Tips & Tricks

How to plan your perfect

Trip

Books, movies, magazines, the internet. These days you just don't know what to believe or read anymore. Wel I'm not going to lie to you... I'm not helping either. Below you can find some Tips and Tricks to help you out when planning a trip or for when you're actually there!

My tips for

The Best Trip

Starting on your travel plans? This can be way more expensive and difficult than it actually needs to be... That's why we got some Tips & Tricks for you on this page! To save you a lot of money and headache, and of course because we like to share. Do you have any Tips & Tricks to share with our readers? Go to the Contact Us button on top of the page, or use the contact form on the bottom and send them to us.

How to choose your destination

Choosing destinations is a very important yet super fun task. Having an approximate direction, you can let your mood and imagination lead the way!

Don't Pack to much

I know what you guys think: duuuuhhhh that’s an obvious one. But a lot of people make this mistake, including me sometimes. I used to count like this:

For 21 days:

·       23 boxers (1 each day and 2 spares)

·       23 shirts (1 each day and 2 spares)

·       23 pairs of socks

·       10 shorts

·       3 pairs of shoes (flip flops not included)

·       3 big ass books

·       2 hats

·       2 beach towels

·       2 regular towels

·       2 swim shorts

·       Ridiculous amount of Dutch licorice and syrup waffles

And you know what you end up with? A hernia from dragging all that stuff around in your backpack or suitcase. Plus you don’t have enough space for your souvenirs on the flight back home! . </ p>

Bring old underwear

Nobody is going to see it in your pictures any way (unless you’re sending some spicy pics I don’t want to know about), and you can leave it behind after wearing: old undies. Or basically any close you want to ditch after wearing it one last time. Just leave it at your hotel/hostel, and use the space for the real important things, like souvenirs…

Laundry service

Almost every hotel/hostel has it. Most of the time it’s not expensive, and it is nice to put on some fresh clean clothes every day. Because let’s be honest: if you pack 23 shirts in a backpack or suitcase, by day 10 it will not smell as fresh as when you put it in there.

Take everything under advisement

Attention and serious approach to trips organization ensures the safest travel with positive experience only.

Books

I love my travel guides. My Lonely Planets fill an entire bookcase, and that’s just half of the books. When I prepare my travels I always use guides for the best places to be, routes to take and sights to see. For many travels I even brought them along with me, but 99% of the time I did not use them there. They would get scuffed and ripped, and it took away a little bit of the spontaneity. Besides, it does not help the packing issue when you stuff three books of 400 pages each in your suitcase/backpack. Best alternative: Ebooks. Buy them on your phone or tablet, and you will still have all that knowledge but not the weight!

Be realistic, consider alternate forms of travel

Sometimes things happen not the way we plan them. No worries, there are always alternatives that might be even better!

Meet the locals

Local people can help you around unfamiliar places a lot. Stay friendly and calm in any situation.

Go shopping

Seriously you are on holiday! Have fun! Go shopping! Traveling is not only about seeing sights, it is also about relaxing… Plus you will blend in better when you were the same clothes as the local people. I try to buy clothes every time I travel, because it also functions as souvenir. Not many people can say “See these shorts? All the way from South Africa, only costs 50 Rand”.

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