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Madi's Tips
Madi's Tip
May 5, 2020

Whenever I go to a new country I always try to go to McDonald's to check out what unique items they have based on the country's taste preferences. You can also always find a restroom and free wifi if needed.

Madi's Tip
Apr 8, 2020

Try renting a bike once in a new city, you will get a great overview of the area and its a fun way to get a workout.

Madi's Tip
Mar 20, 2020

Get a credit/debit card with no international transaction fees, the average transaction fee is 3% of the purchase which sounds small but adds up!

Madi's Tip
Mar 10, 2020

I use the free app SNOW to easily edit all my pictures to look more professional in seconds.

Madi's Tip
Mar 5, 2020

It will always be cheaper to purchase your luggage in advance online rather than at the gate.

Madi's Tip
Feb 26, 2020

Always write down your accommodation address on a piece of paper so you can easily find your way back if your phone dies.

Madi's Tip
Feb 24, 2020

It usually takes 1 day to recover from jet lag for each time zone crossed, for example if you travel to somewhere that is 6 hours ahead you can expect to recover in 6 days.

Madi's Tip
Feb 23, 2020

Download a VPN if you want to access any western social media platforms in China, my go-to VPN is Astrill.

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

I find it essential to have a good eye mask to sleep on flights, especially when I'm in the dreaded middle seat.

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

When I'm not on a time crunch, I buy flights with long layovers so I can explore two places for the price of one.

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

I use WhatsApp to call and text my family and friends around the world for free.

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

I love traveling solo as much as I enjoy traveling with others, try it at least once and thank me later. (:

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

Pack an extra outfit in your carry-on, so if your luggage disappears you won't have to rock the same look for days.

Madi's Tip
Jan 19, 2020

Try the local food wherever you travel, you will never know you like it until you try it! Example: Chicken feet in China

Madi's Tip
Jan 14, 2020

If your flight is delayed for 2+ hours, cancelled or rebooked within the EU you may be eligible for compensation.

Madi's Tip
Jan 13, 2020

I learned while traveling not to overplan to avoid being upset that your original plan fell through.

Madi's Tip
Jan 13, 2020

I love Global Entry, it lets me breeze through security and customs when flying internationally and returning to the US.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I use Hopper to predict when to book flights and hotels at the best price.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I use the Gudak App to capture Polaroid pictures for free, you can take 24 photos per hour and they develop in 3 days.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I use Fast Currency Converter app to save my own selection of personal currencies for instant conversions.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I found that purchasing local SIM Cards on Amazon is usually more affordable than turning on international data.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I wear knee-high compression socks on long-haul flights to lessen the effects of jet lag and prevent blood clots.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I always adjust my phone to my destination's time zone on the flight to reset my internal clock and prevent jet lag.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I recommend opening a Western Union account before you travel to transfer yourself $ if your cards are stolen/blocked.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I scan my important documents and email them to myself and a family member in a protected PDF in case of emergencies.

Madi's Tip
Dec 24, 2019

I found that learning how to say hello and thank you in the countries' local language will go a long way with locals.

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