-Tips for First Time Travelers-
“The world is wide”. We live in this wonderful world full of wonderful things. There are lots of places to explore, from cuisines to culture of different countries. From famous architectural sites to iconic buildings. The world has so much to offer and we have to take a step and start planning for your first getaway.
Traveling is everybody’s dream, it is in everybody’s “bucket list”. Who doesn’t want to relax, enjoy, eat delicious foods and explore amazing destinations, right? Who doesn’t get thrilled and feel excited to first time travel when you will be visiting local and international destination, going on a group tour or an educational tour. It can be exciting to travel for the first time but also you will feel dreadful especially if you don’t know what to do, what to bring or you don’t even know what to expect.
Here at MM Farinas Travel and Tours, we understand travelers who feel the excitement, happiness, curiosity and fear. Traveling can be daunting and exciting all at the same time especially if you will be visiting a certain place for the first time. To help those who have little or no experience traveling outside the country or overseas, here’s a simple guide in planning your first travel vacation.
#1: Smart Travel Essentials
Once you’ve booked your trip and your flights are all sorted, there’s a lot more to figure out. You don’t end up ruining the your first time travel of a lifetime by missing out things. First are your travel essentials before departure which includes passport, visa and travel insurance.
- Passport – It is the most important thing you will carry while traveling. Without it, you will not be able to leave your home country, and if you happen to lose it, you may not be able to get home until you organize a new or emergency passport. Also, check the validity of your passport, as some countries will not allow entry with less than 6 months.
- Travel Visa – Most countries requires you to apply for a travel visa to their country before you can enter, even if you’re just going on a travel vacation. There are various types of visas for each country and the reason for visiting. Some of them are designated for tourists, multiple entries, working, student, sponsored, etc.
- Travel Insurance – Next, you’ll need to arrange your travel insurance. You most definitely need it to serve as a safeguard against lost luggage or even cancelled flights. Having a travel insurance will surely give you peace of mind. Make sure you review whats on the travel insurance.
#2: Learn the Language
You have to make the smallest effort to communicate in their local language when traveling. You have to talk to the local people, be friendly and respect local customs. When communicating, you have to be polite and smile at them because it goes a long way.
Here are some useful phrases you must learn:
#3: Pack Effectively
Packing effectively comes down to many things. Everyone has their own method when it comes to packing. You have to be a smart packer and always pack for your comfort first. You need to check your baggage allowances and check the weight limits. Be wise in putting things on your luggage. It is also helpful to create a list of things that you’ll bring so you won’t miss something. You can classify your travel essentials to clothing, toiletries, medicines, travel documents, gadgets, and wallet. It is also good if you pack early. This way, if you’ve forgotten anything, you still have time to include it. Also, you can make changes and adjustments as necessary.
Make your journey of adventure, discovery, and growth easier using all these helpful tips. If you’re planning to fulfill those #travel goals and #bucketlist this year, nothing can stop you. For those who will be traveling for the first time, the world is wide so pack your bags and follow where your heart leads you.
Share in the comments if you have other helpful tips when traveling for the first time.<