Travel Tips to Have a Hassle-Free Adventure

Many of us love to travel. We like to explore newer and newer destinations. It can be a life-changing experience. However, in order to ensure that your trip is nothing short of an adventure, you need to plan in advance. When you are able to plan each and every aspect of your trip in advance, it will automatically become easier for you to have the experience of a lifetime.

We will share with you 8 simple tips which you can follow in order to make each and every one of your trips a memorable adventure.

1. Get the right company:

The first and foremost thing which you have to do is to get your partner right. For example, when you’re relaxing in Santorini, you would like to be with your partner rather than a group of friends. That is why you have to choose the companions always as per the destination. When you are able to do that, you can embark on a memorable trip. 

Some of the factors which you should consider while choosing the companions for your trip include:

  • Nature of the destination:

You have to figure out whether you’re heading over to a destination which is famous for its monuments or whether you’re heading to a secluded romantic destination. Some destinations are best explored with your entire family. That is why you have to take the nature of the destination into account and thereafter take a call.

  • Purpose of your visit:

If you’re just heading to the destination in order to relax, you should not go with friends who want to cover the entire tourist circuit. That is why you have to take into account the purpose of your visit and then decide.

  • Budget:

You have to always look at the budget. The more the companions, the lesser will be the per person share. Hence, you have to look at the budget which you have before choosing the number of companions.

In order to start your trip on the right way, it is important to choose the right companions. You have to consider these 3 factors in order to do so.

2. Do not forget to take snaps:

You have to always make your trip memorable by not just enjoying your experiences, but also taking plenty of snaps on your trip. When you are able to do so, you can relive those moments at a later time. That is why, irrespective of whether you are camera shy or whether you have a photogenic personality, you need to take a lot of snaps in order to make the entire trip memorable. You have to carry the camera or the equipment accordingly.

Some of the things which you should carry with yourself include:

• Smartphone with high-quality camera/DSLR

• Selfie stick

• Power banks to keep the devices charged

You have to also plan your daily sightseeing so that you are able to take scenic photographs. You have to specially plan the place from where you’re going to watch the sunsets. You have to try and capture those picturesque sunsets with your camera. When you’re heading over to any tourist/travel destination, do make sure that you capture plenty of snaps.

3. Carry the essentials:

Nothing can ruin your trip like a few missing essentials. Even though these days there are supermarkets in most of the travel destinations but it is not only time consuming but pretty distracting to buy your essentials at your destination. That is why you have to always ensure that you pack the essentials in advance. 

Some of the things which you should double check before embarking on the trip include:

• Personal hygiene items

• Money

• Cards

• Gadgets

• Clothes

• Air tickets

• Passport

• Insurance papers

• Photocopies of a valid ID

• Essential medicines

These are some of the items which you should always include in your luggage and double check them to be sure that they are present. This will ensure that you are able to have a completely smooth trip rather than worry about your missing essentials on the trip. You should try and eliminate each and every distraction which can spoil your trip. These are just a few of the things which you should definitely back in your luggage.

Pro Tip:

You should use a checklist while packing to ensure that you do not miss out on any essentials.

4. Research your destination:

An adventure trip can be pretty hectic. If you think that you can explore the place impromptu, you’re wrong. You have to research the destination where you are headed to. 

Some of the websites which you can use for the research include:

  • Trip Advisor
  • Lonely Planet

The more you know about your destination, the easier it will be for you to explore it. Not just about the destination in general but also you need to know the vicinity of your accommodation. This will help you in knowing the most popular restaurants as well as food joints which you can frequent. You can even research cheap eats in the cities which you are visiting to save money.

With the help of proper research, you will also be able to plan your transportation in advance. This will help you in saving money and time when you finally arrive at your destination. Another important aspect which you should definitely research about your destination is the weather. When you are aware of the weather in advance, it will become much easier for you to explore the place. The more research you conduct in advance, the easier it will be for you to explore the place.

5. Prepare the itinerary in advance:

You have to always prepare your itinerary in advance. You will, of course, be booking the accommodation options in advance but that is not all. You need to understand that you have to also choose between the different accommodation options. You can either book hotels through hotel websites online or opt for holiday rentals from interhome or you can even go for hostels. You can, however, do so only when you book in advance. Also, you need to build your itinerary in advance.

Once you are able to book your accommodation, now is the time to prepare the itinerary. You have to plan in advance the tourist attractions which you want to visit and when you want to visit them. Only once you are able to do that, it will become easier for you to start exploring the destination without any delay. If you plan on exploring the destination in an impromptu fashion, you will end up wasting a significant amount of time. There is also a high probability that you might end up missing some of the popular tourist attractions. 

Some of the things which you should include in your itinerary are:

• Popular tourist destinations

• Renowned restaurants nearby

• Flea markets

• Local markets

• Nightlife options

When you are able to create the itinerary keeping these few aspects in mind, it will be easier for you to explore the entire city. You can customize the number of places to visit in each category as per your preferences. You need to however sure that you are planning the itinerary in advance to save time and to cover the maximum number of possible places.

6. Explore the local cuisines

One of the best ways to mingle with the natives when you’re heading over to any tourist destination is to try out the local cuisine. For example, when you’re in Japan, not exploring sushi is a mistake. Similarly, when you’re heading over to India trying out the Indian curry is a must. You can also easily gel over with the locals when you try the local cuisine. This helps you in not only trying out new food options but also understanding the culture and traditions of the locals.

In order to make your trip truly adventurous, it is a good idea to always try out different cuisines and delicacies to understand the locals better. This will help you in exploring the different parts of the world through the food which they have on offer. In most of the famous tourist cities all over the world, the locals are pretty friendly. Thus, when you’re communicating with them over food, they will not only provide you with a glimpse into their culture but also give you valuable tips in order to explore their city/destination better. This will help you go off the beaten track and explore the tourist destinations in their entirety rather than just sticking to the tourist circuit.

7. Create a video:

Capturing only the snaps are no longer enough these days. When you visit some of the most iconic structures around the world, it is a good idea to create a video. A prime example is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Similarly, if you’re heading over to Big Ben in London, capturing the video is a good idea.

You can turn a vlogger for the day and capture the video while you’re exploring the city. This will not only help you relive that day later on but also you can share that video online as well as with your loved ones. That is why creating the video is a must when you’re heading over to some of the iconic destinations around the world.

Some of the tips which you should follow while creating travel videos include:

  • You need to take into account the local rules and regulations before recording the video.
  • You need to ensure that your camera/smartphone has plenty of space to save the video.
  • It is a good idea to either use a tripod stand or a selfie stick in order to capture the video.
  • You have to set the camera right before heading over to the destination.
  • You have to edit the video to make it more attractive before sharing it with anyone.

With the help of these few tips, not only you will be able to save time and effort while recording such videos but you can be sure that the output will be mesmerizing, to say the least. It will serve as a reminder for yourself and also help others understand the beauty of the place which you visited.

8. Get the finances right:

It is simply frustrating to cut short your trip due to low finances or to cut corners while exploring a destination. In order to avoid such a problem, it is a good idea to plan your finances in advance. Also, you should book your accommodation and tickets in advance as far as possible. When you are even able to book the local sightseeing tours in advance, you can know in advance the expenses which you will incur. This will help you in preparing yourself financially for your trip.

Many people do not take into account the daily expenses as well as the food expenses when they are heading out on a trip. You have to understand that these expenses are on the higher side at most of the tourist destinations around the world. That is why you have to keep aside quite a bit of money for these daily expenses when you’re heading over to our trip. Additionally, when you’re participating in activities like skydiving or river rafting, it can cost you a lot as well. Due to this very reason, you need to have a miscellaneous budget for your trip.

The miscellaneous budget for your trip should be at least 20% of the overall trip cost. This after factoring in the food as well as transportation costs when you are embarking on a trip. This miscellaneous budget will help you in avoiding any kind of cash crunch. Moreover, as far as possible you have to take an extra card with you which you need to use in case of emergencies. This will provide you with further buffer and help you avoid situations where you’re stuck in a foreign land due to low finances. 

Some of the tips which you can follow in order to get the finances right include:

  • You need to have a miscellaneous budget of at least 20% after factoring in all costs.
  • You need to have a reloadable forex card with you.
  • You should make the major portion of your bookings in advance to know the exact cost.
  • You need to factor in additional costs which you might incur due to delays or flight cancellations.
  • • You should opt for a travel insurance to minimize medications costs if any.

Once you are able to follow these tips while preparing your finances for your next trip, it will become easier for you to avoid any kind of financial burden due to your trip. These tips might seem simple, but you will be surprised to know that a large number of people do not follow these simple tips.

The next time around, you’re embarking on a trip, you have to just follow these 8 simple tips in order to make it an adventure which you can remember for a long period of time. These tips might seem simple but they are highly effective in making your holiday experience entirely smooth. These simple tips will ensure that you are able to explore your destination in its entirety rather than having to cut corners. You should use these tips as a guide to make your holidays more memorable and adventurous.

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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