Travel is full of pitfalls. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined. Blame it on the shady hotel room, an overpriced restaurant, a wasted afternoon at a tourist-trap attraction or an overnight flight that had you all crammed up in the middle seat. So, gift yourself a smooth trip by planning and implementing well. Here’s how to make all the right moves.
- PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
Don’t fret over the things that are not in your control. Life is way too short to be angry & annoyed all the time. Did you miss your tube? No worries, you will get another one. Ran out of cash? There obviously will be an ATM nearby. Lost track of your way? Great take an unplanned road trip over to the next town and explore. Just take a deep breath and remind yourself that it could be worse.
- RISE AND SHINE EARLY
Wake up early at sunrise to have the best attractions all to yourself while avoiding crowds. It’s also a magical time for photos due to soft diffused light and usually easier to interact with locals. Dingy and sketchy areas are less dangerous in the morning. Remember what they always said “early to bed and early to rise makes a man sharp and wise”.
- KEEP CASH HANDY
Cash is king around the world. To cover your ass in an emergency, make sure to stash some cash in different places. If you lose your wallet, your card stops working, or the ATMs run out of money, you’ll be glad you did. Some really cool cash stashing spots include socks, under shoe inserts, a toiletry bag, around the frame of a backpack, even sewn behind a patch on your bag.
- INTERACT WITH LOCALS
Make it a point to start conversations with local people. Basic English is spoken widely all over the world, so it’s easier to communicate with them than you might think especially when you combine hand gestures and body language. Learn from those who live in the country you’re visiting. Local people enrich your travel experiences more than sights do.
- HAVE A BACK UP FOR ALL YOUR MEMORIES
Make sure you save all the beautiful pictures you click from time to time. Store them in your pen drives or in the lap top. Keep both digital and physical copies of your passport, visas, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, serial numbers, and important phone numbers ready to go in case of an emergency
- PICTURES MAKE THE BEST MEMORIES
Make sure you click a lot of pictures, these clicks will always remind you of the amazing times you had at a particular destination. Great photos are an ultimate souvenir. They don’t cost anything, they’re easy to share with others, and they don’t take up space in your luggage.
- SPLURGE AND PAMPER YOURSELF
It’s good to be a fan of budget travel, as it lets you travel longer and actually experience more of the fascinating world we live in rather than waste money on stuff you don’t need. But sometimes it’s good and healthy to go over your budget (occasionally). Book a few days at a nice hotel, eat out at a fancy restaurant, or spend a wild night on the town. Its all worth it and you deserve it.
- DON’T FORGET THE EAR PLUGS
This should actually be on the top of your priority list. They muffle the sounds of crying babies, drunken people, barking dogs, honking horns, natural gas salesmen, and more. A traveler’s best friend for comfort & effectiveness.
- EAT LOCAL FOOD
Think you already know what most cuisines taste like? You are totally mistaken.Taste a bit of everything when you travel, especially if you have never eaten it before. Ask local people for recommendations. Eat street food from vendors who are most famous in the city. Don’t be scared of the food, it will give you a good experience about knowing how the food culture of thr area is.
- PACK LIGHT TRAVEL LIGHT
You don’t need 1/2 the stuff you think you need to travel anywhere. We’ve all done it. If you’re not sure about packing something, you don’t need it. It’s also possible to buy most things at your destination country if you discover you need them. Nothing is more comforting than travelling light and tension free.
P.s (These tips really help…telling you from experience!! 😉 We wish you Bon Voyage)