10 beneficial ideas For Your next trip
We’ve been travelling the world for over six years now and have learned lots of tips, tricks and hacks along the way. Naturally, the longer you’re on the road, the a lot more travel ideas you come up with. There are lots of things to think about when planning and packing for a trip abroad, but here are 10 of our favourites.
1. travel in the Shoulder/Off-Season
This is the best way to save money on travel. height period = high costs.
When is the height season?
Also known as the high season, this is when destinations become overrun with tourists. Generally, around Christmas / new Year’s Eve and Easter are height times.
When it’s wintertime in the northern hemisphere you’ll find everyone heading south. Beaches in Asia, the Caribbean, central and South America become very busy. summertime in Europe and north america are busy as well.
When is the carry season?
Shoulder season is the time of year just before and just after the high/peak tourism season. Typically, these months are spring and autumn.
Beautiful autumn in upstate new York
When is the off-season?
This is the time of year that is normally considered the rain / hurricane season, wintertime, or when there are no holidays (locally or internationally).
When you’re planning your trip, absolutely consider the two non-peak times of the year. किन? because travel during these times is cheaper, quieter and typically a lot more enjoyable. You’ll find substantial discounts on accommodation, more affordable flights, and food at restaurants can cost less.
Example: In Split, Croatia in March, we stayed at a hotel for $38 / night. In the high season (summer months), the same room goes for $167.
Beautiful Split, Croatia
Another substantial bonus of the shoulder/off-season is that there are far less tourists around! You may find that you’re one of the only people gazing at the Pyramids of Giza, or having a excellent stretch of beach all to yourself.
We stay in Grenada (southern Caribbean) during the hurricane season – June to November. We have some rain, but the island is a lot more lush and stunning than the dry season. There are far a lot more sunny days than rainy ones, and we haven’t encountered a hurricane. There are hardly any tourists around, indicating we have the beaches and stunning sites to ourselves!
With weather being so unpredictable these days, is there really a “best time” to be anywhere?
At the far southern end of Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
2. Unlock Your Mobile Phone
Having a mobile phone with you when travelling is a must. These days, a lot of people bring their smart phones everywhere, and if you’re travelling overseas, make sure to unlock your phone before setting off, or risk paying high roaming fees.
You can purchase local SIM cards in destinations around the world, at a very low cost. When you arrive, just buy a SIM and top it up with minutes and data.
Some examples of the costs of SIM cards:
Italy: $23 for the SIM card, 2 GB of data and 100 minutes of talk time. It expires after 30 days.
Montenegro: $7 for the SIM card, including 1 GB of data, 11 cents / minute of talking. It’s $5.50 for 3 GB of data top-up.
Mexico: $17 for a SIM card and 3 GB of data.
You can learn a lot more about purchasing a SIM in Mexico in the post here.
The stunning scenery in Montenegro.
Adding minutes and data to your phones is simple. Typically, you can head into the phone company’s shop (of which there are normally many), or you can top up at grocery stores or comfort shops.
Buying local SIM cards as you go is a low-cost way to have coverage no matter where in the world you are. having a phone is important for emergency situations, if you’re lost, or for directions… not just for social media!
3. choose Your travel Partner
We travel as a couple and feel very fortunate to have each other as partners in life, service and travel! But, lots of other people explore the world by themselves – either by choice, or because they haven’t found a good travel companion, yet.
We know of lots of solo travellers, both male and female who absolutely love going at it alone, and we give them props!
However, lots of women are a bit a lot more uncertain of taking on the world themselves, and don’t have any pals at home who are interested in travel. We’ve recently heard of the Tourlina app which is created for female travellers only.
Tourlina is an app that puts women in touch with women, and helps them find the best travel companion for a day, a week, or longer. You’re able to chat to verified users, go over your travel interests and set up to meet up.हामीलाई लाग्छ कि यो एक भयानक विचार हो, जुन अन्य साइटहरू र अनुप्रयोगहरूको रूपमा त्यहाँ यात्रुहरू लि gender ्ग विशिष्ट हुँदैनन् … र महिलाहरू सामान्यतया प्रस्तावित हुन्छन्, बरु यात्राको साथी फेला पार्नुहुन्न।
ट्रिलिना अनुप्रयोगको प्रयोगकर्ताले बनाएको यो छोटो, रमाईलो भिडियो जाँच गर्नुहोस्:
Your। तपाईको सामानहरू बुद्धिमानीपूर्वक छनौट गर्नुहोस्
हामी ब्याकप्याकहरूको साथ यात्रा गर्छौं, त्यसैले हामी यहाँ त्यस्तो सामानमा ध्यान केन्द्रित गर्दछौं।
तपाईंको ब्याकप्याक तपाईंको उत्तम पालले सडकमा हुँदा तपाईंको सब भन्दा राम्रो पाल हुनेछ, त्यसैले तपाईं निश्चित गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ कि यसले तपाईंलाई ठीकसँग मिल्छ। त्यहाँ ब्याकप्याक वरिपरि लुगिंग भन्दा खराब केहि छैन जुन तपाईंको हिप्समा सही रूपमा बसिरहेको छैन, तपाईंको पछाडि धेरै उच्च छ, वा धेरै भारी छ।
ब्याकप्याक छनौट गर्न को लागी कोशिश गर्नुहोस् जुन धातु समर्थन बार छैन, जुन केवल अनावश्यक तौल थप गर्दछ। तपाईंको स्थानीय बाहिरी स्टोरमा जानुहोस् र धेरै फरक ब्यारेप्याकहरूको प्रयास गर्नुहोस् जबसम्म तपाईंले आफ्नो शरीरलाई राम्रोसँग पुर्याउनुहुन्न भने।
शंकमा बाहिरी पसलमा उनको ब्याकप्याकमा उपभोक्ता
जब हामी स्टोरहरूमा प्याकहरूको परीक्षण गर्दै थियौं, हामी हाम्रो साथ हाम्रा केही गियरको केही गियरहरू हाम्रो साथमा ल्याउन सक्नेछौं, झोलाहरू भरिएको, र तिनीहरूलाई किन्नु अघि प्रयास गर्नुहोस्!
त्यहाँ पछाडि पछाडिको केही शैलीहरू छन्, तर हामी सिफारिस गर्दछौं र अगाडि प्यानल लोडिंग / क्लम्शेल शैली प्याकहरू।
पूर्ण रूपमा तपाईको ब्याकप्याक पूर्ण रूपमा खोल्न सक्षम हुनु भनेको तपाईले चाहानु भएको चीज हो, हामीमा निर्भर गर्दछ। त्यहाँ शीर्ष-लोडर ब्याकपप्याक हुनु भन्दा खराब केहि छैन र बीचमा वा बीचमा केहि देख्न सक्षम छैन।
तपाईंले सबै अनावश्यक आईटमहरू मार्फत खन्न गर्नुपर्नेछ जुन तपाईंलाई वास्तवमै चाहिने कुरामा प्राप्त गर्न आवश्यक छ। यदि तपाईं अगाडि प्यानल लोड गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ वा झोलाको क्लेम्शेल शैली छनौट गर्नुहुन्छ, तपाईं पूर्ण रूपमा जिप खोल्नुहोस् र भित्र भएको सबै चीज हेर्नुहोस्। ब्याकप्याक डिजाइनमा क्रमविकासनको साथ यी दिनहरूमा, धेरै फ्यान लोड गर्दा झोलाहरू डरलाग्दो समर्थन छ र लामो ट्रेक्स लिन सकिन्छ।
यी हाम्रो पहिलो ब्याकपाइक्स थिए – MEC र डेनर
हामीसँग वर्षहरूमा केहि फरक प्याकहरू छन्। सुरुमा हामी MEC ब्रान्ड र डियर्टर र डियर्टर गयौं – 60L र 70L। हामी त्यसपछि मध्य एशियामा हाम्रा ट्रेकहरूको लागि अल्ट्रा हल्का लाइट्यूट यात्रामा स्विच गर्दछौं। मैले ओस्क्रीयर केस्ट्रेलहरू 322 बोकेँ, र निकले ओस्क्रिए न्युपिबल थियो।
हामी दुबै हाल ओस्प्रे पौडेक न्युपोइन्ट 555l ब्याकप्याक्स र तिनीहरूलाई प्रेम गर्दछौं!
कुरा के हो, प्याक फेला पार्नुहोस् जुन तपाईं मन पराउनुहुन्छ, यो तपाईंको जीवन हुनेछ जब तपाईं यात्रा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ।
ब्याकप्याक समीक्षा: OSSEEY KESTRES 32
ब्याकप्याक समीक्षा: OSSRE PESEPTATE 55 55
यात्राको लागि उत्तम ब्याकप्याक कसरी छनौट गर्ने
A. एक लामखुट्टे नेट ल्याउनुहोस्
तपाईं यात्रा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ संसारमा निर्भर गर्दै हामी तपाईंको आफ्नै लामखुट्टेको नेटसँगै प्याकिंग गर्दछौं। यदि तपाईं युरोप वा उत्तर अमेरिकामा यात्रा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ भने, यो आवश्यक हुने छैन, तर यदि तपाईं अफ्रिका वा एशिया वा दक्षिणी अमेरिकामा जाँदै हुनुहुन्छ भने, तपाईं आफ्नै जाल ल्याउनुहुनेछ।
धेरै होटलहरू / होस्टलहरू / पूर्वाग्रहहरू जालहरू आपूर्ति गर्दैनन् र यदि तिनीहरूले त्यसो गर्छन् भने, तिनीहरू सामान्यतया ओछ्यानमा धेरै सानो हुन्छन् (जसको अर्थ सबै रात छुन्छ), वा उनीहरूमा प्वालहरू छन्।
मोजाम्बिकमा टापुहरूमा शिविर
रोगहरू मलेरिया र डेंगु ज्वरो जस्तो रोगहरु संग, तपाईं निश्चित छ कि तपाईं राती सुरक्षित हुनुहुन्छ। besides mosquito bites, a net will help keep out other creepy crawlies that you won’t want in your bed!
However, the main reason we recommend bringing your own net for tropical trips is for overnight beach excursions! This may not be for everyone, but it makes for a terrific adventure. All you have to do is hang your net from a tree and you can sleep on the beach without worrying about bugs. The breeze is pretty terrific too.
Definitely select a king-sized net and one with a zipper opening, rather than a fold-over closure.
Our home for the night under a mosquito net in the Philippines
6. pack Duct Tape / Gaffer Tape
This tape is absolutely a backpack essential. There are so lots of uses for it, but here are a few of the best:
You can fix broken shoes, sandals and straps on your backpack. use the tape to patch up holes in your backpack, mosquito net, or the screen window of your hotel to stop mosquitoes from getting in.
Duct tape is waterproof which makes it beneficial for plugging up the sink in your hotel to do laundry or for taking care of a rip in your waterproof rain gear.
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Not only is duct tape beneficial for breaks or for waterproofing, but it can come in helpful if you’re in a medical pinch. You can tape broken toes and fingers together. After thoroughly cleaning a wound, cover it with tape so it doesn’t get infected until you can get to a doctor. If you have a nasty blister, put a cotton ball on the sore and tape it to your heel or foot using duct tape.
For packing the tape, we suggest taking a ballpoint pen and wrapping the tape around it. This will save you space and weight in your backpack.
Duct tape is a lifesaver!
7. pack Quick-Dry Items
No matter which part of the world you will be travelling to, it’s crucial to have at least a few items in your bag that can be washed and dried, quickly. If you’re out trekking, hiking, camping or just haven’t done laundry in a couple of weeks, you’ll want to be able to hand wash your clothes and wear them asap!
Laundry day out on the Mongolian steppe – good thing we had quick dry clothes
For men, underwear, socks and a couple of fast drying t-shirts would be a good idea. For women, socks and a couple of fast drying t-shirts is all you need. For both men and women, we highly recommend bringing along a quick-dry, microbial, travel towel.
Here are some suggested items for purchase:
The MSR personal Packtowel. They’re soft, roll up small and you can wring them out to be nearly completely dry.
T-shirts. check out this mountain Hardwear T-Shirt for men.
For men, ExOfficio makes good quality boxer-briefs. Click here to have a look.
For women’s T-Shirts. Quechua, Marmot, Columbia and the North face are good brands. Click here to see a Marmot t-shirt.
You’ll also want some fast-drying socks, for sure!
Nick wearing a quick-dry t-shirt while travelling
7. clear Your Cache
This is probably the greatest idea / hack that we have for you.
When you search for a flight online, that web site uses “cookies” to remember your search. So, if you’ve searched for a flight from new York to Thailand, but made a decision not to book it ideal then and there, the next time you open up your browser, it will remember your search for you.
This may sound like a good thing (and it must be), but it’s not.
Because the site knows you’ve been there before, it knows that you probably want to book the flight, so it raises the prices of the flights the second (or third) time that you check out the site!
It’s sort of hard to see on this photo, but this is a flight that we booked from Costa Rica to Cuba. The first time we looked, it was $481. The next time we went back to book, it was $606!
To avoid this issue and to get the same price as the first time that you checked the flight, go incognito before booking (command + shift +n for Mac, and Ctrl + shift + n for PC), or clear your cache.
Clearing the cache is different for every browser, here are instructions for the most common ones:
8. use packing Cubes
After you’ve laid out all of your clothes, travel gear, electronics, toiletries and other odds & ends, you’ll probably start to wonder how you’re going to fit everything into your backpack!
For us, the most vital items to have when travelling are mesh packing cubes.
You just roll your clothing (each individual piece), put the items inside and then zip these cubes shut. The cubes help to condense down all of your items, making it much easier for you to put a lot more clothes, or other things, into such a small space.
These travel packing cubes are a travel essential!
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