When it comes to travelling, there are so many tips out there that are enough to keep you overwhelmed. Even if you had the opportunity to travel regularly, there are some things that you tend to leave out. This has happened to me on several occasions. However, as I kept travelling I started to get the hang of it.
In my travels I discovered quite a number of travel tips that have proved to be helpful. And I know they will be useful to you, especially if you’re a frequent traveller. Here are 6 handy travel tips to guide you in your journey.
- Have an electronic copy of your travel documents
This nifty trick can save you from a lot of trouble. You can never predict what could happen on your trip. Your travel documents might get misplaced or you might forget the documents at home.
Have a PDF format of all your travel documents like your travel itinerary, boarding passes and even a scanned copy of the face page of your passport. You can store all the documents in a flashdrive or on the cloud like on iCloud, Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Pack some food along with you before you travel
Airlines are decreasing their supply of food. Maybe it’s because they try to cut costs to have more pocket friendly air fares. Sometimes before the air hostess comes to the middle of the aisle the food is almost done.
If you’re a vegetarian or you eat only kosher meals, it may be a bit of a challenge to get that on the airplane. Aside from that sometimes airplane food doesn’t particularly taste the best.
What I do before my travels is to pack something with me just in case I get peckish or the food is not too good. At least I wouldn’t get hungry on the way.
- Have a packing list
Have you ever had that nagging feeling that you forgot to pack something? It can cause a lot of tension especially when you’re just about to enter the aeroplane and you’re still not sure if you packed everything you need.
To clear all doubts, write a list of things you need to pack for your trip. Make sure you write your packing list at least 2 days before packing. This will give you enough time to figure out if you need to write anything else on your list. It will also prevent you from packing in a rush too.
Let your packing list be the last thing you keep in your bag so as to give you a chance to double-check everything before leaving the house and when you’re travelling back home.
- Pack a spare outfit in your carry-on bag
When you’re travelling you need to be prepared for any eventuality. One of the common mishaps is your luggage going missing. If your luggage is missing your clothes go along with it too. Although the airport authorities are able to bring your luggage back it may take some time before that happens. So pack a change of clothes in your carry-on bag just in case something happens to your luggage.
- Read about the place you’re travelling to
When you’re going somewhere new, it’s best to arm yourself with as much information as you can about the place you’re traveling to. Research on the customs and cultures of the locals in the area as well as nice places to visit when you arrive.
- Be polite
Having good manners goes a long way when you’re travelling. That’s why I saved the best for last. You’re going to meet a lot of new people when you travel so it is always good to be kind, tolerant and polite to them. You could make some friends along the way.
Do you have travel tips to share?