It kept creeping in your mind but you always ignored it. You wanted to take a break and go somewhere but you passed it. Finally that you have decided to get bitten by the travel bug & hit the road it’s one of the best decision you have taken!
Every year you should visit a place which you have been to never before. It is really simple, pick a destination & go travelling. Travelling in itself is an experience which relaxes you, offers excitement & liveliness, adding a new vigor to your life. It takes you off your daily routine & offers something new every moment. Only you should accept it with open hands.
Now that you are going and doing it for the first time, it is really important that you should do things wisely. You have lot of to-do’s & how to’s circling up in your head. We give you the best tips that you as a beginner should follow for your trip to ensure a smooth & memorable journey.
Carry all the required documents
Make a list of all the documents that you will require to show at various official checkpoints. If going abroad, make sure you complete all the visa formalities and carry the relevant documents with you. Keep documents properly organized in folders, such that you can easily bring them in & out of your bags as there may be frequent checks.
Packing your bag
The stuff that accompanies you on your tour has to be highly segregated & filtered based on various criterion such as place of visits, place & duration of stay, geographical conditions etc. Carry only the starkly required stuff such as clothes, travel kits, first aid kits, binoculars, shades, caps, compass etc. Try to carry clothes which do not require ironing and are wrinkle free. You can also consider packing a couple of warm jackets & sheets, so that you will not shiver in case of a sudden weather change.
Location guide book
It is really important to carry a guidebook which offers detailed information about the place you are visiting. It will acquaint you with the local geography & history, language, maps, cultures & traditions, market place, places to visit, food etc. This will make conversations with the localites easier, who can help you to explore the location in a far better way. It is strongly suggested to learn few basic dialogues in the local language or dialect which may come handy in adverse situations.
During your trip, you will travel across various places. Every place will have their own flavor for food. You should taste dishes cooked in natural ingredients at different places which will be one of the most cherishing experience of your journey. Try to delve deeper in the ingredients used & the history of the dishes. However, before eating always verify the food you consume is healthy & fit for consumption. You don’t want to fall sick in the middle of your journey. You can also keep snacks with you & keep eating them at regular intervals to remain recharged.
Place of stay
Before leaving for the trip, it is important that you confirm your booking at the hotels/ hostels at the locations you would be visiting. Also check the quality of the place & services offered. A bad experience at the hotel can turn off the mood during the travel. You can always refer good websites like tripadvisor to find good places to stay at your desired locations.
Travel apps are something that you should consider downloading to your smartphones while on a trip. There are many travel apps available online. Download the apps which information on flight status updates, weather reports, places to explore, hotels & recreational places, travel options, offline maps etc.
While going on your trips, remember carrying all the stuff with care. You should also take care of your safety & move in groups with your fellow travellers. Once on the trip, forget everything and discover the beauty of the places you will visit. It is the best experience you will have. Best luck for your journey!