GUEST POST | 10 practical tips to travel comfortably5/24/2016
These days, more people are realizing the true investment in travelling. Exploring the world helps in giving us an open mind, we become more creative, more in tune with what is going on in the world and most importantly, there is always a unique thrill that no object can gives us when we find ourselves in a new place.
This said, making our journeys as comfortable as possible is important to heighten our level of experience. There are a number of things you can do to travel comfortably and the following are ten practical tips you should keep in mind to master the art of travelling like a pro.
Do the research
Learning about the place you are set to visit before embarking on your journey is the first step to creating a great holiday. Get to know some of the best places to visit, learn a bit of the language the local people speak there and maybe even learn their customs and etiquette (especially if you are going to a completely different country than your own) so that you won’t end up without an idea of what you want to do with your days once you are there.
Don’t let plans rule you
While doing the research is important, you should allow yourself to break your own schedule and wander off to explore the place. You might find an amazing restaurant that serves authentic local food where the locals meet or other treasure troves that are not swarmed by tourists.
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When it comes to clothing, checking the weather to understand how warm or cold the place will be is the way to determine what you are going to pack. Remember that you will have long days wandering about, walking and travelling, so wear clothes that are comfortable — flowy dresses that are stylish and perfect for warm temperatures or soft chunky cardigans for cooler temperatures.
Unless you are going on a tropical island and plan to lounge all day, holidays usually come with a lot of walking and standing so you have to pack comfortable shoes that will not leave the soles of your feet bleeding by the end of the day. Pairing white sneakers with dresses is not only a comfortable look but you will also be on trend and if you are not a sneakers kind of girl then lace up ballet pumps are another great option.
Use those apps
Apps are amazing! From GPS to restaurant guides or city guides, get yourself the apps to make your holiday as easy as possible.
Seeing as when we are on holiday, we are out of the hotel for most of the day, then carrying a hygiene kit with wipes, soaps and tissues is a good way of feeling clean after vising the public restroom or after eating that gelato!
Bring the entertainment
A long flight or a long train ride, bus rides and taxis, if your holiday involves hours of travelling, then having great books to read and magazines will help you on those occasions when you need to kill time.
Stash that cash
It is always a good idea to carry cash when you’re on holiday and even better, stashing that cash in different places — your wallet, your trouser pocket or your jacket pocket is a good way of ensuring you will always have cash on you if someone ever steals your wallet or bag.
So tiny and yet so useful! Headphones are crucial for that long flight when that toddler just won’t sit still or on long bus rides when you just want to shut out everyone around you and simply look at that scenery.
Pack the essentials
You really don’t need to pack your whole closet to look stylish on holiday. Pack clothes you can mix and match, download that book on your phone, fold everything neatly and go on this trip feeling as light as possible.