Traveling is one of the best experiences we could have in our lives. It could be alone or with family and friends. Whatever you want, taking a trip would be happily spent if you know the basic do’s of traveling. Here is my list of simple travel tips if you want to travel happily
1. Prepare your funds
Traveling may not always require money but if you were to visit a foreign place, it’s better to have a budget to buy souvenirs, for the place you will stay, unexpected payments, and for the food. Prepare the cash just in case, if you don’t want to ruin the plans.
2. Research about the destination you’ll be visiting
Make a list of what are the attractions you think of visiting. What could be the activities you can do while you are staying there? Things you may see or do. Be informed.
3. Check the weather
Always check the weather before you schedule your tour. Traveling on a bad weather is a big no-no. Unless you only plan on visiting indoor attractions maybe it’s fine on a rainy day but it will limit your chances of exploring more the outside.
Knowing the weather too will help you decide what clothes you will wear. You may listen to weather forecast or go and search online.
4. Make plans
When you are done with the research and have checked what day is the most suitable to take a journey, start planning it when will it be and how you’ll get there. Think what transportation you will use. Do you plan on saving money transportation costs or it is better to cost you more just to make sure you are comfortable? Don’t forget to decide how long you will take the trip. It is for you to know how much budget you need and what should you bring.
5. Set up your gear
If you are planning to bring cameras or any gear you will use for your trip, prepare it beforehand.
6. Pack lightly
You don’t want to be distracted by how heavy your bag is while traveling. If you know that you are about to walk miles, it’s a big NO to bring all and unnecessary things. You may look online how travelers pack their bags on a journey for a guide. Always remember to pack smart.
7. Keep safe
Keep yourself and your valuables safe. If you are to travel alone, make an extra effort to take care of your belongings. Don’t bring too much things, only your needs. Don’t show off because that is too dangerous that it may attract potential thieves. Also remember not to post your location so potential thieves are not in your way.
8. Discipline yourself
You are a grown up human. Stay away from geting drunk while on a trip if you don’t want to wake up with nothing else. On the day of your travel, wake up on time so you have more moment to spend. Prepare your belongings to avoid forgetting important stuffs. Avoid things that will surely mess up your long awaited trip.
How can you be happy on your journey if you won’t enjoy it? You are there to learn, to see new things, to be inspired, to forget troubles or whatever your reason is, just savor the moment and have fun.