Twitter is a great place to find travel tips, but is the advice any good? Like anything you read on social media, some of it is worthwhile and some of it is useless.
I’ve combed through my feed to check out some of the more recent pearls of wisdom being offered and give my verdict on whether the advice given matches my own travel experience.
— Comfort Inn Woodland Hills (@ComfortInnWH) April 13, 2019
Verdict: This will only work if the attraction actually opens at sunrise, although it’s good advice if you like to take photos as the early morning light is ideal for photography.
— Inn Marin (@inn_marin) April 12, 2019
Verdict: Useful advice. The inside of your packed shoes are dead space so to maximize your packing, take advantage of them.
— Beverly Hills Plaza (@BevHillsPlaza) April 12, 2019
Verdict: I mostly read electronic books when I travel, but I always pack one paperback because there are going to be times that you have no way to charge your electronics and are looking for something to read.
#TravelTip: Place liquids, gels and aerosols – no larger than 3.4 ounces each – in a quart-sized, zip-top clear bag and pack it in the front pocket of your carry-on for easy accessibility during security screening.
— John Glenn Intl (@columbusairport) April 10, 2019
Verdict: I’ve never done this. Most of the time, security screeners won’t bother measuring liquids to the milliliter and only look for bottles that are obviously too large.
Travel photography trip – always put duct tape or masking tape over the brand and model of the camera that you are shooting with. Thieves will have less idea how much your gear is worth. #traveltip #travelphotography #wordsfromapro
— Robert Goodman (@robertgoodmanp1) April 11, 2019
Verdict: I’d love to hear from a thief who could confirm this bit of wisdom, but I’m guessing they are opportunistic and would grab any camera when they had a chance, no matter what logo was on the front.
What’s your take on this week’s #traveltips? Do you have any of your own to share or have you seen any suggestions that you’d never even consider?
— Rodeway LA (@RodewayLA) April 11, 2019
Comments: I am paranoid and pack four of them and I inevitability use them all over several days and then recharge the lot of them somewhere in the middle of my trip.