Here are some thoughts to ponder upon during the weekend folks!!
Travelling is fun, particularly if you’re holidaying. However, trips often become causes of anxiety and stress. You are on the horns of a dilemma regarding which place to visit, how much to spend, where to shop, when to stop, which mode of transport to take and so on. Massive security scanners, terrible drivers and huge queue at railway stations and airports often unnerve people.
However, very small things, if noticed closely can make a trip a lot easier. Following are the 10 clever tips
That makes you things a lot easier.
First, do a wholesome research of the place you intend to visit, its feasibility, whether the places are suitable to your preferences, the spots you want to go to, routes and traffic, availability of hotels or guest houses, estimated costs, amenities available, particularly during an emergency, and so on.
Take the help of the latest technology. Stock up the latest travel apps before you leave home. Make sure that your internet speed is good and that you have adequate data to use. Also see to the fact that your GPS is working well.
Do your packing carefully. Take suitable clothes, cell phones and earplug, adequate cash, tickets, and certain basic necessities. Keep your luggage light so dump all extras. Pack snacks and drinks, so that you’ve got enough to eat. In case you are flying, definitely eat well before you board the plane.
Be careful with your luggage. On an average, at least one bag on every flight is lost or delayed. So pack all your essentials in your carry-on. Also keep counts of the number of bags accompanying you and your family or friends.
It is always better to start early in the morning. Be it cars, or trains, or olane3s, or ships, traveling earlier during the day is always a more convenient option. Also, there will be fewer lines at security and you won’t be bored. You can always take a nap when you arrive at your destination or on the ride there, if you have not slept adequately.
Always stack extra cash but keep it cleverly concealed. If you lose your wallet, your card stops working, or the ATMs run out of money, you’ll be glad you have adequate cash. Some of the best spots to stack some cash, include socks, under shoe inserts, a toiletry bag, sewn behind a patch on your bag, or stuck beneath your outfit.
Patience is virtue. Don’t sweat, get agitated, and nervous. Did you miss your bus or train? No worries, there will be another one. ATMs out of money? Use your extra cash. Bunk shopping and enjoy the scenic beauty around. Take deep breaths, forgive all inconveniences, and enjoy the trip.
It is important that you Wake Up Early: Rise at sunrise to have the best attractions all to yourself while avoiding crowd. It is also a magical time for photos, and usually easier to interact with locals.
Interact with the locals and take many photographs: Start conversations with local people. Basic English is spoken widely all over the world. Learn from those who live in the country you’re visiting. You can also do a bit of research on the local language before visiting, and learn some very basic words.
You may only see these places & meet these people once in your lifetime. So take plenty of photos yet do not keep your eyes glued to the lens all the time. Enjoy the scenic grandeur around.
Don’t plan too much. Ask local people for recommendations and Eat Local Food, particularly street food. Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone and do stuffs you’re not good at. Not a hiker? Go on more hikes. Have trouble talking to strangers? Talk to everyone. Scared of weird food? Eat the weirdest thing you can find!
Life is beautiful. And so is the big, fascinating world out there. Explore it to the fullest.