Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations , and can involve travel by foot , bicycle , automobile , train , boat , bus , airplane , or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. 1 2 Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements. If you’re travelling from Calais to Dover on a ferry as a car passenger you can carry your pet with you, however you will be required to leave your pet in the car for the whole journey. Even if my friend did have a driving licence, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t have gone for that option since it could be almost as distressing as being put in an aircraft hold. I’m told that car alarms are triggered regularly on ferries and the car deck is a noisy and unpleasant environment for a pet alone in a car. As a foot passenger she would not be permitted to travel with her pet at all.
As I suggested, don’t plan too long in advance. On a free day just decide quickly to take a journey on a bus or train. I decided on a short trip by bus, and was out of my front floor in ten minutes flat! Dependant upon how fearful you feel, your aim should be to try one or two stops, increasing as you feel able over time.
Delta mistakenly allowed me to fly direct from the US to the UK with my 14 lb. terrier mix in the cabin last year. Upon arrival in the UK there was quite a bit of bother, but they, eventually, let me and my dog into the country, as it was Delta’s fault for selling me the ticket (I had all relevant paperwork for my dog). However, I had to change my return flight to the US from a direct one, to one that first flew to continental Europe (in my case, Paris). I was told by UK customs that it IS permitted to enter or leave the UK with an in-cabin pet via Europe, but not direct from the US (go figure?).
I later tried my ATM MasterCard in Moscow and got my money without a problem and presume that I could have used either one in St. Petersburg as well without problem. Basically, you probably should not have a problem using most ATM cards in larger cities such as Moscow or St. Petersburg or in areas frequented by foreign tourists. In cities like Ryazan, which is not frequented by tourists, you may have problems like the one I encountered.
For the same reason, packing cubes with mesh top panels also allow airport security and customs agents to examine the contents of luggage without rummaging through loose piles of clothing, laundry, toiletries, etc. (that then need to be re-packed before boarding the plane).
Go on a penny pinching kick. Do you need to buy anything this week that isn’t food-related? Start asking yourself if what you’re buying is a need or a want. Just doing this can help you start making better choices and spending less in general. Instead of buying that pair of shoes you are looking at, put that money aside for your travels. Even if it’s just something little like a magazine or lip gloss, immediately move that money over. You’ve spent it, but now you’ve invested it in your future trip.