For most travelers, every destination is a new discovery with lots of things to do, sites to see, and of course immersion with different cultures in different places. Traveling has always been pleasurable even if one will be going through that 16 hour or more flight, having some short stops in some airports and at the same time getting some new and wild adventures to different places that one is dreaming of going to.
Setting one's sight on those new experiences on the road and trying something new is one of every traveler's reasons why they have to take those extra steps away from their usual routine life and journey all the way to that Shangri-la.
Every traveler has his own purpose of journey. Some for pilgrimage purposes especially the religious ones, others for academic endeavors, and lastly just a significant number of people would like to enjoy that fun-filled and breath-taking escapade that only your destination can offer.
While traveling is a relaxing endeavor for an individual, some would have that experience turned into nightmare. Probably, such experience would have been better if only travelers could have done certain things that should have been avoided.
If you are going on to travel, sometimes, it is better that you should take a piece of these essential travel advise in order for you to be able to avoid that hurrificing experience of your travel.
1.) Book your tickets ahead
If you are planning to that summer getaway or evading the tormenting colds of the winter, it is always a wise thing to book your ticket ahead. The advantage of planning ahead some months away will cost you less in your bookings. Some airlines are giving discount rates to those tickets which have been planned way ahead of your scheduled flight.
Having that air ticket would also be an advantage. Oftentimes, unplanned travels usually end up being stuck in the middle of the airport chasing on those passengers who did not go ahead. A chance passenger is like a winning lottery ticket if one can get a chance to take on the passenger who is originally booked in the flight.
Considering that most airports are always crowded during peak season, it is always advisable to have your tickets book or spend yourself in that long queue in your travel day
2.) Take A Sneak Peak On Your Destination
Knowing your destination ahead would find you in a better position. With the internet containing almost all information of every place in the globe, you will never have a chance to be ignorant of the place you are going.
One way of knowing your destination is to find out some friends through internet chat rooms or talk with someone who have been to that place before. It is always good to know from other people who have been to that place. Whether it may be good or bad, but one thing is certain, you will always have a different experience when you will go there.
3.) Take some local guide with you
If you want to have a look around in your destination, it is always advantageous to take some guide with you. Your guide is your eyes and your interpreter especially when you are in a place where locales could not speak a single foreign language.
As much as possible, hire some locales what you can communicate with. Although a lot of foreigners have been acting as interpreters, neverless, you can always get that leverage if you hire some locales. In this way, you will not only learn something from the place, you will also experience the culture which will be translated to you by your local guide.
4.) Always bear in mind of contingency plan
When you are traveling, always think of the worst case scenario. In this way, you should know where to go and what to do especially when you will be traveling. Perhaps, the most important equipment to have during traveling is your mobile phone. Always make sure that your mobile phone can be activated even at the remotest region. In this way, you can immediately contact some local authorities or your consular office if you are traveling abroad when you need assistance.
5.) Take some cash, but spend through cards.
That American Express slogan "You can not live home without it" is something you should always be mindful of. Try to consider the limitations of bringing some cash due to some anti-money laundering law that criminalizes everyone who brings humungous cash illegally. For this reason, always take some cash with you for incidentals. But remember, your credit card can be accepted in any parts of the world. Always use it instead.
Although traveling could be burdensome and always tiring, neverless, it is the experience itself that counts. When you will be traveling, always make preparation your priority. You can not leave home without it!