You are not born the savviest traveler. Everybody makes a lot of travel mistakes in the beginning from missed trains to cultural unawareness, foolish behavior to lost baggage, packing extra to unnecessary expectations, and simply with time, you get smooth with your packing, scheduling flights, understanding the culture, and becoming a pro in traveling. That means that you are not born the savviest traveler. This is something you learn with on-the-road experience and some from the other’s experience. Let’s have a look at some amazing tips from the world’s savviest travelers that can help you spend less, enjoy more, sleep better, make the most of your trip and make you a better traveler than before.
The key to decent packing is to pack half the clothes you think you need. And trust me you don’t need your favorite gown or power suit to make an impression on foreigners. A white tee, your favorite pair of jeans, and comfortable sneakers would do the job. And it would be fine if you wear the same shirt for a couple of days. Nobody would notice that! Just have a bag of around 40 liters, which is not more than a small backpack and you are good to go!
Give a visit to the local tourism office
This is the most underrated traveling tip when it comes to saving time and money. A small visit to the tourism board would help you choose the best local attractions as all the entertainment and historical venues come under their supervision, you may ask them about free activities and nearby attractions in the town. The transport route and charges, the schedule of special events, the entry fee, they know every nook and cranny of the upcoming events, and can make your experience even better.
Keep money backup
Whether it’s an ATM or a credit card, carry an extra with you in case of any unforeseen situation. Use such a card that doesn’t charge the foreign transaction fee. Restrict the use of cash. Your face will tell you are a tourist and keeping cash is risky especially in the money belts as it tells the stealers clearly that here I am putting the cash here. You may experience any unpleasant situation and having a backup in the form of an extra credit card would help you save the day. You won’t like borrowing money from people on a trip. So keeping a backup is a must.
Get yourself a Travel insurance
You know that the medication could be really expensive in foreign land. And with the language barrier, unknown transport routes, amid unknown roads, it is difficult to get timely medical assistance in case of emergency and when you get there, it could seriously affect your traveling budget. So it’s important to keep yourself medically insured along the way and in the foreign land. Get in touch with your local insurance carrier and talk about the requirements of the country to visit. A medical or health insurance would cover you along the way until you land in your country. It;s a must for travel enthusiasts especially if you travel to multiple places in one go.
Always be ready for surprises
A visit to the unknown can be thrilling and overwhelming. While you make rigorous planning for a tour, keep in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises that may ruin your trip. The endless possibilities of a new land could be both pleasant or daunting. You may start your day with an amazing breakfast on a historical monument in Berlin, spend the day sightseeing, and get robbed in Paris later. This can even happen to anyone. It’s better to carry a handy first aid kit, a small flashlight, and multipurpose gears with you in case of any emergency. Learn the non-verbal language to communicate with people anywhere around the globe. Keep extra cash and be optimistic but prepared for anything that comes your way.
Traveling around the world is exciting. It gives you the luxury to experience new cultures, people, and thrilling attractions. We expect to enjoy our time and make memories but insufficient planning can lead to otherwise.