Forgotten passports, poorly planned trips, safety, extreme spending during trips—to mention a few— are the most common setbacks travelers face.
Holidaymakers travel to new destinations for various reasons but mainly to explore, search for new opportunities or quench their undying thirst to adventure.
Because traveling the world is a challenging undertaking, travelers go searching for info, tips, best practices, and all sort of ideas to ensure a safe, affordable, and enjoyable traveling experience. But it turns out not all tips travelers get from different sources are true. Some are mere hearsay from individuals who’ve not experienced it first-hand.
Forbes talked to different travelers and travel experts to gather tips and best practices newbie explorers can rely on this festive season amid the anxiety and rush of activities. The tips range from packaging tactics to booking and to more exciting stuff like how to enjoy the most of your trip.
- Wear comfortably for your flight
Many people worry about grooming for a flight— they link traveling by plane to more formal dress codes. Todd Kingston, a contributor to Los Angeles Times and Daily Beast, advises tourists to “follow their heart” when dressing for a flight.
- Know your destination
Jillian Dara of Dujour advises you to do thorough research about your destination before taking off. Look for info like best tourist attractions, cafes and eating places, bars, culture.
- Pack tactfully
Teddy Minford ofFodor’s Travel Guide shared these packing tips.
- Roll and fold all clothing so you won’t need to iron anything.
- Apparel should only take up half of the room in your bag.
- Leave ample room for shoes and other credentials.
- Pack passports and all documentation in a safe backpack.
- Reduce the number of bags.
- Pack must-have effects for your flight
Flights can be long and tiresome. You will need the personal belongings you can’t do without depending on the flight duration. Gemma Price of the Wall Street Journal suggests the following;
- Important medications
- Face wipes
- Small cushion for you head
- A sleep-mask
- Learn their lingo
Chelsea Davis of TravelPulse advises that you learn 5 to 10 words of the local language for your travel destination. Seek to know words and phrases that can help you interact with locals, ask for help, offer help, show gratitude, and so on.
That’s it from the experts. The above insights can help you plan your holiday better and get the most out of your trip.
Author Bio: Blair Thomas has been a music producer, bouncer, screenwriter, and for over a decade has been the proud Co-Founder of eMerchantBroker, the highest-rated travel merchant account provider in the country. He has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a hurricane, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. He currently calls Thailand his home with a lifetime collection of his favorite books.