snacks can be prepared at home, so it is easier to make sure you give them healthy food and save stops that delay the time of arrival. An extra tip is to carry a package of different snacks as it allows children to choose and to keep control about what they are eating and avoiding liquid spills that can stain the vehicle.

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4. Fun: Family trips are perfect for strengthening bonds! Take advantage of this to have a good time and develop children’s imagination. They can sing, take their  favorite toys or play dynamics such as: “I see, I see”, chained words, guess who I am, among others. (We promise to expand on this topic later!) However, we recommend not placing videos or games on your phone that can get their stomach upset on the way.

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5. Always ready!: Thinking of everything, is the last tip but does not mean that the least important. It is essential to always carry in the car a complete kit “in case of emergencies” that includes: extra clothes, wet towels, tissues, bandages, blankets and medicines if necessary. This is something that can be kept in a small basket so it doesn’t waste space inside the vehicle.

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Now! Take advantage of these tips and enjoy, create memories and fill your heart with more love for them in a vehicle that allows you to travel with the whole family as comfortable as possible.