Solo traveling tips

Traveling alone can be a life-changing experience, it teaches you about yourself and you discover in your own company. But it is important to keep the following recommendations in mind when traveling on your own.

-Keep in touch with your family or friends at home. Let them know where you are traveling, the numbers they can contact you. Keeping them on top of everything is always a good idea.

-If possible travel during the day and avoid dark hours.

-Learn basic words of the language of the place you are traveling to, not having communication with the locals can be a disadvantage.-Don’t let people know you travel alone

-Write important phone numbers apart, this is in case of theft, you will have a way to contact someone who can help you.

-Prepare medicines that you need in case of illness to be able to assist yourself well.

-If possible take cash and a portable charger with you

Travel Tips for Beginners

1. Research in advance about the place you visit, this will help you to know well what kind of clothes to wear, public transport and the gastronomy of the place.

2. Always carry a little more money than budgeted. This will help you in an emergency or unforeseen situations.

3. Always have a plan B. You may have planned to visit the beach, but it could rain, so think about what else you could do instead.

4. Make a schedule, this will help you organize and take advantage of the days of your trip

5. Reserve your parking with B2P, you will save money and say goodbye to the stress of finding parking at the airport.

Do’s and Don’ts of traveling

Traveling abroad can be one of the best experiences you can have but it can also be very stressful if things are not done well. We leave you a list of the things you should do and what not to do so that your trip is smooth and calm.

DO Photocopy Your Passport

DO Use Your Room Safe

DO Try New Foods

DO Check Out The Culture

DO Learn the lingo 

DO Pack Layers

DO be aware of your surroundings, and watch for suspicious people or vehicles.

DO make a note of your passport number, your credit-card numbers and the phone number to call in case you need to report it stolen and cancel it.

DO be alert for staged distractions, an accomplice can steal your valuables and walk away while you are momentarily distracted.

DON’T Let Your Phone Roam

DON’T Spend Too Much Time In Your Room

DON’T carry and flash large sums of cash

DON’T look like a tourist by dressing like one, appearing lost or consulting a map in public.

DON’T visit dangerous locations, or walk in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas, especially at night.

DON’T leave valuable items in public view; that includes your passport as much as your iPhone.

DON’T store cash, jewelry, medicine or other valuables in your luggage

Reasons to travel alone

Many times we have the misconception that traveling alone can be challenging and often very lonely, but the reality is very different. Traveling alone can be a life changing experience, we learn a lot about ourselves and we have time for reflection. Here are some reasons to make you want to grab your suitcase and travel on your own.

  • You can feel independent and empowered 
  • It gives you confidence
  • Solo travel gives you a chance to listen yourself 
  • You can make new connections and new friendships 
  • It makes you feel free

The safest and cheapest airport parking options near DCA

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is one of the most important airports in the United States, being a very busy airport with high demand, it can be a great dilemma to find parking for our cars, especially if we want them to be in a safe and guarded place. It is much more complicated when we are looking for long-term parking, many times the options provided by the airport are very expensive and are out of our budget.

This is why at Book2Park we have worked and carefully selected locations very close to DCA, with shuttle service included. Options start from $ 5.75 per day to meet the needs of our customers.

If you want more information you can visit our website or call our customer service to lear about discounts and promos!

How to battle travel anxiety

It is normal that when making a trip we feel a bit of anxiety, we worry about making all the preparations, due to the stress of the airport and the fatigue of the flight.

Follow some of these tips to help you combat travel anxiety.

  • Pack your bags early. Start packing a week early, don’t leave everything for the day before your flight.
  • Book your parking at the airport with us! We know that one of the most stressful parts of traveling is finding affordable parking, check out our website for options available near you. Contact us if you have any questions or want a special discount.
  • Get to the airport early. It is very stressful to be doing everything in a hurry and against the clock, do not let this happen to you and arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight to avoid any setback.
  • Eat well. It is important to have the base of a good meal before a flight, pamper yourself a little and eat something that nourishes you and at the same time you enjoy a lot.
  • Find what to entertain on your flight. Bring books, download movies or series, listen to music or take a nap to speed up your flight time

How to stay healthy while traveling

Traveling can be a very tiring activity, it is important that we do not forget about our health since we are exposing our body to changes that we are not used to at home. It is important to take care of our body on the flight to avoid getting sick and to be able to enjoy our trip.

Follow these steps to have a healthier trip:

1.         Research: will there be a meal served on your flight? Are you planning toe at the airport? What are your dinning options near your hotel? Plan ahead by calling the places you’ll be visiting, ask for menu options.

2.         Stay hidrated: Bring a an empty bottle to fill once that get past security at the airport. Drinking water helps prevent your nose from getting congested during the flight, it also helps your body control changes in temperature in the environment.

3.         Pack snacks. especially healthy foods like apples, bananas, protein bars, these don’t go bad so fast and they save you when you haven’t had time to eat well

4.         Rest well. Having a good night’s sleep helps our nervous system, this is why it is the basis of a relaxed trip, prepare everything from the night before and try to get at least 8 hours of sleep.

5.         Sanitize. Pack hand sanitizer (TSA- approved) or bacteria-killing wipes in case you don’t get to a sink to wash your hands before eating.

6.         Eat a good breakfast. Try to eat lots of fruits, whole grain foods, and high-fiber foods that fill you up and give you energy for the rest of the day.   

Want to take better photos of your trips? 

The photos of a trip are very important because they are our memories of unique and sporadic moments and that is why they must always be perfect, but sometimes we are very tired or we do not have much time to think about the perfect photo.

Take these tips into account to always be ready:

• Charge your camera the night before, it is very stressful when you are in a magical place, watching a beautiful sunset or simply sharing with friends that you have not seen in a long time, you want to capture the moment but your camera has no battery, do not let this it happens to you! Always try to charge your camera battery the night before your trip.

• Be careful with the backlight, the light is a very important element in the photographs, it makes the colors look brighter and gives a better quality to the image. Take a good look at the position of the light, whether natural or artificial.

•Why not? Buy a tripod, when we travel alone it is difficult to get captures of ourselves, with a tripod it is easier because you can better control the landscape of your photo while you are in it.

•Use what you have within reach, many people say that to have a perfect photo it is necessary to have a professional camera, but in reality what matters most is the essence of the image, the people, the landscape, the colors, the lighting and the angle. So don’t be afraid to use your cell phone camera or even an old roll camera. The important thing is to capture the memories.

• Don’t be afraid to experiment! Traveling is a unique experience, take several photos of the places you like from different angles, at different times of the day, try different filters to give your photos more color and fun!

Let us know what you think!

BWI & Dulles Airport Parking – Get $5 Off This Veteran’s Day From Book2Park

Have travel plans this Veteran’s Day extended weekend? Now you can save $5 on your Dulles airport parking with a coupon. Book2Park is offering this discount to honor the brave men and women who have served our country over the years. It is worthwhile to note that we are not limiting this discount to veterans but are extending this discount to all of our loyal customers in remembrance of the service of our distinguished veterans.

VD 2016

Dulles Long Term Parking Savings

All Book2Park customers can avail this discount by using Coupon code VET2016 when they pre-book their parking. This coupon code is valid till 11/11/16 and cannot be applied to any existing reservations. It is worth noting that we already provide extremely affordable Dulles airport parking rates and by applying this coupon code, our customers will be able to get an even better deal with an absolutely terrific experience of our unmatched services.

Exactly How Cheap Is Our IAD Parking?

At present, if you park your vehicle at IAD, you will be charged a minimum of $5 per hour for hourly and daily lots with daily parking charges go as high as $30 and $22 respectively. In addition, you need pay $35 for first day and $30 for subsequent days if you opt for valet parking at Dulles. There are some slightly cheaper options in the form of Garages 1 and 2 where the daily rate is $17 while you can have your vehicle parked at economy lot for $10 per day.

In comparison, Book2Park offers highly cost-effective long term parking at Dulles. We have multiple lots starting from $5.25 only per day for uncovered parking while covered parking lots are available for just $6. In addition to secure parking lots, the customers will also get free shuttle services to and from to the airport. Please note that you can use this parking coupon for not only IAD port parking but also for any of the locations we offer services for.

If you would like to have more information about BWI airport parking and our other partner locations, please visit Book2Park.Com or call us.

New Website Launched By Book2Park To Provide Better User-Experience

Book2Park, one of the leading providers of off-site airport parking services in the US, has launched a brand new website this month. The new website is aimed at providing the best possible user-experience to our ever-growing, loyal customer pool.

B2P Website Screenshot

In its beta phase, the new website proved to be a huge success in terms of usability testing, easy navigation, and user-friendliness with our customers. We are excited to go ahead with a full-scale launch and are confident that our customers will be able to enjoy our services in an improved and more effective manner.

Book2Park has been providing remote parking services for seaports and airports for almost a decade now and is a trusted name in the industry.  It operates a substantial partner-network of remote parking across the US as well as Canada. Book2Park has always striven to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing affordable and reliable airport and seaport parking services.

Announcing the launch of the new website, Anna Connors, President of Book2Park had this to say, “It is an exciting day for us to have our new website being launched. We always try to come up with better ways to provide best possible user-experience to our customers; not only for the actual parking but how easily they can get the reservation is also very important to us. We are extremely confident that the new website will go a long way towards achieving that goal. It looks great, has a very easy and user-friendly navigation and we have received very positive feedback from the trial launch from our patrons.”

About Book2Park:

Book2Park is one of the leading airport parking providers in the country. Our partner network enables our customers to choose from a wide range of parking options that include multiple lots for single locations, covered and uncovered parking, valet and self-parking, and round the clock shuttle services to the airport. DFW, BWI, HOU, and IAD airport parking are some of our most sought after location along with a broad network of off-site parking.

For information on long term parking at DFW, DCA, and other locations, please visit our locations page.