21 Travel Tips and Tricks
By: Luciana Molina, Skye Grainger, Claudia Stover
As spring break and summer holidays approach, it’s important to know the right way to travel in order to stay safe and have fun. According to The Planet D, here are the top 21 tips and tricks to have safe and enjoyable travels this year!
- Don’t go into debt
Watch your budget and stick to it!
- Always get travel insurance
Keep your family safe in case of any emergencies.
- Hire local travel guides
This can help ensure you know your surroundings and are getting the most out of your vacation.
- Apply for a Rewards Travel Credit Card
You can save money and occasionally save money.
- Bring more than one credit and debit card.
Just in case of an accident in losing a credit card, this would be helpful.
- Cash in small bills
You never know what kind of business and what form of money they accept and to avoid getting stolen from in large quantities this would be helpful.
- Take advantage of the free walking tours
This goes along with helping save money and taking advantage of the setting around you.
- Get a city pass
If you are in a city getting a pass can be a trick to getting around faster and seeing many more sites in a faster amount of time.
- Choose your tours wisely
By choosing the best possible and financially smarter tours this can help with your experience and savings.
- Respect the local culture
Always being kind and respectful is better for everyone no matter where you are.
- Give Back
Giving back always has a great outcome and is easy to do.When visiting less fortunate places, you can give back by supporting local businesses and charities.
- Take lots of photos
This can capture many beautiful memories for you and your family.
- Splurge every once and a while
Treating you and your family while on vacation will make everyone happy.
- Step out of your comfort zone
Trying new things and taking the risk will allow you to make memories you’ll never forget.
- Don’t compare your trip with other travelers
Other travelers can seem to have unrealistic experiences so prepare for everything not to be as smooth as it seems online.
- A smile goes a long way
When you are around a place that is not your home, keeping a friendly face is always best.
- You don’t have to be fluent in another language
While you might learn a lot it is not expected for you to know the language that they are speaking in that country it is okay to struggle.
- Sunrises can be better than sunsets (most of the time)
This is a friendly suggestion if you are somewhere with amazing views.
- Make a plan!
Always have a general idea of what you are doing that day.
- Be flexible
Understand that your itinerary might not always be exactly on time.
- Buy souvenirs
Having souvenirs to carry your travel memory with you can be such a good idea.