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UK Taxi & Minicab Travellers’ Tips

UK Taxi & Minicab Travellers’ Tips

The UK has some of the most iconic minicab taxis in the world, especially in London where the black cab is almost on the same level as the famous red bus. Taxis can actually be a great way to get around in the UK if you’re a tourist, no matter what they look like.

Travelling by taxi is pretty straightforward and convenient, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting around the UK using them as your main mode of transport. It does help, however, if you bear in mind some simple tips.

1) Book minicab transfers

Minicabs are hired in advance rather than hailed in the street like a classic city centre taxi. Getting a minicab booked before you travel is a great way to save money, as they charge cheaper rates, plus you have the security of having your trip planned out and it’s one less thing to worry about when travelling. This is especially true for things like airport transfers, especially London airports like Gatwick, Stansted and Luton as they’re all a fair distance from the city itself.

2) Know your route

Most taxi drivers will have great local knowledge, especially in the centre of London. However, it definitely helps if you know where you’re going and how (roughly) to get there. Don’t presume to know better than the driver, but keep an eye out – they might get lost, or try to take you a longer way than you need to go.

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Step-by-step World Travel Planning Guide

Step-by-step World Travel Planning Guide

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Travelling is a process that requires you to have good plan in order to succeed and enjoy your adventure more. Here is a popular world travel planning guide.

Decide where to travel

This is the first thing you need to do, because the place you want to travel will determine a lot of things. You can research for the best place you can have the most memorable adventure.

Set your travel budget

After you have decided the place to travel, you need to set the amount you are willing to spend. If you are operating on a budget, you can decide to look for cheaper travel destinations.

Choose a date 

When you are set with the place to travel and have the right amount required, you need to set the specific date to travel. This will ensure that by that date you have all things put in place.

Look for a travel company

You should search for a travel company in the travel destination of your choice to guide you in all the places and activities you want to enjoy. Look for the most affordable and reputable travel companies so that you can get the best deal.

Start packing early

You should not wait until the last minute to start packing your travel essentials. Start with the most important items and ensure you understand your place well, so that you know those items that you must carry. You can ask for advice from other people who have travelled before to understand the things you must carry.

Make sure your travel documents are valid and in the right condition

Ensure that your passport is valid and that all other travel documents are up to date. This is necessary because there are many places you cannot travel without the right documents.

Get any vaccination required

There are certain places that will require you to be vaccinated to prevent contamination of different diseases.

 

 

List of Essentials to Pack for Travelling the World

List of Essentials to Pack for Travelling the World

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When you are travelling there are many essentials that you are supposed to pack in order for you to have an enjoyable adventure. Here is a list of the essentials you should pack.

Clothing

You must ensure that you carry the right clothes depending on your travel destination. If you will be travelling to hot places, make sure you carry light clothing and if you are traveling to cold places carry heavy clothes to provide warmth. The right clothing includes jackets, trousers, dresses, shoes, hat, and all others.

Camera

It is vital to carry a camera so that you can take photos that will make you remember your tour for the rest of your life. Make sure you have a high quality camera that will shoot great photos and one that will not let you down.

Essential medicine and first aid kit 

You cannot predict whether you will have health issues, so it is wise to carry painkillers to relieve pain and other essential items depending on your travel destination. However, remember to bear in mind you might not be able to carry these items through strict security checks.

Mosquito net and repellent

You have to protect yourself especially if you are traveling to mosquito prone areas. It will cost you less than what you might incur if you get malaria.

Pens and notebooks

When travelling there are a lot of things you can write down. You can capture some great things that you see and also the kind of experience you are having during the travel.

Passport and other travel documents 

You will not travel far if you forget your passport. So, before you pack anything else, make sure that you check that your passport is valid. You should also ensure that you have all other documents and their photocopies. This will reduce inconveniences that might arise when you are denied access to some places.

Other essential you should have include travel insurance, toilet roll, ear plugs, discount cards and others.