Travelling can be a tough, albeit rewarding ordeal for a beginner. But in order to make it easier, here are a few tips that any beginner can put to use.
1. Your smartphone
Your smartphone can prove extremely useful while travelling as it can offer a plethora of functions while travelling. Make sure to unlock your phone since this will enable you to gain access to a lot of functions that are otherwise not open to you such as installing a SIM card that offers high-speed data at extremely cheap rates. These SIM cards will be local and will help you get plans that are otherwise very expensive, the likes of which that are offered by Sprint or Verizon.
2. The number of things you have
It is better as well as smart to pack light while traveling since you’ll have to change accommodations. This will, of course, be easier said than done since the urge to pack that one object that you absolutely must need will more often than not turn into objects that you absolutely need. Although there are bags that help you carry a lot of stuff, it is still wise to avoid getting these as the number of things that you pack will increase as the amount of space you get. Set a weight limit which is around 30 pounds.
3. The apps that you use
While traveling, make sure that you have installed a handful apps such as Google Translate and Maps since these will help you with the eventual language barrier as well as accessing the routes that you need to follow. Download the offline data as well as the maps before you start your journey so that the apps serve you well in times when you do not have access to the internet. You can also ask your family to install a few apps such as WhatsApp or Instagram so that you can communicate with your loved ones. This is key in keeping your head under check.
Staying in hostels is something that many travelers avoid since they often view them as unsafe, unruly and dangerous places to stay in. Although there is some truth to this, hostels can become one of the most memorable places that you’d ever visit, provided you choose the right one. Make sure that you know well about the hostels that you are staying before you book a bed.
5. Beware of thefts
Although theft is rare, it is still common in select places, and it is your duty to make it harder for them to get your stuff. It is extremely important to keep tabs on whatever you carry, especially when you are out in the public where the crowd is extremely thick.