Insider Travel Tips You Had Not Thought of

Insider Travel Tips You Had Not Thought of

Traveling smart is an art that is very hard to master since it has many aspects that need to be studied and different things to be considered, depending on what your destination is and what the nature of your trip is. You may have a list of the most vital belongings which you usually pack and still miss out on something when you are away. However, there are people out there who have thought about the topic of traveling smart in detail and have created good guides with information on what to do to prevent any troubles.  If you want to have great, emergency-free trips all the time, read the tips below and consider them next time you are going away, even if it is only for the weekend.

  • Do not underestimate the power of the carry-on. It is your opportunity to have a few basic items that you can use at all times at a short reach. First of all, it is best to carry a small snack and water: you can get thirsty and hungry at any time! Also, you can carry a scarf (even in summer: you never know what the weather can be!) and clean underwear… Let’s just say that luggage gets lost and you want to have the minimum to survive while they find it.
  • Always leave some free space. After you have packed everything, unpack about a third of the stuff. It is possible that you do not need these things. Besides, you will be able to do some shopping and bring back memories from each place you visit! Carry duct tape and a few binder clips with you: they are the solution to emergency cases when something gets ripped or broken!
  • I know this will come as a surprise, but your camera phone can be used for a lot more than selfies! Take photos of emergency contact information, your official documents (passport, ID, tickets, credit cards), so that you have the information in a worst case scenario. Also, carry a small notepad and write down the most important info on there if your battery dies!
  • Sign up for a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service. It will secure any transactions you make, like payments and reservations that would prefer to keep safe when you are using public WiFi on your personal devices.
  • Do not forget fiber pills. When traveling, it is hard to make healthy food choices, especially if you want to try lots of new local dishes.
  • Last but not least, be calm and confident. Do not be afraid to ask people for directions or help in the street, at airports or stations, etc. After all, there is nothing embarrassing. Also, carry a small phrasebook or have an app on your phone, so that you can talk to people that do not necessarily speak enough English.

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