Whether you travel for business or leisure purposes, you would want your trip to be a successful one, without any hiccups ruining your mood and rhythm. With so many important things to cover like your bank debit or credit cards, charged batteries of your gadgets and camera, etc., moments of a headache are bound to occur. So, pack your bags and spend precious unforgettable time with your loved ones in this beautiful world. Travel safe and more importantly, smart!
To take a by-pass from these, consider this travel advice and make sure you have a fine travel experience.
#1 Power strips and universal travel adapter
A lot of accommodations rarely provide you with more than one plug. Power strips and universal travel adapters work like a blessing when you are travelling with family and have more than one mobile phone to be charged at once.
You also get to charge various gadgets at once via your laptop, camera as well as mobile and tablet. When travelling abroad, make sure you have one universal travel adapter in which you can plug in chords of your native country.
#2 Observe and know when it is cheapest to book the tickets
Booking your tickets early is the most obvious solution but you can get cheap air tickets even when there is no sale. Companies give more discounted tickets on Tuesdays as compared to other days of the week. Also, make sure you use incognito mode while doing your bookings.
Don’t you think it’s an interesting phenomenon that every time you visit that site you find that the prices have increased? Don’t take the internet as a fool here. The cookies and server details get recorded and the system reads your visit every time, giving you increased prices every time.
#3 Banks and credit cards
Money is the solution to every problem when you are in a foreign land. You have no friends there to give you a ride home if you run out of cash at hand. Considering money is freedom, lack of it would be no less than serving a jail term. Contact your concerned banks, well before leaving for your trip and make sure you have all the scenarios covered.
For example, check whether or not you have the required card limit or if the particular card category works in ATMs of places you will be visiting for cash requirements. Most importantly, check what the service charge will be. Try getting money cards issued from your banks for safer travel and currency exchanges.
#4 Keep a log
Make sure you keep a log of everything right from the inception of the idea of that vacation. There is only so much you can keep in your head while also engaging in the day to day life. Keeping everything documented helps you work your way through the plan. You know what was booked when and exactly how much was paid for that.
It’s always better to be proactive instead of painstakingly going through your bank statements later. With not only budgeting, but the logbook also helps you be organized with all your information stored in one place. It doesn’t need to be in the traditional form written in a diary.
#5 Download travel apps
Downloading travel apps make your life a lot easy than you can give them credit for. And it is hard to believe unless you actually use one. With your knowledge limited to what you could research on Google, these apps help you plan your days to the T.
Often the most neglected item of the lot, footwear is something which should be of best quality and comfort. People rarely gauge the seriousness of the fact that your entire body’s weight rests on your feet. Make sure you select comfort over fashion because vacations rarely let you be from car to carpet. If it is an adventure trip, it becomes all the more important.
#7 Being Realistic
Make sure you are realistic in your planning. A new place, be it a city or a country definitely seems very exciting. It’s difficult to resist that urge to squeeze in those exciting places at that time. But be realistic in your approach and allow room for relaxation as well.
There is no point in running around from one place to another and experiencing severe fatigue and not being able to enjoy instead. Always keep one buffer/extra day in your schedule to actually remain fresh after the trip.