After a few years living with only a backpack, I’ve really become accustomed to packing for an adventure.
Here are just a few of my best travel tips, let me know if you have any of your own tips you’d like to share with our readers at Travel Instruction, then please get in touch via the contact form by clicking here.
Don’t Panic Pack
Take the time to plan out your bag, think about where you’re going, what you’ll be up to and really do your research on your destinations.
You’ll regret it if you take too much and end up leaving so much behind.
Do Your Research
I don’t just mean a quick google image search, I mean look into the different areas you want to explore, where the locals go, come off the beaten track and really explore the destination.
Wake Up Early
from avoiding the crowds and tourists to making the most of your day, getting up early is key to making the most of your travelling adventure.
Stash Extra Cash
You never know what’s going to happen and when you’ll need a bit a cash for a rainy day so always factor this into your budget and have some extra just in case.
Back Everything Up
From travel documents to photographs, make sure you regularly back things up on an iPad, tablet or laptop just in case – because you just never know.
Take Loads of Photos
Saying this, I don’t encourage you to spend every moment seeing your experience through a lens but on the same hand, you really want to capture your experiences.
You’ll look back on these for years to come so snap away.
Keep Your Options Open
Your plans may change, and this is inevitable when travelling so keep your options open and don’t get too stressed out when things don’t go as you planned.
Keep an open mind and go with the flow.
Get to Know the Locals
Some of the most interesting people you will meet along your travels are the locals!
I encourage you to say hello, be kind, ask questions and listen to their advice and stories not only as a courtesy for being in their country but also because you will learn so much and see a different side to the country you’re in.
No memories were made by saying no, so say yes as often as you can and I promise you’ll have a better experience.
Eat Local Food
Think you know Indian food, Mexican or Italian food? Trust me you don’t.
Eat local street food, try delicacies and step out of your comfort zone and you’ll discover a real taste you never knew existed.
So there you have some of my top tips for travel – are you heading away on your own adventure soon? Let us know, I can’t wait to hear about your experiences.