Traveling is my goal in life. This is my basic tips for you to consider for your next trip.
->Write it all down, so you have an overview. The best is to make a list and also do a separate To-Do list. In the end calculate how much Money you would need for your Trip.
With whom are you going?
Do you want to go alone or with other people? If you`re going with other people, who are they? You should know the people you`re traveling with. Also during Vacation you really get to know someone better and see their true colors. So travel with the right people, it`s really not funny if you have a fight.
Where do you want to travel?
Is it just one city or do you want to see more cities? If you have that, how can you get there? Can you just go there by car? Do you have to take a flight? Maybe a Boat? If you`re not going to stay in one city, consider how you get from A to B and then maybe C and back to A? Do you maybe have to rent a Car? If yes check out where you could do that and look at the prices and the deals they offer you.
When are you going and How?
Figure out the Date when do you want to go.
Also if you want to stay for a long time, look out for a valid visa. Don`t foret your Passport and ID.
If you`re going with your own car, make sure you have enough gas and Gas money. Also if you have to drive for a long time. Watch out that you get some sleep and search for some Motels on the road. Don`t drive when you`re tired. Or swap with friends.
To add if you have to take the airplane, check the prices out from different pages online.
A few to name: Kayak.com, Eurowings.com and expedia.com
Housing- Where could you stay?
Do you already have friends there? Could you stay at their place? If not, do you want to have an apartment or want to stay in a Hotel?
– Check out the prices for motels or bad and breakfasts. I personally always look at airBnB if I can find something cheap to stay.
Money, money, money
Also research how much money you would need daily and add 100 to your list. Don`t forget to check out what currency you will need. I personally always take a credit card with me, but that`s only for emergencies. Also here make sure you can use it there.
Usually I just have cash with me, what I hide in my Bra. I take out the pads and you know put the money inside instead. Otherwise you can use an small purse and take it with you. Or hide the money at the place where you`re staying.
Check in with your Doctor
Take care of all the prooper vaccinations and that you have (if needed) all your medicine that you would need. Also ask your medical insurance provider if they help you in emergencies when you`re abroad. Take your medicine and always have an aspirin with you.
Culture and Lifestyle
Research about the place you want to go. What can you see there? Are there some events you want to join? Is this place dangerous? (Who Knows?) Also search up the culture and lifestyle of the place you`re travelling to, not everyplace is like the place you`re living in.
To add watch out that you have an charger adapter, if needed.
Research about the food there and what is maybe special for that location. I always make sure there is a pizzeria/pizza place - for emergencies lol
If you already know where you`re going to stay, search for a supermarkets over Google. Best some who are near to the place you`re staying.
Figure out how the weather is going to be for the time you`re there. Therefore you know what clothes to take with you. From there on, check the things you want to take. Less is more. So don`t take your whole closet with you. Be prepared.
Have Fun and take care!