We always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!
About a week or so before each trip, make a mental list of items you don’t want to forget — which YOU WILL forget if you don’t write them down. When you think of something, you need to write it down.
A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way.
Have you ever gotten to that epic sunset photo spot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a back up? try to bring at least three camera batteries on all trips so that you don’t miss out on that perfect shot.
Sarongs can be used as a wrap when you are cold, a towel, a curtain, or a piece of clothing that can be worn dozens of different ways. Solid colors are great, but if you want something that stands out
A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse.
Undies are small and it’s always a good idea to have a few extra pairs in case of emergencies. Another option is to pack these quick-dry underwear so you can easily wash them on the road.
Put more effort into packing your outfits.
A few important items should always go in your carry-on. A swimsuit is also a good idea if you are going on a beach vacation. You can buy most of these things if your bag gets lost, but having them in your carry-on will save you money and time if your luggage gets lost in transit.
It’s a good idea to ask about the price before you hop on a bus or other form of public transportation.
Necessary because they rarely have it in the lavatories and airplane cabins are exceptionally dry.
I know it’s fun to get drunk at 30,000 feet, but it’s also much easier to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated — especially on long-haul flights — makes it easier to get over jet lag too.
Always ask the locals to point u to the best restaurants, awesome spots to watch the sunset, the best coffee shops, etc.
always try to avoid logging into bank accounts or entering any passwords while using free public WIFI at a place like an airport.
This is a great habit to get into if you don’t want your credit card company or bank to put a hold on your card while you are overseas.
it’s especially important while traveling.
They make the best souvenirs!
Don’t judge other customs. You are a visitor. Be respectful.
Leave Room for Spontaneity
Don’t plan your entire itinerary ahead of time. It’s tempting, but those unplanned moments while traveling can be the best memories.
This is extremely important when traveling solo, but it’s still a good idea no matter how many people are in your travel group.
Mix personal items into each bag (assuming you have more than one). That way if one of your bags gets lost, both still have some clothing and personal items.
Don’t keep all of your cash and cards in one spot. hide some cash and a back up credit/bank card in a separate bag — not the same bag as your wallet.
Pack up a small first aid kit with aspirin, Benedryl, cold meds, Tums, cough drops, bandages, Activated Charcoal pills (these are a life saver for traveler’s diarrhea and minor allergic reactions), Neosporin, and other things that you may not always have easy access to when traveling.