What travel habits do you have? Whether you travel often or are just getting started, finding ways to make it easier on you is a priority. If you do not look for ways to simplify travel, you end up stressed and unable to enjoy the trip you have been looking forward to for so long. Of course, as you travel more, you learn more.
But that doesn’t mean you have to learn the hard way. Instead, you can benefit from the advice of seasoned travelers. Below are our picks for the top 5 important travel habits to have.
And even better, learn from those who live there. Yes, part of the adventure is getting out and exploring, but some things are best not left to surprise. For example, if you are headed on an adventure in central Mexico, you might want to know that it can get below freezing overnight and during the morning hours until the sun gets high enough; otherwise, you could end up packing all tank tops and flowy skirts, which will leave you quite chilly.
The goal of travel is to enjoy the experience and get away from the things that load you down. As such, avoid literally loading yourself down with things. One bag should be enough even if you are taking a fairly long trip. Pack carefully and you will have everything you need.
Our suggestion is a larger smart phone. This way you can use it much like a tablet while still having all the phone features you need. To help simplify things, use a wallet case so you can keep everything in one spot, making it easier to secure your important items.
While most vacations go by without any health scares, sometimes accidents happen. You need to be prepared for them. Even if you are traveling somewhere with affordable health care or a national healthcare system, you should not expect to be able to take advantage of them without insurance.
While no one expects you to become fluent for a vacation, you do need to learn some key phrases to get by. A simple phrase book or app will be enough to help you, and having Google Translate is also a good idea. Do not be afraid to make mistakes; people are very patient with tourists.