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Travel Advice for Newbies

Are you new to travelling? If so, congratulations for jumping onboard! Here is some advice to help you get the most out of your travelling experience.

Don’t Let Fear Stop You

Part of enjoying new travel destinations is being able to step out of your comfort zone. Whether you’re participating in an activity you’ve never done before, trying foreign foods or just making the decision to travel, it’s a big step for you. Learn to relax, not take yourself too seriously and enjoy the ride!

Venture Outside of Your Guidebook

In a world that’s constantly evolving, don’t rely on something that isn’t. Guidebooks can be very useful in providing an overview of a location; however, to uncover the hidden gems, interacting with locals is your best bet. Locals will be able to provide up-to-date information on the best restaurants and sights the city/town has to offer.

Travel in Slow-Mo

Don’t rush through the stops along your route. Take the time to really enjoy what each location has to offer. Whether it’s local cuisine or sites to visit, don’t be afraid of spending a bit longer at certain destinations than you thought. Extended stays can also allow you to pick up more of your destinations unique culture.

Carry a Basic First Aid Kit

It’s always a good idea to carry a basic first-aid kit when going on vacation. This kit can include:

  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic
  • Cough drops
  • Aloe gel for sunburns

Pack Light

There is no fun in lugging around a heavy suitcase. Also, if you are flying to your travel destination, make sure to know maximum luggage weight for the airline you will be travelling. Overweight luggage can result in additional fees to have your luggage checked.

The world has so much to offer, implementing these tips in your travels can help you enjoy happy, safe vacations for years to come.