After more than twenty years in the travel industry, I have learned my fair share of lessons in traveling. Some of the travel mishaps I have seen can be avoided in traveling. You can’t plan for everything, but you can plan for a lot of things. Here are 20 adventure travel tips from a NH Travel Agency.
Travel Tip #1
Be flexible in your plans. Even though you have a plan, expect delays when traveling. It doesn’t pay to get upset when things go wrong. Patience is critical when traveling anywhere!
Travel Tip #2
A week before you leave for your adventure make a list of items you don’t want to forget. You WILL FORGET something, it always happens! Write them down to prevent that as best you can.
Travel Tip #3
Look up the native language for the destination you are traveling to. Learn common phrases of that local language like, “Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m Sorry” and other phrases.
Travel Tip #4
Batteries for your camera and cell phone are necessary. Don’t let that epic sunset get away from you because your battery went dead. Pack 2-3 extra batteries for that point and shoot or DSL. For your cell phone, get a couple of battery packs and keep them charged up for on the go.
Travel Tip #5
You don’t plan on getting hurt or sick when abroad, but it happens. A medical emergency can wipe out your savings and leave you in a financial hole. Get travel insurance. Ask your agent about travel insurance and get it!
Travel Tip #6
Pack extra underwear when traveling. It sounds silly, but underwear is small, and it’s always a good idea to have a couple of extra pairs when you travel.
Travel Tip #7
Make copies of your important travel documents. It’s a good idea to keep an extra copy of your passport in a separate bag from your actual passport. That way if you lose it, you have a backup that will allow you to get home.
Travel Tip #8
Don’t just pack anything to wear on vacation. Plan out what you are going to wear based on the number of days and the type of climate and environment where you are vacationing. You can change it up when you get there, but planning ahead will save you headaches.
Travel Tip #9
Here are a few essential items that should always go in your carry on with you.
- Electronics (phone tablet, computer, camera)
- Extra underwear
- Bathing suit if you are going to the beach
Travel Tip #10
How are you getting around when you reach your vacation destination? Ask about the price for public transportation and car rentals before you use them. It will save you money and time and prevent you from being overcharged.
Travel Tip #11
Stay hydrated when you are flying. Staying hydrated when flying will help you to get over jet lag. This tip is even more important when traveling over long distances like to Chine or Africa.
Travel Tip #12
Don’t forget where you are staying by putting your hotel address and room number on our cell phone. That way if you get lost or lose your room key, you can find your way back to the hotel.
Travel Tip #13
Alert your bank and credit card companies that you are going to be traveling abroad. This practice is a great habit to get into to protect you from credit card fraud in case you lose your purse. Beware of public wifi when using your phone, tablet, and computer. Hackers can break in and steal user login info to get into your bank accounts.