4 Easy Travel Tips for the Novice Traveler

4 Easy Travel Tips for the Novice Traveler
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    Traveling is an amazing way for anyone to break their monotonous schedule of school or work and have fun outside their comfort zone.

    Traveling does not have to be a cumbersome task, it can be as easy as taking a trip to the next town or as adventurous as visiting another continent.


Your pocket is the deciding factor. As such, it would be best to get all the details right before you set out on your journey of a thousand miles.

1. Destination Decisions

The first step in traveling is knowing where you want to go. Your ideal destination could be a beach, a camping site, a nature trail, museum, or a road trip packed with all the goodness the world has to offer. When you decide what you would love to do you will know where to go and how far you need to go. The length of the trip is determined by factors such as time, money, number of children and elderly people on board.

After deciding on your destination, you should carry out extensive research in terms of the weather, tourist influx seasons, financial needs, accommodation, entertainment, and such necessities.

2. Pack right

With your preferred destination in mind, pack according to the specific weather of the place. For warm or hot places, carry light clothing for spending the day and a few warm clothes for possible cold nights. For cold places, focus on more warm clothing and a few light clothes.

3. Budget

Every financial situation in life requires a budget that keeps us in check with our expenditure. When traveling, ensure you know the transport means to be used and what each option will cost. Calculate your budget according to your destination, the season of travel, the number of people traveling, and the number of places to be visited.

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It is highly advisable to have emergency money at hand for those unplanned expenses such as injuries or extra nights out.

Some people opt to hire travel agencies that help them in calculating their budgetary needs to the letter and also plan the whole trip. This is an easier but more expensive option since the agency has to get its commission.

4. Memorabilia

It has become a norm for people to buy memorabilia whenever they visit a new place. Travelers are advised to buy necessary memorabilia. Buy artifacts, paintings, engraved household items such as mugs and plates, and jewellery.

However, take caution with every purchase. It is better to buy one authentic item than a hundred low-quality items that have no dynamic relation to your destination.

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For bonus memorable moments, take a lot of photos. Take photos of food, buildings, pathways, bridges, people, and natural bodies such as lakes. Photos are easy to take especially with the invention of smart phones, and the best part is that you can share them with friends on Instagram and Facebook.

Share these simple travel tips with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and start planning the best well-organized trip of your life. National Geographic offers more details on http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/trip-tips-advice/


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