8 Most Important Things to
Keep in Mind While Traveling
If we sit back and try to think about how we are spending our life, we will see that we do only one thing – run after money. Yes it is true. In the 21st century, the only thing we humans know is money. And in this race for money, we often get exhausted and tired.
And travelling is the thing which works as a medicine! When we travel to any destination with our family or friends, our mind gets relaxed and the pressure also comes off. We create a lot of memories and these can be captured through the gadgets by the name camera (anyone under Rs 1 Lac will work too!). These memories in the form of photos can be used as a source of refreshment later.
Whatever these are, but travelling is seriously important for us. And if you are planning to travel to some destination, here are 8 most important things which you should keep in mind...
Plan and pack like a professional
Whenever you are travelling to any destination, the most important thing that you need to do first is the packing. You should be careful about what you have to carry with you. Never have any kind of useless stuffs with you and your bag should always have only the required items. This will save your space and energy to carry the bags. So plan your items some days prior to the trip and then pack them one day before leaving.
Know the local language
It is not necessary that you must be travelling to some place near your home. Your trip may also be to some different state or even country. So what will you do in the middle of a crowd speaking some different language?
So try to get a basic idea about the local language before you visit there. Having a basic knowledge about the language will be enough. You need to know the respective language form of the questions which you may ask on a daily basis, like “Where is the place” or “Where will I find this” etc. This will save you from any emergency or spending for any language translator. You can also keep a dictionary of the same language too!
Keep all your documents
At first sight, this may seem something common. But this common thing is enough to put you in great trouble. You need to have all your documents with you whenever you are travelling to any place regardless of how far it is.
These documents include your passport, driving license, PAN card and all other things like the hotel bill and photo. The best idea would be to make a photocopy of every document and carry them instead of the original ones.
Plan your budget
Yes, it is one of the most important things which you need to keep in mind before travelling. You need to plan your budget either before going to the trip or at the start. Planning your budget will save you from the burden of extra expenditure to be prior.
You would never want yourself in a situation where you are running out of money but have to spend much more time in the destination, right? So it will be better to make and plan a budget beforehand. Planning a budget may include the proper choice of the hotel or find cheap hostels or airbnb the budget of each day’s shopping or the meal expenditure and many more.
Have adequate amount of cash
It is always necessary to have extra cash in your hand while travelling. I know this is the smart world and you do everything smarter than others, but it is wise to carry extra cash in your pocket while travelling.
There may be various places where you may not be able to use your card directly and in emergency you are going to need cash. And when you are travelling to places like Leh Ladakh or Jammu and Kashmir, you should not think twice before throwing your card at home and having cash only.
Know the laws
It is never going to happen that whatever rules and laws you have in your city or state or country, others are going to follow the same. It may be true that some of them might be the same, but different places have different laws.
So whenever you are travelling to some destination, you should get an idea of the rules and the laws of the place beforehand. You should know the basic rules they follow and if you are in trouble at the place itself, it will be useful to ask a local before doing something!
Try to make savings
It is the habit of people to travel by personal cars or other vehicles while going to some nearby destination or use cabs and taxis to cover a small distance at any far-away place.
I don’t understand the problem with these people. In one hand they are causing pollution and in the other they are overspending. There is no problem in walking to a place which is close to your hotel or you can prefer taking a public bus as well. It will save your money. So next time you are travelling to any nearby place from your hotel, try to walk to the spot.
Have a health checkup before trip and carry your own med kit
It is always important to have your checkup before you are travelling to any place. You will never want to be in pain and on bed in the middle of your travel. So have a complete checkup before going to the trip and always carry your own first aid kit and medicines. Never have the expectations that you will get all the medicines easily at any place. It may not always happen!