Everyone wants to go away and have everything go to plan, but this isn’t always the case. Though some problems are inevitable, many can be avoided. Here are our top 10 travel tips to help you have a successful holiday:
1) Make a List Before You Leave :-
Before you head off on your trip, make a list of all of the items you don’t want to forget. Packing can be stressful and with so many things to organise, forgetting an important charger or document isn’t uncommon. It’s often useful to write the list in the few weeks leading up to the day you go, as things are likely to pop into your head at different times.
2) Don’t Over Plan Everything :-
Of course, you’ll want to plan the main attractions and the key things you want to do when you’re away but make sure you leave room for spontaneity. You’re likely to find local events and things to do during your time away and it would be a shame to miss out simply because you tried to plan the entire itinerary before you left.
3) Bring Extra Camera Batteries :-
You’re sure to see some incredible sights when you’re away, such as sunsets and breathtaking views. Well, imagine your disappointment when your camera dies a few moments before you capture the perfect shot. Having an extra camera battery means you’ll always be able to take the photographs you want to.
4) Buy Travel Insurance :-
Getting into an accident when you’re away can be costly, especially if the accident is serious. By buying travel insurance you can rest assured knowing that the cost is taken care of, should anything unfortunate happen.
5) Learn Local Phrases and Greetings :-
Though you’re not expected to learn an entirely new language before visiting a new place, it’s always helpful to know a few local phrases and greetings. Plus, it’s seen as polite!
6) Always Photocopy Important Documents :-
If you’re unfortunate enough to lose an important document when you’re away, you’ll need a photocopy. Photocopies of passports, driving licenses and travel documents can come in very handy if the original goes missing.
7) Plan Your Outfits When You Pack :-
Most of us travel with a relatively small suitcase or backpack, which means there isn’t room for everything. That’s why it can be helpful to plan your outfits when you’re packing. Not only does this ensure you have everything you may need, it also helps you to visualise different outfit combinations.
8) Stay Hydrated When Flying :-
Flying for a long period of time can cause dehydration and this can lead to headaches, fatigue and a general sense of feeling unwell. Keep hydrated by drinking a lot of water and avoiding too much alcohol and caffeine.
9) Speak to Local People :-
Locals are the ones that will know the best restaurants, best views and best places to eat. So, make a point of getting to people and ask for recommendations.
10) Tell Your Bank and Phone Company You’re Travelling :-
Nobody wants to be stuck somewhere new without a working mobile phone and a credit card that won’t withdraw money, but this is often the case. Let your bank and phone company know you are travelling so they can set everything up for you to use abroad.