Do you know the old proverb “Travel and see”? Well, it means that only when you travel and when you meet different cultures and environments do you realize how little you know and how wide and marvellous the world is. The world is an amazing teacher and once you start travelling, you become addicted and you only think about where to go next. Soon, you are one of the worldwide travel enthusiasts.
To prepare you for a great journey ahead of you, we are giving you some advice so you can enjoy your adventure to the fullest.
Planning your trip
The first thing you need to know is that things can inevitably go wrong and you can’t and shouldn’t plan everything.
There will be airplane delays or you will hate the place you just arrived at and will want to leave immediately.
Or you will love the destination and want to spend more time there.
That’s why you need to be flexible, patient and to plan as little as possible.
Of course, you should book a flight and accommodation for the first few nights, but you don’t have to buy a return ticket.
Be flexible and open to change your plans, you will figure it all out along the way.
There is a rule regarding packing: if you are not sure that you need something, then don’t pack it.
After all, you can buy most things in your destination country.
However, there are some essentials that every worldwide travel enthusiast should pack for a long vacation:
a. Earplugs and sleeping mask
They are a traveller’s best friend!
They can muffle the sound of street noise from the outside, the snorers in dorm rooms, or crying baby in the airplane.
To improve your sleep, pack earplugs and sleeping mask in your bag
b. Bring a sarong or scarf
A simple piece of cloth is the most useful travel accessory that can be used in various practical situations – to protect you from the sun, wear it when you are cold, wrap around you in conservative countries and much more
C. Bring extra camera battery
You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of the perfect photo opportunity, but with a dead camera battery!
To capture all these amazing situations during your worldwide travel, always have a spare camera battery ready for use
Better safe than sorry
When you start preparing for travel, you need to think about safety.
Predicting the cost of your move to the next destination is obligatory, but you should also always have a stash of emergency cash.
If your wallet gets stolen or the ATM eats your credit card, you will manage with that extra money you have.
Also, make sure that you have photocopies of important documents with you.
If you lose your passport, you can still travel with a photocopy of it and an extra passport photo and avoid all the troubles.
And, most importantly, always have travel insurance.
No one’s supposed to get sick, injured or robbed during vacation, but it happens when you least expect it.
Make worldwide travel fun
As a traveller, you don’t have to run around the city trying to see all those must-see attractions that guide books are presenting.
If you want to enjoy your travel, you need to break out of your comfort zone and keep an open mind.
Try to get lost on purpose and you will see the parts where real people live and work and make friends with locals.
If you want to know the place better, try eating local food, even if you are a picky eater.
Worldwide travel is a perfect opportunity to try something new, so take a surf class or go hiking.
You will learn a new skill while pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
In this way, even if you are a solo traveller, you can make the most of your solo trips.
Be a typical traveller
Many travellers say that they don’t buy souvenirs, that they are into experiences not possessions.
Well, these souvenirs can be beautiful reminders of the experiences you’ve had.
You can buy just a magnet in every place you visit and you will have a beautiful collection.
Take more photos of yourself.
Don’t be shy to ask someone to take a photo of you.
You will regret it when you come home and realize there are no pictures of you in these amazing places.
If you want to earn the respect of the locals, learn a few words of the language in every country you visit.
It is not hard to learn at least hello, thank you, please and nice to meet you, and it will improve your travel experience.
You can use travel-friendly apps to help you out manage your trip easily.
Having the possibility to travel is a great privilege and you should embrace it and make the most of it.
Many people make excuses about why they don’t travel: they don’t have enough money, can’t get time off work, or they can’t leave their pets.
You don’t need a new car or the latest iPhone, you can have a career break, and there is a friend who would love to watch your pet.
Travelling can give you so much that you can’t even imagine.
If you have the opportunity to travel worldwide now, don’t wait.
Most people who wait to travel the world never do.
So, go pack your bag and book a one-way ticket flight, because there is a big, exciting and fascinating world out there waiting for you.