Travelling the World? Go Pro With These Tips!

Planning a round the world trip is a once in a lifetime thing, and an experience you’ll never forget. The planning stages are as much a part of your experience as actually going and doing it! As you probably already know, there’s a lot to consider, and a load of hard choices to make. To help you travel the world like a fully fledged professional, we’ve got tips from people who have been there and done that to get you started:

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  • Make sure you embrace the culture of each country you visit. It’ll be different to home, but that’s the whole point in going out and exploring! Keep an open mind, learn new things, and be respectful to the locals.

  • Flights that go on sale 10-11 months before you want to travel will be cheapest. The sooner you start planning, the more money you can keep for having fun while you travel.

  • Before you arrive in a new city, make sure you have at least your first couple nights accommodation booked so you know exactly where to head. You won’t want to find somewhere to stay after travelling for a long while!

  • Don’t travel without travel insurance – anything can happen! You get what you pay for, so choose the best policy suited to you. You’d pay good money for your car insurance, so do the same with travel insurance.

  • Invest in a quality backpack that you can tighten on the waist so it rests lightly on your shoulders.

  • If a taxi driver in Vegas asks if you want to flip a coin to go double or quits on the fare, find out how much it’ll be before making a decision.

  • Take a head torch for when you might be in a situation in the middle of the night – the toilet could be a hole in the ground!

  • A flexible pass purchased from an agents like Travelbag will be beneficial. You can then change your flights should you need to – you might fall in love with a place you’re staying and want to spend longer there!

  • Why not fund a longer trip by working? A working holiday visa will break up your trip and help you to pay for your next big adventure.

  • Visit as many places as possible to get the most out of your trip.

  • Go where others don’t every once in a while. Touristy areas will be good and all, but by going off the track you’ll experience something more real. Meet interesting people, eat at great restaurants, and find hidden treasures.

  • Speak to lots of fellow travellers if you can. Find out where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what they’re doing now. It can help you to make travel decisions of your own and even save you money!

  • Learn a few words of the language of the country you’re in. You may even get special treatment for making an effort to speak to people!

Providing you do plenty of research before you go and travel as light as possible, you’ll have a great time travelling the world!

 

 

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