47 Useful Travel Tips for the Best Vacation Ever

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These travel tips will ensure that you will have the best time ever on your trip. So, enjoy a good read and an even better vacation!

 

Travel Tips – How to Pack

  • Before you start packing, carefully plan your outfits for each day.
  • Also, before you bring out the luggage, check the weather forecast, so you’ll know what type of clothes you should pack.
  • Don’t bring any unnecessary things, they will just get in your way.
  • Always bring an extra pair of underwear, socks and a shirt.
  • Don’t forget your toothbrush and a small packaging of toothpaste.
  • When you pack, roll your clothes and don’t fold them. It is much easier and timesaving. Also, they will be wrinkle free.
  • Leave behind the uncomfortable footwear or tight jeans.
  • If you travel light, you won’t have to pay extra fees for the luggage.
  • Make a reservation for your stay and remember that hotels are not your only option. There are countless motels, rooms and apartments that offer excellent service for much lesser price.
  • Make sure that you lock your house/apartment before you leave for your trip. Leave an extra pair of keys to someone you trust.

 

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Travel Tips – It’s Time to Start Your Vacation

  • Don’t wear flip flops or sandals on a plane, train, bus or any other transportation. Sneakers are the way to go. Your feet will thank you.
  • If you want to get the best possible price, book your flight several months in advance.
  • Carefully choose your seat-buddy. If you want a smooth travel, remove yourself from annoying or uncomfortable situations and people.
  • However, bring a pair of earplugs, just in case you get stuck with someone that isn’t up your alley.
  • Also, if you don’t mind spending some extra money, buy yourself noise-cancelling headphones. They are worth every penny, especially if you are surrounded by crying babies, loud people or both.
  • If you let one rip, while you are traveling, just pretend that you are asleep. People won’t make a big deal out of it.
  • Don’t each stodgy or greasy food on your trip and avoid all suspiciously-looking foods.
  • A great way to start your trip is with a pre-booked airport lounge. You will also receive complimentary snacks, drinks, magazines, water and many other things you will need.

 

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Travel Tips – How to Experience Everything

  • Learn all the culture norms and laws about the country you are visiting.
  • Discover all the places, that you want to visit before you take your journey.
  • However, it is best to learn first-handed, so leave the guidebook at home.
  • Be open to try new things and experience new and exciting adventures.
  • Learn several expressions or words from the local language. A few words will go a long way.
  • Buy a bottle of water, wherever you go. Also, if the water is not safe to drink, don’t open your mouth, while you are taking a shower.
  • Remember that sometimes it can be fun to travel all by yourself. You might even meet new people and you will make long-lasting friendships.
  • Bring a hoodie or another top and make sure that it’s close to you. You never know, when it might get too chilly. Plus, you can always fold it and use it as a pillow.

 

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Travel Tips – Don’t Forget the Electronics

  • If you are traveling with kids, bring a DVD player or any other device that will keep them busy, while you are on the road.
  • Make sure that you bring an electronic device, tablet, smartphone or a laptop, that can pick up Wifi signal, anywhere. However, watch out for any unwanted smartphone roaming costs.
  • Reading a good book, while you are on vacation is a great feeling. Unfortunately, books take up too much space. That is why it is best to travel with a Kindle.
  • Take a portable charger with you, when you are sightseeing.
  • Download the maps of the city you are in on your smartphone. Just in case you get lost.
  • Make a copy from your passport and send yourself an electronic version of all important documents.

 

Travel Tips – Enjoy your Vacation

  • Ask the hotel employees to recommend you good restaurants, secluded beaches and must-see attractions.
  • Try out the local cuisine and taste the wonders of the street food.
  • Avoid driving in a taxi. In some countries, the taxi drivers tend to rip off tourists.
  • Take as many photos as you want, but be sure that you experience the beauties away from the camera.
  • Bring some cash with you, but use your credit card more often.
  • Don’t exchange money as soon as you arrive at your destination or at your hotel. You will easily find other exchange offices with better rates.
  • Keep an eye for potential pickpockets and don’t leave your stuff unsupervised.
  • However, don’t be paranoid that everyone you see is out to steal your money or other stuff.
  • If you are buying at a local market, don’t be afraid to haggle a bit.
  • Don’t forget to get travel insurance. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Even though it is good to have your trip organized, don’t be afraid to do something that isn’t on your itinerary.
  • Even though there are many beautiful things to see, you can’t visit all the places. So, be ready to make adjustments and let things take their course.
  • Adjust to the new time zone and try to synchronize your sleep.
  • Apply sunscreen every few hours.
  • It is best if you are your own guide. So, rent a car, download the routes and have the best time of your life.

 

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