Whether you’re a first time backpacker or a seasoned traveller, there’s always some handy travel hacks you can learn. We asked our awesome customers for their ultimate travel tips and put together a list of our faves..
1. Say Yes!
Now is the time to experience everything. Do things that you wouldn’t usually do and be a ‘Yes Man’ (within reason of course!) to make the most of your trip!
2.Try the local food
3. Travel first
If you’re planning on staying somewhere for a while, don’t settle in the first place you visit. Travel, figure out where you love & go back when you’ve travelled!
4. Try not to overthink things too much
Go with the flow, bro!
5. Pack light
6. Do what YOU want to do
Even if it means travelling solo for a while. You’ll regret it if you miss something out just because noone else wanted to go with you!
7. Multi purpose clothes
Take clothes that can be used for different purposes. A pashmina for example can be used as a pillow, an eye mask, to cover up in temples and a sarong!
8. Wake up early
Seize the day! Make the most of your time travelling! You can sleep when you’re dead… Unless of course, you have a horrendous hangover.. Then and only then are you allowed to sleep in!
9. Email yourself a copy of your passport and drivers license
If you lose your ID you’ll need to be able to find a copy quickly.
10. Wear dark clothes
Light & white clothes won’t last very long as a backpacker! Also, you can get away with wearing darker clothes for longer if you can’t get to a washer!
11. Pre book a package..
It’s the best way to meet people when you first arrive! Check out our packages for deets!
12. ..But try not to plan too much
It’s good to have a rough plan but planning too much leaves no room for spontaneity which is all part of the fun!
13. Stash extra emergency cash
..or bring a credit card with you. Try not to eat your cash though – however hungry you are!
14. Chat to the locals
They know their shit. You’ll learn more about a country from the locals than from any guidebook.
15. Roll your clothes
To save space in your backpack and to avoid creases in your clothes!
16. Take an extra SD card
Back up your photos in case you lose your memory card!
17. Splurge a bit
Sometimes it’s okay to treat yourself. Make the most of being where you are, especially if it’s likely to be a once in a lifetime experience!
18. Buy a pack of cards
Playing cards are a great way to pass the time on long journeys, to use in drinking games or even for the odd magic trick! You never know when you’ll need a pack of cards on your travels!
19. Get off the beaten track
Explore more of the country you’re in by avoiding the overly ‘touristy’ places as much as possible!
20. Write a travel journal
Even if you don’t want to write in it all the time. It’s a great way to look back and remember your travels!
21. Take an underwater camera
For all those epic underwater selfies you’ll be taking!
22. Get the right backpack
It needs to fit you properly and be the right size to avoid back ache. Front loaders with compartments also make it way easier to find stuff!
23. Brush up on your sewing skills
You’ll be surprised how often you use a sewing kit during your travels!
24. Baby wipes will be your best friend
25. In foreign speaking countries, learn some useful phrases in their language
Even if it’s just how to say ‘Hello’, ‘Thank you’ and how to order a beer!
26. Separate your clothes
Organise your clothes into separate bags inside your backpack so you can find stuff easily!
27. Carry tissues
Some countries you visit won’t have toilet roll in the toilets so tissues will be your saviour!
28. Pack a good hoodie
29. Tiger balm
Tiger balm is great for sore muscles. It can also be used as an insect repellent and on itchy mozzie bites!
Keep things in perspective, enjoy the journey and don’t sweat the small stuff! You’ll probably experience a few bumps in the road at some point so relax, try not to worry and remember it’s all part of the adventure!
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