Top Traveling Tips

By on July 3, 2019
Traveling

Traveling is an incredible experience – it’s the chance to visit beautiful new destinations, try exotic food, and learn about different cultures all around the world. However, between the organizing, planning, and concerns over funding, arranging your traveling adventure can be challenging! To help you plan an unforgettable trip, here are some top travel tips to make your next adventure stress-free. 

Set a goal and start saving now 

If you are planning on saving enough money to fund your trip, then you need to get serious about saving and start working towards your goal as soon as possible. Try to make spending cuts where you can – even skipping your morning Starbucks could make a significant difference! Make sure you have a clear idea of how much money you need to save, by taking into account things like – desired length of trip, countries, and places you want to visit, and type of accommodation you will be staying in. Keep in mind that you will need a much bigger budget if you are planning on visiting countries like Australia and want to stay in hotels, compared to traveling Thailand and using hostels. This will also help you create a travel budget by giving you a realistic idea of how much you will be spending on your trip. Check out this useful guide on how to make a travel budget.

Consider working while you travel

Working while you travel is a great way to fund your trip, save money, and extend the time that you are able to travel for. The internet presents an amazing opportunity to work remotely. There is now a huge variety of freelance jobs available online in areas including – marketing, writing, teaching, graphics, and web design. Whatever your skills, you are sure to be able to find some form of work online – all you need is a stable internet connection. It is also possible to travel in your current career with relocation opportunities. For example, AMN Healthcare offers travel nursing opportunities all across America. Travel nurses are in high demand and benefit from an attractive salary and the flexibility to take on short term assignments while traveling around the country. 

Save money by booking in advance 

Many people want the freedom to change their plans and book things as they travel. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that you are likely to get far better deals on accommodation and transport if you book in advance. Make sure you check comparison sites like Skyscanner regularly to find the best deals. It is always worth having a rough route in mind, so you can plan the most efficient travel route between destinations in advance. You should also be aware that some popular attractions and tours sell out months in advance, so do your research and get things booked up early, to avoid disappointment later on. 

Avoid the temptation to overpack 

Everyone is guilty of getting carried away and packing seven outfits for a weekend trip. However, it is important to remember that overpacking for a longer trip can make your traveling experience more difficult and inconvenient. Not only will it mean you’ll have to carry more, but you could also end up paying expensive airport fees if your luggage is overweight. Most public transport in countries like Southeast Asia will also charge you more if your bag weighs over 20kg. For that reason, it is best to be sensible with your luggage and only pack what you actually need for your trip. Remember that you can always buy emergency items abroad. 

Make sure you’re covered! 

Imagine the following situations: 

  • You become ill or injured abroad and end up stuck in a foreign hospital unable to pay a bill for thousands of dollars in medical fees. 
  • You splash out on a luxury cruise but are unable to go due to an unexpected family emergency. The company policy states that there are no refunds if you cancel within 14 days of departure.
  • You have expensive items like laptops and cameras stolen abroad, and the police cannot relocate them.

These are the reasons why travel insurance is a must. The cost of travel insurance is always worth it, to have peace of mind knowing that you are covered. This means that you can truly enjoy your travel experience, without having to worry about any of these scenarios, leaving you in a financial emergency. 

 

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Top Traveling Tips