Some events and mistakes are part of the journey and are unpredictable, but for some there are solutions. However, you can’t plan everything. As someone who has been traveling for the past 10 years, in this post I will share with you some tricks that will help you travel like a professional.
Always be prepared for delays and things not going according to plan. Flexibility and patience are some of the most important things you can do when traveling.
Write a list
From about a week before the start of the trip, get the things you need with you and forget about them. If you don’t think you need to write down what you need, accept from someone who has spent two weeks without socks in South Africa: You may forget.
Learn some common local phrases
Saying “please”, “thank you” and “sorry” in the local language will get you started in many cases.
Always have a travel insurance
An emergency can cost you all. Research travel insurance and choose according to your circumstances.
Make a copy of your important documents
Carry a copy of your passport in a separate place from the original document. In some cases, you can get a flight permit or a hotel permit if your documents are stolen or lost, along with a copy of your passport and a photo.
Don’t forget to take extra underwear
The underwear is small and takes up little space, and if you have a few extra pairs in your bag, you won’t be harmed for emergencies or when you can’t wash your clothes regularly.
Know what you want to wear
If you’re one of those lazy people who gets ready at the last minute and packs your luggage, you may later regret seeing the photos taken in heterogeneous outfits.
Carry electronics, medicines, toothbrushes, and a pair of underwear in your backpack
You can probably buy all of these items at your destination, but keeping them in your backpack will save you from wandering the streets and saving you money if you lose your luggage.
Be sure about public transportation prices
It makes sense to ask about prices before using public transportation, such as taxis. In some countries, taxis or buses are strangely expensive.
Drink enough water
At all stages of the trip, pay attention to the water your body needs. This is especially helpful for getting rid of Jetting.
Ask local people
Those who know the best restaurants, cafes, trails, and attractions are locals. Don’t be shy and ask them for help.
Travel with an open mind
Traveling is the best way to see different people and cultures. As a tourist, do not interfere in their customs, do not judge and respect their traditions and culture.
Don’t forget the first aid kit.
Carry a small bag of first aid kits such as aspirin, bandages, wound adhesives, and cold medicines.
Let a family member know about your plans.
If you are traveling alone or even with group tours, keep a loved one informed of your destination, place of residence, and travel days.
Plan for your money
Before you travel, find out how much of your budget is going to be spent on accommodation and expenses, and how much you can spend on entertainment and gift shopping for your friends.