If amongst other items on your New Year’s resolution list is devoting more time to travel and finally making that trip you’ve been meaning to then make sure to browse through the travel tips below before you leave on your journey.
1. Keep it flexible
Keeping an open mind when it comes to where and when you travel will allow you to save a small fortune on fares and allow you to take more trips throughout the year.
2. Less is more
When you’re on a city break or a short holiday the last thing you want is to have to carry a massive suitcase with you. Pack smart and only take what you need, the goal is to fit everything within your carry-on luggage.
3. You don’t need a plan
You don’t need to have a breakdown of your holiday for every hour you’ll spend away. Don’t be scared to get lost while you’re exploring and make sure to mingle with the locals, they’ll tell you where the good places are.
4. Hotels are a thing of the past
If you’re unable to find a good deal on a hotel booking, fear not! Nowadays when I go traveling it doesn’t seize to amaze me what incredibly modern and ideally located accommodation you can secure yourself through Airbnb or by looking up popular hostels that gather tourists from all over the world.
5. Rent a car / bike
Renting a car or a bike is an absolute treat and one that is very price sensitive as well. It will allow you to not only save a tone of cash on transport but also customize your trip by traveling to locations that may be harder to reach by public transport.
6. Get travel insurance
Make sure to get travel insurance that you can fall on in a case of an emergency.
7. Take your time
As cliché as it may sound – it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Take in the depth and detail of your surroundings throughout the whole trip, don’t just fixate on the attractions.
8. Don’t bring too much cash
Avoid carrying too much cash on you as it can only spell disaster. Unless you’re traveling to a place where ATMs are extremely hard to find, only carry enough for two or three days max.
9. Take the bad with the good
While travel is absolutely amazing it can also lead to moments of frustration but try and stay positive as these will make for great stories further down the road.
10. Do it!
Most importantly – do it! Don’t let hesitation get in your way of your dream trip! If you feel a calling then take life by the horns and embrace the adventurer in you!