Lone Trekker

Practical tips for the avid traveller . . . on your own terms

How to avoid using your data plan for navigation

Steps to Download Google Map

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app
  • Make sure you're connected to the Internet preferably via WiFi and signed in to Google Maps
  • Search for Jamaica The name of the place or address searched is returned at the bottom of the map
  • Click on the name of the place at the bottom (Jamaica in this case)
  • Select Download

Tips on How to Avoid Costly Roaming Charges while Travelling

With the pervasiveness of the Internet, WiFi hotspots and softphones, there are ways to avoid paying exorbitant roaming charges to keep in touch with friends and families back home while traveling abroad... [ read more]

Electrical Plugs around the World

Electrical plugs and voltages vary by country around the world. Find the right plug for the right country... [ read more]

Quick Tips

Be flexible with your departure and return flight times... sometimes, three hours can make more than $200 of a difference.

Avoid ticket changes.

Consider alternative airports.

Don't be afraid to ask the hotel if there is a lower available rate... varying occupancy often create opportunities for lower rates.

Use the "freebies" provided as part of your stay, such as health club facilities, continental breakfast, newspapers etc.

Create your Bucket List
Doing it on your own may not be as difficult as you think, and it could save you hundreds of dollars.