There’s a common saying for right about now, isn’t there?
New year, new me!
Well of course, there are plenty of ways to improve one’s self and these usually come in the form of resolutions.
What about you? Do you want to expand your mind in 2017? Do you want to lose weight? These are all valid goals, but what about seeing new places? Let’s go back to that saying.
New year, new things to see!
It’s time for 2017 to be your year of travel.
There are plenty of ideas and inspiration out there already for you to come up with your travel plans, so this article is going to be dedicated to you and how your travel can be a lot more stress free.
Firstly, pack lightly. Don’t be the person lugging six bags around. Traveling isn’t about bring your goods with you and having a bunch of clothes to wear. It’s about enjoying you; you won’t enjoy yourself if bags are putting strain on your sunburnt shoulders. If things can stay at home, leave them at home. Pack the amount of clothes you need, with an emergency option and no more. Learn to wash your clothes abroad. Try not to take too much tech with you and if slimmer versions exist in your household, take them. Do you need a camera, a microphone, a hard drive and a laptop if a tablet or smartphone can replace all of them?
Plan well and with relevant purpose. This will make your journey easier if you know exactly where you are going and how to get there. Make it simpler with transfers, for example, if you are travelling in a group to Britain, you’ll need to arrange British airport transfers from airports in Britain. This will be the same with other countries and transfers can take a lot of travel hassle out of your hands. If you’re traveling in the party, keep it controlled, and to a schedule, group travel can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. All the rules should apply to all members of the group, so each member should pack lightly and plan well. Unless one member volunteers to be the pack mule, of course!
There are plenty of mistakes you can make when your travel. Even though you should stick to a plan, don’t pack it full – leave some free time. Also, ensure that a budget is made and kept to. It’s pointless spending all your money on day one of your journey. Spread your money out and enjoy every single day of your holiday.
Finally, remember to enjoy your travels. There’s no point stressing about delays and layovers as it’s all part of the journey. Try to appreciate every second of your travels as you’re not on them to get down in the dumps. You’re on them to explore, and downtime is a great way to meet new people and see new things. Get out and about and don’t be scared to improvise. While it’s good to have a plan, sometimes life will give you a chance to go off the beaten path, don’t turn it down.