Travelling has been made significantly easy nowadays due to the surge in technology. You can simply just book a ticket online, sit on a plane and land in another country at the different side of the globe. It’s been easy lately in terms of finance as well. Credit/debit cards and ATM machines are a blessing now aren’t they?
Regardless of the easements and advancements in technology, there are still somethings you should be aware of. To avoid certain mishaps and unexpected events, we have come up with the best travel tips for you to follow.
Any trip can go from good to great if you have a guide by your side. When you’re visiting a place, you should make sure to learn almost everything about it. The cultural importance, religious customs and other such things. Its also a great way to make new friends overseas.
Debit And Credit Cards
One of the most important rule before travelling is to inform your bank about your voyage. If they notice a purchase made overseas suddenly, they might as well block your card. Also make sure to carry multiple cards of different banks. Sometimes a card doesn’t work in an overseas ATM due to a particular reason. So always be vigilant to carry additional cards.
Carry Small Cash
Always carry small cash with you whenever you’re travelling. The need for them arises as soon as you land in the new city or country. If you’re only carrying hundred dollar bills than you might get exasperated too quickly. While travelling you have to pay a lot in small amounts. Such as $5 for a water bottle, $10 for a little snack bar. It gets hectic to do all these things in bigger bills.
Get In The Pool
One of my favourite things when I visit another city or country is to go for a quick water healing. It gets extra special when the pool has a magnificent view. In Dubai, there are many hotels on Sheikh Zayed Road that offer pools facing directly towards the Burj Khalifa. So even if it troubles the budget a bit, go for a luxurious hotel just for the splurging and swimming experience.
Travelling is the only time when you’re away from all of your work and worries. In order to make the most of it, get out of your comfort zone and go limitless. Try the most different things. Also go for the things that you fear. If you have a height phobia, get on a plane and skydive alongside a trained professional. Not only will you get rid of your fear but you’ll also make numerous memories.
Don’t Overload Plans
The worst thing people do is overload their trip with 3-4 destinations each day. That’s highly inadvisable as it will get you tired on your very first day. Take things slowly and visit the most awaited places first. Then let your mood decide the destination for you. This way things will go smoothly.
The most important task, whenever you visit a new place, is to get a souvenir. Any speciality of the city/country/town you visit. It will keep reminding you of the beautiful memories with your loved ones. Also, who doesn’t like a souvenir collection from different parts of the world. Its an achievement in its own.
The most annoying thing while travelling is to handle infinite bags that weigh more than a teenager. Avoid packing irrelevant stuff and focus on getting the most important things first. Its not necessary for you to wear a new outfit each day. You can wear the same jeans twice or thrice. Take only important electronics with you. I have seen people taking steel irons and blenders with them whilst travelling. The lesser you carry, the happier you stay.