Tip 18: Consider jetlag and travel fatigue

Tip 18: Consider jetlag and travel fatigue

If you take a longer trip it’s wise to take jetlag and travel fatigue into consideration when making plans. I know how exciting it is to explore new destinations and you may feel like you’re missing valuable time if you take some downtime. I dare…

Tip 17: McDonald’s & Starbucks usually offer free Wi-Fi

Tip 17: McDonald’s & Starbucks usually offer free Wi-Fi

At least for me, finding free Wi-Fi while traveling is essential. I always book accommodation with free Wi-Fi, which naturally means I don’t need Wi-Fi as much when out and about. However, Wi-Fi is still also necessary when roaming the destination. Whenever I enter an…

Tip 16: Use HERE WeGo for offline navigation

Tip 16: Use HERE WeGo for offline navigation

The digital era has made orientation in new places much easier, just use your phone to navigate and most times you’ll find your way. While traveling navigation can be more challenging due to roaming fees. Luckily you can use offline navigation. Several map apps offer…

Tip 15: Walk as much as possible

Tip 15: Walk as much as possible

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to walk. Strolling around allows you to see so much more than using public transport or a rental car. Next to walking, cycling is also a good option. However, I think walking is even better…

Tip 14: Try to get behind business travelers in security lines

Tip 14: Try to get behind business travelers in security lines

One of my pet peeves while traveling is slow people in security lines. You know the people who only start digging out things from their bag when it’s their turn to pass through security. Or the people who start asking whether they can bring their…

Tip 13: Learn some local phrases

Tip 13: Learn some local phrases

In my opinion it always pays off to learn some local phrases before your trip. Even if it is something as simple as hello, please, thank you and goodbye it helps break the ice. Even if you’re not into languages, learning a few basic words…

Tip 12: Look like you know where you are going

Tip 12: Look like you know where you are going

I’m sure we’ve all worried about sticking out like a sore thumb while traveling and thus making ourselves more susceptible to crime. Tourists are more prone to have things stolen from them, getting hustled, etc. so not looking too touristy is an advantage. Over the…

Tip 11: Never pay in your home currency

Tip 11: Never pay in your home currency

Now that we often use credit cards to pay for purchases when traveling you should be aware of exchange rates. When paying with your card the machine or teller may ask you whether you want to pay in the local currency or your home currency.…

Tip 10: Check your passport’s expiration date

Tip 10: Check your passport’s expiration date

Remember to check the expiration date on your passport well in time before your trip. Nothing would be more stressful than turning up at the airport with an expired passport. Even though you may in some cases be able to get a temporary passport issued…

Keeping your travel bug active

Keeping your travel bug active

While we are living in such strange and unusual times it may be challenging to keep your travel bug alive and active. Here are some ideas to stay active on the travel front when you’re unable to travel and have to practice social distancing. Watch…