“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Rightly said. So why not to read the entire book. Leave your country at least once in your lifetime to explore a new world of people, culture, food, adventure and lots more…
Below are the core points to keep in mind if you that will explain you how to plan the best trip around world. Just go for it and get started travelling. We bet that these tips will help you make your journey a memorable one!
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1) Pack wisely
You don’t need a shampoo, a moisturizer, an umbrella, your favorite teddy bear and all the twelve pair of shoes while you travel. Carry along only the most essential things. Almost all the countries across the globe have the basic stuff available required for daily needs at the same cost. So, you do not end up saving money either. Also if you are back-packing, it must save your energy, not to carry heavy bags all the way.
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2) Know the In and Outs
If you have decided your destination to travel, then the next thing to do is an exploratory about the basic rules and ways how things work at that country. For instance, if you travel to European countries, you must be aware of the travel card rules. Each passenger has his/her own travel card and they swipe it to get into a bus or a train. In most of the European countries, its okay to just get your travel card recharged and start travelling. But in Czech Republic, you need to validate your card after recharging it, else you will be penalized.
In short, research about the place and its basic yet significant rules before you travel. This increases your confidence to travel and reduces chaos.
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3) Eat Local Food
Taste a bit of food from every region you travel, especially if you don’t know what it is. Ask the locals for suggestions based on your interests. If you end up in a country where you do not know the language they speak; then just try out the restaurant where there is large queue waiting to place the order. Simple! You will not know the real taste of a country until you taste the street food. Let your taste buds explore like you do.
This potentially saves your money as well as makes you feel the real taste. Street foods indeed are the delicious food representing the real flavors.
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4) Click a Lot
Memories lasts for a longer time than anything else. So why don’t you cherish it all the way long with you by clicking the glimpse of your journey. Take along a good camera with you and bring out the photographer in you. Who knows, you might be good at photography? Enjoy the nature and start ahead a bit early if you want to capture the mesmerizing sunrise with your DSLR lens.
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5) Practice Back Up
Make a habit to back up important documents like passport, visa, birth and identity certificates etc with both hard and soft copy on an external drive or cloud. Note down few emergency phone numbers so that you can get in touch with them if things screw up.
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6) Carry Cash Always
Cards and machines are sometimes untrustworthy. Try to keep cash with you as you will be left out without a penny if the ATM machine is not working. Also its very essential to keep money in an unusual place other than you wallet like your backpack, a patch on your bag you carry always, socks. This saves you when you forget to carry your wallet. Smart is what you wanna be, when you travel the world.
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7) Communicate Friendly
Communication always does not mean speaking fluently. Your eye contact, smile, walk, body language. All this counts for a good communication. Its okay to be in Spain even if you do not know Spanish. You might have to take the first step to initiate a talk with a smile and a good gesture. Its all that takes to know more about the people and place where you are.
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Lastly, stay calm and be patient if your stuck. Breathe in for a moment and act on the next step. If not Plan A, there are still 25 alphabets left. So, try out your best and try to keep in mind these best travel tips for any trip. Have a safe journey!