When we go on the road, we can be so consumed with excitement and looking at our itineraries that we forget the little things that matter. When we travel to busy cities, it can be difficult to get to grips with how the city works, including the transport systems, what documents you may need and where to store your luggage before your trip back. These little helpful tips will have you feeling much more prepared for your next venture either into the Australian outback or unique Prague!
Tips for your luggage
Most airlines usually allow 1 free baggage per person, up to 30 kg, as well as a hand luggage. In your hand luggage it is good to have a sweater or a cardigan, because you may need it during the flight. This is because the cabin air conditioning can make us feel a little uncomfortable. Even more so now with new Hepa filters being fitted on all planes. If you are leaving your accommodation and your flight is not until late evening, you may want to leave your luggage. You could see where there is left luggage near me and be sure that you have somewhere to store it.
Tips for your travel documents
For all destinations your passport must be new and valid for at least 6 months from the day you leave the country you visited. In some countries, such as Tanzania, your passport must have two pages free. A visa is not required for all destinations, but for all countries that require an entry visa, it will be good for the entire issuance process to take place long before departure to avoid any stress just before your flight. Then you may risk not being able to fly at all.
Tips for your health
For travel to certain destinations, mainly in Africa and beyond, it would be wise to take some precautions against outbreaks in some areas. For example, the Tanzanian government mandates the yellow fever vaccine and the malaria pills. Of course, today you should also be concerned about Covid 19 and make sure you have sanitiser in your luggage as well as a supply of masks. You should always consult the health service of your area and your GP, in order to have the best information about what is valid at the given time of your trip. You may also want to look at the World Health Organization website. If you need vaccinations for your trip, have these done in good time also. Be sure to have enough medical supplies on you at all times, especially if you are travelling to third world countries as you may not find them as easily there. If you are allergic to insect bites, or have skin issues, you will want to ensure that you have enough antihistamines, insect repellent and definitely sunscreen with a high protection index in exotic destinations just to be on the safe side. Sunburn can pose many problems too so be sure that you are taking all precautions for a happy and healthy trip.
Tips for your memories
Every trip, and every destination has so many beauties that we want to capture in our hearts forever. We take photos and videos so that we can immortalise them by shooting on our video or a camera. But why not think about making all these into a mini home movie when you get home and put them onto a DVD so you can replay them as often as you want. This way we can remember the trip and all its fine details for a lifetime. If you travel to exotic islands/beaches it is important that you look at buying a good waterproof camera! This way you can also take it in the sea and capture memories from your snorkeling and diving.Take in the wonderful areas around you with the amazing colours that will tempt you and take you back to that place you remember. It would also be good to have a USB stick with you to transfer your data in case the memory of your camera is full, this way you can keep capturing new things every day. It is good to look at an SD card that also has good capacity. After all, these photos and videos will make you live the dream again and again! It’s good to travel, whether it’s to the coast or into the depths of a new city, every experience is memorable for many reasons.