50 Tips For Travelers

From the philosophical to the funny, the serious to the ridiculous, here is a list of things that we learned while traveling around the world. And from what we learned from our overseas flights, we've put together a list of tips for travelers.

Tips and tricks learned while traveling

1. Carry fewer things

Number 1 Travel Tips. You should try to travel only with carry-on luggage. Do you really need six pairs of shoes and an iron? If you bring less, you will travel cheaper (no luggage charge), faster (no waiting to get your bags) and more easily (a bag means less to carry around during your trip by plane).

2. Forget your travel guide

Another tip trip. Rather than packing your Routard or Lonely Planet, photocopy the pages you need and recycle them when you no longer need them. This allows you to save space and weight.

3. Avoid the security queue where there are children

Take one where there are only adults. It goes much faster.

4. Never put flip flops (on an airplane)

In the unlikely event of an emergency, it is better to wear solid shoes that will protect you from heat and sharp objects.

5. Shake yourself (a little)

If you are afraid of turbulence in flight, try to move your body a little when you arrive in an area where it shakes. Nobody will notice because everyone moves because of the movements of the plane. It may sound a little crazy, but your movement will counteract that of the plane and you will feel less turbulence. If you are looking for travel tips, ask us!

6. If possible, choose your place.

If you can choose your seat, avoid sitting next to babies and groups of friends chatting, your trip by plane will be more peaceful. That's good traveling too.

7. Learn a few words

Memorize a few words of the local language, and have the courage to use them! It's amazing how a few words can do for a lot of people. People tend to prefer those who make the effort to communicate with them in their own language.

8. Close your mouth

Small tip travels for your health. If you are in a country where the water is not healthy, keep your mouth shut in the shower.

9. Choose the right hotel

Today, we compare, we read the opinions. To find a good hotel, do not forget to take a ride on Skyscanner, find better at the best price, it's worth it, a good tip for finding cheap trips.

10. Drop your friends

Traveling alone may seem intimidating at first, but it gives you a real chance to dive into your journey. On a solo trip, I made friends for life, learned a new language, and had amazing experiences.

11. Always travel with a hoodie

Even though they have become the uniform of young teens, hoodies remain excellent clothes for traveling. Put on your hood and isolate yourself from the noise and light to sleep on a flight/ seat/airport bus.

12. Choose the Asian-vegetarian menu

You are served first, you avoid fatty and heavy dishes (which helps with jet lag problems, apparently) and the quality is better.

13. Take earplugs

If the silence is golden, then the earplugs are worth their weight in platinum during your trip by plane. Being able to sleep in a noisy plane or hotel is a significant advantage, not to be underestimated if you want to travel well.

14. Pre-book an airport lounge

always looking for travel tips? If you are traveling by long haul, book an airport lounge in advance. There is a tax to pay in advance, but this allows you to enjoy a quiet environment with free drinks, things to eat, magazines, newspapers, WIFI, etc. When you leave, take a few bottles of water. It's an affordable and enjoyable way to start your journey.

15. Take a device with an Internet connection

If you take a long trip, take a device that connects to wifi, such as a smartphone or tablet. Before, I did not do it because I was afraid to take an expensive object on a trip, but it was even more expensive, if not impossible, to use the internet on site. There is free wifi all over the world, and you will quickly realize that you often need to go to your bank account or check your reservation, but also find tips for traveling cheap.

16. Take a jacket in rab

When traveling on an airplane (especially on long-haul flights), always consider an extra jacket because the blankets you are given are not very thick and it can be cold on the plane. Traveler's tip for your comfort!

17. Take a sarong

The pareos are lightweight and multifunctional: to lie on the beach, to cover you when it's cold, to turn into towel, curtain, skirt, dress, and even bandage relief.

18. Take a tablet for the kids

When traveling on a plane with young children, bring a laptop or tablet. Cartoons and other movies allow you to spend time during the flight and allow parents to take a break too.

19. Invest in a noise-canceling headset

For the perfect long-haul journey, buy a good noise-canceling helmet. The price may be high, but they are worth it to no longer hear the screaming baby, the snoring neighbor or teens who chatter.

20. Kindle is made to travel

I never travel without my Kindle. No need to lug several books hoping to exchange with other travelers. It may have been a "charming" way of traveling in the past, but not when you find books ... in German!

21. Take a look behind you

Whenever you go anywhere from a chair at the airport to a coffee shop or bar, always go back and make sure you have not forgotten anything. This trip tip might allow you to avoid moments of panic.

22. Roll up your clothes

Once we begin to roll, we wonder why we broke our heads to bend. The travel tips, it is also the optimization of his luggage to pay less.

23. Use your body language

When there is a language barrier, screaming in one's mother tongue does not help much. So use your body. It is the most international language in the world. And do not forget to punctuate with a smile.

24. Bring a banana AND a wallet

And this for a double reason: if you steal your banana, you can quietly take out your wallet and continue your vacation without much hassle. If you make friends on the spot and want to pay a tour, use your wallet instead because it could be insulting to see you rummage through your banana.

25. Do not change your money at the hotel

Traveler's Council: look for the best rate instead. Find a credit/debit card that does not tax you for overseas purchases, and do not bother with traveler's checks.

26. Do not take (too much) cash

I do not think I have been a country for the last ten years that does not have a distributor. So you do not really need to bring more than two days of money.

27. Take a pack of cards

Travel advice number 27! A card game is not only useful for passing the time when there are delays, but it is also a good way to start an intercultural dialogue.

28. Take a guide

When visiting a cultural monument, always take a local guide. It will make you discover many more things than if you go it alone or read your travel guide.

29. Be flexible

The more flexible your travel arrangements are, the more money you'll save (you'll be able to travel at cheaper times and get better rates). Use Skyscanner's handy monthly charts to find the cheapest flights for a given month, the price of your plane trip will be affected.

30. Synchronize your sleep

To avoid discomfort due to jet lag, try to synchronize your sleep pattern with the new time zone immediately. This is one of the essential travel tips for the long haul.

31. Take Travel Insurance

Advice to travelers essential to not turn the dream into a nightmare. Always take out travel insurance (and do not just rely on your credit card insurance). It sounds obvious but many people do not do it and end up losing a lot of money when things go wrong.

32. Be faithful

If you want to be upgraded, take the airline's loyalty card. Even if you are at the lowest level, you will be rewarded first.

33. The Tiger Balm is a gift from the gods

Tip unstoppable trip! This Singaporean balm not only works wonders on sore muscles but also works as a repellent for insects. A perfect two-in-one for traveling.

34. Understand that you can be understood

The fact that this gentleman is white does not necessarily mean that he speaks French. And the fact that this lady is Asian does not necessarily mean that she does not speak French! Be wary when meditating in a language that may be understood around you. You never know who understands what.

35. Admit that we are all the same

It is while traveling that you realize that societies are as fragmented and diverse in their views as you are. Among the indispensable travel tips, we can only mention openness.

36. Avoid the classics

If you really want to think outside the box, buy the Backpacker and avoid all the places listed there.

37. Do not plan anything

It's always a little tempting to plan every step of your journey in detail, but free days are often those that leave the most enduring and cherished memories.

38. Enjoy life

Be open-minded and enjoy life. Traveling can be frustrating, but you will think about it and remember it all your life.

39. Prefer handmade trips

Always looking for advice to travelers? If you really want to discover a new country and a culture, rent a car and plan everything yourself. The freedom to do what you want when you want it creates the best trips.

40. Slow down

Council traveler of a great sage! Traveling is like life: it's the journey that's fun. Do not just get to your destination as quickly as possible. Travel more slowly and you will discover more.

41. Take the difficult route

The more difficult the journey, the more rewarding it is. Driving to Kazakhstan is a crazy experience. Getting there by plane is just a "trip".

42. Staying seated is tiring

Traveling by plane is tiring, even if you are sitting in a comfortable seat all the time. Among the advice to travelers to follow, we can only encourage you to get up regularly during the flight.

43. Go there

If you have a strong desire to "go on a trip", even if it's just to see a particular place, start saving and go for it! Do not be too long. Do not post. Do it, or you will regret when you are too old / too busy / too busy to travel.

44. Do not be paranoid

Be wise and careful, but try not to be paranoid. I once traveled with a guy who could not relax because he was convinced everyone was there to steal his money or ripped him off. One day, he lost his car keys and started accusing the family who had welcomed us for a night in the desert. He eventually found the keys at the bottom of his sleeping bag. Travel tip: keep your things tidy!

45. Hide your guide

You are in London, you are looking for your route and everyone is ignoring you: hide your travel guide and your map. You are in Glasgow and everyone is giving you advice all the time: hide your travel guide and map.

46. There is always Toblerone

You have finished your vacation but you forgot to buy gifts? No problem! It's a mathematical certainty, Swiss mountain-shaped chocolate will always be available in duty-free shops around the world.

47. Do not get upset

Here is another of our tips for travelers. No need to spend your energy on getting upset with travelers who do not stay within one meter of the luggage mat, so everyone can see the luggage arrive.

48. The steak tartare, it's not a steak with tartar sauce

Yes, sometimes we learn things while traveling ...

49. Cut out your toothbrush

To save space and weight, saw your toothbrush in half. The additional 3 cm3 can be used to carry a sheet of paper in addition (see tip 2).

50. Pretend to sleep

Board traveler to be discreet. If you flatter during your flight, pretend to sleep or insult yourself against people who respect nothing!



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