Easy Travel Tips – Please Add Yours Below

Most everyone loves to travel. And I’m no different. Truth is, traveling has changed my life for the better. Today I’ll share with you some easy travel tips to make your next travel adventure a blast. I’d also ask you to share any travel advise you have as well.

Don’t be shy, if you’ve traveled and know a secret or two, please pass it on so others can benefit from your knowledge and experience.

Photo I took at the beach Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Traveling and Working Online has so many benefits, this is a photo I took at the beach Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Take on the attitude of “pay it forward” and help fellow travelers make the most out of their next travel destination.

I’m no travel expert by any means, but I’ve had my fair share of travel experiences in life. During my trips I’ve picked up a few easy travel tips and want to share them to those interested in traveling.

Ready? Here goes.

Easy Travel Tips #1 – Investigate Your Travel Destination


I’ve read numerous studies that show that the actual “planning stage” is when people are most excited about their upcoming trip. The imagination runs wild and we start to mentally plan out the things we want to see and do.

I have found this to be true in every trip I have taken, and this is where one can go overboard in the planning process or under-board, so to speak.

Make sure you first investigate your travel destination online

Read everything about the area that you plan to visit, look for the highlights as well as travel advisories. CreateA picture showing a person working on a laptop. a list of places you want to see and things you want to do.

But don’t go crazy here. There’s something to be said for traveling and living in the moment.

At the same time, you want to know…

  • Visa requirements of you travel destination
  • Vaccinations that may be required
  • Expected weather during your travel dates.

By doing a little homework before you book your flight and accommodations, you can learn more about your travel destination and be better prepared.

Easy Travel Tips #2 – Consider House Sitting


Many people travel the world without spending a ton on housing or accommodations by using house sitter positions. It’s usually a very simple gig. You have to usually join a house sitting site, put together a profile, and then review listings of places you want to visit.

Check out housecarers.com if your interesting in travel savings and unique experiences.

An image of house sitting website, an easy way to travel for cheap.

Look for homes in places you want to travel. When you find a home that needs a sitter, you apply for the position. In most cases, the homeowner is looking for a reliable person to care for their home and/or their pets.

To land a gig, put together a strong profile as a person who is trustworthy, reliable and experienced in caring for homes.

The duration varies with each house sitting request, so click on the house carers link above to find out more.

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Easy Travel Tips #3 – Booking Your Flight


Book your flight at least 3 weeks in advance. Flight go up if booked within 3 weeks of your travel dates.

When you book your flight, try to book it on Tuesday or Wednesday. Flights are usually much cheaper on these days of the week. I’ve personally found that Tuesday is most often the cheapest day to book your flight.

Less people normally fly on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays, so airlines try to increase bookings by decreasing flight prices on these days.

Book your flight really late at night or early in the morning. Most people book flights in the evening when they come home from work. The airlines know this and they increase their prices during these peak hours of the day.

Book late at night or early in the morning, and you can find cheaper fares and better deals.

Easy Travel Tips #4 – Create A List of Places You Want To Visit


Come up with a list beforehand of places you want to visit. This will give you a little bit of direction as you take off into the unknown. But don’t be too rigid about this. If you’re traveling solo, you can do whatever you like. But if you’re with a group, try to be flexible with your travel schedule.

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One of the best towns in the USA, Santa Monica. Check out the playground here at the Santa Monica beach, a short walk from Venice Beach

Not everyone wants to approach travel the same way. And in general, it’s nice to be carefree and easy going when you travel. Maybe you hit your major destinations and maybe not. But traveling to a new culture and country can be exciting enough. The last thing you want to do is add more stress to the situation.

Be a laid back, cool traveler.

Easier said then done at times, but give it your best effort and you’ll enjoy your experience and the people you’re traveling with will enjoy you.

Easy Travel Tips #5 – Travel Light


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Pack Light, Forget the Hassles of Extra Stuff You don’t Need

I’m just as guilty as anyone else on this tip. It’s hard to develop this philosophy to travel light because we never want to be ill prepared for our trip.

But what happens most of the time is people over-pack with unnecessary items. They bring too much stuff and never use half the clothes or personal items that they bring along.

Think minimalism here. I knew an Australian couple who traveled around the world for a year. They packed one pair of jeans, one pair of shorts, and 5-6 shirts.

Now this may be too extreme for some travelers, but trust me, simplicity is best. Most of the time you will find yourself wearing your favorite shirt a couple times a week.

And really, who cares. Unless you plan on going out and trying to impress someone, just go with comfort and necessity. You will find it easier to travel and less stress keeping track of all your stuff.

Leave your valuables behind as well. Most of the time, wearing jewelry or fancy clothes just make you a target for theft.

Easy Travel Tips #6 – Tips On The Plane


If you are traveling through multiple time zones (i.e. traveling east to west or west to east), combat “jet lag” with a few easy suggestions.

An image showing two people on an airplane with noise-canceling headphones.
Wear Noise Cancelling Headphones to Decrease Jet Lag

1). Research shows that the constant humming of the plane’s engines and excess noise on the plane are major contributors to “jet lag”.

Wear noise canceling headphones when watching movies on the plane or when resting or taking a nap.

You can also use ear plugs. The important thing is to let the body rest and avoid excessive stimulation.

2). Stay hydrated. Many travelers opt for coffee or alcoholic beverages on the plane, but this just dehydrates the body and increases the symptoms of “jet lag”.

Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Avoid sugary juices that spike blood sugar levels as well. Staying hydrated is a major factor to minimize “jet lag”.

3). Once you land and get settled into your accommodations, try to do some exercise. Now if you’re absolutely exhausted, then get to bed and get some rest.

But if you find yourself halfway across the world and feeling a bit groggy, then get your exercise on. A walk, a jog, hit the hotel gym or pool, but do something physical.

Exercise helps restore the balance in our circadian rhythm that “jet lag” disrupts.  It facilitates the acclimation process of our bodies into a new time zone.

Easy Travel Tips #7 – Go Local


A picture of me at a traditional Indian village in Ecuador.
Take a break from working online and go hike a traditional Indian Village in Ecuador, South America

I hear a lot of people talk about traveling to all inclusive resorts or fancy hotels. And I’m not knocking this, it’s nice to live in luxury for a while.

But the most rewarding trips I’ve ever had are when I “Go Local”.

Meaning, get out of your hotel room and go see the area where you’re staying. It’s fun to meet local people and let yourself get to know a new culture.

Many times you can ask people at your hotel or hostel about the local scene. Locals are more than happy and proud to share their favorite hot-spots.

Many people these days are using services like Airbnb.com. You can stay with locals, forget the high costs of hotels, and have a unique experience you would never have had by staying in a hotel.

Regardless of where you stay, try to get out and see your new destination, it will give you a better appreciation for the area, the culture, and the people.

Easy Travel Tips #7 – Take Time To Appreciate New Cultures and Your Own


A picture showing a local BBQ in Medellin.
Local BBQ in Medellin, Colombia

One of the most rewarding experiences of traveling is that it broadens your horizons.

It makes you more appreciative of your own culture and of others. I always approach new travel destinations with a sense of humility.

Being an American, I never realized what a bad reputation we have as travelers; loud, obnoxious, and overbearing.

Not every American, but it seems like new travelers (And not just Americans) loose some form of self-control.

Maybe it’s over-stimulation and excitement from their new surroundings and situation.

Try to step back and take in the scene of your new destination. Listen to others, don’t speak to loud, meet locals and mix in as you are going out to see local destinations. But try to do it with a little bit of humility.

Friendliness, kindness, and a smile is what works best. Soft spoken, respect, and being positive seems to be a great way to attract the local crowd and make new friends.

Think about when foreigners enter your country. Do you want to interact with those that are obnoxious and overbearing, or those that are kind, thoughtful, interesting, and easy going?

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Conclusion


Traveling can be one of the most rewarding experience that we can have in life. It can shape and change who we are and most definitely improve our outlook and perspective in life.

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Use these easy travel tips to make your travel experiences more real and authentic. And please, if you have any easy travel tips that are not listed here, share below in the comments section and “pay it forward”, good karma will come your way.

Cheers,
Todd


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Hi, I’m the founder of Learn to Grow Wealth Online. My goal is to help you create a brilliant online business. One that is profitable and will grow wealth for you and your loved ones well into the future. If you're willing to put in the effort, I can help you create your own source of online income.

Todd

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  1. Superb post on easy travel tips, Todd.

    I think the only travel tips I can recommend are to stay away from drinking the tap water and purchasing some insect repellant if traveling to hot countries.

    I definitely agree with you 100% about going local though because you learn so much from it. So far, I’ve traveled to local places and even sampled some of the real way of life in Jamaica, Cuba and in America too. Can’t beat it! I would do it all over again too!

    There are people who have traveled to far out places just to sit on the beach and by the pool bar, but what’s the point?

    Cheers for this post.

    It’s something different 🙂

    Neil

    1. Hi Neil,

      Insect repellent, local status on the drinking water. 2 excellent travel tips that I actually do every time but forgot to mention in this article.

      But I really appreciate your point on “going local”. I think that’s the best travel tip myself. And I think what your talking about when people go halfway around the world to sit at a pool or beach, it’s called vacationing. Something that is very different than traveling.

      Thanks for your tips and feedback my friend, good to hear from you.
      Todd

  2. I love these tips Todd. Especially, the “Go Local” tip. As a local business enthusiast, I could not agree more. So many people get to their destination and can’t wait to get out to the same chain restaurants they have in their home town. It is your opportunity to soak in the new area, so soak up the local culture. If you ask, people will be more than happy to give you recommendations. Don’t be the typical tourist and get sucked into the tourist-y things. Go off the beaten path, where the locals go and you will have a completely different experience!

    Great tips!

    1. Hi Christy,

      Awesome advise and I couldn’t agree more. It’s so much more fun to explore and get to know a new area. I personally like to be able to travel to a place and stay 3-4 weeks, maybe a couple of months if possible. You get to feel like you’re a local and your got a good feel on your new travel destination. I know that’s tough for a lot of people to travel like that, but if you work online, it’s completely doable.

      Great to hear from you and thanks for your tip.
      Todd

  3. I traveled a bit during my externships in college. Because I needed to present reports pertaining to my training, I found that digital photograph is a great way to document every single details without having to juggle with too many tools, especially when you are just traveling with a backpack.

    It is from those experience that I learn to capture information with images and to take a mental note of understanding a situation instead of just memorizing facts or data. Photographs are really handy and light. The only set back is that you need to have a back-up copy in case you lose those image data due to technical malfunction.

    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thanks for adding some of your travel tips to the discussion. That’s a great suggestion and with the technology of cameras these days, you can get away with some great little cameras and buy a backup sd card for next to nothing.

      Thanks for your tips and have a great day.
      Todd

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