These are the 101 Best Travel Tips According to Our Readers
Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned veteran, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of travel recommendations based on our readers’ experiences. Keep reading to learn 101 of their best travel tips!
Planning a Trip
My top tip is to learn as much as you can about your destination before you go. Then you can enjoy the trip knowing that you can easily shift gears in case something changes in your itinerary (due to weather, disputes, closures). You’ll already have a start on ‘plan B’ without burying your head in a guidebook.
As a beginner in overseas traveling, the one thing we learned was to prepare ahead of time. Plot everything in Google Maps to see what is close to each other and what can be done in one day.
Number one tip would definitely have to be RESEARCH! Sounds boring but it can save you from getting to the Louvre on a Monday and figuring out it’s closed, or showing up in Italy during the Ferragosto festival when half of the things are shut down, or realizing that your suitcase is too big for international carry on and you have to pay $90 to check it.
Don’t second guess your plan to travel; just go!
Research. Make a list of all the places you want to go but know you may not see it all. Just another reason to go back for another visit.
Research and plan so you can make the most of every moment of your trip.
Don’t over-schedule yourself. Be willing to go with the flow.
My favorite thing is to learn as much as I can about the history and people of the area so that when I visit museums or historical sites, I have a little context.
Have a loose itinerary. Leave room for spontaneity and go where the locals are!
Always remember to check the weather forecast before your trip! You can then focus on creating a travel capsule wardrobe. Although it may be spring time, there could be a random cold front or heat wave that comes in. This has helped me pack the right clothes and not overpack!
My advice is to be sure to arrange some down time every four days or so. Train travel is a perfect way to rest while seeing the areas between locations you are visiting. When you arrive at your destination you will be rested and ready to go, go, go again!