After over ten years of consistent travel, I’ve definitely learned my fair share of lessons. Like the time I was robbed on a train because I let my guard down or the time Scott and I showed up at the Bozeman Airport only to find that we no longer had
In my early twenties, I was very good about keeping a copy of my passport in a separate bag from my actual passport. Then I got lazy. Recently, a friend of mine lost her passport at the airport. She was told that if she had brought a copy of it
If you’re traveling alone or in a small group, your cheapest option might be a hostel. You might think hostels only accommodate students, but international organizations such as Hostelling International and Youth Hostel Association welcome all ages. Hostels often offer amenities such as free Wi-Fi, and sometimes they offer free
You get great knowledge and insight by hanging with the locals, it costs you less, and is a more authentic travelling experience! We roughed it from Kenya to Cape Town using nothing but public transport – it was amazing! Everyone has different personalities, likes, dislikes, budgets, and comfort levels.
Before leaving the country, though, you should inform your bank about your trip. If you start making international purchases and your bank thinks you’re at home, it may suspect the transactions are fraudulent and freeze your accounts.
After arriving home from a long journey, a lot of travellers experience that they are much more motivated than they were before they left. During your trip you may learn things that you will want to try at home as well. You may want to test your new skills and
Undies are small and it’s always a good idea to have a few extra pairs in case of emergencies. Another option is to pack these quick-dry underwear so you can easily wash them on the road. I’m a lazy, last-minute packer, so I’ve spent too many trips with all black
Now, you will have to adjust your budget as you go, as there are just too many variables to take into consideration that you can never prepare for. But having that budget in place, and writing in a daily journal and tracking what your expenses have been each day is
Some of these travel mishaps can be avoided and some of them are just a part of traveling. You simply cannot plan for everything. However, keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much easier. So, in no particular order, here are my best travel tips.
Another important task to think about when considering how to backpack the world, is to organize Backpacker Travel Insurance. It is something we would all love to avoid, but is necessary. We’ve had to claim several times in the past, and we wouldn’t leave home without it.
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