When going to a business trip or on vacation, there are a lot of things that runs to our mind. What to wear? What to pack? How will I get there? Is there a budget hotel in Manila where I can stay? Or am I really be ok to travel? These questions keep bugging us whenever we are about to go on a trip.
Sometimes having these questions in mind, or when we get too excited, we tend to forget important things that need to be done or bring. To not plan ahead means spoiling the fun, and of course, we don’t want that to happen. These are just few basic and simple reminders to help travelers on their trip.
Have a checklist
Forgetting important things that needs to bring is a no-no on a trip. You don’t want to freak out knowing that you didn’t bring the most important thing. And you totally don’t what to ruin the trip. To avoid, jotting down the things you need to bring is always helpful. This is very useful especially to those people who are usually forgetful.
You can also let someone remind you that you have to bring that certain thing. At least one way or another, you will never forget what you should bring.
Do not overload yourself
Going to a trip is no fun when you carry a lot of things. Bringing unnecessary things might bother you in enjoying the trip. You just have to bring what is important and useful for you. Don’t bring excess baggage and pack the things that are necessary.
When you pack, arrange your things neatly and orderly. It is one way to save up space on your traveling bag.
Place valuable things in a safe bag/pouch
Being in a fast paced environment, it is advisable to place your valuables (Cellphones, wallets, passports, IDs) in a handy and safe bag or pouch where you can easily take it out in times when you need it. You don’t have to search your entire bag looking for the things that you need. Just make sure that it is placed safe away from the sight of the thieves. Doing so can make your trip more convenient.
When going to a trip, you have to wear clothes that make you comfortable. You can wear rugged or casual in going for vacation, and a semi-formal will do in going for business trips/meetings. You can wear anything you want for as long as it is easy and comfortable for you to move.
The type and style of your clothes also matters but what really count is how comfortable you are in what you wear. Because wearing comfortable clothes gives you confidence in every move you make.
Always have your cellphones, laptops and other gadgets on a full battery. In case you get lost or an emergency, you can easily find and get help. These gadgets can help you connect to the people around you and without it; it would take time for you to get to your destination and finding people might not be easy.
The keyword in every trip, especially when going to a place for the first time is ‘ASK’. Ask whether what direction is headed to that particular place? Ask what means of transportation you need to ride in going there? Just ask. There is no wrong in asking questions to the people who lived there. They will be much willing to help and guide you in your way.
There is a caveat though, be careful who you ask. Just make sure that you ask the person who is reliable enough to guide you in your trip.
This is a must. It is very important to eat especially when traveling. You cannot do things and think properly when you have an empty stomach. You might collapse in the middle of the trip due to hunger, God forbid. You must have at least a snack on your bag, anytime you can eat it whenever you are hungry.
These are simple and basic reminders yet it is the most important things that we need to do before going to a trip. Planning and organizing things ahead can make the trip more fun and exciting without any hindrances. Try it! It’s definitely useful.