Five seasoned travelers who have visited more than 50 countries offer advice on how to pack and prepare, carry money, cope with jet lag better, and travel sustainably.
A horrible voyage, it had been.Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels, “Fast and wild in some moments, slow and dirty in others, but on the whole it looked like a bummer.”
Hunter S. Thompson wasn’t the first one to ever had a disappointing trip. The trip matrix bug has happened to all of us. disasters in dress. difficulties with food. documents that were lost. The horror of misplaced checked luggage. lost trains. also poor hotel accommodations. Some seasoned travelers who have been to more than 50 different countries now have a clear list of dos and don’ts when traveling. To prevent another disappointing vacation, take advice from them.
- Water Bottles: Make an investment in a sturdy metal bottle. Before going through security, drink the water and then refill it on the other side. The majority of bars and restaurants are now happy to accommodate this, and if they act funny, just chip in and buy a coffee so they won’t think you’re taking advantage of them.
- Coffee Cups: Purchase a reusable coffee cup for use on flights and when traveling.
- Straws/Cutlery: Bring bamboo cutlery and metal/bamboo straws with you.
- Headphones: Bring your own headphones; the ones provided on airplanes are terrible. To prevent the issue with sound only coming through one ear, you can purchase a splitter/converter.
- The best methods for overcoming jet lag include: Before you go, get your body used to the new sleep schedule. If you can, change by an hour each day. Use an eye mask, pillow, and ear plugs to sleep on the plane in accordance with the new time zone. On flights, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol and caffeine. As soon as you can after arrival, engage in some outdoor exercise. If necessary, use melatonin rather than sleeping tablets when you arrive there or back home to help you fall asleep.
- Keep copies of all the files you store in Gmail. Give a family member or friend access in case of emergency.
- Pack a single set of clothes and other necessities in your carry-on luggage. Checked-in luggage that is lost or misplaced can be a nightmare.
Source- Hindustan times