Here are some useful traveling tips that have been gathered using the experience of travelers.
Before getting on the road you need to learn some of the useful phrases that come in handy in the country you are visiting.
Absolutely have travel insurance to be assured to be paid in the case of a rubbery or hospital costs for getting injured.
Do not bother yourself too much with planning. Just have a general and overall itinerary, do not plan for your everyday and be open for trying new activities, food and places.
Try new foods and ask for recommendation from the locals.
Expect to things go wrong and keep calm when it does. No matter how careful you are, mishaps happen and they are part of your traveling so don`t lose your temper and just try to find the best solution.
Absolutely have some copies of your important documents in your luggage and carry on. Also carry some cash around with yourself in the case of an emergency. And of course, bring more than just one credit card.
Have the address, phone number and direction of your accommodation place written in your notebook or on a piece of paper.
Provide a copy of your itinerary and the places you will be and give it to your family and friends so that they know where you are in the case of an emergency. Also scan your documents like your passport and email them to yourself.
Do not be all judgmental about the way others have clothed and be open minded to different cultures.
It is recommended to travel during shoulder season so that you have the chance to enjoy the trip to the most. When traveling, try to get up early for going to the touristic monumental places to capture the best of it before it gets busy.
Traveling solo can have great affects on you, such as gaining more self-confidence, learning new skills, boosting your decision-making power, and it gives you the chance to know yourself more and better.
Use Google Translate app on your phone. It can come in handy by just tapping on the “camera” option for getting a translation of the signs, menus and anything else.
Mark your luggage with some duck-tape, stickers or tying some ribbon on the handle so that you can find it easily at the airport and avoid any kind of confusion.
Ask permission before taking pictures of others. In some countries and cultures taking photos especially from women and children without permission can really mean differently and this can lead to a misunderstanding.
Avoid talking about politics in public places or to your newfound friends, not every country is a free country.
Have a camera and a journal to write down your everyday events and placed you visit.
Do not unpack your whole luggage as soon as you get to your room. Unpacking everything and being messy can make the packing process at the end of your stay quite frustrating and also you may lose a thing or two.