Traveling for the holidays can be exhausting, especially if you are not fully prepared for what’s to come. Learning about a country’s culture and respecting their beliefs is common courtesy, but what are you supposed to do when you’re in a totally different place?
Here, we break down some tips for both constant and first time travelers.
Consider Eating Local Food
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One of the best parts of traveling is the food. Having a taste of authentic local food from different countries is a luxury that every travel must take advantage of. If you think you’ve tasted it all, then you are most probably wrong.
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This is one of the most important parts of traveling – if not the most important. Make a list of what you need for your travel, and stick to that list. If you are backpacking, this is extremely important. Half of what you put in your bag are actually things you don’t need for your travel!
Learn the Local Language
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Give it a little bit of effort and you won’t be disappointed. Learning simple terms such as “Thank you”, “Please”, “How are you”, and I’m sorry” won’t hurt, and will make it easier for you to navigate around town.
Bring a Camera (and extra batteries)
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You definitely would want to keep those memories and come back to them after a while, besides nothing brings back sweet memories than seeing them in photos. Bring extra batteries, too, as you would probably be staying outside for the whole day.
Remember to Bring a Sarong at All Times
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Sarongs are a huge help when traveling. It can be used to protect yourself from a hot and sunny day, or as a wrap-around during a cold day.
Make Photocopies of Your Passport, Visa, etc
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Do this ahead of time, even before leaving your country of origin. Have your passport, visa, itinerary, and other important documents photocopied as losing these things without clear copies would cause you a lot of trouble.
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It’s always good to have a well-planned itinerary, but being spontaneous when you are in a totally different environment can be fun most of the time. Try different restaurants, go on a hike (with an expert guide, of course), or talk to a random stranger. Just make sure to always be cautious!
Bring Extra Cash
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Stash some in different places such as your socks, toiletry bag, or under your shoe inserts. This can help prevent theft and would extremely be helpful when your ATM cards stop working.
Meet the Locals
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Talk to them and ask questions – it’s the best way to learn about the country and their culture.
Have a Backup of the Important Stuff
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Nobody wants their stuff to be stolen, especially their laptops. Sometimes though, unexpected things happen beyond our control. Make sure to back everything up beforehand in an external hard drive or even a USB.
You’ve got the helpful travel tips, and now it’s time to take care of the stuff that you’ll be leaving behind. Our friendly staff at Alpha Airport Parking in Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Melbourne sees to it that your car is well taken care of while you are away. No need to worry about your car, we’ve got everything handled for you! Go on and enjoy your trip!