22 Tips To Help Make Travel Easy

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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16 thoughts on “22 Tips To Help Make Travel Easy

  1. Excellent advice! I never kept a travel journal, but one of my friends printed out every email I sent her from my 3-month stay in Ireland and put them together in a book for me!

    • I just started keeping a travel journal this year! I had never thought of it until I started reading about what other travel bloggers do, and I can’t believe that I never thought of it! I love the idea that your friend did for you! That is so cool and what a great keepsake!

  2. Great tips, Chasa! I remember you and Katies’s feet blisters! Awful! I loved the video you made while driving through England in a rented car on the wrong side of the road. It was so funny to watch and I loved listening to the two of you talking and laughing!

    • Thanks Valinda! Lesson learned on wearing the right kind of shoes too. Poor Katie, she heard me complain so much about my feet. I’m pretty sure I almost gave Katie mild heart attacks while she was driving. I always thought she was turning down the road wrong or because I saw a fox 🐺 If only I could have gotten a video of those times. 😁

  3. These are such great tips! Especially the one about emailing copies of your documents too yourself. I usually take pictures of them with my phone, but if I lose my phone, I’ll be screwed!

    • I always thought about how I take pictures with my phone, and I was thinking what if something happens to my phone. Need to make sure there is a website you can back all your photos on to. Email can only handle so many attachments of photos. They are too big. That would take way too long to send all your pictures to emails, but documents would be another thing! Scan all your documents in before you leave and send them to yourself. I thought it would be a good idea to have a digital copy that you can access at anytime. You could email, save them in Google Docs, or even Evernote. Just somewhere you could access them.

  4. I love #11 about keeping a journal! Noting your daily events while you are traveling and vacationing is a great way to help relive the memory for years to come. I love taking pictures, but if I could couple this with journaling, that would make the album that much better! Will have to try this for my next trip!

    • I love the idea of keeping a journal, and I just started doing it this year. Plus I might forget a few things here or there. So I think it would be nice to sit down every evening and night and jot some things down about what happened throughout your day. It’s a great way to keep up with the memories, and I love the idea of gluing in all the little papers and maps so that way, you can keep them all in one place.

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