The 4 Must-Knows to Keep in Mind When Travelling The World

This post was made possible through a collaboration with TINZ. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

If you’re about to embark on a stint of travelling, whether it be your first or fifth time, there are some things you simply need to know before you go. To make your trip a lot easier and more enjoyable for yourself, keep these 4 must-know tips in mind.

Prepare Thoroughly

You’ll want to make sure you’re making the correct preparations before you even embark on your travels. Packing is just one thing to consider – and depending on where you’re going and how long for, it could be a challenge. If you’re planning on going away for the long-term, be sure to not overload yourself with too much.

Bring a few outfits you know will be comfortable and durable, as well as suitable for the climate you’re about to head into. Don’t bring your whole wardrobe – you won’t wear nearly as much as you may anticipate. And don’t fill your case or bag to the brim with gadgets and unnecessary extras, as you’re overestimating the amount of things you’ll need. Make it easy on yourself and bring just the bare essentials. Your phone and camera is more than enough.

Image Credit: STIL
Image Credit: STIL

Stay Vigilant and Careful

Regardless of where you’re going in the world, you need to be careful. Opportunists and potential danger can be found anywhere, and travellers can easily be a prime target should you not be taking precautions. Don’t, for example, flaunt your expensive valuables in areas that are particularly underdeveloped and risky – you never know who is watching, and incidents such as bag-snatching are becoming increasingly popular in areas such as Southeast Asia.

And be sure to look after your luggage, too – if it goes missing, making a claim for it can be tricky. It all depends on the circumstances, and if it was out of your power, you should be successful. Be negligent and fail to look after your things, though, and TINZ details how it may not work out in your favour.

Respect the Different Cultures

You’ll notice in certain areas of the world just how prevalent and important culture can be. Head to a country like Thailand, for example, and you’ll be potentially overcome by the many customs and norms that play a part in day-to-day to life – paying respect to the national anthem twice a day, at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., is just one of them.
That’s not to mention the taking off of shoes before entering certain buildings, too, as the feet are said to carry bad energy being at the bottom of the body. But Thailand isn’t the only place in the world where the culture is crucially important to understand and respect. The locals likely won’t be too upset should you slip up once or twice, but be sure to do your best to fit in and appreciate the many cultures you may experience.

Image Credit: Emmet Connolly
Image Credit: Emmet Connolly

Don’t Hold Back

Many travellers fail to make the most out of their experience because they’re too afraid to. Don’t be scared to dive in and embrace every opportunity that comes your way – travelling is something that requires you to not hold back, and instead live it to its fullest potential. Whether it be challenging yourself with an activity such as bungee jumping or trying some of the world’s weirdest food – anyone for a fried tarantula? – travelling opens doors that lead to unparalleled levels of self-discovery.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore. The world is quite literally your oyster.

Image Credit: Jérémie Crémer
Image Credit: Jérémie Crémer

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