With 40 years in the travel biz, Topdeck know a thing or two about making your adventures infinitely better and just that little bit easier.
Who are you?
Scan or take a photo of your travel documents – we’re talking passport, travel insurance, visas etc – and email them to yourself. Up your game by printing them out too, but keep them separate from the originals.
Where are we going?
Make the most of any free wi-fi and save your Google Maps directions to your phone before you head out and explore. “Ok maps”.
Smart phones aren’t exactly known for their long battery life. Buy a portable phone charger to ensure your battery doesn’t die just as your about to take that iconic Santorini sunset shot. Ladies, some clutch bags also double as phone chargers.
Don’t be that guy who gets yelled at in the boulangerie. Learning a few phrases of the local lingo not only broadens your cultural horizons, but makes a great impression on any locals you meet.
Don’t blow your entire travel budget on an overpriced bottle of water near the Trevi Fountain. BYO and fill up before you head out. In Rome, you’ll find 2,500 public fountains flowing with clean, free water.
Even if you’re not a card shark, carrying a deck with you is a great way to kill time on the bus or break the ice. There’s nothing like a game of Kings Cup to bring people together.
What’s for lunch?
Save Maccas for your local drive-thru. Eating locally will not only save you precious travelling pennies and broaden your culinary horizons, but regional specialties also taste that little bit better than any foreign recreations of your favourite dishes from home.
Take a business card from your hotel as it will help when asking for directions or catching public transport back, especially if English isn’t widely spoken. Or, take a #selfie in front of the hotel.