“Take the time to travel; it is where you find beauty in the world.” – Anonymous
Everyday work piles up, school papers are bothersome, projects, commitments etc. keeps you busy all day long, these are just a few to name of life’s treats that weighs you down and your only comfort is when you see the sunshine. And here you thought you woke up to a bright new day! We follow routines and cram for deadlines which are sometimes stressing us out and leaving us stagnant. There’s no time for you to enjoy what riches life has to offer, because you’re too preoccupied with what you’re doing at the moment without ever savoring each moment. Soon, you’ll notice some fine lines growing on your face. So better relax and take a break as soon as you can. Or you can choose to do it on your own terms.
Are you ready to pack your things up and get away from it all?! Then here are some helpful tips to begin your journey with.
Arrange your schedules, plan and go for a vacay get away
As you go through a new chapter in your life, planning your trip well is always something to look forward to. It’s inevitable for a busy individual to make certain provisions in their schedule to make time for personal leisure – or more correctly to buy time. You don’t plan in one go; the weather, your finances, emergency situations and other things will have to be factored into the planning stages, so you may amend your plans more than twice at least. There is a big possibility that there will be holidays or long weekends. Grab this chance to schedule your flight! Who knows? There might be promos too!
Pack your bags and brace yourself!
By now you’re probably thinking about what to bring on your trip. Always remember to travel light. Do not be overwhelmed with so much stuff when you travel. You don’t have to bring your entire closet with you. Keep yourself fresh and hassle free. Remember your goal is to have fun and unwind, so don’t let your trip be a drag. Also, consider the place and the duration of your trip while you’re at it. Look for amazing deals that hotels offer and book a reservation there; or just find cheap hotels that offer acceptable luxury with a 3 – 4 stars tag on them. Find affordable tourists hotspots, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other places that you think would be fun to add to your list of itineraries.
Emergency travel kit
Don’t be blindsided by too much of the enjoyment in the place where you’ll stay for a couple of days or weeks. Aside from, clothes and money, there are things you need to include to have a safe and memorable trip. This is where the personal travel emergency kit comes in. While you’re out there you may also want to consider your safety.
First scour the place where you’ll go (i.e. the country, the city, the streets and even the hotel where you’ll be staying), then check to see if the local crime rate is minimal. The next thing you’ll want to check is what’s the level of security in the hotel or nearby places that you plan to visit is; then you may want to get the local police and emergency services hotline as well as the number to your country’s embassy and how to get there. Bring your maintenance meds in case you have chronic illnesses and let the hotel know about your condition just in case.
Next to consider packing are your electronics gadgets. This includes your camera, cellphone, charger, laptop, tablet, power bank and other important things. There are a lot of memories to capture during your trip, so don’t hold back in making lasting memories. Last but not the least is bring a journal. This would be a great opportunity to unleash the writer in you: Write your own travelogue!
Bring a travel buddy
It’s your choice if you want to travel alone or add excitement by having a friend with you or maybe a bunch of them while you’re in a Mediterranean resort or a Caribbean getaway. A travel buddy often comes in handy, because some hotels and other places give discounts for groups of people who wish to patronize their establishment – even airlines give discounts for group travelers! A friend is always a friend. Happiness is always the best when shared.
No excess baggage in your head please!
This is something a traveler like you should always remember: Do not bring your work or your stress on your trip with you. It’s your time to have a break, so never let those things bother you for a while longer. Have fun, move around and collect memories.
Live your life to the fullest by treating yourself with a time-out. Now, you’re ready to go! Have fun and enjoy your next tour.