Chances are, we have all been in a situation while traveling where we have felt like we really weren’t as prepared as we needed to be. Whether we were dealing with something as trivial as being stuck out in the rain without an umbrella or something as serious as losing our passport. There are few things that can ruin a trip quicker than being unprepared. Trust me, I have learned this lesson repeatedly throughout my time traveling this world.
If you are a first-time traveler, especially if you are traveling internationally for the first time, then your head is probably spinning right now. Between all of the travel planning, questions about what to pack, the unknowns of dealing with a different culture and perhaps even a different language, and the uncertainty of what you can expect to experience when you arrive, it can be a little bit overwhelming.
Even though it has been well over a decade since I traveled internationally for the first time, I can still remember the range of emotions I went thru when I was planning and booking my first trip. The excitement, the nervousness, and the uncertainty were all palpable. Those same emotions are what got me absolutely hooked on travel.
If you have ever traveled across multiple time zones, you are probably well aware of the effects of jet lag and how it can put a damper on the start of your trip. In a perfect world, we would land at our destination and be ready to hit the ground running. In reality, sometimes our bodies just aren’t able to go along with that plan. The end result is that may be spending time in your hotel room resting when you could be out exploring.
Traveling can be one of the greatest joys in life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. One way to make travel more enjoyable and less stressful is to make sure you have the right travel accessories with you on your trip. The right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep you and your belongings safe, and help you capture the special moments on your journeys.
In order to help you pick out the next great travel accessory for your next big adventure, I have included some of the hottest travel accessories for 2019 below for you to review. So before you go jet-setting across the world, make sure you are prepared to travel in comfort, safety, and convenience with these great accessories.
Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage. Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.
I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag. Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while. Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier. I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both. We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out.
When traveling, it is important to have your carry-on bag organized so that you have what you need to make it thru a long flight. To help you make sure you aren’t forgetting anything important, we’ve put together this list that you can use.
We all agree that hot, sticky nights are lousy, but finding some relief isn’t beyond hope. You don’t need to surrender to the heat and accept another sleepless night. We have compiled a list of ten ways in which you can survive a night in a hotel or hostel that has no air conditioning. Hopefully one or more of these suggestions will help you out the next time you need it.
No trip is perfect. Regardless of how much we try, nothing will ever go completely as planned. But with a little foresight and some planning, you can avoid the big mistakes that can lead to frustration, stress, and even regret.
Forgetting something when traveling can end up being anything from an inconvenience to a show stopper. To help you avoid forgetting the big things that can quickly derail an international trip, we have setup this checklist for you to use.