5 Best Travel Tips
While traveling, oftentimes we tend to make the same mistakes that could easily be avoided, save time and money. For the most part, travelling is a new event in our lives. When an action is new, we tend to stay in our comfort zone, take the easy way out rather than putting in the extra effort and do research that would benefit us in various ways for the future. There are numerous travel tips but the top 5 are:
When going to an unknown country, we all prefer to plan ahead in order to avoid avoidable problems such as getting lost or running out of locations and events to go to. When in reality, those plans almost always change due to the fact that you’ll either immediately love your destination or hate it. Having a rough amount of activities planned is a better idea than having a schedule since you won’t have the feeling of being obligated to stick to your list and maybe regretting it.
When travelling one of the most important things is having travel insurance. People have been put into various situations of being injured while being in a foregin country, resulting in hundreds of thousand dollars worth of debt. Everyone thinks that it’d never happen to them but in reality, the people that it has happened to have thought that too. Having travel insurance is only an advantage to you that you should allow yourself to have.
There have been a lot of incidents of lost luggage for everyone around the world and once again it can happen to you when in fact you think it won’t. Sadly, airports losing luggage occurs quite often. Anything that you’d be extremely upset about losing should be put into your carry on, that way it’s always with you. Objects such as your passport, phone and debit/credit card are examples of the items that should be kept in the carry on so if you are in an incident where the airport has lost your luggage, you can still survive in that foreign country.
Being able to speak the minimal amount of the language can aid you in gaining respect from the locals of wherever you are. Knowing how to say hello, please, sorry and thank you can help you go a long way. At the end of the day, not knowing the official language is your problem, not theirs. Speaking louder or using translating apps could in fact be a disadvantage to you. Instead, try miming the message you’re trying to convey to anyone that lives there, it’ll create a better and faster understanding.
There can be incidents where your card doesn’t work at the ATM, your bank could block your card, it can be lost or even stolen. Bringing three debit/credit cards all linked to different bank accounts with money in them, keeping one in your carry on, one with you at all times and one in your backpack can be convenient for you long term. Furthermore, keeping a few extra hundreds of dollars in cash, split up in different places can help in worst case scenarios such as getting robbed. Having that extra money can aid you in getting back on your feet faster than not having it. The best currency to take with you is USD dollars while you’re travelling since it’s the most accepted around the world along with the easiest to change.
These are the 5 travel tips, they vary from how to allow yourself to have the maximum amount of entertainment you can in fact have while also being better safe than sorry.