The internet is peppered with so many articles that give out various kinds of advice and tips regarding travel. But while these tips may be important, nay, crucial to ensure that your trip is safe, enjoyable and worth it, still, many people choose to ignore many of them. This only ends with a lot of disappointments and “what ifs” when something goes wrong that could’ve been prevented if they had just followed the travel tips they’ve read.
Here are some of the most common and important travel tips that people do not follow:
Keep a light schedule
Travel experts always tell travelers to keep their schedules light and leave a lot of time for relaxation and opportunity to do something unexpected or outside of the schedule because it will allow you to enjoy your experiences more. But sometimes travelers will want to fill up their schedule to the brim, bouncing from one site to another. This only leads to a trip that feels more like a blur than an actual experience.
Keep your valuables safe
In the heat and excitement of having just arrived in a new place where new experiences beckon, many travelers forget the most important tip they should follow – keep their valuables safe. They would be so excited to go out that they’ll forget to take steps to protect their valuables – they’ll put their wallets in their back pockets, they won’t use anti-theft bags, and just put money within their person without any rhyme or reason.
Security should always be of utmost concern when traveling. Always have a plan in place and make the necessary preparations to make sure that your valuables are safe and protected.
Even though reservations are now so easy because you can do it online, it would still be worth your while to confirm that everything is in place a few days before you go on your trip. Check it out online to check if anything has changed. It just takes a few minutes of your time. Unfortunately , not many travelers do this because they’ve become complacent and assume that everything will work out perfectly. Better be safe than sorry.
Don’t eat street food
this can work either way. While you should always think about your health and the possibility of contracting a disease from unsafe and unsanitary food, neither should you relegate yourself to just high-end restaurants. The happy compromise here is to look for recommendations from locals and tourists. They’ll usually point you towards hole in the walls that prepare safe and yummy local fare.
About The Author
Derek Gallimore, owner of London luxury apartments provider Boutique London Lets, is a travel veteran and knows the importance of preparation when traveling.