In the age of geographic freedom, everyone wants to travel. From China and Thailand to Italy and France, people want to experience the culture of as many countries as they can. But this is easier said than done, as finding the time and resources to go travelling isn’t exactly easy.
However, if you’ve managed to figure out a travelling schedule for yourself, awesome. Whether you’re a student going on a gap year or an elderly person who has just recently retired, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life out there. But along the way, you’re going to need some help: as travelling is a big task to take on (especially if you’re going solo). So, make sure to use these pro tips if you want an easy and stress-free travel experience.
Firstly, is it Safe to Travel Again?
The good news is this: yes, it’s safe to travel again. After a weird couple of years where most countries were red-listed, travelling is now gradually returning to normal. Sure, some countries still have their borders shut, but (for the most part) you’ll be able to go to the cities and countries you want to.
With that covered, let’s start with the tips.
Always Carry Your Phone with You
Seems like an obvious one, but many travelers make the assumption that they don’t always need to carry their phones with them. No matter where you’re going, this is always a bad mistake.
Think of your phone as a safe haven. Not only will it help you in case of emergency, it will also guide you where you need to go (after all, you won’t be familiar with most areas). Also, your phone will enable you to capture tons of photos and videos as well as stay entertained when you’re in the middle of long journeys. For example, you might have to take a 3-hour train journey to a city. So, when you need some entertainment, use your phone to listen to some music or play mobile casino games for some light-hearted fun.
Follow the News for Restriction Updates
Although the world is currently returning to normal, you can never be sure when restrictions will arise or get lifted. Therefore, turn on travel news notifications on your smartphone to stay updated on everything. For example, a country you were planning on visiting might suddenly go into lockdown – which means you will have to change your plans.
Airbnb will be your best friend whilst travelling. It will give you access to tons of different properties to stay in and will potentially save you lots of money in comparison to using hotels. So, make sure to make an account with Airbnb as you want to make your life a lot easier whilst you’re out travelling.
Always Store Your Passport in a Safe Place
The worst thing that could possibly go wrong whilst travelling is – yep, you guessed it – losing your passport. This is everyone’s worst nightmare, so don’t let it happen to you.
To prevent this from happening, make sure to use a passport holder and always store your passport in a safe and secure place. Also, make sure to never carry your passport in a loose or unzipped pocket.
Give Yourself Plenty of Downtime
Lastly, give yourself plenty of downtime. When travelling, it can be tempting to go crazy and try and cram everything possible into your experience, but doing this will quickly tire you out. Instead, give yourself plenty of downtime so that you can re-charge your batteries and remain in good condition.
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