With an abundance of travel guides out there, it is challenging to sort through all the different guidebooks, brochures and resources. Fortunately, the information found in this handpicked and carefully selected batch of travel tips and tricks, is sure to help you make the absolute most of your time abroad.
Leave your valuables at home. If you decide to bring valuables, you could lose them, or they could even be stolen.
Take the time to make a packing list. Put together a list of things you must take with you. You can start doing this a couple of months out, but should be finished about a week before your trip.
This will keep you away from chaos no matter how late you pack.
When planning a trip, select your digital camera with the needs of your trip in mind. For example, if you plan to backpack, a rechargeable battery will be of no use. You will probably prefer a camera able to be engaged at a moment’s notice in order to catch all of the great shots.
When venturing abroad, be cautious about getting into taxis. You should ensure that you are using a legitimate taxi service. Anyone can put the word “taxi” on their vehicle, and you would never be the wiser.
Make sure that your shoes are comfortable whenever you travel, and easily removed.
Security staff at checkpoints will ask you to remove them. The number one concern is comfort. In airports and on planes, you will not walk that much, but you will sit a lot; therefore heavy-duty support isn’t necessary. Therefore, it is smart to wear sandals or flip-flops when flying.
If you have a motorcycle license, consider using a motorcycle for your next trip. Not only will you enjoy the experience, but it will cost you less in gas. You can have a real adventure when you travel by motorcycle.
If you drink coffee, sit out some hotel ice so it melts. Since tap water may not taste the best, fill the ice bucket, then let it melt through the night. When you get up the next day you can use this fresh water to brew up a pot of coffee that tastes much better.
Join travel-centric social websites and forums. You will pick up some great tips from other travelers that way. This will help you gain new friends and prevent you from repeating the mistakes made by others or overlooking an unknown gem during your vacation.
If you are traveling with small children, plan breaks every couple hours. Breaks may offer you time to stretch and use the restroom. This will also help prevent motion sickness in children. Your trip may take a bit longer, but the reduction in stress is worth the small delay.
Finally your decisions have been made, your to-do list written and the plan is set in motion it is time to sit back and imagine all that you wish to happen on the trip you have deserved for a lifetime. Grab your passport, pack your luggage and embark on an amazing trip!