Travelling is always a fun time, but even if you’re the most prepared you can be there are certain things that can still go wrong so in order to prevent this happening and to make your next trip as smooth as possible, then in this post I’m going to share with you some of my top tips. With my trip to London coming up I most certainly will be taking these into account!
Make a plan:
Everything starts with a good plan, but you certainly don’t have to stick to your plan rigidly – it’s just to give you an idea of how you’re going to do things on the trip. For example, are you going solo or are you going with a group of friends?
Then you need to make a plan for things that you’ll want to see, so that everyone can be included, how you’re going to get around and even how you’re going to pay for things?
These are all things that you should be considering before you go on a trip since it’s easier to do it now before you go than it is to have things come up later and everyone be on different sides.
Packing light not only makes your life a whole lot easier and less stressful when travelling, since you don’t have to wait in line for baggage queues or stand around waiting to pick up your luggage once you’ve arrived at your destination, it also makes things easier because you save a lot of money on checked luggage. So, try travelling with hand luggage whenever possible try to pack light – or as light as you can.
Do some research:
Even if you think you know a lot about the place where you’re going, it’s always a good idea to do some of your own independent research – away from places like tourist brochures and also news outlets who may have a more biased opinion about the place that you’re visiting.
You should also consider things like how the roads are, and how you’re going to get around – for example, if you’re going to be out in the sticks somewhere, then you may want to consider renting a car to get around if you want to be driving across the country. It’s also a good idea to make sure that when you do rent a car that you know where the nearest Vauxhall Dealer is just in case anything should go wrong.
Have your documents backed up:
Possibly one of the worst things that could happen when travelling is you lose your passport or your travel documents, so having these backed up is always a good idea, and having them somewhere secure within the cloud that you can access them any time is an even better idea, because this means that if you do need to be issued with an emergency travel document from your embassy that the process will be a lot faster and easier.
Take emergency Funds:
Even if you’ve budgeted meticulously for your trip, things can always crop up that are unexpected, so making sure that you have some emergency funds in the form of a credit card that you can use in case of an emergency is always a good idea.