It is a well-defined fact that pandemic is here for the long haul. With almost two years spent in lockdown and quarantine, the human urge to see the outside world is through the roof. Nobody in the world would like to miss the joy of traveling through it mean making some amends like wearing a mask all the time, keeping a safe distance from others, and carrying your vacation pass while on a vacation abroad.
So if anyone is planning to opt for a foreign vacation, this post will be quite fruitful as we share 5 street smart tips from people who are frequent travelers that will make your trip smooth and enjoyable.
1. Download offline maps
One thing that you should do before even leaving your place is download offline maps. To download offline maps on your Smartphone, search a region that you will be visiting, and then there will be a download button on the screen if you are using Google maps, click on that.
Zoom out so you can get most of the region covered. Click download and now you have maps that will work without any internet.
2. Don’t use third-party travel apps
If your travel plans are never changed then third-party travel booking applications like Expedia, Hopper are great for you but if you ever had to change your travel plans, third-party travel agencies will become a nightmare.
The 10% that you might be saving by using that third-party app is not going to be worth it if you are going to make changes. It will just become a headache for you.
3. Train yourself to sleep
If you can train yourself to sleep on the floor, you can probably sleep anywhere. It will be one less hassle for you when you stay at other people’s houses and it also makes your travel quite cheaper.
Also if you are going to have a long layover in an airport, you will get a full night’s rest and will wake up refreshed.
4. Don’t Use Debit Cards
If you are especially on international travel, do not use your debit card unless you absolutely have to. Use your credit cards to make purchases whenever possible because this is a lot safer.
Your debit cards hold money that you have already made, if somebody gets their hands on it, they will be spending your hard-earned cash. Whereas if they get your credit card, they will spend the money lend to you by your company will put a lot less pressure on you.
5. Upgraded seating
The tip to get basically free upgraded seating is to wait until they call the last call. It is recommended that you wait nearby when the last boarding call is made and then board the plane. Everybody’s already gotten on board by the time the last call is made so your ticket pretty much irrelevant.
Now you can just sit whenever you want as long as you sit down confidently. Don’t hesitate and look around like you don’t know what is happening around you.