Because I don’t just review books on here but I also give ample coverage to another favorite of mine – traveling. Hence, I’m going to give you tips on how to make the most out of your every journey.
Research, research, research.
Whether it’s just a quick jaunt to Europe or a weekend getaway in the province, research is key to enjoying your trip to the maximum. Knowing what to expect (and what not to expect) is very essential as this helps you prepare a plan. What sites to see? What clothes to wear? Will internet be available? How much money do I have to bring? These are just some of the questions that you have to find answers to before booking that ticket.
Pack with care and flair.
Form + function = great style. Make sure though that whatever clothes you decide to bring with you should not only be comfortable or stylish but must also fit certain occasions. Don’t forget to pack your great personality as you travel to your new destination.
Create lasting memories.
And I don’t only mean photographs. Make sure to truly connect with the people in the place of your choice by giving them a genuine smile as you pass them in halls or as you ask for directions to the next monument or museum. But bringing along a decent camera plus extra battery packs and memory sticks or cards does help matters.
Mind your budget.
Budgets are there as guides not as absolute truths. But while it’s easy to get tempted to buy every cute souvenir displayed in markets and bazaars or dine out in exotic restaurants, busting your budget is a big no-no unless you want to get stranded somewhere and not have enough money to go home. So make sure to bring extra cash and a calculator (most mobile phones now have one) if you plan on exercising your power to purchase.
Let go and enjoy.
Even great plans can go awry – a delayed flight, bus not arriving on time, hotel turned out to be fully booked, inclement weather. A host of bad things could happen and sometimes things could simply go out of control. But there’s one thing you can do: just go with the flow. Accept things calmly then think about what steps you’re going to take next.
And last but not the least, enjoy every experience, good or bad. You will become a better person for it. 🙂
Watch out for more tips in the future! 😉
NOTE: If you have been a longtime fan of Pachuvachuva, you might have noticed that I get queasy whenever I use the word “I” especially in talking about what’s happening on the blog. That’s because I’m used to working in teams and I feel more comfortable saying “we” or “us”. But since there can only be one traveling reader so “I” might as well get used to saying “I” or “me”. 🙂
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