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 

Tip 9: Drink plenty of water

Tip 9: Drink plenty of water

One lesson I’ve learned the hard way is that no matter where you are traveling you should remember to drink plenty of water. It makes no difference if it is sunny or not – you need to keep hydrated. I learned my lesson over two 

Tip 8: Eat where the locals eat

Tip 8: Eat where the locals eat

One thing I have learned during my travels is that you find the best food by following the locals. Anytime you find a restaurant is favored by locals it is worth trying. On the other hand, I would advise you to steer clear of places 

Tip 7: Do not overpack

Tip 7: Do not overpack

I’m sure we have all been there, returning home from a trip with half of the items you’ve packed still unused. I certainly know I’ve done this more times than I care to remember. Do you know that “what if” feeling while you are packing? 

Tip 6: Take reviews with a grain of salt

Tip 6: Take reviews with a grain of salt

Don’t get me wrong, reviews can be really useful, and I always check out reviews on accommodation, excursions, restaurants and such. However, I never trust the reviews blindly and have learned to read between the lines. First of all, I trust the masses; meaning that 

Tip 5: Check your roaming settings

Tip 5: Check your roaming settings

Just like so many other things, mobile phones have also revolutionized travel. You basically have the world in your pocket – you can snap a picture just like that, keep in touch with friends and family wherever you are, check addresses, opening hours, etc. on