We are at that time of the year again, the festive season where most will travel hence why I chose it to be the theme for this month.
Travel Tips for Everyone
Travelling around the world can be stressful or fun, but it all depends on how well you prepare for it. In this short post, I’ll share some useful travel tips that everyone can use to have a great trip.
Do your research in advance
Since you are travelling to a new location, it is always a good idea to do an extensive research about your travel destination; find out everything you can, from common slang, short greetings in the local language, visa requirements, public transportation, hotel charges, restaurant options, and cab estimates.
The more you know about your travel destination before you leave, the less stressful your trip will be.
It may be quite tempting to over-pack.
However, having too much luggage can really take the fun out of your trip, especially if it’s for tourism. As much as possible, keep your clothing options simple and only pack the stuff you need. Few change of T-shirts and jeans will last you for a week or two, and a pair of sandals and sneakers are enough. Avoid baggage claim by trying to fit everything you can into your bag. When it comes to travelling, less is more – it’s better to under-pack and be comfortable than to over-pack and be stressed from too much load.
Keep a backup
As a safety measure in the unlikely event of any emergency or accident, keep physical and digital backup copies of important documents like your passport, visas, driver’s license, social security card, etc. If you are travelling with your laptop, keep a backup of your important files and photos to a hard drive or in the cloud before you leave.
In addition to the above tips, you’re advised to keep your phone working, install the right apps to make your booking easier and travel seamless.
Till next month,
I remain truly yours,
Serving since 28th December 2008.