When you travel, you lucky, lucky person, do live by the following. You perhaps have your own tips, but have a read of these and see if they resonate.
Earlier is Cheaper
It’s generally cheaper to book your ticket sometime in advance of when you plan to travel. Although there can sometimes be shockingly cheap last-minute travel deals for holidays like a Caribbean cruise with Celebrity, tickets are usually more expensive closer to the time you want to go.
Memorize your passport number. Take a picture of the necessary parts of your passport and save it somewhere accessible (and in more than one place).
Always have some cash on you, even if all you’ll often need to use are your cards. In the unlikely event that you lose your cards, you’ll then have some cash on you.
If you’re traveling internationally and you plan to use your phone to make and receive calls, know what your phone company charges for it. It can be expensive. There’s an option to switch your phone to airplane mode so you don’t receive calls/texts.
Also, if you want to steer clear of charges when you’re on the net, using email or other data services, switch off data roaming on your phone. (How to switch to airplane mode/switch off data roaming might vary depending on the make of your phone.)
Sometimes, when traveling, certain things might not go according to plan. If you’ve traveled more than a few times, you will know this to be true. It balances out, though, with the people you meet, the foods you eat and the places you go.
When you’re a bit flexible, when you factor in that some things mightn’t go quite the way you expected, it makes you are a river. A river flows over things. It flows nonetheless.
Pretending you’re a river may help you deal with other things in life such as if you ever decide to study a master of education in adult and continuing education program online. Be like a river there too.
When you travel, really take in where you are. Taste it with all your senses. Take in the people. Take in the culture. Take in the food. Take in the surroundings, the environment.
Tell yourself or remind yourself that nothing matters apart from where you are right now. Tomorrow takes care of itself as always, and yesterday is already taken care of.
Traveling is a gift, a wonderful experience, an education (a bit like an online MEAD degree in adult and continuing education, but more leisurely). Be grateful for as much as you can, for the money to travel, for the wonder of being in a big metallic butterfly in the sky, for safe travels to and through your destination, for those you meet along the way (some as if they’ve been sent to you), for the food, etc.
Hopefully, some of these tips have been useful and you plan on taking on some.
Enjoy your time away whenever next you go.