While traveling is a fun and unique experience, some people might consider it as a daunting experience. Anyone who has travelled even once in their life will completely agree to that fact that travelling isn’t always glamorous and what it looks like in the carefully crafted Instagram pictures. Everyone will write about the fun, the adventure, the food, the activities but hardly anyone write about the actual experience. If you are one of those people who feels stressed out with the thought of travelling, don’t worry travelling is actually fun, contrary to what you have come to believe.
To make your travel what it actually should be: fun, adventurous and memorable, here are a few simple tips to make your journey as stress free as possible.
Clever Packing: Packing light is the golden rule to travelling like a pro. You don’t need to pack everything and be weighed down with the excess luggage which will slow you down and make your journey stressful. But this can mean different things according to the journey so consider packing for the best case scenario, like you don’t need an industrial size shampoo bottle or a spare headphones.
Keep backups of all important documents: When you are travelling to a different countries a number of things can go wrong which is why you should have a photocopy of all important documents like your passport, credit card, visa, and flight details. Like it is said hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
Smart footwear will take you a long way: Let’s face it you are travelling so that you can explore new places and roam around and absorb the new culture, which means that you will be on your feet A LOT. Whether you are standing in a queue at Disney or climbing the stairs to get the best view or roaming the local streets you will need a smart pair of footwear,
Travelling in a group doesn’t mean sticking together ALL THE TIME: When you are travelling in a group it is totally okay to do your own thing if you are not up for what other people are doing. Relaxation means different things to different people, do your things for a few hours.
Put everything important in your carry-on: This includes all your technology (and the corresponding chargers and cords), your passport, your flight documents, your money, your credit cards, any prescribed medication, and valuables like jewelry or gifts.
Do the restaurant research ahead of time: You should always eat at the famous places that serve the local food even if the place is a small hole in the wall but you should definitely conduct a thorough research so that you eat at the right place and when you are tired you don’t end up eating at a McDonald’s.
Keep your days light: When you travel, the urge to see as many different places as you can is strong. But rather than cramming four weeks’ worth of sightseeing and city-hopping into eight days of vacation, which will inevitably leave you feeling stressed, frazzled, and exhausted, slow down.
So, there you have it, follow these simple tips and make your travel experience a memorable one.