It's time to get back out there and explore our beautiful world again! Here's a list of our top tips if you're travelling right now.
1. Pack a blanket and pillow
Airplane blankets and pillows (if you are even provided with them) suck - plain and simple. Thankfully, we have a tried and trusted option for you 🥳
2. Check entry requirements (for destination and for returning home)
Here are a couple great resources for general information. Always make sure to check official government and airline websites for specific rules for where you’re going and the route you’re taking.
3. Bring extra masks
Especially if your flight is multiple hours long, you don’t want to be breathing into a sweaty mask. Take a spare or two and switch them out during the flight. Helps fight ‘maskne’ too 😷
4. Know local restrictions
Be sure to check out the local rules when you’re planning your trip - restaurants, public transit, sports venues, cultural events, and other public spaces might have different rules than where you live. Know what the local rules are so you don’t run into any surprises when you arrive.
5. Make a packing list
Use our free travel planner to prep for your trip - packing, attractions, events, and more! Writing everything down is very helpful to make sure you don’t forget!
7. Stay hydrated
Cannot stress this enough, particularly if you’re in a hot place or drinking a lot. You don’t want to be dehydrated and out of commission for even a day during your trip or you could miss something planned and lose money, or even miss out on spontaneous experiences. Keep a water bottle on you at all times and find free places to fill it up throughout the day 🌊
8. Connect with the locals
One of the best ways for spontaneous experiences is to meet locals. We always like to visit a local bar and be friendly. You might just meet someone willing to show you some spots that you can’t find on the internet. Just be sure to take precautions if you’re following a stranger somewhere, write down addresses and send them to friends/family, and bring someone with you if possible.
9. Protect your privacy and valuables
Beware of free public wifi and logging into any banking or other apps that provide sensitive personal information. If the wifi isn’t password protected, take precautions. Also make sure to keep your valuables close to you, we like fanny packs around our chest to hold phone, wallet, passport, and whatever other important items needed. On that note - should we make a fanny pack? Let us know in the comments below 😏
6. Budget your trip
It’s easy to spend too much when you’re travelling because you don’t want to miss out on any experiences. Create a budget so you don’t overspend where you don’t want to. It’s always a good idea to have a reserve fund in case of an emergency or if you need to bribe local police 😂
10. Alert your bank / credit card company
If you start randomly spending money in another country, you risk your account being flagged for fraud if you don’t notify your bank. You don’t want to lose access to your account for a day or more while things get sorted. It’s probably good to keep some emergency cash in your fanny pack, just in case. Alternatively, there’s always Bitcoin ₿🙏
Bonus: Be open-minded
Most of the best experiences we’ve ever had travelling weren’t planned and were the result of a spontaneous idea. Don’t be shy to say yes to a curious or fun time. Do your best to meet people, either other travellers or locals. And always remember that different countries will have different customs and enjoy different foods. Don’t be so quick to judge, go along with it, you might even find a new side to yourself that you quite like ✨