Traveling for the first time is fun, packing tips
Travelling for the first time is fun, exciting and unforgettable. But keep in mind, there are a lot of things you don’t know about the wider world. In order to make your new adventure easier here is my list of 20 traveling and packing tips you can use.
Lower your expectations – When traveling to a place far from home things are going to be different so don’t get your hopes high and you will always be pleasantly surprised.
Be open to experiencing new things. Especially when you are traveling to a country that is very different from yours.
Get to know the place you’re visiting
The best way to really get to know the place you’re visiting is to do everything like a local. Use local accommodation, local transportation, local food (you should even try street food, it won’t kill you).
Prepare well, check good where you are going, packing tips are crucial when going for a longer period, get to know the cultural influence in dressing or what is prohibited for customs, packing tips are essential.
Don’t be afraid to try lots of different local dishes and local drinks, and if the chef offers you his specialties dare to say yes. Also, forget about your low-carb diet or your weight loss plan and enjoy the local cuisine, you will worry about that later.
You should always try and participate in celebrating local customs or festivals with the local culture in their traditional manners. It’s a chance to learn more about their culture and have fun – it is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Visit the main tourist attractions
It is nice to visit the main tourist attractions, but remember it’s always better to wander off and take the path less trodden, that is where you’ll find your adventure.
Don’t be quick to judge. You won’t fear what you don’t know if you show some interest and ask someone to tell you more about it.
Learn the basics of the local language and use them often. The locals will appreciate it because it shows respect and it’s the best way to break the ice and start a conversation.
Don’t raise your voice. The locals are not deaf, they probably can’t understand you. And remember – your manners don’t need translation.
Leave a good impression
Make sure to leave a good impression of your culture and always respect the local customs, remember – you’re the one that’s visiting.
Smile as much as you can, it’s one of the best ways to meet new friends. Talk to the local people and be friendly, you’ll be amazed how much you can learn about the country you’re in just by doing that.
A fast and efficient way of getting around in the place you are visiting is to always carry cards with basic and useful phrases in the local language. It comes in pretty handy sometimes.
Befriend other travelers
You can share experiences and useful tips. And always remember that sharing travel adventures with others is all about celebration. That way you will always be among friends.
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You won’t get to know the place if you just rush through it. That is why I recommend travelling for longer in fewer places.
If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask. Even it is in hand gestures, charades or sign language.
Bring a map with you
When it comes to navigation, you can’t always rely on your gadgets. If you don’t want to get lost when your smartphone battery dies or your app crashes – bring a map with you.
And if you get stressed remember that one of the best ways in coping with it on your vacation is to be flexible to change, that way you can adapt to any situation.
Don’t be afraid to say no, but keep in mind it has to be respectful of the person you are saying no to.
Guard your passport with your life, and I can’t stress that enough. Also, travel insurance is a must!
Sometimes bad things can happen, you can get robbed or lost. But the important thing is to remember that as long as you are safe you don’t need to worry. Let it go and enjoy yourself. Think of it as water under the bridge.