Traveling is one of the most enjoyable activities that I like doing. It enables me to experience a variety of things that I wouldn’t easily encounter back at home. It opens up a lot of opportunity for me to learn a lot of stuff regarding cultures, traditions, cuisines, history and even help me become a better person by learning how to respect diversity.
Traveling is not that difficult as well. There are a lot of ways to make traveling easy and hassle free. Here are my Three Simple Tips for a Hassle Free Travel:
1. Make Some Research: If you don’t book all-inclusive tour packages then chances are you’re planning your itinerary yourself. Make some research before you go. Know how to go from the airport to your hostel, how much does stuff really cost, read reviews about the hostel that you’re going to stay in and read about common scams that exist in the destination of your choice. Also, it would help to read about some health tips and suggestions for a particular place. More importantly, it would be wise to figure out how does the ACA work too! It would be great as well if you know the current weather condition as it will help you plan a lot on what or what not to bring on your travels. These small stuff are often over looked by a lot of travelers and often cost them a lot. Remember that knowledge is one of the most valuable tools that can help you avoid a lot of mishaps on any trips.
2. Don’t Put Your Eggs in One Basket: Every time I travel I always carry 2 ATM cards and 2 credit cards. I put one of my ATM and credit card in my wallet and the remaining in my money belt or I stash it somewhere I know that is safe like the safety deposit boxes in my hotel. A lot of people don’t carry credit cards but I find value in bringing mine since I can use my credit cards for travel emergencies in case I run out of cash, I still have my card to depend on. If you’re thinking of getting a credit card, I suggest that you shop around first and apply for a credit card that gives you the most value. I’m a frequent traveler and I got a credit card for frequent flyers wherein I earn miles for every transaction that I charge to my card. I also suggest that when you apply for ATM and credit cards, sign up with a bank that gives you free online access to your account so you can monitor it every now and then. It also helps to know the toll free number of your bank in case you lose your cards on your trip.
3. Stay Secured: Thank God that I have never been to any accident yet in all my travels and I do wish that this is always the case for everyone. But the thing is, we don’t know what the future holds and to give you a peace of mind I do suggest that you sign up for travel insurance. Make sure to read the fine print before signing up with any provider so you know which ones are covered and which ones are not.