Top Travel Hacks For First Time Travellers

top travel hacks for first time travellers

Everyone will remember their first-time travel experience. After all, not everyone gets an opportunity to go on a long trip and let themselves loose. First time travelling is usually an overwhelming experience, since many people aren’t prepared for big challenges that wait for them. So visiting a new destination is a big thing for many and will keep them excited throughout the journey. To make the most out of your first time travelling experience, we recommend you to be prepared for various things. In this feature, we have highlighted a few interesting travel hacks that will take your experience to the next level:

●       Book Your Flight Early

Bear in mind, your first travel experience might give you goosebumps, since not many people are aware of the finances. So as a rule of thumb, you should book your ticket a few months prior to visit. This might save you up to 50% of the travel expenses. Booking your flight early is a good idea since you won’t have to seek a loan from a friend or a relative. Furthermore, make sure to inform the credit card company about leaving for a new country before you visit.

●       See if You Require a Visa

Some Visas will require extra effort than the others. Now that COVID 19 is all over the place, different countries aren’t coming slowly with the travel restrictions. For example, unless you don’t get vaccinated, you cannot travel to the US. Similarly, if you haven’t got a driver’s license yet, you won’t be allowed to drive in Singapore. While sifting through the visa requirements, you will be entitled to many other terms that you probably didn’t know. Ensure to get the visa on time before you proceed to the next step.

●       Make Sure to Immerse in the Local Culture

One of the easiest ways to enjoy your trip to the fullest is to immerse in the local culture and indulge with the locals. Don’t shy away from trying the street food if you have to. When going to a new location, enjoy the public transport and see how people live over there. Avoid looking for luxury hotels and restaurants, as they will only take a big toll on your budget. Almost one-third of the first time travelers have applauded the incredible benefits of trying local food for the first time.

●       Speak the Local Language

Don’t be one of those sophisticated travelers who always carry the Google translator in their hands. Learn a few basic phrases, so you can communicate with the locals. For example, if you’re planning to visit China for the first time, learn to say Hello, Thank you and a few other basics to leave a good impression on the locals. They will be compelled to embrace the fact that you have shown respect for their culture.

●       Always Pack Less

One of the easiest ways to have a stress free trip is to pack as little as you can. Apply the 50% rule and see how it will improve your travel experience. On the contrary, carrying more stuff than required will turn out to be a complete mess in the hotel room.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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