Got the travel bug? Lusting over a new holiday & dreaming when you can jet off somewhere soon?
Well, traveling is always one of the best ways to relax whilst expanding your own horizons and boundaries. While traveling is great fun, if you’re not prepared, it can leave you feeling a bit like a muppet because you’ve been ignorant.
Researching the place you’re visiting is always helpful and in fact, it’ll help you get more out of your trip and you’ll find you’ll get your money’s worth! Some people prefer to be spontaneous and that’s all very well and good but it does help if you do plan your trips, at least find out what the do’s and don’ts are to where you’re heading.
Not a fan of do’s and don’ts when you’re are on holiday? At times, it pays to know as it won’t leave you in an awkward spot feeling silly but even worse if you offend someone. For example, be sure to know the difference in personal space in South and North America. South Americans are very likely to get close to you when engaging in conversation, while North Americans on the other hand, are different. North Americans may view this behavior as an invasion of personal space.
Another good tip is to wear clothes with lots of pockets when boarding a flight. This way, you’ll be able to keep your passport on your body to avoid it being stolen and you’ll be able to have your important stuff on hand: boarding pass, money, credit card, lip balm, small change for the toilets in case you’ve to pay to use the toilet, etc.
Be aware of various travel/tourist scams when you’re traveling as well. Being prepared helps to avoid ruining your holiday. Always be aware of your surroundings and be travel smart. Don’t be too trusting, keep your belongings close to you at all times and most importantly, trust your gut instinct and be safe.
Before you score your next plane ticket to go on holiday, check out today’s infographic. It pays to be informed.