22 Tips To Help Make Travel Easy
1. Bring Comfortable shoes. *I learned this the hard way, if you followed along with my Europe series (England, France, Spain, Italy). You will know that I messed my feet up for over 50% of this three week trip. I can’t stress enough how important this tip is, if you are going to be doing a lot of walking!
2. Copy/scan all your important document passports, hotel info, home address info.*Have paper copies and send them to your email too. Go above and beyond.
3. Take lots of photos.*But this shouldn’t be the main focus on your trip, taking too many pictures can take away from your trip. Enjoy where you are.
4. Learn a few words of the language if it is different than yours.
5. Write down the address of where you will be staying.
6. Backup your photos each day or night. *You never know what could happen to your equipment.
7. Let your bank know you will be traveling.
8. Give family and friends an itinerary.
9. Bring flip flop/slide on shoes if you are staying at a hostel or campground.*This is so you can use them in the shower.
10. Learn things about the country’s culture you are visiting. *You don’t want to do something that is offensive or can get you thrown in jail.
11. Keep a travel journal. *There are so many details I can’t really remember and I wish I would have written them down. Also this is a great way to store receipts, tickets, etc.
12. If you are going to be driving on the opposite side of the road, practice or just learn the road laws.
13. Know how train/tube maps work, also know the bus schedule. *While in Italy I didn’t know the buses stopped running at midnight, I had to wait till 6 in the morning outside in the cold till they started running again.
14. Know the lingo.
15. Learn how to use a map. *It doesn’t matter if you have your phone or a GPS. Grab a map from your hostel or hotel anyway.
16. Eat the local food.*Maybe even find some locals that can cook for you or help you cook.
17. Bring portable chargers for electronics.
18. Bring a travel adapter. *Not all countries outlets are the same. Check voltage for electronic outlets.
19. Mingle with the locals.
20. Carry cash and other safe money methods.
21. Let your call service know you are traveling to avoid major charges.
22. Remember if you forget something most of the time your hotel has extras. *toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, etc.
If you have any tips for me or other travelers leave them down below in the comments.
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