Four Travel Tips For This Holiday Season
Most of these tips would appear as common as ‘brush your teeth’ on list of priories but for others, it might come in handy when organizing their travel plans. So, if you are not really into traveling and exploring the world but you are not faced with the mind-boggling task of wondering what is important and what is not, here are some ideas.
A week to pack. One of the best traveling tips we have had is to give yourself a week to pack. Bring out the luggage, open them up on the floor or bed or wherever suits you and start dumping stuff in. Over the week, you will be pulling things out, putting things in (so on and so forth) for a while. By the end of the week, when the trip draws nearer, you will have a much better idea about what you want and don’t want to bring along for your trip.
Pack light, you are going to be BUYING stuff. An inexperienced traveler will want to bring as many clothes as possible for their trip because they are essentially afraid that they will have to walk around half naked halfway through the trip. Don’t worry! You won’t have to. You see, in most parts of the world, they have malls and shops where they sell seasonally-appropriate items as well. As a seasoned traveler can tell you, what doesn’t stink during the trip, can be worn again and you can bear it.
Put your personal documents in one pocket. Most of us get really paranoid about where we put our travel documents…I will be very surprised if you are not. But if you are like the rest of us paranoid people, then designated one compartment in your bag or one pocket in your jacket for all travel documents. No matter where you go and what you do with those documents, they always go back into the same pocket. This way, you won’t be left in a frantic mood when you can’t remember where you last placed them.
Forget the dictionary, learn some sign language. Honestly speaking, a dictionary hardly ever does anybody any good. What you need is the ability to smile and laugh at yourself when you can’t find your way and a talent in charades. If you can, pick up some simple words on the internet before your trip comes along.