Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have expert advice on hand before you set off on your travels?
Well, here are some priceless travelling tips from the experts who have travelled all over the world, and have the secrets on how to do it right.
Pack and unpack
"Once you're done packing, unpack one third of your loot. You'll have a hard time leaving what you thought was essential stuff behind, but it'll be worth it - just think of how much more shopping you can do! But make room for some duct tape and a few binder clips. You never know when you'll need a makeshift clothesline, shampoo lid, purse handle, sandal strap, curtain rod, lint brush, hemming solution.” Emily Wolman, editor of Lonely Planet.
A pen and sink stoppers are essential
"Always carry a pen when you take an international flight. You will probably be asked to fill out a customs form, and they often don't have pens on the plane or in the airport. Carry a universal sink stopper, too. It is a cheap piece of rubber that will let you do laundry in the sink or use a bathtub that otherwise won't fill. It takes up little to no space, but it is totally worth it." Gary Arndt, Everything Everywhere.
Pack peppermint oils
"Peppermint essential oil is perfect for calming nerves for jittery fliers and great for headaches or potential colds that may be coming (rub some on your temples and under the nose). It's also great for upset stomachs that come with constant travel and eating new foods." Jeannie Mark
, Nomadic Chick.
Your carry-on can save you
"In your carry-on: water, snack, clean undies. No matter what form of transportation you are using to go from point A to B, you'll get thirsty and hungry.” JD Andrews, earthXplorer.
Staying safe has different meanings
"Staying safe on the road is more about your demeanor and character than about taking extra precautions. The best thing is to have a confident attitude while traveling abroad in order to make sure you don't become a target. If there are any times that we are unsure or get stressed out, that is when we often get into trouble. Stay calm, stay confident, and always walk like you know where you are going, even if you're lost." Marcello Arrambide, Wandering Trader.
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