you’re going to London or Kathmandu, Thailand or the United States, to the mountains of Pakistan or the Colombian jungle or
another but my travel tips will be useful wherever you go on this incredible
Here are my 7 best travel tips for a successful road trip abroad.
1.Book your plane ticket in advance, but not too early
general, the best time to book airline tickets is 1 to 3 months before
departure. Do not book a year in advance or at the last second, the prices will
not necessarily be cheaper and you will have no flexibility. Airline fares are
constantly changing and there is no quick fix to get the best price guaranteed.
easily check prices by month, which can help you decide which day of a month to
have the cheapest flights.
2. Traveling off season if possible
the most true and proven tips for international travel is that you should enjoy
off-season prices. Seriously some of the world’s most famous cities may seem
completely different in the off season. The museums will be deserted, the
streets will be inhabited by locals and not by tourists and the prices will be
much more reasonable.
seasons are great times to travel because you will avoid the crowds of tourists
and enjoy the weather. This is my favorite time to travel.
3. Make copies of your papers
nightmare scenario for travelers is the loss of a passport. Nobody wants that. That
said, it can happen and having copies of your passport and other important
documents will really help you get by until you have a replacement passport. An
expert traveler has this mentality: “hope for the best, prepare for the
worst”. You must also leave a copy of your passport at home or at someone
4. Traveling light
mistake is to overload. Traveling with 3 pairs of shoes, a makeup bag that
weighs 4 pounds, 3 or 4 jackets, 15 t-shirts, 5 different cameras and more than
one large backpack is not necessary.
when packing, take the stack of clothes you think you need and divide the
number in half. Then divide it again in half.
than taking a few bad items, invest in versatile equipment and clothing that
adapts to different climates. Over time, you will only carry the bare
necessities and you will be much happier when your bag is of a comfortable
If you do
not use what you want to bring at least once a week, then it does not belong in
what you need:
A microfiber towel
not always provided and / or have a hygiene that leaves something to be desired.
Microfiber towels absorb more, dry faster and are lighter than a classic towel.
travelers, they are one of the most useful items they can have in their bag.
garments are much more durable and much easier to wash and dry than cotton
garments. Opt for clothes that do not need to be ironed either.
from your backpack, your shoes may be the most useful piece of equipment you
have. Ideally, you should travel with versatile and lightweight shoes that are
suitable for both urban walking and hiking. That said, avoid carrying several
pairs of shoes. Just take a pair that covers all your needs according to your
A way or rain jacket
sky is overcast and the rain falls, we are happy to have a kway. Unless you are
traveling in the desert or in another dry place, it will rain at some point
during a trip.
An external backup battery
developing countries, power cuts are sudden and frequent. It is therefore
necessary to provide a backup battery.
5. Learn the basics of the local language
learn at least some basic words of the language spoken in the country where you
are traveling. Locals really appreciate that you make an effort to learn their
the local languages also has huge benefits for you. If you can count in the
local language, you are less likely to be ripped off. And it is much easier to
haggle and ask for advice in the local language too.
6. Speak with the inhabitants
often, there is a gap between tourists and locals. Certainly, all travelers
want an authentic travel experience, and connecting with locals is a great way
to make the most of your travels.
of the phone addiction and get back to the real purpose of the trip: meet
people and have your mind enriched with experiences.
let your only interaction with locals be limited to ordering food at a
restaurant or buying souvenirs at a store.
time to stop and talk with locals. Ask questions about their reality. Find out
what they like to eat and where. Find out what they like to do in the place
where they live.
surfing is an epic way to meet the locals.
7. Doing couch surfing
One of my
favorite ways to meet locals and save money at the same time is to use couch
really want to experience life with a local, I can not recommend you better. You
can make lifelong friends through the platform and gain a perspective you would
never have considered otherwise.
other hand, as the hosts are kind enough to welcome you for free, do not come
case, it is important to learn about its destination upstream. The more you
know about a place, the more you can enjoy it and enjoy it.