Sylwia Majtczak – Reasons You Should Travel More Often

Sylwia Majtczak has worked in the travel industry since 1997, during which time she has helped many clients arrange trips that suit their needs and allow them to experience new things. As an avid traveler herself, she enjoys going to places that she has not been to before, often going outside of her comfort zone in the process. There are many reasons why you should travel more often, including the following.

Sylwia Majtczak

New Food

Foodies love to travel because it gives them the opportunity to sample dishes that they may never have discovered if they didn’t step outside of familiar surroundings. Almost every place you go will be able to offer up a range of cultural delicacies. You may not like them all, but you will expand your palette and will often come back with recipes that become part of your regular rotation.

Seeing Important Landmarks

There is so much art, architecture, culture in the world that you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t make an effort to see as much as possible. By traveling you will be able to see important landmarks up close and personal, often learning more about what makes them so essential to the cultures of their countries in the process.

Relieving Stress

Traveling allows you to get away from the issues at home that may be causing your stress or anxiety. It offers a perfect escape that will allow you to focus on the things you enjoy, rather than the work and personal issues that can hamper your progress at home.

Sylwia Majtczak is a Senior Corporate Agent at Altour.


Sylwia Majtczak – Advice For Your First Cruise

While Sylwia Majtczak primarily works with corporate clients in her work as a travel consultant, she is able to provide advice to regular travelers too, should it be needed. A cruise provides a unique twist on the regular travel experience, as it offers people the opportunity to see many different places in the space of a single vacation. However, a lot of people are understandably wary of cruises due to the prospect of spending so much time at sea. If you are considering this type of vacation it is important that you keep the below in mind to make the most out of the experience.

Sylwia Majtczak

Research The Cruise

While steps will be taken to make the cruise experience as simple as possible and you should receive fairly detailed itineraries that tell you where you will be going and when, it is still a good idea to read as much as possible about the trip before you take it. Ideally you will check out every cruise destination before you are on the boat, so you get a feel for what each place will be like and what you should try to see during your time there. Doing so will mean you don’t get overwhelmed by the options and can actually enjoy the time you spend in each destination.

Be Wary of Tipping

Many cruises build gratuity into the bills that you pay for drinks and other services, which means you don’t have to feel obligated to tip. Check the receipts and see if there is some sort of service charge included. If there is then you can save a lot of money by not tipping double on everything you purchase on the ship. This may feel a little odd to some people, particularly those who come from cultures where tipping is an everyday thing, but it will allow you to save money.

Pack Well

You may be going for a cruise in a location that is known for being warm, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for any eventuality. This is especially the case if you cruise in tropical areas, as they are prone to rain and other temperamental weather conditions. At the very least you should make sure you pack some lightweight waterproof clothing, as getting caught short when you are exploring one of the cruise destinations can put a literally dampener on the experience.

Enjoy The Experience

Take your time and explore the ship, taking in everything that it has to offer. Acclimatize yourself and take the trip at your own pace. Remember that this is your vacation and you don’t have to do what everybody else is doing all of the time.

Sylwia Majtczak is an experienced traveler and Senior Corporate Agent at Altour.