These are some basic travel tips to be aware of before you leave. Simple concepts but easy to overlook.
1. Pay by credit card
It is safer to pay by credit card than cash or check. If you don’t get services or things that you had paid for, you may be able to dispute the charges with your credit card company.
2. Bring a first aid kit
Cold medicine, pain killers, bandages, antibiotic creams, allergy related medicines and other personal medicines.
3. Never leave any valuables in your car.
Whatever it is such as laptops, cameras, cell phones, etc, take them with you.
Also any documents or passports that you need to fly back home
4. Ask the hotel staff for information.
Don’t be shy asking questions. The staff are local residents there, so they will have much more realistic information than you read on books or internet
5. Learn basic phrases in the native language of your destination
“Thank you” “Hello” “Bye”, “Sorry”,etc. or Have a language translation app, it is better than nothing.
6. Have a flexible schedule
Sometimes, it might not go well as you planned. Have some flexible time to shift around your schedules.
7. Bring An Extra Camera Battery
One battery won’t be enough.
8. Always Get Travel Insurance.
With Travel Insurance , you will have peace of mind during traveling. Buy travel insurance when you make the first payment, you can still add more in your plan later. You can not buy travel insurance on the day you are leaving for the trip.
9. Stay in touch with your family or friends.
Make sure to keep in touch with your family and friends and let them know where you are and your schedule such as returning date.
10. Meet the local people and try the local food.
Skim these travel tips quickly before traveling.