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Published: September 29th 2017
Travel can be very stressful and at times mentally draining if you aren’t properly prepared for the unexpected. However, it is always interesting, particularly when you’ve got a few tricks and tips to call on.
Obviously, anyone about to journey across the borders of his or her home country has some sort of arrangements and preparations that have been made. Yet there arealso a few simple things one may not consider important or that may skip the prospective traveller’s mind.
Some of the below tips are important to complete the travel process, while some others are simply minor advice that will help make the whole trip less stressful and therefore more enjoyable. Major Travel Trips 1. Always have an itinerary
While it may be intriguingand add to the sense of adventure to follow the “No plans” route when travelling to a foreign land, unless one is a hippie with vast travelling credentials, it’s always safer to take the route of proper planning.
The main feature of a travel plan is a detailed itinerary, which helps to co-ordinate the entire travelling process. From places to visit when you reach your destination, to the tasks that must be completed each day of the trip. Check out Travefy’s online itinerary builder here https://hello.travefy.com/travel-itinerary-builder/ 2. Be thorough and creative with your lodging
Finding a place to lodge is perhaps one of the most important tasks that should be completed before setting out on a journey. It can become very laborious to find hotels and other lodging facilities when one waits until arrival at the destination to commence the search.
It should also be noted that lodging options have become vast with hotels now facing steep competition from lodging houses and residential homes that rent out rooms for short periods.For more options check out AirBnB here https://www.airbnb.co.nz/
. Not only are some of these alternatives cheaper, they can also provide an opportunity to converse with locals who can add another whole dimension to your trip. There’s nothing like a little inside local knowledge about the best places to eat, drink or even party. 3. Get proper vaccinations
It is not uncommon for a traveller who visited a tourist spot in a third world country to bring back amild bug or even an infectious disease. And no, this isn’t the plot of a Hollywood movie.
It’s important that when planning to embark on an overseas trip one takes health precautions that will help keep him or her safe. This is even more pertinent if the country of destination is classified as a third world country. Vaccinations must, however, be received a few months to the travelling date, as some vaccines need time to become active. See WHO’s advice on what vaccinations are needed www.who.int/ith/updates/20110427/en/ 4. Inform the appropriate authorities of your trip
While this is often just a formality, you can never tell when a tragic event that may pose a serious risk to your safety could occur in your host country while you’re still there. That is why security authorities of the traveller’s home country should be notified of not only the country being visited, but also the city.So, in the event of a crisis of such magnitude happening, the traveller’s home government can then sanction a swift rescue and relocation of the traveller. 5. Get Travel Insurance
Always take out travel insurance (and don’t rely on credit card insurance alone). It sounds obvious but lots of people don’t bother, and end up losing a lot of money when things go wrong. Travel insurance covers you for an array of sticky situations and any subsequent losses incurred when you're travelling. Most policies include things like; medical and hospital expenses, luggage and personal effects, cancellation cover and travel delay expenses. You can also get cover for Personal liability, rental vehicle excess and family emergencies, but always be sure to check what’s included and what’s not in the fine print. Check out Travel insurance · Quote and buy online · State NZ
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is a simple hand-luggage that aids flexibility and mobility. One really neverneeds most items that are packed in broad compact luggage, which tend to hinder brisk movement.
Carrying such heavy sized luggage on trips will only lead to a prolonged check-in process and gross inconvenience.
It is always better to pack light because it will not only save money on luggage fees, it will allow for convenient mobility when one arrives at the destination. 7. Flip flops are a no-no if you’re flying
While it statistically proven that travelling by air is the safest means of transportation, one must still try to protect his or herself in the eventuality of a plane catastrophe —and apparently flip flops aren’t helpful
. This is because the casual footwear doesn’t protect the feet from objects that may cut or impale it if an incident occurs. 8. Choose the right plane seat
Although it is not really a deal breaker, a plane seat may impact on the overall enjoyment of a flight especially if one is seated next to chatty friends, crying babies and bladder-compromised individuals.
It is, therefore, important to choose the right seats when on board a plane, otherwise the next few hours may end up being very tedious. 9. Always bring ear-plugs
This is a very important tool that is needed when one is lodged in a very noisy place or strolling across the street of the destination city. Ear-plugs help bring some serenity to the traveller so that they are not consumed by the atmosphere of the host country. 10. Take the internet with you anywhere you go
Well obviously not literally, but one can always carry an internet ready device when embarking on a journey to another country. This is very important not only to gather information on the destination country, but also to have access to the services that may be available in the country. 11. A book or Kindle isn’t a bad idea
Reading is one of the best activities to engage in when travelling. Not only does it help pass the time during tedious events, it is also a knowledge enhancer that definitely strengthens one’s reasoning capability. If carrying a book or novel is very uncomfortable foryou, then purchasing a Kindle may be agood alternative. 12. Use body language
Perhaps one of the greatest challenges faced by travellers when paying visit to most destinations is the language barrier. If yourlanguage is different from the official language used byyour host country, then employing body language and hand signs may help convey your words much better.
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