100 travel tips

100 TRAVEL TIPS: BE A TRAVEL MASTER!

2 years ago

Every time we set ourselves out for an adventure, there is one thing or the other which we always forget.

Here, we list down all the required tips that you should take care to be fully prepared for the journey.

  • STAY HYDRATED :

Drinking 1-2 liters water per day is mandatory to keep you fresh. It also helps you to stay healthy and strong throughout the trip.

  • AVOID STREET FOODS :

You can never predict the recipe of street foods. Sometimes they cook the whole dish in contaminated water which could lead to food poisoning. And for sure, you would never want to pack up just because of this one mistake.

  • AVOID MCDONALD’S OR STARBUCKS:

A trip is not a trip if you haven’t tried the local food of the destination. Exploring local and traditional food should be a considerable thought on your mind.

  • CHOOSE THE RIGHT RESTAURANT:

Always go to the busiest restaurant. If it’s crowded, the eatery surely has some quality items to provide. Or asking certain locals would also be a great choice.

  • USE BOTTLED WATER :

Always make it a point to buy bottled water. Risking your health by drinking contaminated or impure water is not recommended while travelling.

  • AVOID SPICY FOOD ;

Certain countries choose extreme spices in their dishes. And if you have any hints about the ingredients, it’s better to avoid it because eating too much spicy food could upset your tummy as well.

  • NEVER OVEREAT :

Don’t forget you just have limited days to be active around your travel destination and being sick by any means can ruin the fun. Keeping yourself in control is always advisable. Overeating could weaken your immunity and digestion.

  • VEGETARIAN BY CHOICE :

While travelling to other countries, it’s always mandatory to go vegetarian for a while. You can never predict the type of meat you have been served which could lead to serious food poisoning.

  • KEEP WATER FILLERS READY :

Mostly when you are trekking or going for long journeys, it’s always better to keep water fillers with you. You could sip up whenever required.

  • ELECTROLYTES :

Always carry electrolytes with you. It is good to embrace yourself with electrolytes for emergency situations because you could never predict if the place you are visiting has a medical store.

  •  FIRST AID KITS :
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Never miss out packing first aid kits. If dealt with any serious injuries this could be a great help for you instead of seeking locals for the same.

  • CARRY TOWELS :

Cheap hotels usually don’t provide towels. Average hotels do if you ask for it yet mostly provide a used one. So it’s better to carry one for yourself.

  •  FLASHLIGHT :

When planning a trek or any other trip, carrying a small usable flashlight is recommended. You never know when the need arises.

  • EXTRA BATTERIES FOR CAMERA :

You would never want to miss out on an opportunity to capture the best moments and therefore equipping yourself with extra batteries is advisable.

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  •  USB CHARGER / PORTABLE CHARGES :

 It’s mandatory to carry chargers because you won’t be aware when your mobile phone dies out of battery and create trouble for you.

  • FEMALE URINATION DEVICES / URINARY TUBES :

Today, there are a number of accessories that can be bought and use for trips. One such requirement is urinary devices or urinary tubes. Keeping urinary kits in a travel bag would help you out of any embarrassment or problems if left in a situation with no public toilets.

  • APPLY SUNSCREEN :
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Wandering in the hot sunny days is fun but taking care of your skin should also be considered. Whether you are a male or female it is necessary to apply sunscreen to keep yourself tan and burn free.

  • LEARN KEY – PHRASES :

Learning enough words to communicate with the locals to gain help or whenever in need is important. Learning some keywords is always a good choice.

  •  APPROPRIATE CLOTHES :

Traveling should always have one major motive that is to blend yourself as the locals. Visiting other places to understand their culture and being an observer should be the goal instead of attracting unwanted attention towards you. Wearing loose and covered up clothes is a good choice for males and females.

  • UNDERSTANDING CULTURE :

The place you are about to visit will have its own unique culture. Understanding that culture without being a critique is important to gain a proper insight into their traditions.

  • PATIENCE IS THE KEY :

There will be a number of difficulties in having conversations with locals Yet keeping your patience is appreciated for your own peace and also for finding the solutions.

  •  OPTIMISTIC AND OPEN – MINDED :

Having an optimistic point of view as well as being an open-minded while visiting a place only benefits you to understand the place more. Respecting each and every place for its culture and tradition is important.

  • LAUGH IT OFF :

It’s normal to make mistakes. Overthinking about the same won’t change the situation. So instead of panicking or getting pissed off, it’s good to let it off.

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  • POWER ADAPTERS :

You will be amazed to know that every country has its own unique style of power adapter and purchasing one after an authentic inquiry could help you save your gadgets from frying.

  •  RESEARCH :

Before heading to any place, it’s extremely important to research and have a thorough study of the environment. You should be ready for the challenges you are going to face throughout your trip. There are a plethora of travel bloggers and travel websites to assist you in your research part.

  •  MENTALLY PREPARED:

Be mentally prepared when you’re traveling alone. Without having confidence, the trip won’t be a peaceful and exciting one. It’s okay to worry but not to an extreme where your best experiences are at cost.

  •  CARRY EXTRA CLOTHES:

Always carry some extra clothes, undies, socks and so on. You never know how situations could turn out for such necessities and you might be stuck with the bare minimum.

  • RECOGNIZING BAGS :

Some bags look alike because of the same manufacturing companies. So to recognize your bags from a long-distance itself, you could tie up some unique ribbons for better identification.

  • EXTRA COPIES OF DOCUMENTS :

An absolutely necessary thing to remember is to take extra photocopies of all your important documents and save it in different bags. In case if things or documents are stolen you could at least rely on your copies for identification.

  •  CARRY LIMITED BAGS :

Carry enough bags which you could handle by yourself. Being a traveler you should always be prepared for the worst scenarios and one among them is some sudden political interruptions which can cause trouble in the whole state and carrying limited bags would be beneficial in such circumstances.

  • BOOK IN ADVANCE :

To avail the best prices for flights, hotels, and trains, it’s always advisable to book the tickets as early as possible. Always avoid direct traveling to any place or hill station considering that rooms will be available. This is not a good idea for your own safety and will.

  •  KNOW THE LOCATION :

Having thorough research helps you understand the location well before you reach there. This could help you avoid scams or any other troubles.

  • BOOK TAXIS FROM AIRPORTS ITSELF :

Booking taxis or any other public vehicle from the airport or railway stations itself is safest and easier to reach your destination rather than being open for scams or tricks local drivers lay off.

  •  EXTRA CREDIT CARDS :
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Keeping yourself safe is always recommended in monetary terms. In worst conditions, extra credit cards may come for help.

  • PROTECT YOUR MONEY AND PASSPORT UNDER YOUR CLOTHES :

If you get robbed and lose the side bag or carry bag, keeping your valuables in a neck bag or under your clothes (hoodies or jackets ) will help you save your essentials.

  • CARRY CASH :

In certain developing or under developed countries you can’t afford to travel by just having cards. So carry cash instead of cards or depending on online payments is to be noted after a good amount of research.

  •  ONLINE PAYMENT :

If you are heading to developed nations, online payment is more suitable and comfortable without worrying about the things you need to carry. Which online payment modes each country or place uses can be found again through research.

  •  DON’T BE AFRAID TO USE MAPS :

Digital medium provides a number of gadgets where you can find locations and Google Maps being the first among all should be used for convenience. If you think you are lost or can’t find a certain location, then please use maps.

  • SOLO TRIP :

Everyone should once in a lifetime go for a trip alone. Wandering alone solely on your own responsibility can give a boost to your self-esteem and evoke more confidence.

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  •  GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONES :

One of the prominent choices is to come out of your comfort zones. Trying new things or activities in new places is important. It helps you grow better with beautiful experiences.

  • AVOID SPILLING OUT PERSONAL DETAILS :

Never give out personal information to any locals especially when they themselves are the ones approaching. Some may false you into scams that you won’t be able to recover from.

  •  ALERT BANK OFFICIALS AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES :

It is a great idea to inform bank officials or credit card companies about your trip for easy help or access in cases of theft. You could approach them directly about the problem for assistance.

  • KEEP YOUR BOARDING PASS :

You have always been toss your boarding passes to the dustbin without giving a second thought. It should never be done. As saving the boarding passes, stands as proof for your travel when faced with any trouble.

  • E – TICKETS :

Always keep your e-tickets ready for easy access and instead of creating a mess searching for the same in the bag.

  • SCAMS FROM DRIVERS :

Taxi or auto-rickshaw drivers do indulge in scams for better pay. It’s necessary to be aware of the estimated amount a local pays for not falling into the traps.

  • VISIT LOCAL TOURISM OFFICES :

Visiting travel offices helps you gain a lot of knowledge about the latest happenings or new activities in the city and also assists you with all the doubts you have.

  • DON’T USE ROADWAYS FOR LONG JOURNEYS :

When traveling alone or with family, it’s always better to not choose roadways for your own safety. A lot of thefts and scams happen when you are unaware of the place thoroughly.

  • USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT :
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Public transport is always safer as compared to traveling on your own when exploring a new city.

  • CARRY PADLOCKS :

Carrying locks or padlocks is necessary when leaving your valuables in the hotel room. Your safety is always in your hands.

  • HOSTELS :

Choosing hostels instead of hotels is a budget saver. If you are planning a trip alone, it’s better to accommodate yourself in the hostels for safety.

  •  EARPHONES AND BOOKS :

If it’s a long journey ahead, listening to songs, podcasts, or reading books is always a good option. Therefore carrying earphones, headphones, and books are recommended.

  • APPROPRIATE PET CAGES :

If you are traveling with your pets, it’s necessary to choose appropriate pet kennels. The safety and comfort of the pet should be considered enough.

  •  TREAT YOUR PET AS AN INDIVIDUAL :

Animals react to certain trips in different ways. Accepting your pet as an individual with its own flaws will make it easy to handle it. Never forget the needs and requirements of a pet and act to it accordingly when on a trip.

  • PET FOOD :

Keep yourself sustained with pet food because it is not necessary that you may find pet food shops at the place you are about to visit.

  • RESPECT THE LOCALS:

Locals mirror back your attitude to you. It’s important to earn respect by giving respect for any help or assistance. Without being judgmental about anyone you could easily make friends there.

  •  MAKE FRIENDS:

Not all strangers are trying to dupe you. Never be afraid to smile and say ‘Hi’. What is even a trip without making new local friends?

  • JET LAGS:

Give yourself enough time to overcome the trouble of Jet lags. Keep calm and work yourself out of it. You would never want to spoil your whole trip on this.

  • TAKE A WALK TRIP:

Wandering alone in the streets would help you gain more courage. Even if you get lost, you will find your way. This would also give you the opportunity to mingle with the locals or find your own routes and explore every nook and corner of the town to listen to the stories untold.

  •  TEMPLE ETIQUETTES:

It is necessary to know in detail about the customs and traditions before going to a pilgrimage. The dress code, manners everything can be known by your research. Don’t end up inviting unwanted troubles for yourself.

  • SAVE IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS :

Whenever you are traveling, it is important that you write down important contact details, hotel addresses, and emergency numbers. Either save it on your phone or use a pocket diary.

  •  STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR LOVED ONE’S :

Tell your whereabouts to someone close to you every day. Where and what you are doing so that someone or the other knows. Remember they are the only ones who would help if you end up in worst scenarios.

  • KNOW THE HISTORY :

Understanding and comprehending the history of your travel destination is advisable. This keeps you prepared for the customs and traditions you are about to visit.

  • AVOID PUBLIC WI-FI :

It is better to not use public Wi-Fi as a means to transfer amounts through logging in to the bank accounts. Hackers use Public Wi-Fi for other hacking purposes and therefore is not much safe.

  • USE WI-FI FOR EMERGENCY :

If there is no other way then you could probably go for public Wi-Fi. Or else you could always ask for passwords in cafes, hotels you are staying in or in libraries.

  • TAKE PICTURES OF BAGS AND YOUR STUFFS :

When things get stolen, most of you don’t have proof or evidence of all the things that you have lost. And clicking pictures of all your luggage and things helps you give more emphasis on your case.

  •  MAKE A CHECK-LIST :
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Creating a checklist is always helpful. Whether before the travel or after the travel, you could check if you have missed out on anything. Making a checklist for traveling is a good choice.

  • VACCINATION :

Certain countries need certain vaccinations to enter, which is to be taken months before the travel. Without taking such vaccinations you won’t be allowed for travelling further. Therefore, checking the sites and rules for the country you are planning to visit would be helpful for you.

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE :

Getting travel insurance before navigating to any country is absolutely mandatory. There are countries that don’t accept casualties without insurance. It’s compulsory you have one if require or not.

  •  DIRECT CONTACT WITH INSURER :

Keeping a straight and direct contact with the travel insurer would make it two times easier than trying to communicate by yourself with the medical officials. In case of unexpected emergencies, noting down the insurer’s contact details or also sharing the same with someone close would stand beneficial.

  • DON’T OVERPLAN :

Over planning with a hectic schedule would not accomplish the major motive of the trip. You will not be able to refresh yourself with amazing memories. Sometimes it’s not possible to leave a place according to the plans and which might disturb the whole schedule.

  • TRAVEL AGENCIES :

There are a number of travel agencies that could provide all the necessities of the destination. From booking a ticket to accommodation and planning of the trip. If it’s stressful for you to plan your own trip, you could always approach a travel agency.

  •  LOCAL TRAVEL GUIDE :

Finding an authentic and relevant travel guide is of course a task. But if you succeed in finding one, you can guarantee an amazing trip. Because local travel guides know the nook and corners of the place and no professional can beat the local guide.

  • FLEXIBILITY IS ANOTHER KEY TO FUN :

There can be a number of changes in plans so you should be flexible enough to adapt to that change rather than cribbing over it or overthinking it. Being flexible is a good quality because then you could make the tour fun and exciting.

  • MEDICATIONS, UNDERWEAR’S, GADGETS AND ENOUGH MONEY IN THE CARRY ON :

Your carry on should consist of several important items. As mentioned above, money, underwear, medications, electronics should all be with you whenever you head for the day out.

  •  BE AN EARLY BIRD :

Reaching airports or railway stations early is important for a havoc free journey. If you face any difficulty before departure, it could be solved before the flight time and this happens only if you check – in early.

  •  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS :

Every country has its own rules. There are countries that require a return ticket as well on entering the country. And if you are having a one-way ticket, there are high chances that you may be sent back.

  •  AVOID GOLD OR  DIAMOND :

You all plan a peaceful ride for yourselves rather than being in constant worry and avoiding such valuables will let you roam free on the roads without unnecessary anxiety.

  • EXTRA CAR KEY :

If you are planning a road trip, you don’t want to place yourself in a position where you might lose your car key and get stuck on some unknown roads. So instead always carry an extra key with you. Let the original be with the driver and the other with you.

  •  STATE A BUDGET :

Over-spending is something you all worry about when planning a trip. Keeping a track or stating amounts to certain actions could be helpful. For the right budget, you need deep planning.

79. SIM CARDS :

It is preferable to buy the local sim cards when you visit a place rather than spending double on roaming charges. Yet sometimes to get a sim card, it is a huge paperwork but you could always talk to a call center of your own to plan on roaming charges.

  • CRUISE :

If you are planning to go on a cruise vacation, it is always advisable to attach your room key to your necklace or belt so that your essentials are always safe in your room and there are less likely chances to lose your keys.

  • CHOOSE ROOMS ON THE HIGHER FLOOR :

It is recommended that choosing a room located on the higher floor which is again for safety measures.

  •  AVOID ROOMS WITH SLIDING DOORS :

Avoid sliding doors or glass doors rooms as it is considered to be safe. Why to keep yourself in a vulnerable position when you can always choose the right safe options.

  • UPGRADE :

If hotel rooms you are about to use is not convenient for you, never be afraid to ask for an upgrade. Your comfort is your responsibility. You don’t have to adjust on a vacation at least. You could always request the authorities and they are sure to help.

  • TRAVEL WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE SLEEPING :

Not every kid is a travel master. Whenever you are traveling with kids, you could always choose this option.

  • KEEP WIRED GADGETS SEPARATELY :

To keep yourself free from wasting time to free up the wires that have got stuck with your kid’s accessories. It is important to keep your wired gadgets coiled up separately in a different case.

  • SAVE YOURSELF FROM LOCAL SCAMS :

Local stalls will always guide you with sugar-coated lies for their living. But to not fall into it and saving yourself from high prices is necessary before you venture out. For this, you may seek a local friend or check out travel guides or blogs of the people who have visited the same place.

  • ASK HELP FROM GOOGLE TRANSLATE :

If language is the barrier between you and the local – always try to gain help from Google translator. It provides a number of languages to deal with.

  • FIND MY PHONE APP :

Keep your phone ready and updated with apps like ‘Find My Phone’ to recover if ever get stolen. Use all the opportunities that your digital medium tries to provide you.

  • ITINERARY :

Planning all the things you are going to do or the places you are going to visit are important. Just a random visit and coming back won’t serve the purpose of the trip. Planning an itinerary is a huge task yet makes the tour worth it.

  • CARRY A NECK PILLOW :

Keeping your body at comfort is good for the mind too. This will help you stay in a good mood after a sound and healthy sleep.

  • PACK YOUR SNACKS :

Packing less oily snacks is always a good choice. It keeps you fresh and energetic and lets you save money from spending on roadside food stalls.

  • AVOID TOO MUCH ALCOHOL :

Over – boozing and spending one to two days being dizzy and messed up should never be your ideal trip. Getaway with it and cool yourself with soft drinks.

  • CARRY A NOTEPAD OR JOURNAL :

Jotting down your important events of the day would help you revisit the place through your words.

  • LOTIONS TO AVOID INSECT BITES :

Every land has different insects and saving yourself from getting bitten by them is important for your health especially when you are going for trekking. So carrying lotions that protect you from such insect bites is recommended.

  • DON’T EAT RAW FOOD :

Always go for cooked foods, especially when you are discovering a new custom. You may never know whether the vegetables are washed or not.

  •  FOLLOW THE COUNTRY RULES :

As we all know, each country has its own rules and when you are traveling to a country, you are supposed to abide by the rules. Or else you may end up in serious trouble.

  •  EXTRA CARRY BAGS :

Keep an extra carry bag with you for any emergency purchase or need. Keep plastic bags or cloth bags whichever seems available.

  •  COCONUT WATER IS USEFUL :

Always choose coconut water over simple water during the trip. It is really beneficial for your body and boosts your energy and keeps you refreshed.

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  • RELAX AND HAVE FUN :

The only thing left for you to do now is relaxed. Traveling to an unknown place is challenging yet worth it. You come back with memories or rather experiences that taught you something new.

Chanchal Vinod

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