Tips to plan your travel better
So, there is a saying which goes thus: Travelers are not born. They are made.
We agree to this statement. Travelers are made with years of experience and learning. Sure enough, being a good traveler comes with experiences on the road – in another country, the understanding of culture and tradition, and the ability to adapt.
But of course, there are new travelers eager to explore the world. As a first-time traveler, it is natural to make mistakes – simple things like missing the bus, not waking up on time, or not packing right. Here are a few essential tips that we have for you – just so that you seamlessly adapt to your new hobby without much difficulty. Explore the world with confidence and ease by considering the convenience of our curated International Tour Packages for a memorable and well-guided journey.
Packing right is of great importance
Pack light: Stick to the saying – take half the clothes you think you will need, because you will never need as much as you think. You can leave your family photo album at home! We have a tendency to want to fill space in the luggage – so stick to a smaller suitcase or backpack. Include the essentials like walking shoes.
Towels are important: Most place you will stay provide towels, but you can never be too sure. Also, you never never know when you will need it – at the beach, on a picnic, or just to dry off.
Managing money on the trip
We don’t mean to sound ominous but disasters happen. And for that, always make sure you take an extra bank card and credit card with you. You might need it – in the unfortunate event of getting robbed or lost wallet.
• Use no-fee bank cards.We advice you to carry those cards that do not charge a huge transaction charge. Instead of paying huge bank fees, opt for the card that are free to use.
• Limit the amount of cash or cards you carry with you. Leave the rest of it in your hotel room locker. Never take more than one credit card or ATM card with you.
• Never eat in a touristy area or near a tourist attraction. Get outside the immediate vicinity of a tourist site for affordable options.
• Avoid taxis. They are always a budget buster – unless of course you absolutely have to. Use local transport instead.
• Pre-book your tickets to attractions. That way you are not only saving time, but might actually getting a better rate when booking in advance.
• Get city attraction cards. This is g
Getting lost is common
Getting lost on your travels is definitely going to happen, especially if you are by yourself – and even in a group. But on the bright side, you will learn how to become independent. But sometimes it can be annoying as well. So, here is what you can do. First of all, visit the local tourism office. They are, after all the best source of information. Make sure you collect a free map and study it before you venture out. But despite all this, if you get lost, ask. Don’t hesitate because if you dont ask, chances are you might further get lost and end up losing time and money getting back.
• Make extra copies of your passport and important documents and leave a copy in your email, in your hotel and always carry one with you. If you lose you passport, it might come in handy.
• If you are lost, always walk into a hotel/restaurant to ask for information – even if you aren’t staying there.
• Stay close to people or other tourists. Avoid going to areas that are empty or have poor lighting.
• Take free walking tours because they not only help you in orientation but being with groups is safer in the beginning till you can branch out on your own.
• Always carry a basic first-aid kit.
• Be open to strangers but be on your guard at the same time.
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
• Take earplugs.
• Always have an extra USB charger.
• Take photos of and with people.
• Lots of photos. Years from now, you’ll want to look back on those nights you can’t remember and the people who made them memorable.
• Don’t over plan your trip (or anything else for that matter)
• Be respectful
• Be patient