Our Travel Help
Travelling the world has not only provided me with many wonderful stories, memories and photographs, as well as too many keepsakes I forget why I should be keeping them. It has also taught me many lessons along the way, which I thought would be a great to share with you. Read my top travel tips…
Always Make a List
It’s so easy to forget things before you travel, which is why it always help to have a travel checklist so you don’t forget anything too important. Plus, I always find that you’ll remember items along the way, which you probably would have forgotten if you didn’t make a list.
Be Both Flexible and Patient
Flights are delayed every day. Sometimes your hotel room is still being cleaned as you arrive or your table isn’t ready even though you booked ahead. Don’t get annoyed because this will just ruin your trip. Just have a little patience and be flexible. Embrace the unchangeable.
Learn the Local Lingo
Not only will learning a local language broaden your knowledge, but you can guarantee the locals will warm to you more, as you have taken the time to learn more about their culture. It’s a sign of respect and sometimes a hello, thank you or please in the local lingo can go a long way.
Don’t Skip the Travel Insurance
You probably think travel insurance is a waste of money. You never hurt yourself at home so why would you hurt yourself abroad, right? Well, you are actually more likely to hurt yourself abroad, because the paving is different, health and safety laws are different and you are probably more likely to indulge in a tipple or twelve. Trust me, you will be glad you had travel insurance if you suffer an accident or injury abroad – the last thing you will want is to end up with a big healthcare bill. Buy it.
Back Up Your Travel Documents
Why do we all only ever print out one travel document? Especially as it’s so easy for them to be lost or damaged. Make multiple travel document copies and keep them in different places in your bag. That way, if you do lose or destroy one, you have a backup.
Plan Your Outfits
I’ve made the mistake of buying all sorts of individual items and then failing to have one complete outfit when travelling. Now I plan all my outfits ahead, so I don’t get stuck wearing a bright red t-shirt with a pair of blue shorts.
Jetlag has a habit of ruining our holiday. One way to beat jetlag on a long-haul flight is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water on the flight and you’ll be bursting with energy during your trip.
Add Your Hotel and Room Number to Your Phone
If you’re anything like me, you will leave your hotel only to forget its name and your room number. Write it down in your phone or on a piece of paper so you know exactly where to go – which is great if you have had one too many drinks.
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