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Travel Tips: The Best 100 Travel Tips You’ll Ever Need

I- Travel Tips Before You Go

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  1. Find photogenic places & spots using Instagram.
  2. Learn common phrases of the local language.
  3. Read a history book about the place you are visiting.
  4. Get to know local customs before you go.
  5. Don’t be afraid to take your kids with you.
  6. Get vaccinated.
  7. Let your family and friends at home know your plans.
  8. If you plan to visit someone/staying with someone, during your trip, then get them a present.
  9. Don’t go into debt for travel, don’t spend beyond your means.

II- Travel Planning Tips

  1. Be flexible and don’t over plan.
  2. Book early for cheap flights.
  3. Use points and miles for discounts and even free travel.
  4. Use a VPN to potentially get a discount on flights.
  5. Avoid expensive hotels and accommodations, spend your money on experiences not on sleeping.
  6. Write down your hotel address and phone number.
  7. Always get a travel insurance, trust me!
  8. Get a VPN for travel to protect your internet connection while abroad (I personally recommend ProtonVPN and NordVPN).
  9. Take cash with you and extra credit/debit card.
  10. Let your bank know you’re traveling.

III- Packing Tips For Travel

Packing Travel Tips

  1. Pack light.
  2. But take extra underwear and socks.
  3. Pack a pair of sneakers.
  4. Carry a first-aid kit.
  5. Always get a Compeed for your feet. Thank me later.
  6. Bring your normal clothes you’re comfortable in with you.
  7. Wear comfortable shoes you already broke into.
  8. Don’t bring clothes that need ironing.
  9. Always pack a hat and a sarong/scarf.
  10. Mark your luggage and write your name and contact information on them.
  11. Take pictures of your luggage and clothes.
  12. Take a photo and make copies of your passport and important documents.

IV- Travel Tips For Packing Tech

Packing tech gear for travel

  1. Get your phone unlocked before you leave.
  2. Invest in a good travel camera (I recommend the Canon G5X M2 that’s the camera I’m actually using).
  3. Bring an extra camera battery.
  4. Bring a powerful power bank.
  5. Put electronics, medications, and extra clothes in your carry-on.

V- Travel Tips While On The Road

Travel tips at the airport

  1. Go to the airport early.
  2. Go to the bathroom right before boarding on a plane or taking a bus.
  3. Get a window seat so you can lean against the wall when you sleep.
  4. Get the closest seat possible from the doors on the plane, this will save a huge time going through customs.
  5. Stay hydrated on the plane and on the road.
  6. Get a water filter bottle and drink tap water whenever you can.

VI- Travel Tips When Arriving At Your Destination

Travel tips at destination

  1. Don’t change your currency at the airport.
  2. Track your spending.
  3. Don’t be afraid to pay to get your laundry done, it’s totally worth it.

VII- Travel Tips During Your Trip

Travel tips during your stay

  1. Wake up early.
  2. Try to exercise during your trip.
  3. Eat local food frequently.
  4. Don’t be ashamed to buy souvenirs.
  5. Visit famous and touristy places.
  6. But don’t hesitate to get off the beaten path.
  7. Also, don’t eat at restaurants in touristy places.
  8. Wear sunscreen.
  9. Always have snacks with you.
  10. Put down your cellphone and enjoy the moment.
  11. Visit historical places at lunchtime, they are usually less crowded between 12:30 and 13:30.
  12. Go to local markets.
  13. Try new food, even if you think you won’t like it.
  14. Go on free walking tours.
  15. Make friends with locals.
  16. Make friends with other travelers.

VIII- Travel Tips To Live Unforgettable Experiences

Travel tips do what scares you

  1. Break out of your comfort zone.
  2. Get lost on purpose.
  3. Do something that scares you.
  4. Be spontaneous, say yes to interesting opportunities, don’t stick blindly to your plans.
  5. Experience traveling alone from time to time.
  6. Go somewhere new every year.
  7. If it feels wrong, it’s probably wrong. Don’t take unnecessary risks.

IX- Travel Tips For Photography & Tech

Travel photography tips

  1. ABC: Always be charging! Charge your power-bank and your devices whenever you have the chance.
  2. Get a local SIM card with Internet Data for your phone.
  3. Always take your camera with you, always!
  4. Don’t forget to take epic photos of what you’re seeing.
  5. Take plenty of photos at sunrise and sunsets.
  6. Cloudy days are actually excellent for portrait photos.
  7. Take more photos of yourself in those places.
  8. Take photos of and with locals.
  9. Save memories, don’t fake memories. Your photos are meant to remind you of good times, not for showing off to others.

X- Travel Tips For Security & Transportation

Be aware of the pickpockets in the metro and on the streets
Be aware of the pickpockets in the metro and on the streets – Photo via The New York Post
  1. Don’t wear your purse on one shoulder, but rather wear it around your body.
  2. Never carry your wallet in your back pocket.
  3. Be aware of pickpockets and scams.
  4. Use public transportation in big cities (Paris, New York, Tokyo, etc).
  5. If you need a car then rent it, it’s cheaper than hiring a driver or taking taxis every time.
  6. If you hired a driver take pictures of the car, the license plate, and relevant details about the car and the driver. Just in case.
  7. Never leave any valuables in your car, ever!

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XI- Common Sense

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  1. Check if you forgot something in your hotel room before leaving.
  2. Don’t throw trash on the street.
  3. Be Eco-friendly and minimize your trash.
  4. But don’t buy anything made of animal parts!
  5. Don’t take your trip too seriously.
  6. Expect everything to go wrong.
  7. Don’t lose your temper when it does.
  8. Be kind with your travel partner, try to understand each other and avoid getting into an argument or a fight.
  9. Also, a fight doesn’t mean the end of your relationship/friendship, don’t be too proud to apologize.
  10. Compromise, Compromise, Compromise!
  11. Slow down to enjoy your vacation and never let yourself be in a rush.
  12. Keep an open mind and don’t judge other cultures.
  13. Don’t assume that you know more about a country or a culture than the people who actually live there.
  14. Be polite, smile often, and be friendly.
  15. In general, always be respectful.

XII- While On The Road or When You Get Back Home

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