Do’s and Don’ts When Travelling Abroad

What could be more exciting than travelling abroad? The idea of visiting another country, learning other people’s culture is one thing that could have been in your bucket list for the longest time. But at last, the opportunity is here and you are just as excited.

When travelling abroad, there are a few things that you have to consider. You can bring the same stuff that you own but you don’t really have to go shopping for the best stereo which is irrelevant to your travel.

When packing, consider the days that you are going to spend abroad so that you know how much you are going to bring. Check out packing tips that may help you pack smart. So here are a few do’s and don’ts when travelling abroad. Most of these do’s and don’ts are self explanatory but really helpful when you are already on the road.

Travel Abroad: Do’s and Don’ts

  • Don’t leave your luggage unattended.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in public view; that includes your passport as much as your cellphone, money and jewelry.
  • Don’t walk with a bag that is  loosely over one shoulder, and keep your bag on the opposite side of you from the road to avoid any pickpockets
  • Do use cash substitutes such as credit cards and only carry the exact amount of money that you’d need when you get off the plane.
    Secure your valuables that you are not taking with you.
  • Make a note of your credit-card numbers and phone number to call in case you need to report it stolen and cancel it immediately.
  • Travel with companions or friend while sightseeing or shopping; there is safety in numbers.
  • Dress appropriately for your surroundings as much as you can; looking more like a local than to be more attractive tourist “
  • Don’t go visit dangerous locations, or walk  in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas if you don’t have acquaintance, especially at night.
  • Don’t be tourist offender.
  • Don’t smuggle drug , solicit prostitutes or attempt smuggles goods out of the country.

There’s more to this list. So travel and safe and be a responsible tourist. Always be on guard of your belongings and be mindful of the people you talk to. If you travel in groups, be sure that the leader of the group is aware where you are going or what you are doing. As much as possible, don’t go exploring the city outside of the group.

Pack Smart : Tips and Tricks

Vacation is here and you are all ready to travel. But the idea of packing all the things you will need on the trip can stress you out. You don’t have to be with this easy travel and packing hacks. Pack smart and travel stress-free.

Consider what to bring before you start packing. So if you are going somewhere with lots of beach and seaside, you wouldn’t really need to bring a huge and bulky beach umbrella. But if you have a beach umbrella specially made for travelling, then you can consider it.

Don’t bring your entire wardrobe. Plan what to bring and use pairing so as to bring less and avoid bringing unnecessary clothes during the trip.

Packing tips that will go along way.

  • Fold and Roll. For sure, you might know this trick already but it always top the list when it comes to packing for a trip. Why? Because it saves you space and allow you to pack more than what you can.  Fold in even layers and use every inch.
  • Bulkiest items first. Stuff shoes with small items like socks and underwear. Put them in plastic bags first before stuffing them into the shoes. erwear. Place belts laid out along the edge.
  • Fill the gaps with small item. Rolled t-shirts and camisoles can fill the gap. Lay out larger items like jeans, jackets, and dresses in flat layers. Pack them in an overlapping layer formation.
  • Travel size bottles. Fill these empty bottles with your personal essentials like shampoo, powder, lotion, cologne, and etc. This saves space and time, and is good for the environment. Use a square of plastic wrap over the opening before sealing the bottle.
  • Keep delicate jewellery in a seal plastic wrap or you can use a medicine organizer to keep them all safe. Keep earrings together by securing them in a button hole. This makes it visible and easy to find.
  • Go digital. You wouldn’t need books where you are going. You will just need your phone. Download what you need. Maps, ebooks, and music – everything in your mobile or tablet.

If all these great tips still haven’t lightened your load, remember – you can always sneak the heavy stuff into your travel partner’s bag!

Learn more: Watch this awesome video on smart packing