After years of traveling and planning other people's travel itineraries, we have come up with several tips for the experienced and beginner travellers which we will be sharing here.
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Quite a few things are worth arranging while you’re still at home — lining up details before you travel is a big part of having a smooth trip but perhaps one of the best tips is patience.
Patience, we know easier said than done but, so important.
Do not fret over the things you can not control. Life is much too short to be angry and annoyed all the time, specially over things you have no say in.
If you miss your bus or the train, do not worry there will be another one. The cash machine is out of money? Well, it could be a great opportunity to take an unplanned road trip over to the next town or explore a city.
The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious really does sound ideal, no wonder patience is a virtue. Sometimes stressing out is inevitable, but you just need to stop for a moment and take a deep breath.
Way your options before taking a decision and remember two great men; Mr Portokalus from My Big Fat Greek wedding who once said "In the end, we're all fruit," or the great Dr Seuss who worte “If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.”
Travel insurance is worth getting for long trips. The typical plan will cover emergency medical expenses, baggage loss and delay, and recover at least some of the cost of your trip if your vacation has to be canceled or cut short. It is probably better to choose a well established company and reputable travel insurer.
A copy of your passport
You will probably never need it, but if you lose your passport, having a copy is a blessing! It helps sppeed up te process of getting a new one. You can even take a photo or scan a copy and make sure you keep it in your phone gallery or e-mail.
Or Ziploc bags for getting liquids, gels and toiletries through airport security, pack a few extra ones in case one rips or someone you're traveling with forgets to bring one. It can hold your travelling snacks, waterproof protect your belongings, a camera poncho-protector, fr garbage or even dirty socks. You never know when they could come in handy!