Multiple countries, thousands of flights and endless road trips. This is the life of a travel writer and it teaches you a lot of fair things. I want to share some of my travel tips with you as I have found them very helpful in every trip I have been on.
It’s time to talk to different people. The waiter, the concierge, the bar staff or the customer at the next table who looks good. If you ask them questions about what to see, you will find that people are happy to share their tips and knowledge with you. Trust me, a lot of people get nervous, but if you happen to start a conversation, you are just one step away from the nearest hidden gem.
Get out of bed
This is the hardest thing to do, especially for those who love to stay in bed a little longer than usual. It’s best to get up early because a lot happens before brunch. So get out there and have breakfast in Washington for dinner or visit Italy’s best beach before hordes of tourists arrive. Trust me you won’t regret it. You can sleep as much as you want once you get home.
Keep your phone charged
There’s nothing worse than running out of technology due to a dead battery. Take a power bank with you so that the battery never runs out.
Join the cloud
The iPhone is of no value, and for one main reason: pictures. Memories are the best thing you do when you travel, and without them the charm of a trip is lost. Gone are the days when you kept the manual backup. Apple will now keep you up to date with iCloud, set up your cloud and have access to every photo and video from anywhere.
Remember your favorites
Do you remember that fantastic restaurant the last time you went to New York four years ago? No? This is bad! The next time you ask your phone to remind you, just write the name of the place on Google Maps, then hit Save. This method helps in starring it so you can always go back and check it out.
Carry cash with you
From Amsterdam to Cambodia, lack of money is not much. You won’t find ATMs everywhere and you can’t always use your debit / credit cards to pay for hotels, bars and restaurants. Bring an emergency cash equivalent of approximately USD 150 or the local currency of the destination you are visiting.