A trip can never go perfectly and just the way you imagined it to be. But don’t lose hope just yet; be excited about your trip but keep in mind these short, but extremely beneficial tips and you’ll have the best time of your life.
This is the first rule and basically the essential one: patience is key. You should always be prepared for delayed flights and failed rental or room booking. Mistakes happen so don’t lose your temper.
Always Prepare a “Packing List”
Making a list of things you need to take with you on your trip will not only help you organize but will help you not forget and even add items as you write them down. An awesome tool, really.
Never Forget Travel Insurance
Let’s hope you won’t need it, but in case of an emergency, you’ll definitely need one if you don’t want to get your savings wiped out by medics in a foreign country.
Photocopy Your Documents and Tickets
Make a copy of all your tickets and important documents and keep them in a different bag than the one you’re planning to take with you for the day. That way, in case it gets stolen or lost, you’ll avoid inconveniences with the authorities.
Make an Essentials-Only Carry-On
A pair of underwear, a bottle of water, electronics, toothbrush, and medications are a must. Make sure you put them in your carry-on in case your luggage gets lost or stolen in transit.
Stay Away from Public Wi-Fi, Especially If It’s Free
Local hackers wait for their prey and have a keen eye for details. Even if you think you’ll log in for a second, your money and private information can be leaked and well… can disappear.
Now that we’ve got the essentials covered, let’s turn to the fun part of this journey: tips on what to do while you’re there.
Ask the locals what they do for fun in their surroundings. They’ll tell you the most amazing advice, like go and play here, watch the sunset over there, eat the local cuisine there etc. Trust me, you won’t regret trying everything they say.
There’s no point in buying expensive souvenirs as long as you have your camera with you. This way, the memory is personalized and dearer to the heart and soul.
Be Spontaneous and Open-Minded
Respect the customs and traditions of the locals and try to enjoy them. Leave room for unplanned moments and you’ll cherish them for life.