Beneficial Information To Help With Your Travels

Everyone loves to go on vacation, but it can be a very stressful time. Very often, by the time your vacation is over you need another vacation to recover from it! The following article has a few of the best tips and tricks for making your travel as fun and stress free as possible.

If you are a woman traveling abroad, always make sure that your purse is properly closed or zipped. If it is possible, use a bag that is not easily opened, or one that has a complicated clasp. In foreign countries, many pick-pocketers target unsuspecting tourists that are not careful with their bags. Things can be plucked from your purse in a matter of seconds. Secure your bag to keep your personal items safe.

If you are a student planning travel to a foreign country, consider getting an international student identification card before you leave. Many restaurants, museums, and tourist stops offer discounts when you show student identification. Although the card costs money to obtain initially, the savings you achieve are often far greater than the base cost.

When you sign up for your passport, make sure you fill in the emergency information. You should always prepare for the worst and the unexpected. Should something happen to you while in a foreign country, it is important to have this sort of information available to contact friends, family, or loved ones.

To save energy when traveling in hilly or mountainous areas, consider taking a taxi to the highest point in the town or area you’re visiting, then walk down. This lets you see the whole town, including any mountain vistas, without having to cover too much altitude and wearing yourself out.

If you’ve got a long flight coming up, it may be tempting to take a sleep aide to make the travel time go faster. But wait until your plane is up in the air before you take it. If you doze off before it’s in the air, you may miss important announcements or worse, be asked to disembark to switch planes.

Sanitize your area. You may get a few sideways glances, but in the confined space of a crowded aircraft, you are just asking to get sick. Bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer or some sanitizing wipes and wipe off your tray table, armrests and any buttons, as soon as you sit down. Be sure to also use it on your hands and try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Check the alarm in your hotel room when you arrive. You do not want to be subject to the alarm needs of the previous guest. If you want to ensure a relaxing start to your vacation, make sure the alarm is off, or at least, set to when you would like to awaken.

When taking a road trip, naturally you’re going to pass things that look interesting that someone in the car may one to stop and see. But you can’t always stop at every interesting spot or your trip would never end. Instead, give each member a “Stop Card.” This way if something comes up that they want to stop and see, they can use their card, and the entire family can stop, no questions asked. You can decide how many each person gets, depending on how much time you have.

Tired of the same boring road trip? Next time you have to pack up and go to an out-of-town event, try something different. After you map your main driving route, pick a few random places off the beaten path to stop at along the way. It could be a small mom-and-pop diner, a state park or maybe your first visit to a comic book store. Not only will this break up your drive, you will have added memories to keep forever.

While many luxury hotels offer free wireless internet service, a few out there charge exorbitant rates for hourly access. Find out which businesses are in the area directly around your hotel; more and more restaurants, coffee houses, and even car dealerships offer free wireless internet service. Book a room on the ground floor of your hotel; chances are you will be able to access the internet through a local business rather than paying for service through your hotel.

These are only a few of the tricks out there to help make your vacation hassle-free. If you find that you could use some more, the internet is full of helpful suggestions that can help you out. But hopefully, at least a few of the tips provided here, have helped you out.


As seen several times in the Griffin Daily news, the Henry Herald, the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, and on Henry county TV Ch. 22 “SBN”, we are the Roosevelt Railroad museum, inc., located at 3030 Teamon Rd. Griffin Georgia.

We currently operate railroad motorcar gas powered trains, with “open air” passenger cars that we can take several passengers at a time on a scenic tour with.

Here are a few notable facts about our railroad
*During his lifetime, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made more than 50 trips over our railroad while traveling between Washington, D.C. and Warm Springs, Georgia.

*On April 13, 1945, President F.D.R.’s funeral train traveled this railroad en route to Washington, D.C. and to Hyde Park, New York.

*The 101st Airborne company E “Band of Brothers” traveled over this railroad from Atlanta to complete their parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. This line was Southern Railway’s only route to Columbus and Fort Benning.

*There are three steam locomotives at the park site.

A. Engine #119, built for the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in April of 1892. When he left Georgia, Doc Holliday arrived in Dallas, Tx. aboard the Houston and Texas Central. Doc Holliday was born in Griffin, Georgia.

B. Engine #13, Pullman Company Atlanta shop switch engine, built in 1909.

C. Engine #1, Operated by Louisiana Cypress lumber company, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, built in 1921. This engine ran on the “floating railroad” in the cypress swamps. This engine is currently undergoing extensive renovation.

*This railroad goes through the site of Camp Stephens, which was the largest Confederate training camp in Georgia.

We are located in the northeast part of Spalding county, Georgia, at 3030 Teamon Rd. near the intersection of Bar H road (Where the 2 steam locomotives are.) Our portion of the line is about 7 miles long, starting at the famous Towaliga river trestle, and proceeding south. Current operations are currently starting near the Teamon Rd. crossing, and extending approx. 6 more miles southwest towards Griffin. We are in the process of restoring the railroad at this time.

Please feel free to contact us for further information, such as reserving a train ride or event, volunteering assistance on the railroad, etc. -And be sure to check this site often for updates!

Rail fans welcome!