11 Things To Know About When Travelling
Travelling could be a little stressful. There are ways you can eliminate your stress when travelling by being prepared for certain things.
Here are 11 tips you can use when traveling
Being in a group doesn’t mean you have to do everything with the group you travelled with. So to eliminate stress, or just not wanting to do anything, just go with your gutt feeling. Don’t do anything. Let them go. You don’t have to . You do whatever you feel like doing, so everyone enjoys their trip and vacation.
Get A Carry on and put all your items
Use a carry on to put your important stuff in one place. This includes all your technology (and the corresponding chargers and cords), your passport, your flight documents, your money, your credit cards, any prescribed medication, and valuables like jewelry or gifts.
Packing light is always best when traveling.
Do not worry about Guidebooks
To eliminate stress, and make things more interesting, just forget what the guidebooks and do whatever you want instead. It is a good idea to list general types of activities you know you’d want to experience. If you feel you should visit any popular or typically touristy spots then by all means go ahead.
Make copies of your important docs
This is in case your credit card is stolen, you lose your passport, you can’t get on wifi to access your flight information, or any other number of inconvenient, annoying travel mishaps occur. Make photocopies of all your important documents and keep them securely in your carry-on.
Don’t forget to give a second copy of everything to someone trustworthy at home, too. That way, if through a series of really unfortunate events you lose your passport and the copy of your passport and can’t access your digital copy of your passport (what were you doing?), a friend or family member can save the day with a quick email or fax.
Find Cheap Flights
Instead of choosing specific dates for your flight, you can select an entire month to see which days are the cheapest. Or if you have two available weeks to travel and you’re open to different destinations, choose the “flexible” button under your destination to see a list of flights — ordered from cheapest to most expensive — that go everywhere in the world.
Register for Global Entry
Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection program that gives low-risk, pre-approved travelers faster clearance through security and customs checkpoints. In other words, you get to skip the line and the hassle of taking off your shoes in security. Plus, it makes getting back into the country a breeze — all you do is give your fingerprints at customs before waving back at the winding Disneyland line behind you with a mixture of smug satisfaction and relief.
Always go to the Restrooms
Depending on where you travel, public restrooms can be a rarity and a luxury. And public restrooms where you can do your business without having to buy a latte first or insert a coin into a machine? Even trickier to find.
Make sure you have good comfortable shoes
Traveling means being on your feet all day so make sure you invested in some comfortable shoes.
Have a map at hand
Ask the tourist office for a map you can hold in your hands. Sure, you may have an excellent data plan with super fast LTE, but using your phone’s GPS to get around won’t give you a better understanding of the area you’re in, and on day 3 you’ll still find yourself dependent on it.
Back up everything.
Before you travel, back up your phone, photos, and important documents on both your computer and an external hard drive. During your travels, back up your photos every few days in at least two different virtual locations. And though it may be tempting, don’t bring your external hard drive on the road with you. If your stuff gets stolen, you don’t want to lose your computer and your backup drive.
Reviews on Hotels and Bed and Breakfast inns
Check Trip Advisor for the best hotels or bed and breakfast’s you would want to stay with. For example, Eden Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, is an award winning B&B , featured in Trip Advisor.