We had a very interesting conversation with someone who has travelled the world and seen more countries and remote cities than most people will see in their lifetime. He has been traveling the world for more than 10 years and shared his best traveling tips. We figured he knows what he’s talking about and decided to share it with you.
Flexibility is key. Things will inevitably go wrong and your plane or bus will very likely be late. Just accept it and go with it. Pack your patience and flexibility and you will definitely enjoy your trip.
List, lists, lists. Even if you are not exactly the planning and organized type, when traveling, you need to find that part of yourself. It is important to make a list of things that you don’t want to forget and that you know you will forget if you don’t write it down.
Invest in a sarong. A sarong is very versatile and can protect you against sun and wind and cold. It can also be worn as a piece of clothing in many different ways. Actually, it will probably be good to have at least two.
Learn the language. You don’t need to learn a whole new language, but it is a good idea to learn a few key phrases like ‘thank you’, ‘can you help me’, ‘please?’, and ‘sorry’. These are easy to learn and to make sure you don’t sell your mother for a goat, take a dictionary with.
Enough camera batteries. If you are visiting a new country, chances are you want to take a lot of pictures. Make sure that you will be able to capture that beautiful sunset or that spontaneous moment. Take extra batteries where ever you go.
Lastly, always remember to buy travel insurance. You never know what could happen and a medical emergency can cause big financial problems if you are not prepared. Also, carry copies of important documents like your passport. There are many more valid tips, but we will share more next time.