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How To Avoid The Usual Stress Factors Of Traveling

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Traveling is a fun and exciting activity. Other than seeing the places, we also get to know the people and their cultures, food, way of life and other things that can broaden our world view and push us to new horizons. That being said, there are certain incidents when several factors in traveling are causing us headaches such as lost baggage, awry reservations and many other things. A wise traveler will know how to deal with these—and in all probability has already fixed them even before he/she come. To become a savvy traveler, here are some of the tips to have a stress-free travel.

Book Your Hotel Early, Then Verify It

Some travelers who have a knack for spontaneity don’t book their accommodations; they look for it when they arrive at their destinations. But if you are not that experienced or just cannot risk being homeless in a holiday tourist rush, then you really have to make reservations as early as a month in advance. Wherever you’re staying, you have to book your accommodations early. Three days before your flight to your destination, you should also verify your booking to avoid any issues with lost reservations.

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Pack Light

The reason why many bags are lost in the limbo of airport carousels is because people are carrying more than they need. In the film Up in the Air, the protagonist played by George Clooney advised his associate to travel in style by getting a sturdy stroller—and packing only the things she needs. To pack lightly, you have to let go of many things: towels, shampoo and conditioner combos, travel pillows, and so much more. Study your backpack, and learn its advantages and limitations. From there, you can pack your things as if you’re clearing lanes in Tetris. There is an art to traveling, and it takes thousands of miles of travel to master it.

Research, Then Make An Itinerary

Whether you’re in a destination for a business trip or vacation, you can never underestimate the power of well-researched itineraries. Start by looking up places like the budget restaurants, tourist attractions, police stations and your nation’s embassy. From there, figure out the number of hours you have to spend in a certain place and budget needed. By doing this, you can make your travel seamless. While you have to make an itinerary whenever you’re going somewhere, that doesn’t mean you have to follow every single detail of it. Learn how to become spontaneous sometimes and while also being organized and prepared and you’ll experiences some of the best vacations you’ve ever had.

This has been a guest post by Vivian Garrett

Jessie Festa

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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