I love travelling myself but once I did an impromptu trip and everything went haywire! Planning can be difficult, but if you equip yourself with all the right things, the process becomes much easier. This article is based on all things you require before hitting the airport. There are a few things that will help you plan your holiday and be stress-free.
Planning can be quite difficult, keeping everything in mind from budget, hotels, flights and so much more. To make things easier, get yourself a travelogue.
A good travelogue should include everything from scratch-off maps, day journals (including space for pictures), planning (including budget), checklists (for packing and otherwise), important contacts, postcards page, useful information such as different conversions (weight, length), useful phrases in different languages and a few empty pages for you to fill in! If you want a good travelogue, check out this one.
Packing is one of the most important factors for travelling. You want a bag that can fit in everything from your laptop to your camera. However, I do not know if this has happened to you, but before leaving there is always that one person who tells me to beware of my surroundings and of pick-pocketers. Hence, I like to be on the safe side and get an anti-theft bag.
A good anti-theft bag should have a hidden zipper design to prevent theft. Some backpacks are designed to reduce back pain which is always a plus. Generally, while buying a bag, I also look at the capacity, if it can fit my laptop and other electronics while still having space for other things. If you want a good backpack, here is one.
- PROTECT YOURSELF
It is always important to protect yourself and your documents. You do not want to be stranded in an unknown country with a stolen or spoilt passport. Hence, a passport holder can sometimes be annoying, however, it is essential as it protects your passport. It is better to be safe than sorry!
- GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS
Just as it is important for keeping your passport safe, it is important to keep your money, credit cards and other essentials safe as well.
A business wallet should have compartments to keep your different currencies, different credit/debit cards, phone, car keys but also holders for your different sim cards! Here is a link to one of our favourites.
- BE PROACTIVE
While travelling, many people might have the same suitcase or bag as you and sometimes it is difficult to identify. There are so many cases in which someone took a stranger’s black suitcase thinking it was theirs. To avoid this problem, get yourself a luggage tag and be stress-free!