Travel or traveling is a journey, its a destination, its an escape, its an adventure that will lead you to another place, and its a dream of every human being that has now been a reality. Way before when sea travel was the only way to travel not all people get to travel to another part of the globe, it’s only the people that hunt for fish, whale oil, merchants, pirates and the army can travel, land travels were the most common and slow. Now it’s easy, convenient and comfortable. There are many reasons to travel now, and no matter how you look at it, it made everything easy and it’s an option that is readily available to any man.
In traveling, there are 2 things that you should know, it’s about travel expectations. The one that you dream about and the reality that you have to deal with. Traveling, for the most part, isn’t always luxurious, isn’t always in first class or business class, is not always smooth sailing and isn’t always positive but its an experience nevertheless. While there are some external factors that you can’t avoid, there are things that you can do to make things a little easy for you. If you don’t have any problems during your trip the hacks that you will read below will help you make your trip a good great one.
Wait for promotions: Hotels and airlines have promotions, if you can only travel on a budget or you want to feel like you got the best things in life for cheap, look for these promotions. Most people think that promotions are only discounts, it’s not, it can be in a form of freebies, VAS (value added services) and so on. The point is, it’s always better to travel with promotions, because it will make your traveling experience better.
Know the special events: If your aim is to have fun when you travel, travel to your target location when there’s a happening. This way you can be sure that the fun art is already checked. So what are these happenings?
- International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Boryeong Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea
- Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada
- Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Carnevale in Venice, Italy
- Cascamorras in Baza, Spain
- Coachella in Indio, California
- Cooper Hill’s Cheese Rolling Festival in Gloucester, England
- Dia de los Muertos in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico
- Gay Pride Parade in United States, San Francisco
- Glastonbury in Glastonbury, England
- Holi in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and various Hindu regions
- Kirpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament in Erdine, Turkey
- Lantern Festival in Pingxi, Taiwan
- La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain
- Mardi Gras in United States, New Orleans
- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
- Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
- Snow & Ice Festival in Harbin, China
- Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Philippines
- Songkran Water Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium
- Up Helly Aa Fire Festival in Lerwick, Scotland
- Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Oahu, Hawaii
Know how to fold: Folding might come as a surprise for your for travel tips, but you should know that if you have skills in folding, you will have extra spaces that you never had before. Folding is a skill that most people never got around to doing but if you are traveling constantly you need to at least know how to properly fold. It will help you get more space out of your luggage, you can even reduce your bags from 3 to 2. Folding might take time but it helps.
Travel as light as possible: If you’re going to travel have only the things that you need. You don’t need to have a ton of clothes because you can always buy that in various stores where you’re going. That thing that you need to have are the necessities that you don’t know if you’re ever going to buy those things in that specific place, always secure those first and the things that you think you can buy in those places last. That way you won’t have to worry about where to put your things. The less baggage you have the faster you will get in and out of an airport.
Researching the place: Researching is important, why? Because it will save you a ton of time going to random places. If you know some good place to dine, someplace to party, someplace to crash, meet people, sightseeing and so on, it will save you time in figuring out where to go saving you time. Regardless if you’re there on that place for 24 hours or a week, research because it will save you a ton of time to do more things. Its one of the best ways of maximizing your travel. The more that you know, the more that you will be able to do more while you’re on that place.
- You can search on the internet
- You can watch travel shows
- Read magazines
- And many many more
Invest in a good travel bag: Travel bags need to be built like a tank considering the things that it has to go through. It has to survive the harshest things that baggers can throw at it or throw it. It only contains your life (essentials) for your travels so buy something that will protect that properly. Buying a sale or cheaper ones might be a good value for money, but its, not an assurance if your bag is going to last.
Travels are great especially in today’s generation because its fairly easy, but comes along with it are some problems, not that big but problems nonetheless like delayed flights, lost baggage, contrabands and so on. While most of those things aren’t life threatening they do cause inconveniences and its always a possibility. So if you want to travel regardless if it’s for pleasure or for business, be a smart traveler and follow the hacks that were mentioned above and guaranteed that you will be better than most travelers today that doesn’t have a clue on what they have gotten themselves into. In traveling it pays to be smart and skillful. You don’t always have to figure that out, sometimes you just need to read some articles.