Aside from the excitement you’ll get when traveling abroad, there are certain things that might go wrong that can turn your adventure into a terrible disaster. Of course, nobody wants to experience that so in order for you and your loved ones to truly enjoy your getaway, here are a few tips and tricks to make your travel fuss-free. After all, it all goes down to right planning.
Book an accessible accommodation
A glamorous hotel does not mean anything if it’s totally inaccessible. If your goal is just to stay in and enjoy its amenities, then booking a place far away from the city is a good idea. However, for those who want to go around the city and to sightsee the whole day, then booking a hotel at the middle of those places would be a wise decision to do. Besides, it saves a lot of travel time if your hotels are right in the city.
Bring your travel essentials
For some people, travel essentials mean their makeup kit or their cameras. But real travel essentials are those that will help you deal with stressful situations abroad. For all those necessary items, put them in a small pouch so you can easily bring them wherever you go.
Sample items to consider as essentials are: passport holder, power banks, a card with your address and contact numbers on, credit cards, and wet wipes. Wet wipes seem to be the odd one out, but it will save you from when your hands get dirty or when you need to use a public toilet.
Check the weather
When you already know your travel dates, make sure that you check the weather during those dates. Seasons differ per country and region and you want to make sure that you are wearing the right outfit for the season. This will also save you a lot of hassle because you won’t find yourself wearing too thin clothing on a rainy or cold season.
Know how to go to places
People usually just know the itinerary and leave all the directions for when they leave for the place. But experience shows that it would be much easier if you already know how to go there in the first place. You can easily search Google Maps or blogs about how to arrive at tourist spots. There will surely be articles telling you which bus or train to take.
Learn the basic conversations
This is very important for when you are going to a country where English isn’t widely spoken. Simply knowing how to ask for directions and where the bathroom is will be a lot of help both for you and the locals. Also, if you’re going to learn about their basic phrases, find time to research on the do’s and don’ts of a country.
Don’t make a tight schedule
Another important part of having a hassle-free trip is not over-scheduling things. When you make an itinerary, try not to cramp your schedule and still allot some time to have some rest. After all, you are on vacation.