Tips to remember when travelling

Going travelling can be a stressful experience for a lot of people which almost contradicts the whole point of going travelling in the first place! Often, the reason for the stress is a fear of forgetting to do something or to bring something, so in this article we will go through some tips to remember when travelling.

Make a checklist for packing

When packing it is very easy to forget something if you have not written all it down. To avoid this, simply have a sit down to plan out your packing and write everything that you need to take on a list. As you pack, put a little check on the list to tell yourself that it is packed. Take this list with you and check the list again when you are packing for your way home to make sure you do not forget anything. 

Mobile phones

Remember to prepare your mobile phone for your travels. You will have different needs based on where you are going, but for example if you are going to a country with a different language then an app to help you with communicating to the locals is a great idea. You will also want to have a navigation app that you can access offline, with, at the very least, your route from travel to accommodation already planned out. 

You will also need entertainment on this trip, so make sure to have prepared that. If you are lucky enough to have Netflix, get that on your phone and download some shows and movies before you leave. If you are a gambler, make sure to have an app that will work in the country you are going to. If you have a data connection, then mobile casinos like these use up very little data, so they are a good idea to use. 

Cash

You will probably need cash on your travels, as there will be big fees to use your credit or debit cards abroad. Go to a bank before leaving and get a decent amount of money to take with you. Do not put all of it in the same place, but rather hide it in your suitcase, your backpack and your person. This means that if for example your suitcase gets lost or stolen, then you will only have lost a part of your money, not all of it. 

While most sites and locations will take payment via credit card and the temptation will always be there, you should look into using cash as much as possible.

Take photos

Your travels will hopefully be very enjoyable, and so you will want to remember them when you are grey and old. The best way to do this is through photos. Take all sorts of photos to make your album more interesting and fun and take photos of anything you find interesting. 

At the same time however, do not live through a lens. This might sound contradictory to what was just said, but do not experience your holiday through your camera. Experience whatever there is to experience first, and then take a photo to make sure you will always have a memory of it.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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