Traveling is amazing. When you think you cannot take a minute longer of your daily life at home, take a trip. There is pretty much no place on Earth that will fail to wow you. Short on money? You don’t have to go to a lavish Europe tour! Catch the next flight to Indonesia or Turkey. It’s all great.
To help you with your little venture, here are some helpful tips:
Buy Travel Insurance
Yes, we start with the boring albeit important thing. A slight mishap or emergency can turn a fun trip into an absolute nightmare. So make this your first priority and roam anywhere in the world without a care!
Keep an emergency Stash of Cash Money
You can never be too sure of how much money you’ll need when traveling; it is always a smart move to have some extra money for emergencies. Do not give in to your instincts and blow that money on a cute skirt in a flea market; keep it till the very end. In fact, if no emergency arises, do not use this money till you reach home safely.
Do not Panic
Traveling is a lot of fun, but sometimes accidents happen. Since you’re in a foreign country and you aren’t aware of the culture, traditions or possibly even the language, a simple mistake like being momentarily separated from your travel group or not waking up on time for breakfast could put you in a total frenzy. In such situations, do not panic. Always carry your passport. Other than that, keep a translation book at all times with common words and phrases in the language of the locals. Also keep the information of your embassy and travel group close by.
Talk to the Locals
Sightseeing is absolutely wonderful, yes; but the true essence of traveling is acquainting with the locals. Ask them about their culture and custom and show that you are taking a keen interest in them. Befriend one or two people amongst the locals; having nice friends in foreign locations can really work to your advantage at times.
Learn a bit of the Local Language
We’re not asking you to master the language or even be fluent in it, just learn the common words and phrases. This will help you in emergencies, in befriending the locals and you’ll get a good taste of the culture of the locals.
Capture Each Moment of the Day
Try to see with your eyes and the eyes of the camera each and every moment of the day. Most of the time, it is better to wake up really early in the morning since views of the morning are truly beautiful. If possible, roam the streets really early; before most people are awake. Take your camera for a stroll and capture the beauty of the dawn and the dusk. Also, try to stay up really late sometimes and capture the essence of the night in the country you’re visiting.