Travel smart and acquire the best travel tip in 2019. Smart travel can mean different things to different people. To me, it means having control of your travel itineraries which includes your before travel, during travel and after travel. The process of traveling can drain you of your capacity to do the work you need to do, or enjoy your newest destination, before you even arrive.
I am highlighting the important travel to-do’s for you to be a smart traveler.
The list may sound inconveniencing but I can assure you that you can’t do without experiencing any of the listed details.
I included some obvious (yet often forgotten) tips, as well as some clever game-changing hacks too. From the moment you start planning your trip till you’re unpacking your box, these time-saving travel hacks will help to streamline your trips, ease some unnecessary headaches.
One of the important ways to travel smart is buy packing smart. Pack light and remember not to pack unnecessary items that wouldn’t be important for your trip. This might also help you avoid the headache of checking in your bag which will in return delay you while waiting for your bag at the airport bag carousel.
Photocopy/Email a Copy of Your Itinerary and Important ID Documents to Yourself
Having a copy of your documents in hard copies can come handy incase immigration wants to know more about your travel intentions or Incase of loss of stole documents, your photocopied documents will serve as a good backup. The new-school way to have copies of your documents is by scanning and sending to your email, saving it on external drives or other mediums like online cloud.
Learn about food and eating habit in your host country before your trip
You may want to do a little research on the food in your host country Incase you have allergies. It will also Interest you to know that in Egypt (and several other countries) that finishing all the food on your plate signifies that the host did not provide you with enough to eat.
Set up google map to work offline
This has really helped me a few times and I wouldn’t advise that you overlook this. Offline maps help with easy navigation without actually using any Internet Data.
Pack a smart first aid kit
Incase you plan on traveling outside of major cities, it’s advisable that you pack a solid travel first aid kit. It can really get you out of some nasty situations and save you from some inconvenient side trips to a doctor.
According to www.nhs.uk
Basic travel health kit
A basic travel health kit includes:
- wound-cleaning gauze
- sterile dressings
- bandage tape
- sunburn treatment
- insect repellent
- insect bite treatment
- medication for pre-existing medical conditions
Learn some language key phrases
Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you’re traveling to a country where your native language isn’t commonly spoken. It’s advisable that you learn basic words like greetings, showing gratitude, how to communicate with taxi drivers and how to order items
Read about most areas you will be visiting
Learning about your activities and choice place of visit will give you a good understanding or what to expect.