5 Tips to Make Your Travel Easier

December 7, 2019

Travel can be very stressful if you don’t plan things properly. There are many things you may not be able to change; but you can still control the controllables and make things as easy as possible. Here are a few tips you can follow:

Pack light and travel easy

Try and pack the bare minimum while traveling. Find out what you can let go of. You can wear the same clothing more than once by mixing and matching. It is fine if you don’t have the perfect pair of shoes with every outfit. Choose a bag with wheels that you take anywhere without taking any stress.

Always read the fine print

You should make it a point to read the fine print on your ticket, especially if you are flying with a budget airline for the first time. Find out what time you need to be at the airport. Go through their baggage rules. See if you can check in online. Check if you have to print the boarding pass by yourself. This will help you avoid a lot of complications in your journey.

Book your airport transfers

Arriving in a foreign country can be very confusing, especially if it is your first time. All that exhaustion of traveling can take a toll on you when you have to find taxis to reach your destination. You may have no idea how much you have to pay for your taxi and if the driver will be responsible enough to make sure you reach your destination safely.  It therefore makes sense to book your airport transfer with the hotel you have reserved your room with, even though it might cost you a little extra.

Learn the local language

Of course English is spoken in most of the countries; but not everyone you come across in the country that you visit will be fluent in English. Even if it does take a while, it is better to learn a few words in the local language before you visit the country. You will feel more comfortable with the people there and you will be able to read menus, order drinks, ask for directions, and even haggle over prices with your limited knowledge of their language. Although not strictly necessary, learning the local language before you visit a country can always come of use.

Keep yourself entertained

You may not find friends the moment you land on to a foreign land. But you will always have your phone with you. You can get yourself a local SIM card so that you can make use of Google Maps and find your way around. You can communicate with your friends and check your Facebook account once in a while. You may also want to download a translator app to communicate with the local people there.

Doing your research is very important before you travel to any place. Check out all best holiday at Booking.com vouchers. Find out what you need to see, how much you need to spend, and what you can eat. This will make your journey easy and worthwhile.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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