10 Essential Travel Tips for all you nomads out there…
- Pack your bag lightly – You need a lot less than you think you do, so whatever you think you need halve it. You can buy most things you need out there and will definitely appreciate carrying a lighter load.
- Divide your cash – Whether you misplace cash or it ends up getting stolen, it can be a real downer. So divide your cash amongst your things. Keep some on your person, and some in various parts of your bag to avoid this.
- Photocopy your documents – The worst thing that could happen to you would be to lose your passport. So make sure you photocopy it (and keep it in a separate place to the original). It will save you a lot of time and money should anything happen.
- Get insurance! – This cannot be stressed enough. So many people forgo it to save a little extra but it can end up costing you thousands, or risking your life for that matter. It’s just not worth the risk.
- Take photos (and back them up) – they’re the best souvenir you can get, and you don’t want to lose them. So if you can back them up, if not try to upload them somewhere online when you can, that way you won’t lose them.
- Stay hydrated – Whether you’re somewhere that’s blistering hot, or ice cold, it is essential to stay hydrated. It will get your skin great, your energy levels up and help prevent you from getting ill.
- Be spontaneous – Obviously it’s good to have a plan, but don’t be afraid to be spontaneous and try something new or different. The best times often happen when you’re least expecting it.
- Learn some of the lingo – Knowing some of the basics like ‘please’ and thank you’ in the native language will go a long way with the locals. It will also help you out if you get into a tricky situation.
- Invest in a decent moisturiser – Whether it’s the air conditioning blasting your skin on the plane, harsh winds and ice or intense heat, your skin goes through a lot when you travel so keeping it moisturised is essential.
- Bring earplugs and an eye mask – When you’re travelling you’re going to have to get used to sleeping in all sorts of places. Remembering to bring earplugs and a decent eye mask will be a godsend when it’s a lot louder and lighter than you’re used to.
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