Travel tips for the avid traveller
Web check- in
Even though this feature is easily available, most of us do not make use of it. It is very handy when you are hurry or stuck in traffic and want to avoid standing in queues. Plus using this feature allows you to choose your seat. Just keep in mind it is available 24 hours prior to flight time.
Have a back-up
Travelling in an unknown city or country always comes with insecurities. It can get worse if you lose all your documents. So scan all your important documents and have a digital back up on an external hard drive as well as have them saved online.
Do not lose your head over things that are beyond your control. Life is way too short to be annoyed all the time. Did you miss your train? Relax, there will be another one. ATM is out of cash? Always have some extra cash as back-up. Lost in the city? Take an unplanned detour and explore the city. Sometimes things go wrong regardless. Be prepared.
Have an open mind
Avoid judging people if their views are different from the ones you have. It is supercilious to assume their views are wrong and you stand correct. Be more accepting to suggestions, interests and cultures while travelling. It will become easier and you might learn a thing or two.
Want to understand the culture and the people? We suggest you spend some time observing the daily life of a place. Take a halt in a park or sit on a bench at a busy street. Watch the life as it happens. It will help you slow down your thoughts and you can keep a watch on human interactions. It will help you notice stuff you never noticed in your daily routine.
Ditch the heavy suitcases
Want to travel faster? Then dump those heavy suitcases and travel light. Carry stuff that you need. Mix and match clothes, carry economy size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, roll your clothes instead of folding (rolled clothes occupy less space). It does take a lot of self- control to pack only the things you really need, but once you get the hang of it, you would prefer to travel light. This habit will not only help you check-in faster but also help you walk faster.
Doing this will smoothen out lot of your problems while travelling. Always make an eye contact and smile at the locals. Be welcoming. It is the best way to make new friends who can help you when you are stuck somewhere.
Be good to yourself
Being on a vacation means you forget or avoid following your routine. You may not work out or get enough sleep or binge on food. Remember you need to treat your body well, keep yourself hydrated, apply sunscreen (yes, you need to do this even while you are on vacation). Carry Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays while also sufficiently hydrating the skin without making it sticky.