If this is your first time venturing into a new city or country, it is a must that you are prepared with some travel do’s and don’ts. Remember that you are out of your comfort zone whenever you travel and it is not wise to be unprepared for different situations.
Here is some travel advice that will come in handy as you go and discover the world.
Always Wear Your Passport:
Carry a small bag, or belt bag, that is attached to your body where you can put all of your necessary travel documents, like your passport and plane ticket.
As somebody who has probably made every mistake known when it comes to traveling, I thought I would share a little bit of my wisdom that I have picked up along the way. Traveling is amazing (there’s no doubt about that) and if you have wanderlust, then there’s nothing better than getting out and seeing the world! But when you’ve broken your arm in Thailand and you haven’t got travel insurance, or you’re traveling across Europe and haven’t got enough money to pay for your hostel, then things need to change! Here are a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way that I think you’ll appreciate.
Trying to see everything
Trying to see everything at once is one of the biggest rookie errors that you can make. I remember the first time I went to Italy, I had 5 days and the ambition to see everything, which ended in disaster. I ended up missing half of the places I had booked, and spent the whole time stressed out. Try and limit yourself to a few cities/ places wherever you are traveling so you can take the time to really appreciate where you are. One of the best places that I’ve ever been to is Lake Bled in Slovenia, it was so beautiful and scenic, and I honestly think that I enjoyed it so much because I took the time to relax and explore what it had to offer. Just remember, you don’t have to cram everything in!
When you travel to different places in the world, you need to adapt to a number of things. Visa and immigration issues may vary from place to place. Each country has it’s own culture and the kind of people you come across are different in every part of the world. Nonetheless, there are a few things which remain the same no matter where you head off to. Here are some of the tips I wish I knew before I started following my passion for traveling:
Always Keep the Hotel Card
This is not at all important if you have visited the country before or the local people speak the English language. However, if you are surrounded by people who may not understand a word you say, it is helpful to keep the original hotel card that displays the hotel’s name in the local language. This helps in situations when you get lost or are staying at a place which is not listed on Google Maps. You simply have to show the card to a cab driver and he will take you to your hotel.