Tips and suggestions for the first time traveller that will make any visit a success.
Leave Your Diet Behind
Seriously, leave it behind when you travel. Apart from religious beliefs or health reasons, if you happen to have dietary restrictions that you have placed on yourself, then consider forgetting them at home as you travel.
This helps you explore the country or city you visit through their culinary skills and food. This doesn’t mean you need to be a complete slob who goes out to town on everything, no. it just means you are more willing to try out new things without worrying about it making a mess of your body goals or skin. Remember, there is nothing stopping you from exercising within your hotel room; as well as only sampling those foods that you are forbidden, rather than having a plate full.
Settle Your Affairs Beforehand
One thing you will have to do if you want to make your visit worthwhile is to make sure your mobile phone (especially the work phone) is turned off while you travel. For this to happen without guilt following, you need to make sure you finish up all your pending work and settle all your work commitments prior to the trip. Of course, not everything can be settled this way, but the important thing would be to do as much as you can. However, make sure not to skip out on your sleep, something that will inevitably slow you down when you’re trying to explore.
Make Sure To Arrange For Tangible Memories
As much as we try to hold on to them, with time, our memories get altered or fade away. To make sure you get to relive those you spent exploring a country or city, it’s vital that you make and bring tangible memories of it when you return home. If you happen to own a high-quality camera, then this is the time to put your skills to use. If not, consider hiring the skill. For example, if you happen to be visiting New York, then hiring New York photographers to take a few artsy pictures of you exploring the city will be well worth the money. Remember, it’s best not to rely on your phone’s camera, as you might need the battery elsewhere.
Time It to Perfection
When it comes to exploring and visiting any country or city, timing is very important. Tourist season, for example makes sure all attractions are available to you, even though most hotels and resorts can be quite costly during this period. In contrast, off-season guarantees you more privacy as well as a lesser price to pay. Taking the climate factor in is vital as well. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in a hotel room for most of your trip due to a downpour.
Reservations and Pre-Booking
Always, always pre-book your accommodations. Trying to find accommodations after arrival only wastes your time, and puts you in a bad mood, it also is a guaranteed way to pay more than necessary for your stay. It’s also important that you make arrangements for your airport pickup before you arrive as well. This not only makes your trip more enjoyable, but it also guarantees that you don’t waste time looking for transportation¾time that you can be relaxing at your hotel prior to the activities planned for the day.