While traveling you will have a different experience depending on where you were. And totally different feel, it won’t be felt like home. But still, to ensure your enjoyable trip here we share some tips on how to be safe and comfortable when you are traveling:
1. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is everything. If you do only one thing before you leave, make it getting travel insurance. So many stories of travelers injuring themselves in remote places and ending up in hundreds of thousands of dollar’s worth of debt. Don’t think that it won’t happen to you, because you know those travelers thought that, too.
2. CARRY AROUND SPARE PASSPORT PHOTOS
It can be incredibly useful. Having spares in your backpack meant that you didn’t have to waste a day researching and then wandering around a city to try to find someone who could take a passport-sized photo of you when it's needed.
3. KEEP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT IN YOUR DAY PACK
Make sure you have a day pack while you are traveling, which is always by your side on travel days. Keep into it the things like your Passport, Laptop, Camera, Mobile, External hard drive, Debit Card, and some spare cash. As long as you have all of these, you can survive indefinitely.
4. SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY
When you travel, you’re in the sun more than most people thanks to months of island-hopping and beach time, as well as entire days spent outside exploring. Wear sunscreen every single day, regardless of the weather and temperature, because you really don’t want your trip of a lifetime to result in skin cancer or a body that’s blanketed in leathery wrinkles.
5. BRING EAR PLUGS AND A SLEEP MASK
Travel isn’t conducive for sleep, whether it’s snorers in dorm rooms, early risers rustling plastic bags, or drunk backpackers stumbling around in the middle of the night. Even if you don’t stay in hostels, you’ll still have to deal with street noise from outside, loud bars nearby, and uncomfortable overnight journeys. Pack some earplugs and a sleep mask in your bag to help improve your sleep.
6. BRING SEVERAL DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS
Sometimes your bank will block your card, sometimes your card won’t work in an ATM, and sometimes you could even lose it or have it stolen. Bring at least three debit/credit cards with you that are all linked to different accounts. Keep one in your backpack, one in your day pack, and one on your person.
7. VISIT THE TOURISTY STUFF IN A CITY
The main tourist attractions are popular for a reason. While getting off the beaten track can be fun, the things you’ll see are rarely as impressive as the popular sights. Don’t be a travel snob, hit up the famous stops as well as the lesser-visited stuff. Going to random places normally just shows you that they aren’t well known for a reason.
8. USE A VPN
You’ll be connecting to a whole range of unsecured Wi-Fi networks on your trip, so you need to use a VPN to protect yourself from hackers, malware, and all that good stuff. It’ll also allow you to change your location so you can watch your favorite TV shows online.